Watching models walk down the runway doing their thang sometimes makes me want to switch my life with theirs! Wearing designer clothes, having access to all the A-listed parties, getting free goodies, the fame that comes with it--I wouldn’t mind doing that for a living, TBH. On top of that they are always travelling, which can take a toll on the skin, and yet they look airbrushed whenever or wherever they step out! If you've ever wondered how they manage to look so good at all times, we're baring it all (pun intended).
Their stunning Insta pictures may not reveal it but models are often overworked, jet-lagged, and stressed due to tedious work commitments. It takes them a great deal of looking after their skin and eating the right foods to look as they do. And here's how you can too!
Our skin looks the best when it’s not thirsty. Keeping it hydrated by drinking plenty of water (2-3 litres a day) and moisturizing it religiously is a must. Applying serums, facial oils, and using face masks helps too.
Models are constantly getting dolled up so, naturally, they love catching a break from all that makeup to let their skin breathe. Remember to:
- Always remove your makeup before going to bed.
- Either replace your base (foundation or primer) with a good moisturizer or apply a thin layer of makeup after you’ve moisturized. Avoid applying makeup directly to your skin without a moisturizer.
- A facial spray or mist also helps keep skin fresh, especially during long flights or work hours.
Models break out too! If you have blemishes such as adult acne or old acne scars that just won't budge, using an essential oil might be the best way to get rid of them once and for all. Tea tree oil is an expert-favourite as it not only clears your skin but also prevents the formation of bacteria on the skin. You can use it weekly or mix it with carrier oils such as coconut or olive oil for daily use.
No matter how much you wash or scrub your face, pollution, dirt, and makeup residue can set up camp in your pores. Deep cleaning every now and then is the way ahead, ladies. Steaming your face for a few minutes once a week is a great way to clear those pores from inside out. You're welcome!
No, do NOT pop it like a bubble wrap. Pimples are annoying AF but they hurt, even more, when they appear on an important day. Spot treatments are the best way to diminish them in size in a matter of a few hours as these formulas tend to be strong. Alternatively, mix one tablespoon of baking soda with a few drops of water and apply the paste on the affected area. After a few hours, your pimple would look visibly smaller. You can also use an anti-acne face pack as spot treatment. Dab a pea-sized amount on your zit, leave it for some time and wash it off.
Our skin loves au naturale treatment. DIY homemade packs are an excellent way to keep blemishes at bay without the fear of chemicals. Ask your naani maa and her nuskhe will agree with us, too. Just mash, mix and apply for naturally beautiful skin.
The journey to having #GreatSkinDays begins with how you take care of your skin. As unnecessary it may seem (to some people), a great skincare regimen can change the entire look and feel of your skin. If you're a skincare beginner, make sure you are following the right steps which include:
- Washing your face, at least twice a day
- Using a toner
- Keeping it moisturized
- Applying SPF every day
Feel free to invest in a facial serum for some extra love and care.
So, are you ready to show that model-like glow?
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