How to slow the aging process in our skin?
It has been a while that I want to write few posts about natural health , food choices and skin care.
My entire life has been focused on eating well , meaning, making choices that are as much as possible good for my body. I grow up in a farm land in Brazil and pretty much all I ate came from the land. I learned a lot by watching my mom making good choices and later in my adult life, these were also my choices for most of the time.
when I turned 30 , I became very conscious about my skin more than ever.... I think was the number 'thirty' that scared me a little bit,grin, but it was good for me because my habits began to change. That was 12 years ago.
I have always loved make up but not too much that takes way the "natural " look, just enough to bring up what I already have. One of the most important rule is to NEVER sleep with the make up on.
When you are sleeping , normally a long period of hours , it is important to have the right care and these are the steps that I have been doing for about 12 years now and I love how my skin looks and feels.
Morning and Night:
remove any make up . I use baby oil with cotton balls .( for the night purpose)
turn on the water in a warm setting.... start washing my face with the water only. This process allows your skin to open its porous.
I then wash my face with goats milk and emu oil soap . I sell them HERE , but you can buy online many other natural soaps that are good for your type skin.
Rinse the soap with cool water. This closes the porous.
Apply a good moisturizer cream .
One does NOT have to spend a fortune on face cream. you can even make your own and keep in your fridge. If you are not able to, choose naturally made verses expensive brands.
look for ingredients like ;
vitamin E--an antioxidant known as tocopherol,
Honey , a natural cleanser and helps tight the skin,
Oils such as grape seed oil, emu oil are the top on my list
and less than 1% of preservatives.
Once a week at least do a mask. One of my favorite mask is the egg white. That is all that takes - eggs whites.
crack the egg and separate the yoke . If you have oily skin , save the yoke and use the same way "after" the egg whites.
start by betting the whites just a little bit.
using your fingers , apply to your CLEAN face.
' do NOT' apply on your eye area.
leave it for about 10 minutes .
You will experience something you never did before,lol, your face start to tight as the whites dries.
Wash your face like I said in the beginning of this post.
Apply the face cream or go to the honey process for best results.Or if you have oily skin do the same thing using the yoke only now then do the honey and finish with the cream.
All you need is honey, preferable , local honey if you are able to buy otherwise, store bought is fine.
Lightly , warm the honey in the microwave.
Apply the honey using your fingers .Don't forget to avoid the eye area.
leave it 10 to 15 minutes.
Rinse as I described above.
You will feel like a princess or a queen!!!*grin*
I love how the skin feels clean and tight. the benefits are not only the one that you feel immediately but the ones that shows over the years if you maintain good habits like this with your skin.
No matter what age you are , of course I am talking about people over 21 , ( under that age there is no need for masks but the washing process is a good habit to have at early age) you can start taking care of your skin.
ps. One egg white will be enough for 5 people or more . I normally do on my husband's face , mine , and some of my girls...
This is so silly but I hate waste ....even an egg...LOL.... I have asked some of the teens boys to try but the refuses even seen their dad doing , grin.
Enjoy and feel free to ask me questions, if any ,:)