We read somewhere that ‘the best foundation you can wear is healthy, glowing skin!’ And we couldn’t agree more. It’s quite simple if your skin isn’t healthy and radiant from within, then no amount of makeup can make you glow like a star this festive season. That’s why, as your makeup besties, we’ve put together an easy-peasy skincare routine you can follow to get glowing skin this festive season. Excited? Read on…
- Step #1: Start by cleansing
- Step #2: Tone
- Step #3: Moisturisation is key
- Step #4: Don’t forget to exfoliate
- Step #5: Put on a sheet mask
Step #1: Start by cleansing
Following a basic CTM (cleansing, toning and moisturising) routine can help make your skin soft, supple and festive-ready. So, start off by washing your face with a gel face wash like the Lakmé Blush & Glow Kiwi Gel Face Wash 100% Real Kiwi Extract. Enriched with rich kiwi extracts, fruit antioxidants and gentle scrubbing beads, this face wash washes away all the dirt and impurities from your skin and gives it a natural freshness and fruit-kissed glow.
Step #2: Tone
A toner is a must-have in any skincare routine. It balances the pH levels of your skin and tightens the pores too. Our go-to toner is the Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner. This ultra-light, hydrating toner has aloe extracts, cucumber and lavender in its formula that helps hydrate, soothe, smooth, heal, refresh and purify your skin. We love this toner best because it is cruelty-free, has no parabens, artificial fragrance or colours in it. Could you ask for anything better? We think not.
Step #3: Moisturisation is key
Moisturisation is key for soft, supple skin. Our go-to pick is the Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser. It’s non-greasy, paraben-free and lightweight and fast-absorbing and packed with skin-loving ingredients like borage seed oil, glycerin, vitamin E and pro-vitamin B5 that keep the skin calm and nourished for up to 12 hours.
Step #4: Don’t forget to exfoliate
Now, it’s time to take out the big gun — scrub! Exfoliating your skin during the festive season is super important to make sure your dead skin cells don’t clog the pores and make your skin look dull and lacklustre. So, make sure you exfoliate your skin at least once a week with St. Ives Energizing Coconut & Coffee Scrub. Made with the goodness of coconut extracts and coffee, this scrub deeply cleanses and exfoliates your skin to bring out its natural radiance. The coconut in it helps pamper and soften your skin, while the fresh coffee works to energise your dull and tired skin. Just what you need to get selfie-ready during the festivities.
Step #5: Put on a sheet mask
Yes, we saved the best for last. Sheet masks are the best and easiest way to give your skin an instant boost of hydration. Just tear up the Pond’s Brightening Sheet Mask With Vitamin C And 100% Natural Pineapple and apply it on your face for about 15 minutes and see it work its magic. Infused with 100% natural pineapple extracts, vitamin C and serum, this sheet mask makes your skin appear clear and glowy. Also, it is dermatologically tested and has no alcohol or parabens in it. Basically, everything your skin needs for that festive-ready glow!
Written by Tashika Tyagi on Oct 02, 2021
A writer who loves to read, travel, eat and explore new places and things. With a bachelor's degree in journalism, she has over two years of experience in writing about food, lifestyle, and travel. She also doubles up as a rom-com expert and home baker when she isn’t writing!