Face home remedy: Skin care tips: 7 effective home remedies for healthy and flawless skin
Skin care tips: 7 effective home remedies for healthy and flawless skin
Skin care tips: 7 effective home remedies for healthy and flawless skin
From potato and papaya peels to lemon juice, using home remedies is one of the best and most affordable ways of getting flawless skin.
As you can find most of the ingredients in your kitchen, you can prepare do-it-yourself face masks for healthy skin. We’d suggest you to watch a few tutorials online and take note of the following tips!
Apply raw potato
Raw potato is a great skin brightener. Fine mash the potato and apply on your face as a pack and rinse after a few minutes with lukewarm water. Potato is excellent for treating under eye dark circles as well. Cut thin slices of potato and keep on your eyes for a few minutes. Regular use of this will give you a glowing skin.
Combine honey and cinnamon
People suffering from acne should use a homemade mask made with honey and cinnamon. This mask helps in reducing active acne. Apply fresh Aloe Vera pulp as it is a great moisturiser for acne prone dry skin.
Turmeric can do wonders
Turmeric consists of natural anti-oxidant, antiseptic and skin brightening properties. Applying a paste of turmeric will help remove tan and treat blemishes. Lemon is high in Vitamin C and antioxidants, making it another excellent skin brightener, A paste made with curd as base and mixed with turmeric and lemon is excellent for removing tanning.
Tomato juice is effective
Tomatoes help in shrinking pores. Mix tomato juice with a few drops of lemon and apply on your face. Rinse with lukewarm water. Regular use of this will give you the best results. Tomatoes also help in reducing blackheads. Massage your blackhead prone area with tomato slices to deal with blackheads.
Milk plus honey is magical
Honey and milk can do wonders in bringing out a flawless glow which every woman craves for. Milk helps in preventing acne and moisturizes the skin well. People with sensitive skin can use face washes that contain no chemicals or paraben.
Moisturise skin with tea tree oil
Another important step in the skin care routine is the application of a moisturiser. One should preferably use essential oils like tea tree and jojoba oil, which aid in masking imperfections and improve the texture of the skin.
Tip: Tea tree oil should be used with a carrier oil and should never be applied directly on the face.
Rose water is the basic
Rose essential oil or rose water is one of the best toners out there, which is suitable for all skin types. Store it in a spray bottle and use it twice a day. It would help to soothe and calm the skin, balance ph levels, and help repair the skin’s elasticity.
So, these are seven simple tips that can help your skin to rejuvenate and also, protects the skin from becoming dull and pale.
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10 Natural Dry-Skin Remedies to DIY
How Natural Remedies Can Help Soothe Dry, Irritated Skin
Your skin naturally produces oil, called sebum, which helps protect the skin from moisture loss, but everyday actions — such as forgetting to put on moisturizer or washing your hands with a drying soap — can strip natural oils from your skin.
For people without acne, which the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) notes involves overproduction of sebum (and for whom extra oil would provide the opposite of the desired effect), using oils can help restore skin’s sheen and protective moisture barrier. If you do have acne-prone skin, there is some evidence to support the idea that tea tree oil may improve mild to moderate acne — including a previously published double-blind, randomized, controlled study and an August 2017 uncontrolled pilot study published in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology — though you’ll want to consult with a dermatologist before beginning a new acne treatment.
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There are many ways to reap the moisturizing benefits of oils, either on their own or with other ingredients, to make a DIY nourishing mask or an exfoliating rub. Poblete-Lopez suggests that castor oil, lavender oil, and avocado oil may be good natural remedies for dry skin, again, so long as you do not have acne-prone skin.
Coconut oil is another oil you may have in your kitchen cabinet and may also be a good choice for those not prone to acne. People with atopic dermatitis — a type of eczema and an allergic skin condition characterized by dryness and itching — saw excellent results when they used virgin coconut oil on their skin, according to one randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical trial.
Aloe vera, a plant with natural healing properties, can also be infused in oils and used as a natural moisturizer. Per past research, aloe vera gel contains mucopolysaccharides, which help lock moisture into the skin and make this another naturally moisturizing skin-care ingredient you’ll want to try.
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10 Natural, DIY Remedies to Moisturize Dry Skin
A simple way to use your favorite oil (in its purest form) is to drizzle it into warm bathwater. You can also try these natural remedies:
1. Whip Up an Olive Oil Cleanser to Soothe Dry Skin
A great natural oil to use is olive oil, which works as a natural cleanser and moisturizer, says Brandy Crompton, a licensed aesthetician and former manager of LeBliss Salon and Spa in Louisville, Kentucky. “Just rub the oil into your skin and drape a warm, damp cloth over your face until it cools,” Crompton says, “then wipe away the excess oil.” Olive oil is a good choice as a cleanser because it won’t strip your skin’s natural oils, but it will clean your skin, she adds.
2. DIY a Rich, Creamy Avocado Mask
Creating a homemade mask of avocado is another natural way to soothe dry skin. Crompton suggests pureeing half an avocado and mixing it with 1 teaspoon (tsp) of olive oil; you can also add 1 tablespoon (tbsp) of honey for very dry skin. Apply the mask to your face, leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes, and then wash it off. Your skin should feel moisturized, but you can double up on the hydrating effects by applying your regular moisturizer as well.
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3. Make a Natural Olive Oil and Sugar Scrub
Create a naturally moisturizing exfoliating scrub using a combination of olive oil and sugar. Combine ½ cup of sugar with 2 tbsp of olive oil, Crompton says. If you want, you can also add an essential oil like lavender, which adds a natural fragrance and can promote relaxation. Gently rub the scrub into your skin, and then wash it off. Last, use a soothing moisturizer to lock in the benefits of freshly exfoliated skin.
4. Create an Easy Oatmeal Soak to Calm Your Skin
Adding a cup of oatmeal to a warm bath can naturally rehydrate dry skin, Poblete-Lopez says. “The oat product itself is soothing,” she explains, and it helps your skin retain moisture from the bathwater.
5. Exfoliate Your Face With a Homemade Oatmeal Honey Mask
Oatmeal also makes a great exfoliator or mask. Mix 2 tbsp of oats with 1 tbsp of honey and a dash of water. Crompton suggests warming up the mixture, then rubbing it into your skin. You can use it just to exfoliate and wash it off right away, or leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes as a soothing, hydrating mask.
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6. Apply Coconut Oil Before Bedtime
“Coconut oil becomes a solid at room temperature, so use it as a moisturizing cream at bedtime or anytime,” recommends Tsippora Shainhouse, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at SkinSafe Dermatology and Skin Care in Beverly Hills, California. “For chapped heels and hands, apply the oil, then layer with thick socks or nonlatex gloves.”
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7. Add Your Favorite Oil to Your Bath
“Natural oils are great for moisturizing the skin and helping to re-create the natural skin barrier, which is often damaged by frequent hand and face washing with water and drying soaps that strip the skin of its natural protective oils,” Dr. Shainhouse says. Aside from olive oil or coconut oil, you can test out other natural oils that are free from irritants, including jojoba, argan, and avocado oils. To use, Shainhouse recommends adding a few tablespoons of the desired oil under running bathwater. Treat yourself to a short soak and gently pat your skin dry afterward to avoid rubbing all the oil off. You can also apply a small amount of your preferred oil to your skin post-shower to keep it soft and moist.
8. Use Milk Compresses for Irritated Skin
“Milk has natural anti-inflammatory properties,” says Shainhouse. “It also contains lactic acid, a mild, natural exfoliant.” To make a milk compress, Cincinnati Health Institute advises soaking a clean cloth (like a washcloth or a towel) in a bowl of cool milk, and holding it in place over any dry areas. Shainhouse recommends using these compresses on your skin for 5 to 10 minutes at a time. It’s especially helpful for irritated skin that’s itchy, too. Lactic acid can sting cracked skin, though, so use with caution, per Harvard Health Publishing.
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9. Consider a Fruit Enzyme Cleanser or Exfoliant
Fruit enzymes can be lifesavers during dry-skin season. “These alpha-hydroxy acids are great for gently exfoliating the superficial layer of dulling dead skin cells on the face and body,” says Shainhouse. She recommends using a fruit-enzyme-infused wash or mask twice per week. Some good fruit enzymes to look for include pineapple, pumpkin, and papaya.
