Since the beginning of lockdown, there has been a rise in DIY skincare, many people have been trying beauty hacks that they could add into their skincare routine, however, when using DIY skincare it is important to tread with caution because not every food item is made to be used for the skin. For instance, according to dermatologists, using lemon to brighten scars and fade scars can leave your skin feeling extra sensitive to sunlight, leaving you with blisters or a rash.
However, some may prefer to use DIY skincare products over commercial skincare products because some commercial skincare products contain ingredients that can turn out to be very harsh on the skin and they use very minimal organic and botanical ingredients like argan oil, marula oil, or green tea extract.
Here are a few DIY skincare items that are recommended by dermatologists but before you apply anything on your face make sure that you do a patch test and you do this by placing the product on your arm and leave it for a few minutes. If you don’t get any bad reactions, you can go ahead and use the product.
1.Using Oatmeal As A Cleanser
Oatmeal contains saponins which are chemicals that contain intense cleansing properties because of its intense cleansing properties oatmeal is perfect to use as a face cleanser. To create an oatmeal cleanser you can mix whole oatmeal with warm water and add a teaspoon of honey. Rub the cleanser onto your skin in circular motions to cleanse your face.
2. Coconut Oil as Moisturizer
Coconut oil can be an effective moisturizer and because of its fatty acid content, it is best used as a moisturizer. It is advisable to not use coconut oil on your face if you have oily or acne-prone skin because it will result in breakouts and it will be too heavy for the skin. For silky and smooth skin just take a generous amount of coconut oil and rub it all over your body although does It look solid in the jar, but it will rub in smoothly on your skin.