Keeping skin looking youthful and healthy is an important part of physical care to many people around the world. Fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet are all a natural part of aging, but they can be treated and avoided through the use of a healthy skin care regimen. There are many commercial skin care lines that boast the ability to create rapid changes in problem skin, but they often use chemicals that can be harsh. People with sensitive skin or those who wish to avoid using harsh chemicals or unnatural products will be happy to know how easy it is to create a highly effective age-defying facial moisturizer with ingredients that can be bought at any grocery store.
How can a homemade product be so effective? The key is simple: the natural hydration and nutrients provided by the ingredients in the cream are those that facial skin needs to thrive. Skin often takes on a sallow, wrinkled appearance in response to dehydration, an ineffective skin care routine and products that are harsher than is necessary. When this happens, age is only one factor in the equation, which means that it’s easy to use natural products to restore balance.
The cream makes use of natural almond or olive oils, which provide natural hydration and antioxidant properties. Olive oil can be found in any grocery store, but almond oil is more likely to be found at a pharmacy or natural foods store. In either case, using 100% oil – not a blend – is very important. Honey, which has clarifying and antibacterial properties, is also found in the recipe. An egg yolk provides valuable nutrients in the form of vitamin A, otherwise known as popular skin care ingredient retinol. Petroleum jelly acts as a binder for these important ingredients, creating an easy to apply a facial cream that should be made in single batches and stored in the refrigerator.
Homemade Wrinkle-Free Cream
1 tbsp almond oil or olive oil
1 egg yolk
1 tsp honey
2 tsp pharmaceutical Vaseline
Place a small bowl in a wide saucepan. Put the Vaseline in the bowl, and pour about an inch of water into the pan, making sure not to get any into the bowl. Bring the water to a simmer, allowing the Vaseline to melt. Remove it from the heat and add the egg yolk, honey and oil, stirring vigorously to incorporate.
Allow the cream to remain on your skin for about an hour, and then remove it using a gentle solution like mineral water on cotton balls or a soft washcloth.
Because this cream is made with all natural products, including a raw egg yolk, storing it anywhere but the refrigerator is dangerous. It will only keep for a couple of days, so making a double batch is unwise, but it’s so easy to do that it really only takes 5 or 10 minutes of your time.
As you use the cream, you will begin to see noticeable differences in the appearance of your skin. Wrinkles will be significantly minimized and skin will take on a healthy, bright tone, neutralizing that allow, aged look everyone wants to avoid. The retinol and antioxidants combined with the antibacterial and clarifying properties of the cream come together to provide natural, easy to create and inexpensive skin care with highly effective results.