Do you know your ultra-hydrating moisturizer may be the culprit behind your newly dry and flaky skin?
Components such as propylene glycol, fragrances, dyes, the much-hyped retinol, and multiple other so-called safe ingredients contribute to skin flaking. These eventually leave you with sensitive skin that’s a pain to live with.
You might be thinking, what else to use if not these costly yet harmful commercial moisturizers! Well, the remedies for all your skin problems lie at your home.
Surprised? Moisturizers can be made with ingredients readily available at your disposal. The methods to make these are also easy. So, why wait? Let’s begin blending our elixirs and experience soft and supple skin like never before. Before that, we must understand the different types of moisturizers and find the one that suits our skin.
Choose the best homemade moisturizer for your Face according to the skin type.
Selecting suitable ingredients for your moisturizer is crucial as they determine the effect of the product. However, before venturing to grab elements, understanding your skin type and the required moisturizer shall make your efforts win.
There are 4 types of moisturizers.
Gel moisturizers are lightweight. They absorb instantly into the skin and provide a light dewy glow. Such a moisturizer is suitable for oily skin as it allows for a shield and protects the skin yet does not clog pores. The gel moisturizers are non-greasy; hence is the best pick for acne-prone skin.
We reckon people with sensitive skin have issues choosing the right kind of moisturizer. However, making a gel moisturizer at home with natural ingredients will suit your skin like a dream. Since there are no chemicals and fillers involved, you can use it liberally and kiss goodbye to skin problems.
Lotions are also lightweight, non-greasy moisturizers. However, they provide a bit more hydration than gel moisturizers. The key ingredient used in lotions is water. Hence, it is suitable for acne-prone skin. People who struggle with combination skin can also benefit from lotions.
If you have normal skin that needs extra protection in the winters, choose a cream moisturizer. It helps smoothen the surface and also creates a barrier that shields the skin. Cream moisturizers can provide ultimate hydration in chilly weather and prevent the skin from developing white patches.
If you suffer from dry, flaky skin that becomes worse in winters, ointments are your rescuers. These oil-based moisturizers lock in hydration into the skin and prevent the winds from disturbing your epidermis. Ointments are also best suited for aging skin as they halt the process and delay the emergence of wrinkles.
How to make homemade moisturizers for Face
Now that you know the moisturizer best suited for your skin let’s begin obtaining the ingredients to cook some cream.
Natural gel moisturizer for Face
Homemade Aloe vera gel moisturizer for Face
Aloe vera gel is excellent for oily skin as it absorbs quickly yet provides hydration to the skin. Also, its anti-inflammatory properties make it the ideal choice for acne-prone skin.
- Aloe vera gel
- Jojoba oil
- Lavender oil
Steps to make homemade aloe vera gel moisturizer for Face
- You shall need equal parts of aloe vera gel and jojoba oil.
- Mix them in an airtight container and shake well
- Once done, add 3 drops of lavender Oil
- Shake well before use
Homemade Beeswax and Olive oil Gel moisturizer for Face
Beeswax is a common ingredient in multiple skincare and makeup products. It’s a humectant and attracts water to keep the skin hydrated. Beeswax is also known to form a protective layer on the skin that locks in moisture and prevents the skin from becoming dry.
Similarly, olive oil also has moisturizing properties that soften the skin. It’s also a natural sunscreen that protects and keeps premature wrinkles and pigmentation away.
- Beeswax – 2oz.
- Olive Oil – 4oz.
- Aloe vera – 8 oz.
- Tea Tree Oil – 2 – 3 drops
Steps to make beeswax and olive oil gel moisturizer for Face
- Melt beeswax in a double boiler or boil some water in a saucepan and melt beeswax in a glass bowl placed in the boiling water. Ensure that no water seeps inside beeswax.
- Take another pot and heat olive oil for a few minutes.
- Pour olive oil and beeswax into a blender and add aloe vera
- Blend until the mixture reaches a gel consistency
- Add tea tree oil for increased protection
Natural moisturizing lotions for Face
Homemade Oatmeal lotion for the Face
Colloidal Oatmeal is an emollient that adds moisture to the face. It’s an anti-inflammatory ingredient that soothes irritated skin and prevents redness, itchiness on the spot.
- Distilled water – 160gm
- Collodial Oatmeal – 2gm
- Glycerine – 4gm
- Avocado butter – 6 gm
- Grapeseed Oil – 18 gm
- Emulsifying Wax – 10 gm
- Lavender Oil – 7 drops
Steps to make homemade Colloidal Oatmeal moisturizing lotion for skin
- Take a beaker and add oats to the water and mix until both are combines
- In a separate beaker, combine avocado butter and emulsifying wax
- Heat water in a pan and place both the cups in the boiling water
- Once the mixture melts, take away from the heat
- Combine both the mixes
- Whisk well until the right consistency
- Add lavender oil and stir
- Store in an airtight container
Homemade Green tea lotion for Face
Green Tea is a superhero that revitalizes the inside and outside of our body. I doubt if there’s anything that this miracle ingredient does not do. The anti-oxidant EGCG, found in abundance in green tea fights the signs of premature aging. It has also got excellent anti-inflammatory properties that reduce puffiness, irritation and soothe dry skin.
- Green Tea Bag – 1
- Beeswax – 1/4 oz.
- Almond Oil – 1 oz.
- Coconut Oil – 1 oz.
