Alternatives to using a face mask

Currently, there're so many face cleansing alternatives which you can use. The gentle cleansing method cannot cure your eczema, acne or any other skin conditions that you might have but it can assist in improving the condition of your skin.

Some of organic face mask substitutes are:


Clay has the ability to calm down inflammations and drawing toxins from your skin. There’re so many kinds of clay which you can use that’s healing earth, ghassoul, white, green and red clay. For you to use clay you can mix it with water or other compounds such as buttermilk, organic full-fat yogurt, organic floral waters, and aloe vera gel.

After that, you can apply this mixture on your face and leave it for some minutes before you rinse it. This cleansing method can work well for oily skins but depending on the color of clay that you use, any kind of skin can benefit for instance.

  1. Sensitive skin- you can use red or white clay.
  2. Dry skin- you can use red clay Devitalized, tired or dull skin- pink clay
  3. Oily skin- you can use kaolin, bentonite, green, ghassoul clay.

In case your skins tend to be dry you can try adding some drops of oil. So that you can enhance the antibacterial properties, you can add some drops of apple cider vinegar, laurel oil or lavender oil. You can also use clay as a mask for your hair and body. Ghassoul is an alternative for washing hair. When you apply it, it can prevent bacteria from building up, absorb the oiliness, add volume and makes your to shine. In case you’re allergic to nickel, you should not try to use clay as it may contain some traces.

Orris root powder

You can mix it with floral waters, aloe vera or yogurt and apply it the same way you apply clay mixture. You can also use it as a toothpaste. It can be the best alternative especially for those people who allergic to fluoride.

Chickpea flour

In case you have oily skin, then chickpea flour might be the best for you. You can mix it water, yogurt or floral water and then apply it the same way that you apply clay mixture.

Organic yogurt, kefir, buttermilk or curd

These’re the most natural face cleaning alternatives that you use. These products have lactic acid which can harmonize the acidity of your skin, dissolve the lipids and assist in removing dead skin cells. In case you’re able to access non-pasteurized milk products you can use them as they’re the best. Massage your face gently using any of these products but avoid the face area and then leave it for a few minutes. You can then rinse the mixture using cold water.

Cotton pad and oil

Just add some drops of almond, argan, olive, jojoba, evening primrose or apricot kernel oil onto a moistened cotton pad and then wipe gently your face. Wait for a few minutes before you rinse it water.

Mashed vegetables or fruit

Bananas, mangos, cucumbers, avocados, and papaya pulp have been known to be the best skin cleansers. Many of these fresh fruits contain enzymes which can remove excess oil, clear pores and remove dead skin cells. You must be careful about the kind of fruit that you use.

Oily skin

The cucumber juice can work well due to its cooling effect as it can soften and sooth the skin. You can apply some of this juice by mixing it with raw milk.

Papaya fruit has so many nutrients such as vitamin C, B, carotenoids, enzymes, and minerals. It also contains various types of phytochemicals such as polyphenols. Mix papaya pulp with rose water or organic honey and apply it as a face mask. Leave it for about 20 minutes before rinsing your face.

Lemon juice can be used as an anti-infective, skin brightener or natural exfoliant. You can mix it with potatoes since the starch will be able to absorb the excess oil in your skin. To use to the mixture, you will have to boil some potatoes, crash them and allow them to cool before adding some drops of lemon. Apply this mixture and leave it for about 20 minutes.

Dry skin

The olive oil, avocados, phytonutrients, and healthy fats offer so many benefits to any dry skin. You can mix olive oil with avocado pulp so that you can the mixture.

As seen above there’re so many options in case you wish to cleanse your face using natural ingredients. You may ask yourself which cleansing method might be the best for you. What you must know is the there’s no perfect method. All that is there are a trial and error way and you can get the right method which can suit you.

Learn more: Common Ingredients Found in Facial Masks