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Homemade Skincare Products: Pros and Cons 

Ingredients for homemade skincare in various bowls

Let's start with list of benefits! 


Homemade cosmetics boast a lot of benefits and can be largely advantageous to people who have the time and desire to create their own beauty products.  DIY Beauty Products  You don’t need to look far to find ingredients that work perfectly well as DIY beauty product alternatives. In fact, the majority of them you will find in your kitchen cupboards: 

  • Sugar: While sugar might not be the best thing to eat for your skin, natural sugars such as coconut, brown, or pure cane sugars are great for creating natural scrubs. Sugar works well as a gentle natural exfoliant for the skin compared to coarse salts. You could use it for a lip or even body scrub.


  • Aloe Vera:  Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and a natural humectant. It’s a great moisturizer for the skin among other things, such as sunburn relief! Look out for fresh aloe stems from your local health food shop. 
  • Honey: Another natural humectant that draws in moisture, is antibacterial, and is full of antioxidants! Why not try pouring a cup of raw honey into your bath while it’s running to elevate your bathing experience and help to moisturize, soften and soothe dry skin?
  • Tea: Tea is something that you would traditionally drink, but tea is a fantastic and inexpensive addition to your beauty routine, with a number of ways it can be used. Herbal teas such as Camomile or even Green Tea are great for making DIY eye masks. You can soak a face cloth in the cooled tea and place it over your eyes or even face for a soothing experience. Additionally, you can drop tea bags into your bath for a relaxing self-care treat. Or, create a ‘tea foot’ bath to help soothe tired feet at the end of a long day
  • Oats: Usually a breakfast-time treat, but oats are an all-natural skin-softening addition to your bath. The cellulose and fiber from the oats make an effective skin soother for itchy, irritated dry skin.


People who choose to make their own cosmetics, however, should be aware that whatever recipes they dream up at home will most likely not resemble the highly processed and largely synthetic products that they are used to buying in stores. Additionally, people who venture to make homemade cosmetics should take into consideration the effects that natural products might have on the skin and always be careful not to let products expire or spoil. https://www.foreo.com/mysa/how-to-make-a-diy-face-mask-and-other-natural-beauty-products/ Homemade beauty products, while they might be fun and cost-effective, still come with their own risks. The main concern is that they are not ‘safe’ in the sense that they haven’t been tested or made under usual beauty product standards. This could cause allergic reactions and lead to problems once applied to skin. 

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