When I was younger, I did not take care of my skin. I had bad acne and I would not leave it alone. After a few years, I learned how to establish an effective skin care routine. But, no matter what I did, I had trouble getting rid of the dark spots and marks by acne left behind. I did some research and discovered Kojic Acid Soap. It’s a soap from Japan designed to lighten up dark marks and spots. Not all Kojic Acid Soaps are safe, so I decided to be careful and make my own DIY Kojic Acid Soap.
After you make your DIY Kojic Acid Soap, it’s important that you don’t overuse it. It works by removing melanin from the skin and exfoliating your skin. It’s popular in mostly Asian counties like Japan and the Phillippines. The Kojic Acid itself comes from Japanese mushrooms. It’s also used in miso, sake, and soy sauce. It’s an ingredient used in many different things, but soap is my favorite use for it. Here are instructions for creating your own DIY Kojic Acid Soap.
DIY Kojic Acid Soap: Ingredients:
The ingredients in Kojic Acid Soap aren’t the most common. But, you can pick up a lot of them at your local grocery store. You’ll need 2 grams of Kojic Acid, 2 grams of distilled water, 1 kilogram of glycerin soap base, 8-10 drops of papaya FO, .5 grams of titanium dioxide, and 5-10 drops of orange colorant. The ingredients aren’t very well-known, but they’re affordable, and you can know exactly what goes into your Kojic Acid Soap.
DIY Kojic Acid Soap: Process
There are only a few steps to making your own Kojic Acid Soap. First, you want to dissolve the Kojic Acid in water. While that’s happening, start melting the glycerin soap base. When the base has cooled a bit, you can add the dissolved Kojic Acid Soap to the base. Then, you just add all the other ingredients you haven’t used yet. Add as much orange coloring as you want, it’s up to your personal preference. Then just wait for it to harden. When it feels like normal bar soap, you’re ready to put it to good use!
DIY Kojic Acid Soap: Use
Before you start to wash your face with Kojic Acid Soap, rinse it with warm water. This allows for the pores to open up. Then use the soap on your face like you would any other facial product. When you first start using it, don’t let it stay on your skin for more than 30 seconds. Your skin needs to get used to before you leave it on for longer periods of time. It can irritate your skin, so that step is important. Rinse off the Kojic Acid Soap with cold water. Then, use a water based moisturizer. Kojic Acid Soap can dry out your skin, so it’s important that you keep it nice and hydrated. When you’re done using your soap, put it in a dark, cool place to prevent it from oxidizing.
DIY Kojic Acid Soap: More Information
All in all, this is an easy way to take care of your skin that you might not have heard about before. And, we think you’ll love the cost effectivness of this recipe. Now, you don’t have to wait for your Kojic Acid Soap to ship from Asia, as you can make your own. This falls into line with some other popular skincare techniques. This is super popular in Japan right now. But, Korean Skincare is also having a moment. No matter what you use, DIY Kojic Acid Soap is a great addition to any skincare routine.