Facial Deep Cleansing at Home

Facial Deep Cleansing at Home

Facial skin is especially susceptible to accumulating dead skin and impurities that regular cleansing may not remove, every day dirt and grime can become deeply embedded on to the skin blocking pores that prevent the skin from feeling and looking its best.

When we feel the need for a deep cleansing facial, most of us automatically head for the beauty salon, and although nothing can beat a good facial done by a skilled therapist, it is possible to achieve very good results by deep cleansing at home.

Regular deep cleansing of the skin is essential in keeping the complexion healthy and fresh. Deep cleansing salon facials are great at detoxing and purifying stressed and congested skin, but they can be expensive.

Facial masks are a very effective, quick and economical way of rejuvenating and reviving a stressed complexion in the privacy of your own home. Clay based masks are excellent at drawing out toxins and helping to shrink pores. There is a huge variety of clay based face masks available on the market but homemade face masks can be just as effective and offer a healthier alternative to shop bought ones. But there are a few steps that should be followed for them to be effective.

Cleanse thoroughly.

Exfoliate with a gentle exfoliator.

Apply your mask.


Natural deep cleansing face mask recipes that are effective, totally natural and easy to make.

Deep cleansing mask for oily skin:

  • 1/2 tsp Fullers earth
  • 1/2 tsp Moroccan Clay powder
  • 1/2 tsp Neem Powder

Mix all ingredients with enough water to make a smooth paste.

Deep cleansing/brightening face mask for dull skin

  • 1/2 tsp Fullers earth
  • 1/2 tsp orange peel powder
  • 1/2 tsp Indian Gooseberry powder

Mix all ingredients with enough water to make a smooth paste.

Deep cleansing mask for oily/acne prone skin

  • 1 tsp Fullers earth
  • 1/2 tsp Neem powder
  • 2 drops Tea Tree essential oil

Mix all ingredients with enough water to make a smooth paste.

Deep cleansing mask for sensitive skin:

  • 1 tsp white clay
  • 1/2 tsp pink clay
  • 2 drops Geranium essential oil

Mix all ingredients with enough water to make a smooth paste


*Never apply face mask on the delicate eye area, the skin around the eyes is so thin and sensitive that it will actually do more harm than good.

*Never apply a face mask for longer than the specified time.

*Avoid using cosmetics immediately after a deep cleansing face mask treatment.

* Do not carry out any other facial treatments for 12 hours before/after applying a face mask.

*Make sure all mask is thoroughly removed before moisturising.

Following these simple points will give you a much better result from your home deep cleansing treatment giving you a fresh and radiant complexion.

Disclaimer: The information in this article is meant for normal healthy skin, if you have hypersensitive skin or medical skin problems please refer to your health advisor prior to carrying out any home treatments.

For 100% natural face masks inspired by Ayurvedic ingredients please visit http://www.aliveearth.co.uk. All Alive Earth face masks are supplied in powder form to ensure purity. Alive Earth provide 100% natural, ethical skincare, just the way nature intended.

The Author:

Marisa is a therapist and founder of Alive Earth Skincare. She loves writing about natural beauty and skincare.

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