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10. Apply Aloe Vera to Dry, Irritated Skin
While often thought of as a remedy for sunburn relief, aloe vera gel can be helpful during the dry winter months, too. It works by alleviating redness and irritation related to excess dryness, and it can even decrease signs of aging, as well as acne breakouts, according to previous research. But Shainhouse cautions that some people can develop allergic contact dermatitis to aloe, so you may want to perform a patch test first before applying it to a large area of skin.
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5 Expert Tips for Avoiding a Dry-Skin Relapse
There are other steps you can take to protect your skin and help keep it from drying out.
- Make moisturizing a part of your daily skin-care routine. As soon as you step out of the shower, slather your skin from head to toe with a rich, creamy product (the thicker it is, the richer it is), advises the AAD.
- Develop other skin-friendly bathing habits. You should also avoid hot showers and limit baths to 10 minutes, per the AAD. Regular bar soap can contain ingredients that are harsh on your skin, so opt for a mild cleanser or liquid body wash instead.
- Avoid exposing your skin to harsh chemicals. That includes alcohol and apple cider vinegar. These ingredients can worsen dry skin and even cause burns in some cases, Shainhouse says.
- Drink plenty of water. Boosting your water intake helps hydrate your body and moisturize your skin from the inside out (not to mention all of the other health benefits it carries).
- Dress appropriately for the weather. This goes beyond wearing sunscreen in the summer to help protect against not only sunburns but also skin cancer. “Remember to put on your gloves before you go outside into the winter air, to prevent dryness and chapping,” Shainhouse says.
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Additional reporting by Diana Rodriguez and Laura McArdle.
Top 10 Tips for Healthy Winter Skin
Here are some other tips to keep in mind when it comes to effective winter skincare, so that you can feel your best all winter long.
Top 10 Tips for Healthy Winter Skin
1. Invest in a Humidifier to Maximize Moisture
Using a humidifier in your home or office will add moisture to dry winter air and help keep your skin hydrated. Run a humidifier in the rooms you spend the most time in, including your bedroom.
2. Lower the Thermostat to Avoid Dryness
When it’s chilly outside, what’s the first thing you want to do? Crank up the heat! But central heat can make the air in your house even drier. Try setting the thermostat at a cool yet comfortable setting — 68°F to 72°F — to maintain healthy skin.
3. Limit Shower Time and Temperature
It may be tempting to take a long, steamy shower, but your skin will be much better-served with a 5- to 10-minute lukewarm shower (or bath), as the AAD suggests. You should also avoid using excessively hot water when washing your hands — if the water causes your skin to turn red, it’s too hot. Washing your hands in cooler water appears to be as effective at removing germs as warm water and is less irritating to skin, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2) And if you’re using a restroom air hand-dryer, use it just until your hands are damp rather than perfectly dry.
4. Opt for Gentle, Fragrance-Free Cleansers
The wrong soap can worsen itchy, dry skin. For instance, regular bar soaps may contain irritating ingredients and fragrances. Instead, wash with a fragrance-free, moisturizing cleanser or gel. (And do look for products specifically labeled “fragrance-free,” because “unscented” products may actually contain fragrances.) You can also prevent winter skin problems by using less soap overall, so limit your lathering to necessary areas, such as your hands, armpits, genitals, and feet.
5. Modify Your Facial Skin-Care Regimen for the Season
During the winter months, choose cream-based cleansers, and apply toners and astringents sparingly, if at all. Many astringents contain alcohol, which can further dry your skin. When your skin is dry and itchy, the AAD recommends you stop using products that contain alcohol and fragrances in order to help skin retain its natural oils. At night, use a richer moisturizer on your face.
And don’t forget your lips. Applying a moisturizing balm (such as petroleum jelly or another ointment) can help heal dry, cracked lips and keep them from getting chapped, according to the AAD. (3) If, however, your lip product causes a stinging or tingling sensation, try switching to a different product.
6. Moisturize Frequently, Especially Your Hands
Maintain healthy skin by moisturizing after washing up. “It’s best to use a cream or ointment in the winter. Lotions are better in warmer, humid climates. And don’t forget your hands,” says Dr. Stein Gold. Hand-washing, as the CDC notes, is vital, especially during cold and flu season. But, as Stein Gold points out, “constant washing will cause the hands to take a beating. ”
Applying a hand cream after each washing can help, Stein Gold adds. She also recommends wearing waterproof gloves when washing dishes or cleaning around the house.
7. Apply Sunscreen — Even on Gray Winter Days
On bright winter days, snow reflects the sun’s rays — up to 80 percent, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation — increasing your risk of exposure. (4) That means whether you’re out on the slopes, playing in the snow, or just walking through a parking lot on an errand run, it’s just as important to be applying sunscreen in the harsh winter weather as it is in the summer.
And don’t be fooled by darker, dreary days in winter, either. The sun’s harmful UV rays can permeate clouds and still cause damage.
Before you go outside, apply a moisturizing, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher to all exposed areas of your body.
8. Wear Appropriate, Comfortable, Nonirritating Clothing
Many cold-weather fabrics can aggravate dry winter skin. “Keep wool and rough clothing from directly touching your skin,” Stein Gold says. “This can cause dry skin to get irritated and itchy.”
Instead, wear light layers made from soft, breathable materials directly against your skin, and then pull on your heavier, warmer sweaters. Be sure to protect your hands from cold winter air with gloves or mittens, remembering to choose a pair that won’t irritate your skin. If you prefer wool gloves, put on cotton or silk glove liners first.
9. Remember to Eat Right and Stay Hydrated
“Sometimes when skin is very dry, it can be helped by foods or supplements that contain omega-3 or omega-6 fatty acids, such as fish oil and flaxseed oil,” says Barbara R. Reed, MD, a dermatologist in private practice at Denver Skin Clinic. “For the most part, however, it is important to help the skin moisturize from the outside.”
10. Change Out of Wet Clothes Quickly to Avoid Itchy Skin
Wearing wet clothes and shoes can further irritate your skin and cause itchiness. If gloves, socks, and pants become wet, be sure to remove them as soon as possible.
If you still experience dryness, discomfort, and irritation after trying these healthy skin tips, Stein Gold suggests using an over-the-counter, 1 percent hydrocortisone cream. “If you don’t see improvement in a few days, talk with your doctor,” Stein Gold says. You may need a prescription-strength moisturizer to overcome winter’s drying effects on your skin.
What Causes Dry Skin? Plus, How to Rehydrate Your Dermis
We all want healthy, hydrated skin, but the reality is that skin can become dry, flaky, and rough. Why? The outer layers of your skin are put together in a type of brick-and-mortar system. Healthy skin cells are stacked with oils and other substances that keep skin moist. When those substances are lost, skin cells can crumble away, which leads to a dry dermis.
Itching is the No. 1 symptom of dry skin, says Angela Lamb, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Dry skin tends to be flaky, red, and irritated. Your skin may also look dull or ashy (if you have dark skin), which can progress to skin being scaly or cracked. In the worst-case scenario, skin can become thick and leathery.
What Causes Dry Skin?
Dry skin often results when the skin loses water or oil, particularly in climates with low humidity, or during winter months when low humidity and indoor heat affect the natural balance of healthy skin. “Your skin is the primary barrier to the environment and prevents water from evaporating off the surface,” Dr. Lamb says. When humidity is low, more moisture is lost from the skin’s surface and it dries out.
On top of that, certain medical conditions can make you more prone to developing dry skin, including:
- Keratosis pilaris. As many as 40 percent of adults and up to 80 percent of teens have an inherited dry skin condition called keratosis pilaris, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. The condition causes tiny red or flesh-colored bumps on the skin, particularly on their upper arms and thighs or on the cheeks in children. The bumps are dead skin cells and make skin feel rough, like sandpaper. Skin may also itch during the winter or in low humidity.
- Atopic dermatitis. Up to 20 percent of children and 3 percent of adults around the world have atopic dermatitis, according to a 2015 study published in Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism. This is a common type of eczema in which itchy patches of skin form. When the skin is scratched, it may become red and swollen and could crack, weep fluid, or scale. This type of eczema often occurs in people who also have asthma or hay fever.
