If you want your skin to look and feel amazing without spending hours at the dermatologist’s office, try out these easy DIY skincare treatments that you can do at home. You don’t need any special ingredients or fancy tools to complete these treatments, just some products from your kitchen and bathroom cabinets, as well as plain ol’ water from your tap! If you haven’t already started taking good care of your skin, take a look at these simple DIY skincare treatments that will make you glow inside and out.
1) Coconut oil
Coconut oil can do everything from helping you lose weight to soothe a sunburn, but its main use is in skincare. A dab of coconut oil after you wash your face will help lock in moisture and give your skin a healthy sheen without being heavy or greasy. Coconut oil’s moisturizing properties can also be used on dry areas like elbows and knees, as well as on hair for shine. If you want to go all out, try using coconut oil in homemade toothpaste and homemade lip balm.
2) Glycolic acid
Glycolic acid is a naturally occurring chemical that works as an exfoliant to strip away dead skin cells and is often recommended by dermatologists to treat acne. It can also be used at home for other treatments, like evening out your skin tone or removing fine lines. There are several different glycolic acid products you can buy over-the-counter, including cleansers, toners, creams, and gels. If you’re interested in trying glycolic acid at home but want to learn more about how it works first, talk with your dermatologist about getting a prescription for it or another professional-grade OTC treatment option (like retinol).
3) Pumpkin seed oil
Pumpkin seed oil is a cheap and easy DIY treatment for hydrating and moisturizing your skin. If you use it regularly, it can make your skin more radiant and even out any unevenness in tone. To use pumpkin seed oil as skincare treatments, simply massage two to three drops into your face after cleansing. You can apply it day or night for maximum benefit, but avoid applying it during the daytime if you have oily skin. Note: Pumpkin seed oil does go rancid quickly; make sure you store yours in a cool, dark place so that’s not an issue.
4) Witch hazel
While witch hazel is often used in skincare treatment to cool skin after shaving. It’s also great for toning down acne and reducing redness. To use it on your skin at home, combine two tablespoons of witch hazel with six drops of tea tree oil, two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, and 10 drops of rose water. For best results, apply witch hazel five minutes before you wash your face; if you do so every day for a month or so, you should notice a difference in your complexion. Witch hazel can be purchased at most drugstores; if you don’t want to spend any money on an existing product, simply head outside to harvest some from an untended garden!
If you’re trying to make a difference in your skin, look no further than your kitchen cabinet. Rosewater has been used for centuries as a natural skin toner and is so easy to make at home. This toner smells wonderful, hydrates skin, and leaves it feeling soft and smooth. You’ll only need 2 ingredients! All you have to do is: 1 cup of rose petals 4 cups of distilled water A small saucepan Add water to a small saucepan and bring it to a boil. Add rose petals when water begins boiling, cover, remove from heat and let steep for 3-4 hours. Strain out solids through cheesecloth or strainer then use immediately or refrigerate until ready to use!
6) Turmeric powder
This spice has been used as a natural healing agent for centuries. While it’s most commonly used in curries, it can also be mixed with milk and applied to your face to reduce acne scars and inflammation. Mix 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder with 2 tablespoons of milk, and apply to your face daily before bed. Let sit for 20 minutes or so, then rinse off. This mixture is especially effective when left on overnight or while you’re at work! As with any DIY skincare treatments like these. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen as part of your daily routine.
7) Aloe vera gel
Aloe vera gel is a natural astringent that tightens pores and aids in healing minor wounds. Aloe vera gel also has anti-bacterial properties, making it an excellent addition to home remedies for acne. Blend 1/2 cup of aloe vera juice with 4 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon of honey to make a skin toner that will reduce acne blemishes and keep your complexion clear. You can also apply aloe vera directly on breakouts for relief from inflammation. Just take a cotton ball, dab on some aloe vera, wait for it to dry (approximately 10 minutes), then rinse off with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel before you continue your daily routine or go to bed at night.
8) Lavender oil
Lavender oil is a powerful, multi-purpose natural ingredient that can be used to make your own skincare treatments. If you’re worried about homemade products causing an allergic reaction, lavender oil is one of the few ingredients that will help you relax. Lavender oil has anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it perfect for soothing irritated skin. To get rid of pimples or acne, try mixing 2–3 drops of lavender oil with 3 tablespoons of water and dabbing it on any inflamed areas. Allow it to dry before you go back out into public—oil tends to break down makeup easily! Rosewater: Rosewater is often used in conjunction with orange blossom water in most homemade facials.
9) Green tea bags
Green tea has been a staple of Eastern medicine for centuries. It’s known to have numerous benefits like reducing stress and boosting metabolism, and it’s even thought to have anti-cancer properties. But one of its lesser-known uses is as an exfoliant. Green tea bags are great for doing your own exfoliation at home because they’re soothing, natural, and non-abrasive on your skin while also being super easy to use. Simply take a bag of green tea (found in any health food store). And apply it directly to problem areas on your face or body. It works great for rough elbows or knees too!
10) Raw honey
Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture to your skin. After a hot shower or bath. Gently pat dry your face with a clean towel and dab some honey on your face. Then cover with a mask or leave as is for 5-10 minutes before rinsing off. Honey will help tighten pores and heal blemishes while boosting circulation and giving you glowing skin. Honey can also be mixed into recipes for homemade masks. Also used on its own to moisturize dry areas of your body like hands and feet.