Let’s get real ladies, we don’t ALWAYS have the time to take care of our skin. To be honest, maintaining a beauty routine and keeping salon treatments can be difficult for most of us who have choke-full calendars. If you’re like the many of us who barely have a second to think, then you will love these simple, yet effective, tips to get your skin looking primed.
Dead skin cells are usually the cause of dull skin. Exfoliate once a week with a good loofah or use a shower gel with microbeads, and see the magic. Doing this in the shower means you can get clean and exfoliate at the same time, saving you time for other things!
POPxo recommends: Dove Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash (Rs 90)
No time to blend your base? We got you covered. Mix some of your liquid concealer in your lotion to make your very own tinted moisturiser. Apply it to your face and you’ve got enough coverage and hydration to last you the entire day.
POPxo recommends: Himalaya Herbals Winter Defense Moisturizing Cream (Rs 75)
Don’t throw away that pot of brewed green tea from the morning. When you’re back from work, remove your make-up and use the leftover green tea as a toner. Green tea has antioxidants that fight off free radicals, and the caffeine in it helps to tighten and re-energise skin. It also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, perfect for acne-prone skin.
For all the mommies out there, this probably isn’t news to you. Baby oil is a great anti-ageing product as it is mild, usually chemical-free and very moisturising. A bit strange to use the first time, it actually gives your cheekbones a gorgeous, natural highlight. So, don’t waste time applying and blending highlighter powders when all you need is a quick dab of baby oil.
POPxo recommends: Johnson's Baby Oil With Vitamin E (Rs 158)
If you’re tired of waking up with puffy eyes, try elevating your sleeping position. Add an extra pillow or raise the height of your mattress near your headrest and sleep with your head raised higher. This helps to reduce inflammation and is said to improve blood circulation.
If there is one thing we can’t stress enough, it’s the importance of drinking enough H2O. Water flushes out toxins, reduces swelling and hydrates the body – all of this enhances the natural look and feel of your skin. If you can’t make time during the day, then make it a habit to finish a bottle of water before you go to sleep.
Dust and grime can get accumulated on your face as blackheads, open pores and breakouts. In such cases, a charcoal mask can be refreshing and a quick fix to get smooth skin. Apply a thick layer of this face mask (avoiding your sideburns and peach fuzz) and take it off in 15 minutes.
POPxo recommends: Aroma Magic Activated Bamboo Charcoal Face Pack (Rs 475)
Got 5 minutes before the big board meeting and need a quick pick me up? Grab a bit of your concealer and your hand cream and mix together to create a quick semi-coverage foundation. Oh, if you don’t have concealer and hand cream in your bag, it’s high time you do, for they are great for beauty emergencies!
POPxo recommends: L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD (Rs 428)
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