The Goodness of Ayurveda

Beautiful, spotless and glowing skin is every woman’s dream. We spend thousand bucks on different skincare products and treatments that claim to give us a clear skin. Most of the times, these creams and treatments use a lot of chemicals that are harmful for our skin and causes side effects later on.

From ancient times, women as well as men has relied on ayurveda to achieve beautiful skin naturally. Ayurveda, meaning the science of life, was developed in India thousands of years ago and it is being practised and followed till date. It is a blend of nature and science. Ayurvedic skincare helps to achieve problem free and clear skin naturally without paying a lot or using too many chemicals on skin. Ayurvedic skin treatment are 100% safe and reliable ans suits all skin types.

I am sharing some simple ayurvedic skincare tips that will help you to achieve clear and glowing skin naturally and in no time:

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  • Wash you face twice daily with lukewarm water. It improves blood circulation and makes your skin healthy.
  • Thrice a week, make an ubtan using oat and water. Apply it all over you face and neck. massage thoroughly for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off with normal water. This ubtan is extremely useful in removing dead skin cells thus allowing the skin to breathe.
  • Make a paste of orange peel and yogurt in winter and apply it on your face to keep your skin moisturized.
  • In summer, carry a bottle of cucumber water or rosewater in your bag and spray it on you face and neck when you feel tired. Rose water and cucumber water both acts as natural toner and refreshes tired and dull skin
  • Take almond oil or jojoba oil massage on your whole body twice a week to get moisturized and soft skin.
  • Heat coconut oil and massage it into your scalp and hair. Leave it overnight to get thick lustrous hair.

Vicco Turmeric Cream with foam base is made up of ayurvedic formulations and is free from chemicals. It has the goodness of turmeric that even out skin problems like oiliness, pimples etc and impart a natural glow to the face. It is also equally effective on rashes and minor cuts and wounds. So, you can get a clear skin with every wash.

Ayurveda believes in achieving a balance of body and mind. Practice asanas, yoga and meditate daily to lead a stress free life. Eat a lot of fresh vegetables, water and avoid processed food to get a healthy skin. Enjoy soaking yourself in sun during winter and in summer let the cool breeze touch your body. Stay in close contact with nature. Sleep peaceful and cheerful. When you are peaceful and happy, you skin is ought to glow!

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Garnier Pure Active Neem+ Tulsi High Foaming Face Wash Review

Hello all, hope you are doing well. Garnier Skin Naturals has launched a new face wash under its Pure Active Range called the Garnier Pure Active Neem+Tulsi High Foaming Face Wash.  What I feel that this is the revamped version of Garnier Pure Active Neem face wash. However, what makes the product unique and interesting is that the product has the goodness of 2 natural ingredients: Neem and Tulsi which fights Oil and Removes  99.9% Pimple Germs. It has a gentle formula for daily use and comes in an unique bottle format with Flip Top cap. Since I face occasional zits and pimples in summer, I was very curious to see how this product worked on them. Read on my review to find out whether this face face from Garnier is worth the hype:

Price:  MRP  Rs.105  for  100g  and MRP Rs.60  for  50g

Shelf life: 3 years from the date of manufacture.

Packaging: The product comes in a transparent bottle with a green flip top cap, The packaging is convenient, travel friendly and prevents wastage of product.

My take on the product: The face wash is green in color and smells like neem, okay not completely neem but better than that. I liked the fragrance.

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The texture of the face wash is runny and lathers well on wet skin. You can guess from the name of the product itself that the face wash creates lot of foam. A very little amount of product is enough to apply on the face and hence a single bottle will run for a long time. After applying the face wash, My skin felt refreshed, clean and smooth.

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It removes oiliness and dirt effectively without overdrying my skin. As far as pimples are concerned, it needs time and regular usage of the product to get rid of them. After using this face wash for a week, my zits have started disappearing though very slowly.

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The Garnier Pure Active Neem+Tulsi High Foaming Face Wash is a reasonable and effective face wash to use in summer and will suit all skin types.

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Pros: 1. Reasonable

2. Contains the goodness of Neem + Tulsi

3. Lathers well

4. One bottle goes a long way

5. Pleasant fragrance

6. Removes oil and dirt effectively

Cons: None

Rating: 5/5

Recommendation: Highly recommended to all.

*PR Sample*

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Beat The Summer Heat

Heading out for a summer break? While you enjoy summer sun and your vacation, how do you keep your skin glowing and healthy? Though the sun may bring warmth, over exposure can harm your skin and hair in the long run. Don’t worry, here’s the list of summer must-do’s that shall keep your skin and hair woes at bay:

Get sun-protected:

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A sunscreen with an SPF of 15 is well-suited for all Indian skin types. However, ensure that your sunscreen provides you with a balance of both UVA and UVB protection. Apply every 2-3 hours for effective results, especially after excessive sweating and exposure to water.

