By now, you can probably tell we’re fans of fall. But with all the fun that comes with the season, there are some downsides, too, one being the toll it can take on your skin. During the summer, humidity levels are higher and your apartment isn’t heated, so it’s easier to keep skin hydrated and healthy. Once fall and winter roll around, keeping your skin moisturized can be a whole lot trickier. Cooler weather, and all that comes with it, calls for an update to your summer skin care routine with a focus on hydration. Instead of purchasing a bunch of new products, why not try making your own skin care solutions at home with natural ingredients? You’ll save money, it’s more eco-friendly (zero packagings) and you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing exactly what you’re putting on your skin. Plus, making these recipes is pretty fun. Treat yourself to some self-care this fall with these simple DIY skin care recipes.
DIY Body Whip
First on our list of DIY skin care recipes is this homemade, natural body whip from Green Thickies. The recipe is super simple, but it delivers awesome results. The whip includes olive oil, coconut oil and beeswax, all of which can be super moisturizing for you skin. Just be careful — the oiliness of this cream means it can be a little greasy after you first apply it, so give it a couple of minutes to soak in, and be sure to massage it into your skin.
Homemade Face Mask
Face masks are so much fun to make yourself. Here are a few we’ve shared before. Another more festive option is this pumpkin face mask from Well+Good, an ideal choice for *spooky season*. The mask provides a big moisture boost thanks to the nourishing properties found in sweet potato and honey along with pumpkin and Greek yogurt. Instead of throwing out your pumpkin guts when you’re creating a jack-o-lantern, save them and make this mask instead.
DIY Face Cream
This homemade face cream from Good Housekeeping is one of our favorite DIY skin care recipes that we’ve tried. The cream is made with ultra-hydrating ingredients, including shea butter, jojoba oil and aloe. It also has some rose water to calm your skin and reduce inflammation and redness. The aloe also offers antibacterial properties. Cleanse your face, then apply this rich face cream for soft, hydrated skin all season long.
DIY Oatmeal Bath Soak
You may remember taking an oatmeal bath as a kid when you had the chickenpox. But you can utilize the soothing properties of oatmeal anytime, especially if you struggle with dry skin issues like eczema, according to WebMD. When you need to unwind, a warm soak in your tub can be a huge stress-reliever, and this DIY oatmeal bath recipe from Well + Good will take it to the next level. Make sure to grind the oatmeal down to fine powder in your blender so that it won’t clog the drain.
DIY Foot Scrub
When it comes to self-care, foot scrubs can be life savers. Our feet work for us all day, every day — they deserve some pampering once in a while. This homemade foot scrub from Story of Five is just the thing you need to revitalize dry, sore feet. This one also uses oatmeal, along with sugar, honey and coconut oil. The sugar acts as a great exfoliator on tough, dry feet, while the honey and coconut oil softens the skin.
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