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DIY Skin Care Tips from Ildi Pekar, Miranda Kerr’s Facialist

by Organic Spa Magazine

Ildi Pekar, facialist to supermodel, Miranda Kerr, let Organic Spa Magazine in on her secret DIY skin care tips and treatments, for an effortless glow that’s achieved without having to go to the spa every week.

Pekar knows that a routine facial is a key secret to fabulous-looking skin. But it doesn’t always make the top of the list. Unfortunately, not all of us can find the time.

Pillow Therapy: “Purchase silk or satin pillow cases to prevent and avoid creases from forming during your night’s sleep, and try to sleep on your back,” Pekar suggests. “When you get up in the morning, wash your skin with lukewarm water and give yourself a gentle massage for stimulation. If you sleep on your face, it causes poor circulation which leads up to more wrinkles. Give your skin the extra circulation it needs to avoid any creases.”

Reduce Puffy Eyes: For both morning and night, boil one cup of water, add one organic chamomile tea bag and soak for five to 10 minutes. Next, use a cotton pad to pat your eyelids with the tea. Then, leave the tea bag on each eye for five minutes. Also, place two teaspoons in the freezer until cold. With the back of the spoon, hold it under your eye for five minutes.

DIY Eye Mask: Break two eggs. Take the egg white and use a tiny brush to apply it around the eye area. Do this in the morning or before bed to help reduce the puffiness. Pekar also recommends a three-minute eye massage before and after you wake up. This restores the stimulation your eyes lose during sleep.

Cold Milk Technique: Soak two cotton pads in cold milk (the higher the fat content, the better). Place them under your eyes and leave them on for 20 to 30 minutes. Cold milk is soothing and hydrates the eyes.

Cucumber and Mint Leaf Mask: Blend together cucumber and mint. Then, soak a cotton ball in the mixture. Wipe around your eyes and rinse after 20 minutes. Great for stimulation.

Tip: Drink plenty of water during the day and prior to sleeping. Puffiness could be a sign of dehydration.



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