“Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it” – Confucius

Facial cleansing is important to improve the appearance of skin, as it allows new skin cells to be exposed.

I would recommend you visit a spa for a facial treatment at least once a month, because good skin does not last forever.

At a spa, a professional skin doctor can help you indentify skin conditions that you did not know you had and they can teach you how to treat that specific condition.

Conditions that are not visible to the naked eye can also be treated.

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Everyone should have the most basic facial products even if you are a person who likes simple things. Everyone needs the following skin hacks for naturally flawless skin:

1. Facial cleanser – There are different facial cleansers such as gel cleansers and milk cleansers which are well suited for different skin types and skin conditions.

People are born with a specific skin type, such as normal, oily, dry or combination skin type.

Skin conditions are acquired such as acne, dehydrated or sensitive skin.

Morning Routine Cleanse @yuliskincare (I’ve been using this all the time and it’s almost empty 😢 – but I have a backup 🎉) Mask @mosskincare Sacred Ground – my skin has been drier than normal – I’m not sure if this is age related or weather related but I added in a couple of drops of the @jordansamuelskin Hydrate to this. Removed mask after ten minutes (it dries very quickly) and applied the @joshrosebrook Hydrating Accelerator More @jordansamuelskin Hydrate Serum mixed with @marieveronique_ Protective Day Oil Eyes @kahinagivingbeauty #yuli #moss #mosskincare #jordansamuelskin #jordansamuel #joshrosebrook #kahina #kahinagivingbeauty #marieveronique #cleanser #facewash #facemask #hydratingserum #acnesafe #acnesafeskincare #hydratingmist #skincare #skincareroutine #faceoil #eyeserum #greenbeauty #nontoxicbeauty #nontoxicskincare #greenfacemask #maylindstrom #skincareaddict

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2. Toner – A toner is a very important facial product to have (not many of us know this). I didn’t know this before, that toning after washing your face is important because a toner reduces the pore size.

This also allows you to add a little moisture to your skin. A toner also balances the pH of your skin, which is important for protecting the skin against harmful organisms.

As the pores open because you have washed your face, the skin absorbs a lot more of the moisturiser that you apply soon after, the skin appears as if you did not apply any moisturiser, so you keep adding more, this then irritates the skin. And can cause great harm, it can cause harm deep inside the skin, parts that are not visible to the naked eye.

3. Moisturiser– is good to keep the skin nourished.

I believe that healthy and good looking skin gives a person confidence.

You should apply a face mask at least once a week or after 2 weeks. There are many different face masks out there.

Before applying a face mask, steam your face to open up your pores so that the dirt inside them can soften up, so that it can be removed easily.

These 5 face masks will leave your skin looking fresh. #facemask #insiderbeauty

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* When you apply a face mask do not forget your neck and décolletage

* When you apply clay masks don’t let them dry too long because they leave your skin feeling very dry and tight when you remove them.

Oatmeal face mask:

Mix 1/2 cup of hot water (not boiling water) and 1/3 cup of oatmeal.

Leave the water and oat meal to settle for two to three minutes, then mix in 2 tbs plain yogurt, 2 tbs honey, and 1 small egg white.

Apply a thin layer of the mask to your face, and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes.

Then rinse with warm water.

Banana face mask:

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 It leaves your skin moisturised and feeling soft

Mash a medium-sized ripe banana into a smooth paste, then apply it to your face and neck.

Let it set for 10 to 20 minutes, then rinse it off with cold water

Tell us what’s your secret facial treatment  

Sandra Muchanyara is a CPUT Somatology student 

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