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In this world full of technological advancement where everything is now home-delivered, even the most essential beauty services are now available at your doorstep? Let the pampering sessions begin. The whole salon environment at home believes that services at home are undoubtedly the best option during the unusual crisis.
IANSlife brings you the co-founder of YES MADAM, Mayank Arya who speaks of the benefits of at-home salon services.
We all prefer comfort over anything and everything. Nothing is more comfortable than getting everything under your own roof. One of the most amazing perks of subscribing to an at-home salon service provider is that you can watch your favourite TV show or OTT series while having your hair treated or nails done. Amidst, Covid-19 and working from home some of the beauty services can be taken simultaneously. Getting beauty services at your home keeps you relaxed and calm. During festivals when you are already busy the on-demand salon services can do wonders for your mind, body and soul.
Nothing is more comfortable than getting everything under your own roof. | Photo by Inside Weather on Unsplash
Usually many customers have problems related to hygienic surroundings. Of course, they do not know if the place is properly sanitized or not. For such kinds of customers "At home Beauty services" is nothing but the most appropriate option. There is something about being in a familiar environment that makes you feel at total comfort instantly and allows you to enjoy the treatment in a much better way. Create your own bubble with the most appropriate hygienic conditions according to your requirements and take the at-home salon services.
Create your own bubble with the most appropriate hygienic conditions according to your requirements and take the at-home salon services. | Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash
The biggest and the major concern during the times of the Covid-19 pandemic. In the duration of time where the whole world is fighting a virus, we all need to be extra careful about exposure to any kind of infection. With at-home salon services, you do not have to expose yourself to dozens of people on your way but you can allow yourself to enjoy excellent services within the safety of your home. With vaccinated beauticians, it becomes much safer to get the treatments done. In at-home salon services, the beauticians wear a PPE kit that includes a mask, gloves, bodysuit, and a face shield. They utilize only monodose (single-use) products. Moreover, they also sanitize the area where the set-up is done to deliver the services.
With at-home salon services, you can allow yourself to enjoy excellent services within the safety of your home. | Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash
Sometimes, even if you book an appointment, you have to travel a lot far and still the beautician keeps you waiting. The in-house beauty treatment services are much more flexible. It's all up to you, one can book the date and time whenever they need the service, and the beautician will be there at your doorstep. If it is a busy week or an impromptu decision, one can always rely on the on-demand salon services.
. The in-house beauty treatment services are much more flexible. | Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash
The session with family and friends
Who doesn't love to gossip around and chill with friends and family while getting their manicure and pedicure done? There are so many nosy customers while you visit the salon that just kills your buzz. But a salon at home with your friends and family especially during the times of festivals provide you with the most relaxing and happy vibes.
A salon at home with your friends and family especially during the times of festivals provide you with the most relaxing and happy vibes. | Photo by Obi Onyeador on Unsplash
With the up-gradation in technology, the on-demand salon services do not let you pile up the house chores. While you are working from home and want to get your house festive ready with services like pest control, sanitization, sofa cleaning, carpet cleaning, kitchen cleaning, bathroom cleaning at-home services like Yes Madam always keep you sorted.
(Article originally written by: N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe) (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: salon, pandemic, safety, hygiene, family, friends, comfort
Have you spent a considerable amount of money to buy organic skincare products without results? Ever wondered why your ayurvedic skincare products are not working? It may be because of certain skin care myths that have been imbibed in us for a long time. If you love reading beauty and wellness articles or have been on the internet to find your best body care products or natural products for skin, the chances are that you have consumed a ton of data. Add to that midwives tales, and we are left wondering what is a fact and what is fiction.
Ritika Jayaswal, CEO & Founder, Nourish Mantra, busts some common myths related to facial care beauty products so you can move a step ahead in achieving your picture-perfect skin!
I only need to use sunscreen in summers
Winters and monsoon have little to no heat from the sun. That, however, does not mean that the sun's rays are not present in the atmosphere. They simply aren't very strong because of the weather. Sunscreens protect your skin from the harmful UV and UB rays of the sun which can cause skin cancer. Therefore, one must continue using a sun protection shield irrespective of the season.
