The natural products craze isn’t going to pass. It’s nothing surprising because women have become more conscious and demanding as consumers who won’t settle for less. In pursuit of flawless, chemical-free products, abounding in natural, effective active substances, we often lean towards home solutions and DIY recipes. There are lots of women saying that such products work much better than drugstore ones. If you feel like checking whether the all-natural care is going to gift your face with as excellent results as thousands of women have achieved – enjoy the home beauty guide. You’ll find recipes for all must-have skin products. Let’s go!
The easiest DIY cosmetic in the world as there’s no need for mixing any ingredients. Make-up removing oil is simply a pure, natural, cold-pressed oil that you apply to face skin, massage in and wash off gently with a muslin cloth. Pick an oil that goes along with your skin type; you may as well use a blend of two or more oils. Thanks to this kind of make-up removal, there’s no sign after greasy cosmetics because oil effectively removes oil. Oils work for eye make-up removal – even a waterproof mascara goes off easily. How to tailor make-up removing oils to a skin type? Here’s a cheat sheet:
- dry skin – flaxseed oil, cottonseed oil, coconut oil, evening primrose oil;
- oily/combination skin – coconut oil, jojoba oil;
- normal/mature skin – barbary fig oil, avocado oil, Shea butter, argan oil, coconut oil.
Natural oils make a brilliant replacement for a face serum. Instead of buying a ready-made cosmetic which might have controversial ingredients – try applying a natural oil over a night cream. Oils also work as amazing hair masks – regenerate, reinforce and improve hair structure, preventing hair loss, beautifying and sealing cuticles for smoothness.
DIY – homemade facial toner
The best DIY facial toners are extremely easy to prepare. You need to infuse chosen and skin type-matching herbs and pour the liquid into a bottle. Keep in the fridge for 3-4 days. A DIY toner ca be a combination of a few herbal infusions. Here are the herbs that go with all skin types:
- rock rose infusion,
- rose petal infusion.
TIP! You can enrich your DIY face toners with e.g. some hyaluronic acid, distilled water, honey, lemon juice, watermelon juice or cucumber juice.
DIY – face cream
A homemade cream with herbs and oils is one of the easiest and brilliantly-working. The preparation is a child’s play.
- 100 g of infused herbs (use the ones I mentioned above),
- one teaspoon of glycerol,
- 17 g of Shea butter,
- 10 g of argan oil or other fluid oil,
- around 8-10 g of emulsifying wax e.g. beeswax.
Infuse the herbs, melt down Shea butter in a water bath. When the herbs cool down, add glycerol and mix the ingredients. When Shea butter cools down (as much as the herbs and glycerol), slowly pour it into the infusion and gently mix to let the substances blend. Use a milk frother to make it easier and quicker. Add argan oil or a different one you chose. Pour the resulting cream to a jar. That’s it!
DIY – facial skin exfoliator
A face scrub is one of the key products – ensuring thorough purification and increasing the absorption of creams and serums. Thanks to that, active ingredients get inside skin more deeply and powerfully. Cottage cheese face scrub is one of the best natural exfoliators, suitable even for sensitive skin.
Mix a tablespoon of cottage cheese with a tablespoon of brown sugar and a teaspoon of honey. This scrub (despite the sugar content) works gently and doesn’t have harsh abrasives so it causes no irritations. Cottage cheese delivers balanced pH, lightens skin whereas honey soothes, relieves and gives a great moisture boost.