Too much sun exposure can significantly damage human skin. The sun’s heat dries out areas of unprotected skin and depletes the skin’s supply of natural lubricating oils.
Sun Damaged skin with loss of tone requires high concentrations of potent antioxidants like Green Tea, Honey, and Yogurt which help the skin get rid of free radicals and boost cellular turnover, hydrating and soothing botanicals like Red Raspberry Seed oil, Rose Hip Seed oil, to allow a tightening deep within the skin and nourishing lipid-rich oils Like Coconut and Almond oils to provide needed moisture. Your skin will be exceptionally smooth and supple with less visible wrinkles.
We advise treating Sun Damage, wherever possible, through natural means and avoiding the chemical laden OTC products on the market. Current treatments for Sun Damage in the market many a times contain Harmful ingredients like OMC, Parabens, TEA; Comedogenic Ingredients like Cetyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate,Stearic Acid, and Potential Skin Irritants like Alcohol denat, Glycolic acid, Phenoxyethanol.
Use the following All-Natural, Homemade Skincare Regimen for 35 days and share your journey in the comments section below.
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The regimen includes the following treatments:
- ReGlow Cleanser: Fuller’s earth (Multani mitti), Honey, Saffron (Kesar), Rose water
- Besan Turmeric Scrub: Bengal Gram (Besan), Turmeric Powder, Milk
- Red Raspberry Sunscreen: Red Raspberry Seed oil, Almond oil, Coconut oil, Beeswax, Vitamin E oil, Carrot Seed oil, Shea butter, Zinc Oxide
- Revitalising Night Cream: Yogurt, Sandalwood Powder, Turmeric Powder, Almonds, Saffron (Kesar), Rose Water
- Green Tea Night Cream: Green tea, Beeswax, Sweet almond oil, Rose hip seed oil
The regimen is divided into a morning and bedtime skincare routine.
Cleansing your skin in the morning and applying an efficacious sunscreen is essential to checking sun damage
Step One: Cleanse with the ReGlow Cleanser.
1). Grind 1/2 cup of Fuller’s earth to obtain a fine powder 2). Mix 1 tablespoon Honey, 1/2 teaspoon of Saffron with the powder 3). Add Rose water to the mixture until you get an acceptable consistency
On dry skin, apply a liberal amount of the paste so as to coat the entire face (include the neck, if you experience breakouts on your neck), keep for 10 minutes and rinse well. Pat skin dry and immediately follow with exfoliator.
Step Two: Thrice a week, (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday) apply the Besan Turmeric Scrub in circular motions on the face and neck area.
1). Combine 1/2 cup Bengal Gram (Besan), 2 tablespoon Turmeric Powder, and 1/4 cup of Milk in a bowl and mix until smooth, adding a little water if necessary. 2). Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes after mixing.
Exfoliate your skin for 5 minutes on application of the paste. Leave it to dry and wash the face with warm water after 10 minutes.
Step Three: Apply a thin coat (dime-size amount) of Red Raspberry Sunscreen to entire face. Here’s how you make it:
1). Combine 1/2 cup olive oil,1/4 cup coconut oil,1/4 cup beeswax, 1 teaspoon Red Raspberry Seed Oil, 1 teaspoon Carrot Seed Oil, 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil, 2 tablespoons Shea Butter in a pint sized or larger glass jar. 2). Fill a medium saucepan with a couple inches of water and place over medium heat. 3). Put a lid on the jar loosely and place in the pan with the water. As the water heats, the ingredients in the jar will start to melt. Shake or stir occasionally to incorporate. 4). When all ingredients are completely melted, add 2 Tablespoons Zinc Oxide (non-nano), stir in well and pour into whatever jar or tin you will use for storage. 5). Small mason jars (pint size) are great for this. It will not pump well in a lotion pump! 6). Stir a few times as it cools to make sure zinc oxide is incorporated. Use as you would regular sunscreen. Best if used within six months.
It’s vital to wash your face and apply a skin revitalizing night cream to prepare your skin for optimal repair while you sleep.
Step One: Cleanse with the ReGlow Cleanser.
On dry skin, apply a liberal amount of the paste so as to coat the entire face (include the neck, if you experience breakouts on your neck), keep for 5-10 minutes and rinse well. Pat skin dry and immediately follow with night cream.
Step Two: For the first 4 days of the week (Monday-Thursday), apply the Revitalising Night Cream on a dry face.
1). Blend some 5 soaked almonds to form a paste. 2). Mix and blend 1/2 cup yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon saffron, 1 teaspoon turmeric, 7 teaspoon rose water and 2 tablespoon sandalwood powder with it. 3). It should be stored in refrigeration.
Don’t jump in bed immediately as some particles might rub off on your pillow. Let it dry for atleast 15 minutes before getting into bed.
Step Two: For the remaining 3 days (Friday-Sunday), apply the Green Tea Night Cream on a dry face using circular motions for maximum absorption.
Wait for 15 minutes before getting into bed.
1). Take 25 oz of pure beeswax and combine them with 1 oz almond oil, 1 oz coconut oil, 1 tsp of Rose hip seed oil in a double boiler, allowing it to melt. 2). Meanwhile take a cup of warm water and let a packet of green/white tea seep for a few minutes. Pour this mixture to the double boiler and mix. (If you are using a tea bag, open the bag and pour in the tea leaves too) 3). Once the beeswax melts let it cool for a minute or two, just enough to be able to strain through a fine sieve. 4). Whip this strained mixture using a hand blender until you reach a smooth, fluffy consistency 5). Store in a cool, dark place. Avoid refrigeration as it will harden the mixture. It will last more than a month with daily application.
This regimen when closely adhered to will ensure a marked improvement in your skin texture and overall appearance. You will notice a reduction in Dark Spots, Fine Lines and Visible Pores.
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