Irrespective of your skin type, you require moisturizing. It is especially essential for oily skin, otherwise it would lead to excess oil production which eventually result in acne. Here is an excellent moisturizer which works for almost every skin type.
Mix 4 spoons of fresh aloe vera gel to 2 spoons of pure almond oil & 2 spoons of cold pressed coconut oil. You can add a spoon of vitamin E oil if you can get some. Mix these in a jar and use as needed. The aloevera gel cools the skin. The almond oil gently nourishes the skin while the coconut oil heals and repairs the skin. Make sure you buy high quality ingredients for best results.
Here is another option which requires some rare ingredients but can give some of the body butters available in the market a run for their money. Mix ¾ cup of shea butter to ¼ cup coconut or jojoba oil. You can add a few drops of essential oils like lavender oil for normal skin or tea tree oil for acne prone skin. Mix all the ingreadients and store in a clean jar. You might require some patience to whip and store these ingredients but you can prepare a slightly larger quantity and store it. If you decide to make a large batch, pack them in attractive mason jars – they make excellent pocket friendly gifts as well.
Move Over Expensive Skin Creams & Lotions
Once you start preparing your own skin creams and toners, you will realize you have been wasting a lot of money in those expensive skin creams and lotions. Most of these ingredients are available readily. Even if you purchase these ingredients in the purest form (which is generally expensive), they will work out cheaper than those store bought counterparts.
Gruhini Tip: Make smaller batches initially to see how your skin responds. Every skin is different and may respond differently. Make sure you are not allergic to these ingredients by running a patch test before applying it on your face. These tips have been suggested keeping in mind a fairly healthy skin. If you have skin complications like cystic acne, eczema or other complications, make sure you check with your doctor before embarking on this skin care journey.