Flawless skin is a dream of many but do you fall in the umbrella of religious devotees of holy skincare regime? Where taking serious care of your skin is a mandatory task, failing to abide is very common too; but the go-getter inside every woman knows the glow is worth every effort. Beauty from within is not a one-product job but comes from a lifestyle cleanse. Sounds difficult, right? To provide you with an instant relief, we have come up with a skin care routine, which, if followed conventionally, can make you glow like JLo!
Can’t wait to achieve the dewy and healthy skin? Pin these tips in your head and choose the products that we swear by.
Step 1: Remove your makeup, if any. (Morning and night)
Before cleansing your face, get rid of your make up or an residue that may have built up through the day or night. Use a water based makeup remover or oil cleanser (depending on your skin type) to start with. Gently massage the product onto your skin and wipe off with a soft cotton pad to remove all the impurities.
Step 2: Cleanse with a mild wash. (Morning and night)
Next, wash your face with a mild face wash or cleanser in circular motions to double cleanse it. Choose a cleanser that will soothe your skin and is organic so that it does not strip your skin off the natural and essential oils.
Step 3: Exfoliate and mask it (Twice/week)
The purpose of exfoliators is to remove the debris and let the dead skin off, leaving smooth and brighter skin behind. It is very important to exfoliate at least once up to a maximum of two times in a week to make sure the other skin care products work well and show visible results.
Facial masks, when chosen correctly helps treat the skin concerns and boost the skin to fight the harsh weather conditions and pollution. It refreshes the skin and helps it repair itself optimally.
Step 4: Tone, Tone, Tone! (Morning and night)
Often considered as an unnecessary step, using a toner is extremely essential. It preps your skin for the ultimate layering and restores the natural pH level of your skin. It unclogs the pores efficiently, letting the forthcoming products to penetrate better and deeper.
Step 5: Work the essence and/or serum (Morning and night)
Essence is a light-weight concentrate while serum is a comparatively heavier one but both these wonder tonics are packed with effective ingredients to repair the skin. These two boosters are hydrating, glow-enhancing and great to avoid early signs of ageing.
Step 6: Treat the spots (as directed by a medical practitioner)
There’s no wonder that blemishes are so hard to shoo away. ’Tis time to treat them and let the product work its magic. Wait for 5-10 minutes before applying the next product.
Step 7: Work up/Moisturise the eye area (Morning and night)
Eye creams are just as important as any other product. The skin around our eyes is thinner and sensitive and needs special hydration. Eye creams are made with different and potent ingredients that nourish the skin and diminish the appearance of fines lines and crow’s feet.
Step 8: Lock and barricade the goodness with moisturiser (Morning and night)
Now that you are through with patting all the magic onto your skin, lock them up with a moisturiser. Moisturiser acts as a barrier and creates film on the skin to protect it from the free radicals and harmful particles.
Step 9: Have the sun shield up (Morning and day)
Lastly, make sure you apply a sunblock that is effective to prevent your skin from UVA and UVB rays. A good sunscreen is no less than a miracle as sun protection also ensures no premature ageing and even-toned skin. Reapply your sunblock as and when needed.