Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Homemade Rich Herbal Creams

Almost all skins need a moisturizer, even for oily types, but for the dry or mature skin a moisturizer is vital. The drier your skin the more lavish you should be with your use of moisturizer either in cream or liquid form. Apply it after cleansing and toning and always before making up. A thin film of moisturizer is helpful under a face pack for a very dry skin, which gives moisture to the skin cells.

While you are asleep the skin is busy replacing dead skin cells with fresh ones. Sleeping is very important for beauty because there is no outside influences to bother the skin. Every night a nourishing cream must be smoothed upwards over the face and from the chin downwards to relax tight muscles and accelerate circulation. If you feel the skin is especially dry, use a second application.

During menopause and afterwards when the body supplies of harm ones and other vital elements slows down, creams and lotions containing hormones and other Special extracts and serums, rich creams containing vitamins and concentrated oils, help to give the skin a more youthful appearance. Here are a few easy-to-make simple moisturi­zers. You can select any of them.

Almond Oil Moisturizing Cream:
Put 2 teaspoons beeswax and I teaspoon emulsifying wax into a bowl and melt over the water bath. When melted, add in 5 teaspoons almond oil. In a separate bowl, heat the water over the same water bath so that the two bowls are at the same temperature. Slowly add water to the melted waxes and oils, stirring all the time. Remove from the heat and continue stirring. When cool add a few drops of lavender oil.

Avocado and Almond Cream:
3 teaspoons beeswax
3 teaspoons emulsifying wax
½ cup almond oil
½ cup avocado oil, and
3 tablespoons rose water

Melt that waxes in an enamel pan over a water bath, then add the avocado and almond oils. Now add the heated rosewater drop by drop, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and continue stirring till it is cool. While it cools, you may add a few drops of perfume. Both almond and avocado oils are fine and rich for the skin.

Comfrey Cream:
1 tablespoon lanolin
2 tablespoons white emulsifying wax
6 tablespoons beeswax
6 tablespoons almond oil, herb lotion, or infusion

Melt the oils and waxes together over a water bath, cool and store in a refrigerator. Take a couple of teaspoons of this cream, melt it and add a teaspoon of any herb lotion or infusion of your choice.
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