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DIY Skin care recipes and ingredients you SHOULD try!


Hello again everyone! This is going to be
my DIY recipes to try video. And by recipes I mean, you know, recipes, actual recipes,
and ingredients that you may have seen around the internet, on Youtube, on blogs, et cetera.
Sometimes even magazines have these. The response to my last video, the DIY recipes not to try,
was so overwhelmingly positive, I got really excited to make this one, so let’s jump right
into it. The first thing I want to talk about is probably
the most common thing that everyone asked about in the comments, and that is honey.
Honey is awesome for the skin: completely, totally, fabulously awesome in so many ways.
This is raw honey, raw honey is always going to be better than processed honey, but even
processed honey does have its benefits. If you can get ahold of raw honey, definitely
go for it. It makes a huge difference. But let’s talk about what honey does for the skin
for a sec. Honey is a humectant, which means it draws moisture into the skin. It has antiseptic
qualities, which means you can put it over acne, you can put it even over wounds. Like,
my sister’s boyfriend had an accident with his hand. He had a giant cut on his hand that
started to get infected. He put some raw honey on it and the swelling went down, the pain
went down. It was kind of amazing. So honey is definitely a miracle product.
Like I said, this is raw honey, another type of honey that’s really wonderful is called
Manuka honey (that is spelled m-a-n-u-k-a, I will put that in the description) and Manuka
honey is great for so many reasons. It has the same sorts of qualities that raw honey
does, but it’s also really great for digestion, for stomach pains, indigestion, ulcer pain,
helps with ulcers in general. It’s just really a wonderful product. So if you have acne,
if you have dry skin, if you have normal skin and you just want to keep it that way: doesn’t
matter. Honey is a great ingredient. All of you who are asking about honey: it’s absolutely
wonderful; you should not worry about it at all. Just try to get raw honey or Manuka honey
if you can. The next thing I want to talk about is something
called the oil cleansing method. This is gaining a lot of popularity around Youtube and around
the blogosphere, as it’s called. And basically, it’s various types of recipes of different
oils combined to use as a cleanser. And I’m sure all of you have heard of different types
of cleansing oils, premade cleansing oils, like the Mac Cleanse off oil, or the Shu Uemura
oil, Laura Mercier has an oil, and they’re getting very popular. But the benefit to making
your own cleansing oil is that you have complete control over what goes into it, so you’re
not going to get any fillers, you’re not going to get any essential oils, fragrances that
you don’t want in there. Because remember, you do not want fragrance in your skincare
products. When you make your own cleansing oil, you can choose from a wide variety of
different oils that have different beneficial properties for the skin. I’m working on different
recipes, like, if you Google oil cleansing method there are lots and lots of recipes
out there, but I personally don’t have a list in front of me, so we’ll get into that another
time. But if oil cleansing is something that appeals to you, that you’ve been wanting to
try, absolutely look it up. There are, like I said, a lot of different oils that are good
for different skin types, even oily skin can find some oils that are beneficial. With that,
you want to be careful that you’re using oils that are appropriate for your skin, because
like I said in the last video, certain oils like coconut oil and olive oil are not going
to be so good for oily skin or skin that is prone to comedogenic breakouts. So just do
a little bit of research and make sure that you’re choosing your oils wisely. The next thing I want to talk about is fruit
masks. Now, there are a lot of different fruits, there are a lot of different recipes for fruit
masks. It really doesn’t matter what specific recipe you’re using, all that matters is that
you know if the ingredients in the mask are good for you. I can happily say that there
are many, many fruits that have wonderful properties and very beneficial actions on
the skin. So, fruits like bananas, any kind of berry is going to be good. With berries
you’ve got to watch your pH, I’m going to talk about that a little bit later. But, like
I said with the lemons, you don’t want to use anything that’s too low or too high of
a pH, because you don’t want to throw off your skin’s natural pH. But berries are great,
