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Skincare routine with Indian products
How to get beautiful glowing gloss like skin only by using Indian skincare products?
Some incredible Indian homegrown brands have made some beautiful skincare which I have been using recently. This is a very simple and easy to do morning skincare routine even beginners can follow.
So if you’re new to skincare this is a very simple skincare routine, which you can do literally under 10 minutes. There are all in total 6 steps you need to follow in the morning for glowy and healthy skin:
- CLEANSING AND FACEWASH
- FACIAL SERUMS:
- EYE CREAM:
- LIP CARE
1.CLEANSING AND FACEWASH
My first step for a healthy and glowy skin is to wash my face. The face wash should purify, hydrate, and soothe your skin. It cleans your pores more deeply. The face washes that I like for a morning in particular are:
a) Forest essentials Kashmiri saffron face wash
The first product in the morning skincare routine should be a good cleanser I like to use something gentle on the skin yet cleanses the face very well what I have here is the Forest essentials Kashmiri saffron face wash. The good thing about this face wash is that even sensitive skin people can use this because this is very gentle on the skin now it’s very simple just take the product take this on fingertips and just wash my face with it.
b) Plum green tea pore cleansing face wash
My second pick is the plum green tea pore cleansing face wash which is very gentle and it suits a lot of skin types and is very mild and gentle cleansers 100% vegan, SLS-free, paraben-free, specially designed for oily, acne-prone skin. I like the refreshing experience of this face wash, it gently foam coupled with an unbeatable green tea fragrance and mild exfoliation, leaves your skin energized and refreshed.
Face wash Applying Technique :
The one thing that I do like to do is that I like to massage the face cleanser into my skin for at least 60 seconds that way your skin gets cleansed quite well you do have to make sure that you do not do it for more than 60 seconds I understand that you get a feeling that you’re cleansing your face well but that just rips off the natural oils of your skin so whether you’re very oily skin also make sure that you’re cleansing your face not more than 60 seconds.
Once you wash your face as a general practice just make sure that you are patting your skin and not dragging your face because that way if you drag your skin quite a lot you tug on your skin it will just lead to premature aging and you don’t want that also a lot of tugging and scrubbing your face gives you rashes so the best practice irrespective of whatever face wash cleanser that you’re using is that once your face is wet and it’s cleansed you make sure that you pat your skin now that we have a clean canvas it’s time to put some hydration back into the skin.
Toners are the first layer of hydration that you put after you’ve cleansed your face they also maintain the ph of your skin and they cleanse and shrink your enlarged pores whereas on the other hand face mists are hydrating and nourishing in nature they hydrate your skin during the day and face mist can be used on top of your makeup as well have said that there are many Toners these days that come in a spray bottle. I love using toners in this very sticky monsoon weather.
a) Forest Essentials Facial Toner Pure Rosewater
It’s very gentle on the skin and rose water is one of the best toners. It works on any skin whether you have acne-prone skin you have breakouts happening like cystic acne or even if you have combination dry sensitive this is something that I like and I usually also use this as a facial mist as well
b) Good Vibes Pomegranate Glow Toner
The other toner that I’m liking quite a lot I only got my hands on this recently but using this way too much in my skincare is from Good Vibes pomegranate glow toner this is their premier range glow toner very very popular I’ve heard so many people rave about this and there were such good reviews on their website also the toner is alcohol-free there are no parabens any sulfates and it is cruelty-free. It helps minimize the Pores, Keeps Skin Hydrated and Moisturized, and is good for all Skin Types you can take it on a cotton pad and you know just wipe off your face with it I’ve tried that but the spray on this bottle is nice and fine so I like to spray the toner all over my face and I have to say if you are looking for a good toner I think this is a brand you need to try.
Toner Applying Technique :
I like to shake all the toners all the rose waters together because this has steam distilled rose water it’s alcohol-free and no fragrance both in karma Ayurveda and this one but you do want to shake the goodness inside the bottle all together before you spray it all over your face I like the mist on this one, in particular, it’s very very even and I’ll let this air dry for about 30 seconds.
