Perfect DIY Facial Skincare Products For Every Skin Type

By | Thursday, June 11, 2015


My skin has always been a sensitive topic for me to discuss/acknowledge/navigate. Growing up as an athlete (I danced, swam, and played lacrosse). I always had combination skin that was prone to breakouts, and although my skin wasn’t Terrible, I broke out often enough that it really affected my self-esteem. I was usually too embarrassed to admit to my parents that I wanted to see a dermatologist and instead, would opt for rubbing my face raw, twice-a-day, to try to “fix” my skin with whatever over-the-counter products I could get my hands on.

It wasn’t until I was in college, entering my senior year, that I finally said enough was enough. I was 21 years old, and my skin hadn’t completely cleared up “with age” as so many people told me would ~eventually happen~. I finally went to see a dermatologist to take care of what I was going through, and she prescribed me three creams, a few ointments, and a prescription for pills I was to take twice daily — it was a full on #regime. After a few months and minimal side effects (I was very sensitive to the sun and thirsty all. the. time.) my skin was finally looking good, and I felt confident.

However, being on medication for my skin wasn’t ideal, and I wanted to avoid having to take pills for the foreseeable future to correct what I felt was a manageable problem. Although I didn’t think too much about the cost of upkeep for my monthly prescriptions when I was working full-time, nowadays, I’m increasingly more aware/conscious of where my money is going. Even with insurance, paying $50 a month for pills, creams, and cleansers adds up. I’ve tried a ton of homemade masks, scrubs, ointments, and toners that I’ve found recipes for online, and I feel they have really made a difference on my skin. I love that you can take all-natural household items and create something that is good for you using what you have on hand.

Researching homemade DIY skin care treatments isn’t always easy, because it seems like there are a ton of recommendations for a whole host of problems. I never knew what type of mask would work best for me (out of the endless varieties), and it’s unreasonable to think that I have time to try them all. So, in order to streamline some of the research and testing I’ve done, for your benefit I have organized some helpful links into top-level categories for easy searching. We’re going to be photographing homemade scrubs/toners/cleansers in the near future here at TFD, but I thought it would be beneficial to lay some initial groundwork with how and why these products work. Take a look below!

For Acne

For Uneven Skin Tones

For Dry Skin

For Oily Skin



Below are some additional helpful links that talk a little bit about what types of products are used most often in homemade beauty products, and how you can prep yourself for storing these natural recipes.


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