With Diwali just around the corner, there’s a lot to be excited about—namely—the super long celebratory weekend, a lot of time spent with family and friends and most important of all, the food. It’s no surprise then that the holiday leaves us with a few extra pounds, some acne (remember all those oily savouries?) and of course a bit of regret. So this year, do things with a difference. Here’s how you can make better choices and enjoy your Diwali to the max…
 

Eating homemade or low calorie sweets

Eating homemade or low calorie sweets

When it comes to Diwali sweets, satiate that sweet tooth with homemade sweets or low calorie options that are easily available in the market or even online. It’s the smartest way to get through the festive season without worrying about holiday weight.

 

Hydration is the key

Hydration is the key

Your skin will stand testimony to your festive overindulgence and the best way to keep it looking healthy through all the five days it to go just a tad overboard with your liquid intake. In addition to your regular water intake, fetch yourself some nimbu paani, ginger and lemon tea and fresh fruits that will help eliminate toxins and keep your skin looking supple.

 

Walking is the best exercise

Walking is the best exercise

We understand that festive times are hard on your schedule and inevitably it’s that one hour at the gym that gets sacrificed. But even if you can’t make it to the treadmill, ensure that you give your body some exercise by going for a walk in the nearest park to keep your metabolism running and your weight in check.

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Smarter makeup choices

Just as BeautyonDuty beauty bloggers Kritika and Priyal discovered just in time for Diwali, caking your face with makeup might prove to be a bit tiring for your skin. That’s why, just like them, we prefer to keep it minimal with the Fair & Lovely BB Cream whose ultimate payoff is just as good as (or even better than) the real thing.  Its 3-in-one action works magically to provide the benefits of a fairness cream combined with a foundation and a sunscreen. Plus the fact that its super light and yet provides max coverage with a non-oily, matte finish makes it a new festive go-to.

 

Give your face a massage

Give your face a massage

Revive tired skin with a quick and relaxing face massage in the comfort of your own home. Use some almond or tea tree oil to gently move your fingers in circular motions all over your face and neck. It’ll take barely ten minutes and improve the blood circulation to give your skin a natural glow.

 

Take your makeup off

Take your makeup off

Even though you might be very tired at the end of the day don’t forget to remove every trace of makeup with baby oil or a trusted makeup remover. Wash your face with your daily face wash and follow with a night care routine such as night cream, under eye cream and a lip balm.

We know that festivities can be taxing but with a little more care and intelligent choices, you can keep all that post-holiday skin and body fatigue at bay. Have a safe and happy Diwali!