Hi lovelies! Someone recently asked me for a facial recipe to help effectively treat & soothe their dry skin and another person asked me for a solution for their bumpy acneic skin. So today, I thought I’d share some of the easiest shea butter mixes to apply daily to ward off and heal common skin problems such as acne & dry skin once and for all. Yes, shea butter can also help treat acne and moisturize dry acneic skin without clogging pores! Read more about it here. Plus, I’ve also shared a nourishing facial moisturizer recipe to keep normal skin free from any skin issues.
Remember: these shea butter facial moisturizer recipes should be used every day, preferably at night to gradually heal and soothe your skin type. Also, make sure you use clean fingertips to scoop the moisturizer, when applying, to avoid contamination. Alright! Let’s move on to the 3 DIY facial moisturizer formulations for problem-free skin:
3 Shea Butter Facial Moisturizer Recipes
Note: You don’t need to own a hand mixer to make any of these Shea butter facial moisturizer recipes. As you will see in the directions below, all you need to do is to melt the shea butter, add the rest of the ingredients, mix well and leave it to set. However, using a blender, food processor or hand mixer to mix will give you a more creamy and smooth absorbable consistency as seen in the image above (Also added rose hydrosol so it has a liquidy consistency that’s just perfect!)
1. Acne: Aloe Vera Shea Butter Facial Moisturizer
Before we get on to the recipe, you must be wondering if shea butter can be used on oily acneic skin. Here’s a great article that explains everything about using shea butter on oily skin! The shealoe combination makes a soothing shea butter facial moisturizer for acne. I’m using sweet almond oil as my liquid oil in this recipe, but you can also choose any other liquid oil of your choice. Grapeseed, safflower and jojoba are great alternatives that won’t clog up acneic skin. Below I’ve listed the ingredients in this shea butter facial moisturizer and their benefits for acne skin:
- Aloe Vera – Aloe vera has anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties which make it excellent for healing, soothing and disinfecting acne prone skin. It also hydrates and moisturizes acne skin especially when combined with shea butter.
- Sweet Almond Oil – The fatty acids in sweet almond oil dissolve stale sebum stuck deep within the pores of acne prone skin. This stale sebum usually clogs pores, thereby creating more acne. Sweet almond oil will also nourish and moisture dry and peeling acneic skin.
- Tea Tree Essential Oil – Hailed as a miracle cure for acne, tea tree essential oil contains powerful properties including anti bacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-microbial and so many more properties that help naturally heal acne and pimples.
Add all ingredients to an electric stand mixer and beat till you get a white fluffy mixture. Transfer to a sterilized amber glass jar. Wash your face, pat dry and apply.
2. Dry Skin: Olive Oil Shea Butter Facial Moisturizer
I call this super easy two ingredient shea butter facial moisturizer the ‘winter skin savior’ because of its nourishing and lubricating properties that instantly relieve dry skin, especially in winter. You can make a bigger batch and rub it in your elbows, hands, knees and other dry skin areas to soften & heal. Want to know the benefits of using olive oil in this recipe? Read a few of them below:
Olive Oil – Rich in vitamin E and healthy fatty acids, olive oil is one of the best remedies for treating dry skin. Vitamin E is known to soothe & heal inflammation associated with dry skin while the fatty acids lubricate and seal in moisture.
Melt your shea butter in a double boiler. When melted, pour it in the jar/container where you’ll be storing this shea butter facial moisturizer. Stir in 2 tbsp of olive oil. Once set, your facial moisturizer should be soft and creamy.
3. Normal Skin: Shea Butter Coconut Oil Face Lotion Recipe
This shea butter mix is a simple and easy facial moisturizer recipe for normal and combination skin types. It contains coconut oil, which is a multipurpose beauty product that has amazing beauty benefits as you can see below. It also contains essential oils, which are totally optional but enhance this shea butter facial moisturizer recipe and make it smell heavenly too. Benefits of the ingredients are listed below:
- Coconut Oil – Coconut oil moisturizes and hydrates normal skin, keeping it smooth soft and supple. It also has strong anti bacterial properties that ward off acne causing germs and infection.
- Lavender Essential Oil – By inhibiting growth of acne causing bacteria, regulating the skin’s natural oils and calming acne inflammation, lavender essential oil helps prevent and treat acne prone skin.
- Geranium Essential Oil – A natural astringent and anti bacterial agent, geranium essential oil is another one of the best essential oils for acne. It also helps detoxify the skin and get rid of excess oils that clog pores.
First melt your shea butter and coconut oil gently using a double boiler. Once melted, allow it to cool for about 5 to 7 minutes. Add 3 drops of lavender essential oil and 3 drops of geranium essential oil and stir well using a clean spatula. Ready! Get ready to apply this aromatic & healing shea butter facial moisturizer on your skin! Your final mixture should have a creamy soft consistency.
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