People have been making skincare products at home for centuries. Many people, in fact, prefer homemade products over store ones. Making your own product at home is not only interesting and fun, but it also makes you feel good about your skincare as you know very well what is in it.
In recent years, DIY skincare products have become very popular, and there is a reason for that. Not only are these products easy to make and cost-effective, but they are also very potent as far as their skincare benefits go.
But before making a DIY cleanser, scrub, or some other product, it is essential to take into consideration the following rules.
Choose the right formula with the right products for your skin. Ingredients you are going to put in your homemade skincare products should be nourishing and stay safe for a certain period of time. It is no secret that you should choose products that you are not allergic or sensitive to.
Pay attention to the container you are storing the product in. If you want to prolong the shelf life of the product you are making at home, make sure you store it in an air-tight container. There are a number of great options available on the Internet. Ideally, you should choose the ones that come with a pump, as this will prevent you from touching the product with your hands too much.
Make enough, not too much. When making a homemade skincare product, is it better to make less than to make a lot. You never know when the product will expire. So, to be on the safe side, produce everything in smaller amounts.
Here are some skincare recipes you should try making at home.
1. Face wash with castile soap
To make a refreshing face wash with castile soap, you will need to mix it with the following ingredients:
- Castile soap
- Essential oils of your choice
- Carrier oil
When choosing which essential oil you are going to mix in your face wash, take into consideration your skin type and the skin problems you may have. You can choose between ylang ylang, lavender, rosehip oil, or any other essential oil that is suitable for your skin type. Jojoba or argan oil can act as carrier oils as they are more lightweight.
2. Facial scrub with baking soda
Making a homemade facial scrub is easier than you think. All you need is some baking soda and essential oils. For this recipe, it is recommended to use lavender, Frankincense, or tea tree oil. All you need to do is to mix the ingredients together and keep the scrub in an air-tight container.
Due to the fine texture of the soda, this scrub is very gentle to the skin and leaves it nice and smooth. You can apply this mixture to the face and massage it with gentle motions 2-3 times a week.
3. Facial toner with apple cider vinegar
If you are tired of alcohol-packed toners that strip the skin and make it turn red, then it is high time you made your own.
To make a homemade toner, you will need filtered water, apple cider vinegar, and essential oils – lavender and Frankincense.
If you have dry skin, mix 2/3 part of water with 1/3 of apple cider vinegar. Add five drops of lavender and Frankincense oil. If you have oily skin that is also prone to acne, you can use equal proportions of water and vinegar.
4. Homemade moisturizer with aloe vera
If you have been buying moisturizer after moisturizer and none of them is working, then perhaps the wisest decision is to make one yourself.
Aloe vera is known for the wonders it can make to the skin. So, making a moisturizer with this magical plant being the main ingredient will be a game-changing thing for your skincare routine.
All you need to do is to mix four tablespoons of pure aloe vera gel with two tablespoons of melted coconut oil. For added benefit, you can also mix in some vitamin E and almond oil.
Mix the ingredients and keep the homemade cream in an air-tight container.
5. DIY peel-off charcoal mask
Charcoal masks have been very popular in the last couple of years. You may have seen a lot of people using black peel-off masks to get rid of blackheads and impurities. But the problem is that a lot of charcoal masks on the market have many non-natural ingredients that may cause skin-stripping and irritation.
Luckily, there is an easy recipe to make a charcoal peel-off mask at home. The ingredients you need to mix together for this mask are a capsule of activated charcoal, a few drops of tea tree essential oil, ¼ teaspoon of bentonite clay, one teaspoon of plain gelatin, and two teaspoons of hot water.
Apply the mask with a thin layer on such areas as your nose, forehead, and chin and wait for it to dry for 15-20 minutes. Once it has all dried out, gently peel the mask off.