How to Make a Morning Face Cream

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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

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Moisturizing Cream

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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

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