Who doesn’t want a glowing skin which radiates health and perfection? With the day to day hassles and the ever-growing pollution, stress and health problems, our skin faces a lot of troubles. Almost none of us realize that our skin should be given a lot of attention, as taking it for granted can lead to dull, lifeless and aged skin.
As we age, our skin ages too. Just like we take care of ourselves by eating on time, sleeping on time and drinking water, we should take care of our skin too. It’s time you buck up and take the decision of changing your beauty habits for the better. With a few changes in your lifestyle, you can boast of a glowing skin, which will dazzle everybody. Here are a few tips which will ensure that you boast of a clear glowing skin all year round.
Ways to Get Glowing Skin
The Daily Habit
Inculcate this routine in your daily habit and you will observe results soon. Get hold of a quality face cleanser, a good cleansing milk, toner and a cream which suits your skin type. Every morning, clean your face with the face cleanser and apply cream. In the night before going to sleep, clean your face with the cleansing milk, apply toner and finally moisturize with the cream.
This is known as the CTM (Cleaning Toning Moisturizing) regime which is a basic for any kind of skin care regime. More than often we think that we need to clean our face before going to sleep, only to remove make-up. That is not entirely true. In our entire day-cycle our skin faces a lot of things like pollution, dust, heat, grime, et cetera. Thus, the CTM ritual should be followed every day without fail in order to keep the skin clean and oil-free.
Sunscreen is a Must
It is often noticed that women ignore the humble sunscreen before stepping out of the house. The sunscreen protects our skin from harsh sun rays and should be applied all year round. Almost all of us neglect sunscreens during winters. A good sunscreen should have a SPF of 15 or above. SPF translates to Sun Protecting Factor and higher the SPF, better the protection.
The AC also gives out rays and waves which harm the skin and sunscreen protects the skin from those rays too. The rule is to apply the sunscreen first and then any other cream or moisturizer. Do not go for moisturizers or foundations with SPF. They do not offer the protection that sunscreens do. Invest in a good sunscreen and you will not repent your decision. Make sure you apply sunscreen to every exposed part of your body, that is, hands, arms, neck, feet, et al.
Water and More Water
This is definitely the most repeated tip you will come across but it is one of the best do’s for glowing skin. Water is the elixir of nature and you must reap its benefits. Water balances your skin and clears your complexion. Our skin is made up of about 70% of water and when the percentage reduces; our skin becomes dull, lifeless and dry.
Hence, drink plenty of water to keep the percentage in check. About eight to nine glasses a day can keep the balance healthy. A very simple routine is to drink a bottle of water everyday on an empty stomach. Start with a glass and then slowly increase the intake. This ritual can cleanse your skin beyond imagination. If you follow this routine for a month, your skin will bless you with all the glow and health.
Castor Oil Massage
Castor oil has a lot of benefits when it comes to skincare. It is very effective in removing scars and blemishes. Take pure castor oil and massage your face with it for twenty minutes. Wash away with warm water. This ritual done for two weeks will definitely give you a clear and glowing complexion.
Make sure you use pure castor oil. Since castor oil has a strong scent, add a few drops of rose essential oil to make it smell good. Make sure you use an essential oil which is safe to use on facial skin.
Our skin sheds cells every day. These are known as dead cells. If not exfoliated on a regular basis, these dead cells can clog pores which leads to acne, blackheads and breakouts. Make sure you use a good scrub to exfoliate your skin. You can also make your own scrub by mixing oats, honey and milk. Scrub for ten to twelve minutes and wash off with cold water. Always remember to wash your face with a face wash and then exfoliate. Follow up with a cream to seal in the moisture.
Glow with Honey
Honey is one of the most essential natural products which imparts a natural and healthy glow to the skin. Honey, when mixed with equal parts of glycerin and lemon can be a very good natural bleaching agent. Apply this mixture every alternate day for fifteen minutes and wash off. In two weeks you will start noticing the radiant glow on your skin.
Honey and curd also is a very good bleaching concoction. If you want to provide the goodness of honey to your entire body, add a few drops of honey in your bathing water. Follow this everyday for a clear and glowing skin. Honey is very good for dry skin as well. A simple massage with honey everyday tackles dry and dull skin very easily.
Any of the above tips, is redundant if you have an unhealthy lifestyle. Aim for a complete makeover of your life – starting from your health, your body to your mind. Include loads of vegetables, fruits, nuts in your diet and stay away from fatty, salty and starchy food items. Make sure you work out at least for fifteen minutes everyday. Keep your mind stress-free and let go off negative vibes inside your heart and soul. Our face is the mirror of our soul and a tarnished soul can never boast of a glowing face. Try keeping yourself happy and content.
With these basic tips, you can get glowing skin in a few weeks time. Always remember to turn good beauty regime into a habit. That way you will never have to worry about those little breakouts which come out right before an important event, or those scars which mar the beauty of your face, or those tiny drops of oil which bother your T-zone. A healthy and daily beauty regime is the key to a glowing and beautiful face.