The last few months of the year are filled with festivities, celebrations and weddings. You want your skin and hair to be on their best behaviour, so you look gorgeous in all those selfies. But come Diwali, every day becomes a cheat day and your strict beauty routine and diet takes a backseat. To add to this, pollution levels rise, making your skin and hair look dry and dull.
A post-Diwali skin and hair detox can fix this problem and retain glowing skin and shiny hair. Protect your skin from unwanted skin irritations caused due to firecrackers with the tips below.
When the pollution levels rise, simply washing your face with a cleanser is not enough. It is necessary to remove every bit or dirt sitting on your skin, and the best way to do that is by double cleansing. Start by wiping your face with the Pond’s Vitamin Micellar Water D - Toxx Charcoal and follow it up with the Pond’s Pure White Anti-Pollution + Purity Face Wash to get squeaky clean skin.
Next up, remove dullness and reveal glowing skin by exfoliating your skin for a few minutes. The St. Ives Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub polishes dullness and dryness away, leaving you with smooth and soft skin.
It is vital to start an overnight treatment that will repair your skin at night and prevent unnecessary breakouts. You don’t have to look beyond the Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Overnight Oil-in-Serum; this lightweight formula gets easily absorbed in the skin and nourishes it at the deepest level so that you wake up with a radiant glow.
The pollution from fire crackers can be very harsh on your eyes. That coupled with late night parties can make your eyes look dull and tired. An easy way to get the most of your green tea during these days is by drinking at least two cups daily. Refrigerate the used tea bags and place them on your eyes to make them look fresh.
After all the makeup you’ve worn this festive season, allow your skin to breathe a little. And while you’re at it, make sure to hydrate and rejuvenate your skin with a good sheet mask like the Simple Kind To Skin De-Stress Sheet Mask. This calming skin session will help you unwind like nothing else can.
Shampoo and conditioning
Dirt and pollution from all the Diwali firecrackers can settle in the hair easily and cause scalp problems. The best way to get rid of this dirt is by using a deep cleansing, scalp detoxifying shampoo and conditioner. The Tresemme Botanique Detox & Restore Shampoo and Tresemme Botanique Detox & Restore Conditioner will revive your hair and cleanse your scalp too.
Hot oil therapy
A spa treatment would be the best way to nurse your hair and scalp back to health. However, if you don’t have the time, apply warm coconut oil to your scalp and strands and wrap a damp hot towel around it. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash off to get your shiny and beautiful mane back.
Avoid hair styling tools
Styling your hair continuously with heat styling tools can make your hair dehydrated and dull. So give your hair a break and avoid using your blow dryers and straighteners for a few days. This will give your hair the time to repair itself and retain moisture. Also, if you are using heat styling tools, don’t forget to spritz on the Toni&Guy Heat Protection Mist Hair Spray beforehand to protect your hair against heat damage.