Three-step at-home facial for pure and healthy Skin – Times of India


With access to salons becoming limited in the new normal, wouldn’t it be great to follow a facial routine from the comfort of your home?

While we cope with lifestyle changes, we might overlook basic skin care routines. Your skin requires a weekly three-step skin care regimen of cleansing, exfoliating, and purifying to look and feel its best.

According to Ms. Shivali Gupte, Skin Care Expert & Senior Research Associate, R&D Center, The Himalaya Drug Company, “Changes in your lifestyle, while adapting to the new normal, can have an adverse impact on your skin health. Your skin might appear dull and patchy or tend to get dry. All these problems could be triggered due to stress, lack of vitamin D, change in diet, lack of physical workout, erratic sleep pattern, and most importantly, a change in your skin care routine. Following a weekend cleansing ritual can help in keeping your skin pure and healthy. Along with this, including products with natural ingredients such as Neem in your daily skin care regimen can help improve skin health.”

Wash the dirt away:
The most basic and important step of skin care is to wash your face with a gentle, soap-free face wash. It removes dirt and makes skin feel fresh and clean from impurities. You can opt for a face wash with neem and turmeric to effectively remove impurities. These ingredients are known for their antibacterial properties that help keep pimple and other common skin conditions at bay.

Scrub your way to clear skin:
In addition to cleansing and washing your face, scrubbing is the next most important step in skin care regimen. Exfoliating helps remove blackheads and dead skin cells, along with unclogging pores. Scrubs effectively exfoliate dead skin cells and deep-rooted impurities.

Face pack to deep cleanse stubborn impurities:
Using a good mask (face pack) can help remove deep-rooted impurities, rejuvenate and soothe skin, improve skin texture, and clean clogged pores. Try a homemade face pack of multani mitti. Multani mitti is a superabsorbent that removes excess oil and deep-rooted impurities.

Inputs by Shivali Gupte, Skin Care Expert & Senior Research Associate, R&D Center, The Himalaya Drug Company

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