"My skin has never looked better."
When preparing for a wedding, it’s no doubt that facials become part of the planning.
Many want to look their best for the big day and adopt a routine to touch-up their appearance weeks or even months before a wedding.
However, it can be difficult to know where to start or what products to buy.
The stress that comes with a wedding is expected to impact your skin, so it’s important to adopt a routine that cleanses, nourishes and calms your face.
Neostrata.com comments on the benefits of facials saying:
“Facials are a great addition to any skin routine. They can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils and help improve the appearance of pores – while providing a relaxing, spa-like experience at home.”
If you’re a Desi groom unsure of where to start to improve your skin before the big day, DESIblitz has you covered.
Here are 5 perfect facials for Desi grooms.
Yoghurt and Honey Facial
Plain yoghurt has been used as a natural remedy to treat a variety of causes.
Using this common ingredient does wonders to your face.
Health blog onegoodthingwithjillee.com mentions that “Plain yoghurt contains lactic acid which gently exfoliates dead skin cells and brightens the complexion.”
Furthermore, the honey in the facial is a “natural exfoliator, which means applying it to your face takes off dry, dull skin and reveals new skin cells underneath” as told by Healthline.com.
This facial is perfect to apply on the morning of the wedding, it wakes up and prepares your skin for a busy day ahead.
- 1 tbsp plain yoghurt
- 1 tsp honey
- ½ tsp of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp of ground nutmeg
- Mix all ingredients in a cup or bowl.
- Apply to face.
- Leave on for 7 to 10 minutes and wash off with warm water.
Avocado & Oatmeal Face Mask
This avocado and oatmeal facial is bound to have you incorporating it into your skincare routine.
The avocado reduces inflammation and the coconut oil and rolled oats exfoliates the skin and draws out deep impurities.
It’s the perfect choice to end a day of festivities.
A Desi groom is bound to be awake in the early hours of the morning and facing bright lights all day long.
This facial calms the skin and contributes to the overnight repair of it.
- 1 tbsp rolled oats coarsely ground
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 2 drops of your favourite essential oil
- First, place 1/2 a ripe avocado into a small bowl and use a fork to mash until smooth.
- Then, place rolled oats in a food processor and pulse to coarsely grind.
- Transfer the oats into the small bowl and mix with mashed avocado.
- Add in lemon juice, honey, coconut oil, and essential oils and mix until everything is combined.
- Apply a few tablespoons to your clean face immediately and let sit for 15-20 minutes.
- Rinse off with warm water.
This facial calls for your favourite essential oil. Lavender oil is recommended as healthline.com reports that lavender oil “soothes dry skin, has wound repairing properties and reduces discolouration.”
Turmeric has been used to treat skin in Desi households for generations.
Finally, the general public is catching onto how amazing and versatile turmeric is.
Using turmeric in a facial can treat acne, brighten dark spots on the skin and treat fine lines and wrinkles.
Furthermore, Healthline reports that turmeric “brings out the skin’s natural glow.”
For a Desi groom, it’s best to use this facial a week or more before your wedding, since it can leave a temporary yellow residue.
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp ground oats
- 2 tbsp plain yoghurt
- 1 tsp honey
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
- Leave to chill for 20 minutes.
- Apply to face and leave on for 10-15 minutes.
- Wash off with warm water.
Rose and Tomato Face Pack
This combination facial may seem a weird pairing for some, but both ingredients do wonders for your skin.
Fleurandbee.com reports that rose water “balances the skin’s natural oils, helps to naturally hydrate the skin, prevents fine lines, and unclogs pores.”
Additionally, herzindagi.com mentions that tomatoes “Keep the skin clean, removes oil from the face and are beneficial in increasing the elasticity of the skin.”
Rose water’s relaxing properties make this ideal as part of your night-time skin routine. After a busy day of fried food, social contact and lots of movement this face pack calms your skin and balances its oils.
- 1 tsp rose water
- 1 tsp tomato juice
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Using a cotton ball, apply the mixture to the face and neck area. Leave to dry (10-15 minutes) and use warm water to wash off.
Tea Tree Oil Clay Face Mask
Tea tree has crept its way into skincare trends in recent years.
Suppliers have been quick to add tea tree into their ranges, and rightly so since it has a variety of skin benefits.
Healthline reports that the “tea tree oil’s anti-inflammatory properties soothe dry and irritated skin, is used to treat acne and is an effective wound healer.”
This facial also uses clay powder, which helps to detoxify the skin, exfoliate dead skin cells, thoroughly cleanses pores and softens skin.
Desi grooms can apply this mask every week for 2 months before their wedding to ensure the skin is deeply cleansed and softened before the big day.
- 2-3 drops of tea tree oil
- 1 tsp clay powder
- 1 tsp rose water
- Add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to the clay powder, along with rose water, to make a smooth paste.
- Apply a thin layer on your face and let dry.
- Wash off with cool water.
Rayyan Miah married his wife in June 2020. He had neglected skincare his whole life and wanted to get his skin looking perfect in the run-up to his wedding. He says:
“Since it was my wedding, I wanted to look the best for it.”
“I tried going to skin clinics and paid to get facials done. After paying loads of money, I found that they just made my skin worse.
“I then tried at-home facials, including the tea tree and yoghurt masks. These made my skin so much better!
“Since I got married, I’ve kept the same routine and my skin has never looked better.”
These facials are guaranteed to relax and repair your skin before, during and after your wedding.
The ingredients used are easy to source if you don’t already have them at home.
Dermatologist Nikhil Dhingra says that “facials can be an effective way to deliver an intensive burst of nourishing and therapeutic skincare ingredients in a highly concentrated form.”
After trying these facials out, explore the countless others that use minimal and natural ingredients.