By Willow T.

Your skin is very important, and you don't need expensive ingredients or fancy tools to make products for it! Making a skincare regimen is a great way to have healthy skin and a good routine to stick to. Making healthy habits is something that feels good to do! Your skincare routine could be long or short. Just enough time to care for your skin. Taking care of your skin is SO simple, yet so effective. 

Other than these homemade recipes, good things to include in your skincare routine would be: washing your face, drinking a lot of water (but not too much), keeping your hands off of your face to prevent bacteria from spreading from your hands, wearing a refreshing face mask once a week, taking care of your hands with hand lotion (you might want to avoid cheap lotion, lots of people are allergic to it), don’t spend unnecessary money on skin care products when you can make them at home, and please do not compare your skin to other people’s. All skin types are a little different, and all you need to do is take care of your skin and keep it healthy. 

What if I told you that you have most of the ingredients to make skincare products at home? I will be showing you 5 easy skincare recipes you can make at home. Please check the ingredients for each recipe to prevent allergic reactions to any ingredients. And unless you have experience making recipes on your own, you might want to ask an adult to help you with these recipes.

Nourishing Milk Hand Soak

To make a milk hand soak, all you will need is whole milk.

Step 1: Heat 2 to 3 cups of milk in the microwave until warm

Step 2: Pour milk into 2 bowls and submerge both of your hands in the milk (Make sure the milk it warm, NOT hot)

Step 3: Soak your hands in the milk for 10 minutes, or as long as you wish.

Detoxifying Rice Ginger Body Scrub

To make this body scrub, you will need ½ cup of ground rice, ½ cup coconut milk, ¼ cup brown sugar, and 1 ½ tablespoons ground ginger

Step 1: Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.

Step 2: Rub mixture on your palms and tops of your hands.

Step 3: Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes and wash off your hands with warm water. Remember to clean out your sink before you leave to prevent your sink getting clogged.

Soothing Aloe Face Mask

To make this face mask, you will need ½ tablespoon almond milk, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and approximately 4 tablespoons aloe vera gel.

Step 1: Combine almond milk and brown sugar in a medium size mixing bowl. Mix until sugar is dissolved.

Step 2: Add aloe vera gel to the mixture.

Step 3: Add mixture to your face and let sit for 10 to 20 minutes. Remove with warm water and pat dry with a small towel.

DIY Thin Mint Lip Balm

To make this lip balm you will need 2 teaspoons white beeswax pellets, 1 teaspoons cocoa powder, 2 teaspoons sweet almond oil, 3 drops peppermint essential oil, empty lip balm pots

Step 1: Melt beeswax pellets in the microwave or stove.

Step 2: Mix in cocoa powder

Step 3: Add almond oil and peppermint essential oil to the mixture.

Step 4: Carefully pour into small lip balm pots or empty tubes and let cool before use.

Kool Aid Lip Balm

To make this Kool Aid lip balm you will need ½ pack Kool Aid (Your choice of flavor), 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 2 teaspoons water, 1 teaspoon sugar, clear lip balm pots.

Step 1: Soften coconut oil in the microwave for 8 seconds using a microwave safe bowl, Remove bowl from microwave and stir. Be careful, the contents will be hot.

Step 2: Pour ½ Kool Aid packet into a separate bowl, and add water and sugar. Mix until sugar is dissolved.

Step 3: Combine coconut oil and Kool Aid mixture and whip with a whisk until completely smooth.

Step 4: Use a small spoon to scoop a small portion of the mixture into the lip balm pot, and place the uncovered pot/pots in the refrigerator for 10 to 20 minutes until hard.

Step 5: Add a sticker to the top (optional) and use or give as a gift!

You don't have to stop there with your recipes! Search for more, or make up recipes of your own, and enjoy making them with your friends and family! You can give it as a gift, or use it for yourself.

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