We are in the time of year now where festive and wedding season has arrived and winters are knocking on the door. With all the cheer and preparations around, generally, we forget to take care of ourselves for the season.
This is the best time to keep your skin healthy and supple and trust us, this is the time when you prepare for happy winter skin.
With everything prepared well for the celebrations, the home décor done right, bright lights brimming the house, sweets and savoury on the plate, don't forget to take care of your skin in the hustle.
We understand the rush for festive preparation and tiredness keeping you away from following the skincare routine, so we have listed some easy to follow festive skin care tips to keep you glowing just like the festival spirit:
1) Sunscreen is your BFF
While going out shopping in the daytime, protect your skin from harmful sun rays by applying sunscreen with broad spectrum. Keep your sunscreen handy as you have to reapply it every 2 hours or after sweating.
2) In the bag
A water bottle, lip balm, and sunscreen are must-haves in your bag to keep you hydrated, protect your skin from sun damage and cracked and chapped lips when you are out for any reason.
3) Cover it up
Whenever you are exposed to the sun, always cover exposed parts of the body, like a rimed hat for the face or a soft mulmul clothe. Use an umbrella and seek shade to minimise sun exposure to protect it from suntan and early ageing signs.
4) A facewash to suit your skin type
Use a face wash every time you are exposed to pollution, dirt, and dust. A mild face wash gently cleans your skin taking off extra oil, dust and dirt, and germs. This will help you to keep acne and dull skin at bay.
Once you have washed your face don’t forget to apply moisturiser. You need to restore the skin moisture to keep it supple and soft. Choose a face moisturiser or serum to suit your skin type in the winter season.
6) In the hustle
Don’t skip drinking 8-10 glasses of water daily. It helps you keep hydrated and improves collagen production, hence keeping your skin young and glowing. Keeping yourself hydrated inside is equally important to keeping one hydrated from outside.
7) Change products
Change in season and winters demand more nourishing products than skin care products for summers. Therefore, on your shopping trip to the mall, do shop for deep moisturisers for winters to suit your skin type.
8) Look for specific products
If you are facing any skin issue, get products to address the problem. For acne-prone skin, buy medicated cream to control sebum and reduce infection and inflammation. Similarly, use an under eye cream to reduce dark circles. Do not rely on your daily moisturiser to work magic and address all specific skin problems.
9) Don’t forget your body
A simple habit is to take care of the face and skip the body most of the time. Your body needs as much attention as your face. Exfoliate your body once or twice a month and slather it with a thick body butter or lotion as required to avoid scaly, dry, and itchy skin.
Hair is no less important to be shining during the festive season. Bring in the magic bowl and add ripped banana and honey and turn it into a fine paste. Apply this hair mask from roots to the tips of the hair and leave it on for about an hour. Wash with a mild shampoo and voila, lustrous and silky soft hair for the festive season.
11) Skip hot showers
As the weather is changing, your inclination towards long hot water baths increases. Hot water showers make skin dry by depriving it of natural oils. Long showers do the same, so watch out for your shower time and water temperature.
12) Face mask
A face mask can instantly bring glow and shine to your face. Festive times call for more efforts to keep your skin glowing. Prepare a simple DIY face mask with aloe vera gel, 2-3 drops of lemon and olive oil, and a pinch of turmeric. Leave it for 15 minutes and rinse your face and then apply a moisturiser.
13) Eat healthily
While shopping during festival times and enjoying the fete, the temptation to have street food is irresistible. We understand that, and so we ask you to limit your intake of junk food and not to forget to have healthy food to balance out the diet.
14) Proper sleep
A daily sleep of 7-8 hours is a must to let your skin repair and rejuvenate. This is the time when the skin repairs damage and build collagen. This helps to keep your skin young, healthy, and reduce early signs of ageing.
The routine, office, shopping, and house cleaning take a toll on the skin. Take off all the dead skin and build up with easy homemade DIY scrub and let your skin breathe. Take a tablespoon of oats and mix it with honey and curd. Use this to exfoliate your face for instant shine and clean skin.
Tone your face using toning tools like gua sha can help in promoting blood circulation, enhancing facial features, keeping skin relaxed and supple, and reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
Aren’t these festive skin care tips simple to follow? All they demand is little time in your routine, and as we talk about routine, don't give your daily skincare routine a skip despite the tiring festival preparations.
Wishing you a happy festive season and glowing healthy skin always!Simranjeet Singh