Would you like a superb trick for glowing soft skin when you have only half an hour to get ready for a party? There’s no time to go across to the stores or browse through a vast range of products. Besides, why spend a fortune when you can mix daily use-items from your own kitchen? Read on for a home facial that takes very little time but the effect is superlative.
There are four basic steps in a facial – cleansing, scrubbing, steaming and applying face mask. I have tried this home facial and it works. It is good for oily, combined and dry skin types. In fact, if you follow this procedure once a week, you won’t need to buy pricey beauty products ever again.
CLEANSE Take 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. With your fingers apply it gently all over the face and neck. Rinse if off.
SCRUB Mix together 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon grain sugar and 1 teaspoon of honey in a bowl. You can use olive oil, almond oil or coconut oil; whichever is readily available at home. The oil is a natural moisturiser, the grain sugar scrubs off the dead skin and honey is a natural bleaching agent.
There is a right way of doing things. Don’t take chances with your skin! A scrub should never be rubbed hard over the face even if you are in a hurry! Take a tablespoon of the mixture and rub it over the face and neck in a gentle circular motion, till it feels slightly dry on your fingertips. This should take about 2-3 minutes. Rinse it off with water.
STEAM No need to go purchasing or borrowing a steamer. Just dip a cotton hand towel in hot water and dab it gently over the face and neck. Repeat this for a couple of minutes, till the skin feels warm to the touch.
FACE MASK This is the only step in the home facial process that takes a little time, but the result will be worth it. For different skin types use different mixtures:
- Oily skin – Take 2 tablespoons yogurt. Mix it thoroughly with 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder.
- Normal to dry skin – Mix together 2 tablespoons of milk cream and 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder.
Apply the appropriate face mask and leave it to dry for 10 minutes. Gently wipe it off with a moist tissue or cotton ball. Do not wash the skin with soap. Rub a cube of ice over the face and neck to close the pores.
The entire process can be done in 15 minutes max and will have you looking drop dead gorgeous. So when you want to pamper your skin, just pick these times from your kitchen and wow the world!
You can also read “8 Home Remedies for Age Blemishes that Work” for some more tips on skin care.