COVID 19 lockdown - merciless or a blessed time? This quarantine has surely made us believe that self-care is also possible using home ingredients. Enriching your beauty by taking care of your hair locks and rejuvenating your skin is the best to do things this quarantine!
Okay! So let’s stroll through different self-care rituals -
Massage your scalp deeply for at least 40 - 45 minutes with the best oils available like castor oil, olive oil or coconut oil. Oiling your hair is helpful in strengthening your hair roots and scalp. It also gives routine nourishment.
Curd is rich in vitamin B and zinc, both of which promote hair growth and strength. Curd helps make your hair soft, lustrous, and manageable.
Honey comprises both emollient and humectant properties, making it a great hair moisturizer. It smooths the hair follicles, adding shine to dull hair. Humectants bond with water molecules, adding moisture to dry hair strands. By moisturizing it to your skin, honey can help restore the natural luster of your hair. It is also helpful in the problem of hair loss.
Application of aloe vera repairs dead skin cells on the scalp. Aloe vera also acts as a great conditioner and leaves your hair all smooth and shiny. It promotes hair growth, prevents scalp itching, reduces dandruff, and conditions your hair.
Onion juice is profoundly known to help in hair growth as it contains sulfur as the main ingredient. Application of onion juice to the hair and scalp could increase blood supply to hair follicles, which in turn improves hair growth.
Vitamin C plays a vital role in iron absorption, so it is important to add a good source of citrus fruits such as orange, lemon, sweet lime, amla to get your daily dose of vitamin C.
Amid this coronavirus pandemic going on, most of the time is spent at home wherein your body itself is adjusting this new routine.
Skin does demand timely nourishment and hence moisturization of skin is very important from time to time.
Coffee mixed with milk and a few drops of lime helps clear all the dirt and hence protect the natural skin tone.
Having appropriately needed hours for sound sleep is very essential and mandatory. A nice sleep helps to rejuvenate your skin as it reduces skin wrinkles, helps maintain glowing complexion, and also reduces puffiness in eyes.
The best and easiest skin ritual to follow this hot and humid quarantine is to keep yourself well hydrated. Having a minimum of 10-12 glasses of water in a day and also including juicy and citrus fruits keep you well hydrated.
Summer fruits like melon, watermelon, and other fruit juices help to fight this scorching heat of summer amidst this pandemic.
Mixing 1 tablespoon of aloe vera extracted freshly or even the aloe vera gel with 1 tablespoon of olive oil plus adding one tablespoon of brown sugar to this mixture results in the best face mask. This will exfoliate your skin deeply, nourish it from inside, and keep it hydrated for a long time.