What Kind of Skin Care Products Can You Make at Home?

Skin-Products

Making your own skin care products can be a little messy. It’s not always easy and it can involve numerous tries  until you get it right. On the other hand, when you make your own skin care products you can control the ingredients that you use and make sure that you’re only putting natural, non-abrasive products on your skin. Best of all, you can save a ton of money that you can use to pursue other activities that you enjoy.

So put down your phone and your video and mobile casino games for now and explore with us the types of skin care products that you can blend on your own using easy-to-access ingredients.

Face

There are a number of different natural scrubs and masks that you can make for a gentle face wash.

Honey

To make a DIY honey mask, mix together a teaspoon of raw honey, a squeeze of lemon juice and a teaspoon of turmeric. If you don’t have lemon on hand, a little apple cider vinegar is a good substitute.  You’ll see an immediate difference after you use this mask including softer smoother skin. The honey contains antioxidants which have anti-inflammatory properties so you may notice that your skin feels softer.

Activated Charcoal

Many commercial products use activated charcoal because it’s a porous  ingredient that is used to balance the skin’s oil production and draw out impurities.

It’s a deep cleaning skin care product that brings dirt and toxins to the surface and sures them away from the skin. People with oily skin should consider activated charcoal skin care products because it helps to unblock blocked pores. To make your own, take a quarter of a cup of water and add a few drops of an essential oil (lavender oil, lemon oil, tea tree oil, etc). Add Bentonite clay and probiotic powder and let it sit for a few minutes.  Add raw honey and activated  charcoal and mix into a paste. Apply it to your face.

Remember, activated charcoal is not charcoal – using charcoal is not good for your face. Activated charcoal is produced at higher temperatures than charcoal and is an effective filtering agent whereas plain charcoal is not.

Moisturizer

Aloe Vera

Mix ¾ cup of aloe vera gel, ½ cup beeswax (pellets or grated), ½ cup  almond oil or jojoba oil, 1 tsp vitamin E oil and 15 drops of an essential oil. Rub it into your face. Aloe vera is full of anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties. In addition to improving your skin and preventing wrinkles it can lower blood sugar levels, reduce dental plaque and accelerate wound healing.

Aloin and aloesin, chemicals in aloe vera, can lighten skin  by destroying melanin cells and preventing further formation of melanin. In addition, if you apply a small amount of aloe vera to your face regularly, it can can help treat various skin conditions, including eczema, acne and sunburn

Coconut Butter

Mix 2/1/2 ounces of coconut butter (shea, mango or cocoa butter is also good) with 2 ½ ounces of a carrier oil such as avocado oil, jojoba oil, almond oil or another carrier oil. Add ½ ounces of beeswax shavings, 3 ½ ounces of distilled water, 20 drops of an essential oil  and 25 drops of grapefruit seed extract.

The carrier oil hydrates and nourishes the skin as it restores natural oils that wash away when washing using detergents such as SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) or SDS (sodium dodecyl sulfate) which are often found in commercial shampoos and face washes.

Serum

There are a number of different facial issues that can be addressed by using the right serum. Some serums that you might want to try include:

Dark Spots

If you have dark spots on your face (or other parts of your body), make your own serum using argan oi.  Add 10 ml. argan oil to 10 ml carrot seed oil and 5 drops of sandalwood essential oil. Mix in ½ tsp vitamin oil, 5 drops of rose essential oil, 4 drops of lemon essential oil and 4 drops of Frankincense essential oil.

Argan oil moisturizes skin and treats acne. It also helps to heal skin infections, improves wound healing and sooths atopic dermatitis.  Many researchers believe that argan oil has anti-aging properties.

Dry Skin

To help hydrate dry skin, avocado oil is one of the best moisturizers that you can find. Take 2 Tbsps. Avocado oil and add 3-5 drops of vitamin E oil. Add in  5 drops of myrrh essential oil and 4 drops of lavender essential oil. To top it off, add 3 drops of frankincense essential oil.

Oily Skin

If you have oily skin you’ll want to use a serum with grapeseed oil because it has a light texture that leaves little residue on the skin. Start with 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil and add in 3-5 drops of vitamin E oil, 4 drops of Roman chamomile essential oil, 3 drops of rose essential oil and 5 drops of lemon essential oil.

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