It goes without saying that skincare is a huge industry, with possibly millions of products out on the market. While it might be easy to treat skincare as a hobby, it’s actually closer to health than you think— after all, the skin is the body’s largest organ. Caring for your skin is caring for your health, and the best way to do that is by using natural and organic skincare products.
That doesn’t always mean you have to shell out hundreds of dollars for a top of line products, however. You can also make your own skincare products at home using proper safety and hygiene measures and natural ingredients. There’s even a post on this blog written previously about 5 Natural and Homemade Raspberry Face Masks that you can easily make yourself. Below are a few more homemade recipes for skincare that you might want to try out.
Honey is one of the most widely available and affordable moisturizers around, making it a great choice for DIY face masks. Raw honey is full of antioxidants that can help you fight aging and reduce wrinkles. It’s also a natural antibacterial that can prevent acne, making it an easy, multipurpose solution that plumps up your skin and makes it healthy and brighter.
If you want the benefits of raw honey, try a Manuka honey, like Manukora, which is sourced from bees who feed exclusively on the Manuka plant and can be authentically traced to the hive that produced it.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR TREATMENTS
You might see apple cider vinegar (ACV) in a forgotten bottle at the back of your pantry, but it actually has a ton of uses in skincare. When diluted with 1 part ACV and 2 parts water, it becomes a useful toner that can help alleviate the symptoms of skin conditions like eczema and acne. Its antibacterial properties also make it a great topical solution for sunburns.
Not only that, ACV also has great digestive properties, helping to alkalize your body and promote healthier digestion. If you want to maximize its health benefits but not a fan of the taste, you can opt for Brightcore’s ACV gummies. They are a quick and easy solution that lasts longer and even boosts your immune system, keeping your skin and body healthier overall.
CUCUMBER EYE MASKS
Eyes are the trickiest part of skincare. The skin around them is usually sensitive but can be prone to dark circles and wrinkles, which can often be difficult to deal with. The best solution to this is to make sure that you’re keeping your eye area moisturized, and a cucumber eye mask is just the thing for it.
Stylecraze has a quick and easy recipe for cucumber and green tea eye masks that will have you seeing the difference in days. The naturally moisturizing cucumber properties are combined with the antioxidant effects of green tea, allowing you to pamper your eyes in the cleanest, safest way possible.
GREEN TEA TONER
You might think that green tea is just for drinking, but it can do so much more for your skin and body. It’s a powerful antibacterial agent that can help you prevent and treat acne, as well as unclog your pores. The polyphenols in green tea fight off bacterial growth and can reduce bacterial inflammation for smoother, softer skin.
Most natural green tea brands are great for homemade green tea toner, but there are premium brands that you can look at if you want to go all out. Like, The Uji Gyokuro is a popular brand in Japan and is a type of green tea grown in the shade that has tons of benefits. It can calm your skin, minimizing irritation and damage, and drinking it can even prevent gum disease and gingivitis.
CITRUS LIP SCRUB
Even the skin of our lips needs care, and the best way to do that is by making a DIY lip scrub. Most homemade lips scrubs contain honey, which, as we’ve mentioned, has great antibacterial and natural preservative properties. Adding a citrus essential oil or juice like lemon will help maximize that disinfectant potential while safely brightening and exfoliating the skin of your lips.
Here’s a quick and easy recipe that only needs four ingredients, many of which you can find at home: 1 tsp organic jojoba oil, 1 tsp raw honey, 2 tbsp of sugar, and 5 drops of lemon essential oil. Mix it all together and keep it in a dry container and use when needed. It’s quick, convenient, and can be whipped up in minutes, so you never have to worry about flaky lips ever again.
Do you like DIY skincare recipes?