This 4-Step Regime Does To Your Skin What the Gym Does to Your Figure.

This 4-Step Regime Does To Your Skin What the Gym Does to Your Figure

City life, though exciting, comes with a whole lot of problems too, especially for your skin. Pollution, humidity, pesticide-ridden foods and quick fixes owing to lack of time. And though it may feel like a herculean task to keep your skin glowing through the onslaught it suffers, truth be told, it’s just a matter of discipline, commitment and most importantly, knowing the right regime.


If your skin’s been taking a beating, it’s time you fight back. Take a look at this basic yet highly effective 4-step skin care routine that will completely transform the way your skin looks. And how people look at you.

Step 1: Cleansing

Before you even go to the local chemist to buy a cleanser, you need to identify what your skin type is. Would you offer an Eskimo ice-cream? No, you wouldn’t. It’s just like that. Once you are sure what your skin type is, namely, oily, sensitive, and acne-prone or dry, you will find a range of products that will suit your skin. And if you want natural skin care, there’s nothing like some good old fashioned yogurt cleansing.

Cleansing Tips

  • Warm water really helps loosen dirt and unclog your pores. Use a coin-sized quantity of cleanser and then rinse with cool water.
  • DO NOT cleanse too often or you will strip off all the natural oils that keep your skin healthy. In fact, only wash your face at night to remove makeup and sunscreen, which tends to clog pores.
  • When removing eye makeup, please use a legit makeup remover. And be gentle too! The area around your eyes is very delicate and rubbing too hard can damage it.
  • Cold cream is great if you’ve got dry skin. Just apply it and then wipe it off; don’t even use water.
  • NEVER wash your face with water that’s hot or cold because you can break capillaries; lukewarm water is just fine.

Step 2: Exfoliation

While the temptation to skip this step in your daily skin care routine is high, don’t. Exfoliate regularly and you will see the difference it makes! You can use a facial scrub or you can also put a bit of cleanser and white refined sugar on a damp washcloth and massage your skin in a circular motion. And if you can afford it, chemical peels work really well too.

Exfoliation Tips

Toners aren’t necessary; a good cleanser should suffice.

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Step 3: Moisturize

If your skin is dry or feels tight, that’s a sure-fire way to know it needs moisturizing. Get an organic moisturizer if you can afford it else ask for a really mild moisturizer when you go to the chemist. Also, olive oil and coconut oil are amazing natural moisturizers for your skin.

Moisturizing Tips

  • DO NOT over-moisturize unless you want to clog your pores.
  • Use eye creams instead of moisturizers to soften the skin around your eyes. That’s because the area around your eyes is very thin and susceptible to wrinkles, which the eye creams take care of by thickening the skin in this area.

Step 4: Sunscreen

Did you know that sun damage is one of the biggest reason for the formation of wrinkles? Which is why, it’s essential you use a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF.

Sunscreen Tips

DO NOT leave sunscreen on in the night; always wash it off. That’s because 24X7 use of SPF can really damage your skin.

Follow this daily if fabulous, glowing skin is what you want! Also, check out 5 homemade winter face packs to maintain flawless skin even during winters here.

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