Every woman wishes to have perfect skin, and while this is not possible at all times, getting clear skin is achievable. Post-pregnancy, your lifestyle will affect your skin more than anything else. Stress, lack of sleep, poor nutrition, late nights and busy days give your skin a daily beating. Developing a routine is recommended to get your skin back to its pre-pregnancy days.
Try adding these 8 things to your beauty ritual and you will definitely see some results.
1. Bury your face in a hot towel
In addition to making you feel warm and snug, a hot towel also opens up the pores of your skin, making it more accessible for beauty products to penetrate deeply rather than simply coating the surface. A face-sized muslin cloth (or even just a normal towel) and some hot water are all you need to experience the action at home.
2. Wash your face with a dandruff shampoo
If you have dry, flaky, inflamed skin, the remedy for it might be sitting in your shower. Try swapping your normal face wash with an anti-dandruff shampoo once a week, or more often, if your skin can handle it. The effects may vary according to your skin type, so try smaller amounts at first to see how your skin reacts to it.
3. Use milk as a cleanser
If you’re looking for gentler, younger-looking skin, look no further than your dairy aisle. Whole milk is a very effective cleanser, the lactic acid helps reduce wrinkles and boost collagen. It’s effective for daily use as a cleanser, exfoliator, toner and spot treatment.
4. Try an ice cube facial
After washing and exfoliating your face, fill the sink with cold water. Add a few ice cubes. Dip your face into the water or splash it on your face for 10 seconds. Repeat several times. The cold helps to refine your pores, flush away puffiness and tone the skin. If you have oily skin, add a teaspoon of lemon juice.
5. Go pro
Great skin is made at home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pamper yourself with some professional care now and then. For a skin-boosting, beautifying experience, try a professional cleansing facial. This treatment will deeply exfoliate your skin and give it a natural, youthful glow.
6. Take a nap
Getting sufficient sleep not only boosts your immunity and helps you feel energised, but also gives your skin enough time to heal and renew your physical self. If you’re not getting enough sleep or the quality of your sleep is subpar, talk to your doctor about how to improve it. Your skin will thank you.
7. Use oil to moisturise
Scrubbing your face might make you feel like it’s clear, but it would damage your skin – particularly the delicate skin around your eyes. For an all-natural, gentle moisturiser, try organic coconut oil. Apply the oil directly from your (clean) finger to the area around your eyes or even the complete face, and wash it off 10 mins later.
8. Detox at home
From our surroundings to the food we eat, your skin tends to hold onto toxins it could do without. For a soothing experience, draw a warm bath and add some epsom salt, sea salt and baking soda to it, the perfect natural cleanser. Do this for 20-minutes and get skin that will leave you feeling refreshed and beautiful.