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Night Nourishing

Shahnaz Husain

Shahnaz Husain

There’s a reason it’s called ‘beauty sleep’-some of the most powerful skincare products work their magic best when you’re catching up on shut-eye.
Nourishing your skin with the right ingredients during bedtime is as crucial as taking care of your skin during the daytime.
From hydrating and repairing to restoring and rejuvenating the skin, night creams are the perfect solution for healthy and glowing skin.
Night nourishing is important for normal to dry skin, especially during summer. People with dry skin are prone to early aging and nourishing helps to delay the formation of early lines and wrinkles, keeping the skin smooth and youthful. Nourish the skin at night, before bedtime, with a night cream. A night cream is basically a nourishing cream and is useful for normal to dry skins. Those who are prone to pimples, or have oily skin, should not use night creams. Night nourishing also preserves the elasticity of the skin and improves its ability to retain moisture. It tones the skin and improves blood circulation to the skin surface.
A night cream is to be used at night, before bedtime, after cleansing the skin thoroughly. The night time routine is important, as all the pollutants and make-up should be removed from the skin. The skin should be nourished and clean. When we sleep, all the repair and restoration work of the body can go on efficiently. Proper cleansing and nourishing help to remove dead cells and speed up the skin’s regeneration of new skin cells. Nighttime pampering of the skin also helps us to give special care to particular areas, like the area around the eyes, the neck and hands. These are areas which are the earliest to show signs of age. Massaging the nourishing cream into the skin also helps to tone the muscles and improve blood circulation.
First, cleanse the skin thoroughly to get rid of the pollutants and impurities that have deposited on the skin during the day. After cleansing, apply the night cream on the face. Taking a little water, massage the cream on the skin, using circular motions, with outward and slightly upward strokes. Massage for 3 to 4 minutes and then remove all cream with moist cotton wool. Remember that when you massage, use gentle strokes, without pulling or stretching the skin. Massage the delicate skin around the eyes, with the ring finger only. Using the lightest touch, stroke outwards over the brows, continuing underneath the eyes and over the eyelids. Use movements in one direction only and not back and forth. Apply the night cream on the neck too and massage with strokes starting from the chin and going downwards. Use both hands to massage the neck, one hand following the other.
1. Apple Night Cream: Take 2 Apples, 5 Tablespoons of Rosewater and 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
Peel the apples and cut them after removing the seeds and blend them with olive oil .Put the mixture into a boiler and heat it on low flame until hot and then allow it to cool .
Once it gets cool then pour the rosewater in mixture and stir well .Store in a tight jar and put in the refrigerator . Use the cream in a week time for best results
2. Aloe Vera Night Creame:
Take 4 tbsp aloe vera gel, 2 drops lavender essential oil and 3 tsp rose water.
Mix the aloe vera gel with the lavender essential oil in a glass Jar. Add rose water to obtain a thick paste. Keep it in a watertight Jar in a refrigerator. Use at night on face and neck uniformly
Aloe vera gel effectively heals acne, pimples, redness, boils and scars. Lavender essential oil checks inflammation and banishes blackheads and whiteheads. Rose water balances pH of the skin, removes excess sebum and oil to leave behind clear, smooth and sparkling skin.
3. Cocoa Butter Creame:
Take 2tsp cocoa butter, 3 tsp rose water, 1 tsp honey and 1 tsp almond oil
Mix cocoa butter and almond oil in a vessel, heat it on low flame and then allow it to cool naturally. Now add honey and rose water and stir it well and then store in an air-tight jar and refrigerate it. You can use this cream in 7 days for best results
4. Green Tea Night Cream:
Take 1 green tea bag, Few drops of hot water, 1 tablespoon of beeswax, 1 tablespoon coconut oil and 2-3 drops of almond oil
Combine a tablespoon of beeswax with few drops of almond oil and mix properly in a bowl
Dip the Green Tea bag in a little hot water and add it to the earlier prepared mixture
Thereafter, add a tablespoon of coconut oil to the mixture . Store it in an air-tight container
Apply it daily on face and Neck before sleeping.
The author is an international fame beauty expert and is called the herbal queen of India

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