When you get caught in a hectic routine, you start ignoring self-care. But taking care of yourself is essential for your health, happiness, and overall wellbeing. This includes pampering yourself occasionally with special food, shopping spree, and beauty treatments. Some people may scoff at the mention of beauty treatments. But remember that when you look good, you feel more confident and happy about yourself. Your mood improves and you are better motivated to take on the challenges of life.
The skin care, especially, is very important. Because if you don’t take care of your skin, it will start showing signs of damage very soon. These might include skin problems like acne, dark spots, and even premature aging. You don’t want your skin to start showing wrinkles too soon, do you? So, you must take care of your skin.
Take care of your health to take care of your skin:
The first and most important thing to do is to get rid of your poor eating choices. Eat healthy, nutritious food to get healthy and glowing skin. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables and avoid saturated fat and sugar. Exercising regularly also helps in bringing a healthy glow to your skin. In short, make healthier choices to have beautiful skin.
Pamper your skin with home facial:
To help your skin further, be regular at your facial sessions. Facial includes cleansing, toning, and moisturizing the skin of your face. You may also add a gentle exfoliation and mask for better results. If you think you don’t have time to go to beauty parlors for facials, then try these “Home Facial” tips:
How to do facial at home
Start your facial by cleansing your skin with a gentle and good quality cleanser. Give yourself a light steam treatment. This will unclog the pores before facial. Move your fingertips upwards in circular movements, gently stimulating your skin and removing excess oil and grime. Then rinse your face with warm water. Gently pat excess moisture away with a soft towel. Never rub your face roughly to dry it.
After finishing the cleansing routine, tone your skin to ensure its pH balance. Apply the toner on your face and neck area with a soft cotton pad. Avoid rubbing roughly. Also, steer clear of the sensitive area around the eye. You can use apple cider vinegar as a toner. It works well to ensure optimal pH balance for the skin.
Finally, using a gentle patting motion, apply oil on your skin while it is still damp. This will seal the moisture in. For oily areas, apply the oil once. For dry areas, apply the oil twice with an interval of 2-3 minutes between each application. Also, remember to moisten the skin with water or toner in between oil applications to seal the moisture.
Homemade facial kit
Homemade facial cleanser:
You can easily prepare a rose cream cleanser for a home facial. Combine 1 tablespoon sour cream, 1 teaspoon rose hydrosol, and 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil. Mix these well and apply to face and neck areas. You cannot store this cleanser for more than two days. So make it in limited quantity for single use.
To make a soothing toner at home, you need 1 cup of distilled water, 1 tablespoon dried green tea leaves, 1 tablespoon dried chamomile flowers, 1 tablespoon rose hydrosol, 1 tablespoon Aloe Vera gel, and 3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar. To make the toner, first heat the distilled water until it boils. Remove the water from heat and put green tea and chamomile flowers in it. Let this water sit for 15-20 minutes and then strain it. Add the remaining ingredients and stir and shake well. Store this homemade toner in a clean bottle and use within 3 weeks.
Homemade moisturizing oil:
To make aromatic moisturizing oil, combine 3 tablespoons of jojoba, 3 tablespoons of rosehip seed oil, 2 drops each of rose, geranium, and palmarosa essential oils, and 3 drops of lavender essential oil. Stir these well to combine all the ingredients. Store this aromatic oil in a clear, clean bottle for use.
Use this homemade cleanser, toner, and moisturizer to pamper your skin. These are chemical-free and would work great for your skin. In addition to this homemade facial kit, follow healthy eating and lifestyle habits. Always apply a good quality sunscreen when you go out in day time. Take care of your skin. You will soon see it glowing with health.