Chemical peels, clay masks, face serums, face packs, scrubs, night creams – we’ve tried them all, in pursuit of glowing skin that looks like peaches and cream. While some of these may have worked for the lucky ones amongst us, there’s really no single, fool-proof formula to achieve radiant-looking skin. The ugly truth to beauty is that there’s no one size that fits all. That’s exactly why there are multiple options when it comes to skincare. Each one designed to suit the needs of the different skin types.
When it comes to a good self-care session, nothing beats a relaxing facial. Whether you are someone who works 24 hours a day or someone who has busy weekends, a good self-care session that is centered around relaxation is vital for all. It not only cleanses the skin, but it also helps in readying it for the early mornings, incessant makeup days, and long party nights. The best part? One doesn’t need to visit the salon for this.
Facials can be done at home. They are quick, convenient, and they leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. So, what are you waiting for? Sip on some fresh juice, and get yourself ready for a facial that will get you that radiant glow from within, in 6 easy steps:
Step 1: Ice, Ice, Baby
If you ask me, I would say that these cubes of frozen water are underestimated and under-appreciated. Whether you’ve woken up with puffy eyes, or have glaring, open pores on your face, a cube of ice is all you need to deal with that menace.
Fold a thin napkin over an ice cube and dab it on the skin for 5-10 mins to reduce any inflammation and redness. Move the cubes in outward rolling motion as you massage it over your face. The cold temperature of the ice cube constricts the blood vessels and thus shrinks the pores, soothes the skin and gives it a fresh look (1). Let your face rest for 7–10 minutes before you proceed to the next step.