Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, you are going to end up gorging on sweets during the Ganpati festival. Just a couple of modaks here and there might not sound like a bad idea then, but you’re going to regret it when your skin starts showing the after effects of unhealthy binging. So ladies, prevention is better than cure should be your mantra this Ganpati season.
Here is how you can keep your skin in good shape while also enjoying the festivities….
A healthy start
A teaspoon of lemon juice mixed in warm water should be your first drink of the day. The hot water helps you detox (you need a detox after all those modaks) and lemon contains Vitamin C which will give your skin a lovely glow. Make this your morning routine and you will notice a difference in your body.If you’re going to eat unhealthy things for the rest of the day, make sure that you eat a healthy breakfast. Choose something that is rich in vitamins and nutrients for better blood circulation. We suggest you keep your breakfast clean with a bowl full of wheat flakes or porridge topped with some fruits to go with.
Look radiant with natural ingredients
Don’t you want to look your absolute best when you go to visit your family or friends during the festive time? A simple sandalwood face pack will give your skin the radiance it needs. Blend together 2 tablespoons of sandalwood powder, 2 tablespoons of milk and some rose petals. Rose petals are rich in antioxidants which helps rejuvenate your skin. The milk on the other hand contains lactic acid which makes it a natural exfoliator.
Gently massage the pack onto your skin and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse well for supple, soft skin.
Don’t forget to use a moisturiser
Apply a nourishing moisturiser before applying any makeup. Your skin is suffering enough with all the unhealthy food you are feeding it, don’t let your makeup add to the mess.
Always remove your makeup with something that will not strip the essential oils from your skin, or leave it dry and dehydrated. The Lakmé Absolute Bi-Phased Make-up Remover contains oils that helps remove makeup, and the water formula hydrates your skin.
Don’t go to bed yet
Did you know that too many sweets can make your skin puffy? So no matter how tired you are, you need to do one last thing before going to bed to avoid your skin from aging before its time. Thoroughly cleanse your face and then apply a coat of night cream to maintain the elasticity of your skin—because your skin heals the most when you are sleeping. Our choice of night cream is the Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Overnight Mask. It repairs your skin overnight, giving you a refreshed and supple look in the morning.
Don’t forget your skin amidst the festivities!