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    Lockdown Challenge: Get Glowing Skin In 21 Days, Follow This Skincare Plan By Day

    Follow this 21-day plan, achieve naturally glowing, beautiful skin you always wished for!
    Updated at - 2020-04-22,16:45 IST
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    One of the silver linings of the coronavirus outbreak is that we are tucked inside our houses and have all the time to indulge in some self-care. All this while many of us have been too busy to pay attention to our skin but now we are quarantined and have enough time to pamper it. This is the time to achieve that glowing and youthful skin you always dreamt of! So, here is a 21-day plan that will give your skin a complete makeover. No chemical packed or expensive products, just some expert advice, desi nuskhe, and easy DIYs. Here is your 21-day plan for glowing skin!  

    Day 1 - Let Your Skin Breathe, Understand Your Skin Type

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    Let your skin breathe! Skincare expert Aashmeen Munjaal suggests that your skin needs some fresh air and sunlight. Now that we can't step out of our houses due to the lockdown, we must take out some time for our skin wherein it can soak in some fresh air.

    Also, use this first day to understand your skin type. Is it too oily or too dry? How do you get to know? Here is your guide:

    Normal Skin

    • Skin pores aren't visible or less visible
    • Not very sensitive
    • Not too oily or not too dry
    • Not very sensitive to skincare products

    Combination Skin

    • Oily at the T Zone - nose, forehead, and chin
    • Skin is both dry and normal at times
    • Large or bigger pores than normal skin
    • Blackheads

    Dry Skin

    • Pores aren't visible
    • Red patches
    • Skin feels dry and looks dull
    • Ageing signs like fine lines, wrinkles are visible

    Oily Skin

    • Open pores
    • The face shines due to excess oil
    • Blackheads, acne breakout

    Sensitive Skin

    • Redness
    • Itching
    • Dryness
    • No skin product should be used on this skin type unless it is purely for sensitive skin

    Day 2 - Develop A Habit To Drink More Water

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    Dryness, acne, redness, ageing signs, your skin has its own way of telling you that you aren't paying enough attention. One thing that is important and will help you deal with most of your skin issues is hydration. Drinking enough water is important for your skin. Every time I ask a celebrity for their beauty secret they say they keep themselves hydrated all through the day. Now you know the secret of their spotless skin? To achieve that glowing skin, you need to drink a lot of water.

    Water helps you improve blood flow in your skin. It gives your skin that natural glow you wish for. Water has essential vitamins and minerals which renew your skin cell. When your skin cells are healthy, your skin starts to glow from within and it looks naturally bright. You should be drinking a glass of water every 45 minutes.

    If you don't like the taste of plain water, add flavour to your water by adding fruits, cucumber, mint or lemon to it.

    Day 3 - Start A Skin Cleansing Routine

    Even when you are inside your house, when you sleep, your skin excretes oil. This oil needs to be cleaned when you wake up or it can make your skin look dull. Following the basic CTM (Cleansing, Toning, and Moisturising) routine can help. It is best to stick to natural cleansers that don't damage your skin. If you don't have any then here is how you can follow the skin cleansing routine:

    Cleansing With Malai Or Milk Cream

    Milk cream works a natural cleanser, it is that thick, yellow sheet that forms on your milk. Apply it all over your face and neck and let it dry. Scrub it off.

    Toning With Rose Water

    Rose water is a great toner for your skin. Take a cotton ball and apply it all over your face and neck. Don't wash it off, let it soak in!

    Moisturise With Aloe Vera

    Scrape out some aloe vera from the plant and apply it all over your face. Aloe vera has moisturising properties that keep your skin soft and smooth.

    Day 4- Switch To Natural Foods

    Skincare expert Aashmeen Munjaal shared that your skin is the reflection of what you eat and this is why you should consume foods that are natural and not processed. Consumption of processed or unhealthy foods like sweets, junk food, coffee can harm your skin.

    Change your diet routine and start consuming more fruits, veggies, and healthy drinks, soups that give your skin a natural glow.

    Day 5 - Yoga For Natural Glow

    To make your skin glow naturally, you can try some Yoga. Yoga helps you get that natural glow from within. There are 2 Yoga asanas that are known to be great for your skin.

    Halasana Or Plough Pose

    This asana helps in increasing the blood flow on your face and makes it glow.

    Sarvangasana Or Shoulderstand

    This asana leads to blood flow in your head which makes your skin glow and also helps in treating skin problems.

    You can do these 2 asanas everyday or 3 days a week to enjoy the benefits.

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    Day 6 - Removing Dead Skin Cells

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    Exfoliation is important to get rid of those dead skin cells that pile up on your face and make it look dull. To bring back your natural skin colour, you need to scrub off the dirt and dead skin cells.

    Homemade Scrub

    You need:

    • 1 tbsp baking soda
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice


    Mix both the ingredients well and apply on your face. Gently massage for 2 to 4 minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water.

    Day 7 - Facial Massage

    After exfoliations, your skin pores open and you need to bring them back in shape with a facial massage. You need to keep massaging your skin often as it helps in blood circulation on your face and helps bring back that glow. For facial massage at home, you can use coconut oil or almond oil on your face. Take a few drops and massage face and neck.

