Think of an idyllic world where there is no dirt, no grime, no pollution and no harmful UV rays, no oxidation and no free radicals- sounds perfect; but quite unrealistic. In the real world, we fight harmful outdoor environment, ageing, pigmentation, acne, and what not on day to day basis. To save your skin from day to day damage, all you need is deep cleansing and deep nourishing, but it really gets confusing as to which night cream to choose from as there are tonnes of options available in the market. So, here you go – check out as many as half a dozen ‘how to make a night cream at home’ DIY methods. Pick any that suits you best.
1. Olive Oil Night Cream
Olive oil is known for its miraculous effects of skin. Not only is it helpful in improving your skin tone, it also reduces pigmentation, signs of ageing and ensures your skin stays hydrating, glowing and younger looking. Homemade olive oil night cream can be made in a few easy-peesy steps.
Mix a quarter cup of extra virgin olive oil with a a teaspoon of pure beeswax. Heat it using a double boiler until beeswax melts and mixes well with olive oil. Whip it to get a silky and fluffy consistency. Massage this into your cleansed face every night before going to bed.
2. Green Tea Night Cream
With the antioxidants of green tea that not only help you fight against free radicals, but also acne, psoriasis and skin problems, your homemade green tea night cream can be your best friend. Mix a spoonful of beeswax, a few drops of almond oil, coconut oil, 1 Rose hip seed oil. Heat it up together and let it melt and merge.
Meanwhile, brew some green tea with an entire pack of green tea and a glass of boiling hot water. Pour the green tea to the beeswax solution and mix well. Sieve the entire solution while it is still hot. Store in an air tight jar and apply every night after washing and cleansing your face for optimal results.
3. Aloe Vera Night Cream
If your skin is suggering from acne and blemishes, all your skin needs is some deep nourishment and cleansing, and what does the job better than aloe vera? Wondering how to make an aloe vera night cream at home? It’s best if you are growing an aloe vera plant at home. Alternatively, you can buy real aloe vera gel from the market. Take a bowl of aloe vera gel. Add primrose oil and lavender oil to it. Blend it well to get a smooth and creamy consistency and apply it to your face every night for optimal results.
4. Apple Night Cream
A dab of apple cream every night keeps all skin problems away! Apples are rich in vitamins, Beta-carotene, Malic acid and antioxidants essential for a glowing, younger-looking skin. Homemade apple night cream is not only easy to make, it is also smells pleasant and is highly effective in soothing acne, healing scars, regenerating skin tissues, and promoting glow to your skin. Blend small small slices of an apple using a blender or mixer along with 2 teaspoons of olive oil until you get a smooth consistency. Now add 2 teaspoons of rose water. You can also add honey to it, if honey suits your skin. Apply on your face every night after cleaning and patting dry your face.
5. Milk Cream
Using milk cream on face has never been so convenient and handy as it becomes with a homemade and stored milk cream in your fridge. Here’s a night cream preparation to ensure your skin remains healthy, glowing and well moisturised all through the winter. Mix a few spoons of fresh milk cream, few drops of olive oil, a drop of glycerain and half a cap of rose water. Mix them all well and keep it in your fridge to be applied on your face every night.
6. Almond Night Cream
If skin complexion is your concern and you are also longing for a glowing and healthy skin that speaks for itself, soak a handful of almonds overnight. Peel them and grind in a mixer along with a pinch of turmeric, a strand or two of saffron and sandalwood powder. Mix well and store in a refrigerator and apply every night onto cleansed face.
Night cream are the holy grail of all women, no matter what age or stage you are in. Homemade night creams are always better than store bought ones because you know what goes into it. These work best if applied to a clean, damp face and massaged well into your face. Store all homemade night creams without beeswax in a fridge. Night creams made with beeswax can be stored in your dresser.