If you’re a beauty junkie, you’ve probably heard and tried all sorts of rituals yourself. Some are ancient, such as milk baths and salt scrubs. Others are so modern and trendy that it borders crazy, like vampire facials, fish pedicures, and honey-beer combo hair conditioners. Then, there are those beauty rituals that never go out of style. Since the beginning, they’re a must in a woman’s routine. If you’re still trying your hand on being a beauty junkie, but hesitating where to start first, you should begin with these timeless beauty rituals:
Exfoliate at least twice a week
It’s important to get rid of dead skin cells so that the products you’ll apply later, especially moisturizers, will really be absorbed by the skin. Also, exfoliation facilitates better blood circulation, which then adds to that glowy, youthful appearance.
For your face, make sure to get the product matched for your skin type. Those formulated with cocoa and grapeseed are really gentle on the skin, so they’re a good choice. Massage the scrub with wet fingers.
For your body, before you even get yourself in the shower, go get a loofah and rub it in your skin in gentle, circular motions. After a good scrubbing, run the water, then use an exfoliating cleanser. It’s important to pay attention to areas that are prone to dryness, such as knees, elbows, and feet. Of course, don’t forget your back. Use a back brush for such hard-to-reach areas.
Use products that have natural ingredients
If you ask long-time beauty junkies, when it comes to beauty, going natural is the way to go. One of the timeless natural beauty products is moringa oil. According to Manila-based dermatologists, moringa oil comes from the seeds of the moringa tree, which has a lot of medicinal properties: antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory. It’s beneficial for both the skin and the hair.
Soaps, for instance, made of moringa oil cleanses the face and body. Facial oils, on the other hand, treats skin irritation. Moisturizers help relieve clogged pores. Shampoos that have moringa oil keeps the hair healthy, soft, and moisturized. They also enhance the shine. For some women, they find moringa oil shampoos an effective treatment for dry scalp. Go for products with natural ingredients, like moringa oil, Philippines dermatologists highly recommend.
Protect yourself from the sun
This is something you shouldn’t skip in your routine. Premature skin aging is often caused by sun exposure. And mind you, you can still be exposed even when you’re indoors. Ultraviolet rays can still penetrate through windows and doors. So apply sunscreen every day, and every three hours throughout the day.
In choosing products, go for those that have broad spectrum protection so you can ensure that you’re safe from both UVA and UVB rays. It’s also important that the sun protection factor (SPF) is 30 or higher. The higher the SPF number, the better coverage. Note that there are no ‘waterproof’ sunscreens, so you would have to reapply products at the frequency recommended in the label when you’re swimming.
A lot of beauty rituals come and go, but some of them just never go out of style because they are the simplest essentials. Invest in the basics and you can expect a far better, healthy-looking skin, hair, and face.