Are you completely sure about the health and condition of your skin? If your answer is no, then you have landed at the right page. This article will tell you all about skincare with the help of natural ingredients. There is nothing better than treating your skin with the goodness of nature and reaping its benefits.
How to Care for Skin Naturally
Understanding Your Skin Type
The first and foremost step before any kind of skincare is understanding your skin type. There are various ways to determine whether your skin is oily, dry, normal or combination. Let us begin with dry skin. When you wake up in the morning, observe your skin in front of the mirror. If it looks and feels stretchy, chances are that you have dry skin. In order to determine if you have oily skin or not, take a tissue paper and wipe your face immediately after waking up.
If you use the entire tissue to completely wipe the oil off your face, chances are that you have oily skin. Normal skinned beauties will neither face stretch or excess oil on their skin. If you have combination skin, you will observe oil or shine on certain parts of your face, example your T-Zone. Once you have determined your skin type, it becomes really easy to care for the skin accordingly.
The CTM Ritual
CTM ritual is also known as the Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing ritual. This ritual should ideally be done once everyday, preferably in the night before going to sleep. It helps in cleansing the skin thoroughly, toning it in order to remove excess oil and finally sealing in the moisture. The best natural cleanser undoubtedly is raw milk. It is good for every skin type, starting from dry to oily to normal. The cleansing ritual with milk was started by the beautiful Cleopatra.
She was known for her milk baths. Undoubtedly, her beauty can be traced to the goodness of milk. Use cucumber juice or lemon juice as a toner. Both work exceedingly well in removing excess oil and lemon is known for its bleaching effect. Now comes the essential part – moisturizing.
Take any beauty oil and massage your face with it for ten to fifteen minutes and wash away. Pat dry and you are ready for a beauty snooze. Choose from a variety of beauty oils like almond oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, castor oil, et cetera. You may moderate the amount of beauty oil you use, depending upon on your skin type.
Natural Brush Exfoliation
This is a very easy process and can be done right in your sink. Take an old toothbrush and sterilize it completely in hot water. Dry it properly. Every morning, just after you wake up, scrub your face with this dry brush. This treatment helps in exfoliating the skin and also in unclogging pores.
This is one of the best methods of exfoliation and requires no hassles. Dry brush exfoliation not only exfoliates your skin, but also helps in increasing blood circulation, hence adding a subtle hint of rosiness to your complexion. It also helps in increasing lymph circulation, thereby reducing puffiness in face. It also helps a lot in calming the nerves and massaging the facial muscles. Make sure you use a soft brush with extremely sensitive bristles. A harsh brush will give you rashes and breakouts. Also, be hygienic and wash the brush everyday with soap and warm water in order to protect your skin from infections and bacteria.
Dry Skin Care
If you suffer from excessive dry skin, you could seek refuge in natural beautifiers. Beauty oils like almond oil, jojoba oil and olive oil are best suited for dry skin. You could massage your face with almond oil every day in order to reduce the flakiness or tautness of the skin. Make sure you wash your face later on.
Avoid washing your face with harsh chemicals and soaps. You can massage your face with honey in order to combat excess dryness. a very good face mask for dry skin can be prepared by mixing mashed bananas with milk. Apply this paste for twenty minutes and wash away properly. Always follow with a moisturizer or a beauty oil after washing your face. Another good mask can be made by mixing honey, milk and banana. It works better than it sounds. Follow a strict regime and you will be able to deal with your dry skin quite easily.
Care for Oily Skin
If you have oily skin, a few modifications in your diet, lifestyle and beauty regime can yield stupendous results. Make sure you limit the intake of fat and oil in your diet. Follow a clean and strict beauty regime which includes regular cleaning and toning. A very good shine reducer is lemon juice.
You can dab lemon juice on your face for ten minutes and wash off. Following this process for a fortnight can actually help in tackling excess shine. Tomato juice and apple juice also works as a great astringent, that is, shine reducer. You can rub apple slices on the oily parts of your face to reduce excess shine and grime.
Diet and Lifestyle
Almost all natural cares are extremely banal if you do not modify your lifestyle. Our face is the mirror of our soul. If we do not have a healthy body and soul, we can never expect our beauty to shine through. Make sure you maintain a good work and life balance. Try keeping stress at bay by opening up to friends and family, by concentrating more on the present and not lamenting about the past or worrying about the future. Always remember that your body is a machine. If you do not take care of it, it will never perform the way you want it to. The same goes for your skin. If you do not put in the needed effort, you can safely say goodbye to beautiful and youthful skin.
Take out time and mix up ingredients in your kitchen to make good masks and exfoliators. Make sure you use lots of milk, lemon, honey, oats, in your beauty recipes. While oats is a very good exfoliant, milk and honey provide moisture and lemon provides protection against excess oil and blemishes. Always trust nature’s goodness to give you skin which is as beautiful as nature itself.