Stay hydrated:

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Drink a lot of water, tender coconut, buttermilk and fresh juices to stay hydrated. Not all fluids help in keeping you hydrated, try and avoid caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee and coke tend to cause dehydration.

Hair Cleansing:

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In summers, due to heat, sweat and dust your hair needs frequent cleansing. Ensure you use herbal shampoo and conditioner, as they are mild on your scalp and hair.

Avoid makeup meltdown:

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Exfoliate your skin before applying makeup, this helps remove dead cells and allows the makeup to stay longer, as exfoliation makes your skin surface smooth. Try light makeup base to avoid sweating. Look out for a scrub with herbal ingredients like Apricot and Wheatgerm, it would be gentle on your skin.

Summer must-have:

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Make sure you have sunglasses, a broad-rimmed hat and a pack of blotting paper in your travel bag to face summer heat with style! The article is attributed to Chandrika Mahendra, Principal Scientist, R&D, The Himalaya Drug Company.

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Organic Therapie Deep Pore Cleanser Review

Hello everyone, today I will be reviewing a decent cleanser from Organic Therapie. Check out their website here- http://www.organictherapie.com/ . I am using this cleanser for over three weeks now and it is the time to do a quick review on it. Read on to know whether you should give this cleanser a try or not.

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Price: INR 249 for 50g

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis,Extract, Azadirecta Indica Extract, Tea, Mentha Piperita, Lavendula Angustifolia, Shyzysium Aromaticum, Demineralized Water

What The Product Claims: This deep penetrating cleanser removes excess oil, stubborn makeup and dirt to give you an instant glow with long lasting freshness. Its oxygenated capsules nourish your skin and ensure a healthy matt look. It is good for all skin types and especially effective for oily or combination skin as its unique oil control formula, maintains the ideal moisture content, use everyday for a clearer complexion

Method Of Use: Wet your face and apply suitable quantity in soft circular motion. leave it on for 10-15 seconds and then rinse off thoroughly

 My Take On The Product: The product comes in white circular plastic tub with a screw lid. The brand name is written on the top of the lid.There is also an inner lid to avoid spilling of the product. The packaging is sturdy, lightweight and can be carried easily in handbags. Coming to the product, the cleanser has a jelly like texture and is dark pink/ reddish in color.

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There are tiny green beads present in it which are oxygenated and helps in exfoliating skin for a healthy glow. The cleanser is good for regular use and removes excessive oil, dirt and light makeup from face easily.

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It has herbal formulation so it is safe to use on all skin types including sensitive skin. I didn’t experience any break outs or other skin problems after using it. The cleanser smells heavenly! Once you open the jar you can smell the sweet strawberry fragrance of the cleanser.

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Overall this is a decent product for regular use. It provides a healthy glow to the skin and nourishes it well. Know more about Organic Therapie from their website here.

Pros: 1. Removes excess oil and dirt with ease

2. Doesn’t dries out skin

3. Made of herbal formulations and is 100% vegetarian

4. Wonderful fragrance

5. Hypoallergenic

Cons: Pricey

Rating: 5/5

Recommendation: Highly recommended for regular usage

Have you tried the Organic Therapie Deep Pore cleanser yet?

*PR sample, honest review

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The Nature’s Co. “Freedom to Shop” FLAT 50% off – One day to go!

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Best Home Remedies To Treat Skin Rashes

Hello all, how are you all doing. Sorry for being MIA for a while. My mom is visiting me in Kolkata and I am enjoying her company to the fullest. Anyways, I found some time to write down today and I am so happy to get back to blogging again! Today’s post will be focusing on some easily available home remedies to treat skin rashes which is very common to people with sensitive skin but it may equally occur to all skin types due to various reasons. Usually rashes are allergic reactions to foreign objects that comes in contact with our skin.

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To cope with it we can always rely on some immediate and safe home remedies before we consult a doctor. Let us see what are those items, below:

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

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Apple cider vinegar is a natural antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-fungal agent that relieves itching caused from rashes and infections. Take few drops of raw apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball and apply to the affected area. Alternatively, a few drops can also be added in your bath water for relief from constant itchiness.

2. Basil leaves

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Fresh basil leaves has anti- itching compound called thymol which is great during rashes. Crush fresh basil leaves and apply on the affected areas. Leave till they dry up. Basil leaves come with other great health benefits too and regular consumption can help to keep up good health.

