Natural Skin Care Moisturizer

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Moisturizing can be a complex mixture of chemical agents specially designed to make the skin softer, by increasing the skins water content. This may be done with artificial or natural oils, humectants, emollients, lubricants, etc.,may be part of the composition of commercial skin moisturizers. Although one can prepare a simple moisturizer using one or two common pharmacy ingredients creating your own homemade recipe.

A Skin Care Tip is to moisturize after washing. Try to open up your pores letting in as much water as you can. Then seal in with your skin moisturizer.

Approximately 30% of the water in your outer layer of skin will be effected by these conditions.The other two thirds are effected by hormonal levels, toxins and disease (such as hyperkeratosis) etc.

Since moisturizes are among the most used and prescribed products for the skin, unfortunately, the cosmetics industry many times advertise loudly for unsubstantiated effects.

Physicians,cosmeticians, and consumers alike should be aware of the real science behind skin moisturization,and know what is possible to achieve and what is not. For example, the addition of vitamins (A,B,C,D and E), nutritive agents and protein agents has been common in the industry, supposedly in order to add to the moisturizer the capability to treat several skin conditions such ascellulitis, age and photo damage, loss of collagen, wrinkles, etc., with little or no scientific evidence for such.

Of course, this has the effect of increasing the price tag of the product, although the basic and real effective components are very inexpensive.

Adverse effects

Despite claims to the contrary by the cosmetics industry, complex moisturizers may cause a number of adverse effects, including allergic reactions to some of its components, skin irritation, contact dermatitis, characterized by redness, itching, burning, and stinging sensations, or even may cause a contrary effect to the desire, i.e. they may actually increase dehydration. When used near sensitive spots these effects may be enhanced in some people. Use of plant extracts, some alcohols and proteins may increase the danger of adverse effects. Cosmetic and therapeutic moisturizers should be accompanied by the printed formula in order to inform consumers adequately, as well as physicians, in order to easily and quickly identify the offending component.

Where moisturizers Work:

On the most external of the skin layers, the so-called corneal stratum,this is largely formed by squamous cells. This is where natural skin care works in these outer layers. Which are constantly being shed and replaced by the growth of new cells coming from the deeper layers of the skin . Most, if not all, agents present in moisturizers are unable to penetrate these deeper layers of skin.The water content in this outer layer of skin is proportional to the external relative humidity, and the thickness and flexibity of this outer layer of skin increase with added water content. Evaporative loss of water from the skin increase in certain circumstances, especially if relative air humidity is decreased (the winter months )




Dry skin is best treated with rich oils such as sesame or olive oil.

Normal to oily skin should be treated with light oils such as jojoba, grapeseed, or avocado

Homemade Moisturizer for dry skin types:

Thoroughly cleanse your skin, and apply olive oil or vitamin E oil directly in the evening.

Olive oil, lemon and eggs are a great (mayonnaise) natural skin moisturizer. Apply and let stand for 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.


* 1/2 cup cocoa butter * 2 tablespoons of beeswax (grated) * 2 teaspoons of distilled water * 3 tablespoon of sesame oil * 2 tablespoon of coconut oil * 1 tablespoon of olive oil


* Combine beeswax with water and melt over low heat * Add cocoa butter and blend * Gradually add coconut, sesame, and olive oil * Pour into a glass jar, the mix will thicken as it cools down * Apply on the body

Coconut oil is rich with vitamins and fats that soften the skin. Cocoa butter combined with coconut oil protect the skin from wind and cold. This moisturizer creates a protective layer on the skin's surface.

Sesame oil is also a good way to protect from damaging sunrays as it can be used as a natural sun blocker. Olive oil moisturizes and smoothes the skin.

Honey is a humectant which means it attracts and retains water, which moisturizes our skin. Mix 1 ½ tsps. honey, ½ a lemon, 3 tbs. yogurt and a whipped egg white and apply to face. Let stand for 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.

Mix 1 tsp. each of almond and mil powder along with two tbs. glycerin and a tbs. each of lemon juice and almond oil. Mix all the above and apply once a week.

