Let this Valentine’s Day be about ‘you’. Making yourself feel good is as important as making your loved one feel special. Take the time off to pamper yourself and try skincare home remedies to feel rejuvenated. Here are a few tips which you could follow to get a radiant and glowing skin on Valentine’s Day. You can also bookmark this beauty guide for the future.
Cleanse and exfoliate your skin
Dead skin cells might get trapped in your pores, making you look dull. Cleansing and exfoliating at least twice or thrice a week is a good practice as it helps in making the skin clearer and brighter.
How to do it: Apply few drops of grapeseed oil on your skin to promote an even skin tone and control acne outbreaks. Washing your face regularly with a sandalwood soap will help remove dirt and impurities trapped in the pores.
Use natural make-up primer
Before applying make-up, use olive oil. This will moisturise and nourish your skin from within.
How to use: Massage few drops of olive oil on the face. This will create a buffer layer between the skin and make-up. Make-up is composed of chemicals that may not be suitable when directly coming in contact with the skin. Olive oil can protect the skin from additional harm.
Use natural sunscreen
The exposure to sun can be harmful for skin in the long run. The side-effects of UV rays include developing wrinkles, fine-lines, spotting and blemishes. Hence, using sunscreen is a must. However, avoid the chemical based lotions and creams, and switch to sesame oil. This natural sunscreen contains SPF that offers protection from UV rays.
How to use: Apply few drops of sesame oil before stepping out in the sun.
Natural makeup remover
It is extremely crucial to removing make-up before you go to bed. Letting the make-up stay for long will clog the pores, and lead to blackheads and blemishes.
How to use: Use jojoba oil with a cotton pad to remove make-up. The oil cleanses deeply and removes all traces of the make-up that may stay even after a thorough wash. Papaya and cucumber-based soap can effectively wash off even waterproof cosmetics.
Treat fine lines and wrinkles
Premature wrinkles may be caused because of irregular sleeping patterns and other lifestyle habits. Hence, using rosehip oil will maintain your skin from within.
How to use: Put few drops of rosehip oil on dampen cotton pad and use it regularly on your skin.
Reduce eye puffiness and dark circles
Lack of sleep and bad lifestyle choices can lead to puffiness around eyes. It is essential to sleep at least 6-8 hours to look healthy and fresh. Grapeseed oil reduces puffy eyes, dark circles and forming of eye-bags, and nourishes the skin from within. Moreover, it also helps in getting good sleep.
How to use: Apply few drops of grapeseed oil on the affected eye area and dark spots with a cotton pad.
Thick lush eyebrows and eye lashes
Healthy eyelashes and eyebrows enhance the look of the face. If you are not blessed with long eyelashes and thick eyebrows, castor oil nourishment will work wonders.
How to use: Applying castor oil can nourish the hair follicles and help in growth from within.
(The writer is managing director of Soulflower)
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