Diwali is one of India’s most awaited festivals. It brings along joy, fun and a lot of get-togethers. It is just before Diwali that we spend most of the time in shopping at malls, and in beauty parlours prepping for the gatherings. In our desire to say ‘Hello Diwali, Goodbye Beauty Issues’, we often forget that this festival of lights also brings along pollution and smoke. This is when most of our beauty preparations are put to test.
The smoke-filled air during Diwali can have a lasting effect on your skin, if not cared for at the right time. Along with that, it affects your hair drastically. The smog damages our skin and makes our hair look dull. As we all know, the pollution in the environment, as it is, has a negative impact on our beauty, and the smoke from the firecrackers just adds to this. Hence, it is highly recommended that you take care of your skin before, after, as well as during this festival.
To help you deal with this, we have listed below some tips that you can follow in order to prevent the Diwali pollution from affecting your skin and hair.
- Follow your skin care routine religiously
Missing to cleanse, nourish, moisturise and tone your skin will not help during this festive season. The smog-filled air will ruin the skin to a level where it will take months to recover and regain the natural texture. Hence, it is better to be safe than sorry.
Follow the right skincare regime religiously. Since you would be applying a lot of make-up during the festive season, it is important to remove it before going to bed, without fail. Use a gentle yet effective make-up remover that will thoroughly remove all traces of make-up, dirt and dust from the skin. Moisturising is another important step.
- Opt for regular clean-ups
No matter how busy you are shopping or making other preparations for Diwali, take some time out for a clean-up appointment.
You may not realise it, but regular clean-ups before and after Diwali help a lot in retaining the natural health of the skin. A clean-up will help you get rid of dull and lifeless skin, and add radiance for you to flaunt throughout the festive season. Moreover, it will prepare your skin to fight the harmful effects of pollution and smoke. So clean-ups are highly recommended in any case. Make sure you either book an appointment well in advance, or opt for the at-home salon services.
These at-home salon services give you the leverage to schedule appointments as per your convenience and in the comfort of your home.
- Go for a facial
Treat your skin to a luxurious experience by opting for a facial of your choice. These days you can find a wide variety of facial treatments to suit your skin. Not only will a facial clean your skin thoroughly, but will also give you the glow you always wanted.
- Treat your hair the right way
Your tresses need as much care as your skin during this festive season. The smoke and pollution can ruin your tresses forever. Hence, it is important to take the necessary steps at the right time.
Go for a hair spa or a deep conditioning treatment. These will not only help you get ready for the festival, but also keep your hair safe throughout. A hair spa treatment will give proper nourishment to your locks and create a protective layer on the hair. In addition, it will give your roots the strength to fight the harsh pollutants, dust and dirt.
Make sure you book an appointment for these treatments a few days before Diwali. At-home salons also offer these treatments. So if you have missed your chance and want to get a hair spa done a couple of days before or even during Diwali, book an appointment today. These at-home services are also best for last-minute appointments, or for those who don’t have the time to wait at the salons for their turn.
A tired-looking face and dull hair will ruin the overall look of your brand new attire. So why take a chance? Follow the above mentioned tips and rock at your Diwali parties without worrying about the pollution and smoke.