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How to Make a Morning Face Cream

by Melissa J. Bell

Smooth away your dry morning skin. Even in the most arid atmosphere, a good facial cream can help keep your skin soft and dewy all day. This is no over-the-counter outcome -- self-made moisturizers can boast a fresh, chemical-free finish with no harsh detergents or unauthorized perfumes. Put your best face forward with these all-natural at-home recipes, from a creamy cleanser to a hydrating face cream that keeps your skin comfortable, even in the dead of winter.

Cleansing Cream

Place a double boiler pot on your stovetop and turn the heat to medium. Melt 1/2 ounce of beeswax to the upper pot and remove it from the heat immediately.

Measure out 1/8 cup of jojoba oil, 1/8 cup of grapeseed oil, 1 teaspoon of borax, 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin, 1 teaspoon of vitamin C powder and 10 drops of rose oil.

Add all ingredients to the double boiler and mix with an electric hand mixer until creamy in texture.

Scoop the creamy mixture into a lidded jar and refrigerate it until hardened.

Moisturizing Cream

Place a double boiler pot on your stovetop and turn the heat to medium-low. Melt 4 tablespoons of beeswax and 3 tablespoons of cocoa butter in the upper pot.

Pour the melted solution into a blender and let it partially solidify.

Cut open 4 vitamin E capsules with a knife and squeeze the liquid into the blender. Discard the outer shells.

Blend the mixture on a high setting. Gradually add 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 3 tablespoons of grapeseed oil and 2 tablespoons of cold-pressed coconut oil.

Scoop the mixture into a lidded jar and keep it refrigerated.

Items you will need
  • Double boiler
  • Stovetop
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Beeswax
  • Jojoba oil
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Vegetable glycerin
  • Vitamin C powder
  • Rose oil
  • Eyedropper
  • Electric hand mixer
  • Lidded jars
  • Blender
  • Cocoa butter
  • Aloe vera gel
  • 4 vitamin E capsules
  • Knife
  • Olive oil
  • Cold-pressed coconut oil

Tip

  • Tailor face cream recipes to your skin's needs. Vitamin C powder addresses collagen production issues, while antioxidant vitamin E promotes acne scar healing, and aloe vera aids in calming dry, irritated skin.

Warnings

  • Test all face creams on a small patch of skin before full use.
  • Never add a fragrance or ingredient that irritates your skin.
  • Keep face creams no longer than 3 months to ensure that ingredients are fresh and free from mold or fungi.

About the Author

A writer with a Bachelor of Science in English and secondary education, but also an interest in all things beautiful, Melissa J. Bell has handed out beauty and fashion advice since she could talk -- and for the last six years, write for online publications like Daily Glow and SheBudgets.

Photo Credits

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