Night cream are essential to get a beautiful toxin free glowing skin because it is at night that the healing, repair and rejuvenation of the skin can take place. During the day the skin exposed to a lot of harmful chemicals and polluting agents. Hence day creams must contain sunscreen and anti-pollutant agents. There are many brands of night creams available in the market but they contain certain chemicals which can harm the skin.
On the other hand homemade night creams made from natural ingredients are safe and more effective. In order to nourish the skin most of the night creams are composed of petroleum jelly and cocoa butter. At night the skin needs miniaturization, regeneration and recovery and so they should be thick, greasy and heavy.
Popular homemade night cream is one of the most effective winter night care cream. It is made with almond oil, coconut oil, rosewater and glycerine. Heat almond oil and coconut oil in a double boiler then add rosewater and glycerine. Filter and store the cream in a glass container.
Winter dry skin means you have too much of dead skin layer. The first thing that you should do is remove all dead skin. There after you can apply the night cream for winter. It will be absolutely no use if you apply the creams over the dead surface. The cream will not penetrate inside your skin. As a result the dryness and chapped skin will make your winter really miserable. Thus, it is important to get some exfoliate at first. You can get variety of exfoliates in the market. But according to me homemade sugar and olive oil scrub will be the best. Then you can apply the homemade winter creams.
The cold winds of winter leave the skin dry. Dry skin lacks oil and has the tendency towards dehydration. It lacks elasticity and becomes rough.. If the skin is dry type all through the year it becomes more difficult to keep it moisturized during winter. There are several winter creams available in the market but they may contain some harsh chemicals. Homemade creams for dry skin are made from natural ingredients that are easily available in the homes.
Day cream and night cream
The purpose of day cream and that of night cream is different. It is necessary to understand that as the skin is exposed to sunlight, the day creams include sunscreen agent. At night the skin requires nourishment hence most night creams include olive oil, coconut oil, and cocoa butter.
How to prepare homemade night creams?
Homemade cream 1
- Glycerin and Rose water
Heat almond oil ,coconut oil in a steel double boiler Add rose water and filter the cream. Filer and add glycerin. Fill it in a tight container and keep in a cool place.
Homemade cream 2
- Virgin olive oil
- Cocoa butter
- Coconut oil
Melt all the above ingredients in a stainless steel double boiler one after the other… Remove from heat and cool it to room temperature. Store in ajar and use it daily at night before going to bed. It helps in making the skin soft and wrinkle free.
Some other homemade night creams with food products
Night cream with apple
It is especially for the sensitive skin beauties. It is known to rejuvenate the skin. It isvApple, olive oil and rose water. Grind apple to a smooth paste and add 2 tea spoons of rose water and 1 spoon of olive oil. Blend them well and use it as night cream to get a well nourished, healthy glowing skin.
Aloe vera night cream
This is a good nourishing cream that helps to get rid of acne as well. Aloe Vera is a good nourishing element, it is also known for getting rid of acne.Blend the extract of Aloe Vera from the plant, lavender oil and primrose oil and prepare the night cream.
Night cream with coco butter
This is made by boiling cocoa butter, coconut oil and olive oil in a thick pan by adding it one after the other until it melts. Now let it cool before storing in a container.
Milk cream is
The most common ingredient in most cosmetics. Mix milk cream, raised water, olive oil and glycerin and blend them well into a smooth paste. Store and use daily at bedtime.
Olive oil night cream
It is made from extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, beeswax, and 2 vitamin E capsules. Melt the oils and bees wax in a small saucepan on low heat, till they melt. Squeeze the contents of Vitamin E capsule and let the mixture cool.
Almond oil night cream
It is great for dry skin. It is made with almond oil, honey, cocoa butter and rose water.
Aloe vera and coconut oil moisturizer
Aloe Vera is a natural disinfectant and works as a good agent for lightening the skin. Coconut oil is a multipurpose oil ND is useful for many reasons. It is light and non-greasy. The Vitamin E in coconut oil makes it a good hydrator for dry skin. It is used on its own as a natural moisturizer by many people because it is inexpensive and easily available. Both these moisturizing agents can be mixed to make a very efficient moisturizer. Make a thin paste of fresh Aloe Vera leaves and mix it with coconut oil. Store in a jar away from sunlight.
Directions to use the night creams
Night creams made from natural products that are free from chemical toxins, and synthetic fragrance free. They must be used after removing the make up dust and dirt from the face. Wash the face with Luke warm water. Apply any homemade winter night cream with the finger tips and massage it gently into the skin. Most night creams can be used for the whole body as well. But, you need to apply the night creams after viewing its ingredients and check whether it suites your skin tone.
It is another great homemade night cream. It is made with almond oil, coconut oil rosewater and glycerin. Heat the oils in a double boiler and add the other ingredients well.Store the cream in a glass container and use it daily before going to bed.
Refreshing milk cream
This is a perfect night cream for cleansing, moisturizing, and nourishing the skin. Milk cream, rosewater, olive oil and glycerin need to be blended or whipped well to form a lump free paste. Store the cream in a clean container and apply it daily before going to bed.
Revitalizing apple night cream
This remedy has the ability to pamper and nourish the skin with the goodness of apple. Apple is loaded with vitamin A, B, and C and many other antioxidants which help in keeping the skin smooth and soft. This cream is prepared by blending pieces of apple and olive oil in the blender into a smooth paste. Heat the mixture in a boiler on low flame. Remove from heat and add rose water to it. Store the cream in a glass container after it has cooled down. It can be stored in the refrigerator for six days.
Skin lightening night cream
It is made with turmeric, yogurt, sandalwood, saffron almonds and lemon juice. This is an effective homemade night cream for nourishing, adding and treating various skin conditions. To prepare this cream soak almonds overnight in water. Peel and grind them to a paste in the morning. Add yogurt, turmeric, lime juice, sandalwood powder and saffron to this paste and blend properly. Store in a jar in the refrigerator.
Avocado & glycerin
This fruity cream can easily be prepared by mixing, apricot and avocado pulp, honey and glycerin to a fine paste. It is a very effective cream to provide nourishment to the skin.
Almond and milk powder cream
It can be prepared by mixing milk powder and almond oil to a fine paste and applied on the skin at night.
Green tea night cream
You can now make night creams with the green tea extracts. It will be detoxifying for your body. All the toxins from your body will be waved away with the green tea night creams. Let us learn the procedure to make it at home. Along with the moisturizing properties, the green tea will remove all the impurities from your skin.
- Almond oil- 1 tablespoon
- Beeswax – 1 tablespoon
- Green tea extract- 1 teaspoon
- Aloe Vera juice- 1 tablespoon
You need to have a double boiler and set it under the flame. Now mix the bee-wax and almond oil. Keep them under the double boiler. Now pour it in a container and add the aloe vera juice in it. There after one by one add the rose water and the green tea extract. Pour it in a steel container. Keep it in a freezer and use it after it has turned solid.
Strawberry night cream
The cosmetic companies are making variety of creams with the combination of various natural extracts. Now, you too can make it absolutely at home. All you require here is bee-wax – ½ cup, strawberry- 2-3 (whole), olive oil- 4-5 spoons. Mash the strawberries and take it in a double boiler. Now add the other ingredients such as beewax and olive oil. Now heat the ingredients in a double boiler. Now add ½ spoon of vinegar in it. Once the boiling process is done whisk it appropriately. Once the cream like consistency is formed, store it in a container. Let it form a solid layer in freezer for a night. From next day you can use this strawberry night cream.