Do-it-yourself skincare products have been popular for a long time because it usually requires natural ingredients that can be inexpensive. Many people skip on buying expensive face creams from the store when they realize they can whip up an organic DIY face mask in the kitchen. If you’re looking to use more natural products on your skin, or even save money before the holidays, here are 5 natural products that will help your skin glow this Fall.
- Coconut Oil
Pure virgin coconut oil is a fatty oil and emollient that makes it great for moisturizing and smoothing the skin. It can be used to relieve itchy, irritated skin. It’s also a natural antiseptic which allows it to help speed up the healing process for minor cuts. For makeup lovers, coconut oil can serve as a holy grail product because it’s great at removing makeup such as dark waterproof mascara and eyeliner.
2. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice has many benefits for skin that will help it glow even during the colder months. Lemons are rich in citric acid and vitamin C, and encourages collagen production. This is great to use for treating acne scars, age spots and other types of skin discoloration when used consistently over a period of time. People with oily skin can also use lemon juice as a toner to remove any extra shine they’re experiencing. However, in some cases, lemon juice alone can be too harsh for sensitive skin to handle. To use it safely, people should use it for spot treatments and lightly dilute it with water to avoid drying out or damaging skin. After applying a lemon juice treatment, people should wash it off with warm water then follow up with a moisturizer and a light SPF moisturizer to help shield the skin from sun damage as it renews itself.
Honey is often used with lemon juice in DIY facial treatments because it helps to soothe and moisturize skin. Along with being a great way to soften skin, honey is also a natural antiseptic. This trait makes it useful when looking for ways to cleanse skin and help prevent acne.
Oatmeal can be used in DIY skincare mixtures as an exfoliant. The texture of oatmeal makes it perfect to remove dry, dead skin. It also is anti-inflammatory so it is a safer way to exfoliate while still soothing irritated skin.
5. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has plenty of properties that make it great for skin care. It is full of antioxidants, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. It is soothing which allows it to be used to calm acne and itchy skin. It can also be used to smooth skin, reduce fine line and wrinkles.
There are plenty of natural ingredients that can be used for skin care, but before you use just anything in your kitchen it’s essential to do your research and consult a dermatologist.