Get glowing skin and shiny hair overnight; Photo: Shutterstock
When our life is surrounded by career, family and responsibilities, skin care takes a backseat. This Valentine’s Day, take special care of your skin and hair without wasting too much time as we have put together a few overnight treatments. This will ensure you wake up looking gorgeous and glowing.
Studies have proved that our skin and hair replenish the most during sleeping hours. Hence, many cosmetic brands over the years have endorsed night creams and masks to help revive skin and hair.
Try these DIY remedies to revive your skin and hair.
Treat your dark eye circles overnight. Photo: Shutterstock
For dark circles: To treat dark circles, mix a few drops of sweet almond oil and raw honey and apply on them. Leave it overnight and remember to wash your face the next morning. This treatment can bring great results if used daily.
Treat your pimples overnight. Photo: Shutterstock
For pimples: If any pimple pops up a day before your special day, take a clove of garlic and make some cuts in it to extract some garlic juice. Rub the garlic on the pimple and leave it overnight. You will wake up with no pimple or spot. This works to flatten the pimples.
Get glowing skin overnight. Photo: Shutterstock
For glowing skin: To get clear, blemish-free face in the morning, apply hydrating face mask and leave it overnight for ingredients to work their magic. Brew 1-2 green tea bags. Leave it aside to cool down. Now, mix equal amount of potato juice in the bowl (peel off the skin of potato, grate it, put it in linen cloth and squeeze out the juice). Apply the clear mask on the face and neck using cotton balls. Use this mask after cleansing or washing your face. Potato juice is high in vitamins A, B, and C, which helps skin to glow. Green tea is high on antioxidants and contains catechins, which are antibacterial and powerful acne fighters.
Get shiny and strong hair with carrot juice. Photo: Shutterstock
For hair: To get smooth and shiny hair, apply pure carrot juice on the scalp and hair. It has vitamins A, K, C and B which strengthen hair and make them lustrous as well. You can also remove it in half an hour or leave it overnight for better results.
Get rid of body odour. Photo: Shutterstock
For underarms: To avoid underarms odour, cut lime into half and apply the lime juice directly to your underarm area. Leave it overnight and take shower in the morning.
Get soft and glowing skin overnight. Photo: Shutterstock
For feet, elbow and hands: The ignored areas around elbow, feet and hands lead to rough and dry skin. These are the areas of our body that need extra emollient creams to get rid of dryness and patchiness. To keep them soft and moisturised, keep deep-moisturising cream on bedside table and apply before going to bed.
Get thicker eyebrows. Photo: Shutterstock
For eyebrows: For lush eyebrows, mix vitamin E, castor oil and aloe vera together. Apply to brows and gently scrub the area with a spooly to stimulate the follicles. Leave it on overnight. You can also use this as a brow gel. Vitamin E repairs damaged hair follicles and encourages hair growth. Aloe vera helps to make your brow hair stronger and thicker. Castor oil contains proteins, vitamins and fatty acids that hair need to grow long and strong.
Create natural waves: To get perfect hair curls and natural waves in the morning, all you need to do before going to sleep is divide your hair in small sections. You can do 4-5 regular braids or twist hair into small buns and secure them with jaw clip or Bobby pins. Leave it overnight and open them in the morning. You will get natural, no-heat curls.