Skin care is undoubtedly a must all around the year. A lot of skin care products are available, but how do you decide which is the best for you? The ingredients on the cover too can be confusing at times. Adding natural and herbal products to the skin and body care regimen is the best thing to do in such cases.
Here is a seven-day skin care regimen that is sure to help you get healthy and glowing skin!
Start the week with a warm washcloth dab on the face, there by opening up the pores. You may apply a primer to decrease the presence of any pores. Later on in the day, try the ‘cheek bone squeeze’, which means that you pinch your cheeks for a couple of minutes to spread the blood flow and get a natural glow. Take half a papaya and mash it; apply it evenly on freshly washed skin. Leave it on for 10 to 12 minutes so that the enzymes in the papaya hydrate and infuse your skin with vitamin A.
Cleanse your face first thing in the morning by using a simple or oscillating brush in circular motions. This will increase blood flow to your facial skin. After work or before going to bed, relax in your bathtub by adding some Epsom salts. This, too, will enhance your blood circulation that makes skin glow.
Cleanse your face with a mixture of half milk and half water in the morning. The lactic acid in the milk revitalises the skin. Later in the day,mix a teaspoon of honey and three teaspoons of olive oil. This makes a great moisturiser. Apply it on your hands and face for a few minutes before bathing. Try an easy exfoliate at night for brighter skin. Mix two tablespoon of salt and half a teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply this mixture to your face incircular motions. Thereafter, rinse with warm water after 5 to 7 minutes.
Combat any cellulite you may have by spraying cold water on your legs for a couple of minutes after showering. Then, just like the ‘cheek bone squeeze’, try the ‘jawline pinch’. This time it is by pulling the jawline towards the hairline. This will provide elasticity to your skin and increase blood flow. Before bed, try a homemade face mask by mixing half a grated cucumber and one tablespoon of yogurt. Apply it on your skin and leave it on for about 15 minutes before rinsing off.
During the shower, use a loofah to wash away the dead skin uncovering the new healthy skin underneath. During your lunch break or afternoon naptime,place two slices of cucumber over your eyes. Leave on for at least 15 minutes. The beta-carotene in the cucumber acts as an antioxidant and reduces inflammation. Before bedtime, take half a lemon and sprinkle some sugar on it. Use this natural scrub on your skin to close down open pores and tone the skin.
In the morning, mix two tablespoons of honey, one tablespoon of olive oil, one tablespoon of lemon juice and half a tablespoon of sugar. Apply this mixture on your face, leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse with water. This herbal face pack will remove dead skin and will brighten your complexion. Later in the day, place two tea bags in the fridge to cool down. After a couple of minutes, place them on your eyes for about 5 minutes. The caffeine in the tea shrinks the blood vessels around the eyes, there by decreasing puffy bags under your eyes. Before going to bed, remove all your make-up by using Vaseline. Then, mix half a cup of warm honey with three tablespoons of orange juice and apply it on your face for a healthy glow. Leave it on for about 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse off.
End your weekly skin care routine by putting your eye cream in the fridge. Once cool, apply it under your eyes and leave it on for about 10 minutes. To brighten the skin, mix a teaspoon of baking soda to your cleanser and apply. Leave for 5 minutes and use a cotton pad to remove and wash off.