2.16.2015

How to better take care of your face

Hello girlfriends,

The first thing that one notices when you enter in a room is your face then what you are wearing and how comfortable you feel in it and at last, what you have to say. Taking care of your face, know how to dress, being confident about yourself and being smart is an explosive combo, always a winner. Talking about face skin care has nothing to do with make- up, it is all about the ritual before you put your make-up on.

You might probably think that you will need lots of money to follow these tips but hang in there, the good news is you don't need to waste money to buy expensive products to wash your face. Here's a few tips to follow to treat your face skin so it looks healthy and young all the time:

1- Avoid washing your face with harsh cleansers. Use warm (not hot) water. Wet a washcloth with the warm water and gently run it over your face. Pad dry your face with a clean soft towel (if you are not wearing a make up). If you do have make up on, use an organic oil such as jojoba oil, argan oil, coconut oil, almond oil. If you have acne or dark spot, mix it with castor oil. The oil will not only remove the make up but it will also hydrate and repair your skin. If you decide to use a cleansers, look for the label and do not use anything that has the following ingredients: sulfates, any type of alcohol or salicylic acid unless you have very oily skin and/or it was prescribed by your dermatologist. 

2- Talking about the oil cleansing option, this is the best method for washing your face at night. The oil cleansing not only removes makeup it also removes dirt, sweat and everything else without drying out your skin. Again this is by far the best treatment against acne. How to use it: simply prepare your oil blend then splash some warm water on your face, then use your fingers to rub the oil all over your face. Use a washcloth wet with warm water to gently remove the make up and the oil (Do not hesitate to repeat this process should you still have makeup on your face). Rinse your face with warm water and pad dry with a soft clean towel

3- Always moisturize your face after cleansing in the morning.While it is not recommended to put cream at night, it is highly recommended to use a moisturizer in the morning. It protects your face from pollutants, dirt, dry and hot air and everything else you'll encounter throughout the day that can damage your skin. That being said, you may need to avoid any cream that contain alcohol. So stay away from all the -ohol ingredients. Look for something organic (can be found at the wholefood market in the States). When choosing a moisturizer be sure you pick one that goes with your skin type: oily skin, medium to dry, oily skin...). Then again, if you have dry skin, coconut oil should be your best friend here. Coconut oil will make your skin looks smoother and healthier (for dry and medium to dry skin types/ Oily skin is advised to use this oil moderately).

4- Exfoliate your face at least 1 time a week (3 times max). By exfoliating your face skin you will remove the layer of dead skin, and all the dirt and excess of oil and reveal the fresh and healthy looking skin underneath. Here's the homemade recipe I use: make a scrub by mixing a tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of ground oatmeal. Simply rub it over the dry spots in a circular motion, then rinse it off. Easy, right? Now, If you are not used to exfoliating your face you may need to consider something stronger to fight against all the buildup you have accumulated over the years before using my recipe. Look for something that has glycolic acid or alpha-hydroxy acid. Bare Minerals and France Laure (I use France Laure) have a variety of facial scrubs that have these acids. And please, do not scrub your skin with a brush or cloth and avoid harsh body scrub. This damages and weakens the skin the tip of your fingers will do just good.

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 5-  Think about some deep conditioning treatment.  Once a week or so, treat your face with a moisturizing mask that will help your skin feel renewed. Mix up a mask from natural ingredients, apply it over your face, then rinse it off with warm water after 10-15 minutes. My recommendations:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1 smashed banana (med to dry skin)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1 smashed avocado (dry skin)
  • 1 tablespoon grape seed oil, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1 tablespoon milk (all skin type)

Also, always remember to drink plenty of water, eat well or think about taking some daily supplements in case you have a bad diet. The tips above goes for all skin type from dry to oily skin. Wondering how to keep your make-up on with an oily skin. Follow me by email to receive notification on my make-up tips post coming up soon.

Thank you so much for reading and Happy Carnival to everyone!

XOXO,
Moumous

P.S.Do you need tip on how to know what's your face skin type is? if so, please comment below. Also, remember that your face skin type may be different from the rest of your body.

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