15 Homemade Skincare Recipes I Use To Combat My Aging Skin

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Experts say the global skincare market will be worth $273.3 billion by 2023. But making your skin look and feel fantastic doesn’t have to break the bank! Homemade skincare recipes can deliver the same or better results than big-name brands, often at a fraction of the cost.

Today, we’re highlighting 15 of these more natural DIY solutions. From natural cleansers and specially formulated face scrubs to eye serums and lip balms, you’ll discover an array of recipes you can make at home to combat the signs of aging or use as gifts for loved ones!

Sound good? Let’s begin at the beginning with a beautiful green tea face scrub…

Gentle Homemade Face Scrubs

homemade face scrubs

A homemade face scrub is the best way to get smoother, brighter, and clearer-looking skin for longer. It can also leave your skin feeling ultra-soft, and who doesn’t want that? A good exfoliant can go a long way, and you’d be surprised how easy they can be to whip up.

With just a few simple ingredients, you can develop a decent exfoliating face scrub recipe that will freshen your skin. 
Get the recipes: 12 Gentle Homemade Face Scrubs For Glowing Skin

Homemade Facial Cleanser Recipes

women cleansing face naturally

A quality cleanser is the all-important first step in any good skincare regime. Unlike water-based toners and face creams, which are mostly oils and fats, cleansers can be either or a combination of both. Of all beauty products, face cleansers are perhaps the most varied in options.

While this may make homemade facial cleanser seem like a large, difficult-to-digest topic, it’s quite good for you. More products mean more options, which means a higher likelihood of finding one that works great for your own unique skin.
Get the recipes: 6 Homemade Facial Cleanser Recipes For Clear Skin

Natural Toner For Clear Skin

my favourite clear skin toner

This gorgeous-smelling natural toner is a great skincare recipe for anyone with problem skin, particularly acne-plagued skin. It’s also great for pretty much anyone with oily skin. While acne is often thought of as a teenager’s problem, many people over the age of 21 suffer from ‘adult acne.’ It can be debilitating, but this toner could help a lot!

Although I just said that it’s an excellent toner for anyone with problem skin, particularly acne-plagued skin, it’s also great for pretty much anyone with oily skin.
Get The Recipe: Natural Toner For Clear Skin

Easy 2-Step DIY Hydrosol Toner

my easy 2 step diy hydrosol toner

This recipe is the super easy, hydrosol-only toner I discussed in Toners 101. While you could just use a single hydrosol right out of the bottle, combining two complementary hydrosols lets you get a double-action toner without much effort. I’ve also included some blends for you to try or use as inspiration.
Get The Recipe: Easy 2-Step DIY Hydrosol Toner

Natural & Affordable DIY Face Cream

beautiful senior woman putting on face cream

Most of you will agree that shop-bought skin creams can be expensive. But did you know that a natural DIY face cream recipe is often better for your skin, is very simple to make at home, and comes at a fraction of the price?

When I say a fraction of the cost, there are two caveats. First, there will be an initial outlay to buy your ingredients, but after that, you are good to go for months. Second, you’ll have a high-quality moisturizer without the high price tag of a top-quality product, not cheap buy products.
Learn How To Make This: Natural & Affordable Luxury Face Cream Recipe

Face Moisturizer Formulated For Dry Skin

add the frankincense and lemon essential oils and give it another good stir after each oil

This face moisturizer combines primrose oil, rosehip oil, shea butter, lavender essential oil, sandalwood essential oil, and other goodies to create a superb salve for dry skin. It’s anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-wrinkle, and intensely hydrating. Give it a try if you want deeply hydrated skin that feels as good as it looks.
Get the recipe: Face Moisturizer for Dry Skin

Homemade Wrinkle Cream

homemade anti wrinkle cream

People have sought ways to keep their skin wrinkle-free since Ancient Egyptian times. Back then, you might cover your body in almond, moringa, or castor oil. While not quite the same, our overnight wrinkle cream contains similar oil-based ingredients…

Among other things, there is avocado oil to help soften, soothe, and recondition the skin, and argan oil, which is rich in vitamin E. Compared to store-bought wrinkle creams, this one is significantly gentler – and much less expensive!
Get the Recipe: Homemade Wrinkle Cream

Wrinkle Cream Recipe With Honey And Orange

Combine your oil part ingredients

This natural anti-wrinkle cream is another excellent overnight treatment. It’s perfect for smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles in facial skin, but you can also get great results when using it on cracked heels or dry hands.
Get The Recipe Wrinkle Cream Recipe With Honey And Orange

Lavender and Aloe Face Cream

my best DIY moisturizer

I’m loving this lavender and aloe face cream recipe right now, it’s one of my best face creams. While I know many people think of lavender as a basic essential oil, I think they forget that it’s one of the best for your skin.