Melt the following ingredients together over a water bath: 3 tablespoons coconut oil 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon almond oil, and 1/2 tablespoon beeswax

Directions: In a separate bowl dissolve 1/2 teaspoon borax in 3 tablespoons of heated water. Then slowly add the heated water to oils, and stir until a cool cream is ready.

Ingredients Sunflower seed meal (finely ground) 1/8 cup Applesauce 1/8 cup

Recipe Mix the ingredients into a paste.

How to use Apply the paste with gentle circular motions into the skin. Allow the paste remain on the skin for about 10 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and gently pat dry.

Homemade moisturizer for oily, acne-prone skin:

Mix 1 medium sized apple (grated) with 5 Tb sp. honey. smooth over skin, let sit for about 10 minutes, and then wash off with COOL water.

Just apply fresh fruit to your face is good. Your skin absorbs the vitamins and minerals. Leave on for 10 minutes or so, then wash off.


* 1/2 cup of almond oil * 2 tablespoons of beeswax (grated) * ¼ cup of distilled water * 1/4 cup of rose water * 5 drops of galbanum essential oil * 4 drops of rose essential oil


* Combine beeswax with distilled water and melt over low heat * When It is blended, pour it into a blender and blend on low speed * While the blender is still running, add gradually almond oil, rose water and the rest of the essential oils * The mix will look like frosting and will slowly thicken as it cools down

* Pour it into a glass jar and use sparingly

This lotion can be used anywhere from 3-5 months, as long as it is kept in a cool and dry place.

Not only will you find these all natural skin moisturizers effective, but these homemade moisturizers will cost you a fraction of what you are probably paying now. More relief, healthier, happier skin.....NOW THAT'S a GOOD THING!

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Top 5 Ingredients For a Homemade Moisturizer
By Michael Gabriel L. Sumastre

Keeping the skin moisturized is proven to be the best way to sustain that youthful and healthy glow. It is also your preventive measure to delay the effects of natural skin aging such as the formation of wrinkles and other fine lines. Going for natural products guarantees efficient and safe use, over the application of synthetic ones. But with the numerous options available, what are the top ingredients that should make up an effective moisturizer that you can concoct at home?

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a popular component of many moisturizing agents with its natural hydrating features, affordability and availability. This oil is extracted from the meat or core of the coconut fruit which has been dried out. It has several applications, mostly to hydrate not only the skin but also the hair. Its richness results in a soft and silky lather that is safe to use everyday.

Avocado Oil

Avocado oil is effective as an intense penetrating agent with rich moisturizing features. It is loaded with vitamins and minerals, specifically A, D and E. Avocado oil is rich with proteins that augment the skin's collagen supply when applied topically on the skin. It is a rich source of vitamin E that naturally reverses the signs of skin aging. Avocado oil can be mixed with other whitening ingredients and fruit acids, and applied to fine to deep lines on the forehead.

Macadamia Extracts

Macadamia nuts, like other nuts such as almond and shea, are natural anti-oxidants that effectively combat free radicals that damage the skin. Macadamia, however, yields the most concentrated extract that contains about forty percent palmitoleic acid. Macadamia is the best choice to hydrate severely dried skin. It is a common ingredient among anti-aging products. Macadamia extracts quickly seep through the skin to moisturize irritated skin.

Cocoa Butter

Cocoa is a time tested ingredient among natural and home made moisturizers. For centuries, cocoa has been used in bathing, exfoliating and moisturizing. Its rich oil is effective in smoothening the damaging effects of the sun other external factors. Cocoa butter is safe for the use even of pregnant women to moisturize irritated skin.


Beeswax is one of nature's valued moisturizers. Derived from the transparent fluid that is produced by a bee from its hexagonal booths, pure beeswax is safe and compatible to the human skin. It adds to the skin's moisture by boosting the natural oil supply.

Michael Gabriel L. Sumastre believes in rejuvenating the skin naturally. He and his girlfriend only use quality skin-care products that are safe. Michael is also the freelance writer an online store that manufactures the pioneering "fountain of youth" skin serum.

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