Having a healthy glow on your skin is a definite trait of beauty. There are so many different products to remember that it’s like going back to school again (which we’d rather not). But imagine going home and doing your skincare routine and BOOM, suddenly you are glowing! Here is the break down of the whats and whys behind various remedies that make your skin feel as good as new.
DIY and edible remedies
Feeling creative at home? Hop into the kitchen and you’ll find a plethora of home remedies just waiting to be made. Using natural ingredients is safe for almost all skin types and it is super easy to make.
Natural olive oil honey mask
An olive oil and honey mask is chock-full of anti-oxidants that will hydrate your skin and give you a fairer complexion. The best part is that it barely takes any effort to make it.
All you’ll need is:
– 2 tablespoons of olive oil
– 1 teaspoon of honey
– A few drops of lemon juice for those struggling with oily skin
Mix them before massaging them into your skin, wipe it off with lukewarm water and repeat this daily. The honey, which also contain natural antibacterial properties, reduces inflammation in angry skin and the olive oil tackles any flaky bits while moisturising your face.
Old school sliced cucumber
Cucumbers are always seen in movies gracing the faces of the rich and elite characters when they’re primping themselves up. A common movie trope but it’s not just for show! It binds collagen and reduces visible puffiness, soothing the skin and leaving behind a cooling effect.
This method requires little effort by just placing sliced cucumbers atop darkened areas on your face for at least 15 minutes before washing it off using lukewarm water. Feel classy in the comfort of your home with just a couple of cucumbers!
Load up and get rich on anti-oxidant
If you don’t fancy the idea of putting food on your face, just eat them instead! You are what you eat and food bursting with anti-oxidants will leave you with the glow you desire. They prevent your skin cells from UV damage and slow the production of free radicals that are harmful. Grapes, berries and nuts are rich in polyphenols (Micro nutrients) such as ellagic acid and resveratrol which aid in reducing the effects of ageing.
Green tea is also a powerful anti-oxidant contender that does wonders for the skin. Many might be familiar with it as a drink to help you in losing weight, but why not consume it regularly and take advantage of its many benefits? The catechins found in it not only aid in burning fats but control oily skin and help fight any acne outbreaks. Overall, it prevents your skin from sun damage and reduces redness.
For those of you with a sweet tooth, take advantage of the effects of yummy dark chocolate. A daily consumption of them will hydrate your skin and improve blood flow, giving your face an overall smooth sheen. It also detoxifies with the added help of caffeine, and sheds off dead skin cells. Just don’t cheat and go any lesser than 70% dark cocoa!
Get your Rose Beauty Treatment
The next time your partner wants to buy you flowers, tell them your favourite is the rose and voila! You can have your own stock that’s ready to be made into rose water! It takes a little effort if you make it yourself, but the benefits are endless. The anti-inflammatory properties aids in reducing redness of skin and removing oil and dirt accumulated in clogged pores. It also gets rid of acne, eczema and dermatitis, leaving behind a smooth canvas upon your face.
To make your own rose water, try the simmering method, which is the quickest and easiest way.
What you need:
– ½ cup to 1 cup of rose petals
– Distilled Water
– Large pot
– Measuring cup
– Sealed container
Steps to create rose water:
Step 1: Clean the petals with tap water to wash out any dirt or bugs.
Step 2: Submerge the petals into about 1½ cup of distilled water and place them in the pot on your stove and bring it to a simmer.
Step 3: Once it’s simmering, reduce the heat to a lower setting and leave it to sit for 15-30 minutes or until the petals have lost their colour. Turn the heat off, leave the lid on and let it cool completely.
Step 4: Separate the petals and water by straining the mixture and discard the petals once done.
Step 5: Place the water into the sealed jar and it can be kept for up to one week or for one month if placed in the refrigerator.
And there you have it, your own naturally-made supply of rose water. But if it’s too much trouble to DIY, hop on down to the next point to view an extensive series of rose-based products.
Instant Rose water just for you
You know the benefits of rose water, but Expressions’ Rose Collection is way more than just rose water 2.0.
Up first to bat is the Enchanted Rose Soap Bar. Gentle on the skin, it provides deep cleansing benefits by producing fluffy and sweet-smelling foam rich with delicate amino acids and anti-oxidants to brighten skin complexion and enhance elasticity.
After washing your face thoroughly with the soap bar, we recommend massaging the Rose Facial Cleanser into your skin. The cream-based cleanser provides spades of hydration for dull and dry skin and is also compatible with sensitive skin. And to top it off, it can double as a make-up remover that is careful to not strip away any of the skin’s natural oils.
The Rose Otto Essence Water is a 2-in-1 toner and serum that is perfect for anti-aging and of course, toning effects. The rose otto and witch hazel locks moisture into the skin and boasts every single anti-oxidant benefit that includes reducing redness of skin and irritation. It also possesses healing properties, thanks to the sodium hyaluronate that supports skin repair.
Moisturising your face is always important in skincare 101. The Rose Moisturising Cream is light, easy to absorb and provides secure protection against the tiny harmful particles in the polluted air. Suitable for all skin types, it promotes rehydration and restores your skin to a healthy complexion, leaving behind a dewy afterglow.
To wrap it up, treat yourself like the queen that you are with the 24K Gold Rose Silk Cream Mask. This gorgeous blend provides top tier skin protection that goes beyond what regular creams provide and prevents fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin will be pampered through an intensive hydration session overnight and renews old skin cells, making you feel like you’re on top of the world by morning.
Above all, love your skin
Taking care of your skin requires a lot of TLC (tender, loving care) but not only does it take the years off of you, it gives you the boost you need to face the world with confidence. Make sure you treat your skin well and you’ll be rewarded for it!