As we get ready to welcome the fortune of Durga Maa into our lives and homes once again this year, let’s ensure we look pretty and perfect when we bring Maa home. Indian festivals are filled with loads of hullaballoo, food, lights, and celebrations that take up a lot of your time. So, it may be possible that your skincare is going to take a backseat. This year, let’s break that norm. Let’s make sure you and your skin are ready for Durga Puja.
Pujo! Sigh, it’s not just an event; it’s a feeling of utter excitement, energy, beauty, and celebration. Every Bengali awaits this time of the year probably more than their birthdays or anniversaries. Pujo shopping starts about a month in advance, and diet plans are all set so you can look your best in the fanciest of outfits. Here’s adding to your prep some of the tips that we swear by to bring out your ultimate ‘Dugga’ glow.
Here are some Top Tips:
1. Start With Your Cleansing Rituals
About a couple of weeks before Pujo, you can get into weekend rituals of body scrubbing, gentle washing, and hair cleansing. Use ingredients that you know are good for you; trying out new things could get risky. Keep in mind the weather conditions leading up to the winter months. We recommend deep cleansing elements like ayurvedic cleansers and homemade scrubs that are gentle for the skin.
2. Face Pack Time: Nourish and Revitalize
Two words for you. Face masks. Try ayurvedic face masks soaked in natural ingredients like chandan, papaya, and essential oils, which will rejuvenate and nourish your face to give your skin a boost of hydration. Treat yourself to a few pamper sessions once or twice every week till Pujo and flaunt your stunning radiance.
3. Massage for Relaxation and Circulation
Post-mask, a gentle facial massage is a must. Use your fingertips to massage your face in upward, circular motions. It not only relaxes you but also improves blood circulation, giving your skin a healthy, radiant glow.
4. Tone and Hydrate: Lock in the Goodness
Use a Rose Toner to balance your skin’s pH levels and prepare it to absorb moisturiser effectively. Follow up with a hydrating moisturiser to seal in the benefits of your home facial, leaving your skin soft and supple.
5. Begin A Night Routine If You Don’t Follow One Already
Products that work hard overnight are the ones worth investing in. You can fall asleep with dry, dull skin and wake up to refreshed, plump, and soft skin with the help of sleeping masks, night repair serums, and overnight face oils. You can use them every night and wake up to fabulous, Pushpanjali-ready skin.
6. Sunscreen and Confidence
Before stepping out to celebrate Durga Puja, apply sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Let your skin soak in the goodness and step out with confidence, embracing the festivities.
Glamour World Ayurvedic’s Glow Fair 30 Sunscreen Lotion protects skin from harmful rays of the sun, premature ageing, sunburn, and hyperpigmentation with broad-spectrum protection and also imparts a healthy glow.
7. Your Hair Needs More Care
Styling is much easier on healthy hair. So, maintain a regular nourishing regime for your hair with hydrating and caring ingredients. Use products that will add to your daily routine, like hair packs, hair mists, hair conditioners, and serums. Ditch heating devices and let your natural hair do the magic. Psst, don’t forget to add some fresh flowers to your look for Pujo.
Pro Tip– If you have grey hair, then you can apply Glow Mehendi. Mix equal amounts of Glow Mehendi and Glow Silk Solution, 100 gm of curd, 1 egg, and 2 teaspoons of coffee powder. Apply on hair and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash hair with Glow Red Onion Sulphate Free Shampoo for best results.
8. Take Extra Care Of Everything Beyond Your Face And Hair
With Pujo comes the various beauty rituals like adorning Alta on your hands and feet, matching your lip color with your tip (bindi), and wearing deep kohl on your eyes. So, try and build the perfect canvas for these traditions with products like moisturising masks for your hands and feet and natural sindur powder with herbs and extracts.
Prepping your skin and hair is not just a routine; it’s a ritual of self-care and self-love, ensuring you look and feel your best during Durga Puja. Take this time to unwind, pamper your skin, style your hair, and radiate a glow that matches the joy and vibrancy of the festival. Happy Durga Puja, and may your skin shine as bright as the celebrations!