The first step in a natural skincare routine is cleansing. A face cleanser shouldn’t be harsh or strip the skin of its own natural (and beneficial) oils or even sterilize the skin. This stripping causes an imbalance of the skin, and this can cause breakouts and other issues. Instead, a cleanser should clean the face, gently, by removing dirt, makeup, and other debris from the day. The recipes and product recommendations featured in this collection are non-toxic and nourish the skin. Start with my guide to the best natural face cleansers.