November 25, 2007

Nourishing creams for winter


Normally all types of skins are prone to dryness during winters. Patches of red, scaling skin look ugly on the cheeks and lips. So, one should start tending to it as soon as winter sets in. Read Skin care in winter. A rich nourishing and emollient night cream on the face, arms and other vulnerable parts of the body will help to prevent and heal dry skin in winter. Here are some recipes to make such nourishing creams at home.

Rich lanolin nourishing cream

Ingredients:
Lanolin – 1 cup (10 tbsp)
Witch hazel – 2 tbsp
Almond oil – 2 tbsp

Method:
You have to melt lanolin using the double boiling method. Blend witch-hazel and almond oil and beat it so that they mix well. Combine this with lanolin. Store this in an airtight container.

Olive oil nourishing cream

Ingredients:
Olive oil – 3 tbsp
Coconut oil – 2 tbsp
Beeswax – ½ tbsp
Borax – ½ tsp
Water – 3 tbsp

Method:
Heat the oils slightly. Boil water until it is quite warm but not too hot. Add borax to it and and stir so that it dissolves completely. Slowly add this borax water to the oils and stir on low heat for a minute until the mixture becomes thick. Remove from heat and store it in a bottle when it cools.

Vitaminized nourishing cream

Ingredients:
Beeswax – 1 tablespoon
Emulsifying wax – 1 tablespoon
Lanolin – 1 tablespoon
Vitamin E capsule – 3
Vitamin A capsule – 3
Almond oil – ½ tsp
Borax – ½ tsp
Tincture of benzoin – 1-2 drops

Method:
Melt the waxes and lanolin using the double boiling method. Simultaneously, dissolve borax in warm water. Add the water to the wax. Beat until it cools slightly. Prick the vitamin capsules and squeeze out the contents in the heated mixture. Add almond oil and a drop of tincture of benzoin to it and whisk until it thickens.

woman applying cold creamapplying creamUse these nourishing creams for your night time skin care. Soak a cotton ball in warm water, squeeze out the excess water. Now apply a suitable cleanser and gently wipe it off with the cotton ball and then apply a rich night cream. When using these creams on your face, do not pull the skin roughly but use firm upward strokes on the cheeks and temples, and horizontal movements on your forehead. Rub the cream into the sides of your nose in a neat, pinching motion. Never use these “heavy creams” around your eyes or manipulate the delicate skin here, for this can cause wrinkles.

Some more recipes for night-time nourishing creams

See also: Homemade daytime nourishing creams




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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:52 PM

    To provide nourishment to skin, you need to apply nourishing cream. It makes skin smooth and supple. Nourishing creams provide essential vitamins and the nutrients to the skin. Vitamin E is an important part of the nourishing creams. Vitamin E helps in regeneration of new skin cells as it is s anti-oxidant and helps in preventing formation of wrinkles

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