All Natural Dry and Cracked Skin Moisturiser

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Hi all, Sophie here! My latest blog is all about creating a lovely hydrating blend for dry, sensitive and cracked skin. Click to learn more.

Dry skin is very common, especially around winter time with the colder temperatures.

Skin becomes tight and itchy causing discomfort and can often become flaky and even split. 

When skin is lacking in essential fatty oils it loses its ability to protect itself and loses moisture more easily. This is generally due to the sebaceous glands producing less oil and moisture but can also be a result of poor diet, genetic predispositions, exposure to environmental factors or the use of harsh chemicals and cosmetics. So, it’s very important to hydrate your skin and help it to keep itself healthy.

Dry skin can also be sensitive and suffer from skin conditions such as Eczema, Psoriasis and Dermatitis. Certain essential oils can help calm and soothe irritated inflamed skin.

Here are a few natural ingredients that will most benefit dry, sensitive skins:

Essential Oils:

When well diluted, Benzoin can help sooth inflammation of the skin, relieve dermatitis and help cracked skin heal. 

Sandalwood Amyris, Myrrh and Benzoin can help sooth chapped, dry or inflamed skin and have wonderful moisturising and hydrating properties.  

Rose, Neroli, Lavender and Chamomile are all great choices for sensitive skin as they help to sooth and heal skin. 

Carrier Oils:

Sesame Seed Oil: Rich in Vitamin A & E, a good choice for those with eczema as has great healing properties and will help sooth itching, irritated skin. 

Evening Primrose Oil: Rich in unsaturated fatty acids and Gamma Linoleic Acid, both essential for skin health. Will boost circulation and help moisturise skin. 

Here’s a great recipe to create a fantastic moisturiser for dry & sensitive skin:

100mls Amphora Cream Base

6 Drops Lavender Essential Oil 

6 Drops Chamomile Roman Essential Oil 

4 Drops Myrrh Essential Oil  

15 Drops Sesame Seed Oil

Blending oils that are gentle and contain good anti-inflammatory properties like Lavender and Chamomile with moisturising and hydrating oils like Myrrh and Sesame Seed Oil will give you a moisturiser that helps sooth and calm skin while protecting and healing. 

As with most blends for the face, a 1% dilution rate would be best to begin with. This way you can make sure the blend suits your skin and isn’t too strong. Once you have used your blend a few times and you may feel you need something a little stronger then increase the dilution rate a little at a time until you are achieving the desired results from your moisturiser. 

As always, a skin patch test should be carried out before full usage of any natural product or blend. Make a small amount of your blend and put a drop on the inside of your elbow. Wait 24 hours. If you experience any swelling, redness, sensitisation or discomfort then you’ll need to establish which oil is causing the problem and replace it with another one. To do this you’ll need to perform a skin patch test for each ingredient.

Thank you for reading! Next time I will be focusing on how to easily make your own affordable face serums at home so be sure to check back soon. You can also check out all of my previous blogs by clicking here or on my name at the top of the article :)







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If you are making a water based formulation for yourself or to sell then it’s very important that extremely high levels of hygiene are adhered to. Please also be aware that water based products will require some sort of preservative to ensure that they don’t spoil too rapidly. Once water has been included in a formulation bacteria can quickly form and spoil the finished product if preservatives are not used.

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