There are different ways that you can get a glowing skin. Some of the skin care tips are given above, but there are some more skin care tips and tricks that you can use to ensure beautiful skin.

DIY Skin Care Tips

Chilled tea bags for puffy eyes: You can take readymade tea bags – of green, black or chamomile variety – and steep them in hot water for a minute. Remove the bags and keep them in chilled water till they’re chilled. Place each tea bag on each eyelid for 10-15 minutes. This will reduce puffy eyes. You can also make your own eye tea bags. Take loose tea – green, black or chamomile – and stuff it into a clean muslin cloth of around 4×4 inch square. Tie it securely and make 2 of these. Steep these in hot water for a minute before then transferring the pouches into chilled water. Add a few drops of rose water in the chilled water as the pouches get chilled. Use these on your eyes.

Fresh lip gloss-moisturiser: Take one tablespoon of coconut oil and heat it till it liquefies. Add four fresh raspberries and mash and blend it into a smooth paste. Place it in a small glass jar and refrigerate. Use as lip gloss. You can make this easily after every few days to replenish the gloss and keep it fresh.

Fresh Fruity Facial Oil for Skincare

Fresh fruity facial oil: You need to ensure that your dry skin gets properly hydrated, and you can end your skin care routine with a facial oil for that. Make a natural antioxidant-rich oil blend by mixing sweet almond oil, raspberry seed oil, and pomegranate seed oil in equal measures. Shake well and store. Use three to six drops of this and apply it to the dry spots after heating them in your palms by rubbing them together.

Revitalize with papaya-pineapple: The enzymes and the alpha-hydroxy acids in these ingredients help dissolve dry, dead skin. Take a quarter cup of raw papaya flesh and one tablespoon of fresh pineapple. Mash and blend together until smooth. Apply to dry skin and leave for five to 15 minutes before washing it off with cool water. You can do this one or two times a week at the most for good results.

Tip: Use the above DIYs as per what suits you. The best skin care tips might not work for all, so give it a trial run before using it.

How can I determine skin type?

A. For mature skin, it is easier to know; the more your age, more mature is the skin. For others, here’s how you can find out which skin type you have. Follow these steps.

Prep your skin: Remove all makeup. Wash your face with warm water and a little bit of mild cleanse Don’t apply any products after the wash and wait for an hour.
Examine Dab the T-zone of your face. See if it is oily. If yes, you have oily or combination skin. Feel your skin. If it is taut, you have dry skin. If it looks clean and clear, it is oily. If T-zone is clean, but cheeks are taut, you have combination skin. Look into the mirror. If you see red, flaky patches, you have dry skin. If the face is shiny all over, you have oily skin. If some parts are shiny, while others flaky, you have combination skin. Check out the pore size. Closer to the mirror, normal skin could have pores but not large ones. Stepping away from the mirror, if you still can see the pores, you have oily skin. If not, then dry skin. If the pores look less in number from afar, and more when close to the mirror, you have combination skin. Skin that wrinkles easily on pressure, you have dry or combination skin.

Can I mix up skin care products that I use?

A. While the different brands will want you to use all their products and recommend the other products when you buy one, it is not a must! You should find the combination of products – whichever brand they are – that works for your skin the best.
How often should I exfoliate?

A. It is recommended to exfoliate – face and body – twice a week at least for best results. Depending on your skin needs, you could increase the frequency. If you have sensitive skin, you should consult a dermatologist to check on what product to use, and how often to use it.

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