Here's How To Get Eid Ready At Home Better Than A Parlor

By Mehak Imtiaz | 6 Jul, 2016

Zubaida Apa kay totkay might sometimes be annoying, but you have to admit that desi totkay are still the best solution for some things. You can use these tried and tested remedies to get yourself prepped up for Eid at home if you can’t make it to the salon. All you need is a few things from around the house, mostly the kitchen. Here are seven ways you can get ready for Eid selfies good enough to make the ex jealous in no time:

1. Ubtan Facemask

Like our dadis used to tell us, haldi is the super spice that’s the solution for everything. Got a cut? Put haldi on it. Not feeling well? Drink some milk and haldi. Got stabbed by a dwarf in a sword fight while defending Westeros? Beta, haldi lagao ispay. Turmeric IS the ultimate spice.

All the magical power of haldi can be used for your pre-Eid facial, too. Just mix it up with a few other kitchen ingredients to make an ubtan mask that will leave your skin feeling refreshed in no time.

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What you’ll need:

1 tbsp besan – Yes, besan can be used for something other than pakoray too. Who knew.
½ tsp haldi – Not too much, or you’ll end up looking like a Simpson.
½ tsp olive oil
½ tsp lemon juice

What to do:

Mix together the haldi, besan, olive oil, and lemon juice and add milk by the tablespoons until it forms a paste. Wash your face properly, then apply the mask and leave it on for 15-20 minutes until it dries. Wash it off with cold water and pat your face dry.

You may look like you have yarkaan for a while, but the yellow tinge will go away overnight and you’ll be left with fresh, clean skin. You can also try variations like adding some cream or honey for extra moisture.

2. Honey Face Mask

Honey is the super food like turmeric is the super spice. Apply honey all over your face and neck and let soak in for about 10 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Your skin will be left super moisturized and glowing. 

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3. Lemon De-tan

The summer sun is scorching hot in these months, which means that stepping outside your house will result in a super tan that only us desi folk can manage to achieve. Lemon juice works as a natural bleaching agent and you can use it if you want to get your skin back to its original tone.

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What you’ll need:


What to do:

Apply lemon juice all over your face and neck and focus on the areas where you have dark spots. Leave it on for 10 minutes then wash it off with cold water. This will instantly lighten your tan and acne marks and you’ll have your skin back to normal in no time. Lemon juice can dry out your face so be sure to follow with a honey mask to bring back some of the moisture.

4. Lemon-sugar Scrub

Next time you’re making some leemon pani for aftar, set aside a little lemon juice and sugar to make some homemade body scrub.

What you’ll need:

Powdered sugar

What to do:

In a bowl, mix together some powdered sugar with some lemon juice until it has the consistency of a scrub. Gently massage the scrub all over your face and neck to exfoliate your skin.

5. Deep Hair Conditioning 

Forgot to schedule a haircut before the Eid rush started at fave your salon? You can try giving it a deep conditioning to at least give off the look of healthy hair until you get a change to get it cut post Eid holidays.

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After washing your hair, place some conditioner in a bowl and microwave for a few seconds, until it’s hot, but not yet hot enough to burn. Soak a towel in warm water, then apply the conditioner all over your hair, especially the tips. Wrap your hair up with the wet towel and leave it on for about thirty minutes. Then take it off and rinse off your hair with cold water. Your hair will feel a lot smoother and calmer, not to mention shinier!

6. Pedicure

Now that you have your face all ready to turn heads, you need to focus on down under. And by that I mean your feet. Try this pedicure method before applying on that perfect shade of nail color you picked out to go with your Eid clothes AND your shoes.

What you’ll need:

Olive oil

What to do:

In a tub or bucket, add some vinegar, salt, shampoo, and olive oil and add some warm water. Place your feet in the water for about 15 minutes while you scroll through the latest ManogBaaz posts. Then take out your feet and apply some lemon-sugar scrub all over them using a pumice, before washing off and applying some moisturizer. This will leave your feet feeling super soft and smooth, perfect to rock out that new kohlapuri on Eid.

7. Manicure

Finish off with a simple milk manicure to leave your hands ready to pull off that risky new shade of nail color you just bought.

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What you’ll need:


What to do:

Soak your hands in a bowl of warm milk for about 10 minutes. Use the lemon-sugar scrub afterwards to exfoliate. Your hands will be super soft and silky smooth. Don’t forget to moisturize after.


So girls, get set go and get your Eid face on.


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