Best Homemade Skincare Recipes to Try

DIY treatments are an excellent alternative for your skincare regime. Going natural is your best option if you want to try something new, natural, and healthy for your skin. But sometimes, you might still want to avoid preservatives and other additives mixed within store-bought natural skincare products. After all, the skincare industry began using the most fundamental of ingredients.

So, if you’re looking to solve your skincare woes with ingredients you have at home, here are some of the best and easy homemade skincare recipes you can make in the comfort of your home:

Iced Green Tea Facial

Green tea is a natural antioxidant with inflammatory properties. It’s not just great for the gut – it’s amazing for the skin, too! And when it’s in an ice form, it can help tighten pores, lessen puffiness on the face and eyes, and reduce the appearance and inflammation of acne. This super simple facial is refreshing for your skin!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon or 1 teabag of loose green tea
  • 1 tablespoon vitamin E gel
  • Rosewater toner or pure rosewater

Instructions:

  1. Brew green tea and let it cool.
  2. Combine ingredients in an iced tray and freeze.
  3. Rub the ice cube into your face in circular motions. Pay special attention to the area under the eyes.
  4. Continue rubbing until the whole ice cube has been consumed. Let your skin air dry. Gently tap your face as it dries.  

Yogurt mask

Yogurt contains lactic acid, which helps get rid of dead skin cells and brighten up dull skin. It rejuvenates and hydrates. Mixing it with honey and oatmeal can help add gentle exfoliation and moisture. This yogurt mask feels yummy, and it works well for smoothening the skin and making it glowing and moisturized.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon ground rolled oats

Instructions:

  1. Mix ingredients thoroughly. As much as possible, it’s best to use a blender.
  2. Gently apply the mixture to the skin with a brush.
  3. Let the mask dry for 20 minutes.
  4. Gently rinse with lukewarm water.

Bentonite turmeric mask

This is a DIY, easy-to-make interpretation of the classic clay mask used to treat oily skin and breakouts. It also exfoliates the skin. Bentonite clay can detoxify skin, while turmeric evens out skin tone, brighten skin, and help treat acne breakouts.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup natural calcium bentonite clay powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • Rosewater toner or pure rosewater

Instructions:

  1. Combine mixture using a wooden or plastic bowl and utensils.
  2. Using a brush, apply several thin layers on your face.
  3. Let the mask dry for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Rinse with warm water.

Avocado honey moisturizer

A moisturizer is a must if you want to prevent your skin from aging. Avocado offers a lot of benefits for the skin – it can improve elasticity, minimize breakouts, and prevent dry skin and skin damage. When mixed with honey, it makes a great natural moisturizer. This easy moisturizer recipe can leave your skin looking and feeling dewy and youthful.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cream

Instructions:

  1. Mix all three ingredients using a blender and let it puree into a smooth cream.
  2. Apply it on your skin and leave it on for at least an hour.
  3. Rinse off with warm water.

Anti-aging cocoa face mask

An antioxidant-packed cocoa mask can replenish moisture to your skin, giving it a restored, youthful appearance. This recipe boasts of powerful ingredients that make it a multi-tasking, wonder cream. Cocoa can help soften and detoxify the skin. Sour cream contains lactic acid that hydrates as gently as it exfoliates. Honey boosts hydration, while the egg white tightens and firms the skin. This face mask is a powerhouse, but it’s for single-use only – the raw egg may cause bacteria to multiply in your skin if you reserve some of it for the next day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • One egg white

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a wooden bowl. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Apply it to your face and let it completely dry.
  3. Rinse well.

Basil toner

This simple basil toner is great for acne-prone people. The basil acts as an antiseptic, clearing acne-causing bacteria and improving circulation to the skin. This recipe can be used daily before washing your face.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons dried basil leaves

Directions:

  1. Crush the dried basil leaves and mix them in boiling water.
  2. Let the mixture cool.
  3. Strain out the leaves, place it in a bottle, and spritz them on your skin.
  4. Using a cotton ball, spread the toner gently around the face.

Rice ginger body scrub

This Asian-inspired body smoother can help slough off any and all dead skin in your body to reveal smoother, more radiant arms and legs. Rice grains are a natural exfoliant, plus starch can help soothe damaged skin. Mix it with coconut milk to make it hydrating and ginger to help detoxify skin.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup rice
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoon ground ginger

Instructions:

  1. Grind up the rice in a blender.
  2. Clean the blender and grind up ginger.
  3. Mix all ingredients together to form a paste.
  4. Using your hands, rub the mixture in a circular motion all over your body (not the face).
  5. Rinse and shower or bathe as usual.

Coconut deep conditioner

Coconut oil can help reduce damage caused by day-to-day wear and tear. It can help keep hair smooth, shiny, and hydrated to help you grow longer, healthier hair. Use this natural conditioner treatment once a week to get the best results.

Ingredients:

½ cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon coconut extract

Directions:

  1. Mix the ingredients together.
  2. Apply to your scalp and hair.
  3. Cover your head with a plastic wrap, like a Saran wrap.
  4. Leave it on for 30 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.

Cucumber eye mask

Tired eyes are commonplace, especially for overworked moms. If you want to look well-rested, do the classic cucumber-as-an-eye-mask beauty fix. But instead of simply slicing a cucumber and putting slices on top of your eyes, grate it to release the active enzymes. This eye mask can help calm and soothe the delicate area of your skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cold cucumber

Instructions:

  1. Using a grater, grate the cucumber over a paper towel on top of a plate.
  2. Wrap the cucumber pieces like a burrito and compress them.
  3. Rest your head back and apply the compression to closed eyes for an instant soothing effect.

Aloe face mask

Aloe vera is a wonder plant that’s good for more than just sunburn. It’s packed with skin-saving benefits and is composed of moisturizing, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties to leave the skin soft and radiant. It can also calm irritated skin.

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons aloe vera gel or juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ tablespoon almond milk

Instructions:

  1. Mix the almond milk with brown sugar until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Add the aloe vera juice or gel and mix thoroughly.
  3. Apply the mixture to the face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Rinse off with warm water.