Post by Lαrα on Jan 6, 2014 2:49:09 GMT -8
After some discussion on skin care on the forum I decided to share some tips about the daily moisturizer that I use and prepare myself and face cleanser.
(wavewolf prompted this post as she pointed out that skin shearing can be prevented by moisturizing and its such an important factor in skin care for us )
I tend not to buy pharmacy prepared lotions and moisturizers as i find that the vital and beneficial ingredients are a very low percentage compared to the additives to make them more commercially profitable.
So i decided to look at what vitamins were beneficial to skin repair and looked for natural alternatives to the shop bought lotions.
So after researching i sent my Mom to the herbal shop to buy some grapeseed oil, vitamin E oil, pure argon oil and pure honey . Good lotions for the skin are can be expensive so i personally would rather invest in my own product that has all he important ingredients without additives and is completely natural.
For a daily all over moisturizing I use Grapeseed Oil as a base oil and add vitamin E drops to it, olive oil and argon oil. I tend to buy the oil in 250 ml bottles and then transfer to a larger bottle.
For the all over body moisturizing oil here is the preparation:
250mls of grapeseed oil
20 drops of vitamin E oil
A small squirt of Argon oil
50mls of olive oil
Just to add..the argan oil is optional..it is a little costly but I add it as I already have it in...this will help keep the costs down. You can just add some extra vitamin E drops to replace it.
I apply all over after my shower. It applies to the skin very easily and not too much is needed. This preparation should last 2/3 weeks but you can make it last longer by adding more olive oil to it.
If you do this then just add some extra vitamin E drops to it.
I also make up a face wash which leaves your skin feeling amazingly soft and nourished. The preparation for this is:
1 teaspoon of pure honey
1 teaspoon of milk
5 drops of vitamin E oil
This will be enough to use morning and evening.
Simply apply to the face, massaging into the skin for a couple of minutes and then rinse of with cold water.
For a twice daily moisturizer i apply argon oil
So further info.
Grapeseed oil is greatly beneficial for the skin. It is great in skin repair as it has mildly astringent and antiseptic qualities.provide protection against cellular and tissue damage caused by free radicals.
Rapeseed oil is often used in moisturizers and sun screen lotions. When applied it 'glides' easily over the skin and is also a great massage oil.
It also has anti inflammatory properties so can assist with arthritis and joint problems.
Vitamin E is well known for its benefits to this skin...it helps feed skin. It can help prevent skin cancer, help with stretchmarks and scars and promotes skin repair. Sourced Here
Argan oil is high in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, it leaves the skin feeling smooth and moisturized. Its also great for skin repair.Sourced Here
Extra Virgin Olive oil is also great for the skin, it is known for preventing skin cancer and skin repair. Sourced Here
Raw honey benefits:
Acne: Honey is naturally antibacterial, so it's great for acne treatment and prevention.
Aging: Full of antioxidants, it is great for slowing down aging.
Complexion boost: It is extremely moisturizing and soothing, so it helps create a glow.
Pores: Honey is clarifying because it opens up pores making them easy to unclog.
The above links do offer more information