Durga Puja/Navratri is a much-awaited festival of the year. It is 5/9 days of unlimited fun, food and dance. It is that time of the year when friends and family come together to celebrate. Night-long pandal hopping or Garba dancing with loved ones is the norm. But what happens to your skin and hair in these few days?
From morning to night, you are celebrating and reveling in the festivities. You are putting on a lot of make-up to impress your crushes and roaming around the town with your open hair. So, when you come back home and hit the bed, you have no energy to wash off the make-up or take care of your hair. The routine goes on until it is time for Goddess Durga to go back to Kailash.
While it is all fun and you are making memories, your skin and hair are taking a toll. The lack of proper sleep and excessive use of products may result in pimples, skin rashes, dull skin, dandruff, tired skin, itchy scalp, hair fall, and so much more. Such hair and skin damages can be deeply saddening, especially after you are trying to overcome the sadness of the festivities coming to an end and the long wait for next year.
You need to pamper your skin and hair a bit extra after Durga Puja/Navratri festivities are over to reverse the damages.
Massage your scalp and hair with oil at night
When it comes to reversing hair damages, the best solution is massaging coconut oil for natural hair. You can make this your bedtime routine. Heat the oil and apply it to your hair. Start from the roots and cover the lengths of your hair. When you wake up in the morning, you can rinse the oil using water and mild shampoo. Since coconut oil has anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties, you can get rid of scalp infections.
Regularly applying coconut oil can even make your hair moist and hydrated and get rid of dandruff. You will notice the difference within a few days, and you will start to feel your hair is soft and shinier.
You can even mix castor oil and olive oil with coconut oil to stimulate hair growth and prevent hair loss.
Don’t use a lot of products for a few days
Since you have used excessive products to look your best during the festivities, it is best to keep away from them for the next few days. Stick to washing your face with cool water and moisturizing it. You can use essential lipsticks and kohl, but nothing else. Give your skin rest and let it rejuvenate.
As for your hair, avoid applying too many products and stick to simple shampooing your hair and applying oil. When you need to manage frizzy hair or moisturize your hair, you can massage coconut oil or amla oil. It can be used as part of the hot oil treatment or pre-shampoo treatment. You can apply jasmine hair oil not just to moisturize but also to make your hair smell amazing.
Don’t go to bed with makeup on
You must follow this tip always because it is not healthy for your skin. You must always remove the makeup before going to bed. There shouldn’t be any trace of makeup as you hit the sack.
Sleep well and eat right
During the festivities, you must have broken all rules and eaten whatever you want to your heart’s content. But once the celebrations are over, you need to go back to leading a routined life where you eat balanced meals and sleep for at least eight hours. You need to clean your system, and therefore, drink a lot of water. If you just follow this, your skin and hair will become rejuvenated and healthy.
Use homemade hair and skin masks
Homemade masks for hair and skin are excellent and much better than mass-produced masks. You can make masks for your skin using everyday items like honey, sugar, lemon and turmeric.
As for your hair, you can use the best Ayurvedic hair oil and mix it with natural ingredients like neem leaves, Bhringraj, amla powder, honey and sugar. Whenever you mix sugar in the mix, the mask becomes a scrub, and it can clean your scalp of grease and excessive oil. The mask can be applied whenever you are free and in the mood to relax.
Get rid of baggy eyes and dark circles
If you are not getting enough sleep and pandal hopping the entire night, you can have tired eyes. You can get rid of dark circles and baggy eyes by placing a cotton pad over your eyes. You can also apply cucumber or tomato juice. Even tea bags can work wonders. You can apply ice under your ice to get rid of the puffiness.
Massage body oil for smooth skin
Since your skin is tired and needs hydration, you can make it a habit to massage Ayurvedic body oil for the next few days. It will help to relax your body and make your skin soft, plump and luscious. The visible signs of tiredness will disappear from your skin, and you will fall in love with yourself all over again.
Since Ayurvedic body oils are made from natural ingredients, you don’t have to worry about allergies.
So, while you are getting ready to go out there and enjoy the festivities to its full potential, remember to take care of yourself once the celebrations are over.