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Do-It-Yourself Spa treatment

Learn to pamper yourself by treating yourself to your own spa treatment at home! This series of posts will include D-I-Y spa treatment for a number of skin conditions. For a start, we will be treating oily skin.

For an effective facial treatment, you have to follow seven basic steps:









D-I-Y facial for oily skin

If your T-zone made up of your forehead, cheeks and nose release oil causing your face to shine, then you’ve got oily skin. People with oily skin can run their palms over their face and actually feel oil rub off on their palms. If you’ve got this condition, then here’s a D-I-Y facial that will help you.

Step 1: Cleanse

You can use a foaming wash to cleanse your face and neck. Flori Roberts Fresh Foaming cleanser is ideal. If you prefer a natural remedy, then cleanse your face with tomato by applying a tomato slice on your face in
an upward, circular motion. Rinse off with warm water.

Step 2: Exfoliate

Adrien Arpel Vegetable Peel is ideal as it serves as both scrub and mask. Apply on the face, leave to dry and slough in circular motion until paste is removed. Wash with warm water. You could also use Flori Robert
facial scrub and primer. Oats also come handy as facial scrubs.

Step 3: Steam

After heating some water, pour in a bowl, add some mint herbs or herbs you like and cover head with towel. You could also had lemon peel into water. Steam for 10 minutes.

Step 4: Mask

While you have a variety of brands to buy from stores, you could create your own mask which is fresh, all natural and works effectively. Oats are great for oily skin so mix some oats with a teaspoon of milk and lemon
juice; mix into a paste with lukewarm water and apply all over face and neck as mask. Leave for 10 minutes and rinse off with warm water. In place of milk, you could use yoghurt.

Step 5: Tone

Your toner comes handy at this stage. I recommend Flori Robert Double O complex as it is great for oily skin.

Step 6: Treatment

By mixing cucumber juice, lemon juice and rose water and applying on face with cotton wool, the oil on the face is controlled.

Step 7: Moisturize

Moisturize with Flori Robert oil-free moisturizers or any oil-free moisturizers.


Daily defence against oil

Controlling oil is challenging for people with oily skin so as part of your beauty regime, you could cleanse with tomato or make your own cleanser combination of rose water, lemon juice and cucumber juice.

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Which Skin are you?

Which Skin are you?.

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Which Skin are you?


Are you having trouble determining your skin type or do you have skin troubles that you just can’t seem to find solution to? Many women have difficulties finding solution to their skin needs because they are unaware of their skin type as such, use the wrong skin care products for the skin. So, to make caring for your skin lot easier, here are easy ways to determining your skin type.

The T-Zone made up of the forehead, the nose and chin are the areas of the face that you could test to find which skin you are in. By gently squeezing your cheeks, you can also determine whether your skin is oily, normal, dry, combination; or sensitive.


Normal Skin


Your skin is normal if there is a balance between water and oil. In such cases, the skin is even, smooth and free of breakouts. If you squeeze your cheeks, they will be dry.

Skincare for Normal Skin: Daily moisturizing adds moisture and elasticity to the skin; normal cleansing is okay. You can also use cuccumbers as natural cleansers.


Dry Skin


For dry skin, the pores are usually tight; sometimes, it appears flaky or dry, rough and uneven. Some dry skin are extra dry and break; and dry skin tends to wrinkle or age faster.

Skincare for dry skin: Moisture, moisture is what the dry skin needs. There are a whole lot of body lotions made especially for dry skin and extra dry skin. Some name brands include Neutrogena Norwegian formula, Nivea lotion for dry skin, jergens for dry and extra dry skin, and many more. Cuccumber also comes handy as it gives the skin needed moisture for elasticity. You can blend cuccumber in a paste, add milk to it and apply as mask or cleanser.


Oily Skin


So many women have oily skin. The forehead, nose and chin are usually shiny as they bring out oil. Even without squeezing the cheeks, you will find shine or oil on them. Oily skin is susceptible to acne or breakouts. Another challenge for oily skin is that makeup soon wears out.

Skincare for oily skin: Cleansing and toning is essential so invest in good cleansers and toners. Flori Roberts Double O cleanser is perfect for oily skin and acne; Interface trio – Interface control factor toner, Immaculate Complexion cleanser and balanced agreement oil-free moisturizer are good for oily and troubled skin. You can also use Flori Roberts oil-free moisturizer. One very common ingredient skincare for acne-prone skin have is salycilic acid so if you have any of such product, then you are on track.

Natural remedy for oily skin include tomato cleansing. You can cut a slice of tomato and rub it on your face.

Long-wearing makeup for oily skin


Management of oily skin begins with proper cleansing and moisturizing. You also need foundation primers – shine control mattifiers like No. 7 shine free, L’Oreal Mattifier, Mary Kay and even Black Opal.

Black Opal Mattifier is a much cheaper option to other name brands but it does a good job. Always wear mattifier before foundation. You can use liquid foundation during the day time or do without it entirely and wear powders only. Managing your oily skin includes regulating what you take in and the amount of makeup you wear.





Combination Skin

People with combination skin have a T-zone which is oily and cheeks which are dry.

Skincare for combination skin: Try Flori Roberts Exfoliating facial scrub and primer, Flori Roberts Skin balancing astringent/toner and Flori Roberts oil-free moisturizer for combination skin.

Sensitive skin


Anybody’s skin can be sensitive regardless of skin type. If you find your skin react to products or even food, then you must take care. Always look out for products maked hypoallergenic because these are usually safe foe sensitive skin. Since sensitive skin is easily irritated, always buy cleansers and toners marked “for sensitive skin” and not just any product. Flori Robert Gentle foaming cleanser and moisturizer are great for sensitive skin.

Managing skin sensitivity: Do you find your skin irritated or react to makeup or skin care products; or maybe food? When you find that your skin is irritated, treat the case in isolation. Meaning, you start by seeing whether your skin changed after a change of new product. If different products were used, you stop all of them, give your skin room to heal – turn to natural healers in papaya (pawpaw) which you can use as cleanser. Give your skin a-two week break and then, start using each product one at a time without mixing. At the end of the trial, you will certainly get to the root of the product. Always keep a journal for frequencies of times your skin changed or got irritated; this way, you can stay away from things that harm your skin.