Sunday, June 16, 2013

Guest Post: 5 DIY Facials for Glowing Skin

Hello Pinay Beauties! I have a lot of pending posts and I am super busy at work so I apologize if I wasn't able to post anything. Anyhow, Chetana of StyleCraze is back with another guest post, and I think this is a pretty interesting for those who wanted to achieve glowing skin and doesn't want to spend lots of money. Here are 5 DIY Facial Ideas that you can do using products that you can easily find in your kitchen (or supermarket).

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We all love to get pampered and what could be better than getting a relaxing and rejuvenating facial? Facials are one of the most popular facial treatments that can help maintain and improve the texture of our skin. Facials not only help to clean the skin of impurities but also provide our skin with the right amount of vitamins that are needed for healthy and glowing skin. Though professional facials are great for the skin, they often burn a whole in our pocket with their exorbitant prices and are time consuming as well. 

So today I will list a few facial which you can at the comfort of your home that too just within 30 minutes. All you need to do is gather the materials and pamper your skin.

For a complete facial, you need to follow this procedure:
  • Cleanse the face with a cleanser followed by a steam therapy. 
  • Then exfoliate the facial skin with a scrub. 
  • Then apply a face pack of your choice (you can choose any of 5 mentioned below) and massage you face properly and gently with a moisturizer to hydrate the skin.  

You can do a facial twice a month.


CLAY FACIAL


Spas often use clay for facials and body massage owing to their multiple skin benefits.  All you need to do is choose the perfect clay according to your skin.

Kaolin clay or white clay is good for people who have sensitive skin as white clay is the mildest type of clay with its fine particles and light consistency.

Fuller’s earth clay facial treatment is best for people with oily and acne prone skin as it has amazing oil absorbing qualities. Fuller’s earth also helps to get rid of blemishes and gives a glowing and even toned skin.

Mix 2 teaspoons of fuller’s earth or multani mitti with 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder and 3 teaspoons of rose water. Apply this on you face but do not leave it for more than 20 minutes. This will not only impart a glow to the face but will also clear the skin of all impurities and will keep pimple at bay.


FRUIT FACIALS


Homemade fruit facials are the easiest facials for healthy and glowing skin.  Fruit facials are best suited for oily to combination skin. This facial makes use of extracts of different fruits like papaya, pineapple, strawberries that keeps the skin hydrated, nourished and supple. This facial is totally natural and herbal as it uses completely natural products for its treatment.  Fruit facials are cost effective, natural and have no side effects and can be easily done at home.

Papaya and apricot fruit facial:

Both papaya and apricot are great for skin and make a great fruit facial. Use 3 teaspoons of apricot pulp and 3 teaspoons of ripe papaya pulp. Add 1 tablespoon of almond or oatmeal powder to it. Apply this on your face and leave it for 30 minutes. When it dries, gently scrub it off the skin or wash it with plain water. You will be amazed seeing the result.


OATMEAL FACIAL


Oatmeal is a miraculous ingredient which you can use for a home facial. Oatmeal helps to avoid several skin ailments and adds a glow to the face.

Add ½ cup of warm water or milk to 1/3 cup of oatmeal. As the mixture sets, mix two tablespoons of yogurt and 1 table spoon of honey to it. Then add egg white of one egg.  Apply a thin layer of the paste on your skin and leave it for 15 minutes. Then wash it off with tap water.

You can try this facial if you suffer from dry skin problems. Smash a banana and add a cup of oatmeal to it. Then add some lukewarm milk to it to make a smooth paste. Keep this pack on your skin for 20 minutes and then remove it by gently scrubbing it off your face. Then wash if off your face with plain water and pat dry.

You can make oatmeal facial by combining 1 tablespoon of oatmeal powder, 1 egg white, and 5 drops of almond oil and juice of half a lemon. Make a very fine paste using these ingredients and apply it on your face. Leave this facial for 20 minutes and wash it off with cold water. Moisturize your skin after removing this mask to keep acne at bay.


YOGURT FACIAL


Yogurt is quite well known for its moisturizing and cleansing properties and is best suited for people with sensitive skin. It is also known to tighten pores. This facial is very simple to prepare and does not require too many ingredients. You can slather some plain yogurt on your face and leave it for 20 minutes and then wash off with plain water

You can also try yogurt facial by mixing together 1 teaspoon of yogurt, 1 teaspoon of orange pulp and ½ teaspoon of aloe Vera. Leave this pack for 10 minutes and then rinse of.

Yogurt facial can also help to fight skin blemishes as they are anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.


MILK CREAM FACIAL


You can also try a simple milk cream facial.  Take 1 tablespoon of heavy cream and add 1 gram of baking soda to it. Mix the baking soda with the cream until it gets the consistency of a shaving foam.  Then add honey to this paste. Apply it on the face and leave it on for 20 minutes.  This facial is quite effective as it contains fatty acids and vitamins which will leave the skin smooth and nourished.


References:
How To Do A Facial At Home
How To Do A Fruit Facial At Home?

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I hope this post has been helpful. I personally like the oatmeal and yogurt facials. Would you try these DIY facials or do you have other ideas? Please do share at the comments below. Thanks a lot to Chetana for these awesome guest post. If you wanted to do a guest post as well, check out the Contact Me page of thus blog for more details. Thank you so much for reading, and goodluck!

-- Maica :)

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