Not only is Diwali a time that you want to look your best, but it’s also a time of binge eating lots of sweets and oily snacks and late nights catching up with friends and family. This can take a toll on your skin, causing it to look dull and tired, also causing breakouts. This is why maintaining a proper skincare routine during the festive season is necessary for a glowing face. Here are some easy skincare tips that are sure to work wonders on your skin…
The biggest reason you should be paying close attention to cleansing your face when you wake up in the morning and before going to bed is that cleansing removes the build-up of dirt, oil and other impurities that settles on the skin’s surface. This not only clogs the pores but also changes the pH balance of your skin, leading to other problems.
Choose a facial cleanser based on your skin type, i.e., those with oily skin should find an oil-control cleanser, while those with dry skin should pick a hydrating one. Be sure to read the ingredients and patch test if you are trying a new cleanser.
Moisturise twice a day
One of the best things you can do for your skin is to moisturise it. Moisturisers provide your skin with the extra hydration it needs to remain healthy. Loss of moisture can cause an overproduction of sebum, leading to acne and blemishes, causing fine lines and wrinkles to appear and making your skin look dry and dull. This is why you should always moisturise your skin after cleansing it.
Wear the right makeup
One of the best Diwali skincare tips you can follow is knowing what makeup to wear. While you can’t escape wearing makeup during the festive season, you can find products that suit your skin type. Products made for your skin won’t cause any irritation or inflammation. Also, look for beauty products for Diwali that are infused with hydrating and nourishing ingredients so you can better care for your skin.
Use essential oils
Essential oils have been a part of beauty rituals for a very long time. With their revival in beauty routines, they are becoming more and more popular again. When used properly, essential oils act as an added bonus to the rest of your skincare products. From healing damaged skin and reducing the appearance of acne scars and pigmentation to nourishing and hydrating your skin, essential oils are a broad category of skincare products you can add to your routine.
Like essential oils, the use of serums in skincare has gained popularity rapidly, and the results are undeniable! Containing a high concentration of active ingredients that can quickly and effectively get absorbed into the skin, they treat a variety of skin problems. Even if you don’t have any obvious skin problems, serums can boost your skin’s appearance, evening your skin tone and texture and give it a soft natural glow.
Protect with sunscreen
Be it summer or winter, sunscreen is a must your skin can’t do without. Harmful UV rays emitted by the sun reach your skin even on the cloudiest of days, making sunscreen one of the important beauty products for Diwali. Sunscreen also protects from sunburn, signs of ageing, hyperpigmentation and dark spots and can help against more serious problems like skin cancer.
Exfoliating the skin is especially important during a time like Diwali when you will be using a lot of makeup and exposing your skin to external irritants. Exfoliating your skin once a week will, first and foremost, unclog your pores. Not only does it remove impurities from your skin, but it will also allow skincare products to penetrate deeper into the skin. Unclogged pores also mean controlled sebum production, preventing acne, whiteheads and blackheads. Exfoliation fights against dark spots, pigmentation, rough texture and uneven skin tone.
Hydrate with mist
Facial mist is made of hydrating and moisturising ingredients. It’s ideal for days when you’re outdoors. A spritz of mist on a humid day will refresh your skin to make it look brighter and more radiant once again. It will also soothe irritated skin with acne, redness or sunburns.