DIY Skin Care: How To Create Skin Care Products At Home! - Leaf'd

DIY Skin Care: How To Create Skin Care Products At Home!

by Carly Zinderman
Many people don’t know how easy it can be to make your own eco-skin care products. Basically, DIY eco-skin care products are all edible and therefore safe to put on your skin as well. By playing mad scientist in your kitchen, you can create everything from whitening toothpaste to therapeutic remedies, with just a few tweaks. Take a look at the core group of items that work as well on your face as they do in your recipes: Oils: such as coconut or olive oil, can be used to moisturize skin, condition hair and remove makeup. Apple Cider Vinegar: is a great replacement for toner and can be used to help acne, oily hair and even itchy skin. It’s strong stuff, so be sure to dilute it with water to avoid burns and irritation. Lemon Juice: is another powerful tool in the fight against acne and can also help  lessen the appearance of existing dark spots and scars. Like vinegar, it can be caustic if applied directly to the skin and is less irritating when mixed with water. Honey: is an excellent antiseptic and can be used for treating acne as either a mask or spot treatment.   Oatmeal: can be instantly transformed into healing colloidal oatmeal powder by running it through a blender. It can then be used in a variety of ways: as a soothing bath for itchy skin, or applied as a mask or poultice if you mix it with oil. Baking soda: is the perfect replacement for scrubs that can damage both your pores and the environment. The tiny scrubbing “beads” in store bought products can end up in lakes, where fish and water life mistake them for food and ingest them, which can lead to health issues in fish and wildlife, and then people consume. Baking soda has just the right amount of grit to create a scrub for your face, body, hair, and even teeth, without the damage. These are just core staples of DIY eco skin-care. Create your own treatments and products by mixing them together and adding other ingredients, such as avocados, berries, salts, spices and other fruits and vegetables, to make everything from face masks to bubble baths. Reuse old shampoo bottles to further save the environment and have easy storage for your newly made eco-skin care products.

DIY Safely

Although natural products are safer for the environment and carry little risk of harm, they can be damaging if you suffer from food allergies or food sensitivities because even topical application can cause an adverse reaction. Also, your skin may react as you switch from chemical to natural products, so be patient with your new eco-skin care protocol and your health and the environment will thank you. Before you dip your toes into making your own eco-skin care products, you can also check out some of the environmentally friendly brands first, like Lush, which eliminates packaging and continually updates its production and ingredient sourcing methods as new information regarding environmental safety becomes available. JR Watkins is a skincare company that has a long history of using natural ingredients that are better for people and the environment. From the plastic containers that end up in landfills to the toxic chemicals within, many commercially available skin care products damage the environment. By creating your own eco-skin care products you can eliminate some of the waste of packaging by reusing bottles and containers. An additional benefit of making your own eco-skin care products is that you avoid many of the toxins found in most commercial products that harm not only you, but also the environment when they go down the drain and come into contact with wildlife. Many of the same ingredients that can be used to clean your home as alternatives to commercial cleaners can also be used to create eco-skin care products.
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