The skin on your hands can be damaged by the cold of winter, the wind dries them out too, and certain activities can also damage your hands. And it is true that hands are one of our business cards, and it is important to feel that our hands are well cared for.
If your hands are damaged and you notice that you need an extra dose of hydration and nutrition, you will learn in this article how to make your own hand repair cream.
If you have dehydrated and rough hands, you need natural ingredients that prevent excessive evaporation of water and protect you from external aggressions. It is also important that this recipe includes softening, nourishing and repairing ingredients. So first, let’s learn more about the ingredients that will be used and how they will help in repairing your skin.
This oil is rich in vitamins A and E and oleic and linoleic fatty acids. It is an emollient oil that will soften your skin and prevent dehydration of your hands. At the same time, it is a restorative oil, and is indicated for irritated and sensitive skin as it is also anti-inflammatory.
Besides, it is a protective oil that takes a long time to be absorbed. This oil is a base oil and we always recommend having at home so that the whole family can use it, including babies and children.
This oil contains vitamins A, D and E and palmitoleic fatty acid. It is quickly absorbed, has a dark green colour and is dense and possesses protective, nourishing and softening properties. It is also regenerative and gives elasticity to the skin.
This ingredient is essential for making a homemade hand repair cream. It is very rich in vitamin A and E butter, and also contains stearic acid and oleic acid. It is a butter that melts from 35º and that is regenerating and nourishing. It is also known to be very emollient and softening.
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, shea butter can be used on dry, damaged and sensitive skin, including on babies’ skin.
Beeswax is protective and emollient. It can create an occlusive layer on the skin, creating a protective barrier but also trapping moisture.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil is an oil with regenerating and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has antioxidant properties and is interesting to include in recipes where skin repair and regeneration are necessary, but where inflammation must also be reduced.
It is a natural antioxidant that is added to creams made with oils and butters to increase their duration.
Recipe to Make a Homemade Repairing Hand Cream
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Conservation: 3 months
Alcohol 90º (disinfect)
Wooden spoon or silicone spatula
Digital precision scale
Pot for the water bath.
Ingredients for 100 Grams
18 grams of sweet almond oil
40 grams of avocado oil
25 grams of shea butter
15 grams of white beeswax
35 drops of lavender essential oil
15 drops of vitamin E
-Clean and disinfect all the utensils and equipment you are going to use, as well as your workspace.
-Weigh beeswax and oils. Put them in a pot and heat them in a double boiler.
-Slowly heat the beeswax and oils. When the wax has been removed, turn off the fire and wait 5 minutes without removing the pot from the heat.
-Add the shea butter and let it melt on the fire.
-When the butter has been discarded, add the essential oil and vitamin E.
-Wrap and leave to solidify. Wait 24 hours before using it.
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