Moisturising cream for acne.
If you want to know what exactly you put on your face, then you have nothing but to make your products by yourself, using only natural ingredients. This way you’re 100% sure and you don’t need to pay a fortune! Today we’ll make a face cream for acne, using only 5 natural ingredients, but you can replace one ingredient to turn it to your basic moisturising cream.
Let's take a look at our ingredients
- Coconut oil helps restore the skin’s natural pH and does not clog pores. It contains vitamins A, B, E and minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, calcium and iron. Although it is compatible with all skin types because it is the closest to human subcutaneous tissue, we usually use it on oily skin.
- Vitamin E has strong antioxidant properties and is used in almost all cosmetics. By adding vitamin E to the base oils you use, you are actually increasing their “lifespan”. Vitamin E promotes the production of red blood cells in the skin, resulting in more efficient absorption of other vitamins. Vitamin E significantly improves skin elasticity and helps treat premature aging.
- Xanthan Gum is a polysaccharide that is widely used in both the food and cosmetics industries. It is 100% pure and natural (it comes from the processing of corn sugars). When used in liquid foods it has the property of increasing the density of the liquid (eg. in sauces). In cosmetics, we use it to increase the density of a composition, to homogenise the ingredients, to make gels, but also to increase the moisturizing “power” of cosmetic products.
- Olive oil is rich in vitamin E which enhances collagen production. Collagen is responsible for maintaining skin elasticity. It reduces the appearance of acne spots whilst it relieves, revitalises, moisturises and keeps the skin smooth.
- Finally, Tea Tree can treat external infections caused by skin wounds, as well as internal bacterial infections. In addition, it is an excellent antiseptic in wound healing. Tea tree essential oil has relaxing properties that generally enhance health. It helps in the absorption of nutrients from food and provides protection against infectious diseases. In addition to infections, another cause of morbidity is the accumulation of toxins. Tea tree essential oil promotes the removal of salts and toxins, while at the same time cleansing the pores of the skin and limiting the appearance of dermatological problems, such as acne, etc. It is also recommended in the treatment of dermatitis.
- You can replace Tea Tree with another essential oil (which one though depends on your needs) if you want to turn this cream to your basic moisturising cream. Rose or maybe Lavender is a great option, it gives an amazing smell and can help you relax and go to sleep easily (aka night cream).
- Coconut oil (butter form) remains solid until 25°C. During summer, you might notice that the consistency of your cream has become liquid. Consider placing it in your fridge for a few minutes before use.
Watch the recipe in the following video:
If you need more instructions, then continue reading.
1) 1 small jar
2) 2 tbsp. coconut oil
3) ½ tsp. vitamin e
4) ½ tsp. tea tree essential oil
5) 1 tsp. xanthan gum
6) ½ tsp. olive oil
1) Stir all the ingredients in a bowl.
2) Mix it well with a mixer until homogenised.
3) Then, stir the mixture in the jar you’re going to use to store your cream.
How to use it
Wash your face and dry it with a towel. Once it’s dried, use a thin layer of the mask on your skin. You only need a thin layer. Tea Tree has a strong smell and it’s quite cool when you apply it. Let your skin absorb it whilst you’re feeling this cool sense it leaves. After the application, your face should be super soft and smooth.
I hope you found this recipe helpful. Try it for awhile and let me know if you see any difference on your skin. If you have acne spots on your skin since forever, try this recipe. For more beauty recipes, tap here. Also, don’t forget to share your DIY face creams with me, using the hashtag #nanafark on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!