May, Week 2
May 7, 2012 |
1. Post-showering, remove any residual makeup with a gentle makeup remover and facial cotton. Wash your face, neck and ears with a gentle foaming or cream cleanser—squeeze out a 10 cent coin-sized amount, warm the cleanser between your palms and gently massage it into your face. Do this within 5 minutes of showering so your pores are open and prepped for the deep cleanse. 2. Next, grab an exfoliating scrub (opt for one where you can feel the micro-beads) and rub it into your face in small circular motions. Focus on your nose and forehead and scrub more on areas that tend to be oilier than others. Exfoliating goes deep to clean skin of impurities and brings on a healthy radiance in your complexion, resulting in lusciously smooth skin. 3. Steaming seeps into pores and is the best way of evicting pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. Fill a small tub with warm water, soak a washcloth in it, ring out any excess water and press it onto your face. Leave it on for 3 to 5 minutes and repeat twice. 4. Invest in a quality skin mask that addresses your specific skin issues, be it hydrating, mattifying, anti-aging or whitening—get ready-to-go mask sheets or consider the kind that comes in a tube or multiple containers for continued use. Leave it on for the suggested amount of time and then rinse out completely. Finish by prepping skin with your basic skincare: toner, serum, eye cream and moisturiser.
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