Diwali 2018: Five simple beauty hacks for glowing skin / Image: Instagram
Diwali calls for a festive day to look your best and shine like a dazzling 'diya'. So, let your skin appear flawless and glow with some of the simple homemade beauty tips. The recipes come in handy as they are a natural alternative to cosmetic products. This Diwali, we have broken down these solutions to keep your skin glowing with home remedies and diet that you must follow. So sit back, relax, and read on to discover the secret to that picture-perfect skin and celebrate the festival to the fullest.
You are What You Eat
Keep a note of what you put on your plate. Eat fresh fruits, greens, sufficient protein and vitamins. A diet rich in vitamin C and low in fats and sugar promotes radiant skin. Stacking up on oranges, spinach, carrots, beetroot and oatmeal makes your skin glow allowing cells to maintain a healthy balance. Don’t eat spicy and fermented foods and fried food. Instead, favour blander foods such as rice, oatmeal and applesauce.
H2O to the rescue
Hydrate yourself. Drink lots of water daily, at least eight glasses if not more. Also, eats fruits and vegetables that have high water content such as watermelon, cucumber, orange, strawberry, grapefruit and cantaloupe. Don’t ignore rose water. It helps prevent and reduce eye puffiness in the morning, maintains pH balance and naturally hydrates your skin if you spritz it on during the day.
Apply Aloe Vera juice directly from a leaf on your face and neck evenly. You can also use aloe vera gel you can easily get from the market. Leave it on for about 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry. Aloe vera gel is the ultimate solution for skin problems. Its nourishing and healing properties rejuvenate the skin to give it a natural glow.
Papaya Face pack
Take a ripe papaya and cut it into small pieces. Add the sandalwood powder or Fuller’s earth and honey to it. Mix all of them to get a paste-like consistency. Apply it all over your face and neck. Keep it on for 20 minutes and then rinse with cool water. Ripe papaya contains papain, an enzyme that acts as a mild exfoliator. This gently removes the top layer of dead cells on the face and makes your skin radiant and younger looking. It also clears the dirt and oil that can lead to acne and breakouts on the face. Multani mitti absorbs the excess oil from the skin and makes it soft and supple. Honey is a natural moisturizer and will hydrate the skin. It also reduces the blemishes on the skin. This pack acts as a skin firming and anti-ageing face pack.
Chickpea Face pack
Mix a spoonful of chickpea flour (Besan) to two spoons of milk and add a dash of honey to it to form a homogenous paste. Apply all over the face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Allow the pack to dry. Rinse off with warm water. This is an age-old formula for healthy and radiant skin. Many legends say that Cleopatra’s beauty routine always incorporated honey and milk. Raw milk contains skin-friendly ingredients such as saturated fat, protein, calcium, and vitamin C. Honey is also known for its moisturizing and antibacterial properties.
Get ready to glow on and have a happy Diwali!