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Do-It-Yourself Anti-Aging Skin Care

In the world of skin care, prices over $30 for a little jar of cream are not uncommon, particularly if a product claims to reduce the signs of aging. If a person buys a few such products each month, the annual cost may be equivalent to a trip to Hawaii.

As it turns out, you can often get the same (or even greater) benefits at a fraction of the cost if you make your skin care items yourself. It may sound like a difficult and time consuming task but it is actually quite simple if you know the right ingredients and how to combine them. And it takes very little time, usually just a few minutes. Furthermore, the ingredients you need can usually be easily purchased at your local health food store. You are wondering why hasn't anyone told you about it? Well, perhaps high-end skin care manufacturers have been dying to tell you how to replace their expensive products with affordable do-it-yourself alternatives... but somehow couldn't get a hold of you.

Here are some of the advantages of making your anti-aging skin care items yourself:

  • Big savings . You may be able to spend up to ten times less on skincare.
  • Desired strength. Many skincare products have no ingredients that help retard skin aging. Those which do, often have too low a concentration of active ingredients to make any real difference. Conversely, when preparing a cream yourself, you can put in as much of active ingredient(s) as you need.
  • Always fresh. Chemicals, whether natural or synthetic, decay over time because they react with water, air or each other. When active ingredients decay, a product loses its benefits and may even become harmful. Skin care products that you buy in a store were prepared months if not years in advance and some of their active ingredient may have already partly decayed. (Not all products even state the expiration date). Furthermore, when you open a product, the decay will accelerate because of the exposure to air. On the other hand, when you prepare your skin care items yourself, you get a fresh batch every time. Also, you can make small batches so that the product is used up relatively quickly (in a few weeks not months) and doesn't have the time to decay.
  • Easy to make. When making a cream of your own, you can often avoid a tedious stage of mixing inactive ingredients by buying an appropriate base cream (i.e. a very inexpensive cream that already has inactive ingredients mixed together). Then you only need to add active ingredients. The whole process becomes quick and simple. (And some believe it's fun too!)

For complete practical instructions on making your own anti-aging skin care see DIY Anti-Aging Skin Care Infopack.


     


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