Ancient Beauty Secrets: The Beauty Staple of Cleopatra and Helen of Troy You Can Start Using Now

Apple cider vinegar was used by both Cleopatra and Helen of Troy as a facial toner. It is a skin renewal, acting as a natural exfoliate. It balances and restores the skins PH and is an antibacterial-which makes it a great acne inhibitor.

PH balanced skin makes a huge difference in the health of your skin. When your skin is PH balanced, bacteria, acne and clogged pores simply cannot occur. The malic acid in Apple cider vinegar smooths out the skin and also helps to reduce wrinkles.

HOW: To get the benefits of this ancient beauty regimen try your hand at an apple cider vinegar based facial toner. If you don’t want to purchase a beauty enhanced facial toner you can simply make your own basic toner by diluting quality apple cider vinegar with water.

To make a basic apple cider based facial toner take: 1 part raw organic apple cider vinegar to 2.5-3 parts distilled water (not spring), depending on your preference and simply dab or spay on your face after washing daily. Let it dry and then apply your moisturizer as usual. Shake well before each use and store in a dark cool place. This should last up to one month.

TIP: Apple cider vinegar has been toted as an effective acne treatment for some time. It is even known to reduce or even eliminate the exasperation and formation of acne within a few days.

Natural plant-based body care vs. traditional chemical-laden products:

Natural body care is a powerful tool if you choose to use it. Sometimes, the most simple plant-based ingredients are all we need to resolve many of the skin issues we incur.

Plant-based ingredients contain antioxidants, vitamins and other nutrients that make them a powerful non-toxic way to obtain and maintain healthy, beautiful skin and have been used by ancient cultures for thousands of years-because they work.

Why are so many body care products plagued by un-natural chemicals?

The cosmetics industry as a whole has very little regulation. This means, they can use almost any chemical, toxic or not, just as long as they are not in large amounts and will purposely harm consumers after a few uses-this is why the long-term use of these products is a concern for many people. These chemicals-such as sulfates and parabens-preserve the product and create the lather, consistency, coloring and fragrance that consumers have come to expect-they’re also cheaper than plant- based alternatives.

How to Start a Facial Business at the Comforts of Your Own Home

Having a business related to beauty and wellness could be very lucrative. Year after year, billions of dollars are spent not only in America, but all over the world just on cosmetics, skin care and other beauty products. This is why it is not really surprising to see beauty related ventures sprouting all over town. Makeup artists, stylists, aestheticians, facialists and other professions related to beauty are probably the most in demand professions today. Beauty related professions provide a lot of opportunities for growth and profit which makes it the most sought after profession by both men and women all over the world.

A lot of people get scared to put up their own business related to beauty because of the high capital cost that it entails. Typically, putting up a business does entail a lot of expenses, but don’t let that hinder you from starting your own. If you don’t have enough money to rent a commercial space downtown for your new beauty venture, having a home based facial business is definitely a great way to start. With this, let me share to you some tips on how to start a facial business at the comforts of your own home.

1. Plan it well. You shouldn’t start a business, or any business for that matter without having a solid plan. Formalize your vision by writing a good business plan.

2. Be a licensed aesthetician. Prior to opening your business at home, you have to be armed with a solid knowledge on what you will do – and in this case, doing facial skin treatments. It’s very important that you become a licensed aesthetician first prior to opening your business. Of course, unless you’ll hire a licensed aesthetician to work for you.

3. Acquire all necessary permits. For any business to operate, you’ll need to register and get permits from the city officers.

4. Determine the location of your business in your house. It could be an extra room you have or a small nook in your living area. Once you already have designated a specific area, you can then decorate it accordingly. Invest in dividers, wall treatments and a good massage table which could double as a bed where your clients can lay down. Stock up on aromatherapy candles and essential oils. Make sure that you decorate it in such a way that it evokes peace, serenity and total relaxation. If you must change the paint, then do it.

5. Invest in a good skin care device. A good skin care device is essential in a facial business. There are a lot of devices available in the market today. Just make sure to get the best one, something that’s worth your money and something that really works. Having a good skin care device can actually boost your business’ popularity.

6. Spread the word, market your business well. There are different ways to market your new business. Putting up a website is one way to do so. If you have extra funds, you can also have some ads posted downtown and you could also give out flyers. It may be kind of “old school” but these methods still work especially if you’re promoting a local business. Make sure that you have some business cards printed so that when a client hops in, you can give a card.