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DIY moisturizers for your skin type – it’s a thing!

November 25th, 2021 | by

When it comes to skincare, the only question that really matters is ‘What are the ingredients?’ With the beauty industry rapidly moving towards vegan products containing no nasties, consumers are growing aware about what’s good for their skin.

This becomes especially important when dealing with a specific skin type – be it oily skin, dry skin or a combination of both. We’ve said this before, we will say it again – skincare is personal and only you (and your dermat, of course!) know what you’re dealing with here. It’s imperative to know what goes inside your product. And what’s better than using your own creation?

While the deal with homemade skincare products is that you can’t stock up on large quantities owing to the short shelf life, the advantage is that you know the ingredients and hence what’s most suitable for your skin. 

Check out these DIY moisturisers that cater to specific skin types, that you can make at home for that extra boost of hydration.

1. DIY Moisturiser for Normal Skin 

Aloe vera and almond oil moisturiser
Aloe Vera and Almond Oil Moisturiser

If you’re blessed with skin that is neither too oily nor too dry and without open pores or blemishes, you most definitely fall under this category. 

Aloe vera and almond oil moisturiser

This mixture of aloe and almond oil is super lightweight and non-comedogenic i.e it doesn’t clog your pores. When applied, it not only hydrates but also soothes and nourishes your skin. 

Prep

  • 1/2 cup of aloe vera gel 
  • 2 tablespoons of almond oil
  • 5-6 drops of lavender essential oil

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a big bowl until it becomes fluffy. 

Application 

  • Apply on your face post a shower/before going to bed. 

Storage

  • Store in an air-tight container 

2. DIY Moisturiser for Oily Skin 

Aloe vera, glycerine and rose moisturiser
Aloe vera, glycerine and rose moisturiser

Knowing of the numerous skin benefits of aloe vera, we aren’t surprised it’s a part of almost every skin type’s DIY routine. Mixed with rose, this formula is a big hit and smells like a dream. With rose’s antibacterial properties, say goodbye to your acne and redness. The glycerine will help hydrate the deeper layers of your skin. 

Prep

  • ½ cup of glycerine
  • ½ cup of rose water 
  • ½ cup of aloe vera gel

Method

  • Throw all three ingredients into a big bowl and stir until they’re mixed well. 

Application

  • Apply on damp skin, post a shower or swim.

Storage

  • Store in an air-tight container in a cool and dry place

3. DIY Moisturiser for Dry Skin 

Avocado, shea butter and rosehip oil moisturiser
Avocado, shea butter and rosehip oil moisturiser 

Avocado is one fruit that’s great for both skin and hair health. The oil gets easily absorbed into the skin and acts as a natural sunscreen to help protect your skin from heat damage. On the other hand, shea butter is rich in linoleic acids that hold in moisture and reduce redness, keeping your skin cool and well hydrated. 

Prep

  • 6 tablespoons of shea butter
  • 5 drops of rosehip seed oil
  • 2 teaspoons of avocado oil

Method

  • Melt the shea butter in a bowl, add in the oils and mix all the ingredients well. 

Application

Apply daily on your hands, legs, face and any part of your skin that feels dry as and when necessary. 

Note: If you live in a place with a low temperature, the shea butter is bound to freeze. But you could always warm it up by placing the moisturiser jar in a bowl of warm water, before using.

Storage

  • Store in an air-tight container at room temperature 

4. DIY Moisturiser for Combination Skin 

Combination skin is the hardest to tame, since it’s a bit of both oily and dry skin. But we have the perfect homemade moisturiser formula for you to indulge in. 

Green tea, honey and lemon moisturiser
Green tea, honey and lemon moisturiser

Apart from aiding in weight loss, green tea works well to moisturise and nourish combination skin. Honey does the job of hydrating the skin, while lemon controls sebum production. 

Prep

  • 2 teaspoons of warm green tea
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients until they blend well and form a paste. 

Application

  • Apply at least once a day for optimum results. 

Storage

  •  Store in the refrigerator

5. DIY Moisturiser for Sensitive Skin 

Sensitive skin is prone to acne, breakouts and redness. Hence, it needs ample TLC. What’s better than a nourishing homemade moisturiser for this, right? 

Aloe vera, liquorice and sunflower oil moisturiser
Aloe vera, liquorice and sunflower oil moisturiser

Liquorice tea is full of antioxidants that neutralize free radical damage. And aloe vera is renowned to soothe your skin, which is why it’s a major ingredient in most best seller skincare products. Lastly, slight use of sunflower oil with anti-inflammatory properties will ensure to keep your skin rash-free.

Prep

  • 1 cup brewed liquorice tea
  • 1 cup aloe vera gel
  • 2 cups of sunflower oil

Method

  • Combine all three ingredients in a bowl and blend well. You can use a hand blender to give it a quick mix. 

Application

  • Apply the cream every day on your face and neck or other areas of your skin that may cause any kind of irritation. 

Storage

  • Store in an air-tight container 

Takeaway

It’s never one-size-fits-all when it comes to skincare. Identify your unique skin type and be very particular about what you feed it. Nothing better than going all OG and whipping up your own little recipe. Now that you have these easy-to-prepare natural and homemade remedies of moisturisers for every skin type, prepare small batches and use them religiously. You’ll have fruitful results in no time! 


Meghana Ganeshan

Meghana has about 4 years of experience as a content writer, having previously worked at leading publications such as Condé Nast (GQ Magazine) and World Wide Media (Grazia Magazine). She writes about fashion, beauty, wellness, food, and lifestyle. In her free time, she enjoys reading fiction or learning foreign languages online.