Looking for looking-your-best this Karva Chauth? Look no far as “Renowned Aesthetician & Cosmetologist and Founder-Director of Alps Beauty Clinics, Ms. Bharti Taneja” reveals some of the most effective home remedies (right from head-to-toe!) for letting you emerge as a diva and swoon him over on this day-of-love.
Face First (For Face):
Everyone’s favorite drink, coffee is in no way less than other beauty ingredients and can give you a festival-ready skin with regular usage. The caffeine content in coffee is known to rejuvenate your skin and has anti-ageing properties which keep the early signs of ageing at bay. You can use available coffee beans in market, as a great scrub. For this, take three teaspoons of powdered coffee beans with one teaspoon milk along with a 5-6 seeds of khus-khus (poppy seeds). Mix it so that it reaches the density of paste; now scrub your face in circular motion using it and wash off for a refreshed, re-energized and glowing skin.
Pout Magic (For Lips):
Your smoochers are the best assets to Karwachauth to exhibit your beauty as well as love to him. So, to lighten dark lips, opt for this ultimate remedy. Create a paste of rose petals, malai (fresh cream) and honey; apply this ‘lip-pack’ two times in a day for few weeks and let your spouse feel the difference!
Tress Smoothie (For hair):
There is no doubt that tresses are a lady’s best friend and can help bring you closer to your partner this season. For making an excellent homemade spa treatment, prepare a very smooth paste by adding grinding banana, avocado pulp, honey and neem leaves together. Apply this mixture on your scalp and hair for 30 – 45 minutes and wash-off to get smoother tresses. The banana and honey are natural moisturizers and therefore will hydrate your hair. The vitamin-A of avocado will nourish your hair while preventing hair-fall and boosting their growth. Moreover, if you are a victim of dandruff, you may add onion juice with the pack to get rid of those pesky flakes.
Handy Bleach (For Arms):
Those long summer months – leave our over-worked arms tanned and unappealing. Curd is a natural bleaching agent which deep-cleanses you skin, while enhancing its tone. It works great for oily skin too and also, can be mixed while preparing any scrub or pack. To brighten your tanned arms, add 1 tbsp of bran and 1 tbsp of chickpea flour along with an adequate quantity of curd and apply it like a mask all over your arms and hands. Keep it till it semi-dries and rub-off in opposite direction of hair to remove all the dead-skin along with the curd layer. Now, wash away with cool water to reveal fairer looking arms and moisturize using a water-based lotion. If you are a victim of dark elbows you may try rubbing used lemon pieces on these areas – do it after adding half teaspoons of salt and sugar both. Wash off flaunt those clean and fairer looking elbows.
Leggy Lass (For legs and rest of the body):
Don’t ignore your legs – they suffer a lot and yet given the least attention in our daily skin care routine. Also, an occasion like Karwachauth, one would surely like to exhibit that toned back to her beloved. Reveal the best of your body with this skin-lightening body-polish. Create this brightening body-polish – mix 2 bowls oat meal, 1-1 bowl sandalwood & calamine powder each, 1 cup aloe vera gel and 3 tbsp glycerin each along with 1-2 pinches of turmeric. Now add milk and rosewater to form it into a paste. Then, slather it generously and massage the entire area in gentle and circular motion. Let the concoction sit on your skin for15 minutes and wash away with cold water. After this, you may nourish your body by indulging intense hot-oil body massages using a concoction of almond oil, olive oil & sesame oil – for a spa-like experience at home this festive season!
Feet Woes (For Feet):
A pampered and beautiful set of feet is more likely to draw attention of your partner towards your new footwear this festive season! Also, as your feet are the first to show signs of ageing, essentially wrinkles, regular scrubbing, nourishment and massages are necessary to keep the skin young. For infusing smoothness onto your feet, try this super home remedy. Start with preparing a mixture containing 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice along with granulated sugar. Now scrub-off your feet using this mixture for 4-5 minutes and wash-away with lukewarm water to encounter brighter effects in a jiffy! The lemon essence adds brightness on your feel –sugar will take-off all the dead-skin cells away!
Last but not the least; remember to be early in implementing these remedies to look as bright as the moon itself this Karva Chauth!