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Handmade cosmetics: a face cream

Updated on September 6, 2011

Almost all people use creams, whether it be men or women. Creams can be different: moistening, nutritious both day and night, but a basis all of them are vaseline and such miracle components as gold, an extract from placenta, pearl paste etc. Vaseline, when is applied on skin, forms effect of latex films, a skin ceases to breathe and is simply isolated from an environment, thus the skin sweats which is imaginary "humidifying"... Almost same advantage and of additives – they in general are useless: various extracts are very unstable and break up in some hours, gold does not enter any reactions and a pearl powder is simply useless ballast. So, we pay for the beautifully told fairy tales. Actually, for good care of your skin you don’t have to pay much, bustle there is no need to search for new stuff in shops, because all you need is your desire to be beautiful without consequences.

I suggest you to stop and think that we should return to the sources - wisdom of the nature is boundless, it contains all that we need for our youth and beauty, for our health. I will not convince you that all arsenal of your beauty in those multi-colored jars on your desk is waste of money, I just suggest you for the sake of interest to make an experiment: try to use whole month handmade cosmetics (or at least during holiday) – see the difference for yourself. You will be pleasantly surprised by the results, and a bonus for your efforts there will be young skin, ease and notable economy in your family budget.

Humidifying is an important component for a youth of your skin. There are many universal recipes of such cream, but here three of them for you to start:

  • Universal moistening cream №1 that has good rejuvenating effect:

We’ll need: 1 chicken yolk OR 2-3 swaddle yolk(swaddle is better), 100 gram of Low-fat cream, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of a lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of good cognac. Pound all components in homogeneous mixture. Apply a cream on the cleared face skin. The cream must be stored in refrigerator no longer than a week.

  • Universal moistening cream №2 that can be stored in a refrigerator for a whole month:

We’ll need: 2 teaspoons of dry leaves of a nettle and 1 tablespoon of birch buds. Pour in the ingredients 1 glass of boiled water, cover and leave before full cooling. Kindle 1 teaspoon of the beeswax rubbed on a grater, add to that 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 3 drops of oil solution of vitamin A, 1 teaspoon of a butter and 1 teaspoon of infusion. After 30 seconds remove from fire, shake up properly and shift in a convenient glass jar. The remained infusion can be used as a lotion for face.

  • Universal moistening cream №3, if you who have an allergy on beekeeping products:

You will need: 4 teaspoons of juice of wild strawberry, a strawberry, a cucumber, a vegetable marrow OR a pumpkin, 1 teaspoon of glycerin and 1 teaspoon oat flour. Mix the ingredients and then shift that mix to a jar. That cream has moistening, bleaching effect, but can be stored only 3-4 days in refrigerator.

Nutritious creams are oily and heavier than moistening creams. Basically those are evening creams which are put on a skin desirably 1,5-2 hours before sleep. It is also important to take off surpluses of the cream after 10-15 minutes after drawing - to avoid hypostases.)

  • Nutritious cream for dry skin:

Mix 1 dessertspoon of the kindled honey with 3 tablespoons of almond oil. Cook that mix on a water bath for 10-15 minutes, constantly stirring slowly. Remove from fire and shake up its contents until there is foam. Add 3–5 drops of rose oil and ½ teaspoon of fresh strawberry juice. Mix once again carefully and place in a glass jar with densely closed cover. Store the jar in refrigerator.

  • Nutritious cream for oily skin:

You will need 5 gram of powder of aloe OR 1 teaspoon of fresh juice of an aloe. Mix that with 2 tablespoons of distilled water, 1 tablespoon of rose water and 1 teaspoon of kindled honey. Place the received mix on a water bath and, constantly slowly stirring, cook for 10–15 minutes. All this time while you cook the cream it is necessary to slowly add baked lard (3–4 tablespoons).

Cool the mix, lay out to a glass jar, densely close and put to refrigerator.

  • Nutritious cream against wrinkles №1:

Properly mix 3 shaken up fibers, 15 gram of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of broth of laurel leaves. Add 1 teaspoon of burnt alum (get in a drugstore) and mix again.

Impregnate properly a flannel rag with a cream, preliminary having made in it an aperture for eyes and a nose, and put it on the face for 20–30 minutes. Rub the remained cream with smoothing movements in a skin.

  • Nutritious cream against wrinkles №2:

Mix 1 tablespoon of crushed pitch of a pine with about 1,5–2 tablespoons of beeswax rubbed on a small grater and 4 tablespoons of olive oil. Put the received mix to enameled casserole and cook for 10–15 minutes, constantly stirring slowly, on very weak fire. When pitch will be dissolved, remove cream from fire, cool little bit, filter and add 1,5 tablespoons of boiled rose water. Mix all carefully; add 3–5 drops of vitamin A and D (in ampoules). Once again mix and place for 1-2 hours in a warm place.

Do not forget about gentle skin around eyes: it demands more quivering care because it is gentler and thinner (and it ages faster). For that make broth from 1 teaspoon of parsley OR a chamomile and 1 glass of abrupt boiled water. Put wadded disks moistened in a warm broth on your eyelids for 10 minutes.

  • Cream against wrinkles around eyes:

Take 1 crude yolk, 30 gram of butter and 1 flower of a rose, the whole flower, with a pestle and stamens (instead of a rose it is possible to take a flower of a white lily, a jasmine, a violet or a lily of the valley - all these flowers tone up and rejuvenate skin), and carefully pound in a mortar. Apply on skin of eyelids as a usual cream. Store the cream in a refrigerator for no more than week.

If you have dark circles under your eyes, put on the area of eyelids a grated crude potato or pulp of white bread soaked in milk. After that apply a cream for a skin against wrinkles around eyes on the basis of fresh flowers-see the recipe for it above (the only thing to remember is to use only those flowers, which were grown up without chemical preparations).

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    • mutagen profile image

      mutagen 6 years ago from under my cat.

      thanks, i changed it :)

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      Susan Keeping 6 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      Very nice hub. Might I suggest you not have the entire hub in italics, it makes it harder to read.

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      mutagen 6 years ago from under my cat.

      rich_hayles, thanks, your opinion means a lot ;)

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      rich_hayles 6 years ago

      Real cool hub. I have never tried to make my own stuff cosmetics wise but I might just give it a go as the instructions you have provided look quite simply. The ingredients all looks fairly easy to obtain so it is quite accessable for us all.