Everybody in India is gearing up for the massive celebrations on this festival. Diwali, a festival of joyful traditions and rituals is one of the most awaited among all the Hindu festivals. Diwali has historical and religious importance. One of the most followed rituals and tradition of this festival is to offer prayers to Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha and other Hindu Gods to woo them and wish for a better life and fortune. People participate in Lakshmi Puja with their entire family on the main day of the Diwali festival.

With the festival of lights, Diwali, just around the corner and everyone busy preparing for the festivities, people often forget to take care of their skin and hair. As everyone is in their high spirits trying to make the best of the festive season, the are of skin and care gets neglected. It is important to take care of our skin keeping in mind the pollution which is caused by the smoke of fire crackers. During the entire festival a lot of pollution results due to the bursting of fire crackers and this can be very harmful for the skin as well as hair. Keeping this in mind we have tried to compile a list of some skin and hair care tips that can be followed for a glowing skin and shining hair:

Skin care tips for Diwali:

Cleanse your skin before you go to sleep and skip products like hair mousse. Opt for a blow dry instead. Cleanse your face at the beginning and end of the day. Remove all make-up before you go to sleep.

Our skin needs to remain moisturised as much as possible. One of the easiest ways to compensate for the lack of moisture is by the use of carrier oil like grapeseed. This carrier oil lightens marks and dark circles, tightens and tones skin, and helps skin become baby soft. It also helps lighten blemishes, stretch marks, sunburn as well as controls itchiness and irritation.

Treat your skin with Vitamin E and essential oil rich creams and oils, which protect the skin. Remember to complete your intake of 8-10 glasses of water, which is the best way to getting glowing skin.

A healthy scrub bath on the morning of Diwali with the choicest nourishing scrubs available in the market is another great tip. Experience the richness of shea, olive and xemenia which have rich oils and will hydrate the skin. They help in exfoliating dead skin cells and stimulating blood circulation, which gives a fresh look to the skin.

Hair care tips for Diwali:

Festive season means socialising and trying different hairdos. Your hair is also exposed to pollution. Wash your hair with rosemary lavender shampoo bar. It will provide it with the kind of nutrition that hair needs to become voluminous.

After the wash, let it dry and apply Moroccan oil as a post-bath serum. It gives your hair an attractive shine, restores and strengthens damaged hair, protects it from the heat of hair dryers, curlers and flat irons. It also deeply conditions hair, helping get rid of split ends and tames frizzy hair.

Opt for blow drying with low heat, which is better than ironing. Ironing can lead to hair breakage. If you suddenly find your hair has too much static — wet your hands and smooth the hair with the palms. Avoid too much brushing.