The festive season is here! Diwali is the most awaited festival in India, a time for fun and family. But along with it, comes loads of running around, cleaning, shopping, get-togethers, having lots of sweets, and less sleep.
Your skin also gets subjected to dust, pollutants, and smoke, particularly on Diwali day. Exhaustion, pollution, and diet cause an increase in skin-related problems.
Here are some skin care tips, that will help protect your skin during this festive season:
What you eat reflects on your skin. Overeating fried foods, sweets and chocolates all through the festive season can lead to weight gain, breakouts, and dull looking skin.
It is, therefore, better to control your intake of sugary and fried foods. If you cannot resist, enjoy them but in limited portions or opt for low-fat sweets.
Make sure you consume fresh fruits and vegetables daily to balance all that oily food. Remember a nutritious diet is essential for healthy skin.
Maintain a distance from firecrackers
Bursting crackers is a significant part of the Diwali celebrations. Crackers emit a lot of smoke and pollutants in the air, which can irritate your skin, causing itching, skin rashes, and skin allergies.
Maintain a safe distance from burning crackers. Moreover, if you have sensitive skin, it is better to cover your face with a cotton scarf or cloth, while lighting or watching crackers. Wash your face and hands thoroughly with mild soap and water immediately afterwards, and then apply a moisturiser.
Wash your face
With the increase in pollution, due to more traffic on the roads and also due to firecrackers, you need to take extra steps to deal with the skin-damaging effects of pollution.
To remove dust and grime that has settled on your skin, wash your face at least twice a day, to keep it clean. Use a gentle, foaming face wash and avoid harsh cleansers. You can also use wet facial wipes to clean your face.
Also, regular exfoliation or scrubbing of skin is essential to keep it soft and unblock pores. It also stimulates blood circulation, which gives your skin a fresh look.
The Diwali season is responsible for a lot of skin related problems. Skin becomes sagged, dry, and dull due to exhaustion, pollution, and diet. Moreover, this festive season arrives in winter, which is harsh on the skin, making it dry and flaky.
Therefore, don’t forget to moisturise your skin. Choose a good, creamy moisturiser depending on your skin type. Apply moisturiser on your face, hands, and legs to hydrate the skin and avoid dryness.
Remove your makeup
Diwali is all about get-togethers and celebrations and hence the need to constantly apply makeup. Use good quality makeup, and avoid heavy cosmetics on an acne-prone skin.
More importantly, make sure that you remove all the makeup before going to bed, or else it may harm your skin. Sleeping with your makeup on can suffocate your skin. Overnight, your skin will absorb chemicals from the makeup, block up pores and cause breakouts.
Among the hustle bustle of the festival, you may forget to drink sufficient water. You need to drink plenty of water throughout the day, so that you are not dehydrated.
Moreover, drinking a lot of fluids helps flush out toxins from your body and skin, clears up your skin and helps give you a healthy glow.
Exercise regularly and sleep well
During any festival, you tend to get less sleep. If you don’t get enough sleep, you may get puffy eyes and dark circles under the eyes. Try to sleep at least 8 hours every night.
Also, don’t let the festival break your exercise routine. Exercise not only helps burn all the extra calories from overeating sweets, but also increases blood circulation to the skin and gives a natural glow to your skin.
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