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PUFA Free Skincare

This section contains skincare products and DIY beauty recipes that are low-PUFA or PUFA-free, in line with Dr. Ray Peat’s research on PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids). You’ll find no store bought recommendations for no PUFA skincare as well as homemade skincare recipes using only low-PUFA ingredients.

Further reading: How Polyunsaturated Oils are Aging Your Skin

DIY Papaya Enzyme Exfoliating Cleansing Balm

Learn how to make a gently exfoliating DIY cleansing balm for glowing skin. This fruit-infused balm cleanser melts away makeup, while skin-softening papaya enzymes gently exfoliate your skin. Fruity beauty is trendy. These days, beauty stores are filled with a veritable skincare fruit salad. Colourful, sweet-smelling concoctions in pretty jars line the shelves, infused with …

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DIY Green Tea Lip Balm (with Printable Labels)

Learn how to make your own DIY green tea lip balm! This tea infused lip balm recipe is a soothing treat for your lips. It’s made with green tea infused oil and green tea wax to help protect and repair dry lips. This easy tutorial also includes free printable labels that make this lip balm …

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DIY Lavender Cleansing Balm

Learn how to make a lavender-infused DIY oil cleansing balm! This nourishing face cleanser turns from balm to oil in seconds, quickly melting away makeup, sunscreen, and sebum. It’s infused with dried lavender for a soothing natural fragrance without essential oils. Plus, this makeup remover balm is self-emulsifying, so it washes off easily. One of …

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DIY Green Tea Oil Cleanser for Dry Skin

Learn how to make a hydrating DIY oil cleanser for dry skin. Inspired by Korean skincare, this combined facial cleanser and makeup remover has an incredible green tea scent. It’s infused with green tea for anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce redness and soothe dry, sensitive skin. Last year I shared my 2-ingredient emulsifying cleansing oil. …

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DIY Green Tea Overnight Face Mask for Glowing Skin

Get glowing skin while you sleep with this DIY green tea overnight face mask! Inspired by Korean skincare, this simple recipe helps brighten your skin overnight. It’s packed with antioxidants from green tea that help to repair skin while also soothing any redness or irritation. Last year I shared one of my favourite homemade skincare …

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5 Easy Ways to Protect Your Skin From Blue Light

Learn how to protect your skin from blue light with these 5 easy tips. Plus, learn how the light from your mobile phone or computer screen could be damaging your skin. We all know that we need to protect our skin from the sun, and it’s likely that a hat, sunglasses, or a good SPF …

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DIY Rose Sugar Scrub Cubes 3 Ways

Learn how to make 3 kinds of rose-scented sugar scrub cubes – vanilla rose, chocolate rose and pink rose. These homemade sugar scrub cubes gently cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize, leaving dry skin feeling softer and more hydrated. They’re crafted with natural ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, and melt and pour soap. Plus, they’re lightly fragranced with …

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Gentle DIY Cranberry Face Scrub for Sensitive Skin

This cranberry DIY face scrub is a gentle exfoliating treatment for sensitive skin. Unlike sugar scrubs or other harsh exfoliants, this homemade face polish is made with soft cranberry fiber. It gently buffs away dry skin, revealing a smoother complexion without irritation or redness. Learn how to exfoliate sensitive skin at home with this mild …

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2-Ingredient DIY Cleansing Oil with Emulsifier

Ideal for beginners, this simple emulsifying cleansing oil requires only two ingredients. It’s inexpensive, easy to make, and rinses clean with water. The secret ingredient? A natural, plant-based emulsifier that emulsifies and removes makeup in one step. I’ve been making my own natural makeup removers at home for years. But even though I have a …

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DIY Pumpkin Face Mask for Glowing Skin

Reveal a softer, smoother complexion this fall with this DIY pumpkin face mask. This homemade exfoliating mask contains no coarse abrasives like sugar or salt. Instead, it’s made with real pumpkin powder to gently exfoliate without scrubbing. This pumpkin mask’s silky, gel-like texture comes from non-greasy squalane oil and cera bellina wax, which sink into …

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DIY Pumpkin Spice Body Butter

This decadent DIY pumpkin spice body butter is whipped to fluffy perfection. It contains a luxurious combination of soft nilotica shea butter, rich bacuri butter, fractionated coconut oil, and beeswax. Red and yellow clay provide a silky skin feel and a natural pop of colour, while natural essential oils create a non-toxic fragrance. This homemade body …

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DIY Emulsifying Cleansing Balm with Blue Tansy Oil

Learn to make a DIY emulsifying cleansing balm with blue tansy oil. This brilliantly blue cleansing balm recipe is a treat for your skin, helping to moisturize and soothe as it melts away makeup. It contains a natural emulsifier for effortless makeup removal. Plus, it’s inexpensive, all-natural, and easy to make in your kitchen, saving …

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