Facial skin is the most sensitive and also the most exposed to various environmental factors hence it needs the most care.
Facial care needs not to be expensive, you should be able to use ingredients that are readily available in your kitchen. For instance, instead of using those expensive facial cleaners, use coconut oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, rosehip oil, shea butter, etc. This might sound controversial, but so many toxins that find their way onto our skin are oil-soluble hence they bind onto the oil and are easily removed from your skin. Oil dissolves oil, hence if your skin produces generous amounts of sebum, your best bet is to use an oil cleanser. Simply apply oil on your skin and massage in a circular motion. The oil will dissolve the sebum on your skin and those trapped in your pores leaving your pores dirt-free. Wash off the oil using warm water as warm water will strip off the oil better than cold water.
Besides being affordable, another benefit of using oil as a cleaner is that it gently cleanses your skin without stripping off your skin natural oil and a protective layer(acid mantle). My favorite oil is Eastnat Rosehip oil as it has powerful anti-aging properties and prevents skin exposure to free radicals. Tip: choose a very light oil that is non-comedogenic.
To exfoliate, you can use our Charcoal two in one scrub/mask that is made of 100% kitchen ingredients: raw honey, turmeric, and activated charcoal. On a wet face, apply a thin layer of the scrub, using your fingertips, gently rub to exfoliate.
Pay more attention to the more oily areas of the skin, but don’t scrub excessively. Just a little scrubbing is enough. Exfoliating removes excess dead skin from your face and the bioactive compounds in our scrub have enzymes that help to exfoliate your skin even better.
Steaming is important as is opens up your pores and helps your skin release toxins when you sweat. After steaming, your skin efficiently absorbs the bioactive compounds in your facial products. It also promotes circulation via vasodilation (flow of blood to your skin). You could make use of a warm towel, a bowl of hot water or an electric facial steamer. Steam for 5-10 minutes whilst taking the necessary precautions.
Masking can be done using our homemade charcoal mask. Our charcoal mask is the best as the ingredients will naturally draw toxins out of your skin, eliminate the bad acne-causing bacteria, prevent hyper-pigmentation (abnormal darkening) of your skin, moisturize your skin and leave your skin keeling fresh and looking radiant.
Simply apply a thin layer of the charcoal mask and leave it on for a minimum of 15 minutes. If you have time, you can have it on for even an hour.
You’ll literally feel the toxins coming off your skin (All our customers can attest to this)
Wash off the mask with water at room temperature.
Toning is very important as it closes the skin pores after masking. This prevents impurities from penetrating your skin. Toning also balances your skin pH, moisturizes it, and prevents excessive oiliness.
You can get natural skin toners right from your kitchen. The best toner for you depends on your skin type. For instance, ice-cold water, lemon, cucumber, rosewater, and green tea works best for oily skin.
After toning, you can use a moisturizer of your choice.
My personal favorite is Eastnat raw Nilotic shea butter as its rich in oleic acids which keep the skin moisturized. It’s also is rich in cinnamic acid that prevents inflammation.
NB: Nilotic shea butter contains more oleic acid than West African shea butter. This makes Nilotic shea butter a superior moisturizer. For those who find shea butter too rich, Jojoba oil is a great alternative as its the closest thing to your skin natural oil. It prevents inflammation, takes care of skin chapping and chaffing caused by eczema, psoriasis, and helps with skin healing and repair.
Once in a while, you can do a full-body scrub using our two in one mask. Thank me later.