If you are not disposed towards frequenting beauty parlours during the time of the pandemic, yet like to pamper yourself, here are some ‘do it yourself’ tricks for basic treatment at home, to spruce up your appearance and enjoy a home spa experience:
How to highlight
When making up for an outing, highlighting can play an important part, It is not necessary to contour your face completely – you can simply highlight your nose lines, cheeks, and the areas around your brows and lips. A thick layer of blusher is not necessary, your merely need a slight touch of the brush or a little liquid blusher to do the job.
To make your face look fresh, you should moisturise it well. For this, you need to choose the right type of product to use to pamper yourself at home. The following suggestions work well for women and men:
For dry skin, creams with a beeswax base are a good choice. The cream should not contain water.
For oily skin, you should use light emulsions and fluids which contain natural silicone (dimethicone).
For normal and combination skin, creams with mineral oils and dimethicone are good moisturisers.
To make your lips look full and luscious, you can plump them with the help of a toothbrush, sugar, cinnamon, and olive oil. Apply sugar to a toothbrush, then gently scrub your lips. After this, apply a mixture of cinnamon and olive oil. Leave it on for about 10 minutes to discover a new look.
Dry shaving of arms and limbs are simply not the right thing to do. Shaving using a shaving foam on moist skin is good but you can get the best results by applying hair conditioner instead. It is not just a good moisturiser but also makes the hairs softer and therefore easier to shave as you pamper yourself at home.
Masks for all skin types
It is important to cleanse your skin well. For this, use a cool mask that cleanses your pores and removes blackheads. To make the mask, pour 2-3tsp of milk into a bowl and add 1tbsp of gelatin. Let it soak for some time. Microwave the mixture for 30 seconds or until the mixture takes on a creamy consistency. When the mixture is yet warm, carefully apply it to your face and let it dry. Then gently peel it off.
You can also use various prepared masks to pamper your tired skin with ingredients you have in your fridge:
For dull and lifeless skin, mix apple juice with honey. Apply a thin layer to your face, and leave it for 5 minutes.
For dark circles and puffy eyes, you can use a simple potato. Finely grate one potato, apply to the area under your eyes, and leave it on for 15 minutes.
To tone dry skin, make a mask with curd and sour cream.
For oily skin, you can mix a whisked egg white, olive oil, and 1tsp of lemon juice.
For normal skin, a mask with banana and grapefruit is a good option.
For irritated skin, apply a buttermilk mask for 15 minutes to calm it down.