Hi beauties! Thank you so much for your support & a BIG thanks to IMBB. In my previous & first article Aarthi requested to post about my daily skin care routine. So here it is for the lovely Aarthi & all other beautiful girls…
Let me introduce myself. Am 28, working & from Kolkata. Next month i.e. November 2010 am getting married, hence now a days am following beauty regimen religiously. As you guys know the weather over here is pretty hot & humid, hence one has to take good care of her skin & hair. As I’m into a 9-5 job, I’ve limited time for following a skin care routine.
Reason behind following this skin care regimen:
- Combo skin type
- Occassional pimples/zits
- Few open pores
- Dark underarms
- Dark joints
- Rough skin surface
- Tanned hand & feet
Ohooooooooo that’s a whole lotta problems! Haaa
I am a die hard herbal remedy fan but being a working person I do need to depend on the cosmetic products also.
So here’s my 7 days Morning & Night Skin care routine
MORNING-: Cleanse my face with rose water followed by Uptan/ home made pack of Masoor dal (Lentil), peanut & turmeric paste. I apply it all over body & face & wait till the skin feels a little stretchy (around 3-4 minutes will do). Scrub it off slowly with lukewarm water. Rinse properly. I follow it by applying body lotion all over my body. For face I use Biotique Cucumber fresh water & then free Moisturizer.
NIGHT-: After coming back from work, apply Johnson & Johnson baby oil all over my face & remove the makeup with a wet cotton ball. This is followed by several splashes of water on face. Then apply cucumber, carrot & tomato juice on face & wait till it gets dry. It helps to remove skin tan. Wash it off & follow the TM process. After taking bath I apply body lotion & before going to bed apply foot care cream & hand cream.
L-R: Fab India Lemon Intensive Hand cream, Neutrogena Oil- free Moisture SPF 15, Vaseline Cocoa Butter body lotion, Fab India Olive Oil, Jovees Foot care 2 in 1, Almond Oil, Aroma Magic Satin Smooth Bath & Body oil, Vaseline, Vitamin E capsule
MORNING-: Cleanse my face with rose water followed by a body message with a mixture of Olive oil, Almond Oil & Aroma Magic Satin Smooth Bath & Body oil at least for 5-6 minutes. Follow it up with The Masoor dal, peanut & turmeric pack. I have been using this pack for the last one month & this is a miracle pack. It not only removes dead skin but makes the skin smooth; glowing removes sun tan, under arm & joint darkness. I have got several complements from my co-workers, co-passengers (Yes two ladies in bus complemented me for my glowing skin!!) & none other than my would be hubby. So this is my HG Pack. Then I follow it up by TM (skip the body lotion as the oil message keeps the skin hydrated till I come home).
NIGHT: After removing makeup I wash my face with Facia soap & do TM (do not forget to splash water after cleansing). After bath the ritual is as it is on Mondays.
MORNING-: Cleanse my face with rose water followed by a pack made of Banana, Honey, and Olive oil. Apply it all over & wait till gets a little dry, rinse properly & smooth skin with body lotion. Follow the TM process as always.
NIGHT: Once I remove makeup & splashing water I apply a mixture of Honey, Lemon juice & Turmeric paste on face. It helps to enhance complexion. It is then followed by application of TM, Body lotion, Hand & foot cream.
L-R: Biotique Pistachio Pack, Louis Rose Water, Aroma Magic Mineral Glow scrub, Biotique Cucumber fresh water, Johnson’s Baby oil & Facia bar
MORNING-: Cleanse face with rose water followed by Masoor Dal pack. Apply body lotion & follow TM
NIGHT-: Remove makeup, splash water; apply juice mixture of carrot, cucumber & tomato. Wash off. Message skin with olive oil & Vitamin E capsule for 5-7 minutes in circular motion softly. Wait for 5 minutes to get the oil dissolve in your skin. Put a face towel in hot water; squeeze excess water & swipe on face to remove extra oil. Do not apply anything else. Next morning you will wake up with satin smooth skin.
MORNING-: Cleanse my face with rose water. Message body with the mixture of Olive oil, Almond oil & Aroma Magic Satin Smooth Bath & Body oil. Apply a pack made of Sandalwood powder & rose water on face & body, when half dry scrub it off & rinse. Apply Body lotion & TM.
NIGHT-: After removing makeup, splash water & I apply Biotique Pistachio pack on my face & neck. Followed by Toner & Moisturizer. Apply body lotion, hand & foot cream.
MORNING-: Cleanse my face with rose water; apply Masoor dal pack all over my body. Then I follow TM process & apply body lotion.
NIGHT-: Remove makeup. Scrub my face with Aroma Magic Mineral Glow scrub. Follow TM procedure. Apply body lotion, hand & foot cream.
MORNING-: On Sundays I give my face rest. Just the usual CTM procedure. I do my manicure. When bathing I apply a pack of Multani mitti, honey, Vitamin E capsule all over body, when half dry scrub it off & rinse thoroughly. Apply body lotion.
NIGHT-: CTM for face & Body lotion, hand & foot cream for the respective areas.
The following things I do regularly:
Soak feet in luke warm water (add half lemon, olive oil) for 10 minutes & apply a pack made of Multani mitti/fullers earth, Sandalwood powder, Rose water & Olive oil- mix all the items & apply on feet as well on hands.
Apply Vaseline on lips
Hope this helps. In case of any query please feel free to post your comment here in IMBB.