Month: September 2017

All About Clay Masks

Skincare extends beyond washing your face and using a moisturizer. Most people, mainly women, are highly consumed with the idea of using expensive products, often laden with chemicals. There’s one thing you should know – aging is something you cannot stop, but you can definitely delay it. Besides the cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine you need to incorporate an anti-aging facial masks to complete your beauty treatment.

In this post, we will discuss natural clay masks, how you can choose the right products and a few ways to use them.

The Incredible Advantages of Natural Clays

Natural clays have been used in body and skincare for thousands of years. Various forms of clay are known to have a highly concentrated amount of minerals, which are great for the body and skin. In fact, clay is used in many traditional medicines in varied forms. While clays can differ in function and composition, these are known to work well for detoxing the skin. It can draw out the toxicity from the skin, which aids in a more radiant and youthful complexion. Organic clay based masks unclog your pores while purifying the dermis, and thus drastically reducing pore size. Besides rejuvenating and regenerating the skin, clay masks are actually perfect for smoothing the appearance of your skin.

How to Choose Clay Masks?

First things first, choose a brand that has natural clays. If a regular clay mask has an endless number of chemicals, using them makes no sense. Check the options in terms of content, and choose something that’s rich in active botanicals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Avoid brands that don’t have a detailed list of ingredients on the product’s label. Also, steer clear of products that contain synthetic fragrances, parabens, and chemical dyes.

How to Use Clay Masks?

Natural masks generally come in powder form, so you need to mix them with purified water or other botanicals to get the right consistency. Natural products can be high in minerals and other ingredients, so limit their use to no more than twice a week. Mix approximately ½ tsp mask powder with your botanical to a consistency that can be applied with a cotton ball or make-up brush without dripping. Apply to face, neck and even the hands while being careful to avoid tender skin around the eye’s. Leave the mask on till completely dry for approx. 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and gently pat the skin dry with a fresh towel. Follow with a rich, luxurious moisturizer such as a Facial Apothecary Rose Water w/Glycerin Cream which will further enhance your skins beauty treatment.

 

All About Face Masks

Skin care is an extensive subject. While there are endless chemical products, creams, ointments, oils and serums that promise great results for your skin, only a few work without consequences. Skin care, according to most experts, should be as natural as possible. When you start out with a great cleanser, toner then moisturizer you should finalize your routine with the benefits of a facial mask twice weekly. Face masks are ideal for all skin types and the benefits are real. In this post, we will talk about facial masks in detail.

What’s a face mask?

A homemade face mask contains natural and organic ingredients in a concentrated form which are meant to offer instant results. If you cannot be pampered with a professional salon facial every week or month then let’s look at do-it-yourself home facials. Unlike creams and lotions, you don’t use a face mask every day. The right face mask will hydrate skin, remove excess oils, pull out impurities and tone after a single use. Your skin will actually go through a detoxing while using a mask. Masks are incredibly effective at providing the deepest cleansing process which leads to an improvement in the appearance of pores that you can see and feel.

What are the benefits?

Depending on the type of face mask you use, you can expect benefits like reduction in acne, pigmentation, scars and other skin issues. Most masks are meant to offer a quick facial to the skin, so that the face feels more relaxed, rejuvenated and hydrated at the same time. You should also focus on products that are natural and give the best results. Ideally, it’s best to go for organic skin care products that are free from SLS and parabens and don’t have any side effects in the long run. Some masks are meant for specific skin issues. For example, you can find masks that are formulated especially for dry or aging skin.

How to use face masks?

Most products are easy to use and come in either a cream or powder form. To a dry concentrate just add a few drops of water or any other organic solution such as rose water, aloe or buttermilk to create a paste. Apply the mask all over the face and neck and keep it on for at least 20 to 30 minutes. Once the mask has dried completely you can gently wash your face with cool water. Keep in mind that after a few minutes the mask can feel a bit drying on the skin, so use wet hands and circular motion to wash off. Be sure to apply a natural moisturizer immediately after rinsing your mask.

If you are new to face masks, it is wise to read the ingredients in detail. Make sure that you check all the products in a particular range before making a final product decision. You may want to do a patch test for some products, especially if you have acne-prone or sensitive skin.

