Our skin is like a mirror to our health, unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with perfect pores. Additionally, not everyone is blessed with a pocket book to pay for expensive beauty products. Whether you have a big event coming up or simply want to improve the look of your skin in general, a few simple tips can make your skin glow in just a few minutes.
Begin with a soothing 15 minute facial steam that will help to open and cleanse your pores. Boil a pot of water and place a heaping spoonful of the herb of your choice in the water. For oily skin, choose peppermint or thyme, for sensitive or dry skin chamomile is the perfect choice and for normal skin, try rosemary or lavender. Remove the pot of water from the stovetop and place your head a comfortable distance from the top, covering your head with a towel. Remember to wash your face with a mild soap and lukewarm water before beginning.
Remove dead skin cells immediately after steaming to make your skin glow. Dead skin cells not only give your skin a lifeless tone, they also build up and clog pores, causing acne. There are many exfoliating products on the market which include apricot shells, sand and other products; however, a natural loofah works just as well. Massage your face with your chosen product for two to three minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
Mix honey with just enough flour to make a paste and then add a squeeze of lemon juice to make the perfect mask. Honey has natural antifungal properties which will help to fight acne and moisturize the skin, while lemon will further combat blackheads and help remove any extra dead skin cells. Make your skin glow by applying this mask directly after exfoliating, leaving for about 15 minutes before rinsing.
Wash your face with warm water and pat dry. For the final touch for your glowing skin, apply a very small amount of olive oil to your fingertips and massage into your skin. While it may seem that olive oil will aggravate problem skin, the opposite is true. Olive oil is a powerful natural moisturizer with antioxidant properties which not only protects, moisturizes and nourishes your skin, it also helps fight acne.