Commercial anti-wrinkle creams contain chemical ingredients that are unhealthy and can ultimately harm your skin, while all-natural products are usually more beneficial but they cost a lot more.
In today’s article we’ll give you an alternative: why not make your own homemade anti-wrinkle cream easily and using all-natural ingredients? The price tag will be much lower, and you can even make extra to share with your friends. Let’s find out how!
Your skin type
This anti-wrinkle cream is designed especially for normal to dry, mature, or sensitive skin types that are more prone to wrinkles. We don’t recommend using this if you’re under 25 or have oily skin.
The ingredients in this cream are highly nutritious and provide deep skin hydration. They also protect your face from free radicals and promote the regeneration of healthy skin cells.
Here we’ll explain the main benefits of each of these ingredients.
Virgin coconut oil has been front and center in lots of health articles lately thanks to its wonderful properties in both the food and cosmetics industries. When used topically, it’s an excellent moisturizer that’s absorbed easily by the skin. It leaves your skin feeling smooth and with a delicious aroma.
This is the base ingredient for this recipe, and we’ll add other ingredients that are more specific to the type of skin you want to treat.
Beeswax is another basic ingredient because it helps thicken this cream. Coconut oil is ideal by itself in cooler temperatures, but it melts very quickly in heat, so you’ll add a little beeswax to it.
Beeswax also helps remove impurities of the skin and refine any dark spots.
One of the most potent ingredients in this cream is rosehip oil, which has become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to its anti-aging properties. Because it contains lots of vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants it’s able to stimulate collagen production and reduce the formation and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also fights any blemishes, stretch marks, dryness, irritation, and the adverse effects of excess exposure to the sun. In addition, it’s highly rejuvenating for the skin, helping renew skin cells.
At night you can apply rosehip oil directly to your skin before going to bed, but in the morning it’s more practical and discreet to use it in the recipe we provide here.
Vitamin E is beneficial for the skin whether it’s taken orally as a capsule or applied directly to the skin. It also acts as a natural preservative so it’s a great addition to this cream.
Vitamin E has antioxidant properties and is rejuvenating, helping protect the skin against free radicals.
Finally, to round out this recipe you can’t forget essential oils, which provide an aromatic component and enhance the properties of the other ingredients.
We specifically recommend geranium oil, which is not only excellent for revitalizing the skin, it also adds firmness to your cells and lends a delicious scent to this cream.
How to prepare your homemade anti-wrinkle creamYou’ll start by putting the following ingredients in a small glass bowl:
- 20 ml of coconut oil
- 30 ml of beeswax
Set the bowl in a warm water bath to thin these ingredients slightly and mix them with a spatula or wooden spoon.
When they’re mixed well, remove them from the source of heat and immediately add the remaining ingredients:
- 5 ml of rosehip oil
- 5 ml of vitamin E
- 5 drops of geranium essential oil (optional)
- 5 drops of rose essential oil (optional)
Mix all ingredients well and let them cool.
To store this cream for a longer time, we recommend keeping it in the refrigerator.
If you live in a very hot climate or don’t want to store it in the fridge, add 10 to 15 ml of beeswax to the recipe to thicken it.
Conversely, if you prefer your cream to be more liquid, you can increase the quantity of coconut oil and reduce the amount of beeswax.
Don’t be afraid to experiment using different quantities or add other ingredients to find new ways to fight those dreaded fine lines and wrinkles.