Skin Care

Skincare Routine When Less Is More

Skincare therapy: cleansers, treatments, scrubs. Sometimes we don't need to bring out the heavy artillery but simply go back to basics for an effective skincare routine. Less look at ways where you can get a peachy and glowing skin without using extensive makeup and treatments.

Eye care- Do not sleep unless you have removed all the makeup from your face. You would never want to wake with a natural yet 'ready-made smoky eyes' when in the morning. Similarly, do not rub your eyes when removing makeup. They'll only end up irritated and sensitive. At the end of the day, religiously remove your eye makeup. Makeup contains a high concentration of pigments that can be toxic when left on the skin for too long. Be gentle, particularly around the highly fragile eye contour zone. The more you rub, the more damage you'll do. Simply apply your make up remover to a cotton pad, place it on your eyes and let it penetrate your eyelashes. Don't rub it in. Carefully wipe it off, working from the inner to the outer corner of your eyes.

Hydration- Hydration forms more than half of your skincare routine any time of the day. A dehydrated face invites dry, flaky skin, acne and dull and patchy look. On the other hand, a hydrated face oozes shine and beauty instantly. While looking for products that can deeply hydrate your skin, you can try the new L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence. This is better than a cream or a serum and leaves your face deeply moisturized in just a few drops on your face. This Micro-Essence is packed with skin renewal micronized technology that leaves your face refreshed, glowing, bright and healthy. It contains Salicylic Acid which accelerates skin renewal and mildly exfoliates to refine pores and skin texture. Its lightweight texture penetrates up to 10 layers deep to give you a nourished and glowing skin. Apart from applying the Micro-Essence to moisturize your skin, opt for scrubs and face mask to remove the dead cells and hydrate your face once a week.

Sunscreen- Protecting your skin against the sun damage goes a long way in your skincare routine. After you have moisturized your skin, finish off your skincare routine with a sunscreen that protects your skin against the harmful UV rays of the sun. You can try the new L'Oréal Paris UV Perfect Matte & Fresh, which is perfect for Indian summers. It has kaolin clay that absorbs the extra sweat and even works best in maximum humidity for all skin types.

Makeup- Opt for minimalistic makeup that keeps you looking fresh and beautiful and not cakey and patchy. You can just go for a long-lasting nude lipstick, eyeliner and mascara. If you have too many dull spots, you can also even it out with a BB cream.

Skincare need not always employ an army of products to make you look beautiful and mesmerizing. It just has to be a combination of perfect products that helps you keep your skin healthy and your look glowing.