Why God, why? Is flawless, blemish and acne-free skin too much to ask for? While late nights lead to embarrassing dark circles in the morning, party invites come only when you’re dealing with sudden skin breakouts. Ugghh! Yes, it can be frustrating and no, the usual cleansing-toning-moisturising is NOT enough to revive that glow.
To help you achieve clear, smooth and healthy skin, we’ve got you covered with some brilliant beauty tips for face at home!
- Remove makeup before sleeping:
- Exfoliate regularly:
- Apply sunscreen on every little spot on your face:
- 5 home-made face packs for healthy skin
- Turmeric + Lemon
- Papaya + Fuller’s Earth
- Green Tea + Honey
- Oats + Lemon
- Milk + Saffron
Remove makeup before sleeping:
What’s the worst thing about applying makeup? Removing it, duh! All those who wear makeup on a daily basis know that the struggle to remove all of it at the end of a long and tiring day is REAL! Your skin needs to breathe, which is why you need to make sure that you remove makeup before hitting the sheets. It’s the most basic step towards healthy facial skin. Sleeping with makeup on can clog pores, cause blemishes and blackheads and the mascara and eyeliner can cause your lashes to weaken overnight. To get rid of all the makeup, you can either just massage olive oil onto your face or get your hands on the Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water that helps remove every last trace of makeup and another build up on your face.
You’ll be surprised to know about the wonders that an exfoliator can do to your skin. Exfoliating thrice a week helps remove the layers of dead skin cells, thereby leaving you with a healthier glow and brighter skin. One of the best beauty tips of all times is exfoliation. Whether you have time for facials or not, you can always spare 10 minutes for a quick face scrub that is sure to give you an instant glow. You can turn up the glow by using the St. Ives Energizing Coconut & Coffee Scrub as it deep cleans and exfoliates skin and instantly reveals your skin’s natural radiance.
Apply sunscreen on every little spot on your face:
Sunscreen is the solution to most of your skin concerns. It’s not just in summer, sunscreens help protect your skin all throughout the year. You don’t want sunburns and tan to ruin your look, do you? Therefore, while you’re slathering sunscreen all over your face and body, it’s important to not neglect the little spots on your face that could do a lot of damage. Firstly, do not skip applying sunscreen on the corners of your eyes because free radicals generated from sun exposure break down elastin and collagen, causing wrinkles around and underneath the eyes. Secondly, the skin under your nostrils needs equal protection from the sun. Thirdly, your lips also need equal care and attention. Harmful sun rays can take a serious toll on your lips too. Before wearing lipstick, it’s best to apply a layer of sunscreen to protect your lips from dryness and sunburns. And lastly, your lower lids being the thinnest and most sensitive need to be highly protected from the harmful UV rays.
5 home-made face packs for healthy skin
Whether you have dry skin, oily skin or combination skin, natural ingredients always come to your rescue. The below home-made packs are all you need to flaunt hydrated and nourished skin...
Turmeric + Lemon
Step 1: Mix one tablespoon each of gram flour, turmeric, lemon juice and milk together
Step 2: Apply the mixture on your face and massage gently for about 5-7 minutes
Step 3: Let the pack sit on your face for 20 minutes
Step 4: Rinse with cold water and pat dry with a clean towel
Benefits: Its antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties are what make turmeric one of the best ingredients to pamper your facial skin. A turmeric-infused face mask helps reduce acne, calms the skin and clears breakouts. Rich in vitamin C and citric acid, lemon helps brighten and lighten your skin, thereby helping you get rid of dark spots. Consider this face pack one of the best beauty tips for face that is prone to acne and is super sensitive. You can pamper your skin with this pack in the morning before taking a shower. This will help you flaunt flawless skin all day long.
Papaya + Fuller’s Earth
Step 1: Mix one tablespoon of papaya pulp with one teaspoon of Fuller’s Earth until you get a smooth paste with even consistency
Step 2: Wash your face using a mild cleanser such as the Simple Kind to Skin Refreshing Facial Wash
Step 3: Apply the paste to your cleansed face and wait till the paste dries completely
Step 4: Lastly, rinse with cold water
Benefits: The proteolytic enzyme papain makes papaya an effective treatment for acne and pigmentation. The enzymes present in papaya can help treat dry and flaky skin and hydrate it. Fuller’s Earth, on the other hand, is known to absorb oil and other impurities resting on the surface of your skin which makes it an effective facial for oily skin and those with clogged pores. This mask is one of the best beauty treatments for both oily and dry skinned folks.
Green Tea + Honey
Step 1: Mix one cup of green tea water, two spoons of rice flour and half spoon of honey together
Step 2: Apply the paste on your skin and leave it on for about 20 minutes or till the mask dries completely
Step 3: While applying the paste, massage your skin in circular motions as it helps to remove dead skin cells and evens out the skin tone
Step 4: Rinse your face with cold water
Benefits: Honey brightens your complexion, protects your face from bacteria and improves the texture of your skin. The antioxidants and tannins present in green tea help reduce puffiness and dark circles and flushes out the free radicals and toxins from your skin. This is one of the best beauty packs for dry skin.
Oats + Lemon
Step1: Mix one tablespoon of healthy oats (cooked and mashed) with one tablespoon of lemon juice
Step 2: Apply the pack on your face and massage gently
Step 3: Let the face pack rest on your face for about 20 minutes
Step 4: Rinse your face with cold water and pat dry with a soft and clean towel
Benefits: Oats contain saponin, compounds which act as natural cleansers. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties help treat dry skin and remove dead skin cells. Lemon, on the other hand, has anti-bacterial properties which help treat blackheads and acne. When these two powerful ingredients are mixed together, you get a face pack that is sure to leave you with healthy, smooth and youthful skin.
Milk + Saffron
Step 1: Take 2-3 teaspoons of raw milk in a bowl and add a few strands of saffron to it
Step 2: Let the strands soak in the milk for 3-4 hours
Step 3: Apply this mixture onto your cleansed face
Step 4: Let the mixture sit on your face for about 20 minutes
Step 5: Rinse with lukewarm water
Benefits: Milk has more skin benefits than you can imagine! It has the power to reduce pigmentation, treat dry skin, hydrate skin, heal acne and relieve itchy sunburn. Saffron, on the other hand, can help in bringing a natural face glow and also helps promote skin complexion. You can apply this mixture on your face every morning before taking a shower.
Written by Fatema Habib on Jun 26, 2019