Steaming is very good to keep skin clean and blemish free, as it can remove excess sebum and dirt and deeply cleanse clogged pores. It also allows the blackheads and whiteheads to be pushed out easily and therefore avoid pimples. Steam will also improve circulation, giving you a healthy glow. Do the steam facial once before a big event, but not on the big day.
Close your pores with this all-herbal astringent. There are many herbs with astringent qualities, but chamomile is especially good since it has strong antiseptic qualities, yet is delicate on the skin. If your face is very oily, you can combine yarrow and chamomile. Another alternative is to use sage with chamomile, which is cooling and soothing to your skin.
Nourish your skin with the following recipe. It makes a great nourishing and softening facial for all skin types and creates a silkening effect on the skin. You can use this mask before any big occasion and normally two to three times per week. If you use the steam bath, alternate the facial on the other days. This treatment should be done two to three hours prior to leaving your home.
If your pores are enlarged as a result of acne, try the following mask to minimize them. Do not use this recipe on the same day when you use the nourishing oatmeal mask or when you actually have cysts or severe acne. You can, however, use it after a steam bath and herbal astringent.
Applying bronzer around the hairline and just a very light touch on the chin gives the face a warm glow and draws the eyes away from blemishes and splotches. Choose a bronzer that looks like your skin would when it gets just a touch of a tan. Don't go too dark or it will be too dramatic. Apply with a big blender brush in soft, big strokes.
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