8 Super Easy & Effective Homemade Daily Face Wash Recipes for All Skin Types

You don’t need to splurge on expensive facial washes to cleanse your skin of dirt and grime. With a few natural components, basic kitchen ingredients, and a little elbow grease, you can whip up a homemade daily face wash that deep cleans without being too harsh on the skin. To help you in your search for the best DIY facewash, the Beautylectual team rounded up the best and most effective facial cleansing recipes on the Internet. Note: We only selected recipes with ingredients backed up by dermatologists. 

1. Yogurt and Honey 

Yogurt and honey homemade face wash

Great for: Dull and dry skin

Yogurt goes beyond just providing digestive benefits – it’s great for your skin too! In this easy recipe, yogurt dissolves dead skin, moisturizes, and exfoliates. The added honey firms the skin and adds a beautiful, dewy glow.

Do it yourself: 

Combine 2 teaspoons of honey with 2 tablespoons of full-fat greek yogurt. Apply the mixture to your face and let sit for 10 minutes. Wipe away with a damp cloth or rinse with water. 

2. Olive Oil & Honey

Olive oil and honey DIY facial cleanser

Great for: Dry and sensitive skin

Olive oil has an ancient history in skin care – the Egyptians often used it as a moisturizer, cleanser, and antibacterial agent (rumor has it that Cleopatra used olive oil as a skin treatment). This luscious DIY facial cleanser uses the natural powers of olive oil and honey to cleanse, exfoliate, and deeply hydrate the skin. 

Do it yourself:

Combine 1 tablespoon of honey with 1 egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Apply the mixture to your face while rubbing in gentle, circular motions, and let sit for five minutes. Rinse off. 

3. Strawberries & Yogurt

Strawberries and yogurt homemade facial cleanser

Great for: Acne-prone or aging skin

This lip-smackingly delicious homemade facial wash uses strawberries’ antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties to slough away dead skin cells, calm down acne and delay aging. The addition of lactic acid-rich yogurt helps further exfoliate the skin. It serves as a fantastic daily cleanser if you can stand not eating it! 

Do it yourself:

Blend 2 ripe strawberries and 2 teaspoons of yogurt in a blender until it reaches a creamy consistency. Gently massage the mixture to your face and keep it on for five minutes. Rinse off. 

4. Dry Yeast and Milk 

Dry yeast and milk DIY facial wash

Great for: Dry and aging skin 

Did you know that yeast has collagen-producing, brightening, moisturizing, and anti-aging benefits? This three-ingredient facial cleanser is easy to make and offers several benefits, including repairing damaged cells and shielding skin from pollutants. 

Do it yourself: 

Combine 2 tablespoons of warm milk with 1 tablespoon dry yeast and 1 teaspoon of honey. Apply the mixture to your face while avoiding the eye area. Let it sit on your skin for 10 minutes, and rinse with warm water. 

5. Oatmeal and Honey

Oatmeal and honey homemade facial cleanser

Great for: Oily and acne-prone skin

Oatmeal has long been prized for its skin benefits. It can soothe acne, eczema, and allergies with its anti-inflammatory properties when used as an ingredient to cleanse the face. This super easy recipe combines the soothing benefits of oatmeal with honey’s exfoliating and moisturizing properties. 

Do it yourself: 

Mix 1 tablespoon of oat flour with 1 teaspoon of honey, and add a few teaspoons of water until you reach a pasty consistency. Apply the mixture on damp skin in gentle, circular motions and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse off. 

6. Papaya and Milk

Papaya and milk DIY facial wash

Great for: Dull, discolored, or acne-prone skin with hyperpigmentation 

Smooth out rough skin, unclog pores, and reduce discoloration with this easy-to-make DIY papaya facial wash. Papaya contains minerals and vitamins that keep skin fair and firm, lactic acid-rich milk cleanses pores and removes dust and dirt.

Do it yourself:

Combine 1 tablespoon of papaya puree with 2 tablespoons of milk. Apply the mixture to your face with gentle circular motions for two minutes. Rinse off. 

7. Avocado and Milk

Avocado and milk homemade face wash

Great for: Dry and sensitive skin

Rich in healthy fats and skin-improving vitamins like vitamins A & E, avocado is an exceptional ingredient for a homemade daily face wash. When applied topically, avocado has moisturizing benefits while helping reduce inflammation and redness. It’s fantastic for dry and sensitive skin! 

Do it yourself: 

Mix 1 avocado with 1/2 cup of whole milk and 1 egg. Whisk the ingredients until smooth and even. Apply the concoction to your face while gently massaging for 2 to 3 minutes. Rinse off. 

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8. Cucumber and Green Tea

Cucumber and green tea DIY face wash

Great for: Dry and tired-looking skin

A mainstay in salads, cucumber also has a place in skincare, thanks to its moisturizing and revitalizing benefits. The vegetable is known for its anti-inflammatory benefits and is packed with Vitamin C, folic acid, and antioxidants. You’ll feel instantly refreshed after cleansing your face with this homemade daily face wash! 

Do it yourself: 

This recipe requires some work, but we swear it’s worth it. Heat water in a saucepan and steep 2 tea bags of green tea. Leave the mixture to cool. Add 1 tablespoon of honey, 1/4 cup of cucumber juice, 2 tablespoons of aloe vera juice, and 2 tablespoons of castile soap. Gently massage the mixture to your face and rinse off with warm water. 

 

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