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Get chic smart with a glowing skin

Hair and make-up expert Ambika Pillai offers three easy tips for a glowing complexion.

india Updated: Sep 22, 2006 19:08 IST
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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. .


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.

First Published: Sep 21, 2006 13:32 IST