These 15 DIY Skincare Recipes Are Perfect for Mature 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 products can deliver the same results at a fraction of the cost of big-name brands. 

Today, we’re highlighting 15 of these DIY solutions that are ideal for mature skin. From overnight wrinkle cream and specially formulated facemasks to eye serums and body scrubs, 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 with a beautiful lavender sugar scrub…

1. Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe

DIY lavender sugar scrubs

Sugar is a fantastic (and gentle) natural exfoliator that removes dead skin cells and cleans dirt from clogged pores. This popular sugar scrub recipe leverages those properties to leave skin feeling smooth, supple and rejuvenated. Lavender essential oil is a star ingredient, so it smells divine and has a wonderful calming effect.

The scrub also contains vitamin E, which has antioxidant properties that protect delicate skin, and jojoba oil to nourish and hydrate it.
Get the recipe: Lavender Sugar Scrub

2. 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

3. Homemade Facemask Recipe

homemade face mask

Aside from being a good excuse to get your girlfriends together and open a bottle of wine, facemasks offer a range of benefits for your skin!

For example, the ingredients in this recipe have been formulated to soothe and hydrate it, stimulate skin cell renewal, boost suppleness, remove dirt, and reduce redness. The addition of Rose and chamomile hydrosol also lends a beautiful, calming aroma to the facemask.
Get the recipe: Homemade Facemask Recipe

4. Homemade Natural Face Moisturizer with Rose and Argan Oil

Luxurious Natural Face Moisturizer Recipe with Rose and Argan Oil
Face Moisturizer with Rose and Argan Oil

A good moisturizer is a key component of anybody’s skincare regime, but it’s even more important as you age. By keeping your skin hydrated, you’ll reduce dryness, which leads to wrinkles and fine lines.

Our natural face moisturizer with rose and argan oil contains olive squalane, which people often call “a facelift in a bottle!” Combine it with shea butter and vitamin E, and you have a moisturizer that heals irritated skin and keeps it feeling plump, smooth, and supple. 
Get the recipe: Natural Face Moisturizer with Rose and Argan Oil

5. Homemade Micellar Water

Lemon balm and lavender micellar water

Micellar water is an effective and gentle option for cleaning oily skin, getting your makeup off, and clearing away dirt and grime.

As a combination of mostly hydrosols and surfactants, it isn’t recommended for dry skin (as the hydrosols evaporate, it can remove the skin’s natural oils and lubricants). It works well for everyone else, though! This recipe contains lemon balm hydrosol and lavender hydrosol, so it smells wonderful and has anti-bacterial properties, too.
Get the recipe: Homemade Micellar Water

6. 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 include cucumber hydrosol and green tea extract. The former will make your skin feel beautifully fresh. 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

7. Rosehip & Camellia Homemade Face Serum

homemade hydration boost serum

If you’re looking for a high-performance face serum to hydrate your skin and alleviate early signs of aging, this one could be perfect. 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 both firm and brighten your skin.
Get the recipe: Homemade Serum

8. Strawberry Jam Body Scrub

strawberry salt scrub

This colorful, vibrant body scrub contains fine Himalayan pink sea salt, strawberry seed oil, vitamin E, and strawberry fragrance oil (the recipe’s only non-natural ingredient). Together, you get a sweet-smelling natural exfoliant that cleans and nourishes your skin. To top it off, vitamin C in the seed oil protects against free radicals.
Get the recipe: Strawberry Jam Body Scrub

9. DIY Foaming Cleanser

Step 9: Your cleanser should last for about 6 months with a preservative

Cleansers play an increasingly valuable role in your skincare regime as you age. They remove dirt, clean pores, and help other skincare products work properly. If you enjoy wearing makeup or have oilier skin, then foaming cleansers work best – and ours is hard to beat!

Unlike many store-bought products, this DIY recipe uses a more natural, gentler surfactant called coco glucoside. Similarly, the two hydrosols (Witch Hazel and Tea Tree) are terrific for people with oily skin and/or who are susceptible to acne.
Get the recipe: DIY Foaming Cleanser

10. 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 powerful homemade hyperpigmentation cream can help alleviate the condition’s visible signs. Among the ingredients that should make a positive difference, there’s primrose oil, rosehip seed oil, and carrot seed essential oil, all of which should even out dark spots and skin tones.
Get the recipe: DIY Hyperpigmentation Cream

11. DIY Eye Cream with No Preservatives

DIY eye cream

Unlike many eye creams available from the store, this recipe doesn’t contain preservatives. That’s good news, given the delicate skin in this part of your face! The less unnatural products, the better.

The caveat is that this isn’t technically a cream as a result (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

12. Homemade Face Moisturizer for Dry Skin

Two pots of lavender and green tea face cream

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

13. Green Tea Face Scrub

diy green tea face scrub

Do you have oily or sensitive skin? If so, this green tea face scrub could be a brilliant alternative to traditional scrubs that can be highly oil-based.

This gel scrub uses water-based ingredients to create a much lighter product without sacrificing moisturization. Moreover, the recipe uses free-radical-fighting, antioxidant-infused matcha (a special type of green tea), which means it packs a powerful anti-aging punch.
Get the recipe: Green Tea Face Scrub

14. DIY Wrinkle Cream with Honey and Orange

diy orange and honey wrinkle cream

This overnight wrinkle cream will help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles on your face. But that’s not all! It’s a versatile product you can also apply to dry hands and heels.

The recipe contains Apricot Kernal oil, making this wrinkle cream well-suited to delicate and aging skin. It calls for shea butter, too, with those familiar hydrating properties. Then there’s wheatgerm. This nutrient-rich oil is a natural preservative ideal for reducing wrinkles on mature skin and combatting things like chaffing and dryness.
Get the recipe: Wrinkle Cream with Honey and Orange

15. DIY Mud Mask

diy mud mask

This combination of bentonite clay and dead sea mud is perfect if your skin is desperate for a deep and cleansing detox. It will remove impurities and provide minerals that are crucial to maintaining strong and supple skin. Silk peptides provide the proverbial cherry on top! They’ll leave your skin feeling silky-smooth and soft.
Get the recipe: DIY Mud Mask

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And We Should Never Forget Our Hair

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Ever thought about making homemade shampoo? It’s a fun way to take care of your hair without using harsh chemicals. Your hair looks & feels amazing, and It’s easier than you might think. Once you have the basic DIY shampoo recipe down, you can start experimenting with different scents to create a calming, stimulating, or rejuvenating shampoo that suits your mood and personality and cleans your hair!

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This article originally appeared on Savvy Homemade

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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