Minimal & natural skincare 🌬🧖🏻 The combination of very cold & very dry air in Svalbard together with frequent handwashing means that my hands as well as most other body parts get extremely dry these days. So I’m using a lot of cream! I’ve wanted to experiment with homemade skin cream for a while. It is cheaper than storebought products, lower on waste and packaging (here I’ve used a small plastic jar I’ve had for years), and I haven’t added any perfume or scented oils either.
My first try: 2 parts shea butter (melted) with 1 part hazelnut oil, continuously stirred while cooling down. Both shea butter and hazelnut oil are non-comedogenic, meaning that they won’t clog your pores (which would lead to acne breakouts). Hazelnut oil is suitable for acne-prone and/or sensitive skin types, which is perfect for me! Of course hazelnuts are nuts, so if you’re allergic to those you should avoid hazelnut oil as well.
My first try resulted in quite a solid ‘cream’, but it melts easily on my skin. Next time I’ll try a 1:1 ratio of shea butter and hazelnut oil, maybe it will turn into something more like a lotion then. .
P.s. As someone who was a teenager during the Twilight movies, I love that the lighting makes me look like a sparkly vampire 🧛♀️ 😂
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