Anti-aging products are flying off the shelves in stores today. Everyone seems to want to know the secret to staying young and fresh in appearance. After all, ours is a youth-based culture where being young and vibrant-looking is revered above all else. Besides, everyone wants to feel young and sexy. To fill the enormous demand for anti-aging products, there are thousands of very expensive moisturizers, eye creams and skin-firming serums designed to make you look younger. Rather than spend all that money, you can learn how to make a cheap and effective anti-aging moisturizer right in your own kitchen.
Things You'll Need
Melt the lanolin and beeswax together in the microwave for 30 seconds or until just melted. The lanolin is used to form a barrier to the outside world, which will hold the moisturizer in your skin. The beeswax is there to provide a thick, creamy consistency to the moisturizer.
Mix the olive oil and aloe gel together in a large bowl, using a wire whisk. The aloe gel in this recipe is for hydrating and plumping up your skin, which smooths out wrinkles. The olive oil restores much-needed elasticity to aging skin.
Add the two mixtures together, beating with a rubber spatula until smooth in consistency.
Add the rosewater and then the essential oil. The rosewater is to clear your complexion, while the lavender essential oil is to provide a nice scent, to relax you and to soothe any inflammation on the skin. Keep beating with the spatula until the moisturizer is thick and creamy in consistency.
Pour the moisturizer into a glass jar and twist a lid tightly on the top. You can store it in your medicine cabinet for up to 4 weeks.
You can get most of the necessary ingredients for your anti-aging moisturizer from your local health food store. If the health food store doesn’t have an ingredient, ask if the manager can special order it for you. Many health food stores will happily do this for you.