I first thought about starting my own blog after I unsuccessfully searched for a natural facial cleanser to use with my new Clarisonic Mia 2. I haven’t washed my face with store bought facial cleanser for about a year now and I really didn’t want to have to use the cleanser that my Clarisonic came with. After searching unsuccessfully to find someone else on the internet who used the Clarisonic with their own home-made cleanser I decided to just create my own based on cleansers that I’ve read about before. I’ve had the clarisonic for around two months now and for about a month of that I have used my own home-made cleanser followed by an all natural toner and moisturizer. First I’ll tell you about the cleanser I use.
- Honey (1 tbsp)
- Pure aloe vera jel (1 tbsp)
- peppermint essential oil (2 drops)
I don’t usually make a large batch of this simply because I don’t feel like the ingredients work as well when they’ve been sitting in a container all together for awhile (Whether that is true or not I have no idea, I just like to make it right before I use it). This is also partly because Aloe vera jel is supposed to be refrigerated after opening. Anyway, right before I want to wash my face I get my ingredients out and mix them together in a small bowl. I then wet my face slightly. I don’t like it dripping wet because then the liquid drips into my eyes when I’m using the Clarisonic. I apply my facial cleanser to my entire face then get my clarisonic brush head wet with hot water, shake out a bit, then proceed to cleanse my face with it.
Honey provides amazing benefits for the skin! It is naturally anti-microbial and hydrating for your skin. It also contains antioxidants which help rejuvenate skin. If you want to know more about the benefits of honey for your skin you can read about it here. They have a ton of info on the benefits of honey and also include other natural remedies that include honey.
Aloe Vera Jel:
Aloe Vera has many of the same benefits honey does! It is antimicrobial and provides hydration for your skin. In addition Aloe vera gel contains high quantities of vitamin C and E which help with anti-aging. If you want to know more you can find it here.