Hair, Skin, Body care routine before an Important Event


Before any important event, there’s a quick home beauty routine that I follow. I hope some of you will find this routine useful! It basically ensures that my skin is clear, healthy looking, my hair is nourished and freshly washed and I don’t have any unwanted hair on my arms, legs etc.

Here are some of the products I’m using currently for this routine :


Hair, Skin, Body care routine before an Important Event

Hair, Skin, Body care routine before an Important Event




For the FACE :


A quick 20 min facial like the one shown HERE works wonders! If I’m experiencing any breakouts, I would generally go with a face pack like Himalaya Herbals Neem Face pack. If my skin is free from pimples, I go for a skin brightening face pack like Aroma Magic Beauty Pack. I let the pack sit on my skin for at least 20 minutes and after washing off, apply a thick layer of cool Aloe Vera gel and leave it overnight.


For the BODY


Make sure I go for a wax at the parlor 2 days prior to the event so that if I experience any rashes, they die down by the time of the event. I use The Body Shop bath gloves with a creamy body wash to exfoliate and cleanse the skin and after towel drying follow up with a moisturizing lotion or oil like the The Body Shop Beautifying Oil. I generally do this in the night so that I wake up to baby soft skin in the morning!


For the HAIR :


I use a nourishing oil like The Body Shop Beautifying Oil, massage it well into the roots and along the shaft of the hair and leave it on for at least an hour. During this time, I dip a towel in hot water, squeeze out the water and wrap the towel on my head so that the oil absorbs better into the hair. The result is softer, silkier, nourished hair once I rinse off the oil. I use a shampoo depending on my hair type, I like the L’Oreal Paris Professional Liss Ultime shampoo as it helps reduce the frizz. I love Kerastase Hair Elixir as a leave in conditioner and as a serum on dry hair as a finishing touch to the freshly washed hair. It calms the frizz, adds shine and gives definition to the waves. Review of the Kerastase Hair Elixir HERE. I don’t generally iron or blow dry my hair. I wash my hair the night prior instead of washing hair the day itself, it gives me one thing less to do the next day!




I generally do make time for a visit to the parlor for my brows and for waxing my arms and legs especially if I’m wearing something sleeveless. For emergencies, I keep a tube of a hair removal cream like Veet, a pair of tweezers (for brows) handy and a razor.




I make sure to clean, buff, polish my nails and apply a fresh coat of nail paint. Neglected hand and feet make a very bad statement especially when the rest of you is all dolled up! I don’t get salon pedicures but do a quick one at home by immersing my feet in warm water containing any soap/oil for 15-20 minutes. I then use a scrub/foot file to clean the heels. If my feet are particularly tanned, I use bleach to give them a more presentable look. After cleansing and scrubbing, I massage my hands and feet with any good body lotion. By this time, the nails are soft and easy to cut. After cutting and filing, I apply the nail paint in 2 coats and seal it with a top coat.




I try to ensure I drink 3 litres of water everyday starting 3-4 days prior at least. A good water intake definitely works in getting rid of water retention and adding a glow to the skin. I try to avoid much processed/salty food – it just adds to bloating. I also take at least 2 servings of fruits and vegetables each everyday – goes a long way in keeping the stomach clear and the skin healthy looking!


[note color=”#FFE4C4″] I hope you found this post useful! What beauty routine do you follow before an important event? Share your comments below! [/note]



  1. Dolly
    August 13, 2012 / 3:03 pm

    Clap clap clap!! Great and easy compilation:) got my bro’s engagement coming up in two weeks and this post is an eye opener!! Thanks:)

    • Corallista
      August 28, 2012 / 1:14 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂

  2. Zainab
    August 13, 2012 / 5:48 pm

    I really need to try out some of that Kerastase Elixir… No hair serum has really lived up to my expectations yet; I’m hoping I’m in for a pleasant surprise!

    With regards to bleaching the feet, I’m quite curious about that because it’s a pretty new concept for me. Do you use the regular creme bleach which is often used for hair lightening? Or is skin bleaching a totally different thing altogether? Is it safe for other parts of the body too?

    • Corallista
      August 28, 2012 / 1:16 pm

      Hi Zainab, I just use the regular face bleaches that available here in India – Fem or Oxybleach. If they can be used on the face, they are definitely safe for the feet 🙂

  3. Manisha
    August 13, 2012 / 7:04 pm

    Nice post Ankita. Very useful, especially during the monsoons.
    Hey, by the way, the coupon code mentioned on your site “AnkitaChatPS16oQ” for is not working. When I apply it on their website, it shows me an error “Invalid Coupon”. Is it expired already?

    • Corallista
      August 28, 2012 / 1:17 pm

      Let me check with the Healthkart team and get back to you. There’s a chance it may have expired.

  4. August 13, 2012 / 8:29 pm

    Really nice post Ankita!! Very helpfull!!

    • Corallista
      August 28, 2012 / 1:19 pm


  5. shivangi
    August 13, 2012 / 9:45 pm

    Even I follow the same tips :)! great compilation!

    • Corallista
      August 28, 2012 / 1:23 pm

      Thanks Shivangi!

  6. Ish
    August 13, 2012 / 9:57 pm

    am planning to but clarins home facial for special events.. but its too pricey

    • Corallista
      August 28, 2012 / 1:27 pm

      Is it like a kit of travel sized products? I haven’t heard of this one before but I love Clarins, it ought to be good!

  7. August 24, 2012 / 6:16 pm

    So useful, the quality of your articles are the best Ankita.

    • Corallista
      August 28, 2012 / 1:28 pm

      Thank you so much Coralcrue 🙂

  8. swastika
    September 17, 2013 / 9:15 pm

    hey the razor u have shown in the picture is quite long as in toothbrush length which is quite handy .. i havent seen anythng like that in the stores.. could u jst gv me the brands details? 🙂

    • Corallista
      September 18, 2013 / 9:12 pm

      I believe its a Venus razor. Don’t have it anymore so can’t check!

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