We're all stuck at home with the Covid-19 pandemic, and you've probably missed your regular facial at the spa. In the current scenario, getting that professional facial by a trained esthetician seems a far-off dream.
However, it's important to continue to care for your complexion. Why not use the time indoors to give yourself a relaxing in-home facial? There are so many recipes you can create with natural ingredients you'll find easily at home.
Start with steam.
Remember how, at the spa, they have hot steam blowing in your face for 5-8 minutes? Steam helps to open up the pores of your skin so they are relaxed, ready to soak up all the goodness you're going to apply.
At home, the easiest way to steam your face is over a bowl of hot water. Lean over the bowl - be careful not to get too close as this could cause burns - and place a towel or dish cloth over your head and bowl, creating a tent for the steam.
You can add some essential oils or herbs to the water to make it more effective.
Once you've steamed your face for 5 minutes or so, your skin is ready for the face mask you have planned.
Here are some masks worth trying.
1. For a gentle exfoliating mask, combine 1 tablespoon mashed papaya, 1 teaspoon oatmeal powder and 1 teaspoon plain yogurt and mix well. Apply on your face and neck, massaging gently. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, and then rinse off. This will remove dead skin and brighten your skin. Remember to moisturize after.
2. For dry skin, try this. Mash half an avocado; add 1 teaspoon honey and a little yogurt. Mix well and apply on your exfoliated face and neck. Wash off with tepid water after 15 minutes. Your skin will be silky and soft. This mixture works well on dry cuticles as well.
3. Another natural face pack for dry skin uses bananas which have a moisturizing, anti-wrinkle, anti-aging property. Combine half a ripe banana with 1 tablespoon honey and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Make a smooth paste and apply all over your face. After 10 minutes, wash off the pack.
4. Combine half a cup of hot (not boiling) water and one-third cup oatmeal. When the mixture has settled for 2-3 minutes, mix in 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey and one small egg white. Apply a thin layer to your face and let it stay 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and you'll find you're looking and feeling better.
5. For a revitalizing face mask, mix 1 teaspoon plain yogurt with the juice from 1/4 slice of orange, some of the orange pulp, and 1 teaspoon aloe. Leave the mixture on your face for at least five minutes before rinsing it off.
There are so many recipes for natural, do-it-yourself face masks to take care of your skin and complexion. Remember, even if you're not stepping out, the skin undergoes its own wear and tear. What's more, the anxiety and uncertainty of the current situation can also take a toll on your skin. So use the spare time at home to indulge your skin once a week till you are able to see your favorite esthetician.
In the current lockdown situation at Florida, Orlando's leading spa, Sanctuary Salon & Med Spa is reaching out to its clients for inviting questions regarding skin care, hair care & laser via email, and are happy to answer, offer suggestions, etc.
As Orlando's Award Winning Hair Salon and Med Spa, also offer their clients 'Curbside service', so you can order beauty products from Sanctuary online. When your package is ready, just drive up to the curb outside the salon in Windermere, Orlando, and they will deliver the bag to your car.
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