We all know at least one woman with flawless skin. No pimples, no dark circles, no pigmentation… just that enviable glow. She’s probably your favourite beauty blogger, an actress, a model or maybe even the girl next door. But the thought you have when you see her is the same: What’s her secret? Is she undergoing an expensive treatment? Does she splurge on the most expensive products? Finally, you assume it must be her genes. But here’s the thing; the secret to her gorgeous skin is simple – she’s nailed her skincare routine and guess what, so can you!
Here are a few things that beauty it-girls do every day, that you probably don’t...
- They double cleanse their skin
- They switch their moisturiser according to the season
- They don’t just wear sunscreen; they reapply
- They use a concern-based exfoliator
- They don’t limit skincare to their face
- They always carry a lip balm
They double cleanse their skin
You follow a CTM routine, but your toner and moisturiser will have no effect if your skin is not thoroughly cleansed. The first rule that girls with great skin follow is that they always double cleanse. Based on your skin type, opt for a cleansing milk or micellar water to get rid of all the dirt, oil and makeup. Follow it up with a foaming cleanser such as the Pond’s Pure White Anti Pollution + Purity Face Wash. It pulls out impurities from deep within the pores, leaving your skin squeaky clean.
They switch their moisturiser according to the season
Ever wondered how beauty it-girls manage to keep their skin matte even during the hot summer months, while you’re making a pile of blotting sheets? The secret is in their moisturiser. As the season changes, so does their moisturiser. They choose a light-weight moisturiser such as the Pond’s Light Moisturiser Non-Oily Fresh Feel during summer, which is absorbed easily by the skin and doesn’t leave you with that greasy feel. For winters, they switch to a more heavy-duty product to nourish their skin and fight off dryness.
They don’t just wear sunscreen; they reapply
If you’ve been blaming your sunscreen for not doing its job, here’s what you should know. Your favourite blogger or model reapplies her sunscreen every three hours because the effectiveness wears off after that. Choose a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30, the Pond’s Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 30 keeps your skin protected without making it look oily.
They use a concern-based exfoliator
We know you exfoliate twice a week, and so do beauty it-girls. The only difference is that they don’t pick an exfoliator just because it looks or smells good, instead they opt for one that addresses their skin concerns. For example, if you’re trying to tackle that summer tan, go for a product like the Pond’s White Beauty Tan Removal Scrub that removes dead skin cells and dullness, revealing brighter skin.
They don’t limit skincare to their face
Beauty it-girls know that skincare doesn’t end with the face. That’s why they pamper their bodies too. The easiest way to keep your skin smooth, soft and supple all year round is by using a body cream every day. The Vaseline Cocoa Body Cream is loaded with skin-nourishing ingredients that keep your skin moisturised all day long.
They always carry a lip balm
As if great skin wasn’t enough, they seem to be blessed with baby soft lips too! But the truth is pretty simple; these girls are never caught without lip balm, unlike most of us who only use one in winter to tackle dry and chapped lips. Just like your skin, your lips too need sun protection 365 days of the year, so opt for the Lakmé Lip Love Chapstick - Strawberry lip balm. Apart from moisturising your lips, it also has SPF 15 that protects your lips from the harmful rays of the sun.
Now that you know the secrets of your favourite beauty girls, it’s time to make them your own. Thankfully, their skincare habits aren’t going to burn a hole in your pocket. With BeBeautiful’s Glambox, you can pick any 4 beauty essentials and get them at 40% off. Go on, your curated beauty box is literally a click away!
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Sep 10, 2019
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.