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How To Improve Your Skin Tone And Look Younger In Less Than 60 Minutes

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This stuff is Amazing!

Skin care is something we all try to do every day. We use face creams, toners and all the new brands to try to improve our skin. But there are a few things that you need to know about how your skin works.

For starters, the more cream that you apply to your face, the saggier it gets. The moisturiser liquids are not so bad, its the thick face creams that are the problem.

The skin on our face is actually attached to the muscles underneath. In other parts of the body, the muscles slide underneath the skin, but on the face the muscles actually help to keep the skin tight.

As we use creams, especially thick face cream at night, it tends to make it sag a bit like soaking a sponge with water.

To make our facial skin look better we need to change our beauty routine.

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How many of us actually really scrub our faces before we go to bed and in the morning? I know we all take showers or have a bath, but not many people actually give themselves a real facial scrub every day.

This is just for starters. To make our faces spring back up instead of letting gravity pull down the skin, there are a few things we should do.

I recently went and had a facial at a salon. I had never ever tried it before, so it was all knew to me. The point was, apart from feeling totally relaxed for an hour, it opened my eyes to what I was doing wrong.

Of course we can't all afford beauty salon treatment. This was a one of for me, because of the cost, but it did show me a few things that I decided to try at home. And guess what? It really worked!

Home Facial Kit Made From Things Around The House

Most people believe that to have great skin we need to use expensive moisturisers or face creams. Its actually been clinically proved that all the expensive stuff we put on our faces are only as good as the cheaper ones.

Even the adverts on TV these days have added a small get out of trouble line at the bottom of the screen. It states:'This cream will have a temporary effect'. Don't get me wrong, some of the face creams really do make a difference. I have been using the same one for years and its great.

But like an artist painting a picture, you have to have a clean canvas.


Towels

Towels

Salt

Salt

Gorgeous warm face pack!

Gorgeous warm face pack!

Home Face Lift

You don't need to buy expensive home facial kits. Everything you need you can find around the home.

If you do this at least once a week you are going to notice one heck of a difference.

First of all get all of the ingredients together and head for the bathroom. You will need:

  • Salt
  • 2 Flannels
  • Chair
  • Towels
  • Sugar and Spice facial mask
  • Light moisturiser
  • Hot water
  • Cold water
  • Facial steamer or hot water and towel
  • Cucumber
  • Glass or bottle of water
Give that skin a scrub!

Give that skin a scrub!

First of all wipe of all your make up. Then really give your face a good clean. Most people think that soap is a swear word when cleaning your face. This is just a fallacy.

Soap is one of the best things to make your skin tighter. But that's not what its for to start with. Using soap will really give your face a good cleansing. It takes of excess oil that cleansers leave behind.

Turn on the taps in your bath or sink. We need lots of steam. Not just to steam your face but to circulate around the room.

Now, get a flannel and dunk it into hot water. As hot as you can put up with. Add a dollop of salt to the flannel.

Start scrubbing your face in circular motions. Don't drag the skin because it will start to make it wrinkle and you could scrub too hard. We don't want cuts and bruises!

Just keep scrubbing all the way around, including your neck region. You will feel your skin begin to tingle, this is great, but if it starts to smart then you are using to much pressure.

Don't forget the eye area. Just be really gentle. The skin around your eyes will probably be the most caked with makeup. So it's a good idea to use the salt on the area, just take it easy.

Put on that face pack!

Put on that face pack!

After you have finished to salt scrub, rinse the flannel and soak it once again with the hot water. Sit down on the chair as near to the steam as possible, but don't lean over it. Put your head back and place the flannel over your face. Then relax. Try to keep it in place for at least ten minutes, topping up the hot water intermittently .

After ten minutes, take the flannel away and open the sugar and spice face mask. I chose that one because its scrummy delicious! When you first apply it, it takes you by surprise because its hot! Somehow putting it on damp skin makes it warm up and your face feels divine when its rubbed in. Or use any face mask that you feel comfortable with.

Sit back in the chair and leave it on for another ten minutes. The warmth of the mask will bring the blood up to your face and you will feel a lovely warm tingle to your skin.


relaxing cucumber eye pads!

relaxing cucumber eye pads!

When the time is up, rinse your face with warm water. Then comes the steam. Place your head over a steaming basin until your skin starts to drip with sweat. This is bringing out all the impurities and cleansing off the last of the masks residue. When you have finished, turn off the taps, and open a window.

Take the other flannel and soak it in cold water. The colder the better. Then place it over your face and take a seat for a few minutes. If you have any cucumber, now is the time to apply it to your eye area, underneath the flannel.

