Get healthy and glowing skin with these DIY skincare products with all natural ingredients available at home.
When it comes to skincare, sometimes you feel that you have to spend loads of money to get a good product which is effective, which is not at all true. Whether you feel this or you just do not want to spend on skincare but yet want to take care of your skin, you can easily do so at your own home. Many skincare and beauty products available in stores are expensive and some are also made with chemicals and artificial ingredients which are not good for your skin.
The creation of homemade skincare with all natural ingredients has been around a long time in many cultures around the world with some still handing down the skincare recipes since generations. Now, you might think how would you make DIY skincare products at home when you might not have all the ingredients you might need for it? But, do not worry, you can make your own skincare products with simple ingredients which are easily available at your home and in stores. Here are some DIY skincare products with natural ingredients you can make at home.
Please do a patch test by applying a small amount first before trying any of the methods, as some ingredients can cause an allergic reaction to different skin types.
6 DIY Skincare Products to Make at Home:
Moisturizer is one of those beauty/ skincare product which is a must in every skincare routine. Keeping the skin hydrated is essential to maintain your skin’s healthy cells and to protect it from irritation and also achieve a healthy and glowing skin. Here are some of the natural moisturizers which are easily available at home.
– Olive Oil
It is one of the simplest and easily available moisturizers in the world. It can be used anywhere on the body. You just a little amount as using too much will make you look greasy. The good amounts of vitamin E in olive oil protect the skin from harsh sun or wind. Olive oil with its very light texture makes it an amazing non-sticky moisturizer that is suitable for all the skin types.
Honey is also very helpful to moisturize and hydrate the skin. It leaves the skin soft, glowing, and radiant. Honey moisturizes the skin from deep within leaving it soft and supple. Take one spoon of honey and apply it on the skin. Leave it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse it with water. This will leave your skin moisturized and soft.
– Milk or Yogurt
Milk or yogurt is available easily and found in every kitchen. Did you know that it can be used as a moisturizer as well? Milk has anti-inflammatory properties that help to soothe the skin. The lactic acid also helps to rejuvenate dull skin. Applying milk or a yogurt mask can help the skin lose the dead cells and leave it smooth and glowing.
2. Under Eye Care
The skin around your eye is comparatively thinner and delicate than the other parts of your body, which is why taking extra care around the eye area is very important. Here are some of the ingredients you can find at your home and DIY skincare product to take care of the area under your eyes.
– Green Tea Bags
Green tea helps to soothe inflammation of the skin and get rid of puffy under eyes due to the antioxidants present in it. The caffeine amount present in green tea is very helpful in firming and tightening the skin.
You can soak a green tea bag in water or take a used bag and place it in the fridge for 30 minutes and then place it under the eyes. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then remove it and wash the area with warm water.
– Vitamin E Capsules + Aloe Vera
Vitamin E helps in fighting aging signs like wrinkles. Its antioxidant properties help the skin with hydration and anti-aging properties help in aiding cell regeneration. Aloe vera is full of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that help with the under-eye puffiness.
Mix a spoon of aloe vera gel and the contents from the vitamin E capsule. Mix it together and keep it in the fridge for a few minutes to cool. Apply the cool mixture under the eyes. This will help to de-puff the under eyes as well as hydrate them.
3. Lip Scrub
Taking care of your lips is as important as the rest of your face. Lip scrubbing is also one of the essential steps in taking care of your lips. The lip scrub helps in getting rid of the dead skin cells and hence making your lips soft and smooth. Lip scrubs are also one of the popular DIY skincare products you will find all over social media. Here are some simple and easy ways to make your own lip scrub at home.
– Coconut Oil + Honey Lip Scrub
Coconut oil is full of antioxidants and fatty acids that help to nourish the skin. Sugar acts as a natural exfoliator and honey is full of natural healing properties, which together make an amazing lip scrub for your lips.
Take one tablespoon of coconut oil and one tablespoon of honey with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Mix the honey and oil together, further adding the sugar and little bit of lukewarm water. Mix it well till it combines together and then scrub the mixture gently on the lips in a circular motion massaging it for a few minutes and then rinse with water. Using this homemade scrub will leave your lips soft, smooth, and supple.
– Lemon Juice Lip Scrub
Lemon juice acts as a natural bleaching agent and using it for lip scrub will help exfoliate the dead cells. Gather together one tablespoon of lemon juice, one teaspoon of petroleum jelly (Vaseline), and 2 tablespoon sugar.