One must continue using a sun protection shield irrespective of the season. Photo by Onela Ymeri on Unsplash
I must exfoliate my skin every day
Exfoliating your skin every day is a beauty and wellness sin! Exfoliation is the process of deep cleaning your skin by removing dirt and oil clogged in the pores. Our skin naturally sheds dead skin cells. Exfoliating it every day will damage the skin and strip it off its natural oils, leaving it flaky and dry.
Exfoliating your skin every day is a beauty and wellness sin! Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash
Using makeup is bad for my skin
A lot of dual-purpose cosmetic products come with moisturisers that nourish your skin. A good quality product does not clog your pores or trap the dirt. What does harm your skin, though, is sleeping with your makeup on! It not only causes skin breakouts but also breaks down the collagen, thereby causing premature ageing.
Sleeping with your makeup on harms your skin. Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash
Expensive products mean a better product
This is not always true! What makes a product better than the other is its composition and formulation. Every skin reacts differently to different ingredients. We must choose products that work best with our skin type. You may consult a dermatologist to know more about your skin so you can pick your ayurvedic skincare products more wisely.
Every skin reacts differently to different ingredients. Photo by Valeriia Miller on Unsplash
I have oily skin and should not use a moisturiser
Many believe that using moisturisers and creams on oily skin causes skin breakouts. Excess sebum production and clogged pores are the significant causes of acne, and your moisturiser is simply, well, a moisturiser! It nourishes your skin and keeps it soft and supple! Ensure that you use a lightweight or gel-based moisturiser for oily skin, and you are good to go. A pea-sized amount of product is enough for my skin. Unless a product asks to use a small dollop, you must use as much as required to reap the benefits. It is not a one-size-fits-all situation with facial care beauty products. Some spread easily, while others need to be used in thick layers to work more efficiently.
A pea-sized amount of product is enough for your skin. Photo by Haley Lawrence on Unsplash
(Article Originally Written By: Ritika Jayaswal) (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: Beauty, tips, skincare, sunscreen, summers, oily skin, makeup, exfoliate, expensive
Consumers are increasingly more aware of choosing the right products for personal care and nutrition. They are questioning a product's sourcing and ingredients and whether they hold any ramifications for the user or the environment. But the market is overrun with a vast surfeit of products filled with harmful chemicals that have various side effects on the end-user. The conscious customer of today wants to settle only for products that are safe. Therefore, we are witnessing a steady influx of clean label health, nutrition and beauty brands in the country that are dedicated to raising the bar in terms of purity and product quality.
With consumers appreciating the efforts of select brands that are pushing the envelope towards furnishing only the best in class products that are made wholly from clean and organic plant-based sources, the Indian food and consumer product industry is at the threshold of a vital transformation. The consumers must have the final say as ultimate stakeholders and should be in the centre of all product designing and development. With this thought in mind, several companies in India are galloping towards the exclusive use of top-drawer ingredients and sustainable methods in formulating products that can be recognised as clean label products.
The conscious customer of today wants to settle only for products that are safe. Photo by Spruce Refillable Cleaning on Unsplash
Clean label majorly refers to products that are free of artificial chemicals, contaminants and additives. It brings in transparency and helps consumers make the right choice when it comes to nutrition, health and beauty. Allied Market Research estimates the global clean ingredients market to reach USD 64.1 billion by 2026 from the current USD 38.8 billion. In India, the clean label trend is on the rise and the market will continue to grow in the coming years, too. Clean label certification is an extremely important aspect of nutrition products. Being clean label certified ensures that what you are consuming is free of harmful elements and is good for the body, even in the long run. There are organisations like Clean Label Project (a US-based Non- profit organisation) that follow stringent methods before awarding clean label certification to consumer products. Through actual retail sampling and testing, the Clean Label Project has managed to institute evidence-based benchmarks to identify the world's best products by optimising data and science as opposed to just marketing.
