how to make natural moisturizers, face creams, and
Why learn how to make natural moisturizers?...
Well ... in spite of there being so many beauty products
market, there's nothing more satisfying, affordable, and money-saving
than making your own creams.
So let's take a look at the basics of making your own
natural creams, along with affordable, easy-to-come-across ingredients
you may care to use ...
And you'll find
links to other easy
and effective home beauty recipes at the end of the page ...
In Yulia Berry's e-book, Aloe, Your Miracle Doctor, you'll find over 150 aloe home and beauty remedies you can easily make in your own kitchen.
how to make natural moisturizers - essential oils
Who's not heard of essential oils?
For those of you who are unsure what they are, an
essential oil is a liquid
that's distilled from different elements of a plant - leaves, stems,
bark, flowers, and roots.
In spite of their name, essential oils are not oily at
all, but clear liquids, though some may look yellow or amber.
These oils contain the very essence of the plant they
Essential oils will be of tremendous benefit to your
They're known to help cell regeneration, act as an
antiseptic, and have anti-inflammatory and other healing effects.
For all these reasons, they've become more and more
popular in natural skin care, each one having its own particular forte.
Tea tree oil, for example, is
renowned for its
antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. Pour a few drops into a foot
bath to aid toe nails problems ... use to treat uneven skin
pigmentation ... as an aid to acne or oily skin.
Gentle rose oil is suitable for
treating different types
of eczema, and will benefit mature skins.
how to make natural moisturizers - aloe vera
vera is often present in skin care products as it's
a wonderfully gentle healer, and improves such conditions as dry skin,
eczema, sunburn ...
Commercially, you'll find it in many shampoos,
conditioners and body lotions, as well as products that can be taken
internally in drink form.
If you live in a warm climate such as Spain, like me,
aloe vera plants are easily obtainable and extremely easy to grow.
Just cut off one of its leaves, slice open, and rub the
gel direct onto your skin.
Or, scrape the gooey gel out, and mix together in your
food processor with other ingrediants to make a cream, cleanser or mask
suitable for your skin type.
how to make natural moisturizers - products in your
One of the most important things you can do in order to
enjoy beautiful hair and skin is to eat a healthy and varied diet.
So, you're bound to have an abundance of healthy food in
your kitchen, aren't you?!
These products are wonderful for you when taken
internally ... but they will also benefit skin and complexion if
For example ...
- Honey works
as a wound healer,
and masks based on it are
very good for dry skin.
- Yoghurt and avocado
work wonders in masks for
mature or dry skins.
- Cucumber and
lemon are more
astringent, and better in
recipes for younger or more oily complexions.
slices are excellent
placed on your eyes, as
are slices of potatoes.
- Fruit slices
can be applied to
the face for an
invigorating effect after a hectic day at work, but fruit juice and
pulp can also be combined with other natural ingredients to prepare
face and body creams and moisturizers.
- Extra virgin olive oil
Mix half-a-cup together with either a couple of spoons
of sugar or sea-salt for a wonderfully gentle and effective exfoliant.
Or, just rub extra virgin olive oil into dry or mature
skins ... its moisturizing effects are superb!
...And those are just a few examples of natural products
you can experiment with at home.
how to make natural moisturizers - storing
The only disadvantage to home-made products is you must
with extra care, for they don't last as long as commercially-prepared
ones, which contain preservatives.
For this reason, don't prepare large amounts and keep
any left-overs in the fridge.
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