Today’ article will not tell you how to dress up for Diwali or will not give you any tips of makeup, skin care or hair care prior to Diwali. This article will tell you how to maintain your gorgeous selves even when Diwali is over. Needless to mention, the beauty of our skin and hair gets bogged down after the Diwali celebrations. With all the air pollution levels skyrocketing outside to consumption of oily-food items and calorie-laden sweets, the list of reasons harming us goes on forever. And suddenly one fine morning after Diwali, you see a cute pimple erupting on your delicate skin. Is this what you want?? Definitely not. To ensure that you look the best even for the upcoming wedding seasons and Christmas celebrations, you have to pace up your skin and detox game. This article will tell you how to do that. Keep reading.
Skin Detox Tips:
Our skin suffers a heavy toll during Diwali due to different factors. Partly, it is due to the burning of crackers which causes emission of harmful gases into the air. Large amount of emitted toxins can not only cause breathing problems but also cause clogging of pores, rashes on the skin, thus causing acne problems. Use of Chinese lights also causes skin tanning. It doesn’t end here. Don’t forget that we end up consuming too much of sweets and high-calorie foods and sugars when we visit our relatives and friends. This also leads people to not have adequate water or fiber during the day. And to add to the misery, most of us tend to use more makeup during these Diwali celebrations. This attracts the pollutants, which stick to the skin. There are just some important factors that are responsible, there are lots more that can cause harm to your skin during Diwali.
1. Stay hydrated:
Our skin becomes dry and flaky due to the pollution and smog caused by burning of crackers. In order to prevent breakouts and dryness on skin, it is of paramount importance to keep the skin hydrated well. Consume 8-10 glasses of water every day to keep your skin hydrated. This will also help to keep your scalp cool, hydrated and breathing all the time. It will also flush out unwanted toxins and will reveal beautiful glowing skin.
2. Change your diet plan:
It is evident that Diwali feasts causes an overdose of calories and sweets consumption. These unhealthy food habits causes clogging of pores and also leads to weight gain. For the skin issue, it is necessary, to avoid consumption of such unhealthy stuff for a while, let your skin breathe and give it nutrition by consuming the right type of food. By that, I mean having lots of green leafy vegetables, fruits, citrus food and salad every day. Also include yoghurt in your diet. You can replace having unhealthy food as evening snacks in the form of useful nuts.
3. Skin exfoliation to flush out toxins:
Our skin suffers a lot due to wearing of heavy makeup during Diwali. Sometimes, we even forget to remove our makeup and that even worsens the situation. It causes blocking of pores and leads to pimples and acne problem. These breakouts can make you look hideous. Doing a rigorous skin detoxification is a must after enjoying such occasions. One such important step is to deeply exfoliate your skin to remove all surface dead cells and reveal a soft and smooth skin. You can also for a facial cleanup at salon to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads.
4. Using a homemade face cleanser:
Using homemade facial cleansers to gently cleanse your skin after the huge showdown of Diwali works really well for the dull and dehydrated skin. Take one tablespoon of cold milk and add 2 drops of oil (olive or sunflower oil). Blend well using a cotton and wipe your face with it. Use another cotton ball dipped in rose water or lavender water on your skin. It will help to restore the original glow. This homemade skin cleanser technique is inspired from Shahnaz hussain and it really does its magic.
5. Protect your skin from sun:
Our skin also gets tanned a bit due to unhealthy way of living, wrong food habits, burning of firecrackers during the festive season. To bring back the glow easily, you should never forget to wear the skin guard when your skin gets exposed outdoors. Always wear a sunscreen that will keep your skin protected from the harmful sun rays. It will prevent sun’s heat from harming your face and also help to reduce the tanning that you have already experienced before.
6. Cleansing tips for different skin types:
If you love to wash your face frequently, then you should follow the cleansing routine as per your skin type. As the skin is already affected during Diwali, going for a face cleanser that contains a lot of chemicals in it can even make your drier and dull. To avoid such things from happening, follow the following tips. If you have dry skin type, use a cleansing cream. This will not rip your face of natural oils. If you belong to the oily skin category, use cleansing milk, followed by a face scrub to remove impurities. If you have normal skin type, you should go for a mild face wash and make sure that you don’t forget to moisturize your skin after washing the face.
7. Herbal face pack to nurture the skin:
Bringing the lost glow to your skin with natural ingredients is the safest to do. Applying face packs is another great tip to detoxify and purify your skin from within. I love DIY treatments for my skin. Take 2 tablespoon wheat bran and 1 tablespoon each of ground almonds, curd, honey and rose water. Blend all the ingredients into a paste and apply. Avoid the lips and under eye area. Wash off in 20 minutes. You will get glowing skin easily.
Well, this tip is so trivial that even if it goes unmentioned in this list, you guys should know by now how much important moisturisation is for your skin. Don’t skip your moisturizer, always apply it before bedtime and leave it overnight. You can also apply some good facial oil to make your skin soft, smooth and supple. Also use it on your hands and feet to remove dryness problems. Following a good moisturisation routine can speed up the results of a good skin detox. So, do it diligently.
