Welcome to: Skin Care
We all want a natural and glowing complexion. Nobody wants lines or wrinkles, or age spots or blemishes. This is evidenced by the amount of dollars spent every year on cosmetics and miracle creams and lotions. While the cosmetic industry would like you to believe that their product is the “one that works”, you can spend a lot of money finding one that truly benefits your particular skin type.
We know about useful qualities of carrot since ancient times. It contains a lot of glucose, salt of potassium, cobalt, iron, copper, iodine. Carrot is valued highly because of its provitamin A (carotene). But it also it has many other vitamins like C, D, K, E and vitamins of group B.
Oatmeal in skin care products has been around as long as I can remember and I will say that I am now over 50 years old. As a teenager I recall using facial masks and bath and body products that contained oatmeal. I loved oatmeal skin care products then, and to this day I still use oatmeal in my skin care routine. The only difference now is that I make my own oatmeal scrubs and masks and will soon try my hand at making some oatmeal bar soaps.
The skin’s functions are many, as we have discussed in other, previous articles, and it’s health is not just dependent upon good quality natural skin care products, although they do help considerably.
Lemongrass Oil is extracted from the fresh, or partially dried, leaves of the Cymbopogon citratus, by steam distillation. This perennial aromatic plant grows up to three feet in height and spreads a foot wide. This plant will flourish year round where the temperature stays 45 degrees or above. It goes dormant in the winter months and is not frost hardy. It’s rich in citral, an ingredient in lemon peel, so it has a pungent lemon scent, with insect repellent properties. Lemongrass is found around the world in countries including: India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. Lemongrass can be found in raw leaf form, capsules, powders, sprays, liquids and as an essential oil. Lemongrass essential oil is dark yellow to reddish brown in color. It has numerous benefits and is used in various ways.
The cost of skin care products is always increasing, at least the cost of those that actually might do what they claim to do. You can use natural things to give your skin a tonic and prevent aging signs. If you have a garden or window box, you should consider planting some herbs which can benefit you and your skin.
This homemade foot scrub will leave your feet feeling soft and smooth. The rosemary disinfects, the peppermint helps with circulation and the salt removes dirt and toxins while being a good base for a scrubbing agent.
Got combination skin? This is a common skin type – it’s the kind that can be both oily and dry at the same time. If you’re not sure whether yours is either only oily or dry, here’s a guide to help you determine if you’re a Combo girl. (made that up.:)