Gorging on all the delicious delicacies is what we look forward the most during the festival season. You may have mastered your festival alter ego and packed enough makeup swipes for your entire squad but the fear and constantly worrying about your face, hair and putting on all that extra weight will submerge you with your thoughts.
We know that your post-festival recovery would involve excessive exfoliation and bask in essential oils but self-care has become more of a daily requirement rather than an occasional obligation. Festivals are to have fun but life is to take care of yourself. So today we are going to share with you a few tips on how to take care of that healthy skin, luscious hair and gorgeous body of yours with the ongoing festival alert.
For healthy skin especially your face which gets the extra dollop of constant makeup during the festival season, you can always opt for homemade ubtan recipes to rejuvenate your face with that glow and even remove the pimple explosion and excess tan that refuses to go asap. This is the most basic go-to beauty ritual that has been passed down from generations to generations in our country.
Here are few Ubtan recipes you can use -
Ubtan to reduce tanning -
Mix 1 tablespoon of Besan (Gram Flour) with 1 tablespoon of Rice flour with a pinch of Haldi (Turmeric), 1 teaspoon of Lemon Juice, 1 teaspoon of Potato Juice and Rose water as needed. Make a thick paste and apply it wherever you are tanned. Once it dries, scrub it off with water in circular motions. Use it regularly to get rid of your tan.
Ubtan for pimple-prone skin -
Mix 1 tablespoon each of Red sandalwood powder and Multani Mitti (Fuller’s Earth), 1 teaspoon tomato juice, a handful of crushed mint leaves and 2 tablespoons neem paste. Apply it evenly in your face and let it dry. Wash it off with cold water. This will keep the pimples away, especially if you have oily or combination skin.
Ubtan for Winter Season -
Mix 2 tablespoons each of Milk Powder, Gram flour and Almond powder. Add a pinch of Turmeric and 1 tablespoon fresh cream and lemon juice, along with few drops of Olive Oil and Rose water as needed. Apply it on your face and body, especially areas prone to dry patches. Wash it off with lukewarm water once it dries. Skip the fresh cream, and use skim milk instead if you have very oily skin.
Ubtan to soothe and exfoliate skin -
Mix ½ cup gram flour, 1 tablespoon sandalwood powder, along with 4 tablespoons of full cream-milk and rose water as needed. Apply this on your skin, face, neck and arms and let it dry. Use lukewarm milk to scrub off the ubtan, before washing it off with water.
OR you can simply use
which has Authentic Ayurvedic Formulation as it contains Haldi, Chandan, Manjistha and Khadir. This vedic recipe for protection and beautification of the skin fights skin infections and cleanses and tones the skin. It also improves the complexion and aids in exfoliation. It helps to protect the face from acne, freckles and reduces facial hair making the skin smooth.
How to Use -
Use it with Rosewater or Aloe Vera for normal skin.
Use with milk or cream for dry skin.
Use with lemon or Yogurt for oily skin.
Mix a teaspoon of fresh tomato juice for pigmentation.
For regular usage.
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Winter Hair Care Routine
Winter can be so rough on your hair. For that matter, so can summer, city water and air pollution, as well as many hair products. And with festivals on the brink, you need to pamper your luscious hair more than ever. So, here are a few recipes to do the hair care all by yourself.
Natural Hair Detox Mask -
Mix ½ cup bentonite clay, ½ cup aloe vera and ¼ cup apple cider vinegar together and work into hair. Put on shower cap and allow to sit for 20-30 mins. Don’t let the mixture dry! Rinse with 1 cup vinegar and allow to sit for 1-3 minutes, then shampoo.
Avocado Hair Mask for Hair growth and Deep condition -
In a small mixing bowl, add one medium avocado, 1 tablespoon of castor oil, add 1 egg, add 5 drops of rosemary essential oil and sage essential oil and mix on high until smooth. Dampen hair with water, apply the mask on your scalp paying particular attention to the ends. Cover it with a shower cap and keep it on for 45 minutes. Rinse off the mask with warm water and then shampoo. Do this at least a week to get healthy hair results.
Lavender and Rosemary Healthy Hair Mask -
Place 2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil and ½ ripe Avocado in the blender. If you are using the whisk method, you will need to soften the coconut oil first by slightly heating it. Add 2 eggs and 1 tablespoon of honey and blend. Add 5-10 drops of essential Rosemary oil and Lavender oil, respectively. Apply the mask evenly throughout making sure to cover all parts of hair, especially the end. Cover it with a shower cap and keep it on for 45-60 mins. Wash the mask off with all natural shampoo and conditioner. For best results, try applying this mask once in a week.
