Do you know skin is the largest organ in the human body and it acts as a shield? Are you treating your skin with proper supplements or not for your skincare routine? Or have you broken your bank on the expensive cosmetics, and still struggling to get flawless, radiant skin? So you need to find the actual root cause for your dull and lifeless skin and then accordingly choose the products that work for your skin.
In this hassling life, we hardly get time to pamper our skin. Smoke, dust, and pollution leave a negative effect on the skin. Does that mean we should stop stepping out from home? Actually “NO” our skin needs little attention and little care.
Make skincare routine a part of your daily routine.
A skincare routine should be different for men and women. A man’s skin is thicker than a woman’s skin, a man’s skin is tougher than a woman’s skin, aging signs can be seen in women first than man. So many differences than why the same skincare routines?
Let’s find the appropriate skincare routine according to your Skin type.
SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR MEN –
Of course, men also dreamt to get that radiant and glossy skin. So why should girls have all the fun? Nowadays markets are flooded with men’s skincare products but try to go natural as much as you can.
Men are more exposed to the sun and dirt as compared to women. That means men too need to take skincare routines seriously.
Want to crack a meeting? Is your dark patchy skin taking away your confidence? So why don’t you try these simple skin care steps?
Step 1: Wash your face once you step home to get rid of dirt and oil and don’t let dirt particles clog your pores as it will result in acne and pimple.
Step 2: Keep your skin hydrated by using a good moisturizer but choose a moisturizer according to your skin type. If your skin is oily use a water-based moisturizer and if your skin is dry you can go for an oil-based moisturizer.
Step 3: Sunscreen acts as a shield of your skin so don’t forget to wear sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful sun rays. Sunscreen above SPF 30 will be great.
Step 4: 8-hours sleep is a must. Your skin needs rest too and while you sleep your body increases blood circulation to your face.
Step 5: Who doesn’t like to stay in shape? Exercise is the best way to stay fit, healthy, and in shape. But what’s the relation between exercise and skincare? Exercise boosts blood circulation and gives glossy and healthy skin.
SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR WOMEN –
Ladies are more conscious of their skin and take a lot of care of their skin but still, that glow is missing? Hope you are not misdiagnosing your skin type as every skin has its own unique quirks else you will end up with acne, dull and patchy skin.
There are four skin types: oily, dry, normal, and combination. Each skin type has its own skincare routine.
The basic skincare steps all of you should follow to achieve healthy skin are:
Step 1: Cleansing is the base step to clean the skin and get rid of oil and dirt. Different types of cleansers are suggested for the different skin types so choose accordingly.
Step 2: Toner is suggested to maintain the ph of the skin. If your skin is acne-prone then it is suggested to use AHA or BHA toners.
Avoid alcohol-based toner as it can react to your skin.
Step 3: Moisturizer is something that every one of us uses no matter what skin type we hold. It’s the best way to keep your skin hydrated.
For oily skin type, it is suggested to use water-based moisturizer and for dry skin, it is suggested to use an oil-based moisturizer.
Step 4: Sunscreen should be the last but the most important skincare step as it’s a shield and absorbs sunlight and protects our skin from damage.
Zinc based sunscreens are the safest sunscreen and suggested by most dermatologists with an SPF of 30 or more.
Step 5: It’s not just a cliche, you are what you eat. A healthy diet must be considered as a serious skincare step. Pizza slices, burgers and all types of junk food are actually mouth-watering but are skin enemies. Cut down your calories and increase the intake of green leafy veggies and fruits as It’s important to take care of your skin from the inside.
DAILY SKINCARE ROUTINE STEPS AT HOME –
Why waste money on expensive cosmetics when we have so many “dadi ke nuske”. So let’s unbox the real heritage which we got from our ancestors.
These natural remedies will help in fading off the mulish spots and patches. Instead of concealing dark spots better say goodbye to them.
Must include these steps in your Skincare Routine.
Step 1: Natural cleanser (raw milk) –
Raw milk is the best and cost-effective natural cleanser as it removes dead cells and cleanses the skin deeply. Take a cotton ball and dip it into the bowl of raw milk and gently rub it on your face and neck.
It will leave a soft texture on your face.
Step 2: Natural scrub (oatmeal)
Oatmeal exfoliates your dead skin and reveals vibrant skin. Oatmeal is filled with amino acids it means it will help in lightening dark spots and marks. Mix oatmeal with coconut oil and brown sugar and massage it on your face rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Step 3: Natural mask (Turmeric mask)
Turmeric can do so many wonders on our skin and body that we are not even aware of. It works tremendously on acne, scars, wounds, blisters, boils, and what not.
And yes for radiant skin it works amazingly well. Mix 2 tablespoons of turmeric powder with 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of aloe gel and make a thick paste. Apply all over your face and neck and leave it for 30 mins. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
Step 4: Skin toner (coconut water toner)
Pure coconut water helps in treating dark spots, patchy skin and nourishes the skin. Coconut water as a toner is ideal for normal and dry skin. Oily skin people can use rose water as a toner instead of coconut water.
Step 5: Moisturiser (Aloe vera moisturizer)
Aloe vera helps in moisturizing and soothing skin. It contains antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins A and C. One cup aloe vera gel mixed with ½ cup of coconut oil and a few drops of lavender essential oil. Mix all the ingredients well. Use every day before you go to bed.
These skincare steps will help you to nail the skin but stick to these steps for at least two weeks if you really want to see the difference.
How to start with a daily skincare routine?
No pain no gain so if you want to get that velvet skin then you have to work on it. Follow these simple steps.
- Wash your face after and before bed.
- Use serum and toners according to your skin type.
- Use under eye cream to reduce dark circle and puffiness.
- Use a good moisturizer.
- Don’t forget your sunscreen.
- 8 to 10 glasses of water a day is a must.
What are the daily skincare steps for oily skin?
People with oily skin should take their skincare routine seriously else they will end up with acne-prone skin. Here are some steps that you must include in your routine.
- Use facewash rich in salicylic acid as it will help in reducing excessive oil.
- Use a lightweight moisturizer or water-based moisturizer.
- Wear sunscreen with at least SPF 30.
- Increase your water intake and reduce the chances of a pimple.
3.How to treat dry skin?
Simple changes in your daily skincare routine can help you in treating your dry skin. So here are some changes recommended for you.
- Avoid hot water baths.
- Use gentle face wash and ditch the harder ones.
- Apply moisturizer immediately after washing your face.
- You can also add face-oils in your skincare routine.
How can you take care of the skin at home?
There are several simple steps that you can follow to get blemish-free skin just by sitting at home.
- Face massage- a gentle face massage relaxes the face muscles and increases blood circulation.
- Face pack- turmeric holds some magical properties and suits almost all skin types. A thick paste of raw milk and turmeric glows your skin and makes you feel refreshed.
- Healthy diet- food rich in vitamin C like orange, lemon, pineapple makes your skin free of wrinkles and reduces the chances of scurvy.
- Liquid intake- liquid intake should be a minimum of 3 liters at least in a day and it doesn’t mean that only water can be taken, one can fulfill his requirement through juices and soups.
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Aditi Upadhyay is the Founder of Merakee, a complete marketing company in Indore. Having 5+years of Industry experience and handling various digital marketing projects nationally and internationally.