Taking good care of your skin is the best way for maintaining your youthful and healthy skin. Skin care is very simple when you know what to do and how to do with your regular routine. The immediate as well as long-range benefits in committing to a consistent daily skin care program bring a radiant, healthy complexion that looks great now and for many years to come, and it is worth the commitment you make. Spending an extra time in a skin care routine might seem like a lot of work first, especially if you haven’t been spending time, caring for your skin at all. However, once you get adjusted to your own new program, it will become natural and normal routine just like taking a shower, or brushing your teeth or washing your face/hair.
Basic Skin Care Involves:
Cleansing helps remove impurities/dirt from the surface of your skin. It is increasingly important these days to cleanse your face to maintain good skin, especially now the degree of environmental pollutions is rising. It is recommendable to cleanse your face once in the morning to help remove wastes your skin produces while you’re sleeping, and again at night to help remove bacteria, makeup, oils, other residues, etc. that get on your skin during the day.
2. Facial Scrub
A scrub sloughs off dead skin cells that would result in dryness, blemishes, wrinkles, and blackheads. A facial scrub can also help improve the blood circulation to your face, giving your complexion a healthy glow. You could use various powdery grains such as jojoba beads, hazelnut meal, almond meal, etc. that can help remove the dead skin cells. After cleansing, gently massaging the scrub into your skin once to twice a week is sufficient.
3. Facial Splash/Toner
A splash/toner helps remove residues on your skin after you cleansed (wash), masked, scrubbed. A splash/facial toner actually makes your face moist, allowing your moisturizer or beauty oil to be absorbed better. A toner can be also used by men by splashing it onto their faces after shaving or cleansing. Often gentle toners are made with herbal waters.
4. Facial Moisturizers
Moisturizers or facial beauty oil (Olive Squalane, Mink, Emu Oils, Many others, blended with essential oils) keeps your skin moist and prevents its moisture loss. They help plump up the surface of your skin, as well as create a protective shield between your skin and the air, atmosphere, smog, bacteria, and makeup.
5. Beauty Facial Steaming
Facial steaming helps further cleanse your skin pores. Steaming once a week is sufficient. It does also help improve the blood circulation of your face. One of the ways that I recommend people is to use a few drops of your favorite essential oils into a bowl filled with 1 quart of the steaming water. Hold your face over the bowl for 7 to 10 minutes. The use of the towel would help by draping it over your head to create an umbrella over your head. :)
6. Beauty Facial Mist
A facial mist normally contains floral or herbal waters. It helps replenishes the moisture that your skin loses to the air/atmosphere constantly, especially when you are in the dry season, or being in the room where the air conditioning or heating system is kept on. I recommend only the natural ingredients especially for mists, toners, splashes, moisturizers. Spray it over your face as often as you want.
7. Beauty Facial Mask
Applying a facial mask once a week with a sense of great relaxation will improve the condition of your skin. It will help replenish moisture and adjust/normalize oil secretions which result in a healthy radiant skin. You can use many different ingredients including the various types of clays, honey, eggs, grains, powders, mixed with some drops of favorite essential oils. You create a very relaxing and peaceful moments. :)
SOME SAMPLES By Me, Arty Genius
FACIAL BEAUTY OIL
2 Ounces of Olive Squalane/ Or Olive Oil (Mink or Emu is good as well)
15 Drops of Aloe Vera Oil
15 drops of Vitamin E oil
4 Drops of Sandalwood Oil
4 Drops of Frankincense Oil
5 Drops of Rosewood Oil
5 Drops of Neroli Oil
5 Drops of Geranium Oil
5 Drops of Orange Oil
2 Drops of Vetiver Oil
* Mix the above oils. Massage 3-5 drops of oil into your face in the morning and in the evening after cleansing, toning, and moisturizing.
1 1/2 Teaspoon Pink Clay Powder (or Green Clay or your favorite)
1 1/2 Water
1 Drop of Cypress Oil
2 Drop of Ylang ylang Oil
* Place the clay powder into a very tiny bowl or plate. If your hand is big enough, just place the powder in the palm of your hand. Then, add the water, the above three drops of essential oils, and blend them thoroughly to make a paste. Massage the whole thing (the cleanser) into your face until it feels it is well cleaned. Rinse your face using the warm water.
1 Teaspoon Honey
1 Teaspoon Corn Meal (or Hazel/Almond Meal)
1 Drop of Lavender Oil (or Rose)
1 Drop of Chamomile Oil
* Mix all the above ingredients thoroughly in your palm to make a paste. After washing/cleansing but before toning/splashing, very gently massage the honey scrub into your face for a few minutes. Rinse throughly. Try this once to twice a week.
4 Ounces of Water
2 Drops of Rose Oil
2 Drops of Neroli Oil
2 Drops of Sandalwood Oil
2 Drops of Rosewood Oil
4 Drops of Lavender Oil
* Pour the 4 ounces of water into a spray bottle, and add the drops of the above essential oils. Shake the bottle to mix them well (as water and oil never be mixed but this is a temporary blend). Spray your face with the mist often enough to keep your skin from losing the moist. Shake thoroughly before each use.