Black Pepper and Lemon Volumising Hair Mask -
Take a teaspoon each of Lemon seeds (finely ground) and black pepper (powdered). Add a few drops of Olive oil to make a thick paste. Now apply this paste onto the scalp and let it sit for 15-20 mins. Rinse off the mixture with some lukewarm water and wash your hair with mild shampoo. If you love the big hair look, this mask is going to give those locks a lift and keep them smooth and silky at the same time.
Yogurt Hair Loss Mask -
Add 1 cup of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of honey and mix all these ingredients in a bowl. Apply the moisture from the root to the tips of your hair and keep it on for 15 mins and then wash it off with cold water. This yogurt mask will strengthen your hair and nourish it from deep within and reduce breakage.
OR you can simply use
This basket contains Kuntal Care Malt which is a natural therapy for preventing hair loss, Kuntal Care Hair Oil which helps in strengthening hair roots and helps in hair re-growth and keeps your hair healthy and black, Kuntal Care Shampoo which is a scalp cleanser and nourishes your hair and it also consists of Kuntal Care Hair Spa for the ultimate hair care destination.
How to Use -
Kuntal Care Malt - One-two tablespoons to be taken with milk or water, twice a day. For special results, one-two spoons with 100-200 ml warm water. Not for Diabetic patients. Or as directed by the physician.
Kuntal Care Herbal Shampoo - Make your scalp and hair wet. Apply sufficient shampoo with your palm, followed by a gentle massage with your fingers. Keep the foam for 2/3 minutes. Then wash with water. Best when followed by amrutam hair spa.
Kuntal Care Hair Oil - With gentle hands, massage the oil into hair and on the scalp as well. Leave the oil at least for thirty minutes, you leave it overnight if desire. To cleanse use Amrutam herbal shampoo along with warm water.
Kuntal Care Hair Spa - Take it in your hands or a bowl and massage into dry hair for one to two minutes. Leave it until your hair dries up. Rinse well till water runs clear.
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You are going to play dress up probably everyday during the festival season and thus you need to a little treat to remain at your attractive best. This is where body scrub comes in. We are going to share few homemade recipes of body scrub so that you are able to maintain that gorgeous and glowing skin of your body.
Coffee and Sugar Body Scrub -
Take ½ cup ground coffee, ½ cup sugar, 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and 3 Vitamin E Capsules. Mix it all in until you get a coarse paste. Cleanse your skin and apply this paste onto it. Use your fingers to gently massage the mixture, in circular motions, on your skin. Take 5-10 mins to massage and exfoliate your body, spending 1-2 mins on each part. Wash the mixture off using a hydrating body scrub and lukewarm water.
Since coffee is rich in antioxidants, it will help fight the cellulite while the sugar in the mixture will act as the exfoliator that helps to get rid of dead skin. The olive oil will keep the skin healthy and hydrate it. Use this body scrub about 2-3 times a week for a smooth and glowing skin.
Coconut Oil Body Scrub -
Take ¼ cup - ½ cup of granulated sugar and ½ a cup of coconut oil. Combine the ingredients until you get a coarse paste. Cleanse your skin and apply this paste onto it. Take 10-15 mins to gently massage and exfoliate your body, spending 1-2 mins on each part in circular motion. Wash the mixture with a hydrating body scrub and lukewarm water.
This is an excellent exfoliating agent which will cleanse your face, remove makeup and also moisturize it. This should be used 2-3 times a week.
Sea Salt Body Scrub -
Take 1 cup of sea salt, ½ cup of olive oil and 5-15 drops of an Essential oil of your choice. Combine the ingredients and make a coarser paste. Cleanse your skin and apply this paste onto it. Use your fingers to gently massage, in circular motion, on your skin. Take 5-10 mins, spending 1-2 mins on massaging and exfoliating, respectively. Wash the mixture off your body by lukewarm water.
Sea Salt is rich in exfoliating agent that helps to keep the skin look young and healthy. It improves blood circulation and also reduces issues such as scarring. This body scrub should be used once a week for dry skin, twice a week if you have normal skin and thrice a week if you have oily skin.Fight Anxiety & Depression with Amrutam's Brainkey Gold Malt[/caption]
Organic Turmeric Body Scrub -
Take 1 cup of Sugar, 2 tablespoons of Turmeric Powder and ½ cup of coconut oil. Mix all these ingredients and make a paste. Apply it gently using your fingers in circular motions on your skin. Take 5-10 mins to gently massage, and exfoliate your body, spending it 1-2 mins on each part. Wash the mixture off your skin using a hydrating scrub and lukewarm water.
Turmeric has strong antiseptic and antibacterial properties which help the maintain the skin at its youngest best. This scrub should be used 2-3 times a week.
OR you can simply use
Amrutam’s Skin Care Range
Where you can choose from herbal Body lotions to Body Wash and also our self care basket.
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Wishing you all a very happy festive season ahead! May God gives you his choicest blessings now and forever. Stay healthy and happy and hydrated.