How to Make a Morning Face Cream

by Melissa J. Bell
Dry, flaky cells make skin appear dull and foundation rough.

Dry, flaky cells make skin appear dull and foundation rough.

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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