Homemade Moisturizing Cream

You too can make a homemade moisturizing cream, and here is the how and why you should.

With big brand names and several exotic and expensive sounding ingredients, most moisturizing cream manufacturers would like to have their customers believe that their products are the only way to get beautiful looking skin. In fact, homemade moisturizing cream is not nearly as difficult to make as many women think and, in some cases, it performs much better than the store versions that are many times more expensive. The price factor is only one side of the equation and homemade moisturizing creams can give a woman the knowledge that no abrasive chemicals are being applied to her skin. For a woman that is tired of paying high prices and is willing to spend a little bit of time, a great moisturizing cream can be made at home with only a few natural ingredients.

Some of the most effective moisturizing creams are also the most basic. A woman that wants to whip up a batch of the cream in as little time as possible may be able to do so using only ingredients found in the home, with no need to purchase any extras. Perhaps the most basic of moisturizing creams is a simple mixture of aloe vera and mineral water. Fresh aloe is broken from the plant and then crushed to form a chunky paste. Combined with an equal part of mineral water, the mixture should be heated in a double boiler until it turns into a smooth cream. This preparation is best for dry skin or after a sunburn.

For women that have chronic problems with dry skin or are worried about wrinkles forming, another moisturizing recipe may be just what the doctor ordered. This concoction is a bit more complex than the previous aloe vera solution, but it can be stored in the refrigerator and used as needed. To begin, a small cucumber should be peeled, seeded, and cut into small pieces. The cut cucumber should be placed in a bowl and one cup of yogurt added to the mix. Two tablespoons of each of the following ingredients should be added and then everything should be pulsed with a food processor until it reaches a cream consistency: orange juice, lemon juice, honey, and olive oil (almond oil can be substituted if available). The mixture should last in the refrigerator for about 3 days and can also be stored in the freezer for long term use..

A look at the labels of moisturizing creams found on store shelves will reveal that many contain the same ingredients as listed above. The major difference is that the store bought versions will often have preservatives and chemicals added to give them a longer shelf life. In addition to the recipes listed here, there are many other variations that women have created to address specific skin problems using a variety of common and herbal ingredients. A woman that doesn't mind getting her hands dirty will find that she is able to save tons of money, get a chemical-free product, and reel proud of making her own homemade moisturizing creams.

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Homemade Moisturizing Cream