Homemade Anti-aging Face Moisturizer

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. While the tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound effect on the lives of millions of people around the world, it is also giving people the opportunity to learn new skills and adopt different ways of working, learning and connecting with each other.

I have been spending a lot of time trying new recipes and cooking. One of the things that I had in my to-do list for a long time was to make my own body and face lotion.

Did you know, almost anything you put on your skin can absorb right through and enter your bloodstream. It’s hard to believe but it is true that our skincare products can impact our overall well being, A lot of ingredients found in traditional skincare products have now been linked to health issues such as allergies, eczema, cancer, hormonal disruption, and reproductive problems. 

This homemade moisturizer is so good for you, gives nourishment and natural glow to your skin, and is made of all-natural ingredients:

Shea butter is the base ingredient. It’s a true skin warrior. As we age we lose a lot of moisture in our skin. Shea Butter is rich in vitamins A and E, super moisturizing and anti-inflammatory.  It may offer mild UV protection and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production. Shea promotes skin’s natural collagen production and contains oleic, stearic, palmitic, and linolenic acids that protect the skin damage and reduces wrinkles.

Beeswax is a product made from the honeycomb of the honeybee and other bees. It carries antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that help in fighting dry wrinkled skin and sealing moisture in our skin without clogging up the pores. It repairs damaged skin and reduces the appearance of the wrinkles and fine lines. It also soothes itchiness and creates a hydrating, long-lasting protective barrier against environmental pollutants.

Ghee is not only useful in the kitchen, but it is also wonderful for the health and vitality of your skin. It is known to hydrate all skin types. It contains essential fatty acids and vitamins that induce hydration in the skin cells, thus moisturizing the skin to the fullest. Ghee is also considered one of the best anti-aging solutions for all skin types.

Olive Oil: Research has shown that olive oil can prevent signs of photo-aging and sun damage. it’s been used on skin since ancient times. Some claim that Cleopatra was a fan of Olive oil. It contains antioxidants that fight free-radical damage and a compound found in olive oil, squalene, is extremely hydrating. You can also use Almond oil instead of Olive oil and still get all the amazing benefits.

Coconut Oil: Research has shown some potential benefits of Coconut oil including reducing inflammation, keeping skin moisturized and helping heal wounds. The medium-chain fatty acids found in coconut oil also possess antimicrobial properties that can help treat acne and protect the skin from harmful bacteria.

Essential Oils: Essential oils are essentially powerhouse of health benefits and are amazing for your skin- some are good for skin tightening, others for skin lightening. Some essential oils work on reducing acne, while others help in regenerating lost cells. Essential oils can be added depending on your skin and usage type.

If you would like to try this amazing moisturizer, reach out to me at shobhna@gmail.com.  I make it on demand in small batches. All proceeds from this will go to COVID 19 Relief fund supporting Food Pantries.

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