By the time you hit your 20’s you start to wonder if you should get a head start on anti-aging creams, I know I do. It’s good thinking because experts recommend that to keep wrinkles and age spots at bay, it’s better to start up on the fight in your 20’s.
You’ve made the decision and now you have to find the perfect brand but because there’s a plethora of products to choose from, this proves a difficult task. The good news is DIY anti aging creams are the way to go as you get to customise them according to your skin type and it’s specific needs. Also, you get a cream that is free of parabens, fragrance and is all natural. It’s a typical win-win situation.
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The two key factors that keep your skin looking youthful and plump for as long as possible are water and moisturising creams.
Water keeps your body hydrated and healthy looking. When your body doesn’t get enough water, your skin becomes dry, flaky and wrinkly.
To really Kick start your journey to wrinkle free skin, up your water intake and enjoy the amazing skincare benefits that water has to give.
Using a moisturizer is also a must to prevent premature aging. A lot of people find it difficult to use a moisturizer because they already either have oily skin and don’t feel the need to moisturize or they are scared of it clogging their pores.
Moisturizing can easily be the answer to your dull and flaky skin. All you need to do, is to find the one that is best suited to your skin type and won’t clog your pores.
To get you started on your wrinkle free journey, this homemade anti-aging cream with natural ingredients full of amazing moisturising benefits among others, is a good one.
For this recipe, you’ll need:
- 2 tablespoons beeswax.
- 2 teaspoons Lemon oil.
- ¼ cup of almond oil.
- 1 tablespoon vitamin E oil.
- ½ cup tablespoon shea butter.
- 5 tablespoons coconut oil.
- 1 tablespoon rosehip oil.
Note: Mind the difference between Teaspoon & Tablespoon.
Firstly let’s shed some light on the ingredients and why they’re great for keeping your skin wrinkle free.
Beeswax attracts water and does a wonderful job at keeping your skin hydrated. It’s a haven for sensitive skin!
The not so secret top to staying wrinkle free is to keep your skin hydrated and for this, you can’t go wrong with beeswax.
Furthermore, beeswax naturally and gently exfoliates your skin so dead skin cells have got nothing on you.
Also, beeswax has antibacterial agents that help treat skin issues such as psoriasis and eczema.
Basically, with the presence of beeswax in your DIY anti-aging cream, you get yourself an exfoliating cream and Moisturizing cream in one bottle.
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Shea butter is great for all skin types. It soothes, smoothens and conditions your skin giving you that very much desired glow.
The most important reason why shea butter is in this recipe is because it contains high levels of vitamins E and A, which are strong antioxidants.
These antioxidants serve as great anti-aging agents that protect your skin cells from free radicals which cause premature aging and dull skin.
Another reason for adding shea butter to this recipe, is that it prevents collagen destruction. Retaining your skin collagen may help to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and make your skin look plumper.
Lastly, the antioxidant and moisturising properties of Shea butter work hand in hand to boost the production of new skin cells thus leading to bright and healthy looking skin.
For me, shea butter is simply a miracle as it has too many skincare benefits to you don’t want to miss.
I mean, even if you have acne prone skin, you got nothing to worry about coz this goodness will help to treat it and might prevent new ones from forming.
Coconut oil is highly saturated and a good source of medium-chain fatty acids which include:
- Lauric acid
- Myristic acid
- Caprylic acid
- Palmitic acid
- Capric acid
- Oleic acid
- Linoleic acid
- Stearic acid
These acids have antimicrobial properties that protect your skin from microorganisms which contribute to skin infections among other issues.
Another property of coconut oil that makes it a good Ingredient for your diy anti-aging cream is it’s ability to keep your skin moisturized and hydrated.
Vitamin E Oil.
Like has already been mentioned, vitamin E is a wonderful antioxidant that helps to keep your skin away from free radicals.
In addition to this, it keeps your face moisturised, nourished and prevents premature skin aging.
Other benefits of vitamin E include; keeping your pores clean and improving blood circulation around your face.
With over 600 essential oils to choose from, you probably need help in picking the right one suitable for your skin care needs. For this DIY anti-aging cream recipe, I think lemon oil is perfect!.
Lemon oil is an essential oil that works wonders on your skin. It typically resets the hands of the clock. Wrinkles hate this essential oil, for real.
It exfoliates your skin gently and help to keep wrinkles at bay.
Lemon oil is a mild lightening agent, thereby reducing hyperpigmentation and lightening age spots.
Almond oil comes in two types: sweet and bitter. The sweet one is best used for skincare purposes.
With almond oil in your anti-aging cream, your skin gets benefits such as:
Reduced under eye circles
Clear and brighter skin tone
A reversal of sun damage
A reduction in the appearance of age spots and scars.
Rosehip Seed Oil.
Rosehip seed oil is an abundant source of vitamin A which stimulates collagen production, encourages cell turnover and regeneration which in turn helps fight skin aging signs by smoothing out wrinkles, fine lines and promotes skin elasticity. Rosehip has also been shown to inhibit the creation of MMP-1, an enzyme that breaks down collagen in the body.
- Step 1: Fill a small pot with about 2 to 3 inches of water and bring to boil (on a low heat)
Combine all ingredients in a glass jar
Place your jar without the lid in the pot (contain hot water) and leave it until its content is melted. See how to dissolve skincare ingredients using double boiler method
- Step 2: Stir with a spoon from time to time
Bring out the jar as soon as everything in it is completely melted and combined.
- Step 3: Let it sit at room temperature for a couple of hours or until your cream hardens.
Store mixure in the fridge.
How To Use Your DIY Anti-Aging Cream.
For use, apply on your face only after it has been thoroughly cleaned, morning and night.
Note: This recipe contains lemon oil which can cause your skin to be extra sensitive to the sun. Make sure you use a sunscreen before stepping out in the sun.