Now that you may not be able to hop across to your salon for your monthly facial, here are a few tired-tested at-home beauty rituals.
• The goodness of mask sheets
Enriched with the goodness of fruits and veggies like avocadoes and pomegranates, mask sheets fill your skin with nutrients for that firm, glowing skin.
• Easy-to-make face masks
The golden rule: Use a natural exfoliant (sugar is good); a cleanser (besan, oats) and a skin-tonic (tomato – also a de-tanning agent, papaya). An easy face mask: Mix oats, egg white and sugar – avoid sugar if skin is sensitive.
• Clay masks to the rescue
From removing excess oil to clearing up acne and blemishes, clay masks are those wonder products that detoxify and moisturize your skin like no other.
• Drink enough water
About 6-8 glasses is usually sufficient. Don’t overdo it as you may wash off essential salts from your system. Add a dash of lemon some antioxidant relief.
• Moisturize everyday
Use oil-based moisturizers that will moisturize and hydrate. Coconut oil is excellent for the face and body.
• Feet and hand care
Rub your nails with a rich oil to nourish cuticles. Soak your feet in warm water with some salt in it for at least 30 minutes. This loosens dead skin, rehydrates feet and relaxes muscles.