It is not unusual for people to frequently face skin problems and thus place much trust in skin care products. People often buy products advertising flawless skin because they want to reach natural beauty and fight against acne appearance.

The question which is constantly asked is do these beauty products or more particularly facial cleaners really do any good for your face. The main component used in plastic, phthalates, is also the key ingredient in many items.

However, this ingredient is much too often not mentioned on the labels of these items. The concern regarding this particular chemical is a result of many tests and recently conducted studies which emphasize significant potential health concerns, as stated by the environmental advocate Sujatha Jahagirdar.

We need to take into consideration that we put many chemical toxins onto our face and body on daily basis and because of that it is a good idea to give our body a break by detoxifying it. The main organ related to detoxification is the liver and there are many ways to determine the level s of toxins in the body by doing various online tests which take into account your every day routines, your health problems, sleeping and eating habits, weight issues, excessive sweating, frequent skin problems such as acne and dryness and many other issues which can reveal the level of toxins in your body thus pointing out the need of detoxification.

In addition, a lot of skin products are released at the skin beauty market without being properly tested. Elizabeth Sword, who is the executive director of Children’s Health Environmental Coalition says that the beauty industry has many secrets and formulations which are hidden from the consumer thus making the consumer less informed and prevented to make completely informed decisions.

However, there is a way to avoid these health risks and in the same time to achieve better skin results by making your own facial cleaner.

Coconut Oil – it has anti-microbial and moisturizing properties perfect for cleaning the face. It kills the bacteria which causes pimples and in the same time it will moisturize your skin by making it feel like sand paper. It also possesses anti-inflammatory abilities which can heal eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions.

Baking Soda – known for its rising properties in food but also remarkable face exfoliator. After scrubbing your face with it your skin will feel softer. This facial cleaner is also recommended for those who burn easily in the sun since it has sunburn soothing properties.

Most people already have these ingredients at home even though they may not realize how beneficial they are for the skin. Therefore, it is easy to DIY Coconut Oil and Baking Soda Facial Scrub. As mentioned above, all you need is ½ cup of coconut oil and ½ cup of baking soda. The preparation method is very simple : if the coconut oil is warm and more liquid it will be more easily used. Mix the coconut oil with the baking soda until they are completely combined and the texture is a bit sandy. Put it in a small glass container such as jar for easier access and scrub your face with it. You will immediately notice the difference.