cucumbers are great (cucumber’s also a fruit), tomatoes are good for oily skin, but again
you want to watch the pH. Avocados are also a fruit, and they are great for the skin.
Basically you’re just going to want to choose non-citrus fruits, so nothing that has too
low of a pH. And also, you want to avoid using straight pineapple on the skin, even though
pineapple does have a really wonderful enzyme that has a nice effect on the skin, you don’t
want to use straight pineapple itself, because that is just a bit too harsh. You can get
the enzyme, which is called bromelain, on its own and use that in masks, but I don’t
really recommend putting straight pineapple on the skin. Just like fruits, vegetables have some great
properties for the skin as well, so you can feel free to throw some vegetables into your
homemade face masks, just as long as you’re keeping pH in mind. Generally with vegetables
pH isn’t as much of a concern as it is with fruit, but you still want to keep it in mind
when you’re mixing things at home. Let’s talk about oatmeal. Oatmeal is another
very popular one that came up in the comments. And yes, oats are really great for the skin.
You just want to watch out for one thing, though: if you have any signs of gluten intolerance,
you want to be very careful what kind of oats you use because of the possibility of cross
contamination. And I’ve talked about this at length before, so I’m not going to get
into it too much now, but food intolerances and food allergies have a very strong impact
on the skin, so you just want to make sure you know very definitively that what you’re
putting on your skin is not going to cause a systemic reaction or any sort of inflammatory
reaction. So, if you’re going to use oats just make sure you’re not gluten intolerant.
If you are, make sure you’re using certified gluten free oats. But otherwise, oats are
really great. They have really great properties for the skin. And there are a lot of really,
really overpriced oat masks that are like a little bit of oats and a lot of other crap.
But, you know, there’s really no reason to have to buy these sorts of pre-made masks
that are supposed to be like “fresh masks”, like the kinds that Lush makes basically,
because you can take these ingredients, put them in a blender, and voila, there you go,
you have yourself a fresh face mask. So you can take banana, and oat, and glycerin, and
a little bit of clay maybe, and some honey, and that’s a great mask right there. I mentioned glycerin. Glycerin is a great
ingredient, you can buy it at the drugstore, it’s going to be I think in the skin care
section. It depends where you go, but if you can’t find it ask someone who works there,
they can help you find it. It’s very cheap, and it’s a wonderful humectant, and just a
really great thing to have on hand for a lot of reasons. I use it in my nail polish remover,
and you’ll find that it’s an ingredient in a lot of DIY masks. Another ingredient people asked about a lot
was aspirin, and aspirin is also something that’s a good thing to try. Especially if
you have acne, I’ve heard that people have really wonderful results with aspirin masks.
If you’re going to be doing aspirin masks, just keep your pH in mind. Like I said, pH
is important, and I’m going to talk about that in the future. But don’t mix straight
apple cider vinegar into it, don’t mix lemon juice into it, mix it with a bit of water.
If you want to add like a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar or something like that, then
that’s perfectly fine. I don’t really recommend lemon juice, like I said in the past video
I don’t ever really recommend putting lemons or lemon juice on the skin. Same goes for
limes and oranges and all that. But there are great benefits to using aspirin as a skin
care treatment, so that is perfectly fine. Another one that is perfectly safe to use
most of the time is an egg mask, or using eggs in your masks. Egg whites have a sort
of toning, tightening property, and they can be good for oilier complexions. Assuming that
you’re not allergic to eggs, which I am, so I don’t use them. But if you tolerate eggs
perfectly well, then you can mix them into your face masks. If you do have oilier skin,
a quick egg white mask is a good way to tighten the pores temporarily and reduce a bit of
oiliness. If you’re looking for a base for your DIY
mask, almond milk and coconut milk are great bases. They are very rich in oils and they
have great properties for the skin. Almond milk is what I personally use, because like
I said millions of times, I’m allergic to pretty much everything, which includes coconut.
