DIY Make An Anti Wrinkle Night Cream
Homemade wrinkle cream has many benefits. Aside from being considerably cheaper than commercial store-bought wrinkle creams, you’ll find the anti-wrinkle creams below are much gentler on your skin and often far more effective. This homemade wrinkle cream is fantastic, it’s perfect for tackling any aging effects on the skin and it’s very easy to make.
What You Need
A handful of Dried Calendula Flowers
1 fl oz (30ml) Calendula Oil
3/4 oz (20g) Beeswax
1 1/2fl oz (45ml) Sweet Almond Oil
1/2 teaspoon (3ml) Frankincense essential oil
1/4 teaspoon (1ml) Lemon essential oil
Large, heavy – based Stainless steel saucepan
Either dark or clear glass jars with lids
What You Need To Do
With the Calendula flowers and 10 fl oz (300ml) boiling water, make an herbal infusion. A herbal infusion is made by placing the flowers into a jug, pouring boiling water over them and then leaving it covered to cool. The mixture then needs to be strained and kept in the fridge.
In a large heavy – based stainless steel saucepan, melt the beeswax. Add the Calendula and sweet almond oils, beating steadily with a wooden spoon or whisk, and then add 2 1/2 tablespoons (38ml) of the herbal infusion in a slow trickle.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and keep stirring until the cream has cooled to almost body temperature. Add the frankincense and lemon essential oils and then give it another good stir.
To stop the oil and water separating stir until the cream has completely cooled, then spoon into airtight jars. In order to ensure the essential oils are well preserved, clear jars need to be kept in a dark place.
When You Need To Do This
Before you go to bed, cleanse your face and gently rub in the cream going from jaw to cheekbones, around your eyes and over your forehead. Massage the cream into your neck from the base to chin.
Why This Works
Frankincense will help to slow down the appearance of wrinkles and maybe even help to reduce the extent of the wrinkles you already have.
Lemon essential oil also helps to banish facial wrinkles, clears the skin and helps to boost circulation. Lemon has a brightening effect on shallow skin, and a mild bleaching effect on age spots that can restore the tone back to your skin, giving it a more youthful look and feel.
The Calendula infusion gives a soothing effect to the cream and is very useful for any dry or flakiness within the skin.