Diwali 2018: Look Your Glowing Best With These 8 Skincare Tips
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It’s Diwali season, and everyone wants to look gorgeous. It’s dress-up time at its best…Indian and fusion wear is being taken out of cupboards, salon visits being lined up, and make-up choices getting decided upon.
But with the continuous long nights, endless rounds of shots and cocktails, oily, fried food late into the night, and the inevitable lack of sleep, the one thing that bears the brunt of it all is your skin.
You could have read all the skin care tips in the world, but that doesn’t mean that you’ve actually followed them. For all you lazy souls out there who have waited till the last minute to figure out how to get glowing skin at home this Diwali season, here are my quick beauty and skin care tips:
Wash, wash, wash
Diwali is the time when pollution is at its peak. Not only is the weather changing, but also, people are bursting crackers, increased traffic means more vehicular pollution, and it’s also the time when farmers will begin to burn crops. All that can spell doom for your skin. To combat the effects of that, wash your face twice a day (once of which should be as soon as you get home) with a gentle cleanser that won’t dry your skin out.
Gram flour face scrub
You can also make a face scrub of gram flour (besan), organic turmeric, organic honey, a bit of fresh cream, and milk. Use this daily till the run up to Diwali night to get fresh, radiant skin.
Coffee face pack
This face pack is super effective for rejuvenating your tired-looking skin and to make it clear and shining. Take a few spoons of homemade yoghurt, mix enough coffee powder in it to make the mixture brown, and apply on to your face. Let it dry, and then wash off with plain water. Your skin will look and feel tighter immediately! Bye-bye saggy skin, hello beautiful skin.
When a Diwali card party finishes and you finally reach home, your only thought is your bed and your pillow, isn’t it? Removing your make-up is probably the last thing you want to do at that moment. But it is important, so that your skin can breathe and not get clogged by pores. So get to it!
Water should be your best friend
To counteract the effects of all the oily food and alcohol you’ve been consuming, you must have at least 3 litres of water every day. After every drink that you have, have 2 glasses of water. This will help prevent your face from getting bloated and in effect, wreaking havoc on your skin.
Freshen up tired eyes
You cannot look fresh with exhausted eyes. Keep chilled cucumber or potato slices on your eyes for 15 minutes daily, and watch them work their magic. This will also help minimise the appearance of your dark circles.
Tomato and milk face pack
Cleopatra used to have long, luxurious milk baths to help keep her skin soft and bright. Of course, there’s no time for that now, so let me give you a quick skin recipe involving milk. Mix half a cup raw milk with 2 tablespoons of tomato juice, and apply it on your face with a cotton ball. Rinse with cold water after 20 minutes and you have beautiful, clean skin waiting for you!
Try lemon juice
Lemon helps brighten up the skin. If your skin has been looking dull, rub half a lemon on your face and wash it off after about 10 minutes. Alternately, you can also make a face pack with yoghurt, lemon juice, and honey.
With these tips for glowing skin, your skin can be Diwali ready in just a short while! All these home remedies for the face are natural and won’t harm your skin in any way. Have a sparkling, glowing Deepawali, and be the envy of all at Diwali parties!