Getting older is one unfortunate aspect of life. With age comes wisdom, but it also comes with gray hairs and wrinkles. In fact, statistics show that fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation start to appear around age 30-35. At the age you are, though, you may not feel like those wrinkles need to be there. Well, it’s possible to keep the skin looking young and healthy by using the homemade cream in this article. The best part is that you won’t need to empty your pockets to pay for expensive, anti-aging serums.
Most anti-aging products tend to be expensive or filled with chemical ingredients. This does not have to be a reality because it’s possible to create a homemade wrinkle cream with cost-effective ingredients. Don’t waste your money on products that don’t work when you can purchase natural ingredients that have proven to fight wrinkles. Research studies indicate that the following ingredients work to fight wrinkles and other effects of aging.
Vitamin E Oil
Everyone focuses on vitamin C in regards to being the ultimate skin nutrient. There’s no denying that vitamin C helps to stimulate collagen production and reduce the signs of aging. Vitamin E, however, is equally as important in skin care products. It’s a potent antioxidant that exists naturally in foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, olive oil, and almonds. Vitamin E oil, on the other hand, is great for topical application. In fact, studies found that vitamin E oil helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It helps to maintain a youthful glow by replenishing lipids and blocking free radical damage on the skin. For optimal results, it’s best to combine vitamin E oil with other skin care ingredients, like the ones in this article.
Shea butter’s makeup is similar to that of the skin’s fatty acid profile. Because of this, shea butter is able to easily penetrate the skin and promote optimal hydration. It also does this without making the skin look greasy. The buttery consistency is optimal for dry skin, and it works to create a barrier that helps seal in moisture. This same barrier also works to protect the skin from pollutants, which can increase the risk of wrinkles. Shea butter helps to encourage collagen production, which ultimately decreases the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in existing areas. Various studies found shea butter to be very effective and safe for sensitive and non-sensitive areas on the body. That means it’s safe to use on your arms or under the eyes.
According to several studies, rosehip oil is safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin. When used on a regular basis, rosehip oil may help promote a natural, youthful glow and softer, hydrated skin. Similar to shea butter, rosehip oil can easily penetrate the skin to supply it with skin-enhancing nutrients. Rosehip oil contains both vitamins C & E, which work to boost collagen production and decrease discoloration. It’s rich in linolenic (omega 3) and linleic (omega 6) essential fatty acids, and research confirms that these fatty acids help promote new skin cell growth, which helps fight against wrinkles.
Homemade Anti-Wrinkle Cream
- 1/4 cup shea butter
- 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons rosehip oil
- 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
- 10 drop lavender essential oil
- 5 drops frankincence essential oil
- 5 drops sandalwood essential oil
- Place the shea butter and coconut oil in the top of a double boiler over medium heat. Stir occasionally until they melt.
- Remove from heat and pour into a heat-safe glass jar. Place this jar in the fridge for 5-10 minutes so it can cool completely.
- Remove from the fridge and stir in the rosehip oil, vitamin E oil, and the lavender, frankincense, and sandalwood essential oils. Mix well to combine.
- Cover the jar and place the mixture back in the fridge so it can harden. It will soften at room temperature and harden in cold temperatures, so store it in a cool, dry place.
How To Use:
- After you wash your face in the evening, pat it dry and then apply a light coat to your entire face and neck. You can also use it on your chest.