- Hormonal changes. When your body is going through hormonal changes, you may notice dry or flaky skin cropping up. It’s something that happens even in babies. Newborns commonly develop cradle cap — flaky, scaly skin on the scalp — as a result of being exposed to mother’s hormones in the uterus, according to The Nemours Foundation. Hormonal changes after menopause can also lead to dry skin.
- Thyroid disease. One of the early symptoms of hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone, is dry skin.
- Diabetes or kidney disease. People with diabetes or kidney disease may notice dry, itchy skin on their legs due to poor circulation. This happens when the skin is not getting the proper amount of blood flow. In fat, very dry skin is a warning sign of diabetes, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
How to Go From Dry Skin to Healthy Skin
The main step you can take to heal dry skin: Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Apply moisturizer to your body and face at least once a day, when your skin is still damp from the shower, recommends Alisha Plotner, MD, a dermatologist at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. In the summer, a thinner lotion will do the job, but in the winter when skin becomes drier, a thicker cream or ointment is a better choice, she says.
Good ingredients to look for in a moisturizer are lactic acid, glycerin, petrolatum, and hyaluronic acid, says Nazanin Saedi, MD, a dermatologist, director of Jefferson Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Center, and an assistant professor at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia. Persistently dry areas can also benefit from petroleum jelly, she says.
If over-the-counter moisturizers aren’t enough for your skin, your doctor may prescribe an ointment that contains ceramides, or proteins that help rebuild the skin barrier, Lamb says. Prescription-strength products are especially helpful for eczema and other severe skin conditions. People who have eczema may also get relief from applying cold compresses on itchy skin. Over-the-counter or prescription corticosteroid creams may also be needed to heal the skin barrier and calm inflammation, Dr. Saedi says, but prolonged use can thin your skin, so carefully follow your doctor’s directions about using them. Your doctor may also prescribe oral corticosteroids, but they’re not intended for long-term use.
Another over-the-counter or prescription option is a barrier cream. Barrier creams penetrate a little deeper than standard moisturizers. “Anyone prone to dryness with repeated exposures to detergents, soaps, water, and other irritants would benefit from a barrier cream,” Dr. Plotner says.
For those with keratosis pilaris, moisturizing with creams that have urea or lactic acid helps the itch, but doesn’t necessarily smooth the skin. However, mild chemical peels or topical retinoids may soften the skin.
Other dry skin remedies include:
- Taking short, warm (instead of hot) showers
- Using moisturizing soaps
- Placing a humidifier in your home to add moisture to the air
Although it hasn’t been studied, some doctors believe that polyunsaturated fats, found in fatty fish like salmon and mackerel and soybean and safflower oil, can help keep the skin healthy, Lamb says.
With the right tender, loving care — and a good moisturizer — you can restore a healthy luster to dry skin.
Goodbye dull skin: 5 simple home remedies to rejuvenate your skin
All work and no play gives even skin a dull look that lacks radiance and appears lusterless and tired. While work from home mid Covid-19 quarantine was supposed to be all fun, it has on the contrary led to longer screen time and haywire healthy lifestyle with career still topping the priority list and household chores next.
The effects of this unbalanced lifestyle where we try to juggle all roles at once has started to show on our face, making it look dehydrated with dark under eyes and a less radiant skin or one that appears darker than usual. While there is no denying the fact that “you are what you eat”, our growing up years lead to a build up of dead cells on face which too contribute towards making the skin look dry and dull apart from consuming an unhealthy diet.
While cutting corners with skin care routine has been unwillingly looped into our daily activities, fortunately there are steps to undo the damage and boost the skin’s natural radiance once more. Check out these 5 simple home remedies that can give your skin sheer radiance in a jiffy.
The anti-oxidant and anti-pigmentary properties of lemon make the skin achieve radiance and look healthy. Vitamin C and ascorbic acid in lemon help brighten up the skin but also cause burning sensations for some, hence should be applied carefully and washed off immediately if too much burning is experienced.
Squeeze out lime juice into a bowl and soak a cotton pad in it. Dab the liquid on your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it off. Doing this twice a week is ideal.
2.Yogurt and honey
Those looking for supple skin should bank on the moisturizing properties of honey as it removes dullness by making the skin look soft, soothing and plump. Yogurt too helps in removing dullness courtesy its tyrosinase activity and L-cysteine content which is effective on dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
While honey can be simply rubbed into the skin and left on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water, it can also be mixed with a few drops of lemon to make an organic face pack. On the other hand, yogurt is to be applied on the face after mixing it with honey and leaving the mixture on the face for good 10-20 minutes before rinsing it with lukewarm water.
The key to a glowing complexion is regular exfoliation as it can help prevent the build up of dead skin cells on the outer layers of skin that clogs pores and even makes the skin look flakey or dry and dull. To expose a fresh layer of skin and make it look younger, smoother and healthier, use a scrub made from coffee.
Not only does the caffeine in coffee promote overall skin health but helps protect skin from sun damage due to its antioxidants. Exfoliating twice a week is recommended but the frequency can be increased as per one’s skin tolerance so as not to make it overly dry or irritated.
Mix grounded coffee with some brown or regular white sugar and coconut oil to have an aromatic homemade scrub. Apply a moisturiser after exfoliating to immediately lock in the moisture and protect the newly revealed skin cells.
This plant is skin’s best friend as the tyrosinase from its gel helps in not only reduction of hyperpigmentation but also serve various other purposes to help one achieve a healthy looking skin.
Simply apply the gel from aloe vera leaf onto the face. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off with water.
While this vegetable too helps brighten the skin courtesy its Vitamin C and other compounds, an added benefit of cucumbers is that they are healthy cooling agents.
Take half a cucumber and one tablespoon of aloe vera gel and blend them to form a paste. Apply it on your face and leave it on for 10-20 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
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Natural Home Remedies for Oily Skin
If you have oily skin, you know the struggles that come with trying to manage your skin. You’ve tried blotting sheets, cleansers, and anything that will help tame the shine and clear clogged pores, acne, and reduce pimples.
There are several natural home remedies for oily skin that are simple, affordable, and effective. Here are some natural home remedies for oily skin.
1. Lemon Juice
3. Egg Whites
5. Apple Cider Vinegar
8. Aloe Vera
1. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice instantly brightens up your complexion; its citric acid also works as an astringent, helping to tone and control oily skin.
Apply a mixture of 1 teaspoon lemon juice and ½ teaspoon distilled water to your skin with a cotton ball.
Leave on for 10 minutes.
Rinse with warm water.
Honey is a powerhouse when it comes to all things skin; it helps reduce excess oil, clears pores, moisturizes (without making skin oily), and has natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties that may benefit acne-prone skin.
Apply a thin layer of honey over your face. (raw honey is preferred)
Let it sit and dry for 10-15 minutes.
Rinse with warm water.
3. Egg Whites
With a high vitamin A content, egg whites can dry out blemishes, as well as tone and tighten oily skin. If you do not have egg allergies you can use egg whites as follows.
Whip one egg white until stiff
Spread on your skin
Allow to dry
Wash off with warm water
You can also make an egg white – lemon face mask, combining the two natural remedies.
Egg-white lemon face mask
Mix 1 egg white with 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
Spread on your face
Allow to dry
Wash off with warm water
Cucumbers contain a high vitamin and mineral content (including vitamins A and C, magnesium, and potassium), which is ideal for keeping oily skin under control.
Before bed, cut a fresh cucumber into thin slices.
Gently rub over your face.
Rinse in the morning with warm water.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar
One of the many benefits of apple cider vinegar is its ability to tone and moisturize oily skin. It also has antibacterial properties that will help you avoid breakouts due to excess oil build-up.
For an easy toner, dilute ¼ cup apple cider vinegar with ¾ cups distilled water. Apply to your skin with a cotton ball.
Leave for 10 minutes.
Rinse with cool water.
Bananas are packed full of nutrients, like vitamins A, B, E, and potassium, which help moisturize skin cells without adding excess oil or grease.
