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Homemade Facial: Simple, Effective, and Economic

Ivett Romo

Show off your glowing facial skin on the day of your celebration without having to pay a lot and right in the comfort of your home. Going to a beauty salon can be costly, but doing it yourself you could save that money for something else.

Homemade facials are very easy and effective; you can apply them once or twice a week, so that your skin is radiant and free of impurities on the big day.

Cleansing and Exfoliation

The first step is cleansing your face. All you need for this is a good facial cleanser that meets the needs of your skin type.  After washing your face, proceed with the exfoliation, which is simply the removal of the oldest dead skin cells that cling to the skin’s outermost surface, and can make it look older. There are an endless number of exfoliants available on the market, but you can create your own with natural ingredients. The following could be a great option:

Lemon-sugar-olive oil

2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Mix all the ingredients and massage gently onto your face for about 5 minutes in a circular motion.

Almond-honey-olive oil

• 200gr. finely chopped almonds
• 5 tablespoons honey
• 1 tablespoon olive oil

Mix all the ingredients until forming a paste and apply it to your forehead, nose, and chin. Leave on for 5 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

Oatmeal-strawberry-yogurt

• 2 tablespoons oatmeal
• 3 ripe strawberries (mashed)
• 1 tablespoon natural yogurt

Stir all the ingredients. Apply the paste to your face and leave it on 5-10 minutes and then rinse.
Facial Toner

After exfoliating your skin, the next step is toner application. It consists of cleaning your face with a toner to remove chemical residues and impurities that might have clung on your skin after the exfoliation. Cold water is the most common toner, and the only thing you need to do is swipe a water-dampened cotton ball over your face for a couple of minutes.

Moisturizing

The last step is to moisturize your skin. The selection of the correct moisturizer depends on your skin type; if your skin is oily, you don’t need it because it’s naturally moisturized. If you have dry skin, you will definitely need one.  A great homemade moisturizer is made by combining yogurt, cucumber, and honey. Blend two tablespoons of natural yogurt, ½ medium cucumber, and one tablespoon of honey. Spread the mixture over your face and leave on it for 15 minutes then rinse and pat dry.

After completing all four steps, you’ll have a smooth and silky skin. Remember that it is healthy for you to get a facial once or twice a week, but cleansing has to be done on a daily basis. If your skin is sensitive or if you have acne, ask your dermatologist before applying a homemade facial.

 

Ivett Romo

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