As your skin ages, it loses elasticity and often becomes drier and more sensitive than it was in your younger years. A trip to any cosmetics counter or beauty supply store will give you an idea of the vast number of products marketed at those looking to care for mature skin. These products often come with a hefty price tag and a laundry list of ingredients--many are artificial additives. Save money and your skin by making your own gentle, moisturizing cleansers at home.
Moisurizing Milk Cleanser
Whisk together one teaspoon of almond oil, two tablespoons of whole milk and a teaspoon of honey in a small bowl until completely blended.
Massage the mixture directly onto skin for a minute or two. Rinse with warm water.
Cover any leftover mixture and store in your refrigerator.
Gentle Exfoliating Scrub
Measure 1/4 cup whole milk and pour into a small bowl. Add one tablespoon of sugar and stir well to form a paste.
Moisten skin with warm water, then apply the mixture to your face. Rub slightly to exfoliate. Avoid the immediate eye area.
Rinse the mixture from your face with warm water.
Peel one apple and slice it into quarters. Place one quarter of the peeled apple into your food processor. Save the rest for later.
Add two tablespoons of plain yogurt, one teaspoon of olive oil and a teaspoon of lemon juice to the processor. Blend until the mixture is completely smooth.
Apply the cleanser directly to your skin and massage lightly. Rinse with warm water.