Treating stressed-out skin
Undo the skin damage…
Makeup, late nights, alcohol and more… is bound to leave its imprint on your skin, leaving it looking haggard. Include the following in your daily schedule to undo the damage:
- Drink a lot of water
- Cut down on alcohol and caffeine. Pick a fresh fruit juice or mocktail instead!
- Protect your skin against sun damage
- Munch on some carrot sticks instead of those greasy kebabs when you’re out.
- Meditate for few minutes, breathe deeply!
Remove that make-up!
How many of you religiously cleanse your face before hitting the sack every night, raise your hands?! Hmm… we sure see very few hands going up! Well, it’s time you started doing it.
The truth is that leaving makeup on overnight can do irreversible damage to your skin, especially if done often.
Resist the temptation to slip into bed, and walk straight into your bathroom and remove your makeup.
- Start with a gentle eye makeup remover that specially caters to the delicate skin around your eyes.
- Next, apply some cleansing milk to your face, gently massage and remove using cotton wool. Once done, wash your face with water.
- Follow that up with some toner.
- If you have dry skin, make sure you moisturise your face.
- Don’t forget to use an eye cream to soothe the skin around your eyes.
Exfoliate your skin…
Ensure you exfoliate your skin with a gentle scrub. This removes dead skin cells, and unclogs your pores – giving you beautiful, smooth skin.
Beat those dark circles and puffy eyes!
If you’re having late nights, inadequate sleep is likely to follow. And the result, puffy eyes and dark circles. Combat them with these tips:
Cucumber slices: Keep cucumber slices for 10-15 minutes twice or thrice a week.
Use tea-bags: Tea bags are rich in tannin which is very effective in reducing darkness around the eyes. Apply them for 10 to 12 minutes at least three to four times a week.
Apply ice: Use crushed ice wrapped in a clean cloth on your eyes for 4-5 minutes. This reduces puffiness around the eyes.
Get that sleep: Improper sleep is the major culprit for both these problems. So squeeze in a nap or two through the day to compensate.
Reduce your alcohol intake: Alcohol can leave you dhydrated, making your skin look dull. We are not asking you to not drink at all. But suggesting you cut down a tad. Also, sip on water through the night to ensure your body stays hydrated thus leaving your skin hydrated too.
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