DIY – Homemade Cleansing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin June 25, 2015

Summer has finally arrived. Some people love the summer months, while others dread it. For people who go out to work every day, summer means sweat, oil and dirt! It is not really possible to hide from the effects of summer but yes, we can try and minimize its impact on our skin. Granted, bathing 10 times a day to stay relatively clean is an impractical though tempting idea! So, what can you do to protect and cleanse your skin during the harsh summer months? Here is where cleansing lotions come to the rescue. Earlier, I used to carry two bottles of my favorite cleansing lotion with me all the time but then as I gained wisdom. I realized that natural homemade recipes are always the best –be it food or skin!

I have been using this cleansing lotion since forever now and I learned about it from my mom. Want to learn more about this ‘mama’s secret’? I am more than happy to share it with you! This can be a best normal to dry skin lotion.

DIY – Best Lotion for Dry Skin and Normal Skin

Things We Need: 

  • A clean bowl
  • Spatula/spoon
  • Curd
  • Honey
  • Lemon
  • Cotton

The quantity we’d be taking is for one time use on face and neck area.

What Do We Need To Do? 

Step 1:

Take a clean bowl. This will serve as the mixing template for this DIY project.

Step 2:

Add two teaspoons of curd in it. You may use home-made or the one available in store as per your choice.

Step 3:

But remember—fresher the curd the better.

Step 4: 

Add 1 teaspoon of honey in the same bowl. Keep the quantity limited to only 1 spoon or else the resultant mixture would turn out to be more viscous than we would like it to be.

Step 5:

Isn’t it already looking tempting?

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Step 6:

Now take a medium sized lemon. Mine is from my own garden at home- fresh and juicy—I have bought the bragging rights with my gardening skills!

Step 7:

Cut it into two halves.

Step 8:

I really love the sight of a freshly cut lemon!

Step 9:

We’d be using only half part of this lemon into the bowl. That will be enough for the desired mixture.

Step 10:

Take a spatula or a mini spoon and mix all the three ingredients thoroughly.

Step 11:

Is the cleansing lotion ready for use? Yes, it sure is! 

How to Use:

Step 12:

Pick up a decently sized cotton pad for application

Step 13:

Drop the cotton over the lotion, let it soak the mixture nicely and then bring it out.

Step 14:

You may store the lotion soaked in these cotton pads in the refrigerator or store the lotion alone and dip the cotton as and when necessary.

Step 15:

Rub with the same cotton over the area you want to clean. I have rubbed it over my hand for the purpose of this post.

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That’s my hand after using the lotion and wiping off with water. 

Some Facts about the Ingredients:

  • Curd and lemon are widely known for their cleansing properties and so are put to use in this DIY. Lemon is also used for its fairness effect on the skin.
  • Honey is for nourishment of your facial skin. It imparts a healthy glow on your face with regular usage. 

What It Does? 

This is a best lotion for normal skin and dry skin as well. It removes every bit of dirt and oil from your face and gives you a squeaky clean feeling after wash. You may even leave the mixture on your face some time after application. Wash off after it dries. Your skin will be super clean and as soft as a baby’s. I noticed a healthy glow on my face with regular usage of this cleansing lotion.


You can change the ingredient measure as per your skin type. People with oily skin—you may add less of curd and more of lemon in this lotion for dry skin to normal skin to make it work for you.

[ Read: Homemade Moisturizers For Oily Skin ]

This was easy, wasn’t it? Are you still planning to buy that expensive cleansing lotion from the market? I hope not. With such an easy to make cleansing lotion within your reach, why waste the money? Give it a try, I promise you’ll love it!

Until next time, take care!

Which cleansing lotion do you use? Have you tried any homemade skin care? Do share your recipes with us in the comments section below.

  • kranthi

    This is so good. I tried it. Thank you for passing on.