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The ultimate guide to great skin

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We are all constantly struggling for great skin, but what does it take to actually achieve it? If you have tried everything in the book already and nothing seems to work, check out the details on our ultimate guide to great skin. These are steps you should take daily, weekly, monthly and yearly; tried and tested! Make sure to keep the skin on your body exfoliated and moisturized, taking care of the skin on your body is as important as the skin on your face. Try Vaseline’s Healthy White for soft supple skin all day.

 

Daily

For great skin every day here is what you should be doing;

Wash your face twice daily and pat your face dry with tissue papers as opposed to a towel.

Take off your makeup before you go to bed and apply a night cream.

Take warm or cold showers as opposed to hot showers. Cold water is excellent for your scalp and your skin.

Cleanse + tone and moisturize; try out Ponds range of cleanser, toner and moisturizer.

Make sure to get at least eight hours of sleep a night.

Make a water routine, and drink lots of water.

Don’t forget to wear sunblock!

 

Weekly

Apply a face mask at home, try a mint mask or even just something basic like a honey and sugar concoction. Try Firefly’s Mint Cooler, available on Facebook.

Exfoliate your skin with a light scrub like an apricot scrub.

Exercise is important for your skin to release toxins; exercise three times a week for great skin.

It’s important to disinfect your phone as makeup from our face tends to rub off on our phones, overtime this accumulates bacteria that cause acne.

Change your pillowcases: sleeping on fresh sheets feels good and is better for your skin.

Clean your makeup brushes with some olive oil and dishwashing soap like max liquid.

 

Monthly

Go for a facial or cleansing and rid your skin of built up pigmentation and blackheads.

Invest in good skincare products.

Take out time to do a detox once a month for a few days to flush your body of toxins.

 

Yearly

Visit a dermatologist for a checkup.

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Age is just a number: Tips for women with mature skin

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Don’t let fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and crow’s feet dull your shine. We’ve outlined the five basic changes you need to make in your life today for healthy, youthful looking skin.

Use an egg white mask

Egg white is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, and zinc, making it a tried and tested anti-aging beauty trick. It is known to tighten the pores leaving your skin firm and smooth. Take a teaspoon of honey and one raw egg (just the white – no yolk), and mix it till you have a smooth and consistent texture. Spread this mask onto your face and neck and relax for fifteen minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry with a clean towel.

Invest in a good anti-aging day cream

After the age of 25, your skin needs a bit more TLC. Invest in a good day moisturizer with anti-aging properties. Try Pond’s Age Miracle for a hydration boost and to prevent fine lines and wrinkles before time.

Use a cream blush and highlighter

Nothing says youthful glow than a flush across the cheeks and that lit-from-within glow. When you go makeup shopping and take your time to pick what really suits your skin. Mature skin loses its elasticity so it’s best to pick cream blush or strobe cream to prevent a dry and cakey appearance.

Keep these tips in mind when going on your next beauty haul and thank us later.

Massage your face

A nighttime skin regimen may seem trivial but the results will work wonders in the long run. Use a cleanser or oil and massage your face upwards to tighten loose skin and give your face a lifted look. Massaging helps exercise your face muscles and stops them from drooping. Make sure your cleanser or oil has a good dose of Vitamin C so that you can also boost collagen production while you massage your face.

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Summer skincare regime in under Rs. 1,000

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  1. Cleanse regularly

With sunny season going SPARTA on our skin it is necessary to have a facewash in your beauty regime that only removes oil from your face but also gives deep cleansing to your pores. Our two favourite this season are Pond’s White Beauty Facewash for everyday use and Pond’s Pure White with Activated Charcoal for that deep cleaning people with trouble skin really need on a regular basis.

 

  1. Moisturise your hair

You’d be surprised just how much cotton pillowcases and air-conditioning damages your hair. If you’re on a budget, choose a shampoo that not only cleanses your scalp, but also provides moisture to your hair like Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo.

 

  1. Give your body some TLC

Summer is the season when your body needs you the most from inside and out. Perspiration, body odour and open pores can all lead to irritated, angry skin. Toss out drying soaps and go for something more moisturizing and fragrant like Lux Moisturising Soft Touch Bodywash that leaves a subtle, rosey scent on your skin, making you feel like a luxurious queen for hours.

 

  1. Embrace the BB cream life

Nothing irritates your skin more in summers that heavy makeup that is loaded with all sorts of wack stuff that is not all-that-great for your skin. Go easy, breezy and flawless this summer with Fair & Lovely BB Cream that is bursting with the goodness of micro vitamins that improve the overall health of your skin and SPF 15+ that acts as a shield between you and the big blazing yellow guy in the sky.

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