Navratri brings with it a sense of belongingness & belief on how good always wins over the evil.
The story associated with Happy Navratri is the battle that occurred between Goddess Durga and the demon Mahishasura. Mahishasura had been granted immortality by Lord Brahma and had been told that he could only be defeated by a woman. He attacked Trilok (Earth, Heaven, and Hell), and the Gods were not being able to defeat him.
Finally, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva together created Goddess Durga, who finally defeated Mahishasura. She fought with him for 15 days, and the demon kept changing his form. Mahishasura would take various forms to confuse Goddess Durga. Finally, when he turned into a buffalo is when Goddess Durga killed him with her trishul. It is on the day of Mahalaya that Mahishasura was killed.
Each day of Navratri has a separate colour attached to it. The word Navratri is derived from Sanskrit, meaning nine nights – nava (nine) Ratri (night). On each day a different form of Goddess Durga is worshipped. They are Goddess Shailputri (Day 1), Goddess Brahmacharini (Day 2), Goddess Chandraghanta (Day 3), Goddess Kushmanda (Day 4), Goddess Skandamata (Day 5), Goddess Katyayani (Day 6), Goddess Kaalratri (Day 7), Goddess Mahagauri (Day 8) and Goddess Siddhidatri (Day 9).
With every day of Navratri having its own significance, we at Khadi Essentials bring to you 9 ways to keep your skin on point during this festive season.
- GET YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP
There’s no need for explanation, sleep not just to get rid of the dark circles & the bring out the freshness but also so that you could dance your heart out this Garba season.
- HYDRATION – A NECESSITY
Keeping yourself hydrated benefits your mind & body as a whole. It keeps your skin glowing as well as a hydrated body helps you be more energetic.
- EXFOLIATE OFF THE DIRT
Dead skin cells, sweat, dirt, and oil can accumulate upon the surface of your skin, day after day, resulting in a little dull and even flaky skin. A scrub with beneficial properties can help revive your skin.
- MOISTURIZATION MEANS SOFT SKIN
Your skin is your largest organ, and you should keep it healthy just like you would any other organs. Moisturization would help you achieve soft & wrinkle-free skin.
- BATHE IN AROMATIC & SKIN BENEFICIAL PRODUCTS
Aromatherapy is a thing & we should thank the Gods for it. Dive yourself into skin refreshing treats while it helps you refresh as well as leave you smelling fragrant.
- MAKE VITAMIN C A PART OF YOUR SKINCARE REGIME
Vitamin C has taken it all from the beauty & wellness industry & there’s no need for a second thought before buying a product with the benefits of Vitamin C.
- MASK AWAY YOUR SKIN WOES
The right face mask can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils, and help improve the appearance of your pores. They’re also an excellent way to help pull out impurities.
- ESSENTIAL OILS TO SOOTHE YOUR SKIN
With their anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and soothing properties, essential oils are used for a variety of skincare concerns.
- SPRAY ON FRESHNESS
Your on-the-go partner. 2 spritzes of a face mist can help you feel fresh & also help you get that dewy finish. Its multiple uses should make this be your new skincare savior.
With the beauty hacks all listed out, we at Khadi Essentials hope you have the most fun & safe Happy Navratri. May this Navratri spirit invoke positive qualities within us and destroys laziness, pride, obsession, cravings, and aversions!