Diwali 2020 came and went like a breeze but it definitely won't be forgotten. Not only because it was celebrated rather uniquely in the midst of a pandemic, but also because of the many memories it leaves behind. Who can forget the delicious trays of sweets devoured in a flash, endless nights playing card games or getting dressed for hours before the festivities. No wonder the festive season is looked forward to all through the year. However, it definitely knows how to leave its mark in ways which aren't always easily accepted by you. Suddenly the waistband of your pants feels more snug, your hair is looking lacklustre and dark circles have set up base camp on your skin. Sounds familiar? They're simply a few side-effects of the festive season. Thankfully, these unpleasant new occurrences can disappear just as quickly. The end-of-the-year parties will arrive quicker than you know it so these lifestyle remedies will have you bouncing back sooner than ever.
Post Diwali Detox Remedies For Your Skin, Hair And Body
If Diwali did a number on your skin, hair or body, these remedies will fix you right up and get your body back on track.
Detox Your Skin At Home
If constant use of makeup, residual impurities lying on your face at night, lack of sleep and far too much sugar sounds a little too much like what you did over Diwali weekend, then the side-effects will certainly be showing themselves this week in the form of dark circles and breakouts. Fortunately, this can be fixed with the right skincare products, gallons of water and nutrient-rich diet to work from inside out. Olena shares this delicious smoothie that is packed with healthy fats, collagen and protein which work to plump the skin and improve its elasticity.
Probiotic Collagen Detox Drink
100gm coconut milk yogurt
2 tablespoons chopped avocado
1 scoop of collagen powder
1 teaspoon chia seeds
Half cup water
Blend coconut milk yogurt and collagen powder by adding water to it for liquid-like consistency. Once it gets mixed, add avocado and blend it. Serve the drink and add soaked chia seeds on top.
Make Your Hair Shiny Once More
Is your hair looking dull and lifeless once more? Blame it on the excessive heat styling, improper hair care routine and hairstyles that tugged and detangled your hair during the festive days. Opting for deep conditioning treatments and hot oil massages along with a healthy diet can work wonders make your hair smooth and shiny once again.
Egg And Green Tea Hair Mask
Brew half a cup of green tea and to it add one egg yolk. Whip until incorporated and massage into the scalp. Let it sit for an hour until dry and wash with warm water.
Get Your Body Back To Fighting Fit Form
No matter how disciplined you are through the year, things tend to go haywire with eating habits during festivities. And why shouldn't they! After all, delicious food forms a big part of the season. Post Diwali is when you can make up for it by getting back into your exercise routine, eating healthy once again and hydrating enough for your body to detox naturally. California Walnuts shares this delectable and filling salad that will keep you full for hours.
Moroccan Carrot Noodle Salad with Chickpeas and Walnuts
2 large carrots, spiralized
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup raisins
Quarter cup olive oil
Quarter cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Half teaspoon chili powder
Half teaspoon ground cardamom
Half teaspoon ground cinnamon
Half teaspoon salt
Half teaspoon black pepper
Half cup feta cheese
Three quarter cup chopped walnuts
In a large bowl, combine carrot noodles, chickpeas, and raisins. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, chili powder, cardamom, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Pour over carrot noodle mixture and toss until everything is coated with dressing and spices. Top with feta cheese and walnuts and serve.
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