Making DIY products is very therapeutic and very enjoyable. But also, this may not be a cup of tea for everyone, still there’s no harm in trying it out.
With the pandemic still in effect, most of us are running out of skincare products.
There are so many cult-favorite skincare products that you can make a dupe, and you will have to use very few ingredients.
Facial Treatment Essence
- Cook the rice as you usually would and adjust the rice ratio to the water so that there is enough water left over to be used as a cleaner.
- Once you’ve finished cooking, drain the water into a pot or bowl and leave it to ferment for one day at room temperature.
- When it begins to turn slightly sour (which means it’s fermented), boil the water to stop the fermentation process and let it cool down.
Rice water is packed with antioxidants that could inhibit the activity of elastase (an enzyme that damages elastin).
It could, therefore, help to maintain the elasticity of the skin and slow down the signs of aging.
People in Korea and Japan use rice water to minimize blemish and brighten their skin.
It is assumed that rice water may contain certain enzymes that have a brightening effect on the skin.
It is therefore used as an active ingredient in soaps and creams.
When the natural barrier of your skin is compromised, it becomes dry and vulnerable to skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis.
A study found that rice starch could help to improve and repair the skin’s natural barrier.
This rice water function may also be beneficial for the management of eczema, rashes, and inflammation.
Vitamin C Serum
- Amla Juice/ Moringa
- Vitamin F
- Juice Amla or Moringa-These natural elements are commonly accessible in India and are packed with vitamin C.
- To make your DIY a standard vitamin C and vitamin F serum:
- Mix 1 part of the amla juice to 4 parts of the vitamin F, and you have a 20% vitamin C serum for your home beauty pleasure.
- By stimulating the growth of collagen, vitamin C helps prevent premature aging.
It helps to make your skin brighter and clear of blemishes.
You can use amla juice instead of Vitamin C serum.
Amla contains about 600-700 mg of ascorbic acid.
- Mix the juice of the amla with the water
- Add honey or glycerin to that extra dose of moisture
- Apply it to your face and voila!
- Your homemade vitamin C serum is here.
Remember to use Vitamin C serum in the morning because it neutralizes free radicals during the day.
And also, remember to apply a good sunscreen after it.