Planning to create fireworks with your makeup look this Diwali? Start with a gorgeously prepped skin that looks like looks lit-from-within! The festival of lights is just a couple of days away, but don’t fret, putting your skincare to an overdrive can help improve the look, and feel, of tired quarantine skin. And no, we are not asking you to take up an elaborate 10-step K-beauty routine, but simple change-ups to your existing regime. The result? A luminous, hydrated complexion that is so fresh, and lovely, for an exciting Diwali soiree...


01. Apply toner right after cleansing

01.  Apply toner right after cleansing

Do you often bury your face on a towel right after a shower? Skip the habit of towel drying and stash your toner in your bathroom cabinet. Let your face air dry for a while and spritz on some toner on a still damp face. A hydrating toner will help put moisture back into a recently cleansed face and balance the skin’s pH level to give you supple, nourished skin.

BB picks: Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist Toner


02. Sheet masks FTW

02.  Sheet masks FTW

Lay off your clay or charcoal masks for now and pick up nourishing sheet masks instead. Sit back and relax with a sheet mask on your face — let all those fabulous vitamins and minerals soak into your skin. The experience is calming and results in an instant glow!

BB picks: Pond’s Skin Firming Serum Mask with Collagen + Hyaluronic Acid+Brown Algae Extract


03. Add skin-loving nutrients to your routine

03. Add skin-loving nutrients to your routine

Supplement your skincare routine with effective ingredients to boost up hydration levels. Hyaluronic acid, glycine, vitamin C and other popular ingredients can take your skincare routine from basic to super effective in seconds. Upping the hydration levels in your skin can help boost collagen and elastin levels, leaving your skin feeling plump and lit!

BB picks: Lakmé Absolute Hydra Pro Gel Crème


04. Use an illuminating serum

04. Use an illuminating serum

Skin glossing, illuminating serums are capable of drenching your skin with a lustrous and radiant finish that is hard to miss! Opt for a moisturising and lightweight formula to keep any October-heat induced greasiness at bay.

BB picks: Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Reflection Serum


05. Exfoliate twice a week

05. Exfoliate twice a week

Exfoliating your skin twice helps slough off dead skin cells and reveal a fresh complexion underneath. It re-energises dull-looking skin, deeply exfoliates your pores and boosts radiance. Make sure to use gentle pressure while using a scrub.

BB picks: St. Ives Energizing Coconut & Coffee Scrub