So I don’t use coconut oil or coconut milk. But almond milk is a great carrier if you
don’t want to use regular milk, which is also fine if you tolerate dairy products. Any sort
of milk is fine, as long as you don’t have any sort of dietary contraindications, you
can use whatever kind of milk base you want. The only caveat is that I’m not a big fan
of soy products. I think you really need to be careful when you’re getting into soy. On
the skin it’s less of an issue, but in general I don’t really recommend soy. I don’t think
it’s some miracle ingredient, and it’s definitely lowest on my list of milk bases and plant
ingredients. I’m not a big fan of soy. It’s not necessarily the worst thing you could
be putting on your skin; I’d much rather you be putting soymilk on your face than alcohol
obviously. But because of what I know about nutrition and soy’s effect on the body, it’s
not something that I would personally want to use all the time. I will leave that for
you to decide, though, that’s just my little take on it. I did talk about coconut oil and olive oil
as makeup removers in my last video, with the caution that if you do have skin that
is prone to comedogenic reactions, you probably don’t want to be using those on your face.
However, if you do not have comedogenic reactions, they are perfectly safe to use on the face
as a makeup remover. I do not recommend that you use them as a primary moisturizer because
they are not the best tolerated in the skin. However, if you are just using them to take
off your makeup and then using your cleanser over that, I think they’re perfectly fine
so long as you know you’re not prone to comedogenic breakouts. I’m a big fan of home chemistry in general.
I think that, you know, you can make your own lip balms. If you’re into body scrubs,
you can make your own body scrubs. Making a body scrub is probably the easiest thing
in the world. The only thing I don’t recommend is using a really coarse grained salt or sugar.
You want to get something that’s on the finer side, because I talked about crystalline substances
in the last video, how they can create tiny lacerations in the skin and that can be irritating.
On the body, the body skin is a bit more resilient so it’s not as much of a problem as the face,
but I definitely would avoid using coarse Epsom salts or coarse rock type salts. Use
salts and sugars that are going to be smaller grained and less abrasive. As for what oils
to mix in, you can pretty much use any oil you want. It really does not matter that much.
As long as you are not having a reaction to it, there are so many wonderful carrier oils.
When I’m talking about oils, I’m talking about carrier oils and emollient oils, not fragrant
oils. We’re not talking about essential oils or any sort of perfumes. Those are never advised,
pretty much ever. But anything like your grape seed oils, your olive oils, your coconut oils,
your shea butters, your jojoba oils, any of these oils are great for any sort of DIY project. Something else I mentioned in the last video
is jojoba beads. And these are just little beads of wax that you can add into cleansers,
body wash, anything to make a scrub. If you don’t want to use something like a coarse
salt scrub or sugar scrub, you can definitely get a bag of jojoba beads, they’re pretty
cheap. You can buy them in bulk from various online retailers. Pretty much any sort of
DIY skin care type site should have them, but just do a google search for it, I’ll put
that in the down bar below. But jojoba beads are great because they come in different sizes,
they are gentle because they’re spherical and they’re just a wax. But also they are
much, much better for the environment, because they’re a natural wax, they are biodegradable
and much better than the plastic beads that you’re getting in your store bought scrubs,
body scrubs, et cetera. You may have heard a little bit about it on the news recently,
these plastic pellets from scrubs are getting to be a real problem. So if you can avoid
using them, I would absolutely encourage you to do so. So those are all the recipes I can think of
right now. If I didn’t mention something that you’ve heard about it, it may have been in
my last video, which I will link and should be a video response to this video; or it’s
just something that I haven’t heard of, or it’s something that I’ve forgotten. So feel
free to leave more recipes in the comments below, and I will keep a list of anything
that I didn’t mention and try to talk about it in a future video.
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will talk to you again very soon. Bye!

