Raksha bandhan, The amazing Indian festival is not only a special day to celebrate the precious unbreakable bond between brother and sister but also offer a welcome break from all the chaos and frenzy of routine life. This sweet Indian festival of Rakhi is a good occasion for looking fabulous and flaunting our interesting Indian outfits.
You as a sister, visiting your sweet brother’s or cousins’ home or as the host to these festivities must be scintillating to look glamorous, cheerful, pleasant and beautiful on this special occasion.
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Flaunt a celebration-perfect look this Rakhi 2017 with latest Ayurveda beauty tips to ensure you have a really fun-filled, sorted and shining day of brother-sister affection.
Raksha Bandhan is one of the important festivals, when brothers and sisters celebrate the loving bond between them. Like all festive occasions, girls love to dress up and look their best. It’s a good idea to start following a few beauty tips a few days before, to add a glow to the skin. In the hot and humid season, the skin needs toning and refreshing.
Here are few tips to look glamorous on Raksha Bandhan
1. A Natural Toner
Watermelon Juice is good skin toner and relieves dryness too. This juicy red fruits is a natural astringent that changes the appearance of the skin. You can either massage your skin with watermelon slice or blend it with honey to get best outcomes. Add hazelnut powder to the juice extract and treat oily skin routinely with this remedy. You can furthermore use watermelon juice extract on your face and neck to keep it hydrated.
2. Fruit Mask For All Skin Type
Fruits like banana, apple, papaya and orange can be mixed together and applied on the face. Keep it on for 20 to 30 minutes. Then wash off with water. It cools the skin, cleanses dead cells and removes tan.
3. Cooling Mask
Mix cucumber juice with two teaspoons powdered milk and one egg white into a smooth paste. Apply on face and neck and rinse off with water after half an hour.
4. Mask For Oily Skin
This soothing face mask works best on oily skin. Take 1 fully ripe banana, 1 tablespoon honey and an orange or a lemon. You can keep ripe bananas in a freezer that you can use later. But thaw it before using. Mash up the banana and add in the honey. Alternatively, you can blend them in a blender. Mix in a few drops of juice from an orange or a lemon. Apply the mask on your face and leave it for about 15 minutes before rinsing with a cool absorbent soft washcloth or a steaming warm washcloth – as per your choice. Follow with your regular moisturizer, if needed.
Mix one tablespoon Multani Mitti with rose water into a paste and apply on the face. Wash off when dry.
After applying face mask, take two of the cotton wool pads soaked in rose water and use them as eye pads. Squeeze out the rose water and then apply on closed lids. Lie down and relax, while you have the mask and eye pads on. Used tea bags can also do the trick. Soak them in a little warm water, squeeze out the water and apply on the eyes like eye pads.
5. To Soft Rough, Bushy Or Frizzy Hair
Mixes some water with creamy hair conditioner and put it in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the hair. Then comb the hair, so that it spreads through the hair.
Raksha Bandhan is usually celebrated during the day. Daytime make-up has to be light and carefully done. If you have a clear skin, leave out foundation. After cleansing, apply a sunscreen with a built-in moisturizer. Then apply powder. Translucent powder, like a baby powder, is good.
For oily skin, apply astringent lotion, instead of moisturizer. Then, apply compact powder. Pay attention to the oily areas of the face, like nose, forehead and chin. Press the powder all over the face and neck, with a slightly damp sponge. This helps it to set and last longer. If you wish to apply blusher, use less and blend well. Blush-on should be like a gradual flush on the face.
7. For Eye Make-up
Stick to eye pencils during the day. Or line your eyelids with brown or gray eye shadow. This gives a softer effect. Then, apply only one coat of mascara, which helps to make the eyes look darker and brighter, but prevents the “heavily made-up” look.
Avoid very dark colors, like dark maroon. Go for light pastel colors, pink, mauve, light browns, copper or bronze. The colors should not be too intense. Or, use only lip gloss. First outline the lips with a lip pencil, same shade as your lipstick. Fill in color with a lipstick brush. Obviously outlined lips are out of fashion.
For a special occasion like Raksha Bandhan, you can try out a new hairstyle,
- like putting up your hair with fancy hair clips or ribbons. Wearing flowers in the hair can be quite alluring.
- Long hair is very much the trend, with cascading waves or curly and bouncy hair.
- Go for the softer look, with curls or natural waves, in the lower half of the hair.
- The classic ponytail is also dictating trends. It suits most face shapes, because one can wear a pony tail high or low, with a fringe or without, or with wisps or curls falling down, with that carefully-careless look.
- A ponytail is actually an easy hair do. With ribbons, or other hair accessories, it can even provide a touch of glamour. One can have a ponytail for a formal or an informal look.
- For a long face, wear a low pony tail and have a light long fringe falling straight down.
- For an oval face, wear it with a side-swept fringe.
- For a square jawed face, have wisps of long curls falling down on either side of the face, just beyond jaw level. It will suit a round face too. Or you can put the hair up with the help of hair clips.
10. For Choosing Dress
- Go for bright colours like royal blue, parrot green, dark maroon, red and fuchsia pink.
- A bling kurta and chudidar with a bandhani dupatta look good. Accessories with big jhumki earings and have light make-up.
- For the Indo-western looks pair a bling top with an ethnic printed silk skirt. The dupatta is optional.
- For the western feel with a touch of ethnic wear, a long flowy gown in ikat and mangalgiri can be a good choice. Finish the look with ethnic jhumkas and rustic silver neckpiece.