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Basic Beauty Tips You Should Definitely Follow


For brighter and more beautiful skin, you need to follow some beauty tips religiously to enhance your skin care regimen. These simple tricks will take your beauty regimen up several notches and add a never before seen glow to your face.


Beauty Tips Based On Your Skin Tone


Different skin types have different needs and different problems. It is important to identify your skin type and take care of it accordingly.


Oily Skin


This is the most troublesome skin type to have. The troubles are countless, but when maintained, this skin type can have a certain glow that other skin types don’t.


Common Troubles: The common problems include enlarged visible pores and a dull appearance due to the overproduction of oil. This, in turn, provides a shiny and greasy sheen. Frequent acne and blemishes, blackheads, whiteheads, and dark spots are also some of the common problems of oily skin.


Simple Tips: Maintain a healthy diet. Eat lots of raw veggies and fruits, and avoid oily and junk food. Always keep your face clean. This helps in keeping excessive oiliness and acne at bay.


Dry Skin


If you think having oily skin is a pain, then let us tell you that having dry skin isn’t a walk in the park either. Dry skin can make you feel very uncomfortable, especially in the winters and in extremely cold temperatures. When not taken care of properly, it results in intense pain and an unsightly appearance.


Common Troubles: Dry skin usually seems to be fine textured and dull, but on a closer look, there may be flaky or granulated skin particularly around the corners of the mouth, eyes, and forehead. If neglected, it may lead to wrinkles.


Simple Tips: Don’t use hot water while taking a shower.


Never leave the shower without applying a moisturizer. Pat dry your skin after a shower, and always use a soft towel.


Combination Skin


With this, we get to suffer from the good and bad qualities of both the skin types! Combination skin usually has a mix of both oily skin characteristics, such as large pores, constant shine, and breakouts especially in the T-zone – the forehead, nose, and chin area and dry skin characteristics i.e., itching, flakiness, and redness on the cheeks.


Common Troubles: You will face the troubles of both the skin types depending on the climatic conditions and also which skin type is more dominant on your face.


Simple Tips: If you have an oily skin type, then your hormones play a great influence over whether or not you will end up with combination skin. Here are a few very basic things you can do to help your skin look and feel better.


Keep your face clean at all times. Hunt for the perfect moisturizer for your skin. These can never be the same for people with this skin type as there will always be variations in the degree of oiliness and dryness. And once you find it, don’t change!


Beauty Tips For Daily Skin Care Routine


No matter what your skin type is, making sure that your skin is clean is extremely important. This is where your skin care routine comes into play.


Cleaning the skin of the dirt and grime, removing the dead skin cells, and making sure that you don’t leave the pores open for more dirt accumulation are essential.


This procedure includes cleansing, scrubbing/ exfoliating, toning, and moisturizing.


Cleansing


Our skin gets exposed to dust, smoke, and pollution, resulting in dryness, dullness, and more, resulting in basically lifeless skin. Cleansing ensures that the radiance of the skin is maintained. Only if cleansing is done properly will your skin accept different products, like moisturizers and facial masks, with ease.


Exfoliating


Just cleansing and moisturizing regularly will not work any magic on the skin unless you remove the dead skin cells from time to time. Exfoliation should be practiced regularly to eliminate the older dead skin completely, giving you skin that is very smooth and fresh. Scrubbing once a week is a must. If your skin type demands more, as oily skin does, then do it as many times as necessary – but don’t overdo it!


Toning


This is a very frequently asked question – “Is toning really important when I actually cleanse and moisturize my skin regularly?” Yes! Toning is an important element of the cleansing process. A good toner will remove all the remaining bits of oil, dirt, and debris left behind by the cleanser. More importantly, a toner will help soothe, nourish, and hydrate the skin while restoring its pH balance.


Moisturizing


Whatever your skin type may be, it shouldn’t stop you from moisturizing your skin regularly. Moisturizing plays a vital role in skin care – it keeps your skin hydrated and prevents it from getting red or flaky. It also helps you prevent the early signs of aging. If you have oily skin, it doesn’t mean that your skin is getting enough nourishment. This is a very common misconception. Pick a good gel-based moisturizer and use it regularly.


Beauty Tips For A Glowing And Bright Face


You cannot change the color of the skin you are born with. But, you can always make it more glowing and youthful-looking by following these tips.


Diet


Vitamin C intake in the form of juices like orange juice/mausambi juice or even a cup of water in the morning with 1 tsp squeezed lime or lemon and half a teaspoon of honey is a great way to start your day.


Vitamin A should be an important part of your diet. To tighten your skin and brighten the complexion, you need to include non-fat milk, egg yolks, and shell fishes in your diet. You should also have foods like carrots, watermelons, and ripe papaya, which are colored foods. The beta carotene in these will make your skin glow.


