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“Nagada sang dhol baaje, dhol baaje...” This is what we are getting to hear from everywhere around. With Navratri at its full form, people are enjoying fun and dance to the fullest. And why won't they, after all this is the time to get free from the tedious and monotonous routine by indulging in some garba-raas and dandiya.
The nine day revelry is a great stress buster, but it certainly takes a toll on the health of all, especially the working professionals. This is mainly because during the nine days of the festivity, sleep takes a backstage for most of us. After dancing our hearts out till late night on the garba beats, we hardly manage to give our body enough rest and sleep as we again have to gear up for the next day.
While many prefer taking break from work to enjoy Navratri, a lot of people don't agree to the idea of compromising with work in order to enjoy the festival. Well, if you are also among such work concerned people then the given tips will surely help you stay vitalized throughout the festival. Try these tips to stay healthy, fresh and beautiful on all the garba nights. Here we go:
Healthy Tips for a Healthy Navratri
Stay Hydrated: You tend to sweat a lot while dancing on the garba beats. So ensure that at no point your body goes out of water content. Keep it hydrated by drinking plenty of water through the day. See to it that your body has enough of energy. You can drink some coconut water before hitting the dance floor. It will keep you energized and also maintain the glucose level in the body. Natural fruit juices can also serve as energy boosters. You can always go for orange and apple juices.
Don't skip meal, eat moderately: The desire to look fit and perfect for that sexy garba attire tend to make the male and female skip their meals. But this is surely not the right way to stay healthy. Avoid skipping your meals as this lowers down the energy level. Ensure that your diet is a moderate one. Eat more of green salads as they cut down the toxins from the body. Eat smaller meals and don't overfull yourselves.
Befriend almonds and raisins, ditch fried food: Nothing can satisfy your hunger pangs than a handful of almonds and raisins. They are not just filling but happen to be the healthy choice as well. Almonds and raisins help in maintaining the mineral content in your body. Also, it's time to give away your love for the fried items as too much of oil and fat will take a toll on your body and health.
Tips to be the Dazzling Beauty on the Dance Floor
Brighten up your face: After your attire, your face would be the next to garner attention. Head to toe, you must be a flawless beauty. Choose a concealer that blends with your skin tone and hides the dark spots, if any. Apply a foundation that's a shade lighter than your skin color. It has to be applied evenly on your face and around the neck. If you are blessed with a great skin, you can choose to apply a tinted moisturizer. Dab a little face powder to set the foundation. Use a cream based blush so that your face doesn't seem chalked up. Keep it subtle yet classy.
Illuminate your eyes: You can have any look for your eyes, from demure to bold and smoky. Pick the one which suits your persona and of course, the attire. But keep away from being too gaudy. If it's a subtle look you want, then a fine eyeliner and a kajal stroke would be perfect.
Beautify your lips: Lips must also be given the extra care and attention. Apply a good quality lipstick and complement it with a lip gloss. Red is a favorite in all seasons and you can surely try it out this Navratri too. However, choosing the lip shade as per your skin tone will be perfect.
The perfect hairstyle: Girls have plenty of choices when it comes to hairstyle. For all the nine days, you can easily have nine different hair style. From curls, to straight and bun to the plated braids; try every style with a tad of fun and fashion.
Highlighting the nails: Deck up your nails in the best manner possible. To prevent them from getting chipped, apply a base coat before putting on the nail shade. You can even try out different nail arts. Don't keep your nails too long as they might chip off while you play dandiya or garba. Keep them short and elegant.
Tips to be the Refreshing Beauty Next Day
Dancing all night certainly leaves you all tired and by the time you get home, the only thing you look out for is your comfy bed. But before you hit the sack, there are a few things to be done so that next day won't be tedious or weary. So here check out how you can overcome the garba hangover and stay all fresh for the next day:
Don't sleep with the makeup, remove it thoroughly: Well, this implies to both girls and boys. Under no case should you hit the sack with that makeup still on your face. Wash your face using a cleanser, or a baby shampoo as its very mild. Wash the face and eyes thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry the face with a clean towel.
Massage your foot: Soak your feet in warm water so that you can get relieved from all pain caused by dancing. You can even massage it for few minutes using a moisturizer or good skin cream. This will not just relax the foot muscles but even help you in sleeping soundly.
Take a shower: Once your makeup is removed, and the feet have been massaged; it's time to take a shower with warm water. Bathing in warm water will soothe your body and help it in recovering from the tiredness. Apply a good moisturizer on your body, and face.
Keep the puffy eyes at bay: Lesser hours of sleep apparently causes itching in eyes and make them look puffy as well. You certainly don't want to visit the garba venue with your eyes telling a horror tale of sleeplessness. To avoid puffy eyes, wash them with lukewarm water. Place cotton on the eyes dipped in rose water. Don't forget to use the under eye cream so that there are no dark circles.
The hair care: The sight of tangled and lifeless hair post the garba night surely gives you a nightmare. But don't worry, there are tips to manage them properly. Oil your hair properly, and wash with a mild shampoo. Use a conditioner or if you want to go natural, apply some lime juice on the scalp and hair. Keep it for 10-15 minutes and then wash it away with water.
Take the power nap: It's true that Navratri nights will cut down your sleep hours. But you can still manage to sleep enough so as to stay fresh for the next day's celebration. Manage your time and sleep soundly. Take a power nap whenever you get time, just for 10-20 minutes.
The nine days will be all fun provided you take proper care of your health and beauty. If you will be fit, the festival will surely be a happening event for you!