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How Do I Make My Own Skincare?

How Do I Make My Own Skincare?

Making your own skincare products is a great way to ensure you know exactly what goes into your skincare routine. Here’s a guide to getting started with DIY skincare.

Step 1: Identify Your Skin Type

  • Dry: Tight, flaky, or rough.
  • Oily: Shiny, greasy, and prone to acne.
  • Combination: Oily T-zone with dry or normal cheeks.
  • Sensitive: Easily irritated, red, and reactive.

Step 2: Gather Basic Ingredients

Common Ingredients:

  • Aloe vera gel
  • Coconut oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Essential oils (lavender, tea tree, etc.)
  • Honey
  • Witch hazel
  • Oatmeal
  • Shea butter

Step 3: Basic DIY Recipes

1. Cleanser for All Skin Types


  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon jojoba oil


  1. Mix the honey and jojoba oil.
  2. Apply to damp skin and massage.
  3. Rinse with warm water.

2. Exfoliating Scrub for Oily Skin


  • 2 tablespoons ground oats
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt


  1. Combine the ingredients.
  2. Apply to your face and gently scrub.
  3. Rinse with warm water.

3. Moisturizer for Dry Skin


  • 2 tablespoons shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  1. Melt the shea butter and coconut oil together.
  2. Let it cool and solidify.
  3. Apply a small amount to your face.

Step 4: Customize Your Routine

For Acne-Prone Skin:

  • Add tea tree oil to your cleanser and moisturizer.

For Sensitive Skin:

  • Use aloe vera gel as a soothing agent in your toner and moisturizer.

Step 5: Store Your Products

  • Use clean, airtight containers.
  • Store in a cool, dry place.
  • Use within a few weeks to ensure freshness.

Final Thoughts

Creating your own skincare products allows you to customize your routine to your specific needs. Start with basic recipes and adjust based on your skin’s response.

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  • Danielle Lasit