While the festive period is full of enjoyment and fantastic celebrations, stress is a part and parcel of the game. Even while dressing up to celebrate the holidays is pleasant, stress, pollution, cosmetics, heat styling machines and more can leave side effects on skin. This Diwali season, try these festive skincare tips for before and after the celebrations.
With just a few days left before the celebrations, know how to make your skin glow with easy suggestions.
Pre festive skincare tips to glow this Diwali
To help your skin glow with the easiest ways, Health Shots reached out to Dr Trupti Agrawal, Consultant Dermatologist, Trichologist and Aesthetic Dermatologist, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Mumbai, to get some festove skincare tips. Here’s what she suggests:
1. Cleansing, toning and moisturizing
Your face would make the first impression, so follow a good Cleansing, Toning, & Moisturizing (CTM) routine every day. After CTM, it’s time to shield your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. For a quick, easy and efficient skincare regime, choose multi-purpose beauty products like moisturizers with Sun Protection Factor.
2. Food and hydration
To achieve glowing skin, it’s essential to consume around 8-10 glasses of water every day to stay hydrated, eat a balanced diet high in fruits and leafy vegetables, and obtain enough protein. Your skin will look younger and have fewer wrinkles and lines.
Regular workouts will help to clear your pores by making you sweat out all the pollutants from your body. Exercise at least 3–4 times a week for 45–60 minutes. It is an effective technique to avoid skin problems.
4. Hair care
Nothing looks better with vibrant and healthy skin than smooth, shiny hair. To achieve that, proper hair care must be taken in advance. A month or more in advance, get a good haircut. Maintain a routine of shampooing, conditioning, and oiling your hair before shampooing every other day. Avoid hot water for washing hair. Avoid the use of extensive hair products and heat for styling.
Sleep for 7-8 hours each night to help your skin unwind. Your skin regenerates collagen while you sleep and repairs any UV-related damage.
6. Trust home remedies
Depending on your skin type, use natural face packs containing besan, rose water, turmeric, aloe vera gel, honey and milk. These can protect your skin from damaging chemicals. Face packs will aid in the treatment of skin issues and enhance your appearance. Try some of these DIY face packs at home!
7. Sheet masks
It takes time to develop healthy skin. It results from a balanced diet, regular exercise, and the rigorous daily use of the best skincare products. However, if you need a quick fix and are having a terrible skin day, try a sheet mask. Consider sheet masks as a booster! Whenever your skin is looking less healthy, a sheet mask can enhance hydration and give you a more youthful, radiant appearance.
However, you shouldn’t use sheet masks or home remedies as an excuse to skip your skincare regimen.
Post festive skincare tips to avoid stress from showing
Your skin suffers from late night outings, lack of sleep and bad eating, which can frequently cause it to look dry and lifeless. It is crucial to take good care of your skin and ensure it heals after these occasions by religiously adhering to your skincare routine.
A break is the first thing your skin requires. Rest and refrain from the stress, cosmetics, and treat your skin. This gives your skin a few days to breathe. You should also catch up on sleep.
This helps to increase blood circulation and remove dead cells.
Increase the amount of water in your diet. Eat a balanced diet and get enough sleep to maintain good skin. That’s the reason they call it a beauty sleep! Avoid alcohol and let your skin regenerate. This aids in the detoxification of your body, and skin and helps flush out any toxins.
* Choose skincare products wisely
Use skincare items that will moisturize, and hydrate the skin. Go for products with vitamin C, E and rich oils. Taking steam may help to clear your pores and avoid acne. You could also use hydrating sheet masks for post festive season skincare relief.
Use these festive skincare tips and see how you glow! In case of significant skin damage, please consider consulting a board-certified dermatologist.