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10 *Skincare Secrets* Every 20 Something Girl Should Swear By

Sonali Pawar

Beauty Writer & Editorial Coordinator

Ladies, taking care of your skin is a commitment. If you want clear and radiant skin, you have to maintain it and follow a regular routine. Given our busy schedules, we sometimes neglect the health of our skin as it isn’t possible for us to follow a particular beauty routine all the time. But, we are here to make it exciting and easy for you to pamper your skin. These game-changing skincare secrets are all you need to follow for a healthy glow and clearer complexion. From cleansing techniques to preventing breakouts, these secrets will change the way you take care of your skin and help you fall in love with it!


1. Raid your kitchen for a cleanser


Ditch all those cleansers you bought from the market, and instead go for an inexpensive and awesome way to cleanse your skin. You don’t have to go too far, the cleanser you’re looking for is right in your kitchen! To make your skin soft and smooth, massage sunflower oil and wipe it off with a warm muslin cloth. Who knew the way to get supple and blemish-free skin is right in your kitchen, eh?!


2. Sheet mask hacks


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Sheet masks are the ‘it’ new thing in the beauty world and we can’t help but be obsessed with it. To make your sheet mask work better, put it in the freezer before using it. Crazy, right? If you don’t want to keep it in the freezer, you can rub it with some ice cubes for 2-3 minutes. Keep that mask on for 15-20 minutes and massage some moisturizer into your skin after you’re done. Here’s to radiant skin instantly, ladies!


3. Yoga with a facial


Ladies, we’re not talking about your usual yoga - the best way to pump up your tired skin is to do yoga while you have a face mask on your face. All of us know that yoga increases the blood flow and helps in circulation. Doing the downward dog while you have a face mask on will give you ah-mazing results. Say hello to bright and glowing skin, girls!


4. De-puff with tea bags


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The ultimate de-puffing ritual is to keep cool tea bags on your eyes. What you have to do is, steep two tea bags in hot water and let them cool. Place the bags over your eyes for about 3-4 minutes and let the caffeine in it work on de-puffing. If you don’t have enough time to do the tea bag hack, you can always keep two spoons in the freezer and place them over your eyes until they get warm - the cold metal will help de-puff your tired eyes.


5. Baking soda for the win


Bid adieu to all those annoying breakouts with the help of baking soda. You can mix baking soda in different face masks you use. It gives a boost to the mask and helps reduce and prevent blackheads, acne and, control the production of excess oil.


6. White towel test


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After a long day, you can revive your skin and get rid of all the dirt and pollution efficiently, with this simple trick. Use olive oil to cleanse your face and massage it into your skin. Take a white towel soaked in warm water to wipe it off. Any kind of dirt is easy to notice on a white coloured towel. Repeat the process if all the dirt is not gone from your skin. You can use this trick to remove your makeup as well. Believe us, it’s extremely efficient!


7. Steaming your face


Before you apply any face mask, steam your face so that the mask can work better and cleanse your skin deeply. You can either take a warm shower before applying the mask or take a steamer and cover your face with a towel for about 3-4 minutes. This helps soften the pores which in turn allows the ingredients of the face mask to penetrate better and work properly.


8. Exfoliate - if we haven’t mentioned it already!


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Exfoliate your way to clear and blemish-free skin. These homemade scrubs will help give your skin that much-needed shine and radiance. For clear skin, exfoliate at least once in a week and get that smooth skin you’ve always wanted.


9. Microneedle therapy for clear skin


As scary as it sounds and looks, microneedle therapy is actually a great way to get blemish-free skin. Using this product will help heal the skin from any cell damage and produce more collagen and elastin that gets rid of pigmentation and makes your skin look plump, fresh and tight.


10. For a plump pout


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It’s super duper easy to get a plump pout, girls. All you have to do is massage your lips with a few drops of cinnamon oil under a lip gloss to get that oomph factor. Now, it’s important to spot check the oil against a patch of skin first to make sure you don't have any adverse effect. You can also exfoliate your lips with a teaspoon of coconut oil mixed with sugar and a pinch of cinnamon every night. It helps getting rid of dead skin and makes your lips look plump and soft.


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Published on May 23, 2017
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