Fight Skin Dryness with These 9 Easy DIY Moisturizers

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Fight Skin Dryness with These 9 Easy DIY Moisturizers

Dryness of the skin can be extremely annoying and frustrating. If you’re familiar with that stretched feeling or that incessant itch that no amount of moisturizing gets rid of, here’s something for you! Fight dryness by making your own powerful home-made easy DIY moisturizers.

The best part about easy DIY moisturizers? You not only save on the dollars but you also have quality control. All ingredients can be natural and you can make sure there aren’t any of the harmful chemicals like preservatives and dyes in there. This is pure and deep moisturizing – the ultimate and best skincare for dry skin!

1.  Aloe hydrating moisturizer for sensitive skin

If you have dry, sensitive skin, aloe gel is an excellent option for moisturizing it and calming inflammations. Aloe encourages growth of new skin cells to heal and repair cracking and flaking skin.

This moisturizer also contains jojoba and coconut oils for added nourishment and hydration.

How to make it:

Take 2tbsp coconut oil, 2tbsp jojoba oil and 2tbsp of beeswax pellets in a double boiler and warm them together till they start melting. Whisk them to make a good mix.

Next, allow the mix to cool for about an hour and add 1 cup of fresh aloe gel extracted from the stem of an aloe plant. Use a hand mixer to mix them vigorously. Add in 8-9 drops of lavender or tea tree essential oil and blend some more to make a fluffy cream.

Transfer your face cream into a glass jar and keep it at room temperature for about 2-3 months.

2.  Natural oil face and body moisturizer

This blend of natural hydrating oils is especially suited for those with extremely dry skin. It contains Emu oil which has a similar chemical composition to that of sebum, the natural oil our bodies produce. It helps heal and repair dry and damaged skin. The other ingredient is argan oil, a light, non-greasy oil that soothes dry skin and keeps the moisture locked in.

How to make it:

This is a simple recipe that requires mixing 2tbsp argan oil and ¾tsp emu oil. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil like chamomile, lavender, peppermint or rose geranium oil. Essential oils add not only a pleasant fragrance to the mix but also give your moisturizer a soothing effect when massaged on the skin. Keep the mix in a spray bottle and massage a few pumps on dry skin.

3.  Honey-glycerin moisturizing face mask

Honey has the ability to not only retain moisture but also to prevent trans-epidermal water loss or moisture loss from the skin’s surface. It has strong anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that protect and soothe the skin.

Glycerin is also an excellent moisturizer that balances the skin’s pH too. Together, the two give the skin a dewy appearance with a soft, supple texture.

How to make it:

Take 2tbsp honey, preferably manuka honey and 2tbsp of glycerin. Mix them well and add a few drops of lemon juice for its skin brightening properties. Apply this mix on the face and leave it on for 20 minutes till the mask dries. Rinse with warm water.

4.  Shea butter body cream

Shea butter is rich in fatty acids that lock in the skin’s moisture and protect its natural moisture barrier. This cream also contains oats which have naturally soothing, anti-inflammatory properties. The other moisturizing ingredient is coconut oil which has antibacterial and antifungal properties to ensure the skin remains protected from external aggressions.

This shea butter cream is an excellent choice for those who suffer from extreme dryness with conditions like eczema.

How to make it:

Take 1tbsp of oats and grind it to make a fine powder. Next, melt 2tbsp coconut oil and 2tbsp shea butter in a double boiler. Add in the ground oats and 5-6 drops of rose geranium essential oil. Break a capsule of vitamin E and mix all the ingredients so that they are equally distributed. Use a blender to achieve a creamy consistency. Cool and store your cream in a glass container.

5.  Green tea anti-aging moisturizer

Dry skin is a common problem with aging skin and if you’re looking for an anti-aging solution, this might just be the right moisturizer for you. Green tea is rich in antioxidants that fight free radical damage and prevent wrinkles and dark spots. Its hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties combine well with the moisturizing properties of coconut oil to make a powerful mix.

How to make it:

Take a cup of coconut oil and heat it in a double boiler. Add 2tbsp green tea or open up 4 green tea bags into the oil and stir well. Let the mixture heat for about 25-30 minutes so that the antioxidants from the green tea get infused into the coconut oil.

Next, strain out the leaves from the oil with a strainer or a cheesecloth. Refrigerate the infused oil and when it solidifies, blend it well with a hand mixer to get a creamy consistency. Transfer it to a glass container. If you live in a warm climate, you may need to refrigerate your cream because coconut oil melts at a relatively lower temperature.

6.  Almond oil-cocoa butter moisturizer

Almond oil or sweet almond oil is a light oil that moisturizes the skin without leaving any after effects like greasiness or clogged pores. It is rich in essential vitamins and fatty acids and doesn’t come with the risk of allergies. Cocoa butter, honey and rose water – all of them have anti-inflammatory and soothing effects on the skin.

How to make it:

Melt 1tbsp almond oil and 1tbsp cocoa butter in a double boiler till they mix well. After the mixture cools down, mix in 1tsp rose water and 1tbsp manuka honey. Mix well and transfer your moisturizer to a glass jar for storing.

7.  Chamomile face moisturizer

Chamomile is known for its soothing and calming benefits on dry and sensitive skin. It’s a strong natural anti-inflammatory that fights redness and irritation. Lanolin prevents water loss from the skin and keeps it supple.

How to make easy DIY moisturizers:

Take 3 bags of chamomile tea and soak it in ⅓ cup of boiling water. Let the flowers steep for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, take 2tbsp lanolin and 2tbsp of beeswax and melt them in a double boiler or a water bath and mix them well. When the mixture cools down, mix in the chamomile brew.

Next, break open a capsule of Vitamin A and one of Vitamin E into the mix. Add 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil and whisk the mixture or blend them to get a smooth, frothy cream. Store your cream in a glass container.

8.  Olive oil nourishing moisturizer

The speciality of olive oil as a moisturizer is its ability to heal skin that has been damaged due to sun exposure. This moisturizer also contains the benefits of coconut oil.

How to make easy DIY moisturizers:

Take 4tbsp of olive oil, 1 ½tbsp coconut oil and 1 1/2tbsp beeswax pellets and melt them in a double boiler. Break open a capsule of Vitamin E and stir well. Let it cool till you get a gel-like moisturizer.

9.  Hibiscus tea whipped moisturizer

Did you know that the hibiscus flower is excellent for firming up aging skin and repairing damaged skin? Add its benefits to the moisturizing powers of coconut oil and you’ve whipped up (quite literally) a great anti-aging easy DIY moisturizers for you!

How to make it:

The recipe to make your hibiscus moisturizer is very similar to that of the green tea moisturizer except you substitute the green tea with hibiscus flowers to achieve its benefits.

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