Having a Skincare Routine can often seem like a waste of time. You may ask, why can’t I just wash my face and go to sleep? Why do I need all these extra products? Do they even do anything?
The answer is yes, a daily skincare routine works like a magic on your skin.
Your skin is your first impression forever. Why shouldn’t it deserve the best? Having skincare should not just fall into a mundane routine, but it should be a lifestyle choice you are proud of. Don’t just wait for your next breakout or for that one giant pimple that just will not relent, but start the skincare regime right away to see the spectacular benefits every day.
The good news is that you do not have to shell out loads of money to follow a healthy skincare routine. We have all-natural skincare ingredients that are a part of our daily lifestyle, but we just overlook their benefits.
So let’s just follow this stepwise skincare routine to find that healthy glow on the skin.
Cleansers do everything – they help your skin to get rid of impurities, remove the majority of the dirt, remove your makeup, and prep your skin for the rest of your routine. Depending on your skin type you can choose a cleanser accordingly and let it work its magic!
Some of the best cleansing ingredients for acne-prone skin are honey or neem. Coconut oil, although it can clog your pores, is a brilliant makeup remover.
If doing a facemask is on your agenda tonight, you could switch your regular cleanser for a face scrub. Exfoliating with a scrub removes any dead skin cells, which allows for better absorption of the mask’s properties.
Depending on the kind of mask, you can use it either before or after the toner. Sheet masks are generally recommended for after-toner. Similarly, most hydrating or moisturising masks are used after the toner.
If you opt for a clay or mud mask, using it before the toner and right after the scrub gives you the full effect. The mask works properly only when the pores are still open and ready to receive all its goodness. Using it once or twice a week is bound to give you the desired results.
Toners balance your skin’s pH while removing any additional impurities that the cleanser missed. If you use a mask before toning, toners also remove any residue that did not wash off during removal.
All-natural toners like green tea toners or Apple Cider Vinegar toners have anti-inflammatory properties that combat acne. The acidic nature of apple cider vinegar also lightens the skin, removing any blemishes.
The toner properly preps your skin for any acne treatment products you use. Whether it be doctor-prescribed or over-the-counter, you need clean skin, ready for spot treatment. Apply the product as directed and let it dry before continuing with your routine.
Apple cider vinegar is, again, a great all-natural spot treatment. Putting it on your acne and letting it dry dries out the acne. Similarly, using aloe vera, tea tree oil, green tea etc. are great at-home ways of combating acne.
Serums add a much-needed additional layer of moisture. Especially for people with dry and dehydrated skin, serums give the skin’s health that instant boost it needs before moisturising or applying sunscreen.
If your skin is normal to oily, you may not like the idea of a serum. Luckily, serums are great in that respect, too! The amount of moisture they provide is perfect for your needs and do not clog your pores.
At the end of the day, there are only four main steps in a skincare routine. If you have a moisturiser with sunscreen incorporated, you are officially set! Moisturiser is the last step that properly softens your skin and protects it against the day’s pollutants until you get back home at night.
There are a million all-natural moisturiser options for every skin type. Ranging from aloe vera to shea butter to olive oil, these options are all available in your kitchen! They all have various properties that give your skin the healthy glow it deserves!
With IHA, your search for all-natural alternatives is officially at an end. Our products contain only organic ingredients, made with the Ayurvedic method for maximum effect. We believe in giving your skin the natural glow it deserves and understands the effect of chemicals on sensitive skin. With our help, you are guaranteed to have gorgeous, nourished skin in no time!