Want a face lift? Scared to go under the knife? Then, your solution is dimethylaminoethanol.
Um... what is dimethylaminoethanol?
Well, most people know it as DMAE, and if you're a Dr. Oz fan, chances are you've already come across this surgery-less solution for looking younger, healthier and wrinkle-free.
Dr. Oz did a segment called Dr. Oz's Alternative Health All-Stars and then followed it up with a special segment on advice from Dr. Nicholas Perricone, one of the Alternative Health All-Stars, on how to get rid of wrinkles and prevent skin cancer. [via DrOzFans]
One of the methods for removing wrinkles from your face was DMAE cream, and it's said that you would immediately see a change in your skin and an increase in your skin's radiance. The only problem is that face cream products containing DMAE are really expensive.
Luckily, DMAE is sold as a stand-alone supplement, and it is relatively inexpensive. Which means you can make your own DMAE cream for a fraction of its usual commercial price. [via Suite101]
And how do you do this? Well, it depends on if you've acquired liquid or powder...
Step 1 From Liquid DMAE
If you've gotten your hands on the liquid version of DMAE, you're lucky, because there's less work!
Just pour a few drops into the chosen base (the cream or oil you are going to "enhance" or use as a carrier) and mix thoroughly.
Step 2 From Powered DMAE
If you could only find the DMAE powder, that's okay. It's still pretty easy to get ready.
Open a capsule and put approximately half of it into a small container (such as a large bottle cap) and add a few drops of distilled water. The DMAE powder will promptly dissolve. Then mix it thoroughly with your chosen base.
The quantity of DMAE recommended by the cosmetic industry is usually 3% of the composition.
Step 3 Add As a Base
As a base you can use any skin care product you wish or normally use. Many people prefer very simple and inexpensive creams (such as Nivea Soft). But you can also use totally natural base carriers. The important thing is that the base should be as deeply absorbed by the skin as possible, because the better the transdermal abilities of the carrier base – meaning that it penetrates deep into the layers of the epidermis – the better the DMAE is likely to work. Among the best natural transdermal agents are sesame oil and aloe vera. (If you use aloe vera gel, you should know that the addition of DMAE will instantly make the gel runny.)
Step 4 Use It!
Use the product as you would normally use a facial cream. (You can also use it as a cleanser, wiping it off after 15 or 20 minutes.)
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