A Guide to Homemade Skin Care for Different Skin Types

A Guide to Homemade Skin Care for Different Skin Types

Published by N-Essentials Team on 27th Feb 2023

We all know how important the health of your skin is. The skin does an incredible job protecting us from external threats, from heat to bacteria. Who knows where we’d be without it?

With that in mind, the quality of the products you use on your skin should be a top priority. The very fact that you don’t know what ingredients go into store-bought products should be a significant concern.

Different skin types may have different concerns, but whether you’re suffering from dry or oily skin, N-Essentials has the ingredients you need to give your skin the love and care it deserves.

What Is Homemade Skin Care?

If you’re concerned about the products being applied to your skin, you’re not alone. Store-bought skin care products are filled with all types of ingredients that can do the exact opposite of what you’d like them to do, drying out your skin when you’re hoping to moisturise it or causing outbreaks.

Homemade skin care has never been more popular, with people equally worried about their own health and that of the environment. By choosing products that are packed full of natural ingredients, you’re doing your part to promote sustainability and an eco-friendly lifestyle.

From moisturiser to cleanser, there are countless creams and serums you can make that will provide you with complete control over what’s being applied to your skin.

How to Create DIY Skin Care Products

The skin is the largest organ in the body and provides an important layer of protection against the external environment. Since the skin takes such good care of us, it’s only right that we do the same by it.

Keep in mind that you should always do a spot test before applying new ingredients to your skin. The natural products available at N-Essentials are designed for external use only and should not be ingested. If you experience an adverse reaction to any ingredient, contact your doctor.

With a little knowledge and practice, you’ll be able to craft beautiful DIY skin care products to treat your skin and help you live a healthy, natural lifestyle.

Skincare for Dry Skin

Few things are more frustrating than dry skin. Whether your dry and dehydrated skin is caused by environmental factors or genetics, there are plenty of natural products you can apply to improve its appearance.

Here are a few of our favourites!

Jojoba Oil

A carrier oil, jojoba oil is created by cold-pressing the nuts, beans, and seeds of the Simmondsia chinensis plant, also known as jojoba.

It typically has a clear or light yellow hue and a thin consistency. As a carrier oil, jojoba oil can be applied directly to your skin or combined with other natural ingredients, including borage oil, grapeseed oil, and vitamin E oil, to create gentle, natural skincare products.

Zinc Oxide Powder

Zinc oxide powder might sound like a harsh chemical, but this product makes an excellent addition to your homemade skincare routine. Not only is it a good natural bulking agent, but it can even be used to provide a certain level of sun protection to the skin.

Consider pairing zinc oxide powder with aloe vera juice, avocado oil or coconut oil to help restore the appearance of dry skin.

Hyaluronic Acid

Another deceptive-sounding product name, hyaluronic acid, is currently one of the most popular natural ingredients found in moisturisers, serums, and more.

Hyaluronic acid actually occurs naturally in the body and plays an important role in skin hydration, helping to promote a plump appearance.

When it comes to making home skincare products to combat dry skin, consider pairing hyaluronic acid with macadamia oil or allantoin.

Coconut Oil

N-Essentials offers two types of coconut oil: fractionated and RBD. The latter is a relatively inexpensive product and best used for soap making, while fractionated coconut oil is colourless, odourless and lightweight, making it an excellent massage oil on its own or as an additive in homemade moisturisers.

Fractionated coconut oil pairs well with many ingredients, including lavender oil, bergamot essential oil, and Shea butter.

Skincare for Oily & Acne-Prone Skin

Oily and acne-prone skin are common concerns that can be very difficult to manage. As soon as you get an outbreak under control, it can seem that another pops up instantly, without rhyme or reason.

Fortunately, there are a number of natural skincare ingredients that may help you deal with the appearance of oily and acne-prone skin.

Rosehip Oil

With a rich nutrient profile, rosehip oil is a popular addition to skin care products for those looking to counteract oily and acne-prone skin. Rosehip oil absorbs fairly easily, meaning it is considered perfect for those greasy skin.

Rosehip oil blends particularly well with bergamot essential oil, hyaluronic acid, and sage essential oil. As a carrier oil, it can also act as a diluting agent for stronger essential oils.

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal has a broad spectrum of applications in skin care, from face masks to body scrubs. The best skin care products for oily and acne-prone skin are those that absorb quickly and remove dead skin cells — both of which activated charcoal can help with.

When it comes to making your own face masks, scrubs, and exfoliants, consider mixing activated charcoal with coconut oil, aloe vera juice, and bentonite clay powder.

Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is a popular addition to products designed to reduce the redness associated with acne.

In addition, few oils smell as inviting or nostalgic as lavender oil, meaning it can act as the final touch to your homemade skin care products.

Skin affected by acne requires exfoliation, and dead sea mud can be combined with a variety of ingredients, including grapeseed oil, kaolin clay, and allantoin powder, to create homemade scrubs that can help improve the skin’s appearance.

Skincare for Combination Skin

Combination skin refers to those who have dry skin in certain areas and oily skin in others. Most people with combination skin will find that their T-zone (including the forehead, nose, and chin) is oily while their cheeks and jawline are dry.

Finding skin care products that can treat both issues effectively can be a challenge, which is why it’s a great idea to make your own!

Caring for combination skin can involve applying different products to different areas of the face. Alternatively, using moisturisers and serums with lightweight formulas shouldn’t cause too many issues, but this will, of course, depend on your specific skin.

Rosemary Oil

Rosemary oil is a common addition to many skin care products and has the ability to reduce redness associated with acne while also helping to improve the appearance of dry skin.

It has a lovely, fragrant smell and pairs well with many ingredients, including clove bud essential oil, allantoin, and lemon essential oil.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil can do it all, from helping to improve the appearance of dry skin to managing the redness associated with acne breakouts.

Keep in mind that tea tree oil is an essential oil, meaning it will have to be diluted with a carrier oil before being applied topically. Consider almond oil, avocado oil, or sunflower oil for this purpose.

Ylang Ylang Oil

Ylang ylang oil is a super skincare ingredient with the ability to moisturise and cleanse. Both are important when it comes to combination skin, which can be dry and also require exfoliation.

Similarly to tea tree oil, ylang ylang oil is an essential oil, meaning it needs to be combined with a carrier oil like jojoba or grapeseed before it can be used topically.

Skincare for Sensitive Skin

While environmental factors and genetics can play a role, often, there’s no rhyme or reason as to why your skin is sensitive.

It’s always a good idea to find the root cause of your sensitive skin, as doing so will enable you to target the issue more effectively. The following ingredients can also help you manage the appearance of sensitive skin.

Sunflower Oil

Sunflower oil is ideal for those with sensitive skin due to its light, non-greasy nature. It’s classified as a non-comedogenic oil, meaning it’s suitable for all skin types.

From moisturisers to serums, consider adding sunflower oil to your DIY skin care products.

Sweet Almond Oil

Few skincare products are more important than the humble cleanser. Ensuring your skin is free from dirt and impurities can go a long way in preventing breakouts.

Sweet almond oil is a carrier oil that can be applied directly to the skin to help remove grime. You might also choose to combine it with other ingredients, including Shea butter, vitamin E oil, and eucalyptus essential oil, to make everything from BB cream to moisturiser.

Shop for Homemade Skin Care Ingredients at N-Essentials

Building a DIY skin routine takes a little time and effort, but it’s well worth it in the end. N-Essentials has the widest range of essential oils, carrier oils, extracts, vitamins, and powders to create skin care products for dry, oily, combination, and sensitive skin. 

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