What To Do At Home This Weekend To Look Parlour Pretty On Monday!
Priyanka GhuraBeauty Editor, POPxo
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As much as we would love to, it’s hard to find the time to really pamper our skin during the week and we just about scrape by with the basics. But come Friday evening, it’s important to amp up your beauty routine a bit and give your skin some extra love and care. How else can you repair the damage caused by stress and pollution from the past week? We give you the weekend skincare routine to follow to help you look gorgeous come Monday morning. Don’t worry, you’ll still have plenty of time to binge-watch your fave tv shows and dance the night away. TGIF!
1. Brighten Those Peepers
Place a cold ice mask or used green tea bags on your eyes and lie back and relax. The cold and the caffeine in the tea helps constrict blood vessels to reduce puffiness and leaves your eyes looking super bright and fresh. Who wouldn’t kill for gorgeous, bright eyes, right? Try this on Sunday after a night of too many cocktails that could be the cause of under-eye puffiness.
2. Try A DIY Facial For Brighter Skin
Rev up a tired, dull complexion by whipping up a quick facemask. A few amazing combinations for softer, brighter skin are banana and honey, yogurt and lemon juice and turmeric and honey. Two ingredients are all you need, mix them up and apply on your face for 15 minutes before rinsing. It’s an easy, fuss-free way to give your complexion some much needed TLC.
3. For That Glow From Within
Instead of splurging on pricey creams and lotions to achieve that sought-after glow, get off your butt and sweat it out instead. Go sign up for a Saturday afternoon zumba class or take your bestie for a run. Not only will it kickstart your blood circulation, but exercising also helps collagen production for younger skin. Sweating helps give you that radiant glow, plus it also releases those happy hormones that will most definitely help brighten up your weekend.
4. Try A Body Polish
A good body scrub helps exfoliate dead skin cells to give way to smoother skin, reduce tan and even help get rid of those pesky ingrown hairs. Of course, we don’t have the time for luxurious long showers during the week, so weekends are perfect for a good body polish. We love Kiehl’s Body Polish because it really does leave your skin feeling velvety soft. Go on and get closer to your loofah.
5. Show Your Hair Some Love
Friday evening is perfect for going into repair mode when it comes to your precious strands after a week of sun damage, heat styling and neglect. Mash up an avocado and comb it through your locks for a super easy deep conditioning treatment. It will help nourish, moisturize and repair dryness in just 10 minutes. Rinse it off, followed by your shampoo and say goodbye to dullness. Also, massage your scalp while you shampoo by gently kneading your fingers along your scalp for about 30 seconds. This helps blood circulation and results in healthier, thicker hair.
6. Moisturize To The Max
How often do you generously moisturize your skin during the week? Take advantage of your free time during the weekend to makeup for the week and revive dry, dull skin. You need a really good body lotion with ingredients such as shea butter, cocoa, honey or aloe vera for their super hydrating properties.Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula With Vitamin E (Rs 425) is amazing for leaving your skin super soft and smooth and is suitable for sensitive skin too. Moisturize your skin twice a day throughout the weekend and you skin will feel like a dream come Monday.