top 10 homemade skin cleansers

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Skin cleanser is an essential part of the skincare routine. Because it completely removes all the sweat, dust, bacteria, and excess oil from the face. Clogged pores can lead to acne and many other skin problems. To prevent it, you can use homemade facial cleansers.

Skin cleanser prevents unwanted side effects with the right combination of ingredients. It also facilitates the overall health of your skin.

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Do I need a skin cleanser? Why?

Our world is full of pollution and harmful factors for the skin. When we start our day in the morning, our face is covered with particles such as dirt, bacteria, dead skin cells, and fat produced by the skin (called sebum). 

So, washing the face daily to remove these particles from the skin and have healthier and fresher skin. Water alone is not able to clean all this pollution, and a face cleanser is necessary along with water as Purifier;

According to Dr. Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical dermatology studies at Mount Sinai Hospital, proper facial cleansing and facial cleanser can:

  • Prevent acne.
  • Increase skin health.
  • Improve skin inflammation.

Moreover, according to Dr. Gary Goldenberg, a dermatologist in New York, “Our skin is constantly exposed to bacteria, dirt, sweat, and pollutants. Not washing them with a face cleanser can lead to skin irritation, clogged pores and spots, freckles, acne, and skin aging.

Related: “ What Are The Stages Of Skin Rejuvenation?

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Which cleanser is best for your skin? Natural or chemical? Why?

Facial cleansers often contain chemical compounds that can irritate the skin. Organic skin cleansers are your best choice, especially if you have sensitive skin.

You should avoid skin cleansers containing sulfates; sulfates are synthetic detergents added to cleaners that create fat when mixed with water.

Although natural materials do not have the power and speed of chemical skin cleansers, you will get better results by spending more time.

Natural materials always have more fans; by using natural cleansers, you not only do not harm your skin but also give your face a new life.

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How can I cleanse my face naturally?

Face clean-up is something you do at home using regular products such as cleansing oil, toner, and exfoliator. You do not need any unique products to clean your skin at home.

Facial cleansing at home is simple and quickly done with natural ingredients, and this improves the health of your skin, and you can regularly cleanse your face at home. However, it is unnecessary to perform all the steps every day, and you may not perform one or two steps, but again, this cleaning method ensures that your skin is cleaned and remains healthy and glowing.

Natural skin cleansers are a great way to clean your face deep. Deep cleansing and Pore polisher help eliminate dirt, oil, sweat, and unwanted bacteria that clog your pores and cause skin problems. Unlike the chemical alternatives available in the market, using natural ingredients reduces the possibility of skin irritation and dryness.

Related: “Skin Blemishes To Worry About

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Top 10 homemade skin cleansers

Washing the face with the right skin cleanser and the right combination of ingredients prevents unwanted side effects on the skin. It also facilitates the overall health of your skin. 

Next, we introduced the best homemade face cleansers you can prepare from the ingredients in your kitchen.

Homemade facial cleanser for normal and dry skin

People with dry skin are often afraid of using chemical skin cleansers. Because skin cleansers tend to dry the facial skin, try these homemade cleansers for dry skin. Which are Skin saver and helps restore the natural moisture balance of the face.

  •  Curd and honey cleanser

    • Instructions
      • Add two teaspoons of curd and one teaspoon of organic honey in a bowl. (Honey has powerful detoxification properties and helps to reduce inflammation, infection and increase skin health. ) Mix this mixture well and apply it all over your face. Wash your face with cold water after 2-3 minutes. You can add one teaspoon of olive oil if you have dehydrated skin. After that, you can use moisturizer as usual. If the face cleanser is used regularly, it makes the skin soft.
Curd and honey cleanser
  • Honey and egg cleaner

    • Instructions
      • Add one large egg yolk and one teaspoon of organic honey to it. Add a smooth paste with 6-7 almonds to this mixture. Mix the mixture well and apply it all over your face. After 10-15 minutes, wait for the medicine to dry well on the skin. Then wash your face with lukewarm water for a smooth and moist look.
Honey and egg cleaner
  • Apple cream and face cleanser.

    • Instructions
      • Boil a small apple and gently mash it with a fork. Add one teaspoon of cream, one teaspoon of olive oil, and one teaspoon of lemon or orange juice. Mix all the components well to get a smooth paste. Then apply this paste all over your face, forehead, and neck. Apply it on your face for 5 minutes. Then wash your face with warm water.
Apple cream and face cleanser

Homemade facial cleanser for oily skin and acne

Oily skin tends to absorb harmful and polluted substances. Which often leads to the formation of acne and blackheads on the face. Organic skin cleansers without side effects are the most suitable option for fighting oily skin.

