It’s October and you’ve got to shine! Shine for what you ask? Navratri and Diwali, of course! Time to get a drop-dead gorgeous outfit together for the family pictures and pandal hopping nights. We bet you have already scheduled a saloon appointment for the special event.
Don’t have any events planned? This is probably true for most of us ( blaming the post-pandemic hangover) but don’t let that kill your festive vibe. Dress up anyway, life’s too serious already. Forget about that deadline, the economy, your relationships trouble (we’ll let you fill in the blank) whatever it might be, forget it all and spread the festive cheer.
Skin and Hair Care
DIY hair masks you could try for gorgeous hair
- Rub aloe vera gel on your scalp and tip and let it sit for hours. We recommended you use fresh aloe vera from the plant, but if you don’t have the plant, the store-bought gel works well too. Use a mild shampoo to rinse it off.
- A Hibiscus mask is excellent for hair loss. Grind 3-4 hibiscus leaves and one flower to make a paste. To this, add one cup of yoghurt for a smooth consistency. Apply on your scalp for about an hour and wash it off with shampoo.
- Frizzy hair getting you all worked up? Try applying coconut oil mixed with olive oil to combat the frizzy craziness. Make sure to wash it thoroughly as it might lead to fungal infections if left unwashed for days together.
Skin Care Tips
- Pamper yourself with some oil therapy. Almond oil, coconut oil, vitamin E, or argan oil helps to lock in moisture and keeps your skin supple and soft. Lightly massage your face with one of these oils to notice an enviable glow.
- Ripe papaya squashed and applied on the face as a mask helps to hydrate, exfoliate and gives it a pleasant glow. Be sure to keep it for only 10 minutes
- As much as this sounds like breakfast, it actually works. You can also apply a blend of oats, honey, and milk to your face for dry skin. It helps soften the skin and gives a mild glow.
Weight Loss Tips
Our nutritionist suggests these tips to get into shape for the festive season. She recommends you do a brisk walk for 45 minutes every day, along with following either a keto diet plan or intermittent fasting. To know more about intermittent fasting, check out here. We also have Indian keto recipes you could try.
For those of you wanting to get your biceps in order for the festive season but could not go to the gym due to the pandemic, we recommend you to a reverse keto, introduce high carb foods and high-fat food. Use protein-rich supplements from credible brands along with some strength training exercises. It could be backyard burpees, a pull-up bar in your bedroom, or just pushups on the floor.
A healthy mind, lean body, supple skin - all of these finally chalk down to detox. Yes! The body does have a natural detox system in place with respect to our kidneys and liver. But due to our modern lifestyle and our eating habits, sometimes our body needs an extra push. A few minor changes like drinking warm water with lemon juice, switching your caffeine with green tea, drinking water according to your BMI, taking probiotics, drinking fenugreek and cinnamon tea will help you flush out the toxins.
- Lemon juice with warm water - Start your day with warm water and freshly squeezed lemon juice on an empty stomach. It helps to boost metabolism
- Switching to green tea - Coffee lovers would definitely give a big no reading this. Green tea is definitely a great alternative to caffeinated drinks, as it aids weight loss and helps in digestion
- Hydrate - Simple but extremely effective way to flush out the toxins is by drinking water. If you don’t drink it, your kidneys can’t aid in removing waste and toxins
- Probiotics - The bug world in your gut needs support in keeping the digestive tract clean and make it a nutrient absorbing machine. Probiotics can help with that!
- Fenugreek and Cinnamon tea - Having this tea before retiring to bed will help to flush out the toxins and improve your metabolism. It also promotes digestion
Hope you make some unforgettable memories with your family and friends this festive season. Here’s to a great festive month. May you get to eat all your favourite foods