Start Your Spring Cleaning with a Facial Cleaning!

Once again, spring is here!  The days are gradually getting longer, the weather is getting milder, and all of those lovely flowers and trees are beginning to bloom.  Instead of having lunch in the company break room every day due to cold weather, you might decide to eat lunch outside a day or two per week.  But one thing you might have noticed is the condition of your skin.  In winter, the outside air is cold and drying, which sucks moisture right out of your skin.  Even when you reach the office, your skin is still being dried out, this time by the heat running full-blast.  So you might emerge from winter with dull, flaky skin on your face, which in turn makes you look tired.

So how do you fight the winter dryness?  A facial is always a great pick-me-up for your skin!  In addition to cleansing the skin, facials help to moisturize dry, tired skin and can help prevent blackheads and other breakouts from occurring.  Additionally, ingredients such as lavender and chamomile are soothing to the skin, preventing or easing any irritation due to dry skin.  And before you think that facials are only expensive treatments you receive in spas, you can make a facial at home using fruits, flowers, or other ingredients to give your face that spa-like glow.

Ready to get going on your spring beauty regimen?  Here’s an easy-to-make facial recipe to get you started.

Floral Facial Recipe

  • 1 tsp dried lavender
  • 1 tsp chamomile
  • 1 tsp dried rose petals
  • ½ Tbsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 2-3 Tbsp honey

Materials:

  • Large bowl
  • Towel
  • Washcloth

Instructions:

Start with steam to open up your facial pores.  Boil 4 cups of water and pour them into a large bowl.  Add the lavender and chamomile, and then lean your face over the bowl and cover your head with a towel.  Remember to keep your face at least six inches from the water’s surface.

Once you’re finished with the steam, you’ll move on to exfoliation.  This is where the milk comes in. Mix the ground nutmeg with the milk and gently apply it to your face, then rinse with warm water.

The last step is the honey and rose petal mask.  Mix the dried rose petals with the honey and microwave for 5-10 seconds until warm.  Spread on your face and leave on as long as desired.  When you’re ready, wipe off with a damp washcloth.

For professional facial services or if you have any questions, contact LaVida Massage of Sandy Springs GA today!

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