Cucumber is a great astringent, it closes the pores, and helps to get rid of bags under the eyes. Stay there for as long as you feel comfortable.

Nearly There! Time for the New You!

Now for a massage. Remove the flannel and splash cold water on your face. The heat and cold of the water is stimulating your facial skin bringing blood to the surface. That alone will make you look rosy red and younger.

Now for the light moisturiser. Don't use thick cream as this isn't meant to moisturise your skin, but to just make sure you don't pull on your skin when doing the next stage.

Apply the moisturiser to your finger tips and start to massage around your face. Do this in circular motions once again so as not to pull the skin. Massage deeply but not for too long. Just circle each area with your fingers, pushing upwards as you apply the lotion.

Gently pat around the eye area, as this is the most sensitive part of your face. Don't forget your lips.

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Now its time to relax for a few minutes. Drink as much water as you can at this stage as the massage will have released impurities into your system. Drinking the water will rehydrate you and your skin, and clean out the dirty stuff left behind.

Sit back, and once again place a warm flannel over your face. Take your time, as by now you are going to be quite relaxed. You will probably want to fall asleep by now, that's what normally happens to me at this stage. Your face will feel fantastic.

After ten minutes, change flannels and use the ice cold water flannel again. Just for a few minutes. This is to close the pores, tighten up the skin and make it ready for the moisturiser.

To finish, splash with cold water. Try to get it as cold as possible.

Did you know?

Paul Newman soaked his face in freezing water every day to keep wrinkles at bay! He did this into his eighties, And it worked!

Now for the moisturiser. Your skin will feel terrific after all this hard work. You won't need a thick face cream because your skin will be smooth, soft and look gorgeous! Just add a small amount of light moisturiser and rub in gently.

Finished? Now go take a look in the mirror!

Did I hear you say wow?

(c) copyright Nell Rose

Comments

Nell Rose (author) from England on December 20, 2016:

Thanks for reading FemaleAdda!

Nell Rose (author) from England on December 28, 2015:

Hi Germayne, thanks for the tips, sounds amazing!

Germayne Palipti on December 28, 2015:

I use DermalMD Even Tone serum with a papaya soap and I get faster results of my dark spots fading. But this serum alone also does a good job. I have oily skin n this somehow controls the amount of oil my face produces. Use it before bed. Face is smooth n moisturized n not oily when I wake up.

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 26, 2014:

Yep that's about right! LOL!

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on July 26, 2014:

Lol seems like your now woke up or actually these are your hours 11:15 pm till 3:00 a.m rotflol

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 26, 2014:

About six Jo! lol!

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on July 25, 2014:

How much hours rest do you get lady ? Lol

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 25, 2014:

Just going now Jo, lol! probably both! have a great weekend.

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on July 25, 2014:

Lol seems like you've got ghosts that keeps u awake or is it hubpages addiction . Good morning and thank u dear.

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 25, 2014:

Lol! yes its nearly 2am and I should be asleep, but hey, I would have missed your comment! and I am sure you aren't always good! Haha! have a great weekend Jo in that beautiful island of yours!

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on July 25, 2014:

Lol zits i think that is what you guys call it but if its the nasty looking ones nope it isn't lol. I am always a good gurl Nell , glad to know you have finally pulled yourself together and decided to behave lol. You should be in bed miss lady

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 25, 2014:

Hi LadyF, lol! its now 23.50 here, which means, um, that over there its ten to seven? see? I am good at adding up! lol! and yes I am behaving, are you? lol! so your face has buttons, is that zits? LOL! great to hear from you, on my way!

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on July 25, 2014:

Hey Nell Nell good evening to you i know its about 6:27 pm in England just about now its 1:27 pm where i am. How are you? are you behaving a good girl lately?

Interesting hub about facials etc. If i can only keep up with something for long will be so nice, i'd start off doing it and in about a week i get exhausted and then i'd seldom do it. Right now my face has buttons on it i can open an accessories store for clothes lol.

Well it was nice dropping in am hubbing along now see yah.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 29, 2013:

Thanks cc, yes paul newman knew what he was doing! lol! I use makeup but not all the time, glad you liked it, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 29, 2013:

Hi Rustic, yes water is so important, I often forget to drink loads but I am trying to drink at least 5 glasses a day now, the Sugar and Spice face mask is sold with the mud masks in the pharmacy, but that's over here, not sure about if you can get it over in California. I would have thought so, you may be able to get another kind that warms the skin, good luck! and thanks!

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 29, 2013:

Thanks rebecca, glad you liked it, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 29, 2013:

Hi Bobbi, lol! I think my photo makes me look better! haha! thanks so much though, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 29, 2013:

Hi Anamika, thanks so much for reading, and great to see you agree that its just as easy at home, I will be over to read! thanks!

