In the Lab: Easy DIY Facial Moisturizing Gel

Easy DIY Facial Moisturizing Gel


So…this is so easy that it’s ridiculous. ;)  I have oily skin, but the winter makes it do strange things. It turns into combination skin, with my forehead and nose remaining oily, and my cheeks becoming really dry and irritated. None of my storebought moisturizers help with the dry areas, so last winter I figured I would take to the internet and find something, ANYTHING that would help my skin feel and look more moisturized. And of course, the answer was simple – aloe vera gel and glycerin. It’s light, and you don’t need to use much of it to get complete coverage.


Why didn’t I think of that? lol


What you need:

Aloe Vera gel

Glycerin (regular or vegetable)

A bowl and spoon/spatula for mixing

A clean container to store it in!


I unfortunately don’t have exact measurements (as in a tablespoon of this, or a cup of that). What I do is use three parts aloe vera gel and one part glycerin. Mix them together thoroughly, and then put it into a container. Use as necessary. Just a reminder, though – you don’t have to use very much of this at all. It spreads really easily.


This time I used an airless pump bottle (1 oz size – you can find them for sale on eBay,,, etc. and they are not expensive!). This is great for me, because one pump is enough for my skin. Maybe two if I’m feeling special. ;)

I’m not sure how this is going to work for my skin with Summer being here (and it brought it’s little friend, Humidity), but for winter? It’s perfect, and my skin totally thanked me for it.