3. Aloe Vera

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Aloe vera is great for sunburnt and irritated skin. It soothes skin and keeps itchiness at bay. Cut open an aloe vera leaf and apply the gel oozing out from the leaf. The extra gel can be stored in an airtight container for a week.

4. Oatmeal

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Oatmeal has avenanthramides popularly believed to reduce inflammation. It is used in some culture to treat eczema.. Make a paste with oatmeal and water and apply on the affected area for effective results. Use at least two times a day.

5. Turmeric

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 Turmeric is widely used in India for its numerous health and beauty benefits.  Turmeric is used to cure eczema due to its antibacterial and anti-allergic properties. Turmeric contains curcumin that  helps in healing skin disorders easily without any side effects.

Tell us about some home remedies you use or have come across to cure rashes. I’ll come up with a new post soon, till then, take care.

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Health and Beauty Benefits of Blueberries

Hello lovely people, this post is a special one, guess why…. We are completing our 100th post with this one! Yay, it has been a wonderful journey so far with all your support and encouragement. A big thank you to all my readers!!!

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I would like to ask you all to send in your queries and requests if you want me to write about something specific or review any product. We all love eating blueberries, don’t we? Blueberries are perennial flowering plants which bear blue/indigo colored berries tracing its origin from North America. They have enormous health and beauty benefits and are considered superfood too. Mainly the lowbush variety of berry is used for various commercial uses. Let us look at some benefits of including these berries in our daily routine:

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  • Blueberries act as stress busters. so next time, something is worrying you, chill with a bowl of blueberry :p
  • Blueberries are rich in antioxidants like all other berries and reduces signs of aging and keeps you looking young. Blueberries nourishes the skin from within keeping it glowing and healthy.

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  • Blueberries are very less in calories so they can be included in your diet  to reduce obesity. They are also high in fibers and helps in digestion and also checks blood sugar level.
  • Researches have proved that blueberries can prevent colon cancer if consumed regularly.  Blueberries also reduces the bad cholesterol level in  our body and reduces the chances of heart attacks and strokes.

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  • Blueberries prevent hair greying and improves hair growth. Blueberry consumption release harmful toxins from the body too keeping skin spot free.
  • Blueberry scrub recipe: Mash few blueberries, to it add oats and 2 table spoons fresh yogurt. Mix well and apply this mixture on your face and massage in circular direction. Wash off after 5 minutes for a refreshed and tighter skin. Use twice a week.
  • Blueberry face pack:  Mash blueberries, mix it with 2 table spoons of honey, little milk apply it all over your face and neck. Leave on for 20 minutes and wash off with cold water. Use regularly for visible results .

How did you like this post? Do share your opinions below……

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Five Best Anti Pigmentation Products in India

Hello everyone, how are you all doing? Pigmentation has been a major concern for my skin from past few years so I am always in a hunt for good and effective anti-pigmentation cream in the market.  Pigmentation is caused due to the production of excess melanin in our skin cells, melanin is a group of important pigments and is responsible for determination of skin color.

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If you too suffer from the same problem then this post is just about to make your search much easier. Here is a list of five best anti-pigmentation creams in India to treat pigmentation and give you an even complexion. Have a look!

1. Jovees Anti Blemish Pigmentation Cream (INR 225 for 60g)

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This product comes in a tube packaging and claims to reduce pigmentation marks and clear blemishes. It has natural moisturizing properties with unique blend of herbal and botanical extracts. Suits all skin types and comes easy on pocket too!

2. FabIndia Vitamin E De-pigmentation Cream (INR 325 for 100ml)

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An intensive skin lightener and natural depigmentation treatment that evens out the skin tone. It controls melanin production to prevent skin from darkening and removes age spots, freckles, and blemishes. Contains no harmful bleaches and is hydroquinone free. The cream is slightly heavy and could be used as a night cream for complete nourishment and blemish cure.

3. Richfeel Anti Blemish Cream(INR 159 for 50g)

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Richfeel Antiblemish Cream helps clears away acne marks, pigmentation and blemish marks leaving your skin velvety smooth and even toned. It is India’s first homeopathic anti-blemish cream. It is absolutely safe to use on acne-prone skin. The product is quite reasonable and lives up to its mark.

 

4. Shahnaz Hussain Shahwhite Pigmentation Lotion (INR 665 for 200ml)

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This lotion is rich in natural ingredients like mahuva, jamoon beej and chameli pushp to help clear skin naturally without any harmful effects. The lotion is lightweight, fragrance free and the product lasts really long.

5. Oriflame Pure Nature Organic Tea Tree & Rosemary Purifying Blemish Solver (INR 349 for 14ml)

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 This wonder stick helps dry out blemishes anytime, anywhere. Dot this handy stick with pure organic tea tree and rosemary oil on targeted areas to soothe and clear skin. Use under make-up or wear alone. Use daily for faster results.

