Traditional facial skincare is not always suitable for the scalp. Whether the scalp is beautifully adorned with abundant hair or not, it needs to be treated separately. Whatever you do on your scalp, by way of shampoo and the like, remember the man goal is to clean off grime buildup from your own natural oils and what you pick up from the environments you frequent.
As with facial skin, nourishing the scalp needs to follow cleansing.
Consultant Trichologist & Brand President at Philip Kingsley, Anabel Kingsley points out that ‘stress, the weather, infrequent hair washing, and a poor diet can add to scalp issues. And of course, like many other ailments, some people are just more susceptible to a flaky or sensitive scalp than others.’
We promised you a follow up on body masks and scrubs and give you ideas for the face and scalp. Let’s get to it;
Natural Scalp and Facial Clean Recipe's
You won’t go wrong using natural ingredients or organic products on either the face or scalp. So, these are some great ideas we found for you to try:
Stimulating Steam Session
In a large bowl, place 1/2 cup lemon grass into 1 1/2 liters of near boiling water
Cool it slightly before adding 3 drops rosemary and 3 drops peppermint.
Sit about a foot from the steaming bowl and drape a towel over your head. Prop it up and away from the scalp with taller utensils to give you scalp a chance to benefit.
Being careful not to burn your skin, let the steam open your pores for about ten to fifteen minutes. the towel draped over your head to capture the steam for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Tightening Mask Trick
2 tablespoons of organic clay (from your local herb or health food store) and mix with 1 1/2 tablespoons spring water or fruit juice, then add 2 drops vitamin E oil and 1 teaspoon olive oil, apricot oil, or almond oil.
When applying a clay mask, always apply it as thick as possible and leave it on for no more than 15 minutes — remember to avoid your sensitive eye skin area. With warm water, splash face 20 to 30 times, then blot dry.
Floral Toning Technique
In a litre of boiled spring water, steep 1 1/2 cups dried rose petal, lavender, and marigold for around fifteen minutes. Strain and cool before pouring into a large spray bottle, adding 1/2 cup aloe vera gel. Refrigerate.
Tip: Use left over liquid as a facial splash or in the bath.
When cold, spray the magic floral mist on throughout the day. Remember to keep floral waters refrigerated for maximum refreshing.
PS - always test new preparations on a small area before using.
Scalp and Facial Fondue For Two
1/2 cup plain, thick yogurt - feeds the skin with protein and calcium
1/4 cup oatmeal (blended to a powder) - an extractive and nourishing
1 large carrot (cooked and mashed) - high in beta carotene
3 tablespoons honey- a moisturizer and softener
1 ripe avocado- rich in Vitamin E
1 tablespoon olive oil - adds emollient qualities
1 egg yolk - high in sulfur and Vitamin A
Mix ingredients together in large bowl. Spread over the face and neck. Relax for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, then with cold.
Most of all, have fun. if you're short of time, Supersalve organic preparations will treat your skin well, try them out for yourself! Supersalve plus will revitalize your face and scalp
NB: All SUPERSALVE products are completely free from petrochemicals and parabens
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