Whether you are a full-time employee, a boss, or an individual who does work from home, after a long week full of work, assignments, and chores, you deserve a full day of rest to get yourself ready for the next week.
Most people take care of nourishing their bodies and release the week’s stress from their minds but do not realize that the skin also requires pampering and attention to stay fresh.
Now the question arises that why doing a proper skincare routine at least once a week is necessary.
This is because throughout the week whenever you get out of your home for any purpose, a significant amount of dust and dirt accumulate on the skin, and removing it becomes necessary to prevent pimples and excess sebum production.
Moreover, the skincare routine also aids in removing the dead cells from your skin as well as the products and steps of skincare make your skin look fresh and bright.
Here are a few of the basic steps to an easy and quick but effective skincare routine you should follow 3 times or at least once a week:
Cleansing your face is one of the basic steps to keep your skin clean as the skin comes in contact with pollutants, viruses, bacteria, and much more therefore it is pretty essential to remove the debris from the skin to prevent the opening of pores.
However, it is also important to choose a cleanser according to your skin type as many people tend to buy ones with strong chemicals which can be harmful to sensitive and dry skin and hence can make your skin very dry.
Moreover, if you are someone who prefers using natural products instead of synthetic ones, it is recommended for them to wash your face with gram flour paste and neem leaves cleanser.
Another important step to keep your skin fresh and beautiful is by exfoliating it.
Exfoliating is very necessary as it removes the dead skin from your face and can help remove the dark spots and dry patches on your skin. It is recommended by dermatologists to use exfoliators with small granules in them and gently rub them in a circular motion to prevent inflammation.
If you are looking for a natural and organic exfoliator, you can use sugar and coffee, gram flour, rice flour, and any soft fruit peel for this purpose as well because all of these natural products are guaranteed to do the job of exfoliating effectively.
Moisturizing is equally as important as exfoliating and cleansing in a skincare routine because it helps give a glow to your skin and make it look fresh and healthy. Moisturizers hydrate the skin and improve its elasticity and integrity of the skin.
There is a misconception among individuals having oily skin that moisturizing their skin is not necessary however it is an essential skincare step as the moisturizer makes a layer upon the skin barrier which helps in trapping the pollutants, and harmful agents of the environment and act as a protective layer for the skin. Moreover, moisturizing can help prevent excess sebum production and enlargement of pores.
People with oily skin should apply water-based moisturizer on their face whereas oil-based moisturizers are suitable for dry-skin individuals.
Although toner is not an essential step in a skincare routine, it is recommended by dermatologists to use them once in a while to have healthy-looking and blooming skin.
Toners as the name suggest give your skin an equal tone and provide it nutrients to absorb and enhance your skin color.
Some of the natural toners you can use for bright and glowing skin are rose water and aloe Vera toners, cucumber, and rice water toners. Other than these, toners having salicylic acid and hyaluronic acid are also pretty popular as they prevent pimples from appearing and hydrate the skin as well.
You can even use sheet masks and lie down as most of them have a combination of toning and moisturizing chemicals that can be easily applied.
Use of Sunscreen
Sunscreen should be applied religiously throughout the day whether you are working in your home or going outdoors. This product is crucial as it acts as a protective barrier against the harmful ultraviolet radiations of the sun and prevents skin cancer and sunburn as well. Moreover, the use of sunscreen can prevent you from having dark spots and maintain a smooth and even skin tone.
Many dermatologists and skincare specialists recommend applying sunscreen after every 4-5 hours to reduce the chances of the harmful sun rays from reaching your skin barrier.
Skincare is a lot more than just washing your face and applying makeup on it. It includes a few important steps that can make your skin look fresh and beautiful and prevent it from aging quickly.
The basic steps of skincare are easy and take less than 20 minutes to perform therefore can be performed with ease as well.
Moreover, you can keep your skin looking good without using multiple expensive products, with the help of a few natural and organic items you use in your daily life as well.