Sunday, 23 September 2012

Little Miss Pampered: Tips for skin!

One of my readers emailed me to ask about any skin care tips I could give. Here are some: 

When I went to Mexico, I went to the spa several times. A great tip I picked up was that using ice on your skin can reduce pores and help with acne scars.

I have started using ice on my skin once a week, and I have noticed a big difference! My pores look smaller, my skin glows more and I break out less too! 

I apply it once a week before a warm, steamy shower. I massage it on my skin for several minutes - it makes me feel so refreshed! It's a good idea to apply ice under a thin cloth, just to prevent any capillary damage. Some articles have also said that ice cubes can help delay the onset of wrinkles (something that I am now starting to worry about!)

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The second tip is to use honey! I love honey on my skin - it makes my skin glow and reduces any spots/ scars! I apply honey once a week. Here is my post on it.

The third tip is to use sandalwood powder. 

When my mum went to India last year, she brought back some Sandalwood powder. Sandalwood is actually used in many cosmetic products. Sandalwood powder helps with keeping your skin clear. 


About 6 months ago, I had tiny little bumps on my face. Since I started using sandalwood powder, I noticed a major reduction in these! Sandalwood powder also softens skin and makes it look brighter. I simply mix a tiny amount of rose water to sandalwood powder and apply it all over my face, and leave it for 20 minutes. I'm sure you can find it in health food stores or on the Internet.

The fourth tip is to drink lots and lots of water! I drink over 3 litres a day! I am officially addicted to water! Water helps your skin to glow!

The fifth tip is to moisturise! If you don't moisturise, you will dehydrate your skin. Even though my t-zone is quite oily, I always moisturise as much as I can.  Also, if you suffer from breakouts, then not moisturising enough can cause more breakouts because your body will try to compensate the dryness by producing more sebum. Try to look for moisturisers without any parabens! I love Nivea soft moisturiser - it works wonders on my skin.
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Do you have any skin care tips?

22 comments:

  1. Great tips! Didn't know about the ice cube one but I might give it a go before the weather gets really cold! xx

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    1. Yeah the weather can be off putting! x

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  2. I love the ice tip, will be doing that! The sandlewood sounds good too as I currently have a bunch of little bumps on my face, they're not spots they're just weird bumps! Thanks for this, so helpful.

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  3. I try each one of those once in a while besides the ice. & I use that Nivea moisturizer too, but I've noticed that it's starting to make my nose really oily.

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    1. Yeah it's a very greasy moisturiser - I need it though because my cheeks are so dry!

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  4. Ooo that ice tip is something I am going to try, I have big pores. I would definitely recommend taking off you makeup at the end of the day and even if you don't wear any then to wash off all the grime from your days activities. Great tips! =D x

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  5. I've never heard of sandalwood powder before. Great post xx

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    1. Thank you. I didn't either.. until this year!

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  6. This is a great post! I'm definitely going to look into using honey and ice to help my skin, thanks!x

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    1. No problem.. and thank you :) xxx

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  7. Great post im going to try the ice cube one out. Its always nice to see other peoples skincare tipsx

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    1. Thank you - and let me know how it goes xx

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  8. You always post about really random stuff, that has the potential to make a big difference but is so easy to get hold of! Like the lemon drink, Ice and Honey, I love it :)After years being a teenager and just caking myself in foundation, and I am learning to appreciate and look after my skin. Thankyou, I always enjoy reading your blog posts x

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    1. Aww thank you for such a lovely comment!! :) xxx

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  9. I have yet to try sandalwood powder, but it sounds really powerful. Ice cubes really works!

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    1. Sandalwood is brilliant - your skin will look bright instantly! xx

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  10. Great tips, and I totally agree about drinking water - it does wonders for my skin! x

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  11. Very nice sharing cool beauty tips find out more how celebrities maintain her beauty on beauty tips

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