Facial skin will show if you are stressed, tired, eating unhealthily or often exposed to natural elements such as wind and sun. Keep people guessing your age, and your secret, by caring for your skin daily and exfoliating two to three times a week. In addition, eat correctly, take the appropriate vitamins and drink plenty of water to create a naturally smooth exterior.
Items you will need
- Face cleanser
- Red or green grape
- 1 tsp. rosewater
- 1/2 tsp. almond flour
- 1 tbsp. oatmeal flakes
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 2 tsp. plain yogurt
- Microdermabrasion kit
- Cotton balls
Wash your face completely with a mild facial cleanser. Apply the cleanser in a circular motion around the nose, forehead, eyes, chin and temples.
Wet a washcloth with warm water and apply to your face. Once the washcloth begins to cool, remove it and set aside. The warmth will open your pores so they can fully absorb the benefits of a mask or scrub.
Cut a red or green grape in half and rub the inner part of the grape around your face. Move the grape over the forehead, around the cheeks, the nose and chin area. Grapes contain glucose and antioxidants that help to fight free radicals, according to Cosmopolitan magazine.
Apply an almond scrub to brighten and soften the skin. Combine 1 tsp. of rosewater and 1/2 tsp. of almond flour or finely ground almonds. Once the two ingredients form a pasty mixture, apply it to the face. Allow the mixture to sit on the face for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
Make an oatmeal scrub to smooth the skin's surface. Mix together 1 tbsp. oatmeal flakes, 1 tsp. lemon juice and 2 tsp. plain yogurt. Once it forms a paste, spread it onto your face and allow it to sit up to 10 minutes. The oatmeal may crumble off the face so keep towels handy to catch any dripping.
Purchase a microdermabrasion kit from a drug store and use once a week. Microdermabrasion is less harsh than a chemical peel, but one step above natural exfoliation techniques. Microdermabrasion kits typically include a cream to apply to your face, follow-up moisturizer, wand and cloth.
Apply a toner to cotton balls and rub across your face. The toner will remove any missed scrub particles and refresh your face. Follow the toner with your favorite brand of night or day moisturizer.
Acne prone skin may need a prescription-based facial scrub. This is obtained from your dermatologist.
If the scrub begins to sting or burn, rinse it off immediately.
Massage your face daily as you put on your daily moisturizer. This will help with blood circulation.