DIY natural skincare essentials

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Spending on skincare products is at an all-time high as skincare has become a top priority for so many people all over the world. According to data compiled by Grand View Research, the global skincare market size was valued at more than $130 billion in 2021 and it’s expected to grow even more within the next eight years. Moreover, it was predicted that consumers’ growing preference for natural products will create significant demand in the coming years since they’re considered to be quite effective, and they don’t have an adverse impact on the environment.  

While you can certainly buy natural skincare products in stores and online shops, you can also make skin essentials such as moisturisers, cleansers, and lip balms at home. Doing so not only helps you save money, but you’re also assured that whatever you put on your skin is completely pure and natural. Here are some easy ways to make your very own natural skincare products. 

Create a Natural Moisturiser

If there’s one product that should be a part of everyone’s skincare routine all year-round, it’s moisturiser. It protects your skin from getting dry and chapped in winter, and those who’ve experienced having extremely dry skin in the cold months know that it can be highly uncomfortable and even painful at times. It should also be a staple in your summer skincare kit since it helps to nourish your skin after constant exposure to the sun. Most moisturisers these days contain everything from ceramides and hyaluronic acid to snail mucin and placenta, but you can whip up your own using simple ingredients that you can find in your garden or pantry.

To make a natural moisturiser, melt 1/4 cup of coconut oil and 1/4 cup of beeswax pellets in a double boiler. Mix thoroughly until the wax melts, then turn off the heat. Allow it to cool, then slowly pour 1/4 cup of aloe gel into the mixture, taking care to mix it as you pour. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil, then transfer to an airtight container and keep it in the fridge. To keep your skin properly hydrated, use the moisturiser at night before going to bed and in the morning before applying makeup or sunscreen. 

Make Your Own Facial Cleanser

A good facial cleanser should get rid of dirt, grime and makeup without stripping your skin of its natural oils. It should also make your skin feel clean and fresh, so something that has a slightly foamy texture would be ideal. To make a refreshing and soothing facial wash, mix together a cup of cooled brewed green or chamomile tea with 1/4 cup of castile soap and half a teaspoon of sweet almond oil. Place in a bottle with a pump and shake well before using.  

DIY Organic Lip Balm

Lip balm is now considered as a skincare essential since it keeps your lips hydrated, and it protects them from cracking and chapping. You can buy inexpensive lip balms, but if you’d rather use one with natural ingredients, try making an organic lip product with only four ingredients. Simply melt together 2 tablespoons of grated beeswax, a tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and 8 drops of mint essential oil in a double boiler. Place the mixture in a tin with a lid and allow it to set before using. Apply it to your lips before bedtime and in the morning before putting on lipstick or gloss. 

Taking care of your skin should be a part of your daily routine. Consider these tips to make your own natural skincare products and enjoy having healthy, beautiful skin without harming the environment.   

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