9. Under-eye care:
Festivals and parties means a lot of enjoyment and fun. This also reflects on our face and also under our eyes in the form of dark-circles, puffiness and fine lines. Ignoring this can cause further problems. You will also notice that your eyes are watering more than usual during Diwali nights, this is because it tries to eliminate unwanted impurities by releasing fluids. You should play your little part to take care of your eyes. Every night, soak cotton wool in cold rose water. Lie down and place the cotton wool over your eyes for 15 minutes. It will brighten the eyes and will also remove stress and fatigue.
10. Invest in a good medicated facial:
Sometimes, it is better not to things entirely in your own hands and take the help of a specialist. To give your skin an intensive treatment, you can go for medicated facials. They are really beneficial for cleansing and moisturizing your skin. Some of them are: Venus facial, hydra facial, oxygen facial etc. Venus facial uses radio frequency and magnetic therapy to rejuvenate your skin. It firms up and tightens your skin. Hydra facial uses facials serums to cleanse and hydrate your skin. It also removes dead skin cells and impurities from the surface of the skin. Oxygen facial uses compressed oxygen to hydrate and moisturize your skin. It supplies your skin with active nutrients that reveals a fabulous glow to the face.
Hair detox tips:
The major factors affecting the skin has already been elucidated before. These factors hamper the beauty of your tresses in a similar way. Impurities builds up on the scalp and causes severe problems. In this section, we will talk about the hair detox tips to nourish our gorgeous tresses post Diwali celebrations.
1. Cleanse and condition your strands well:
The first and foremost tip to follow pose Diwali is to remove as all sort of dirt and grime from the hair. With all the accumulated impurity build up on the scalp, your tresses can never look gorgeous. Wash your hair with a gentle shampoo to cool and cleanse your scalp. Then follow up with a good conditioner and use till the length of the tips. This will tame dryness and will make your hair soft and manageable.
2. Hot oil therapy
This technique to pamper your hair is well-known and it gives wonderful results. You have to heat raw coconut oil and gently massage into your hair. Dip a towel in hot water. Squeeze out all the liquid and wrap the towel around your head from behind. Let it remain for 15-20 minutes. Do this 4 times. Your hair and scalp will absorb the oil better. You can also leave the coconut oil overnight for better absorption. This will give better results. Wash off the next morning with a mild shampoo. Follow this technique at least two days after the Diwali party. At first cleanse your hair once or twice, then use on cleansed hair, otherwise oiled hair will attract more impurities.
3. Use a Hair detox pack:
Due to lighting of firecrackers and lamps, our hair becomes rough and dull. It is necessary to thoroughly remove the built up impurities from the scalp. For this go for a hair detox pack. You have to take apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 egg. Mix them well in a bowl and apply it on the scalp well. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash off with a shampoo.
4. Apply Hair shine pack:
For this, you would need tea-water and lemon. This formulation will help to add healthy shine to your hair. Boil used tea leaves again in enough water. After boiling, you should have about 4 cups of tea-water. Cool and strain it. Then add a few drops of lemon juice to it. Use it as a last rinse after shampooing your hair.
5. Hair nourishment solutions for oily and dry hair:
As you all know, egg white is a wonderful natural cleanser for oily hair and its protein content helps to add natural volume to your hair. Apply egg white on the hair and keep it for about half an hour before rinsing off with a shampoo. If you have dry hair, you would need to supply more moisture to your hair. So, you should massage egg yolk or mayonnaise into the scalp. Leave it on for half an hour and then wash the hair with a shampoo. It helps to soften the hair strands and also helps to reverse back the damage that your hair has suffered during Diwali.
6. Don’t skip your hair serum:
Dry and dull hair becomes unmanageable as well. It causes a lot of frizziness and bogs down our confidence level. In order to ensure that your hair doesn’t miss out on the optimum moisture requirement supply it with a good dose of hair serum. This will tame unruly hair, reduce frizziness and also will help your hair get back to its beautiful state.
7. Do not use mousse on your hair:
Your scalp is already affected with a lot of impurities during Diwali. In addition to this if you apply mousse to your hair, this will react with the harmful impurities on your scalp. So, you have to totally avoid using hair mousse on your hair until you thoroughly detoxify your hair post Diwali. If you still can’t stop using it, use it in small quantities, but the best deal would be to strictly avoid it.
8. Avoid using styling tools and gadgets:
Your delicate hair has already seen a lot of hair styling treatments during the Diwali bash. Now, this is the time to give it some rest and put aside those heat producing tools for a while. Using this on dull and damaged hair can further worsen the condition of your hair. So, avoid using them. Also, don’t do any chemical treatments on your hair like straightening/perming as it causes further damage to your hair. In case of hair styling, opt for blow drying in place of ironing.
9. Go for a post Diwali hair spa treatment:
You might feel the festivals are over, then why do we even need a hair spa?? Don’t forget that festivals leave our hair under-nourished and very little attention is paid to give pore care to them. Many salons and spas offer post-Diwali treatments to properly detoxify your hair. This will make you feel pampered and relaxed thereby boosting your detoxification routine.
I hope all these detoxification tips will help you boost your hair and skin care routine after Diwali. Follow these rituals to make sure that you keep dazzling forever even when the festivals get over.
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