Skin Aging is the biggest concern of every women who crosses over age 30.It is during this age skin tends to lose its elasticity causing fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.Today women are so busy in their personal and professional life that they often forget to take care of their skin.In this busy schedule I know how difficult it is to visit beauty salon every month for a facial.To all those busy women out there, here is an excellent anti aging facial that you can do at home to boost your skin elasticity, increase skin radiance and to make your skin supple and firmer like never before.Just believe me and give it a try, you will be surprised how beautiful your skin appears.Follow these 7 easy steps on how to do Anti Aging Facial at home.
Step 1: Cleansing
Cleansing is the basic step in any skin care regimen.It helps in removing dirt, pollutants and excess oil from deep, leaving your skin healthy and naturally glowing.Here is an amazing anti aging facial cleanser recipe that you can prepare at home.Take 1/4 th cup of rose water to it add few drops of glycerin and mix it well.Take a cotton pad and dip it into the mixture.Wipe your face using the help of this cotton pad. Glycerin and rose water acts as an excellent cleanser.They help in removing impurities and harmful dust particles thus leaving your skin clean, soft and moisturized.Glycerin is a natural, anti aging compound that is used for the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, skin disease and dryness.It improves th elasticity of the skin.Rose water soothes the skin, maintains the pH level of the skin and fights aging.
Step 2: Exfoliation (Duration – max 5 minutes)
Exfoliate your skin with this simple anti aging homemade scrub.Take 2 tsp of brown sugar,1 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tbsp of honey.Take some mixture on your palms and rubbed in circular motion all over your face, especially your forehead, nose and chin.Don’t scrub too hard.Scrub gently for 4 to 5 minutes.This scrub is very effective in removing dead skin cells, dark patches, sun tan, black heads and white heads.It opens your pores to allow your skin to breathe and makes your skin glow.Brown sugar is the perfect exfoliation anti aging scrub.Brown sugar contains a compound known as molasses that is useful in anti aging treatment.Honey has great anti aging and anti bacterial properties that keeps you skin clear, healthy and young.
Step 3: Steaming ( Duration – 5 to 10 minutes)
You can use a professional steaming machine but if you don’t have you can still achieve the same at home.Boil half-filled water in a large vessel.Remove the vessel from the stove and immediately drape a towel over your head.Steam your face for about 5-10 minutes.While steaming stay at least one foot away from the pan to ensure that you do not burn your skin.Steaming your face opens the pores and removes dust and impurities trap inside the pores to give your skin a clean, healthy fresh glow.
Normal and Oily Skin – Add rose petals to boiling water and then steam your face.Rose has antibacterial and antiseptic properties that is good for oily and greasy skin.Rose water enhances the color of your skin and prevent wrinkles.
Dry and Sensitive Skin – Steam can cause dryness of your skin.To prevent your skin from drying add the contents of two vitamin E capsules to the steaming water.Before adding the vitamin E capsules you should remove the vessel from the stove.This beauty tip is very useful for normal and dry skin types.It keeps your skin hydrated and moisturised thus leaving your skin soft and supple.
Step 4: Massage ( Duration – 20 to 30 minutes)
Massage is one of the most essential and important part of an anti aging facial.It is the best way to fight against early signs of aging.Massage improves blood circulation and strengthen face muscles that in turns helps achieve flawless and younger looking skin.You can use any ready-made massage cream but make sure the product that you use contains wheat germ as an ingredient.Wheat germ contains Vitamin E and anti aging properties that promotes skin cell formation, fight wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin and also helpful in the treatment of acne.Wheat germ massage is the most effective for dry skin.To begin with anti aging massage, take some massage cream on both the palms and spread it all over your face.Now use your fingers and massage upwards in a semicircular motion.Make sure your massage all the areas of your face such as eyebrows, jawlines, nose, under eye area and forehead.To get natural whitening skin and radiance, dip your hands into cold milk (dry skin/sensitive skin types)
or rose water(oily and normal skin types) all the time while massaging your skin with massage cream.
If you don’t have a ready made massage cream, you can prepare facial massage at home.To start, simply scoop out the gel from a fresh Aloe vera plant and then add 1 teaspoon of rose water.Mix it properly and then massage to your face and neck.After massaging wash your face with cold water.
Step 5: Face Packs (Duration – 20 minutes)
Face packs make your skin firm and tight, it removes skin dullness, boost skin elasticity and gives you a natural younger looking skin.These anti aging face packs are specially designed to revitalize and rejuvenate your skin, making it appear more brighter and youthful.Here I have mentioned some face packs for each skin type, but if you want more, than you can check out this list 10 best anti aging fruit face packs.
1.Dry and Sensitive Skin – Dry skin people requires sufficient moisturizer to keep their skin soft and youthful.Just a single splash of water on dry skin can take way its natural moisture.Here I have suggested the one’s that goes best on dry skin.This is a wonderful pack for dry, dull and sagging skin.
Ingredients: Black Grapes, Papaya, Honey and Vitamin E capsules
Take 4 to 5 black grapes, add 2 tablespoons of ripe papaya pulp, add 1 tablespoon of honey and pop out 1 vitamin e capsule.Now put these ingredients in a mixer and blend it well to make a smooth paste.Apply this paste on the face and neck.Leave it to dry for 30 minutes and then wash your face with cold water.
2.Oily Skin – Oily skin type are more prone to blackheads, white heads, pimples and enlarged pores.The type of face packs that best suits the oily skin are the one’s that are non oily in nature, contains anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties.Here is 5 natural ingredient that I have carefully chosen to prepare face pack that best suits oily skin.This pack definitely helps in improving the skin tone, texture, prevent acne and pimples, brightens your skin and gives you a healthy, radiant complexion.
Neem leaves, Orange peel, Multani mitti (Clay mud), Honey and Rose water.
Crushed few neem leaves in a bowl, add 1 teaspoon of dried orange peel powder( dry the orange peel for 1 day in direct sunlight and then grind it to make a fine powder), add 1 tablespoon of multani mitti, 1 teaspoon of honey and 2 tablespoon of rose water.Mix it properly and apply this paste on face and neck.Keep this pack for 20 minutes and then wash with lukewarm water.
Normal skin are not too oily or not too dry so they can choose any face packs that I have listed above for oily skin or dry skin.
Step 6 :Ice Massage (Duration – max 2 minutes)
Green tea ice massage is one of the most amazingly effective way to prevent wrinkles, fade dark spots, acne treatment and to boost skin radiance.To prepare this dip green tea bag into boiling water.Remove the tea bag and allow it to cool.Now pour the contents into a tray and place in the refrigerator to form ice cubes.Take one ice-cube and gently massage on to your face.Massage it for 1 to 2 minutes in circular motion.Here is the list of refreshing ice packs that you can try.
Step 7 :Moisturising
Moisturising your skin is the final step of an anti aging facial.It nourishes your skin, creates a protective film that keeps out dust and dirt that causes skin damage.It relaxes, smoothes and softens your skin.Moisturisers restores the suppleness and vitality of the skin.