Happy, clear, healthy skin is not the result of a day’s work. It is a result, of caring for your skin, every day and every week. However if you feel overwhelmed by the fact that you might have to use a ton of essential skincare products on your face, and use up precious time every day, for your skincare regimen, just relax. Follow these 3 basic skincare routine steps, regularly and you’ll only see a dewy-fresh face looking back at you in the mirror!
Dirt, impurities, and dead skin cells build up throughout the day on your skin and clog your pores which can lead to dull, lifeless skin and even breakouts. That is why cleansing should be your most important ritual of the day. Whatever your skin type, you need to thoroughly and regularly clean your skin to let it breathe. In fact cleansing is the first important step to beautiful skin.
Natural cleansers are the best for all skin types, including sensitive skin as their gentle cleansing helps nourish and freshen your face without stripping it of essential, healthy oils. A great cleanser that can be used daily to combat pollution, dirt and brighten the skin is a Tulsi and Turmeric cleanser. Pure Himalayan Tulsi oil fights with germs and bacteria and keeps your skin clean and hydrated. While Himalayan Turmeric oil has amazing topical skin benefits, such as it has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-microbial properties. It lightens skin, reduces your suntan and is suitable for acne-prone and even mature skin.
Your face in the morning has not been subjected to the day’s stress and pollutants, so you can use half the quantity of the Turmeric Tulsi cleanser than you would do in the evening.
Even when you have been through a gruelling day of working and partying, do reach out for your Tulsi and Turmeric cleanser as a makeup remover instead of a makeup wipe, as it is free of sulphate & all harmful chemicals .The soothing properties of its herbs help clear makeup without being too harsh on your skin or over-drying it. Massage for 2 minutes on face, neck for optimal effect.
You can also use our Himalayan Pure Rose water as a good cleanser for face, neck and eyes in the morning. The mild properties of petal soft roses help in removing oil and dirt accumulated in clogged pores. Your skin will instantly feel fresh, balanced and glowy and will thank you for it!
BEAUTY TIP: Add freshly squeezed juice of de-seeded cucumber to the face cleanser and apply with a cotton ball. Though it’s a bit more time consuming ,it will add to the deep cleansing and will help tighten the skin pores. Fresh cucumber juice ( no seeds) is safe for cleaning your eyes too.
TONE IT UP!
If you use a natural skincare toner, you’ll certainly forget the days of using alcohol-based toners that left your eyes stinging. 100% natural toners are perfect for any skin type as they contain no added chemicals, parabens, artificial colour and fragrance. They work to unclog pores, prevent breakouts, and dissolve blackheads over time. They contain beneficial ingredients like antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory agents which penetrate the skin where they add hydration while removing dead skin cells and excess oil. By creating a smooth, clean, and hydrated surface, natural toners actually increase your skin’s ability to soak in the beneficial properties of your other beauty/skincare products.
So, use a mild toner, right after cleansing your face and neck and before putting on your moisturiser. It’ll essentially prime your face for other beauty products to be better absorbed later on.
Pure Rosewater makes for the mildest , safest but most effective toner. It works well on oily skin as it balances and acts as an astringent. It is excellent for skin hydration and freshening, and tones and tightens skin pores. On regular use it improves the texture of your skin and the skin feels smooth and firm over time.Our pure Himalayan rosewater, has nothing artificial in it and is made of Himlayan Damask roses, the best for skin toning. It is so gentle on your skin that it is perfect for all skin types.
MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE EVERY DAY
The skin on your face, ears, neck is very sensitive to environmental changes. These areas of skin also shed cells more rapidly than other parts of the body and therefore need moisture to repair itself, which allows for younger skin cells to rise to the surface. Good moisturising creams prevent moisture from evaporating while reinforcing skin’s barrier function. In short, moisturising products lock in the moisture of your skin, keeping it healthy, hydrated and shining.
Natural moisturizing products are also the best option for your skin, as they are chemical-free and also paraben free with no additives. That plump, firm feeling in your face after using a natural moisturizer isn’t an illusion. People with properly and naturally moisturized skin accumulate wrinkles at just a fraction of the rate of those with dry skin.
The most important time to use a moisturizer is after a bath. For some, this might be twice a day. Moisturizing after a shower is very important because water (esp. hot water)strips all the moisture out of your skin, leaving it dry. Taking just a minute to put on some moisturizer will make sure your skin isn’t only clean, but protected from the stress of the day and feeling great.
However, different skin types need different types of moisturisers .
What is The correct skincare product for my skin type?
If you go ‘umm’ when asked about your skin type , then you are in good company. There are many skin types -dry ,oily and even combination (dry in some areas, oily in some) skin. Add to it, sensitive skin, acne-prone skin and mature skin.
So, how do you choose the right moisturiser for your skin?
The simplest way to choose is to buy natural moisturisers as most of them are botanically-based, with very few synthetics, or added dyes and fragrances. Hence, they are gentle, safe and effective on any skin type and leave no harmful side effects.
We recommend the rich goodness of dried pomegranate peel which is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, that provide the necessary nutrition to the skin. It also works as a natural sunblock, astringent for skin tightening and for skin rejuvenation. Pomegranate cream gets absorbed quickly into your damp skin after a shower, locks in moisture and increases hydration, relieving dryness throughout the day.
