Is the coronavirus-induced lockdown creating a havoc on your skin and hair? Are you missing your salon trips and the subsequent pampering? Are there unusually more breakouts and acne on your skin? Guess what, you are not alone. More than the absence of your facial and hair spa routine, it is stress and anxiety that is playing havoc on your skin.
You may be aware that stress can also aggravate acne, and cause serious flare-ups. In these lockdown times, being indoors all the time can and do affect our moods which can ultimately show on your skin. No wonder, even those with normally-clear skin are experiencing unwanted pimples and zits.
Even celebs are not spared. With their beauty routine too gone for a toss, our celeb beauties are also facing what we are. In a recent Insta post, Kareena Kapoor Khan is seen talking about an unwanted zit that’s troubling her and being uninvited by not getting “the memo of no personal visits and social distancing…”
Clearly, it is time to go back to the basics. It is time to pamper our skin and hair with the goodness of nature.. So let’s begin with some celeb-recommended ways for skin care in the times of lockdown:
1. Ananya Pandey’s Face Mask:
Ananya Pandey is yet to prove her mettle in acting but the starlet is surely a treat for the eyes. Her absolutely flawless skin manages to go head over heels in love with her everytime she is seen on screen- be it movies or usual sightings. The starlet’s skin is always radiating the healthy glow that we wonder what’s the multi-dollar secret behind it. Well, the answer will blow your mind.
Ananya Pandey’s skin care routine involves three basic ingredients- Yogurt, Turmeric and Honey. While turmeric’s anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help reduce breakouts, yogurt and honey reduce skin irritation and treat acne and scars while nourishing the skin all the way.
2. Priyanka Chopra’s Hair Mask:
Not only Ananya’s skin, the humble desi yogurt is behind the bouncy tresse of our Desi girl too. Priyanka Chopra took to Instagram to reveal the secret of her bouncy hair. And it is nothing fancy but her mother’s age-old remedy.
In a video shared by the actress, she is seen mixing yoghurt with one teaspoon of honey and one egg. If you are wondering what’s new about it, allow us to remind you that these ingredients may look simple, but they can do wonders to your scalp and locks.
Yogurt, which is loaded with lactic acid helps to cleanse the scalp and remove dead skin cells. If you have dry and brittle hair, then honey in this pack can do all the magic. It is loaded with antioxidant properties which help to reduce hair breakage and improve the condition of natural hair.
3. Malaika Arora’s Face Mask:
What can be a better inspiration than Malaika Arora who manages to slay so effortlessly at the age of 46! The mom of two also gave a sneak peek into her quarantine skin care routine. It comprises of daily intake of hot lemon water which is known to be an immunity booster and a daily skincare routine which includes applying aloe vera gel to her face.
Aloe vera helps in acne treatment, replenishing moisture to the skin and soothe cuts and abrasions.
4. Tamannah Bhatia’s Hair Mask:
Who would know that a simple kitchen ingredient is behind Tamannah Bhatia’s shiny, long hair! The actress spilled the beans on her hair mask by revealing that it is nothing but a mix of coconut oil and onion juice.
You might doubt the effectiveness of this stinky mix but if done properly and regularly without fail, it can do wonders to your hair. Sulphur in the onions helps promote collagen production which helps promote hair growth.
So what are you waiting for? Start pampering yourself today by following these easy-to-follow skin care routine and go flaunt that make-up free look unhesitatingly.