Diwali is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time to shine not only in spirit but also in your radiant skin. As we gear up for Diwali 2023, the focus on skincare becomes paramount. Wondering why?
Diwali's celebrations and traditions can sometimes take a toll on your skin. Common issues like dryness, acne, and dullness often get exacerbated by festive stress, delicious but oily food, and pollution. But fret not because there are ways to ensure your skin stays as bright as the Diwali lights.
After all, Diwali is a season of celebrations, love and happiness. And what better way to express self-love and care than through healthy, glowing skin?
So, to prepare your and your loved one's skin for this festival, we will dive into some effective pre-, during, and post-Diwali skincare tips. And remember, we have ILEM JAPAN's finest products to help you along the way.
Pre-Diwali Skincare Tips
Cleanse Your Face Twice a Day
Cleansing is the first step to achieving healthy, glowing skin. It removes impurities and prepares your skin for the next steps. ILEM JAPAN offers a range of cleansers that will leave your skin refreshed and clean.
Whether it is the Gentle Cleanser that gets rid of everyday impurities with a nourishing touch or the Deep Cleanser, specially designed to pamper a man’s tough skin with the gentlest care, one thing is sure – clean, rejuvenated skin!
Quick tip? Double-cleanse your face in the evening. Start with an oil-based cleanser and follow it with a water-based cleanser for deep cleansing.
Exfoliate Your Skin 2-3 Times a Week
Exfoliation is essential to remove dead skin cells, allowing your skin to breathe and enjoy its natural glow. After all, no one wants a layer of dead skin cells that make their skin appear lifeless and dull, quite literally!
Our Face and Body Scrub offers the gentlest exfoliating experience, making it perfect for pre-Diwali skincare. The soft Konajc-derived scrub beads gently work on your skin to even its texture, unclogging your pores for better sebum (skin’s natural oil) regulation. That too without harming your skin’s natural protective barrier.
Use it 2-3 times a week for best results. Remember, overdoing exfoliation will do more harm than good, ruining your Diwali spirits.
Use a Hydrating Toner
After all the thorough cleansing, your skin deserves an instant boost of hydration and support for balancing its pH levels. Gift it to your skin with a Balancing Toner infused with Raspberry Fruit Extract to ease redness and Japanese Yuzu Extracts to moisturize and strengthen the outer barrier.
These toners are designed to quickly absorb into your skin’s layers and nourish them, leaving your skin soft and hydrated.
Apply a Moisturizer That Suits Your Skin Type
Different skin types have different needs for moisturizers. Check your skin type (dry, oily, combined, or acne-prone) and choose a suitable moisturizer.
ILEM JAPAN offers a Light Moisturizer as well as a Deep Moisturizer. Depending on your skin type and time of application, you can choose any of them. Remember, a moisturizer locks in all the goodness of the products you apply before it and adds to them. This means there’s no skipping on this step and the next one.
Wear Sunscreen Every Day
Yes, you read it right, and we can bet on it. Every skincare routine, no matter where it hails from, considers wearing sunscreen every day non-negotiable. And it is rightly so because it protects your skin from lifelong damage due to the sun’s strong, harmful rays. You don’t want your skin to sport fine lines, dark patches, and sunspots for Diwali, right?
Diwali Skincare Tips
Now that your skin is prepped, here are some tips to maintain your healthy glow during Diwali celebrations:
Avoid heavy makeup
Diwali is a time when many people opt for glamorous makeup looks to match the festive attire and the grandeur of the celebrations. However, it's essential to balance looking your best and allowing your skin to breathe.
Heavy makeup can clog your pores, leading to breakouts and dull-looking skin post-festivity. So opt for light, natural makeup that accentuates your features while letting your skin breathe.
Remove Your Makeup Before Bed
Sleeping with your makeup on is a big no and a practice you may be guilty of, especially when you are super tired. But it’s still a big NO.
When you leave makeup on your skin overnight, it can mix with dirt and oil, leading to clogged pores, breakouts, and premature aging. So, double-cleanse your face with gentle products without harsh scrubbing or tugging. By cleansing your face thoroughly before bedtime, you ensure that your skin can rejuvenate itself while you sleep. Because hey! You may be sleeping, but your skin is still at work.
