You open your social media to find a few of your friends posting about their successfully made DIY Skincare product. The results were actually looking great. They certainly look better and are feeling more confident. You want that for yourself, too, but more importantly, your curiosity leads to a question, why are people starting to venture into this? There has to be a substantial reason than just for the love of craft.
Didn’t it come to your attention that almost all the beauty products today boast of the natural ingredients they contain? Marketing tactics will rule that these natural ingredients should definitely be emphasised simply because it sells! But it makes you wonder, how much of this is truly reliable?
The tight competition in the industry today marks the rise of emerging new skincare products. They are touted by young brands online alongside consumers influenced to purchase them. What people fail to realise is that the harmful chemicals found in these products are actually contributing to the common skincare problems we have more and more of nowadays and if we are not attentive, it can augment our skin condition for the worst. We can prevent that if we educate ourselves with the labels.
Even better, an attempt to make your own DIY skincare may just work for your own good.
WHY MAKE DIY SKINCARE PRODUCTS?
The need to take care of our skin has apparently become more intense and passionate. And why wouldn’t we? Skincare is personal and part of our overall health.
We are all born unique and Science is backing this up. Our skin, in particular, is different. What could work for you might not work for others. The most basic skin care routine, cleanse-tone-moisturise, will remarkably be altered once we personalise this according to our skin type. And that is just intended for the basic routine. What about our skin concerns like acne and scars? Everything will then be tailored specifically to your own needs. It is for this reason that people are starting to craft their own skincare product.
People will opt to use homemade products because they are kind to our skin and body incomparable to conventional skincare products available in the market. Our needs are met and its uses are comprehensive and clear to us. Isn’t that what we want? We take full control of approximately 60% of the application absorbed by our skin.
Countless motivation drives people to do it being known as cost-effective, widely beneficial, and fuels creativity. Whatever motive you might have, this hobby-like activity is persistent towards our uncompromising skin condition which is paramount.
These past few years, people have been perceptive about how their food is made. This is equally true to skincare. People should be concerned and take initiative to learn about the products they are applying. You will learn that most of them include ingredients that contribute to earth pollution, skin sensitivities, and regardless of what marketing claims, are not just effective.
On this note, the best practice in crafting your own DIY Skincare is to respect proportions and entirely maintain the structure of the formula. For starters, it is advisable to follow simple homemade skin care recipes precisely as presented. This practice is key to perfecting a homemade product of your own. As you progress you can move on to intermediate and advance formulae. Consistency will boost your expertise and experience.
Don’t overwhelm yourself too much. Here at N-essentials, we will help you along the way. Our goal is to enlighten you of the optimal use of our products. You can learn further from our guide to making skincare products.
To encourage you to create your own, we provided in this article a sample DIY skincare product such as a homemade Face Moisturiser. Keep on reading and you’ll get the hang of it.
SIMPLE DIY HOMEMADE FACE MOISTURISER
Before diving into our craft, let’s acquaint ourselves again with a brief explanation as to what moisturisers are and what they do.
Every effective skincare routine involves moisturising. It matters for the simplest reason that without doing it, your skin ends up flaky and far from healthy. Ever noticed why your skin is so dry after a long warm bath? Without moisturising, we are prone to skin problems. Say if we left out our skin to be as dry and as oily as it is, we are susceptible to acne. Moisturising our skin is just as important because it maintains the cells of our skin healthy, thus, protecting us from irritations. And, no, we don’t want any of this acne or irritations at all.
That is basically the main function of a moisturiser. So here goes our simple homemade face moisturiser.
- 3 tbsp beeswax
- 6 tbsp avocado oil
- 6 tbsp coconut oil
- 15 drops frankincense essential oil
- 15 drops myrrh essential oil
- 10 drops sandalwood essential oil
- In a pan, mix and boil the beeswax, avocado oil, and coconut oil together until fully melted.
- Stir the cream and let the melted oils cool.
- Slowly add the essential oils while still liquid
- Pour into a clean, airtight container to store. Discard after a week.
There we have it. A homemade face moisturiser that will help to make your skin glow, and looking silky, and soft. Experimenting on these DIY products are better than settling for what’s in the market. Consider the substantial benefits. It is penny-wise as you are able to save, plus, you can get creative and craft something unique to your own skin but more importantly, eliminate all other harmful chemicals that are mostly found in the store-bought products.
Find more DIY Moisturiser recipes here.
