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August 22, 2023

A Simple Guide To Creating Your Own Moisturizer

Your skincare journey is one that is very personal to you, and using the same products that everyone else uses might not be doing as much good as you hope. Moisturizers play a crucial role in any skincare routine and are not something you should skip.

Personalization is key. Store-bought options are unlikely to align perfectly with your unique needs, especially if you are looking for an organic or natural option.

Making your own moisturizer is a great alternative and the perfect way to customize your unique moisturizer. Follow these simple tips to learn how to make a moisturizer at home that will be perfectly suited to your skin.

Determine Your Skin Type

The very first thing to do when creating your own DIY moisturizer, which Misumi Skincare suggests in their guide, is learn about your skin type. Your skin can fall into one of four different categories: dry, oily, combination, or normal. While it may not seem like a problem, using the wrong products can cause issues down the line.

●      Excessive dryness
●      Excessive oiliness
●      Skin irritation
●      Sensitivity
●      Allergic reaction
●      Uneven skin tone
●      Premature aging

When making your own moisturizer, ensure that you are using ingredients that will be beneficial to your skin type and will not cause damage or harm to your skin.

Learn About The Different Ingredients

Once you have learned more about your skin type and what you need to keep your skin happy and healthy, the next step is choosing the right ingredients. Your choice of ingredients is determined by the outcome you want.

Are you looking to reduce your acne? Do you want to brighten and even your skin tone? Is your skin feeling dry and flaky and in need of some hydration? There are so many household ingredients that can be used in your DIY moisturizer.

●      Aloe vera
●      Honey
●      Chamomile
●      Beeswax
●      Avocado

Each of these ingredients offers a unique healing property for your skin, and choosing the right ingredients to add to your moisturizer all comes down to what you want the moisturizer to do for you.

Keep Your Environment Clean

Before you start making any products at home, you need to ensure that your working environment is clean and sterile. You will be putting these products on your skin, so working in a sterile environment avoids any problems down the line.

Working in an unclean or non-sterile place can lead to your products causing an infection on your skin or even rendering your product useless as they might not work efficiently.

This can be done by wiping down all counters with an alcohol solution, sterilizing all containers used by boiling them, and ensuring all tools are fully cleaned before they touch your ingredients.

Make Sure To Patch Test

A patch test is a simple test that is commonly used to learn more about how your body will react to certain products or substances. It is an allergy test that can be done professionally to learn more about your major allergies, but also one that can be completed at home to learn about the products you use on a daily basis.

A patch test is when you apply a small amount of product to your skin to see how you will react to it.

If you have a negative reaction, it is in your best interest to discontinue use of the product. Doing a patch test on products that you have made yourself is especially important if you want to avoid any negative reactions.

Remember The Shelf Life

When making skincare products at home, especially if you are using natural or organic ingredients, it is important to remember that these products will expire after a certain amount of time and will no longer be good for your skin.

Expired products, especially if they have been made at home and have not been tested, can potentially be harmful to your skin, causing dryness, rashes, irritation, and even aging.

When making your own moisturizer, not only should you store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator to extend its shelf life, but you should also use the product within a month of making it to avoid any harm or damage.

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