It’s typical for the skincare products you see on the shelves to contain ingredients and chemicals you can’t even pronounce. This explains why some may develop harsh reactions, like breakouts and flaky skin, to these products.
This also explains why many people choose to DIY their skin care products. This gives many the peace of mind that they’re only putting quality ingredients on their skin. The biggest appeal of DIY skin care treatments, though, is the lower cost.
If you’re curious about making your own skin care products, look at our recipes for DIY skin care below:
- Chamomile Foaming Cleanser
Want an all-natural calming face wash? You can usee chamomile tea for its calming and anti-inflammatory properties.
- 1/4 cup brewed chamomile tea
- 1/4 cup liquid castile soap
- 3/4 tsp carrier oil
- 8 drops essential oil
Combine the liquid castile soap, carrier oil, and essential oil in one bowl. Add the tea when it’s cooled and then mix. Pour the mixture into a pump or squirt bottle and use as a face wash.
For the carrier oil, you can use olive oil, hazelnut oil, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, or grapeseed oil.
- Green Tea Toner
Green tea has anti-aging, exfoliating, cleansing, and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s one of the most popular ingredients for skin care because it helps oily skin and it helps protect the skin from the sun.
- 1 TB Witch Hazel
- 1 bag of green tea leaves
- 1/2 cup of water
Witch hazel is another ingredient that minimizes pores and helps with oily skin. It also hydrates the skin. To combine, boil a half cup of water first and infuse with the tea bag. Let it cool down and then squeeze the bag to bring out the excess moisture. Add the Witch Hazel, shake the container to mix, and then transfer the mixture to a bottle.
Use cotton balls to apply to the face after cleansing.
- Coconut Oil and Green Tea Body Moisturizer
Coconut oil contains a lot of beneficial characteristics for the skin: it’s moisturizing, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory. You can get these benefits on top of the benefits of green tea with this moisturizing recipe:
- 1 cup of coconut oil
- 2 TB loose green tea leaves
Melt the coconut oil on a skillet on medium heat. Add the green tea, then cover the boiler and allow to simmer on the lowest heat for one hour.
Take a cheesecloth and strain to remove the green tea leaves. Let it cool down until it’s almost solid, then whip for 3 to 5 minutes or until creamy.
Whipping it gives it a frothy texture that’s easier to apply. It also feels less greasy than un-whipped coconut cream.
- Coconut Oil and Green Tea Lip Balm
Still have some green tea leaves and coconut oil? You can get the best of both worlds to moisturize and protect your lips, too. Here’s what you need
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 2 TB loose green tea leaves
To get green tea-infused oil, use the same method as above (melt, simmer, and strain). Then, use it in this recipe:
- 1/4 oz beeswax
- 2 oz coconut oil (green tea-infused)
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp avocado oil
- 2 tsp zinc oxide powder
Put back the infused oil to the boiler and mix it with the beeswax. Stir on medium heat until the beeswax has melted.
Remove the mixture from the heat and mix in the avocado oil, honey, and zinc oxide powder. Using an electric mixer, blend until it achieves a creamy texture. Transfer to a lip balm container or any container with a lid.
- Oatmeal Face Scrub
For this recipe, you need:
- 1 TB ground oatmeal
- 1 TB ground brown sugar
- 1 TB honey
- 1 TB jojoba oil
Grind the oatmeal and brown sugar in a food processor; pulse it until they’re very fine. Then, mix it with the honey and jojoba oil.
To use, wet your face first and then put a small amount of the mixture on your hand. Scrub it into your face in gentle, circular motions. Rinse it off and enjoy radiant skin.
This scrubs away the dull surface and reveals a healthier skin underneath while keeping it hydrated. Oatmeal is soothing, while brown sugar is hydrating. Honey has anti-bacterial and cleansing properties, and jojoba oil enhances its moisturizing effects.
- Coffee Scrub
The texture of coffee also makes it great for exfoliating, and its brightening properties make it great for a facial or body scrub. It re-energizes the skin and it may also help with cellulite as caffeine stimulates the degradation of fat.
To use coffee as a facial/body scrub, you need:
- 1/2 cup ground coffee
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
Mix these ingredients and use as a facial or body scrub. Use gentle, circular motions to avoid irritating the skin.
- Coffee-Infused Eye Brightener
Do you know what else is good for? For brightening and tightening the under eyes. First, you’ll need a coffee-infused oil:
- 4 TB ground coffee
- 2/3 cup rosehip oil
Put both ground coffee and rosehip oil in a jar, close it, and shake to distribute the coffee. Shake it every day for a week and then use a tea strainer to remove the coffee grounds.
Then, let’s use that for the eye cream recipe:
- 1 TB coffee-infused oil
- 2 tsp jojoba oil
- 4 tsp shea butter
- 4 tsp cocoa butter
- 5 drops vitamin E oil
Melt the shea and cocoa butter, then mix it with the jojoba, coffee, and vitamin E oil. Pour these into a container and let it harden. Pat the product into your under eyes every morning or at night.
- Easy Honey Facial Masks
Mixing honey with essential oils makes for easy homemade facial masks. For this, you’ll only need:
- 1 TB honey or Manuka (has more antioxidant properties)
- Around 2 drops of essential oil
Mix it with the honey and apply to the face. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes before removing it with a warm washcloth.
For essential oils, you can choose lavender, lemon, or whichever oil provides the best solution for your skin issues. Learn more about 5 common skin problems and how to address these here.
- Activated Charcoal Peel-Off Mask
Remember the black peel-off mask that was all the rage a while back? You can make that at home, too. You’ll need:
- 1/4 to 1/3 tsp activated charcoal
- 1/4 tsp bentonite clay
- 1 – 2 drops of tea tree essential oil
- 1 tsp non-flavored gelatin
- 2 tsp hot water
Put the activated charcoal, bentonite clay, and gelatin into a container. Then, add the boiling hot water and mix with a non-metal spoon. Add the tea tree oil to the mixture.
This mask detoxifies the skin and draws out the impurities with help from the bentonite clay. The tea tree oil then clarifies the skin to keep it clear.
Live a Healthy Lifestyle With These DIY Skin Care Tips!
Apart from these DIY skin care methods, you can also keep your face clean and clear by replacing pillowcases often, having a healthy diet, and getting enough sleep.
If you need more beauty tips, go through our other Beauty blog posts today and learn how you can be your best, beautiful self.