Personal Skin Care

Personal skin care is, in fact, a daily routine that ensures the well-being of a skin in a longer term and enhances its appearance. Generally, the goal of any skin care routine that you follow must be towards tuning your skin towards better complexion and troubleshooting the affected parts. When you apply a skin care product, only a small percentage of the key ingredients are able to function properly and that is because mostly they are not able to penetrate the skin.

So, in order to ensure that you get the best results from a skin care product, the most important thing is to follow the sequence of application which guarantees the maximum benefit. Finally as a rule of thumb, it is better to apply the product with less density first followed up with more dense products – with highest priority given to products that needs to be penetrated deep within the skin (something like antioxidants in serum).


Personal Skin Care Routine

In order to follow a healthy skin care routine, below are some of the main steps to be followed in the same order for pursuing healthy skin care regime.

Facial cleanser (Face Wash)

Our skin generally is prone to sticking environmental pollutants and dirt, so it becomes very important for you to splash your face with mild water and wash off your skin with a gentle facial cleanser that will suit your skin type without stripping your skin with healthy oils.

Best Face Wash

Pond’s Pure White

Ponds-pure-white

Approx. Price: 135
Avg. Review: 4.5
Intro: Contains activated carbon, which easily absorbs and lifts away the black impurities and pollution particles.

Garnier Men Power

Garnier-Men-Power-White

Approx. Price: 144
Avg. Review: 4.5
Intro: Cleanses skin deeply and removes dust and oil. Best suited for men. Makes skin look more even and radiant.

Aroma Magic

Aroma-Magic-Neem-And-Tea-Tree

Approx. Price: 111
Avg. Review: 4
Intro: Herbal ayurvedic disinfecting face wash for acne. Helps to maintain perfect oil balance with rose extracts.

Nivea Men

NIVEA-MEN-Face-Wash

Approx. Price: 149
Avg. Review: 4
Intro: Gets rid of dark spots, cleanses skin by removing dirt and impurities and controls oily skin for upto 12 hours.

Firstly, for oily and acne prone skin, foaming liquid cleanser is recommended that helps break down dirt and excess sebum from pores.

In case of dry, red and eczema-prone skin, a cream or lotion is a better choice as it would wipe away impurities while also keeping skin hydrated.

Thirdly for sensitive skin, an oil like argan oil is highly preferred which is non-comedogenic, lightweight and easy to absorb. Moreover, non-comedogenic product does not block glands and helps in freeing up clogged pores.

And lastly for mature skin, melting balm would work wonders as it can dissolve heavy makeup and mixes easily with the skin.

Mature Skin

Lotus-Herbals-Whiteglow

Lotus Herbal Whiteglow

Approx. Price: 135
Avg. Review: 4.5
Intro: Made from fruit extracts that acts as exfoliator, removes dead skin, deeply cleanses the skin and makes skin protected.

Dry skin

Aroma-Magic-Lavender

Aroma Magic Lavender

Approx. Price: 135
Avg. Review: 4.5
Intro: Will clean, soothe and refresh your skin with lavender extracts; The antioxidant in orange extract prevents ageing.

Sensitive skin

ST.-D'VENCE-Moroccan-Argan-Oil

ST. D’VENCE Moroccan Argan

Approx. Price: 135
Avg. Review: 4.5
Intro: Moisturises, maintains skin balance and prevents premature ageing by penetrating and nourishing the skin.

Anti Ageing

Trufella

Trufella Anti aging cream

Approx. Price: 135
Avg. Review: 4.5
Intro: Anti-wrinkle facial moisturizer built with antioxidants to boost collagen hydrates and softens delicate facial skin.


Toner

Toners in general are thin liquids that acts as a supplement to provide skin with extra nutrients, antioxidants, Vitamin B derivatives and helps other skin products to absorb better with the skin. Toning should be done after facial cleansing to add another layer of skin replenishment. Also, the important ingredients of a toner are mainly alpha and beta hydroxy acids to remove dead skin cells, hyaluronic acid to boost hydration of skin, rose water soothes skin along with having anti-inflammatory effect and vitamin E/C derivatives which helps in fighting free radicals that ages your skin.

