May 30, 2006

Skin care-follow these 5 golden rules

Following are the five golden rules for basic skin care: 
Cleansing: Mere washing the skin with a soap or face will only remove the dirt and impurities on the surface. Impurities such as bacteria, excess sebum, stale make-up are lodged deep into the pores of the skin So in order to make the skin breathe freely, the pores must be cleansed in the morning and evening properly. Cleansing your skin at night will nurture your skin, repeating the procedure in the morning will remove the impurities that accumulated in the pores at night and your skin will be fresh for the application of makeup. For cleansing, use cleansing milk on a damp cotton wool and wipe your face using upward movements i.e. from neck to forehead.

Toning: Toning has an evaporating and cooling action that causes the muscles to contact and the pores to become temporarily smaller. Toning removes traces of grease and the cleanser may have left behind. It stimulates the pores and thus makes the skin active, healthy and lively.

Moisturizing: Moisture is necessary for the skin to look soft, elastic & young. Natural moisture is lost due to a number of factors like the exposure to sun, wind, weather changes, ageing etc. You have to protect your skin under a moisturizer especially before applying makeup. It helps to conserve the skin’s moisture. It is a must for dry skin. Greasy skinned people can use non greasy moisturizers.

Nourishing: Lubrication is a must for the skin’s long-lasting beauty. Nourishing post phones the arrival of wrinkles and lines. A good nourishing cream to suit your skin type will restore the precious oil and natural moisture. It seals the moisture of the skin and makes it look supple. Nourishing cream contains lanolin oil or
an oily substance which resembles natural sebum in the skin.

Weekly face packs: A weekly face mask or pack helps to absorb the excess oil and dirt from the skin. These can be in the form of powder, pastes, and creams. All these packs are designed to refine the complexion and make the skin look fresh and smooth. When the face pack dries, the tightening action gives a boost in the blood circulation, it also tightens the wrinkles. The dead cells are removed when the pack is washed off. All this helps to give a glow to the skin.
See also: Know your skin type

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  1. Anonymous10:05 AM

    If your skin is feeling tired and dull apply a facial oil or nutrient rich moisturizer, be sure to cover your whole body, not just your face!

  2. Aamir5:24 PM

    I have sensitive skin and i use the nivia for men range. also if your hands are drying out and sore. remember to wear rubber gloves when doing the washing up or any cleaning when you are using chemicals/products of some sort.

  3. Savitri9:24 AM

    Do not over wash the skin, which will dry and aggravate acne.

  4. Komal6:29 PM

    Grind a cup of yellow mustard seeds and a few rose petals in water. Apply on face and wash with water after 20 minutes.
    Blend two egg yolks, two tablespoons of honey and 3 drops of almond oil. Apply on face and wash with water after 20 minutes.
    This Facial masks for all skin types

  5. As a cleanser and exfoliant, mix a couple of teaspoons of baking soda with a few drops of cold water and massage lightly into the skin. To tone afterwards, mix apple cider vinegar half and half with water and apply with a cotton ball. Follow that with an application of coconut oil or vitamin E to soothe and soften. The baking soda really cleans the skin while removing excess oils and dead skin cells. The apple cider vinegar is nourishing and closes the pores, and the coconut oil or vitamin E softens and nourishes at the same time.

  6. Anonymous8:42 AM

    hey i have dry skin... i wash my face with hydrated facewash. still i wanna use cleansing milk????


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