As much as one needs to prepare their skin to look great before the festivities, they need to do the same post the festivities too. After all, the excess makeup used to glamify your look might have a good amount of damage to your skin, no matter how skin-friendly they are!
With the festival of Navratri gone, and Diwali just being round the corner (well almost only two weeks away!), it’s time to give your skin some care, to restore its glow back. Besides, you need to prep for Diwali too!
Give your skin a little detox with the help of these following tips:
1. Avoid excess use of makeup…
…as much as you can. We know that it could get difficult to stay away from applying your favourite lip shade or liner, but this is essential. So keep the palettes, foundation tubes and bottles away. However, a basic lip balm wouldn’t hurt.
2. Remove makeup before hitting the sack
No matter how late you get back home from your extravagant evening rendezvous, removing your makeup before you hit the sack, is a must. Whether you are wearing a full face makeup or just a stroke of kajal or some lipstick; you should remove every trace of your makeup.
3. Cleanse, tone, moisturise, repeat!
Another must-follow routine before you hit the lights, is to cleanse, tone and moisturise your skin well. As soon as you remove makeup (if any) or get ready to go to bed, clean your face properly with a gentle cleanser, tone your skin, and finally, slather on a good amount of moisturiser/night cream, before conking out.
4. Hydrate yourself well
In order to restore and retain your skin’s moisture, you must hydrate yourself well. You must remember to drink at least 8 glasses of water on a daily basis. Also, you should get as much sleep as you can. Besides, even what you eat matters. Switch to a good healthy diet, as per skin and body requirements. After all you do need a good food detox too, from those nine days of junk and spicy food.
5. Pamper your skin with homemade masks
Bid goodbye to those over-the-counter products and indulge in self pampering with masks that you can make in a wink, from things available in your kitchen. Choose ingredients as per your skin type, like multani mitti for oily/combination skin and curd based packs for normal or dry skin. Rest of the ingredients you can mix and match to suit your mood and need. Buttermilk, avocado, honey, olive oil, besan, lemon juice, turmeric, tomato puree… you can add anything you like!
6. Get rid of those baggy eyes
The late dandiya nights often cause dark circles and baggy eyes. Grate a potato and place over a cotton pad. Now place the cotton pad on your eyes. Make sure the grated potato faces your eyes. Keep it on for a few minutes and remove. Cucumber, tomato juice, tea bags and cold metal spoons work well on under eye puffiness and dark circles.
So say goodbye to tired skin, dark circles and other immediate adverse signs that show up on your skin and start pampering yourself for Diwali.