Best toner

Dermafique

Dermafique

Approx. Price: 339
Avg. Review: 4.5
Intro: This toner enriched with nutrient cleanses pores, restores skin pH and moisturises the skin. Suitable for all skin types.

RE’ EQUIL Pore

Re'EQUIL-face-toner

Approx. Price: 350
Avg. Review: 4
Intro: An alcohol-free formula to protect your skin from drying out and does not strip the skin of its own moisturisers.

Rice Ceramide

Rice-ceramide

Approx. Price: 655
Avg. Review: 4
Intro: An essential toner for deep hydration with rice extracts that provides non-sticky moisture and essential nutrients.


Serum

Serums in general, is a concentrated form of nutrient-rich treatments that helps to fight dark spots and wrinkles. Mostly, antioxidant serum is the best form of serum which provides range of benefits including anti-inflammatory skin and neutralizing the aging effects due to harmful UV radiations. In addition, serums have multiple ingredients like hyaluronic acid for hydration, Vitamin C for dark spot reduction, retinol which stimulates collagen to prevent sagging of the skin and niacinamide which has acne treatment properties. Further as a best practice, serums should be applied as close to the skin as possible to maximize the nutrients benefits.

Best Serum

Estee Lauder

Estee-Lauder-Serum

Approx. Price: 1250
Avg. Review: 4.5
Intro: Advanced anti-aging serum inspired by groundbreaking DNA research to help reduction of visible signs of aging.

Neutrogena

Neutrogena-Rapid-Wrinkle-Repair

Approx. Price: 1000
Avg. Review: 4
Intro: Helps to hydrate your skin while treating the signs of aging, one can see noticeable results in just one week of use.

STBotanica

StBotanica-Serum

Approx. Price: 1250
Avg. Review: 5
Intro: Helps brighten complexion, improve the look of dullness and improves uneven skin tone with powerful anti-oxidants.


Moisturizer

Although our skin secretes oil to prevent the skin against any harsh outside conditions, but still it may sometimes need more hydration due to certain external and internal factors. Besides, an effective moisturizer helps in locking up hydration within your skin. Furthermore, you should skip applying moisturizer on acne prone areas where other acne spot treatments should be applied, as it may mix the active ingredients of acne spot cream.

Best Moisturizer

Plum Green Tea

Plum-Green-Tea

Approx. Price: 370
Avg. Review: 4
Intro: Multi-dimensional care that includes: controlled hydration, non-shiny matte finish, acne (pimples) combat and a fresh, clear appearance.

Cetaphil Dam

Cetaphil-Dam

Approx. Price: 150
Avg. Review: 4.5
Intro: The moisturizing formula is fast-acting, long-lasting, and helps protect extra dry skin.It’s ultra hydrating lotion is an ideal full body moisturizer.

Nivea

Nivea-cream

Approx. Price: 233
Avg. Review: 4
Intro: Enriched with Jojoba oil and Vitamin E, it is an invigorating and fast absorbing moisture cream that makes skin smooth, soft, supple and healthy.

Biotique

Boitique-Moisturizer

Approx. Price: 195
Avg. Review: 4.5
Intro: Bio Nectar lotion is easily absorbable. Its nourishing and hydrating actions provide a pleasant soothing feeling, without leaving any greasy film.


Sunscreen

Whenever you head outside, it is recommended to wear a sunscreen to avoid harmful effects of UV rays on the skin. It is generally recommended to use sunscreen with zinc ingredients as it helps in providing broadest protection against UVA and UVB rays. Sunscreen should be applied after application of moisturizer and should be applied at the last. Further, more details on sunscreen can be found here – Best Sunscreen.

Best sunscreen to prevent acne

IPCA

IPCA Acne-UV gel

Approx. Price: 545
Avg. Review: 4.5
Intro: Provides broad spectrum protection. Helps to improve skin hydration and great for oily & sensitive skin. It has non greasy feel even in hot and humid climate.

RE’EQUIL

RE' EQUIL Oxybenzone and OMC Free Sunscreen

Approx. Price: 460
Avg. Review: 4.5
Intro: Advanced UVA & UVB filters, non-comedogenic cream for oily, sensitive and acne prone skin. Single application in a day ensures long protection.

