Author: Dr Ranjeet Singh
All types of skin need moisturizer, even those that are oily by nature. Moisturizers 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 the pores. Moisturizer acting in twofold. It plums up the outer layer of the skin, making it soft, silky and smooth, temporarily removing wrinkles and disguising deeper ones. It also prevents dry air from pulling out of the skin.
When to apply moisturizer to your skin?
Moisturizer should be applied after every washing to help replace the skins mantale. Light moisturizer is best during day, and heavier at night, when the skin is more receptive to nourishment.
Basic proportions for all moisturizer are?
- 2 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
- 90 ml oil
- 30 ml cocoa butter or lanolin
- 60 ml of rose water
For normal skin, use almond oil
For dry skin, use seasame oil or lanolin
For oily skin 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 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 mosquito oil. Keep in air tight jar in a cool place.