October is here, which means Navratri is around the corner *yay*! After enduring these chaotic few months, I think we all deserve to take a break from worrying about the future and gear up to welcome the festivals with a big, bright smile. While you browse through endless websites for that perfect outfit or watch endless videos on YouTube to learn how to nail the glam makeup look to rock this Navratri, don’t forget to tend to the needs of your skin. As the weather transitions, your skin will bear the brunt of the cold harsh winter, leading to dryness, itchiness and whatnot. To ensure your festive selfies look bomb, here’s a simple skincare routine you can follow during the days leading up to Navratri for that healthy glow.

 

Deep cleanse — Twice a day

Deep cleanse — Twice a day

To remove deep-set dirt and oil that might be making your skin look dull, it is important to start using a deep cleansing face wash twice daily. Living in the city and wearing skincare/ makeup products attracts a lot of dirt; mild cleansers won’t get the job done. Opt for a cleanser that penetrates deeper and removes deep-set dirt and impurities with ease.

BB picks: Ponds Pure White Anti Pollution Face Wash

 

Moisturise — Twice a day

Moisturise — Twice a day

Well moisturised, hydrated skin looks healthy and glowing. So, if you want your skin to look soft and supple, don’t skip moisturiser no matter what your skin type. Use a moisturiser that has skin-brightening benefits along with SPF to keep your skin nourished and protected from sun damage.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Brightening Light Crème SPF 20 PA++

 

Scrub — Twice a week

Scrub — Twice a week

Accumulation of dead skin cells and clogged pores are responsible for skin that looks dull and lifeless. To get rid of it, use a face scrub twice a week to slough off the layer of dead skin cells as well as improve blood circulation for a healthy glow.

BB picks: St. Ives Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub

 

Mask — Thrice a week

Mask — Thrice a week

Masking is a crucial skincare step that addresses skin concerns and imparts a healthy glow. But with so many face masks available, you are bound to get confused. We suggest using a combination of the sheet mask and clay masks to maintain that balance. Sheet masks are hydrating whereas clay masks remove deep-set dirt and impurities.

BB picks: Simple Kind To Skin De-Stress Sheet Mask + Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Mineral Clay Mask

 

Eye cream — Every night

Eye cream — Every night

While taking care of your facial skin, don’t forget your eye area. The delicate skin around your eyes needs just as much care as any part of the body, sometimes even more. Because even if your face looks glowing, puffy eyes can make you look tired. To avoid this, start using an eye cream right away!

BB picks: Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift

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