get the glow this Karwa Chauth
Festive season is upon us and this means meeting our loved ones, eating delicious sweets and decking up in our finest. It’s a wonderful time of year when we own our desi avatars and experiment with different kinds of makeup looks. The next auspicious occasion in the festive calendar is Karwa Chauth, a day when married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the health and wellbeing of their husbands. And while every woman wants to look her best, fasting all day can impact the skin, leaving it dull and dehydrated, thus impacting the overall look. Taking care of your skin leading up to and during the festive season is crucial -- after all, there is no greater canvas for flawless makeup than healthy skin. Ahead of Karwa Chauth, we get Hinaa Khan, Head of Education, Dermalogica India to give tips on how to get the glow for this festival.
prep your skin
When you’re fasting all day, it’s important to take special care of your skin, as the lack of water and food can leave it dehydrated, dull and damaged. Prep your skin in advance to keep your glow intact through the day, to combat the damage that pollution, dirt, sweat and oil causes to the skin on a daily basis, which can leave it dull, dry, dehydrated and unhealthy.
Start by double cleansing your face and neck, to remove dirt, grime, sweat and sebum or previous makeup that could contribute to blackheads and acne. Double cleansing will leave your skin smooth, hydrated and clear for the day-long festival of Karva Chauth. Use Dermalogica PreCleanse followed by the Special Cleansing Gel for gentle yet thorough cleansing. Follow this up with the Daily Microfoliant, which is a gentle, powder-based exfoliant that helps unclog your pores and leaves you with squeaky clean, smooth skin.
hydration is key
Once cleansed and exfoliated, moisturisation is key to keep your skin healthy, hydrated and plump. Moisturise every day in the morning and evening to prevent environmental damage in order to achieve healthy, plump and glowing skin. The Dermalogica Active Moist is an oil-free lightweight moisturizer that hydrates the skin without a greasy after-feel. The Skin Smoothing Cream is another great option, especially for those with combination or dry skin, as it helps improve texture and leaves your skin hydrated.
Add an additional boost of hydration to your skin this festive season with the Skin Hydrating Masque, an intense hyaluronic acid masque, or the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster serum, which will keep you glowing throughout the day. Once you’re all decked up for Karva Chauth in your best outfit, spray the Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner on your face to keep your skin refreshed and hydrated during the festivities.
eye & lip care
Eyes show the first signs of tiredness and fatigue, and with the late nights and fasting, this is bound to happen. You can depuff, energise and hydrate tired eyes with an eye masque, such as the Stress Positive Eye Lift treatment, which energises the skin and reduces visible signs of stress. Do not forget to hydrate and nourish your lips throughout the day as well, with a nourishing lip treatment. The Dermalogica Renewal Lip Complex is great for parched and flaky lips, leaving them moisturised and plump. Most importantly, amidst the excitement, always remember water is the main solution to most problems. Keep yourself hydrated and drink a minimum of eight glasses of water to achieve clear and healthy skin.