About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
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Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.
Introducing our DIY Face Cream Aloe Gel Frankincense. Step into the world of skincare innovation with this unique gel cream, a refreshing departure from our previous frankincense cream made with a cream base.
In this article, we’ll guide you through the steps of creating your own gel face cream, harnessing the nourishing benefits of aloe vera gel and the skin-loving properties of frankincense. Discover the art of crafting your gel-based beauty elixir today.
- Aloe vera gel
- Frankincense carrier oil. You can purchase it pre-made, or make it yourself at home as explained below.
- Sweet almond oil. You can use instead jojoba oil or grapeseed oil.
- Vegetable glycerine
- Rose essential oil
- Vitamin E
- Oily color powder, red
Use only high-quality ingredients. Opting for premium ingredients will elevate the effectiveness, safety, and overall experience of your handmade beauty products.
How to Make frankincense Carrier oil
For detailed steps on how to prepare the frankincense carrier oil, or oil extract, check out this article.
For convenience, here is a brief method on how to make it:
- Put one tablespoon of frankincense powder in a small glass bottle.
- Add 100 grams (3.52 oz) of sweet almond oil.
- Store the container for 20 days in a cabinet. Shake the container every day or so.
- Important: after 20 days, filter it thoroughly to remove any residue completely.
- Scale to weigh quantities
- Glass beaker
- Glass mixing rod
- Small container to prepare the color mixture
- Small glass container to store your DIY Face Cream Aloe Gel Frankincense
Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.
Steps: DIY Face Cream Aloe Gel Frankincense
1- Start by putting 100 grams (3.52 oz) of aloe vera gel in a beaker.
2- Add 10 grams (0.35 oz) of frankincense carrier oil (oil extract).
3- Add 10 grams (0.35 oz) of sweet almond oil.
4- Add 7 grams (0.24 oz) of vegetable glycerine.
5- Add three drops of Vitamin E.
6- Mix thoroughly. You will notice that after mixing, the texture has changed.
7- Let’s add some color. In a separate small container, dissolve a little quantity of red oily color powder in some vegetable glycerine. Mix them well.
Add a small quantity of the color mixture to the main ingredients in the beaker. Mix and check the cream color: If you prefer it more intense, add a little more.
8- Mix the color thoroughly.
9- Add 3-5 drops of rose essential oil.
10- Give the contents a final rigorous mix.
11- Scoop the cream into a small container, and you’re done!
How To Use: DIY Face Cream Aloe Gel Frankincense
Here’s a guide on how to use your DIY Face Cream Aloe Gel Frankincense for the best results:
Step 1: Cleanse Your Face
Start by thoroughly removing your makeup and cleansing your face with water and a gentle soap. Pat your face dry with a clean towel.
Step 2: When to Apply
It’s recommended to apply the cream about one hour before bedtime. This allows ample time for the cream to be absorbed by your skin and minimizes the risk of it transferring onto your pillow.
Step 3: Apply Gently
Take a small amount of the DIY Face Cream Aloe Gel Frankincense and apply it evenly to your face, neck, and décolletage. Use gentle, upward strokes to promote absorption.
Step 4: Leave Overnight
Leave the cream on your skin overnight. This extended period of contact allows the beneficial ingredients to work their magic while you sleep.
Step 5: Morning Routine
In the morning, wash your face with water and soap, and apply your usual moisturizer.
Step 6: Daily Use
For the best results, use the DIY Face Cream Aloe Gel Frankincense daily as part of your nighttime skincare regimen. Consistency is key to achieving and maintaining healthy, radiant skin.
Here are the benefits of using your DIY Face Cream Aloe Gel Frankincense:
1. Enhanced Skin Brightness: The ingredients in this cream can help improve your skin’s brightness and overall complexion. These natural components work in harmony to rejuvenate your skin and reveal a brighter, more radiant look.
2. Fine Line Reduction: Frankincense, a key ingredient, has long been cherished for its anti-aging properties. This cream can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promoting smoother skin.
3. Hydration: Aloe vera and the gel-based formula provide deep hydration without clogging pores, making it suitable for various skin types. Say goodbye to dry, flaky skin.
4. Nourishment: Sweet almond oil and vitamin E nourish your skin, leaving it feeling soft and supple. These ingredients replenish essential nutrients, promoting skin health.
5. Non-Greasy: Unlike heavy creams, this gel-based formula absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a greasy residue. You can enjoy intense moisture without the heaviness.
6. Overnight Repair: Applying the cream before bedtime allows it to work its magic overnight, rejuvenating your skin while you sleep.
7. Natural Ingredients: You can have confidence in the purity of this DIY cream. It’s crafted with natural ingredients, free from harsh chemicals or additives.
8. Cost-Effective: Making your own face cream can be more budget-friendly in the long run compared to buying commercial products.
9. Sustainable: By creating your skincare products at home, you reduce waste associated with packaging, contributing to a more eco-friendly beauty routine.
Incorporate this DIY Face Cream Aloe Gel Frankincense into your skincare routine, and experience these wonderful benefits for yourself. Your skin will thank you with a youthful, radiant glow.
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The steps for how to make this DIY Face Cream Aloe Gel Frankincense are demonstrated between the timestamps 0m0s and 5m28s of this video.