Thursday, October 29

Olive oil moisturizer - Homemade skin moisturizer

Homemade olive oil skin moisturizer
Olive oil is an excellent natural skin moisturizer, which can be formulated at home. It is devoid of all side-effects and harms attributed to chemical moisturizer.

What is a moisturizer?

  • Moisturizer is mixture of ingredients designed especially to keep epidermis smooth, soft and elastic.
  • It increases the water content of the epidermis by hydration and reduce loss of water from it by evaporation.
  • Apart from preventing and curing dry conditions, moisturizer also improve texture and tone of the skin.
  • It protects the sensitive and
    tender skin and masks the blemishes and imperfections.
  • They have multiple roles like absorbing water from surroundings and retaining it (humectant) and filling the space between the dermal cells (emollients) and giving smooth texture.

Olive oil as moisturizer

  • Olive oil is obtained by crushing and grinding the fruits. It yields pure extract which is rich in antioxidants.
  • Pure extra virgin olive oil by itself is a good moisturizer.
  • This extra virgin extract on adding to other natural homemade ingredients enhances their hydrating functions.
  • Moisturizers made with extra virgin extract do not normally clog the pores.
  • This is similar to sebum and penetrates the skin exceptionally well.
  • By deep penetration this homemade blend stimulates collagen synthesis making the dermis firm and supple.
  • This homemade blend does not give the greasy feel on application.
  • Homemade moisturizer neutralizes the free radicals in the epidermis and dermis and protects it from ageing and wrinkles.

Homemade olive oil moisturizer

  • Moisturizer blend # 1: Clean your face with a cleanser. Dab it dry with a clean cloth. Do not allow the face to dry out. Within three minutes take 2-3 drops olive oil on your palm and apply it on the face and neck evenly. It retains the moisture and softens the epidermis.
  • Moisturizer blend # 2: If your skin feels a bit dry take equal volumes of oil and water and blend them well. Apply this mix and after ten minutes dab lightly to remove excess mixture. Then apply three drops of the extra virgin extract to lock-in moisture.
  • Olive oil blend # 3: If your face is very dry then try the following method. Add pure honey and olive oil in equal proportion (1/2 teaspoon each) and blend well. Apply this mixture on the face and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Then wash thoroughly with clean water and dab to dry. Immediately apply 2-3 drops of the extra virgin extract to retain moisture. Honey being a good humectant will hold more water in the epidermis and the dryness may disappear within a few days.
  • Moisturizer blend # 4: Alternatively you can take equal volumes of olive and almond oils and blend them well with a little beeswax after heating them. Apply this homemade cream on the face and leave it for 1/2 hour as face mask. Then wash well and apply three drops of it to retain moisture.
  • Blend # 5: If you face has excess sebum, you can blend one tablespoon of olive oil with a few drops of lemon juice, apply and leave it overnight on face. The next day wash well and apply 3 drops of the extra virgin olive extract to retain moisture. This homemade olive oil moisturizer removes only the excess face sebum secretions and does not deplete the skin of its natural secretions.

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