Tuesday, December 8, 2015

DIY How To Look Young And Glowing For All your Holiday Parties




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 On this episode we share this great tip— to look at least 20 years younger than you really are, without any cosmetic surgery.
This quick at-home beauty technique can instantly:
  • Tighten your complexion
  • Give loose, sagging skin a visibly more lifted appearance
  • Improve your skin’s elasticity
  • Infuse dry skin with a powerful surge of moisture
  • Give your whole face a lustrous, long-lasting glow
…ON TOP of that draining your pores of impurities and giving your skin a professional-grade deep cleaning.



And when an client says that she genuinely prefers this DIY facial over expensive spa treatments, I made sure to take notes…and give you the details!


 Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1 large cooking pot
  • 1 full-size bath towel
  • 8 drops of Geranium essential oil
  • 2 Green Tea bags
  • 10-15 rose petals OR 5 drops of rose oil extract
 You can also buy pre blend packaged  herbs for steaming your face at health food stores or online here .Mountain Rose Herbs




And here’s how it’s done:

Step 1 - Fill your pot 3/4 of the way with cold water…

Drop in teabags, Geranium oil, and rose petals (or rose extract)…

Then bring contents to a boil.

Step 2 - Carefully move the pot to a place where you can comfortably position your face about 10 inches above it.

I would recommend placing the pot on a table or countertop (with a placemat or cutting board underneath it) and pulling up a high stool to sit on.

Then, set a timer for 15 minutes.

Step 3 - Once you’re seated, throw the towel over you head and secure it so that as little steam as possible can escape while still allowing yourself enough air to breathe comfortably.

Start the timer.

Step 4 - Breathe deeply and relax until the timer goes off. Enjoy these 15 minutes of peace!

Step 5 - After completing your steam, rinse with cold water.

Then quickly run an ice cube over your face and neck. This will close your pores back up (dramatically minimizing their appearance and preventing new dirt and oil from getting in)…

…and instantly make your skin feel much tighter.

Step 6 - Apply your serum and moisturizer as usual.

Note: Your skin will absorb the products faster and penetrate more deeply than you’re used to, so don’t be alarmed if you feel a gentle tingling sensation (that’s just the active ingredients working at maximum efficiency).

Step 7 - Show off your immaculate new complexion and youthful radiance!



And since we’re in the thick of cold and flu season, I’d also like to point out that face steaming works wonders for congestion and sinus pressure…

Simply add a few Eucalyptus leaves (or drops of Eucalyptus oil) to your pot for a steaming session that will make you look younger and feel healthier, too.

  Steaming is a deep cleansing method that uses hot water vapour to open the pores. The steam dilates the skin, making it easy to remove embedded dirt, blackheads and grime from the pores.

Written by:
Dr. Payman Danielpour, M.D

Special fat blasting tip:
 Holiday Fat Boost – want to burn fat after a Holiday party of rich foods? Ginger will do the trick. A small dose of dried ginger eaten in the morning upped fat burning by 13.5 percent! Start your day by eating a 1 inch piece of ginger or make a ginger tea by adding ginger to hot water. Not only will you be burning fat but you’ll be boosting your immune system. Ginger has antiviral properties too!


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