Dermatologist and laser surgeon, Dr. Deepali Bhardwaj is the founder and CEO of her own initiative, The Skin & Hair Clinic at D-306, Defence Colony, New Delhi.
Dr. Bhardwaj practices her specialisation with all the latest technology in skin & hair treatments. She believes in the simple mantra of ‘perfection without pretension’ and today, she guides brides-to-be on how to take care of their skin and hair to look super gorgeous on the D-day!
Homemade masks: For oily skin, use lemon drops with tomato juice on face on an alternate day basis and cleanse with rose water. If you have dry skin, use curd with tomato juice and put honey in it. If you’ve combination skin, lemon juice, honey, and tomato juice all in equal quantities on alternate days will keep you sorted. Always use packs until a week before the D-day and stop it afterwards surely.
Daily hair care routine: Hair is the main crown for women and should be well taken care of. For oily hair, I would recommend application of methi seed powder, vinegar (white), ritha, and amla powder blended in a mixture, once a week for 3 to 4 weeks for that extra shine; also, wash your hair with shampoo according to your hair type and rinse it with beer (if possible).
Dry hair should be conditioned inside out; also, include omega 3 fatty acids and omega 6 fatty acids in your diet. Evening primrose oil and flax oil should be increased too. And, a good conditioner should be applied on hair ends after every wash and extra deep conditioning can be done with egg yellow, curd, castor oil, and methi powder, used as a hair pack. Leave it on for an hour before shampooing. This hair mask can be used once a week for 2 to 3 weeks.
Lastly, for people with frizzy hair, I would suggest, post shampooing and conditioning, rinse your hair with vodka; also, drying them straight is very important too. Besides, applying curd also helps tremendously.
Important vitamin supplements: I would say, the following are very essential—High vitamin A, vitamin B 3/6/12, vitamin C, and antioxidants, all of which lead to glowing skin, shiny hair and nails.
Top 5 beauty products: Sunscreen, face wash, night cream, makeup remover, and day cream. P.S—sunscreen is surely the most important one.
Diet tips: A balanced diet with milk, green vegetables, non-vegetarian dishes (poultry & fish), and fruits on a daily basis in limited quantities must be consumed. No snacking after 7:00pm. Drink 4 to 5 liters of water everyday. However, don’t drink too much water on the wedding day and night before, to avoid bloating.