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Beauty Rituals to Follow During Monsoon

Contrary to what most people believe, moisturising is as important in summer as it is in winter

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Beauty Rituals to Follow During Monsoon
Beauty Rituals to Follow During Monsoon. Pixabay

During monsoon, do not stop taking care of your skin thinking that the blazing sun would not harm your skin anymore. Use a soap-free cleanser, exfoliate regularly and do not skip the toner, say experts.

Shankar Prasad, founder at Plum; Chytra V Anand, Cosmetic Dermatologist and founder of Kosmoderma Skin and Hair Clinic, and Cyril Feuillebois, director of Kronokare, have listed the must-follow steps for the rainy season:

* Limit washing your face 2-3 times a day with a soap-free cleanser. This will help maintain a clean, healthy skin without stripping your skin off its essentials oil.

* Exfoliating the skin is necessary to get rid of the dead layers on your skin. Get a regular skin exfoliation treatment like microdermabrasion or mild chemical peel to reduce the risk of falling prey to infection.

* Always go for a minimal make-up and products from the organic front. Let your pores breathe. Apply a lip balm that can moisturize the lips, keep one handy so that you can use it anytime.

Always go for a minimal make-up and products from the organic front
Always go for a minimal make-up and products from the organic front. Pixabay

* Don’t skip the toner. In summer, we tend to sweat a lot and this can cause our skin pores to open up. Use a toner after cleansing to help shrink these pores. Invest in an alcohol-free toner with antioxidant ingredients like green tea and glycolic acid that help tighten enlarged pores, to control blemishes and acne, while removing dead cells.

* Choosing the right sunscreen for the right complexion and skin type is extremely important. Use nothing below SPF 30. Put where your skin gets exposed to the sun for a long period of time, apply evenly and generously on the face before sun exposure.

Re-apply frequently, especially after swimming or drying yourself with a towel. Apply every 2-3 hours for optimum protection.

* Seal the moisture with a mask. Control oiliness in the skin caused by humidity, with a once-a-week clay mask that naturally absorbs oil. Look for one with tea tree or green tea extracts and gentle exfoliation to prevent breakouts by removing dead cells and impurities from the pores.

* Contrary to what most people believe, moisturising is as important in summer as it is in winter. Exposure to the sun and pollution strips off the natural oils of your skin, causing it to tan and age early. So you need a light, non-greasy day cream that has a minimum of SPF30, and mild natural ingredients such as grape seed and sea buckthorn that aid cell repair and regeneration.

moisturising is as important in summer as it is in winter.
Moisturising is as important in summer as it is in winter. Pixabay

* Take extra care of sensitive areas: The skin on our lips and around our eyes is thinner than that on the rest of the face, so they need extra attention during the summer. The heat can make the eyes burn and lips, chapped. Make sure you splash your eyes regularly, and keep your lips protected with lip balm.

* If you can’t do without kajal, invest in an ophthalmologically approved, waterproof kajal pencil, free from parabens, mineral oil or paraffin. Also, remove all make-up before retiring for the night, and soothe your eyes with rosewater-dipped cotton balls.

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* Take Vitamin C to boost your immune system as that can help fight infections.

* Dust yourself with antifungal powder on clean dry skin to stay away from unwanted infections.

* Use gentle products and maintain a good, simple routine using sunscreen regularly and incorporating chemical peels or exfoliants, so your skin will transition smoothly. (Bollywood Country)

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Here’s How you Can Enjoy Natural Spa Treatments at Home

Enjoy spa experience as you can make treatments at home

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Spa
Spa treatments can be made at home. Here’s how. Pixabay

A trip to the spa is one of the best ways to rest and recharge.

However, when you’re not visiting a resort and can’t make it to your favourite spa, you can still create your own spa experience with natural products right at your home.

This can be just as effective – and even more fun – than booking a treatment at a professional spa.

Bawah Reserve, one of Indonesia’s most exclusive off-grid resorts, provides every guest with a daily spa treatment during their stay. IANSlife spoke with Emelda Drapiana, Bawah Reserve’s Aura Spa Manager , to bring you six easy yet fabulous recipes for your body, face and hair right from the comfort of your home.

For The Body

Start your natural spa day by exfoliating the dead cells from your skins.

