Get flawless skin in 7 steps

Oct 2, 2015, 13:34 IST


Cleansing your face may seem simple, but there’s actually an art to it. Just washing your face with a cleanser isn’t enough if you want clear and stunning skin. We tell the right way to wash and prepare your skin for makeup.


Step 1: Dampen your face with warm water and use a cleanser that suits your skin type--cream-based works for dry skin, while gel is good for oily skin. Warm water ensures your pores open and removes dirt and grime. Rinse the cleanser with cold water. Wipe your face with a clean towel or tissue.

Step 2: Take a cotton ball, dip it in toner and swipe it around your face. Focus on areas like forehead, nose and chin that tend to get oily. Allow it to dry.

Step 3: If you use treatment creams for acne or pigmentation, apply it now.

Step 4: Apply eye cream or serum. There are serums for different problems such as anti-aging, moisturising, redness etc. Pick one that addresses your concerns.

Step 5: Moisturise! Whether your skin is oily or dry, everyone should moisturise. Pick a moisturiser that suits your skin type. Skipping this step will dry your skin and increase sebum production.

Step 6: Apply SPF of at least 30 to protect your skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays. Rain or shine, sunscreen should be used without fail!

Step 7: Use and primer or foundation and proceed with your makeup.