Today’s post is about some super quick, easy and no-fuss ways in which you give your skin an instant pick-me-up. We don’t always have the time to opt for elaborate treatments, rituals and masks to get our skin to look better. It is then that we realize the need for quick, easy and practical ways to instantly revive the texture and feel of our skin. By following these simple tips, you can get your skin to feel revived and rejuvenated in a matter of seconds. Let’s take a look at what these time-tested tips and tricks are.
1. A quick eye massage:
Use your fingertips to give yourself a quick and gentle massage around your eyes. This will promote blood circulation to the area and help counter puffiness and under-eye bags. The best way to do this is to use your eye cream for this massage.
2. Rub an ice cube all over your face:
An ice cube can really work miracles on your skin. From minimizing your pores (and acting like a face primer) to reducing the redness and inflammation caused by acne, an ice cube is an instant pick-me-up for dull, tired and inflamed skin. Another effective method is to instantly freshen up your whole face is by dunking the face in a bowl full of ice cold of water. Katrina Kaif had made this method popular and she vouches by this practice to instantly give her fresh look. Read about this process in detail here (5 Steps To Do Katrina Kaif’s Ice Facial at Home).
3. Pat on some facial oil:
A facial oil or serum that contains an ingredient like vitamin C or rosehip oil can work wonders for your skin. All you need to do is mix in a few drops of the oil or serum with your moisturizer and gently press it into your skin (rather than rubbing it in). The goodness of the oil will give your skin that much needed boost of hydration and radiance.
4. Use a beauty blender:
A Beauty Blender or a makeup sponge such as the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge can do more than just apply your foundation flawlessly. You could use this sponge to apply a facial oil to the high points of your face. This will dispense just the right amount of product to your face, giving it that naturally healthy glow. Make sure you use the sponge while it is damp.
5. Use a cold washcloth or face towel:
If you have redness or inflammation (caused by an acne breakout) on your face, then you could take a washcloth or face towel, run it in under cold water, wring it out so that it is left damp, and press it against the inflamed spot for a few seconds. This will help calm your skin down.
6. Treat yourself to ice cream:
Yes, you read that right! Eating something cold such as ice cream or even cold yogurt can help calm your skin down. Eating a cold food item restricts the blood flow to your face, thereby reducing under eye puffiness and acne inflammation. However, if you do this regularly, you may want to pick a healthier option such as yogurt (rather than ice cream).
7. Green tea bags to reduce puffiness:
Using cold tea bags under your eyes is a time-tested way to reduce puffiness and to revive the appearance of your skin. Green tea bags are an even better option, thanks to the many antioxidants that come packed within. The two things that you need to keep in mind is that these tea bags need to be soaked previously and they need to be stored in the freezer afterward, so that when you use them, they are considerably cold. You can use these tea bags over your eyes for just a couple of minutes to see the difference. For maximum effect, you can leave them on for up to 15 minutes.
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