The clean-label revolution has also catapulted the rise of clean beauty brands that are focused on delivering exactly what they promise on the product label. Free from a plethora of dangerous chemicals and additives that harm the skin, these new-age clean-beauty products have clearly taken the personal care industry by storm on account of their superior ingredients and absence of harmful toxins. The newly-arising faction of enlightened and eco-conscious users across India and the world solemnly swear by the benefits that are offered by this groundbreaking new wave of clean-beauty brands. No wonder, the commercial and conventional brands have no option but to make a similar transition or face extinction. As organisations in the country strive to offer only the best products that are certified clean, they are also indirectly nudging the masses into gaining heightened market awareness and using high-quality products only. This will prove instrumental in raising quality standards and product benchmarks around the country as consumers will finally have an opportunity to experience products and services that are clean and uncompromised.
The future of beauty and health is clean and there is no looking back for brands who have adopted clean labels early on. Photo by Carol Oliver on Unsplash
The emergence of clean label companies has also imposed a crackdown on many commercial firms meeting dubious products across India and the world. Customers are no longer bullied into buying spurious products that are made under unethical circumstances. They can readily choose to buy products from clean-label brands without experiencing guilt pangs. This clean label paradigm shift has simultaneously helped in empowering the customers and democratizing the market competition. Some companies in India are ostensibly cashing in on the clean-label wave that is spreading fast across the globe. This new league of cruelty-free, organic and vegan brands are also quite vocal in creating their brand fable around their clean-label certification and pristine operational philosophy.
The clean label revolution will grow further in India and will also see newer products and categories being launched. Categories like clean proteins, plant-based vitamins, and minerals good for health and immunity have seen a high adoption rate among consumers. Clean beauty products with natural and cruelty-free ingredients are highly sought after by Indian consumers. The future of beauty and health is clean and there is no looking back for brands who have adopted clean labels early on.
(Article Originally written By: Aarti Gill) (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: Beauty, clean, environment, natural, India, business, chemical free
In the recent past, the discovery of Himalayan pink salt has opened up many avenues of industrial and nutritional study. This salt is acclaimed for its unique mineral content and the geographical value it is associated with.
Found in the sea-bed layer of the Himalayan belt, this salt is believed to be a remnant of the sea that used to cover the mountains many years ago. The lava that flows in this region covered up the salt reserve and protected it from contamination. Being embedded in the lower crust of the earth, the salt imbibed high iron contents which have lent it its popular pink colour.
Salt lamps are used to dissipate the positive ions emitted from electronic devices Image source: wikimedia
Pink salt is found near the mountains that border Pakistan, and is not entirely Indian. It is mined by hand, in the Khewra mines of Pakistan, and exported at cheap rates to India, where it is processed, and exported out to the world as a product of India. Mining in Khewra is highly restricted and performed with great care to make sure that the purity of the salt is unaffected.
This salt has culinary uses outside India, but for the most part, within the country, it is used in Ayurveda, therapy, and for aesthetic purposes. Himalayan salt is said to have properties that alleviate asthma, allergies, and even respiratory disorders. If consumed, it can regulate water content, and electrolyte balance in the body. Salt blocks are placed under the ingredients and are cooked slowly to incorporate the flavour into the dish.
Pink salt is sold in glass bottled packaged for culinary use Image source: wikimedia
Because of its long abode inside the earth, it is believed that the salt contains earth's potential energy. In many households, a block of pink salt is placed in the living room to regulate the energy around the place. Walls of salt are also installed to cleanse the air and provide better breathing.
Using Himalayan salt in beauty products reduces the toxicity from the chemicals present in them. Adding a few crystals in bath water reduces stress, improves blood circulation, and targets cellulite. Salt lamps are also used to dissipate the concentration of ions in the air. They release negative ions which rid the air of dust, pollen, and neutralize the ions released from electronic devices. Owing to all these properties, pink salt is referred to as 'White Gold', and is greatly valued.
Keywords: Pink Salt, Himalayan belt, White gold