Take Care of Your Skin With These Easy DIY Home Remedies in the Lockdown Days
As India goes on an extended period of countrywide lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, this effectively means that you are going to be confined to your homes for the next few weeks. Having said that, we must acknowledge that this quarantine period has thrown us in a unique situation where we are at leisure to do all those things at home which we claimed we didn’t have time for earlier.
Top on the list of those things to do is following a proper self-care regimen to improve our mental and physical health. Now you don’t have any excuse or reason to complain that there is no time to practice some holistic self-care. Now is the time to seize the opportunity to work upon your hobbies, trying out some new ones and pampering yourself.
When it comes to skincare in lockdown, it behoves you to know that your skin can lose its natural moisture even if you stay at home. As going too far from home is out of question now, we have a few ideas for you to survive beautifully through these tough times and come out glowing. You can try out some home remedies for improving skin health with simple ingredients available in the kitchen. Read on to get some valuable DIY ideas for keeping your skin hydrated in these summers.
According to the ancient system of Ayurveda, the one vital kitchen ingredient that is helpful for naturally hydrating dull skin is coriander seeds. All you have to do is take half a teaspoon of coriander seeds and soak it overnight in half a cup of water. Strain away the seeds the next day and you can use the water as a natural toner, to cleanse the face or rather mix it with the Forest Essentials Ubtan and apply it as a mask for deep hydration and get a naturally glowing skin.
The coriander seeds can be also used as a mild, natural and effective exfoliator. For this, you would need an equal amount of red lentil (masoor daal) and coriander seeds. Blend them thoroughly in a mixer to make a fine powder and then soak it in warm water for half an hour. After that, use the paste to scrub away the undesirable black heads and white heads. Those of you who have dry or sensitive skin may use milk instead of water for the paste.
Another great DIY home remedy for skincare in times of lockdown is applying a face mask with coriander seed powder. Sometimes, your skin needs more than a quick fix treatment and a nourishing, natural face mask can do wonders. So, mix a paste of coriander seed powder with fresh rose petals along with some hibiscus flowers and blend them to a paste. The coriander seed powder works to bind this paste. Now use this paste as a face mask once or twice a week to get an amazingly refreshed, hydrated and glowing skin. You can also make and apply face masks with other simple everyday ingredients like milk, cream, aloe vera, gram flour etc. which are always available at home.
With a global pandemic, we may not have a template to refer to on how to navigate this phase. But this is probably the best time to reassess our priorities and catch up on the things that we have missed out in our lives before the COVID pandemic happened. So when things settle and we get back to our old routine and daily lives, we should emerge happy and healthy rather than be struggling with burnout, exhaustion and other health issues.
For that to happen, we need to make good use of our lockdown days, by following a proper self-care routine including yoga, meditation, exercise and skincare. So stay indoors, stay healthy, stay safe and also keep your skin safe during these lockdown days by maintaining skin water levels with the above-mentioned effective DIY home remedies.