Celebration lights blinking everywhere and the mood of festivals is about to take the centre stage. But is your skin too shining with the same vibrancy as the festival? While we look forward to some fun and partying, let us take a sneak-peek in a beauty enthusiast’s boudoir and see what fancy beauty regime it entails.
In many parts of the country, warmers are probably out of the closet as the winters are round the corner. It is a nice fun season to experience, a dip in temperatures can sing a different tune to your skin and ruin your mood for a blasting joie de vivre.
Let’s dwell upon what regimes are best as per your skin type. Here we go…
Oily skin demands special care and attention. If you want a smooth acne-free complexion then begin your regime now. Even though the air is frigid and arid in winter, the extra sebum secretion can clog the pores leading to acne. In other words, if not careful, you can have a nasty burst of pimple.
On top of your cleansing and toning routine, add face packs and sheet masks for that special glow.
Since this type is a magnet to all the dust and grime out that, how you cleanse your face is very important.
Our pick: Happily Unmarried Face Wash – Oily Skin
This sulphate-free face wash is ideal to cleanse your skin and get rid of the impurities. It has properties that can control the oil secretion and help in reducing acne and other breakouts. Further, this product offers a potent combination of French green clay, organic salicylic acid and tea tree oil, all of which work wonders.
Our pick: Kaya Clinic Purifying Toner
This beauty aid is alcohol-free and made with Mandelic acid which gently exfoliates the skin. Extracts of cucumber, rose and witch hazel help to control excess sebum leaving the skin smooth and clear. To top that, the ingredients also reduce angry breakouts and help minimise large pores due to its toning properties.
Tip: Try shifting to foam-based skin products which will not completely dry your skin out. Your moisturiser should be water-based and light.
Face packs for oily skin
A neem-based facial kit is truly beneficial for oily skin as it has much needed antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This, in turn, combats acne and leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh.
Our pick: Auravedic Anti Blemish Clear Skin Mask – For Oily & Acne-Prone Skin
Treat oily skin problem with natural extracts of basil, neem, and tea tree which keeps the face clear of impurities. This powerhouse of ingredients augment the health of the skin and lends a glow. Use regularly and wash off after 15/20 minutes with plain water.
Go for a deep cleansing face. Any purifying or an anti-blemish one can work wonders to draw out the extra serum from your skin and keep it dirt free. A clay mask or multtani mutti is ideal too as it draws out the dirt and grime from the face.
You can go for a lemon based one as it brings the required shine back on your skin, rejuvenating your complexion making you happy. Vitamin C nutrient sheet masks or even green tea sheet masks brings the shine where it needs to be.
Our pick: INATUR Pomegranate Sheet Mask
Enriched with pomegranate extracts, apricot oil, and glycerin, it exfoliates dead skin cells, ensures cell renewal and helps remove excess oil. The mask further unclogs pores while nourishing and rejuvenating the skin.
From the kitchen
If you are looking in the kitchen then chana atta (gram flour) is your best bet. Antiseptic haldi and lemon face pack or orange peel which is your natural astringent also makes a great face pack.
Winters can be hard on dry skin as the lack of humidity can rob it of precious moisture and sebum. It is therefore no surprise that the main care a dry skin will need is moisturising.
Take special care to pick out a cleanser which is astringent and alcohol-free.
Our pick – ST. D’VENCE Face Wash – Moroccan Argan Oil & Raw Honey
Plumped with vitamin E and fatty acid (a boon for those with dry skin) this is an apt face wash for those who fall under this category. And yes, the argan oil content is a hundred percent pure. That teamed with raw honey make for a beneficial combination. A foaming face wash, it is gentle on the skin but goes deep to nourish, cleanse and bring about that enviable glow.
A deep moisturiser is a given, especially during the harsh weather.
