It’s true, you can get fairer overnight!
You just have to follow these 4 simple steps before you sleep and you will definitely see a difference the next morning.
However, if you want to see a more dramatic change, you’ve got to do this regularly, three times a week, for one month. If you want it, you got to work for it!
1. Forget your old face scrub and try microdermabrasion instead.
It’s the new-age, kick-ass face scrub that made up of teeny tiny (micro) crystals that are as fine as grains of sand.
These tiny crystals do wonders for your skin such as:
- Remove dullness
- Unclog pores
- Fade old marks and spots
- Reduce pigmentation
- Even out your skin tone
- Shrink the size of your pores
- Reduce fine lines
How it works:
You know how sandpaper smoothens out wood? This does the same thing! But way gentler.
The micro crystals are super tiny and literally lodge themselves into your skin to gently and evenly pull off the rough, dull and damaged layer of skin to reveal healthy, glowing, fairer skin underneath.
How to use:
Just like a scrub, massage in gentle but firm circles all over your face, paying extra attention to parts that have marks, pores or fine lines. Do this only 1-minute and then rinse off. Your skin will instantly look brighter and fairer.
Stuff I ♥: Every time I use Kiehl’s Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion, my skin looks like I’ve had a facial – it’s all fresh and glowing and feels incredibly smooth to touch.
2. Steam your face (with tea) for a killer glow.
Steaming your skin has some awesome benefits:
- It opens up your pores to flush out toxins.
- Loosens blackheads and whiteheads.
- Improves blood circulation.
- Gives a healthy glow.
- Makes your serum and moisturizer absorb deeper into your skin, making it more effective.
Now add a green tea bag to the hot water and your skin will get all the amazing anti-oxidants that fight skin darkening and dullness. Read more about Facial Tea.
How to do it right:
Boil a small pot of water on the stove. Turn off the heat, add green tea and stand over the pot for no more than 2 minutes with a towel draped over your head, so that the steam envelops your face.
Do this at least twice a week for a glow that’s hard to miss.
3. Put on The Ultimate Glow Mask (recipe given below).
For the best glow ever, nothing works better than the Ultimate Glow Mask.
Gram flour (besan) – ½ tsp.
Fuller’s Earth (Multani Mitti) – ½ tsp.
Sandalwood (chanson) – ½ tsp.
Turmeric (haldi) – ¼ tsp.
Rosewater – ½ tsp.
Milk – ½ tsp.
Lime/Orange juice – ¼ tsp
How to use:
Mix all these ingredients and apply over your just cleaned face.
Gently massage it into your skin using tiny circular movements.
Leave it on to dry for 10 minutes.
Then wet it slightly and once again, gently massage it to loosen it. Rinse off.
Your skin will be glowing like a light bulb!
Why it works:
Gram flour removes tiny dark hair on the face, making it look fairer.
Multani mitti helps take off a suntan and reduces pigmentation and acne marks.
Sandalwood soothes skin, gently removes a tan and fades spots.
Turmeric powder reduces redness, evens out skin tone and adds a glow.
Rosewater soothes, tones and brightens skin.
Milk contains lactic acid that removes dull skin cells to reveal fresh, fairer skin.
Lime/orange juice has citric acid that lightens marks, bleaches facial hair and brightens skin.
Tip: If you have dry skin, add ½ tsp honey to the mix for a shot of hydration.
4. Use beauty products that have Vitamin C.
When you’re buying skincare products, make sure that Vitamin C is one of their main ingredients. Why?
Because Vitamin C actually fades spots and marks, lightens and brightens your skin tone, prevents pigmentation and corrects past sun damage. So you want to get as much of it as you possibly can.
So whether it is a serum or moisturizer, read the label and make sure it has Vitamin C or L-Ascorbic Acid (in scientific mumbo jumbo).
Stuff I ♥: Skinceuticals CE Ferulic is amazing! It’s gotten rid of some of the most stubborn sun spots and every time I put it on, I feel as if I switched on a light in my skin!
Now that you’ve done the above steps, it’s time to get some beauty sleep, and be prepared to rise and shine!