Valentine's Day is just around the corner and chances are you would want to look and feel your absolute best on this day of love. You must also be putting finishing touches to your whole look, from picking out the perfect outfit and deciding on the right makeup look to accessorizing it well, we know the drill!
But aren’t you forgetting something?
While it is important to prepare for your clothes and makeup, it is also necessary to combine it with your natural beauty to create a beautiful symphony. After all, eyeshadow will only look good on well-rested eyes. Don’t you think?
So girls and boys, for this Valentine’s Day, our Beauty expert, Shahnaz Husain is here to help you out with some quick fixes for common skin and hair problems.
Whether your ideal V-Day date plan is a night out with your BAE, a spa day with your friends, or spending the time alone with movies and chocolates, these tips will bring out the confidence in you to enjoy this romantic occasion.
Quick Skin And Hair Care Tips For Girls
Make That Skin Glow
Try The ‘Pick-Me-Up’ Face Mask
Shahnaz Husain says that a “pick-me-up” face mask can leave your skin clean and glowing.
For applying this face mask, you first would need to cleanse your skin. Then, take one tablespoon of honey with egg white in a bowl and combine the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture. Apply the mixture to your face and neck. Let it stay for about 20 minutes and rinse it off with plain water.
After washing off the face mask, you can give your skin a cold compress with rose water-soaked cotton wool pads. This will help in soothing skin irritation and leave you with glowing skin.
Get An Instant Dose Of Freshness With These Face Masks
Nothing beats a fruit mask to add a glow on Valentine’s Day! These masks promise healthy, smooth, and glowing skin and suit all skin types considering they are all-natural.
Everything from banana, apple, papaya, and orange, can be used not just to consume, but also can help you in achieving flawless skin. These fruits can be mixed together and applied to the face. You can make them into a pulp for easy application. Let the pack sit for 20 to 30 minutes before washing it off with plain water.
Not only with fruit masks, but you can also achieve a milky glow by mixing half a teaspoon of honey, one teaspoon of rose water, and one teaspoon of dried milk powder. Mix these ingredients into a paste and apply the mixture to damp skin. Keep it on for about 20 minutes and rinse it with lukewarm water.
Go For These Eye Pads Made From Kitchen Ingredients
If you want to experience calming effect, then go for the rose water eye pads.
After applying the face mask, you can take two of the cotton wool pads soaked in rose water and use them as eye pads. But first, squeeze out the rose water and then apply on eyelids. Lie down and relax, while you have the mask and eye pads on. The rose water will help in removing fatigue, relieving headaches, and will brighten up your eyes.
If you don’t want to use rose water, then used tea bags can also do the trick. First, soak them in lukewarm water, then, squeeze out the water from them, and apply on the eyes like eye pads.
Learn How To Win Over Your Skin Woes
Follow These Hacks To Deal With Random Pimple On V-Day
We all deal with skin woes but what if a pimple suddenly makes its appearance on the special day?
Shahnaz Husain states that first, you need to apply foundation over the pimple with a beauty blender. Next, wait for it to settle into your skin and dry, and then apply foundation on your entire face.
If that doesn’t help, you can touch up the pimple again with the product. After that, apply compact or loose powder to ‘set’ the foundation.
Conceal Those Pitted Acne Scars
To conceal pits left by acne scars, take some foundation that is a shade or two lighter than the one you use on your entire face and neck. Dab the lighter shade of foundation into the pits using a fine brush.
If you don’t have a lighter shade of foundation, you can use a generous amount of concealer for ample coverage. Make sure you carefully press your concealer.
After waiting for a few minutes for letting it dry, apply your normal shade of foundation or compact powder on the rest of the face.
Fix The Hair Problems
Tips For Very Dry, Rough, And Bushy Hair
If you are tired of treating your rough and dry hair, then you need to follow this tip. Mix some plain water with a creamy hair conditioner and put the liquid mixture in a spray bottle. Next, spray the mixture on your bushy hair. Then, comb your hair so that the liquid spreads through your hair and making them soft and silky.
Tips For Managing The Fly Away Hair Problem
Before your Valentine’s date, if you suddenly find your hair has too much static or a “fly away” hair problem, then follow this quick hack. All you need to do is to wet your hands with water and stroke your palms over your hair. Also, avoid too much brushing, it will only make the issue worse.
Tips For Oily Scalp And Greasy Hair
If you are fed up with your oily scalp and greasy hair, then boil used tea leaves in enough water. Take note that after boiling, you should have about 4 cups of the tea-water in your hand. Then, cool it down, and strain the liquid. You can also add lemon juice to the liquid and can use it as a last rinse of your hair wash.
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Quick Skin And Hair Care Tips For Boys
Freshen Up Your Skin With These Tips
Cleanse Your Face
Boys are more prone to acne than girls. Why? Because male skin is thicker than female skin and is also richer in oil-producing glands like sebum. This can lead to blackheads and whiteheads as well.
So, the simple way of preventing that stubborn acne is to cleanse your skin in the morning as well as in the night with a medicated cleanser or face wash. Rinse it off with plenty of water.
Do remember, cleansing your skin at night holds utmost importance. It helps in removing all the pollutants, dust, and grime that have been deposited in the skin pores during the entire day.
Use A Facial Scrub
If you are blessed with skin with no acne or pigmentation, then, you should use a facial scrub twice or thrice a week to prevent blackheads and brighten up your skin.
Take the required amount of the scrub on your palm and apply it on your face while massaging gently in small circular motions. Wash it off with water.
Treat Dry Skin With Til Oil
To treat your dry and flaky skin, apply sesame seed (til) oil before bathing. Then, immediately after taking a bath, apply a body lotion while your skin is still damp.
Prep Your Hair For Amazing Hairstyles
Get Rid Of The Pollutants
You should wash your hair frequently, especially if you travel a lot by public transport.
For an efficient wash, use only half a teaspoon of a mild shampoo, dilute it with some water, and then use it. Work up lather and rinse well with water.
Washing your hair in this way can help you get rid of dirt, pollutants, oil secretions, and sweat deposits in your scalp while maintaining the required moisture.
Tips For Oily Hair
If you are already dealing with excessive oiliness in the hair and scalp, then avoid using oil rather use a hair rinse. For that, you have to add lemon juice to a mug of water and use it as a last rinse after shampoo.
Also, avoid vigorous massage and rubbing of your scalp. Excessive rubbing can certainly do more harm than good.
Tips For Dry And Rough Hair
Treating dry and rough hair can be tough, we know! But following this tip, will add to the solution. You just need to apply a few drops of hair serum or leave-on hair conditioner after shampoo. This will bring life to your hair!
Shahnaz Husain is a renowned beauty and wellness expert. She is the Founder, Chairperson, and Managing Director of The Shahnaz Husain Group.
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