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Let’s Clean Up !!

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Are you broke or don’t have enough pocket money this month to visit a beauty salon ? Or haven’t really found a good salon yet? Or You are simply lazy to go to a salon to get your clean up done? Whatever be your reason, don’t worry; today I am going to explain to you how to do a clean up at home in few easy steps.

So let’s get started !!

Things you will need

  • Cleanser
  • Scrub
  • Steamer
  • Mask
  • Face towels/Sponge
  • Water
  • Moisturiser
  • Alternatively, you can buy clean up kits that are available in the market which are economical & follow the steps using the kit

Step 1: Cleansing

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Every beauty treatment should start with cleansing. Depending on your skin type select the cleansing lotion:

For oily/combination skin – Gel based cleansing lotion

For dry skin – Cream based cleansing lotion

For sensitive skin – Non fragrant cleansing lotion

Apply the cleanser all over your face & neck and wipe off well using a muslin cloth or cotton pad.

Step 2: Exfoliate

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Use a scrub based on your skin type,

For acne prone /sensitive skin – mild scrub

For normal skin – mild to strong scrub can be used

Gently scrub all over your face & neck; focus on your nose, chin, forehead & jaw line.Wipe off the scrub using a wet face towel/sponge. Need ideas for home made scrubs? See the link given below:

https://wp.me/p9WGTs-1h

Step 3: Steam

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Now that your face is clean and free from grime & dead skin; it is time to take some steam.You can either use a vessel or a face steamer. Continue taking steam for about 5 minutes. Steam helps to open up the pores of your skin preparing it for the next step.

(Caution: Since you are dealing with hot water be extra careful and make sure to close the lid of the steamer well).

Step 4: Mask

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Since the steam has opened up the pores, it is time to feed some nutrients to your skin. Select the face mask that suits your skin type and apply it all over your face & neck. Wash off the mask when it is almost dry using a wet face towel or sponge.

You can see my blog post for ideas to make face masks at home,here is the link to it :

https://wp.me/p9WGTs-1h

Step 5 : Moisturise

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Use your regular moisturiser to moisturise your skin and if you plan to step out of the house after the clean up during the day follow it up with a sunscreen as well.

This clean up will make your skin feel squeaky clean & rejuvenated. I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Please follow+ the blog, let me know your comments below & don’t forget to give me stars !!

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Disclaimer:The opinion is solely of my own and what may work for me may not work for you, so it is advisable to enquire well  & do a patch test if possible  before you use any  services & products mentioned above
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What can possibly irritate your Sensitive Skin ?

Many of us claim that we have sensitive skin but in reality what is sensitive skin? Does breaking out means you have sensitive skin? No, excess oil production in the skin causes pimples; this does not directly indicate that you have sensitive skin. In case of sensitive skin, the layers of the skin get irritated due to a number of internal & external factors causing redness, itching, bumps, pimples & dry patches, etc.

It was hard for me to accept that I have sensitive skin because with sensitive skin one has limited options to try. I cannot try all the latest products that are available in the market and even some of the best brands don’t work on my skin. Every time I try a new product on my skin, it is more like a science lab experiment anything can happen; maybe a miracle or a disaster!

Today I am going to tell you some trigger points that can irritate your sensitive skin

Sun Damage

Being exposed to the harmful rays of the sun causes itching, dry skin patches, redness on the exposed areas of the body & face.

Beauty Products

I always loved trying new products but slowly I realised that I had to stop this. Certain ingredients in the beauty products can provoke sensitive skin making it aggressive and red !I have to be careful in experimenting with new products.

Pollution

Pollution leads to a lot of skin problems for all skin types but for those with sensitive skin, extra care needs to be taken to control the sensitivity of the skin.

Stress

Stress is the root cause for most of our problems in life and it can play havoc on your sensitive skin.

Lack of Sleep

Our skin repairs itself while we sleep; skin cells get renewed during sleep and thus beauty sleep is a must to soothe sensitive skin.

Less Water Intake

Water helps to flush out the toxins from the body and relieves sensitive skin. Less water intake causes serious damage, aggravating sensitive skin.

Food intake

Eating a lot of junk, processed & sugary food causes inflammation inside the body and this acts a trigger point in provoking sensitive skin.

Hormonal Imbalance

Any imbalance in the hormonal levels can be a nightmare for people with sensitive skin, making your skin angry & bumpy.

Unhygienic habits

Not keeping your hair & body clean and wearing unclean clothes can trouble your skin making it itchy, red with bumps all over.

Temperature fluctuations & Weather conditions

Sudden temperature change like using hot water for bathing can cause irritation for people with sensitive skin. Change in the weather leads to change in the temperature which again leads to trouble for sensitive skin.

Active Ingredients

Active Ingredients helps to improve the condition of the skin but too many active ingredients being used together does more of a harm than doing good.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and it will help you keep a track of the activities that can irritate your sensitive skin.

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