100 Comments

  • Madeline Knowles

    What do you think about using ground up nuts as an exfoliant? Too harsh? I haven't tried this yet but have been considering it after I noticed a face wash I own uses walnuts

  • Metassebia Hailemariam

    I don't like essential oils for the body so I was thinking about infused oils.. like infusing a oil with an oil is that OK on your skin since it is milder than essential oils?

  • Cay Cthulhu

    Manuka honey is amazing which isn't surprising since its made from tea tree pollen! I love mixing oats and manuka honey in a mask.

  • N. Wasinger

    I once found an awesome list of oils ranked by their comedogenic levels and sorted with skin care benefits… I can't find it now! I use OCM exclusively and make my own oils. Right now, summer breakouts have me using a cleansing oil that is a mix of tea tree and hemp oils (about 20% tea tree) and a moisturizing oil that is 50/50 rose hip and tamanu. If anyone has seen that list I mentioned above and can provide a link I'll be forever grateful. Also, do you have any recommendations for natural sun protection? other than a big floppy hat, I mean

  • Mohona Das

    I have acne prone skin and I started using The Body Shop Trea trea facial wash, Holika Holika aloevera soothing gel and The Body Shop Vitamin E nourishing night cream. I started using it yesterday. I really want clear skin. Please let me know if these products will help me. I have oily skin.

  • Elizabeth Roblyn

    Waw! I jus looked up capsaicin. (I jus found your channel and subscribe). it is an irritant to mammals including human. Thank you sooo much for teaching us. Keep up the great work 😊👌

  • Tatiyana S

    Hi Veronica! Can you use raw honey as a facial cleanser as is or mixed with milk or cream? I use goats milk which is like super food for your skin with royal jelly, Propolis & bee pollen. 2. Is Argan oil ok to use for the oil cleansing method mixed with another carrier oil or just for moisturizing? Lastly, what's the deal with raw organic apple cider vinegar used as a toner? I tried it diluted with water & got a bad rash my skin turned red all over with welts! I think I'll stick with Micellar water or white tea. Thx! : ]

  • tiffany pabon

    my daughter is 2 and er arm pits sometimes smell. I occasionally spray some rubbing alcohol on it and it works. but is this bad for her skin or anyone's skin? and are there any alternatives you know of?

  • maidmcostumer

    I've been making a mask of oatmeal, honey, olive oil, and vitamin E oil for a few years now that I use once a week. Glad to know I've been on the right track! It's the best thing for helping with my extremely dry skin.

  • Shobhna Mathur

    I just started your video and had been done with my skin care routine.I love honey and it is a raw honey 😊 very informative 👍😊

  • Sara Walsh

    I love your videos! You are helping me understand my skin and helping me navigate the confusing and overwhelming world of skincare

  • Julianah Vera

    Wait wait wait isn't eggs bad to use raw because u know like how your mom says not to eat raw cookie dough because it has raw eggs in it I watched a video and it said that the eggs could get into your blood stream and could cause salmonella

  • Molly Edlin

    Most Manuka honey on the market worldwide is fake.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/12/honey-trap-new-zealand-devises-manuka-test-to-fight-fakes

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/10938108/Manuka-honey-fraud-what-else-is-fake-in-our-food.html

  • Lucy

    Is putting a small amount of lavender okay for my oil cleansing recipe? Already bought it before hearing the controversy ahaha. I don't know what to swap it out for though, tea tree maybe?

  • Alexandra G

    Thanks for a great video. I really appreciate your professionalism. So many videobloggers ramble and don't stay on topic. You're always on point and offers SO much information.

    Quick question, please: You mentioned clay. What sort of clay are you referring to, and where can we get it, please?

    Ta!

  • Trey Ward

    Processed Sugar from Pineapple juice is bad for your skin she's an idiot that's such a basic fact drinking this juice a lot alone can cause problems

  • NamdYa Illust

    hello, i just want to ask about vitamine masks, i bought vitamin C and vitamin A but are they good for the skin? i have combination but dry in winter, help me please

  • 12012channel

    Hello,Veronica.
    I am not trying to stir things up or pit two people against each other but I would like to know your thoughts on a couple videos from a youtuber that I have just watched.I would particularly like your thoughts on the opinions on oils https://youtu.be/E_cyuIQkmAI?t=390 and foods on face https://youtu.be/ERoUO29o3n8

  • KasandraMarie

    I've been thinking about making my own skin care line and Im a bit nervous but excited. This video gave me a some good tips, thank you and wish me good luck!

