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Rejuvenate Your Skin This Spring by Following These Tips

Bring the Spring in your beauty routine

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Here are some top tips to freshen up your regime and rejuvenate your skin by following these simple steps. Pixabay

BY ADITI ROY

Spring is here and we just celebrated Holi, the festival of colours. Colours and chemicals are part and parcel of the festivities. Here are some top tricks to freshen up your regime and rejuvenate your skin by following these simple steps. Here are some beauty tips for skin.

1. Cleansing and Exfoliation

The most important self-care step post Holi is cleansing and exfoliating. It is imperative to exfoliate after cleansing to rid your skin of the stubborn colours. This helps to cleanse and purify skin to effectively remove dirt, oil and environmental pollutants while helping to improve skin clarity.

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One of the most important beauty tips is to apply a sunscreen. Pixabay

2. Toner

Toners are an essential step to follow in any skincare routine as it helps remove any residue left behind after cleansing. It also balances the skin’s pH level prepping it for the next step.

Using a Calendula-based herbal toner to gently cleanse and soothe normal to oily skin types without the use of alcohol or harsh synthetic drying agents.

3. Face-mask to the rescue!

Face Masks are crucial for your skin to regain moisture and nourishment after deep cleansing.

A turmeric mask provides a radiation from within to refresh and revitalize skin.

4. Moisturising

Moisturizing is a crucial step to keep skin supple and maintain elasticity. Make sure to lather your skin with moisturizer that keeps your skin hydrated throughout the day. Ultra Facial Cream. With its unique lightweight texture, the cream provides lasting 24-hour hydration for softer, smoother, and visibly healthier-looking skin.

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Applying a face mask/pack is a one of the most important beauty tips. Pixabay

5. Scrub scrub scrub

Enrich your bath or shower post the Holi madness with the indulgence of an exfoliating body scrub. Wet skin in the bath and apply body scrub gently massaging in upward circular motions. Rinse or remove with a washcloth for further exfoliation.

6. Do not forget Sunscreen

Ensure to lather your skin with ample sunscreen while visiting to those Holi parties to keep your skin hydrated and protected from environmental aggressors throughout the day. Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours, regardless of the level of water resistance and SPF rating.

7. Magic Potion for those tresses

Smooth and soften with our pre-shampoo conditioning hair treatment for all hair types. Inspired by traditional uses of potent oils like Avocado, Rosemary Leaf, Safflower Seed for their therapeutic and revitalizing properties, this lightweight elixir is infused with a “magical mix” of oils to help promote healthy-looking hair.

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8. Leave in treatments

Treat damaged and very dry hair to a leave-in hair treatment to help smooth, hydrate and replenish. Apply daily to help strengthen dry, depleted hair over time for a shiny, lustrous appearance. It instantly helps reinforce and smooth hair damaged by chemical colours and physical stresses. (IANS)

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Old and Gold Tips to Boost Immunity

Age old traditions to boost immunity

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It's time to look homeward and rediscover our age old traditions to boost our immunity at such trying times. Pixabay

The modern lifestyle mantra revolves around the concept of “Detox”. Magazines and social media continuously feed us with umpteen choices and the newest trends in foods and beverages that promise us health.

But very often, we fall in the abyss of marketing, social media trends and forget our traditional Indian rituals, busy adopting imported concepts. How many times are we guilty as charged for ordering a Turmeric Latte and forgetting it is the same ‘Haldi Milk’ or ‘Golden Milk’, made in our kitchens with milk, haldi, kesar and nutmeg. Or simply forgetting our humble ‘Kada mix’, and opting for fancier Kombutcha, Matcha or Chamomile tea.

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The latest to join the bandwagon of social media food fads is the “Dalgona Coffee”, a South Korean import, which is basic whipped cream coffee, made with simple 3 ingredients- instant coffee, milk and sugar.

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Turmeric milk is known to boost immunity. Pixabay

So, it’s time to look homeward and rediscover our age old traditions to boost our immunity at such trying times.

“It wouldn’t be wrong to say that India has a long history of utilising traditional and organic ingredients to cure many ailments. The contribution of Indian spices to health has been well chronicled since Vedic times. They are addressed as “healing foods” in many such texts,” says Karan Shah, Director, Society Tea.

Indigenous ingredients such as ginger, asafoetida, cardamom, black pepper, clove, cinnamon, green tea extract, turmeric powder amongst others, – know to remove toxins from the body, working towards cleansing one’s system.

“The ingredients used help to accelerate metabolism and build immunity. Refreshing and energising to taste, this tea contains ingredients like turmeric which is known to be beneficial for skin related problems, common cold, etc. Specially crafted for those always on-the-move; to restart a healthy lifestyle,” Shah adds.

And why restrict to only tea concoctions? Some of the best kept secrets of our grandmothers is the good old pickle and chutney. Prepared by the sustainable method of fermentation of fruits and vegetables throughout the year, with seasonal and perennial variants, the pickles are a source of good bacteria to ensure our gut-health. A good gut-health in turn promises better digestion.

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Heritage pickles taste amazing and can also boost immunity. Pixabay

“Heritage pickle recipes that have been passed down over generations, come together to create the spicy Mango pickle, while the amazing combination of mango, jaggery and spices combine and form the Sweet and Spicy Mango pickle. To top it all, the freshest seasonal ingredients and fruits chopped finely and pickled in a traditional a blend of spices come together to create the Mixed Pickle, whilst tangy, plump lemons mixed with crisp, green chilies and select spices combine and form a Green Chili Lime Pickle, says Shah.

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And who can miss the Dry Garlic Chutney, pride of Rajasthan made with best of spices combined in a mortar and pestle, while the choicest ingredients come together to concoct the sweet and sour Tamarind-Dates Chutney, or the traditional recipe of pink onions, tamarind, jaggery and select spices that make the timeless Onion Chutney?

So, while we sit at home during the quarantine, it is a great opportunity to explore health wisdom from our kitchens, and incorporate them to daily diets for a healthy lifestyle. (IANS)