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DIY Glow Facial {Diwali Special}

Updated: Nov 2, 2018

Who doesn't want a glow during the festive season and be the talk of the party. Everyone wishes for an instant skin treatment without spending a lot of money and I have just the recipe to your dreams without breaking into your bank account.

All you will need are a few household ingredients and few essentials oils, and follow the steps as specified below:

1. Cleanse:

The most important in any skincare treatment is cleaning your face with a proper cleanser. Now for this step you can use your regular cleanser. Cleanser which are rice based are amazing for all skin types and gives a clean and bright look.

2. Scrub:

Scrubbing helps to remove the dead cells which in turns helps in generation of new cells and lets your skin breathe. For this step you will need:

-Brown sugar (2 to 3 spoons) Its an amazing exfoliator

-Coco powder (1 to 2 spoons) It helps to get rid of tan and gives a glow to the skin and it has strong anti-oxidants which help with anti-aging

-Olive oil ( 1 spoon) or Sweet Almond oil ( 1 spoon) Oil helps so that your skin doesn't get dry from the use of the sugar

-Orange Juice ( 1 to 2 spoons) Basically this is used to blend the mixture and orange juice is great for removing tan and toning your skin.

Take the paste and rub it between your fingers and then apply it on your face and scrub in circular motion for 5 mins gently, If you feel the paste is dry add a little more orange juice or spray some water on your face and continue to scrub. Let the mixture sit on your face for another 2 mins and take wipe it away with a wet cloth. See that all the sugar residue is removed properly before going on the next step

3. Massage:

Massage helps with blood circulation which in turn helps with cell re-generation. This gives you the youthful look and keeps your skin healthy looking for a long time. Massage can be done by cream like by using shea butter but here I am going for an oil based massage.

-Sweet Almond oil (5 to 6 drops) Carrier oil is the base for any oil massage recipe

- Lavender oil (2 drops) Lavender helps you relax and soothes your mind and body. It has great soothing properties which helps to calm your skin down.

- Rosemary oil (2 drops) Rosemary helps your skin in terms of nourishment and gives you that glow from within.

- Vitamin E ( 2 capsules) It the best ingredient for ultimate hydration also has anti-aging properties.

- If you have oily skin or acne prone skin add 2 drops of Tea Tree

Mix in the oils together and the start massaging in circular motion. Go gently around your eye area as it is sensitive then the other parts of your face. Massage your neck and behind your ear and you ear lopes too. You can use your knuckles in upward and downward motion around your cheeks and neck in a gentle manner. Wipe off the oil using a wet cloth. Then soak your cloth in hot water, remove the excess water from the cloth and place it on your face for 1 min. Do this twice, this will open up the pores on your face which will help in the next step.

4. Mask:

Masking helps to tone and tighten your pores and give you that instant glow.

The ingredients you will need:

- Multani matti (5 to 6 spoons) It has anti-aging properties and also helps with pigmentation problems and regular use helps to reduce the tanning and uneven skin tone.

- Lemon oil ( 2 drops) you can replace this with a pinch of turmeric, don't use too much turmeric it will turn your skin yellow. (helps lighten the skin)

- Rosemary oil (4 drops) It helps your skin in terms of nourishment and gives you that glow from within.

- Marula oil ( 5 drops) It helps with re-generation of new cells. Helps to get rid of tan and helps in nourishing your skin.

- Aloe Vera Juice/ Rose water/ Orange juice (to help blend the mixture. It should not be too runny) You can replace this with curd or milk if you have really dry skin.

Mix it properly that there are no lumps and then apply it either by brush or your fingers. Keep it on for 10 mins (If in this time you feel the mask has dried completely spray some rose water on it and let it sit for 5 more mins)

After 10 mins wipe it away by first scrubbing it with your fingers and then wipe off the remaining with a wet cloth. Soak the cloth in cold water, Squeeze the excess and apply it on your face for 1 min, do this twice. This will help your pores to close and skin to calm down.

5. Toner:

Toning on a regular basis helps keep your skin clean and further helps your moisturizer or serum to soak in your skin better. You can use regular Rose water for this step. Either spray some directly on your face or you can use a cotton pad.

If you want natural rose water, you can make it by boiling some rose petals till they lose their color. Let it cool for sometime before u strain it. Store it in a spray bottle and refrigerate for better shell life. You can also add Aloe juice to it in and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Lavender oil is a good option as it calms and soothes your skin.

Shake the bottle before spraying.

You can also use ice cube. Take an ice cube and rub it on your face for around 2 mins. This will help close up your pores and also tightens them. This step is very helpful for people with large open pores.

6. Apply some aloe gel after the toner. Cucumber gel also works. Let it dry and then use your regular moisturizer on top.

TIP: Use a muslin cloth for wiping your face. Muslin cloth is very good for sensitive and acne prone skin and if used regularly it will improve the texture of your skin.

This DIY facial will give you a festive glow and you are ready to rock any party even without too much highlighter.

You can always alter the recipe according to your needs and requirements

Do share this with your loved ones and help them find their inner glow.



Few ingredients:

For reference: I have dull, dry and sensitive skin and have pigmentation around my lips and on the outline of my face. I'm not prone to acne but I do get them and sometimes heat boils due to weather change which do leave marks sometimes. I have few blemishes too on my face. I have dark circles under my eyes.

*P.S: All opinions are my own and honest. The above mentioned products are bought and paid for by me. What works for me may not work for you. Trying before buying is always recommended. Check out a few reviews till your satisfied.

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