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A Complete Library About Skin Care To Keep Them Flaws At Bay

By Vaishali Valecha

Updated - June 8, 2019 7 min read

Summer is knocking our doors already! We all love warm and bright sunny days as they are perfect for an expedition or a beach vacay! But hold that thought right there. Not all things can be merry and how, did you realize the con of this situation? No, well there is a major one. Our skin! yes, it's going to suffer in the worst way possible if we don't take certain measures to treat it well. Every skin type is different and we all need different products, ways and remedies to treat our skin. 

 

We have your back as we curated a guide teaching you the basics and importance of skin care. We provide you suggestions for skin care routines according to different skin types, which is going to help you understand how you can keep your skin safe from the adverse effects of summer weather and keep it glowing and healthy at the same time.

 

1. Cleanse Intensely

Cleansing is the initial and most important step of a basic skincare routine. You have to make sure that you cleanse your face thoroughly, twice a day. Throughout the day your skin gets beat up by the pollution, heat and bacteria which causes sweat, clogged pores and skin irritation, eventually causing several skin issues. Cleansing will help you get rid of all the dirt, grime and leftover makeup on your face. It'll refresh your face and prevent you from all the skin problems. 

 

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2. Exfoliate Away

Exfoliation is key when it comes to taking all that dead skin of off your face and body. Exfoliation improves microcirculation, boosts new cell formation and clears your complexion. It helps illuminate the skin and smoothes out its surface resulting in a healthier looking and glowing skin. It'll prep your skin for better and deeper penetration of creams, serums, oils and masks etc that you'll use afterwards. 

 

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3. Tone Tight

As the name suggests a toner is used to tone the skin and it improves its texture. It'll tighten your pores and clean them deeply and minimize them eventually. Toner also helps in taking off your leftover specks of makeup and dirt and maintaining the skin's PH balance. Helps detoxify skin and improves acne marks. It comes in a wide variety but, make sure you invest in a non-alcohol based toner and the one with alcohol can dry your skin out.

 

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4. Moisturize Well

The most vital step in every skin care regime is to moisturize. It boosts hydration in your skin making it feel and look soft and supple. Prevents flaking and dullness of skin and restores the apt amount of moisture back into your skin. Proper and even application of the product is necessary, it'll create a barrier and protect your skin from harsh pollutants, UV rays and the process of ageing. 

 

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5. Sunscreen Safe

Applying sunscreen is a MUST. I repeat it's a must!!! If you want to prevent your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays and the dreadful ageing then start wearing some SPF (sun protection factor) from today itself. One should always wear some amount of SPF on their face and body, at least a minimum of SPF 20. So lather some up right now to avert tanning, sun spots, sunburns, pigmentation and dark spots etc along with the major issue like skin cancer that could be a cause of direct sun exposure.

 

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6. Mask Master

Starting from Ubtans to Clay masks, cream to peel off masks and now water-based gel masks to sheet masks, the selection is never-ending. All your pamper sessions should include a masking session, it'll give you a brighter, clearer and glowing complexion and make you look glowy and leave you feeling fresh. MULTI MASKING is a famous technique that is taking over the beauty world like fire, it comprises of applying a particular mask on a targeted area to treat the specified issue of that zone. (For example, A clearing mud mask on the T-zone to detoxify and a hydrating one on the cheeks to moisturize). So go ahead and whip up some natural ingredients like yoghurt, rosewater and honey and get to masking. You can also call your squad over and have fun masking and selfie/groupfie sessions.

 

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7. Hydrate! Drink Up!

Drinking 8-10 glasses of water every day will rejuvenate your body, it'll hydrate your skin from within and reveal beautiful glowing skin. Ample amount of water intake detoxifies your body and releases all the bad toxins out of your system. You feel healthy, plump and youthful. This magical drink can also resolve major health issues like weight loss, relieve fatigue, prevent kidney stones and banish headaches up to a certain extent. You can see an evident boost in your energy levels, regulation in body temperature and improvement in skin complexion and texture. So what are waiting for? Go gulp some water right away!

 

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8. Eat Ethical

Your body reflects what you eat so make sure whatever you put inside your body is clean and healthy. Binging on junk is something that everyone loves but excessive intake of such food items can be harmful so treat yourself a few times and stick to your greens on a regular. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins will be a great amalgamation of a great start towards a balanced diet. It might be hard in the beginning but once you start receiving its benefits like weight loss, increase in your energy levels, mental health, skin clarity and better sleep patterns you'll get a hang of it and continue willingly.

 

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9. Aloe Everywhere

Aloe is a magical plant that is beneficial for its numerous medicinal properties. Aloe vera can treat your skin on both, an outer and an inner level by repairing and hydrating from the deeper layers all the way up to the epithelial. It has cooling and soothing properties that heal inflammation, sunburns and irritated skin. While nourishing and replenishing from deep within, aloe vera helps in regenerating new skin tissues and boosts the oxygen to the skin. Rectifies and treats the blemishes, acne scars/marks, skin texture, pigmentation, dark spots and eczema for sensitive and problematic skin. All in all aloe vera can treat every possible skin issue so you should include it into your skin care regime no matter what skin type you are as it almost everyone.

 

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10. Home Remedies

If you're some who believes in going "au-naturel" (all natural)  then look no beyond your kitchen or pantry. You'll be able to find most ingredients in there and the bonus is that it will be organic so no fear of harmful chemicals and preservatives. Basically what we are trying to say is "feed your face". Ingredients like oats, honey, yoghurt, lemon, rose petals/water, turmeric, sandalwood powder, milk, flour and chickpea flour are a few of the best ingredients you can use to whip up some natural face masks and use that to pamper your skin. 

Bonus Tip: You can apply fruits and vegetable pulp and peels on your face and body as a quick fix skin care, instead of dumping it away. 

 

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Skincare Routine Recommendations According To Different Skintypes

Oily Skin Care Routine 

Combination Skin Care Routine

Normal Skin Care Routine

Dry Skin Care Routine

 

 

Hopefully, this guide will help you understand the importance of skincare and curate your regime. Go grab a water bottle, put on some sunscreen and don't forget that pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from the harsh sun. Let us know in the comments below which step/tip did you add to your routine. Until then, PEACE!

 


Suggested Reads:

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FAQ'S

Question: What are the best ingredients to treat oily acne prone skin?

Answer: Aloe Vera Gel and Tea Tree Oil.

 

Question: Which brands are affordable and good quality for the skincare regime?

Answer: Himalaya Herbals, Biotique, Plum and Nivea.

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