The requirements of the skin are different during the day and during the night. Hence the qualities and purpose of day and night creams differ from each other. People are using different variety of creams to match each purpose. An individual using only one cream for the whole day night is not caring her skin completely. It is very important to mark difference between a day cream and a night cream.
Since you are exposed to sunlight during the day time, application of night cream during the day can make your skin dark. All the day creams include the sunscreen agent. But the typical night cream include petroleum jelly, coconut oil, and cocoa butter. These ingredients are wonderful to provide nourishment to your skin when you are sleeping at night. You can now prepare night cream at home.
Recipe to prepare night cream at home
Homemade cream 1
The ingredients you require to prepare this night cream include:
- Rose water
- Almond oil
- Coconut oil
To start the preparation, you have to take a double boiler pan made up of stainless steel. Now add almond oil to the boiler. Thereafter, the addition of coconut oil is also required. Now, you need to heat these ingredients till the coconut oil and Almond oil melts completely. Now you can remove the boiler from the oven. The next step will be to add rose water with the same. Before filtering, you can also add glycerin to the homemade winter care lotion or cream. Now your winter care cream is ready. You can put this in a tight container and store in a good place from where you can use it everyday at night,
Homemade cream 2
Here the ingredients require include:
- Coconut oil
- Virgin olive oil
- Cocoa butter
The above mentioned ingredients must be present at your home. Here again you have to take a double boiler pan made up of stainless steel. Now add all the above mentioned ingredients one after another and bring it to boil. It is important to keep boiling till all the ingredients melts in a proportionate way. Now take the pan away from the heat and keep it to cool down till it regains the normal temperature. Again you have to take a jar or a container and place it in a proper place. This is the way you can get soft and wrinkle free skin after applying this homemade winter care cream.
Homemade cream 3
The third recipe to prepare a homemade winter care cream include the ingredients like green tea extract, almond oil, rose water, essential oil, aloe vera, bee wax etc. In order to make a winter cream in a simple way, you have to take a double boiler. You have to mix up the bee wax and almond oil in the pan and start boiling it. You have to heat till it becomes liquid completely. Just after removing it from the boiler add aloe Vera and mix it properly. At the end, you can add the green tea extract , essential oil and rose extract. You can store it in a cool place and start using.
Difference between day and night creams
During the day the skin is subject to damages by the rays of the sun, pollution, environmental stress and makeup. Hence the day creams are focused on protection and support. They are designed to be applied under cosmetics… They are non- greasy and are absorbed easily. They allow the pores to breathe. They provide a smooth, oil-free canvas for foundation to be applied smoothly.
During the night the skin does its repairing, restoring, and regenerating… So night creams are focused on moisture and recovery. They contain the most powerful slow absorbing moisturizer. The night creams must be richer, thicker, and heavier than day creams.
It is difficult to get a single night cream that can give complete nutrition to the skin. Some creams have whitening effects, some are there to lessen age symptoms while others can take care of dark circles. The night creams available in the market are very expensive and some of them can result to allergies. Homemade night creams are made of natural ingredients, hence are not harmful to the skin. They are cheap and pocket friendly as well.
Recipes of night cream for skin care
Moisturizing olive oil night cream
This homemade night cream locks the moisture of the skin and adds health and beauty to the skin. It also helps to repair and protects the skin. It is made by mixing extra virgin oil, coconut oil. Beeswax and 2 capsules of Vitamin E. Both the oils and beeswax has to be melted on low heat. The Vitamin E capsule is crushed and mixed into it. This cream can be stored at room temperature for two months.
This cream is an excellent winter cream which restores moisture and replenishes the health of the skin. It gives a fresh look to the dead and sagging skin. It is prepared by heating coconut oil and almond oil in a double boiler. After removing the mixture fromboiler rose water and glycerin is mixed into it. It can be stored in a container and applied daily at night.
Anti-acne aloe vera night cream
This cream is good to treat acne and blemishes and makes the skin soft supple and young. It is made by mixing and blending aloe Vera extract from the plant with lavender oil and little primrose oil. Store in a container and use it at night daily.
Refreshing milk cream
It helps in cleansing, refreshing, moisturizing, and nourishing. Milk cream, rosewater, olive oil and glycerin are mixed and blended in a blender to a smooth paste. It can be stored in a container and use as an effective night cream.
Revitalizing apple night cream
helps in maintaining a younger looking skin that is soft and smooth. It provides all the nourishment required by the skin. It is prepares by blending pieces of apple into a smooth paste with olive oil. This mixture is then heated on low fire. Rose water is added to it and then cooled. This cream can be stored for a week under refrigeration.
