Want to go au naturale with your pre-bridal beauty regime? These humble yet effective DIYs will certainly leave you awestruck with their phenomenal results. So much so, you’d be wondering why they weren’t your go-to option in the first place. Brides-to-be, we present to you, 10 of the best home beauty treatments that’ll give you a stunning bridal glow on your big day!
The Vitamin C in lemon brightens the skin and helps fade blemishes, while honey acts as a humectant - protecting, hydrating and plumping the skin. Mix the two with some rose water as the water activates the mild peroxides in the honey and causes a light and harmless bleaching effect.
Ever wondered why most weddings have a haldi function? It is a DIY skin brightener! Haldi works wonders on blemishes and removing tan as it has a component called curcumin which inhibits excessive secretion of melanin in skin. Rub a mixture of turmeric, curd/milk/honey and rose water on areas that could use some lightening, leave it on for 10-15 minutes and wash off.
You don’t need a reason to get a massage! We all know that it works wonders on many levels to relax and rejuvenate. Massages also help with circulation, reduce cellulite and firm up your skin. Pick between olive, coconut, almond and jojoba oil. Indulge regularly, because, you deserve it!
Rose is incredibly beneficial to the skin. It has amazing moisturising, calming and healing properties. Grind some rose petals, add some rose water and a few drops of whiskey. It smells incredible and will leave your skin plump, taut and hydrated.
This one needs no introduction - multani mitti. It works wonders to reduce pore size, refine and purify the skin and reduce oiliness. Slather a mixture of multani mitti and rose water onto your face and/ or your body after an oil massage and watch your skin glow!
Whip up your own scrub with some sugar and an oil of your choice and add a few drops of aroma oils as you scrub your tiredness away. It is a perfect pick-me-up before your wedding week begins!
Don’t leave your tresses out when pampering yourself! Honey is so good for your health, so it’s no wonder that it is amazing when applied on your hair as well. It hydrates the locks and nourishes them to reveal shiny tresses. Mix some honey, olive oil and some rose water and apply it generously onto the hair and scalp. The olive oil reduces the stickiness of honey and is amazing for your hair too!
Cocoa powder is rich in proteins, tannins, vitamins and minerals, particularly magnesium, which is great at reducing hair loss. It stimulates the follicles and adds shine to hair. Mix 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder with cocoa butter (replace with coconut oil if you don’t have cocoa butter) and honey. Massage this mixture onto your scalp and spread it till the ends of your hair to reduce any split ends.
This delicious vegetable is great for reducing pigmentation and spots from the skin. Apply some grated potato onto your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes before washing it off. It cleanses the skin perfectly.
Cucumber cools the skin and helps drain the puffiness from your eyes. It is rich in water and is therefore super hydrating. Stash a few slices in the refrigerator so that you have a cooling eye mask at your disposal all the time!
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