One of the most celebrated festivals of South India; Tamil Nadu gears up whole heartedly for the biggest harvest festival of the year, Pongal.  While celebrations, shopping and get together form the core of this fiesta, a naturally glowing face adds manifold to the joy of the festivities. Shikhee Agarwal, Assistant Vice President, Kiehl’s puts together a pre-festive skincare routine for the days of celebration.

Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing

Pollution, unhealthy diets, dramatic climate changes and hectic schedules lead to dull and damaged skin.  Follow the three simple step routine – Cleaning, toning and moisturizing every day. However over cleansing your skin can also be damaging as it robs off the natural health of the skin. It is important to use a cleanser which helps in removing the impurities from the skin and keeps it hydrated as well. Post cleansing, use a toner for closing the pores and tightening the skin. Sign off with a moisturizer that keeps your skin soft and smooth.

Recommended Product:

·Ultra Facial Cleanser

·Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol Free Toner/ Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner

·Ultra Facial Cream

 To rid the skin off the dead cells, make sure to exfoliate once a week. This helps in unclogging the pores and keeps the skin radiant.

 Recommended Product:

 Clearly Corrective Brightening & Exfoliating Cleanser

Ensure to use a mask according to your skin type once a week, in-order to keep it hydrated and nourished

Recommended Product:

Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque/ Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque

Use a good sunscreen

No beauty regime is complete without the application of sunscreen. Although it is winter, we often refrain from using the sunscreen. It is a myth which needs to be busted. The winter sun is also very harmful and one should not step outside without applying the sunscreen. Choose a sunscreen with SPF 50 which not only hydrates the skin but also protects the skin from the environmental stressors.

Recommended Products:

Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel SPF 50 PA++++/ Ultra-Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA++++

Nourish Your Lips

Winter makes the skin dry and chapped. One should use a good quality lip balm which will keep the lips hydrated. Carry the product with you and apply every 3-4 hours to keep it soft and smooth all day long.

 Recommended Product:

Butterstick Lip Treatment SPF 25

Body Care

As the weather is harsh the nip in the air makes our skin scaly and uneven. One should adopt a hydrating routine to lock the moisture. Use a good quality body scrub to get rid of the dead skin. One should use a chemical free gentle body wash that will lock the moisture of the skin without making it feel scaly or rough. Post shower, use vitamin E enrich products to lock the moisture.  One should also avoid hot showers as it is very harsh on skin and make the skin feel dry and rough.

Recommended Product:

Lavender Gently Exfoliating Body Scrub

Made for All Gentle Body Wash

Stay Hydrated

During the hustle of the festive period, we easily indulge in unhealthy diets which can dry out our skin or lead to breakouts. Ensure to drink eight glasses of water a day to give the skin a healthy boost.

 Healthy Diet

 Maintaining a healthy diet will not only help you to look glowing and refreshing but will also help to fight the diseases which comes with the winter. Maintain a healthy diet this harvest season and flaunt your glowing skin.


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