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Ray Peat Skincare

This section contains skincare ideas in line with Dr. Ray Peat’s research on polyunsaturated fatty acids. Here you’ll find recipes for making your own DIY beauty products using low-PUFA oils and butters, as well as recommendations for safe store bought products.

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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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 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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DIY Moisturizing Overnight Face Mask for Dry Skin

Inspired by Korean sleeping masks, this DIY overnight face mask helps prevent dry skin while you sleep. It forms a protective barrier that locks in moisture all night long, reducing skin water loss and helping you wake up glowing. When it comes to nighttime skincare, typical face oils and night creams just don’t seem to …

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DIY Rose Lotion Bars

These lovely DIY rose lotion bars from guest blogger Irena of Country Hill Cottage are made with natural, non-toxic ingredients and are perfect for moisturising dry skin. They’re also formulated without beeswax for a lotion bar recipe that’s completely plant-based. Read on to learn more about the ingredients and get helpful tips for creating homemade …

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DIY Hibiscus Sugar Scrub with Ylang-Ylang

This DIY sugar scrub has a lovely tropical aroma due to the exotic scent of ylang-ylang essential oil. It also contains ground organic hibiscus petals which provide antioxidant benefits, aid in gentle exfoliation, and lend a lovely colour to this skin-nourishing scrub! Sugar scrubs are one of those bath and body products that I prefer …

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DIY Peppermint Hot Cocoa Body Butter with Bacuri Butter

Make an ultra-moisturizing whipped DIY body butter with the delicious scent of peppermint and hot cocoa. This all-natural recipe contains no artificial fragrances or dyes and is safely scented with essential oils. It’s beautiful, rich colour comes from the addition of cocoa butter and exotic bacuri butter, both of which are very emollient and therefore …

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DIY Rosemary Mint Sugar Scrub with Camellia Oil

Homemade sugar scrubs are another one of those little luxuries that are incredibly simple to make. This makes them a great addition to your DIY skincare arsenal. Sugar scrubs also have a plethora of benefits, including leaving the skin smoother and more vibrant. The gentle exfoliation they provide helps to slough off the dead skin …

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