Butter Care Facial Treatment for Dry Skin (Do it Yourself)
How much do you care for your skin?? All color cosmetics, concealers, enhancers; all these will suit you only when the skin is healthy and happy. The more experimental you are with your make up, the more you need towards the happy being of your skin. I hope this fact is agreeable. :)
When it is winter, skin demands more and more attention. Slightest neglecting will make you pay for it. Seems like I am paying for neglecting the winter. I was not very strict in my skin routine this winter, it has taken so many tolls, that my skin is breaking and there are red rashes of skin breaking. And it hurts too. :(
So, from past one week I am devoted very much to my skin. I have introduced the butter-care facial routine for my dry skin. I use freshly churned out home made butter for this routine. (I hope this is a well known practice in all Indian homes, churning the curds along with the skimmed milk cream brings out the yummy deliciously utterly-butterly butter. Excuse me for too much of rhymes. :))
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Butter massage for dry skin:
Butter is the creamiest thing that is obtained as a product from milk. It is a rich moisturizer when used on skin. It forms a good massage cream helping the dry skin a lot. The dry broken skin gets soothed when massaged with butter for about 5 minutes or so.
There is lot of difference in the stored butter and freshly churned butter. The stored butter is of course good for skin, but before storing it is washed well to remove traces of butter milk. Thus the stored butter is only a good moisturizer.
Now if you are given a moisturizer along with the toner in the same product, wouldn’t you prefer the added bonus!! Same is the freshly churned butter. The traces of butter-milk present when you use the butter that is just churned out, is the perfect toner for the skin along with the heavy moisturizer.
Thus massaging my face with butter and little butter-milk is giving a lot of moisturizing to my dry skin.
Butter and sugar scrub for dry skin:
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Winter leaves lot of dry skin flakes making the skin look dead. This has to be removed some how. So, I thought of using a sugar scrub. But sugar again needs a rich cream for scrubbing the dry skin. Else sugar alone will do more harm to the dry skin.
So, add a little sugar to some butter and leave it for sometime. Let the sugar dissolve for a while (not completely) so that the sugar does not form a harsh scrub particle. Now, we have a mild scrub in a rich cream base.
Do some scrubbing on the face for removing the dead skin from the face and neck.
Wiping with warm water:
I am not using a steamer for this facial treatment; since my skin is gone heavily dry. So, alternatively, I use a cotton cloth dipped in warm water to wipe my face. The greasiness of the butter may not go off completely with just wiping, but the skin will drink off all of it in some time. I do not mind if there is some oiliness left behind on my face the day I do butter facial.
Curd as face pack:
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There is some amount of sour if you observe the hard creamy curd. I love that sour smell. When a spoon full of curd is applied on the face and allowed to dry, it forms a whitish moisturizing face pack.
This is a much needed face pack for my skin. I do not mix anything else to the curd, just plain curd, one table spoon and apply them all to the face. It forms a thick creamy texture initially on the face. It take about 15 minutes to dry after which I wash it off.
This entire procedure is helping my skin so much that it feels like my skin is winning over this cold season.