Life is so fast-paced, and we are constantly in motion, with hardly the time to unwind and find a quiet, resting spot. Yet, it is so important to make time when you can rest, be refreshed and pamper yourself – and all this can be done in simple and easy ways, without leaving the comfort of home. Here are some quick options that work great on a busy day.
If your skin is chapped or dry, try a fresh yogurt mask. Blend cool, plain yogurt and apply on cleaned skin. Soak in the freshness for about 15 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water. Gently pat dry. It moisturises skin instantly, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. It helps tighten skin pores, making it look and feel fresher and rejuvenated.
Worried about dark circles around your eyes? While over-the-counter solutions can seem promising and even be effective in brightening and removing the puffiness, a homemade concoction is safer when it comes to the delicate area around the eyes. Next time, stow away your used tea bags in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Place the cooled pouch over your eyes, and let it rest for 5 min. Enjoy a glass of revitalizing tea, and follow it up with a calming siesta as the moist tea bags refresh your eyes, removing dark circles.
Want a quick way to refresh and brighten your face? Mix 2 teaspoons of gram flour with a few drops of milk until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Apply the mask over cleaned skin and wait until it begins to turn dry. Wash away with lukewarm water and gently pat your face dry. Follow it with a generous amount of moisturizer. This mask helps keep skin clear, and fights acne.
The key to an instant glow? Mash half a ripe banana and apply as a facemask over cleaned skin. It helps clear skin, tighten pores and leave you feeling soft and fresh. Next time, don’t throw those left over bananas away!
The natural way to beautiful skin from within? Make sure you stay hydrated during the day. Drink lots of water, at least 8 to 10 glasses a day. Plain, fresh water helps clear the body of toxins, clears the skin of impurities, keeping it soft, supple and young.
Cleanse your face at least twice daily, but do not over cleanse. Avoid touching your face. Using wet cleansing wipes and hand sanitizers handy can be very helpful in keeping the daily dust and possible infections at bay.
Always carry a moisturizer, to take care of your hands that are the most affected by soaps and cleansers during the day.
Eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C that helps prevent acne. Bottle up on drinks rich in antioxidants like berries and green tea that refresh and nourish your skin. Check with your doctor about taking Vitamin A and E supplements.
Most important of all – remember that you are rare, beautiful and precious in the eyes of God who created you. You are His child, made in His image and crowned with His favor. He has engraved you on the palm of His hand, and you are constantly on His mind. You are the apple of His eye. (Isaiah 49:16, Psalm 139)