Thursday, October 28, 2010
How I use a Cold Cream
Cold creams are best used by those who have dry skin or on dry patches like elbows/feet. Oily skinned gals can try this, but at their own risk.
My favourite cold cream is Jergens All Purpose Face Cream. Once a week I use sesame oil instead of this.
I use this in the evening. Once I have removed all makeup, I apply a generous amount of this all over my face and neck and gently massage this with finger tips for 5 to 10 minutes. I also spray/spritze a little bit of rose water on my face (very little mind you) and work this into the cream midway. I do this while watching TV, generally Masterchef Australia :-)
The massage helps liquify and melt the cold cream, this benefits the skin in two ways:
1. It helps the cold cream penerate deep and moisturise from within, and also liquify any makeup/dirt in the pores to prevent clogging.
2. The rose water helps build hydration and the oils in the cream help lock that in
Post that I leave the cream on for another 15 - 20 minutes while I watch some more TV, and then I just wipe it all off with a slightly damp cotton. A face cloth can also be used. I generally don't apply anything after this. Only in winters do I follow up with a light application of Fab India Vit E Cream for Dry Skin.