It’s amazing how the Covid-19 crisis managed to influence various industries in more ways than one. When it comes to the health and beauty industry, consumers used to welcome chemical-based beauty products for as long as it is advertised as safe and effective. Today’s young adults were already embracing organic beauty products. But the pandemic made other consumers reevaluate their priorities and needs. They demanded more natural beauty products as they shift to more than just a surface-level kind of wellness.
Most brands are becoming more transparent with their beauty products. Some are even offering do-it-yourself products as an attempt to lure consumers into buying their products. But then, more people are turning into DIY-ers where they now create their own beauty products back home.
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Some Must-Knows Before DIY-ing Your Skincare
There are certain skincare products you can easily do at home that are both safe and effective. But then, it is important to realize that not all can be good for your skin. There are also some ingredients in DIY skincare products that can do more damage than good.
For instance, egg whites are used to tighten the skin. But many forget that if you use contaminated egg whites and you either ingest this or it comes in contact with your mucous membranes, you get a salmonella infection. If your goal is to tighten your skin, you are better off shopping for prices of skin tightening procedures in local beauty centers for safer and more effective results.
Lemons are used in skincare recipes to brighten the skin. But what many fail to realize is that you can end up with extra sensitive skin. Such an ingredient is extremely acidic, and if you already have sensitive skin, you can experience skin irritation, sunburn, and other skin conditions.
There are other natural products used in DIY skincare that are not meant to be used on your face. This includes baking soda, toothpaste, petroleum products, etc. These can only cause clogged pores, acne, rashes, flaky skin, and other skin issues.
Before you DIY your skincare, know that store-bought products are carefully chosen. Before these are sold, these also undergosafetytesting. This gives you extra peace of mind knowing you are not using contaminated products for your sensitive skin.
Safe Skin Care TreatmentsYou Can Make at Home
If you are keen on creating your own skincare recipes, here are a few recipes you can steal so you can achieve your DIY skincare goals.
Instead of store-bought body scrubs made from different chemicals, you can mix two parts of sugar, one part of coconut oil, and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Make it more therapeutic and satisfying by adding honey and ground oats. These two ingredients are known for their calming and hydrating effects, leaving your skin soft, glowing, and well-hydrated.
Experts recommend skipping coconut oil for your face. But you can always use this as your hydrator after you use store-bought moisturizer. It melts in your skin, giving your that silky finish. While it’s soothing and anti-inflammatory effects make it a good choice for treating acne-prone skin.
If you want to use baking soda as part of your DIY skincare regime, then use it as exfoliating feet soak instead. Use a shallow tub and add half a cup of baking soda for every one gallon of water you use. Make sure the water is warm and soak your foot for at least 30 minutes before rinsing and patting your feet dry. Apply foot cream and wear cotton socks for the best results.
Got dry, irritated skin? Then you may benefit from a DIY milk mask. Mix a quarter cup of yogurt, half a teaspoon of honey, and two tablespoons of powdered milk. Treat yourself with a 15-minute milk mask and get the best results by rinsing it off with water at room temperature.
Shaving gels and creams are often loaded with many ingredients. Some even have at least 20 ingredients when in reality, you just need four plus an essential oil if you want to make it fragrant. All you need is to mix and shake together the following to create a DIY shave gel.
Creating skincare recipes at home can be a fun and effective way to address your skin issues. But remember that these may not be as safe and effective compared to the products you can readily buy in the market. If you intend on DIY-ing your skincare, make sure you research each ingredient well and learn the best ways to prepare each recipe to avoid unwanted results.