Why Your Skin Looks Dull?
Our skin is our largest organ. It is only fair that we treat it with care and respect. After all, it protects us from and is the first defense against so many harmful exposures.
As our lives get busier by the minute and there is so much going on, it is hard to keep up with the self-care. Or shall we just say, our daily grind leaves us a tad bit lazy?
And we only realize the cost of our laziness when we see someone else in the mirror. Someone whose face looks tired, dehydrated, blemished, and if you have acne-prone skin, do we need to say any more?. Ok, the picture we paint is horrible, we agree. But isn’t it familiar?
Unfortunately, it is very familiar and calls for quick action and lots of introspection. Yeah, you read it right, introspection. Because really dude, what on earth are you doing? Take a step back and sort your priorities out. And don’t you dare put yourself below every other thing.
Save Your Skin
Don’t confuse the action part with readily available results. You didn’t get there in a day, and you are not getting out with the bat of an eye. It takes time to restore your skin. Consistency is the key to success. There are three necessary steps for skincare:
Do not ever go to bed with your makeup or your day-time skincare/beauty products not removed. No cleansing at night clogs the pores, and results in breakouts.
Step two, treat your specific issues. Go after the cause and not the outcome. Consult a dermatologist or esthetician to determine what is hurting your skin and get their recommendation for appropriate treatment. And finally, moisturize your skin without fail, every single day.
Don’t go crazy with the products, though. Introduce one product at a time, see how your skin is reacting to it. Give it at least a month before you try your next product. Also, be wise and never step outside without a generous layer of sunscreen.
Quick Face Mask
Apart from the long-term skincare routines, you can also enjoy some quick fixes here and there. The tomato, honey and papaya face mask is an instant glow recipe.
Say, you have an invitation for dinner after a tiring workday, this is the kind of thing you want to rummage your pantry for. It is effortless to make, gets ready in no time, and the results are just amazing. The ingredients are usually lying around and are inexpensive. It is a win-win for all.
Tomatoes have antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, and E, as well as lycopene (a rather potent antioxidant). They protect against sunburn, fight off inflammation, work against acne, fight the signs of aging, and reduce pore size.
Flavinoids in papaya are antifungal and antimicrobial. It promotes collagen growth in the skin, making it elastic, soft, and radiant. Healing enzymes found in papaya soothe sunburns. It is used as a home remedy to treat blemishes and dark spots.
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How To Make 🥣
Take a papaya and cut it into two halves. Then, scoop out the seeds and peel it off.
Now cut the papaya into thin slices and dice a ripe tomato in chunks.
Add the papaya slices and tomato chunks in a bowl, add honey and mix well. Use a hand blender to make them into a fine paste. Voila! the three ingredient face mask is ready.
How To Use ❓
Before applying the mask, thoroughly cleanse your face and pat dry with a towel. Now gently apply the mask with a brush or your fingertips (whatever’s easy for you, no hard and fast rule). Avoid your eyes, nose, and lips. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Gently rinse off the mask with water. Lastly, finish off the self-care with the application of a moisturizer while your face is still damp. It helps retain the moisture in your skin.
It is best to make a face mask fresh.
Conduct a patch test 24 hours in advance.
Despite the patch test, if you feel the mask is causing unusual irritation, wash it off immediately.
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