Monday, November 22, 2010

Skin Cleansing

The skin is the largest organ in the human body. It is the outer layer of the body. It comprises of two layers, the Epidermis and the Dermis. Cleansing of the skin is basic to maintaining its health and contributes to its aesthetic appearance. The substances to be removed from the skin includes;
  • Sweat
  • Dust
  • Remains of cosmetics and makeup previously applied
  • Soot (from the air)
  • Breakdown products excreted from the skin, etc.
All these dirt are embedded in the oily layer on the skin surface. Washing with water only cannot cleanse the skin effectively. Water is repelled by oil, it is not able to remove dirt from the oily layer of the skin surface. Therefore, there is need for the use of soap.
Soap contains salts of various fatty acids such as Stearic acid, Palmitic acid, Oleic acid, Myristic acid and Lauric acid. These fatty acids are derived from animal or vegetable sources. Apart from these fatty acids, soap also contains fragrances and perfumes, antibacterial substances, coloring agents, preservatives, moisturizers,etc.

Because of soap's particular molecular structure, its particles overlay the fat droplets in which the dirt is embedded and allow to be washed off the skin with water. These soap structures, called micelles, overlay the fat and dirt particles, allowing them to be removed from the skin. The following should be observed when cleansing the skin:
  1. A mild soap, suited for the skin type must be used.
  2. Excessive scrubbing of the skin while washing must be avoided. Dead cells will definitely fall off without using abrasive substance or device.
  3. Lukewarm water should be used for the skin of the face.
  4. Avoid vigorous rubbing when drying the skin as this may irritates the skin.
  5. Wipe the face gently by dabbing with a soft towel.
However, care must be taken when selecting soap and moisturizers, because it is not all soap and moisturizer that is suitable for the skin. There are different types of soap and moisturizer for different type of skin.

Grape facial Cleanser

Grapes are very rich in minerals and antioxidants, you can make use of either red or green grapes depending on the type at your reach. Likewise salt or baking soda when combined with milk, it easily and gently exfoliates dead cells on the skin.

  • 1 cup of mashed Grapes
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt or Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup of Milk
Using a blender, mix thoroughly the Grapes, Olive oil, Salt or Baking soda and Milk.
Wash your face gently every morning and evening with these mixture. Then, rinse off with warm water.
Dry gently with soft towel and then apply moisturizer of your choice.

Monday, November 8, 2010

To Remove Blackheads

Are you embarrassed by the blackheads on your face? 
You don't have to feel bad about it, 
I have a remedy here for you. 
The recipes are readily available right there in your kitchen and very cheap.

  • Honey
  • Lemon
  • Egg
Mix honey and lemon juice in equal quantities with egg white.  
Apply the mixture on the face. 
Wash it off after 20 minutes.
Try this at least three times in a week, and you will see the result.

For Dry Skin
Make a Paste of egg yolk, olive oil and lemon juice. 
Apply it on the neck and face; 
wash it off after 10 minutes.