  •  yogurt and strawberry skin cleanser

    • Instructions
      • Take two fresh ripe strawberries and add two teaspoons of yogurt to it. Mix both ingredients in a blender and stir the puree slowly. Apply the above mixture on your face and massage gently. Keep it on your face for 5-7 minutes, then wash it with cool water. This face cleanser removes excess fat and sebum from the beginning.
 yogurt and strawberry skin cleanser
  • Milk and honey skin cleanser

    • Instructions
      • Mix well one teaspoon of honey and two teaspoons of raw milk. Apply it evenly on your skin. Gently massage the skin for a few minutes, then wash your face with warm water. The mentioned cleanser makes the skin shiny and soft by removing facial fats. This composition is considered an extremely effective homemade face cleanser for sensitive skin.
  • Skin cleanser clay and aspirin

    Clay is An example of the best cleanser for all skin types. It removes excess fat and sebum from the face and soothes skin irritation. Aspirin is well known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Therefore, this face cleanser not only cleans your face but also is an Acne annihilator.

    • Instructions
      • In a bowl, mix two teaspoons of clay. Add 2 to 3 crushed aspirin powders and prepare a paste mixture with a small quantity of water. Leave it on your face for 10 minutes until it dries, then wash it with cold water.
Milk and honey skin cleanser
  • Homemade facial skin cleansers with pineapple

    • Instructions
      • Mix two teaspoons of pineapple juice and two teaspoons of lemon juice. Add one teaspoon of baking soda to make a thick paste. Apply it on your face and gently massage it all over your face. Wait for 5 minutes, then wash your face with cool water.

skin cleanser suitable for mixed skin

  • Besan flour skin cleanser

Besan flour, or warm flour, is one of the oldest and best-known natural and homemade face cleansers.

    • Instructions
      • Mix the sauce with milk and curd to prepare this cleanser, apply it all over your face, and massage gently. Wait for 15 minutes to dry completely. Finally, wash your face with cool water.
Besan flour skin cleanser
  • Tomato skin cleanser

    • Instructions
      • Mix two teaspoons of tomato pulp, one teaspoon of lemon juice, and one teaspoon of milk. Apply this cleanser on your face and wait 10 minutes, then wash your face with cool water.
Tomato skin cleanser
  • Milk and chickpea skin cleanser

All kinds of homemade facial cleansers; Instructions

Mix 5-6 teaspoons of chickpea flour with one teaspoon of turmeric powder and two teaspoons of raw milk. Then apply the obtained paste all over the face. After 10 minutes, wash your face with cold water.

Facial cleansing is the first step in an essential skincare routine, which helps to clean facial pores and get rid of dirt, excess oil, sweat, and bacteria. However, using the proper facial cleansers for the right skin type is essential to a skincare routine.

In addition, you should be aware of the ingredients of these facial cleansers because products full of chemicals may do more harm than good. Homemade facial cleansers are considered effective and free of harmful chemicals. 

You can use nourishing and cleansing ingredients such as yogurt, honey, eggs, unique fruits, olive oil, milk, clay, and besan flour in different combinations depending on your skin type to prepare a suitable cleanser for your skin.

Milk and chickpea skin cleanser

Can I use milk as a cleanser?

You can remove excess fat, toxins, and impurities from your skin using milk. Clogged pores can cause blackheads, acne, and other skin problems. Therefore, milk prevents the formation of pimples on the skin by shrinking the skin pores.

With regular use of milk, the skin’s pores are effectively reduced and become healthy and clean. Experts suggest using milk as a face cleanser can be part of your skincare routine. The skin will feel fresh and young after cleansing with raw milk.

Milk and chickpea skin cleanser

How to use milk as a facial cleanser?

  • Pour some milk into a bowl.
  • Dip a cotton ball or a small clean cloth in the milk.
  • Gently rub it on your skin, and then you will see the dirt coming out of the skin pores on it.
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Can I leave milk on my face overnight? Why?

Milk contains lactic acid, which is the substance used in chemical peels. Lactic acid reduces wrinkles and increases collagen and skin smoothness, while exfoliation is done with milk without irritating the skin. 

Related: “Why Is My Skin Wrinkling At A Young Age?

To do this, soak a cotton pad in milk and gently apply it on your skin up to the neck area. This gentle peeling does not irritate the skin like fruit acid or other enzymes. After some time, you will see the excellent effect of this gentle exfoliation on your skin.

Rumor has it that Cleopatra bathed in luxurious milk to keep her skin super soft. Of course, filling the bathtub with milk does not seem logical because you have smooth and silky skin, but you can add a few cups of milk to warm water and bathe with it. This makes the skin soft and supple. 

Related: “How To Prevent Increasing Facial Wrinkles?

