No doubt we all want healthy, glowing, and flawless skin. But do we actually provide our skin with the optimum care that it actually requires? Well, honestly, most of us don’t take it that seriously due to one or another reason. But what if you could actually include such products in your body care routine that can be easily found at home? Surely, this is exactly what you’ve been beating your head around. So give this article a read.
Home products that can be included in your body care routine can be of the utmost assistance because you won’t need to fret over your expired toner, especially when you’re running out of time to go out to pick your fav products.
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5 Essentials Of Body Care Routine
Every day our skin fights with a plethora of impurities, germs, and pollutants which not only deplete its health but also make it age sooner. Thus, to counter such ill-effects, this 5 stage body care routine will be at your rescue:-
Cleansing is the first and foremost step of any body care routine. In fact, dermatologists suggest that the skin should be cleansed twice or thrice a day. That’s why you must wash your face, hands, and feet (especially ankles and elbows) at least 2 to 3 times a day.
One noteworthy thing here is that essential oils of our skin get rinsed off every time we cleanse our bodies. That’s why whichever soap or cleanser you use ensures that it does not excessively tamper with the skin moisture.
Also, soaps, scrubs, and cleansers have distinctive chemical formulations. Soaps are relatively less harmful than cleansers. The latter usually comes with synthetics, which is the reason why using them on a daily basis isn’t recommended.
That’s why while you will find a plethora of scrubs in the market, you can prepare them for yourself at home as well.
If you need a homemade scrub, then mix together 3 to 4 tbsp of grounded coffee (or coffee powder) with 2 tbsp of rose water, 2 to 3 tbsp of coconut oil, and 2 tbsp of powdered sugar. If you want it to be a little sticky, you can also add 1 to 2 tsp of milk. And you know the best part of this scrub is that it can be applied to your body. Scrub it gently and let it stay for at least 30 to 45 minutes, and wash it off with running cold water.
Another imperative thing you must be certain about is completely wiping your body parts after cleansing. This is so because if moisture (especially if washed with hard water) is left on your skin, it can result in itching due to the high carbonate composition.
Any scrub, homemade, or the one you bought from the market, exfoliates the skin. So it is always advised to apply a moisturizer after that. You can make a homemade pack with gram flour (or besan), milk, a little coffee powder, and a pinch of turmeric. But before that, toning has to be done; let’s talk about that first.
Any skincare ritual today doesn’t get completed without a toner. After cleansing, if any dirt or impurity still sticks to your skin, toning will take it out for you. Not just that, it’ll also give a boosting dose of essential vitamins and nutrients to your skin.
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If you don’t have one at the very moment, then rose water or glycerine will be an optimum choice for this. Just put some rose water on your hands (yes, you read that right, gone are the days when people used to apply it using a cotton pad as it doesn’t let the nutrient content get optimally absorbed) and gently dab it over your skin.
Hyaluronic serums are no less than allies to the skin. Serums ensure that your skin lights up with another level of charm and glow. Vitamin C is also a key ingredient that is found in serums, so you can also substitute a pack with vitamin C ingredients like lemon, but you must be careful here as lemon can be harsh to some skin types.
Serums have quite an ongoing contentious history. Nonetheless, serums with salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide are effective in obstructing acne. One noteworthy thing here is that face serums and body serums are different.
Moisturiser is an avant-garde product and can’t be left out from being incorporated into your body care routine.
The primary purpose of adding a moisturizer to your body care routine is to keep the skin hydrated. Apart from that, moisturizers work like magic for keeping your skin healthy, shielding them from harmful impurities, and keeping it intact with age. They also add glow to the skin.
Almond oil or coconut oil are both great moisturizers, but of course, it is nobody’s first choice to get drenched after bathing, so you can apply it to your body at night. Since we’re talking of coconut oil, have you ever used it to counter acne? Well, if you have, you actually know how magically it can subdue acne’s unbearable pain.
Moisturizers come in varied consistencies or forms, and you must consult your dermatologist before opting for one, as every individual has a different type of skin and skin-related concerns.
5. Sun Cream/Sunscreen
Sun’s UV rays stand in the way of your skincare rituals. Thus, sun cream becomes an inevitable part of the body care routine. SPF 30 sun cream is a must for everyone as per the general recommendations of dermatologists.
Though approved utilization of chemical-based sunblocks is a matter of contention due to not obtaining favorable votes from the FDA, those with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide have a green flag.
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A common approach to sun cream application is to give your skin a coat at least half an hour before leaving for the outdoors. Also, you don’t have to saturate yourself with sun cream. A dash of it would suffice for your skin and a tinkle dotted line for your face.
In our day-to-day life, makeup has become inevitable for most people, if not all. With foundation, concealer, blush, and this and that, the skin carries a lot of baggage these days.
This calls for one unforgetful thing- skin cleansing. Yes, as the clock’s hands overlap every minute, we are also at our starting point again. So don’t sleep wearing any makeup on your face and take a bath if possible before munching on your dinner.
Well, it’s not the end; if you’re looking for healthy and natural options to rejuvenate your skin without worrying about chemicals, here are a few to get going with.
- If you’re considering investing in a body care routine, gift yourself an aloe vera plant, and you can have the natural gel with you anytime you wish. Just make sure to let the yellowish substance expunge out completely, as it is not good to consume or apply. You can even store the gel in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
- Multani mitti (fuller’s earth powder) is a wonderful substance to include in your natural body care routine.
- Dark circles are a big issue, and since the under-eye area is quite sensitive, you can’t just apply anything. Even natural substances like lemon can trigger some problematic conditions there. You can apply cucumber puree or raw milk to the area under your eyes.
- To scrub your lips, you can mix up brown sugar, honey, and cocoa powder. Also, you can use beetroot to get the optimum natural pink shade.