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Skin! Skin!! Skin!!!
Who doesn’t want a beautiful? We all spend a fortune chasing that elusive perfect skin, it’s so much of a big deal to ladies and guys well some guys. Let’s look at all the things you should know about skincare.
The human skin is the outer covering of the body. Though nearly all human skin is covered with hair follicles, it can appear hairless. To achieve that perfect skin, you must have a regimen or a way you want to take care of the skin to achieve that youthful, beautiful skin.
Basics of skincare
You need to follow these basics religiously to achieve that perfect skin. And who says the perfect skin should cost millions, you can achieve that youthful, perfect skin using products from your kitchen.
The purpose of a cleanser or soap is to surround, loosen and make it easy to remove dirt, debris, germs, excess oils and left-over products applied to the skin or face. Unfortunately, there are harmful effects of cleansers on the skin. Often people think their skin isn’t clean unless it feels dry and tight after they wash it. Instead of spending a huge amount on cleansers, you can make your one and they are as effective as store bought ones.
Raw Honey Cleanser.
All you need is 1 tablespoon of honey and 1teaspoon of baking powder. Mix together into a paste and massage in2 damp skin for 1minute. Rinse with warm water and finish with a cold splash to close the cuticles.
Or you can use 1 ripe tomato with 2 tablespoon of milk and 2 tablespoon of lemon, lime, orange. Mix it together and use it to wash your face.
Oil cleanse is also very effective that would be discussed in a later post.
Toners are meant to remove all remaining traces of oil, make up and dirt. It balances the pH of your skin and prepares it for Moisturizing.
A simple recipe for a toner is a teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in a cup of water. (ACV is very acidic a little goes a long way).
Moisturizing is an essential step in good skincare. An effective Moisturizer will have a combination of ingredients that
1. Cut down damage from free radicals.
2. Help the cells to function normally.
3. Replenish the skin’s natural ingredient that help maintain it’s structure.
You won’t believe this but the best Moisturizers are Oils. *Am like what*. But that’s the truth and by oils I mean natural oils such as pure coconut oil, Hemp seed oil(this particular oil is filled with ceramides that make your skin happy), extra virgin Olive oil and butters like shea butter, cocoa butter among others.
This process removes dead skin from cells gently and should be done one or twice a week.
A good recipe is equal parts of sea salt and oil creates a natural scrub that will help remove impurities without stripping excess oil.
A recipe is the sugar face scrub
1 tablespoon organic cane sugar
1-2 drops of water
1-2drops of orange, lemon or lavender essential oil.
Also you can make use of oatmeal(cooked oats) and a tablespoon of water. Apply to the face and let it dry for five minutes and rinse off.
Tomato sugar face scrub
You need 1tomato
1tablespoon of sugar
Cut the tomato in half and dip into the sugar. Rub your face with the tomato in circular motion. Leave it on for 10 minutes.
And lastly you need a sunscreen to protect you from the UV rays.
As always questions and comments are welcomed .
Has anyone tried any of the recipes mentioned above? Feel free to drop other recipes I might have skipped.