Let’s talk about what our skin needs most: moisturizing.
Moisturizers are simply emulsions of water and oil. The purpose of a moisturizer is to keep our skin’s own natural moisture from evaporating away.
It’s better to moisturizers on a regular basis. And the best time to apply them is when the skin is damp such as after taking a bath or washing the face.
Vegetable oils, cocoa butter, and glycerine are some of the most effective moisturizers. But avoid anything with mineral oil as it is a petroleum product and not a natural thing to put on the skin.
Vegetable Oils for the Skin:
Avocado Oil — nutritious
Coconut Oil — forms a protective barrier
Cocoa Butter — slows moisture loss
Sweet Almond Oil — nutritious
Moisturizing Vegetable Oil Recipes
A lot of women are afraid to put oil on their faces. Yet our skin needs oil to stay moist and youthful looking. Here are a few recipes. Apply as needed, even several times a day if you have dry skin. You can be your own judge as to how much of the moisturizers your skin needs. And if olive oil is all you have, then use it instead of the others.
2 Tbs Almond oil or Jojoba oil
1 Tbs Vit E oil
Mix together. Apply a small amount to damp skin. Massage well into the skin. Blot off any excess.
3 ounces jojoba oil
1/2 ounce wheat germ oil
1/2 ounce almond oil
1/2 ounce avocado oil
1/2 ounce vitamin E oil
Combine oil in bottle. Apply a small amount to damp skin. Massage well into the skin. Wait 15 minutes and blot off any excess.
Note: This recipe can be made completely of 1/2 ounce of vitamin E oil and 4 1/2 ounces of any single one of the other oils given, or a combination of any two of the oils on the list.
8 ounces distilled or pure water
1 ounce vegetable oil
Shake well before using. Apply to clean damp skin.