For a simple facial scrub, mash one ripe banana and mix in 1 tablespoon of milk and 2 tablespoons oats.
Apply to your clean skin.
Massage for 5 minutes.
Let sit for 20 minutes.
Rinse with warm water.
Dairy products such as yogurt and milk contain lactic acid that helps gently exfoliate the skin and absorb excess oil.
Apply 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt to your face.
Let sit for 15 minutes.
Rinse with cool water.
8. Aloe Vera
Aloe is well-known for treating sunburns, but it is also ideal for treating acne-prone skin due to its antimicrobial properties. It can also help absorb excess oil from your skin!
Apply a thin layer of aloe vera gel to your face 2-3 times a day, or you can apply before bed and leave it overnight.
Aloe Vera can cause an allergic reaction. Test on forearm before use.
You can purchase Aloe Vera gel from several stores or online.
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On the bright side, oily or combination skin tends to age much slower than normal and dry skin, keeping away fine lines and wrinkles for a longer period of time.
We have noticed an uptick in acne due to increased mask use. You can find more about the dreaded Maskne and how to manage your skin here.
Updated September 7th, 2021
How to get fair skin naturally: 13 natural home remedies and face packs to get flawless and fair skin
Do you want to flaunt a fair and flawless skin? Fair and flawless complexion is a dream for many girls out there. Though you might not be born with flawless skin, but there are a lot of fairness creams and lotions that promise you fairer and flawless skin, there are a lot of natural home remedies that you can try instead of these chemical laden concoctions. Though we are not suggesting that fair skin in general is superior than dark skin, but we are simply sharing with you a list of home remedies that you can use in order to get a healthy and glowing complexion. These home remedies will help you to get rid of tan and pigmentation, leaving you with a fair and flawless skin. Here is a list of quick skin lightening home remedies for fair skin.
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Tomato contains lycopene, which protects you against the sun and helps to reduce sun tan instantly. Tomatoes can be the best natural ingredient that you can turn to if you want skin lightening treatment. It will not only help to get rid of tan but will also cure acne. To use tomatoes on your skin make a pulp of tomato and mix it with a little bit of lemon juice. Apply this paste on your face, keep it for 20 minutes and then wash it off with cool water. You can use this paste every day before bath to get fair skin. (ALSO READ How to wash your face without soap and face wash: 11 natural face cleansers to make your skin glow naturally).
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When it comes to skin lightening, using lemon will prove to be most effective on your skin. Lemon will help reduce the dark spots and blemishes on your skin. All you need to do is cut a lemon into two and rub one half onto your skin. Leave it for 10 minutes and then wash off with cool water. But remember not to step out in the sun immedietly after using lemon on your skin. Lemon is the best natural remedy for skin lightening. It helps to reduce the blemishes and dark spots. (ALSO READ How to get pink lips naturally at home: 13 effective home remedies to get back your naturally soft and pink lips).
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5. Yogurt face pack
Yogurt is really effective in lightening your skin. To use it in your skin lightening face pack, make a paste of two teaspoons of plain yogurt and one teaspoon of honey. Mix this paste, apply it on your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash this mask off with cold water. If you repeat this procedure, you will notice the difference in your skin complexion. (ALSO READ How to get rid of whiteheads: 10 ways to effectively remove whiteheads from your T-zone).
6. Egg face mask
You can make a fantastic home made DIY mask using eggs. Beat an egg till it is fluffy and then apply it on your face using a brush. Wait till it dries off completely and then wash off with cool water. If you cannot tolerate the pungent smell of the eggs, you can add a little bit of lemon juice or lavender, it will reduce the smell of the egg. (ALSO READ How to protect hair in winter using simple tips).
7. Fruit face pack
Fruit face pack can work wonders for your skin. You can use a whole lot of different kinds of fruits such as papaya, cucumber and avocado to prepare your home made fruit face pack. Blend all the ingredients to form a past and add two teaspoons of cream to it. Apply the face pack on your face and neck and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse your face with warm water and pat dry with a soft towel.
8. Rose Water
Rose water acts as a mild astringent on your skin. It makes your skin soft, supply and tightens your pores at the same time. It also helps to soothe irritated skin. To use rose water to lighten your skin tone, you can add rose water to any homemade face pack and use it. You can also simply use a cotton pad and dab it onto your skin or spritz some on your face. (ALSO READ Home remedies for hair loss: 6 effective tips to stop hair fall and boost hair growth).
9. Papaya mask
Papaya mask will help to exfoliate the skin, and at the same time nourish your skin with vitamin C. To make a papaya mask peel and slice papaya, and blend ti to make a smooth paste. Apply it on your skin and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and then pat dry.
10. Gram Flour mask
Using a gram flour pack on your skin will work as a great exfoliant. It will exfoliate your skin gently without scratching or irritating your skin, remove the dead skin cells and make your skin look fresh. To make a gram flour pack, add two tablespoons of gram, add water and make a smooth paste. Apply it on your face and leave it to dry completely. Then wash your skin with warm water.
11. Fuller’s Earth or multani mitti
Fuller’s Earth or multani mitti is a great natural ingredient that can be used on your skin for a flawless and fair skin. Using a multani mitti on acne prone skin will leave your skin feeling great as the pack helps to soak up oils. It is rich with minerals like lime, alumina and iron oxides which helps you to give a fair complexion and healthy glowing skin naturally.
12. Tender coconut water
This who think that tender coconut water is only best when it comes to quenching your thirst, you need to know more about the beauty benefits of it. It has anti fungal and anti bacterial properties and also is works effectively when it comes to skin lightening. If you apply tender coconut water on your skin twice daily for 15 minutes, you will get naturally glowing fair skin.
13. Hot oil body massage
Indulge in a hot oil body massage for not just relaxation, but also to get fairer skin complexion. Use an oil such as almond oil, coconut oil or olive oil and warm it before you massage it into your skin. To this you can also add crushed neem and tulsi leaves. Massage well and keep for 30 minutes before washing it off. The hot oil massage will help you to get rid of tan and give you a naturally glowing skin.
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Regular daily care is important for dry skin. The cumulative effect may not appear immediately, so the saying about patience and work is 100% relevant here.
Stages of dry skin care
It is best to use micellar water or hydrophilic oil for makeup remover. It dissolves grease and cosmetics, and after contact with water turns into an emulsion, which is enough to wash off with water. Foam or milk is best for washing dry skin, and scrubs with the smallest possible particles are best for exfoliation.They will help to gently remove dead particles from the skin surface and even out the complexion.
Regular toning is essential in the care of dry skin. Why? The clearer the skin, the better the moisturizers will be absorbed. Try dabbing a little toner on a cotton pad and rubbing your face right after cleansing. You will see dirt and makeup residues that the makeup remover and cleanser could not remove. Thus, the toner completes the cleansing phase and prepares the skin for the next phase of care – hydration.In addition, it restores the skin’s pH balance and acts as a conductor of active ingredients.
Moisturizing can be superficial and deep. Superficial hydration creates an invisible barrier on the skin’s surface that traps moisture and prevents it from evaporating. Deep hydration binds moisture molecules inside the skin and creates conditions for regeneration at the cellular level.
Moisturizing at the surface level is most often provided by creams, and at the deep level – by serums and masks.Serum is usually applied after toning and 20 minutes before night cream, and masks – gel, fabric, creamy – can be done 1-3 times a week. Don’t forget to read the instructions!
Night cream is more responsible for nourishing dry skin. Its main task is to saturate the skin with lipids, amino acids and fats, which are necessary to maintain the hydrolipid balance and restore the protective properties of the skin. It is important to look for fatty acids (linoleic, linolenic, oleic) and natural oils (almond, shea, olive, etc.) in the composition of the products.etc.).
Features of morning and evening care
Beauty ritual for the care of dry skin must be repeated morning and evening throughout life:
- In the morning choose products with SPF, especially during the sunny season. The main emphasis is on moisturizing and protecting from negative environmental factors, so the texture of a day cream can be light and melting.
- In the evening the main focus is on thorough cleansing, nutrition and restoration.Be sure to use make-up removers, toner and night cream with a dense and rich texture. It is best to apply it at least 20-30 minutes before bedtime, so that the product is properly absorbed and not smeared on the pillowcase.
