The skin starts showing signs of ageing, dryness, visible pores, fine lines, dark circles, and wrinkles after the age of 25.
With makeup you can hide blemishes but it is only a temporary solution.
You need to look after your skin at this crucial juncture. And the best way to look young and restore skin’s elasticity is by using anti-ageing moisturisers.
But check out the ingredients of moisturisers and you will know what all chemicals they are using in it. They are packed with questionable ingredients, and most of them unpronounceable that won’t do any good to your skin.
Instead of the bottled moisturising creams you can moisturise with organic oils.
There are numerous benefits to using organic oils instead of “moisturizing creams” that you get to pick up from any cosmetic store or supermarket.
Organic oils are more effective, less expensive, and smell better.
There are different oils for different skin types. Take your pick:
Avocado oil is extracted from the popular fruit. You can actually mash up an avocado and apply it on your face or hair. It is best for oily skin as it absorbs quickly. Buy organic cold-pressed avocado oil that is less processed.
Shea butter may be too rich for oily skin as it is extremely moisturizing. Those with dry skin will benefit from using it. It is extracted from the nut of the African shea tree. A little goes a long way.
Choose only organic shea butter, which is the most pure. You can mix it with other oils as well by warming and melting it. To make a lovely natural moisturiser with sweet scent you can mix it with essential oils.
Coconut oil is a popular natural moisturiser which is good for your skin and hair. It is good for dry and oily skin. Apply it on your body and wash it off with a mild soap. If will remove all the dust and dirt from your skin leaving it soft and supple.
Those with acne should avoid using it on the face. You can use it on your hair to manage frizz. It is extremely effective for curly hair as it will make it manageable without weighing hair down. Buy only organic, fair-trade coconut oil that is fairly harvested.
Mango butter is easier to use if you mix it with other oils. It’s extremely moisturising and is made from the kernel of the mango seed. To make it soft and easy to use it is often mixed with other oils, especially coconut oil, because it is hard at room temperature.
It is really good at treating sunburns as it is rich in vitamins C, A and E. In places where mangoes are commonly grown it is used as cooking oil.
Buttermilk is not a moisturiser by itself. But it will help any moisturiser you use to absorb better into the skin. Buttermilk can lessen acne scars and even clear up age spots via gentle exfoliation as it contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid.
Along with any other moisturiser you can use buttermilk as it will help the moisturiser to absorb into the skin quickly. For luxurious milk-and-honey bath mix 2 cups of organic buttermilk and 2 tablespoons of honey in the water and see your skin glow.
Olive oil has been in use for thousands of years and is much more than just a cooking oil. You can mix it with other oils for better absorption because it is a bit heavier than coconut oil. It will make skin smooth but will take a little longer to absorb into the skin.
You can soak your hands in olive oil and wipe it with a cotton cloth then use gloves while sleeping. The next day morning you can see how soft your hands are.
Olive oil can also be used as an overnight hair mask. But, buy only cold-pressed, virgin organic olive oil. It tastes best when drizzled on salads.
Honey is a natural moisturiser and an antibacterial powerhouse. It also tastes good when used on toast, cookies, and tea.
Always look for local, raw honey. To make a moisturizing cleaner you can mix honey and coconut oil and apply on the skin before a bath.
Cocoa butter smells really good and is the best if you want to get rid of stretch marks. It is a great skin moisturizer.
Look for organic, fairly harvested versions, and consider mixing it with orange essential oils or peppermint for a choc-orange or chocolate-mint aroma.