Youthful skin is not a gift of nature. It is achieved through the right routine.
We at Bright Side would like to share some secrets with you that will help you keep your skin looking flawless for many years to come.
1. Use the “4-2-4″ method when washing
The “4-2-4″ method is: 4 minutes applying hydrophilic oil to the skin on the face, and then 2 minutes using a purifying cream. Once this is done, spend another 4 minutes rinsing the skin with water. This kind of cleansing process is known as a 2-stage cleanse.
2. Use a Konjac sponge
In order to clean your skin very carefully, you can use a special konjac sponge — this is a sponge that has been produced from the roots of the konjac plant. Before using it, leave it to soak in warm water for a few minutes in order to make it soft. Then wring it out slightly, and clean your face with it using circular motions, starting at the forehead and moving down to the chin.
3. Give your face a thorough cleanse once a week with a special beauty routine made up of serums, emulsions, and essences
In Asia, for example, women can use as many as 17 products to care for the skin on their faces! All specialist beauty products should be applied in the following way: first, apply those products with a light texture, then the ones that are heavier, and finally the thickest creams and emulsions should be applied. In this way, your skin will be able to absorb the maximum amount of restorative ingredients.
4. Protect your face from the effects of ultraviolet light all year round
Get your sunglasses and umbrellas! In the first instance, it’s an effective way to protect your skin against those rays from the Sun that can affect us even on an overcast day. At the same time, many use SPF creams to protect themselves from the aging effects induced by sunlight.
5. Use rice water to make your skin look beautiful
For centuries, rice water was used to enhance the beauty of the skin and hair. Regularly washing your face with rice water will make your skin soft and pliable and improve its color and tone. This miraculous substance can also be used for improving the condition of your hair: it can act as a good rinser when washing off shampoo.
6. Add mint and green tea to your arsenal of cosmetic products
Mint and green tea are important elements in caring for your skin. These products are contained in various face masks, anti-aging creams, emulsions, oils, and infusions — and that’s not the complete list. Regularly using mint and tea will make your skin a lot healthier and help it to shine.
7. Turn products into a foam/lather before applying them to the face
Men and women should avoid rubbing cosmetic products directly into their skin. Instead, they should apply them in light dabs, which helps strengthen the blood flow to the skin and, in turn, strengthens restorative processes and helps with rejuvenation. You can also work products into a foam — just use net bags specially designed for this purpose.
8. Achieve fair and flawless skin
To get the best results, you will need to scrub your skin and apply a skin-whitening mask. Take 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder. Mix it well. You need half a sliced tomato for scrubbing. Gently scrub your skin with this tomato and the sugar sandalwood mixture for 5-10 minutes. Squeeze the tomato to apply the juice properly. After scrubbing, wash your skin with normal water.
For the preparation of the skin-whitening mask, grate a potato. Now take a strainer, and extract juice from it. Pour 2 teaspoons of rice flour into a bowl, and add 1 teaspoon of honey, 4 teaspoons of potato juice, and 3 teaspoons of lemon juice. Mix it well. Apply a thick layer of the mask onto your skin, and leave it on for 30-40 minutes. Then gently massage it for 2-5 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
9. Use oils
Not only on your face! You can use organic oils — coconut oil, avocado oil, and even olive oil — for various parts of your body and for different effects. Coconut oil will nurture your skin, and olive oil will give you a flawless tan without damage to your skin.
Source : Brightside