The skin is responsible for 1/4 of the body’s detoxification which makes it one of the most important organs! Skin brushing of the body is a simple yet very effective way to support this natural process as it stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation. In addition, it also removes dead skin cells and encourages new cells to grow by bringing nutrients and oxygen to the upper layer of the skin. Frequent brushing can lead to toned, softer, and smoother skin with less cellulite. The health benefits include improvement in digestion and strengthening of the immune system.
Sitting in a hot bath does amazing things for the body and mind. Not only does it improve blood circulation and enhance the metabolism of organs and cells but it also improves the immune system by activating white blood cells. Sweating and urinating help detoxify and raise the body temperature. Bathing every day for 15 minutes in hot water is as effective as getting a massage once a week. For the skin, the hot steam and water open the pores and cleanse the skin deeply. And for the mind, the floating effects release the stress that the body weight imposes by reducing the body weight by a tenth.
Soak the whole body at 42°C for 3 minutes in and out for 3 sets.
If you have no bathtub, try a foot-bath at 42°C for 10–15 minutes.
By adopting some simple techniques in a home spa setting, the experience of using freshly made creams and oils will become not just a skincare routine but also a home spa ritual to encourage well-being and bring mind and body into a harmonious balance. Set aside some time for your home spa journey with the following facial therapies and instantly experience a glowing complexion.
Facial steam is a simple yet effective home therapy that can be customised to different types of skin concerns. Not only does it aid in deep cleaning by opening the pores but it also stimulates blood circulation and improves complexion. Regular steam is beneficial in restoring the skin’s natural ability to cleanse and restore. It may not be suitable for sun-damaged skin as the heat aggravates the burnt skin.
What to Prepare
1 liter Boiling water
1 tsp. Dry herbs (3–4 types) or 200 ml Tincture (1–2 types) or 20 drops Essential oils (1–3 types)
Try the following herbs, either alone or in a mixture for various properties:
Choose your preferred essential oils for their powerful efficacies and pleasing scents:
Alternatively, spend a few minutes stimulating your facial muscles using warm and cold towels, especially if you have had a lack of sleep or had a little too much alcohol the previous day. This is also beneficial for stimulating dull or dehydrated skin. Use of essential oil is not recommended as it will have direct contact with the skin which is not advisable.
Home peeling is a powerful and highly effective therapy to boost cell regeneration and to give an instantly smooth glowing complexion. Make a homemade natural microdermabrasion by simply mixing and applying some food ingredients to the skin.
• 2 tbsp. ripe fruits or yogurt
• Gauze to cover the entire face
• Pre-hole gauze around eyes, nose and mouth.
• Mash papaya and squeeze out the juice making sure it is not too runny. Alternatively, use unsweetened yogurt (thicker, like Greek yogurt, is preferable).