WFH making you look dull and tired? Get the glow back this festive season
Since the inception of work-from-home, there is little left to distinguish between work and life. Right from working weekends, compromised timings and endless meetings, WFH has taken over what once used to be after-work life.
But now it is festival season and its time to ditch your routine to make sure you don't look tired or weary during the festivities. Though this year the celebrations might not be, as usual, a girl needs to have her glam game on point.
Don't worry, we aren't suggesting a parlour session. Everything you need can be found right in the kitchen!
Here's how to get glowing skin for the festival season
Honey and Lemon Face Mask
If dull skin and spots are your problems, then here is a winner. Apart from being a natural sweetener, honey is an antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory and exfoliating properties. Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C and has antifungal properties. It also has a lightening effect on the skin.
Ingredients: 1 part water combined with 1 part honey and 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Recipe: Add honey to boiling water and stir well until completely dissolved. Add lemon juice and mix well. Let it sit till it becomes lukewarm. Apply all over the face and leave it on for 10 mins. Rinse thoroughly
Coffee and Banana Face Mask
Winters often leave our skin dull and dry causing it to break out, look darker than usual and feel unhealthy. It is important to exfoliate the dead and dry skin and yet also maintain moisture.
Banana is a great household item that is enriched with Vitamin A responsible for retaining moisture in the skin. Coffee is a natural exfoliator that removes dead skin and also stimulates blood flow.
When combined, that act as a natural moisturising scrub that enhances skin health leaving it supple and soft.
Ingredients: 1 medium-size banana, 1 tablespoon coffee and 1 teaspoon milk.
Recipe: Mash the banana and add coffee and milk. Mix well to combine into a paste. Wash your face and gently start massaging in the circular motion. Leave the scrub pack for 20 minutes and rinse.
Tomato and Cucumber Face Mask
Tired skin often highlights pores and scars. This makes us appear unhealthy and exhausted. And an easy way to fix that is a matte look. Tomato and cucumber are both natural astringents that help tighten pores and take away excess oil.
Ingredients: 1/2 ripe tomato and 1/4 peeled cucumber
Recipe: Combine tomato and cucumber in a grinder and blend into a paste. Apply this mixture to your face, and massage in a circular motion. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes before you rinse.
Aloe vera and Almond Oil Face Mask
Our skin needs extra attention during winters. As water intake reduces and the weather turns dry, there is a sense of itchiness and dryness in the skin. Our skin communicates these changes to us in various ways. Most common is breakouts.
The solution you ask? Moisturising. The only golden rule to stick to during harsh weathers. This means, your skin needs more than just the body lotion.
Aloe vera is a one-stop solution for skin issues. Packed with antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C, the gel practically has everything that our skin requires to stay healthy. It is also highly anti-inflammatory and helps treat acne and scars. When combined with dense almond oil, it provides the skin with the proper amount of moisturisation required to beat the dry weather.
Ingredients: 1 part aloe vera gel combined with 5-6 drops of almond oil.
Recipe: Combine aloe vera gel with almond oil and apply to cleansed face. Leave it on for the night.