The Perfect 10 Day Beauty Regimen to Get That Festive Glow

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The festive season is here and we all are dying to flaunt our new dresses, accessories and makeup tricks. But having a healthy and fit body is essential to look your stunning best. Here I share a week long guide to prep you up for the upcoming occasions.

Day 1:

  • Get up at 6 (okay, not everyone can do this), and drink a glass of lukewarm water with lemon and honey. Go for a brisk walk.
  • Come back and take a bath. For your face, clean your skin with a gentle face wash as per your skin type, and use an alcohol free toner. Follow up with moisturizer and sunscreen. Wear light makeup.
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  • If you are going out, do not forget to slip in your sunscreen in your bag and religiously reapply it
  • every few hours. Don’t forget to carry an umbrella and your favorite sunglasses.
  • After the long day, cleanse your skin with a homemade ubtan of besan, turmeric and milk, or maida and curd. These remedies can cleanse the pores and erase tan.
  • Use this for your hands, feet and neck. Follow up with a moisturizer, hydrating cream or serum – whichever you like.

Day 2:

• After your lemon-honey water, do a bit of stretching (at least for 15 minutes). Then, cleanse your skin and apply a face pack (try a fruit pack and have a relaxing meditation session. This half an hour you devote to your skin and body would show marvelous results within few days.
• Sunscreen, umbrella and sunnies are your BFFs now, and do not forget them before going out.
• A touch of compact gives oil-control and extra protection, so that’s a necessity too.
• After you return, cleanse your skin with a face wash and do an at-home facial. You can choose from the wide array of facial kits available in the market. Try diamond, gold, silver or pearl facial for that added radiance
• While you have your mask on, remove any existing nail polish using an acetone-free remover. File your nails as per your choice. Scrub your hands using an apricot or coffee scrub. Wash off your face pack and apply olive oil or a Vitamin E rich cream to your hands liberally. As the cream gets absorbed, apply the base coat of clear nail paint.
• Before sleeping, use a nourishing cream or a brightening serum. Use an under eye cream or gel too if you have such concerns.

Day 3:

• Start your day with lemon water and go for a light jog. After returning, have some raw turmeric or amla in order to cleanse your body from within. (Don’t forget to wash your mouth to remove stains).
• Take a warm shower with a good shower gel and use a loofah to exfoliate. Shampoo your hair with a softening shampoo and follow it up with a good conditioner.
• Towel dry your hair, and do not use your blow dryer. Use a serum to detangle, if needed.
• After you return from your workplace or college, use an exfoliating scrub on your face and neck. Use steam to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads before scrubbing. Use a toner and moisturizer.
• Remove your old nail polish. Dip your feet in warm water with salt and mild shampoo. Use foot scrubber to remove dead cells. Apply a generous dollop of foot cream or body lotion. Apply base coat on your nails.

• Sleep well after reading a good book or watching a rom-com. 😉

Day 4:

• After your lemon water, go for a run for 30 minutes and come back to do some stretches and sit-ups.  The workout will make your skin glow by making heart pump more blood.
• Use a homemade skin softener of curd, sugar and besan, flour or maida. A relaxing shower will further stimulate your senses.
• Go for some mid-week retail therapy to add that zing of confidence.
• Go to your favorite salon or beauty parlor, and get your eyebrows, upper lips and waxing done.
• After such a long day, give yourself an invigorating head massage with a blend of oils like coconut, olive and almond. Add aromatic oils for that luxurious spa touch.
• Use a face mask sheet while you apply cooling aloe-vera gel to soothe irritated skin due to waxing.
• Before sleeping, use your favorite skin care goodies.

Day 5:

• Start your day with 20 surya namaskars and have your daily dose of lemon water.

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• Make your skin squeaky clean by using a good face wash and applying aloe vera gel to make up for the torture of previous day.
• Shampoo your oiled hair and use a leave-in conditioner. While bathing, use a cream based body wash to add moisture and nourishment.
• In the evening, try a 15 minutes meditation session and finally put on your desired nail paints (Ahh! Your nails have breathed for some time). Cleanse your face and use a massage cream or gel.

Day 6:

• Run lady run! Have 30 minutes running session and come back to do some sit-ups and stretches. Your body will already start showing results. A warm shower will flush out your toxins.
• In the evening, pamper yourself with a chocolate or fruit facial and follow up with a regular night cream or serum.

Day 7:

• After your lemon water, do 100 skips followed by 30 minutes of meditation.
• Before bathing, apply a body scrubber or polisher on your body to remove dark patches from your back (you do want to wear that backless blouse, right?), knees, elbows etc.
• Use a nourishing body lotion.
• At night, use a tweezer to remove any new growth on your eyebrows, chin or upper lips.
• Wash your face and apply a brightening crème.

Day 8:

  • Start your day with one glass of warm lemon water.
  • Practice pranayam, suryanamaskar, stretching exercises for 30 minutes.
  • Apply this homemade ubtan half an hour before shower.
  • Do manicure and pedicure at home in these easy steps.
  • Finish dinner before 7 pm.
  • Hit the bed at 9 pm.

Day 9:

  • Start your day with one glass of warm lemon water.
  • Practice pranayam, yoga, and stretching exercises.
  • Apply this saffron+besan+curd every morning before shower.
  • Prepare hot oil, massage on the scalp and hair, and rinse off after 20 minutes.
  • Finish dinner by 7 pm.
  • Go to bed by 10 pm.

Day 10:

  • Start your day with one glass of fenugreek seeds soaked overnight in water.
  • Practice yoga and stretching exercises.
  • Apply this banana hair pack for half an hour and rinse with a mild shampoo.
  • Get your eyebrows done. You can also do your own brows – step-by-step procedure here.
  • Give yourself a tomato facial – here’s how you can do it.
  • Finish dinner by 7 pm.
  • Go to bed by 10 pm.

Important Points:

• Do not ever forget your sunscreen at any cost.
• Never sleep without removing makeup.
• Use good skin care products.
• Eat at least 2 fresh fruits a day.
• Avoid extremely oily food (as you might get breakouts and skin might look dull).
• Comb your hair before sleeping and use a satin pillowcase (they cause minimal hair breakage).
• Avoid stress and sleep well.
• Do not starve your body or skip meals. Eat healthy.

Tadaaaa! 7 days, and your skin and body will reward you for the love you showered them with. You are ready to make a stunning entry into any festive gathering now. 🙂

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