With the year being 2021, most of us have a particular skincare routine set according to our skin problems. But buying products and applying them to your skin can be harmful because they contain harmful preservatives. Along with that, store-bought products have fragrances and alcohols which can result in allergic reactions. So why not try skincare items that are homemade from natural products? Sounds good, right? We have gathered the top 10 DIY skincare products that you need to try right now. Go ahead and choose a skin care regime with your self-made products. If you want to save your beautiful skin, you must try these. Read on.
An olive oil cleanser to moisturize the skin
Like many other oils, olive oil is also a very good item to moisturise the skin. It locks in moisture and seals the water content of the skin beneath it. Olive oil contains lots of vitamins like vitamin A, D, E, and K. It also has lots of antioxidants that help reduce early signs of aging. Olive oil is also great to remove scars and reduce stretch marks.
Recipe: Take one to two tablespoons of olive oil in a container and rub it all over your face. Cover your face with a cloth. Wipe it off after 5 to 10 mins. Moisturize well after it.
An avocado mask to reduce acne
Avocado doesn’t only taste good, but it also has lots of skin benefits. It increases the speed of skin repair and reduces acne and also evens out skin tone. It contains several compounds which protect the skin from sun damage and inflammation. Avocados also improve skin elasticity, prevent dry skin, and minimise breakouts.
Recipe: Take half an avocado in a bowl and mix it with 1 tablespoon each of olive oil and honey. Apply it on the face for 15 to 20 minutes. Moisturize your skin after removing it.
An exfoliating sugar scrub to remove dead skin cells
A sugar scrub removes the layer of dead skin cells. It is also known for evening out skin tones. A sugar scrub removes pollution and toxins from the face, which cause early signs of aging. It smoothes, nourishes, and moisturises the skin. It can also be used as a lip scrub.
Recipe: Take half a cup of sugar in a bowl. To it, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. If you have lavender essential oil, add two drops of it as well. Scrub your face with it and then wash it off with water.
A hydrating oat face mask
Oatmeal soothes dry and itchy skin. It can also work as an exfoliator. It helps remove dirt, excess oil, and dead skin cells. Oatmeal cleanses and moisturises the skin. It can also help whiten the skin. It has antioxidants that reduce early signs of aging. Oats’ saponin content helps in cleansing.
Recipe: Take 3 tsp of ground oats in a bowl and add 1/4 tsp of apple cider vinegar and mix it till it becomes a smooth paste. Then add ¼ tsp of lemon and ½ tsp of sugar to it. Apply it to a clean face and keep it for 15 to 20 minutes. Rub it in a circular motion for exfoliation and then wash it off.
Coconut oil to moisturize
Coconut is magical and can have health as well as skin benefits. It contains fatty acids which retain moisture. It acts as a protective shield on the skin and protects it from dirt, toxins, and pollution. It minimises fine lines and wrinkles. Coconut oil also has antioxidants that reduce early signs of aging.
Recipe: Put a few drops of coconut oil in your palm and massage it on your face before going to bed. After getting up, wash the oil off your face.
Milk as a cleanser to prevent irritation
Milk can act as a very efficient cleanser. It contains lactic acid, vitamins A, D, E, and K, which help with exfoliation and hydration. Milk helps prevent irritation and itchiness. It can also remove dark spots and acne.
Recipe: Take a few tablespoons of milk in a container. Cleanse your face with it for 4 to 5 minutes and then wash it off with water.
Anti-aging coca mask
Cocoa, along with smelling and tasting luxurious, has lots of skin benefits. You need to add this to your skincare regime. It has a high content of fatty acids which help nourish and hydrate the skin. It is rich in phytochemicals that improve blood circulation, slow aging, and also protect the skin from harmful UV rays. Cocoa can also be used for scars and stretch marks.
Recipe: Take 1 tablespoon of cocoa butter in a container and add 1 tablespoon each of sour cream, honey, and 1 egg. Mix it and apply it to the face evenly. After drying, wash it off using lukewarm water. Sour cream consists of lactic acid, which helps in exfoliation, and honey hydrates the skin.
Ginger body scrub to detoxify skin
Ginger is one of the most powerful spices with loads of nutrients and bioactive components. It contains a natural oil called gingerol, which reduces inflammation and soothes irritated skin. Ginger also detoxifies the skin.
Recipe: Mix ½ cup of finely grounded rice with ½ cup of coconut milk. To it add ¼ cup of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of ground ginger and make it a paste. Using your palm, massage the scrubber all over the body for a few minutes and then wash it off. (Coconut milk hydrates the skin. Plain milk can also be used)
Papaya face mask to prevent early signs of aging
Papaya doesn’t only taste good, but it has lots of other skin benefits as well. it has an enzyme, papain, which heals the skin and maintains its elasticity. Papaya enhances the secretion of collagen, which helps reduce wrinkles. It has lots of antioxidant properties which help reduce early signs of aging. It hydrates the skin, and it has vitamins A and C, which lighten the skin tone. It can also be used to fight acne.
Recipe: take ½ papaya and remove the seeds and then blend it. To it, add 1 tablespoon of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, and 1 egg. Mix it using a fork until it forms a paste. Apply it on the face and neck and let it dry for 25 to 20 minutes. Wash it off with water.
Aloe face mask to moisturize
When it comes to aloe vera, it has innumerable benefits to the skin. It has health, beauty, and skincare properties. Aloe vera soothes sunburns and moisturises the skin. It is also known to reduce the early signs of aging. Aloe vera combats acne, fades blemishes, cleanses, and relieves irritated skin.
Recipe: Take 4 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel and put it in a container. To it add ½ tablespoon of milk and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Mix until the sugar is dissolved. Apply the mask on the face and let it dry for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.