Breathe In The Benefits
If your skin is prone to blemishes, blackheads or general oiliness, a combination of suface cleanliness and good detoxification is vital to helping control this problem.
How To Boost The Detoxification Process
Drink eight to ten glasses of pure spring water every day to encourage good elimination of toxins from within your body. You should eat four to six servings of fresh fruit and vegetables, get exercise you enjoy doing, and practice daily skin care that promotes a radiant complexion.
Aromatherapy For Healthy Skin Routine
You’ll be using steam, followed by an application of revitalizing and healing essential oils stirred into aloe vera gel, which will cool, heal and soothe your skin. My skin care routines always stress including the face, neck and decollete.
What You’ll Need
A long comfortable robe
A large glass bowl
Several large towels and a clean washcloth
Pure Petroleum Jelly
Pure Aloe Vera Gel
Skin Treatment Blend
(Excellent for blemished skin, irritated skin or stressed skin. Also gentle enough for most skin types as well.)
Place four tablespoons of aloe vera gel in a small glass bowl, stir in two drops of essential oil of grapefruit and two drops of frankincense essential oil. Both of these oils are known for their antiseptic and skin-healing capabilities. You’ll notice that these oils combine easily with the gel to create a softly aromatic preparation. Keep this bowl nearby on a counter or your vanity.
Steaming For Deep Skin Cleansing
Pour 2 1/2 cups of near-boiling water into a large heatproof bowl, placed on a counter or vanity.
And add two drops of tea tree oil and two drops of essential oil of lavender to bring about the best cleansing effects.
Seat yourself comfortably and using a large towel to make a tent, lean over the bowl and let the fragrant steam heat your skin, opening the pores and removing deep-seated toxins.
Remain in this position for 10 minutes, turning your face left, then right, lifting your chin up and then down, to steam your skin evenly.
Rinse your face, neck and decollete with warm water followed by a cool rinse. Pat your skin dry.
Aloe Vera Gel With Essential Oils Application
First apply a coat of petroleum jelly around your eyes and on your lips. Then smooth the aromatic gel all over your face, neck and decollete, using a good layer.
Allow it to soak into your skin for one full minute, noting how your skin tingles as the essential oils start to work.
Pulsing Over The Face
Starting at the forehead, press lightly up and down with your fingertips, then moving the fingers lower and repeat.
Work this way down your face over your cheeks to your chin in the same way.
This movement will increase the blood supply to your skin and bring needed oxygen and nutrients that benefit the complexion.
Smoothing Down The Face
Stroke down the face from the forehead to the chin , neck and decollete several times to encourage the elimination of toxins from this area.
Your skin should feel clean, soft and energized with any blemished areas soothed and cooled.
Using a warm, wet washcloth, wipe off the skin treatment thoroughly, ending with several cool splashes of water. Pat dry. Now apply toner, serum and a moisturizer that’s formulated for your skin.
Drink two large glasses of water immediately following your facial. Sit down with a cup of chamomile or lavender tea for about half an hour afterword to give your body a chance to continue the detoxification process.
Tip: It’s best to avoid alcohol, refined sugar, tobacco and sunbathing on days when you practice any detoxification routine.