Our pick: Plum Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Nurturance Night Cream
While you are busy catching your beauty sleep, this cream works hard to hydrate your skin. It effectively battles dryness, offering the much-needed nourishment to bring that special glow to your face. Sea Buckthorn Oil is beneficial for parched skin as it contains a good amount of Vitamin E that deeply moisturises. Grapeseed, on the other hand, is packed with antioxidants as well as softens and smoothens the skin.
Face packs specially made for this concern is ideal to bring some shine to your face. Some of the best ones for dry, red and flaky skin are those which are packed with nutrients like Vitamin E, oatmeal and such. Ingredient like jojoba essential oil and aloe have healing properties. Jojoba oil is known to help balance your skin’s natural oils and seal in the moisture whereas aloe is yet another component that makes a great mask for dry skin.
Our pick: INATUR Rose Face Pack
This cream-based Rose face Pack hydrates and offers the much-required nourishment. It rejuvenates the skin leaving it soft and dewy. The beauty aid is packed with various oils such as pure rose oil and sweet almond oil that deeply nourish and moisturise. That along with the various vitamins of this pack and make your skin party-ready.
These moisturising solutions contain healing properties that help achieve smooth and glowing skin. A sheet mask has humectants that seals in the goodness while simultaneously hydrating the skin by amping up the moisture levels. This helps the components to seep in and do its fascinating job.
Our pick: INATUR Honey Sheet Mask
This effective sheet mask from the brand of Inatur is ideal to address dry skin concerns as well as give you that special glow. Honey as you are already aware works like a charm for moisturising. The product’s glycerine further plums up the skin and oat powder beautifully cleanses. Expect a marked reduction in dryness, flakiness and rashes. And yes, it is completely natural, free of chemicals and non-comedogenic.
From the kitchen:
If you are looking into the kitchen to find something for your dry skin, then grab a banana as they work splendidly here. Alternatively, make a homemade face mask from honey and milk. With its antibacterial and soothing properties, you can bet on honey for a smooth skin.
Tip: A paraben-free rejuvenating or gel facial kit hydrates dry skin and keeps it bright and nice for long.
This is the type of skin is also called ‘Elation with Combination’. It is intrinsically normal to dry except for the chin, bridge of the nose and forehead area. This straight line up is oily and shiny which is why we get pimples and blackheads on our nose.
The issue is that while you are battling flaky red skin on your cheeks, you can have crops of pimple on your nose! If you are lucky your chins will be just perfect and smooth.
Our pick: Aroma Treasures Tea Tree Face Wash – For Oily/Combination/Acne Prone Skin
It is a cleansing facial wash which effectively removes the dirt grime, sebum and other impurities. Tea tree works hard to improve the health of your skin, nourish and keep away acne inducing monsters at bay. Enjoy the aroma and get a fresher skin!
Our pick: Dabur Gulabari Premium Rose Water – Paraben Free Skin Toner
Ideal for problem-prone skin, this paraben-free formulation contains natural anti-inflammatory benefits of rose water. The product also improves the complexion of the skin and soothes rashes. It is 100% natural and safe.
Our pick: Vlcc Party Glow Facial Kit
Saffron based glow kit extends its benefit to your skin too. It is blended with natural brightener such as mulberry which leaves the skin glowing golden. Think of it as a spa facial at home. Perfect for the festive season!
Sheet masks that replenish the lost moisture will be a boon for a combo skin type. Try a fruit-based one which soothes the skin and renews it too. A hydrating aloe mask is epic classic going a long way to healing your skin.
Our pick – Mirabelle Korea – Turmeric, Essential Facial Sheet Mask
This Turmeric Essential Sheet Mask gives your skin the healing properties of haldi. The power ingredient is used since time immemorial to brighten the complexion and lend that enviable glow. Further, it is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, while balancing the pH of your skin.
From the kitchen
If you are looking to raid your kitchen then pick up a cucumber and make a face mask. Haldi with amla will be effective too. The vitamin C in amla will work to clean skin pores whereas haldi will brighten the skin.
So go ahead and flaunt that festive glow!