Switch Up Your Beauty Routine
Change your beauty routine when the seasons change. You shouldn't use the same products in summer that you use during winter. So adopt a seasonal beauty routine every 6 months. During summer, apply light day creams that contain an SPF and don't over-nourish your skin at night, so that it can naturally hydrate itself. The L’Oréal Paris UV Perfect Matte & Fresh contains mattified kaolin clay that absorbs excess sweat, making it a perfect choice for Indian summers, even in the extremely humid places. Winter is harsh on our skin. Cold, dry air and temperature changes mean our skin needs protecting and soothing. Opt for creams, balms, and serums packed with moisturising ingredients that will prevent your skin from drying out and boost its hydrolipidic film. The L'Oreal Paris Hydrafresh Anti-Ox Grape Seed Hydrating Aqua Balm makes skin feel intensely hydrated, bouncy and smooth.
Cleanse your face twice every day, when you wake up and before going to bed - It's the non-negotiable Golden Rule if you want great skin! Cleansing removes makeup as well as impurities accumulated throughout the day - grime, pollution, smoke, sweat. In the mornings, you can quickly cleanse using micellar water followed by a spritz of thermal water. In the evenings, go for a thorough cleanse to leave your skin feeling squeaky clean at the end of a long day. Try the L’Oréal Paris White Perfect Milky Foam Facewash to thoroughly clean your skin and leave it feeling refreshed.
Hydrating our skin keeps it supple and comfortable, whilst helping to regenerate its hydrolipidic film- the protective barrier that protects us from the elements. It's also the best way to stop wrinkles from cropping up. The new L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence is a water-based formula that penetrates up to 10 skin layers to reveal bright, radiant, crystal clear skin, with improved water retention. Not only this, but we also need to hydrate from the inside by drinking at least 1.5 litres of water and fruit/herbal teas a day.
Apply a Face Mask
Nourishing, purifying, moisturising, detoxifying, brightening, toning, anti-ageing, the different types of face masks available today are endless. Face masks work best if they're regularly applied. They wake up ruddy, tired skin, get rid of bags under the eyes, reduce dark circles, hydrate parched skin, and brighten dull complexions in a flash. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Essence Face Sheet Masks have a range of masks available for all your skin concerns, from plumping and hydrating to brightening and lifting. Pick one that suits your needs and bathe your face in a thick layer of active ingredients that your skin can then soak up.
Scrub Your Face
Face scrubs brighten the complexion, even out skin tone, and unclog pores. They get rid of dead cells, allowing our skin to breathe. They leave dull, sallow skin bright and glowing. Added plus? Scrubbing boosts your circulation, which helps cell regeneration and the absorption of active ingredients contained in skin care treatments that you apply later on.
Clean Your Make Up Kit
Eye shadow brushes, foundation sponges, and face powder brushes all harbour bacteria which can lead to blocked pores, shine, red patches, and acne. Ideally, you should clean your kit after every use, but it's a time-consuming chore, so once a month is fine. Soak your brushes, sponges, etc. in a bowl of warm water that contains a gentle soap or shampoo, but make sure you don't soak the handles. Gently blot them dry - horizontally so that you don't damage the bristles.
Check Use-By Date
Every three months check your skincare products' use-by dates. These dates refer to how long you have to use your products after they've been opened. Cosmetics are like food - they don't stay fresh forever! All cosmetics and skincare products carry a use-by date. Strictly speaking, you don't need to bin them once they reach the date, but bear in mind that they may not work as well.
Examine Your Moles
Keeping an eye on moles is a must. It may seem trivial, but it's the best way to detect early signs of skin cancer. So don't put this one off, as 90% of skin cancers can be successfully treated if they're spotted in time. Face, scalp, hands, arms, torso, back, legs, feet - carefully look at them all and see a specialist once a year so that any potentially dodgy moles can be detected.
With the plethora of skincare products available in the market, finding the right products to create your own skincare routine might feel daunting. Here are some simple steps for you to follow to get you started on your skincare journey. Make it a point to commit to a daily skincare routine and you’ll soon be on your way to healthy and radiant skin.
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