Dry skin needs intense moisture, a reason we are adding special ingredients that can nurture and moisturize dry skin. Ready for the recipe yet?
Argan Oil – 2.5 Tsps.
Avocado Oil – ½ Tsp.
Jojoba Oil – ½ Tsp.
Vitamin E Oil – 1 Tsp.
Cocoa Butter 1 Tsp.
Sea Buckthorn Oil – ½ Tsp.
Helichrysum Essential Oil – 3 – 4 drops
Rosewood Essential Oil – 1 – 2 drops
Lavender Essential Oil – 2 – 3 drops
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil – 8 -10 drops
In a shallow pan, pour ½“water and bring it to a boil.
Ensure the flame is low – medium.
In a thick glass bowl, add the cocoa butter and place it on the shallow pan with boiling water.
Once it is almost melted, switch off the flame. After a few minutes, add Argan Oil, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E Oil and Sea Buckthorn Oil. Stir to combine the ingredients and set aside.
When slightly warm, add the essential oils and mix well.
You’re all set!
Apply to clean face, whenever you think it lacks moisture.
Those with normal skin or combination skin can use this as a winter rescue.
Tweaking the Recipe
We have used Cocoa Butter in this recipe as it is quite easy to find, but those prone to acne can substitute it with Capuacu Butter or Fractionated Coconut Oil.
We have used Jojoba Oil in this recipe, as it is widely available, though you can substitute with other nourishing oils like Kuikuinut Oil.
As for essential oils, you can swap with essential oils that are suitable for dry skin like Neroli, Geranium, Sandalwood and Palma Rosa.
What’s with the Ingredients?
We have written a lot about Argan Oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Cocoa Butter and Jojoba Oil. So, let’s move to the other ingredients.
Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E, popularly dubbed as Skin Vitamin, is considered as a skin super food and added to many cosmetics. But, do we really know how to use this Vitamin, or when it is useful? Here are the top benefits of this Vitamin, followed by details on how to use it for best results.
Rich in antioxidants, it is a powerful anti-aging aid. Also, it can reverse damages inflicted on the skin due to smoking, alcohol consumption, excessive sun or UV exposure, etc. Topical application of Vitamin helps reverse aging skin signs and damage done due to external or internal factors.
It is a great skin moisturizer and keeps your skin nourished and moisturized. Dull, dry or damaged skin can be made better with topical application of Vitamin E Oil. It is said to nourish and moisturize cuticles and when applied to nails and cuticles regularly, it curbs brittle nails and promotes healthy nails.
Vitamin E Oil is a powerful cleanser and can clean pores and also help remove makeup easily. When used regularly, dry skin can be restored to normalcy.
Not just sun tan, sunburn can be effectively treated with Vitamin E oil. Since it is absorbed into the skin easily, it can heal skin damaged due to UV rays exposure and reduces the pain associated with sunburn.
Scars & Stretch Marks
Vitamin E oil is a favorite of expecting and new moms, thanks to the scar removal property. Yes, Vitamin E oil can effectively heal scars and lighten stretch marks. Regular application of this oil is said to aid with skin regeneration, purging of damaged or dead skin cells, elimination of scar tissue, etc.
Stretch Marks particularly respond well to regular application of Vitamin E Oil and expecting mums can prevent stretch marks with regular application of this oil during pregnancy. It is said to relieve itching and also prevent stretch marks, by keeping the skin hydrated and nourished.
That’s not all! Many skin conditions respond well to regular application of Vitamin E oil, including psoriasis and eczema. It is probably due to the rich antioxidant content and anti-inflammatory properties of this oil, coupled with the moisturizing abilities. It can also bring down itching associated with these skin conditions and a mainstay in many natural remedies that help treat these conditions.
However, Vitamin E oil is a very tricky one! According to dermatologists, it is thick and ideal when applied at night. Those with acne problems should use this with caution. Vitamin E oil can cause allergic reactions and should not be used by those who are allergic to it.
You can learn more about Avocado oil here.