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Some go all out when it comes to providing for their skin. But I neither have the patience nor the time to have such an extensive routine. I like to keep my routine minimal with easy to use products. You can never go wrong with a regime that is so simple because you then have no choice but to follow it everyday. Having followed this routine since over three years, I can say without doubt that my skin has improved vastly. Less is more and here is how you nail it to get that perfect glow!
STEP ONE: Double Cleanse
For argument’s sake, two’s the charm. All day, dead skin cells, dirt and impurities build up on your skin and clog the pores. Use a combination of a non-rinse cleanser and a rinse-off cleanser to wash your face. The Garnier Micellar Water is perfect to clean out all the residual makeup from the night before. Follow it with a rinse-off facial cleanser like the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser that is widely available to rid your face of the excess oils. The key is to use products with not too many complex ingredients in order to refresh your face.
STEP TWO: Tone It Up
I love an alcohol-free toner than can just add that extra glow to my face. I never used a toner regularly before my recent trip to South India where I bought an all natural rose water toner. It sure smells good but I owe that morning freshness to it too. You can opt for the Juicy Chemistry Rose Water that works well for my skin and is also cruelty free! Do away with dull and tired skin but lets be real, a toner does not make any difference if used only once. Use it religiously and see the difference.
STEP THREE: Hydrate and Protect
Spent too long on your regime already? No, I do not think so. Give your skin the extra nourishment it needs with a little moisturiser for a smooth finish. Use a light weight lotion if your skin tends to get oily quickly. Additionally, apply a broad spectrum dry-touch sunscreen to protect from the sun. An added benefit would be how well your make up goes on with all this hydration! I apply a very thin layer of A-Derma or Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream to moisturise followed by Rivela Gel infused with argan oil to protect myself from those UVA and UVB rays. Take on your day with this quick routine. Ready, Set, Go!