Aloe Rose Moisturizer For Softer Skin
With summer approaching, I wanted to share my moisturizer recipe. This one is great because the aloe in the moisturizer makes it perfect for those red cheeks we get from staying out in the sun all day. As most of you know, aloe is in every product for sunburn relief. That's because the gel (which is inside the plant) is great for burns and soothing the skin. When applying it directly to a sunburn, you can almost immediately feel the relief due it's cooling properties. It provides a thin layer of protection to help replenish the moisture. The aloe plant has been used medicinally for years, because its benefits are endless. It's not only great for your skin, it's also great for your hair and good for digestion.
For this moisturizer, I use the following ingredients:
Rosewater - this helps reduce any redness from skin irritation, tones the skin and has great moisturizing properties. Not to mention it smells great, too!
Vitamin E oil - keeps skin looking youthful by reducing wrinkles
Jojoba oil - one of the best moisturizers, in my opinion. I say this because out of the other carrier oils, Jojoba is the closest to the natural oils that our skin produces.
Castor oil - many retail moisturizers contain castor oil due to it's moisturizing benefits. This is good for deeply penetrating the skin to make the moisture last.
Optional: essential oils (I use 3 drops of Helichrysum and 3 drops of Frankincense
You can add any essential oils you prefer. Just make sure they won't give you a bad reaction. I use Helichrysum because I had terrible acne for years, and now I have some scarring. Helichrysum essential oil is great for minimizing any scar. I use Frankincense because it helps fight against blemishes as well as tone your skin.
Do you have a favorite go-to moisturizer that you can't live without? If you try this recipe, let me know your thoughts and if it worked for you!