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Handmade Skin Care Tips

Making your own skin care is so much fun.  Who would have thought that, with a just a few simple ingredients, you can create natural and effective skincare treatments that rival expensive products?

Here are some tips to help you get started on your journey with handmade skin care, bath and beauty products:

Keep Shelf-Life In Mind
A great advantage of handmade skin care products is the lack of chemical preservatives.  The drawback to handmade skin care... the lack of chemical preservatives.

Because the products you make aren't preserved, many will have a shortened shelf-life.  "Dry" products like bath bombs, tub teas, and dusting powders will have the longest shelf life.  So will most soaps.  These often last a year or more.

Other products containing oils (facial serums, sugar scrubs, bath oils) can last 3-12 weeks, depending on the ingredients.

Anything containing water, or any "kitchen facials" made with fruits or other food items should be used immediately.  Otherwise, store in the refrigerator and use within a few days.

Remember Allergies
If you are allergic or have sensitivity to any ingredient (including food items like strawberries or milk), do not use them in your skin care products.  The golden rule: if you can't put it in your mouth, don't put in on your skin.

Listen to Your Skin
Handmade skin care products, when made correctly, are safe and good for your skin.  Still, they do work and some are very powerful.  Don't leave on any treatment for longer than recommended.  And if you feel any burning, stinging, or itching, immediately remove the treatment with a gentle cleanser and rinse well with water.

Do Your Research
Always know what you're putting on your skin.  Thoroughly research every ingredient, know how it works and its safety profile, before incorporating it into a skin care treatment.  Keep your skin safe and happy!

Have fun creating your skin care products!

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