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2023 Author: Alfred Shackley | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 13:14
In modern society, it has become an incredibly popular trend to use homemade beauty products in cosmetic beauty care. This trend is quite understandable: in home cosmetics, only natural ingredients are used and that is why they are so effective.
And if earlier women at home made only masks and face wraps, now the ladies have mastered the manufacture of more complex formulations, including homemade hand cream. We will tell you more about the intricacies of making a variety of moisturizing creams for hand skin care at home. And let's start by looking at the pros and cons of home beauty products.
Pros and cons of homemade hand cream
It has already been said above: the main advantage of home cosmetics is that only natural ingredients will be used in the recipe for a moisturizing hand cream at home. In such a tool there will be no chemical preservatives, dyes, fragrances and oil products that are harmful to the dermis, and therefore home cosmetics will not only be effective, but also hypoallergenic.
Homemade creams give an excellent result in the care of the dermis, and because you yourself make the selection of components based on the needs and requirements of your own skin. The pluses of home cosmetics can also be attributed to the lack of addiction to the ingredients of the products. This feature is explained by the fact that home beauty recipes do not include all kinds of hormones that manufacturers often add to professional cosmetics.
However, homemade cream mixtures also have disadvantages that are important to know about:
- A self-made product has a minimum shelf life due to the absence of preservatives in the composition. Therefore, you will have to cook it in a single portion and do it quite often;
- Natural cosmetics are more effective than store preparations, but for the results from its use to be noticeable, you will have to wait until the skin gets used to natural ingredients.
If these disadvantages are not significant for you, then you can proceed to the study of the next section of the article, which will tell you about what you may need in order to make a creamy hand composition yourself.
How to make a hand cream with your own hands: rules and recommendations
The first thing to start with a story about how you can make a hand cream with your own hands is that for the process of preparing a beauty product at home, you will need a certain set of tools and materials.
When working on a cosmetic composition, the following tools will come in handy: a deep cup or saucepan with enamel walls and a bottom, 3-4 small glass or ceramic bowls for mixing ingredients, a spoon, syringes for accurately measuring ingredients, a whisk for whipping and mixing the composition, jars with opaque glass for storing the finished product.
If you plan to make homemade hand cosmetics all the time, a stock of basic ingredients will come in handy, which should include the following natural products:
- Basic vegetable oils. These include the oil of apricot, sesame, macadamia, sea buckthorn, burdock, peach and almond;
- A set of essential oils, which is recommended to include the esters of rose, sandalwood, patchouli, verbena, orange, lemon balm and rosemary;
- Natural emulsifiers - wax and alcohol. Some recipes require the addition of stearic acid to the cream;
- Liquid vitamins, propolis.
Different products can be taken as the basis for homemade hand creams, but most often the basis for homemade cosmetics is water, decoctions of medicinal herbs.
The standard composition of an effective beauty product looks like this: 60% in it is the base, 30% vegetable oil, 7% nutrients and vitamins, 2% thickeners and 2% ethers.
Let's talk about the standard preparation technology:
- The base and base oil must be thoroughly heated in a water bath. Recommended heating temperature - 60 degrees Celsius;
- When the specified heating temperature is reached, it will be necessary to pour an emulsifier into the mass and stir the mixture until the emulsifying component is completely dissolved. Attention! The mass must be constantly stirred during the process;
- The cream blank should be removed from the heat and placed in a large cup of water to cool. The product needs to be cooled to a temperature of 35 degrees Celsius. After that, active substances and essential oils are introduced into the mass and mixed until a homogeneous substance is obtained.
When the cream is ready, it must be carefully transferred to a dark glass jar and put into the refrigerator.
Hand cream at home - the best recipes
Recipe number 1 - nutritious
A dermis nourishing formula for the hands and palms can be made from almond oil distillate. The recipe for making a cream will require the following set of ingredients: a full teaspoon of natural almond oil, two tablespoons of filtered water, the same amount of lanolin, two teaspoons of cocoa butter, one tablespoon of beeswax, three teaspoons of paraffin, and a quarter of a spoonful of borax powder.
In a glass container, combine oils, paraffin, lanolin, wax and melt the indicated ingredients in a water bath. Dissolve the borax in distilled water and pour into the warmed base mass. Refrigerate the finished composition at room temperature and transfer to a storage container. This nourishing homemade hand cream will be useful not only for the epithelium of the hands and palms, but also for the nails.
Recipe number 2 - moisturizing
To get a moisturizing composition for beauty care at home, use the following proven beauty recipe: Thoroughly mix 30 grams of fresh ripe lemon juice with one tablespoon of vodka. Then add four tablespoons of glycerin to the resulting mixture and a little potato flour for thickness. This hand cream with moisturizing properties at home can also be prepared to protect hands from severe frost, wind, and the negative effects of household chemicals.
Recipe number 3 - anti-aging
For anti-aging care for the dermis of the hands, you can prepare a cream for dry hands with vitamin A. Prepare the composition according to the following recipe: take two large ripe lemons and carefully cut the zest from them.
Pour the zest
boiling water and let the mixture brew for about half an hour. Squeeze the juice out of the lemons. In a separate bowl, grind one hundred grams of baking margarine with yolk and a spoonful of fresh honey.
Pour three tablespoons of macadamia or olive oil into the resulting mass, then begin to gradually add lemon juice to the mixture. Stir and add 10 drops of retinol (vitamin A), 20 grams of fatty mayonnaise and lemon peel infusion to the almost finished composition. Stir the cream until thick and apply the vitamin A formulation 2-3 times a week.
Recipe number 4 - against dry skin
The dry and dehydrated dermis of the brushes will be perfectly looked after by a mixture of chamomile infusion and castor oil. They begin to prepare the mixture by brewing chamomile flowers - you need to take one tablespoon of dry vegetable product and brew with half a glass of boiling water. Let it stand for an hour and strain, and then add ghee (50 grams), a tablespoon of castor oil, glycerin to the strained infusion. The finished product must be allowed to cool and thicken.
With the systematic use of such homemade masks, you will soon notice the first changes. Let your pens always be well-groomed!