Vitamins for the skin of the face

A facial is a great way to rejuvenate your skin. From the exfoliating process to the cleansing masks used, the treatment will reveal a younger, fresher you.

Plus, a facial is relaxing. You get to kick back and be pampered while a we take you through the various steps of a facial. You might not recognize some of the creams and essential oils, but one tried and true facial ingredient you will recognize: the cucumber.

During a facial, a slice of cucumber is usually placed over the eyes. Have you ever wondered why cucumbers are used? Well, wonder no more. We’ve got the answer.

For starters, cucumbers are packed with antioxidants that help fight redness and swelling. They also contain caffeic acid, which helps prevent water retention. Plus, the cool temperature of a cucumber also fights puffiness. You can see why this fruit is an excellent addition to a facial.

Cucumbers aren’t just used for facials, or chopped up for salads; they actually have quite a few uses.

They are used in hair treatments to fight the stress caused by chlorine.

You can rub a cucumber on your shoes for a quick water-resistant polish.

Try rubbing a cucumber on your wall when your kids decide to color on it, it will remove the marks.

Who knew? Cucumbers come in handy everywhere, not just at the facialist counter.

How to care for your acne-prone skin

If you haven’t been getting enough rest due to the many festivities that happened in December, it will show on your skin. Dull and lackluster complexion are obvious signs of tiredness but acne will appear when skin is not taken care of properly.

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Our skincare guide on rebooting skin brings the glow back but acne may take more than just a mask session. Acne appears when skin’s pH levels is out of balance, there is excessive buildup and dehydrated skin. Lack of sleep, stress and diet change affects it too. The first step on caring acne-prone skin is getting your lifestyle habits sorted: have enough sleep, drink plenty of water, and avoid being exposed to polluted air for too long.

Now comes the fun part. When it comes to acne-prone skin, one of the most important tip is to always keep your face clean. Whether it is before, during or after makeup application, keeping the skin clean is crucial to preventing buildup.