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DIY Diaries: 4 Home Remedies That Will Tackle All Your Skin Concerns Once And For All

Eden NoronhaEden Noronha  |  Oct 20, 2021
DIY Diaries: 4 Home Remedies That Will Tackle All Your Skin Concerns Once And For All

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When you experience sudden unpredicted skin trouble, it is difficult to understand what you can do to treat it. A doctor’s visit is advisable in such scenarios, but what happens when you can’t avail an appointment right away? For skin conditions like eczema, acne, sensitivity, sunburn or minor cuts and bruises, it is always nice to have a natural home remedy by your side to help when seeing the doc immediately isn’t possible. A little something to help you hang on and maybe even eliminate the need to make that appointment entirely. Check out these DIY skincare balms you can whip up at home to treat common skin concerns.

DIY Skincare Balms For All Skin Concerns

All-natural recipes for various kinds of skin concerns and troubles.

Caution: Do a patch test for each of the recipes before applying them to affected areas of your skin.

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For Soothing Breakouts

Acne-prone skin requires wound healing balms that also hydrate skin and calm any irritation. Ingredients like rose water are perfect to balance skin’s pH in such times when the skin is uncomfortable and has breakouts. It has anti-inflammatory properties and offers lightweight moisture to the skin.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. Rose water
  • 3 tbsp. Aloe vera gel (tocopherols)
  • 1 tsp. Glycerin (vegetable oil derived)
  • 6 drops tea tree essential oil
  • Glass jar

Method

  1. Add the rose water, aloe vera gel, and glycerin to a mixing bowl. 
  2. Combine them together with a spatula and then stir in the tea tree essential oil.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the glass container and keep it refrigerated.

Usage

Apply the mixture to cleansed skin at night. This gel will help soothe acne and repair your skin while you sleep. Make sure to wash off this gel in the morning.

Cooling Balm For Burns

Skin burns can be quite painful to deal with and can leave a mark on your skin. Luckily, cold aloe vera gel will instantly soothe the burn and will ensure you don’t get a mark after the skin has recovered. This works for sunburn as well. Make sure to buy an OTC natural aloe vera gel jar that contains only tocopherols which means the sticky factor which you usually get from aloe leaves is not removed.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. Aloe vera gel (tocopherols)
  • 1 tsp. Coconut oil
  • 5 drops chamomile essential oil
  • Glass container

Method

  1. Add the aloe vera gel and coconut oil to a mixing bowl.
  2. Combine both ingredients well and then mix in a few drops of chamomile essential oil.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a glass container and refrigerate it.

Usage

Take this jar out of the fridge as soon as you get a minor burn of a hot liquid or sunburn. Apply the cold gel to the affected area and you will find instant relief. Reapply as and when required until the skin has healed and watch how the mark fades away gradually.

Nourishing Balm For Dry Skin & Eczema 

Sensitive skin reacts to a lot of products and therefore you should follow the doctor’s prescribed medications and find out with natural ingredients that agree with your skin. That being said, ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil are pure and work well with sensitive skin. Rose water and aloe vera also soothe skin and act as protective barriers.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. Shea butter
  • 2 tbsp. Organic coconut oil (solid)
  • 2 tsp. Aloe vera gel (tocopherols)
  • 1 tsp. Rose water
  • 6 drops lavender essential oil
  • Glass jar

Method

  1. Add the solid coconut oil and shea butter to a glass bowl and melt both ingredients in the microwave.
  2. Remove the melted ingredients from the microwave and stir it. Let it cool down a bit.
  3. Add the rose water and aloe vera gel to the melted ingredients and whip it to form a smooth paste.
  4. Mix in the drops of lavender essential oil and transfer this mix to a glass container.

Usage

Do a patch test as sensitive skin could react to natural ingredients as well. Apply this as a moisturiser or before makeup. Make sure to avoid too much makeup anyway, but if you have to, this balm will keep your skin protected and calm. After applying this balm let it get absorbed by the skin for about 3 minutes before you go on to layer makeup or any other skincare products.

Antiseptic Balm For Minor Cuts & Scrapes

If you ever get a minor cut from your nail clipper or you get a small scrape or bruise, you need to apply an ointment immediately. If by chance you do not have one at home, a homemade balm with aloe vera and turmeric is the perfect solution. Aloe vera has wound healing properties as it boosts collagen in wounds and strengthens the skin which leads to quicker recovery.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. Aloe vera gel (tocopherols)
  • ¼ tsp. turmeric powder
  • Glass jar

Method

  1. Add the aloe vera gel and turmeric powder to a mixing bowl.
  2. Combine both ingredients well and transfer to a glass jar.
  3. Keep it refrigerated.

Usage

Wash the cut or bruise with water. Apply the gel directly to the minor cuts or bruises. The antiseptic properties of turmeric will keep bacteria away from the wound and stop bleeding. The aloe vera also helps seal the wound by forming a protective layer.

If DIYs are too messy for you, but you love natural skincare treatments, we recommend:

We hope you find these DIYs helpful. Make sure to do a patch test before trying any of these recipes at home.

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