With the help of the internet, we can now basically figure how to do anything we want. From learning how to play songs on the guitar, to being led through the process of rewiring your house, there is very little knowledge we can’t access.
But a new trend has recently taken the world by storm: creating your own skincare products. When it comes to crafting your own skincare products at home, you’ll want to pay attention to a few things in order to achieve the best outcome possible.
What is Your Skin Type?
Essentially, there are three different types of skin: oily, dry, or mixed.
If you’re unsure what type of skin you have, there is a very simple way to find out:
- Without using moisturizer or any other products, wash your face with a skin cleanser.
- Rest for 30 minutes, then check on the status of your skin.
- Skin that feels stretched and flaky is indicative of dry skin.
- If, however, you skin is glistening, you have oily skin.
- Those who have a mixed skin type are likely to demonstrate certain areas that are shiny, and others that are dry and flaky.
Why Does Skin Type Matter?
As you might guess, each type of skin benefits most from certain ingredients and concentrations of substances.
For dry skin, you want to aim towards making a product that will provide more hydration for your skin. Conversely, for oily skin, even though you will still want to encourage hydration to a certain extent, you’ll probably opt for more ingredients that absorb the oil.
Perhaps the toughest type of skin to deal with the mixed kind. Quite simply, it takes some guessing and checking to determine what concentration of ingredients will work best for you.
What Equipment Will You Need?
Truthfully, you don’t need many items to get started with creating your own makeup and skincare products at home. But there are a few items that will likely make the process go much more smoothly for you.
One item you should consider securing is a whisk that you use exclusively for your skincare products. You don’t want to get different substances mixed in with your food.
Secondly, you should invest in an immersion blender. These handy tools are relatively inexpensive and will save you tons of frustration and time as you navigate the new world of making your own skincare products.
Lastly, you’ll want to have some heat resistant containers at the ready. This will ensure your safety and set you up for the best outcome possible.
If you want to make your own diy skincare products but aren’t sure where to start, never fear! There are tons of resources out there that can point you in the right direction. Additionally, if you want to, you can experiment with different ingredients to find out what works best for you.
Ready to get started? If so, follow the above steps and most importantly, have fun!