Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Skin Care


Cleansing should be the first step of your skincare routine. It removes the dirt, old make-up, and sweat that accumulate on the skin every day. Cleansing should be thorough, but it should also be gentle. A light formula is ideal. Warm it in the palm of your hand first, then massages it gently into the skin before wiping it off with a soft facial tissue or cotton ball. Never drag the skin.

Face Mask

This mild treatment is perfect for types of skin to cool and sooth the skin. It is often used as a treatment for itchy skin.
Steam facial to deep-clean clogged pores
A weekly steam treatment will make sure that your skin is kept free from blackheads and blemishes. It is particularly important for oily skin, but do not perform a steam treatment more than once every two weeks if you have dry skin, which tends to be more delicate.

Face scrub

Facial scrubs cleanse the skin by removing dirt, excess oil and dead skin cells. Since most scrubs are slightly abrasive, they can be irritating to very sensitive skin. As a rule, they should not be used more than two or three times per week (and even less often if your skin is dry). There are many wonderful herbal scrubs as oatmeal, apricot and tamarind. Rinse well and apply a moisturizer after the scrub.


The final step in your spa facial routine is moisturizing, which should be both rehydarate and nourish the skin to keep it soft and supple. Moisturizer keeps water locked in the skin cells by helping reinforce the thin, oily layer on the surface of the skin. This film is vital in preventing moisture from being lost through the skin, and in keeping the skin smooth, supple, and youthful. Applying moisturizer is also a good opportunity to massage the skin, which helps to stimulate blood circulation and increase muscle tone.

Protecting the skin

Most of the common skin problems are caused by the cumulative damage inflicted by UVA and UVB rays from the sun. Both kinds of UV rays stimulate the formation of free radicals, which injure both the outer and inner layers of skin. The result is not only tried, old-looking skin, but an increased risk of skin cancer. Antioxidant creams can help protect the skin from free-radical assault. They also work in synergy with vitamin E and C helping to restore collagen, the tissue that provides the scaffolding beneath the outer layer of the skin. Herbal skin-care products derived from rice bran oil, sheer butter, wheat protein and almond protein can help keep skin looking more youthful. For added antioxidant protection, look for skin products that also contain high potency vitamins C and E.

Regimen for dry skin

People with dry skin should avoid exposure to harsh soaps and detergents, which further deplete the body of its natural, protective oils. Stick to fragrance free, superfatted soaps made from natural ingredients including rice bran oil, aloe, jojoba oil and sweet almond oil. Chamomile is also an excellent cleanser that will not dry our your skin. After showering or bathing, always use a moisturizer to avoid that dry, tight feeling. Aloe and rice bran oil products are good choices.

Eye care

Tired, worn-out-looking eyes can make you look old before your time. Fatigue, pollution and allergies are all possible causes of red, sore eyes. To give tried eyes a lift, place fresh cucumber slices over each eyes. Lie down in a dark room for 30 minutes. Your eyes will look and feel less sore and puffy.

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