We’ve all had those mornings where we wake up looking as tired as we did before going to sleep. And no matter how much we try, we just can’t escape the burden of wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet. But what if there was a way you can create an anti-aging cream that can solve all these problems?
Aging is a natural process of growing older. Wrinkles are a part of life and we all will experience them sooner or later, but there are other contributing factors that can play a role in whether we age gracefully or not.
Knowledge is power, and the more you know about underlying causes of premature aging, the more control you’ll have of developing the perfect anti-aging cream that can help you maintain that youthful complexion of yours.
What Causes Premature Aging?
As we all know, wrinkles are a natural aspect of the aging process. As we age, our skin becomes thinner, drier, less elastic and less able to protect itself from damage. This, in return, leads to wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet.
Aging is an inevitable process, but there are other factors that contribute to premature aging, these factors include:
- Exposure to UV rays
If you happen to fall victim to premature aging, don’t fret, because to every problem there is a solution and luckily it’s a solution you can make in the comforts of your own home.
DIY Anti-Aging Cream
This anti-aging cream recipe provides a variety of benefits that not only smell good but are great for your skin as well. Aside from being cheaper than commercial store-bought wrinkle creams, you will notice how much gentler and effective it will be on your skin.
With moisturizing ingredients like coconut oil, jojoba oil and shea butter, not only will your skin be hydrated, it will also be prevented from dry skin and flaking.
Avocado oil is great for all skin types and is most commonly known for its ability to soften, soothe and recondition the skin. It’s an excellent carrier oil and works wonders when used in skin care products.
The Calendula flowers that are present in this recipe are an effective ingredient that creates the perfect base for creams and facial recipes. It’s very cooling and gentle on the skin and gives this recipe a soothing effect when it is used.
Ginseng is a very popular anti-aging ingredient because it has so many phytonutrients that help even skin tone and brighten skin.
Lemon, lavender and frankincense essential oils all work together to help soothe skin and reduce signs of aging. Add all these ingredients together and you’ll create a super anti-aging cream that can get rid of all your skincare woes.
What you will need:
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon shea butter
- 1 teaspoon avocado oil
- 1 teaspoon jojoba oil
- Dried calendula flowers
- 1/2 teaspoon of ginseng extract
- 8 drops lemon essential oil
- 8 drops of lavender oil
- 8 drops of frankincense oil
How to apply:
- Add a handful of calendula flowers to a pot of boiling water, steep, strain and let cool.
- Weigh out all of your carrier oils and add them into a double boiler.
- Once your oils melt, combine your calendula water and ginseng with your oils.
- Mix your concoction together with a whisk and let it cool.
- Once everything is mixed together and starts to thicken, add in your essential oils and mix again.
- Transfer your mixture into a glass container and voila!
This recipe is enough to last you for about two weeks. It is recommended using this cream at night after you wash your face so your skin can absorb it while you’re sleeping. If you don’t like any of these ingredients or are allergic to them, feel free to substitute with an ingredient of your choice.