Here's your one-stop guide to prep for New Year's Eve and post-bash detox

Updated: Jan 05, 2017, 13:55 IST | The Guide Team

A 360-degree primer to get you in top form for NYE, and the post-bash detox

For ladies

PRETOX

Hair
Rinse it twice with a shampoo and don’t forget the conditioner. If you are using a hair product, make sure it doesn’t leave residue particles or you’ll be shedding specks on your party dress. Make sure the split ends are trimmed. Avoid ironing or keeping the dryer too close to the scalp when blow drying. Too much back -combing can damage the hair. Keep things simple.

Skin
Cleanse, scrub and moisturise the skin with a hydrating mask. This well help your make-up stay crack-free. Use a primer before make-up. Make sure to apply lip balm for two-three nights consecutively before the party, so your lipstick doesn’t show creases. Use a home-made face pack with milk, honey and turmeric.

Body
Exfoliate dead skin with a scrub. Apply sufficient moisturiser while the skin is still damp. The bit of you that you decide to flaunt needs to glow. If you have not pampered your legs, don’t show them. Keep your nails clean, trimmed and filed.

DETOX

Hair
If you have used a product, rinse the hair well once back home, and condition it. Oil your hair the next day and once a week post that. A home pack with eggs or yoghurt can help nurse the hair back to life from all the smoke and dryness it experiences at a party. Use a detangling serum, if required.

Skin
Don’t forget to remove all make-up, particularly eye make-up, before you sleep. Apply moisturiser generously and a dermatologist-recommended repair cream for the night. Use a lip balm and a toner. Drink lots of water to wash away all that you’ve drunk.

Body

Don’t forget to remove shimmer from your skin. Rinse and moisturise. Remove your nail polish once a week. Use a hand and feet cream.

For gentlemen

PRETOX

Hair
Rinse it twice with a shampoo and don’t forget the conditioner. If you have dandruff, avoid wearing dark colours or make sure you have used an anti-dandruff medicated shampoo with ketacomazole. Make sure you get a haircut a few days before the party to let the style settle in.

Skin
Cleanse, scrub and moisturise the face with a high SPF hydrating mask at least once a week. Put moisturiser after you shave. Stubbles are in, so go for one. Make-up on the face is a big no for guys.Get your regular dermatological treatments to keep your skin healthy, if you are a regular.

Body
Use a scrub on the body. This will help exfoliate the dead skin. Take care of your elbows and knees. Keep your nails clean and trimmed. Take care of unwanted hair growth in any visible area (especially the ears).

DETOX

Hair
If you have used a product, rinse the hair well once back home. Condition it again. Oil your hair the next day and once a week post that.

Skin

Get enough sleep after the party. You need it. Don’t let the undereye bags grow. Eat healthy and light. Apply a night cream or moisturiser before hitting the bed.

Body
Your hands and feet Apply a moisturiser before you sleep.

Inputs by Dr Swati Srivastava, dermatocosmetologist, Sketch Clinics

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