How to DIY Your Skin Care Routine

Cold weather signals cute scarves, hot chocolate and the holidays. However, with cold weather also comes dry, chapped skin. Some skin care products can be very costly, especially for those of us on a collegiette's budget. Have you ever thought of making your own skin care products? It's super easy and affordable; plus, it will keep your skin looking fresh and hydrated. We created our own cleanser, exfoliating scrub and moisturizer. Now, we're giving you step-by-step instructions so you can DIY your skin care routine, too!

Cleanser

Cleanser is the first step to any skin care routine. It is very important to wash away any dirt or excess oil from your skin before using other products. For the beauty on a budget, here's how to make your own DIY cleanser.

What You’ll Need:

  • One teaspoon of raw honey
  • One teaspoon of baking soda
  • Three tablespoons of coconut oil
  • Container 

Step 1:

Add the coconut oil, honey and baking soda into a bowl and mix until blended evenly.

Step 2:

Pour the contents into the container and store at room temperature.

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Exfoliating scrub

You've properly cleaned your skin, but what about those pesky dry patches? The solution: exfoliating scrub. Exfoliating removes all those dead skin cells so your skin can appear healthy and glowing. DIY exfoliating scrub is inexpensive, easy to make and perfect for winter weather.

What You’ll Need:

  • One cup of ground up oatmeal
  • ½ cup of honey
  • ½ cup of coconut oil
  • Container 

Step 1:

Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until you have a smooth, sticky consistency.

Step 2:

Scoop the mixture into the container using a spoon or spatula.

Moisturizer

After exfoliating, it's very important to make sure you moisturize your skin. Moisturizer keeps your skin soft and hydrated, which is especially important once the temps drop. Moisturizer also gives your skin more elasticity, preventing wrinkles in the long run. High-end moisturizers can be expensive and not all of us beauty lovers can afford to break the bank on one product. DIY moisturizer is simple, cost-effective and just so happens to smell delicious.

What You’ll Need:

  • ½ cup of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of liquid vitamin E
  • 5-7 drops of essential oil or tea tree oil
  • Container

Step 1:

Pour all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix until smooth.

Step 2:

Pour the contents into your container to store.

Now, you're prepared to face the cold weather and fight off dull, drab skin with your very own DIY skin care routine!