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5 Quick and Easy At Home Spa Treatments

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After a long day of work, study or attending to other responsibilities, you just want to unwind and deserve to pamper yourself. But spa treatments can be costly, and if you’ve been out for hours, the last thing you want to do is commute some more. The good news is that there’s no need for you to travel for some top-notch rejuvenation. There are dozens of simple beauty treatments that can be enjoyed right from the comfort of your own home, so put on you comfiest pair of PJs, make a cup of tea and grab your favorite book. These five spa treatments are quick, easy and will have you feeling refreshed in no time.

 

DIY Facial

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a quality facial treatment. In fact, you can put together a fantastic facial right in your own kitchen using ingredients you probably already have in the refrigerator. While there are dozens of fun recipes available online, the simplest one involves only two basic ingredients and is perfect for all skin types. Combine 2 egg whites and 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt in a bowl, whisk until thoroughly mixed and apply to your face. Relax for a few moments before you rinse with warm water and follow up by draping a warm washcloth over your face.

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Relaxing Foot Soak

Our feet can take a beating transporting us to and fro and deserve a break. You can sit back with a good book and nibble on some delicious treats while soothing your feet in a relaxing foot soak. Whether you want to sit perched on the edge of the tub or mix in a large bowl, a great at-home foot soak can be put together in a pinch using warm water, 1 tablespoon each of brown sugar, baking soda and olive oil.

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Cucumber Eye Treatments

The easiest at-home eye treatments can make a word of difference on your skin and leave you looking and feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Cucumber eye pads are often seen in every depiction of a spa day, but they really do work wonders. Cucumbers are pure and natural, moisturizing delicate skin and can reduce puffiness as well as dark circles under the eyes. Simply slice up a cucumber and place them over the eyes whislt you lie back and listen to some soothing music. You can also halve the slices and place them under the eyes, or use a grater to turn the slices into a fine pump that can be applied under the eyes for a cucumber eye mask.

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Easy Mani/Pedi

You may always rely on a cosmetologist to fix your nails, but you can actually give yourself a manicure and pedicure at home that is just as effective.

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If you’re wearing any varnish, search for a nail polish remover than doesn’t contain acetone, as this can be harsh and damaging to the nails.

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Cut and file your nails to the desired length before soaking the hands and feet in warm water with a bit of hand soap added. This can help soften cuticles. After the feet have finished, rub them with a pumice stone to exfoliate and remove any rough patches, dead skin and callouses.

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Use a bamboo cuticle stick to push down the cuticles and clean the nail bed. These are often found at beauty supply shops in large quantities for low prices, so picking up a pack will leave you well-stocked for quite a few future mani/pedi sessions.

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Apply a coat of clear polish to the nails before two layers of your selected color. It is also possible to find all-natural nail varnishes that don’t contain any chemicals. Once you’re finished, use the bamboo cuticle pusher to remove any smudges around the nail bed and allow your feet and hands to air-dry.

 

Enjoy a Bath made with a Natural Scrub

Nothing beats a soak in a hot bath. You can like back and listen to some music, sip a glass of your drink of choice and just breathe. If you have a bath bomb, drop it in before you enter the tub. Then wash with a homemade scrub that will leave your skin smooth and sweet-scented. One of the easiest at-home bath scrubs can be made by combining 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, a tablespoon of sea salt and baking soda, a spoonful of oil and stirring until all the lumps are removed and you’re left with a smooth mixture. Two drops of vanilla extract or adding cinnamon adds a lovely and relaxing scent.

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The best beauty treatments you can perform at home require little to no money, utilizing things you already have stocked in your kitchen or cupboard. The experience is optimized by playing some soft, relaxing music and having some snacks prepped and laid out beforehand so you can truly unwind whilst giving your body the TLC it deserves.

 

Mar 9, 2015 - Healing Skin    No Comments

Think Preventing Wrinkles Is Impossible? Check Out These Three Simple Tips.

