How To Make A Natural Moisturizer For Dry Skin In Summer & Winter

As you may know, dry skin is unsightly, itchy, and painful. Do you know that it can also be dangerous? If you experience extremely dry skin that bleeds or cracks, you are more prone to an infection. Unfortunately, many commercial skin creams & moisturizers have toxic endocrine disruptors that may cause numerous health diseases, including weight gain, heart disease, and even cancer. And, the organic and paraben-free lotions are very expensive. Instead, you can apply some easy recipes to make the best natural moisturizer for dry skin and use them as a homemade remedy for your dry skin in summer and winter. It is very effective and cheap because you can store it in the refrigerator and use during the winter.

Shea Butter & Jojoba Oil

Shea butter has a rich source of natural vitamins (A, E, and F) and fatty acids, which makes it incredibly moisturizing and nourishing the skin. It is widely used to treat dry skin and protect the natural oils of the skin. According to a study in the Journal of Oleo Science in 2010, shea butter is anti-inflammatory thanks to its cinnamic acid & other natural properties. In particular, a compound called lupeol cinnamate was found to ease skin inflammation and effectively help to avoid skin mutations. Moreover, shea butter aids in producing the natural collagen of the skin and protecting and nourishing the skin to prevent it from drying because it contains oleic, stearic, linolenic, and palmitic acids. After using it for long, many people report wrinkle reduction along with a soft and healthy skin.

Besides, jojoba oil is a natural emollient, which means that it moisturizes the skin and prevents scaly and rough patches. As you know, dry skin results from a water loss in the top layer of the skin. This oil acts by creating an oily layer on your skin to trap water in it.

Ingredients to do this moisturizer for dry skin recipe:

To make 10 ounces of lotion, you will need:

  • 12 tablespoons of shea butter
  • 4 tablespoons of jojoba oil
  • 5-10 drops of chamomile oil

Instructions to do a moisturizer for dry skin:

  • Firstly, add shea butter and jojoba oil to a mixing bowl.
  • Then, begin the whipping process. Stop immediately when you have reached your desired consistency. This takes a few minutes.
  • Now, add chamomile oil and distribute the shea butter lotion to a container.
  • Enjoy it and store the remaining lotion in the refrigerator for further uses.

Aloe Vera & Coconut Oil

Aloe vera works as effectively as a great hydrating agent. And it is one of the top choices for making a homemade moisturizer because it is a disinfectant in nature. If you experience scars or minor infections on the skin, they can surely vanish after using this ingredient. Moreover, it works well for whitening the skin tone. Being rich in minerals and vitamins, particularly vitamin E, it helps to rejuvenate your skin and induce cell regeneration.

Like aloe vera and olive oil, coconut oil is definitely multipurpose oil, which is used for many reasons. One of the best things about this oil is that it isn’t sticky like other oils. It is light & non-greasy, which means that it can penetrate deep into your skin to keep it supple and soft. Furthermore, the antioxidants in it help to combat free radicals and slow skin aging. And, it contains antifungal & antibacterial properties that aid in fighting microbial infections. Being rich in vitamin E, coconut oil is really great for a dry skin.

Ingredients to do this moisturizer for dry skin recipe:

  • 2 tbsp. of aloe vera gel
  • 1 tbsp. of extra-virgin coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp. of vitamin E oil
  • A few drops of any essential oil

Instructions to do a moisturizer for dry skin:

  • Add the aloe vera gel to a clean blender.
  • Then, melt the coconut oil in one microwave or double-boiler.
  • Now, add it to the fresh gel in the blender.
  • Add the vitamin E oil to it.
  • After that, blend the mixture well for a few minutes.
  • Optionally, you can stir in an essential oil.
  • Now, transfer this mixture into a container and then store it in a refrigerator. You can use it for several weeks. To increase its effectiveness, you should apply it after taking a bath when your skin is moist to help to lock in the moisture.

Aloe Vera & Vitamin E Oil

The gel extracted from the aloe vera leaves has been used in the treatments of wounds and some other skin ailments for many years. Aloe vera gel helps to soothe the skin, which reduces soreness and discomfort. In addition, it can aid in preventing cracking and flaking. Moreover, aloe vera gel can be used to treat severely dry skin. According to a 2008 study published in the Journal of Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, using aloe vera offers you anti-inflammatory and calming effects on the sunburned skin, within 2 days of a topical application.This means that it may reduce swelling, redness, and discomfort of a dry skin.