Elta MD

Eltamd UV Clear

Approx. Price: 6700
Avg. Review: 5
Intro: Best sunscreen for skin types prone to acne, rosacea and hyperpigmentation. It is professionally recommended to calm and protect acne prone skin.

Greenberry

Greenberry

Approx. Price: 449
Avg. Review: 4.5
Intro: Non-comedogenic light-weight product prevents clogging of pores and helps skin to breathe. Dermatologically tested and best value product.

Daily skin care routine

It is required to keep skin protective during day hours and hence the morning regime should be oriented more towards the protection of the skin. While the night routine should be about giving skin better nutrients to repair itself naturally. Likewise, the order of application of skin care products plays a very important role in reaping the benefits of your investment.

Generally, your day time skin care regime may look like – Cleansing your face first, then apply toner to rejuvenate your skin, followed up with application of any spot treatment (if required) and moisturize your skin at last. For best results, apply some sunscreen at the last if you are heading out.

Your night time skin care regime may look like this – Firstly, remove all your makeup with a dedicated makeup remover. Then wash your face with a gentle cleanser or a face wash. Next step is to apply some toner (optional though) or any other spot treatment creams. Further, you need to wait for some time and let your skin dry up. At last, apply some moisturizer to ensure that active ingredients work from inside, hydration of skin is intact and skin is protected for the outside elements.

Regardless of the time of the day, whenever you sweat, be it after working out or after your packed office hours, it’s a must for you to use face wash to remove excess sebum produced by sweat as it can clog the pores and make the acne worse.


Weekly skin care routine

While maintaining daily skin care routine is important, there are some additional skin regime that should ideally be done once or twice, in a week.

Apply facial scrub to remove dead skins

Generally, Scrubs are a great exfoliator and helps you to get rid of dead skins which develops over a period of time. Depending on the skin type, you can either do scrubbing once per day or twice a week to smoothen your skin. Further, you can find here the list of best facial scrubs that will work wonders for you.

Best facial scrub

Biotique Scrub

Biotique-Scrub

Approx. Price: 129
Avg. Review: 4.5
Brief: Revitalizes skin, removes tan, dissolves dead surface cells, unclogs pore openings and smooth the way for clear skin to surface.

Everyuth Naturals

Everyuth-Naturals

Approx. Price: 123
Avg. Review: 4.5
Brief: Walnut shell powder: Exfoliating agent, removes dead skin cells and deeply cleanses the skin; Glycerin: Restores skin moisture.

Lotus Apriscrub

Lotus-Apriscrub

Approx. Price: 159
Avg. Review: 4.5
Brief: Cleanse your pores with Nano Multi Vit A and Walnut Shell Powder which scrubs away dead skin cells and gives radiant glow.


Use face mask for rejuvenating skin

Face mask helps your skin look young and fresh because it helps in driving ingredients deep within the skin pores and allows skin to absorb essential nutrients. It’s better to apply it after cleansing your face and then applying a layer of face mask on for 10-15 minutes. And then wash it off with lukewarm water for best results.

Best face mask for acne treatment

mCaffeine

mCaffeine

Approx. Price: 995
Avg. Review: 4.5
Intro: Perfect oil balance formula removes excess oil, hydrates skin, reduces pigmentation, even tones skin, removes blackhead and tan.

Qurez

Qurez

Approx. Price: 399
Avg. Review: 4.5
Intro: Blended with 8 natural ingredients. It can be used as mask, scrub, cleanser and exfoliator to reduce acne, remove dirt and refine pores.

Aztec Secret

Aztec secrets

Approx. Price: 450
Avg. Review: 4
Intro: Combats acne and blackheads, unclogs pores, softens and beautifies skin. A must try mask every week will work wonders for your skin.

Aroma Magic

Aroma Magic Neem and Tea tree

Approx. Price: 128
Avg. Review: 4
Intro: Herbal ayurvedic disinfecting face wash for acne. Made with neem and tea tree to lighten scars, blemishes and improve skin tone.


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