How to Make Homemade Age Defying Creams
Our faces reflect the passing of time. Exposure to the elements, repeated washing and simply the degenerative effects of days ticking by leave us with skin which can lose firmness and elasticity. While we can never halt the passing of time, we can try to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines which make us look older. If we want to maintain a youthful and radiant complexion, it is essential we use the right kind of skin care regime to slow signs of age. Keep reading oneHOWTO if you want to know how to make age defying creams at home. They are a cost effective way to harness the benefits of certain natural products to keep us looking fresh and young.
Aloe vera and cucumber age defying cream
An anti-wrinkle cream with aloe vera and cucumber may be your best option to reduce wrinkles and moisturize your face. Aloe vera, unlike other ingredients, penetrates into deeper layers of skin acting against free radicals, which cause aging and also stimulate the production of elastin and collagen.
To prepare this homemade anti-wrinkle cream, liquefy 100 g (3.5 oz) of aloe vera pulp with another 100 g (3.5 oz) of cucumber. Add distilled water to the mixture to create a smooth cream without lumps. Apply on clean skin before going to sleep and leave to act overnight.
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Argan oil age defying cream
Argan oil is one of the best natural products for regenerating skin and treating wrinkles thanks to its high vitamin E content. So an anti-wrinkle cream with argan oil is another excellent alternative.
To make this homemade anti-aging cream mix about 10 drops of argan oil with a tablespoon of honey and two tbsp of plain yogurt. Mix all the ingredients until a you obtain a smooth paste and you will be ready to apply your cream to areas where wrinkles are more visible.
Grape age defying cream
Did you know that grapes are a great natural remedy for wrinkles? They contain polyphenols, substances that protect skin's collagen and elastin, and are ideal for giving firmness and elasticity to the skin. And to maximize their effects against aging, mix them with vitamin E which helps heal the skin and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Learn more about the properties of grape oil for skin in this article.
To prepare this homemade anti-wrinkle cream you need green seedless grapes and vitamin E capsules. Simply mix the contents of the vitamin E capsules with fine crushed grapes to obtain a creamy consistency.
Olive oil, cocoa butter and honey age defying cream
Another effective homemade anti-aging cream uses the age defying properties of olive oil, honey and cocoa butter. All are great ingredients to reduce the depth of wrinkles and promote youthful skin.
To prepare, mix 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of honey and a little cocoa butter in a small bowl. Heat the mixture in a bain-marie if you find it too difficult to mix. When they are of the right consistency, mix well until a smooth paste and leave to cool. Apply the moisturizer at night, focusing on the areas with more wrinkles or fine lines.
Shea butter age defying night cream
Many big brands such as Olay and Nerium have great age defying creams, but they can be expensive. Also, due to the large quantities produced, store bought age defying creams often use chemical substitutes instead of the all natural ingredients which make our skin feel so beautiful and young.
To keep your skin fresh, night creams are a great idea to encourage anti-aging. These age defying night cream work on your skin while you are asleep, meaning they won't be hindered by your daily wear and tear. This means you have to use a soft product which is fine to be left on your skin overnight. Shea butter is an amazing anti-wrinkle cream which works miracles on your skin. Here's how to make a shea butter anti-aging night cream:
- 2 tbsp shea butter
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp argan oil
Shea butter at room temperature can be hard to mix, so set the unopened jar either in a bowl of hot (not boiling) water or leave on top of the radiator for a few minutes. Once the shea butter is soft enough, mix it in with the coconut oil and argan oil. Argan oil is a great antioxidant and shouldn't clog pores.
Once cooled, rub into your facial skin (especially under the eyes) and leave on overnight. In the morning you can practice your regular morning cleansing ritual and feel skin which is more bouncy and full of life.
Avocado age defying night cream
One of the key differences between day cream moisturizers and night cream moisturizers is that day creams often need to be worn under makeup. This means, you can't have the healthy oils which are found in many natural products, otherwise they will cause the makeup to break down.
Night creams don't have this consideration, so you can use vitamin rich avocado which also has magnesium and potassium found in its oily flesh. Here's the method for making avocado anti-aging cream:
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 2 tbsp natural Greek yogurt
- 1/2 tbsp honey
Mash the avocado in a pestle and mortar or food processor until you get a thick, creamy consistency. Mix in the yogurt and honey thoroughly and rub on your face. Do not go to sleep with this mixture on as it will leave nasty marks on your bedclothes. Instead, leave on for 15 - 20 minutes and wash off before sleep.
Almond oil age defying night cream
This last age defying cream uses almond oil, another vitamin rich (particularly vitamin A) natural product which will work as a moisturizer which halts the signs of aging. To make it, you will need:
- 1 tbsp almond oil
- 1 tbsp cocoa butter
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp rosewater
Like shea butter, cocoa butter will need to be warmed up so that it can be mixed properly. You can do this as before or you can make a bain-marie (also known as a double boiler) by placing a glass bowl in a saucepan of hot water. Melt the ingredients together, except for the rosewater. Once melted, take off the heat and stir thoroughly. Mix in the rosewater and apply before bed.
Feel free to try these homemade age defying creams and moisturizersto improve the appearance of your skin and look younger and beautiful. There are also a number of steps to keep in mind if we want to slow the aging process and prevent the appearance of premature wrinkles. To learn more see our article on how to avoid wrinkles on the face.
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