Wedding is associated with joy, celebration and feasting. The bride is the centre of attraction during the wedding. The bride starts preparing early for the wedding by using natural ingredients to nourish, moisturize and cleanse her skin and body. Most of the Indian weddings have the turmeric ceremony wherein the bride is smeared with turmeric, sandalwood and milk paste. Some use aromatic oils and rosewater packs to give that extra glow to the bride. It is good to start as early as 3 months or so in advance.
Here are some of the easy homemade face packs which can be used prior to the wedding:
1. Face packs
a.Fruit Pack (For Cleansing and moisturising)
½ Peeled Orange
1tsp coconut oil
Take the juices of all the above fruits and add coconut oil (you can avoid it if your skin is oily). Apply the mixture across the face and neck. After about 15 minutes, wash your face with cold water.
b. Red Lentil Face Pack. (For glowing skin)
3tsp red lentils (masoor dal), soaked overnight
5 almonds soaked overnight and peeled.
1 cup of coconut milk
1tsp of turmeric
Mix all the ingredients with little coconut milk and make a paste. Apply this across the face and neck for approximately 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, wash with the remaining coconut milk and then with plain water.
c. Oatmeal Turmeric Back Pack. (Glowing Back)
½ cup Oatmeal flour
1tsp turmeric powder
4tsp coconut milk
Apply this across the back, hands and legs. Wash after 10 to 15 minutes with lukewarm water.
2. Hair care
Brides need to strengthen and add volume to their hair. The following hair care tips will enhance the volume and lead to silky hair.
Soft and silky hair pack
¼ Cup of Fenugreek (methi) juice
½ cup warm coconut oil
A small cup of papaya paste
1/2 Cup coconut milk
Massage warm coconut oil into the scalp for 5 minutes. Now mix the fenugreek juice, papaya paste and coconut milk together. Massage it into the scalp for 5 minutes. Wash the mixture off after 20 minutes with a mild herbal shampoo and conditioner. Follow this routine at least once a week for strong and nourished hair.
These are some of the easy homemade packs which can enhance your beauty, before the important day in your life. These are easy to follow and cheap and more importantly since it is all natural, it will not harm your body. In addition to these, ensure that you have a good nutritious diet, maintain your exercise regime and also take plenty of rest. Follow a diet which is high in whole grains, nuts, seasonal fruits, vegetables, hot soups and lots of water. This will keep your body healthy and fit.
All the above will definitely help you in looking your best on your important day.
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