Festive season can leave one’s skin dry and lifeless. Whether it is the extra makeup that you might have had to put on for longer hours for a Deepavali party, or the excess smoke and pollution you were exposed to with the crackers — the festive times must have left you with many impurities and product build-up.
Give your skin a break from products: The first thing that your skin needs after days of heavy products is a break from all the stress and makeup. If you can, try and avoid makeup for a few days. This will allow the pores in your skin to breathe a little. If you have to put on makeup, stick to chemical-free and non-comedogenic products on your face.
Switch to organic products, home remedies: It wasn’t for no reason that our grandmas insisted on us using kitchen ingredients like turmeric and milk on our skin. As you set out to deep cleanse your skin, it is advisable to keep away from harming chemical-based skincare products. Instead use organic products and ingredients available at home on your skin — milk can be a great cleanser, rose water a toner and aloe gel as a nourishing cream.
Introduce charcoal into your beauty routine: You can make an easy charcoal face wash right at home, using charcoal powder, or buy one from a store. Charcoal can be extremely efficient in detoxing your skin due to the ingredient’s deep cleansing nature. Rub a tiny amount of the face wash onto your skin and massage gently to make your skin feel squeaky clean.
Expose your face to steam: Steam is very helpful in killing the bacteria on your skin and preventing them from breeding. Steaming is an unmissable part of every facial as it helps open up your pores, thereby pushing the impurities out of the skin. Make sure to steam at least once or twice a week during the detox period. Apart from these steps, it is essential to eat fresh, sleep right and reduce alcohol intake to allow your skin to regain its life.