DIY: Night Time Face Cream

Shea Butter

This DIY face cream only needs three ingredients. It will leave your skin smooth, moisturized, and fight blemishes.

Ingredients:

4 tablespoon of unrefined shea butter

3-4 tablespoons of sweet almond oil

5 drops of lavender essential oil

Directions:

  1. Add shea butter and sweet almond oil to a mixing bowl
  2. Use a hand mixer or manually stir ingredients until the mixture is smooth and free of lumps
  3. Stir in essential oil

Shea butter is non-comodegenic meaning it is less likely to clog your pores. Shea butter will moisturize your skin and leave it feeling soft and supple.

Sweet almond oil is also non-comodegenic and is rich in vitamin and minerals to combat dryness and heal your skin. Sweet almond oil is easily absorbed by the skin and won’t leave your face feeling greasy. If you do not have sweet almond oil then jojoba or grape seed oil are great substitutes.

Lavender essential oil is balancing for the skin. It helps to fight acne and soothe other skin conditions such as psoriasis. Also, lavender has a calming effect which is perfect for aiding in sleep.

Since no water is added to this recipe the moisturizer should last you months. Also, the essential oil helps to preserve the mixture.

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What To Do If You Over Exfoliate

I bought these exfoliating gloves from Target. If you know me then you know that I’m a big advocate for exfoliation. I was excited about my purchase. Admittedly, a little too excited. For three days I exfoliated my skin twice a day with the gloves. By the fourth day dry scaly patches began to form on my skin. I realized that I was completely a bit overzealous with the exfoliation. Now I was stuck figuring out how to get my skin back to its supple state. I figured that if the LOC (liquid, oil, cream) method works on my hair then it should work on my skin. Using this method in about 3 days my skin was back to normal.

The Method

First, I made sure to step away from the exfoliation gloves. I used Shea Moisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Body Wash as my moisturizing soap. Then, once I stepped out the shower and my skin was still damp I applied coconut oil.

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After that I slathered on the pure shea butter.

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My skin was back to feeling baby soft in no time. My skin feels so good that I might use this method more often. I’ve learned my lesson. From now on I’ll use my gloves once a month and be sure to be gentle on my skin.

If you ever over exfoliate try this method and let me know how it works out for you.