It’s great for sensitive skin; it speeds up healing, soothes, calms, and restores your natural glow! It’s also available everywhere; practically all essential oil brands sell it.
Get The Recipe: Lavender and Aloe Face Cream

Rose and Argan Oil Face Cream

Transfer to a 3.5oz pot to store

My Rose and Argon oil face cream is a very luxurious take on my popular DIY face cream. Rose and Argon oil are two of my favorite oils for a natural face moisturizer recipe.

The wonderful scent of freshly cut Roses is enough to put a smile on anyone’s face, so imagine how it feels to apply a super age defiance lotion (also thanks to the Argon oil) that smells exactly like freshly cut roses, tinged with a mild scent of African Shea butter. It’s going to make you feel great.
Get The Recipe: Rose and Argan Oil Face Cream

DIY Hyperpigmentation Cream

Step 6d: Spoon into a glass, PET plastic or aluminium container

Certain types of hyperpigmentation can occur more frequently with age. But don’t worry. While it isn’t a cure, this potent homemade hyperpigmentation cream can help alleviate the condition’s visible signs. Primrose oil, rosehip seed oil, and carrot seed essential oil are among the ingredients that should make a positive difference. All of these should help to even out dark spots and skin tones.
Get the recipe: DIY Hyperpigmentation Cream

DIY Eye Cream with No Preservatives

DIY eye cream

Unlike many store-bought eye creams, this recipe doesn’t contain preservatives. That’s good news, given the delicate skin on this part of your face! The fewer unnatural products, the better.

The caveat is that this isn’t technically a cream (because if it was, it would need water, which would then necessitate the use of preservatives!). Instead, it’s a butter. Shea butter’s nourishing nature makes it a great base for a moisturizing eye cream that doesn’t require preservatives.
Get the recipe: Eye Cream with No Preservatives

Homemade Green Tea and Cucumber Eye Gel

my amazing green tea and cucumber eye gel

Ditch the toner you use on the skin beneath your eyes each evening and make this eye gel instead! It’s a great way to keep this part of your face (one of the first to show signs of aging) tight, supple, and smooth.

Two notable ingredients are cucumber hydrosol and green tea extract. The former will make your skin feel beautifully fresh, and the latter has loads of antioxidants and helps fight free radicals. As a result, it’s a potent solution for tightening the skin and minimizing wrinkles!
Get the recipe: Green Tea and Cucumber Eye Gel

Natural DIY Face Serum For Glowing Skin

women using trendy ingredient serum

This one could be perfect if you’re looking for a high-performance face serum to hydrate your skin and alleviate early signs of aging. It is full of nourishing and intensive ingredients, including olive squalane (the facelift in a bottle!) and vitamin E. It will soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and firm and brighten your skin.
Get the recipe: How To Make A Natural DIY Face Serum For Glowing Skin

Tried & Tested DIY Lip Balm Recipe

homemade lip balms

Lip balm is a magical skincare product that keeps our lips moist and flake-free all year round. We need this homemade skincare more during the winter months because moisture loss from the skin is at its highest during the festive season.
Learn How To Make It: Tried & Tested DIY Lip Balm Recipes

Author: Angela Wills

Title: Founder and Author - Savvy Homemade

Expertise: Beauty Recipes, Skincare Formulation, Soapmaking, DIY Crafts, Parenting


Angela Wills is an author, founder, and the driving force behind Savvy Homemade. With over fifteen years of experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to every post she writes. She is fearlessly dedicated to creating tried and tested beauty recipes, skincare formulations, soap recipes, and many other DIY crafts that will work for everyone. Angela has a Diploma in Skincare Formulation, is a proud member of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild, and infuses each DIY product with her passion and expertise.

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