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I didn’t always take care of my skin. I didn’t feel it was relevant to me being young and with great skin. I didn’t think I had to. I thought I would always have great skin, but recently and especially since I’ve gotten older, I realized that was just wishful thinking and I indeed started to have problems with my skin. Does that sound like you? Whether your skin is in good condition or in need of repair, basic skin care is a must to maintain its good quality skin condition, well into old age. Daily maintenance, repair and prevention are the keys to healthy, flawless subtle skin not only for while you’re younger, but for every year of your life. Following is a recipe for a healthy, clean, youthful looking face.
Let’s start with Facial Steaming. which is the basis for a clean palette. Clean your skin of all make-up and environmental residue collected during the day is right before going to bed at night and or first thing in the morning for a refreshed skin. Use a facial steamer or just soak a wash cloth with warm to hot water, then wring lightly and gently place on your entire face. also used essential oils dropped into a pan of boiling water, turn off, place a towel over my head and steam your face for two minutes. Let the steam penetrate to fully open your pores.
Cleansing. Next, while your pores are open, splash warm water on your face and neck. This constricts your pores opening them more to receive cleansing. Using an all-natural cleanser for your particular skin type, massage onto your saturated face with the tips of your fingertips, or feel free to use a cleansing sponge, using a circular motion for a few minutes. Don’t forget your neck area. Be careful to avoid the skin around your eyes. When finished rubbing, rinse thoroughly with room temperature or tepid water.
Toner. Soak a cotton ball with your favorite toner. Make sure it’s for your skin type and gently wipe your entire face and neck area. Some toners can be rather strong so really experiment with a variety of them. They are inexpensive and of course we’ll be sharing lots of recipes to make your own. This helps to lift away all remaining residue that you might have missed, at the same time closing your pores, preparing your skin for the next step.
Moisturizing. Place a few dots of your favorite moisturizer on your face. Beginning circular motions move all over your face. Don‘t forget the neck and throat area. This step will condition and protect your skin while you sleep at night helping to restore your skins natural balance leaving your skin refreshed and deeply moisturized the following morning. Don’t forget to exfoliate once a week, Most exfoliation cleansers contains alpha or beta hydroxy acids and rounded granules that helps to further remove dead skin cells on the surface of the face. Restoring your skin to natural baby smooth suppleness.
If your skin problems are more severe than simple breakouts, dry skin, please consult a esthetician or a dermatologist.
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The Purest Bath Crystals for the Purest Cleansing Himalayan bath salts are famous worldwide for their purity and beauty, and in the Himalayas they often go by the name of “white gold”. Having formed in the Himalayan mountains over what is believed to be the last 250 million years, the crystals are incredibly pure and virtually untouched by pollutants and toxins. For thousands of years the salt has been used in baths, body scrubs, drinks, and foods and has been praised for its medicinal properties and unique taste. Pakistan.
Himalayan salt contains 84 minerals that balance and detoxify the body; these minerals include iron, copper, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. When you bathe in the salts these minerals are absorbed through the skin and can help to improve immunity, reduce stress, improve heart health, relieve headaches and depression.
You can also eat Himalayan rock salt! Because Himalayan sea salt is completely unprocessed and free of any additives, the pure taste and abundant minerals make this salt both more flavorful and healthier than processed salts. Himalayan salt optimizes the flavor of food, allowing you to experience the real, full-taste of food. It doesn’t taint food with an acrid, salty bitterness like more standard salts.
The minerals and nutrients in Himalayan salts work to cleanse and beautify the skin. As you bathe you’ll notice your skin becoming smoother, softer, and cleaner than ever before. Himalayan salts have been used to treat dry skin, acne, psoriasis; insect bites or blisters; joint diseases such as arthritis and rheumatism; water retention and premenstrual symptoms; stress and insomnia.
To Use: Just put a handful of salts in your bath when you start the water running. Stay in the tub for about 30 minutes and towel dry your body. If you take your bath before bedtime you will have an incredibly restful sleep as the salts help to encourage deep sleep and reduce stress.
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Don’t know if the gossip is true or not, but I’m blown away. With all the drama going on on the RHOA I’m surprised that Faith would stoop to marrying the culprit Stevie J and all his drama. I love me some Stevie but he carries unbelievable baggage and he can’t keep his hands off his artist. All I can say to the lovely Ms. Faith Evans, keep your eyes open, stay protected and Good Luck. That’s all folks!