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There are plenty of ready-made moisturizing solutions for almost all skin types nowadays. Still, a handful of beauty junkies can’t help but wonder if the ingredients they are constantly slathering onto their skins every day contain toxic chemicals that may not only cause the skin to look bad later in life, and may also pose other more serious health threats such as cancer.
Luckily, you can be free of all that paranoia since you can actually make your own homemade moisturizers with ingredients of your own choice.
The best homemade moisturizers are not that difficult to make, and some of them are not really that hard to source since some of their ingredients may be found in your pantry or in your local supermarket.
The best homemade moisturizers can be made using only three ingredients. Generally speaking, your own homemade moisturizer consists of a base, a nourishing booster, and an essential oil. The base is the main ingredient that serves as the carrier for the two other ingredients.
A base generally comprises about 80 to 90 percent of your moisturizer mixture, while the other two ingredients will give you extra moisturizing and nourishing goodness, and may be purely optional if you wish.
Below are some easy-to-source ingredients to make the best homemade moisturizers
This naturally sourced ingredient can be found on many kitchen shelves, and if not, you can find it in any local supermarket or grocer. It acts as an anti-aging component that also has antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal powers. If applied on the skin, it acts as an effective antioxidant.
Argania or Jojoba oil
These are wonderfully healing, and available in organic product stores. These oils are essentially suitable for all skin types, from dry to oily, and even aging and acne-prone skin.
If you have dry skin or are concerned about wrinkles and fine lines, avocado oil will be your best bet. It is rich in natural and good fats that do wonders in restoring and preserving skin’s moisture and elasticity. It is also rich in vitamins that promote healthy skin.
If you have normal to oily skin that is prone to acne, this oil will be best since it is more lightweight and will not clog your pores or cause build-up.
If you have scars on your skin, like from acne or from wounds, vitamin E can be very helpful. You can commonly find this in acne treatment solutions, and even in skin care capsules. If you want to bid adieu to your acne scars and blemishes, as well as nasty pockmarks that may be remnants of your childhood, consider this vitamin oil.
Over the past few years, emu oil has been slowly but consistently gaining popularity among organic facial products, and just rightfully so because it is very nourishing and highly protective, making it the perfect barrier for dry skin, and for aging skin that has fine lines or creases.
Rosehip seed oil
This is one popular ingredient, especially among the expensive moisturizer brands sold in beauty stalls and drugstores that aims to regenerate the skin, firm it up, and help stop premature skin aging.
Lavender essential oil
Lavender has strong antioxidant properties. Aside from that, it is widely known as a soothing or relaxing essence that can relax muscles and get rid of tension. With this oil, you will be free of stress, as well as free radicals.
This essential oil works wonders for oily and acne-prone skin. Use it sparingly. A few drops can go a long way. With peppermint oil, you may feel a little bit of a tingle on your skin when applied.
A refreshing and relaxing scent, lemongrass essence has brightening properties that can make your skin appear lighter and brighter. It is also quite astringent so it works effectively against oil and acne.
If you have dry and aging skin or normal skin types, this essential oil is for you. Although it may come with a hefty price tag, it will surely be worth it once you see that rosy glow on your face after using your homemade moisturizer with this ingredient.