  • thiqqie rat

    Has anyone tried putting honey on acne? My skin reacts to a lot of products so if anyone can give me their experience with it that would be amazing 🙂

  • Yano Rivera

    Compiled my own recipe list, my friend turned it into a blog. lol
    Here it is right here: https://emmasbeautywares.wordpress.com/2018/01/11/safest-skin-whitening-products/

  • Elizabeth B

    If lavender causes a problem on your skin, it's probably adulterated (mixed with something else and not pure). People are not informed about essential oils and their safety, and seem to think that because they're everywhere now, you just slap them on your skin. Typically, they are supposed to be mixed with a carrier oil. Lavender is actually one of the mildest and should not cause a problem, ever, if it's pure, even when directly put on the skin. It's one of the only oils that you can do that with. Educate yourself before using essential oils, but not from a blog or Young Living, or Doterra (therapeutic grade is a made up marketing term)……As far as glycerin is concerned, it is a humectant that draws moisture from the air if it is 65% humidity. Lower than that and it draws moisture from your skin. Do you want that? The Victorian ladies in UK used rosewater and glycerin, and what's the weather like there?

  • Alsabah de

    Can I use a manoka honey ointment (that is a Medicine for wounds) in my face? Because I can't access manuka honey alone here.

  • ClioMako

    Honey is such a miraculous thing, it has become my holy grail of skincare. I have been using it daily, before bed, for more than a month and my skin has never felt more moisturized, fresh and plump ( I have dry, acne prone skin ). I apply it on moist skin and leave it for half an hour, then I simply rinse it of. After it, I usually tone with some rosewater and use a light moisturizer. It also helps a lot with acne and scarring.

  • yourmom102938

    I'm so glad to hear you mention food allergies. So many people think food allergies only act up if the food is ingested. My oldest son has life threatening tree nut allergies so I don't use any nut oils in my skin care products for fear of him hugging me and the contact causing a bad reaction.

  • Orchids Rising

    So glad to find you 💗 my Whole Foods store has Ridderspoon raw manuka K-factor 15 honey small jar for $44 and another excellent local organic raw unfiltered honey big jar for only about $18. Me being in my 40’s should I go straight for the manuka? My attempt is to heal acne scars and to heal and prevent wrinkles … barely visible, but I see them 💗 I would appreciate your input

    PS: I don’t have acne, just tiny scars and would like to prevent wrinkles 🦋

  • Belinda Vega

    Tumeric isn't good for sensitive skin? I've always understood Tumeric to soothe and reduce inflammation. I've seen it mentioned on par with camomille for its benefits for problem skin.

  • brooke davis

    What oils essentials are safe for face ? For body?
    Is frankincense oil safe for face or body? Tea tree oil? Sweet almond oil? Avocado oil? Jojoba oil? Marla oil? Hemp seed hemp oil?

  • Perfumaphilia

    The problem I have in theory with the oil cleansing method is that most of its proponents aren't using actual oil cleansers that contain emulsifiers. They're literally applying pure plant oil onto their faces, massaging it in, steaming their face with a hot washcloth, then wiping away the residue. While this might work for some people, my concern is that since it's plain plant oil and doesn't rinse clean, I would think that you're leaving traces of dirty oil on your face. Would you mind addressing this issue formally?

  • Su Klovo

    Hey! I love your channel! It’s always exiting to find someone educated and qualified to learn from. I really appreciate your outlook on natural skincare. Keep the information flowing 😘

  • Anna Sigfeldt

    I got to say this, (i have REALLY DRY skin and break outs / black heads) so its difficult to find good products. I tried Honey–oatmeal mask. It was sooooo good. My Face feels moisturized and looks radiant. I'm New to this channel. Ill stick around. Greetings from Finland 🇫🇮 ✌🏻❤️

  • Tivo 14

    Honey is good if your not allergic to it. Eggs are good if your not allergic to them. Milk is good sort of if you're not allergic to it. Coconut oil has a comedigenic value of 4, which will cause clog pores depends on the type of skin. Olive oil has a comedegenic value of 1-2 that's pretty low Shea butter is 0-1 that's low.

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