Homemade Beauty Products: 3 Essential Ingredients You’ll Need
Homemade beauty products are becoming an increasingly popular beauty choice as people try to take better care of their skin. By making your own products, you can customize everything to best benefit your skin type and see your skin glow as a result. Keep reading to learn about the essential ingredients for homemade beauty products that will help your skin and spirit glow.
1. Choose an Oil
Oil is an essential part of all beauty products because it helps moisturize and smooth skin. Some oils have additional benefits, such as reducing fine lines and wrinkles, reducing transepidermal water loss, and soothing irritated skin. When choosing an oil with any of these benefits, keep in mind what you’ll use the beauty product for. Make sure the oil isn’t comedogenic, which means it can clog pores. Consider choosing a product such as jojoba oil, which is similar to the natural oils in the skin.
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2. Find a Butter
While you can often exchange oil and butter in cooking, the same is not true for skin care. You need to find butter in addition to oil since natural butter helps the skin absorb your product and can help your skin’s sebum. You can choose a soft butter such as mango, a butter high in fatty acids such as shea, or a more solid, scented butter like cocoa. The best part is you can use them in products for both your face and body.
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3. Pick a Wax
The last essential you need when making your beauty products is wax. Natural waxes help protect your skin from environmental toxins and irritants while also allowing it to breathe. The most common wax used in beauty products is beeswax, but there are other options, such as Japan wax, rose wax, and candelilla wax. You can use these in body, hair, and lip products.
Now, Add Some Extras
While oils, butter, and waxes are the only essentials for beauty products, there are many great additives that can also help your skin. Honey is a popular ingredient for many industries, from pet food to beverages, and is a great addition to your beauty products as it can cleanse, tone, and moisturize. Many products use oats to exfoliate since their natural saponins can absorb dirt and oil while cleaning. Witch hazel is anti-inflammatory and helps regulate oil production. Apple cider vinegar balances pH levels and can help the good bacteria on your skin.
The essential ingredients for homemade beauty products are oils, butter, and waxes. Extra additions, such as honey and apple cider vinegar, aren’t essential, but they have great benefits for your skin. By making your own beauty products with these ingredients, you can create something that will help your skin glow and your inner beauty shine.
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