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Sticking to a regular skincare routine helps you look after your skin and appear refreshed — and it’s also an excellent form of self-care. Treating yourself to a nourishing product or treatment can be soothing and calming, giving you time to yourself to relax. A skincare routine can also boost your confidence and improve well-being, making it a simple way to look after yourself physically and mentally.
Using skincare as a form of self-care doesn’t have to mean a complex, 10-step skincare routine. Data from Mintel shows that 28% of women have recently reduced the number of products in their facial skincare routine, favouring a more streamlined approach. A self-care routine should be something you find joy and comfort in, which means using as many or few skincare products as you’d like. As long as it makes you feel good, you’re doing it right.
If your self-care skincare routine is lacking — or non-existent — it’s easy to spruce it up by making skincare products at home. As well as saving you money and allowing you to keep track of what you’re putting on your skin, creating your own beauty products has the added benefit of being a fun, therapeutic activity.
Below you’ll find four skin-boosting self-care products you can create at home, all of which contain natural cosmetic ingredients and are simple to produce. We hope you’ll enjoy making and using them.
This luxurious face mask is a real treat for your skin and is sure to leave you feeling pampered. Suitable for all skin types, it contains restorative Algaktiv Zen, which is often used in anti-ageing skincare and helps combat dryness. This nourishing face mask also uses toning organic orange blossom hydrolat and softening pomegranate seed oil — calming and revitalising ingredients that are perfect for use in self-care skincare.
You simply have to blend stage one ingredients together and heat in a double boiler to increase thickness to make this face mask. Then, stage two ingredients are combined and stirred into the gel you’ve created — it’s super easy! The mask can be applied for 10 minutes before rinsing off or left on overnight for a more intensive treatment.
Using natural oils as part of your cleansing routine allows you to easily break down makeup and dirt while pulling impurities from the skin. If you’re a fan of the oil cleansing method (OCM) to achieve a clear, bright and moisturised complexion, you’ll love this DIY perilla seed oil cleanser.
This cleanser contains one of our favourite self-care products, lavender essential oil, which provides a wonderfully relaxing fragrance. You can utilise aromatherapy oils in all kinds of skincare products for a beautiful scent and an array of skin-supporting benefits.
If you find the scent of lavender irresistible, take a look at ourguide to using lavender oil for relaxation.
If you’re suffering from dry, cracked skin, this healing hand balm is a great form of self-care. It contains soothing and moisturising oat oil and cocoa butter for added softness and white poppy seed oil to improve the skin’s flexibility and radiance.
This luxurious hand balm can be made in three simple steps and will give you silky smooth skin — rub a small amount into your hands for an instant boost of moisture.
This powerful serum is another nourishing treat for your skin, containing several active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid gel and vitamin E. It also features black seed oil, known for its impressive anti-ageing and skin-conditioning properties. Apply this serum once or twice daily to make your skin feel ultra-soft and boost confidence.
Improving your self-care skincare routine is only the start of what you can do with homemade beauty products. If you’d like to learn more about the fantastic products you can create, why not explore more of ourcosmetic recipes?
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These notes are not meant to replace medical guidance and you should seek the advice of your doctor for your health matters. The formulae are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.
For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section.
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