Every woman wants her skin to be soft, healthy and glowing. To ensure this, it is very important for women to have a proper skincare routine-both in the morning and at night. When it comes to skincare, nothing can beat natural ingredients.
A morning skincare routine should ideally include cleansing, toning and moisturising. These are the natural ingredients that you could use for each of these steps.
For the first step, you can stick to the face wash that best suits your skin on a daily basis. However, at least once or twice a week, make it a point to exfoliate your skin. Here are a few natural ingredients that can be used for this:
Sugar is the base for most facial scrubs. Sugar helps to exfoliate and soften your skin, which keeps it naturally fresh throughout the day. An exfoliating scrub can easily be made at home. Just squeeze the juice of 4 lemons, add 2 tsps of sugar to it and mix it well.
2) Fuller’s Earth (Multani Mitti)
Fuller’s Earth, or multani mitti as it is commonly known, is very good for the skin. Multani Mitti removes excess oil from the skin and deep cleanses the skin by removing dirt, sweat and impurities. Being antiseptic in nature, multani mitti helps to keep blackheads, pimples and acne at bay as well.
Before applying moisturizer on your face, make it a point to tone your face. The following natural ingredients can help you with this:
1) Rose Water
Dip cotton balls into rose water and gently apply it onto your skin. Rose water is a natural toner and it is very beneficial for your skin.
Rose water helps to maintain the pH balance of the skin and even controls excess oil. Since it is anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, rose water can help reduce skin redness, skin inflammation and even get rid of acne. Rose water also keeps the skin hydrated and moisturized, which helps to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin.
2) Aloe Vera Gel
Nothing can beat fresh aloe vera gel when it comes to skincare! Aloe Vera, often referred to as the ‘plant of immortality,’ secretes a clear gel when it is broken off. This gel can directly be applied onto your skin.
3) Raw Milk
Raw milk is very good for the skin. Dip a cotton ball into raw milk and dab it all over your face.
After cleansing and toning your skin, it is important to moisturize it in order to ensure that the skin is well-hydrated and moisturized throughout the day. Use the below mentioned natural ingredients for this step:
1) Coconut Oil
Not only is coconut oil great for hair, but it is also great for the skin too!
Coconut oil is very good at repairing and restoring skin cells. The oil can easily be absorbed into the deepest layers of the skin, without making your face greasy. It locks in the moisture of the skin and strengthens the natural barrier repair function of the skin.
2) Milk Cream (Malai)
Malai is believed to be a very effective remedy for all skin woes and problems. Be it dry, tanned or dull skin-malai is a great home remedy for all types of skin!
Malai acts as a natural exfoliator and helps to remove dead skin cells. Combine malai with a tablespoon of honey and apply it onto your face. Leave it for 20 minutes and then wash it off. This will moisturize your skin and protect it from becoming dry, especially during the winters.
3) Desi Ghee
Pure Desi Ghee is a naturally nourishing ingredient for the skin. Ghee makes your skin soft and supple.
Since it naturally nourishes your skin, ghee is a good moisturizing ingredient for the skin and is well-suited to different types of skins. Ghee contains fatty acids that help to hydrate skin cells. This ingredient also has an anti-ageing effect on the skin.
So rather than resorting to all those lotions and creams that are packed with chemicals, use these natural ingredients to get the skin of your dreams!
Sources: Bellatory, Curry Nation, Dermstore, Elle, Everett Herald, FirstCry Parenting, Healy Eats Real, India.com, IndiaMART, MBG Lifestyle, NDTV Food, Organic Facts, The Economic Times.