Want to adopt a Zero Waste beauty routine? DIY fashion, a home-made option
First of all, let’s remember that, DIY cosmetics are not meant to be marketed, but only for personal use.
More and more brands are offering organic cosmetics and the development of tutorials to make your own cosmetics is increasing. With only a few ingredients and the necessary explanations it is possible to make some of your own beauty essentials.
There are many reasons for wanting to make your own cosmetics;
- It’s ecological because you use only natural ingredients.
- It is economical. For example, with only an avocado, olive oil, honey and an egg you can make a moisturizing mask to sublimate your hair.
- It’s a pleasure. We can never say it enough: creating things with your hands is a real therapy. It allows you to relax
DIY: Make your own cosmetics. Basic rules.
If making organic cosmetics yourself is a good idea, it is however necessary to know a certain number of rules. Indeed, it is important to respect dosages, to have good hygiene, to follow a method of conservation … So many tips to respect to master the DIY perfectly!
Good reasons to adopt the DIY?
Making your own cosmetics has many advantages both on the environment and on more responsible consumption. Home-made cosmetics are largely made of vegetable or essential oils, clay or fruit-based oils, honey, sugar…
Whatever the reason for making your own cosmetic products, you are bound to be fascinated by the world of cosmetics and delighted to discover a few “secrets”.
Choosing the right ingredients:
That’s it, you’re getting into DIY and you feel ready to create your own cosmetics! Before you can start preparing and using your homemade products, it is important to know and respect certain basic rules.
- Choosing the right active ingredients: first of all, you need to know your skin type so that you can choose the right ingredients for your needs. Preferably choose organic or natural active ingredients.
- Prepare small quantities: home-made cosmetics, based on natural products, generally have a shorter shelf life than conventional products. Therefore, prepare small quantities (which is also more hygienic) and always keep them in the refrigerator. If you notice a change in colour, texture or smell after a certain amount of time, discard the product. To sort and distinguish your cosmetics, label them carefully with their name and date of manufacture.
- Use stainless steel utensils for blending and always keep your homemade cosmetics in very clean glass bottles, amber-coloured, if possible, to protect them from light.
- Do a test: before using the cosmetic product, you have just created, on your face or body, it is always advisable to test it on a small part of your body (inside the arm for example). Then wait for one or a few hours to see the possible reactions. Do not mix the ingredients anyhow as certain combinations can create undesirable skin reactions.
To start making your own cosmetics, first choose simple, basic formulas for everyday use: a moisturizer, a face mask, a make-up remover lotion… You can then start making a more sophisticated cream with a few more ingredients. DIY is a question of experimentation but above all of passion!
The DIY must be perfectly framed, and is only possible for certain categories of products. Indeed, it will not be realistic to work with liposomal textures for example.
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