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Facial Moisturizers with Ingredients from the Cupboards of LuAnn and Leslie

WashFaceToday I will tackle a few more of the requests from my mountain of requests for our Quick Gifts from Your Cupboard blog post! Following the post from yesterday, we are going to focus on facial moisturizers today. These are recipes that would also work as light weight body lotions. Let’s go take a peek at the recipes I’ve come up with!

LuAnn wrote, “My cupboard definitely isn’t empty, but I’m kind of stumped on a couple of recipes that I would love help with! I am looking for a good cleanser and moisturizer for acne prone skin. My daughter is headed to college in Eastern Idaho……very cold and very DRY! So I especially need a facial moisturizer that will not cause break-outs, but that will keep in the moisture.”

Before I move into my formulas for LuAnn, I would like to take a moment to share some information about acne with all of our readers. There are many types of acne, but I’m going to discuss three types. 1) Normal acne is simply acne that most teens and young adults deal with as they go through puberty. If you still have acne in your early twenties, it may not be normal acne. 2) Cystic acne is mostly very painful acne that is subterranean and lumpy. Cystic acne can often be a indicator of other health issues that are based in hormone imbalances. 3) Infectious acne is typically caused by staphylococcus epidermidis (staph bacteria) and is acne that reoccurs in the same spots and can be spread by touching different parts of the face. As someone who has suffered from infectious acne, I know how miserable it is to have acne that doesn’t respond to over the counter treatments. A dermatologist is someone that can best tell the difference and help consult for the best treatment routine. Now that I’ve explained a little about acne, let’s jump into the formulas!

If acne is light and periodic, then this formula will be wonderful! If the acne is heavier and/or constant, you can make this facial moisturizer, but I promise a dermatologist will be able to help the long term problem.

67.5% Water
15% Jojoba, Golden or Colorless
5% Conditioning Emulsifier
3% Cyclomethicone
3% Hydrovance
3% extracts of choice
2% Orchid Extract
1% essential oils of choice
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus

Leslie said, “I’d love a light, and thin face moisturizer. I don’t like things thick or sticky on my face.”

This formula will definitely fit the bill for you. The only addition that I would recommend would be Orchid Extract as it is my favorite for skin on any face!

77.5% Water
8% Apricot Kernel Oil
7% Veggie Emulsifier
2% Hydrovance
2% Cyclomethicone
2% Avocado Oil
1% Calendula Oil or Orchid Extract
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus

I have still more formulas that I’m working on! If there is something you would like help with, please feel free to send us a message through the Contact Us page! I’m having fun with all the formulas!

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