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Much is being written about this ‘Festival of Lights.’ Shopping tips, makeup tips, gifting tips, writers are going berserk flushing out advice that can prove to be useful during this chaotic, bustling festive season. And thank God for all the useful tips and suggestions, because we know how hectic things can get during Diwali!
Talking about hectic, have you ever given a thought to the impact Diwali merry-making has on your skin? All those sleepless nights, rich lunches and dinners, elaborate makeup routines adversely impact your skin. However, what affects your skin the most is something that is difficult to avoid and that is pollution caused by firecrackers. All those toxic fumes not only pollute the atmosphere, they also damage your skin.
So, how do we protect our skin and keep it looking beautiful during Diwali? After all, with so many people visiting and a million photographs being clicked, looking good takes priority on our list of things to do.
Here are a couple of skin care tips to help you get soft, glowing skin. The best part about these tips is that they make use of or recommend the use of natural ingredients. So, follow these simple Diwali skin care tips and let Mother Nature help you get radiant skin this Diwali!
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Tip 1: Sipping a glass of warm water every morning is extremely beneficial for your skin and health. Squeeze in a few drops of lemon and add a tablespoon of honey to the water before drinking it. This warm concoction not only has a detoxifying effect on your body, but also helps prevent pimples.
Tip 2: Since you’re bound to consume a lot of oily food during Diwali days, ensure you balance things out by grabbing a salad during every meal. In fact, reduce the quantity of oily and fatty foodstuffs and increase your consumptions of salads. This way you can dig into those guilty pleasures without completely ruining your skin.
If you can’t manage to consume salads, at least drink a glass of mixed vegetable juice every day.
Tip 3: Natural scrubs are extremely beneficial for your skin. So, keep away from those artificial scrubs and create a homemade scrub for use during the Diwali week. Here is a milk scrub that will do wonders for your skin:
Take 10 tablespoons of unboiled milk in a bowl and add 3-4 drops of lemon and a pinch of salt to it. Using a swab of cotton, apply this scrub to your face and leave it on till it dries. Wash the scrub off with cool water and then massage your face with a honey-based moisturizer. If you don’t have a honey-based moisturizer, you could create one by mixing 2 tablespoons almond oil and 2 tablespoons honey. Keep the moisturizer on for 5 minutes before washing it off.
Tip 4: If you eat fish, try your best to consume fish rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, like salmon, tuna or mackerel. If you don’t, get your supply of Omega 3 from flaxseeds, walnuts and beans.
Tip 5: Another great way to nourish your skin is to add half a cup of honey to your bath water before bathing. Honey provides your skin with a host of benefits. Being naturally anti-bacterial, it helps prevent acne. It also slows down skin ageing since it is rich in antioxidants. Most importantly, it improves your complexion, giving your skin a healthy glow.
Apart from this, pay close attention to the products you use on your skin. Chemical-filled, artificial products dry up and damage your skin. Hence, it’s better to opt for organic skin care products as they are extremely safe. The Body Shop offers a range of organic skin care products that are made from natural ingredients and extracts. Take a look at the product range here: The Body Shop Skin Care Products
Now that your skin is well-cared for and nourished, you can go ahead and give it a slight touch up with makeup. After all, no harm in resorting to a little preening for extra beauty!
Do you have dry skin? Well, then you might notice that the makeup application routine your friends follow does not quite suit you. That’s because your skin is of a different type and calls for a different application routine. Here are a few makeup tips you should keep in mind when applying makeup on dry skin: Makeup Tips for Dry Skin