How to have glowing skin- Easy steps to follow for good skin

How to have glowing skin- Easy steps to follow for good skin
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1. Cleanse- Soaps can strip the skin of its natural oils, and then cause it to dry out. This further leads to your skin producing more oil to compensate for the lack of moisture and it eventually breaks out. Soaps are also notorious for disturbing the pH level of the skin. As such, it is very important to  invest in a gentle face wash that works for your skin. Lather up using lukewarm water and rub the cleanser gently on your skin. Rinse well and pat dry.

Avoid over-cleansing by using cleanser more than 2-3 times a day. Avoid cleansing wipes as they are loaded with chemicals. To manage oily-face, simply dab at your skin using soft tissue, or rinse your face with water and pat dry.

2. Tone- Toners remove dirt or makeup left behind by cleansers, restore the pH of your skin, control acne, and shrink pores. If you have sensitive skin or very dry skin, skip this step. When buying a toner, go for one that’s free of alcohol and astringents. For acne-prone skin, look for toners with alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). If you have a normal combination skin, go for toners with hyaluronic acid, glycerine, and vitamin C.

3. Moisturise- Always apply moisturiser to clean, damp skin to boost absorption and keep the hydration locked in. If you have oily skin, go for a light moisturiser. A good moisturiser will be a mix of emollients and humectants, so read the ingredients list carefully before buying.

4. Choose the right skincare products- When choosing skincare products, never go by price tags – expensive doesn’t have to be the best or right for your skin. Assess your skin, find out what type it is, and invest in products that work for your skin type.

Avoid buying products with tall claims and be sure to read the ingredients list always. Watch out for harmful ingredients like parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, alcohol, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) or sodium laureth sulphate (SLES), triclosan, triclocarban, coal tar (aminophenol, diaminobenzene, or phenylenediamine), BHA, and BHT.

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