When it comes to skincare products these days, people prefer on those with natural ingredients, including essential oils and botanical elements. It’s even possible to create your own DIY skincare products using ingredients that are often found right in your grocery store. Here are a few fun recipes you can try on your next impromptu spa day.
Thanks to its healing properties, vitamin E makes a great base for your DIY eye cream, which can be used to reduce puffiness and wrinkles. As an anti-inflammatory, vitamin E brings down swelling around the eye area. It also contains antioxidants, which reverses damage caused by free radicals. Along with vitamin E, homemade eye cream can also contain essential oils, melted beeswax, and cornstarch, which binds the ingredients together.
After a workout or day at the beach, facial wipes are great for cleansing your face in a pinch. Making your own wipes allows you to customize the formula, while also reducing waste by using recyclable materials. You can use pieces of a cut up t-shirt or soft towel for your wipes, just make sure the fabric is lint-free. For your formula, you’ll need distilled water, coconut oil, aloe, and essential oils. Place wipes into a jar and pour in the solution, making sure they’re all evenly coated.
Cacao powder is a key ingredient in the chocolate treats you love. It can also act as an all-natural bronzing agent when used in DIY body butter. Other ingredients include shea butter, coconut oil, aloe vera gel, essential oils, and vitamin E. Increase or decrease the amount of the cacao powder you use to alter the intensity of your bronzer.
While DIY skincare products are fun to make and often effective, buying professional products made with wholesome, natural ingredients is also beneficial. Here at Hale Cosmeceuticals, we apply more than two decades of experience researching and developing amazing moisturizers, sun protection, cleansers, and many other products aimed at creating beautiful, glowing skin.