How to Cleanse and Tone Skin with Kitchen Ingredients

Five Parts:Cleansing with oatmealToning with tea and vinegarUsing a facial scrubUsing a face maskCombining the above

This is a natural skin care solution to help cleanse and tone your skin using basic ingredients from the kitchen. This skin care regime is easy to put together and feels great after use.


  • Yogurt
  • Honey
  • Pure cane sugar (granulated)
  • Green tea
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Oatmeal

Part 1
Cleansing with oatmeal

  1. 1
    Cleanse your face twice a day with oatmeal. Grab a handful of it from the bag and close it with your hand.
  2. 2
    Run lukewarm water run over the handful of oatmeal for a few seconds.
  3. 3
    Sprinkle a little more water onto it with your fingers, then press down on the oatmeal. Apply the milky substance you get to your face.
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    Use the oatmeal itself to wash your face. Massage onto skin for one minute, then rinse off. It should feel soft and be gentle and hydrating and will help to firm the skin.

Part 2
Toning with tea and vinegar

  1. 1
    Make a toner with green tea and apple cider vinegar. Get a small jar (such as a baby food one) and fill it a fourth full with the apple cider vinegar. Take fresh brewed green tea and fill the jar the rest of the way.
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    Use this after cleansing and any masks you may apply to the face. This toner is anti-aging, packed with anti-oxidants, and dissolves away fatty deposits on skin's surface.[citation needed]

Part 3
Using a facial scrub

  1. 1
    Make a facial scrub using green tea, honey, and sugar. Pour about five tablespoons sugar into a bowl, and add three tablespoons cooled green tea. Then add in two tablespoons pure honey, and you have your scrub.
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    Massage onto face for two minutes. Let sit for another ten, and then rinse off.
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    Do this three times a week, on non-consecutive days. Your skin should feel softer and be moisturized, as well as firmer and brighter.

Part 4
Using a face mask

  1. 1
    Make a mask using yogurt and honey. Simply add a half a cup of plain yogurt into a bowl and add in two tablespoons of honey. Mix well.
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    Apply to the face. Leave on for fifteen minutes, then rinse off.
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    Apply three times a week, on days where you have not used the scrub. This is great for all skin types, since it controls oil and moisturizes the skin at the same time.

Part 5
Combining the above

  1. 1
    Put it all together. After cleansing with the oatmeal, apply either a mask or a scrub. Or, if you're on that odd day of the week, skip straight to the toner.
  2. 2
    After you have rinsed off the mask/scrub, apply the toner with a cotton pad.
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    Seal everything in with an oil-free moisturizer.


  • The facial mask may also be used as a hair mask. Apply to hair and leave on for a half hour, then rinse out.
  • It's recommended that you store all your masks, toners, and scrubs in a jar in the refrigerator. They should last about two weeks. If two weeks have past and you have any left over, throw it out, it's most likely not good anymore.


  • Do not use apple cider vinegar alone on your skin. You must dilute it down with the green tea, or it will be too harsh for your skin.

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