How to wash your face without soap

My Secret DIY Facial cleanser that lightens dark spots and gives fairer skin

Ever since I ditched using normal facial cleansers and soaps that contains surfocants, my skin felt better and also released that my skin is not oily any more.

The more and more you clean your face and wash your face with some fancy cleansers, the more and more your are stripping away the natural oils from your skin, which in turn your skin produces more and more oil to balance moisture on your face. Now you got the reason behind your why there is “oiliness on your face all the day”.

Its just a fad to believe that you need foaming cleansers or soaps to was your face. Nah..! Not at all..!

In my Just water Cleansing routine, I mentioned how I cured my acne and oily skin for ever. I was so happy that I discovered such a wonderful “finally working” routine to my skint that healed my skin for ever. But little Did I mentioned about my DIy facial cleanser that I use Not more than thrice a month to wash my face.

So here it is for you. The best DIY facial cleanser recipe I ever prepared for my skin.

My simple skin moto is ” If you Cant put that sh*t into your gut, never dare to put it on your skin”

The ingredients goes are

  • Rice flour
  • Almond powder
  • Organic green Tea leaves
  • Lemon/Orange peel powder
  • Lavender essential oil


I know, i know that is just a huge list. But you’ll just freak out, once you read out about the benefits of these each ingredients that I am gonna list here now.

Disclaimer: Each ingredient that I have chosen here to make this DIY facial cleanser wash, was made after lot of research and trying out many different types. I don’t want to say that this will be your next go to best cleanser in the world, as it for me. But everyone’s skin is different and reacts differently. Try out and check by yourself, what your skin hates and what your skin loves.

There is much more fun to try and check out different mother nature gifts. 🙂

This recipe worked for me. If you are too overwhelmed by so many ingredients, you can try out with just basic ingredients to get started.

Unlike your commercial foaming facial cleansers, this DIY facial cleanser DO NOT FOAM. This gives a gentle exfoliation to your skin, removes dead skin cells and at the same time brightens your skin with every use. If you are used to those chemical foaming cleanser routines, it really takes time and patience to understand and adapt this new DIY facial cleanser routine.

So, are you ready now?

I know some of you might have got pissed and irritated while reading the whole bla-bla-ring things above. But It was not meant for that ladies. If I do not make your mind clear about the foaming cleansers and the harm they do to your skin in the long run, before getting acquainted about this DIY facial cleanser- You will just never care for your skin. I do not want that to happen.

What’s with these ingredients you ask? 

Rice- The heart of this DIY Facial cleanser

Rice, is one of the age old skin secret of Korean beauties. It has an excellent cleansing properties. It exfoliates the skin to remove dead skin and rejuvenates for the growth of new skin cells. You can use any type of rice here, white, brown, black.


The Tasty Almond Powder

If you are suffering with skin that is afflicted with acne, Almonds are the best. Almonds contains vitamin E which is nt only helpful in reducing the skins of aging but also helps to give you new skin cells.

Green Gram for Acne 

Green gram is a skin detergent. It has mild foamy cleansing properties that cleanses the skin without making it dry. It is also an excellent skin friendly agent for acne prone skin and dry skin.

Green Tea- my favorite

If you ask one ingredient that I cant skip in this DIY Facial cleanser is green tea. Green tea has anti -inflammatory properties that reduces the puffiness and inflamation of the skin to make it clear and fresh. You you just use green tea, you’ll notice the difference in your skin in just one wash.

Lemon Peel powder- Brighter skin? Oh yeah..!

Lemon has an excellent detoxing abilities to the skin. It brightens and fades those ugly marks which pimple and acne leaves behind.

Calming fragrance of Lavender essential oil

Lavender essential oil has not only one of the best calming floral fragrances,  but also amazing skin benefits. It has anti-bacterial properties, that penetrates in to the skin pores and clears away bad bacteria. It prevents breakouts and also lightens dark spots  on face with regular use.

CAUTION: Essentials oils should never be used directly on the skin. A minimum dilution of 2% to a maximum of 5% dilution is necessary before using. If you are pregnant, please ask your doctor before using.


Gather your supplies and be ready.

If the ingredients are in raw form, you can blend them to make a fine powder out of each ingredient. Sorry, that I am not gonna show you how to powder them 😀

Ratios & Hygiene

This recipe will yield around 25-30 gms. This will last for more than 5 months if you are using not more than thrice a months like me.

I will recommend you not to stock up more than this amount as there are no preservatives. Also keep in mind that you should never allow water to get into this cleanser, failing so will encourage bacteria growth.

Always transfer a tea spoon of cleanser into a small bowl or plate and use. Never put into wet hands into the container.

Although there are no preservatives used, this can be used not more than 6 months if stored in a dry and cool place.

While using organic cleansers like these which do not have preservatives, hygiene and the way you store plays a big role.

Nothing is much complicated, Just keep it in a dry place away from water. That’s all the game is.

  • In a Sterilized steel/ glass bowl, put 5 tablespoons of green gram powder in it.
  • Now add 3 tablespoons of Rice Floor in it and 2 tablespoons of Almond powder.
  • Add 1 and 1/2 tablespoon of green tea leaves in it. You can also grind them to a fine powder if you do not mind getting your sink dirty. In that case just add 1 tablespoon of green tea powder.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of Lemon peel powder in it. This acts as a mild exfoliating agent in this DIY facial cleanser. If you have sensitive skin and want to stay away from any granules type scrubbing in your cleansers, you can skip this step. No harm.
  • Mix them well using a whisk.
  • Now add 10 drops of lavender essential oil in the mixture of those powders and mix them well with the whisk until there are no lumps formed.



DIY facial Cleanser


DIY facial Cleanser




Store this DIY Facial cleanser in a clean air tight jar and keep it in a dry place away from sunlight.

How to use?

Take a teaspoon of this amazing DIY facial cleanser that you have just made into a clean small bowl or plate. Pour  few drops of rose water to form a paste.

Apply it all over your face and gently…gently scrub your face in circular motions and in upward direction. After two minutes, wash off with cold water.

You can even wait for more 5 minutes till it dries for a more “mask-effect”.

Apply Aloe Vera gel or any plant based oil (non comedogenic) for moisturizing the skin.


See, as simple as that. Will you try ? Let me know know if you are trying this today… Comment for any clarifications.

Have a happy skin.. 🙂

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