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5 Amazing DIY Beauty Products For You

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DIY Beauty Products are the saving grace for many budgets and people who just don’t find the right one. These makeup products that can be made at home are easy and natural which means it is free of all the chemicals we worry about. There are many DIY beauty products recipes and it all depends on what you are trying to make. Pick a recipe for which you can easily source ingredients, make at home and works best with your skin. To start, here are 5 DIY beauty products.

DIY black soap is one of the keyed into DIY beauty products in recent time. African black soap has gone from being viewed as traditional to be a skincare saviour. Black soap contains numerous ingredients that feed and nourish your skin and even out your skin tone. If you want to make your soap just for you, here is a DIY black soap recipe.

You will need black soap, olive oil, coconut oil, tea tree oil, turmeric, honey and any other essential oil you like. To get started, take out your black soap and separate it in a bowl, add a tablespoon each of your essential oils along with a tablespoon of turmeric powder. Add two tablespoons of honey and give it a good mix and voila.

The essential oils will moisturise, deeply cleanse and exfoliate your skin. Honey actively soothes the skin and is great for scars and blemishes. Turmeric gives your skin a lovely golden tone and in all, the antioxidant-rich ingredient will help you get rid of impurities in the skin.

  • DIY Turmeric Face MaskDIY beauty products

Another DIY beauty product that will change your life is the DIY turmeric face mask. It is easy to make, very effective and it contains just two ingredients. These ingredients do everything you need for your skin. Turmeric is a public favourite for DIY beauty products, and it has been for a long time. The use of this truly golden treasure increases over time and its simply because it works magic.

 Turmeric contains antioxidants to fight free radicals, it is anti-inflammatory, it soothes sunburns, evens out the skin tone and gives your skin an amazing tone. To make this DIY beauty product we call the turmeric face mask, you will need turmeric and milk or yoghurt. Milk and yoghurt provide lactic acid which is great for the skin. Lactic acid is great for treating hyperpigmentation, age spots and uneven skin tones, which to me, is awesome.

 Start by adding a tablespoon of yoghurt and one teaspoon of turmeric powder. Give your ingredients a good stir till it is well combined and apply your mask with a makeup brush or applicator. Repeat the same process if you’re using milk. Condensed milk or powdered milk work best.

  • DIY Makeup RemoverDIY beauty products

What’s kit filled with DIY beauty products without DIY makeup remover. Believe it or not, makeup removers are not the easiest to find, especially in Nigeria. If at all you do find a makeup remover, it is either not so great or not budget friendly. However, no need to fear, DIY beauty products are here. With these simple steps and ingredients, you can make your own makeup remover at home.

You will need, jojoba oil, lemon essential oil, witch hazel and aloe vera. The procedure for making this makeup remover is even easier. Start by pouring 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil into a container or bowl. Follow it up with 2 tablespoons of witch hazel and 1 tablespoon of aloe vera. Once all this is in, add a single drop of lemon essential oil and stir together till it is well combined. Pour your DIY makeup remover into a suitable container and voila!

  • DIY BronzerDIY beauty products

I bet you’re wondering how we want to go about DIY bronzer, however, do not doubt DIY beauty products, they can be made out of anything. With this recipe, you never have to worry about not having the perfect bronzer shade for your skin tone. You can adjust the shade to your own personal desire but be careful not to eat it.

To make your DIY bronzer you will need cinnamon, cocoa powder, arrowroot, nutmeg powder and rosemary oil or lavender oil. The procedure is very easy, add all your powdered ingredients in measurements based on your desired shade. After which add 15 drops of your essential oil to the mixture and separate any clumps. Place your mixture in a clean compact container and pack it in firmly. If you prefer a loose powder bronzer, leave out the oil. These ingredients tick the necessary bronzer boxes which are glow, depth and darkness, lightweight and thickness.

  • DIY BlushDIY beauty products

Rosy cheeks are what you need in your DIY beauty products kit. Just like every other DIY, this one is not difficult to make at all. DIY beauty products like this will have you saving up on some products you love but are hard to find or don’t fall under the budget for the month. The ingredients needed for your DIY blush will make you laugh; however, it works so do it.

To make your blush, you will need water, baby powder and red food colouring. Add 3 tablespoons of water into a mixing container. Ensure your container is clean. In the water add a few drops of red food colouring. Consider how deep you want your blush’s colour to be, add 1 to 2 drops for a bright pink, 3 to 4 drops for a medium pink and 5 to 6 drops for a deep blush colour. You can also control the tone by adding some baby powder into the mixture. Start by adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of baby powder at a time and mix all your ingredients until it becomes a thick paste.

To fully create your DIY beauty products, pour your mixture into a container and press tightly. Leave the mixture in a warm, sunny and dry area in order to dry well. Once it is dried apply your blush using your blush brush or sponge. Feel free to add other tones using colouring, if you do not want the traditional red rosy cheeks.

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