How to rejuvenate your face at home with the help of exercises, folk and cosmetics
Aging is a natural process in the human body. The skin changes over the years, becomes less smooth, inelastic and rough. It is worth figuring out how to slow down these processes, and take several methods into service.
Causes of facial aging
Aging depends on many factors. Someone feels fresh and young at thirty-five, while someone is constantly in search of new means to mask and eliminate wrinkles. The presence of folds on the skin of the face is the result of nutrition, lifestyle, genetics.
Skin is the shell of our body. It protects and protects against external influences.It bears the brunt of unfavorable factors. External causes include:
- UV exposure
- Bad habits: smoking, alcohol abuse
- Lack of proper care, non-delicate cleaning
- Sedentary lifestyle and insufficient physical activity
- Negative environmental impact
- Disorders caused by free radicals
- Lack of sleep
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These factors are more difficult to influence. We cannot change everything, but there are cosmetics that help the body in the fight against aging. Specialists most often refer to internal reasons:
- Chronic diseases and inflammations
- Dryness, decreased elasticity, impaired regeneration due to weakening of the barrier structures
- Predisposition to early aging
- Hormonal imbalance
Anti-aging care depends on your age.Skin care at 45+ differs from care at 30, so it is important to remember all the nuances and choose the right cosmetics:
- Peculiarities of care in 30-35 years include: masks, peels, creams for the area around the eyes, nourishing lip products. Do not neglect sports, proper nutrition and healthy sleep.
- For the age of 40–45, experts recommend purchasing products for washing, toning, moisturizing the skin, taking into account age-related changes and skin type.
- Skin 50+ and older requires the most delicate and thorough care: correction of wrinkles, increasing the density, elasticity and firmness of the skin with hyaluronic acid, collagen fibers, amino acids and antioxidants.
Facial rejuvenation at home
How a woman to remain attractive and not lose her blooming appearance is the main task of modern cosmetology. Cosmetic brands have developed various creams, cares, lotions for all skin types with phytoextracts, fluids, thermal water and molecules.They will help preserve freshness and youthfulness for those who do not want to go to plastic surgery.
Top 3 anti-aging cosmetics:
- Cream for the neck, décolleté and face contour Neovadiol Phytosculpt, Vichy
Designed for women who have entered the period of menopause. It contains hyaluronic acid, fern phytoextract, thermal water and a proxylan molecule.It has an effective anti-aging effect, improves skin elasticity.
- Intensive concentrated anti-aging treatment Redermic Retinol, La Roche-Posay
Combines pure retinol (vitamin A) and sustained release retinol. This combination of molecules allows you to gradually reach the optimal concentration of the active substance in the skin in order to combat the signs of aging.
- Rénergie Multi-Lift Eye Contour Cream Yeux
Anti-aging fluid for combating various signs of skin aging.Enriched with a flax extract known for its resistance to extreme environmental conditions, the fluid increases skin elasticity, noticeably nourishes, brightens and visibly evens out skin tone.
Skin aging was a problem even before the appearance of cosmetics stores. The traditions of preserving youth were passed down from generation to generation. Dermatologists advise combining both cosmetic and folk remedies to achieve greater efficiency:
- Apricot Mask:
- Finely grate apricot
- Add sour milk until the consistency comes out mushy
- Apply the mask to the skin and wait 15-20 minutes
- Wash off the mask with warm water.
- Mask with starch, salt and honey:
- Mix equal proportions of starch, honey, salt
- Apply the mask on the face in three layers with intervals of 2-3 minutes
- Wash off with water 30 minutes after applying the last coat
- Mask with pomegranate juice and sour cream:
- Mix 1 tablespoon of pomegranate juice and 1 tablespoon of sour cream
- Apply to face for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water
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In addition to cosmetics and masks, cosmetologists recommend daily a set of exercises for the facial muscles. This will help maintain them in a constant tone, stimulate cellular respiration. Exercises will tighten the contour of the face and restore elasticity to the skin. One of the simplest exercises for eliminating crow’s feet:
- Place your index fingers on the outer corners of your eyes and close your eyes. Muscles will pull the fingers to the center
- In this position, you need to stay for 5-10 seconds, and repeat the exercise 5-20 times
Light massage can be done independently or take a course from a specialist. It will strengthen the muscles of your face, go over the main points and massage lines so that you will see the result after the first procedures.
Anti-aging procedures in the salon
In addition to Botox injections, modern cosmetology can offer you such procedures as:
- Mesotherapy is a very superficial injection technique, in which cocktails of hyaluronic acid, vitamins, trace elements, amino acids, oligoelements, lipolytics, peptides are injected.
- Peeling – exfoliation of the skin is used to improve the tone and texture of the skin, to refresh the complexion, get rid of fine wrinkles, remove age spots. Experts advise to undergo peeling in autumn and winter, in summer this procedure can be done only with lactic acid.
It is worth refraining from skin rejuvenation procedures in the salon if you have:
- Antibiotic course
- Aggravation of skin diseases
- There are sore or irritated areas on the face
Prevention of facial skin aging
No one can turn back time. Aging is a stage in life that any woman goes through. But it is possible to postpone the process, and you will be helped with this:
- Regular, competent and delicate skin care
- Periodic exfoliation, cleansing and exfoliation
- Protection of the skin from ultraviolet radiation with sunscreen
- Proper nutrition and exercise
- Frequent walks in the fresh air
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Home skin care
Facial skin care takes time, knowledge of your body and the basic rules of cosmetology. It is necessary to choose cosmetics and be able to use them correctly at home at any age.
It is impossible to know how to take care of your face and body without some knowledge and experience. One might think that home care does not require careful selection of cosmetics and complex procedures, but in practice everything is different. At home, proper and regular facial care should be carried out, only in this case the salon procedures will have a real effect.What is the best way to do at home to always look good and what are the best products to choose?
Care for oily, dry and combination skin
There is a stereotype that oily skin should be dried with cosmetic products, and dry skin should be moisturized. To a large extent, this statement is false. There are certain rules on how to care for various types of facial skin so that it always looks fresh and healthy. After reaching the age of 13-14, most girls start puberty.The indicated age range may vary, but this process is in any case caused by hormonal changes in the body. During this period, the first problems with the skin of the face arise, after which the necessary measures should be taken to maintain its health.
At home, it is worth starting facial care with the purchase of cosmetics and the use of a minimum amount of cosmetics. The second condition must be met, since the application of products such as foundation, powder, etc.will help block pores and increase the production of skin secretions. If you do not follow the rules for cleaning and nourishing your skin, you can permanently leave scars and small marks from acne and acne.
What should be the correct facial skin care under the age of 20? The basic rule at any age is the same: first, there is cleaning in the form of removing make-up and washing, then the skin should be toned with a special tonic and apply a cream for nourishing and moisturizing. Oily skin type, dry or combination requires all these procedures. The only nuance in this case will be the individual selection of funds that are needed to solve specific problems (acne, inflammation, etc.).
At the age of 20, the skin returns to normal if problems were previously observed due to hormonal development. During this period of life, it is important to continue the usual care. If, after carrying out all the above procedures, the skin seems very oily, then it is worth picking up new cosmetics, removing excessively high-calorie food from the diet and contacting a professional cosmetologist, his advice can help in solving the problem.There are fewer problems with dry and combination (mixed) skin, but you should always carefully monitor any changes in its condition and also take the above measures.
Face care products
The best facial skin care is a healthy sleep and regular use of natural cosmetics. It can be phytocosmetics, masks made from fruits, vegetables, various types of oils, etc. The main condition for purchasing care products in a store is their health safety.Cosmetics must be certified organic or contain natural ingredients.
All cosmetics are divided into several types: for makeup removal, cleaning, toning and nutrition. Depending on the season, they can be presented with different products and have additional functions such as protection against frost and wind.
It is important to remember that cosmetics for different procedures cannot be used interchangeably.The only exception to this rule today is myceria water. She performs tasks such as removing makeup and toning. It can fully replace the tonic only for the dry type, which will help to avoid drying out of the upper layer of the epithelium due to the alcohol-containing component.