Hydration is the secret behind fresh and glowing skin. When your body is well-hydrated, it reflects positively on your skin's texture and appearance. Say, a skin that radiates from within shows no early signs of aging and is super plumpy. And if you want to have the same, make sure you drink 6-8 glasses of water every day.
Eat a Healthy Diet
Your skin's health is closely tied to your diet. The foods you consume can have a significant impact on your skin's appearance. During Diwali, it's easy to indulge in sweets and heavy, oily foods. While it's okay to enjoy these treats in moderation, it's equally important to maintain a balanced diet. So consider including items like:
- Sweet Potatoes
- Green Tea
Get Enough Sleep
"Beauty sleep" isn't just a saying; it's a reality. Your skin goes through a rejuvenation process while you sleep. Getting enough rest allows your skin to repair and regenerate, leading to a fresher complexion.
From soothing aromatherapy to relaxation aids and teas, choose anything that helps you get a good night's sleep to help your skin recover and maintain its natural glow throughout the Diwali celebrations.
Post-Diwali Skincare Tips
After the celebrations, your skin will be as tired as your body. Thus, it's crucial to help your skin recover. Here are some post-Diwali skincare tips for you:
Cleanse Your Face Thoroughly
The first step in your post-Diwali skincare routine is deep cleansing. Deep cleansing is essential to remove any lingering traces of makeup, sweat, and impurities that may have settled on your skin during the festivities.
ILEM JAPAN’s purifying cleanser is specifically designed to effectively remove makeup and impurities while leaving your skin feeling refreshed and revitalized.
Exfoliate Your Skin To Remove Dead Skin Cells
Next, it's time to remove those pesky dead cells and unclog your makeup-filled pores. Remember, gentle exfoliation is the key. So go in with our Face and Body Scrub, meticulously crafted to provide just the right amount of exfoliation, ensuring that your skin's natural renewal process is activated.
Use A Hydrating Face Mask
All the pollution and festivities may leave your skin pleading for some intense hydration so it does not feel too tight and stretchy.
A Hydrating Face Mask infused with Japanese Rice Bran Extract and Hyaluronic Acid can work wonders in restoring your skin's moisture balance and revitalizing its appearance, helping to bring back that youthful glow and suppleness.
Apply A Moisturizer To Restore Your Skin's Natural Barrier
After the festivities, your skin might need extra care, and our moisturizers are here to provide just that.
They are designed to rejuvenate your skin's natural balance, leaving it soft, supple, and well-protected. These moisturizers not only seal in the benefits of your skincare routine but also act as a shield against environmental stressors, ensuring that your skin remains radiant and healthy.
Bento Boxes: The Perfect Choice for Diwali Gift Hampers
As we said, there is no better way to show care to your loved ones than Diwali gift hampers full of premium skincare products. Whether corporate Diwali gifts or personal Diwali hampers, our Bento Boxes fit perfectly.
These beautifully curated hampers contain a harmonized selection of our premium skincare products, carefully chosen to pamper and nourish your skin. And the best part? You have 7 bento bundles to choose from. Plus, we have separate bundles for the morning skincare routine and nighttime skincare routine.
The options are many, and the choice is all yours!
Diwali Skincare: Let Your Skin Glow
Diwali is not just about illuminating your surroundings with diyas and lamps; it's also about brightening your skin with health and radiance.
By following these post-Diwali skincare tips and incorporating ILEM JAPAN's products into your routine, you can ensure your skin remains luminous, refreshed, and ready to shine, even after the celebrations.
Don’t forget,self-care and self-love go hand in hand, and taking care of your skin is a beautiful way to express self-love, especially during this joyous occasion.
Now, as you move forward after Diwali, remember that skincare is an ongoing journey. Maintain a consistent skincare regimen that includes cleansing, exfoliation, hydration, and nourishment. Additionally, prioritize staying well-hydrated, eating a balanced diet rich in skin-loving nutrients, and getting enough rest.
Happy Diwali 🪔