The secret to having good, clear skin is so obvious that sometimes it’s plainly overlooked – everyday skincare habits. Think of it as giving your skin tiny doses of hydration, nourishment and love. A lot of times, in the quest to get the skin of our dreams, we have the urge to try every product on the shelf or every ingredient out there. Slow down. Because in reality, you do not need a whole lot. These genius tips are going to help you get clear skin, without you having to do any real effort.
Tip 1: Apply skincare on damp skin
This is a game-changer. You might already be spritzing your face before applying a hyaluronic acid serum, and you know how bouncy it makes your skin. Imagine doing it before every step! This might take a little more time than usual, but it just makes your skin so much dewier! You can either apply your products right when you’re out of shower, or sandwich a hydrating mist between your steps. Applying products on damp skin allows them to seep in better, thus improving their efficacy. So, typically, your routine will look like this – cleanser > mist > HA serum > mist > moisturizer > SPF.
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Tip 2: Pillow talk
You might not be expecting actual laundry in this laundry list, but hear us out. You put your head on your pillow every night for a good 7-8 hours. So naturally they become the storehouse of oil, dirt, and bacteria from your face, hair and environment. One reason why there might be a random zit on your cheek can be your pillow case. Once every week put it in the wash to reduce the risk of breaking out.
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Tip 3: Cleanse, twice!
Because of the pollution bubble that we live in, our skin is constantly under attack. Pollution, dirt, and dust seep deep into our pores and cause more harm than we know. To sort of ‘dry clean’ your skin every night, it's important that you double cleanse your face before hitting the bed. Using an oil-based cleanser to bring suck out all the residue from the pores. Our Mon Cherry Dirt Dissolving Cleansing Balm is infused with a unique blend of oils and ingredients that deep cleanse as well as brighten your skin. You can then follow it up with our Matcha Better Skin Detox Gel Face Wash to wash off any grime that is left behind.
Tip 4: Indulge in facial massages
When you have the luxury of time, show your skin some love with a de-stressing facial massage. Grab a facial oil, moisturizer or a serum and apply a generous quantity all over your face and neck. Then using your fingers or massaging tools like Gua Sha or jade rollers, go all your skin applying appropriate pressure. If you have active acne, make sure to avoid those areas. This will relax your facial muscles and promote blood circulation to give your firmer and healthy skin overtime.
Tip 5: Give makeup a miss
No matter how non-comedogenic your makeup products are, it’s a fact that people who wear minimal or no makeup everyday have healthier skin than those who do. Once in a while, it is good to keep skin bare, or wear very little makeup. This is particularly helpful if you’re dealing with breakouts or irritated skin, as it gives your skin a breather and time to heal itself.
Tip 6: Include ginseng
When you introduce skincare products with Korean ginseng in them, know that you’re giving your skin an intensive repairing, hydrating, and glow-giving action in one go. It contains a house-full of potent minerals and is a prized anti-oxidant that brightens skin, makes it firm, promotes elasticity and collagen production, and is an anti-ageing elixir. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can control acne and its symptoms. Basically, people with acne-prone, dull, and ageing skin will truly, madly, deeply love this ingredient.
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Tip 7: Ditch the towel
Keep the bath towel limited to below the neck. Just like your pillow case, the bath towel is also a breeding ground for bacteria and can be a sneaky cause for acne. More so, letting your face air dry means that you’re allowing all that water to seep into the skin, which is always a good thing. If you must, use a paper towel or a face towel and dab the excess water.
Tip 8: Ice it!
One sure shot solution for glowing and clear skin is resting in your freezer. Cold therapy aka using ice on your face helps calm inflammation, visibly reduce acne and swelling as well as tightens skin. Even if you do not have active acne, icing will rush blood to your face, making it look bright, fresh, and flushed. Simply grab 3-4 ice cubes, wrap them in a face towel and gently press them on your face for 10 seconds followed by a 10 seconds break. Do this for 1-2 minutes and you’ll see your skin lit up!
Tip 9: It’s all in your food
Just how chocolates and ice cream make your heart smile, there are certain foods that have the same effect on your skin! Eating antioxidant and vitamin-rich foods like fatty fishes, walnuts, avocados, broccoli, tomatoes etc, will help improve your skin texture, complexion and overall health. While these are the do’s, avoiding white sugar, white bread and processed foods is the best thing you can do. It does not benefit the body nor your skin.
Skincare doesn’t have to be a chore, but a small part of your daily life, and these tips will help you there!