Skincare Tips to Get You Ready for Eid

By the experts at Himalaya

Ah—Eid Al-Adha, the best time of year?! Whether you are off on an exotic holiday or spending time with friends and family, we are here to ensure you look your very best for the festive celebration ahead!

But first, let’s deal with the challenges.

Due to the soaring temperatures, lack lustre oily skin, clogged pores and pimples are some of the common issues our skin faces during the much dreaded summer months. Drinking sufficient water, filling up on fresh fruits and veggies and following a regular skincare routine will ensure you look your best. Here are some key tips from the experts at Himalaya, to help get your skin ready for Eid.

Stick to the cleanse and moisturise routine

Choose a face wash as per your skin type and cleanse your face atleast twice a day. Never sleep with make up on your face, an effective and natural ingredients infused face wash will remove your make-up easily without leaving behind a greasy residue.  Ensure you apply a moisturizer every time you wash your face. Opt for a moisturizer suitable for your skin type. Exfoliate 3 times a week using a Scrub made from natural ingredients, such as charcoal, argan oil, oatmeal and honey. This will help remove dead cells and reveal clean, dewy skin.

Treat yourself to a face mask

Honey makes a soothing face mask for dry skin. Pick a face mask with honey, leave on for 15 minutes, rinse and moisturize. But make sure you apply a thin layer. Blemished skin can benefit from a face mask that tackles impurities and deep cleanses the skin.

Choose natural ingredients

Skincare ranges that focus on natural ingredients work particularly well during extreme climatic conditions. They are less likely to provoke a reaction in the skin that might be more sensitive than usual, thanks to the increasing heat and humidity levels. But ensure you choose your skincare ingredients wisely. Pick products with ingredients that work well during the summer. Ingredients rich in anti-oxidants like blueberry, orange, and strawberry help in keeping the skin refreshed and oil free for longer periods. Keep an Aloe Vera Gel handy at all times as it works wonders in keeping the skin hydrated and nourished. It is also the best cure for sun burns, pimples and scarring.

Try an ice-bath

Want to improve your blood circulation and reduce the appearance of pores? Try the ice-bath. Cleanse your face thoroughly with an oil-free, all-natural cleanser. Wrap two or three ice-dubs in a clean muslin or linen cloth. As the ice begins to melt and the cloth dampens, wipe over the face. Hold it on different parts of the face for one to two minutes. Use circular movements along the jawline, across the cheekbones, forehead and down the nose.

Eat anti-oxidants and drink water

Walnuts, almonds, sardines, sweet potatoes and cooked tomatoes—all food rich in anti-oxidants, an ingredient your skin adores. Wash them down with plenty of pure, fresh water, still or sparkling, and they can work their miracle magic on your epidermis.

Skin—more than just the face

It is natural that we tend to focus more on looking after our face, but our hands, feet, arms and legs require just as much attendance.  Moisturizing them with a gel or good lotion will ensure that they stay nourished and look healthy.

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