It is necessary to properly care for the skin of the face with the help of cosmetics daily, in the morning and in the evening. Care cream should be applied at least 30-40 minutes before going outside and before bed, and makeup should be removed as soon as possible. Additional procedures such as scrubbing and masks should be carried out approximately once a week; proper care does not require frequent repetition.
If you can’t find the right care yourself, you should contact a specialist. This will help you choose the right products for your age, taking into account the characteristics of the body and the characteristics of complete care.
Skin care after 25 years
After reaching the age of 20, the first problems with maintaining the skin of the face may arise.This may be due to constant stress, lack of sleep, alcohol consumption, etc. How to take care of your skin in such a situation? Proper care will require adding cream around the eyes to the usual “ritual” of cleaning and nourishment, and using ice cubes in the morning.
Morning ice cubes made from purified water or herbal teas are a versatile face toner for all ages. They can be used at any age, but at 25 or 28 they will become simply irreplaceable. After they are also used for the daytime, the skin of the face acquires a fresh and healthy look, all signs of poor sleep at night and the first wrinkles around the eyes disappear.
Caring for combination skin using ice cubes will be effective if made from decoctions of mint and lemon balm. Dry skin care will require the addition of chamomile. This same ingredient will be effective in fighting inflammation. In order to understand how to choose the right ice supplement, it is worth studying the properties of medicinal herbs and assessing their effect on personal experience.It is not difficult to do this at home, especially since proper care involves changing the additives according to the state of the body and age.
Skin care after 30 years
After 30 years, there is a need for additional skin nutrition. How to care for a person during this period can be understood by its general condition. If the skin is flabby and the first wrinkles are already becoming visible, it is time to apply the first means for active nutrition.
At the age of 30, such products do not yet include potent ingredients, but cosmetics for a younger age will no longer give the desired effect.Proper care will also require the use of beauty products, adequate sleep, and a minimum of makeup. Without these conditions, the effect of beauty products will practically have no effect. Also, face massage should be included in daily care, and nourishing salon procedures should be carried out at least once a month for various skin types.
Taking care of problem skin will require more attention than under normal circumstances. Home care in this case may include the use of special pencils and other similar acne products.It is advisable to add special masks for the T-zone to the care of combination skin, which will help to cope with the production of excess secretions.
Facial skin care in 50 years
After 50 years, the skin of the face can no longer cope on its own with the supply of nutrients to the upper layers of the epithelium and requires external support. During this period, the stages of facial skin care should be followed as before, but it is recommended to additionally use special devices.
The device for facial skin care will help to cope with “destructive” processes more effectively than ordinary masses. Ultrasonic cleaning and toning machines, for example, are very popular all over the world today. It does not replace daily care with cosmetics, but it helps them to work more actively and keep the skin in good shape.
Also, at the age of 50, it is recommended to pay close attention to facial skin care in the summer.During this period, constant use of sunscreens is necessary, although cosmetologists recommend applying it all year round at this age. According to recent research, the effects of the sun’s damaging effects are difficult to reverse and must therefore be prevented.
If you want to always remain beautiful, then facial skin care should be constant and correct at any age. Follow these guidelines and try something new.
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90,000 Facial moisturizing at home
The beauty and health of facial skin largely depends on high-quality hydration.It is important to devote time and effort to this process. Otherwise, creases, wrinkles, peeling appear, the cover ceases to be elastic and smooth. To make the skin moisturized, use special creams, masks, lotions, preparations, cosmetic procedures, folk remedies. With their help, you can achieve the normalization of metabolic processes, saturate the epidermis with oxygen, nutrients, avoid feeling tightness, dryness.
When to moisturize your face
The skin needs fluid, because it flushes out harmful substances (slags, toxins), promotes normal cell respiration, and prolongs youth. Insufficient water intake slows down the metabolism at the cellular level. To achieve the desired result, moisturizing procedures must be done regularly. You should start taking care of your skin after reaching the age of 20, when the natural hydration and protective functions of the epidermis decrease.
Special procedures are required in the following cases:
- when the skin becomes tight, dry;
- when peeling appears in certain areas of the face;
- with the constant use of foundation and powder;
- if the complexion deteriorates; when wrinkles form on the face;
- for dry skin type.
Basic measures for moisturizing the face
Deep care for the skin of the face is possible only with an integrated approach. Using even the most highly effective means, it is impossible to achieve good results if you do not pay attention to nutrition and other factors affecting the condition of the epidermis. You may need to consult a dermatologist or allergist, since diseases (allergic food reactions, neurodermatitis, dermatitis and other pathologies) form a tendency to dryness, inflammation and peeling.
Attention should be paid to the following phenomena, which play an important role in ensuring the health of the skin:
Drinking mode . Lack of fluid intake causes dehydration, which affects not only the state of the body, but also the appearance of the face. The thickening of the blood caused by this factor, the lack of proper excretion of harmful substances, the reduced performance of the enzymes produced affects the lack of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the cells responsible for the elasticity of the skin and its youth.
Diet . Improper functioning of the intestines, a delay in the body of decay products is reflected in the appearance of the epidermis. The skin becomes uneven, covered with acne, redness. It is important to correct the menu, enrich it with a mineral and vitamin complex. It is recommended to eliminate fast food, fatty, fried, smoked foods from the diet. Avoid adding a lot of spices to your food. The diet is filled with fresh vegetables, fruits, cereals, herbs and dairy products.
Use of cosmetics . When you reach a certain age (after age 20), it is recommended to regularly devote time to caring for your face. In this case, special means (ointments, essential oils, hyaluronic acid), procedures (mesotherapy, biorevitalization), folk recipes (tinctures, decoctions) are used.
Cosmetic facial moisturizing
Special products should not only fill the cover with moisture, but also influence the ability of the skin to control the loss of fluid through the formation of natural fatty secretions.This requires the normalization of lipid metabolism and strengthening of the protective functions of cells. With a strong tendency to dryness, conventional cosmetics may not be enough. In this case, cosmetologists prescribe a whole course of individually selected procedures.
In order to maintain the moisture balance of the skin, the following are used:
- masks and creams based on artificial and herbal ingredients, with the addition of hygroscopic elements;
- essential oils that create a protective film;
- pharmaceutical preparations that eliminate pathological processes that interfere with maintaining water balance;
- hardware procedures (injections with hyaluronic acid, peptides, photobiomodulation, laser rejuvenation, red radiation), which moisturize the dermis at the cellular level, deeply penetrating into the inner layers.
Industrial moisturizing creams
Those who are faced with the need to moisturize the epidermis have repeatedly wondered which cosmetics are better to use. Manufacturers produce creams based on various substances. As a rule, they contain 5 types of substances:
- film formers, moisturizing agents, lipid substances, emollients, preservatives. To achieve the maximum effect, the composition of the creams must be taken into account.According to the principle of action, moisturizers are divided into the following:
- with SPF protection;
Creams based on peptides, which consist of chains of amino acids, penetrate the surface layer of the epidermis, normalize water balance, enhance cell regeneration, and promote facial rejuvenation. These creams are considered highly effective in moisturizing.In addition, products with peptides included in the composition promote the natural production of collagen, which has a positive effect on the condition of the dermis.
Another effective moisturizer is glycerin extracted from natural sources. This natural substance is able to draw liquid from the external environment (subject to high humidity). Glycerin-based products perfectly stabilize cell membranes. Moisturizing the face under the influence of such creams is carried out in a short time.
Urea, which is used even in the production of baby creams, perfectly binds moisture and nourishes the skin. Its qualities help other components to easily penetrate deep into the layers of the epidermis. A useful property of creams with urea is that they have an exfoliating effect. Hyaluronic acid can also be included in the composition of such funds, which not only collects moisture from the external environment, but also prevents its loss.
Deep moisturizing of the facial skin at home is possible with the help of products that include collagen, lanolin, hydrolate, sterols, sea salt, sodium pyroglutamate, elastin, fish oil, nucleic and lactic acids.They maintain an osmotic balance. Many cosmetologists with severe dryness of the dermis recommend the use of occlusive creams that prevent the existing moisture from evaporating. These products contain petroleum jelly, mineral oils, wax, pectins.
