Skincare routine is a task for some, a necessity for others, and a simple pleasure for others. Which category do you find yourself in?
Is it a task for you? Is it a necessity? Or, the simple pleasure of life?
Well, dropping diplomatic wave here. It is a bit of all. Agreed?
Do you know there are basically four steps of any facial spa or skincare routine? Which of these do you usually practice on your skin?
Skincare, however it may seem different to different individuals, is an important notion of self-care. It doesn’t have to be fancy, luxurious, or expensive always. The easiest way to choose for your self-care (or say skincare, specifically) is actually already present around you, inside your home.
All you need to do is make some efforts for yourself.
This is my 12th blog and I believe by now you already know, I prefer home remedies over chemcial loaded cosmetics for myself. And, I don’t just follow that for my hair but I stick to it for my skin as well.
Therefore, here are 4 easy steps I take to care for my skin. I try my best to do this at least twice a month. You can perform this for yourself, as per the comfort and availability of ingredients.
Step 1 in the skincare routine Cleansing
My at-home facial is a very easy-peasy procedure. The first step to it is Cleansing.
Cleansing is all about cleaning your face from the outside. It is to clear the dirt from your skin. You can easily do this by using a normal face wash of your choice.
However, while undertaking cleansing as a process of my skincare routine, I replace the face wash with curd. I have mentioned this in my previous hair blog, I’ll mention it again. My taste buds do not accept curd.
But, I don’t deny the amazing benefits it has for my skin. Also, I won’t shy away to admit that I have felt the change ever since I have stared with this routine.
There are a lot of reasons to use curd for your skin. Some of these are :
- It fights acne.
- It reduces dark circles.
- It treats skin infections.
- It soothes sunburn.
How do I do it? The first step of skincare includes nothing but simply cleaning my face with curd. Similar to the way we use face wash on regular days.
Step 2 is Scrubbing
Scrubbing is where the actual work of my skincare routine begins. Scrubbing is the process where we massage out the area of our nose and cheekbones. It is practiced to remove stubborn blackheads.
No matter how much you clean them, the dirt around us always returns and finds a place on our nose and surrounding skin. Therefore, scrubbing helps in exfoliating and deep cleansing of the skin.
How do I scrub? For scrubbing, I add another ingredient with curd.
What is it?
Rice flour is another magical ingredient that has leveled up my skincare routine. It acts as the perfect exfoliator for the skin. Here are a few reasons to add curd with rice flour and use it as a natural scrub.
- It is too soft and gentle on your skin as an ingredient.
- It treats hyperpigmentation and blemishes on the face.
- It smoothens the fine lines and wrinkles due to its lightening properties.
All you have to do is mix a spoonful curd with half amount of rice flour and use it as a scrubber.
If you don’t have rice flour at your home, please go ahead grind some rice in the grinder mixture. That is what I did initially. Actually my mommy, not exactly me 😉
She simply ground half kg of rice at one go. She didn’t want me to trouble her again and again over this.
Step 3 in the Skincare routine is Massage
Massage is where you clean the entire skin of your face and neck to even the texture and smoothen it. Making it all neat and clean. This is done by moving your hands over your face and neck in a circular motion.
For massaging my face and neck, the next ingredient I add is fuller’s earth. Our very beloved Multani mitti. Fuller’s Earth or Fuller’s Clay is an excellent natural ingredient for not just your skin or face but hair too. I’ll write about it someday, soon. Let me know if you wish to read that.
Back to fuller’s earth.
- It fights acne and pimple.
- It cleans the skin deeply by removing dirt and impurities.
- It improves the skin tan and removes oil from the face.
All I do is mix the Fuller’s Earth in the curd. And, simply massage my face with the mixture. It cools down the skin and soothes the senses, literally.
Step 4 is a face mask
The final and the last step of my skincare regime is the face mask. Face masking is all about applying an even layer of the prepared mixture on your face and allowing it to stay for a few minutes.
The mixture I used for massaging my face, I apply the same mixture as a face mask. The only addition (sometimes or sometimes not) is rose water.
Using rose water is totally optional here.
Lastly, when the face mask dries up after 10-15 minutes, I just clean it with a cotton pad and let my skin relax for a few minutes.
Next, I apply some moisturizer and we are done.
This is it. I follow an extremely simple and fuss-free skincare routine. It doesn’t include a lot of things. As said before, I like things minimal.
Also, this routine is not just for women. All the men reading this right now, please go ahead and try it.
Another thing that I want you guys to remember is that I use fresh and homemade curd. One that is prepared overnight. I would suggest the same to you. But, of course, you can do it as per your choice as well.
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I promise I will bring more interesting topics to you, every time I welcome you here.
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