3. FACIAL SERUMS
Moving with the third skincare step apply a facial serum I love a vitamin c serum in the daytime because it reverses sun damage it evens out your skin tone and brightens your skin tone as well but vitamin c has to be used in a very correct way guys otherwise it can be damaging for your skin as well I’ll tell you what is the correct way of using vitamin c I have two here that I have been alternating between for the past couple of months and these are :
a) Minimalist 10% Vitamin C Serum For Face For Brightening & Illuminating Skin For Beginners
this is for oily normal combination skin but even dry skin type people can use this now the only thing with this vitamin c is to apply few drops on your face and leave it on for about 30 to 45 seconds then apply your moisturizer. The product has a mix of hyaluronic acid and vitamin E designed to target fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and sunspots. The synergistic blend of nourishing plant extracts is going to hydrate your skin. It also has ascorbic acid in the form of vitamin c that brightens your skin.
b) COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
With the power of vitamin C and turmeric, it gives my face a radiant glow, reduces hyperpigmentation and fine lines from early wrinkle-prone areas such as crow’s feet, smile lines, etc. Vitamin C is one of the most well-known and well-researched skincare ingredients, that has been a preferred solution to many skincare problems for ages. This face serum is free of harmful toxins such as parabens, mineral oil, silicones, etc. Since ages, Turmeric has been one of the most used kitchen ingredients for homemade as well as cosmetic skincare products for instant and long-lasting, brightened, glowing skin. Turmeric also enhances glow and radiance in your skin. This product is suitable for all skin types.
Face serum Applying Technique :
I’m going to shake this very well I do that with all my serums and toners. if you’re a beginner you don’t drop it directly on your face, mix a few drops in your moisturizer but since I have been using vitamin c for a very long time now I use this directly onto my face. I will use literally four drops right here and then I am just going to be very gently spread it all over my face. I don’t want to massage this a lot but I more want to pack this into my skin now I’m going to leave this as I said for at least 30 to 45 seconds for my skin to absorb this because both Himalayan organics Vitamin C Serum and this one from Mama earth Illuminate face serum are a little bit tacky and they take their time to get absorbed into the skin but they do so you have to give your serum a little bit time.
You can find a lot of products in the market for moisturization but all people have different skin types so I have a moisturizer for every skin type whether your combination you are oily your dry your acne-prone you’re sensitive your want to find your perfect moisturizer as I tell you which moisturizer is suitable for which skin type.
While we are on the topic of moisturizers, I want to tell you that moisturizers are supposed to be used on every skin don’t think that if you are acne-prone oily or combination, you know you can skip a moisturizer and know every skin needs hydration so if your oily combination because I do get that question a lot that you know I have acne-prone oily skin should I just skip a moisturizer that’s not the case so if you are a combination skin type purse more towards oily or even if your acne prune I know people who are sensitive skin I am sensitive skin, my sisters, as well and we are loving this moisturizer
a) Good Vibes Gel – Orange for Oily skin:
The moisturizer that I absolutely love and very recently discovered this is this one from good vibes this is their orange gel this is basically a gel which can be used as a moisturizer as well I tried this also, it works beautifully under makeup as well I just like to go in and to drop so vitamin E in it and it works beautifully it has no parabens and no sulfates and obviously it’s cruelty free now this is a multi-purpose gel you can either use it in your face pack mix it on your face bag just apply it as a moisturizer and the ingredients all of it are mentioned this is two citrus smelling I mean I love fruity fragrances but this is – whoo – citrusy it has a beautiful cooling effect I really like how beautiful this hydrates my skin even further it brings that glow on my face I really love when the light hits on my face and my skin is naturally glowing I absolutely adore that I really like this moisturizer I think it’s really really beautiful how I really like anything that is in the gel form especially the moisturizer so I think this is going to be very useful for summers and monsoon.
Since this is a gel, I would have recommended this for acne-prone skin, but due to its strong fragrance, I am not going to be recommending this for anyone who has acne. This is going to irritate your skin even further because if you have a very huge amount of fragrance in your skin gap and it tends to irritate your skin especially if you have acne. Now I have sensitive skin and this worked perfectly for me, As I have combination skin and I love gel-based moisturizers, I always give more preference because they just seep in my skin my skin tends to drink the hydration very very quickly and that it got absorbed.
b) Biotique bio tea by wheat for Dry skin:
My next moisturizer which is again a recent find but I used it in the winters quite a bit especially in January because that was like very very dry in Gurgaon is the one from biotique this is the bio tea by a wheat germ this is also a night cream what is a stunning product This is a proper cream and not a gel and I loved it I don’t even have dry skin but this is so light on the skin and such a beautiful very mild very soft fragrance I love
to use this in winter. This is such an affordable product and my husband is a very dry skin type he also loves this product. It so is a multi-purpose cream I would say because even my combination skin likes it. The cream has a very beautiful very non – oily texture and needless to say that biotech products are such beautiful products this has some winning ingredients
If you have oily skin I don’t think this is going to go on your skin so stay away if you have combination skin dry skin or if you have very dry skin then go ahead with this.
