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
- 02. Sheet masks FTW
- 03. Add skin-loving nutrients to your routine
- 04. Use an illuminating serum
- 05. Exfoliate twice a week
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
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!
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
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.
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.