9 ways to care for your skin after festive season

Now that Diwali is over, your skin may be crying for comfort. Follow these simple tips to give it what it needs!

Diwali festivities can take a toll on our skin! After all, the days of cleaning, binge eating oily foods and sweets, wearing make-up everyday for long hours, change in season, skipping skincare routines, and pollution will leave some impact! Now that the festive season is wrapping up, it’s time to take a break from everything and completely detox your skin.

HealthShots reached out to renowned dermatologist Dr Ajay Rana to find out effective ways. He says, “Diwali resonates with brightness, radiance, and happiness all around. It becomes important to engage in the maintenance of skin post-Diwali because our skin goes through a lot during this time of the festival season.” And that’s why post-Diwali, we need to take extra care of our skin and do the most to rewind the negative effects of Diwali on it.

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Take proper care of your skin for the best glow. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

So as soon as you finish celebrating the festival, follow these simple skincare tips suggested by Dr. Rana. These will help you to minimize the effects on your skin and get your glow back:

1. Essential oils

Use essential oils regularly and do regular workout sessions. These can help to get glowing skin after the festival is over.

2. Deep cleanse

Our skin needs deep cleansing, scrubbing, and toning post Diwali festivities. Follow these skincare routines and include a few extra steps to your everyday regimen.

3. Vitamin E

Apply Vitamin E and essential oil rich creams and oils which protect the skin especially post Diwali. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water which is the best remedy for glowing skin.

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You need to ensure these ingredients are present in your cream. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
4. Sunscreen

Dr Rana says, “Post Diwali celebrations, wrap up your skincare routine with a smear of sunscreen. Use powerful UV protection which fights free radicals and keeps the skin ever healthy and glowing.”

5. Avoid makeup

Post Diwali celebrations, avoid using any kind of make-up for a few days and let the skin breathe.

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6. Exfoliate

“Apply a healthy scrub bath post the festivities. Use products that contain richness of shea, olive, and ximenia, which have rich oils and will hydrate the skin. It can help in exfoliating the dead skin cells and stimulating the blood-circulation. It makes the skin look fresh,” says Dr Rana.

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Exfoliation is great for your skin. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
7. Sheet mask

Post Diwali, the skin becomes dry, use a hydrating sheet face mask and add moisture to the dull skin.

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8. Steam technique

Use the steam technique to unclog the pores of the skin and prevent acne after Diwali. Applying steam helps with the deep cleansing of the skin.

9. Follow a healthy diet

Take a proper and nutritious diet and avoid any kind of junk food.

There’s no denying that Diwali leaves us worrying about our skin, but follow these tips to reduce the after-effects.

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