In today’s era, we are under the notion that our skin looks more delightful and flawless. Everybody dreams of clear healthy and stunning skin. But in today’s world and age it’s becoming very difficult to maintain our skin. Our busy routine, unhealthy eating habits, irregular sleeping cycle, sometimes ignorance is adversely affecting our skin. Do we always think that is glowing skin is just too much to ask for? We need to understand that it is not just an overnight miracle. We have to maintain a healthy life routine and pamper our skin to get flawless and radiant skin. Tackle your skincare issues and then following various tips to get beautiful and radiant skin will make your dream of flawless skin come true.
Here we’ve put together 7 brilliant skincare hacks will help you to boost your natural glow and enhance your natural beauty:
Face cleansing or face clean-up is necessary for keeping up proper skin health. Nonetheless, it is not quite the same as the facials. Face cleansing is not just washing your face with a regular face wash and then pat it dry and leave. It involves thoroughly clean-up of your face followed by steaming, exfoliating and moisturizing. It helps to remove dead skin cells, blackheads, dirt, and damage caused due to pollution.it helps to clear and shrink the skin pores so that unnecessary oil and dirt do not accumulate and cause acne and dull your skin glow. Face cleanup can be done at home using your regular products. You do not need to visit salons and spas. Here is a step-by-step guide of how to cleanse your skin properly at home:
Step 1: Cleanse your face:
Cleaning of your face means removing makeup and wash it with your regular face wash or soap and then splash lukewarm water then pat it dry using a soft and clean towel. You can also use cleansing oil and wet wipes to clean your face. Cleansing in the morning and evening is must. Make sure you cleanse your face before you go to bed. Do not forget to remove your makeup before you sleep.
Step 2: Exfoliation:
This step consists of removing dirt and dead skin cells. Do not over-exfoliate your skin. Do it only once or twice a week. exfoliation helps to clean your pores and it will keep your skin soft and healthy. It prevents our skin from acne, blackheads, and whiteheads, etc. we can exfoliate our skin at home using our regular face scrub or by using ingredients available at home for making a suitable scrub for face. Here is a list of ingredients we can use to make a home-made special scrub:
- Baking soda with vitamin E capsule
- Brown sugar with coconut or almond oil
- Sugar and raw honey
- Coffee grounds with coconut oil
- Oatmeal and water
Use any of the above face scrubs and gently rub on your face and leave for 10-15 minutes. Do not rub your skin harshly. Use gentle scrub. Remember to use these scrubs only once or twice a week according to your skin type and its requirements.
Other than these natural scrubs you can also opt for chemical peel-off masks available in markets as per your requirement. Always be careful with these masks and do a patch test before applying to your whole face. However, No matter which way you opt for exfoliation nonetheless, it will provide you refreshing and happy skin.
Step 3: Steaming:
Streaming the face helps to open up your skin pores. This will help your skin to absorb the nourishment of other skincare things such as masks and stuff we are going to use ahead. Steaming also helps to remove blackheads and softens your skin. steaming can be done easily at home using warm water in a bowl and then bend over the bowl and cover your head with a towel. Hold your face on the bowl for 5-10 minutes.
Step 4: Applying face mask or face pack:
Once the steaming is done, you can apply a face mask or face pack. This way the skin will soak up the mask more excellently and gives maximum benefits to your skin. You can either use a face pack available in the market or make a mask of your own at home using home ingredients. Leave the mask for 10-15 minutes and wash with lukewarm water. Sheet masks are also available in the markets. You can use a face mask or sheet thrice a week.
Step:5 Toning and moisturizing:
These are the final steps of the face cleansing process. This is the time to maintain the pH level of our skin. For that, we can use toner all you need to do is pick a toner and apply it on your face. It helps to shrink the pores. Now the final step is to moisturize your skin. Just take serum or lotion in your palm and gently apply it on your face in a circular motion. And with this, we are ready with our clear, smooth, and glowing Happy skin.
Glycolic acid derived from sugarcane is an exfoliate which helps to get rid of the following skin problems:
- Acne scars
- Dead skin cells
- Appearance of wrinkles
- Larger pores
- Uneven skin tone
By removing these skin problems glycolic acid helps you to get a rejuvenating and glowing complexion. There are two ways to use glycolic acid on your skin one is to apply glycolic acid toner, lotion and serum and other is professional glycolic acid peel treatment. Professional glycolic acid peel includes three stages:
Light, medium, and deeper. Glycolic acid is suitable for all skin types. But One with extremely sensitive or dry skin must be careful while using glycolic acid as it can cause redness, irritation, and scarring. The frequency of using glycolic acid depends on the kind of product you are using.
3.Reduce stress level:
The health of our skin does not merely depend on our skincare routine and diet. It also depends on our anxiety level, mood, stress level, state of mind. These psychological factors can have enormous negative impacts on our skin. The best thing we can do is to examine the factors of our life which triggers our mind towards stress and anxiety. Stress can be caused due to many reasons depending on the person and his/her lifestyle. One must encounter the reasons which are effecting their peace of mind. Here are a few tips that can be helpful to reduce stress level:
- 7/8 hours of sleep daily
- Reaching out to friends and family
Nowadays with substantial pollution, harsh sun, the pressure of adjusting personal and professional life, and unhealthy eating habits such as junk foods, glowing skin has become a subtle idea for us. Most of us are facing skin issues like acne, blemishes, pimples, etc. Makeup is not a permanent substitution of problems like these. A healthy diet routine can have massive positive impacts on our skin. Answers to most of the skin problems are found in our belly. A healthy digestive system helps to get glowing skin and for that, we need to say bye-bye to junk and oily food and start with a balanced diet. Here I am providing you with the list of some amazing healthy food items for accomplishing your dream of glowing skin and refreshing skin:
- Use organic green vegetables loaded with antioxidants such as spinach, broccoli, coriander, cucumber.
- Seasonal fruits and vegetables are the best.
- Juices of several types works wonderfully
- Green tea helps to detoxify your skin thoroughly
- Eggs, yogurt, tomatoes, berries have to be there in your diet.
- Protein enrich food such as “daal”(pulses)
- Drinking a lot of water keeps your skin hydrated.
- Fatty acids rich food such as walnuts and flax seeds.
6.Meditation and Yoga:
Meditation and Yoga repairs the body’s tissues which help to brighten up your skin. It’ll soothe your mental state while boosting blood circulation to majorly improve the quality of your skin. By introducing Meditation and Yoga to your life you will not only enjoy peace of mind, but you’ll look happy and beautiful with your skin too.
7.DIY Beauty Hacks:
- Use 2 tablespoons of yogurt with 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and leave it for 10-15 minutes.
- Mix one part of honey with two parts of aloe vera and apply this before you go to bed.
- Soak a tissue, face towel in potato juice and then drape over the face for a flawless complexion.
- Applying rice water with rice flour tighten skin and minimize pores, keep your skin smooth and bright.
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda with lemon juice or you can also use apple cider vinegar. Mix well to make a paste and apply this on sunspots and leave it for few minutes and wash it off with water.
- 1 tablespoon of honey with 1 tablespoon of coffee. Mix both the ingredients and apply all over the face and neck. Gently massage. Wait for 20 minutes and then rinse it off.
Things to keep in mind:
- Do not pop pimples.
- Do not touch your face all the time.
- Minimize makeup usage.
- Be confident about your skin tone.
- Never forget to apply your sunscreen.
- Always carry a water bottle to prevent your skin and body from dehydration.