Friday, 25 May 2012

Getting Beautiful Skin Naturally: The Home Remedies

How do you go about selecting the right moisturizer from among the umpteen choices before you? Here are some handy tips on picking the right kind of moisturizer for your skin.

It is a common misconception that moisturizers actually hydrate the skin. The truth is, moisturizers act by locking in the skin’s own moisture to prevent dryness and cracking. The more oil a moisturizer contains the more effective it is in protecting your skin.

Usually moisturizers are classified into two types – Oil-in-water and Water-in-oil emulsions. The moisturizer you select should suit your skin type. For normal skin, a water-based moisturizer containing a little oil is suitable. For oily skin always use an oil-free product.

For combination skin, one needs to use an oil-free product on greasy areas and a light moisturizer on the normal to dry areas. Skin that is slightly dry may need only a moisturizer whereas very dry skin may benefit from a greasy emollient two to three times a day. Dry skin lacks natural oils and plant oil-based products will help to set this imbalance right.

Check the label on your moisturizer. Go for the most natural one. Stay away from scented products.
A moisturizer is best applied regularly and liberally twice a day. Moisturizers are most effective when they are applied to moist skin, for example following a bath or a shower. Always use an upward circular motion to apply the moisturizer on your skin.

Home Remedies for Your Skin

For those of us who just cannot bring themselves to use anything out of a tube- here are home remedies that deliver great results.

For Dry Skin: Add half a teaspoon of rose water to one teaspoon of honey and gently apply to the face. Leave for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash off with tepid water. Honey moisturizes and soothes dry skin and it’s gentle enough for daily use. Massaging your face regularly with almond or olive oil works wonder for the skin.

For Normal Skin: Mash one fourth of a ripe banana. Apply on the face, taking care to avoid the area under the eyes. Leave it on for 10 minutes and wash off with cool water. Banana is excellent to do away with the dead skin that makes your skin look lifeless. Regular use gives your skin a health glow.

For Combination Skin: Take three to four tablespoons of ripe de-seeded papaya pulp. Mash well and cool in the refrigerator. Apply on the face and leave on for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash off with cool water. Papaya helps normalize combination skin and gives it a healthy glow.

For Oily Skin: Splash cold water on your face three to four times a day. Cold water will not only leave you feeling refreshed but will also tighten the pores. Fuller’s earth or a clay mask is an excellent face pack for the oily skin.

Follow these tips to get beautiful & youthful skin naturally!


Adena Soto said...

Everyone wants a youthful skin when the enter in the age of 30s, specially women. Excess of anti aging products and diets makes it really difficult to choose the right path. With the personal experience the herbal products and creams are the best idea to make skin youthful.

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