Monday, 12 March 2012


Let's talk skin. What are the types of skins, and how do I determine which one is mine?

Basically, we have three skin types and they are oily, dry and combination skins:
1*Dry skin is the skin that is flaky. Someone with a dry skin will not have oil on the face. A dry skin usually appears dull, it feels dry and itchy. A dry skin is also sometimes sensitive. Dry skin has patches.
How to know you have a dry skin is basically determined by the weather. If your skin peels when it is subjected to bad weather, then your skin is a dry one.

Butter face pack:
2)Rose water
Preparation and Application:Mix a tablespoon for butter with rose water and apply on your face and immediately apply on your face and other dry areas and leave it for 15mins and was your face with cold water.

2*Oily skin is not prone to patches and flakes, but it is prone to pimples. The T-line is always oily.
You can know that you have oily skin by pressing a clean mirror on your nose, forehead and cheeks. If you notice greasy stains on the mirror, then, your skin is oily.

Herbal Papaya Mask for Oily Skin:

1)Papaya Pulp: 5 Tablespoon
2)Oatmeal: 2 Tablespoon
3)Egg White: 1 Egg
4)Lemon Juice: 1 Teaspoon

Preparation and Application
Blend  all the ingrdients well to make a fine mixture.Next pat the prepared paste on the face and neck leaving the eyes and mouth. Relax for 15 minutes with the mask on the face. Later rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat dry the skin.

3*We also have combination skin. The combination has to do with dry and oily skin and you can equally have oily and dry skin. And a combination of all the skin types. The combination of skin is usually characterised by an oily T-zone area, (which covers the forehead, nose and chin), while the skin around the cheeks, eyes and mouth is normal or dry.
Rose water ice cubes:
1)Ice cubes
2)Rose water
Preparation and Application:
A simple remedy to maintain combination skin is to wipe it with rose water ice cubes. This can be used any time of the day and will considerably help in opening up the blocked pores. Rose water can also be applied through a clean and hygienic cotton ball