So, I changed the name of Cleaning Tuesday to Thrifty Tuesday because, well, I don’t want to post only about cleaning all the time.

So Tuesdays will be all about homemade recipes, cheap cleaning tips, and natural ways to go about your day!

This week’s tip:

Natural and Effective Facial Cleansers!

As a teen I was blessed with beautiful skin. Not a blemish in sight. Once I started college and the long stressful days got to me I started to break out more and more and more. I tried every over the counter product and even some prescription cremes. Nothing worked.

A girl I worked with said her mom suggested baking soda for me (I guess my skin was bad enough that it was the topic of dinner conversation for people I didn’t even know).

So I thought I’d give it a go and within a month, my skin was almost clear. So The Powers That Be were right and I’m a baking soda convert.

How to do it:

  • Wet your face
  • Sprinkle a bit of baking soda in your hand-not a lot, a little goes a long way.
  • Sprinkle water into the baking soda to make a paste
  • Massage into face and neck
  • Rinse thoroughly

And you’re done! I like to use a bit of lemon juice on a cotton ball as an astringent once in a while but beware of getting it into any scrapes or near your eyes; lemon juice stings!

I really like that I spend a whopping $1 every 3-4 months on my facial soap and I’m not worried one bit about what I’m putting on my skin. I even use it as a nice exfoliator for my lips in the winter.