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6 DIY Skincare Products You Can Make At Home

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There are many skin conditions that can be soothed with natural products in your cupboard. Once you find the right recipes for the conditions listed below, you can soothe yourself and your loved ones without a trip to the cosmetics counter or the drug store.

1) Acne

Acne is often an indication that your skin is out of pH balance. This imbalance provides a haven for bacteria to create havoc with your skin. You may also simply produce more oil than average, or be under a great deal of stress. To get a handle on acne, mix a simple toner of equal parts apple cider vinegar and water and apply to the skin with a cotton ball.

2) Sunburn

Turn the irritation of a sunburn into an excuse for a spa day! With just a bit of almond milk, brown sugar, and aloe vera gel, you can freshen burned skin and soothe the discomfort with an aloe mask. Do make sure to mix the milk and brown sugar until the sugar dissolves completely before blending in the aloe vera gel. Let this blend sit on your skin for 15 to 20 minutes and gently remove with lukewarm water and a soft towel.

 

3) Oily Skin

If you are at a stage in life where your skin is producing more oil, or if you always have struggled with oily skin, put a couple of drops of olive oil in your palm and gently massage it to your face in soft circles. Try to use just your ring fingers to reduce application pressure, which could pull too much on the thin skin under the eyes. Let the oil settle for a few minutes, then gently wipe it away with a warm, wet cloth. Let your face air dry.

 

4) Dry Skin

It can be very frustrating to try to clean your dry skin without increasing the uncomfortable dryness. Invest in a few activated charcoal pills. Mix the contents of one capsule with a few tablespoons of plain yogurt. Mix this thoroughly to allow the charcoal to soften. Apply the mixture to your skin and massage very gently for a couple of minutes. Let the mixture sit on your skin for no more than 10 minutes, then rinse it away with lukewarm water.

If your dry skin becomes more sensitive during

● points of high stress
● dry months when the furnace is wrong
● when you’re exposed to the sun

invest in a soft microfiber towel. Keep this separate from the rest of your linens so only you use it and focus on patting your face dry enough that you can leave it to air dry. When it’s time to wash it, rinse it thoroughly and let it air dry or tumble it without dryer sheets to reduce the risk of reaction.

 

5) Inflammation

If you suffer from an inflammatory skin condition, consider mixing up a simple cream of black cumin seed oil and cocoa or shea butter. You can blend these with a stick blender for a bit of creaminess and fluff. Once you have the mixture at a consistency you like, add a tbsp of CBD isolate to disrupt skin inflammation. Apply on unbroken, irritated skin and allow it to soak in before adding clothing or makeup.

CBD use is extremely individualized. To start, put this product on while wearing disposable gloves if you are concerned about taking too much. It’s very rare to get too much CBD, but if you develop diarrhea you will want to dial back your dosage.

6) Scarring

If you find that acne scars are taking away from your confidence, a honey-based treatment can reduce the depth of these pits.

In a small bowl, mix 1 tsp each

● organic honey
● lemon juice
● aloe vera gel

 

Add 1/2 tsp each

● cinnamon powder
● nutmeg powder

 

and blend well. Apply to your acne scars. Let this mixture sit for no more than 25 minutes, then rinse it off with cool water and apply a simple moisturizer. You can do this 3 times a week to reduce acne scars.

 

Your skincare concerns may be reduced with simple products from your cupboard. If you have dumped a lot of product on your skin that didn’t work, one of the recipes above could put you in control of the situation.

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About The Author

Sheryl Wright is a freelance writer who specializes in digital marketing, inclusive business, and interior design. If she is not at home reading, she is at a farmers market or climbing in the Rockies. She currently lives in Nashville, TN, with her cat, Saturn.
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