Coconut spa
Coconut oil is an ingredient while making coffee scrub. Pixabay

Coffee Scrub

Used coffee grounds are packed with minerals that are great for the skin. And, because they do not dissolve in water, their gritty texture is great to naturally exfoliate to a super-soft finish.

Ingredients:

4 tbsp coffee grounds

2 tbsp milk powder

100 ml virgin coconut oil

Method

Combine all ingredients and stir well.

Apply to your whole body using circular motions, paying attention to drier areas such as the elbows, knees and feet.

Rinse

Honey spa
5 tsp honey is required while making Honey and Sesame Scrub. Pixabay

Honey and Sesame Scrub

Sesame seeds are a rich source of zinc which can help increase the skin’s flexibility. They are also rich in antioxidants which help detoxify the skin. Black sesame seeds have anti-inflammatory properties as well as iron and vitamins B and E.

Ingredients:

200g white sesame seeds

100g black sesame seeds

5 tbsp honey

5 tbsp sesame oil

Method

Crush the sesame seeds together using a pestle and mortar or the end of a rolling pin.

Mix all ingredients together and stir well.

Apply to your whole body using circular motions, paying attention to drier areas such as the elbows, knees and feet.

Rinse.

For The Face

A simple face mask can make your skin look radiant and glowing. There is no need to use expensive store-bought masks when these clean and restore lost moisture too.

Lemon spa
Lemon Face Mask Can be prepared easily at home. Pixabay

Lemon Face Mask

A natural astringent, lemon juice removes dead skin cells, tightens pores and reduces blackheads.

Ingredients:

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tbsp egg white

Method

Whisk the egg white until fluffy.

Slowly add in the lemon juice.

Apply to face avoiding the eye area; leave for 30 minutes.

Rinse.

Turmeric & Honey Face Mask

Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits. It can reduce redness from blemishes, minimize acne and calm skin conditions like eczema.

Ingredients:

1 tsp turmeric or cinnamon

2 tbsp honey

Method

Mix all ingredients together and stir well.

Apply to face avoiding the eye area; leave for 30 minutes.

Rinse.

For The Hair

Don’t forget about your hair. A quick and easy hair treatment can add shine and moisture to your hair as well as it being great for your scalp.

Hair mask for shiny, sleek hair

Olive oil is a rich emollient that helps to deep condition hair. Honey locks in extra moisture, minimises breakage and strengthens hair, making it more likely to grow longer.

Ingredients:

4 tbsp olive oil

4 tbsp honey

Method

Blend the olive oil and honey together.

Apply to dry hair, massaging it into the roots and ends; comb it through for better coverage.

Leave for a minimum of 20 minutes – either loose or wrapped in a towel.

Rinse, then shampoo and condition hair as normal.

Avocado spa
Mashed avocados are helpful in making Hair Mask for dry hair. Pixabay

Avocado and coconut oil have numerous benefits for your hair; moisturising, nourishing and smells good too.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp avocado, mashed

2 tbsp coconut oil

2 tbsp honey

Method

Blend the oil and honey together, then slowly mix in the mashed avocado.

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Apply to dry hair, massaging it into the roots and ends; comb it through for better coverage.

Leave for a maximum of 20 minutes – either loose or wrapped in a towel.

Rinse, then shampoo and condition hair as normal.

Now, why not make yourself a rosella tea to complete your home spa experience. (IANS)

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Grooming and Skin Care Tips for Men

Tips and tricks for men's skincare

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The men's grooming market is flooded with products and advice, our take is utilise the downtime to get flawless skin. Pixabay

A man’s skin is about 25 percent thicker than that of a female counterpart, but the rules for good skin care are not much different. The men’s grooming market is flooded with products and advice, our take is utilise the downtime to get flawless skin.

“For healthy skin, it is important to eat right, cut down on smoking and sugary sweets. You can also help your skin by cleansing your face with a good cleanser in the morning. Don’t rub your face instead pat it dry. Apply a good moisturizer day and night to keep the skin supple. Moisturizers also prevents cuts and irritation during shaving. Apply a lip balm to keep lips moisturized,” cosmetic dermatologist Dr Rinky Kapoor told IANSlife.

