An Anti-Aging Cream is one that is intended to curb and delay aging skin signs like wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, sagging skin, etc. But, most of the commercially available anti-aging products are loaded with chemicals and don’t give desired results often. How about preparing an efficient anti-aging cream in your own kitchen?
Basically, all anti-products often contain harmful chemicals and artificially spruce up your looks temporarily. But what’s the point when you’re skin is lathered with harsh chemicals that leave you vulnerable to skin cancer? Nature has the best ingredients and all you ever need for youthful, blemish-free skin. You can use readily available, natural ingredients and prepare the best cream money can buy! The simple cream will curb fine lines, leave your skin nourished and moisturized, looking and feeling younger and fresher. Besides, it will also improve your skin texture and give you an even skin tone. So, let’s take a look at the ingredients and how to prepare it, before we go further. Shall we?
Apricot Kernel Oil 4 Tbsp.
Beeswax – ½ Tbsp.
Coconut Oil – 1 Tbsp.
Shea Butter – 1 Tbsp.
Vitamin E Oil – 10 Drops
Rosehip Seed Oil – 15 Drops
In a durable glass jar, add the beeswax and Shea butter and also Coconut Oil (if it is solidified).
Place the glass jar in a shallow vessel with about 2 – 3” of water and simmer it. Don’t close the glass jar.
When the ingredients begin to melt add Apricot Oil and stir.
When fully melted, remove from flame and add Vitamin E Oil and Rosehip Seed Oil.
Let it cool down before you transfer it to a sterilized container.
How to Use it?
You can use this twice a day for best results.
Why These Ingredients?
Apricot Kernel Oil
It is quickly absorbed by your skin and doesn’t leave it greasy or oily. This means, you can also use this oil if you have oily or combination skin. It curbs fine lines and rejuvenates your skin. Suitable for all types of skin, it is a great option for aging or mature skin, irritated or sensitive skin or dry skin.
Rich in Vitamin A, it is also anti-bacterial and humectant (attracts moisture, ensuring hydration of your skin) and helps with healing. It is good for dry or irritated skin and protects your skin. It also thickens the cream and has a nice fragrance.
Coconut oil is truly an all-rounder! It is an affordable option for most and is widely used in Asian countries for its medicinal and skin-beneficial properties. It is like a cure-all there! Burn wound? Rash? Dry Skin? Itchy or Irritated Skin? Eczema or Psoriasis? Coconut oil helps with healing and a few skin issues are eliminated with regular use of coconut oil.
It is rich in Vitamin E, is antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic and also softens and rejuvenates your skin. Acne or other skin issues are curbed and skin tone is evened with regular use. It also regulates oil secretion and keeps your skin nourished and smooth. It is known to curb aging skin signs with regular use.
Shea Butter is a healing butter, a reason it is used to curb stretch marks or scars. It helps with rejuvenation and healing, a must in an anti-aging product.
Vitamin E Oil
Dubbed as skin oil, Vitamin E Oil does wonders for your skin. It is good for aging or mature skin, as it boosts collagen production and helps curb sagging skin and other aging skin signs. Besides, it is a preservative for cosmetics and prolongs their shelf life.
Rosehip Seed Oil
Though you can use other essential oils that are good for anti-aging, I chose Rosehip Seed Oil due to its anti-aging and healing properties. It is rich in Vitamin C and GLA (which can bring down crow’s feet) and curb fine lines better than most anti-aging ingredients. Rich in Vitamin A, it promotes skin regeneration, collagen boost and improves skin elasticity – making it a potent anti-aging ingredient. If you have oily skin, it might be a suitable addition. In that case, opt for Lavender Essential Oil or other essential oils of your choice.
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