Folk remedies for moisturizing face skin
In addition to the listed methods of care, you can use folk recipes that have been proven over the years. Such methods of humidification are distinguished not only by safety, but also by high efficiency. To avoid allergic reactions, it is recommended to apply the prepared product to a small area of the skin before use.If no redness or itching is observed after 20 minutes, the product can be used.
Natural oils are actively used for the preparation of moisturizers. One of the most effective recipes involves the preparation of a mask based on almond oil. To do this, 20 ml of this ingredient is mixed with heated natural honey and yolk. After thoroughly mixing the mixture, it is applied to the face and left for 20 minutes, after which it is washed off with warm water.
Moisturizing dry skin at home can be done with vegetables.An ordinary zucchini will cope with this task. You need to take one vegetable, grate it through a fine grater, add olive oil. The resulting mass is laid in an even layer on a cloth and the face is covered with it. You can use this recipe every 3-4 days. The mixture not only moisturizes the dermis, but also fights wrinkles and irregularities.
To make the skin moisturized, light and smooth, you can prepare the following product: 30 ml of sour cream, orange and lemon juice are mixed in a cup. The sour milk mass is applied to the face.It is necessary to rinse off when the mask is completely dry. This product can be used once a week. The value of the mask is that it removes creases, age spots, makes the skin elastic, slows down the aging process.
Facial moisturizing can be done with cocoa-based home remedies. To do this, 20 g of this component must be combined with a few drops of sandalwood oil and an ampoule of retinol. The cream is applied with massaging movements. Can be used as a foundation for daytime makeup.The cream makes the skin fresh and silky, eliminates flaking, and fights dehydration.
As a night cream, a product made from oils is used. In a stewpan on a water bath, jojoba oil is heated, cocoa and olive oil are poured in. Chopped oatmeal can be added. The cream is thoroughly whipped with a mixer, applied overnight, washed off in the morning with water or tonic for washing. This home remedy increases muscle tone and elasticity of the skin, eliminates flaking and dryness, and gives elasticity.
Creams are also prepared on the basis of food products. You can take freshly squeezed carrot or cucumber juice, add raw yolk. Combine wax and glycerin in a separate bowl. Combine both masses, add vegetable oil (you can use olive oil) and baby cream. Beat the cream with a mixer before use. Apply to face in the evening before going to bed.
Other facial moisturizers
Not only creams, masks, lotions, ointments are used for skin care.Vitamins are used to moisturize the skin from the inside, applications. Moisturizing can be done using infusions and decoctions of medicinal herbs. For example, you can combine in equal proportions mint leaves, coltsfoot, chamomile flowers and rose hips, pour them with a liter of boiling water and leave to infuse for 40-60 minutes. The tool lubricates the skin 2 times a day.
Daily use of ice cubes is excellent. You can freeze not only ordinary water, but also herbal infusions, fruit juices.Before freezing, you can add aloe juice, berries, parsley broth to the water. The procedure can be carried out in the morning and in the evening every day. Aloe vera is used to moisturize. This ingredient fights dehydration at the cellular level. With its addition, lotions, tinctures, water are made to moisturize the skin of the face.
Principles of moisturizing facial skin of different types
Whatever the skin type, there are a number of general rules that must be followed to maintain hydration and daily care.This applies to both dry and normal epidermis, and oily and combined. At the same time, it is important not to forget that following the recommendations from time to time, it will be difficult to achieve results. These rules must be followed at all times.
- It is important to pay attention to cleaning the cover. For this, lotions and tonics are used.
- In case of insufficient atmospheric humidity, thermal water can be used.
- Some beauticians recommend wiping your face with ice or melt water.
- Moisturizing effect is possessed by applications based on essential oils or ready-made products.
- Before going outside, especially in the summer months, apply a cream that protects against ultraviolet rays on the skin.
- For oily skin, it is recommended to use products containing vitamin E.
- If the skin is dry, the creams should contain vitamins A and C. Wash with cool water.
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90 000 Care for problem skin: tips and home remedies
Acne is the most common skin disease, which, according to statistics, affects about 80 percent of people in the world. Their appearance is most often caused by blockage of the sebaceous glands responsible for the production and secretion of sebum, clogged pores, bacterial infection from dirty hands and phone surfaces, hormonal changes in the body.
Many home methods can help improve the condition of problem skin, eliminate acne, prevent new rashes and get rid of acne spots without going to the beautician and expensive procedures. Home remedies for problem skin include gentle herbal creams and gels, essential oils, natural masks, and some simple daily care habits to help balance skin oil levels, reduce inflammation, kill bacteria, and prevent future acne breakouts.
We have already 90,030 sorted out which cosmetic products should be included in your regular skin care for acne, it’s time to talk about natural home remedies that you may find useful.
Tea tree oil
This natural substance is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent that solves a wide range of skin problems: reduces swelling, eliminates redness, kills acne-causing bacteria and promotes epidermal health.
The effectiveness of tea tree oil against acne is confirmed by a 2015 study. In an experiment, scientists found that it helps reduce acne in people with mild to moderate breakouts. It has also shown that the oil can work as well as benzoyl peroxide 5 percent, which is a common over-the-counter (OTC) acne medication.
How to use tea tree oil
The easiest way is to add a few drops of essential oil to natural face masks.But be careful: you cannot apply tea tree oil directly to the skin, it must be diluted with a carrier oil (base). Olive, coconut, almond, jojoba will do. For every 1-2 drops of tea tree oil, 12 drops of base oil. When applying the oil, avoid the area around the eyes – it can cause redness and irritation. An allergy patch test should also be done before use to make sure your skin is not reactive to the substance.
Another way to use tea tree oil is to look for it in acne products.These can be creams, pharmacy ointments or gels prescribed by a specialist.
You can also make your own universal acne mask. To do this, dilute white cosmetic clay with water to a creamy consistency and add a mixed base oil with 1-2 drops of tea tree oil. Leave it on your face for no more than 15 minutes and then wash it off with warm water and apply a moisturizer.
Aloe Vera is another natural product that has powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the appearance of acne and prevent new ones.The leaves of this plant contain a lot of vitamins, minerals and ascorbic acid, therefore it is an SOS-remedy for problem skin (dries up rashes and heals acne ). Aloe is also an excellent moisturizer and is especially suitable for people with dry skin prone to atopic dermatitis. Aloe vera gel is suitable for treating mild to moderate acne, according to a 2014 study.
How To Use Aloe Vera Gel
The easiest way, How to use aloe is to apply a thin layer of cream or gel containing at least 10 percent aloe vera extract to the previously cleansed skin of the face. You can also make a tonic at home, which will be an excellent antibacterial product at any time of the year and an addition to your usual care. To do this, mix purified water and aloe juice in a 3: 1 ratio, add a few drops of essential oil (check compatibility). You can store such a product in the refrigerator for five days.
Honey has been used to treat skin conditions, including 90,030 age-related acne , for thousands of years.It contains many antioxidants that help cleanse the impurities from the pores and, as a result, prevent inflammation and breakouts. Honey is also known for its good antibacterial and wound healing properties.
How to use honey
Honey can be applied pointwise to pimples, after cleansing the skin of the face and hands. Or prepare natural face masks with it – there are recipes for every taste. Basic version of the mask without additives: apply one teaspoon of liquid honey all over the face, leave for 10-20 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and dry your face.
An effective honey and cinnamon acne mask: Mix three tablespoons of cinnamon powder (make sure you are not allergic to it) and a spoonful of honey until smooth. Apply the mixture to the affected areas or all over your face as a preventive measure. This mask is best left on overnight and rinsed off in the morning with warm water. The course of treatment is from 2 weeks.
Green tea contains a high concentration of catechins, which are powerful natural antioxidants.This is a salvation for people with oily and combination skin. Antioxidants help the body break down chemicals and wastes that can damage healthy cells. Green tea helps to remove some of the impurities and excess sebum that has accumulated in the pores and open sores of acne. Green tea also contains substances that balance sebum production, reduce inflammation and prevent acne breakouts.
One study found that after eight weeks of using green tea extract, the reduction in whiteheads and blackheads in study subjects was reduced by 79-89 percent.