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 29, 2013:

Hi phdast, thanks so much for reading, nell

Cynthia Calhoun from Western NC on June 29, 2013:

Very interesting! That line about Paul Newman made me smile. But...hmm...I'll have to try some of this - there's so much conflicting information out there - it's hard to know what to do. I actually don't usually wear makeup - I hate the way it feels on my face. I'll definitely try the scrub, though. Thanks for this. :)

Theresa Ast from Atlanta, Georgia on June 28, 2013:

Great Hub and so well-written. Nice to know step by step how to do at home what would be prohibitively expensive for many of us at a salon. Thank you. :)

Anamika S Jain from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on June 28, 2013:

Love your tips! I am a lover of home remedies for skin. I do many of these and can vouch that it works. Voted up and shared on twitter.

Barbara Purvis Hunter from Florida on June 28, 2013:

Nell Rose,

Thanks for sharing this information in great detail and I will try it very soon.

Nell with your beautiful English skin you might do a video and put it on YouTube with all the instructions. That would be great.

Have a great weekend.

Bobbi Purvis

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on June 28, 2013:

This is wonderful, Nell Rose. The steps for this facial really make a lot of sense. Thanks!

Liz Rayen from California on June 28, 2013:

Nell... this was a very "cool" hub! I love facials because they feel wonderful and it really is beneficial for your skin. I think a lot of people may not realize that it is essential to drink water to replenish the nutrients in the skin. Well Done! Voted up and Shared!---Lisa♥ (Do you know where we can get the Sugar and Spice Self Heating Mask?)

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 05, 2013:

HI hichkey, thanks for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 05, 2013:

Hi epbook, lol! I just presumed everyone called it a flannel! yes a washcloth, thanks so much for reading, nell

Elizabeth Parker from Las Vegas, NV on June 05, 2013:

Voted up useful and interesting. I had to research what a flannel was but I think I figured it out! (washcloth)? Thanks for writing. Good information!

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 27, 2013:

Hi skye, thanks so much, and I am glad you liked it, nell

skye2day from Rocky Mountains on May 27, 2013:

Nell Rose Thank You sista. I am on it. The price is right, the drive is close, and instructions simple. My kind of facial. I love it. God Bless you for sharing. All of Gods natural products too. It can not get much better than that! Love, Skye

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 20, 2013:

Thanks Ruchira, I am sure you don't need them, lol! thanks for reading, nell

Ruchira from United States on May 19, 2013:

Summer is here and I will "try" to work on those tips, Nell.

Voted up as awesome!!

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 19, 2013:

Thanks so much DDE, glad you liked it, and thanks for reading, nell

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on May 18, 2013:

Our skin is even more delicate on our faces and you have chosen such helpful ways to for one to look younger in that amount of time with so much care and tenderness thanks for this hub

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 14, 2013:

Hi pras, thanks so much, I am sure you don't need it just yet! lol! great to see you, nell

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on May 13, 2013:

Very inspiring hub. I also care with my skin....look younger in less than 60 minutes...wow...that's would be great for me and most of readers here. Nice tips and useful information. Nell, thanks for sharing with us. Voted up (useful, interesting, beautiful, awesome). Cheers....

Big hug, Prasetio

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 13, 2013:

Hi Au fait, thanks so much for reading, and I am glad you liked it, nell

C E Clark from North Texas on May 13, 2013:

Keeping one's skin clean and moisturized is always a good idea. A weekly mask is good along with the cleansing, etc. I can see how this facial would feel luxurious to lots of people, and like Jainismus said, useful for men too. Excellent hub, full of information and so well written as I know your articles always are.

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 12, 2013:

Thanks jainismus, that's so true, men these days take great care of their skin, glad you liked it, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 12, 2013:

Thanks Cantuhear, that's what I like to hear! lol!

Mahaveer Sanglikar from Pune, India on May 12, 2013:

Great information, equally useful for men women and men...

Cat from New York on May 12, 2013:

Nell,

I've already changed what I'm doing thanks to you... Let the beauty begin and the aging slow! :-) Thanks

Cat

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 11, 2013:

Hi Cantuhear, oh to be 30 again! lol! yes the heavy creams pull down the skin, you are better off going to bed with just a dap around the eyes and mouth, and let the rest of your skin breath, and water is the best thing for your skin too, glad you liked it, and thanks!

