Diwali, the festival of lights is just round the corner. It is that one festival which is extremely close to our hearts and unlike other festivities, where you have to visit temples or attend other gatherings, this one you can actually celebrate right at the safety of your home with just your near and dear ones.
Well, we know with the sprucing and cleaning up of homes, and decking it up with lights and diyas, it might be quite arduous to manage time for grooming yourself. But as important as it is to clean and disinfect your homes, it is equally important to take care of your skin and hair health. Gone are the days, when you could just visit a salon or a parlour and pamper yourselves with the perfect haircut, manicured nails, hair and skin care regimes. Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is quite risky to even step out and hence getting prepped and ready for this joyous festival becomes a supreme task.
Additionally, the stress levels that we are dealing with are already showing up on our face in the form of dull skin, fines lines, under eye bags, and excessive tiredness. Not only is it quite arduous to get our skin prepped at the last minute but also the prices of calling a personal parlour service at home can be sky-rocketting. Since, some people are allergic to chemical formulations, it is wiser to go for skin cleaners, face packs, scrubs or hair masks that are made from natural ingredients.
Hey! Don't let the beauty blues and stress dull you down this festive season. We bring you a simple beauty ritual consisting of cost-effective organic ingredients which are easily available at home to bestow yourself with ravishing skin, and gorgeous mane in a jiffy.
Homemade Organic Face Masks
Sandalwood-Aloe Vera Face Pack
3 tbsp sandalwood powder
2 tbsp aloe vera
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp tomato zest
Mix all the ingredients into a smooth paste.
Apply on cleansed face and neck.
Let it dry for 20 minutes.
Wash off with cool water.
How It Works:
Enriched with antioxidants and vitamin E, the wonder aloe gel rejuvenates the skin, treats free radical oxidative damage and tightens loose saggy skin. While sandal wood powder reduces signs of ageing by diminishing wrinkles, pores and fine lines, tomato regulates the secretion of sebum, cleanses pores and prevents breakouts. The addition of honey moisturizes and soothes inflamed skin.
Besan-Yoghurt Body Scrub
4 tbsp besan or gram flour
2 tbsp masoor dal powder
3 tbsp yoghurt
Pinch of turmeric
Blend the besan, masoor dal, yoghurt and turmeric into coarse paste.
Apply it evenly all over your body.
Gently scrub every part in circular motions for 5 minutes.
Wash off with a wet cotton cloth.
How It Works:
Blessed with strong exfoliative properties, both besan and masoor dal powder not only scourges away dead skin cells but also clears blocked pores and prevents various skin inflammations in the form of acne, pimple, etc. This body scrub is also beneficial to remove unwanted body hair by pulling it out gently from the hair follicles. While yoghurt lightens skin tan and improves uneven skin tone, turmeric smooths out wrinkles, dark spots while bestowing an instant radiant glow to the body.
Banana-Milk Cream Hair Smoothening Pack
1 whole banana
2 tbsp milk cream or malai
3 tbsp fenugreek powder or methi
1 egg white
1 tsp lemon zest
Mash the banana completely.
Add milk cream, fenugreek powder and egg white to it.
Blend everything to get a gooey paste.
Apply this pack even onto your hair and scalp.
Keep it on for 40 minutes.
Rinse and shampoo afterwards.
How It Works:
This moisturizing and smoothening hair pack is extremely beneficial for both dry and frizzy hair. While the presence of banana and milk cream makes the hair soft, bouncy, and manageable, fenugreek powder nourishes the hair follicles, prevents breakage and promotes hair growth. The addition of egg white strengthens the hair shafts from the roots and adds a natural sheen to your locks, whereas lemon not only prevents dandruff and other scalp infections but also neutralizes the pungent odour of eggs from your hair after hair wash.
www.netmeds.com Wishes All Its Customers A Very Happy And Safe Diwali!