DIY Homemade Skincare Routine for Women
Today, we expose our skin to a hectic lifestyle and pollution levels like never before. Our hectic lives make it challenging for our skin to relax and breathe openly. Even the skincare products we buy for ourselves tend to have chemicals that do not allow the skin to breathe freely. This is where DIY skincare comes into the picture.
With the help of homemade skincare products, your skin can finally breathe without any interruption. The best thing is that these products can be made easily from the comfort of your home. Let's find out how.
What Is Homemade Natural Skincare?
Natural skincare products are free from synthetic fragrances, sulfates, and dyes. Moreover, the ingredients of these products are sourced naturally, have a therapeutic effect on the skin as they contain antioxidants and are gentler on the skin.
Homemade skincare products are made with easily available ingredients at home. These products do not have harsh ingredients, can be modified per your skin type, and can be experimented with to find out what works best for your skin type.
Both natural and homemade skincare use natural ingredients. They both have the benefits of being more gentle on the skin, avoiding harmful chemicals, and using renewable resources. Now that you’re aware of homemade natural skincare, let’s look at DIY skin care products and their DIY skin care ingredients.
Essential Homemade Products and Ingredients For Your DIY Skincare
Before venturing into the world of homemade skincare, it is essential to have the following product names and their ingredients in mind:
This face scrub has four simple ingredients that you need to stock up on: walnut powder (100 g), baking soda (200 g), kaolin clay (30g), and lavender fragrance oil (2 ml). The key ingredient, walnut, prevents premature skin aging, reduces dark circles, and moisturizes and nourishes the skin. Walnuts also exfoliate dead skin cells, dirt, and oil stuck within the pores and stop them from getting clogged. This prevents acne and keeps the skin clear and supple.
Rose Water Toner
You can make your very own rose water toner with three simple ingredients: witch hazel (150 ml), rosewater (made at home or bought in a store), and three drops of essential oil, which includes lavender, carrot seed, or bergamot. The key ingredient, rose water, has multiple benefits for the skin. It balances the skin's natural oils, soothes redness and irritation, and keeps the skin glowing. Rose water also has antioxidant properties that protect the skin, minimize the size of the skin pores, and plump fine lines on the skin.
Tomato Papaya Face Mask
The ingredients for this natural skincare face mask will be easily available in your kitchen itself. All you need is half a cup of chopped papaya pieces and half a cup of blended tomato pieces. The hero of the face mask, tomatoes, contain antioxidants and vitamin C, along with being a source of vitamin B and magnesium. Tomatoes can protect the skin against cancer, reduce sunburns, soothe skin inflammation, and stimulate collagen production. Tomatoes may also remove dead cells, fight cellular damage, and moisturize the skin.
Make your very own moisturizer with three simple ingredients: licorice tea, aloe vera gel (.75 cups), and sunflower oil (2 cups). The main ingredient, licorice, is a super herb that reduces hyperpigmentation, hides dark spots caused by age, reduces acne, and evens out the skin tone. Licorice also regenerates elastin and collagen in the skin, helping tighten the skin and making it firm.
Once you stock up on these essential DIY skincare ingredients, you can go ahead and start creating your homemade skin care products. Here’s how.
The DIY skincare routine: A Step-by-Step Guide
The first step is to prepare your walnut face scrub by mixing all ingredients while removing all clusters and clumps in the paste. Add water to the final paste and fill in a jar. Apply the walnut face scrub on moist skin using a gentle circular motion. After 10 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water.
The next step is to prepare the rose water toner by combining the witch hazel and rosewater in equal quantities. Mix them in a spray bottle and apply them on a cotton ball before application to the face. Gently wipe the face with the rose water toner-soaked cotton ball twice daily.
The third step is applying the papaya-tomato face mask by blending equal quantities of papaya paste and tomato pulp. Mix well together and remove any lumps before applying them to your face. Wash off with lukewarm water after 15 minutes.
The final step is to create your licorice moisturizer by mixing the licorice tea, aloe vera gel, and sunflower oil in a bowl. Use a hand blender to mix well and apply on the skin once the skincare routine is complete.
Important Tips to Keep in Mind
Before you start creating your skincare routine, there are some simple things you should keep in mind:
- Know your skin type:
Is your skin oily, dry, sensitive or combination? Keep this information at the center of everything you do.
- Use natural ingredients:
Use natural fruits and vegetables, along with gels like aloe vera as part of your routine. Steer clear from chemicals in any ingredients.
- Test new DIY skin care products:
Test the products you have created on a small area of your skin to check if you have any allergic reaction to them.
- Be consistent:
Once you have found products and ingredients that work, use them for a while to see positive changes on your skin.
- Dermatologically tested
With these points guiding you, you can create the best DIY skincare for your skin type and see wonderful results. If you believe you do not have the time to create your products, you can explore Provalos range of 100% Vegan, natural, cruelty-free, SLS-free and alcohol-free products. They’ll have the same natural, soothing and refreshing effect on your skin.