Boxes of mithai arriving at the speed of light, new suits and salwars flying off the rack, and cards being played left, right, and centre can only mean one thing — Diwali is right around the corner and we can’t keep calm. But all the running around to prep for the festive season can take a toll on your skin and make it appear dull and lacklustre. That’s why we're listing down the steps you can take to get that perfect Diwali glow this festive season.
Take these down and incorporate them into your routine, and get ready for your skin to flaunt glowing skin this Diwali 2021
For your body...
Step 01: The skin on the rest of your body requires equal TLC as your facial skin. After all, you want to slay wearing that backless blouse, don't you? First up, you need to dry brush your skin to get rid of a plethora of problems ranging from dead skin buildup to strawberry legs.
Step 02: Next, hop into the shower, and be sure to use a nourishing body wash like the Love Beauty & Planet Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Hydrating Body Wash. It's a gentle, mild, baddie-free cleanser infused with the goodness of organic coconut water and Moroccan mimosa flower. The clean beauty staple will wash away all the grime, all the while making you smell like a dream and hydrating your body like no other.
Step 03: For those special days when you want your skin to look like it's in tip-top shape, opt for the Dove Exfoliating Body Polish Scrub with Pomegranate Seeds and Shea Butter to get rid of dead skin cells and reveal radiant skin underneath.
Step 04: Finally, seal in the goodness and get a natural glow all over with the Love Beauty & Planet Natural Coconut Water Hydrating Body Lotion. It'll keep your skin moisturised for 24 hours — sans grease, of course — and its mimosa flower scent will leave you smelling fresh throughout the day.
For your face...
Step 01: Glowing skin is in all year round, but more so for Diwali 2021 because you don’t want your skin to look dull in the numerous selfies you’ll be clicking, right? So, to start, you need to gently cleanse your face using the glow-inducing Lakmé Blush & Glow Strawberry Gel Face Wash.
Step 02: The hotter months may have done a little bit of damage on the skin, but kiss all that away by exfoliating your skin thoroughly, using the St. Ives Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub to reveal that gorgeous glow this Diwali.
Step 03: To restore your pH balance and minimise the pores, use the vitamin and mineral-packed Simple Kind to Skin Soothing Facial Toner for some instant nourishment.
Step 04: There's nothing like a vitamin C serum to boost the skin's glow, and the Pond's Bright Beauty Vitamin C Face Serum is our fave new kid on the block. Infused with the goodness of lemon, green papaya, and pomegranate, use this one regularly for flawless, glowing skin.
Step 05: Seal in all the goodness of the products you've used until now with a sheet mask — it's the K-beauty way! The Pond's Brightening Sheet Mask With Vitamin C & 100% Natural Pineapple won't just boost your skin's hydration, it'll give you an instant glow thanks to the natural pineapple extracts in it.
Step 06: For moisturiser, instead of going the same old route, perk things up with a few drops of the Lakmé Lumi Cream. The instant glow-getter will give you a gorgeous 3D glow while also moisturising your face. A must-have if you ask us.
Step 07: Finally, end your routine with a trusty SPF; our pick for this season is the Lakme Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Lotion Sunscreen. This broad-spectrum sunscreen will protect your skin from harsh UV rays, and ensure the sun doesn’t dim your glow.
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