Glowing Skin for Karwa Chauth - Shahnaz Husain
Karwa Chauth is a special day for all married women. It also signifies beauty, as all married women, regardless of age, dress up like brides.
Following a healthy lifestyle will help to reflect radiance and vitality during the festival. The right diet, exercise, adequate sleep and relaxation are absolutely essential to good looks. In fact, a healthy lifestyle helps to restore beauty and put a glow on the face. A few weeks before the festival, start taking a little exercise, like going for a walk. Of course, take your doctor’s advice first. Walking is good for both body and mind. Deep breathing exercises are also helpful in terms of calming the mind and making it more tranquil.
Use a body scrub to leave the skin glowing. In the olden days, “ubtan” was made at home for body care. To make ubtan mix together wheat bran (choker), gram flour (besan), curd or “malai” and a pinch of turmeric (haldi).
First apply til oil and massage it on the body. Then apply the ubtan. Leave on for half an hour and then wash it off while bathing. It helps to clear dead cells, leaving the skin smooth, bright and radiant. We recommend Shamask 2
Mix a mask at home with two teaspoons wheat bran (choker), one teaspoon each of ground almonds (badaam) curd, honey and rose water. Mix everything together into a paste and apply on the face, avoiding the lips and area around the eyes. Wash it off after 20 minutes.
Or, apply fruit mask. Mix together grated apple, mashed banana and ripe papaya. Add a little curd. Apply on the face and wash it off after half an hour.
If there is no time, a quick fix face pack can leave your skin soft and glowing. Mix honey with egg white and apply it on the face. Wash off with water after 20 minutes.
For dull and tired eyes, dip cotton wool pads in chilled rose water and use as eye pads over closed lids. Lie down and relax while the mask dries. It helps to remove fatigue and brighten the eyes. The fragrance of rose has a calming effect on the mind.
We recommend: Shamask 1 and Shapeel (Apricot – Honey Peel-off Pack)