Different face creams on the market have various benefits, such as lifting and anti-aging properties.
Using a face cream has several benefits, such as:
- Skin becomes more moisturized and hydrated
- It can help minimize fine lines and wrinkles
- Protects skin from the sun’s UV rays
- Evens out your skin tone
Face creams are available in different textures, and it feels great on your skin as you apply them.
Face Creams for Different Skin Types
As there are so many different types of face creams available on the market, it can get a bit confusing when choosing the best for your skin type. Always consider your particular skin type when selecting a face cream.
If you have dry skin, your sebaceous glands do not produce enough oil to keep it moisturized. Therefore, face creams become an essential part of caring for this skin type. Look for a cream with ingredients like Shea butter and glycerin to help hydrate with moisture retention properties.
If you have oily skin, your sebaceous glands are producing too much oil, which can cause blemishes. Look for a cream with ingredients like salicylic acid and tea tree oil to help prevent pores from becoming clogged and fight acne breakouts.
Some people’s sebaceous glands produce an even amount of oil and moisture, so the skin is neither dry nor oily. Look for a cream with ingredients like glycerin to help keep your face moisturized and witch hazel (which works to give your skin balance.)
If you have sensitive skin, it needs extra care when being treated. Look for a cream with ingredients like aloe vera and chamomile extract to fight irritation caused by dryness, excessive oil production, or blemishes.
If you have sun-burnt skin, then your face may be red and dry. Look for a cream with ingredients like cucumber extract, as this will help soothe the soreness and aloe vera, which is great at moisturizing.
There are several different anti-aging creams on the market that work to fight the signs of aging. Look for a cream with ingredients like retinol which will help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and grape seed extract, which is great at fighting free radicals in your skin.
There are creams on the market with lifting properties, and therefore, it’s crucial to find one that works for your skin type. Look for a cream with ingredients like firming peptides, which will help to tighten your skin and vitamin C ester to brighten and even out your tone.
How to Use a Face Cream
Using a face cream is very simple. All you need to do is take the desired amount of product on your fingers and gently massage it onto your skin. Let the moisturizer absorb into your skin before applying makeup or any other products.
Organic DIY Recipes for Face Creams
As you may know, organic ingredients are very good for your skin. There are many different recipes out there that use natural ingredients to make face creams at home, such as these:
1. Shea Butter Face Cream for Smoothening
This homemade face cream is a wonderful way to hydrate and smooth your skin. Jojoba oil and rose water are two very hydrating ingredients to prevent dryness. Shea butter is an excellent moisturizer and anti-inflammatory, so it helps reduce redness and irritation in your skin.
- 1/3 cup shea butter
- 1⁄4 cup jojoba oil (or other carrier oil) 1/8 cup beeswax
- 1/3 cup rose water
- 1⁄2 cup aloe gel
- 15 drops essential oil of choice
- In a double boiler, melt beeswax and shea butter until smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 20 minutes or so (until it’s still warm, but you can touch the top without burning your fingers).
- Add carrier oil of choice, if needed. Jojoba works best in this recipe because it’s very light and gets absorbed easily into the skin. However, you can substitute another carrier oil of your choice.
- Add aloe gel and essential oils of your choice. Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into a jar or container and let it cool completely before putting on the lid. If stored properly in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, you can keep it for up to six months.
Expert Tip: If you don’t have a double boiler to melt your ingredients, you can place a glass or metal bowl over a saucepan with about an inch of water in it. Make sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the simmering water.
2. Rosemary Honey Face Cream for Acne-Prone Skin
This face cream is wonderful for those who suffer from acne and oily skin. The rosemary and honey work together to help cleanse your pores and fight any bacteria that may be causing the breakouts.
- 1⁄2 cup raw Honey
- 1⁄4 cup Coconut Oil (melted)
- 1⁄2 tsp Fresh or Dried Rosemary Leaves, finely chopped 1⁄4 cup Beeswax
- Using a double boiler, melt the coconut oil and beeswax until smooth. Remove from heat.
- Add honey and rosemary leaves to melted ingredients in the pan. Stir well to combine.
- Pour the mixture into a container of your choice. Let it cool completely before putting it on the lid. If stored properly in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, you can keep it for up to six months.
Expert Tip: If you don’t want to use coconut oil, you can substitute it with any other carrier oil of your choice.
3. Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream
This face cream is perfect for those who have wrinkles and dry skin. The avocado in this recipe works well to moisturize your skin while providing a natural source of antioxidants that will help protect the collagen from free radicals, which can cause signs of aging.
- 15 grams/0.53 oz Avocado Oil
- 10 grams/0.35 oz Argan Oil
- 15 grams/0.53 oz Emulsifying Wax NF
- 300 grams/10.58 oz Boiled water (or ready-made hydrosol)
- 1 handful Dried Calendula Flowers (not required if using ready-made hydrosol)
- 1 grams/0.04 oz Preservative (optional) 15 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- 10 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- Make a herbal mixture with 10 fl oz (300 grams) of boiling water and a handful of Calendula flowers. To make an herbal infusion, put the flowers into a jar, pour boiling water on top, then cover it to cool.
- If you don’t want to make the infusion, you may use a ready-made floral hydrosol.
- Melt the oils (make sure not to boil them). Once melted, combine the water and oils. Mix well gently with a spoon or a whisk without forming any bubbles. Once the mixture starts to emulsify, you may add the preservative if you wish to. Add the oils once the mixture reaches room temperature.
Expert Tip: If you don’t add a preservative, the cream should be kept in the fridge and used up within a few days.
4. Face Cream for Sunburns
This face cream is great for those who have sunburn. The aloe vera and raw honey work together to help heal your skin while providing a light moisturizing effect that won’t leave you feeling greasy or sticky
- 1/3 cup Aloe Vera Gel 1/3 cup Shea Butter 1/3 cup Raw Honey
- In a double boiler, melt the shea butter and aloe vera gel until smooth and creamy (if you don’t have a double boiler, you can melt them in a glass or metal bowl placed over a saucepan with about an inch of water).
- Once the mixture is smooth and creamy, remove it from heat. Add honey, and stir well to combine. Pour into a container of your choice, let it cool completely before putting on the lid.
- Apply this cream overnight, and in the morning, rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Expert Tip: If you don’t like using Shea Butter, feel free to use another type of butter such as cacao or mango butter (or even coconut oil) instead.