Let's admit that we have all had to stay at home and desperately craved some reprieve outdoors during the past 1 year. Well, now that everything is seemingly moving back to some sense of normalcy, some of us find ourselves in a transitory phase of going back to offices after what seems like an era of work from home. At home, most of us were exposed to blue light exposure with long hours of work. Regardless of what you find more comfortable for you, shining and glowing skin we bet still tops your lists.
So read on and get to know the secret behind unlocking your beauty and how to get glowing skin at home in just 7 days
Understand Your Skin Type
Before using any skincare product, it is essential you identify the skin type you have. Your skin type is determined by several factors, including genetics, age, and environment. It influences things such as water retention, sebum and melanin production, sensitivity, reactions and skin condition such as acne.
Knowing your skin type is also important for choosing the best skincare treatments and products, and customizing your personal skincare routine to promote optimal skin health, delay the signs of aging, and emphasize your best features and natural beauty.
Normal skin, or eudermic skin, is well-balanced skin. Moisture content, sebum production, and other factors that affect the health of your skin are all within normal ranges.
Normal skin is less likely to suffer from skin conditions and appears clear, radiant, and healthy. It is generally prevalent with younger people who are less exposed to the elements till now and haven't developed any allergens or reactions thankfully
Characteristics Of Normal Skin Type
Pores are fine, hardly visible
Skin tone is even, clear, and smooth
Skin is neither too oily or too dry
Although free of common skin conditions, individuals with normal skin should still maintain a skin care regime that includes moisturizing, regular cleansing, and preventative skin care treatments.
Dry skin, or Xeroderma, is a common condition accounting for nearly half of all dermatologist visits in the current day and age.
It may be caused by genetics or environmental factors or a combination of both. People with dry skin may lack some of the natural moisturizing factors that help the skin retain water and may produce less sebum than other skin types. Sebum is the oil that builds a skin barrier that shields against environmental factors, such as temperature, dirt, and humidity. It acts as a reinforcement against harsh weather be it extreme cold or heat.
Dry skin is seen more with women than men, and all skin, regardless of type or ethnicity, gets drier as it ages. Certain areas of the body are more prone to dry skin such as hands, arms, legs, palms, and soles of our feet.
Characteristics of dry skin type
- Skin lacks elasticity
- Skin texture feels rough
- Skin gets scaly, flaky and causes itchiness to occur
- Redness, irritation and infection
Skin more prone to cracking and chapping
Individuals with dry skin type should avoid skin care products that have high concentration of drying ingredients that strip the skin of the optimal amount of sebum. Avoid things that can exacerbate dry skin such as long, hot showers and UV exposure.
Moisturizers specially formulated for dry skin are essential along with skin care routines that are adjusted to seasonal changes in the environment.
Oily skin type is caused by overactive sebaceous glands, producing excessive sebum than required to maintain the right pH level. This condition is also known as seborrhea. Individuals with an oily skin type are more prone to certain skin blemishes and skin issues, especially acne.
Like most skin types, oily skin is also heavily influenced by genetics. However other factors also come into play more such as hormonal changes (such as pregnancy or puberty,) stress, certain medications, diet, and choice of skincare products. This skin type is more common in men than women and is more frequently observed during adolescence and young adulthood stage.
Characteristics of oily skin
- Enlarged and visible pores
- Thicker and paler skin
- Prone to various forms of acne, especially in the T- Zone (forehead, nose and chin)
Skin appears to be shiny or greasy
Individuals with oily skin types should wash their face with a gentle cleanser and use skin care products that are non-comedogenic i.e those that won’t clog the pores.
Combination skin is the most common skin type and is characterized by a mix of oily skin and dry skin in different areas of the face.
Usually, people with combination skin types will have oily skin in their T-Zone. This means they have an overproduction of sebum around the forehead, nose, and chin. Dry skin typically affects the cheeks, mouth, and eyes due to a lack of sebum production in these regions.
Characteristics of combination skin types:
- Oily skin centered around the chin, nose, and forehead
- Especially prone to acne and pores on the chin, nose, and forehead Mouth, eyes, and cheeks may have dry or normal skin
- Enlarged pores that look larger than normal, because they're more open.
Skincare And Glowing Tip
Individuals with combination skin type require different skin care regimes that treat their different skin regions and their specific conditions. You need to use the kind of treatment specified for dry and oily skin above to different areas of the face that are affected with them respectively.
Here are some skin glowing products and lifestyle changes that you can try on and implement as part of your beauty and skincare routine to transform yourself in 7 days.
Soothe skin with virgin coconut oil
Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and healing properties. But using coconut oil on your face may not work for every skin type. Do not use it if you have allergies to coconut.
