1. Natural Exfoliators
Sugar/oil scrub is perfect for most skin types when extra exfoliation is needed. In making the scrub, mix equal parts oil (you may use coconut or olive oil) and sugar (can either be white or brown), then use as a whole body exfoliator.
NOte: For oily skin, you can use plain baking soda to exfoliate skin and remove dirt and blackheads.
Lemon contains natural acids that helps tone and exfoliate the skin. It also has anti-bacterial properties that works well for skin infection and pimples.
Lemon juice can also help reduce dark spots and brighten skin. An important reminder, like anything acidic, make sure to dilute with water or if leaving it on overnight, rinse off as soon as possible in the morning.
2. Natural Make-Up Remover
Liquid Castille Soap
Liquid Castille soap is great for oily skin as it will remove makeup without stripping the natural oil or adding oils to the skin.
Avocado or Olive oil
Plain olive oil and avocado can help remove mascara and make-up but it is not ideal for oily skin. If these oils are still fresh, they are packed with antioxidants and healthy monounsaturated fats that work well in moisturizing the skin.
NOTE: You may use any natural oil to take-off your makeup off too. You can apply all over the face and wipe clean using a face cloth or cotton swab.
3. Skin Toner and Cleanser
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar works well as a cleanser and skin toner. Since it is fermented, it is packed with good bacteria and acids that help balance the skin’s pH and help fight bacterial acne.
You can get the unpasteurized and organic unfiltered kind. Shake it well before using and mix with equal amounts of water.