 

All About Anti Cellulite Cup Works

There is a principle that makes the anti-cellulite cup work. It allows one to be able to recreate the sub dermal tissue type of message very easily and the best thing is that it can actually be done right at home. You can fight cellulite in a very easy way as it targets the fatty deposits within the skin.

The principle of the massage

The anti-cellulite cup recreates the tissue massage that one can get at the salon. The cup essentially sucks onto the skin and this in turn leads to the improvement of blood circulation within the tissues. This helps in the removal of cellulite in a more effective manner.

What the suction cup does is that it creates a vacuum. The vacuum is what moves all those fatty deposits from the areas where the body tends to be in statis. The vacuum works in the areas where waste water may have accumulated. The breaking down of all those fatty tissues in turn stimulates the lymph and blood circulation.

When this is done, a draining effect is achieved and therefore the toxins are eliminated. This is an effect that holds long after the massage has already been concluded. The other advantage that you may notice with the suction cups is that it allows you to diminish that heavy legs feeling as well as swelling. This is basically because circulation has been stimulated.

How the cup is used

Before you start, you need to get the area where you want to suction ready. This can be done by using massage oil or moisturizing cream. It is important to make sure that the suction pad is able to slide along the skin with ease. You also need to get all that air out of the pad by simply punching on it. It is important to make sure that pressure within the cup before placing it on the massage area.

When you have packed the cup and it is in contact with the skin, it is time to release pressure using the fingers. This sucks the skin into the cup and the removal of the deposits commences. You should now start the massage in the area that you want to tone by making some circular movements. This should be done for around a minute.

You need to slide the cup starting from the bottom all the way to the top of the area being stimulated. When you get to the very top, remove the cup and then start all over again. Don’t start from down to up as it may mess with the whole process and affect results. When you finish with the area, get the cup air up so as to remove it from the skin.

Areas that you can massage using the cup

The cup is safe to use in all areas that you may have some cellulite. The cup can be used on arms, stomach, outer hip, thigh areas and calves. You will have to use the cup every day and allot some 5 minutes to each and every area. You should notice some remarkable changes after a couple of weeks.

 

Benefit Tea Tree Oil For Acne

You are excited to attend the most awaited wedding in your family and what awaits you is simply beyond your imagination. It’s the scary pimple on your cheek! Acne is the most common skin condition, which occurs due to the clogging of pores owing to the excessive production of sebum.

There are various skin care products available in the market that claim to solve your acne problems but sadly most of them are loaded with harmful chemicals like parabens, artificial fragrances, preservatives, and so on. These chemicals penetrate into the skin and cause irreparable damage to the skin as well as the body. Such chemical laden acne care products give way to effective natural remedies to treat acne problems.

One of the most effective remedies for acne is Tea Tree Oil. This essential oil is enriched with several healing qualities. It not only treats your acne problems naturally but it also keeps your skin protected against acne in the long run. Extracted from a tree native to Australia, tea tree oil has become an integral ingredient in most of the natural skin care products.

Tea tree oil also referred as Melaleuca oil possesses a pale yellow color and is extracted from the leaves of the plant Melaleuca alternifolia. It is powered with antifungal and antimicrobial properties and can be used in many ways to treat various skin problems. Let us see how it works in keeping the acne problems at bay.

Tea tree oil serves as a natural remedy for curing acne and it has been often compared with commercially used benzoyl peroxide in terms of its efficiency in treating acne problems. It is ideal for oily and acne-prone skin. Being rich in antibacterial and antimicrobial compounds, tea tree oil works actively in fighting against acne-causing bacteria. It seeps deep into the layers of the skin and unblocks the sebaceous glands. The pores further get unclogged and disinfected thereby reducing the acne issues. Tea tree oil also acts as a solvent and it helps in clearing away the dust and grease from the skin thus protecting your skin from oxidative stress.

Simply add few drops of tea tree oil to the water and mix well. Dip the cotton pad in this water and apply on the affected area or on the entire face to get relief. The anti-microbial properties of the tea tree oil will prevent the occurrence of acne on your skin and will make it clean and clear. Do this activity for twice in a week for visible results.

Soak the cotton pad in this and apply it to the affected area or the entire face.

Leave it on for 20-25 minutes, and once it dries, apply a moisturizer. There is no need to wash this off.

You can also add drops of tea tree oil on a cotton bud and gently press it against the acne, pimples, or spots. Leave it on for a couple of hours or overnight to reduce the redness and swelling.