Each day is a challenge for busy working women – running around to prepare breakfast, take care of the kids, finishing other household chores and a lot more. This means they have hardly any time to take care of themselves. Additionally, their skin gets exposed to harsh rays of the sun, dust and pollution, heating and cooling system on daily basis which make their skin end up dull skin, wrinkles, age spots, blackheads and acne breakouts. However, if you are a working woman, despite your hectic schedule, it is possible to follow a regular skin care routine, without investing lot of time in front of mirror each morning.
Here Are 5 Essential Skin Care Steps To Nourish And Defend The Skin From These Damaging Effects And Keep Skin Healthy And Glowing
Every morning, wash your face with a gentle cleanser. Choose facial cleanser according to your skin type. For example, if you have oily skin, sensitive or acne prone skin, choose gentle acne fighting face wash or gentle foaming face wash. For dry skin, choose non-lathering face wash. Similarly clean you face as soon as you get home from your work place. You may just feel awful and haggard and want to hit the couch after a hard day at work, but it is highly important to clean all the makeup, sweat, dirt and grime that has accumulated throughout the day on your skin. To feel more refreshed and relaxed and gear up for evening household chores, taking a shower will be a better choice. You can spray rose water on your face to freshen up quickly. Also wash your face with mild cleanser before going to bed. Or just use baby wipes to clean your face.
2. Use toner
Many times, facial cleansers are not enough to clean all the trace of oil and dirt from the skin. So, it is best to use toner after cleansing the face. Dab a cotton ball with toner and clean the dirt and residue that are still left on your skin. Toner will also shrink the pores and prevent acne buildup. Use toners that are alcohol-free.
After cleaning and toning your face, apply moisturizer. The air-conditioner in your office must have left your skin dry and flaky. Before going to bed, gently massage your face with a night cream for 2-3 minutes. This will help to trap moisture in your skin. Choose a night cream which is high in antioxidant and anti-aging ingredients which repairs the cells from extensive damage like fine lines and wrinkles etc. You can also use a good eye cream to prevent dark circles under the eyes. During the day, a multi-purpose moisturizing cream with sun-protection and hydration can also be used as a foundation. Products like BB cream acts as a serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and SPF.
Moisturizer will hydrate your skin from outside. Drink enough water and fluid to stay hydrated from inside. Hydration is necessary not only for a healthy body but healthy skin also.
Exposure to UV rays of the sun can make you appear much older than your real age causing wrinkles, dark spots, freckles and leaves skin dry and rough. So before leaving home, it is utterly necessary for you to wear sunscreen. Apply sunscreen to your face, arm and other uncovered areas of your body to protect yourself from skin damage. Apply it before breakfast as it takes minimum 30 minutes to get absorbed by the skin.
Few Additional Tips
To maintain healthy glowing skin, get a good night’s sleep because cell repair is carried out during sleep. Start your day by drinking warm water after adding lemon juice to detoxify your body. Avoid junk foods and exfoliate your skin and use a natural face pack to take good care of your skin on weekends.