Thursday, July 5, 2007

How to Make Your Own Night Cream

A good night cream can restore your skin’s elasticity, making it soft and smooth. A good night cream can renew skin as well as help keep skin moisturized. What a good night cream does not do however, is come reasonably priced. For a good night cream you can expect to pay anywhere from $15 to $200. If you’re on a budget like most of us are, then that can be quite a bit of money. You don’t have to spend a lot for a night cream, however. Making your own night cream can be just as good, but with the added benefits of being all natural, as well as reasonably priced. Here are a few you can try.

Almond Oil Night Cream for Dry Skin

3 tbsp. almond oil

2 tbsp. hydrous lanolin

2 tbsp. cocoa butter

2 tsp. rose water

1/2 tsp. honey

Using a double boiler, melt almond oil, lanolin and cocoa butter until it forms a smooth texture. Remove the mixture from heat and add the rose water and honey, and blend. Allow to cool before apply the homemade mixture to your face. Store any unused mixture in the refrigerator.

Almond-Rosewater Night Cream for Dry Skin

½ cup of almond oil

¼ cup rose water

2 tbsp white wax

Using a double boiler, melt the wax and almond oil just until smooth. Add the rose water and let cool before applying to your face. Store any unused mixture in the refrigerator.

Olive Oil Night Cream for Oily Skin

½ cup olive oil

¼ cup vinegar

¼ cup water

3 tbsp white wax

Melt the white wax and olive oil in a double boiler until smooth. Add the vinegar and water to the homemade mixture and let cool before applying to your face. Refrigerate any unused mixture.

Cucumber Night Cream for Normal Skin

½ cucumber chopped with skin

1 egg white

½ cup olive oil

In a blender, combine cucumber, egg white and olive oil and blend until smooth. Apply the homemade mixture to the face and relax for about 20 minutes. Remove with a dry cloth. Refrigerate any unused mixture.

Apple Night Cream for Sensitive Skin

2 cups chopped apples

2 cups olive oil

1 cup rose water

Place the apples in a blender and blend until smooth. Next, add the apples to the olive oil and heat in a double boiler over a low flame. Remove the mixture from the heat and add the rose water. Let cool before applying. Refrigerate any unused mixture.

Some Useful Tips:

To apply the above homemade night creams, use only a dab and apply using an upward, circular motion until the cream has absorbed into skin.

Never apply the creams to your upper eyelids since it can cause puffiness.

If you would like your homemade night cream to have a wonderful scent, you can add a drop of your favorite essential oil to the mixture.

It is best to throw away any unused night cream after 4-6 days.

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