Call it a professional hazard, but being a beauty expert it comes as a habit to inspect everyone’s skin or hair every time I step out. It is almost unavoidable. I have seen a few women with flawless complexion that makes them score full marks but I have also come across many with the most disastrous skin.
My question is why not make the little effort that’s needed to let your skin breathe? You will be surprised to find how your skin can transform from dull to glowing and flawless.Today, let’s take a look at how to achieve that glowing complexion and improve your skin tone. Here are four tips –
Exfoliation always works wonders! I have seen that most people forget that the epidermal layer of the skin easily gets dirty and grimy, looking dead. It is absolutely essential that you scrub with cleansing grains to give the skin a more porcelain look.
Here’s a simple but fabulous scrub you can make at home:
Take 1 cup rice powder, 1 cup oatmeal and half a cup of lemon rind powder. Mix all the ingredients and store it in a jar. Take 2 tsp at a time and mix with rose water or milk depending on your skin and scrub the face and neck gently with it. Wash and pat dry.
2. Handling Ache and Pimples
I have seen a few women perpetually suffering from acne and pimples. They try to cover those spots by applying heavy make-up, thinking that would do the trick. But let me tell you that you can never hide pimples. Instead, spend some time in treating them. You’ll be amazed as to how smooth your skin can really look.
The golden rule is to keep your skin scrupulously clean. Drink lots of water, keep a clean stomach and avoid constipation. Use a mint or camphor based skin tonic that will help reduce bacteria build up on the skin, in turn reducing chances of fresh pimples.
Make the following pimple pack and use it daily on your skin:
Take 1tsp Fuller’s earth, 5 ground cloves and 1tsp mint paste. Mix with rose water and apply to the skin and let dry. Wash face with cold water.
3. Tomatoes to the Rescue
Open pores can play havoc with the way your skin looks. It is important to know how to shrink them so that even when you apply make-up, your skin looks smooth. A humble raw tomato can do the trick. All you have to do is clean your skin and rub cold tomato halves from the fridge onto the skin. Let your skin soak up its juice and wash off after 15 minutes. If done everyday, you will notice a marked improvement in your skin.