Besides, vitamin E works best for a dry and damaged skin because it can restore the lost moisture. It is rich in antioxidants that help to protect the skin from the free radicals. Moreover, it keeps the skin supple, fights the dryness caused by eczema, and restores the skin elasticity. Vitamin E also restores the mechanism of the skin regeneration, thus effectively treating the dryness due to psoriasis.

Ingredients to do this moisturizer for dry skin recipe:

  • 1 cup of aloe vera gel
  • 1 tsp. of vitamin E oil
  • 1/2 cup of sweet almond oil
  • 1/2 cup of grated beeswax
  • 15 drops of any essential oil

Instructions to do a moisturizer for dry skin:

  • Melt the beeswax and almond oil in a glass bowl over a small pan of water or a double boiler.
  • Remove it from heat and pour it into a blender or a mason jar.
  • Allow it to cool down to room temperature. It should be kept at room temperature and barely start to harden around the sides. This helps make sure that the moisturizer emulsifies correctly.
  • Add vitamin E oil and any essential oil to it.
  • Start blending on low with a blender or an immersion blender. Very slowly, begin adding aloe vera gel till incorporated. Use a clean spatula to wipe the sides and then re-blend several times until totally incorporated.
  • Store the lotion in a jar in a fridge and use it for up to 6 weeks.

Shea Butter & Essential Oils

Jojoba oil has a high source of ceramides that cover skin cells and help to regulate their hydration. Jojoba oil is absorbed into the skin quickly. It doesn’t leave behind an oily residue and forms a barrier against moisture loss. In addition, it softens dry & pesky patches and restores your skin to a healthy & soft condition.

While shea butter reduces wrinkles and stimulates collagen production, frankincense essential oil offers amazing skin regenerating properties. This oil helps to improve the skin tone & condition and balance the pH of your skin.

Ingredients to do this moisturizer for dry skin recipe:

  • 1/4 cup of jojoba oil
  • 2 tbsp. of shea butter
  • 1 tsp. of vitamin E oil
  • 1 tbsp. of emulsifying wax
  • 1 cup of distilled water
  • 15 drops of Frankincense essential oil
  • 1/2 tsp. of NeoDefend
  • 15 drops of lavender essential oil

Instructions to do a moisturizer for dry skin:

  • Firstly, fill a pot halfway with water.
  • Then, take a clean glass pyrex measuring cup and put it in the pot.
  • Now, heat emulsifying wax and oils.
  • Next, heat NeoDefend and distilled water in another double boiler.
  • When the wax is melted and neodefend has dissolved, you let these mixtures cool down around 160 degrees Fahrenheit before combining them together. You should pay a lot of attention to this step.
  • When these mixtures are the same temperature, you pour the distilled water into the oil.
  • Now, use a hand blender to mix your mixture for 40 seconds to one minute. Then, let stand for about 15 minutes and continue mixing for 30 seconds. After stopping mixing the mixture for several minutes; if you see that the water is not separating at the bottom of the bowl, you are done mixing.
  • When the combination is no longer hot, you add your essential oils to it and then pour it into containers.
  • Finally, let these containers set for 1 day. Your moisturizer will totally thicken in this time.

Beeswax And Essential Oils

This is the great moisturizer for dry skin because it creates a barrier to keep your body hydrated and protect the skin from drying effects of washing. Because this moisturizer doesn’t contain water, you may store it out of your fridge and it still lasts for ages. Moreover, this cream may absorb fairly quickly into your skin.

Ingredients to do this moisturizer for dry skin recipe:

  • 1/2 cup of almond oil
  • 1/4 cup of beeswax pellets
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 10 drops of orange essential oil

Instructions to do a moisturizer for dry skin:

  • Firstly, combine almond oil, coconut oil, & beeswax into a large jar or heat-proof jug.
  • Then, put the jug or jar in a clean saucepan and fill it with clean water till it comes 3/4 of the jug or jar.
  • Now, put it on the stove. Heat it over a low heat and stir it till it has melted.
  • Next, empty the hot water from this pan and then replace it with chilled water to the same amount. Put the jug or jar back into the saucepan. This will help cool the moisturizer down fast.
  • After that, add orange essential oil to this jug or jar.
  • Now, use an electric whisk in order to whip these ingredients into a moisturizer quickly. Or, if you do not have a whisk, you may use a fork and then give it a really good stir. You may need to stir this cream every 5 minutes until it is thick and creamy.
  • Rub the moisturizer on the skin for a minute and then your skin will be capable of locking in its moisture. Store this cream out of your fridge in a shallow jar or container.

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