Shiny skin with enlarged pores is a typical sign of oily skin. People with oily skin often skip the moisturizer since many over-the-counter moisturizers tend to be greasy or pore-clogging for oily skin beauties. But it is also a huge mistake. Skipping the moisturizer altogether does bad than good. Oily skin tends to be dehydrated skin, so it is crucial to use a moisturizer that is hydrating and non-pore-clogging. After so much trial and error here is a DIY aloe vera moisturizer that suits oily skin.
HUGE MISTAKE DONE BY OILY SKINNED BEAUTIES
Many oily-skinned people try to maintain their skin by stripping delicate facial skin with harsh cleansers and alcohol-based toners. They stay away from applying any oil-based product on their skin thinking that it makes the skin greasy and clogged. But in reality, using the right plant-based oil helps in balancing their oily skin.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN ALOE VERA MOISTURIZER
Ingredients you will need
Aloe vera gel – 1/2 cup
Grapeseed oil – 1 tablespoon
Neem seed oil – 10 drops
Tea tree essential oil – 10 drops
How to make aloe vera moisturizer
Measure the ingredients.
In a clean bowl, add the aloe vera gel and grapeseed oil.
To this add the neem seed oil and tea tree essential oil.
Give it a good mix. Our Aloe vera moisturizer for oily skin is ready.
Store this in an airtight container.
How to use Homemade Aloe vera Moisturizer
- Cleanse your skin using Anti acne cleansing grains or by your regular face wash.
- Toner your skin Basil water (recipe here) or an alcohol-free toner of your choice.
- Dot our homemade aloe vera moisturizer all over the face and pat it.
BENEFITS OF THE INGREDIENTS IN THIS ALOE VERA MOISTURIZER
Aloe vera helps in calming down the skin. It reduces inflammation which in turn prevents blackheads and whiteheads. Aloe vera deeply hydrated the skin which oily skin lacks. Also, aloe vera helps in reducing acne marks and suntan. It brightens the complexion and gives a subtle glow. It prevents the build-up of stale sebum which is common in people with oily skin. The astringent property of aloe vera helps in shrinking enlarged pores.
Grapeseed oil is high in linoleic acid which helps in balancing oily skin. It makes your textured oily skin smooth. Grapeseed oil strengthens skin barrier function and also reduces transepidermal water loss which is quite common in oily skin. Grapeseed oil is beneficial for acne-prone skin too, it reduces inflammation and heals existing acne. Vitamin E in the grapeseed oil fights free radical damage which in turn prevents premature aging of the skin.
NEEM SEED OIL
Neem seed oil reduces scars and acne marks ( Post Inflammatory hyperpigmentation). The neem seed oil is rich in antioxidants that prevent free radical damage. It also prevents acne breakouts effectively. It is rich in Vitamin E and hence prevents fine lines and wrinkles effectively.
TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL
Tea tree essential oil prevents acne breakouts. It helps to fade acne marks. Tea tree oil reduces inflammation on the skin caused by acne breakout. It balances sebum production. Also, the astringent quality of the tea tree oil shrinks enlarged pores.
WHY OILY SKINNED BEAUTIES SHOULD USE A DAILY MOISTURIZER
- Using the right moisturizer helps in hydrating the skin
- Reduces Transepidermal water loss which in turn makes the skin moisturized and plump
- Helps to balance the sebum production
- Adds a natural glow to the skin
FAQ FOR HOMEMADE ALOE VERA MOISTURIZER FOR OILY SKIN
I don’t have neem seed oil handy, shall I skip it?
YES. You can skip Neem seed oil if you don’t have it.
What Carrier oils can be used in the place of Grapeseed oil?
You can use argan oil, hazelnut oil in place of grapeseed oil. Refer to this post for more alternatives.
I have extremely oily skin and scared to use oil on my face?
If you are just starting out and the whole idea of oil in your skincare haunts you. Apply 1 or 2 drops of grapeseed oil on any one side of your face every night for a couple of days to see how it works for you. I’m sure you will be happy with the results. After the test, you can proceed with making a batch of moisturizers for your skin.
Shall I use Bamboo gel or cucumber gel instead of aloe vera?
Unless and until you are allergic to aloe vera I don’t recommend using bamboo or cucumber gel in this recipe. Since aloe vera is best when it comes to oily skin. But if you are allergic then using bamboo or cucumber gel instead is fine.