Brighten Up Dull Tired Skin
This is the result of the outside layer of the skin getting
excessive build up and is not exfoliated on a regular basis. Build-up
is especially noticed after we have spent the summer in the sun. It's
more apparent to women since we realize that our make-up doesn't look
as fresh and our foundation begins to fade within a couple of hours.
Our make-up and foundation is actually being absorbed into the
accumulated dead skin cells, which gives a very tired and unhealthy
look to the skin. To keep your skin vibrant and healthy on a regular
basis, you must have a regimen that incorporates exfoliation and
nourishing the skin.
Your regular skin care program does not have to be a department
store or drug store solution. You can prepare an all nature skin care
program right from your kitchen table and manage to get the same
results if not better results that your store bought product promises.
You should exfoliate at least 2-3 times per week
(daily is even better) to keep the skin's healthy glow. One solution
for exfoliating the skin in an in expensive way is to use sugar. Yes,
Sugar! Glycolic acid which is found in most AHA (alpha hydroxyl acid)
products is from sugar cane. You can benefit from glycolic acid by
using sugar for exfoliation.
Simply mix to 1 teaspoon of sugar in with a small amount of
your favorite skin cleanser. Wet your face and massage the
cleanser/sugar mixture over your face for 1-2 minutes. Rinse your face
with lukewarm water to remove this mixture and you will instantly feel
a difference in your skin.
Give your skin a refreshing drink with a simple
nourishing facial mask. The ingredients are powerful and can be found
in your kitchen. Combine one or more main ingredient with a liquid
ingredient for to make a wonderful facial mask. Base your ingredient
choices on the health properties of each item.
Honey - It is a humectant (which draws in
moisture) and it has antibacterial qualities that also stimulates and
smoothes the skin.
Mango - Provides natural fruit enzymes which also exfoliates the skin and the oil in mangos help moisturize.
Avocado - A naturally rich moisturizer has essential fats and oils.
Oatmeal - Moisturizing and slightly exfoliating
Milk - Enzymes and Lactose acid to exfoliate and milk fat to condition the skin.
Aloe Vera Gel - Healing and softening.
Egg White - tightening and conditioning.
You will want to follow your treatments with your favorite
hypoallergenic moisturizer. For best results, these treatments can be
done 2-3 times a week to help keep your skin youthful and vibrant.