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procedures that can reduce or eliminate wrinkles as you age. However, experts agree it’s much better and much more effective to prevent the fine lines and crow’s feet in the first place. These three simple tips can help keep your face looking younger for much longer.

1.Wear sunscreen

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Your parents, teachers, and doctors are probably always reminding you to put on sunscreen. Far too many young adults ignore this important advice. Besides being one of the best things you can do to prevent skin cancer, sunscreen is also the best way to avoid wrinkles as you age. Dermatologists recommend that you apply at least SPF 20 broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face on a daily basis.

 

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You can’t just put a thin film on either; use at least a quarter size amount of the product. If you don’t like the feeling of sunscreen on your cheeks and forehead, then make sure you’re purchasing a product designed for your face.

2.Moisturize

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You probably know that your body needs hydration to function well, but your skin does too. This shouldn’t be surprising if you take a minute to think about everything your face goes through each day. All that wind, sun exposure, and movement can really zap the moisture right out of your skin.

To replenish it, make sure you’re applying a good moisturizer at least one or two times a day. If you want to shorten your beauty routine, find a sunscreen and moisturizer combo. As an added bonus, you may find that regular moisturizing helps reduce acne problems. Many people don’t realize that frequent breakouts are from your body producing too much oil; applying moisturizer reduces this.

 

 

3.Exercise

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There’s a reason your doctor is always hounding you to get regular exercise; it’s just that good for you. Besides giving you a healthy heart and helping you maintain a healthy weight, regular exercise also makes you look younger. After all, nothing says youth like a healthy glow, trim body, and plenty of energy. However, if you’re going to exercise outside, please put on sunscreen before and after. Otherwise, you’ll be eliminated some of the wrinkle-preventing effects of exercise.

 

 

 

 

If the fine line and wrinkles that come with aging send a chill up your spine, then do something about it. You can proactively prevent age lines with some smart but simple lifestyle changes. While it will take some work at first, you’ll be thankful you put in the effort for years to come.

Feb 24, 2015 - Healing Skin    No Comments

Can Organic Skin Care Keep Your Skin Young Better than the Others?

With so many skin care options to choose from, both organic and synthetic, how do you know which products will result in younger looking, healthy skin? More and more women are discovering their answer in nature. Organic skin care takes the best of Mother Nature to add life back into your skin and offer protection from harsh environmental and man-made chemicals.

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Organic Skin Care

Keeping your skin healthy is best achieved when you tackle the process from the inside and from the outside. What you put into your body and what you put on your skin will determine how youthful and healthy the results are.

As they say: garbage in, garbage out. Most often this refers to what you eat, but it also applies to your skin.

If you are living off a diet of fried and processed foods, the results will show up on your skin. Likewise, if the skin care products you use are laden with chemicals, or the ingredients are grown using chemical pesticides and herbicides, your skin will know it and show it.

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However, when you steer clear of chemical-laden skin care products and choose what’s natural, organic, and pure you will notice a big difference in how your body responds. The ingredients in your skincare creams and oils matter; however, how the ingredients are grown matters too. This is why the line of skin care products by Dr Hauschka is primarily grown from biodynamic and organic sources.

It’s important to remember your skin is the first line of defense between you and all the negative factors from the outside world such as the sun’s rays, chemicals, and environmental pollutants.

It’s also important to remember your skin is a living, breathing organ. As such, it has the ability to absorb everything you put on it. When you use non-organic products that have been manufactured with chemicals in the lab, it could be the equivalent of rubbing gasoline on your skin.

Keep that in mind during your daily skin care routine.

The natural ingredients found in top quality organic products such as Dr Hauschka Skin Care products serve to nourish your skin with vital nutrients that allow it to work in harmony with nature giving you healthy skin. Your skin is amazing and when it has all the proper “tools” it will naturally balance.

