I love me some DIY projects, especially when they involve skincare. I’m sure I won’t be the only one admitting they used to make concoctions out of flowers, their mum’s skincare and fragrances? Nature Perfect is a brand that makes DIY kits (with all natural ingredients) for the beauty-hungry and for those dare devils out there, there’s a possibility to customise your own as well. With dare devils, I obviously mean me.
As adventurous as I am, I went for Coconut Oil, Cranberry Powder, Witch Hazel Toner and Fuller’s Earth (which is a type of clay). I won’t bore you out of your mind by explaining all the good uses for coconut oil again as the Internet is full of those, but I mainly picked the oil because it’s anti-inflammatory and nourishing for the skin. Cranberry is a great antioxidant, and come on – it’s hot pink! Witch Hazel and Fuller’s Earth were completely new terms to me, and I’ve realised that these two bad boys are great for people with spot-prone skin. Fuller’s Earth contains lots of minerals and has the ability to literally soak up dirt and oil, making it perfect to clear the gunk out of your pores and treat your spots. Witch Hazel is a natural anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and it has clarifying and detoxifying qualities, which is a word combo I love to see.
To get the magic going, I have tried some concoctions and my fave is a mix with all of the above. The concoction is nourishing because of the Coconut Oil and with its properties and that of Fuller’s Earth and With Hazel it has cleared up my skin slightly. Besides being the reason behind the gorgeous pink hue, Cranberry Powder also contains Vitamin C, B3 and B5, which increases cell turnover and resulting in brighter skin.
Although each product is great to use in combination with each other, I’ve also, not so secretly, been using them merely on its own and merging them into my routine as well. I use the Coconut Oil on my limbs and ends of my hair, the Fuller’s Earth (mixed with either water, Witch Hazel or Rose Water) as overnight spot treatment and Witch Hazel as toner (post-wash, pre-treatment). Fuller’s Earth is definite a new fave of mine and I’ll keep testing with it and see how it can surprise me.
What are your thoughts on DIY skincare?