We are aware of the pollution and harmful effect of sunrays that affects our skin and hairs. To fight against these harmful environmental effects you need to be ready with all preventives measures. To deal with all these problems you can freely take help of herbs that are effective naturally without any adverse affects. Remember that your skin is a universal part of your body and needs to take special care of it. There is considerable exchange of gases and moisture through your skin and hence experience change in pH.
Additionally you need to know that skin health depends on number of factors like age, gender, heredity, diet and your overall lifestyle. Your skin also differs according to seasons and age. Depending on skin type you are required to give the treatment accordingly.
Herbal steam facial treatment: This treatment is very much effective. This treatment can provide a good herbal steam bath. The herbal steam bath is very affective before application of any type of products. It opens skin pores and removes dirt that blocks it, which causes a problem in smooth penetration of cream. It also stimulates blood circulation and makes a soothing effect on skin texture.
For effective herbal steam bath you need to follow the recipe given below:
Prepare a steam bath in a bowl and heat the herbs in it. Take fennel seeds, dried peppermint, dried elderberry flowers, powdered licorice root all one teaspoon in quantity and 2 teaspoon of chamomile flowers in one quart of water and boil it. Then squeeze and crush all the herbs properly. Then steam your face by keeping it in front of bowl containing herbs and cover towel over it. Do it for few minutes but not more then 10 minutes. After that gently pat your face and apply moisturizer to prevent absorbed moisturizer from evaporation.
Cleansing For different types of skin
In general cleansing is an essential step before carrying any facial and also before applying any moisturizers. This is because these cleansers remove dirt and stubborn chemical particles of make-up or environmental pollutants.
Cleansers for oily skin
For oily skin the following home made cleansers are effective.
Almond milk cleanser: Take ground almond (2 teaspoon) and rose water (1/4 teaspoon) and prepare a blend and bottle it.
Buttermilk and fennel cleanser: Take buttermilk approximately half a cup and fennel seeds in it. Heat the mixture and then slowly crush the seeds nearly for 30 minutes in a boiler. You can stain it and then fill it in bottle after properly cooled.
For dry skin Lemon cleansing milk cleanser will be effective. For this take half a pot of natural yogurt and mix half a teaspoon of lemon juice and add one teaspoon of almond or safflower oil. Prepare a good blend of the mixture and prefer using it within 2-3 days. Apart from this orange flower cleanser can be also effective for dry skin.
For normal or any type of skin you can use following cleansers:
Olive oil cleanser: To prepare this cleanser take mixture of two teaspoon of olive oil and one teaspoon of honey. Use it as a cleanser and apply it gently on your skin. Then rinse it with lukewarm extract of chamomile for better results.
Good toner can be prepared with the help of herbs. Toning after cleansing and steam bath helps to make the skin texture firm and toned. These are effective in removing excessive oils from the skin layers and also prevent sagging of skin. The effective herbal toners that can be prepared easily are cucumber juice toner, horsetail toner, rose water and witch hazel lotions, etc.
Herbal moisturizers can help to provide natural nourishment to skin. Avocado and nettle moisturizer and witch hazel and buttermilk moisturizer, can be used for oily skin. Rose moisturizer and avocado moisturizer are effective for dry to normal skin.
So herbs can be efficiently used to enhance the skin beauty that can be prepared very easily and naturally.