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you begin to enjoy a daily skin care routine designed to provide you
with healthy skin, please note the following general guidelines.
oil and fragrance free non-comedogenic mild cleanser. Stripping your
skin from all skin oil will only make it produce more oil. Or try a dab
of olive oil, and massage with fingertips over the skin. Wipe with a
cotton cloth soaked with warm water (not hot) and a few drops of lemon.
Do twice daily, and follow up with astringent.
has emulation-like properties, which make this a great moisturizer for
acne prone skin. If you have very sensitive skin, skip this step.
Avocado Exfoliation Mask
the slices of fresh, peeled, ripe papaya together with the yogurt.
Blend them well until you get a compact compound, but be careful not to
overdo it so that it wouldn't be easily spreadable. After cleaning your
face, apply this mixture to your entire face avoiding your eyes and
Leave the mask on for about 5 minutes, and then remove it with warm
water. Pat dry. You can then apply the chamomile astringent. The mask
will moisturize your skin while getting rid of dead skin cells. Use once a week (not before going in to the sun either).
This step is to be done on a day when you don't do the exfoliation mask. Cabbage
is rich in vitamins and minerals. Its deep cleansing, anti-inflammatory
and cooling action makes it a valuable mask for acne sufferers. This
mask can be used on all skin types.
Fresh Cabbage Rejuvenation Mask
away the outer leaves of the cabbage. Rinse and chop the remainder of
the cabbage. Combine the cabbage, carrot juice, one teaspoon of lemon
juice and the olive oil in a blender or food processor and puree until
smooth. Mix together three tablespoons of the puree with the clay
powder. Use the cabbage mask once a week after cleansing, not on the day
when you do the exfoliation mask. Masks are best made and used on the
same day; they don't have a good shelf life.
To apply the mask
Close the pores using the chamomile astringent.
has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacteria properties. When applied
topically, chamomile can help reduce inflammation associated with acne,
razor bumps or irritation.
How to use: You
can make your own chamomile astringent by taking 3-4 chamomile tea bags
(or 2 handfuls of the dry plant) and brewing it into a very strong tea.
When cooled, splash or use on a cotton pad all over your face twice a
day. Keep the leftovers in the refrigerator, but use or discard in two
chamomile derivative with anti-inflammatory properties has a long
respected history, dating back to the 15th century, and is used to
repair and soothe problem skin. You can find after-shave lotions or
oil with Azulene (choose the highest content). For the body, use Azulene
essential oil which can be found in your local natural food store.
How to Use: Add
this essential oil to a bath (10 -15 drops). No need to mix any other
essential oil with it. Use warm water and soak for up to 30 minutes.
Do twice daily, and follow up with moisturizing.
acne prone skin needs moisturizing, especially those with dry skin.
Milk and honey were actually used by pharaoh's wives in ancient Egypt!
Moisturizing Honey Milk Mask
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients until a creamy and smooth. With the
help of a brush, spread the mask on the skin to be treated (face and /
or body). Leave this on for 15-20 minutes and rinse. To be done every other day or every 2 days after astringent (or after your weekly peeling).
With a promise of clear skin,