Touch of Nature

Natural Products and their usefulness in our daily life to achieve a healthy mind and body.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Daily Skin Regimen…Try It!

Skin is the largest organ in body. So, you should take proper care to keep it healthy and well nourished. Thus, before you apply any herbal or chemical based product to make your skin healthy, you should be well aware of our skin type. Now some tips for the different types of skin:
Oily skin: Try to keep the skin as clean as possible. Avoid using chemical based soap on the facial skin as because it washes away the natural moisturizer from the skin. So, it is recommended to use an herbal based face wash to clean up. Use a light moisturizer after washing the skin.
Combination skin: This skin requires being clean, specially on the center to avoid blackheads. After cleansing, use a moisturizer, concentrating more on the dried area of the skin.
Dry skin: Use a cleansing milk to melt away the dirt, rather than face wash. And finally, grease your skin with a thick layer of creamy moisturizer to avoid tightness of the skin.
Normal skin: This type of skin is balanced and trouble free. Make sure that you clean your face well with a gentle face wash and then massage your skin with a toner to give your skin a cooling effect.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Sunflower Oil

Sunflower oil is extracted from sunflower plant. Other than cooking, this oil is highly beneficial for skin having softening and moisturizing action as it maintains the moisture balance of the skin. Sunflower oil contains Vitamin A, D and especially E. It is even rich in essential fatty acids. The sunflower oil can be used on any skin type. This oil is the ultimate for utilizing in skin care products, bath oils as well as hair conditioner.

Here is a recipe that I've heard which is quite helpful for maintaining the moisture balance of the skin. It goes like this: add one-eighth cup of finely ground sunflower seed meal with equal amount of applesauce. Make a paste out of the ingredients and apply it softly in circular motion into the skin. Leave it for 10 minutes and then rinse the skin properly with warm water and pat dry gently.