We all want glowing skin, right? But nobody wants to go through the trouble of following elaborate skincare regimes. Well, there’s no pain without gain. You will have to put in a little bit of effort to keep your skin soft, radiant and healthy. But the good news is that it’s just that - only a little bit of effort! With these 10 skincare essentials by your side, you’ll get dreamy skin in no time!
1. A Makeup Remover Is A Must
Remember that you must never ever sleep with your makeup on. Just one night of sleeping with your makeup on can clog your pores, cause eye irritation and do a lot of damage to your skin, so always have a makeup remover by your bedside. You can even use coconut oil to remove your skin and lip makeup - it works like a charm. And don’t forget to use a gentle eye makeup remover to wipe off that eyeliner!
POPxo Recommends: L'Oreal Paris Ideal Skin Makeup Removing Towelettes (Rs 400), The Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye & Lip Make Up Remover (Rs 761)
2. A Cleanser For Glowing Skin
Instead of using a bar soap (which can upset the pH balance of your skin), use a good cleanser that is formulated specially for your face. Depending upon your skin type, choose a cleanser that you can use every day. People with oily skin should go for an active cleanser that prevents breakouts, while those with dry skin should opt for a creamy cleanser.
POPxo Recommends: Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser (Rs 387), The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser (Rs 995)
3. A Toner For Added Benefits
Using a toner is the one part of a skincare regime that many people ignore. However, using a toner is extremely important as it has more than one benefit. It shrinks pores, restores your skin’s pH balance, adds a layer of protection and refreshes your skin. However, make sure that you choose an alcohol-free toner as alcohol dehydrates your skin. Rose water acts like an excellent natural toner and leaves your skin rosy and moisturized.
POPxo Recommends: Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose Water (Rs 250)
4. A Serum For Stunning Skin
A face serum may be on the more expensive side, but your skin will thank you for investing in one. Full of active ingredients that have a host of beauty benefits and are better absorbed by your skin, a serum is all you need to give your skin a boost. The high concentration of active ingredients in serums guarantees quick results!
POPxo Recommends: Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate (Rs 1,950)
5. An Under Eye Cream For Beautiful Eyes
The skin right underneath your eyes requires some extra special care, especially once you hit your mid-twenties, since the skin there is very thin. We suggest you use a good under eye cream every night to keep the area moisturized and to keep dark circles away. Puffy eyes and dark circles can take away from your entire look, so invest in a good eye cream!
POPxo Recommends: St.Botanica Under Eye Gel (Rs 599)
6. A Night Cream To Moisturize
We already know that a moisturizing day cream is a must for supple, hydrated skin, but give your complexion a glow-inducing boost with some extra love. Pamper yourself before bedtime with a rich night cream and wake up to soft, supple and moisturized skin.
POPxo Recommends: Fabindia Vitamin E Night Cream (Rs 390)
7. An Exfoliator To Remove Dead Skin
Don’t let dead and dry skin take away your glow. Use a gentle exfoliator to scrub away dead skin cells. An exfoliator will unclog your pores, remove excess oil and prevent the appearance of blackheads. Use one at least once or twice a week and see the results!
POPxo Recommends: Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub (Rs 240)
8. A Day Cream For Dreamy Skin
You should not make the mistake of thinking that a night cream is all you need to keep your skin moisturized. Use a day and night cream for best results. A day cream not only hydrates but also creates a barrier between environmental pollutants and your skin to keep it soft and protected. If you have oily skin, opt for a water-based one, while dry skinned people can choose a heavier day cream.
POPxo Recommends: Kama Ayurveda Eladi Hydrating Ayurvedic Face Cream (Rs 895)
9. A Sunscreen For Safety
Don’t make the mistake of stepping out without one! Not only does your sunscreen prevent tanning, it also protects your skin from damage from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Choose a non-greasy one with at least SPF 30 that you can easily wear every morning and your skin will love you for it!
POPxo Recommends: Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel Pa+++ Spf - 50 (Rs 295)
10. A Face Pack Every Once A Week
And finally, don’t forget to use a face pack every once in awhile to get your skin glowing, once a week will be great. It’ll brighten your skin up instantly and keep it healthy and glowing - just what you need! And all it takes is 15 minutes!
POPxo Recommends: Vedic Line Choco Cherry Mud Pack (Rs 189)
Just incorporate these 10 essentials in your skincare routine and you’ll see the difference - we promise!
Published on Nov 28, 2016