DIY Natural Moisturizers for Every Skin Type

Mariam Youssef
8/7/22, 12:37 PM

While some drug-store and doctor-prescribed skin products are good and effective, not everyone can afford buying them, given their expensive price. Moreover, many skincare products contain ingredients that may trigger allergic reactions and irritation to sensitive skin. Therefore, some of us prefer to use natural, DIY skincare products to guarantee their safety.

In today’s article, we will list a few natural DIY moisturizer recipes for all skin types, so keep reading to find which one suits you best.

Dry Skin

Shea Cream Moisturizer

If you have extra dry skin or are looking for extra moisture, this cream moisturizer will do the trick. All you need is a ¼ cup of shea butter, which is naturally non-comedogenic, meaning that it won’t clog your pores. It’s loaded with nutrients like vitamin A and E and fatty acids that will provide you with deep moisture. To this, add an ⅛ cup of sweet almond oil as it’s loaded with vitamin E and is very lightweight. If you want, you can substitute it with jojoba or grapeseed oil.

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Melt the shea butter using a double boiler or simply boil some water in a saucepan and place a bowl on top of it, where you can melt the butter. When it cools down, add the sweet almond oil and stir it together. Place it in the fridge and allow it to solidify for at least one hour. Once it’s all firm, remove it from the fridge and add a few drops of your preferred essential oils then stir or whip the mixture till it turns into a creamy consistency. Place it in a small jar and use it as a day or night cream. Note that a little bit of this moisturizer goes a long way, so you can just apply a small amount and you’re all set.

Combination Skin

Jojoba Oil Moisturizer

Jojoba oil is the main ingredient in this recipe as it is very similar to the skin’s sebum; that’s why it’s good for all skin types. It helps balance oil production by tricking the skin to produce less oil. This is specifically good for acne-prone skin. 

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You can apply it on its own or mix it with a few essential oils, such as frankincense and lavender. Make sure to use it twice a day after cleansing.

Oily Skin

Aloe Vera Gel and Oil Moisturizer

If you’re looking for a light moisturizer for the summertime or if you have oily skin, aloe vera gel is the way to go. It moisturizes the skin without making it greasy and also is very soothing. Thanks to its healing properties, it’s traditionally used to treat acne and acne scars. Moreover, it is full of antioxidants that help keep your skin nice and firm.

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In a glass container, add equal amounts of aloe vera gel and jojoba oil, which will help with the skin’s oil production. Finally, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. You can add more aloe or oil depending on what works best for you. Shake well every time before using for the best results.

All Skin Types

Aloe Vera Gel and Honey Night Moisturizer

Aloe vera gel is one of the best ingredients in any DIY skincare product as it hydrates the skin, fights acne, treats dry skin, tightens pores, and soothes textured skin. Moreover, honey is also a great natural moisturizer as it heals the skin, prevents breakouts, and banishes dry skin.

Mix 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and one tablespoon of honey and apply a small amount using a face brush and leave it on as a mask for 30 minutes or leave it on overnight.

Aloe Vera Gel and Shea

Add 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and mix them with 1 tablespoon of shea butter, which is a great moisturizer since it heals dry skin. Mix both ingredients together well until a creamy consistency is formed. This is best applied before bedtime for smooth, glowing skin.


The beauty of DIY skincare is that you can customize it to fit your own needs and preferences. Now, it’s time to pick whichever moisturizer works best for your skin type then apply after cleansing and toning for soft and hydrated skin.

Main image credit: @sarasampaio



Mariam Youssef

Growing up, I've always wanted to become so many things: a fashion designer, painter, singer, actress, and anything that revolves around art. It wasn't until I watched "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" t...

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