BASICS FOR CREATING HOMEMADE SKIN CARE PRODUCT
Speaking of guide, why don’t we start with the basics? If you are interested in this craft, this article is relevant and particularly intended for you.
OIL WITH OIL
It makes sense as you probably have heard that oil does not mix with water. Note that this is only a base principle to bear in mind if we are trying to achieve an easy yet effective homemade skin care recipe. However, as you move along, you will encounter recipes that do break this principle. In these recipes, you will find oils being mixed together with water-based ingredients. We have so-called emulsifiers which, specifically, does the work of preventing oil and water from separating. Perhaps, we can tackle that subject in another article.
THE CORRECT CONTAINER
Contamination is a main concern in skincare. You need to evaluate the best way to avoid it during the process. Choosing the right container is a practice of good judgement for your homemade product to be kept safe, secure, and stable. It will avoid your recipe from possible contamination. Open jars are prone to contamination therefore it would be better to go for air-tight containers. Following these simple yet important guidelines will sustain the effectiveness of your recipe.
Glass is preferred over containers. The opening also contributes with smaller openings to be better. Smaller openings would mean lesser contact and exposure to air. As for available plastic containers, they may be convenient and lightweight but plastics have a higher tendency of releasing chemicals that might react to the product.
We observe proper hygiene with our overall health and well being because it is essential. From washing our hands to laundering our clothes, the same goes with skincare. Always make sure to keep your equipment and containers clean and disinfected. You can start by cleaning your equipment with soap and water. Finish by disinfecting with alcohol. Allow the alcohol to evaporate completely on your equipment then use a towel to dry.
Working with sanitised utensils in a clean surrounding whilst maintaining proper hygiene will protect your formula from contamination which is mentioned above. We can’t afford for our final product to be compromised, thus, more chances for spoilage. A total waste of resources – your time, effort, and money.
General tip: Best to wash your hands before opening the container and applying the finished product.
FOLLOW THE RECIPE
This again. Yes, it is one of the basics we should commit. You have to calibrate your ingredients, both liquids and solid, correctly as it is written. It helps if you have a reliable digital scale. The accurate method to use in skincare are done in weight measurements. This allows you to create the right balance of ingredients for your recipe. We strongly discourage you to improvise with the quantities on your own especially when just beginning. Essential oils, for instance, are directed usually in small quantities, or they can harm you.
Our blog is actually equipped with elaborate information for every essential oil. If you wish to know more about them, you can freely read more from our blog section.
We highly recommend that you do an allergy patch test. We already mentioned this in some of our articles before and it certainly is worth repeating. Just apply a small amount of your homemade product onto an area of your skin that can easily be covered. It can be behind your ear or on the inside of your wrist. This will help you identify if your skin reacts to irritation or allergic inflammation.
If you got carried away and forgot about this, don’t worry. Wash that area with a gentle cleanser then moisturise if you start to feel reactions like redness or itching.
Beauty products have an expiration date labelled on their container whilst our homemade ones don’t. So, how will we know? If you are not sure when your product will expire, making use of our senses will tell if our homemade product is still okay. If you suddenly notice a change in your finish product, you most likely need to formulate a new one. A slight change in colour, texture, and smell means it is no longer serviceable. They will eventually have to go before things turn out for the worst. As a general rule though, always add in a preservative if there is water in the ingredients and an antioxidant if there are oils in the ingredients to help slow down the rate of oxidisation of the oils and prolong its shelf life. If you’re not adding a preservative or antioxidant, then discard the mixture after a few days or after a one-time use.
People are satisfied doing this craft. The process is empowering. At the same time, you’re making use of science and art to work out for you. The act of doing research, sourcing ingredients, and the simple fact itself of creating something new, allows you to creatively express yourself.
Skincare products have been and are very much part of our lives up to the present. Unfortunately, marketing them today can be misleading and some people fall for it. Whether you opt to make your own or buy in the market, it is important to educate ourselves and be knowledgeable with the ingredients. Be well informed and take note of the chemicals that especially react to your skin. Start reading labels or learning about the ingredients for us to come up with healthy choices and decisions.
WHERE TO FIND QUALITY SKINCARE INGREDIENTS ONLINE
N-essentials’ credibility in skincare has significantly developed over the years. If you are looking for premium yet cost-effective quality ingredients, look no further. You can head over to our online store and find a wide range of natural ingredients which you can buy online in bulk or at a wholesale price. We are fully committed in providing only quality skincare and personal care; hence, we only offer you the best.
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Have fun crafting your own homemade skin care products!
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