Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Skin Care


With our busy work schedules and running around  in this  heat and humidity sometimes we ignore our skin  and don't realize it takes so little time to give it some TLC.  Here are some tips to keep our skin fresh on a hot summer day. 

                                    How to Get a Flawless Skin

Scrub: Scrub your skin at least twice a week. In case you have an oily skin, scrubbing every alternate days will help a lot in oil control. A large number of scrubbers are available in the market. Majority of them are based on walnut and apricots. Get one for yourself and use it as directed. If you wish to exfoliate skin naturally, then use gram flour. It is the best for all types of skin, especially oily skin. One way to use gram flour for scrubbing is to mix one tablespoon of it with a little of curd and 2-3 drops of lemon juice. Make a paste and apply it evenly all over your face. Allow it to dry. Wash it off well with plenty of water. It exfoliates the upper dead layer of the skin. When done regularly, it will remove dark spots and acne from the skin as well. See also acne treatment for oily skin.

Cleanse: After scrubbing or exfoliation, there is no need for cleansing. But scrubbing everyday is not advisable. Daily cleansing of the skin is a must to remove dirt, dust and microorganisms that keep getting accumulated on it. This will prevent you from pimples and acne. You may use skin care products such as face wash or cleansing milk available in the market. Do look for the one that is meant for your skin type. At home, you can use honey mixed with 3-4 drops of lemon. Spread it on your face or the skin that needs cleansing. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, and then rinse well with water. It cleanses the skin gently and effectively. Read more on glycerin uses for skin.

1. Summer facial bleach
Ingredients: 4 tbsp milk, 1 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp lemon juice.
Mix all the ingredients and apply the mixture evenly on the tanned areas for 15 minutes. Once dried, wash with cold water. Works best for greasy and oily skin.
2. Yogurt and honey cleanser
Ingredients : 4 tbsp plain yogurt, 2 tbsp honey, 3 tbsp lime juice
Mix all the ingredients. Add a little cornstarch if you think the paste needs thickening. Apply on your face and massage for 2-3 minutes. Rinse with cold water.

For an all- natural exfoliation...
Excessive heat added with dry winds, overheat the body and it's the face that suffers the most. The delicate tissues get damaged and the outer layer of the skin bears dirt deposits in the clogged pores leading to an excessively rough, wrinkled and dry skin. A quick and easy session of exfoliation is all that you need in case of such beauty emergencies!
1. Oatmeal exfoliating scrub
Ingredients: 1 tsp fine oatmeal, 1 tsp baking soda
Mix the ingredients in enough water to make a thick paste. Rub over face for 2-3 minutes, rinse and pat dry. It's suitable for all skin types.
Get the glow back...
You face seems to have lost its lustre? Well, here's all that you can do to get back your lost sheen and make your face smooth, soft and fresh like never before in just 20 minutes..

Avoid eating sugar. Sugar is actually one of the biggest enemies when it comes to your skin. I and many others felt the weight after eating sugary products. Just ask yourself what would be a healthier alternative if you suddenly crave something sweet.
Consume salmon and berries. The diet consists mainly of salmon which is rich in essential fatty acids that help reduce wrinkles and puffiness. Berries also play an important role in the diet, as a great source of antioxidants, and one of the best food you can eat for your overall health.
There are so many other things like having a good skin, but it comes down to being healthy and taking care of your body with the most effective ways of life, but proved they could.

1 comment:

  1. Great tips! I've actually never done a homemade facial... can you believe that??


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