Skin-care is the best kind of self-care. Look your best without trying too hard. We tell you how.
A healthy skin reflects a healthy you. But, alas, in the race of life, our skin-care often takes a backseat so that we can maximise our professional and personal commitments.
What we must remember is that self-love is where it all starts. It should be at the top of your priority list; because when you take some time for self-care, you look good, and when you look good, you feel good!
If you’re constantly on the go, catching flights, attending meetings, and getting things done, we feel you. We bring you some super simple and effective steps to maintain skin health that you can use without so much as a second thought. We also ensure that these steps are ‘green’ so they don’t have any side-effects for the planet.
Here we go:
Cleanse-tone-moisturise – your way to a radiant looking skin
It’s absolutely essential that you wash your face using a mild cleanser (face wash) with cold water first thing in the morning. You can then dab on some toner and moisturiser and you’re set pretty much for the whole day. You can try a cruelty-free cleanser made of natural ingredients, follow it up with a non-toxic rose water, and finish it up with a chemical- free lavender and hemp face cream.
Drink your water and eat your fruits
The secret sauce to glowing skin is simple: stay hydrated. Start your day with a cup of warm water with lemon, drink at least 2-3 litres of water everyday (drinking from clay bottles have a lot of health benefits including alkaline properties that help maintain a stable metabolism), and limit your alcohol and caffeine intake. This is one lifestyle change that needs no spending; all you need is a little bit of discipline. Also, since fruits have a high water content, load up on them for breakfast. You’ll not only look radiant, but you’ll also start to smell divine.
Slap on a face pack once a week
There are times when tiredness can be seen clearly on our skin. Keep a day aside in a week for some extra pampering. This paraben and sulphate free all-natural rose and hibiscus face pack will not only give your skin a boost, but will also tackle pesky blackheads and whiteheads like a pro.
Scrub the dullness away
Always keep a natural face and body scrub like this one from Paakshantar at home. It’s a great product for cleaning up the pores and bringing out your glow. It’s for the days when you don’t have time for anything extra. Just scrub yourself with this natural goodness and feel your skin come alive.
As I lay me down to sleep
Once you wash your face after a long day, skin-care is usually the last thing on our minds. Keep this gorgeous white lily and hemp night cream on your bedside table – scoop out a little and dab on your face right before falling asleep. And watch it work its magic on your skin!
Hope these super simple steps will allow you to care more for your skin. We say work hard, shine harder.
(Edited by Saiqua Sultan)