- Rosehip seed oil – 1/4 tsp
Steps to make Homemade Green tea lotion for Face
- Combine beeswax, almond oil, coconut oil, and rosehip seed oil in a bowl
- Melt the mixture in a double boiler
- Remember to stir so that it does not burn
- Once done, add a green tea bag and let it steep for 15 minutes
- You can also cut the bag and pour the tea into the beeswax mix
- After 15 to 20 minutes, remove the teabag and whisk well until the right consistency
- If you have used tea granules, strain the mix before whipping and remove the,
Natural Homemade cream moisturizers for Face
Homemade Shea butter and Sweet almond oil cream moisturizer for Face
Shea butter is non-comedogenic, which means that it doesn’t clog your pores. It is also a storehouse of Vitamin A, E, and multiple other fatty acids that provide deep moisture to the skin. Above all, shea butter has a natural SPF of 6 to 10, making it an ideal daytime moisturizer.
Another key component of this cream moisturizer is sweet almond oil. It is also a storehouse of Vitamin E that deeply moisturizes the skin and soothes it. Above all, sweet almond oil is lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin.
- Shea Butter – 1/4 cup
- Sweet Almond Oil – 1/8 cup
- Lavender Oil – 3 drops
Steps to make Homemade Shea butter and Sweet almond oil cream moisturizer for Face
- Melt shea butter on a double boiler. Alternatively, you can also place a bowl with shea butter over a pan of boiling water.
- Once fully melted, slowly pour almond oil and stir
- Refrigerate the mix for 1 hour
- Add lavender oil and stir until creamy consistency
- Use for your dry skin and soothe the inflamed areas
Homemade Hibiscus and Coconut oil cream moisturizer for Face
Hibiscus flowers are steadily emerging as the saviors for skincare regimens. Their anti-oxidant properties enhance skin health and remove flakiness. There are also anthocyanins in hibiscus flowers that are natural sunscreens and protect against harmful UV rays.
We are already aware of coconut oil’s benefits and know it as a storehouse of fatty acids and a skin savior. It also has antibacterial properties that soothe and smoothens irritated skin.
- Hibiscus flower – 10 to 20 tablespoon
- Coconut Oil – 1 cup
Steps to make homemade hibiscus and coconut oil cream moisturizer for Face
- Remove petals from the hibiscus flower and clean them under running water
- Dry the petals under the sun
- Once brittle, grind them to a fine powder
- Melt coconut oil and mix hibiscus powder in it
- Keep the mixture untouched for a while
- When you see that the mix has turned pink, strain in cheesecloth
- Whip the mix until you get a gel consistency
- Store in an airtight container
A sweet little homemade oil moisturizer for your Face
Homemade Frankincense and Jojoba oil moisturizer for Face
Frankincense oil is an extraordinary astringent that heals acne wounds and reduces scars. It’s also an excellent hydrating oil with anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties.
Another crucial element of this oil-based moisturizer is jojoba oil. Its antibacterial and hydrating properties are a big plus for your dry, flaky skin. It’s also non-comedogenic; hence, it shall not clog the pores or irritate the skin.
- Jojoba Oil – 5 ml
- Frankincense Oil – 3 drops
- Lavender Essential Oil – 3 drops
Steps to make homemade Frankincense and Jojoba oil moisturizer for Face
Use a glass bottle to make this oil-based moisturizer as glass doesn’t hinder the components and keeps them pure. Also, use a dropper to take the product to maintain minimum touch.
All you need to do is mix all the ingredients into a glass bottle and shake. Every time you need the product, take a few drops and apply them to your Face.
Tips for applying homemade moisturizer for Face to obtain maximum benefits
Remember the skin type
Though there are general guidelines regarding moisturizers for various skin types, not all may apply to your skin. Before using homemade moisturizer for skin, perform a patch test to see if there is any irritation.
You must at least do the patch test for a week to entirely rely on your homemade moisturizer for your face. To avoid wastage, make a small batch and spot test it. If the product doesn’t irritate the skin, you can double mix next time.
Make small batches
Always use homemade moisturizers for skin in between 3 to 6 months. Hence make small batches to avail maximum benefits of each ingredient.
Use more than one moisturizer
Your needs are different for the day and night. So keep two facial moisturizers handy. You can choose lightweight gel moisturizers for AM and blend a thicker consistency for your nighttime regimen, so it soothes your skin as you sleep.
Apply the moisturizer on damp skin
Damp skin is perfect for applying any skincare product. It helps the product to absorb into the skin and work miracles from the inside. Using a moisturizer on damp skin provides an instant glow that lasts long and nourishes the skin.
Use circular motions
You can grab double benefits from your homemade moisturizer if you apply it in the right way. Lightly spot the moisturizer on your face and use circular motions to apply it. This way, you shall massage your skin and let the moisturizer seep into the skin. Also, circular motions shall provide a facial massage to improve blood circulation and enhance the texture of your skin.
Remember the neck
The skin on our neck is delicate, hence requires additional protection. Therefore, it is advisable to apply moisturizers on the neck and protect it from facing the weather’s wrath.
Homemade moisturizers for the face are the best gift you can provide yourself. However, always use the ingredients carefully to enjoy maximum benefits. So why wait? Go ahead, accumulate your elements and make a magical concoction to pamper your skin. You could visibly see glowing skin within the first 10 days of usage, and there shall be no going back to the moisturizers loaded with chemicals.