Drinking 8-10 glasses of water is essential for a hydrated and toxin-free body.


Lessen Sun Exposure


Limit your exposure to the sun. Wear a cap or a hat or take an umbrella when it’s too sunny outside. Apply a UVA and UVB sunscreen at least 20 minutes before stepping out into the sun.


Exfoliate


Scrub the whole body with a natural scrubber or a mixture of sugar and honey, it works really well. Grind the sugar and massage till it dissolves. Everyday exfoliation doesn’t need to be vigorous or for a lengthy time period. Just 3-5 minutes is good enough.


Sometimes (at least once a month) hire someone or ask someone you are comfortable with to scrub your body with castor oil or olive oil and fat sugar granules (not the granulated ones that you use every day).


Exercise


Regular exercise is recommended for people who don’t have an active lifestyle, like homemakers.


Natural Peels


Prefer natural peel off masks over chemical ones. You can also use bleach if that suits your skin. There are a number of mild bleaches available these days in the market. Invest in a good brand. We prefer Dabur Oxybleach, which comes with both pre and post bleach creams.


Beauty Tips For Common Skin Problems


Acne


Inflammation from acne blemishes can overstimulate the skin’s pigment-producing cells and cause them to create too much melanin. Once the blemishes clear, they frequently leave behind small, dark blotches on the skin that are known as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.


Due to the higher levels of melanin in darker skin tones, people with dark skin are particularly susceptible to the development of post-acne skin discolorations. While these dark spots eventually fade on their own, several measures can be taken to help speed up the process.


Apply a mask of multani mitti and rose water to combat acne.


Dark Circles


Puffy eyes accompanied by dark circles are an indicator of ill health or extreme lack of sleep. But sometimes, even additional factors like dehydration and allergies can cause it. This is more and more prevalent as one grows older. But, it is not uncommon to find this even in younger people when they are not getting enough rest, or they have a bad diet. Habits like smoking and drinking too much only make matters worse!


Rub a raw potato gently under your eyes to lighten dark circles.


Anti-Aging


Everybody grows older, and with age, the skin loses its elasticity, leaving you with those prominent wrinkles that give your age away. But, every once in a while we all run into people who just don’t look their age. Wondering what their secret is? It’s very simple.


Seasonal Beauty Tips For Face Brightening


It is no longer a surprise that seasonal changes affect our skin in different ways, all depending on our skin types. So, let’s go through this on the basis of skin type.


Oily Skin


People with oily skin type have been living with one misconception for a very long time. And that is oily skin doesn’t need moisturization. Whoever told you that is wrong. Just because the skin generates excess oils doesn’t mean that it is receiving sufficient nourishment. Always make sure you moisturize as required, especially in winters, as the skin tends to dry out then. Use a gel based moisturizer for better results.


Oily skin is a magnet for dirt, and the addition of sweat to the equation during the summers only makes it easier for infections to find a foothold. So, cleanse regularly and tone too. This will ensure that the dirt is removed and the pores are closed.


Dry Skin


The most important thing for this type of skin is moisturization. Your skin is dry by default and the dryness in the air can only make matters worse. So make sure that during all seasons you have that bottle of favorite moisturizer at hand and keep your skin hydrated.


Combination Skin


Since combination skin comes with the troubles of both skin types, the key is to keep the skin clean, pores closed, and skin hydrated. These are the requirements for both skin types. So, it is all about finding the right balance.


After having spent so many years ignoring the centuries of knowledge from our ancestors, we have finally admitted that some of the most effective remedies ever are the ones that we concoct from our backyard! So, here some of the simplest and most effective face masks.


Homemade Face Masks


Homemade face masks are the best solution to add life and glow back to your skin.


1. Avocado Mask


Scoop out the avocado and mash it. Combine with one tablespoon of honey and/or plain yogurt. Apply on face, avoiding the eyes.


2. Honey Mask


Combine one tablespoon each of honey and olive oil. Add two teaspoons lemon juice.


Beat in one egg yolk. Apply it to the face and keep it on for 20 mins before rinsing.


Before applying any mask, open the pores by applying a warm, damp washcloth to the face. After removing the mask, rinse with warm water, and then cold water.


These two face masks can be used by anybody, irrespective of their skin type.


3. Papaya Face Scrub


Exfoliation is very important for rejuvenation of skin. The following tip will leave your skin feeling soft and fresh.

Mash the pulp of a ripe papaya with a fork. Add 2-3 teaspoons of ground oatmeal and 1 teaspoon sugar. Blend to form a thick paste. Massage into skin for several minutes; allow it to dry. Wash off.


4. Cocoa Butter Moisturizer


Melt two tablespoons cocoa butter over low heat. Separate one egg yolk and add to the butter. Add two tablespoons lemon juice. Perfect mask for dry skin.

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