It seems as if everybody is getting married this year. And as happy as you are for them, your social calendar is busier than usual this time of the year. With the wedding season in full swing, you want to put your best foot forward. And as much as I love makeup, I feel if you have clear, glowing skin, you can look your best with natural makeup. I spoke to Delhi’s leading make-up artist Chandni Singh who gave us a few tips for glowing skin this wedding season.
Follow these DIY tips and you’re bound to turn a few MORE heads around.
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Make sure you’re hydrated.
Start your day with a liter of water on an empty stomach. Not only is it great for detoxing, and flushing out toxins out of your system, but also a boost to your metabolism. Plus, the first trick to tackle dry skin is to make sure you are well-hydrated. So make sure you sip on lemonade, coconut water, and fresh fruit juice through the day ( avoid sugar, fizzy drinks and colas as much as you can).
Use aloe vera to avoid breakouts.
Most of us know are well-versed with the goodness of aloe vera. This plant is easily available and its properties make it go-to fix for skin and hair. Chandni recommends using aloe vera on your face if you’re prone to acne or breakouts. Using it straight from the plant may sting a bit, so you can even try a product with it like Aloe Veda Nourishing Face Moisturiser (Product Code 113728).
Enjoy radiant, glossy-looking skin.
Wouldn’t it be perfect if you didn’t have to apply too much of a base or a highlighter and ace the glossy look anyway? We all know that can only be done if your skin does the talking. So take out 10 mins before bath time and try this fix: take 1 tablespoon of gram flour and mix it with unsweetened curd at home to form a paste. Apply liberally and keep it on for 15 minutes and rinse off. This takes care of dry patches and adds a natural glow to your skin.
Make your own bronzer.
Great for the gut, papaya can be a natural fix from a natural shine. If you start doing this a couple of days before events, you’ll be good to go. Chandni recommends mashing a few slices of papaya and mixed with milk cream (malai) and applying it for 15 minutes. Wash off and do it consistently to see a change. Do this on your back, arms, neck, and tummy to look smoking hot in a saree.
Follow up with salon appointments.
Besides these, go for regular facials 3 days before a big wedding you’re attending. That’s when your skin looks brighter, firmer and youthful. You go for a hair-spa designed for more shine or volume to give your strands a bit of a boost. Lastly, if opting for a body wax/bleach, do it a few days in advance so that if there’s any redness or breakouts, your skin has enough time to recover and look wonderful.
TIP: Power up your favourite drink by sprinkle sunflower or pumpkin seeds for a boost of anti-oxidants. We promise it’ll show up on your skin.
Sure, you don’t have to do as much as a girl. But you can do your bit by trying these grooming tips. Who knows, you may just earn a few brownie points!
Wash your face with raw milk.
Facewashes are cool, so keep them for the evening. In the morning, rinse your face with raw milk (unboiled), straight from the carton. Keep it on for a minute, massaging in circular motions and wash off with cool water. Chandni says it helps reduce a tan and get an even toned complexion.
Say yes to rosewater.
Be it redness or irritation, rosewater is known to help soothe skin, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. It can even get rid of puffiness (a result of no sleep and too many drinks), so just make way to your partner’s beauty kitty and spritz some rosewater when you’re getting ready for a wedding.
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3. Say yes to a little sweetness.
Be it nature or just regular shaves, but most men have coarse skin (especially around the bottom of the cheeks). Enjoy (and let others’ enjoy) soft skin by using some honey. Just take some organic, chemical-free honey and spread it evenly over face and neck. Keep it on for 5-15 minutes; rinse off with lukewarm water. Honey, being a humectant by nature, helps lock moisture in your skin. You can even add a squeeze of lemon juice (it has alpha-hydroxy acids) and use it similarly.
Give a boost to your hair.
Be it mousse, paste, gel or spray, product residue can always leave flakes which can also be mistaken for dandruff. To avoid such mishaps this wedding season, use a clarifying shampoo like Paul Mitchell Clarifying Shampoo (Product Code: 377277). If your scalp feels dry or itchy, try this home hack. Layer your scalp with coconut oil and then apply lemon juice (it won’t sting). This’ll help get rid of any flakes causing irritation or embarrassment.
TIP: Give a boost of freshness to your skin by using products with rosewater and turmeric.
This post was first published on Myntra.com.
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