Facial helps cleanse, exfoliate and nourish the skin and hence must form an integral part of your beauty regime. Facial must be done once a month to rejuvenate and nourish the skin. Facials help get rid of dead skin cells and cleanse the skin deeply.
Herbal facials are highly beneficial for the skin because of the natural herbs used for the procedure. Herbal facials are also very effective in treating skin problems such as blackheads, whiteheads and pimples. There are many spas and beauty salons which offer herbal facials. Spa facials are very expensive and not everyone can afford them. You can easily do a herbal facial at home using fresh herbs and other kitchen ingredients. A herbal facial at home will cost you less and is as effective as a spa facial.
The article here tells you how to do herbal facial at home. The content here outlines step-by-step procedure for a herbal facial and also tells you what ingredients you must use to make the various scrubs and nourishing packs required for this herbal facial.
Herbal Cleanser To First Clean Your Skin Thoroughly
The first step of a facial is to cleanse the skin thoroughly. A herbal facial requires that the cleanser must be made from natural ingredients. To make your very own herbal cleanser, take handful mint leaves and wash them thoroughly.
Mint leaves are known to have effective anti-bacterial properties that can prevent pimples, acne and blackheads. Mix this crushed mint leaves paste with 5-6 spoons of plain yoghurt.
Lactic Acid in yoghurt will help get rid of dead skin cells and will deep-cleanse your skin. Wet your face with lukewarm water and then apply this herbal cleanser on the face and neck using circular motions. Wash with warm water and pat your skin dry.
Herb-Infused Steam Will Make Your Skin Look Radiant And Glowing
After cleansing your skin, the next step is to gently steam your face so that the pores open up which will facilitate easy removal of dirt, grime, and blackheads. We will be using herb-infused steam which will lend a radiant glow to your complexion.
Take a large bowl of clean water and to this add a few fresh rose petals and few drops of tea-tree oil. Cover the vessel and let it boil so that the goodness of fresh rose petals and the tea-tree oil gets infused in the water. Once the water comes to a boil, remove from flame and position your face over the vessel so that the herbal steam penetrates your skin.
Cover your head with a towel and steam your face for 5-10 minutes. This herbal steam will not only make your skin glow, but will also prevent and heal acne and pimples.
After steaming, wipe your face and neck with a dry towel. Pay particular attention to areas under the chin and around the nose since these areas tend to accumulate maximum dirt and blackheads.
A Nourishing Herbal Face Pack To Enhance Your Complexion
You must end your facial with the application of a nourishing face pack. We will make a face pack using turmeric powder and honey. Turmeric powder is known to brighten skin tone and make it glowing and radiant. Turmeric powder can also heal pimples and acne.
Honey will nourish skin because of its intense hydrating properties. Honey will also impart an even-tone to your complexion and make it look supple. To make this face mask, mix 1 spoon turmeric powder with 4-5 spoons honey. Apply it all over face and neck and rinse after 10-15 minutes.