Milk has different nutrients that help you have the best skin.

  Experts say milk also hydrates the skin due to its amino acids, something many acne sufferers forget to do. It is recommended to mix milk with flour to make a thin paste. Apply this paste on your face before bed and wash it in the morning and feel its effect on your skin.

Also, to soften the skin, put a teaspoon of salt in two tablespoons of milk, apply it on your face while sleeping, and wash it the following day.

Related: “Collagen Benefits For Hair And Skin

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Sometimes skin care can be complicated, but washing your face is often effortless. However, you should be aware of the tips related to face cleansers. You must wash your face correctly to get the most out of your skin routine. Otherwise, the rest of your skin routine may need to be more adequate than the products you use.

As you can see, preparing natural and homemade facial cleansers for sensitive and mature facial skin is easy. Try the instructions in this article and experience clean and healthy skin with natural solutions.

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Author and specialist

Dr. Majid Zahrabi,


  • Board Certified Neurosurgeon
  • DHA certificate holder
  • Plantation certificate holder, France
  • Certified holder of Discogol, France
  • A pioneer in the non-surgical treatment of disc herniation in the Middle East and CIS countries.
  • Under the training and coaching of Professor Jacques Theron (founder of Discogel Therapy) since 2008
  • More than 400 successful cervical and 1300 lumbar discogel injections
  • Trained and certified several neurosurgeons and spine surgeons in the Middle East and CIS countries for the treatment of Discogel
  • Strong belief in patient-centered care planning and participation
  • Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Imam Khomeini and Amir Mazandarani Hospital, Sari, Iran, with more than 430 surgeries annually, 2000-2011
  • Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Farmaniyeh, Nikan and Yas Sepid Hospital, Tehran, Iran, with more than 400 surgeries annually, 2011-2012
  • Neurosurgeon at Iranian Hospital, Dubai, 2022-2023
  • Since 2015, he has been working as a reference doctor for the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with Discogel and has trained many doctors of spine-related specialties in various countries of the Middle East and CIS in person/practically and online.



  • Individual training sessions under the direct supervision of Professor Jacques Theron in Discogel treatment, 2008-2020
  • Training sessions under the supervision of Professor Thierry Boye on spinal implants, 2007
  • Participation and presentation in several national and international medical and neuro-spinal conferences
  • Board certificate by Iran Neurosurgery Board, 2001
  • Neurosurgery assistant training course, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, 1996-2001 (In 2001, he graduated from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences with the first rank in the country.
  • His thesis the titled:The Application of human amniotic membrane in repair of dura matter in dogs.” ( It was happening for the first time in the world. )
  • General medical education, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran, 1984-1993


Published books:

  • CT scan of the brain for doctors
  • Etiology and treatment of painful spine disorders
  • Atlas of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of spine disorders
  • The most common mistakes in the treatment of spinal disorders
  • Reading brain CT scan in simple language (3rd place in the book of the year)
  • Treatment of head and spine injuries

Publications and articles:

  • Bacteriostatic and bactericidal effects of DISCOGEL® (https://www.researchgate.net/)
  • Muscle recovery, reduction of pain, and improvement of movement strategies in patients with lumbar discopathy after injection of Discogel.
  • The article on the initial results of the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with discogel injection, which won the second-best poster rank at the Pan Arab International Congress of Interventional Radiology (March 14-16, 2015) and was accepted for presentation at the Chicago Pain Congress.
  • The use of human amniotic membrane in dura mater repair in dogs, a study for the first time in the world.



  • Annual Congress of Physiotherapists of Iran, 2019
  • Chicago International Pain Congress, 2019
  • Iran International Pain Management Congress, 2018
  • Annual Congress of Physiotherapists of Iran, 2018
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Armenia for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2017
  • First Live Workshop and Seminar on Minimally Invasive Disc Therapy (DISCON), 2017
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Azerbaijan for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2016
  • Seminar of Iranian official managers, 2016
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Tajikistan for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2016
  • International Neurological Intervention Congress in Iran, 2014
  • Educational seminar for nurses on treatment approaches for head and spine trauma, 2014
  • Educational seminar for general practitioners on treatment approaches for head and spine trauma, 2014
  • Speech at the Retraining Seminar for General Practitioners and Specialists in Dubai (Discon) in 2017
  • Speech in the internal retraining courses of Irani Hospital, Dubai
  • Holding lecture sessions and practical workshops on the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with discogel injection in Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Oman, and Armenia during the years 2015 to 2021.
  • Giving a lecture and holding a practical workshop for neurosurgeons in Vietnam at Ho Chi Minh City University in 2023

Dr. Majid Zohrabi started treating his patients in Dubai in 2022 and continues his activities in private medical centers in the UAE.