| Skin care tips|
For Dry skin
Showers and baths add moisture to your skin, but they can also dry it out by removing the skin's oily lipid layer. Hot water robs oil faster than warm water. Please use warm water when you cleanse your face and limit yourself to one short (under 15 minutes) warm shower or bath a day.
There's no need to wash again in the morning. Just rinse your face with water when you wake up.
For acne skin
Dirty skin does not lead to acne or blemishes. Frequent and vigorous washing can irritate your skin and make acne worse. So can scrubs and soaps with harsh chemicals. Instead, wash acne-prone areas twice daily with a mild soap and warm water.
If you wear makeup, use an oil-free foundation. To help close your pores, splash your face with cold water before applying your foundation. Also, no matter how tired you are, wash your makeup off before bed.
Squeezing pimples or blemishes just creates more problems. Resist the temptation. It will only delay healing and increase the risk of scarring. Squeezing pimples may also push infected material into the skin, where it can cause additional inflammation and scarring.
Easy, fast, cost effective:
To improve your skin tone, mix carrot juice with yogurt (not fat free). Soak a cotton ball in chamomile tea and then apply mixture all over your face. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and remove with cold water. For a double effect, steam your face over a pot of simmering chamomile tea before you apply the mask. Cover your head with a towel and breathe in the steam for 5-8 min. This is great for your sinuses as well!
Oh, those dark circles under our eyes!
They drive us crazy. We all know that we need enough sleep to begin with, but what else can help? Treat your skin while you sleep. Just before bed, lightly wet a washcloth with cold water and place over your eyes. By morning, you should see an improvement. Apply cucumber slices or cool tea bags (no herbal tea, only black tea, and freshly made) to your eyes. Cucumber slices are famous for their ability to reduce puffiness, and the tannin in tea has been found to reduce swelling and discoloration. Leave on for 10 min.