DIY Skincare Recipes On A Budget


Are you a skincare lover but cash isn’t so forthcoming? Are you passionate about taking care of your skin, but find it challenging to do so without breaking the bank? Then don’t worry, I ‘ve got a few tips to share that will make you the skincare baddie on a budget.

Do you know that there are DIY ways to make your improvised skincare products? I don’t mean buying industrial ingredients but simple and easy-to-get natural resources. DIY means Do It Yourself, so you’re going to learn how to make your improvised skincare products.

First of all, every skincare routine has five basic products to it, and it’s

  • Face cleanser
  • Moisturizer
  • Toner
  • Vitamin C serum
  • Sunscreen

Face cleanser

Face cleansers are the first step in every skincare routine. It cleanses your skin from germs and impurities that are on it. It cleanses your pores, maintains your skin’s pH balance, prepares the skin for other products, and refreshes and revitalises the skin.  So yeah, it’s the foundation for a skincare routine.

DIY procedure

Mix 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, and 1 teaspoon of honey. Stir well till it becomes a mixture. Then gently massage it onto your face, leave it on for fifteen minutes then rinse off with warm water.



This is the second step. A moisturiser ‘s main aim and goal is to hydrate your skin and serve as a skin barrier protection. Plus, it Soothes and calms the skin and it has amazing anti-aging benefits.

DIY procedure

To make a DIY moisturiser, you can mix equal parts of shea butter, coconut oil, and a few drops of your favourite essential oil. Melt the shea butter and coconut oil together, then let it cool and solidify. Once it’s solid, stir it until it becomes creamy. Then apply it to your skin. Aloe vera also serves as a skin moisturiser, and you don’t need to mix it with anything.


You can make a simple DIY toner by mixing equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water. Apply it to your face using a cotton pad after cleansing to help balance your skin’s pH and tighten pores. It’s a natural and affordable option for a toner!

Vitamin C serum


Sorry hun, but there’s no DIY trick or hack to make a vitamin c serum but there are affordable products you could try.  A few of the products are:


Unfortunately, there is no DIY way to make sunscreen but there are avoidable sunscreen products you could try and a few of them are:

Phew! So, the five basic steps are done. Here are other DIY tricks to get the smooth glowing skin you deserve.

Hydrating face mask:

Ingredients: 1/2 ripe avocado, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon plain yoghourt

  • Instructions: Mash the avocado in a bowl, then mix in the honey and yoghurt to create a smooth paste. Apply to clean skin and leave on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.

This face mask serves as a DIY way to moisturise your skin.

Exfoliating sugar scrub:

  • Ingredients: 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup coconut oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Instructions: Mix the sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla extract in a bowl until well combined. Gently massage onto damp skin in a circular motion, then rinse off with warm water after 15-30 minutes. This scrub will leave your skin soft and smooth.


This face mask will remove all germs and impurities from the skin.

Brightening turmeric face mask:

  • Ingredients: 1 tablespoon turmeric powder, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon plain yoghourt

  • Instructions: Mix the turmeric, honey, and yoghurt in a bowl to create a paste. Apply to clean skin and leave on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. Turmeric has brightening properties that can help even out skin tone.

This face mask will remove acne scarring or black spots and will also brighten the skin.

Rice water

Yes! Rice water. Rice water has a lot of benefits such as:

  • Skin brightening
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Hydration
  • Anti-aging effects

DIY procedure

Wash your rice, and any rice in clean water. Then leave it soaked in clean water for 40 minutes. You could also leave it in the water for 48 hours, as the fermented rice water has better benefits.

Remember to do a patch test before trying any DIY skincare recipes to ensure they are suitable for your skin type.

Written by Dike Ijeoma


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