Here’s a simple guide on how to get glowing skin overnight! Check it out!
Be it a wedding, your wedding, an office party, or just a small get together the next day, we all want to make sure our skin is at its best. There is nothing more beautiful and confident looking, than glowing, clear skin.
Glowing skin, when pursued with dedication, gives one of the most satisfying results. And by dedication, we mean 10 minutes at the end of your day, for a quick natural toner, face mask or
cleansing solution to get you kick started on the next day.
We have curated a few easy-to-follow tips that involve routines that you should incorporate in your daily life, and a few natural agents that can make your life exponentially easier. Read on to find out.
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There is nothing that a face mask or a serum or a face pack do, that water cannot. The first step to healthy and hydrated skin is drinking water, everything else comes second. Water nourishes the body, and promotes blood flood to the skin cells. Drinking water also helps with acne prevention.
If drinking water is something you forget, or is an activity that does not entice you enough, try to make it interesting. Drink fruit juices or green juices, or even green tea. You could invest in a funky looking water bottle, because believe it or not, that acts as a motivator as well.
Another tip you cannot skip out on, ever. It should be an integral part of your morning routine. Be it sunny or chilly or even raining, step out slathered in sunscreen. The UV rays damage the skin cells making them uneven. And you can get a sunburn even when it is not sweltering enough.
We recommend using one with SPF between 30-50 for regular use. Invest in a good one so that you can continue to apply your regular makeup with the sunscreen being an issue.
On the topic of sunscreen and protection, also keep a scarf or stole handy, and cover your face especially when you are travelling and/or if you live in a metropolitan area. The pollution levels have increased dramatically and it is necessary to keep the skin protected from pollutants, dust and dirt, to maintain a glowing skin.
Your face can become dry right after a face wash, especially if you use a bathing gel or a bar of soap. So moisturise your skin at least once a day, right after you wash your face, when the skin is slightly damp. In this face, the face will be able to absorb the extra moisture and stay hydrated throughout the day. Apply a thick layer and more than once a day during the winters, and a thin layer during the summers.
Experts recommend using a hydrating sheet mask over a layer of hyaluronic acid serum once a week or so, for those willing to go the extra mile.
A toner sets the scene for most of your skincare and makeup products. While not an essential step in the routine, try applying a toner before applying anything else – sunscreen, moisturiser or makeup. A toner helps the other products to penetrate deeper
If you have oily skin, go for a drying toner with witch hazel or salicylic acid, if you have dry skin, try a clarifying toner with glycerin or ceramides.
Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant against chemical particles that come from pollution, the sun and even our screens. Incorporating Vitamin C in your skincare routine will be an extremely beneficial step.
Exfoliation is the process of removing dirt from your skin. You can either use an exfoliator, a scrub or an exfoliating face wash. Massage your face gently to get rid of all the dirt, dust and particles out right before sleeping. Exfoliation also gets rid of dead skin cells. Exfoliate properly at least twice a week for best results.
Washing your face regularly is the easiest and most basic thing you can do. Use a tissue and a cleanser to get rid of dirt and grease, and then use a mild face wash to cleanse the surface and your pores.
Skin specialists believe that washing your face before going to bed is especially important. However, make sure you pick a cream-based or oil-based cleanser, because exfoliant-based ones leave the skin dull and dry. Having well-hydrated skin before sleeping is a widely known secret to waking up with glowing skin.
Rose water is a great natural cleanser, and added with its fragrance, it can be a great step in your skincare routine! Use rose water on your face before wearing makeup and after removing it as well. It cleanses and nourishes your skin from the inside, and gives a luminent glow on regular use.
Milk is a popular ingredient in skincare recipes as it is an excellent skin nourishing agent. But because of its extremely fluid nature, it becomes confusing to figure out how to use it.
Best way to use milk as it is, is by using a cotton pad to dab raw milk onto your skin. Leave it on for a few minutes and then wash it off.
You can also use it as a toner by mixing it with rose water and using a ball of cotton to apply on your face. You can leave this on overnight for best results.
You can also mix milk with rice flour to make a thick mask. Milk contains lactic acid which kills acne causing bacteria and accelerates the spot treatment process, in turn giving your skin back its glow.
Finally, mixing milk with tomato makes for a brilliant de-tanning solution, and a milk-yoghurt combination acts as a great anti-ageing mask.
Milk by itself has properties that range from moisturising to lightening and exfoliation, all of which ultimately add to the glow of your face. so feel free to create your own versions of face masks based on your needs.
Aloe vera has healing properties that have been proven to be extremely beneficial for the skin. It contains close to 75 potentially active constituents which partake in the skincare process, some include vitamins, minerals, enzymes l, sugars, saponins, salicylic acids, and amino acids.
When you use aloe vera as a face mask, it helps soothe your sunburns, treats acne, exfoliates, and moisturizes your skin. It is a cleanser like no other.
Aloe vera especially unclogs the pores, gets rid of blackheads, and removes scars, all of which help you wake up with a more clear, radiant skin.
You can mix aloe vera gel with honey, natural oil, rose water, or any other classic face mask ingredients of your choice, and it will work it’s magic!
Honey is one of the widely used ingredients in a face mask for the glow that we all chase all our lives. It is a powerhouse of essential nutrients and is a best friend to nutritionists, doctors and beauticians alike.
Whether you apply honey directly or mix it with yoghurt or lemon juice, one result is for sure – smoother, younger, glowing skin.
Apart from this, honey also moisturizes your skin deeply, leaving it hydrated and nourished. It lightens scars, fights pimples and reduces wrinkles.
It ultimately leaves you with healthier, brighter skin.
The citric acid in lemon juice is a star ingredient as it has natural bleaching properties that can give you instant results. It helps reduce dark spots, pigmentation, scar marks and overall, improves your skin health.
It’s natural bleaching properties lighten and brighten your skin tone, leaving you with a glowing face after every use.
It also prevents acne, helps get rid of dark circles and puffy eyes.
You can mix it with just honey, or with honey and papaya paste for best results. Use it as a face mask and leave it for about 15 to 20 minutes for best results.
Coconut oil has a host of properties that are therapeutic and healing in nature. It is a natural coolant which relaxes your mental well being as well, which often reflects on how your skin actually looks.
Coconut oil fights dark circles from appearing, and as well as hyperpigmentation. It works as a moisturiser and leaves your skin soft and supple. It even acts as a sunscreen, protecting your face from the harmful UV rays!
Coconut oil can very well be a step in your makeup routine, as it works as an excellent highlighter and gives a natural glow to your cheekbones, under the brow and on the bridges of your nose.
Apple Cider Vinegar is actually one of the best options for those with breakout prone skin and sensitive skin. It is a gentle exfoliator, cleanser and toner, and it balances out the skin. You can apply a small amount of diluted apple cider vinegar on your face, with a cotton or soft cloth every night before sleeping.
But fair warning, its smell is not for everyone!