As cold winds approach and days becomes shorter, you may begin to notice some unwelcomed changes on your skin. Like your skin might become thinner, tighter, and dry, making it more acne-prone and inflamed. These things might result in certain attitude changes towards your self-confidence and may result in mood swings. As skin plays a very important role in our life, especially for women who are so looks-oriented, it’s crucial to change our routine according to the seasons.
To put it simply, our skin likes consistency, which means that you should never stop caring for it even when you feel your skin blossoming. Just how a slight change in weather becomes harmful for your body health, it equally affects your skin health. Thus, according to dermatologists, here are a few things that you must add to your monthly skincare routine. And what’s better than a homemade facial?
Easy skincare routine at home
Treating yourself to a facial is one of life’s little luxuries that every woman likes. It’s like a gift for your skin and makes wonder if done with consistency. While a face facial might require a few minutes from your tight routine, it’s only required to be done once or twice a month. Amid coronavirus pandemic one might not visit salons frequently, here are a few tips on how you can get a complete facial with homemade remedies.
Step 1- Cleanse
To get the maximum result of any facial treatment, it is important to cleanse your face firsthand. If you are wearing makeup, try to first cleanse it with a lotion or coconut oil (preferable option). Then, cleanse your face again with a face wash or foam to remove the remaining residues. Don’t use warm or cold water, lukewarm water will be the best.
Step 2- Exfoliate
To remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin it is important to exfoliate after cleansing. Exfoliating also helps the rest of the products to properly absorb. Apply a soothing scrub if you have one or just create one at home. Take half a cup rice and equally measured Green gram dal, grind them together in a mixer to form a smooth powder. Then take three-four table-spoon of milk and form a thick paste. This is a perfect homemade scrub for your skin.
Scrub your face for 5 minutes and then leave it for 10 minutes, after that rinse your face. You can repeat this step according to your skin requirements. Sometimes, oiler skin uses 3-4 scrubs to remove oil residues from your skin.
Step 3- Steam
After exfoliating your skin, the next step is to provide steam to your face. If you have a steamer at home, use it, and if you don’t try heating some water in a pan. Once the water is heated, dip a soft towel and apply it to your face for 2 minutes. Repeat this process a few times unless you feel your skin completely warm and refresh.
Steaming offers numerous benefits for your skin. Steaming raise the internal temperature of your skin and dilates the pores. This makes the hardened oil pores melt and come on the surface making it easier to be removed.
Step 4- Extract
Extracting residues from your skin like blackheads or whiteheads at home requires skills. If you have products like blackhead remover or clay mask it’s good, but if you don’t, it’s better to stick to the safe procedure. Take an egg and remove the egg white, apply it to the affected area, and place tissue over it. Press gently and apply a second layer of egg white following a tissue strip. Continue to apply 3-4 strips but make sure that each layer is dry before you apply the next one. Leave these layers to dry for 5-8 minutes. Then peel the tissue gently and examine.
Step 5- Mask
The next step is a mask, it is important to trap the moisture or other ingredients inside your skin and create a film over it to help either hydrate or moisturize the skin. The best homemade mask is one made out of natural ingredients. Take a banana and mash it, then mix one tablespoon of baking soda and turmeric in it. Banana is an excellent source of Vitamin A which promotes skin cell turnover. Apply the mixture on your face and leave it aside for 10 minutes. Then rinse it with lukewarm water.
Step 6- Treat and Moisturise
Serums are best to apply after a face mask as it works as a moisture lock for your skin. Having serums of specific concern is a must and don’t just apply anything on your face. In order to get your skin type serum, it’s important to contact a dermatologist or know your skin requirements. If you don’t have a serum, better stick with your moisturizer. Apply a good layer of moisturizer on your skin and massage it a little. A light massage is very important for your skin health as it helps regulate blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.
Good skincare and healthy lifestyle choices are very important for your skin as well as body health.
Apart from a fine facial, another habit you can include in your daily skincare routine is protection from the sun. One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. Sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots, and other skin problems. Apply sunscreen on a regular basis and don’t be shy to seek shade.
Another healthy habit is to quit smoking as it makes your skin older and encourages wrinkles. Smoking also damages collagen and elastin that makes your skin loose and prone to skin cancer. Thus, quitting smoking does not only protects your body’s health but also promotes healthy skin. One of the most advantageous and finest ways is to eat a healthy diet. A healthy diet can do wonders for your skin and make you look younger, brighter, and healthy. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.
These tips can keep your skin healthy and glowing.