Wouldn’t it be great if we had a fairy godmother who could just fix all our skin problems and give a
glowing skin with a mere magic wand?
Undeniably, it would be great but it’s still quite fictitious!
May be you have an event to attend in a week or you are just tired of waiting forever for a glowing
skin. Either way, we have the perfect solution for you!
We have curated a list of steps that you need to systematically follow for an entire week to get a
beautiful naturally glowing skin of your dreams!
1. Start with the basic CTM routine
If you haven’t heard about the basic cleansing, toning and moisturising or the CTM routine already,
you are missing out!
This simple yet effective routine is often skipped upon when people think of skin care. But, we want
you to religiously follow this routine twice every day, preferably once in the morning and once
before going to bed. Do this for 7 straight days and you’ll definitely notice a difference.
Step 1: Cleansing
Even though cleansing might seem like a child’s work, it really is the step where a lot of people go
You need to first determine your skin type and then find a cleaner to suit it. Why else do you think
there are different cleansers for different skin types available in the market?
While you are at it, try to avoid cleansers that have a lot of unnecceary chemical junk. Instead, use
natural cleansing products if possible.
Also if you wear a decent amount of makeup on a daily basis, you can add up to this step by using oil
or cleansing milks to further unclog your pores. Don’t let laziness take over and double cleanse if
Step 2: Toning
Most of us have had this wrong impression that, toners are a step that makeup lovers use to remove
makeup. Yes! This idea is completely wrong.
Toning can help in keeping the skin hydrated while removing the excess oil and dead skin cells at the
same time. In fact, there are toners that can even help maintain the pH level of the skin and keep
the pores tightened. However, make sure you use toners that are alcohol free to avoid drying out
If you want to avoid chemical products completely, you can use natural toners like apple cider
vinegar, rose water, lemon juice, etc.
All you need to do is take a small amount of the toner on a cotton ball and wipe the face gently with
Step 3: Moisturising
No matter what your skin type is, moisturising the skin is quite critical.
Most of the time the biggest culprit in making the skin look dull and lifeless is the lack of hydration. A
good moisturiser can help keep the skin glowy and healthy looking.
To make the moisturizer work effectively on your skin, ensure purchasing a moisturising that
specially caters to your skin type.
2. Use one face mask every day
We are not going to judge you if you feel that one face mask a day is intimidating. We get you!
But, if you truly want to see a difference in your skin in just seven days then this steps needs to
You can either use one sheet mask every night or make face packs at home with simple kitchen
Don’t worry, we are not going to make you spend the precious time of yours on searching for face
packs. We present you with a list of face packs for each day of your glowing skin week!
Day 1: lemon, coconut oil, and honey pack
In a small bowl, add equal parts of coconut oil and honey and add ½ tsp of lemon juice to it.mix well.
Apply and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Wash thoroughly.
Day 2: fullers earth (multani mitti), tomato juice and rose water packTake 2-3 tsp of fuller’s earth and add 2 tsp of tomato juice and 1 tsp of rose water to it. Mix well.
Now apply it to the face and leave it on for as long it dries. Once dried wash your face and moisture
Day 3 banana, honey and yogurt pack
Take ½ ripened banana and add 1 tsp honey and ½ yogurt to it.mash the banana and the rest of the
ingredients to it. Make a smooth paste and apply it to your entire face and neck. Leave it on for 25-
30 minutes and rinse well.
Day 4: gram flour, lemon juice, turmeric and rose water pack
Take 3-4tsp of gram flour and add ½ turmeric, 1 tsp lemon juice and 1 tsp rose water to it. You need
to form a thick paste. Add more liquid if required. Apply it to the skin and leave it on till it dries.
Wash well and you will be left with baby soft skin.
Day 5: potato juice, yogurt and oatmeal pack
This face pack is going to work as a scrub as well as a face mask for you. To ½ cup of oatmeal add 2
tsp of potato juice and 1tsp of yogurt. Mix till it forms a smooth paste. Apply it to your face. Keep the
pack on the face for 15 minutes and before rinsing it off scrub your face. Wash with warm water.
Day 6: honey and cucumber pack
In a bowl, Grate ½ a cucumber and add 1 tsp honey to it. Now apply and leave it on the face for
about 30 minutes. Rinse well.
Day 7: sandal wood powder (chandan), rose water and honey pack
Take 2-3 tsp of sandal wood powder and add 2 tsp of honey and 1 tsp of rose water to it. Mix well.
Now apply it to the face and leave it on for as long it dries. Once dried wash your face thoroughly.
