10 DIY Night Creams For Beautiful Skin

by Atulya Satishkumar

It is not easy to find a single night cream that offers complete nourishment to your skin. While some creams offer skin whitening benefits, some focus on lessening the effects of aging, and some lighten dark circles. Interestingly, the ingredients that go into the making of night creams are not rare or unfamiliar. They include common nutrients and ingredients, such as vitamin E, aloe vera, squalene, glycerine, etc.

You can prepare night creams at home with natural ingredients. In addition to being pocket-friendly and chemical-free, these can be stored for long. In this article, we have listed 10 night creams that you can prepare easily at home. Take a look.

10 DIY Night Creams For Beautiful Skin

1. Moisturizing Olive Oil Night Cream

Olive oil is the main ingredient of this homemade cream. It helps to lock in the moisture of the skin (1). Another active ingredient is coconut oil, which hydrates and moisturizes the skin (2).

You Will Need
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon beeswax 
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix olive oil, coconut oil, and beeswax in a saucepan on low heat until the mixture melts.
  2. Allow the cream to cool down and store it in a container at room temperature. You can use this for 2-3 months.

2. Glycerine Cream

Glycerine (or glycerol) hydrates the skin and improves skin barrier function (3). Coconut oil can improve skin health with its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties (4). Rosewater and almond oil refresh and smoothen and rejuvenate the skin, respectively (5), (6). 

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons rose water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon glycerine 
What You Have To Do
  1. Take a double boiler and add almond and coconut oil to it. Heat the mixture so that all the ingredients are blended.
  2. Remove the boiler from heat and add rose water and glycerine to the mixture.
  3. Allow the cream to cool down.
  4. Store it in a container and use it daily before going to bed.

3. Cocoa Butter Wrinkle Cream

Cocoa butter is rich in phytochemicals that moisturize and protect your skin, strengthen the skin barrier, and prevent premature aging (7).

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa butter
  • 1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil 
What You Have To Do
  1. Add all the ingredients in a boiler and heat.
  2. Heat until the ingredients are mixed well.
  3. Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool down.
  4. Store the cream in a container. Apply this to your face and neck.

 Note: Avoid this remedy if you have oily skin.

4. Green Tea Detoxifying Cream

Green tea has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that protect your skin from the harmful UV rays and prevent photoaging (8). Aloe vera can hydrate the skin and has anti-aging effects (9).

You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon green tea extract
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon rose water
  • 1 teaspoon essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera juice
  • 1 tablespoon beeswax
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix beeswax and almond oil in a double boiler and boil the mixture.
  2. Heat until it melts completely.
  3. Remove the mixture from the flame and add aloe vera and mix.
  4. Add green tea extract, essential oil, and rose water.
  5. Apply it on your skin and store it in a container.

5. Anti-Acne Aloe Vera Night Cream

Aloe vera can help treat acne and blemishes. It also has anti-aging and moisturizing effects. The amino acids in aloe vera soften hardened skin cells and improve skin texture (9). Lavender oil improves collagen synthesis, while primrose oil improves skin hydration, elasticity, firmness, and smoothness (10), (11).

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera extract
  • 1 teaspoon lavender oil
  • 1 teaspoon primrose oil
What You Have To Do
  1. Extract fresh aloe vera gel from the plant and mix it with lavender oil.
  2. Add a teaspoon of primrose oil and blend.
  3. Apply it to your skin.
  4. Store the cream in a container and apply it daily.

6. Refreshing Milk Cream

Milk cream cleanses, moisturizes, and nourishes your skin. It contains lactic acid that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and makes your skin firm and smooth (12). Rosewater tones your skin while olive oil and glycerine moisturize it.

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon milk cream
  • 1 teaspoon rose water
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon glycerine
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix all the ingredients and blend using a blender or whip with a spoon until you get a smooth, lump-free paste.
  2. Store the cream in a container and apply it to a freshly cleansed face and neck.

7. Revitalizing Apple Night Cream

Apples contain antioxidants like quercetin, catechin, etc. (13). These antioxidants can protect the skin from oxidative damage, thus helping prevent photoaging and skin disorders.

You Will Need
  • 2 apples
  • 4-5 tablespoons rose water
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil 
What You Have To Do
  1. Cut the apples into small pieces and blend them with olive oil in a blender.
  2. Blend the mixture until the paste becomes smooth.
  3. Pour the mixer in a boiler and heat on low flame.
  4. Remove the mixture from heat and add half a cup of rose water to it.
  5. Store it in a container once it cools down.
  6. You can use this cream for up to 6 days if refrigerated.

8. Skin Lightening Night Cream

Turmeric is rich in bioactive compounds that can inhibit tyrosinase activity (14). Studies have shown that facial masks containing yogurt can moisturize the skin and maintain its elasticity (15). Almonds contain fatty acids and antioxidants that can nourish your skin and offer anti-aging benefits (16). Sandalwood powder has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, and emollient properties that help lighten scars and blemishes and smoothen the skin (17). Saffron helps lighten the skin tone (18).

You Will Need
  • 7-8 almonds
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon sandalwood powder
  • 4-5 drops lemon juice
  • 3-4 saffron strands
What You Have To Do
  1. Soak almonds overnight. The next morning, peel them and grind them to make a smooth paste.
  2. Add yogurt, turmeric, lime juice, sandalwood powder, and saffron to this.
  3. Blend until it gets smooth.
  4. Store this cream in a container (it lasts for a week if refrigerated).

9. Avocado Anti-Aging Night Cream

Avocado is rich in phytochemicals that can provide nourishment to dry and damaged skin (19). It also possesses wound-healing properties that can help relieve breakouts and blemishes.

You Will Need
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 egg/ 1/2 cup yogurt
What You Have To Do
  1. Mash avocado in a bowl to make a smooth paste.
  2. Add eggs (or yogurt) and the mashed avocado to a blender.
  3. Blend this into a smooth paste.
  4. Store it in a container and apply this night cream twice a week.

10. Almond Oil Night Cream For Dry Skin

Almond oil is rich in vitamin E. It can smoothen and rejuvenate skin and improve skin tone (6). Honey and cocoa butter impart smoothness and shine to the skin.

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons rose water
What You Have To Do
  1. Melt almond oil and cocoa butter in a boiler.
  2. Take the mixture off the flame and add rose water and honey to it.
  3. Blend this mixture and allow it to cool.
  4. You can store it in a refrigerator.

Here are a few tips that will help you maintain beautiful skin and prevent premature aging.

Tips To Maintain Beautiful Skin

  1. Do not go to sleep with makeup on as it can clog the pores in your skin, leading to breakouts.
  2. Drink lots of water throughout the day as staying hydrated keeps the skin replenished and supple.
  3. Use a clean pillowcase to avoid impurities from clogging your skin pores.
  4. Do not pick at your skin if you have acne as this will increase the chances of it spreading.
  5. Exercising regularly keeps your skin refreshed and replenished, thus imparting a youthful look.
  6. Avoid eating junk food and follow a balanced diet to help nourish your skin and keep it healthy.

The night cream we use has an impact on the health of our skin. Instead of spending huge amounts of money on commercial, chemically loaded night creams, try out these natural, homemade creams. However, if your skin problems persist, you must consult your dermatologist to determine the underlying cause. 

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