Coronavirus lockdown and even different unlock versions have made us miss out on being able to step out, meet our friends or even have a peaceful spa day to ourselves. So, with no salon and spa visits, almost everyone has had some major missing pangs abut their beauty pampering sessions. And, obviously, this has taken a substantial toll on our skin and hair.
It has become important, now more than ever, to take care of your skin and hair at home. Moreover, there is nothing like self-indulgence to spend the extra time you have on your hands.
While we have stayed away from all these pleasures, so have our celebrities. Here are a few such, who share their beauty tricks and tips they followed during the quarantine. From a hair mask to removing gel manicure, take inspiration from these celebs and give your body some TLC:
Tamannah Bhatia’s Hair Mask
The top-secret to the actor’s shiny, long and strong hair is one that you would never have imagined of. Here is the reveal - It is onions. The actress uses a combination of onion juice and coconut oil to protect against hair fall. It sure is a stinky secret, but one that works wonders. Sulphur in the onions helps promote collagen production which helps promote hair growth.
Ananya Panday’s Special Face Mask
Hoping for the perfect skin once the lockdown is over? Ananya shared her mother’s face mask recipe containing just three simple kitchen ingredients; Yogurt, Turmeric and Honey. When applied for 15 minutes, the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in the turmeric can do wonders for your skin. It helps to reduce skin irritation and treat acne and scars. On the other hand, yoghurt and honey help cool down and nourish the skin.
Malaika Arora's Beauty Ritual
Malaika Arora starts her day by drinking hot lemon water which is known to be an immunity booster. She also shared her skincare routine which includes applying aloe vera gel to her face. Aloe vera helps in acne treatment, replenishing moisture to the skin and soothe cuts and abrasions.
Priyanka Chopra’s Desi Hair Mask
The actress swears by many beauty home remedies. She shared her mother’s remedy for a healthy scalp. The mask is a simple mixture of yoghurt, honey and one egg. These ingredients do wonders for your scalp and hair. Yoghurt helps clean the scalp and remove dead skin cells. This home-made face pack is the best for dry and brittle hair.
Sonam Kapoor’s Remedy For Removing Gel Nail Polish
We have all been missing our salon appointments and are at our wit’s end trying to remove our gel nail paints. Sonam Kapoor has us sorted with her tips of removing gel nail paints at home easily. You can buff the top layer of the nail paint using a nail file. Soak up some cotton balls in acetone and place them on top of your nails and cover them with foil. Gel nail paint needs to be soaked with acetone, unlike normal nail paints.