Diwali special: Four simple home-based natural hacks for that instant glow
It gets difficult to manage work and home, especially during the festivals. And, if you too couldn't take out some parlour time to pamper your skin this Diwali, Entrepreneur, beauty and lifestyle expert Deepshikha Deshmukh has four simple home-based hacks to help you out.
1. For that instant glow
■ Mash a few pieces of beetroot (boiled)
■ Mix them with half a spoon of sandalwood powder and a teaspoon of milk
■ Combine them and apply this mixture on the face
■ Wash off with lukewarm water once dry
*Apply aloe vera juice daily for natural hydration and to boost collagen
2. To get rid of the dark circles under your eyes
■ Juice fresh organic carrots and apply it around the eyes, leave it on for 20 minutes.
Alternatively, mix cucumber and honey and apply the paste around the eyes
3. For acne
■ Take a few mint leaves, wash and grind them into a fine paste
■ Add a teaspoon of water and half a teaspoon of turmeric
■ Mix thoroughly and apply on affected areas. leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
The strong antibacterial properties of mint help in reducing acne and should be applied at least twice a week for best results
4. For Hair
■ Mix two spoons of amla powder, one spoon of coffee and some onion juice. Apply this paste for healthy-looking hair.
Deepshikha Deshmukh is the founder of Love Organically, which produces completely natural, vegan and chemical-free skincare products.