1. Avoid long hot showers
Avoid long hot baths and switch to shorter baths with cooler water. Or end with cold water if you prefer warm showers. Hot showers strips off protective oils, leaving your skin dry and vulnerable to damage.
2. Exfoliate your skin
When you don’t exfoliate, dead skin cells accumulates, making your face look patchy and dry. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and allows regeneration of new cells. You may make your own exfoliators in the comfort of your home by using a facial brush or homemade ground particles. Be sure to be gentle on your skin during this process, as harshness can further damage your skin. You may try chemical exfoliators if you want to get your hands on exfoliating the conventional way. Be sure to only use products that contain AHAs and BHAs (alpha and beta hydroxy acids). AHAs do not penetrate deep into your skin and are mild, making them perfect for beginners. BHAs exfoliate the skin surface and cleanse your pores. AHAs and BHAs are also found in serums, toners, masks, and other products. If you are new to skin acids, it is better to proceed with caution. Do not over exfoliate as it could damage your skin.
3. Mask it yourself!
Nothing beats making your own masks using only natural ingredients. If you’re concerned about spending big bucks for premium ingredients, you’re mistaken! Our methods are mess-free and require only the simplest ingredients. Firstly, it is important that you know your skin type and what works best. Next, choose right ingredients to combat your skin issues.
- Oily: your T-zone is usually shiny
- Dry: Flaky, tight and parched
- Combination: Mixture of oily and dry skin. T-zone is oily but rest of the face is dry
- Normal: Your skin is not too dry nor too oily
- Sensitive: Your face gets inflamed and red easily
DIY Face Mask for Acne, Brightening and Cooling
If you experience redness or nasty acnes, use this method to cool your skin down . You may also use this easy mix to brighten your complexion and overall refreshed feeling!
- 1 tbsp Gram flour
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp yogurt
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 tsp sandalwood powder (optional)
- Rose water (optional)
Mix gram flour, turmeric, yogurt and water till you form a paste. It shouldn’t be runny. Adjust consistency if required. Optional ingredients are sandalwood powder and rose water.
DIY Instant Dry-skin fix
Use this remedy if you have normal, combination or dry skin . Banana along with the help of honey, helps to nourish the skin by absorbing and retaining moisture deeply in your skin. This is one of the best and effective methods for an instant dry-skin fix. Best part of it all, it is all natural!
- Half banana
- 2 tsp honey
Mash banana and honey with a fork. Apply evenly on clean face and leave it on for 15 – 20 minutes
4. Boost hydration
Replenish your skin cells and organs with plenty of water. Water is the most glow-inducing ingredient to your body. If you don’t keep your cells hydrated, they won’t be healthy, resulting to a dull and fatigued complexion. Consuming sufficient amount of water daily also helps to eliminate harmful toxins and waste from the body, improving your bodily functions. Water also helps to transport nutrients throughout the body wherever needed. Therefore, drink up and fill up for a healthier you!
This may seem like a chore to the ladies out there who want to get ready in a jiffy. As it turns out, moisturizing is one of the best thing you could ever do for your skin, especially after the soothing hot showers! A well moisturized skin invites wrinkles much slower compared to someone with a dry-skin due to difference in skin elasticity. Additionally, a well-suited moisturizer also helps to prevent any skin problems by maintain its balance. If you have severe skin issues and want to know more about the kind of products will be suitable for your skin before to get your hands on a moisturizer, consult a certified Dermatologist.