A healthy lifestyle and skin care routine reflects on your skin. You should keep your skin clean to avoid problems such as pimples and blackheads. Beautiful soft, smooth and glowing skin doesn’t come with expensive products or salon treatments. It only requires a little effort and few products.
Follow these simple tips to make your skin glow and smooth:
Cleanse & Exfoliate :
Wash your face twice a day with a soap free cleanser. It is important to remove oil and dirt from your skin. Also, remove make up before going to bed. If you sleep with make up on, your skin is more likely to breakout and become dull. Most of us are too lazy or sleepy to use a make up remover before bed and then wash the face. Face wipe is the easiest way to cleanse your skin. That means you don’t have to use a make up remover if you use wipes. If washing your face is over-drying the skin, you can use gram flour mixed with water. It is very important to regularly exfoliate your skin to remove dead cells accumulated on skin.
Steam will open up your pores and removes impurities deep down the skin, making your face clear and glowing. Blackheads are formed due to clogged pores, steaming helps to soften the pores, making it easier to pop them. It also boosts blood circulation which reproduce healthy skin cells. You can easily steam your face at home. Simply boil a pot of water, add mint leaves, rose petals or lemon for a delicious smell and soothing feel. Remove the pot from heat. Keep a towel on your head and lower your face on the steam. The towel will avoid steam from escaping. Make sure your face is not too close to the water. If it’s too hot, it might cause broken veins. Steaming once a week is enough to keep your pores clean.
Cucumber & Milk Cleanser:
Cucumber has a cooling effect on skin. Its cleansing properties makes your skin soft, smooth and tightens pores. It also restores natural pH of the skin. There are many ways to use cucumber for skin care. Simply, place cucumber slices on your face to have a refreshing and soothing feel. Use Cucumber juice for tightening your skin. You can apply it with a cotton ball or mix it with milk to make a skin cleansing mask. Milk has natural lipids that provide moisturize to your skin. Mix cucumber juice in milk and apply it to your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes then rinse to get glowing skin.
Honey, Lemon and Olive Oil:
Honey is an anti-inflammatory and a great skin cleanser. It fights skin damage and has antioxidants that reduce signs of ageing. Lemon is rich in vitamin C and has nutrients that heal skin problems. It lightens the skin, reduce dark spots and gives a glow. The other ingredient of this mask is olive oil which was used by women in ancient times for beautiful skin and is still used for skin care. It gives your skin radiant glow and maintains elasticity. Mix equal parts of honey, lemon and olive oil. Use a cotton ball to apply it to your skin. After 20 minutes, rinse with warm water. This can be applied overnight and rinse in the morning.
Yogurt has been used by Greeks for skin care. It is rich in proteins, lactic acid and enzymes which sooth and cleanse the skin making it soft and smooth. Combine it with lemon and honey to make a moisturizing and exfoliating mask. You can simply massage your face with a tbsp of yogurt to cleanse. The enzymes in it are going to remove dead skin and help in production of new cells. Your skin will feel smooth and glowing.