Facials provide a number of benefits for your skin, depending upon the ingredients used. They can help stimulate the skin and increase circulation, help prevent wrinkles, and tone and moisturize skin. Alternatively, help remove excess oils.
Skin is classified as the largest organ of the body, and as such, requires nourishment just like our internal organs. While the food we eat provides nutrients for the skin, as well as the rest of the body, our skin also has the ability to absorb substances directly.
Homemade facials are a great way to pamper yourself and your skin without the high price of a spa. Facials can range from the application of a single ingredient, to complex combinations of ingredients applied in sequence. As goat milk is rich in protein, fat, vitamins and minerals, therefore, it is just as healthy for you on the outside as it is on the inside.
The cultured goat milk products, like yogurt, sour cream and buttermilk, have the added benefit of lactic acid, which is one of the Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that are found in many commercial beauty and anti-aging creams and lotions. Alpha hydroxy acids help remove the dead surface-layer skin cells, revealing newer, younger-looking cells and its ability to combat acne. AHAs have been used for centuries for skin rejuvenation.
For all facials, start with freshly cleansed skin. Then, apply a very warm, moist cloth to the face for a few minutes to open the pores. Apply the facial mixture and leave on for 10-20 minutes. Wash off gently with a warm, wet cloth. Finally, rinse with cool water to close the pores and help retain the nourishing benefits of the facial ingredients.
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