Friday, 9 September 2011

Fashion dominating aging factor

Apart from regular facials, suing quality products for cleansing , toning and moisturizing on a daily basis are best to fight with the effects of aging. Home made facials masks containing natural ingredients are quick and simple to create at home.
Bases:    The bases of a facial (face) mask is natural clay or gel. clays are generally for deep cleansing. Gels are suitable for sensitive skin.
Green clay ( argile verte): Suitable for all skin types ( Except sensitive skin), rich in minerals, Antiseptic, Cleansing, Stimulating circulation lymph and blood.
Clays fuller's earth- suitable for normal - oily skins only, cleansing, and stimulating effect.
kaolin: Suitable for normal - oily skins,, astringent, detoxifying, cleansing, and stimulating circulation of lymph and blood.

Essential oils for facial masks: 
 Normal dry skin: lavender, sandal wood, roman chamomile.
  Normal oily skin: lavender, juniper.
  Mature skin: Frankincense, neroli, rose Otto.
  Sensitive skin: Roman chamomile, rose Otto, German chamomile.
Purees:  Purees are helpful for various skin conditions such as fruit purees ( strawberry puree will act like and alphahydroxy)
  • Avocado Facial Mask
Mash the meat of the avocado into a creamy texture.Apply it thoroughly on face and leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores.

  • Oatmeal Facial Mask
Take 2 tsp oatmeal and 1 tsp baking soda, Add water to make paste. Apply to face and all over the skin and rub gently.

  • Facial Mask
Squeeze half a lemon and mix the juice with one beaten egg white. Apply on your face and leave for overnight. wash your face with warm water.

  • Gypsum body mask
Make a paste of gypsum adding water to the gypsum powder. Apply to whole body and hair. take a bath after half an hour.

  • Grape cleanser
Split 2-3 grapes and rub the fresh over face and neck. rinse with cool water.

  • Banana face pack for dry skin
Mash half cup of natural yogurt , 1 tsb of honey, and 1/4 ripe banana. Apply this pack on face and neck and leave for 10 minutes and then rinse off.

  • Cucumber face pack to get smooth skin
Mash 1 whole cucumber, strain water, add 1 tablespoon of sugar and mix well, put in a container, keep refrigerated and take out when ever you want to use it. Apply on your face and leave for 10 minutes, then wash with cold water and enjoy the smoothness of your skin.

 Natural cleanser:

  •  For oily skin: Rub papaya or paw paw on the face for oily skin.
  • Apply milk with cotton on face.let  it dry for a few minutes then wash with warm water.
  • Make a paste of honey, milk , yogurt and ground sesame seeds in equall proportions and apply on face and whole body. Apply a paste of whole wheat flour with vinegar to remove freckles and dark spots.
  • Mix well lime juice, honey and egg white.Apply to face and let it dry for a few minutes then wash with warm water. it will make your skin soft and smooth.
  • mix aloe vera gel, honey and egg yolk. Apply to face and let it dry for a few minutes then wash with warm water.
  • Make a past by mixing 1 tablespoon honey with 2 tbs powdered almonds and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub on face then wash with warm water
  • Facial Mask: Mix lemon juice and hot water in equal amounts and wash.
 All this will give you a smooth and glowing.
 Cucumber puree ( Cools the skin), yogurt ( Cools and softens the skin), Milk ( Removes dead skin cells and softens the skin), honey ( Acts as an antibacterial).
 Special effects
 you can add rose petal powder for fragrance, Citrus petal powder for astringency, Neem powder for antibacterial action ( Especially useful for acne prone skin), oatmeal for soothing the skin, and milk powders.

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