Cleansing is no doubt an important ritual in skin care routine. It is always recommended to cleanse your face at least twice a week depending on your skin type. Cleansing helps to wash away the dirt and impurities and prepare the skin to absorb the nutrients effectively. We generally depend of store bought cleansers to clean our face but most of those dry out our skin like anything. Hence today we are going to discuss about a simple recipe of herbal face cleanser which would help to cleanse your skin effectively without stripping off the natural moisture from it. Above all this cleanser is suitable for all skin types. We would need only few ingredients to prepare this herbal face cleanser and you are advised to prepare a fresh batch after every 15 days.
Steps To Homemade Herbal Face Cleanser For All skin types
In this step we would collect all the ingredients which we would need to prepare this recipe. You would need half a cup of fresh elderberry flowers, 1/4th cup of Buttermilk , half a cup of rose water, one teaspoon of fresh fennel leaves and one tablespoon of pure raw honey. Apart from this you would also need two bowls, one fork, one strainer and one storage container to store the cleanser.
In this process we would boil the rose water first. Take the elderberry flowers in a bowl and pour the boiling rose water over it.If you do not have a rose water then you can use normal water or distilled water as well. You can use other flowers such as lavender or calendula as well.
Now Add fresh fennel leaves to this mixture. Let it mixture simmer for at least 15 minutes and cool it down. If you do not have fresh fennel leaves then you can use dried leaves as well. Make sure you do not use more than half a teaspoon if you are using the dried leaves.
Once done take the strainer and strain the above mixture and collect in a small bowl. Now add Butter milk and raw honey into it. Mix well by using a fork . You should get a smooth creamy texture. It is recommended to use the homemade butter milk.
Transfer this mixture to a container and keep it in the refrigerator. Your Homemade Herbal Face Cleanser is ready to use You can use this mixture for up to 15 days and it is advised to prepare the fresh batch afterwards. To use this cleanser you would just need to take a coin size amount on your palms and apply it on your face. Massage gently for a minute and wash off with warm water. This is a homemade herbal cleanser hence it does not cause you any side effects. It does not contain any harmful chemical hence it does not strip off the natural oils from your face. It contains elderberry which is known to contain anti oxidants. It helps to prevent the skin ageing and repair the damaged skin. It is also enriched with astringent properties which helps to shrink the skin pores and make it firm with regular usage. Butter milk contains lactic acid which helps to exfoliate the skin mildly and reveal the even skin tone. It also helps to reduce the sun tan and pigmentation with regular usage.You can use this cleanser twice a day to get maximum benefits.