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The rising pollution levels, worsening air quality and the harsh winter winds can affect our skin, leading to visible fine lines, dull skin, turning it into a hot-spot for acne and blemishes. While we take all precautions, what’s better than using time-tested and trusted Ayurvedic formulations to get the coveted Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi glow?
If you are wondering how to get a luxury salon experience in the middle of a pandemic, let us share a secret behind an effective at-home facial that will leave you with luminous and glowing skin.any time of the day.
Think of scented candles, petals and dull lighting, which are small but relevant elements for a beauty treatment to be done right. The idea is to truly unwind. For some people, drinking herbal tea could do the trick, and for some, it could be dipping the feet in warm water before the facial process begins. Get a whiff of essential oil using a diffuser, and that will calm your senses, as will some soothing music. These will help you zone out from the hustle and the bustle around you.
Our recommendation: Kama Ayurveda Madurai Candle
A good cleanse must always be the first thing to do before you do anything on your face – be it applying make-up or a facial. Our face is exposed to dirt, sweat, pollutants and makeup residue. So, preparing the skin to make the most of the facial is a key step in the journey for the golden glow. Use natural, gentle and non-abrasive cleansers to avoid robbing the skin of moisture. If you’re someone who likes double cleansing by first treating the skin with oil, use coconut oil, cleansing milk, olive oil, micellar water, or natural make-up remover. Follow this with water-based cleansers which may be enriched with the goodness of ingredients like sandalwood, aloe vera, neem, tulsi, and more.
Our recommendation: Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Clarifying & Brightening Cleansing Oil & Kama Ayurveda Rose Jasmine Face Cleanser
Now it is time to gently scrub away! Exfoliation will give you instant brightness and reveal the healthier layers of your skin by removing dirt, sebum, and dead skin cells from its outer layers. Choose a natural scrub instead of one with chemicals. If the exfoliating beads are harsh, they may cause micro-tears on the skin which can result in irritation or breakouts. So, it is best to choose a natural scrub with brightening ingredients and fine granules such as ground walnut and almond powder. Exfoliation is an important step because it also prepares your skin to absorb the topical skincare products you will use further in the facial journey.
Our recommendation: Kumkumadi brightening Ayurvedic Face Scrub
We often underestimate the power of a steam session for our skincare routine. This is essential to open up your pores and soften the top layer of your skin. The trick to do it right is not to go overboard because that will give rise to the dreaded problem of dryness. Don’t fret if you don’t have a steamer at home. You could lower your face near-boiling hot water and cover your head with a towel to trap the steam. Or soak a towel in hot water and place it on your face for some time. A word of caution is to avoid using water that is too hot. Pro-Tip: add a slice of orange or relaxing herbs like chamomile or rosemary!
While the skin is still damp from the steam, spritz some rose water on your face. It is a natural astringent that balances and restores skin’s PH level, helps tighten pores and acts as the perfect alcohol-free toner for oily or acne-prone skin. Its light cleansing and clarifying action helps in removing cleanser residue while readying the skin for the final step in this skincare routine. Also, apart from the at-home facial routine, this can be used to refresh the skin at any time of the day.
Our recommendation: Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose Water
Your skin is now clean and ready to absorb what you feed it! Give your face an uplifting massage using a rich facial oil that is made with ingredients such as pure saffron. This enhances blood circulation, which is essential for the Kumkumadi glow on your face. A Kumkumadi facial oil will nourish, brighten your skin and lock in moisture.
Begin the massage at the chin and gently stroke outwards. You can use your fingers or face massaging tools like a jade roller or a gua sha! And mind you, your cheeks are not the only areas that need the massage. Run your fingers behind the ear lobes, around your nostrils, and even the center of your forehead.Our recommendation: Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Thailam
And voila, you’ve made it through!
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(Disclaimer: This article has been written in conjunction with Kama Ayurveda)