Do It Yourself Facial Skin Care

Do It Yourself Facial Skin Care



DoItYourself Facial Skin Care
In a​ world of​ tight schedules,​ harmful pollution,​ high anxiety and​ mounting tension,​ your skin takes the​ toil,​ and​ it​ shows! Yet,​ all is​ not lost. ​
With a​ little commitment to​ smooth,​ clear and​ attractive skin,​ you can maintain the​ natural beauty of​ your skin at ​ home! Keep reading to​ get tips and​ simple athome methods to​ maintain youthful skin and​ fight the​ signs of​ aging.
It is​ absolutely certain that beautiful skin cannot last without proper care. ​
The adverse affects of​ the​ world we​ live in​ have the​ potential of​ making skin look old and​ tired even during the​ prime of​ youth. ​
Therefore,​ it​ is​ essential to​ regularly and​ thoroughly clean your skin so as​ to​ keep it​ glowing with vitality. ​
Besides cleansing and​ facials,​ massaging the​ skin regularly and​ properly will greatly reduce the​ appearance of​ wrinkles and​ tighten your skin.
Cleaning your Skin
The first step in​ caring for your skin externally is​ to​ clean it​ properly. ​
Perspiration,​ grease,​ dust,​ stale makeup,​ dirt and​ bacteria all collect on​ your skin and​ must be removed completely. ​
Use cleansing cream,​ milk or​ lotion or​ just plain cold cream to​ clean your skin. ​
Apply the​ cream on​ your face and​ neck and​ gently massage it​ in. ​
Rub the​ cream on​ your face and​ neck in​ circular and​ upward motion for at ​ least five minutes duration also depends on​ the​ instructions provided with the​ cream you are using. ​
Remove excessive cream with tissue,​ damp cotton wool or​ a​ small damp towel.
Next,​ tone your skin using skin freshener mild,​ skin tonic medium strength or​ an astringent lotion strong. ​
Toning is​ important as​ it​ removes any remaining greasiness on​ your skin after the​ cleansing process is​ complete. ​
it​ closes pores,​ refines the​ skin,​ and​ if ​ you intend to​ use make up,​ it​ leaves a​ smooth clean texture which will hold foundation and​ powder much longer.
Nourishing your skin is​ an essential part of​ any beauty routine. ​
Dirt,​ dust,​ hot and​ cold weather,​ cosmetics and​ even sunlight all tend to​ dry out the​ skin,​ robbing it​ of​ moisture and​ oil. ​
Skin foods attempt to​ replenish nourishment to​ give skin its natural healthiness. ​
it​ is​ not necessary to​ use a​ thick,​ heavy skin cream every night. ​
if ​ you do not like a​ greasy face when going to​ bed,​ simply choose a​ light,​ easy to​ absorb moisturizer which will disappear in​ minutes. ​
Many of​ the​ newer liquid moisturizers fall into this category.
Facial
A facial is​ the​ quickest way of​ cleaning,​ reviving and​ refining faded skin,​ leaving the​ skin light,​ soft and​ glowing. ​
a​ facial also does a​ thorough job of​ relaxing jangled nerves so that you emerge not only looking younger but also feeling fresher and​ more relaxed. ​
a​ facial once every fortnight will ensure youthful and​ fresh skin for a​ long time.
The most luxurious way of​ getting a​ facial is​ to​ go to​ a​ beauty salon and​ sit back while experts do their job. ​
if ​ you do not have the​ time or​ cannot afford the​ luxury of​ regular salon treatments,​ you can give yourself a​ facial at ​ home. ​
Choose a​ time when you can be undisturbed and​ quiet. ​
Get everything ready before you start so that you can relax and​ enjoy it. ​
Follow the​ routine below for a​ quick homefacial
• Tie your hair away from the​ face and​ neck and​ use a​ headband to​ pull hair away you’re your forehead.
• Cleanse your face and​ neck with cleansing milk and​ wipe off first with a​ facial tissue and​ then with a​ wet towel.
• Apply cream all over the​ face and​ blend it​ thoroughly then massage your face and​ neck in​ an upward direction.
• Prepare a​ facepack suited to​ your skin type and​ on​ a​ thoroughly clean face,​ spread a​ fairly thick layer avoiding the​ area of​ the​ mouth and​ a​ large circle round the​ eyes. ​
Then lie on​ your back and​ keep the​ mask on​ for 15 to​ 20 minutes or​ till dry. ​
Do not talk while the​ mask is​ on​ your face.
• When it​ is​ dry,​ wash your face and​ neck with cold water,​ keeping your eyes closed. ​
Dry your skin and​ apply skin tonic.
• if ​ you have an important date,​ use skin tonic after the​ facial,​ then apply moisturizer and​ make up.
Massaging your Skin
Massaging your face is​ essential for youthful looking skin especially for the​ 40 and​ above. ​
An effective way to​ counter wrinkles,​ massaging is​ a​ slow process and​ its results are obvious only if ​ it​ is​ continued for a​ period of​ time. ​
it​ is​ not a​ magic potion which can bring a​ change overnight and​ one has to​ be patient with it. ​
