Author: Dr Ranjeet Singh
All types of skin need Moisturizer, even those that are oily by nature. Moisturizer protect the skin from the elements by acting as physical barriers. It also protects the skin from invasion by bacteria and keeps make-up out of pores.Moisturizing action is twofold. It plums up the outer layer of the skin, making it soft, silky and is smooth, temporarily removing tiny wrinkles and disguising deeper ones. It also prevents dry air from pulling Moisture out of the skin.
When to apply moisturizer to your skin?
Moisturizer should be applied after every washing to help replace the skin’s mantle. Lighter moisturizer is best during day and heavier one at night, when the skin is more receptive to nourishment.
Basic proportions for all moisturizer are:
- Two tablespoon of aloe vera gel
- 90 ml of oil
- 30 ml of cocoa butter or lanolin
- 60 ml of rose water
For normal skin, use almond oil
For dry skin, use sesame oil or lanolin
For oily or blemished skin, use jaboba oil
For mature skin, use rice Bran ghee or oil
How to prepare moisturizer at your home?
Warm the oil and butter together and the floral water and aloe vera separately. Place all the ingredients in a blender and whip, add essential oils. To make heavier night cream, decrease the amount of aloe vera gel and add vitamin E and A or a little Rosa mosquita oil. Keep in airtight jar in a cool place.