5 DIY Natural Moisturizer Hacks

5 DIY Natural Moisturizer Hacks

5 DIY Natural Moisturizer Hacks
5 DIY Natural Moisturizer Hacks

Moisture leaves a soft glowing skin. Dry skin ages faster while a well hydrated skin helps lighten fine lines and wrinkles.

We all want what's best for our skin care regimen. Natural products are sensational because they are not preservative laden.

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

There is a wide range of factors that can dry your skin like air conditioning, smoke, dust, and unfavorable weather. Wouldn't it be awesome to instantly find an affordable solution right at the comfort of your home.

There are tons of commercially sold moisturizer but their prices are equally astonishing. Hydrate your skin naturally with these:

1. Shea butter

Shea butter is a commonly used ingredient in a wide range of skincare products. Did you know that it's a fat extract from nuts which you can actually eat.

Shea butter moisturizes and revitalizes the skin. At room temperature, it's usually in solid form, but can easily be liquefied and melts perfectly on the skin.

Simply rub a small amount in between your fingers to melt it, then massage it over your face in a circular fashion.

Unrefined shea butter is readily available in the market and is inexpensive. Did you know that there are people in Africa who uses shea butter as cooking oil?

2. Aloe vera

Aloe is likewise a common ingredient in a wide variety of cosmetic products for a reason. This beautiful ornament is treasured across history for it's medicinal wonder. It soothes and moisturizes skin, treats sunburn, lightens skin pigments, and fights signs of skin aging. It's non greasy and leaves a refreshing coolness on the skin.

If you want a natural approach, home-grown aloe vera is perfect. Squeeze aloe gel fresh from it's leaves and use topically on your face and body.
  • Skincare benefits of topical application of aloe gel:
  • hydrates skin
  • softens skin
  • hastens wound healing
  • lightens wrinkles
  • lightens acne marks
  • reduces skin irritation
  • antioxidant properly
  • reduces acne

3. Oatmeal

Who says you can't wear your breakfast for beauty? Oatmeal contains polysaccharides which forms a protective layer on the skin which prevents dryness and irritation.

Oatmeal is a go-to especially if you have dermatitis or skin irritation.

Here's how to use oatmeal as a moisturizer:
  1. Grind 1 teaspoon oatmeal using a food processor. If you can't grind your oats, use instant oatmeal instead.
  2. Mix oatmeal with 3 teaspoon hot water to form a paste.
  3. Continue mixing until it's temperature becomes warm.
  4. Gently massage the oatmeal paste on your face then leave for 15 minutes.
  5. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

4. Honey

Like oatmeal, honey forms a protective layer on the skin (humectant) to seal in moisture. It's a valuable skincare must-have that has been around for ages.
  • Skincare benefits of honey:
  • naturally hydrates the skin
  • softens skin
  • rich in antioxidant which fights off free-radicals
  • antibacterial property
  • treats acne
  • unclog pores
  • exfoliates dead skin cells

Use raw unprocessed honey. Massage honey on your face in a circular motion. Leave it on for 15 minutes then rinse with warm water and pat dry.

5. Essential oil

Essential oils like coconut, castor, and olive oil mimics the skin's natural defenses. Forming a protective layer on the skin which seals hydrating fluids inside. Plus, it's super easy to use. Simply apply several drops of the oil gently on your face using your fingertips or a cotton ball.