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Thicker as well as more oily skin needs a proper cleaning to keep the pores and the sebaceous ducts open. Using a good facial cleanser is most important before going to sleep, followed by a moisturizer to retain the skin’s moisture. Cleansing is essential to sanitize your skin and eliminate dead skin cells, adds cosmetic surgeon Dr Mohan Thomas.

men skincare
Men need to be careful while using grooming products. Pixabay

Shaving

Shaving should be done only after washing the face with warm water and mild soap. It is usually better to shave immediately after taking a shower as the hair is soft and can be cut closer to the skin for a smooth shave. Use a mild aftershave for that absolutely clean look.

Incorrect shaving can lead to an uneven skin tone, rough texture, and ingrown hair. Wash your face with warm water before shaving and do not shave against the grain. Experts suggest that the best time to shave is after the shower when the skin is moist, the pores open, and hair soft. Cut down on aftershave. After shave lotions containing alcohol were used in ancient days to prevent infections caused by razors. Instead, use a moisturizer or face tonic after shaving for a softer and healthier skin.

Exfoliation

Exfoliation of skin has to be done on a regular basis so as to remove the layer of dead cells which can cause bacterial infection on your skin. Removing dead cells from the skin’s surface leaves the face radiant and healthy. Once a week, one should use a gentle but granulated face scrub to help smoothen the skin and eliminate dullness. This will also allow the moisturizer to get absorbed better. Gentle exfoliation will get rid of the impurities, cleanse the face, and revive the skin.

men skincare
Other than grooming products, men also need to invest on sun screens. Pixabay

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Sun protection

Wear sunscreen every day. A sunscreen of minimum SPF 30 is a must. Sun damage can accelerate ageing, cause wrinkles, and even skin cancer. Apply sunscreen on your face and neck and reapply every two hours if you are outdoors. Remember sun rays can penetrate the windows at your office and windshield of your car.

Use of a night serum usually in the form of Vitamin C and sometimes Vitamin A, not only tightens the skin, prevents fine lines and reduces the aging changes as well as address the pigmentation. (IANS)

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Take Some Inspiration From These Beauty Content Creators

Beauty gurus to watch on social media

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Beauty influencers
Here's a list of beauty gurus on YouTube and Instagram, who you can follow. IANS

Staying in at home may be a daunting task but for all the makeup junkies, with the blessing of free internet and online content they can binge their way to learning new tricks, tips and many more.

And why not? All the beauty gurus across the world are making full use of this time in quarantine to film new videos. The makeup enthusiast s in you should avoid lagging behind. Here’s a list of beauty gurus on YouTube and Instagram, who you can follow:

Beauty influencers
Amid lockdown, beauty content creators have been enaging a lot with their fans. IANS

Nikki Tutorials

The Netherlands-born makeup artist is all things bright and peppy. She constantly posts makeup tutorials, chronicles her beauty journey. With a fan base of over 13 million on Instagram and YouTube, the makeup artist recently came out as a transwoman to inspire many across the world.

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Jeffree Star

Jeffree Star may be aptly called the maverick of the makeup industry. The queen of controversies, and a successful makeup mogul, has a whooping 16 million follower base on Instagram, and 17 million subscribers on YouTube. Jeffree Star never compromises to “spill tea” on issues in the industry. Follow him for some creative, over-the-top makeup creations he does in collaboration with this team and other beauty influencers.

Beauty influencers
All the beauty gurus across the world are making full use of this time in quarantine to film new videos. IANS

Huda Beauty

The Dubai-based makeup influencer who came up with the namesake beauty brand, Huda Beauty, is an icon in her industry. Not only does she teach makeup on her Youtube channel and Instagram IGtv, Huda also does blogs and vlogs where she talks about skincare products, selfcare tips and much more.

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Malvika Sitlani Aryan

Coming to the Indian shores, Malvika Sitlani Aryan is one of the most popular influencers. Besides posting makeup videos, she shares tips on skincare, hygiene grooming. A fitness enthusiast, Sitlani often posts vlogs on her fitness regime on social media for her 363k followers on Instagram and 563K subscribers on YouTube.

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Dabasree Banerjee

The dusky Bengali influencer with 245K subscribers on YouTube and Instagram is known for her helpful tutorials and product hauls. The main USP is her fun, bubbly take on makeup. (IANS)