Three Steps to Healthy Skin
A daily skin-care regime to keep skin healthy and looking good
Caring for your skin is vital to keep it
healthy and looking good. This is especially important for the face. A
basic three-step, twice-daily skin-care regime using aromatherapy
products is described below.
Three steps to healthy skin
Cleansing is fundamental to good skin care.
This is especially important if you live in a city, where airborne
toxins readily adhere to your face, causing damage and premature aging.
Cleansing should be done twice: once to remove surface grime and
make-up, and once to cleanse the pores thoroughly. Facial skin is
delicate, so soap is too harsh and drying to to use on your face. Face
cleansers, based on a cream or a lotion, are the best way to cleanse
your face thoroughly but gently. Cream cleansers are massaged into the
face thoroughly, and then washed off with plain water.
Skin toners are used after cleansing, to
refresh the skin and tighten the pores. They also remove any traces of
cleanser. However, many store-bought toners contain harsh ingredients
that dry out the skin, leaving your face feeling uncomfortably tight.
Using flower waters on a cotton wool pad as toners - with and without
the addition of essential oils - is a natural and gentle way to hydrate
and refresh your skin. Spray pure flower water on your face afterwards
and allow it to dry naturally.
Moisturizer is then applied to the cleansed,
toned skin. In many ways moisturizers are the most important product in
the whole skin-care range. They nourish, hydrate and protect the skin,
preventing dehydration and dryness, and keep the skin supple, glowing
and healthy. You need to have two moisturizers: a lighter, easily
absorbed one to use in the morning, and a richer, nourishing night
cream. The area around the eyes is particularly delicate, so you should
only use the lighter moisturizer here.
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