    Day 8 - Start Following A Skin-Friendly Diet Plan

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    As we step into the next week, make sure you continue to follow the first week's plan, hydrate well, follow a cleansing routine. Next time to change your diet. Your diet plays a key role when it comes to your skin health. You should consume foods that are good for your skin and make it glow from within. Some healthy, skin-friendly food options are:


    Add curd to your diet as it hydrates your skin and improves your skin complexion.


    Packed with omega 3 and omega 6, walnuts are great for your skin health. They repair your skin and make it healthy.

    Dark Chocolate

    When craving for something sweet, have some dark chocolate. Dark chocolate has antioxidants that are good for your skin.

    Day 9 - 15 Minutes Facial Exercise

    Facial exercises can help you brighten up your skin.

    Kiss And Smile

    This facial exercise helps in improving blood circulation on your face. Push your lips to make a pout and then smile. Repeat it for 10 to 20 times.

    Chant Om

    Pronouncing 'Om' helps you relax the muscles of your face and bring a glow to your face.

    Day 10 - Use A Homemade Peel-Off Mask

    A peel-off mask helps in removing the dullness and dead skin from your face. You can prepare a homemade peel-off mask using apple or any other fruit available at your home. In a grinder, add apple, 2 tsp raw milk, and 1 tsp honey. Apply the paste on your face and keep for 30 minutes and then wash.

    Day 11 - Work On Dark Spots

    When you don't pay enough attention to your skin, problems like dark spots start to take over and they make your skin look dull. An easy way to get rid of dark spots is by using pudina leaves or mint leaves on your face. These leaves have anti-inflammatory properties that remove dark spots from your face and make your skin glow. Make a paste using water and mint leaves. Apply it on affected areas. You can also use coconut oil on your face to get rid of pigmentation.

    Day 12 - Detox Your Skin

    It is important to detox your skin to keep it healthy and glowing for the same you need to take a steam. You can add any essential oil to your water before taking steam.

    Day 13- Bleach With Beetroot

    If you wish to bleach it then go the natural way. Skincare specialist, Aashmeen Munjaal shared with us that bleach is a natural skin lightening agent and works as a bleach. You can grate it and make a paste and then use it on your face.

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    Day 14 - Prep For Facial

    Now it is time to prepare your skin for a facial and for the same you need to let your skin breathe a little. Make sure you don't wax your face before facial.

    Day 15 - Homemade Facial

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    For that natural glow, young and tight skin, you need to regularly go for a facial. Currently, you can't step out of the house but you can do facial at home using natural ingredients. Understand the basic steps of a facial first -

    1. Cleansing

    2. Massage

    3. Scrub

    4. Steam

    5. Face Pack

    You can do a facial at home using ingredients available in the kitchen. We told you how to cleanse, massage, scrub and steam your face at home. Follow the same. For the last step, face pack, you can prepare any face pack using fruits available at your home. Mix in a blender and apply the pack on your face.

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    Day 16 - Hydrating Face Mask

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    It is best to avoid using any skin products after a facial. However, you can use a hydrating mask to keep the skin glow intact. How to prepare this mask at home?

    You need:

    • 1 tsp cocoa powder
    • 1 tsp gram flour or besan
    • 1 tsp honey


    Mix all the ingredients well to make a hydrating mask. Apply on face, keep for 20 minutes and then wash.

    Day 17 - Press Acupressure Points

    Pressing acupressure points on your face can help you get that natural glow.

    Cheekbone - Press the cheekbone for 3 minutes with full pressure to get a nice glow.

    Between The Brows - Just above the nose, create pressure between the eyebrows for 2 minutes. This helps in keeping the skin healthy.

    Day 18 - Meditate

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    Meditation can help you get glowing skin too. Meditation relaxes your mind and body, this has a positive impact on your skin. It helps in repairing your skin cells and tissues.

    Day 19 - Use Vegetable Ice Cubes

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    Expert Aashmeen Munjaal shared an easy DIY with us. This helps in treating skin problems like pimples, tanning, premature ageing among others.

    You need:

    • Tomato
    • Cucumber
    • Potato


    Take a cube of each vegetable and blender in a mixer to make a pulpy paste. Transfer to an ice cube tray and freeze. Apply this ice cube on your face twice a day to get that natural glow. Massage for a while and then wash with normal water.

    Day 20 - Homemade Ubtan

    A homemade skin brightening pack or ubtan can help you keep the fresh glow of your face intact. This can be prepared at home using ingredients like gram flour or besan, turmeric, curd or milk. You can also add honey to the mix if your skin is dry. This homemade ubtan gives your face a youthful glow.

    Day 21 - Apply Melon Pack

    With Day 21, you will see the difference in your face, skin tone, and texture. All these days you gave a lot of attention to your skin and it is now time to enjoy the results.

    Expert Aashmeen Munjaal shared another glow pack with us and you can use it on this last day of this beauty routine. Cut some melon cubes and let them chill in the refrigerator. In a mixer, make a paste. Apply on your face and wash off after a few minutes.

    Your 21-day glowing skin challenge is complete! Now that you find your skin so young and glowing, don't stop taking care of it. Continue to pamper it, stick to natural ingredients and follow a healthy diet! 

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