If you want to have a youthful skin in summer or winter, then it is important to have a good skincare routine.
And how good it would be if your skincare routine is all-natural!? With natural I mean homemade and that has its own beneﬁts like it helps your skin glow, makes it soft, nourishes it, helps to reduce acne and it’s marked, etc. And most importantly it has zero drawbacks because the skincare I am talking about is all NATURAL! Which indirectly implies NO CHEMICAL.
With all this COVID situation going on in this world everyone’s staying at home, so why not try these skincare routines in lockdown! Because I swear it will be worth trying on these natural skincare routines and your skin would be thankful for this lockdown for sure.
Every year, we comb through hundreds of blogs to ﬁnd those that go above and beyond to educate, inspire, and empower. We’ve been most impressed with these — and know you’ll love them too. Their tips, tricks, and anecdotes will give you a fresh take on how you face the world.
(All the steps are given below can be used for any skin type, be it–oily, dry, or acne-prone)
Think of your skincare routine as consisting of four main steps:
Cleansing — Washing your face.
Toning — Balancing the skin.
Exfoliating – removes dead skin cells.
Moisturizing — Hydrating and softening the skin. These are the four main steps
1. CLEANING YOUR FACE
This is the most important part of any skincare routine because our skin comes in contact with environmental pollutants. So, you should start with cleaning your face and that you can do by washing your face with your favorite facewash that suits your skin, and after you are done with washing use a clean cotton towel to wipe off the water. Wash twice a day, morning and night, to avoid clogged pores and acne.
Toning helps in balancing your skin. I know you all are thinking about what is a toner.
What is a Toner?
Toner is done after cleaning your face and before applying anything on your face. Toners are most helpful for people with oily or acne-prone skin, or for people who want extra cleansing after wearing makeup.
BENEFITS OF TONER: –
- It helps in shrinking the pores.
- It rebuilds your skin’s pH balance.
- It adds a layer of protection to your skin.
- It can prevent ingrown hair.
- Refreshes your skin.
- Act as a moisturizer.
Let’s see how to make Toners at home (5 DIY HOMEMADE TONERS).
Aloe Vera and Lemon juice toner
- Slice an aloe vera leaf and scoop out the gel
- Take a lemon and squeeze half a lemon in a bowl.
- Take a cup of cool water
- Mix everything
- Apply this toner onto your face using a cotton pad
- This solution helps to soothe sunburns and rashes.
- Best suited for sensitive skin
- Take 2/3rds of fresh cucumber and chop it up into small pieces.
- Pour a cup of water into a pan and add the chopped cucumber.
- Heat the pan for about 8 minutes until the water starts to boil.
- Blend the cucumber and water.
- Let it cool and then ﬁlter the juice out using a sieve.
- Apply this toner onto your face using a cotton pad.
- Provides radiant skin and keeps skin hydrated.
- Boil 2 cups of water.
- Add a couple of mint leaves to the water while it is still hot.
- Allow the solution to cool.
- Saturate a cotton pad with the solution and wipe your face with it.
- Helps to calm the redness and provides an instant glow.
- Best suited for sensitive skin.
Iced rose water and lemon juice
- Take rose water and half a lemon
- Squeeze half a lemon in a bowl and mix it up with rose water
- Keep that toner inside the refrigerator for an hour.
- Use a cotton pad to apply the solution on your face
- Helps to reduce access to oil.
- Best suited for oily skin and mature skin.
- Take a piece of papaya.
- Blend it with water
- Keep the solution in the refrigerator for an hour
- Use a cotton pad to apply the toner onto your face
- Gives an instant glow.
- Best suited for Dull skin.
Exfoliating is a process that is used to remove dead cells from the skin.
What is Exfoliating?
Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin using a granular substance.
BENEFITS OF EXFOLIATING : –
- It unclogs pores.
- It prevents acne.
- It evens skin tone.
- It boosts blood circulation.
- It helps to penetrate deeper.
- Enhances your skin’s overall health and natural radiance.
Now, here comes few DIY scrubs for Exfoliating (3 DIY SCRUBS)
Honey and coffee scrub
- 4 teaspoons of honey.
- 2 teaspoons of coffee.
- Mix both (honey and coffee) of them in a bowl.
- Wet your skin.
- Gently massage the scrub on your face in a circular direction for 5 minutes.
- Rinse and pat dry.
Brown sugar body scrub
- ½ cup of coconut oil
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 3 tbsp. ground oatmeal
- Mix everything
- Wet your skin and gently run the mixture on your face and body.
- Rinse and pat dry
Sugar and lemon scrub
- 1 teaspoon of sugar.
- Lemon juice of two lemons.
- Mix sugar and lemon juice together in a bowl.
- Massage the scrub of your face gently for 10 minutes.
- After done massaging rinse your face with luke warm water and pat dry.
Hydrating and softening the skin.
What is Moisturizing?
A substance that you apply to your skin to stop it from becoming dry.
A cosmetic lotion or cream applied to the skin to counter dryness. It also hydrates the skin.
BENEFITS OF MOISTURIZING: –
- Moisturizing reduces the chances of skin problems. Using the right kind of moisturizer for your skin can help maintain its balance. When skin is too dry or too oily, many common skin problems like acne start to pop up.
- Moisturizing can reduce the appearance of other blemishes. Freshly moisturized skin has a healthy glow, which can even out any existing blemishes. Some moisturizers have some tint or self-tanner that can work with any skin tone.
- Moisturizing helps your skin stay young. The most sensitive areas of your skin – the face, ears, neck, and chest. Moisturizing can help give your sensitive skin the boost it needs to repair itself and stay healthy.
- Moisturizing ﬁghts wrinkles. That plump, ﬁrm feeling in your face after moisturizing isn’t an illusion.
Now, here are some DIY recipes of natural Moisturizers for skin(3 DIY MOISTURIZERS)
Aloe Vera Moisturizer For Dry Skin
- 1 cup aloe vera gel (use store-bought gel or scoop out the gel from an aloe vera leaf)
- ¼ cup of coconut oil
- ¼ cup almond oil
- 10 drops of any essential oil(s)
- Melt the coconut oil and almond oil in a boiler.
- Mix both the oils and let the mixture cool down.
- Add the essential oil(s) and aloe vera gel, blend until you get a smooth texture.
- Store the mixture in the refrigerator.
- Apply the moisturizer on your face and leave it overnight.
Honey And Glycerin Moisturizer
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 teaspoons glycerin
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice (diluted)
- 2 teaspoons green tea
- Mix all the ingredients well.
- Massage the mixture gently on your skin in a circular direction for a few minutes.
- Leave it on your skin overnight.
- Rinse it off the next day with lukewarm water.
Note: Lemon juice may not suit everyone, so do a patch test ﬁrst.
ALMOND OIL MOISTURIZER
- 1 teaspoon of almond oil
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 2 teaspoons of cocoa butter
- 2 teaspoons of rose water
- Start by melting the cocoa butter and almond oil.
- Take the mixture out from a container and add rose water to it and combine everything properly.
- Add honey into the mixture and blend the solution again.
- Allow it to cool down.
- Massage the moisturizer on your face gently and rinse it after 15 minutes.
Note:- ONE THING YOU SHOULD KEEP IN MIND IS THAT SINCE THESE ARE ALL NATURAL PRODUCTS, THEIR SHELF LIFE IS VERY LIMITED. SO, AVOID MAKING IN BIG QUANTITY. INSTEAD, PREPARE THEM IN SMALL BATCHES.