DIY Anti-Aging Moisturizer
A beautiful, creamy face moisturizer that helps with wrinkles, fine lines and age spots. With only four ingredients, it’s super easy to make and perfect for aging skin.
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Homemade Face Cream for Aging Skin
I am obsessed with making my own skincare products. But mainly I’m obsessed with making my own skincare products that work just as well, if not better, than any expensive store-bought cream on the market.
I like to make my own products for a few reasons. First, I know exactly what is in them. Even the most natural companies can throw a few shady ingredients in here and there.
Second, my skin is healthier. Since I started making my own skincare products I have noticed a huge difference in my complexion. My face is not dry at all and I went from combination skin (dry cheeks, oily forehead) to completely normal and even skin.
Third, I can customize my skincare products with essential oils. This is my favorite part! I have so many amazing essential oils that promote healthy, glowing skin right at my fingertips. These five essential oils for beautiful skin are probably my favorites to play around with.
Fourth, you are saving a ton of money by making your own products! It costs a little bit up front to get your oils and butters, but once you have them you can make your products 20 times over! It’s an amazing way to save money.
I love this face cream in particular because it helps with..ahem..aging skin. Wrinkles, fine lines, age spots will soften and lighten because of the amazing ingredients involved (more anti-aging tips at the end of the post).
Let’s get into the ingredients of this awesome face cream.
Shea butter is the base ingredient (of course). I am so obsessed with shea butter because it is a skincare game changer!
It is sooo good for dry skin and as we age we definitely lose a lot of moisture in our skin. It’s rich in vitamins A and E, super moisturizing and anti-inflammatory. A true skin gem!
Argan oil was the first oil I tried on my face and it rocked my world! It has a comedogenic rating of 0 which means it won’t clog pores, so it’s great for acne-prone skin.
It turns out Argan oil is also awesome for aging skin. Who knew! It’s really good for softening wrinkles and fine lines and it’s super hydrating for dry skin.
I’ve been using this brand from the very beginning and I absolutely love it.
Like I mentioned above, this is the fun part! Essential oils are another game-changing ingredient for our skin. Aside from the lovely fragrance, they help with wrinkles, age spots, hydration, pimples.. and the list goes on. They are essentially what helped me kick melasma to the curb!
The hard part is figuring out which essential oils to add. I like a combination of Lavender and Frankincense for anti-aging. Other great options are Melaleuca, Helichrysum, or Rose. I like to add about 10-15 drops total to my face cream. That could be too much for you (or too little), so start with 5-10 drops and see how you do.
Always do a patch test if you are trying a new essential oil on your skin. Even though they are natural, you can still have a sensitivity to a certain oil. Check out the chart below to figure out which essential oils would be good for you!
Let’s do it!
Alright, so now that you have all the ingredients, let’s make our homemade face cream!
- add about 1/4 cup shea butter to a small bowl and mash it with the back of a spoon until it’s creamy (or use this mini food chopper – I just started using it and it’s amazing!)
- add 2 Tbsp of argan oil and mix it together really well.
- add in your essential oils of choice and combine well again.
- transfer the cream to a 4-ounce glass container.
A Few Natural Remedies for Anti-Aging
So aside from using the DIY anti-aging moisturizer (that you just made, right?!), there are a few natural remedies for anti-aging that I like to include in my daily skincare routine.
Better than Botox Face Mask
This face mask with hibiscus powder is life-changing. Hibiscus is known as the “botox plant” – need I say more?
One of the best natural, anti-aging secrets is face yoga. I have been following the face yoga method program for years and it has done wonders for my skin, posture and stress levels.
I started with these five poses and I noticed a difference within a few days.
I try to incorporate face yoga into my daily routine. I never realized how much stress and tension I hold in my face, jaw and shoulders. Face yoga helps me recognize where and when I’m holding tension and I can immediately release it. I will never stop doing face yoga!
Gua sha is incredible! I received a gua sha in my detox box about 2 years ago and I had no clue what that funny-shaped rose quartz stone was. After googling and watching a few tutorials on youtube, I was hooked.
A gua sha stone (I have a few and this one is the absolute best!) is great for sculpting and lifting your skin. It really helps with circulation and gets the lymphatic system going (and draining!) so you look less puffy and more radiant. It’s also super relaxing to use after a long day – I can not recommend this tool enough.
This magical gua sha stone by Wilding Beauty is my favorite. It has a comb edge that helps to erase and smooth fine lines and the u-shape is perfect for gliding and lifting the jaw and cheekbones. I’m obsessed!!
Aging gracefully is where it’s at!
It’s not always about “reversing the signs of aging” – I feel that it’s about accepting where you are and loving yourself unconditionally. I’m 43 years old and I don’t want to look like I’m 23, that would just be weird!
I want to feel and look like the best 43-year-old woman that I can be. And I personally feel like my skin looks way better now than it did in my 20s. I don’t obsess over it either. I just want to feel good. That’s it.
Making natural skincare products, doing face yoga and gua sha make me feel great. I hope you try it all and feel great too!
p.s – I hope you love this DIY moisturizer as much as I do. Let me know what you think in the comments below!
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