Korean Washcloths

Have you ever heard of Korean washcloths? My friend just recently introduced me to them. Basically, they are traditional washcloths that most people think of when they hear the term “washcloth”, however, they are much more coarse then the washcloths that most Americans use.

Korean washcloths are a longtime staple among many women of Asian descent. The coarse surface of the cloth exfoliates as it cleans the skin. Think of it as a fabric loofah that makes skin luminous.

The way it is used

  1. Allow the shower to steam your skin for a couple of minutes, this softens the skin.
  2. Add a moisturizing soap and cover the washcloth with the soap.
  3. Staring at the soles of the feet and working your way up, lightly rub the skins surface with the soapy cloth in quick light motions always circling in towards the heart. Apply a little extra pressure on the lymph gland areas (below the jaw, under the arms, and the top of the inner thigh)
  4. Rinse thoroughly

The slightly coarse texture of the washcloth whisks away dead skin cells that dull skins surface. Rubbing in towards the heart and focusing on lymph glands encourages toxins to be eliminated from the body. Toxins in the body can cause illness, skin ailments and acne.

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Back Acne

image Back acne also called Body acne is the acne you can get anywhere on your body. Usually on your chest, back, back of upper arms, shoulder and buttocks. I started getting the upper arm acne when I was pregnant and figured it was a side effect of pregnancy and would leave once I had the baby. I was wrong! A few months after baby, I was still suffering from it. So, rather than go to the doctor, I figured maybe there was something I could do myself to alleviate this.

First, I wanted to find out what causes it. All I found was that the exact cause is unknown. But, I have since heard multiple causes; hormones, weight gain, stress, diet. Since a certain cause couldn’t be narrowed down, I immediately wanted a cure. I found lots of information on how to get rid of it, but I’ll tell you what worked for me.

I started drinking more water, which made it worse at first than it started to get a little better. But what worked better than anything was that I started using a scrunchy sponge in the shower on the area and it started clearing up. I read somewhere that this would work because the clogged hair follicles may be causing the acne. Well, in my case, this must be true because it is helping. I also started to use Benzoyle Peroxide to stop any more acne from popping up. So far it has been getting a lot better, I still have a little acne but nothing like it was before. Now I am simply waiting to be completely free from it…

Anyone else have any tips or things that may work?

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Home Made Skin Remedies

As I have been writing lately, this is another post about some different home remedies you can do from the comfort of your home to achieve the perfect smooth skin, especially now that summer is arriving and we all want to show our nice arms and legs on the beach.
Remedy 1: Mash one banana along with milk and apply the mixture to your skin. Leave the mixture in for 20 minutes and after rinse it properly. This remedy is perfect for making your skin smooth and supple.
Remedy 2: Blend the egg white with honey. Apply the mixture to your face. Leave the mixture in for about 20 minutes and after rinse it properly. This remedy is ideal to make your skin smooth and helps reduce wrinkles.
Remedy 3: Blend turmeric powder with milk and apply the mixture to your face. Leave the mixture in for about 20 minutes. Scrub it off with a good face scrub and then wash it with cold water. If you want better results you can also keep the mixture in overnight. This homemade remedy is very good for removing tan and also helps reduce facial hair.
Remedy 4: Mix oatmeal along with curds and tomato juice. Apply the mixture to your face. Leave the mixture in for about 20 minutes and rinse well with cold water. This remedy is very useful to remove tan and lighten the skin.
Remedy 5:Apply some raw sliced tomato to your face. This method reduces blemishes and other scars.
Remedy 6: Apply some cucumber juice to your face. Wash it properly after 15 minutes. Since cucumber juice is an excellent astringent, the juice applied to your face helps tightens your pores.
Remedy 7: Blend turmeric powder with limejuice. Apply it to your face for about 20 minutes. Since limejuice is natural bleach, this mixture is very good for removing tans.
Remedy 8: Mix dried orange peels with curds. Apply it to your face and rinse well with cold water after 15 minutes. This mixture reduces blemishes and scars.
Some other very useful items you can use in your home are rubbing ice cubs that you can rub on your face to tighten the pores and increase blood circulation; honey that makes the skin glow, you can apply it to your face to make your skin soft and smooth as well as to reduce wrinkles.
I hope right now you start making good use of the very different items you have at home to have the perfect silky skin for a very promising summer that is arriving and all with natural ingredients.
Be careful with allergies and make sure all the fruits and items are bought from safe places.
Do you have any other homemade remedies for our skin?

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How to Take Care of your Skin

STEP 1: CLEANSING. This should be the first thing on our daily skin care routine. We all use some kind of make-up on our skin, so a proper cleansing process is essential. You should also clean your skin and pores to remove dirt, dust, excess oil, salt and waste coming whiting and coming from outside the body.
I’ve heard that cactus cleanser with a lemon base is the best for the right process because it re-hydrates the skin, or you can just use the Arbonne Intelligence Cleansing Gel.
You must massage the cleanser gently into the skin; pay special attention to the creases of the nose under the chin, neck and ear lobes.
STEP 2: TONING. This step removes the last stages of cleanser and dissolves dirt. You should use a skin toning lotion. The skin toner should help revitalize the skin and get a proper complexion. Toning improves blood circulation in the skin and also helps skin tissues remain tight and firm. A skin tonic, with mint and honey base would be excellent for delicate and parched skin.
STEP 3: NOURISHING. This is very important to prevent your skin from dryness and to maintain the natural oil of the skin to make it lively. Every night you should use a nourishing cream with preferably an orange base. You can use a second application if your skin is too dry. Nourishing cream with vitamin E is very recommended.

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Moisturize

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There are standard places we always remember to moisturize. We always remember hands, feet, face, and legs. But there are certain places we don’t normally think of that we shouldn’t forget. I have seen many people out who have forgotten to moisturize their ears. The ears is one place people rarely think of. You need to moisturize in the folds of the ear, around, and behind it. If you notice, your ears shed and peel quite often.

     There are a few more places you shouldn’t forget, especially with summer coming. Elbows, kneecaps, and behind the knee can be done every time you get out of the shower or bath. Shoulders and the back of the neck you can do before you get dressed while you are doing your legs, feet and hands. The small of the back and the buttocks should be done before you go to sleep. Or you can do it all at one time, when you first wake up in the morning. It can become part of your regular routine.

     Moisturizing is an important part of healthy skin care. Arbonne has a great oil I like to use for hard to moisturize areas, like the heel of your feet, elbows, and knees, it’s called Arbonne Intelligence Skin Conditioning Oil and after one try you’ll love, I do!  It should never be neglected or put off for another time. Correctly done, it can keep skin plump and radiant and reduce the sign of aging. Skin protects your (inside)body from infection and environmental damages, why not keep it healthy and beautiful!

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