You won't regret using these 9 DIY skincare blends
We all want an ever glowing skin and do not hesitate in spending sums of money to avail the best and effective skincare products. From now on you can think twice before buying those money-oozing serums and super expensive body butters, coz, these homemade cosmetics will prove to be surprisingly healthy for your skin and will not even pinch your pockets.
Ever read the ingredients on the 'pretty looking' serum bottles? Loaded with chemicals and unpronounceable ingredients, these products do nothing but irritate your skin and worsen if not suited. Homemade cosmetics are organic and you know if the ingredients is perfect for your skin.
Making these skincare hacks is quite simple and frugal, plus a natural way to pump up your skin. Ingredients like Aloe Vera, coconut oil and turmeric has reached even to the West for its amazing properties of anti-ageing. You will find thousand-and-one of oils, fragrances, essential oils, aromatic and therapeutic products to choose from, for a perfect cosmetic. For a good DIY skin products, you need to have a rightly combined recipe, otherwise that kitchen catastrophe would tick down to a naught.
My handpicked list here is simple and easily available, straight from the pantry.
1. Honey and lemon face wash
Honey and lemon works great together. Apart from a morning weight loss drink, honey and lemon has powerful antioxidant properties that fights acne…naturally. You might think honey will leave you with a feeling of stickiness, but that’s not true. Honey is a great moisturizer and fights bacteria scooping out dirt from the pores. Lemon, on the other hand, is a natural toner and brightens your skin, leveling it up.
½ cup Glycerine
3 tbsp Honey
2 tbsp. Liquid Castile soap
2-3 drops Lemon essential oil
Simply mix up all the ingredients together and store in a container. You can make huge batches for as long as you wish.
2. Lavender and Chamomile facial steam
If you are really looking for a younger looking glowing skin, then steam is your secret. Ok, I totally sound like an advertisement. But that is cent percent true. Steaming helps your skin to rejuvenate and when it comes with myriad of aromas of your choice, who wouldn’t want to try. Steam let’s open the pores of your skin and aids in cleansing process. I picked my herbs, Lavender and Chamomile. Lavender is a wonderful healer and reduces inflammation leaving you with a soothing aroma. If chamomile isn’t easily available, you can also use chamomile teabags. It’s a tremendous antibacterial herb that helps the steam to boost its healing process. Steaming will comfort you leaving you relaxed and calm.
Jump to directions:
Boil water in a bowl and let it rest for 2 minutes. Pop in some fresh Lavender twigs and Chamomile teabags and get the aroma imbued in it.
Face towards the bowl and let the steam smother your face.
3. Aloe Rose toner
Toner has this amazing property of cleansing excess dirt and maintaining the pH balance of your skin. Toning before moisturizing is of utmost importance to your skin.
I have a stunning Aloe-vera plant which I wish to put to a better use. Apart from cleansing the air around you, Aloe-vera works wonders on your skin by fighting acne and blemishes. Rose gives a soothing fragrance and aides in hydrating the skin. I have this combination made into a toner which you will not regret in owning one.
Rose petals a handful
Aloe vera 1 leaf
Scoop out the Aloe Vera gel from the leaf. Blend together rose petals and Aloe-vera together. Strain through a fine strainer.
The fine liquid is your toner.
4. Vitamin C serum
Hyaluronic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) , DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSMAlpha Lipoic Acid (ALA): Wondering why am I talking of chemicals suddenly? Well, these are the contents of your store-bought serum. They are quite a mouthful to even pronounce. Mostly they are plant extracts, so why not use them directly from plants!
Face serums are a power house of beauty which penetrates deep inside your skin to keep it moisturized for hours and are experts in anti-ageing properties. This recipe here will give a naturalized version of serum and are pocket-friendly as serums can cost you boulders.
Glycerine 1 TSP
Distilled water 1 TSP
Vitamin C powder 1tsp
Vitamin E powder(optional) ½ TSP
Simply mix all the above together and store in a amber or dark coloured bottle.
Note: Always store in a dark bottle and away from direct sunlight as the 'Vitamin C' content tends to get oxidised and spoil.
5. Mix spice face mask
We Indians have been using turmeric, saffron and coconut oil since the ancient times. Our ancient books speak highly of the golden benefits of these spices. Not very recently, that the west realised the importance of these ingredients and started patenting as their own inventions in their beauty products. I am not a leftist, but I love my country and wish to spread high opinions about it…hashtag!
This facial mask blend is a natural and an organic step towards a glowing skin, as if plucked out straight from the farm, check it out.
Turmeric. ½ tsp
Honey. ½ tsp
Curd. 1 tsp
Coconut oil. 1 tbsp
Make a fine pasty mix of the above ingredients, adjust with the liquids to give the right consistency.
Apply before every bath, to get a gold- facial equivalent.
6. DIY lip balm
I love making lip balms. Lip balm is my most essential beauty score which I don’t leave the house without. Many lip balms come with a guarantee to endow your moisturized lips but the moment you step out of the house they fade away. This DIY lip balm will give you super moisturized lips for not whole but at least half a day.
Honey bees are these marvellous creatures who give us awesome products including one called, Beeswax. With its anti-inflammatory properties, beeswax are wondrous for dried and affected areas. You can order online or even get it from the nearest beauty store.
Coconut oil 1 tbsp
Your favourite essential oil, a few drops
Melt together beeswax and coconut oil. Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil, I like it citrusy so picked up Orange essential oil.
Pour in a container of your choice and use it daily.
7. DIY make up remover
Yes we love make up. But the after-party scrubbing and cleaning of the face…yes we don’t love that. Did you know? Cleaning and rubbing your face to remove the layers of make up, makes your skin drier. So we simply use make up remover and even better is a natural make up remover to keep the hydration intact to your skin. So say goodbye to the greasy feel skin and raccoon eyes with this homemade make up remover.
Jojoba oil. 60ml
Vitamin E capsule
Soothing essential oil (My pick, peppermint oil)
Fill your jar about ¾th of jojoba oil. Prick the vitamin E capsule into it and 3 drops of peppermint essential oil. Shake it well and drip into a cotton to clean off the make up.
8. ACV hair conditioner