Beauty Tips Friday (2)

For those who are catching up with us, every Friday, I will post a tip about skin care and share my knowledge as a licensed esthetician with you.

When I figure out how to add  videos to illustrate things such as facial massage, it would be a miracle day. I am working on it!

The importance of cleaning your facial/ neck skin the correct way.

Clean your facial skin only twice a day, when you wake up, in the A.M. and before you go to sleep, in the evening.

Why only twice a day?  Depending on your skin TYPE, over washing may stimulate your sebacious glands (oil glands) and you may end up with oilier skin trying to wash off the oil. Excess oil  may result in acne or black heads. If your skin is dry, you may end up with dry patches or irritated skin.

Make sure you REMOVE YOUR MAKE UP (make up remover will be addressed in a different post) before you wash your face.

I have seen women going to bed with make up to look pleasing to the partner sleeping next to them. If I were you, I’d rather make sure I brush and floss my teeth and make sure my face is clean and moisturized and I, as a whole smell well. The smell sense is more powerful in the semi-darkness of a bedroom.

How to wash your face correctly for best results

Do NOT USE SOAP, as soap removes the good oils from your skin. Make sure you also wash all the way to your hairline and also your neck. These parts are many times neglected.

After you wash, you may use a gentle, fruit exfoliator, or no more than twice a week, mix  1 tsp of baking soda and a 1/2 tsp. honey  (raw is best) and  little water to make a paste and exfoliate using circular motions. DO NOT OVERDO. Rinse well and after finishing exfoliating  use a good moisturizer for your skin type.

The best time to exfoliate when washing your face is at night, followed by a restorative sleep.

Enjoy your refreshed, natural skin and remember you are beautiful without make-up, especially in the middle of the night, when your skin, just as the whole of you, needs to rest and rejuvenate. Brush your teeth and floss, rather than wearing make up in the dark.tmp_20519-image-385207892