Skin needs to be protected. Once you have fed your skin with the best nature has to offer, be sure to protect it with sunscreen. It’s easy to remember this on sunny days; it’s just as important to remember it on other days as well.

If your goal is to age gracefully with the healthiest looking skin, then it would be wise to take a page from nature. In the most natural state, what grows around us remains vibrant and beautiful no matter how much time has passed. It’s only when nutrients are depleted, the quality of the nutrients is less than optimal, there is external damage, or there is a lack of water (which is vital for every living thing) do we begin to see what many believe is “normal” aging.

Using quality organic skin care products provides a nutrient-rich, balanced approached for coaxing your skin to optimal health by working holistically with its natural abilities, giving you the best skin of your life.

Feb 11, 2015 - Healing Skin    No Comments

Don’t Let the Sun or Heat Destroy Your Beautiful Skin

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No matter how diligent you are about your beauty regimen, the warm season can do damage to even the healthiest skin. Hot, dry weather can cause water retention and swelling of the skin’s surface. The heat also generates perspiration, so oil and dirt can become trapped and clog the pores. When the extra sun and warmth threatens to destroy your skin, it’s time to fight back.

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The first step in any skin maintenance routine is to create a layer of protection from ultraviolet rays.Before soaking up the sunshine, apply sunscreen on your exposed skin.Use approximately one ounce for the entire body. Reapplying every hour or so will ensure adequate coverage. Make sure you thoroughly rub in natural or organic products, and replace your sunscreen annually.

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Exfoliating your skin is another great way to maintain a healthy glow during the warmest months. This is the process of removing dead skin cells. Limit exfoliation to once per week, and use only mild products on your face.

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Olive Oil Sugar Scrub

Sugar mixed with olive oil is a great natural scrub, and it’s gentle enough to use on any skin type.

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Tea tree oil also has exfoliating effects and is good for polishing dull skin.

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If you want a fresh, youthful appearance, clean skin is a must. Cleanse your body daily and your face twice a day. Use a gentle cleanser with a microfiber cloth to avoid tearing the epidermis. Follow with a cooling toner or rose water to seal the pores shut. You can also pamper yourself weekly with a 15-minute facial treatment. A mask made from papaya, honey and egg whites or a yogurt and cucumber face pack will brighten the skin.

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When it comes to hydrating the skin during the warm season, choose quick-absorbing gels, water-based moisturizers or natural oils. Coconut oil is light and can be used on dry skin, but it can clog pores. Guest Advertiser: Have you ever try New York Skin Solutions?

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Jojoba oil mimics the natural sebum of the skin and provides a protective layer. If you want a noncomedogenic option, argan oil is perfect for deep hydration.

Finally, hydrating the inside of your body is equally as important as it is for your skin. To replenish the moisture your system can lose in the heat, drink plenty of water or sugar-free, caffeine-free liquids. Ultimately, the best way to achieve supple, smooth and radiant skin during the sunny season is to commit to pampering yourself, which is a rather painless pledge to make.

How To Keep Your Face Hydrated Overnight

One of the main struggles in skincare is learning how to keep the skin hydrated and moisturized overnight for a youthful complexion. As we sleep, it can be easy for oil on our face to be lost due to the climate and even the types of sheets that we use. Although most people are used to walking up with dry skin, there are several ways to keep it naturally moisturized and healthy while sleeping for added care.

 

Use a Chemical-Free Cleanser

Most people assume that they are doing their skin a favor by thoroughly cleansing their pores and removing makeup before hitting the sack, but this is one of the most common ways to strip the skin of its natural oils. Most facial cleansers on the market use harsh chemicals and ingredients. Use cold water when washing the skin and use a facial cleanser that is both formula-free and fragrance-free with added natural ingredients. After the skin is washed, gently pat the face dry with a soft and clean towel.

