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How to Make Tonic Facial Toners with Floral Waters

June, 27, 2011

No matter how many innovations take place in the beauty care products, natural products still have their own essence and significance. Recent years have especially seen a growing inclination of people towards the products derived from Mother Nature. Be it the skin care products or hair care products, the natural products have gained a lot of prominence. Women especially like to take care of their face and want their face to have a distinct glow. For this purpose, a number of products are available, which can enhance the glow of the face and rejuvenate the skin. Toners are most commonly used by women as they help in closing the open pores of the face, thus preventing dirt and dust from entering and blocking them. Floral Waters have proved to be highly effective facial toners as they help in restoring, healing, soothing and gently cleansing the skin.

The floral waters also act as great substitutes for essential oils because they can be used even on sensitive skin where essential oils are a bit unsuitable. Floral toners can be prepared into moisturizing preparations and can used directly even on the skin of a baby. With their subtle fragrance and touch of nature they act as great skin care agents. The floral waters can be used in different types of naturally made skin care products as they add the essential minerals and vitamins to the product. Different flowers are used for making the floral toners and therefore, each one has its own properties and benefits. Rose water is the most popular and most commonly used floral toner. It is soothing and cooling to the skin and can be used on all skin types, especially dry and sensitive skin.

Toner made out of Jasmine flower is suitable for dry and sensitive skin and has a soothing and uplifting effect on the skin. Bergamot flower has antiseptic & wound healing properties and floral water derived from it can be used to eczema, psoriasis and acne. In the scorching summer months, Chamomile proves to be an excellent calming and soothing agent, which can be used as an evening face and body spray. It is also good for inflamed eyes and skin. Grapefruit acts as an antiseptic as well as astringent and also has wound healing and mild circulatory stimulating properties. Lavender flower is quite soothing and Lavender water helps in dealing with blemished skin, acne, eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.

Other flowers like Rosalina and Hazel also have some great skin care properties and their floral waters are used to enhance the skin texture. Women now prefer to have a touch of nature on their skin rather than artificial cosmetics which eventually harm the skin. The Floral Waters not only enhance the skin when they are used but have everlasting effects, which can make you look younger for years.

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Healthy Glowing Skin with Ayurvedic Skin Care

June, 27, 2011

Women have always been very concerned about their skin and its beauty. Skin care requires a lot of patience and a good knowledge about one’s skin type. In the present times, more and more people are becoming inclined towards choosing nature as the way to take care of their skin. Ayurveda offers some very great methods for effective skin care, derived directly from nature. Being 100% natural and carrying the essence of Mother Earth, these methods have virtually no side effects. For taking care of skin through Ayurveda, one needs to recognize one’s skin type. The major skin types according to Ayurveda are- Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Vata Skin

It is soft, delicate, with a clear radiance and more pores as compared to the other skin types. Imbalance in the Vata skin causes it to be dry, lined and flaky. Occasionally there is a fine grayish or bluish hue for the skin, which is caused due to the presence of minimal number of capillaries in the skin. Skin below eye area, forehead and ears are particularly vulnerable for skin conditions like darkening and discoloration, wrinkles, etc. in the Vata skin type. Ayurveda offers great cure for the problems of this skin type. People of Vata skin type need to consume ghee and include food items prepared with ghee in their diet. They can also use moisturizing products that contain olive oil, almond oil, etc. which can nourish the skin and keep it moisturized. A face pack made of Shatavari root, Hibiscus flowers and Vithari root powder mixed with yogurt can do miracles to the skin within ten minutes, if used in the morning and in the evening.

Pitta Skin

Pitta skin is healthy, glowing and rosy and becomes quite red when exposed to sunlight. External factors can also cause inflammations and wrinkles in the Pitta skin and it is highly susceptible to pimples, acne and lesions. The central areas of the face including nose, the back of neck and scalp are Pitta areas. The problems related to the Pitta skin can be effectively cured with the help of cooling oils and herbs like Neem, turmeric, manjistha, cucumber, ghee, coconut, khus, rose, and sandalwood etc. People with pitta skin type should go for a cool diet and avoid acidic and heavily spicy food items. Oil prepared from coconut oil, ghee, powders of neem leaf, turmeric root, haritaki fruit, sandalwood, and rose petal and grated cucumber, if applied to the skin in morning and evening, can provide a natural glow to the skin.

Kapha Skin

Kapha skin is smooth, oily and mostly free from wrinkles and dryness. Most commonly the Kapha Skin is oily thus resulting in problems like excess cystic acne, which can leave scars. The Kapha areas of skin are chin and neck. This skin is also susceptible to problems of acne and pimples. Aloe vera, sage leaf, lotus petals, rose petals, etc are good herbs for Kapha type skin. Moreover, this skin type also requires regular toning and cleaning which can be done with the help of natural toners and cleansers like floral waters.

This, if you also dream of getting that shining, flawless skin then turn to nature and turn to Ayurveda because nature is the ultimate source of good skin care.

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