Sep 15, 2012

Weekend Musings ~ My Skin Care Routine

Nivedita from Beauty At Times is Skin Deep has asked me about my skin care routine. I should have done this post long back, but somehow it got delayed. So, apologies Nivedita for the delay.
 
This post is about my skin care routine, the products I use and also some healthy skin tips I personally follow. Also, beware it’s a long post.
 
Skin Care Routine

Firstly, before you even think about external skin care, think about the needs of your skin internally.

Drink Water: Everyone knows this fact, but rarely do people follow. Common it’s not any hard to follow habit. Keep a bottle beside and keep sipping water every 20 minutes. It’s that simple. You don’t have to gulp down glasses and glasses of water forcing yourself.
 
My Water Bottles

Balanced Diet: Being a foodie myself I will never follow or suggest to stop eating what you like. All I suggest is balance it properly. If you like Biryani, go ahead and enjoy it. But for the rest of the day make sure you are balancing it with fresh fruits or salads.
 
 
Sleep:  Being nocturnal I always end up working late, resulting in less sleep. But, I am really working to change this habit. My goal about sleeping is simple, follow a routine. It doesn’t matter when you are waking up and when you are sleeping just make sure you are maintaining the same timings daily to get 6-8 hours of sleep.
 

Stay Active: Whatever size you might be it doesn’t matter as long as you are comfortable with it. But working out in any way for a minimum of 15 minutes daily increases your blood circulation and it definitely shows in your skin.
 
 
Now coming to the external care, I follow the widely popular CTM routine strictly along with that, some weekly pamperings.
Cleansing

Routine: Twice Daily

Cleansers
 
Current Products: Nature’s Co White Pepper Cleansing Lotion and Dove Beauty Moisture Face Wash.
 
Toning

Routine: Twice Daily
 
Toning 
Current Products: Avon Solutions Hydra Radiance Revitalizing Toner/ Nature's Co Rose Hydrating Facial Mist.

Moisturization 

Routine: As I have dry skin, I moisturize as and when required.
 
Moisturizers 
Current Products: Olay Moisturizing Cream / Clean & Clear Skin Balancing Moisturizer. As a night cream slathering Vaseline is giving me good results.
 
Sunscreen

Routine: Before stepping out in the sun. I usually use moisturizer on dry areas of my face and use sunscreen directly for the rest of the face.
 
Sunscreens
 
Scrubbing

Routine: Weekly twice and only during hair wash days. Skin will be more soft due to soaking in water for long time, so helps in easy exfoliation.
 
Scrub
Current Products: Iraya Furit & Nut Scrub.

Mini Facial

Routine: Weekly once. I use a massage gel and rub it into the skin for few minutes. After 20 minutes I use a face pack. This cleanses. nourishes and refreshes my skin from deep within.
 
 
Bleaching

Routine: Once in every 30-45 days. I feel it removes the external tan well and also cleanses skin thoroughly. Have been using it for almost 6 years and never noticed any harm to skin. If you are beginners, don’t forget about the Patch Test before trying any bleach directly on face.
 
Bleaching
Current Products: Fem Apple & Peach Bleach
 
So, that sums up my routine. I keep trying out new products, so the products might change but this routine remains the same. Any change or delays in this routine immediately shows a difference in my skin in terms of smoothness or complexion. Hope this post helps Smiling
 
Oh, before you leave….don’t forget to drink minimum 3 liters of water daily.

WithLove
Vish


Disclaimer: All the images not watermarked in the post are taken from Google. If you have any objections drop me an email.

29 comments:

  1. inspiring thoughts in this post, nice one :)

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  2. Hey Coral :)
    Thanks dear :) :) :)
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  3. Nice post Vish! Very elaborate and good :)

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  4. I am loving ur water therapy taught.. :* <3 I used lotus sunscreen too its my HG sunscreen.. i always re stock it .. cant afford running out of it.. love the JH aloe vera gel too.. its on the verge to get over.. i use it daily n can really say my skin texture have improved a lot dan it was before.
    Very helpful post ..I mussay! :D

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  5. Hey Harman thanks dear

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  6. Ricooooo :) :) :) thanks a lot dear
    Same pinches
    So is d water therapy wrking fr ur skin kya???
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  7. Nice post Vishy, I too have started keeping a bottle with me to increase water intake ;)

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  8. Hahhaha Preethi :)
    Howz ur weekend going on?
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  9. Nehuuu :) :) ya even I started so
    Nw it's like I can't wrk without water bsyd me
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  10. Nice..i havent used just herbs yet..wud love to try something from them now <3

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  11. I say petal soft face pack :) :) :) must try it's v good to brighten face Sent on my BlackBerry® from Vodafone

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  12. u know i was thinking about that only <3

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  13. Lol awesome
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  14. I dont bleach...I prefer getting regular facial done though :) I started getting pigmented patches few days after bleaching so stopped it.

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  15. NEVER USED JUST HERBS PRODUCTS ..SHALL TRY ALOE VERA GEL .. I HAVE DRY SKIN TOO ..INFORMATIVE POST
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  16. Oooh if it doesn't suit good u stopped Ray :) :) :)
    For me it nevr caused any troubles n indeed my skin feels good
    So I continue d same
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  17. Thanks Gunjan :)
    Well if u have dry skin dnt solely depend on this aloe gel
    I got it in a giveaway so using it
    Buy both the products togethr fr good results :) :) :)
    Else I wudn't have bothered much abt it dear :)
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  18. am too scared of bleaches..rest is done..nice post Vish :)

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  19. Hey Sukanya thanks dear
    Glad to see you back :) :) :)
    Hw have u been :)
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  20. heyy.. nice routine... :):)

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  21. Apppuuuuuuuuu dear :) :) :)
    thanks :)

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  22. water water water.. secret to healthy skin.
    very nice post Vish /:)

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  23. Totally agree with u Niesha
    So water is d secret for ur flawless complexion too?
    Thanks dear
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  24. Jennifer (Indian Beauty Cafe)September 16, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    well written and nice pics..... whether short or long, ur reviews make a nice reading..... iraya, just herbs look so tempting........ :)

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  25. Helloooo Jenny
    Wow glad to know that dear
    Thanks a lot :) :) :) :)
    Yup yup get d face pak n scrub dey r gooooodd :)
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  26. Awesome description....external or internal care both matters a lot..

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  27. Hey Tej :)
    S totally agree with u
    Regards,
    Vish
    http://gleanandpreen.blogspot.in

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  28. Greetings! Ѵery useful advice in this paгticular article!

    It's the little changes that will makе the most significant changes.

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