Natural and organic products are in the focus in the last couple of years.
A healthy lifestyle and healthy nutrition led to the natural skincare product that is supposed to make and keep your skin beautiful and young.
The idea of creating domestic, homemade cosmetics has some charm, but sometimes cooking products in your kitchen can be risky.
“If it’s good for eating, therefore, it must be good for putting it on one’s face” – we can agree that this motto is true, but you should be very careful when experimenting with various ingredients, because they can have numerous effects, counting the unwanted ones.
In order to show you how to get the best out of your little domestic production, we’ll give you some tips to guide you.
Do It Like a Pro
When you’re making a beauty salon from your living room and preparing all treatments in your kitchen, make sure that all working surface and containers are 100% clean, that way you’ll keep bacteria out of your skin.
If you want your products to last longer, add some preservatives into them, but otherwise, use it as soon as possible and don’t keep the leftovers.
Do Your Homework
We can assume that the internet is the source of all your information, but you shouldn’t believe everything you read there.
If you find some instruction or advice which may sound strange or illogical, trust your guts and check that info on some verified page or in a book.
You shouldn’t check only recipes, but also ingredients you supposed to put on your face.
Like you would check ingredients on some dermatological product, you supposed to check the food you’re going to use in your “kitchen for beautification” – even if they taste nice, that doesn’t mean that they have to be good for external use.
Use the internet not just to find recipes, but also to find out how to nurture your face and learn more about your skin type and the ingredients that can help you the most with a problem you have.
Play It Safe
If you’re not sure what’s good for your skin, don’t risk and stick to the mild substances, that are proven to be safe for use in home treatments, such as honey, aloe, olive and coconut oil.
For domestic exfoliation, it’s safe to use salt, sugar (but don’t apply it around the eye area), baking soda, tea, and yogurt.
But, even with these “safe” ingredients, pay attention to its concertation and don’t overdo it with any of them. Even if some products seem natural and harmless, you can never know for sure how your skin will react to it and what combination can be fatal for your face.
Also, avoid milk, citrus, spices, vinegar and hydrogen peroxide in your products, especially if you are a novice in DIY production or if you have a problematic skin.
In that case, it’s better to consult with an expert. Fortunately, there are plenty of proven brands of cosmetics from Australia that have passed quality control measures and have been specified as safe to use on the skin.
These can also be very helpful to have in a bathroom cabinet when you don’t have enough time to make your own.
Making cosmetics by yourself may seem fun and frugal, but you can eventually cause more harm than good, that can be difficult and expensive to fix.
You must be completely sure what you’re doing, but if you’re not – the best way is to keep some of your DIY recipes for the girl’s night at your place and leave the proper skincare to the professionals.
Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is also very passionate about DIY projects, latest fashion trends and organic beauty products. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is a regular contributor at High Style Life.