Skin Care Routine – Cleansing, Toning & Moisturizing (2016)

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Skin Care Routine – Cleansing, Toning, Moisturizing (CTM)

Who doesn’t want to keep their skin healthy and younger looking as long as possible?

Here I am discussing a simple skin care routine which just takes 15 minutes of your time and leaves you with healthy and smooth skin. Isn’t it amazing? 🙂

This skin care routine is called CTM. CTM stands for cleansing, toning and moisturising. These are the three daily basic steps for skin care routine. And, CETM which stands for cleansing, exfoliating, toning, moisturising. CETM is a weekly skin care routine. This routine should become a part of your life. CTM should be done twice a day, in the morning and at night before going to bed, whereas CETM should be done once or twice a week.

Let me give you the detail description and some quick tip on the basic steps of this skin care routine:

Skin Care Routine – Cleansing

The first step in skin care routine is cleansing. This step removes dirt and impurities from the skin. Soap is not advisable for cleansing because it dries out the skin. A good face wash should be used on a daily basis which cleanses the skin well and has no side effects. And, all the makeup lovers should use some extra products like olive oil or some cleansing milk to remove the makeup from the skin without clogging the pores.

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Natural cleanser – It is always better to treat skin with natural products instead of the products contains chemicals. There are many natural cleansers like raw milk; which has been used by women since ages. Just apply some refrigerated raw milk with cotton on skin. It has properties to remove dust and impurities from the skin. Gram flour (besan) is also a great natural cleanser, which I personally use. Just mix a small amount of besan with water, and use the paste for cleaning. It not only cleanses the face but also exfoliate it and tightens the skin.

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Skin Care Routine – Toning

This step is usually skipped by many ladies and is consider useless, but toning also has many benefits which are noticeable if toning is done on regular basis. After cleansing, if any dirt is still left, it can be removed by toning.

Toning also maintains the ph balance of the skin. It also makes the facial pore size smaller and tightens the skin.

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Natural toner – There are many toners available in the market these days but natural stuff is always best. Green tea, and rose water can be used as a natural toner. Just take a small amount of green tea or rose water on a cotton pad and swipe it all over your face after cleansing. And, you are done! 🙂

Skin Care Routine – Moisturising

This is the last step of skin care routine. After doing cleansing and toning the skin loses its moisture, so, it becomes really important to moisturise it. No skin care routine is complete if you skip this step. In this step, we use a product which provides moisture to the skin and prevents it from getting dry.

Moisturiser should always be applied on damp skin so that, the moisture which is still left on the skin gets attacked, and does not leave the skin. This step is a must for all skin beauties. Dry skin needs a heavy moisturiser and, on the other hand, oily or combination skin needs oil free moisturiser.

Skin Care Routine

Natural moisturiser – Aloe vera and olive oil are a great natural moisturiser. Just apply any of these on the face for ten to twenty minutes and then wash your face. Using them on regular basis will make your skin smooth. Still today there are many products available in the market. You can choose moisturiser according to your skin type. 🙂

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Skin Care Routine – Exfoliation

Exfoliation is the fourth step in skin care routine which should be done just once or twice a week. Exfoliation is done to remove the layer of dead cells from skin, and, allow the new cell to take their place. A layer of dead cells, makes your skin look dull and older, so to hold the shine and glow, of skin it’s important to do exfoliation once or twice a week.

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Natural exfoliator – As I said earlier in this article that gram flour (besan) is a natural cleanser as well as exfoliate. Baking soda also has exfoliating properties. So, you can apply baking soda as well. Mix one tablespoon of baking soda with water and use it as an exfoliator.

I hope doing such skin care routine have given you a healthy and smooth skin. Let us know your experience in comments.

  • i follow CTM religiously 🙂 exfoliation and facepacks are 2 things i need to be more regualr with 😛 nice tips Nausheen 🙂

  • sadia

    After cleansing should we use facewash?

    • I personally use face wash after cleansing if i am using a cleansing milk or a natural cleanser like milk to remove the greasiness, but if I am using my personal favorite cleanser gram flour then i don’t use face wash after that. Hope that helps 🙂