Makeup is Great, But Skincare is Better

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Makeup is Great, But Skincare is Better


Go, have a glass of water. Your skin will thank you.

Makeup boosts our confidence, no doubt! For some of us, it’s an art, it’s an expression. For some, it’s a key to feeling more powerful. We instantly feel glamorous when we step out wearing makeup. However, using makeup every day can have harsh effects on our skin.

Cosmetics may make you look good, but after all, they are chemical compositions. Certain ingredients in cosmetics can take a toll on your skin health. Along with this, our lifestyle and the stressful environment just add fuel to the fire…oh, we are bound to deal with skin concerns.

Well, we won’t stop using makeup… we love it way too much! What we can do is gear up our skin for the battle against damage. We could always use good products from trusted brands that wouldn’t harm our skin. We could indulge in a proper skincare routine and a proper diet. We don’t want to take any risks with our skin health, right? 

Skincare is a Savior

Makeup or no makeup, skincare always comes first! Just like we follow every tiny detail of the pre-makeup ritual, it is essential to follow the post-makeup rituals as well. Too lazy for the after makeup skincare? Oh, be ready to invite pimples, acne, clogged pores and whatnot!

Skincare can be tricky. Knowing exactly what your skin requires can be even trickier. Beware. Compromising your skincare routine is not an option; It’s never an option. If you take care of your skin, your skin will take care of you back. 

Prevention is always better than cure. The consequences of not taking care of your skin in today’s pollution-is-everywhere time can go beyond a few potential concerns like acne or breakouts.


The real glow-up is from within

Our skin is beautiful and taking care of it is way more beneficial than covering it up. Skincare is a choice and we should make better choices for ourselves every passing day. Our skin is the reflection of our personality and it deserves all the love. After all, we have to wear it all of our lives. So, stop cursing the person in the mirror and slather, lather, rub and spray!

Cleanse your Skin   

Clean off your face!  Every morning and every night before bed, clean your face with a mild skin cleanser. Make sure you remove the makeup and other impurities from your face. Every skin is different and every product will work differently on every skin. Know what works best for you and never let advertisements sway you away. 

Recommended product:
The Daily Cleanser from The Tribe Concepts is made with organic ingredients which are a treat for the skin. 

Use a Toner for your Skin 

Use a gentle and natural toner, always, for your skin.  Rosewater is a natural toner and has been used for centuries. It hydrates your skin and is super safe for sensitive skin. Apply a toner to remove any traces of dirt or dead skin cells because of pollutants or makeup.

Recommended product:

The Lavender and Rosewater toner from The Hade is exclusively handcrafted. With the combination of lavender oil, aloe extracts and rosewater, it instantly gives your skin a refreshed look.

Moisturize your Skin

Moisturize, Moisturize, moisturize! Use a moisturizer after you wash your face, always.  Moisturizer hydrates your skin and strengthens the skin barrier. A good moisturizer protects your skin from flakiness and other skin issues. Furthermore, moisturizers are the most effective when applied to damp skin as it seals in moisture. …. Thank us later ;)

Recommended product:

The rich and deeply moisturizing cream formula from Plum is too good to be true! It heals, soothes, calms and contains vitamin E, the best possible hydrator out there.

Use a Sunscreen  

SPF is BFF, period! Sunscreen is the most basic step in your daily skincare routine. It plays a crucial role in your skin health and appearance. You cannot afford to forget to apply sunscreen. Use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. You don’t want to add up early ageing to the list of problems, right? 

Recommended product:

The Ultra Defense sun fluid from The Earth Rhythm helps protect the skin against the harmful rays of the sun. It has a soft, dry, zero shine, water-resistant finish. It makes your skin look dewy and makes your skin feel hydrated. 

Go Natural 

Healthy and glowing skin can be achieved with proper self-care. The makeup and skincare market has been constantly booming for the past few years. The plethora of options available in the market can be overwhelming. Amidst this, we can always go back to the tried-and-trusted methods from our ‘gharelu nuskhe’ guide that will work wonders! 

Natural and an ayurvedic approach can bring out the best version of your skin. Believe it or not, a holistic approach is what truly brings time-tested herbal remedies for your skin problems

The Goal is Healthy Skin, not Picture-perfect

From cleansing your skin to prepping it for makeup, from treating the skin impurities to masking away the insecurities, a healthy holistic approach will alone work the best. With a number of skincare products hitting the shelves every now and then, it can be confusing to pick up the best for your skin. That’s why choosing the right products always works the best. 

‘You are what you eat.’ So eat your way to fabulous skin by eating a rainbow of nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables. Treat your skin kindly with good fats and enough Vitamin C. Once you start a proper diet, don’t expect an overnight change. Just drink lots of water and eat right to elevate your skincare game!

We already breathe the air filled with pollutants, smoking and drinking your way in can take a toll on your health and skin. Smoking can lead to premature ageing of the skin. Yup, that’s true. Drinking alcohol can cause dehydration which leads to fungal infections on the skin. Nobody wants that, right?

It’s time to get sober guys, at least for your skin health.

Don’t be a sloth, go remove that makeup before you sleep.

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Smruti Gutte

Smruti Gutte

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Smruti is pursuing her bachelors in marketing from Pune. Writing, for her, is an art that she is trying to get better at. She is a budding poet and believes words can take you to a whole different dimension. She can ignore people completely while reading romance tales and has a soft spot for vampires. To impress her, all you need is chocolate fudge and an intriguing topic to talk about.

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