Homemade Face Cream for Dry, Sensitive Skin – Enjoy Summer to Its Fullest

by Calleigh

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For someone who has dry, sensitive skin, the arrival of each new season brings more reasons to worry than to rejoice and this is not the way to prepare for summer. High temperatures, dry air and hot winds are all devastating for sensitive skin and your face is always exposed to the elements. Especially if you like taking long walks or spend a lot of time outdoors, it is vital to protect your skin from the detrimental effects of these elements to avoid premature aging.

Cosmetic shops will invite you with open arms and countless face creams advertised as natural and side effects free, but one needs to be quite naïve to fall for such campaigns. Granted top-of-the-line creams do what they are supposed to do and alleviate the symptoms of harsh weather, as soon as you stop using them the skin starts deteriorating. This makes it impossible to exit the vicious circle that compels you to buy ever larger quantities of cream, and God forbid they contain toxic chemicals.

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Fortunately, for every commercial product that we could pick up from a convenience store shelf, there is one that can be made at home. They share some of the ingredients, but the do-it-yourself remedies are clean of toxic compounds and this is something that we can take to the bank. Whether you plan on creating a sun protecting cream for a day at the seaside or one that requires daily application, you will constantly stumble upon the same few harmless, natural ingredients.

The best part is that the blend is made up of only three natural ingredients, which happen to be packed full of antioxidants – perfect for protecting against free radicals and keeping your skin silky smooth! I’ll also note that a little bit goes a long way. One batch tends to last me a couple months.

After the switch to this homemade face cream, my face feels soft and noticeably smooth when I wake up in the morning. Aside from being used as a face moisturizer, I applied this cream on my hands, feet, elbows and any spots that I feel dry, so I made a separate batch on this.

Homemade All-Natural Face Cream

You’ll Need

1 tablespoon coconut oil
2½ tablespoons cocoa butter
½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

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Start by melting the coconut oil by sticking your pyrex jar or container in a bowl of hot water then, you can combine all the ingredients in a small pan or double broiler and heat them up just until the cocoa butter melts. Remove from heat.

Allow mixture to cool down slightly, place in a small sealed container/jar and shake vigorously, let it sit for a few minutes and shake again. Yo can store the mixture in the fridge and depending on the temperature, the mixture may also solidify similar to how coconut oil/cocoa butter do on their own. In the winter time, the cream solidifies. You just have to use your finger to get a little bit out of the jar, rub it around in your palms or between your fingers to warm it up a bit and then apply.

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Why These Ingredients
Olive Oil
Olive oil is one of those miracle substances that seems to have endless uses. It works wonders for dry skin, and is actually the base ingredient for many store-bought moisturizers. Olive oil is packed with antioxidants that can repair dry, irritated or inflamed skin, and can help prevent and repair damage that can lead to wrinkles or sun spots.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is another wonder oil, and one of its specialties is moisturizing! There are so many ways you can use it – lather it right onto the skin, apply to problem areas like your hands, cuticles, and joints, or add a few spoonfuls to your bath! It leaves skin feeling incredibly soft and it also smells amazing.

Cocoa Butter
When used as a moisturizer, it provides a barrier on your skin and helps lock in moisture. It is also very beneficial for people who suffer from skin problems such as; dermatitis and eczema. It is definitely good for helping to keep you looking younger and it is able to penetrate the top layer of your skin, helping to keep all levels of skin hydrated.

If you have any questions, thoughts or maybe you want to share your experience please leave your comment bellow.

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harsimran kaur July 19, 2013 at 12:25 pm

plz tell me something abt oily skin .. what we shuld have to apply on our skin.. nd also to remove dulness .. what should i have to use???

Calleigh July 19, 2013 at 12:34 pm

hi Harsimran,
You can read this post about the clay I used to combat oily skin. http://beautytips4her.com/unbelievable-fix-for-oily-skin-diy-green-clay-mask/

And for the skin dullness, try exfoliating your face every once a week. Just add a little bit of water to 1 tsp of baking soda and gently rub this on your face in circular motion. (Remember don’t rub it too hard.)

Ad'a July 19, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Hi please recommend some natural and homemade tips for hairfall problem for 14yrs old girl. Thnx in advance.

Calleigh July 19, 2013 at 1:08 pm

@Ad’a
Try massaging your scalp using 1/2 part castor oil and 1/2 part coconut oil. Apply the 50/50 combo oil directly to your scalp, rubbing it in as you go. If you have a thinning hair on the top and sides, applied it there, but if your hair is thinning all over, apply it to your whole scalp. Massage the oil into your scalp for 10-15 minutes. You can put on a plastic cap to hold in the heat for an hour and wash out, or leave it in. Shampoo twice to remove it all. Do this 3-4 times a week until you’ll see some progress.

