It’s not true that you have to spend hundreds of dollars on various anti-aging products. Chances are that you already have the ingredients you need for a DIY anti-aging cream at your home. And since you will be using fresh, organic ingredients, your cream will be even more efficient and healthier than those you can find in stores.
Here are the recipes for 4 anti-aging creams you can easily make at home.
1. Blackberry Honey Walnut Scrub
Blackberries are extremely healthy for you. They contain vitamins A, C and E and are natural antioxidants. This makes them perfect for anti-aging purposes because they shrink pores and reduce the signs of aging on your skin. And not only that, this scrub will make your skin smooth and glow, and you will feel and look younger after just a few uses.
Sure, you can find similar products on the shelves, but the quality of those products and the ones you can make is incomparable. You will know exactly what you put inside the scrub, while the products you can buy usually contain a lot of artificial ingredients that do more harm than good for you.
This scrub is a perfect mix of the best ingredients from nature and it can be used on your whole body. You will need:
- ¼ cup blackberries
- ¼ cup walnuts
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ of a lime
Put all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until it turns into a smooth paste – Your scrub is done!
When it comes to applying, feel free to spread the paste generously on your skin and massage it with circular motions. If you’re using it for you whole body, this one batch you made should be enough.
2. Almond Oil Face Cream
Almond oil has a tremendous effect on your skin, especially if you have dry and abrasive skin. It has been used for centuries to cure various skin conditions and help rejuvenation. However, the gentle almond oil wouldn’t be enough to slow down the aging process, that’s why we need virgin coconut oil.
Virgin coconut oil is one of the strongest antioxidants out there. Not only does it prevent free radicals from harming and damaging your skin, it also helps your skin self-heal and regenerates cells and blood vessels. That’s how this powerful ingredient reverses the process of aging and makes your skin look young and fresh.
The rest of the ingredients have soothing properties, contain vitamins and provide a pleasant scent.
- ¼ cup almond oil
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons beeswax
- 1 tablespoon shea butter
- ½ teaspoon vitamin E oil
- Essential oils (optional)
Make this cream by putting all the ingredients into one glass jar. Fill a pot with 3-4 inches of water and let it simmer. Then place the open jar inside the pot and leave the ingredients to melt. Stir it occasionally. When you notice that the mixture has combined nicely, take it out of the pot and leave it at room temperature to harden.
The batch will last you for about 3 months and you should apply it every morning and every night after cleaning your face.
3. Rice Milk Cleanser
This cleanser is the simplest thing in the world to make, and it does so much for your skin you won’t believe it. Just think about the youthfulness of Asian women. One of their secrets is definitely rice which is extremely rich in vitamin E and it helps smoothen the skin and remove wrinkles.
The only two ingredients you need are:
- ¼ cup brown rice flour
- 2-3 tablespoons unsweetened rice milk
And while the flour exfoliates the skin, rice milk will add valuable calcium and vitamin A to the whole mixture and make it even more powerful. The cleanser will not only make your skin smooth, it will also moisturize it in a way that only milk-based cleansers can.
Preparation is incredibly easy, you only need to mix these two ingredients into a smooth paste and your cleanser is ready to use. Massage it gently into your skin and then rinse it with warm water.
4. Avocado Wheatgrass Mask
Avocado has so many benefits for your body that you’re not even aware of. This fruit is packed with vitamin E which is a powerful fighter against free radicals that basically make your skin older. Vitamin E makes your skin smoother while oleic acid from avocado moisturizes it.
Wheatgrass and Greek yoghurt make this mixture even more efficient. Wheatgrass contributes with a strong dose of vitamin A and E, while lactic acid from the yoghurt removes dead cells and gives your skin a youthful and fresh look.
So, once more, these are the only ingredients you need for this magical mask:
- ½ ripe avocado
- 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon wheatgrass juice
Put the ingredients in a blender and blend them until you get a purée. Your mask is finished and ready!
When applying, make sure you use plenty of it and put a thick layer of the mask on your face. Let it work its magic for about 20 minutes, after which you should rinse it with warm water.
Use the avocado mask once or twice a week.