How to use green tea
Green tea helps not only when we drink it, but also when we apply it on the skin in the formulations of care creams and masks. A herbal mask will help with inflammation: brew green tea and add a tablespoon of white clay, stir until the consistency of sour cream. Apply the mixture to your face until it dries, then rinse with warm water and moisturize your skin. The same mask can be made from a decoction of chamomile, which is also known for its soothing properties.
Jojoba oil is a natural waxy substance that resembles collagen. The product reduces inflammation and redness, helps to repair damaged skin, and accelerates the healing of wounds and acne.
A 2012 study of 133 people conducted an experiment using a clay face mask with jojoba oil. After a six-week course (the mask was applied 2-3 times a week), people reported an improvement in skin condition and a 54% reduction in rashes.
How to use jojoba oil
Try mixing jojoba essential oil with a gel, cream or clay face mask and apply it to problem areas. Otherwise, apply a few drops of jojoba oil to a cotton pad and rub it gently into the pimples.
Tips for acne skin care at home
Along with home remedies, you should rethink your daily habits, which will have a powerful effect on maintaining healthy skin, making it less oily and reducing the appearance of acne.Remember what you should and shouldn’t do in order to have beautiful skin.
- Do not touch your face with your hands
Avoid touching your face, especially with dirty hands, as this can only worsen the condition and spread the appearance of 90,030 pimples on the cheeks , forehead and chin. We told more about this dangerous habit here .
- Never press acne
Yes, it is very tempting to squeeze out a white pimple or calloused eyes. But any aggressive actions (touching the inflamed area, rubbing and squeezing) can lead to the appearance of more bacteria in the lesion, causing further infections. If you have subcutaneous rashes , be sure to consult with your doctor to find out how to safely treat them.
- Choose the right cleanser
A competent choice of means for daily skin care is a guarantee of its condition in the future.Look for a product based on your skin type and problem. Many conventional gels and soaps are too acidic or too high in pH, which can irritate the skin and aggravate acne.
The best option is to buy cleansers (for washing and removing makeup) with a pH level close to the natural pH of the skin. It should be about 5.5. This will help reduce the risk of acne and inflammation healing.
- Use oil-free products
If the skin is already oily or combination, then oily cosmetic products can block pores, increasing the risk of clogging and acne. Look for skin care products and cosmetics labeled “oil-free” or “non-comedogenic” (won’t clog pores). These formulas contain ingredients that allow the skin to breathe.
- Moisturize skin
Keeping skin hydrated is extremely important because it facilitates the healing process of acne and reduces the overall risk of new outbreaks. When the skin is dry, it can easily become irritated or damaged, leading to acne. A normal moisture balance also ensures the proper development of new skin cells during the healing of wounds and acne marks.Drink enough water per day for your body weight and moisturize your skin with serums and creams.
- Reduce stress
Dermatologists cite stress as one of the possible causes of acne. This is due to the fact that during stressful situations in the body, the level of the hormone androgen rises. It stimulates the hair follicles and sebaceous glands in the pores, increasing the risk of acne breakouts.
meditation , communicate more often and spend time with loved ones and friends.
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Of all skin types, dry – perhaps the most “insidious”. In her youth, she gives so few problems that it seems that there is no need for a beauty routine! However, insufficient or inappropriate care can lead to increased dryness and the appearance of early wrinkles. What to do? First of all, collect “evidence” that will indicate that you have really dry skin.
The main signs of dry skin:
- Lack of oily sheen.
- Unpleasant feeling of tightness after washing.
- Tendency to peel off.
- Early wrinkles.
Equating dry and dehydrated skin is a big mistake. Why is that?
- Dry skin is skin with a low level of moisture in the stratum corneum and an increased level of transepidermal moisture loss.
- Dehydrated skin is a more intense case of lack of moisture in the skin.
Normal and even oily skin can become dehydrated.
One of the root causes of dryness is the weak hydrolipidic barrier of dry skin: if it does not retain moisture well in the epidermis, dryness is almost inevitable. The sebaceous glands are also largely responsible for the type of our skin. If they secrete too much sebum, the skin becomes oily, and if “greedy”, it can become dry.
Other causes of dryness:
- Genes . Yes, dry skin (like cellulite) can be inherited.
- Incorrect care . Rule number one – care should be regular, rule number two – you need cosmetics that are suitable for your skin type. It is the wrongly selected cosmetics that most often causes very dry skin on the face. What to do? Shake the bathroom shelf thoroughly!
- Adverse environmental factors .Overdried by air conditioners and central heating, air is destructive for dry skin! As well as hard or very hot tap water.
- Incorrect power supply . A balanced diet is not only energy that will help you turn the world upside down, but also beautiful skin. She needs vitamins and minerals, so include fresh fish, vegetables, fruits, cereals, and of course water on your shopping list.
- Ultraviolet radiation . The sun’s rays dry out the skin and provoke photoaging, which is reflected in the loss of firmness, the appearance of a dull complexion and early wrinkles and / or age spots.
- Age . Dry skin becomes more vulnerable with age.
Remember the cult phrase that ignorance of the laws does not absolve from responsibility? In the case of dry skin, it is 100% true! Your job is to provide her with the right care that will reduce dry skin and help relieve tightness.
A day in the life of dry skin looks like this:
- Delicate products are suitable for cleansing – for example, gel or foam with caring components.
- Toning is an important stage, the omission of which can be considered a real beauty crime!
- It is good if a day moisturizer contains two types of ingredients: proper moisturizers and moisture-retaining ones.
- Don’t forget to take care of the skin around the eyes. In this area, the skin is thinner and more delicate, so you cannot do without additional care and moisturizing.
- Back to where we started – to purification! To remove makeup, you can use milk, micellar water, or any other product designed for dry skin, and for washing, use delicate cleansers.
- Toner will help remove residual impurities and prepare the skin for the next stage of treatment.
- In addition to the revitalizing night care cream, an oil complex and serum can be applied.
- For exfoliation, it is best to use delicate products with fruit acids. They will have a mild exfoliating effect.
- Pamper your skin with masks two to three times a week. The fabrics are very good!
- In summer (and not only!), Sun protection is important for dry skin.Choose UV protection products depending on the phototype.
- In the fall, it is important to prepare the skin for the cold: throw all your strength into restoring the barrier function!
- In winter, cold wind and frost have an extremely adverse effect on the skin. Try denser and denser textures for a rich, nourishing formula and protective function. It is best to apply water-based care products some time before going outside so that they are well absorbed.
- In the spring, you can switch to lighter textures and moisturizers with UV filters.
This cream contains 96% ingredients of natural origin: no parabens, silicones or synthetic dyes! The beauty leader is rose water, known for its soothing properties. The cream reduces the feeling of discomfort, restores the softness of the skin and moisturizes it for 48 hours.
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Main action: moisturizing, correcting deep wrinkles and smoothing superficial ones, lifting, increasing skin elasticity and improving its tone.
The serum contains hyaluronic acid of two types and rhamnose at a concentration of 10%. This plant sugar is an effective anti-aging compound with the ability to trigger the skin’s production of collagen and elastin. The serum formula reduces the signs of aging day after day by reducing deep wrinkles, folds and creases.
Why is it ineffective to remove facial wrinkles with folk remedies?
How can you quickly smooth out or completely remove wrinkles at home using products from the refrigerator or from your own garden in the country? It is believed that the fastest way is to make a mask from retinol-rich carrots and, for example, berries that are high in vitamin C.
Cosmetologists note that most of the recipes for anti-aging home masks do include fruits, vegetables and berries – sources of vitamins and antioxidants. However, home mixes have several significant disadvantages.
- Anti-aging compounds in berries, fruits and vegetables have poor bioavailability: they have little effect on the skin, and bring maximum benefits to the whole body as food.
- Berry and vegetable juices can stain the skin when used externally, in contact with wounds can cause burning and irritation.
- No one is immune from allergies to pure plant extracts, as well as to pure oils. In addition, masks with citrus juice and some other ingredients of homemade recipes destroy the hydrolipidic protective barrier of the skin.
In anti-aging products, the active substances should have good bioavailability, and their formulas should include an anti-aging complex with scientifically proven efficacy.