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Puja skincare special

This festive season do not forget to take skincare basics

Ishrat Ansar   |   Published 07.10.21, 04:10 AM

Enjoy every bit of Puja, but don’t forget to take care of your skin to maintain that glow throughout the festive season.

Puja special tips:

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1. CLEANSING + TONING + MOISTURISING + EXFOLIATION

CTM — cleansing, toning and moisturising has to end with E — exfoliating. The only difference is while you need to CTM every day, exfoliation should be done only two times a week. Not more not less. You need to keep clearing those blackheads and dead skin cells that make your skin lifeless. Use an exfoliating face scrub. Remember to scrub in a circular motion all over the face for at least a minute. If the skin is too dry or excessively sensitive, once a week in fine. Make sure the granules of the scrub are very mild.

2. FACE PACKS: Some natural homemade packs work wonders.

l  Papaya & honey pack: Blend a quarter of a papaya well with a teaspoon of honey. Leave it on your face for 20 minutes. Wash it off with cold water.

l  Strawberry & milk pack: Blend three strawberries with 2 teaspoons of milk and follow. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash.

3. LIP SERVICE: Apply cucumber juice on your lips for 5 minutes every day. Wash it off. Works like magic to keep skin hydrated.

4. BEAUTY SLEEP: You need your beauty sleep.

Take my word for it. I am not asking you to oversleep, but the adequate amount. This is one of the most effective tips to avoid those dark circles, tired droopy eyes and a tired face overall. Give your brain (and beauty!) cells the rest they deserve and only then will any other remedy be effective.

Happy Puja everyone!

The columnist manages Ishrat’s Hair & Skin Studio, Lord Sinha Road, Calcutta. Contact: @ishratansar



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