If you have been wondering if it is possible on how to make homemade beauty products for your skin, I suggest bookmark this post. For the longest time I would make my own products sourcing the finest and most natural ingredients available till laziness took over! But sometime this year during the lockdown, I started making small batched for my use again. It was my way to keep myself sane and busy during these unprecedented times. The salons may be out of bounds, but pampering yourself isn’t! So what if you can’t go outside, you can still treat yourself at home! These homemade skin care tips will come to your rescue!
Homemade Beauty Products For Your Skin
If you have been following my blog long enough, you’ll know that there is an entire section devoted to DIY products! I am sharing a compilation of some of my best DIY homemade beauty products for your skin. Scrubs, massage bars, face masks and more. So let’s get started with these simple home made skin care recipes that you can do sitting right in the comfort of your home.
Antioxidant Face Mask
Nothing spells pampering like chocolate.. or coffee!! This mask combines the intense antioxidant power of both ingredients. This helps to reverse sun damage, fight signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines while also perking your skin up, by promoting the production of collagen.
- 1 tablespoon natural cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons unused coffee grounds
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 1/2 cup yogurt
Mash the banana. Mix in the cocoa and coffee and as much yogurt as needed to make a paste. Use a brush to apply this all over the face. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off.
Rejuvenating Body Scrub
Turn your bathroom into a spa with this rejuvenating body scrub! With ingredients like coffee, cinnamon and vanilla, your bathroom will smell so good you won’t want to leave! The caffeine helps to reduce cellulite and firm up skin. The sugar helps exfoliate dead skin cells and coconut oil moisturizes and nourishes the skin. Cinnamon is a great addition for this season as it helps warm the body when the weather gets colder.
- 1 cup unused coffee grounds
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- Rose water
Mix all the ingredients together in a glass jar. Take out a little to use, about 2 tablespoons. Massage all over the body, taking your time to reach all areas of skin. Leave it on for a minute and wash off till there is no residue. Apply moisturizer after your shower.
Calming Face Scrub
Tired skin? Give it an extra dose of nourishment and pampering with a light face scrub that will exfoliate your skin to reveal new skin underneath. The basic ingredients for this scrub can be found in your kitchen too! And this age old recipe that’s been passed on through generations can never go wrong!
- 1 tablespoon of gramflour/ besan
- A pinch or two or turmeric
- A pinch of grated nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- A bit of rose water/milk or aloevera gel
In a bowl combine all these ingredients. The paste should be just short of a drippy consistency. Apply this to your face and neck. You may feel a tingling sensation that is because of the grated nutmeg powder that is pulling out the toxins from the skin. Leave it on for 15 minutes or till it starts to crackle. Wet the face mask a bit and rub your skin and neck in slow circular motions. This not only boosts the blood circulation, but also helps to exfoliate the dead skin, making way for new skin. Wash your face with lukewarm water and apply a moisturizer if your skin feels dry.
Soothing Body Massage Oil
If there is one thing that relaxes me, it has to be a massage. Give me a head and a body massage and I am a happy person. Self-care, me time are some of the buzzwords doing the rounds. Your happiness lies in your hands, and your body’s wellbeing too. In case you’re wondering how on earth you can give yourself a massage, there’s an answer for that too, and it’s called Self Abhyanga or Ayurvedic Self Massage. While I love to use the body massage oils by Omved Therapies, you can also make your own body massage oil at home.
Add 1/4 cup of your favorite carrier oil to a jar or container (almond oil, avocado oil, or coconut oil are all great options) Next, choose your favorite essential oil or combination of oils and add 1 tsp total to the carrier oil. Mix well and allow to stand overnight. It is ready to use the next day! Make sure that you make small batches and experiment with various essential oils so that you can choose a different fragrance all the time.
Under Eye Treatment
Dark circles under the eyes can really kill your vibe, and puffiness can make you look grumpy. Now since you don’t want any of these during the festive season, this Cucumber Rose Eye Mask is perfect to get rid of dark circles and puffiness, while also helping you relax completely. Play some music, put on the mask and it’s bliss!
Blend the cucumber to a liquid and mix in the rose water. Cut the make up pads into halves, so you get semi circles. Soak the pads in the cucumber rose water mix. Take out the pads, squeeze and soak again. Take out and squeeze out any excess and put the pads in the fridge or if you’re planning to use them much later, in the freezer. To use, take out two cold semi circles and place them right under your eyes. Leave on for at least 15 minutes and then remove.
Relaxing Foot Soak
One of the things most of us miss is a pedicure! Few things are as relaxing as putting down your feet in a warm soak and taking in all the lovely aromas. This relaxing foot soak should do the job, and leave your feet feeling soft too afterwards. The Epsom salts softens the skin while the baking soda does away with any odor. The tea tree oil keeps foot infections at bay and the lavender oil turns this whole experience into a relaxing one.
- 1 cup epsom salt
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- Few drops of tea tree essential oil
- Few drops of lavender essential oil
- Hot water (as hot as your body allows)
Mix the epsom salt and baking soda together. In a separate bowl, mix the essential oils with the coconut oil. I prefer the Omved coconut oil. Mix the oils with the salt mix and store in a glass jar. To use, fill a tub with enough warm water to cover your feet and put half a cup of the soak mix. Place your feet in the tub and relax for 30 minutes. Then scrub your feet with a washcloth or pumice stone. Dry feet and apply a foot cream/foot butter.
So there you go! I’ve shared an exhaustive list of homemade beauty products for your skin. Try these homemade skin care recipes and I would love to know if you tried of these products and let me know how it worked for you!
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