It is probably difficult to imagine your day without your favourite makeup products that help you every time you want to get an impeccable look.
And there are thousands and thousands of reasons why you love makeup products. They highlight your beautiful facial features, hides your skin imperfections and often help you have more confidence. However, we must honestly say that makeup is not even the healthiest choice to apply onto the skin every day.
In fact, dermatologists have repeatedly warned that daily use of makeup products can expose your skin to a considerable amount of toxins and chemicals that are found in many lipsticks, eyeliner, mascara and can cause serious health problems
Here’s what happens to your skin when you quit makeup:
- Poles shrink– the skin foundation, blush and bronzing powder can improve your look, but small makeup particles will accumulate in pores over time. If you also consider the environmental pollutants that your skin is exposed to on a daily basis… So, giving up on makeup now and again can positively change the texture of the skin and at the same time reduce the formation of wrinkles.
- Less acne– The more makeup you use, the more toxins your face will absorb- not to mention the bacteria that accumulate on makeup brushes when you do not clean them properly. These bacteria not only clog your pores but also cause inflammation that can lead to the appearance of acne, an aspect that we will try to hide by using, of course, makeup. It is a vicious circle and many doctors warn that makeup is one of the most common causes of acne.
- Dry skin is no longer a problem- makeup affects the natural process of skin cell renewal, and this can severely affect your skin especially during those nights you are too tired to cleanse your face. Most skin problems occur when you do not cleanse your face before going to bed and in this way, you prevent the dead cells from being replaced by new cells. Accumulation of dead cells leads to a dry skin.
- Fewer allergic reactions– parabens, sulphates, metals – all this can be found in makeup products that we use daily. In case you did not know, the scientists showed that there are over 3700 substances to which our skin is allergic. Doctors warn that allergies caused by makeup are most commonly encountered. This manifests in the form of red, dry areas, inflammation of the skin, itchiness, etc. If you notice that you are using a skin-damaging product it is best to give it up, no matter how expensive it is.
Natural Skin Routine Treatments
A healthy skin is beautiful and the more natural you can be the better. But in order to achieve that, you need to offer your skin some deep care treatments rather than expensive brand new cosmetic products.
Let’s explore some well-known skin routine treatments, masks and facial massages:
A) Steam baths– Premature ageing of the skin and the appearance of wrinkles are caused by a low production of collagen and elastin, but also by faulty circulation of the blood in the face. To prevent premature ageing, but also to block the formation of acne, you need steam baths. Through a complex skin hydration, you improve the facial blood circulation, the pores are no longer blocked by impurities, and the skin becomes cleaner, lighter and smooth. You can complete the treatment with a tonic lotion, a moisturizing cream or a natural homemade treatment such as:
a) Treatment for normal and mixed skin: 3 teaspoons of sunflower oil, 6 drops of essential palm oil, 6 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil or lavender.
b) Treatment for dry skin: 3 teaspoons of sunflower oil, 8 drops of essential oil of rosewood, 8 drops of essential palm oil, 4 drops of essential oil of rose or lavender.
c) Treatment for oily skin: 3 teaspoons of sunflower oil, 12 drops of essential lemon oil, 4 drops of essential oil of patchouli, 4 drops of essential sandalwood oil.
d) Treatment for mature skin: 3 teaspoons of sunflower oil, 12 drops of chamomile essential oil, 6 drops of essential oil of argan, 2 drops of essential oil of rose or lavender.
B) Exfoliation has the effect of removing dead cells, opening pores, improving blood circulation, and generally nourishing the skin. After exfoliation, the skin remains fresh and bright. Intervals at which skin peeling treatments and masks can be made depend entirely on the type of skin. For oily skin, the frequency is once a week and for a dry and sensitive skin once every two weeks.
C) Masks are treatments with many benefits for the skin. Improves the colour and texture of the skin, cleans in depth, removes dead cells, and rejuvenates tired skin. Prepare the mask, apply it on the face and neck, then relax for 15-20 minutes. You can lie down in bed or sofa, and cover your eyes with slices of cucumber. Remove the mask with warm water, then freshen the face with cold water.
- The orange and kaolin mask for normal skin: 100g of kaolin, 1 beaten egg, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 2 teaspoons of orange juice, 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 drop of essential oil of rose, 1 drop essential oil of jasmine.
- Mask for dry skin: 1 dry egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 2 teaspoons of orange juice, 1 teaspoonful of honey, 1 drop of essential oil of carrot seeds (optional), milk powder (to obtain the paste).
- Yoghurt and yeast mask for oily and mixed skin: 1 teaspoon of beer yeast, 7 teaspoons of yoghurt, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of wheat oil, 1 drop of essential palm oil, 1 teaspoon of essential oil of lemon, powder clay (to obtain the paste).
- Egg and almond mask for sensitive skin: 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil, 1/2 teaspoonful of honey, 1 drop of chamomile essential oil, 1 drop of essential oil of carrot seed, 1 teaspoon milk powder or corn flour, rose water.
Facelift Massages & Treatments to Rejuvenate the Skin
- Cosmetic acupuncture has been used for hundreds of years in traditional Chinese medicine. This is a non-surgical aesthetic method designed especially for people who want to maintain a young, tonic skin with 0 fine little wrinkles. Cosmetic acupuncture is a good alternative to cosmetic surgical aesthetic treatments, being non-invasive and using the body’s own energies that are created to slow down the ageing process of both the facial skin and the entire body.
- Treatment with microcurrents emits electrical frequencies that reflect the electrical signals of our own body, triggering a chemical reaction at the cellular level to enhance the production of collagen and elastin, improving circulation and stimulating the facial muscles. The skin is thus recharged to regain its young look, the tone and texture being visibly improved by increasing the firmness and elasticity of the skin and muscles, while the wrinkles are reduced. Unlike other anti-ageing treatments, facial treatment with microcurrent is not designed for mature skin but also for people who want to prevent ageing.
- With the fingertips massage, the skin is practically comforted, caressed, not stretched. It acts on the skin’s glands, stimulating blood circulation.
- The kneading massage is done by grasping the skin between the thumb and other fingers, squeezing it a bit as if you were to squeeze a sponge. This type of massage revitalizes the tissues and eliminates the extra sebum.