The beauty routine should always start with cleansing. Use a mild cleanser to clean your face thoroughly at least twice a day – once in the morning, and once you are back home. Always massage with gentle strokes and in a circular motion and then wash.
Once your face is clean, follow it up with toning. Use a good quality mild toner. Spray on your face or apply with a cotton ball. This opens up the clogged pores.
After toning, apply a moisturizer. Moisturizing keeps your skin healthy and prevents dryness.
These three steps together are part of the CTM routine, which is the very first and one of the most important steps to achieve flawless skin. Follow this routine every day for glowing skin.
Scrub your face once a week with a gentle scrubber. This helps you get rid of the dead skin cells and promotes cell regeneration. It is best to use a homemade scrub with sugar as it is gentle on your skin.
Scrub your body
Get an all over body scrub to remove dead skin. Ensure that areas like the shoulders, back, and chest are covered. If you have oily skin, make sure to scrub the T-zone gently to eliminate and prevent blackheads.
Shave in the Shower
Shave your legs after you have your bath to prevent cuts. If you wax, go for a quick cold shower.
Take care of your fingernails
Keep them clipped and use a nail file to shape the edges of your nails. To avoid yellow nails, apply a base coat before applying nail polish. You can use transparent nail polish for that. And don’t forget those toenails! There is nothing more disgusting than dirty and long toenails. Clip them and clean them at frequent intervals.
And you thought the concept of “beauty sleep” was overrated! Not at all! Your body needs at least 7-8 hours of sleep to repair itself from the stress and strain it undergoes throughout the day. This also prevents acne and dark circles. Moisturize Your Lips
Do these as frequently as you can. This helps in avoiding drying them out.
Avoid Licking and Peeling
Avoid licking your lips as it makes them dry. And don’t peel the dry skin.
No Lipstick on Chapped Lips
Lipstick tends to dry your lips out and makes chapped lips worse. Instead, go for a hydrating tinted lip balm.
Oil Your Hair
Hot oil massages are extremely good for your scalp and hair and are relaxing as well. Do this twice a week to keep your hair healthy.
Don’t forget the conditioner
You might want to skip conditioning after the shampoo, but don’t do that. Conditioning protects your hair from UV damage and pollution.
Go easy on hair colors
I know that you are tempted to try the latest hair color trends – blond highlights, silver bangs – everything seems tempting. But straying too far from your natural hair color is not good for your hair. Try to keep it close to your natural hair color.
Clean your hair properly
Shampoos are meant for your scalp and conditioners for the shaft of your hair. No matter what your age is, this rule does not change. Shampooing the tips will end up stripping away too many natural oils, and applying conditioner to the scalp will make your hair greasy.
Teenage is the time when you tend to experiment with makeup. If you are someone who is just learning the difference between BB, CC, DD, and EE creams, these tips will come handy.