OPEN PORES & ACNE
Open or large pores on the skin are a beauty concern for many and can also contribute to problems like acne and blackheads, especially for people with oily skin.
Excess sebum, along with dirt and bacteria, tends to clog the pores. To make matters worse, blackheads tend to make pores more visible and look even larger.
Prolonged sun exposure can contribute to open pores because it damages the collagen, thereby reducing the elasticity of the walls of the pore canals.
Similarly, open pores worsen with increasing age as the skin loses elasticity. Genetics, stress, and a poor skin care routine also contribute to open pores.
Pimples and acne breakouts are caused by bacteria that spread across your face and form boils on your skin. They enter into your pores and clog them thereby causing acne and zits. You need to maintain good hygiene and a strict beauty regime to get rid of the bacteria from your pores.
Start of with steaming your face. Use an electric steamer or place your face close to a hot water bowl and let the steam come onto your face. This helps to open your pores and get rid of the oil and bacteria from it. Add rose or lavender oil or simply pour rose water into the water and steam your face. Steam your face for 15 minutes every alternate day. Pat dry with a towel and then immediately splash cold water or rub ice cubes on your face to close your pores. Use an alcohol based toner on your skin after the ice.
HAIR LOSS, SHINY HAIR, GRAY HAIR & SWELLING UNDER EYES
Thinning hair and hair loss affects about one-third of men and women, according to CNN Health’s website. Poor circulation in the scalp is one reason for this problem. Alternative treatments, such as hydrotherapy, help improve scalp circulation. This treatment also adds moisture to the hair, helping to prevent breakage. Always talk with your doctor before using any treatment for hair loss. She will advise if hydrotherapy is right for your situation. Advocates of hydrotherapy for hair believe this treatment increases circulation in the scalp, which may lead to better hair growth. It also helps clean your scalp and slough off dead skin cells. This hydrating therapy moisturizes hair, meaning less hair dryness and breakage – resulting in stronger, healthier hair. The treatment is also relaxing — significant since stress is one cause of hair loss and hair thinning.
CELEBRITY ADVICE ABOUT SHINY HAIR
“For hair that’s extra shiny, turn the temperature down on your shower once you’ve rinsed out the conditioner, and blast your hair with the coldest water you can handle. Then towel dry, and apply a light serum while the hair is still wet. This starts the drying process and reduces the need for excessive blow-drying which reduces shine”
PREVENT SWELLING UNDER YOUR EYES
Another benefit is that cold water makes your blood vessels constrict which reduces swelling and the appearance of dark circles under your eyes (where skin is at its thinnest). This provides you with a young, healthy glow.
BEAUTY BENEFITS OF ROSE PETALS:
Who said a rose can only be used to woo your beloved? Women have been using rose petals since centuries to soothe their mind and body.
In fact, it is said that ancient Greeks and Romans used rose petals to perfume their baths. Here’s looking at the beauty benefits of this fragrant flower and how you can include rose water, rose oil and rose petals in your skin and hair care routine.
Skin toner: Rose water is considered to be a natural toner for your skin. Once you return home from work, take a swab of cotton dipped in rose water and gently wipe your face in a circular motion. This will help get rid of the dirt as well as makeup.
Soothes skin: The natural oils found in roses help retain moisture in the skin. This results in your skin feeling smooth and soft. The sugars in rose petals especially benefit those with sensitive skin.
Acts as sunscreen: A rich source of vitamin C, rose petals act as an excellent sunblock. Make a lotion by mixing cucumber juice, glycerin and rose water and apply it on your skin before heading out in the sun.
Helps fight acne: The anti-bacterial properties found in rose makes it amazing for fighting acne and breakouts. Rose water can also help soothe irritated skin and reduce its redness. It is also known to heal skin ailments like eczema and psoriasis.
Prevent dark circles: Soak thin swabs of cotton in rose water and put them on your eyes to prevent dark circles.
Moodlifting properties: In a bad mood or feel the stress? Known as a powerful mood enhancer, add rose petals to a warm bath will help you get rid of feelings of anxiety. Apart from being a detox for your body, it will also help you sleep better.
Nourishes scalp: Rose water is great for your hair as heals the itchy and flaky areas of your scalp. Moreover, it helps increase blood flow to the hair follicles, promoting hair growth.