How to do DIY AROMATHERAPY FACIAL AND ITS BENEFITS.
Aroma therapy is also known as essential oil therapy. In this therapy, oils made of various aromatic plants are used in combination to heal and nourish the skin. In this facial we are using lavender oil, orange scrub, lemon grass powder, tea rose powder and Papaya drops. Each of these components have a unique benefit for the skin. Lavender oil is rich in anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties which prevent acne breakouts; it relieves from tension and stress thereby preventing appearance of wrinkles and helps the skin to remain firm. The orange peel extract helps in de-tanning and lightening marks. Lemon grass extract acts like an astringent to the skin. Tea rose oil helps in lightening of blemishes and acne marks and in combination, all these provide you with nourished and glowing skin.
For this facial, follow these steps in order of appearance.
1. To start with, clean the face with baby oil using a piece of cloth. This would help remove all the external impurities.
2. Now apply a mix of lavender oil and moisturizing cream on the face. Massage in circular motion for 5 to 10 minutes. Wipe it using a cotton cloth.
3. Take a finger full of orange scrub and use it to exfoliate the dead skin cells. Wipe off with a cotton cloth.
4. For the massage, use a Orange cream and dab it on the face like dots. Now gently massage it on the skin for 5 to 10 minutes. This shall help soften the skin and provide it with benefits of the orange extract.
5. End the procedure by preparing a face pack using lemon grass powder, tea rose powder and few Papaya drops. Apply this paste and leave it on for 30 minutes.
6. Wipe it off with a damp cotton cloth and spray a bit of rose water to the skin.
The skin on our face is much more sensitive than the skin on the remaining body and hence one needs to take extra care of the facial skin. Following a regular routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing is a great practise but at times it just isn’t enough. Our facial skin is exposed to the atmospheric air 24 x 7 unlike our hands and legs and hence the chances of the skin deteriorating are much more. The various particles in the air such as pollutants, pollen grains and dust clog the skin pores and lead to formation of acne. Our skin needs to absorb a certain amount of Vitamin E from sun rays in order to stay nourished but over exposure to sun’s UV rays leads to premature skin aging, pigmentation, sunburns, wrinkles, freckles and in extreme cases, even skin cancer.
Facial is a procedure to revitalize and maintain the smooth, soft, glowing skin you possess. The procedure has various steps which involve the following: cleansing, scrub, massage, steam and face pack. These steps are followed in a particular order to yield maximum and optimum results. Generally the skin is first cleansed using a cleanser or lotion to remove the excess oil and impurities from the skin and prepare it for the next step of the procedure. Post this a scrub is gently massaged on the face. The scrub has solid particles or coarse granules which gently remove the tan and dead skin from the face, exposing the soft supple layer for nourishment. The skin is then exposed to steam in a moderate amount to open up the skin pores. It is important to open the skin pores before proceeding as it is only through these pores that skin can absorb the nourishment being provided. A nourishment cream containing various beneficial extracts is used to massage the face for at least 20 minutes to make sure that the skin is given enough time to absorb the nutrients. But just like it is important to open up the pores of the skin for nourishment, it is equally important to close these pores at the end of the procedure, hence a cooling face pack is applied to the skin which not only closes the pores but also gives a cooling effect to sensitive skin.
Doing a facial at least once a month revitalizes the skin, betters the blood circulation, relaxes the muscles and removes impurities and dead skin, giving you soft, smooth, supple and glowing skin.
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