Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Skin Care: Cucumber Facial Mask

Cucumber is an edible fruit which belongs to the gourd family. It is used for different purposes as it can be cooked or eaten raw. Cucumber is a good skin diet. It is known to be a cooling agent due to its water content which is said to be 90%.
Cucumber helps in reducing swelling around the eyes or dark circles under the eyes. Cucumber and the skin shares the same level of hydrogen. It helps in soothing and softening the skin.

Glowing and Supple Skin Cucumber Recipe
1 Cucumber
1 Egg
Mint leaves

  • Peel and remove seeds from the cucumber
  • Blend 3 or more leaves of fresh mint
  • Beat egg white and keep it separate
  • Add blended mint leaves and the peeled cucumber to make a puree
  • Then add the beaten egg white to the mixture
  • Apply this evenly on your face for about 30minutes, then rinse with water and pat dry.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Glowing Skin: Skin Care Tips

A good and appropriate care of the skin can help sustain the healthy and youthful appearance. The skin appearance can be affected by several factors like diet,skin care products,environment and lifestyle. Premature aging can affect anyone and the only way to stop this is by preventing it before damage is done to the skin.
Below are some tips to help you maintain a healthy and youthful skin:

1. Stress is known as a major factor causing premature aging. Stress can affect the skin's appearance, it causes dull looking skin. You can prevent this by avoiding stress.

2. Drinking water helps maintain the right amount of hydration necessary for the body to function well.It helps in eliminating toxins from the body. By drinking the right amount of water daily,8 glasses of water a day should be enough, it maintains the skin's elasticity thus prolonging its youthful and healthy appearance.

3. Endeavor to develop your own skin care routine which you must learn to carry out properly. You should know what type of skin care product to use for your complexion and how to use them. A beautician will help you determine this and guide you towards choosing the right product for your skin.

4. Ensure you maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, because these also affect your skin appearance too. Always eat fresh foods and avoid junk foods as much as you can. eat a lot of vegetables, and fruits. If you make sure you eat enough of these in abundance,and lay off fried and junk foods,be assured that you are on the right path to healthy skin.

5. Getting the right amount of sleep is very important in achieving a healthy and youthful skin appearance. Our body needs rest to regain strength and gather enough energy to withstand the challenges it encounters everyday.

Be assured that following the above tips will give you a healthy and youthful appearance and you will be proud of yourself at anytime,anywhere.