Tired of oily skin, clogged pores, and painful breakouts? I have suffered from acne-inflamed skin for many years, and this struggle is what initiated my interest in homemade skin care with natural ingredients and essential oils. Preparing your own beauty recipes isn’t difficult and can save you a lot of money. The greatest benefit is that you have full control over the quality of the materials that ultimately your skin and body absorb. There are many reasons why breakouts happen (think puberty, hormones, stress, nutrition, makeup products etc.) and not all can be solved by switching your skincare routine. So I recommend to explore The NHS, our National Health Service, has published a comprehensive series of articles about the causes of and treatments for acne, which are worth exploring. That being said, a good skin care regime is essential for healthy skin and the following 4 beauty DIYs for clear skin are perfect to tackle acne and clogged pores!
4 Beauty DIYs for Clear Skin
Think of the following 4 beauty DIYs for clear skin as a 4-step programme. First up is a deep cleansing mud with Ghassoul clay and manuka honey to give your skin a good cleanse. If your skin is very oily, give my DIY oil cleanser a try, which will help to balance out the lipids in your skin. Then follow up with a floral facial toner with aloe vera and rosewater and my moisturising balm to replenish your face. When shopping for ingredients, please choose only the best quality available and buy unprocessed, organic products if possible. Depending on your specific skin type, it may take several weeks of treatment before the products take effect and acne symptoms improve. Each recipe comes with printable instructions and my sister Cyna created pretty printable labels so you can organise your products and gift them to your girlfriends. Simple tab the and check out the DIY or pin for later!
1) Deep Cleansing Mud Recipe with Essential Oils
The first DIY is a deep cleansing mud with essential oils. This homemade natural facial cleanser cleans gently yet effectively and works great for all skin types. The base is made of Ghassoul mud, a clay that’s rich in minerals and anti-bacterial. Blended into this mud are rose and geranium floral waters to moisturise, as well as sandalwood and red mandarin essential oils. Try it now!
2) Oil Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin
Get rid of all the grit and grime from the day with this DIY oil cleanser. It’s a great and gentle way to remove makeup (even water-resistant makeup, yay!) and clear clogged pores. If you have oily skin and are prone to breakouts, the thought of using an oil to clean your skin may seem counterintuitive. But the opposite is true. Learn more!
3) Floral Facial Toner with Only 3 Ingredients
Sooth your skin with a homemade floral facial toner! Using a face toner in your beauty routine can help to balance the pH level of your skin, minimise pores, prevent and reduce acne, and refresh the skin. The floral toner leaves no greasy film on your skin and instead feels very lightweight and refreshing. It’s a great treatment for oily, acne-prone skin and won’t irritate sensitive skin. Check it out!
4) Homemade Moisturising Balm
We usually associate acne with oily skin, but dry skin can be acne-prone, too. Sometimes acne-fighting treatments are very drying, so replenishing the skin with moisturiser is a must. In this last part of my clear skin series, I share a recipe for a homemade moisturising balm. Get the recipe!
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