Take the sugar and the petroleum jelly in a bowl mix it well and then add the lemon juice and mix it all together till it combines. Apply a little bit of this mixture on the lips and scrub it for a minute. Wash it off with water and get bright, soft, and supple lips.
4. Facial toner
We all have heard about facial toners used in a skincare routine right after cleansing your face and before applying moisturizer. But, what exactly does a toner do? Toners help to minimize the appearance of pores, temporarily tighten skin, and naturally remove oil and dirt from your face. Many toners are alcohol based these days, which is not that great for the skin as the alcohol strips off the moisture from the skin. Here are some natural products which you can find at home and help you make a toner for your skin.
– Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a great ingredient that has many benefits for the skin. It helps to restore and balance the natural pH levels of the skin. It helps get rid of the dead skin cells and reduces the skin pore’s size. Apple cider vinegar is full of vitamins, acetic acid, malic acid, and citric acid which make it a natural anti-bacterial agent beneficial for the skin.
All you have to do is mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 4 tablespoons of distilled water. Mix it well and store it in a bottle or container. You can apply this mixture with a cotton pad on the face and neck and get the best results if used regularly.
– Rosewater and Camphor
Camphor is known for its therapeutic and medicinal properties. It is used to soothe the skin due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps to prevent acne and pimples. Rosewater acts as a cooling agent. It has anti-bacterial and hydrating properties. These two ingredients together make an amazing toner for the skin. This DIY skincare product helps to open your skin pores and reduces the sebum and excess oil from the skin which is the cause for pimples and acne.
Mix the camphor and rose water in a bowl. You can apply this mixture with a cotton pad. Dab the mixture all over the face and then wipe it clean. This will help to give a cooling effect to the skin especially in summer.
5. Facial Mist
Facial mists are a great way to hydrate and refresh the skin whenever your skin feels dehydrated. Although you apply moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated, your skin may feel dehydrated throughout the day, sometimes depending on the climate. Facial mists come in handy during such times as you can carry them along and refresh you skin anytime you feel the need. Lets see how can you make this DIY skincare product for yourself at home.
Rosewater helps in maintaining the skin’s pH balance and also controlling excess oil. You can get a store brought rosewater which you can use as a refreshing and hydrating facial mist.
But, you can also make your own rose water at home. All you need is fresh rose petals, a jar, and strainer. Take the petals in a jar or container and shred them. Take hot filtered water and pour it in the jar till the top and push the petals till there are no air bubbles and put the lid on. Leave it till it cools down and then strain the mixture.
You now have homemade rosewater and you can store this in a spray bottle and cool it in the fridge. Use this cool rose water on the face and feel refreshed and cool this summer.
– Cucumber + Aloe Vera
Cucumber and aloe vera are well known for their hydrating properties and also for various other benefits for the skin. Aloe vera helps soothe the skin promoting blood circulation and improving the skin’s elasticity. Cucumber also soothes the skin and also makes it soft while providing a cooling effect as well.
All you have to do is take one cucumber, two aloe vera leaves and one cup of water. Peel the cucumber and chop it in pieces. Scrape off the gel from aloe vera leaves and combine these two along with water in a blender. Strain the mixture in a bowl and fill it in a spray bottle. And you are ready with refreshing and hydrating DIY skincare product.
6. Makeup Remover
Firstly, finding a great makeup remover is difficult plus to add to it many of them contain chemicals and artificial ingredients which may harm your skin. There are many ways to remove makeup with all natural ingredients which are much better in removing off the makeup completely while also providing skin benefits. Here is how you can make your own makeup remover at home with ingredients easily available to you.
– Olive Oil + Aloe Vera
Natural oils works wonders as makeup removers helping to remove all the stubborn makeup and dirt.
All you need is extra virgin olive oil, aloe vera water, and a bottle. Fill the bottle with aloe vera water and then add 2/3rd cup of olive oil to the water. You will see that the oil will float above the water. Shake the bottle and use the mixture with a cotton pad and clean the face. This is a great gentle and light makeup remover and removes the makeup effectively.
These are some of the DIY skincare products you can make at home with all natural ingredients available easily and without spending loads of money. Let me know in the comments below your thoughts on this or if you try any of these DIY skincare products at home. You can also tag me with your photos on Instagram if you try any of these out.