However,​ there is​ no doubt that massage reduces unattractive fleshiness,​ tightens facial tissues and​ muscles and​ increases blood circulation.
Once you have lines and​ wrinkles,​ you can only get rid of​ them by plastic surgery. ​
Massage and​ facial exercises can help prevent new lines from forming but cannot remove the​ old ones already on​ the​ face. ​
By toning up the​ muscles and​ nourishing them,​ you can prevent new lines and​ wrinkles from forming. ​
Remember,​ whether you have a​ lumpy,​ flabby,​ withered or​ sallow skin,​ your face can regain the​ appearance of​ youth under the​ action of​ your own fingers. ​
Lines and​ wrinkles usually appear on​ the​ forehead,​ temples,​ eyes,​ nose,​ cheeks,​ chin and​ mouth.
Massage is​ effective only if ​ the​ skin is​ clear. ​
Do not forget to​ remove all traces of​ makeup otherwise skin pores will be blocked by particles of​ dirt. ​
All blackheads should be removed. ​
if ​ the​ skin is​ oily,​ then remove oiliness by applying cleansing milk. ​
Fresh lemon juice is​ also very effective in​ removing excess oiliness. ​
if ​ skin is​ dry,​ use a​ good moisturizer before massaging it. ​
if ​ the​ skin is​ oily,​ it​ is​ advisable to​ use some astringent lotion. ​
Apply Vitamin E cream before a​ massage,​ but the​ quantity of​ this cream should be enough only to​ give sufficient greasiness to​ the​ skin so that the​ hands and​ fingers move smoothly on​ the​ face.
After having cleaned the​ skin,​ press it​ with light but firm fingers,​ putting a​ little pressure while applying a​ good cream. ​
Trained fingers can hold the​ skin firmly and​ apply even pressure. ​
With the​ passage of​ time,​ visible defects like wrinkles,​ flabbiness and​ dead cells are greatly reduced and​ a​ fresh and​ young look is​ restored. ​
Massage should start from the​ neck upwards and​ end at ​ the​ forehead or​ temples because all veins and​ tissues get an increased blood supply by this process. ​
The skin around the​ eyes is​ delicate. ​
So it​ is​ advisable to​ apply cream on​ this part without pressing it. ​
Cream takes 15 to​ 20 minutes to​ get absorbed by the​ skin,​ so massage should continue that long. ​
Wipe off extra cream with a​ cotton wool swab soaked in​ water preferably rose water. ​
The best time to​ massage the​ face is​ before going to​ bed.
Art of​ Massaging
• Slow Massage This is​ the​ most common method of​ massage. ​
The secret is​ to​ massage slowly and​ patting/vibrating the​ skin. ​
Using the​ fleshy part of​ your finger tips,​ press the​ skin lightly but firmly. ​
The process starts at ​ the​ base of​ the​ neck at ​ a​ slow speed. ​
The speed increases as​ the​ fingers move upwards. ​
Stroking gives rest to​ the​ nerves and​ the​ vibration is​ useful in​ subduing pain that might be caused by massaging.
• Fast Massage the​ front half of​ both the​ palms are used to​ massage at ​ speed,​ taking care to​ make a​ circular motion upwards.
• Pressure Massage This is​ a​ method when pressure is​ applied by fingertips. ​
This is​ effective for removing pouches beneath eyes.
• Stroking Massage Chubby cheeks are stroked with the​ tips of​ fingers. ​
if ​ the​ nose is​ broad,​ strokes are applied from the​ nose to​ the​ temples on​ both sides.
• Pinching Massage the​ skin is​ held,​ as​ in​ pincers,​ between the​ thumb and​ fingers. ​
Such a​ massage is​ effective for a​ double chin and​ wrinkles on​ the​ jaw.
• Friction Massage the​ movement requires pressure on​ the​ skin while it​ is​ being moved over the​ underlying structures. ​
Fingers or​ palms are employed in​ this movement. ​
Hard movements are usually employed on​ the​ scalp while light movements are used on​ the​ face especially on​ the​ neck.
• Piano Playing Movements This exercise develops facial muscles and​ makes them firm. ​
it​ should be done on​ the​ entire face,​ especially the​ cheek area,​ with your fingers. ​
The movements must be supple yet brisk.
Making your own Skin Products
Homemade Massage Cream
Heat together four tablespoons of​ sunflower or​ safflower oil mixed with 4 tablespoons of​ lanolin. ​
Then slowly add heated rose water to​ it. ​
Now add a​ tablespoon of​ camphor oil to​ make a​ really invigorating massage cream. ​
To make this cream lighter mix two tablespoons of​ petroleum jelly.
Homemade Massage Oil
Mix together half cup each of​ almond oil and​ castor oil. ​
Add one teaspoon of​ camphor oil. ​
Shake well and​ use.
Antiwrinkle Cream
Melt together 2 tablespoons lanolin,​ 2 tablespoons almond oil and​ 1 tablespoon apricot oil. ​
Then add 3 tablespoons lemon juice. ​
Apricots are very rich in​ vitamin A.
Antiwrinkle Lotion
Mix the​ following ingredients and​ use as​ an antiwrinkle lotion
2 tablespoons cucumber / mint mixture
4 drops peppermint extract
1 pinch alum powder




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