Cat from New York on May 10, 2013:

Nell Rose,

30 came last year and I've just started to realize that I don't get to have the face or body of a kid for the rest of my life! "Good skin" was something that I had taken for granted and required no effort... until now. There are so many How-Tos and Should-Nots that I just get overwhelmed with what direction to go. I love your tip about heavy creams... they drill moisturize, moisturize, moisturize into your head and I've probably been doing too much. You had so many good tips and easy enough for me to follow :-) I must work on drinking more water... that is definitely my downfall. Thank you!

Voted up, useful and awesome!

Cat

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 09, 2013:

Lol! Peg, yes its a washcloth, or face cloth, I just presumed you called it flannel too! thanks for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 09, 2013:

Hi carter, yep paul newman looked gorgeous even in older age, now we know why! lol! thanks for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 09, 2013:

Hi tebo, thanks so much for reading, and I am glad you liked it, nell

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on May 09, 2013:

I really like these great tips and in particular, the ice water treatments and drinking lots of water sound like good advice. I have a quick question. What exactly is a "flannel"? Is that the same as a washcloth? Must be a regional thing. lol

Mary from Cronulla NSW on May 09, 2013:

Wow Nell, Paul Newman looked great gotta start that ice water treatment idea:) great hub, loved it, gotta try it..votes & sharing this, thanks..cheers

tebo from New Zealand on May 09, 2013:

Great to learn some beauty treatments that we can make at home. Thanks for sharing these ideas Nell. They are truly helpful.

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 08, 2013:

Hi Eddy, great to see you! and thanks!

Eiddwen from Wales on May 08, 2013:

Briliant Nell and I vote up.

Eddy.

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 07, 2013:

Hi Deb, lol! yes I totally agree with you, thanks as always, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 07, 2013:

Aw thanks so much maria, I am so glad you liked it, thanks!

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on May 07, 2013:

Salt is useful for a lot of things externally. We really shouldn't eat it, though.

maria sial from united kingdom on May 07, 2013:

You are a fantastic person Neil.... so many such recipes are there on internet but you still stand out .... your detailing is perfect... rated up and useful

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 06, 2013:

Hi viewfinders, glad you liked it, and thanks!

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 06, 2013:

Hi Anna, thanks so much for reading, glad you liked it, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 06, 2013:

Thanks innerspin, this was really for when you wanted to treat yourself in an afternoon, followed by a snooze! lol! but of course you can cut out a few of the flannel treatments and just go for the salt and the mask, thanks for reading, nell

Kim Kennedy from uk on May 06, 2013:

This sounds way more involved than my usual routine. I do cleanse, tone , moisturize, and have a regular scrub, but spending so long with the hot and cold compresses is not yet part of the deal. It really seems worthwhile from your information, thanks for highlighting this aspect. I'll also go for lighter creams. My skin does sometimes feel a bit clogged down with some night moisturizers.

Anna Haven from Scotland on May 06, 2013:

Good hub, I like how you are bringing the spa experience home and saving us a fortune!

I love honey and oatmeal facemasks so I will give your regime a try with that, I am also liking the relaxation with soothing cucumber on the eyes, it doesn't sound half bad either! Voted up.

viewfinders from India on May 05, 2013:

good one Nell. great tips ,thanks for sharing with all of us

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Hi Suzie, I always finish washing my face everyday with a cold splash of water,it makes it feel great! thanks so much for reading, nell

Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on May 05, 2013:

Hi Nell,

Great tips here, iced water and hot flannels are excellent for opening up and closing the pores and i always recommend doing the cold splash at the end of a facial treatment or application. The skin as you say does not need loads of products and quite often the simple things are often the best. A facial massage is also great for rejuvenating the skin each day and can be incorporated into your moisturizing application. loved your nod to to the natural ingredients of sugar and salt as they really do wonders for the skin! Great job, voted up, useful, interesting and shared!

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Thanks Faith, yes I found out by experimenting! lol! thanks so much for reading, nell

Faith Reaper from southern USA on May 05, 2013:

Wow . . . Thanks for the great tips here, so invigorating! I do use an apricot facial scrub daily, but not all of the rest of the techniques as you have described with the steam, etc. I have heard about ice water.

Voted up +++ and sharing

Blessings, Faith Reaper

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Hi Jackie, yes that cream at night is so wrong! lol! this really does work, its amazing and it feels so relaxing too, thanks so much for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Hi Jackie, yes that cream at night is so wrong! lol! this really does work, its amazing and it feels so relaxing too, thanks so much for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Hi travmaj, lol! yes me too! I think I look great without my glasses or lenses in! then I put them in and...well, you get the point! thanks so much for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Lol! thanks christopher! yes that sounds about right! anything to keep these wrinkles at bay! nell

travmaj from australia on May 05, 2013:

I'm saying 'wow' just at the thought of this. So easy to neglect - and life is hectic.

