Pollution, stress, lack of sleep, improper diet and eating habits, and many other factors cause the skin to become pale and lose its natural glow.
Think of the days when the pollution levels were low; there were fewer impurities in the food and air, people used to engage in outdoor activities; life was much more balanced and healthier.
Today, we do not sleep until we tire our eyes from smartphones. We have become ignorant when it comes to beauty and health.
And then, we seek quick fixes and minute-made solutions. Unfortunately, quick fixes never last long when it comes to beauty and skincare.
Self-grooming is an art and a habit. Adopting a few good beauty tips, such as cleansing, toning, and hydrating your skin can really save your hefty parlor bills.
Whether you are a college girl, a working woman or you run your house, the following everyday beauty tips can guide you the right ways to look after your skin.
DIY Homemade Beauty Tips (For Girls & Women)
1. Choosing The Right Skin Care Products
The choice of skincare products completely depends on the type of skin you have. Whether your skin is dry, oily or sensitive could greatly affect how the product interacts with your skin.
Another important factor to keep in mind while choosing the right product is to check for the active ingredient of the product.
The active ingredient is the chemical that makes the product effective. The manufacturer must have proof that it is safe for its intended use.
2. Identifying And Treating Signs Of Aging
Aging signs when identified at the right stage can be treated and delayed. It is very important to take a healthy diet rich in nutrients to prevent early aging.
Prevention is the best and most effective way to delay aging. Limiting sugar and processed food in your diet is a well-known factor to work against aging.
3. Choosing Face Pack Based On Skin Type
A face pack is one of the essential items in a skincare regime. If your face pack is according to your skin type, it treats your skin well and nourishes it.
On the other hand, an incompatible face pack (for example, an oil-based face pack for oily skin or dry face pack for dry skin) may create skin-related issues.
Also, if your skin is allergic to a particular chemical or fragrance, make sure your face pack doesn’t include it. Do not go for medicated face packs, unless prescribed.
Exfoliation is ignored as a skincare routine by most of the people, but it is as important as cleansing, toning, and moisturizing your skin.
Exfoliation helps in removing dry skin cells and dirt in the pores. As a result, the skin appears to look smoother and refreshed.
A gentle scrub can do wonders for your skin. Therefore, you should not forget to include exfoliation in your skincare routine.
5. Night Cream
The skin is a complex organ and helps in thermoregulation, gas exchange, protection against pathogens, and maintaining proper hydration. Including a night cream in your skincare regime will really make a difference.
It is said to be one of the most effective treatments for regaining a glowing skin. So, let your skin rest and revive well while you sleep.
6. Hydrating Your Skin
Dehydrated skin looks pale and dull. As many dermatologists and doctors suggest, drinking an adequate amount of water (2-3 litres a day) is crucial.
It not only directly impacts your skin but also removes the harmful toxins and other impurities inside the body.
Adequate skin hydration can also improve skin thickness and density. It is important to note that hydration helps to keep the skin healthy; however, wrinkles or other signs of aging are more related to genetics, and sun and environmental damage.
7. Sun Protection
Exposure to the sun causes skin tanning and degrades the skin’s quality and texture. Skin exposure to direct sunlight should be strictly avoided.
In case it is unavoidable, one should apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30+ to protect any exposed skin. Wear a hat and keep sunglasses on for added protection.
Important tip: A sunscreen must be re-applied every 2-3 hours and after swimming, sweating, and toweling off.
Thorough cleansing of the skin is vital to keep the skin clear from pollution, dirt, and chemicals present in makeup. Cleansing is an essential skincare routine, especially when you are on a makeup day.
While choosing a cleanser, make sure you opt for the cleanser according to your skin type. For instance, if you have oily and sensitive skin, use a cleanser that is non-allergenic, controls oil production, and is dedicated to fighting acne.
Toning, an important process in the CTM (Cleansing, Toning, and Moisturizing) is followed by cleansing.
While cleansing opens pores to clear off the dust, toning helps to close the pores and restore the skin natural state. Use a gentle toner suitable for your skin type.
For oily skin, use astringents or toners that are 20-60% alcohol. For dry skin, you should use an alcohol-free hydrating toner.
Makeup is something that stays on your skin for as long as there is daylight; make sure you always wear quality makeup. Wearing cheap cosmetics can ruin your skin texture and cause infections.
In addition, it is suggested that you do not share your makeup products with anyone, as germs and infection can readily be transferred from one to another through shared-makeup. Use “oil-free” or “non-acnegenic” cosmetic products if you have oily skin.