High on our wish list is fresh, youthful and taut skin. Hair and make-up expert Ambika Pillai offers three easy steps daily for a glowing complexion.
Cleansing: Cleansers help remove impurities from your pores. Using your fingertips massage the cleanser all over your face and neck in small circular movements. If you are using a cream-based cleanser, use soap-based cotton pads. Do not pull or stretch your skin.
Toning: Toning tightens your pores which helps revitalise your skin. Splash the toner onto a cotton pad and gently stroke your face and neck in small circular motions. Concentrate on your T-zone and hair line while avoiding sensitive areas like your eyes and lips.
Moisturising: Applying a moisturiser is the final stage of the cleansing program. Gently apply it evenly over your face and neck. Do not to use too much as your skin can only absorb a certain amount at a time. .
CHOOSING THE RIGHT CLEANSER AND TONER
Normal skin: Creamy cleanser and toner with or without alcohol, such as a mineral water spray.
Dry skin: Creamy cleanser and mild alcohol-free toner, such as rose water.
Combination or oily skin: Light lotion or milk cleanser and alcohol-based toner.
Sensitive skin: Hypo allergenic cleanser and toner.