Natural Beauty Care Guide

Bi-weekly Treatment for Dry Skin

Dry skin can be very uncomfortable. Sometimes your skin feels as if it is two sizes too small for your face, and it can become itchy and irritated. The good news is that dry skin is simple to control. Let your dry skin drink up this moisture-rich facial.

Did you ever apply your moisturizer, but your skin still looked dry? It is possible that your moisturizer is not rich enough. Sometimes it is not enough to use just a moisturizer. If your skin is extremely dry you may need a special product to seal in the moisturizer as well as to replenish your skin's depleted supply of natural oil. There are several excellent products that will protect your skin in this way. They are pure and natural plant and nut oils. Dry oils are a special classification of exceptionally lightweight oils that seem to disappear on the skin. A few of the most popular dry oils are jojoba oil, sweet almond, and macadamia nut oil. All you need are a couple of precious drops of lightweight oils to help you replenish and protect your skin.

Emollient-Rich Cleansing

Pull your hair back in the headband. Apply the rich, water-based cleanser to premoistened skin. Remove cleanser with tepid water.

Remove Dead Skin Cells

Mix a few drops of dry oil (jojoba, or almond, or macadamia nut oil) into a portion of your favorite facial scrub. Then apply the mixture to premoistened skin. Gently massage, beginning at your decollete and working your way up to the forehead. (Don't forget to exfoliate your lips.) Rinse completely with tepid water.

Mask Treatment

Apply a nondrying mask over the face, throat and neck. (This mask stays soft on the skin.) Avoid your eye area. Once the mask is completely applied, place a small portion of mask on your fingertips and massage over previous mask application. This extra application of mask will ensure complete coverage and adherence to your skin to maximize its results. Leave the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes.

After the application of the mask is complete, apply a warm towel compress over your entire face. Moisten a hand towel with warm water and wring out excess moisture. Lie down and wrap the towel around your face, leaving a space for your nose. Leave the compress on while the mask is setting, approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the compress and rinse the mask off your skin by splashing your face with cool water.

Alcohol-Free Toner

Take a piece of cotton and saturate it with a bit of alcohol-free toner and gently sweep your entire face.
Alternative method: Splash your face with tepid water.

Emollient-Rich Moisture Lotion or Cream

Cream Apply a dab of water-based moisture lotion or cream to your decollete, throat, chin, cheeks, lips, and forehead. Gently massage into your skin. To seal in moisture and create a protective barrier, apply a few drops of natural plant oil (such as almond oil, or jojoba oil) over your moisturized skin.

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