Three Beauty Boosting Rituals You Need In Your Life
Are you lusting after healthy, glowing skin? Whether your skin is oily, dry or a combination of both, these daily, weekly and monthly beauty boosting rituals will have you looking good and feeling fantastic in no time.
Your daily beauty ritual: Get to know your skin type
Put your best face forward by creating a daily beauty routine that is perfectly suited to your skin type.
For oily skin: Start the day with a gel facial wash to refresh and cleanse the skin. Apply a protective serum and follow-up with a moisturizer that contains zinc, to help control oil production.
For dry skin: Use a creamy, soap-free facial wash and rinse with cool water rather than hot. Apply a hydrating serum and a moisturizer specifically created for dry skin. Use a gentle exfoliator at least twice a week to sweep away dry or dead skin cells.
For normal/combination skin: Lather-up with a foaming facial wash before applying an anti-oxidant serum and a light moisturizer.
Your weekly beauty ritual: Apply a deep pore cleansing face mask
Face masks may seem like an afterthought, but they’re an essential part of your skincare routine. Apply a deep pore cleansing mask weekly to draw out any nasties lurking in your pores, leaving skin clean, radiant and bright.
Before applying a mask, gently cleanse and exfoliate your skin, this will make it easier for the masks skin-saving ingredients to sink in.
Facial Mask Recipe: Strawberry and Rice Flour Mask
Mix together 1/4 cup of mashed strawberries, 3 tbsp. of plain yoghurt and 1 tbsp. of rice flour. Smooth the paste onto your skin and relax for 20 minutes.
To remove the mask, gently wipe it off with a warm, damp washcloth, apt skin dry with a clean towel and apply your usual face cream.
Your monthly beauty ritual: Give yourself a DIY facial
Looking after your skin needn’t mean expensive trips to the beauty salon. Follow the steps below to create your own DIY facial treatment. Your skin will thank you for it!
Step 1: Start by cleansing the skin, with facial wash or your usual cleaner. This will remove any surface grime and prep your skin for its treat.
Step 2: Exfoliate the skin on your face and neck. Use small circular motions to gently rub an exfoliator. This will slough off dead skin cells and start to unblock any clogged pores.
Step 3: Rest your skin by soaking a wash cloth with hot water (as hot as you can bear), wringing it out and draping it over your face for a few minutes. The heat will really open up your pores.
Step 4: Apply a deep cleaning clay mask to draw out impurities; allow the mask to dry but don’t let it reach the stage where it starts to ‘crack’. To remove the mask rinse gently with warm water before using your washcloth to wipe away any remaining clay from your face and neck.
Step 5: Now that your pores are wide open and squeaky clean, apply a hydrating mask to lock in moisture and give your skin a real boost. Rinse the mask off with cool water to encourage your pores to close.
Step 6: Apply your usual moisturizer, taking the time to really massage it into the skin. To avoid pulling the skin, always massage with upwards movements, never down.