The time has finally arrived to talk about the skin on our face. I was working on this post for a very long time and I hope you like it. I wanted to cover everything related to the skin.
So… All women take great care of their face. However, this is the part that is notices first in our meeting with people so we always try to look good. This includes having no pimples, blackheads, we put make up and so on…you know.
There are 3 types of skin – oily, dry and normal. Frankly, very few people have normal skin on their face. Most people are allocated to the other two types and mine belongs to oily skin type.
The skin becomes dry when it begins to lose moisture, causing tension and coarsening. If measures are not taken in time it can lead to cracking, flaking and itching.
How to cope?
1. Use natural products and nice cosmetics intended for dry skin. Try different products and see which ones will help you.
2. Nourish the skin with vitamins A and C, minerals, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid.
3. Hydration – drink as many fluids as you can. Preferably water, teas and freshly squeezed juices.
Most often it gets greasy from the lack of fruits and vegetables. When you accept more fatty and dairy products in your diet it leads to oilier skin. Dirty air, dirty hands that touch your face and all bacterias that are surround us.
How to cope?
1. Maintain personal hygiene and frequent washing of the face.
2. Change in diet. Take more vegetarian food.
3. Appropriate cosmetics, facial scrub and natural masks ( we will talk about this more in my upcoming posts ).
What kind of care does our face need?
1. Exfoliation – maintaining a young and flexible skin, that way we are removing dead skin cells and uncloging pores. Home exfoliant: 3 tablespoons green tea, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon moisturizer. Mix and apply for 15 minutes, then wash.
2. Steam bath – ideal for facial cleansing and removal of blackheads. You can make it at home: 1 liter of water, 1 tablespoon of chamomile flower, 3 tablespoons rosemary and a pinch of cumin. Bring to a boil everything and then enjoy for about 5-10 minutes. This works extremely refreshing.
3. The use of sunscreen cosmetics is more than recommended. Thus it protects the skin as if there is a shield that fights damage, eczemas and wrinkles.
How and what should we feed our skin?
1. Essential fatty acids – omega-3 and omega-6. They have anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effect. They help to retain water in the cell. Also they look after the flexibility and freshness of the skin. A lack of omega-3 and omega-6 leads to dehydration, sensitivity, skin becomes dry and prone to inflammatory processes. You can add these fatty acids from fish and seafood.
2. Vitamins A and C. Vitamin A regulates the function of the sweat glands, controls the formation of keratin, which is important for cell regeneration. Vitamin C is involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates and fight wrinkles. A lack of this vitamin leads to dry, thin and pale skin. Vitamin A is in milk, fish oil, and vitamin C in citrus fruits.
3. Vitamin E. This is the vitamin of youth. The most powerful antioxidant who fights against the harmful effects of free radicals. The vitamin has a regenerating and moisturizing effect, also stimulates cell renewal. You can get vitamin E from almonds, hazelnuts, palm oil, olive oil and more.
BONUS FOR TODAY: Mask for oily skin: 1 tablespoon milk and 2 tablespoons clay. Mix and apply for 20 minutes, then wash.
Ahh…there is more to say, but I will leave it for the next beauty post, in which we will talk about pimples and blackheads on the face. There we will pay more attention to the food we eat.
Now it’s time for the best part of the post.
How to make fast, easy, relaxing facial massage alone at home?
Play some relaxing music, light a candle, pick up your favorite face cream and just follow the steps. Take 1 to 2 minutes for each movement, do not rush, the goal is to relax and to move all the muscles of the face.
Personally, I make this massage every time when I aply my foundation. I mix AFFINITONE TON-ON-TON by Maybelline and Face Cream by Victor & Rolf.
I want to thank Vicky for having agreed to ‘photograph’ her ( I really like these gifs ) and I hope that the post was helpful. If you have any questions, ask them in the comments below.
Wish you all a quiet evening.
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