Yes we’ve finally made our advent into the New Year! While most of us are still getting over the excitement of the last few days, it’s time to begin filling in the empty spaces in our New Year’s calendar. Hectic work schedules, personal and social commitments, are sure to take up a major portion of our calendar, but health and skincare are essential factors that by no means should be ignored. After all, it is this that will keep us going!
Skincare is probably one of the more essential but easily ‘taken- for- granted’ aspects of our overall wellbeing. The only time we do take note of our skin is when we are nearing a special occasion or notice any obvious deterioration in our skin health.
Since it’s only January, this is the perfect time to get our beauty routine organized for the year ahead. Like any other ritual, following a regular beauty routine gives better and more long lasting results compared to last minute fixes that are temporary.
The experts at Himalaya help setting your beauty calendar by suggesting a daily, weekly, and monthly ritual which, if followed diligently, promises to give you a perfectly groomed skin at all times whatever the season or occasion.
Cleanse: The most important aspect of a good skincare routine is cleansing the skin. Wash your face twice daily using a cleanser specific to your skin type. Cleansing helps remove the last traces of makeup, toxic chemicals, dirt and pollutants. Always work your cleanser using your fingertips in a circular motion all over your face. This gentle massage stimulates blood flow, thus adding radiance to your complexion. Cleansers infused with natural ingredients are always recommended since they are safe and gentle on your skin. Avoid washing your face too often as it saps your skin off its natural oils.
Moisturize: Make sure to moisturize your face and body after every wash. This ritual is essential to retain the moisture of the skin. The best way to moisturize your skin is to apply your cream or moisturizer immediately after a warm water bath. Warm water helps open up your pores, moisturizing at that time helps the skin absorb all the essential oils. Also ensure that you use creams that are specific to the area. For instance, use only a face cream for the face and similarly for the body, hands and feet use designated products only.
Remove make up: One of the worst and most common skincare faux pas is sleeping without removing make up. This is extremely detrimental to the skin as when you let makeup lie on your skin it mixes with dirt and clogs the pores, leading to black heads and break outs. Therefore use moisturizing facial wipes to remove your make up every night and then follow it up with cleansing and moisturizing.
Use Sunscreen: Summer or winter, don’t forget to put on a good sunscreen every morning. Contrary to what most people think, a sunscreen is a must even if you are indoors and do not intend going out in the sun. Make sure you remove your sunscreen at dusk as the ingredients are not intended for constant use.
Drink plenty water: Drinking sufficient amount of water every day helps keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Water also washes off any toxins from your body. It is suggested that you should consume around 6 – 8 glasses of water daily, this will work wonders for your skin.
For the Week
Exfoliate: Exfoliation is an important part of your beauty regimen as it removes dead skin cells and deeply embedded dirt. A warm shower before beginning your exfoliation routine always helps in opening any clogged pores. Use a facial scrub that contains natural exfoliating substances and rub it on your skin using a circular motion. Start from the nose and move up to your forehead and then continue around the rest of your face. Exfoliate your skin every 3 to 7 days and this will reinvigorate your skin making it appear smoother and healthier while getting rid of unwanted blemishes.
Facial Mask: Pamper your skin by using a face mask once a week. Choosing the right face mask can help hydrate your skin, remove excess oil and restore the healthy glow of your skin. Select a mask that is made of natural ingredients to avoid rashes and excessive drying. Also ensure that the ingredients used in the pack suit your skin type.
By the Month
Professional facial: While face masks keep your skin hydrated, a professional facial is a more intensive deep cleansing process that helps rejuvenate the skin cells. Though a good facial brings an instant glow to your face, ensure you restrict it to a maximum of once a month as doing it often could leave you skin feeling irritable.
Manicure and Pedicure: It is said that your hands and feet are the biggest give away of your age. To ensure that your hands and feet are well groomed and wrinkle free, go in for a manicure and pedicure once every month. Regular manicures and pedicures helps improve blood circulation and reduces the chances of nail damage and other nail infections.
Founded in 1930, Himalaya specializes in Health and Wellness with an impressive product range in personal care and pharmaceuticals. The brand is synonymous with gentle, safe and efficacious herbal products and has an extensive range of natural and safe products with rare herbs collected from the foothills of the Himalayas
Each and every product at Himalaya combines the best of Ayurveda with years of dedicated research. Batch to batch performance and complete purity and safety is assured at every stage of production.
The brand has always focused on developing safe, natural and innovative remedies to aid people lead healthier lives.
The product range includes face care, hair care, body care, baby care to health care and oral care. Backed by science based technology in formulation and production with a product profile ranging from head-heel; Himalaya is harnessed by nature’s wealth to make consumer-lives healthy.
Few of the popular and leading products of Himalaya Portfolio are: –
- Neem Facewash
- Aloe Vera Facial Wipes
- Apricot Scrub
- Moisturizing Cucumber Peel Off Mask
- Sparkly White Toothpaste
- Olive Extra Nourishing Cream
- Baby Care Range
For more information log on to www.himalayawellness.com