Apart from this, you can take Biotin supplement – 5,000 mcg (micrograms) capsule a day. This is base from my experience and you may not get the same results though.

pooja pal July 23, 2013 at 12:23 am

Hi there!
Very nice to see your posts related to beauty.
I need your help related to my skin issues.
I am 27 and my skin tone is not fair but my skin is very much tanned even if i use sun screen lotion and having dark pigmentation over my face and having dark lips along with dark eye circle. in short i am totally frustrated with my skin.Could you please help me on this.

Thanks & Regards
Pooja

Calleigh July 23, 2013 at 5:23 pm

hi Pooja,
You can read my post here for skin lightening or fading acne marks : http://beautytips4her.com/how-to-fade-post-acne-marks-dealing-with-post-acne-breakout-aftermaths/

and here’s the natural solution to lighten dark lips : http://beautytips4her.com/natural-solutions-to-lighten-your-dark-lips/

Hope that helps.

hema November 26, 2013 at 11:00 pm

hi…instead of this cocoa butter can we use the normal butter that we make from curd at our home?

hema November 26, 2013 at 11:03 pm

also what is extra virgin olive oil?

hema November 26, 2013 at 11:03 pm

where will we get that extra virgin olive oil?

Calleigh November 27, 2013 at 8:50 am

@Hema,
You can olive oil at your local groceries or health stores.

mahin December 8, 2013 at 10:27 am

asalamoalikum! can give me some tips for freckles

Alexis December 13, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Hi! I followed your recipe and wonder how long should it take to thicken? I made a batch yesterday and today it is still in a liquid state with just a bit if clotting on the bottom of the containers… Is this normal?

Calleigh December 13, 2013 at 6:09 pm

@Alexis,
Did you put the mixture in the fridge to solidify?

Alexis December 13, 2013 at 6:10 pm

No, I didn’t see that step. I’ll try that.

Meena December 22, 2013 at 7:17 am

Hii.. Plz tell me any home remedy for itchy boobs.. This problem starts in winter.. I’ve itching on my boobs especially around the nipple on both boobs my age is 24 plz help me.. I wanna get rid of it..

Merium December 22, 2013 at 7:22 am

Hii… Ur page is awsome i’ve tried most of ur facial masks and tips.. I’ve also the same problem of itching on my breast wot would u recommend? Plz answer soon , thank u 4 such a nice page!!!!!

Ranu December 25, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Hi Calleigh, ur tips r realy very helpful.. I have a quest. My face is very dull and dark in comparison 2 my whole body.. Wat shud I do?? Plz suggest

gurmeet kaur December 27, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Wow really gud idea home made face cream thnx

gurmeet kaur December 27, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Tell about shining face

sammi arshad December 29, 2013 at 2:14 am

Ii m 32…but my skin looks very dull and have wrinkles and brown spots on my face.wat should i do ..plz inform me.and also about any anti aging cream 4 skin.which i easily make it at home..

Hearty December 29, 2013 at 7:07 am

Hi, i love ur post. But is what you call cocoa butter same as shear butter?

Calleigh December 29, 2013 at 7:25 am

@hearty,
Yes, you can use cocoa butter instead of shea butter. They are both good for skin.

ANU January 11, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Hi,Can y let us know an alternate for coco butter or shea butter as these are’nt as readily available at times…

Calleigh January 11, 2014 at 12:57 pm

@Anu,
Just skip the cocoa butter then.

emz January 21, 2014 at 4:49 pm

my 10 yrs old son’s skin was so dry and have dark parts what should i prepare for him..

monica January 21, 2014 at 7:49 pm

hi,i have a very bad tan on my both the collar bones.it looks very dark and awkward,i would be very thankful to u if you could plz help me..

Tipu sultan chouhan January 21, 2014 at 8:43 pm

What is cocoa butter. Where from i get it plz tell me

mariam January 21, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Hi tnx alot so if I skip the cocoa butter then I should mix this two oil only rit?

Calleigh January 22, 2014 at 1:31 pm

@Tipu Sultan
You can get cocoa butter at your local health stores or you can order this online. I got mine from AmAZON

misha May 9, 2014 at 10:13 pm

hi.. can i put bb cream after applying this???? Please reply

hafsa May 14, 2014 at 3:02 am

Thnx its very useful.

Calleigh May 14, 2014 at 12:36 pm

@Misha,
Yes, you can put your makeup on after doing this routine.

tuk tuk June 11, 2014 at 1:24 am

instead of virgin olive oil what else can be used??? i have used olive oil earlier n i faced the problem of hair growth on mah face. so pls suggest smthn….

Calleigh June 11, 2014 at 2:22 am

@Tuk tuk,
You can use almond oil instead

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