With the festive season around the corner, it's time to kiss goodbye to your dull summer skin and amp up our skincare routine to get that luminous festive glow. However, in our quest to get good skin, our bank account often refuses to cooperate — but not anymore! It's about time we got a festive glow up without breaking the bank. Ahead, we're listing down all the ways you can get your skin ready for the festive season without breaking the bank. Take notes!
- 01. Treat yourself to a facial
- 02. Exfoliate away
- 03. Turn to Vitamin C
- 04. Moisturise
- 05. Mask it up
01. Treat yourself to a facial
Your skin has just faced a gruelling summer where it has undoubtedly faced sun damage, dullness, and attracted an absurd amount of impurities. We're here to let you know that while it's frustrating, it's not unfixable — the Pond’s Vitamin Brightening Home Facial Kit can help. Priced at just ₹300, the affordable 6-step facial kit is infused with multivitamins that nourish the skin and give you glowy skin. Infused with multivitamins, it instantly reverses the effect of sun damage, eliminates whiteheads and blackheads, and gives you a bright, spot-less glow.
02. Exfoliate away
The next step to obtaining a festive-ready glow? Exfoliate, exfoliate, and ICYMI, exfoliate! Shed off the layer of dead skin cells from your face to reveal a radiant, healthy complexion with the St. Ives Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub. Infused with pink lemon and mandarin peel, this citrusy face scrub will even out your skin tone and thoroughly cleanse your face to reveal a glowing visage. Plus, it's priced at ₹399, making it an absolute bargain for your buck.
03. Turn to Vitamin C
If you want glowing skin and haven't turned to Vitamin C serums yet, what are you doing? Vitamin C serums, when incorporated into a skincare routine, promote skin health and make the skin glow like no other. Opt for the Lakmé 9 To 5 Vitamin C+ Facial Serum, since it's infused with the richest known source of Vitamin C, Kakadu Plum, and will leave you with bright, nourished, and moisturised skin. Oh, and did we mention it's priced at ₹549? Add this to your routine, STAT!
Aiming to get that festive-ready glow without moisturising? We don't think so! You need a brightening cream in the mix, and the Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Brightening Light Creme is it. With micro-crystals that polish your skin and brightening vitamins, this ultra-light cream is all about giving you a radiant face. And if you need more conviction, it's priced at a neat ₹390 AND has SPF 20 PA++ sun protection. Total win!
05. Mask it up
No beauty arsenal for glowing skin is complete without a nourishing sheet mask — and the Pond's Skin Brightening Serum Mask With Vitamin E & Niacinamide + Sea Daffodil is the best there is. At ₹150, the serum-infused sheet mask contains the goodness of niacinamide, Vitamin E, and sea daffodils, each of which is excellent at making the skin glow from within. Use this one on before any event and leave it on for around 15 minutes — and you'll be stunned at the radiance your skin emits. You glow, girl!