To achieve a beautiful and healthy skin, you should see to it that it is moisturized often. When you use a moisturizer on your face regularly, it can aid in keeping the skin soft and smooth. It can also prevent fine lines, wrinkles and dry skin. Dry skin is a common skin condition that means your skin is vulnerable to bacteria. When this happens, it may lead to other skin issues such as acne and blackheads. Prevent your skin from being stripped off of much needed moisture.
Generally, there are two types of moisturizing cream. First is the barrier cream. This kind locks the moisture in the skin. It is advised to use this kind of product for short periods of time to allow your skin to breathe. Because it
is a barrier cream, it blocks the skin from secreting toxins from the body. The second kind is the daily moisturizing cream. This kind doesn’t hinder your skin to breathe freely. It is absorbed by the skin quickly.
Now, if you want to get yourself a daily moisturizing cream then you would surely know what to do. Go to the nearest beauty counter or store and get yourself a tub of moisturizer. Now, if you are someone who wants to make sure that only the safest ingredients are only used on skin, then you might want to consider making your own moisturizer at home.
What you will need:
2 ½ ounces blended oils
1 ½ ounces cocoa butter
½ ounce beeswax
Grapefruit seed extract
Glass or plastic jar with lid
- Measure the blended oils, cocoa butter and beeswax correctly using a digital scale. This will ensure that the moisturizer will have the right formulation.
- Stir the ingredients together and melt it using a nonreactive saucepan. Stir continually while using a stovetop that is on low.
- Turn off the heat and remove the pan from the stovetop. Add borax and water.
- Combine the oil based ingredients and the water based ingredients together using a blender until the consistency is thick and creamy.
- Add the grapefruit seed extract.
- While it cools down t room temperature. Make certain that there will be no moisture forms that will buildup under the container caps.
- Spoon or pour into glass or plastic jars or tubes. Use a clean cloth to cover the jars first.
- Oils that you can use can be avocado oil, castor oil or meadow form oil, or wheat germ oil.
- Nonreactive saucepans are made from clay, glass, or stainless steel. These kinds will not affect the formulation of your cream because they will not cause chemical reactions with the ingredients. Never use copper or aluminum saucepans.
- It is better to learn more about the properties of oils, butters, extracts, and other additives first. This will give you an idea as to what advantages and disadvantages it has for your skin.