3. Steam your face!
So now that you are going to be following the above mentioned beauty regimes rigorously for an
entire week, you need to add this step of steaming your face twice during the week.
Taking a steam for about 5-10 minutes is going to open up all your clogged pores and prepare your
skin for gentle exfoliation in fact, scrubbing your face after a steam is going to help get rid of all the
dead skin cells along with the black or white heads. Leaving you with a baby soft skin. A good facial
steam can even help in removing out toxins through perspiration.
If you want convenience and the best results then, you can always use a compact facial steamer at
But, if you do not want to spend anything on this step then, we have a DIY solution for you too. For
this, take a clean cotton towel and submerge it into hot water. Now, remove the towel and let it
come to temperature that won’t be too hot to put on your face. Once you feel you have achieved
the perfect temperature, cover your face with the towel and let the steam do its magic!
4. Duh, eat healthier!
A healthy diet has the power to provide you with an amazing glow from the inside. Believe it or not,
Consuming nutrient rich food is going to naturally moisturize and improve the quality of your skin.
Most people try to get into these’detox ‘hoaxes, when the easiest way to naturally detox the body
from toxins is by adopting a healthy diet.
Try to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables from the day 1 itself that are rich in different vitamins and
omega-3 fatty acids. Eat whole grains instead of those ‘healthy’breads. Try to eat vegetables and
fruits of different colours. You can even include a rainbow salad into your diet. Make sure you are
consuming enough protein from natural source too.
If you aren’t a big fan of fruits and veggies, blend them up! However, instead of just juicing the
veggies and fruits to get nutrient, we suggest you to make smoothies to retain the fibre goodness.
You can make delicious fruit and green smoothies everyday.
But, under no circumstance should you under eat or deprive yourself from whole foods. Avoid
processed foods and sugar at all costs and you will notice a huge difference by the end of the week.
5. Start exercising everyday
We have all heard that exercising is an essential component of living a long and healthy life. But,
what if I tell you it can give a natural glow to your face too?
With exercise, the blood flow in your body will increase and help carry the nutrients to replenish
your skin cells. Trust us, that post workout glow is real!
If you are already pretty active then, keep at it. However, if you live quite a sedentary lifestyle then,
start working out. Don’t get us wrong here! You don’t have to necessarily do a 100 pound dead lift or
run 1000 miles. You can simply start your day 1 with an hour long walk or a 20 minute run. Whatever
floats your boat!
But, don’t just stay active for a day and then slack off for the rest of the week. Do it every day.
Choose the form of activity that keeps you excited. In fact, continue with this even after the week
Trust us; we know that for the first few days adopting this wouldn’t be easier. But, once you’ll see
that glow on your, nothing will stop you from running an extra mile!
6. Protect your skin
In order to keep your skin from getting dull, use a sunscreen every time you leave your house. Use a
pea sized amount of sunscreen and don’t forget to reapply every 3-4 hours. You will get many
branded Sunscreen Lotion in the market, buy ideal sunscreen lotion as per your skin type. I will
suggest you to check online, you can apply Amazon discounted coupons while you are on a look out
for your ideal match.
You should also cover your skin with a scarf or any other clothing material if you spend a lot of time
under the harsh sun.
The harmful UV rays emitted by the notorious sun are known to give the skin different problems
such as sunspots or hyper-pigmnetation.
Don’t forget your daily dose of vitamin D either!
7. Drink your way to a glowing skin!
Well between us, I am about to tell you about a magic potion that is going to completetely change
your skin. Behold! It’s none other than the mighty water!
Water can help flush out all the impurities from body and keep your skin well hydrated. It will also
cleanse your colon and lead to a better absorption of nutrients from those whole foods you are
going to be consuming throughout the week.
To avail the benefits of water, you need to drink a minimum of 12-15 glasses of water religiously for
the entire week.
If you feel this is a lot of water to drink in the day, try to replace water in place your tea or coffee.
We also recommend you to not consume any carbonated beverages or alcohol throughout the week
to let the water work its magic to the fullest.
8. Get a lot of sleep every night
Trust me; the term beauty sleep exists for a reason!
A poor sleeping schedule has the power to deeply affect the quality of your skin. In fact, it is during
the night that the body repairs and heals itself as growth hormones are released in your body.
So, throughout this week make sure you get plenty of deep sleep of about 7-9 hours daily. By the
end of the week, like us you will swear by the power of sleep too.
By the end of the week, get ready to say hello to the new you!