When was the last time you looked at your skincare routine and the products that you are using in it?
Many store-bought beauty products contain many different ingredients that can actually be more harmful to the skin than good. Looking at the ingredients list there are probably even ingredients on there that you can’t pronounce – that in itself should be a warning sign!
Learn about what goes on your skin. We may be tempted by the good looking and professional packaging of a lot of beauty products but it would be wiser to choose a product that is suitable for our skin type.
Nowadays, most people use a wide variety of skincare products as they think it’s best to keep their skin moisturized. But the question is, are they really getting the benefits they need?
Treat your skin with a natural moisturizer! Moisturizers have moisturizing qualities that are effective in adding moisture to dry skin and help keep it from drying out. At N-essentials, we make sure that we provide you with tips and recipes on how to make homemade natural moisturizers.
Making homemade moisturizer products to use in your skincare routine means that you know exactly what is going into your products, you can buy your supplies from reputable businesses and you can make enough of them using natural and eco-friendly products that are safe for your skin.
What should be a part of my homemade skincare routine?
The way that you start and finish your day when it comes to your skincare routine is very important.
As a part of your day-to-day skincare routine, it is essential to use moisturizers in providing your skin the moisture it needs and potentially prevent dry skin. This can be done both in the morning or evening.
After moisturizing, applying a toner helps to close pores, making your skin look brighter and healthier.
Can I use the same homemade moisturizer in the morning and the night?
You can definitely use the same homemade moisturizer in the morning and at night, or you can make two different homemade moisturizers that can be used at different times of the day.
For example, a daytime moisturizer that contains sun protection can greatly protect your skin, particularly your face, from harmful UV rays. Also, a nighttime moisturizer that is thick and heavy is essential in keeping your skin hydrated.
Moreover, moisturizers that contain essential oils such as peppermint can be a bit troublesome at night as peppermint has properties that can help in keeping you active and alert – not the thing you want just before bed. This is the opposite with Lavender which helps you sleep – not the best thing to apply at the start of the day.
Check out some simple and easy recipes to make your natural homemade moisturizers and toners successful in giving your skin the care it deserves!
DIY Acne Moisturizer
2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon lavender oil
1 teaspoon evening primrose oil
Combine aloe vera and essential oils together and store in a glass jar. Apply to skin nightly as needed and see beautiful results.
DIY Shea Butter Night Cream
2 tablespoons unrefined shea butter
2 tablespoons evening primrose oil
Melt shea butter in a pan. Once melted remove from heat and mix in evening primrose oil. Store in a glass jar and use nightly as needed.
DIY Coconut Moisturizer
½ cup coconut oil RBD
1 teaspoon liquid vitamin C
12 drops lavender oil
Melt coconut oil over a double boiler. Mix in vitamin C and lavender oil. Store in an airtight container.
DIY Almond Oil Moisturizer
1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons unrefined cocoa butter
2 teaspoons rose water
Combine and melt cocoa butter and sweet almond oil together. Remove from heat and mix in honey and rose water. Store in an airtight container.
DIY Chamomile Tea Toner
1 cup chamomile tea
2 drops tea tree oil
Brew a cup of chamomile tea. Add in essential oils and allow them to cool before use.
DIY Face Toner
Apple cider vinegar
Witch hazel extract
Frankincense essential oil
Lavender essential oil
Sensitive Skin: Mix 20% apple cider vinegar and witch hazel
with 80% water
Normal to Dry Skin: Mix 33% apple cider vinegar and witch hazel with 66% water
Oily Skin: Mix 50% apple cider vinegar and witch hazel with 50% water
Add 5 drops of each essential oil to the mix. Store in an airtight container or spray bottle.
Keep it natural. As much as possible, avoid using products that contain too many harmful chemicals.
Furthermore, these homemade recipes are optional and will actually depend upon the needs of your skin.
Why not give it a try today!
Making the right homemade skincare moisturizer recipe for your facial and body needs is not that laborious and will surely give you the satisfaction of looking great knowing that you are in glowing shape!
To find and learn more amazing recipes and skincare ideas, go to www.N-essentials.com.au to be inspired and be in control of your skincare routine today.