Moisturizing: Functions and Home Made Recipes

Functions of Moisturizer:

The function of moisturizer is not only to prevent the loss of moisture and dehydrating of the skin but also to speed up the process of cell renewal. It must contain the active ingredients that supply vitamins, minerals etc. to the skin. There are special moisturizing creams that are formulated to boost the natural waterproofing barrier of the skin and soothe the skin by its natural surface oils.

Some Points to Remember:

Moisturizer should be applied after cleansing and toning. Moisturizer should be applied with the tips of fingers. A light liquid moisturizer should be used for normal and oily skin. A nourishing cream must be smoothed upwards over the face and from the chin downwards to relax light muscles and accelerate circulation every night.

Home Made Moisturizers

Water Melon Moisturizer

Steps to make watermelon moisturizer:

  • Take one slice of water melon
  • Take one tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Squeeze the juice of lemon over the watermelon slice and refrigerate it for 22 minutes. Now take out the slice and cut it into bits and place it over the face. This will help in reducing body temperature and moisturising it. This would also tighten your skin.

Avocado Moisturizer

Steps to make avocado moisturizer:

  • Take a medium size avocado
  • Take one teaspoon honey
  • Take one teaspoon lemon juice
  • Take 200 gram curd
  • Now mix honey and the pulp of the avocado and puree it (i.e. prepare it in a blender). Now add the lemon juice and curd to make stiff cream.
  • Now refrigerate if for 35 minutes and then take it out of refrigerator. Massage it on face and neck till the cream is totally absorbed by the skin.
  • Leave it on for overnight. This will result in giving luster to your skin.

Lanolin Moisturizer

Steps to make lanolin moisturizer:

  • Take one tablespoon of lanolin.
  • Take 1 ½ tablespoon of almond oil.
  • Take 1 vitamin E capsule.
  • Take 2 teaspoons of cold water.
  • Warm the almond oil and lanolin in a dish over hot water. Add the vitamin capsule content and cold water and blend the mixture well. Apply the mixture on your face and neck.

Lemon moisturizer

Steps to make lemon moisturizer:

  • Take 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • Take 100 gms of gelatine
  • Take 1 cup of distilled water
  • Dissolve the gelatine in water and add lemon juice to it and then refrigerate the mixture for 20 minutes for setting. Apply it on face and neck for 20 minutes. Then wash it off with lukewarm water

Natural Moisturizer for Men:

Steps to make natural moisturizers:

  • Take 2 teaspoons of bee wax.
  • Take 2 teaspoons of lanolin.
  • Take 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Take 6 tablespoons of infusion of thyme.
  • Take 12 drops of sandal oil.
  • Melt the wax and combine all the ingredients. Apply it over the face and feel the change.

Other moisturizers:

  • Mix ¾ cup of rosewater, ¼ cup of glycerine, 1 teaspoon of vinegar and ¼ teaspoon of honey. Store it in a bottle and use it regularly after cleansing.
  • Take 2 teaspoon of lettuce juice, ½ teaspoon of almond oil, ½ teaspoon of oatmeal powder, ½ teaspoon of honey. Mix all these ingredients and apply it.

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