5 Best DIY Skincare Recipes

Posted on December 16 2022

5 Best DIY Skincare Recipes

D.I.Y. Skincare Recipes

The DIY community is a wonderful thing. People who can not trust store bought ingredients so they want to know exactly what is going onto their skin. Trust me, I have been there! That is the main reason we started Restoor Skin Essentials, to give our customers a quality product without ingredients they do not need or are unhealthy. We've put together a list of our favorite DIY skincare recipes that are easy and fun to make at home!



Sugar Face Polish

This is one of the easiest DIY skincare recipes to make. It’s also very inexpensive, and the ingredients you need are probably already in your kitchen.

You will need:

  • 1 teaspoon of sugar

  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil

Mix together the sugar and olive oil until a paste forms. Use circular motions to massage into your skin for five minutes (or so) and then rinse with warm water. Avoid using this on sensitive areas like around the eyes or mouth -- it’s best to use only once or twice a week because too much can dry out your skin.



Refreshing Cucumber Facial Mist

Cucumber is a natural source of antioxidants, vitamins A and C. Which is great to have in your skincare routine.

To make this facial mist:

  • Cut up one cucumber into small pieces and place them in a blender. Add 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of water per every two cups (500 ml) of cucumber for best results. Blend until smooth then strain through a cheesecloth or strainer to remove any remaining pulp from your mixture.* Fill an empty bottle with your mixture, making sure not to fill it too high as you do not want any air bubbles forming in there! Shake before each use!



Herbal Facial Steam

What you need:

  • 1 bowl of hot water

  • 1 towel or washcloth (not too large)


a few drops of essential oils like lavender or rose geranium oil, if desired. These can help calm irritation, reduce redness and soothe dry patches. What to do: Place the bowl in front of you with the towel over your head so that the steam is directed towards your face. Covering your head will ensure that there are no spills and help retain heat for longer. Pour some herbs into water until it becomes fragrant, but don't boil it! Steaming for 5-10 minutes once or twice daily should give results after a week.


Lemon Sugar Lip Scrub

1 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 cup olive oil

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth. Store in an airtight container. Use to exfoliate your lips before applying lip balm.

  • Lemon juice is an anti-bacterial agent, and honey is a humectant. Both of these properties help keep your lips clean and smooth by removing dirt that can lead to dryness and chapping.

  • Sugar acts as an exfoliant, which helps remove dead skin cells so they don't build up on your lips. The salt in the lemon sugar scrub also exfoliates dead skin cells from the surface of your skin.

  • Almond oil is moisturizing, making this DIY scrub suitable for even those with chronically dry mouths or lips like me! It won't leave an oily residue behind after you rinse off either - just soft, smooth skin!



Coconut Almond Scrub


  • 1 cup of almond meal

  • a handful of shredded coconut (unsweetened)

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or sweet almond oil, depending on your preference Method

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. The consistency should be thick so it doesn't run down your face when you apply it to your skin. If it's too thick, add more coconut shreds until you reach the right consistency. How often? Every other day for one month, then every third day thereafter How long? Leave on 20 minutes then rinse with warm water How to store: Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator



At Restoor Skin Essentials we love to help the DIY Community.

At Restoor Skin Essentials, we love to help the DIY Community. We are always happy to answer questions and provide advice on any of your homemade skin care projects.

If you have a question or comment please feel free to drop us a line at aj@restoorskinessentials.com or send us a message through social media! Our blog will be updated weekly with new recipes and DIY tips so be sure to check back often!

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