Ok, we know we’ve said it a thousand times but it bears repeating: Moisturisers are the core of any skincare regimen and we should never skip it. Not only does it trap in hydration and water but also helps in maintaining a healthy skin barrier. Yes, it’s a must-have skincare staple even for folks with oily skin. But just because it plays a major role in boosting your complexion doesn’t mean that it needs to be a major detriment to your wallet.
Although the market is flooded with uncountable moisturisers, the majority of formulas skew on the expensive side. So if you wish to reap the benefits of these modern-day hydrators without breaking the bank we have just the recipes for you! Keep scrolling for tried and true DIY moisturisers that will make your skin ridiculously smooth and plump.
Step 1: Take ¼ cups of cocoa butter, melt it in a microwave or over a pan. It shouldn’t take more than a few seconds so keep an eye on it and remove it from heat as soon as it’s melted.
Step 2: To a bowl, add ¼ cups of shea butter along with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the melted cocoa butter mix thoroughly.
Step 3: Let the mixture cool down. You can also refrigerate it until it solidifies, it usually takes under an hour. Next, stir for the final texture. Once it solidifies, stir the ingredients again to reveal the final texture, which should have a buttery consistency.
Step 4: Transfer this mixture to a jar. This combination will make enough moisturiser for 6 to 8 months and should be used within that time since your hands will introduce bacteria into the product each time you use it. Of course, if you use a spatula to spoon it out, you can enjoy it for longer.
Step 1: To a bowl, add 1 tablespoon each of hazelnut oil, avocado oil, and sesame oil (or jojoba oil).
Step 2: Pour all three oils into a dropper bottle, put on the lid, and shake to mix. Yep, it’s that simple. This recipe only makes 12 uses, so feel free to double it if you’d like more. When it comes to applying the formula, we recommend massaging it into your face to really activate the oils. Additionally, it’s best used at night, and wash it off if you plan to wear makeup. That said, if you love a dewy glow, you can apply a drop or two and pat it into your skin, removing any excess with the help of a towel.
Step 1: To a small spray bottle, add 4 tablespoons of aloe vera gel with 2 tablespoons each of almond oil and coconut oil.
Step 2: Stir well and store it in a bottle, use twice a day for best results.
Step 1: Blend the aloe vera gel with a hand blender till it’s smooth.
Step 2: Next, melt 5 tablespoons of shea butter on low flame. Remove it from the heat and then mix it with aloe vera gel. Add about 8–10 drops of tea tree essential oil. Then use a hand blender to mix the ingredients properly. Store in a clean glass jar and it's ready to use.
If you don't want to make one at home. We suggest using GLOW Iridescent Brightening Moisturising Cream. This moisturiser will not only give that younger-looking plump skin but will also nourish your skin giving you a lit-from-within glow.
Say goodbye to dull-looking complexion with these easy DIYs!
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