3 quick fixes to get pretty skin in a few minutes (or hours)

Getting the perfect skin is something fashionistas and regular women spend a lifetime achieving. However, if you don’t have that long and want to look beautiful instantly, here are a few quick fixes that will help you look as you can.

1. Always start with clean skin

Exfoliation is the single shortcut to pretty skin that works all the time. When you have a layer of dead skin covering up your natural glow, no matter how many products you use on top, your skin simply won’t look full of life. If exfoliation is already part of your regular skincare routine but you want an even thorough cleaning, you should try asking your dermatologist for a professional laser resurfacing or a clinical strength chemical peel treatment.


2. Quick acting masks

If you don’t have a week’s time to wait for a lotion or cream to work, you can always try using a quick acting face masque to get similar results in under an hour. Usually, your regular moisturizer, anti-wrinkle cream, brightening lotion etc., should work well enough. Remember to apply a large dollop of your regular face cream liberally all over the face avoiding the eyes and lips. Leave it on for 40-45 minutes and wipe off with damp cotton. Some treatments give the same result overnight while others take just 20 minutes to give you soft, supple, bright skin.


3. Detox

You may think that a single day’s fast won’t help your skin. But you would be surprised to see how much effect can cutting down salt, sugar and carbs for just a few hours have. To begin a day or half day’s detox, you should drink 2-3 glasses of water with a hint of lemon juice soon after waking up. Munch on raw fruits and veggies through the morning and progress to smoothies in the noon. Drink lots of water. This will prompt you to visit the loo more often than usual which is a great sign. By late-afternoon-evening, your body should be free of toxins and waste and your face should reflect it.


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