Basic Skin care
There are no magic potions that can make your spots and pimples
disappear overnight. There is no elixir of youth that can turn back the
hands of the clock and give you back the firm, unlined skin of your
youth. But there is a way by which you can rejuvinate your skin and
bring it back to good health.
Dermatologists, cosmetologists and beauty therapists all agree on
the fact that taking regular care of skin is the only way of avoiding
problems and delaying the ageing process. So cleanse, tone, moisturize
and nourish your skin everyday. Within a week you will be amazed to see
the results. The skin has tremendous powers of self-regeneration when
properly cared for and it is never too late to start.
Whatever the texture or type of your skin, it requires thorough
cleansing. If we could have a look at uncleaned skin through a
magnifying glass, we would realise the absolute necessity of a proper
cleansing routine. Before it is cleansed, the skin surface is covered
by a film of dirt, stale sweat, oil deposits, stale make-up and other
pollutants. All these are potent skin irritants. They not only upset
the normal balance of the skin, but also hamper its natural functions.
Cleanse your skin, according to your skin type. Splash your face
with water then massage with a gentle facial wash and work it up to a
lather for about 30 seconds. Take the opportunity to lightly massage
your skin, as this will boost the supply of blood to the surface of
your skin - which means a rosier complexion. Rinse away with clear
water untill every soapy trace has been removed from your skin. Then
pat your skin with a soft towel to absorb residual water from the
surface of your skin.
Toning is necessary for all skin types. It follows immediately after
cleansing and helps to refresh the skin. A good way of toning the skin
is to keep cotton wool pads soaking in a bowl of skin tonic in the
refridgerator. After cleansing the skin, wipe with the skin toning pads
and then pad the skin briskly. This stimulates the blood circulation to
the surface. Gentle stroking movements can also be followed.
The most important part of the skin care routine is moisturizing.
Smooth your skin with moisturizing lotions. Dot onto your face, then
massage in with your fingertips with light upwards strokes. This will
leave a protective film on the skin, allowing make-up to be aeasily
applied and ensuring there is a balanced moisture content.
Nourishing is a way of supplying emollients to the skin so that it
can hold moisture better and performs its other functions. Use the
nourishment cream with Vitamin A, which is of utmost importance to the
skin helping to relieve dryness and maintain skin elasticity and the
nourishing cream with Vitamin E (anti-oxidant) which helps in
minimizing cross linking damage.
Tips for skin care
1. Never rub your cheeks against anything nor let them be pressed or pinched.
2. Never try to pluck out your pimples. If you do so they will leave an ugly mark on the skin.
3. Try to be always happy and cheerful. In fact it is medically
advisable to laugh daily for about 10 minutes not only for your cheek's
up-keep, but even for your normal health.
4. Don't use any
artificial coloring material like rouge etc. to make your cheeks
acquire rosy hue. The best way to do so is to mix a few fresh rose
leaves in raw milk and crush them to a paste form. Then add a little
honey to the paste and apply on your cheeks every morning for 5
minutes. Then rinse it off.