Needed a timely reminder - as if the mirror isn't enough. Not a bad look if I'm not wearing my glasses.

I shall have a bash at this regime - the self heating mask sounds intriguing, will check out my stores. Thank you Nell Rose.

Christopher Antony Meade from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom on May 05, 2013:

If the "sugar and spice" is for girls to use, what should the boys get? "Slugs and snails and puppy dogs tails" would look a bit odd smeared over my face.

Great hub Nell. Your methods should help to keep us all blooming and youthful.

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Thanks Ruby, yes times are hard! lol! oh and I am too lazy to go to the salon! haha! thanks as always, nell

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 05, 2013:

Gee whiz, just think of the money i could be saving, salt water scrub and cucumbers. I will try them both...Thank's Nell...

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Hi drbj, yes paul newman did that for years, someone else too, but I have forgotten who! lol! thanks so much, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Hi anne, lol! granny klampit? I am sure you will be fine, yes the weather is beautiful! I have a tan already so its great, none of that orange spray tan for me! lol! thanks as always, nell

Anne from Spain on May 05, 2013:

Hi Nell. I´m sure this is great but sounds too much like hard work to me, so when I get rich on earnings from HP LOL...I will treat myself to a proper going over. I know I´m going to be in dire need of a makeover before I launch myself in to job hunting when I return to the UK...as things stand now I get more like granny Klampit by the day. Someone did give me a couple of facial cleansing masks once and they were wonderful and cooling here in the heat, don´t expect I´ll be needing those in the UK either so will ask for a hot one when i treat myself to a salon do. Hope you OK Nell and feeling like a spring chicken now the weathers improving :)

drbj and sherry from south Florida on May 05, 2013:

Sounds like a plan to me, Nell. Did Paul Newman do that? Seemed to work well for him, y'know. Thanks for this cool (and hot) advice, m'dear.

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Thanks livingsta, I am so glad you liked it, have a great day, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Thanks livingsta, I am so glad you liked it, have a great day, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Hi Janine, thanks so much, and I am glad you liked it, and for the share, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Hi lily, great to see you, and thanks as always, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Hi Linda, get out the ice, lol! seriously it is so good, thanks as always linda, and great to see you!

livingsta from United Kingdom on May 05, 2013:

Wow, this is something I am going to give a try. Thank you for sharing this with us. Voted up, pinning and sharing!

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Hi Petra, that's great to know, thanks! and yes I agree, the cosmetic industry are very good at drawing people into their expensive facials business, more money for them because people think expensive means good, thanks so much for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Hi Laurie, the mask should be in your nearest pharmacy, or others similar to it, the flannels are face cloths, we just call them flannels! lol! yes the ice cubes are great! thanks as always, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Hi vertualit, thanks for reading, nell

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on May 05, 2013:

I recall hearing that about Paul Newman and he sure did have a young looking face. I use the scrubbing beads before I get into the shower so I can rinse it away easier and can apply to neck and chest too. This sounds really good and I bet it is true about the heavy creams, I always wondered about these women going to bed with a pile of cream on their faces and they don't look any younger looking do they?

Thanks for the info, interesting and useful!

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Hi ChitrangadaSharan, now that's a great idea! Thanks! glad you liked it, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Thanks younghopes, glad you liked it

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Thanks Martie, I do this once a week, or even twice when I have time, thanks so much for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Hi Carol, that's great! good luck with it, and thanks, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Hi, Ingenira, yes paul newman, and many others did it or still do it, its one of the secrets of the stars beauty regimes, along with other things, thanks! nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Hi Vellur, lol! it feels great on your skin when you do! honest! thanks so much for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Thanks Alicia, glad you liked it, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Hi Bravewarrior, you can cut it short with a salt scrub, face mask and then cold water? lol! thanks so much for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2013:

Haha! thanks Angela, that sounds like me! great to see you, and thanks!

Angela Blair from Central Texas on May 05, 2013:

Sounds like a good plan to me -- and I'll give it a try. I divide my time up two ways as far as complexion goes -- half the time I spend thanking God for not giving me all the wrinkles I deserved to get and the other half I spend trying to minimize the ones I've got. Thanks for all the good info! Best/Sis

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on May 05, 2013:

This is very useful. I don't use moisturizer because my facial skin is very oily. I do wash my face with hot water then use witch hazel to further cleanse the pores. It acts as a pore-closing agent also. This regiment sounds devine, although I don't think I'd go through the entire process myself.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 05, 2013:

Thanks for all the great tips, Nell. This sounds like a very useful skin care routine! You've given me lots of ideas to try.