When I recall my childhood days, I laugh out loud at my foolishness. Even when you come to know of my childhood tantrums, you too would do the same.
I was the eldest daughter of my family and everyone was very fond of me. My aunts (Bua) took great care of me, especially grooming my looks and dresses and I hated been groomed.
They would comb my hair and tie them, put kajal, bindi and powder and I hated wearing make-up. As soon as they were out of sight, I would go and wash out all the make-up.
When they spotted me with a weird look on, they would scold me and sometimes gave a good spanking…I hated them for their behaviour & treated them as my enemies.
I was very careless about my looks and dresses but as I grew up, I became conscious of dressing up and saw that I dress up meticulously and in late teens, consciousness was at large for maintaining my skin and hair…so finally, I changed from careless beauty to careful girl.
Till today, I don’t wear Kajal nor do I use face powder, I don’t feel comfortable been dabbed with it…Old habits die hard.
I grew quite conscious of my hair and teeth. I am conscious about my looks and skin, but hair & teeth are in priority.
- Hair – I rarely oil my hair for an hour or two maximum. I feel uncomfortable and cannot sleep if hair is oiled, so I use it in day hours, likely before bath. I used to get good scolding for not oiling, but I hardly listened to my parents on this topic. If someone catches me with oiled hair, they are bound to ask my welfare, I appear ill. I use plain coconut oil, I can’t use perfumed oil for my hair. I use raw egg before shampoo, the barred days are the festival days. Further, in summers, I shampoo everyday n in winters, every alternate day but if I have to go out, I wash daily in winters too. I use Sunsilk Black & Yellow & sometimes Pink. I have all in my wardrobe all the year round. I started with Tiara egg shampoo, now it is off market & then I switched to Sunsilk. Other than egg, I use lemon or vinegar in monsoons or going winters to ward off dandruff which seldom appears in these seasons. Read here, how I started eggs for my hair. I have few greys but I don’t use colours. Once in trimester, I use Mehendi powder on my hair. I believe in graceful aging.
- Skincare - Till 35 years of age, I used to oil my whole body with mustard oil before bath and I needed no other moisturiser to smoothen my skin. But with age, the demand of skin grew manifold and now I use multiple creams & moisturiser to safeguard my skin. I use Vaseline Body Lotion for my lower limbs. I use Garnier Body Cocoon for whole body in summers & Biocare Almond Cream in winters. I use raw almonds homemade powder with saffron & milk in winters in lieu of soap in winters. I believe more on natural products. I use Lotus Herbal Nutramoist for my face in summers & Garnier wrinkle lift in winters. Since three years, I indulge in whole body massage with Ayurveda therapeutic oil and it does wonders to my skin & soul.
- Nails – I use Lakme nail paint for my toes. I don’t paint my hand but toes are most of the time painted and nails are in shape. Once in a week, I remove paints for the nails to breathe and massaging.
- Lipcare – I love Lakme lipsticks though I don’t use daily but still I have good collection of it. I love accumulating them in my wardrobe. It adds glow to my face. I use on formal occasions or when I feel like flaunting with my favourite colors.
In regular days, my beauty regimen consists of washing my crowning glory, having a hot water bath and dress up in ironed suit whether I stay at home or go out. I need to wear clean & creased dresses. I wear dash of sindoor, a round bindi adorning my face and few bangles dangling in my right wrist.
I keep myself stress free, take things lightly in life and I keep smiling.
This is my regimen, do share yours.
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