 

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Use an Overnight Mask

Use a hydrating mask before bed to remove dirt that is clogged in the pores and works to infuse the skin with moisture as you sleep. Use the Laneige Water Sleeping Pack @ Hermo, which can be left on overnight after the skin is washed for a lightweight product that is water-based and void of grease. It’s an incredible way of nourishing the face as you sleep while protecting it from the climate. You’ll quickly notice a different in the quality of your skin with smaller pores and reduced fine lines or wrinkles.

 

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Laneige Water Sleeping Pack

 

Add an Intensive Moisturizer

Applying a quality moisturizer after cleansing the skin will infuse the pores with hydration and work to lock in moisture that can easily escape throughout the night. Carefully choose a product that has ingredients that include elastin, collagen, glycerin, and hyaluronic acid, as each works to draw water in to the skin. Look for moisturizers that also contain natural ingredients with shea butter, jojoba oil, and vitamin E. Avoid products that contain petroleum jelly, as this ingredient temporarily hydrates the skin, but can allow the body to become dependent on it and become even more dry with frequent use.

 

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Use Cotton or Silk Sheets

With the face resting on a pillow for several hours each night, the skin can lose its natural oil or the applied moisturizer. Throw out flannel fabrics or pillowcases while opting for 100 percent silk or cotton sheets. The smooth surface will be gentle on the skin and will also prevent wrinkles from developing.

 

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Similarly, to keep the sheets free from chemicals, it’s important to use a natural detergent product that is free of fragrances to avoid transferring it to your skin. The pillowcases and sheets should be washed once every week or two for a clean and soft product for the facial skin.

 

 

Oct 20, 2013 - Healing Skin, Health & Wellness    Comments Off on How to Cure Eczema on the Scalp

How to Cure Eczema on the Scalp

Eczema is a group of medical conditions that include dermatitis and eczema. These skin conditions can appear on the face and scalp. The symptoms include itchy and scaly skin areas that can appear red or darker in color. An individual with eczema can have other physical, irritant conditions such as allergies, asthma, and hay fever.

 

 

 

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Treatments for Scalp Eczema

There are certain treatments for eczema on the scalp. Visit a dermatologist in Singapore to provide a medical diagnosis of this skin condition. A diagnosis is important in order to treat eczema on the scalp. This skin condition has been linked to an over reactive response of the body’s immune system to an irritant. The body’s excessive response to an irritant can cause the symptoms of eczema. Defects in the skin barrier can allow moisture out of the skin and allow germs in as well. The condition and its symptoms are not contagious and can not be transmitted to other people.

 

Eczema Treatment

Eczema is a skin condition that causes a person’s skin to become inflamed or irritated. The types of skin care products used and the dryness of the atmospheric conditions for an individual are important. The following are additional facts that should be known by a patient who has been diagnosed with this skin disorder:

1. Steroid creams can sometimes be used effectively with a condition of eczema. These steroid creams are used to create an artificial immune response on the skin surface. The creams work for around a month and can become ineffective after this period of time. A steroid use can be effective, but the results will be determined after around 30 days of use.

2. Moisturizing creams can be used to treat this disorder. Moisturizing is important for this type of scalp and skin problem since some of the symptoms are caused by excessive drying of the skin. Using the right moisturizer is important. This added skin care product should not have ingredients that are excessively irritating. The skin moisturizer should be free of fragrances and additives that can cause skin irritation in and of themselves.

3. Make up and make up removers can be particularly irritating to those individuals who are prone to this condition. Not wearing make up can allow the scalp and facial skin to heal. Using make up that is fragrance free or has an added element of skin care can be worn after the skin heals.

4. Antioxidants have been used to heal skin conditions. These supplements can heal the skin from the inside and allow a healing bacteria to work against any problematic skin conditions.

 

Summary

Moisturizing is important for any one who has been diagnosed with eczema on the scalp. The winter months can be especially dry for any kind of skin condition. Keeping a humidifier on can help to restore healing moisture to the atmosphere and inside living conditions. Getting the correct diagnosis from a dermatologist begins the right eczema treatment plan.