We all desire beautiful skin, sans the blemishes, but we hardly put in the extra effort (guilty as charged). In our day-to-day life filled with chaos and to-do-lists, who has the time to visit the salon and pamper your skin, right? Most of us don’t even take out 20 minutes from our routine to cleanse our skin, let alone intensive skin care. But what we don’t realize is that most skin-types need a regular face clean up for that healthy, radiant look. Note: It’s time to take care of your skin by acing the basics. After all, your face is what gives you away when you are excited, happy or stressed. We bring you a step-by-step guide to get flawless skin at home in no time, plus expert tips to enhance your natural beauty, and keep blemishes at bay.
Face Clean-Up at Home: A Step-By-Step guide
Here are 6 steps you must follow while doing a face clean up at home for radiant, flawless skin, free of dead skin cells and dirt.
Wash your face thoroughly with a facial cleanser or face wash, and pat the skin dry with a soft towel. “Avoid hot water as it dries out the skin”, recommends Dr. Rahul Nagar, Dermatologist, Max Hospitals.
Optional: Steam for as long as your skin can sustain (approximately 5 minutes) and then gently wipe the face with a facial tissue. This step works wonders for oily skin. Massage your face using an ice cube (in circular motions), thereafter, to tighten the pores and bring back the skin temperature to normal.
Proceed by applying a face scrub for a few minutes since it helps eliminate dead skin cells, which make your skin look dull.
4. Face Pack
No matter what your skin type is, the application of a moisturising face pack makes your skin soft and also improves your skin tone.
Apply a home-made toner on your face, such as cucumber juice and rose water, which helps maintain the pH balance.
Finally, apply a nourishing cream on your face and neck. “Don’t forget to moisturise your face before going to bed. For dry skin, use milder cleansers that are free from alcohol. And for acne prone skin, use a lotion that contains benzoyl peroxide”, suggests Dr. Zaheer Ahmed, Dermatologist, Max Hospitals.
For best results, follow this routine at night (once a week), since it allows the skin to breathe and gives you a fresh, revitalised look in the morning.