Our skin is generally a reflection of what’s going on inside our body – this means when we’re eating right and looking after ourselves we are usually rewarded with a clear and ‘happy’ complexion.
Sometimes however there are environmental and hormonal factors at play, which requires us to take extra care of our skin.
Seeking help from a dermatologist is ideal and if you can, get yourself a professional facial to tackle any ongoing skin problems. For those times when you can’t get to a dermatologist, try this easy DIY ritual instead.
- dehydrated/flakey winter skin
- hormonal breakouts
- congested and clogged pores.
Use coconut oil (or your favourite make-up remover) to cleanse your skin while a pot of water boils. Add the water to a large bowl and pop in a few drops of lavender oil. Carefully place your face over the water (about six inches away) and use a towel over your head to trap in the steam. Stay here to steam your pores for a couple of minutes taking breaks if needed.
Pat your face dry with a clean towel and rub half a lemon all over your face (taking care to avoid the eyes). Lemon acts like a natural microdermabrasion and helps your skin to grow new cells. Apply a clay-based mask and relax for about 15 minutes. Gently wash off the mask, dry your face and apply coconut oil as a moisturiser.
This simple ritual helps to clear pores, reduce the size of any blemishes and leaves you with glowing skin.
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