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15 Most Effective Home Remedies For Face Cleansing


Shalu Bhati

Updated At  26 Nov 20



Are you looking for some face cleansing home remedies or a DIY exfoliating face mask? Then, keep reading.

A thoroughly cleansed face does not only feel heavenly but is also essential for keeping the skin healthy. A good skincare routine is not just limited to cleansing. You also need to exfoliate once in a while to get rid of all the dirt, grime, and dead skin cells that get accumulated in your pores. This is why we have brought for you the 15 most effective home remedies for face exfoliation and cleansing.

From the best DIY exfoliating scrub to natural exfoliating face wash and brown sugar face scrub to oatmeal and honey scrub, we have covered it all. Our home remedies are inexpensive, convenient, and easy to follow.

Let's begin!

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1. Egg Yolk, Honey, Olive Oil, And Lemon Juice Exfoliating Mask

Ingredients: 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon lemon juice

How to: Crack open an egg and separate the whites from the yolk. Take the yolk and add the remaining ingredients. Whisk them well to get a smooth mix.

Frequency: Twice a week

Why it works: This is one of the most unconventional face cleaning home remedies. Egg yolk is full of proteins, fats, and antioxidants. It softens the skin and replenishes skin. Lemon juice is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants. It repairs skin damage, sloughs off dead skin cells, and brightens skin. Honey and olive oil both are great cleansers as well as moisturizers.


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2. Pomegranate Seeds, Oatmeal Honey, And Buttermilk Cleansing Mask

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds, 1 tablespoon oatmeal, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon buttermilk

How to: Take the pomegranate seeds and oatmeal and blend them to obtain a finely grounded mixture. Put it in a bowl and to this add the honey and buttermilk. Massage face and neck. Leave for 10 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Three times a week

Why it works: Using pomegranate seeds is a natural way to clean face. These seeds come packed with antioxidants and many skin-friendly vitamins and minerals. They nourish, replenish, and rejuvenate the skin.

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3. Gram Flour, Yogurt, Lemon Juice, And Turmeric Cleansing And Exfoliating Mask

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon gram flour, 1/2 tablespoon yogurt, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon turmeric, 1 tablespoon rosewater

How to: Mix the ingredients to make a smooth paste. Apply on the face and neck and let it dry. Once it has dried completely, splash your face with some water and rub it off your face gently.

Frequency: Twice a week

Why it works: This is an excellent DIY exfoliating scrub with ingredients that you can easily find in your kitchen cabinets. Gram flour forms an excellent DIY face exfoliator. Yogurt boosts the skin's hydration and replenishes it. Lactic acid present in yogurt sloughs off the dead skin cells and makes absorption of nutrients into the skin easier. Lemon juice nourishes and replenishes skin. The results? Soft, smooth, and supple skin with minimal pores.


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4. Rice Flour, Honey, Yogurt, And Tea Tree Oil Cleansing And Exfoliating Mask

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon rice flour, 1/2 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon yogurt, 4 drops of tree tea essential oil

How to: Mix all the ingredients well. You can add rosewater to get the desired consistency. Massage face using this DIY exfoliating face scrub. Leave on for 5 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Twice a week

Why it works: Rice flour is the best DIY exfoliating face scrub as it has very fine particles that effectively remove dirt, grime, and dead skin cells from the pores. With its vitamin and mineral-rich composition, rice flour gives soft, smooth, and glowing skin. Ingredients like yogurt and honey maximize its benefits for the skin.

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5. Brown Sugar, Coffee, And Coconut Oil Exfoliating Mask

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon brown sugar, ½ tablespoon coffee grounds, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 4 drops of geranium essential oil

How to: Mix all the ingredients thoroughly in a bowl.  Massage face and neck using gentle circular motions. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Once a week

Why it works: This brown sugar face scrub comes with many benefits for the skin. It effectively removes the dead skin cells to reveal radiant and glowing skin. It is a known humectant which means it draws out the moisture present in the air and hydrates the skin. It is so gentle that it forms an amazing DIY face exfoliator even for those with sensitive skin.


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6. Yogurt, Honey, And Lemon Juice Cleansing And Exfoliating Mask

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon yogurt, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon lemon juice

How to: Mix yogurt, honey, and lemon juice together. Massage face with the paste thus formed. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Three times a week

Why it works: This yogurt DIY exfoliating face scrub can work wonders if you have dull skin. Yogurt consists of lactic acid and alpha hydroxy acids, both of which gently slough away the dead skin cells. Apart from the gentle exfoliation, Yogurt also soothes and nourishes the skin. Honey and lemon juice amplify its anti-aging properties.

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7. Sugar, Lemon Juice, And Coconut Oil Exfoliating Mask

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon fine sugar, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon lemon juice

How to: Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Massage onto face and neck for 5 to 10 minutes with gentle circular movements. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Once a week

Why it works: This is a simple sugar scrub for the face with dual action. It sloughs off the dead skin cells and cleanses skin thoroughly while hydrating the skin at the same time.


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8. Sea Salt, Olive Oil, And Lemon Juice Exfoliating Mask

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon sea salt, 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon lemon juice

How to: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Massage for about 8 minutes properly covering the face and neck. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Once a week

Why it works: This is one of the best face cleansing home remedies. Sea salt has finer particles as compares to the common salt which is why this is one of the best DIY exfoliators. It is rich in magnesium and other skin-friendly minerals. This DIY exfoliating scrub not only removes the dead skin cells but also removes the toxins and improves blood circulation.

