Keeping your skin moisturized is one of the best ways to fight signs of aging in your skin. This is especially important with your face as this skin tends to be more delicate than skins on other parts of your body. I like to use a Shea Butter overnight mask on my face a couple of times a week to help with this. If you’ve never heard of an overnight mask before it is essentially just a deep moisturizing treatment. You can make a simple all natural DIY Whipped Shea Butter Overnight Mask with just a few ingredients.
For this recipe you will need:
1.25oz Evening Primrose Oil
1.5 Tablespoons Arrowroot Powder
This recipe is based on a recipe I first saw from Brambleberry and I have adapted it to make it my own. I used shea butter as the main base for it's moisturizing qualities as well as the fact that it is non-comedogenic, meaning it won't clog your pores. This is super important in a moisturizer to avoid your face breaking out. Evening Primrose not only moisturizers but it helps with the elasticity & firmness of your skin. I like to add arrowroot powder to get more of a creamy texture to this mask as well as cut down on the mask feeling overly greasy on your skin. As far as the essential oils I chose, I like to use Lavender in almost every skincare product I make as it is soothing to your skin, can help with redness and fine lines and wrinkles. Mastrante is a great addition as it helps brighten and even out your complexion and Elemi(a cousin to Frankincense) is great for fighting fine lines & wrinkles and giving skin a more radiant youthful look. After reading how great all of these ingredients are for your skin, I am sure you can see why I chose them for this recipe:) Now to make your overnight mask:
First add your shea butter, evening primrose oil and arrowroot powder to the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk attachment. Whip until there are no longer any lumps in the shea butter. Depending on how soft your shea butter is this can take around 4-7 minutes.
Next add in your Elemi, Lavender & Mastrante essential oils & whip for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the mixture has a light and fluffy texture.
Place in an air tight container and store in a cool dry location. Your overnight mask should be good for up to 6 months if stored properly.
I hope you give this whipped shea butter overnight mask a try and love it as much as I do!
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