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Embrace The Festive Glow: The Best Skincare Routine For Diwali

Get ready to shine this Diwali with our expert-approved skincare routine. Embrace the festive glow and look your best with our tips and tricks.

Embrace the Festive Glow: The Best Skincare Routine for Diwali

Diwali, the festival of lights, is a time for celebration, family gatherings and indulging in delicious food. However, with all the festivities, it's easy to neglect our skincare routine. The combination of pollution, stress and unhealthy eating can take a toll on our skin, leaving it dull and tired. But don't worry because with the right skincare routine, you can maintain a radiant and clear complexion throughout the Diwali season. In this article, we'll discuss the best skincare routine for glowing skin for Diwali.

Why Is a Skincare Routine Important During Diwali?

Diwali is the time when we are exposed to various environmental factors that can harm our skin. The air pollution levels are at an all-time high, and the stress of preparing for the festival can also affect our skin. Additionally, the consumption of oily and sugary foods can lead to breakouts and dullness. A proper skincare routine can help combat these effects and keep your skin looking healthy and radiant.

Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise

The first step to any skincare routine is to cleanse your face thoroughly. Use a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt, oil, or makeup from your skin. This will help prevent clogged pores and breakouts. Follow up with a toner to remove any remaining impurities and balance the pH level of your skin.

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Use the Forest Essentials Delicate Facial Cleanser Kashmiri Saffron & Neem to cleanse your face. It is a gentle, sulfate-free solution perfect for sensitive and oily skin. Infused with Neem and Kewda, it provides a mild but effective cleansing experience, leaving your skin refreshed and well-balanced. 

This gel-based cleanser effortlessly unclogs pores, ensuring your skin feels clean and revitalised. With active botanicals like Neem combating acne, Saffron evening out the skin tone and delivering a natural glow, and Kewda Water providing a calming effect, this cleanser is suitable for sensitive and oily skin types, offering a healthy, radiant complexion by preserving your skin's natural moisture balance.

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After cleansing your face, spritz the Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose Water across your face. 

Sourced from the roses of Kannauj, it's celebrated for its resemblance to the Bulgarian Rose with a rich, floral aroma known for its mood-enhancing properties. This rose water, made through a steam distillation process, ensures exceptional purity and hygiene standards. It acts as a natural astringent, harmonising your skin's pH levels and moisture content while effectively tightening pores. Especially ideal for oily or acne-prone skin, it delicately cleanses and freshens your skin.

After cleansing and toning, it's important to moisturise your skin. Choose a moisturiser that suits your skin type and provides enough hydration without making your skin feel greasy. This step is crucial, especially during Diwali, as the dry weather and pollution can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it dehydrated.

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Try the Plum 3% Vitamin C Moisturizer to revitalise your skin. This daily moisturiser, loaded with 3% ethyl ascorbic acid, provides a stable form of vitamin C that absorbs quickly. 

This antioxidant-rich blend, featuring Kakadu plum and Japanese mandarin, fights dark spots and oxidative damage. With almond and argan oils rich in vitamin E, your skin feels soft and moisturised. This powerhouse blend nourishes your skin, leaving it naturally radiant, supple, and healthy. Say goodbye to pigmentation and hello to radiant, glowing skin!

Exfoliate Regularly

Exfoliation is a crucial step in any skincare routine, but it becomes even more important during Diwali. The buildup of dead skin cells, pollution, and oil can make your skin look dull and tired. Exfoliating 2-3 times a week can help remove these impurities and reveal brighter, smoother skin. However, be gentle while exfoliating, as harsh scrubbing can damage your skin.

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Simple Protect N Glow Vitamin C Glow Clay Scrub is a powerful yet gentle exfoliator designed to unveil radiant and fresh skin. Packed with effective Vitamin C and Niacinamide, this scrub aids in clearing away dead skin cells to reveal a naturally glowing complexion. With the infusion of Yuzu Lemon, Natural Bentonite Clay, Bamboo extracts, and Ginger Root juice, it works to remove 98% of urban dust, unclog pores and expose the skin's natural radiance. It employs the potent combination of Bentonite Clay and Bamboo exfoliators to rid the skin of impurities, while the addition of Glycerine and Ginger Root Juice ensures a hydrated and brighter skin appearance.

