The latest trend in face cleansers isn’t foamy, creamy or oily. It’s dry!
Cleansing grains (also known as cleansing powder) are mixed with just a bit of water before use, resulting in a gently exfoliating product. What makes them buzz-worthy? Since they’re not liquid, they don’t require harmful additives such as preservatives, dyes or alcohol. And if you’re up for making your own, that translates to a longer shelf life.
Here are some recipes to get you started–and they’re super easy since you’re just mixing up powders!
You really only need one ingredient to make yourself a batch of cleansing grains. The add-ins are optional, depending on your skin type.
1-Ingredient Cleansing Grains for Every Skin Type from Hello Glow
Calming calendula and lavender are mixed with detoxing Kaolin clay and exfoliating oats to make this gentle cleanser, which is appropriate for everyday use.
DIY Calendula-Lavender Cleansing Grains from A Delightful Home
The four ingredients in this powder cleanser–including matcha and bentonite clay–are a power combo that will leave your skin feeling soft and clean.
DIY Your Own Brightening Powder Cleanser from Refinery29
Whip all the ingredients up in a coffee grinder and you’re good to go! No fancy equipment necessary.
Brown Rice Cleansing Grains from Humblebee & Me
Cleanse, scrub or pamper the skin with these homemade grains. A hint of lavender oil and dried lavender makes them calming and luxurious.
Homemade Lavender Cleansing Grains from Live Simply
The ingredients in this cleanser are gentle enough for all skin types, but it works especially well for oily and acne-prone skin.
Detox Clay + Charcoal Homemade Facial Cleanser from Hello Glow