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9. Oatmeal, Honey, And Almond Oil CleansingMask

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon grounded oatmeal, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon almond oil

How to: Ground a spoonful of oatmeal into fine particles. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Massage gently for 5 to 8 minutes and cover the entire face and neck. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Twice a week

Why it works: This oatmeal honey scrub is a very effective DIY face exfoliator that removes the dead skin cells to reveal glowing skin. Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory properties and is packed with antioxidants. It hydrates and nourishes the skin which is why it is suitable for dry skin too.


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10. Coffee, Olive Oil, And Honey Cleansing Mask

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon ground coffee, ½ tablespoon olive oil, ½ tablespoon honey

How to: Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Massage your face and neck with this DIY exfoliating scrub for 5 to 7 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Once a week

Why it works: Coffee is not just limited to being a wake-me-up beverage. When applied topically, it has many benefits for the skin. It is an excellent DIY exfoliating face scrub. Coffee comes packed with antioxidants, softens skin, and improves the overall texture. With this DIY exfoliating face mask you will get cleansed and nourished skin engulfed with the pleasant coffee aroma.

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11. Almonds, Yogurt, Honey  Exfoliating Mask

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon almond powder, 1 teaspoon yogurt, 1 teaspoon honey

How to: Mix the ingredients in a glass bowl. Scrub face using this mixture for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Once a week

Why it works: Almonds are full of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, vitamin E, and natural oils. Yogurt comes with lactic acid that gives it mild exfoliating properties. Honey, on the other hand, is an antioxidant-rich cleanser that also hydrates. This almond, yogurt, and honey DIY exfoliating scrub cleanses, nourishes, hydrates and rejuvenates the skin.


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12. Blueberry, Sugar, And Honey Exfoliating Mask

Ingredients: ½ cup mashed blueberries, 1 tablespoon fine sugar, and 1/2 tablespoon honey

How to: Mix all the ingredients to form a paste. Use this paste to massage your face and neck for 5 to 7 minutes. Leave it on for 5 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Twice a week

Why it works: This is yet another one of the best face cleansing home remedies. Blueberries come packed with ample skin-friendly nutrients. They are a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They heal skin damage and reverse the harm caused by sun exposure. This face scrub will help in minimizing pores, balances the pH levels, and improves overall skin texture.

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13. Banana, Sugar, And Honey Mask Cleansing Mask

Ingredients: ½ banana, 1 tablespoon fine sugar, 1 tablespoon honey

How to: Mash half a banana. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Massage using fingertips in gentle circular motions for 5 to 7 minutes. Leave for 10 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Twice a week

Why it works: Sugar scrubs are the best but this banana DIY exfoliating scrub is better. Banana removes dead skin cells, moisturizes the skin, and brings out a radiant glow. This face scrub will improve the skin's texture and rejuvenate skin.


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14. Bentonite Clay, Baking Soda, And Coconut Oil Cleansing And Exfoliating Mask

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon bentonite clay, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon baking soda

How to: Add bentonite clay and baking soda in a glass bowl. Add coconut oil and mix well. You can add rose water to get the desired consistency. Massage on face and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Once a week

Why it works: This one is a DIY exfoliating face scrub which also acts as a powerful face mask. Bentonite clay is an excellent cleanser that draws out the toxins from the skin. It unclogs pores, softens skin, and boosts the cell renewal process. Baking soda is an excellent DIY exfoliator too while coconut oil is known for its nourishing and healing properties.

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15. Baking Soda Exfoliating Mask

Ingredients: 1 tbsp. baking soda

How to: Mix baking soda with water to form a paste. Use this paste to massage gently across the face and neck in circular motions. Once you have covered all of the intended areas, leave it on for 5 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Once a week

Why it works: Baking soda is one of the best exfoliating home remedies. Just add water to it and you would have an amazing DIY exfoliating scrub in your hands. Baking soda is anti-inflammatory and also works to minimize the pores thus preventing further breakouts.

 

      

     

Frequently Asked Questions

    

  

Q. Which is the best DIY face scrub?

The best DIY face scrub is the sugar scrub. You can alternatively use the sea salt scrub. Both these scrubs are easy to make, fuss-free, and effective.

  

Q. Is sugar scrub for face really effective?

Yes, sugar scrub is very effective when it comes to cleansing and exfoliating skin.

    

Q. Which is the best DIY face scrub for dry skin?

The oatmeal face scrub is the best DIY face scrub for dry skin and we have mentioned it above in full details.

    

Q. Which is the best home remedy face wash for oily skin?

The best remedy face wash for oily skin would be a mix of honey and lemon juice. Honey will cleanse the excess oil and grime and hydrate the skin at the same time. It is anti-inflammatory and thus will soothe and calm the skin. Lemon juice will exfoliate the skin and clean pores while also boosting the healing process.

   

Q. Is brown sugar face scrub effective?

Yes, brown sugar is extremely effective not just in removing dead skin cells but also in improving the skin’s overall texture. It also improves blood circulation and makes the skin glow.

    

Q. Which is the best DIY face mask for wrinkles?

The blueberry face mask is the best DIY face mask for wrinkles. We have explained it above in detail.

    

Q. How to make a natural exfoliating face wash?

You can easily make the most basic and natural exfoliating faces wash by using sugar and olive oil.

      

      

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