Every woman can easily and quickly make her own moisturizer. Moisturizing the skin is important for its health, and we can avoid problems and improve it with more natural and environmentally friendly products. Cold, wind make our skin less radiant and healthy, and it is very important to remember to moisturize it to maintain elasticity. Homemade moisturizers are guaranteed to use the right ingredients, are free of chemicals (preservatives and stabilizers) and are much lower in cost.
Benefits of a moisturizer for the skin
The skin of our face is especially thin and sensitive. Her fat stores are in smaller amounts compared to other parts of the body, and this contributes to her dryness.
Additional Information! Moisturizing the skin of the face is one of the best ways to care in the fight against premature aging. The main task of a moisturizer is to keep moisture inside the skin, preventing it from evaporating. This ensures good hydration of the dermis.
The skin retains moisture but is unable to produce it. It produces sebum to lubricate the epidermis, providing elasticity and adaptability to weather changes. Dehydrated skin produces more sebum in response to lack or loss of moisture, creating a protective oil film. It “attracts” impurities, as a result of which the skin is attacked by microorganisms (inflammatory foci on the face). A moisturizer corrects this by regulating sebum production. Pollutants do not penetrate the skin due to the strengthening of the epidermis due to the sufficient amount of moisture in the skin.
Apply the cream in the morning and evening. Intensive hydration of the skin in the morning protects it from dehydration and moisture evaporation. In the evening, the skin is nourished, helping to eliminate its problems.
How to make your own natural moisturizer
It is important to make sure that the products to be used are organic, as natural as possible. Care should be taken that the fruits are ripe and fresh.
Apply the cream to clean skin in a circular motion to ensure a uniform result. Always use warm water for rinsing.
Note! Sensitive, dry skin is prone to wrinkling quickly, so proper care is essential. Choose a day cream with moisturizers and vitamins, which will not only moisturize the skin, but also prevent the appearance of the first wrinkles.
There are many recipes for such creams, and here are the simplest and fastest:
Face cream with avocado oil, shea butter and vitamin E
- 1 cup shea butter;
- 2 tablespoons of avocado oil;
- 2 or 3 vitamin E capsules.
Place shea butter in an opaque, tightly closed container. Add avocado oil and mix well. The vitamin from the capsule is squeezed into the mixture. Mix well until the cream is smooth and ready to use. It can be used daily, or when the skin of the face feels dry or itchy, as this cream moisturizes and soothes the dermis.
Aloe Vera Moisturizer
Aloe vera is one of the most famous natural products for our health. A useful plant has moisturizing, soothing, regenerating and rejuvenating properties.
- gel from 1 large leaf of aloe vera;
- 1/2 cucumber;
- 3 or 4 vitamin E capsules.
You can buy aloe vera gel at a pharmacy, but if you have a plant at home, cut a leaf off the plant and scoop out the gel with a spoon. Wash the cucumber and grind together with the peel on a grater, add to the gel and mix well.
Squeeze into the contents with vitamin E, and mix well again. Apply the cream daily or for flare-ups of dry skin. It will provide hydration, regeneration and relief to the dermis.
Coconut oil moisturizer
Another popular skin care and treatment product is coconut oil.
It nourishes, moisturizes, regenerates and protects the skin thanks to the variety of fatty acids it contains. If you add honey, you can get additional nutrition and hydration.
- 10 tablespoons organic coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons natural honey or 2 tablespoons shea butter.
To prepare the cream, the oil needs to be heated for a few seconds in the microwave or a few minutes in a water bath. When it becomes liquid, pour it into a jar and add honey. Mix well. Apply this cream to your face or body whenever you need extra nourishment and skin hydration. It is ideal for very dry skin.
Coconut oil cream : 200 ml organic coconut oil, 50 g beeswax, 2 vitamin E capsules, additional 5 drops of essential oil.
Coconut Oil Exfoliating Cream: Mix coconut oil with Himalayan salt and apply to your face every night. Rinse is not required.
Cream with olive oil
Use olive oil on the skin to moisturize it. Making a natural moisturizer with olive oil and other natural products is easy:
- gel from 1 leaf of aloe vera;
- 5 tablespoons of olive oil;
- 1 tablespoon of almond oil;
- 2 tablespoons of avocado oil.
Aloe vera is extracted from the leaf, or you can buy it. Oils are added in the indicated quantity and mixed well. Apply at least once a day to the area that needs more moisture.
From avocado : the ripe fruit is kneaded, and applied to the face and left for 15 minutes.
Avocado and egg white : mix 1 ripe avocado, pre-mashed with 1 beaten egg white. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar. Apply to face and leave for 15 minutes.
From avocado and yogurt: 1 tablespoon of yogurt, 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of honey are added to the puree of 1 ripe avocado. Apply to the face and leave the mixture for 20 minutes.
Banana cream : mix half a ripe banana (mashed) with 0.5 cups of yogurt and 1 tbsp. a spoonful of honey. Apply for 15 minutes.
With cucumber and yogurt : mix half a cucumber with 1 tbsp. a spoonful of yogurt. Apply the mixture for 20 minutes.
Natural Moisturizing Body Cream
A natural moisturizer that can be used on both the face and body includes oatmeal. Oats are a good exfoliator that nourishes, soothes and provides hydration. Olive oil is added, which moisturizes and nourishes the skin well.
- 1/2 cup ground oatmeal;
- 2 tablespoons shea butter or cocoa butter;
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
Oatmeal is ground into a powder. Add oil in the specified amount. Mix all ingredients well to combine. You can apply this cream daily to the entire body, including the face.
Homemade anti-wrinkle cream for all skin types
Your own homemade anti-wrinkle cream protects against free radicals and promotes skin cell regeneration.
Additional information! Hydrated skin, enriched with vitamins and microelements, helps to avoid premature aging. When the skin is dehydrated, it is not elastic enough, which is the presence of wrinkles and even spots on it.
The main ingredients for recipes that give deep hydration to the skin and are easily absorbed by it.
Beeswax helps to eliminate skin imperfections and remove any spots on the face. It is also one of the key ingredients to thicken the cream. Coconut oil melts very easily in the heat, so you can add a little beeswax to the cream.
Rosehip oil reduces scars and rejuvenates the skin by stimulating collagen production to avoid or reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In the evening, before going to bed, apply it directly to the skin.
Vitamin E is extremely beneficial for the skin, whether taken orally or applied directly to the skin. Vitamin E has antioxidant properties and rejuvenates, protects the skin from free radicals. It also acts as a natural preservative and is therefore the perfect complement to cream.
Essential oils add flavor to the cream, improve the properties of other ingredients. Geranium essential oil is suitable for skin rejuvenation,
Hydrating the skin in summer
In summer, due to sun exposure, increased temperature and increased sweating, the skin’s need for moisture increases. Marks left on the face in summer after prolonged exposure to the sun: fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, blemishes, dehydrated appearance.
To combat dryness, moisturizing products (masks, creams) containing fish oil, algae, mineral salts or products with plant or fruit extracts are used.
Moisturizers are able to keep the skin supple and healthy even in the most adverse conditions, providing deep hydration, creating an invisible film on the surface of the skin that retains moisture. In the morning, immediately after cleansing the face, it is better to moisturize it.
Experiment with different ingredients to discover new ways to combat unsightly fine lines and wrinkles while taking care of your skin.