A healthy glowing skin is at the top of the wish list of every man and woman. Many times it is not possible to rush to the salon to get beauty treatments or spend a lot on expensive cosmetic moisturizers.
Usually we use moisturizers for our face and body to keep it away from dryness, wrinkles and other skin aging conditions. Moisturizers are always best if they are naturally made at home. There is no problem with the expiry or skin types as you make as and when you want and use for all skin types. EHC brings you some easily available natural substitutes for your regular used moisturizers.
Honey – It is an excellent moisturizer for skin as it is a natural antibacterial, making it great for acne treatment and prevention. It also has antiseptic properties.
Aloe Vera – Aloe vera has immense benefits when it comes to skin as it has antioxidants and vitamins which will leave a perfect glow on your skin that you always longed for thereby repairing skin cells.
Olive Oil – It works wonders when it comes to banishing dry skin troubles during winters. The liquid gold contains linoleic acid which helps block the moisture of the skin.
Rose Water – It is really good for the skin as it removes skin clogs, blackheads and reduces stickiness on face as it acts as a natural astringent, thereby protecting skin pores.
Avocado – Avocado is one food that has an alkalizing factor. Avocados are a rich source of Vitamin E which is essential for glowing skin, retains moisture of the skin, thereby prolonging ageing of the skin.
Natural Moisturizer Recipes
The cream that surfaces when you boil milk has excellent moisturizing properties. Just taking a spoon of it and mixing it with a few drops of rose water will result in homemade rose moisturizer.
With two teaspoons of milk, you can combine grape seed oil or tea tree oil and egg yolk and can apply for 10 minutes and rinsed well in warm water. This natural cream will moisturize skin deep as well as maintain the water balance throughout the day.
Squeeze out the juice of ginger and mix it with cream or butter. The mixture can be massaged well on skin for 5 minutes and washed with a teaspoon of gram flour.
Orange is great for skin, so adding a few drops of the juice to butter milk and cleansing face for a couple of minutes will give a natural glow to the face as well as penetrate through the pores and keep the skin fresh for the evening.
Honey is a good moisturizer as it tightens the skin as well as enhance the complexion. It also fights wrinkle formation. Adding a pinch of cardamom to honey will prevent acne.
Aloe Moisturizer Recipes Skin Types
Normal Skin – Take 4 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and 1 tablespoon of essential almond oil. Mix it well and use it as a regular moisturizer for normal skin.
Dry Skin – Take 4 tablespoons of aloe vera gel, few drops of rose oil, 1 tablespoon of essential almond oil, 1 tablespoon of essential olive oil. Mix all the ingredients well and use it as a moisturizer for dry skin.
Combination Skin – Take 4 tablespoons of aloe vera gel, 3 drops of tea pine oil and 1 tablespoon of essential oil. Mix it well and use it as a moisturizer for combination skin.
Take 1/3 cup of milk, 2 tablespoons of lime juice and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Mix all the ingredients well and store it in the refrigerator. You can use this mixture as a body moisturizer on a daily basis.
Take 1 tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil, 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Mix it well, and store it in the refrigerator for longer shelf life.
Night Eye Cream
Take ¼ cup of peeled potato, 1 tablespoon tea leaves and 1 teaspoon sesame oil. Blend all the ingredients together using a food processor. Store it in the refrigerated to use for a longer time.
Take 1 cucumber, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of essential olive oil. Blend all the ingredients together in a food processor. Keep it refrigerated.
Take about 10 tablespoons of light essential oils like coconut, sesame, almond, etc. Mix it together and store it a bottle. You can use this mixture after bath to attain smooth and, silky and supple skin.
Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to hydrate your skin. This works as a natural moisturizer.
Stay away from things like alcohol or excessive amounts of salt that draw moisture from your body.
Take omega 3, 6, and 9 supplements daily, but advisable after consulting your doctor.