It is the time of festivities. I have been super busy with the marathon cleaning that is happening at home. I don’t know I collect so much nice to use stuff, that is just nice and never used! And trust me the cleaning is super exhausting and when that is combined with two hyperactive boys, trust me it is no easy feat. At the end of the day all I think of is a hot shower and drift into an uninterrupted sleep. And for me these days crammed with the cleaning, my skin care regime goes for a toss. Literally. I have no time to even follow the basic CTM ( Cleanse – Tone – Moisturise) regime. But then, with the festivities just two days away, I need to really look my best! I’ve listed some very basic steps that I follow for a good skin care regime during Diwali. I may be tired and exhausted, but these few products that I use guarantee that my skin looks and feels nice.
Skin care regime for Diwali
Auravedic foot scrub
I’m on my feet most of the time and the skin gets rough. For the skin care regime of my feet, I settle for a refreshing foot scrub. This superbly minty and refreshing foot scrub from Auravedic is a must have. Wet your feet and scoop out this scrub and massage your feet gently with this. This mild scrub has gentle granules that clean your feet gently but effectively. It has these tiny coloured granules that disappear as you massage this scrub on your feet.
My verdict: Perfect to end the day with this foot scrub and the minty fragrance not only leaves your feet smelling fresh, but also the tingling sensation relaxes your feet. If you are looking for more relaxation, use the Auravedic Exfoliating Foot oil to massage on your feet. The warm cinnamon fragrance keeps your feet warm and relaxes the tired soles. The relaxing oil can be used any time of the day!
A DIY scrub
A home made scrub is always my saviour. Not only are they easy to make but at most times you will always find most of the ingredients easily available at your home. The rice and sesame scrub is one of my favourite easy to make home-made scrub. This is one scrub that I have to include in the winter skin care regime because it leaves my skin superbly hydrated and moisturised. All you need to do is soak equal amounts of raw rice and sesame seeds in water overnight. Use the white sesame seeds. I take roughly about a tablespoon of each. Grind it to a scrub consistency in the morning. This works effectively as a body scrub. You can use this before a bath and follow it up with any soap you want. Since this scrub is so moisturising, you will not need to follow it up with a skin moisturiser, but for those with dry skin, this may not be very effective in hydrating the skin.
My verdict: Perfect DIY scrub that is easy to make and suitable for normal, combination and dry skin types for the winter. The coarse rice granules exfoliate the skin and the rich sesame acts like a moisturiser. Keep your skin hydrated the natural way.
Exfoliate and Moisturise
I don’t have the time for the CTM routine at all! But there are some products that work on making me look absolutely hydrated and radiant almost immediately.Post washing my face with a mild face wash, I apply the Nirvaaha Face Glow pack that is mixed with pure rose water. I just need to leave it on for about 10 – 15 minutes, post which I wet the face pack just a bit and gently massage letting the pack act as a scrub. The results are amazing and in less that 20 minutes I am left with skin that looks radiant. And yes, I cannot do without my Omved Protective Face Moisturiser that I have been using for over a year now that works like magic to hydrate my skin all year round.
My verdict: If you don’t have the time to indulge in a spa facial, this face mask is your best friend! Include this in your skin care regime at least once a fortnight to get the spa facial like glow on less than half an hour! Look your best and beautiful? Isn’t this the right combination for Diwali?
There you go, simple products but effective results! These are what I swear by that are making me look my best this Diwali. What are your mantras to look awesome this festive season?
Have a happy, safe and a cracker-less Diwali!
Anjali pant says
Hey Prats ! Well I have never tried a face pack as a scrub – like letting it dry and then exfoliating. Could you please elaborate in detailed steps ? Also does it work in removing facial hair ?
Auravedic I don’t find reliable , so I’ll be switching to SOS organics foot scrub. And yes , you all must try Puro Body and Soul products ; they are truly commendable ( most of them ) . They are free from synthetic stuff ( I verified with them ) , plus they are easy on the pocketbill too.
Will keep updating ! 🙂
All you need to do is wet the pack when it gets dry and how you do it is simple, just wet the hands and pat your face with it. Massage the face in circles and let the coarseness of the pack act as a scrub. I am not sure about it removing facial hair because I have none!Auravedic is mild, I got a gift pack from SOS, will be reviewing that soon too. Puro yes, I quite love the variety of soaps they have, I wasn’t very impressed with the body wash though
Anjali pant says
Do I need to wet my hands again and again , or just once ?
I have many a times read about this exfoliation method , but never tried it. Will try ! You follow it with omved ubtan also ?
Most of Auravedic products have chemicals , including sles in shampoo, so I really don’t use their stuff , I have tried their pulpy face wash , but then as it has phenoxyethanol , I discontinued. So Iam not really happy with their brand profile and ingredients.
Coming to Puro , I haven’t tried their body washes as yet. But yes , apart from that , I have tried most of their products – face wash , face moisturizer , hand and body lotion ( vanilla and orange ) , toner , hair care stuff , chocolate body scrub , apple face scrub , soaps . And they are indeed really good. I won’t say that they would give you an overnight difference , but they are really mild and skin friendly. Plus they are moderately priced ( NM has added freight charges , so Puro prices are higher there ) .
And SOS is also a really good brand . Again on the lower price line , it has a limited range of products – soaps , massage oil , body and face butters , face mist and lip balms.
So how was your Diwali ? 🙂
I wet my hands at least 4 – 5 times to wet the pack evenly, yes I use this method for the Omved ubtans too. Auravedic is not completely organic. Will park Puro for later, but wil give SOS a try. Diwali just whizzed past like a rocket! Had a wonderful time with family 🙂
Anjali pant says
Btw , a well written and well organised post 😀