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Everyday life can be quite busy leaving extremely little time for yourself. So if you are not able to make time for an elaborate facial pre Diwali, then check out our quick Diwali skincare for healthy, glowing skin. This is a pamper routine that you can do at home. So let’s get started!
You don’t need to worry about special tools, or things that you will need for this pamper routine. We have listed out our recommendations for you below. Use any of these, or any other tried and testing product that you like. We recommend doing this routine 1/2 days before Diwali and preferably at night so that you wake up even more beautiful.
Cleansing with a cleanser
Using a face scrub
Placing a warm towel on the face
Washing off the face with a foaming face wash
Using some Rose Water as a toner
Applying an overnight mask and sleeping with it. Wash off the next day when you wake up.
Read it detail about all of these steps below:
Cleanse your skin. Use a cream/lotion cleanser and gently massage it into your skin. If you have any makeup on then make sure you remove that out with the help of a makeup remover. Jut give yourself a mini massage while cleansing – Start with the forehead, massage your undereyes very lightly with your ring finger, massage your cheeks using circular motion with your finger tips, give your nose a light rub, massage the neck area with upward strokes. Wipe off this cleanser with a damp cotton pad. Check out some of the cleanser’s we recommend:
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
This is a great product for anyone with sensitive skin or anyone who has acne. Take the day off by Clinique comes in a balm form and you need very little to be applied on the face. This also takes off makeup. It’s priced at Rs.4600 making it an expensive purchase. But this jar should last you at least about 2 years.
Himalaya Herbals Refreshing Cleansing Milk
This is another great cleanser and quite affordable too. It’s suitable for all skin types. The Himalaya Refreshing Cleansing Milk is priced at Rs.160.
Avene Gentle Milk Cleanser
This cleanser is great if you have sensitive or overly dry skin. It provides moisture, is soap free and hypoallergenic. It’s priced at Rs.1400.
Now you need to scrub off all dead skin cells. For this you need a facial scrub. Just massage the scrub for about a minute into your skin. Check out the one’s we recommend below:
Himalaya Herbals Clear Complexion Whitening Face Scrub
If you are looking for an inexpensive drug store option, the Himalaya Herbals Clear Complexion Whitening Face scrub is a good one. This is priced at Rs.130 for 100gm and is suitable for all skin types. However we do not recommend this for acne skin.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub
The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean scrub is the best scrub for anyone with acne / oily skin. Its gentle and contains tea tree oil which is an essential ingredient to fight breakouts. It is priced at Rs.895.
H2O Plus Aqualibrium Sea Mineral Scrub
This is another good option for all skin types. It softens the skin with its sea mineral ingredients. it is prices at Rs.1050.
With the scrub still on your face, take a towel and dip it in warm water and place it on your face. It should be bearable; do check how hot it is so that you don’t end up burning your face. Repeat this about 2-3 times. If you have black heads then just rub the warm towel a little bit on your nose.
Now that you have steamed off the impurities of your face, lets do another round of deep cleansing. But this time with a foaming face wash. Just use a facewash and pat dry your skin. Try using cold water while washing your face so that you naturally close the pores. Check out the face washed we recommend:
Neutrogena Deep Clean Face Wash
This is a great, budget face wash for all skin types. It deep cleans and does not irritate skin. The Neutrogena Deep Clean Face wash is priced at Rs.170 and we totally love it.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Gentle Face Wash
Vitamin E products are excellent for dry skin. The Body Shop Vitamin E Gentle face wash is therefore recommended of you have sensitive or dry skin. This is a moisturizing face wash. Priced at Rs.695, this one is one of our personal favorites.
Olay Gentle Foaming Face Wash with Aloe
This is another great drugstore option. Priced at Rs.69 this is another great facewash which is soothing and basically suitable for all skin types.
After patting your face dry, it’s time to use a toner. And we recommend using Rose Water as this is suitable for all skin types and also gives a good glow. Our Rose Water recommendations are:
Dabur Gulabari Premium Rose Water
Priced at Rs.68
Kama Ayurveda Rose Water
Now the last step. You need to use an overnight face mask. We recommend the use of an overnight mask 1-2 days before any special occasion. These masks work while you are resting, and provide the necessary nourishment to skin. The overnight masks we recommend are:
Lakme Absolute Skin Gloss Overnight Mask
This is a gel based overnight mask. Just apply a thin layer and sleep it off to wake up with nourished skin. This also adds a nice glossy sheen to the skin.
Olay Regenerist Luminous Overnight Face Mask
This is a heavy overnight moisturizing treatment. If you have extremely dry skin, then we recommend this product. This is priced at Rs.3159.
The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask
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This is our favorite one! Suitable for all skin types, this softens the skin, adds a glow and gives it the much needed moisture. This is priced at Rs.2295.
If you are worried to use any kind of overnight mask, then we recommend to apply aloe vera gel all over the face and sleep with it. This is suitable for all skin types, especially acne prone skin. The one’s we recommend are:
Aroma Treasures Aloe Vera Gel
Priced at Rs.96
Auravedic Pure Aloe Vera Gel
Priced at Rs.225
Once you do this you will wake up with amazing, glowing skin! Hope you liked our Diwali Skincare pamper session.
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