I hope you found this helpful, how do you cure blemishes? Do share with us below.

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Lotus Herbals Claywhite- Black Clay Skin Whitening Face Pack Review

Hello all, how are you all doing? I’m back after the ‘Durga puja break’ though we have another important festival Lakshmi puja coming up in few days. I hope you all have enjoyed  the puja as much as I did. Soon we will be celebrating Diwali in few days. So you see, we have an array of festival lined up for the season. Today I’ll be reviewing a face pack from one of my favourite brand Lotus Herbals. It is a skin whitening pack consisting of black clay.

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Read on to know if this face pack is worth buying:

Price: INR 275 for 120g

Ingredients: Contains Methyl Paraben and Proplyl Paraben

What the Product Claims: Black Clay: Very rich in minerals and silica, helps to brighten facial complexion.

Bearberry Extract: Rich in Arbutin, helps to lighten complexion.

Liquorice Extract: Lighten facial complexion.

Method of Use: Wash your face with mild soap and blot dry. Apply a generous amount of Claywhite on face and neck, leaving eyes. Relax till completely dry. Rinse with fresh water. Follow with ‘Lotus Herbals Fairgel’.

My Take on the Product: The product comes in a cream-colored tube with a sturdy flip cap. The packaging is very user-friendly like every other products from the house of Lotus Herbals.

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The face pack has texture like that of clay since it is a black clay face pack. The face pack is easy to apply and spreads evenly though the consistency is on the thicker side. I like the color of the face pack, it is bluish grey in color and looks very different from other face packs I use, which are usually white, pink or yellowish :p.

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I don’t like the smell of this face pack and it smells somewhat like ‘Lacto Calamine’. I am using this face pack for over three months now but I haven’t seen any whitening effect on my skin yet. This face pack has a mixed effect on my skin, sometimes it works fine in a row of 2-3 uses and sometimes it gives me breakouts within a few hours of using it.

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I also feel a mild tingling sensation with the face pack on. Overall I feel this product is over priced and do not completely justifies what it claims to….

Pros: 1. Travel friendly packaging

2. Love the color of the  face pack.

Cons: 1. Overpriced

2. Does not whiten skin as it claims to

3. Causes occasional breakouts

4. I do not like the fragrance

My Rating: 3/5

Will I Repurchase It?: No, I will try some other face pack next time, suggestions are always welcome :)…..

Have you used Lotus Herbals Claywhite Black Clay face pack? Share your experiences below…..

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Five Night Creams For All Skin Type

Hello girlies, I hope you are enjoying the sudden monsoon splashes lately! Monsoon rains are a great relief after the scorching summer heat, especially when you have to go to your college and return back drenched in sweat! For my beauty regime, night cream is something which I have ignored long until I read in few blogs, how important they are to make our skin soft and radiant.

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I have personally tried and tested few night creams for myself and based on my experience, I am sharing five night creams that I have really liked as they have worked well on my skin, have a look at the list below:

 

1. Himalaya Revitalizing Night Cream (Rs. 110 for 50 gms)

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A budget night cream from the house of Himalaya Herbals. The cream is light weight, makes skin smooth and soft. It do not remove spots and marks completely but tends to fade them with regular usage. A tub will go for almost 3 months.

2. Lotus Herbals Whiteglow  Skin Lightening & Brightening Nourishing Night creme (Rs.375 for 60 gms)

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A miraculous night cream in a gel + creme formula that absorbs on the skin easily and works effectively and dark spots making skin fairer with regular usage. The product comes in a wonderful packaging and has a pleasing fragrance. The presence of yogurt as a major ingredient makes this product safe to use on skin and suitable for all skin types.

3. Olay Natural White Night Cream (Rs. 325 for 50 gms)

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A light weight night cream  which is light weight and absorbs easily on skin. It works well for all skin types making it soft and supple. It comes in a sturdy packaging.  The cream has an even texture and blends easily on skin too.

4. FabIndia Vitamin E Night Cream (Rs. 300 for 100ml)

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A night cream rich in herbal ingredients, safe on all skin types, comes in a sturdy packaging. It has a wonderful fragrance, rejuvenates skin and skin feels refreshed in the morning. The cream comes easy on pocket but works very effectively.

5. Ponds Flawless White Re-brightening Night Treatment Cream (Rs. 449 for 50gms)

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A night ream with cute pink and white girly packaging :). Works well on skin and lightens skin tone. It reduces skin dullness and skin feels radiant in the morning. This cream will suit all skin types.

I hope this article was helpful. Do share your thoughts below!

 

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