Skin lightening night cream
is made of turmeric powder, almonds, yogurt, sandalwood powder, lemon juice and saffron strands. Make a smooth paste of almonds by soaking and grinding them. Add yogurt, saffron and sandalwood powder to it and blend it, Store it in a container in refrigeration.
Avocado anti-aging night cream
It helps to keep the skin soft and supple. Avocado is rich in vitamin A, B, C, E and K and minerals, like potassium and magnesium. It is prepared by making a paste of avocado and adding eggs or yogurt to it. Apply this cream twice a week
Almond oil night cream
It is a good cream for dry sky skin. This night cream can be used on all types of skin in winter. It is prepared by melting almond oil and cocoa butter in a boiler. After removing from flame add rose and honey to it. Blend and store it in the refrigerator.
Here are some more formulas for making nourishing night creams at home,
Butter and honey night cream with kesar
Soft and beautiful skin is the dream of every girl. You really need not to use expensive night creams to get that healthy glow on your face. A night cream made at home with butter, honey and kesar will give you not only beautiful skin but will also fight the signs of aging.
Take 2 spoons clarified butter and heat it in a pan to bring it to boil. Now remove the liquid butter from the heat and add 1 spoon honey to it along with a few crushed strands of kesar. Now mix all these three ingredients properly and store the resulting mixture in an airtight container. This night cream can do wonders for dry and aging cream but it is not certainly the best formula for aged and acne prone skin.
Glycerin, coconut oil and camphor night cream for oily skin
If you have oily skin this night cream can be an effective formula to treat your skin problems. However, before you use this night cream make sure that your face is very well cleaned and there is no dirt or grime on your skin.
Heat 1 spoon extra virgin coconut oil in a pan. Now add 4 spoons of glycerin to the hot coconut oil, after removing it from the pan. Finally add 1/2 spoon of smoothly powdered camphor to this mixture. If needed, heat the mixture lightly to come up with a homogeneous mixture. Remove from the heat, let it cool down and store in an air tight container.
Shea butter and evening primrose carrier oil night cream
This night cream formulation is ideal for treating dry and damaged skin. This cream can also effectively nourish the skin giving it a healthy glow. If you are suffering from fine wrinkles and irregular pigmentation on your skin, this night cream formula should be your pick.
Collect the best quality shea butter which is available in particular stores and also online. Heat 2 spoons of this shea butter in an open pan and once the butter turns to liquid, remove it from the heat. Add 2 spoons of evening primrose carrier oil to the hot she butter. Mix the two well and let it cool. Store the cream in an airtight container. Use daily.
Orange moisturizing night cream
Orange is a fruit which we normally get during winter. This gives us juicy fluid with vitamin C. This is a seasonal fruit which we should consume on a regular basis. Surprisingly this fruit can be used in making winter night cream at home.
- Peels of 2-3 oranges
- Orange oil- 3-4 spoons
- Double boiler
- Vaseline- 2-3 spoons
- Glycerin- 3 spoons
To start with, take out peels from oranges and let it dry under sun. Dry it for 2-3 days so that it becomes squeezed and dried. Then put it in a mixer and make powder. Now take a mixing bowl and put the ingredients like orange oil, crushed orange peels, Vaseline, glycerin. Mix them and pour them in a double boiler. Keep it for half an hour. Once everything is melted place it in a storage container. Sprinkle some orange peels powder and store it in freezer. Once it becomes solid, use as a winter cream.
Fuller earth night cream
Fuller earth is the English name of Multani mitti. This is a form of clay which is used in variety of beauty products. Today I am going to speak about such an important recipe which will be a necessity for you during winter. No need of purchasing expensive products from the market.
- Fuller earth powder- 2-3 spoons
- Rose water- 2 spoons
- Vaseline- 2 scoops
- White egg- of 1 egg
- Glycerin- 1-2 spoons
- Essential oil- 10 drops
You need to get a container where you can mix the ingredients. Pour the fuller earth powder as mentioned in the quantity in the ingredient list. Also add the rose water, white portion of egg, Vaseline and glycerin. After mixing pour them in a double boiler. Let it in slow flame for half an hour. Once it has melted, place it in a container. Make sure that the container does not melt on placing the hot liquid. Let it as it is on the table till it touches the room temperature. There after keep it in freezer. Keep it overnight and use as a winter cream.