Natural Moisturizers

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 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 nourishment.

The 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.

  • For normal skin, use almond or Jojoba oil.
  • For dry skin, use sesame oil or lanolin.
  • For oily to Blemished skin, use jojoba oil .
  • For 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 discussed.

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