With the harsh effects of the external environment nowadays, face creams have come in very handy not just for women, but for men as well! Face creams available in the store today promise quality results in making your skin feel smooth, supple, soft, acne-free, and blemish-free. Some even promised to have antioxidant and anti-ageing effects. However, many products are under suspicion due to the vague ingredients such as “fragrance” – which may be a synthetic chemical cocktail.
The great news is, we’ve just found an effective, skin friendly, and to top it all, budget friendly home remedy that uses all natural, healthy ingredients. Here is a run-down of ingredients used:
A great skin moisturizer, jojoba oil is known for its ability to treat and prevent acne and other skin ailments like eczema, psoriasis, sunburn and chapped skin. This natural moisturizer works in giving life and youthfulness to dry skin. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties that helps in reducing redness and swelling associated with acne.
This is perhaps one of the most common ingredients of natural cosmetic products today. Shea butter contains allantoin, provitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, phytosterols, and fatty acids which are known for their skin-improving properties. Research has indicated that shea butter is beneficial in eliminating wrinkles, fine lines, and scars. Known for its anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and skin strengthening properties, shea butter also plays a vital role in stimulating the production of collagen, which results in stronger, suppler, and younger skin.
More famous for its culinary applications, sesame oil is also popular for its antioxidant properties which are very beneficial to the skin. Antioxidants eradicate free radicals which trigger the occurrence of many signs of aging. Furthermore, sesame oil works best in treating eczema, psoriasis and chronic dry skin.
Sweet Almond Oil
A good source of Vitamins B & E, protein, healthy fats and other essential minerals, sweet almond oil is known for its profound effects to the skin. It is capable of protecting the skin against damaging UV rays, reducing skin irritations, swelling and inflammation, as well as in rejuvenating the skin.
An excellent source of antioxidants like Vitamin E, cocoa butter makes an essential component of your skin and face regimen. Its Vitamin E content is beneficial in stimulating the production of collagen thereby resulting to the reduction of wrinkles and other signs of aging. A good treatment for hyperpigmentation, cocoa butter is also useful in making the skin feel smooth and soft.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Known for its anti-fungal, antiviral and anti-bacterial properties, tea tree essential oil makes an excellent treatment for a wide sort of skin ailments which include abscess, sunburn, blisters, oily skin and of course, acne. In addition to its natural ability to moisturize the skin, tea tree oil is also thought capable of opening the pores and cleaning it from the inside. This reduces one’s susceptibility to acne.
With antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties, grapeseed oil is a popular ingredient of personal care products like hand creams, body washes, conditioners, shampoos, moisturizers, facial wash and face creams. Grapeseed oil is also a rich source of nutrients like Vitamins E, C and A as well as flavonoids.
Tea Tree Oil Face Cream – (makes 2 ounces)
1/2 tablespoon Witch Hazel
1 tablespoon Rosewater
1 tablespoon Jojoba Oil
1/2 tablespoon Hazelnut Oil
3/4 teaspoon Stearic Acid
2 teaspoons Beeswax
40 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
Measure out the ingredients into three separate containers. The Witch Hazel and Rosewater in one container, the Jojoba and Hazelnut oils into another and the Stearic Acid and Emulsifying Wax into another.
Bring a pot with about 3 inches of water to a simmer. Pour all the ingredients into a glass measuring cup and then place the measuring cup into the simmering water, allowing the waxes to melt into the other ingredients.
As the wax melts, it will start to emulsify the ingredients together. The mixture will turn a creamy white color and all the wax will be melted. Remove from the hot water and start to whisk for about 5 minutes. Add in the essential oil, mix well and pour into a sanitized glass container.
Continue to whisk to cool the cream and thicken it up. Once it has a rich and thick consistency, place a tight fitting lid on it and store it in the refrigerator for up to 30 days. This is a great cream for the blemish-prone back and chest too.
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