If you’re able to apply it without irritation, it can be used in a number of ways. You can use coconut oil to effectively take off makeup, soothe your skin barrier and maintain appropriate pH balance. It can also work as a carrier oil to support the impact of other essential oils to promote dewy-looking skin that’s healthy outside and inside.
Research shows that coconut oil is a good moisturizer. Try massaging a small amount of coconut oil onto your face. Let it soak in for a few minutes before washing off with your normal cleanser.
Use aloe vera to keep skin strong and healthy
Aloe vera has healing properties and may stimulate new cell growth. Using aloe vera after you’ve washed your face each day may give your skin that healthy glow. Aloe vera is good for your face and skin, it fights blemishes, reduces under-eye puffiness and dark circles, eliminates dead skin cells with every wash, soothes, moisturizes and nourishes the skin.
It’s possible to be allergic to aloe vera. So in case of direct application, test it first by rubbing a small amount on your forearm and if there’s no reaction in 24 hours, it should be safe to use.
Our Luminous Face Wash enriched with Aloe Vera and other natural extracts is dermatologically tested and allergen free. This Vitamin and Nutrient-rich Formula effectively cleanses your skin from deep within, doesn't dry skin out post-wash by ensuring optimal pH balance is maintained, keeps skin hydrated and fresh and revives your skin's natural glow. .
Moisturize properly and defeat all sorts of blemishes
Apply moisturizer to your skin when it’s still wet from a shower or from rinsing your face. This will lock in extra moisture rather than working on a surface level to make your face feel smooth.
We all struggle with scars and blemishes in life but why should our skin, when it can be full of joy, so allow us to steer your face away from any kind of blemishes and pamper it with care
using Our Anti-Blemish Light Face Cream Gel.
This formulation is fortified to give long-lasting results by treating your face for all sorts of blemishes, be it fine lines, acne, wrinkles, scars, inflammation, irritation, redness, or hyperpigmentation. It pours life into your face with a variety of charged ingredients each with its unique ability to heal, smoothen and nurture your skin.
Wear sunscreen when going outdoors
Wearing sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or above can prevent skin cancer. There is a common myth that the sun’s rays aren’t as deadly in winters and rainy seasons, due to the cloud cover. But that’s not true. You need protection from the sun all year round with an effective high SPF content smudge and water-proof natural actives-based sunscreen.
Keeping your skin shielded from harmful UV rays also guards against photoaging, which is the process of skin aging.
So, make sure to apply a product with sunscreen every morning, even on days when it’s raining or the sky is overcast.
Find a cleansing routine that works
You don’t want to rob your skin of moisture by washing it too often, and you don’t want to encourage your pores to produce too much extra oil to compensate for too much washing.
Washing your face first thing in the morning, and right before bed is typically the sweet spot for healthy skin.
Use a gentle cleanser that relaxes your skin cells.
Go For Skin Brightening Not Whitening
Skin brightening involves revealing natural glow that is hidden underneath all the environmental exposure caused to your skin.
Skin whitening requires using chemical substances in most cases in an attempt to whiten the skin tone i.e from a dusky complexion to a whiter one.
At Mountainor, we have the best cream for brightening skin, made locally with all-natural ingredients that are cruelty-free, gluten-free, allergen-free, 100% veg and specifically designed to give you a divine glow.
Drink more water
Your skin is made up of cells that need water to function well. A 2015 study concluded that there’s a strong link between drinking more water and having healthier skin. Hence, one should aim to have at least 5 litres of water per day.
Nourish your skin and body with healthy foods
Eating a diet that’s rich in fruits and vegetables will boost the vitamins and antioxidants in your body. According to the Mayo Clinic, eating healthy fats, like fish oils, and staying away from processed foods with lots of preservatives may have a direct connection to healthier-looking skin.
Take biotin, essential nutrients and vitamins
Probiotic supplements may boost your immune system, improve your digestion, reduce bloating and inflammation in your digestive tract.
Biotin, an essential vitamin, plays a major role in making skin healthier. It is important for your immune system as well, as it is responsible for energy production. It supports the maintenance of the mucous membranes of the skin and helps in the formation of fatty acids that nourish the skin. It also helps heal dry skin by regulating moisture levels and helping oil glands to function properly.
Our L-Glutathione For Radiant Skin contains the right quantity of biotin along with other vital nutrients and vitamins to give your skin a proper revival by fighting premature signs of aging, dark spots, wrinkles and blemishes.
Shorten your shower
Steam and heat can open pores and help you get rid of toxins. But running hot water over your skin for more than a few minutes at a time can strip away oil from your skin, leaving it looking tired and dull. Try to minimize your skin’s exposure to water that’s extremely hot.
You should consider cooling down the temperature in the latter part of your shower to improve circulation, which may give your face a more toned and youthful appearance.
Now that you have all you need to get shining skin, start away and feel the difference in your skin tone and complexion.