c) St. botanica Bulgarian rose otto glow mattifying moisturizer for Sensitive skin
I am in love with this brand. This lightweight, non-sticky moisturizer deeply hydrates my skin and imparts a long-lasting sheen. The texture is amazing and the goodness of the rose makes you feel so fresh. It contains fast-absorbing skin conditioning ingredients that absorb excess oil and dirt. The jojoba oil, rosehip oil, aloe vera not only moisturizes my skin but also enhance the texture for a healthier and youthful appearance my skin feels so soft. The pomegranate seed extract protects the skin from environmental aggressors. The broad-spectrum SPF 30 and PA+++ provide a protective shield from UVA and UVB rays and reduce skin darkening and the premature appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
I won’t recommend it if you have oily skin as it makes your face sweaty and more oily. Avoid in case you do not prefer strong rose fragrance.
Applying Technique :
Just take a little bit start from the center of my face and then my forehead start to spread out and then again we don’t want to forget the neck because every skincare that goes on your face goes down your neck as well now I’m going to let this sit also for about 30 seconds and then go on to the next skincare step
5. EYE CREAM:
No matter whats your skin type or age is ? One fact that stands true is there should be a firm spot of an eye cream in your beauty routine. When it comes to staving off fine lines, dark circles, and Botox appointments an eye cream full of anti-aging powerhouses can make the world of difference.
a) The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
I’ve been using for the past one month that has not just helped me get rid of my dark circles but has also helped me treat the puffiness under my eyes fine lines crow’s feet and even any aging signs that you may have around your skin. It has cucumber, which has cooling and skin lightening properties, very soothing for your eyes with many is going to take care of wrinkles and even crows. Hawkweed extract, peptides, and daisy flower extract reduces melanin deposition in the skin and is going to help lighten your dark circles. Vitamin C in it soothes the under-eye area and any kind of inflammation that you may have underneath your eyes, address sun damage, and protect the delicate eye skin.
b) The Moms Co. Natural Vita Rich Under Eye Cream With Coffee Oil Vitamin E & B3
The second one that I’m loving right now is the biotique bio sea weed eye cream this is an eye gel it’s an anti-fatigue gel and this is not doing anything for my dark circles but honestly, it does not claim anywhere on the packaging that it is for dark circles it is however super hydrating and it gives a very lifted kind of a feeling very cooling on the eyes.
Eye cream Applying technique:
Please make sure you’re using your ring finger it’s specific because that way you are going to apply very less pressure so just massage softly and gently. so I just like to very gently put it underneath my eyes and also on my lids now you’ve got to be very gentle while you’re putting your eye cream and the best way to do it is to just pat it in instead of rubbing it in and even if you are rubbing it. from the center of my eye and what I want to make sure is that I am either patting it in or I am going anti-clockwise so I’m massaging it towards the outside of my eye now I like to do this morning and evening you can even sleep off with this eye mask. In the end, just do a little bit of a patting motion because that’s going to help your skin absorb the entire of the under-eye cream, and now we are just going to sleep off if you’re using at night even if you’re using this at daytime I feel that this works well even under makeup so I want to make sure that I’m generous with this even if.
6. LIP CARE
I love lip balms simply because I have dry lips and I love to keep them hydrated all day long whether it’s summer or winter. Also if you have pigmented lips, chapped lips, or if you are simply looking for some hydration. The lip balms I am going to share with you are a good solution.
a) Juicy Chemistry Blood Orange & Rosehip Organic Lip Balm - For Pigmented Lips
It is extremely budget-friendly. This lip balm is so very moisturizing and hydrating, it’s the lip balm from organic harvest it comes in such a cute packaging it is really stunning and beautiful very easy to apply on your lips. It’s very pocket friendly. The ingredients are also amazing you get it with shea butter, almond oil, and vitamin E for wet moist super-smooth lips. I like the fragrance it’s very soft and mild. If you have dehydrated chapped lips go for it this is the one for you.
b) Forest Essential Lip Balm – sugared rose petal with organic beeswax.
This is so beautiful it’s so natural, all the products of forest essential are 100% natural. The lip balm contains fresh rose petals soaked in honey which give a smooth texture to my lips. It’s specially for the people who have extremely dry and chapped lips It’s very very hydrating and moisturizing. I like to use it underneath my lipstick as well. I personally like its beautiful rose fragrance and it comes in a very cute and handy packaging. This is something which I really like Highly recommended.