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Hope you are enjoying the season of mangoes, melons and cool drinks. Summers are so much fun, but the weather results in damage to your skin. Before you complain how your skin is becoming dull and damaged, let me tell you there is no substitute for the CTM routine. If you haven’t heard about CTM, you are probably living under a rock. And there is absolutely no shortcut to good, flawless skin. In today’s post I will debunk the myths of CTM and help you understand why it’s so important.
What is CTM?
CTM stands for cleansing, toning and moisturising. These are the three pillars on which any skincare regimen is based. While you may add n number of steps, these are the three non-negotiables to achieve clean and clear skin. Cleansing is done to get rid of dirt, grime, pollution, oil and dead cells. It removes the surface of unwanted materials and preps the skin for soaking in nutrients. Toning helps to soothe and calm skin, and maintain the pH balance of skin. Moisturizing helps in replenishing and hydrating skin.
Why should you cleanse, tone and moisturize?
CTM helps to get the skin of your dreams. To have clear complexion and prevent breakouts and acne, cleansing your skin really important. Any makeup or dirt left on your skin will damage your skin. It will clog the pores, resulting in blackheads, whiteheads and result in your skin becoming dull and lifeless.
1. Use a gentle cleanser: Our skin is exposed to harsh elements on a daily basis. To remove traces of sun damage, pollution and curb its effect on skin, use a gentle cleanser every day. Apply it in circular motions on your face and to wipe your face clean. It is recommended to opt for a perfume-free, hypoallergenic and soap-free cleanser that gently cleanses sensitive skin without causing dryness or irritation.
2. Toning to balance pH levels: A toner helps to tighten the pores and even the skin tone. Following up cleansing process with a good toner will help to remove any remaining traces of makeup and dirt. It gets rid of dead skin cells and prevents acne and breakouts from occurring. Choose an alcohol-free toner that will tighten, brighten and sooth your skin.
3. Moisturize: After cleansing and toning, your skin tends to feel stretchy and dry. To prevent this, use a good moisturizer to hydrate your skin. It will aid your skin repair itself, minimize water loss from the skin and keep it soft and supple. Regular moisturization will provides essential nourishment to the skin and maintain the elasticity of skin.