Use a Face Mask

Face masks are a great way to give your skin an extra boost of nourishment and hydration. During Diwali, when our skin is exposed to harsh environmental factors, using a face mask once or twice a week can help rejuvenate and revitalise our skin. Look for masks that contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and antioxidants to combat the effects of pollution and stress on your skin.

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Reveal radiant skin with Kama Ayurveda Suvarna Haldi Chandan Face Pack. This face mask combines the benefits of Turmeric (Haldi) and Sandalwood (Chandan) to purify and soothe your skin. Regular use diminishes acne and blemishes while refining skin texture. Its natural astringent Rose tightens pores, and Orange Peel extracts guard against premature ageing due to environmental pollutants. Certified cruelty-free and vegan, this mask deep-cleans, offering a glowing, revitalised complexion.

Don't Forget Sunscreen

Even though the weather may be cooler during Diwali, it's still important to wear sunscreen. The harmful UV rays can penetrate through clouds and cause damage to your skin. Choose a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and apply it every day, even if you're staying indoors. This will help protect your skin from sun damage and premature ageing.

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Protect your skin with Dot & Key Vitamin C + E Face Sunscreen, your defence against the sun's harmful rays. This SPF 50 sunscreen is infused with Triple Vitamin C, Sicilian Blood Orange, and UV Filters to combat dullness and dark spots caused by sun exposure. Shielding your skin from UVA, UVB and blue light, it's water-light and quickly absorbed, leaving no white cast. It fights pigmentation, evens skin tone, and enhances vitamin D absorption. Fragrance-free and non-comedogenic, this sunscreen is perfect for daily use, both indoors and outdoors.

Tips for Healthy Skin During Diwali

Apart from following a proper skincare routine, there are a few other things you can do to maintain healthy and glowing skin during Diwali.

Stay Hydrated

Drinking enough water is crucial for healthy skin. During Diwali, when we tend to indulge in sugary and oily foods, making it even more important to stay hydrated. Drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water a day can help flush out toxins from your body and keep your skin looking clear and radiant.

Get Enough Sleep

With all the preparations and celebrations, it's easy to neglect our sleep during Diwali. However, getting enough rest is essential for healthy skin. Lack of sleep can lead to dark circles, puffiness and dullness under your eyes. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep every night to give your skin time to repair and rejuvenate.

Eat a Balanced Diet

While it's tempting to indulge in sweets and fried foods during Diwali, it's necessary to maintain a balanced diet. Include plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your meals to provide your skin with the necessary vitamins and nutrients. Avoid excessive consumption of sugary and oily foods, as they can lead to breakouts and dull skin.

Remove Your Makeup Before Bed

After a long day of celebrations, it can be tempting to skip removing your makeup and head straight to bed. However, sleeping with makeup on can clog your pores, which leads to breakouts. Make sure to remove all your makeup before going to bed and follow up with your regular skincare routine.

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The Foxtale Hydrating Face Wash is a perfect 2-in-1 makeup remover and cleanser to cleanse your skin thoroughly. This hydrating formula deeply cleanses your skin, keeping its natural oils intact and effortlessly melting away makeup. The inclusion of Sodium hyaluronate, derived from Hyaluronic acid, nourishes and hydrates your skin, enhancing its protective barrier. Red algae extract ensures a thorough cleanse and pore unclogging thanks to its rich properties.

While Diwali is a time to celebrate, it’s also a time to take care of your skin. By following a good skincare regimen and making a few changes to your lifestyle, you can ensure that your skin remains healthy and glowing throughout the festive season. Make sure that you stay hydrated throughout the day, get enough sleep and eat a healthy diet.