All natural skin moisturizers you can keep on while you sleep
The reality is that skin endures a lot of stress from free radicals and pollution on a daily basis. Because of these stressors, skin tends to lose elasticity and firmness over time. Sleeping allows the body to repair and rejuvenate the skin. Research indicates that skin cell turnover is 8 times faster during sleeping hours, making it a great time to apply facial skin moisturizers.
Apple Night Moisturizer
These ingredients are what make this moisturizer effective: apples are full of Vitamins A, B, C, Beta-carotene, Malic acid (an exfoliant), and antioxidants. Rose water soothes acne breakouts, maintains the pH balance of the skin, helps heal scars, and rejuvenates skin tissue. It also contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and has a pleasant aroma.
- Cut an apple in halves, remove the seeds, and cut into small cubes.
- Blend them with 2 tablespoons of one of the following oils: olive, grapeseed, rose, or almond until it reaches a smooth consistency.
- Pour into a double boiler and stir until mixture is warm.
- Remove from double boiler and let it cool.
- After it has cooled, add 2 teaspoons of rose water.
- Honey, cinnamon, nutmeg or turmeric can be added to reduce acne.
- Green apples have the highest malic acid content.
How to Use
- Wash face, dry and apply the cream to the face.
- Let it stand and dry for about 10 minutes before getting into bed.
- Keep moisturizer refrigerated between uses.
White or Green Tea Moisturizer
Green and white tea both have antioxidants that are effective against free radicals such as ultraviolet (UV) rays.
- Use 25 ounces of pure beeswax, combine with 1 ounce almond oil, 1 ounce coconut oil, and 1 teaspoon of rose hip seed oil in a double boiler, melting everything together.
- Use a cup of warm water and let a packet of green/white tea steep for a few minutes. Pour mixture into the double boiler and stir.
- Once the beeswax melts, let it cool for a couple of minutes, then strain through a sieve.
- Whip the strained mixture using a hand blender until a smooth, fluffy consistency is achieved.
How to Use
- Wash face, dry and apply over skin in circular motions, until it’s completely absorbed.
- Wash off the next day with cold water and a mild cleanser because harsher soaps with chemicals will strip away the benefits of the night cream.
- Keep moisturizer in a cool, dark place in an airtight container between uses.
Olive Oil Moisturizer
Olive oil improves skin tone and reduces discolouration. It’s also a skin moisturizer, stunting the signs of aging skin due to its healthy fats and antioxidants.
- Combine 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of beeswax in a small saucepan.
- Heat on low in a double boiler, stirring until the mixture starts melting.
- Take off heat, wait until it’s cool, and whip into a creamy texture.
- One can add the oil from a couple of Vitamin E capsules into the mixture, if desired.
- Add a few drops of a favorite essential oil like ylang ylang, lavender, lemon, tea tree, or myrrh, if desired.
- Wash face and dry before applying the moisturizer.
- Rub in circular motions, massaging it into the skin.
- Wash off the next day with a gentle soap.
- Keep in a sterile container in a dry place.
There is no need for costly moisturizers with ingredients and additives one can’t pronounce. Nature has provided many wonderful plants and oils to help people maintain their insides and outsides.