Bath salts, added to bathwater, can help to remove fatigue and induce relaxation. The salts that can be used are crystals of the normal salt, Epsom salts, bicarbonate of soda (baking soda), borax, etc.
To make your own bath salts at home very simply, just add two tablespoons of salt crystals to the bathwater, along with essential oils. Among the oils that may be used are Cinnamon Oil, Lavender Oil, Rose Oil, Geranium, Neroli or Eucalyptus Oil, etc. You can add 5 drops of essential oil to pure olive oil and then add it to the water along with the salts. Cinnamon Oil relieves fatigue and muscular tension, while Lavender induces relaxation. Rose oil is said to have a calming effect on the mind.
A skin specialist in London says that gently Let the cotton wool pads rest on your under-eyes for 10 to 15 minutes. Grated potatoes or potato juice, applied around the eyes also helps to reduce puffiness. So do tea bags. Steep them in hot water, allow them to cool, and then use them as eye pads.
If the skin is very dry, avoid soap. Cleansing cream or gel containing aloe vera should be used. Aloe Vera is a powerful moisturiser and also an antioxidant. Use a rich moisturising cream, instead of a lotion. Apply sunscreen with a high SPF of 30 or 40 before going out in the sun.
Nourishing is an important aspect of care for dry skins. So, every night, after cleansing your skin, use a nourishing cream. Add a few drops of water and massage with gentle outward and slightly upward strokes.
Mix half teaspoon pure glycerine with 100 ml rose water and keep it in an airtight bottle in the fridge. Apply a little of this lotion after washing the face, to relieve dryness.