types of skin need moisturizer, even those
that are oily by nature. Moturizers protect
the skin from the elements by acting as
physical barriers. It also protects the skin
from invasion by bacteria and keeps makeup
out of the pores. Moisturizing action is two
fold. It plumps up the outer
layers of the skin, making it soft, silky
and smooth, temporarily removing tiny
wrinkles and distinguishing deeper ones. It
also prevents dry air from “pulling”
moisture out of the skin. Glycerin is an
ingredient of many moisturizers which works
by drawing the skin’s moisture to the
surface. This is fine ,so long as there is
sufficient moisture in the body to replace
it and keep the deeper layer of the skin
well lubricated. if not the long term effect
will be deep drying and loss of skin tone.
Besides glycerin, many moisturizers and body
lotions contains alcohol. alcohol is drying
in nature, so it is also not useful in the
long run. Try to avoid moisturizers with
these products unless you know that your
skin has sufficient moisture within.
moisturizers should be applied after every
washing to help replace the skin’s mantle.
Lighter moisturizer is best during the day,
a heavier, more nourishing one at night when
the skin is more receptive to nourishing one
at night when the skin is more receptive to
basic preparation of the moisturizer:2 tablespoon Aloe Vera gel
3 ounces of olive oil
1 ounce of cocoa butter
2 ounce of rose water.
normal skin, use almond or Jojoba oil.
dry skin, use sesame oil or lanolin.
oily to Blemished skin, use jojoba oil .
Mature skin, use rice bran oil or ghee.
To prepare, warm the oil and butter
together and the floral water and aloe Vera
separately. Place all of the ingredients in
a blender and whip. Add essential oils as
used for the different massage oil