This Diwali, get set to conquer all your
skin care vices!
By Shail Fernandes
Diwali—the much-awaited festival of lights is finally around the corner! The festival that is synonymous with incandescent celebration and traditionally involves decorating, relishing sweets and of course putting together the perfect festive look! But in between the five days of merriment, an important aspect that almost always takes the backseat is your skin care. We get it… it’s not always easy to stay on top of a complex skin care routine when you’re hopping between card parties and family gatherings. However, you can bag victory over some of the most overlooked skin care vices in true Diwali fashion! And we’re here to shine a light on just how…
The vice: Using just any cleanser
You may notice that your skin feels particularly oily and grimy during Diwali. This is because dust, smoke and pollution are at a peak during this time. These environmental factors can also manifest on your skin in the form of clogged pores and even acne. So don’t think twice before getting your hands on a potent cleanser that can beat the ill-effects of pollution.
Our Pick: The Dermafique Acne Avert [Cleansing Mousse]
The Acne Avert cleanser is enriched with a Bio-Intel system that unclogs pores, clears excess sebum and even reduces the occurrence of acne. This cleanser is a must-have if you enjoy being outdoors to marvel at the beauty of a well-lit sky.
Always remember to follow it up with Step 02 – Tone. The All Important Skin Toner sets your skin up for the much needed hydration.
The vice: Neglecting body care
Even though caring for your skin is a 365-day activity, during Diwali you might pay extra attention to your facial skin. It’s important to keep in mind that the festival also marks the beginning of winter. This means your skin, be it facial or body requires a constant boost of moisture. Using a body serum every day will replenish your skin and prevent it from looking dull and dry.
Our pick: The Dermafique Aqua Surge [Body Serum]
Aqua Surge is an award-winning body serum that is enriched with Vitamin E. It is an ultra-sheer formula that penetrates the skin and leaves it intensely smooth and moisturised. Whether you’re heading out for last-minute shopping or simply visiting a friend, don’t miss out on this body care essential!
The vice: Ignoring dark spots and pigmentation
Taking the time out to attend to dark spots and pigmentation in the midst of Diwali celebrations is next to impossible. And concealers do a pretty good job of hiding it anyway! But all said and done, healthy skin is the best foundation for makeup. When you’re busy and don’t have time to spot correct, the best thing you can do for your skin is to find multipurpose skincare products that can tackle two things at a time.
Our pick: The Dermafique Age Defying [BB]
This BB cream is another award-winning product by Dermafique and rightly so! It is formulated with PhytoCellTec™ where rare stem cells are extracted from a Swiss apple that is known to correct pigmentation and boost cell regeneration. With the Age Defying BB, you can tackle pigmentation and slow down early signs of ageing in conjunction. If you can do double-duty during Diwali, so should your skincare!
The vice: Going to bed without taking your makeup off
It’s been a long day, you’re tired and your contour has never looked better. But none of these reasons are good enough to hit the sack with a full face of makeup on. This seemingly harmless act has many dreadful effects on the skin. It clogs pores and can also cause breakouts. Besides this, like your body, your skin also repairs itself while you sleep at night. Taking your makeup off will allow your pores to release sebum and carry out its regenerative process. So it goes without saying, makeup remover is key!
Our pick: The Dermafique Micellar Water [Makeup Cleanser]
This Dermafique Micellar Water is powered by advanced Micellar technology that traps all traces of makeup from the surface of the skin and removes it without causing irritation. This oil-free makeup remover works even on waterproof makeup and minuscule debris. What we love about it is that unlike many makeup removers that leave the skin dry, Dermafique Micellar Water keeps the skin’s moisture level intact.
Pro tip: Keep your bottle of Micellar Water and a few cotton pads at your bedside table for easy access when you’re tired.
Now you know… it doesn’t take an arsenal of skincare products to achieve luminous, festive-ready skin. This Diwali, conquer your skin care vices and prepare to light up every room you walk into!