Making your own skincare, soap and body products at home allows you to take advantage of a natural and botanical ingredients that are not as harsh on skin as chemicals. Botanicals provide a variety of benefits such as skin-firming abilities. These skin-firming ingredients help you improve the look and luster of your skin whether it's aged or damaged by the elements. An endeavor for even the novice, making your own skin-firming products allows you to experiment with quality materials.
Things You'll Need
- Aloe vera gel
- Glass bowl
- Assorted essential oils
- Assorted carrier oils
- Kaolin clay
- Floral hydrosol
- Polysorbate 20
Add 2 ounces of aloe vera gel to a glass bowl.
Add two drops of rose geranium essential oil and one drop of apricot essential oil to the bowl.
Microwave the bowl on high for one minute. This melts the gel into a liquid.
Stir in 1/4 ounce of polysorbate 20, an emulsifier.
Pour the skin-firming serum into a jar, and let it cool to room temperature uncovered. This brings it back to its gel consistency. Use the serum on your face at night as a firming toner.
Firming Lotion Masque
Add 4 ounces of aloe vera gel to a glass bowl.
Add 1 ounce of grape seed oil to the bowl. Grape seed oil, a dry type of oil, helps tighten the skin and shrink pores.
Stir in 3 tablespoons of kaolin clay, which is a natural mineral clay ideal for firming skin.
Melt 2 tablespoons of beeswax in a separate glass bowl.
Add about 2 ounces of rose hydrosol to the bowl containing the clay, aloe and oil mixture. Microwave this bowl for two minutes.
Pour the bowl containing the hot water, clay and aloe mixture into the bowl of melted beeswax. Beat the mix by hand for about five minutes. It will immediately froth up into a creamy substance.
Pour it into a lotion container and let it cool to room temperature, uncovered. It can immediately be used as a skin-firming masque, which is rinsed away with warm, then cool water.
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