Tip: When you are not in a hurry and have time to spare, spray your face liberally with our pure rosewater, and on the rosewater toned skin, layer and massage the pomegranate cream, gently in upward motions on your face, for a fresh, moisture-rich feeling.
In summers, when your body battles the harsh sun, feel the freshness and natural nourishment of pure Himalayan Rose Water and a dash olive oil enrich your skin and senses, and brighten your face to give it a day long sweat-free glow. It is actually recommended all around the year.
When the cold winter air, dries out your skin, you could also try out our pomegranate face cream, that provides rich moisture and hydration for the whole day.
OILY & MATURE SKIN
Get a youthful glow with our luxurious Pomegranate face cream which will not create clogged pores for oily, mature skin. It contains a balanced combination of pure herbal water based extracts of pomegranate, potato, aloevera & rose water. It is uniquely formulated to resist oxidation for oily skin and mature skin in winters and provide complete nourishment. It doesn’t feel greasy at all as it is not heavily loaded with greasy oils.
OILY & YOUNG SKIN
For oily & young skin try our lightweight , and non-greasy rose & olive face cream in winters
If you have oily skin, all you have to do is spray our fresh & fragrant pure rose water on face. The purest of Pure Himalayan Rose water made with real damask roses, will give your skin the moisture it needs without leading to a breakout of acne.
Our Anaarcare pomegranate cream is an excellent herbal formula that is great for most skin types including mature skin. Pomegranate & potato both have powerful antioxidant properties which tighten the skin around the face, firm and uplift giving your face a youthful glow. On regular use it will resist premature ageing, provide a natural sun block and protect your skin from free radicals , and provide nourishment and moisturization all around the year. People with mature skin can apply this cream morning and evening for best results.
Our Olive and 100% natural Himalayan rose water face cream is a light weight moisturizer, that on application feels soft, light and fresh on skin and gives your skin a bright day- long glow.
Apply a light year of the cream over dry areas of the face. When you apply the cream, however, make sure you avoid moisturizing the oily areas of face.
If you have combination and mature skin, you can apply our uniquely formulated pomegranate face cream. And for your oily areas, apply our light and gentle rose & olive face cream.
The Eyes Say it all
You might have perfected the three basic cleansing , toning and moisturising steps, but there is one step we all seem to fail at and that’s looking after our eye area. The truth is, this needs extra attention because the skin around the eye and under eye area is thinner, ages faster, and is more prone to fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. Hence if eyes are “the windows to the soul” then you should make sure they are always twinkling with good health.
Our Chamomile & Rose Under Eye Cream is made with an infusion of Himalayan rose water, chamomile essential oil, 100% pure herbal extracts of turmeric, cucumber, aloevera, damask rose and Vitamin E rich apricot oil.
It deeply moisturizes and the herbs in the cream effectively reduce dark circles beneath the eyes. It is uniquely formulated to prevent pre- mature ageing of under eye skin and is known as one of the best herbal under eye cream for anti ageing, as for firming & toning the skin. It reduces fine lines & crow’s feet as it contains optimum quantity of apricot oil and is naturally rich in vitamin E.
Farmed and distilled at the foothills of the Himalayan villages, our pure Himalayan Rose water infused with essential oils of handpicked blue chamomile that rejuvenates the delicate skin under your eyes. Turmeric helps in skin lightening and reducing dark circles while water of cucumber helps freshen, nourish and helps the cream to blend well into the skin.
At night lightly massage the Chamomile and Rose under eye cream after cleansing and toning your face and neck. Take a dab of our under eye cream on your fingertip and massage lightly under the eyes. It reduces fine lines, nourishes the skin, and lightens dark under eye circles .
EARLY MORNING CLEANSE:
When you wake up in the morning, cleanse skin gently with our Tulsi and Turmeric cleanser. Then clean the eye area with a small sized cotton ball dipped in our pure Himalayan rose water.
It is only after you have done the 3- step skincare routine that you should put on your makeup. Skip out on any three , and you will be putting on your makeup on washed but dry skin with clogged pores, and would you want that?
Also, remember to clean, tone and moisturize your neck too, before your makeup. You can use either our Pomegranate face cream which will leave the area around your neck, smooth, nourished, firm and tight, or apply our Olive face cream for that instant natural glow and shine on both face and neck
Makeup, dirt, and oil are also a lot more difficult to remove from the skin and most people do not realize this. That’s why, at night, when removing makeup, not only do you want to give the cleanser a chance to break down and dissolve products , but when using our Tulsi and Haldi turmeric cleanser, learn to cleanse around the edges of your nose, under your chin, and around your hairline so, that all the goodness of its natural ingredients can be better absorbed into your skin.
You can also use our rose and olive cream as a base to apply makeup, as this cream is lightweight, and sweat- free and already gives a natural glow to the skin and is the perfect moisturizing cream to apply before putting on your foundation.
BE A BRAND LOYALIST? OR SWITCH UP?
‘Mixing” brands can be tempting for essential skincare products, and it gives you the chance to experiment with your skincare regimen , but remember, the 3 -step skincare regimen works best when the products are from the same company as they have been specially formulated to be used with one another or layered over one another. They’ve been tested on skin to give optimal results when working synergistically together.
And remember this skincare regimen works over time, and it is only after a few weeks that you’ll see the results of cleansing, toning and moisturising and to give all the natural ingredients time to settle in, and for your skin to properly benefit from their natural goodness it is best to buy from the same brand.