Beauty

Get away with summer skin rashes with this easy home remedy

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Don’t let summer skin rashes pull you down. This easy home remedy will help you glow once again!

The days of juicy mangoes and watermelon mojitos are here. Also, the days of acne breakouts, rashes, tan, and burns too are here. Summer and skin have always been in a constant cold war. No wonder how tough you hold on to a summer skincare routine, an inevitable ugly-looking pimple will pop out to smirk at you. 

For the ones with oily skin, oh! I understand the pain completely. The hot and humid days with less clothes and least skincare products not just take a toll on our skin but also to our pockets. Investing on high SPF sunscreens to a range of cosmetic products, with a only to aggravate the conditions.

While summer has changed a bit since last year with frequent lockdowns, curfews, work from home, and limited exposure to outdoors, its impact on our skin too has altered. I never had so much issues with my summer skin. But after days of staying indoors and barely exposing myself to the sun and the open air, my skin began to sense the outside environment alien. Even for few hours if I am out in the heat these days, I develop rashes and acne breakouts on my face. And of course, how can I miss out those adamant prickly heat that refuses to go away!

Finally, after trying different summer skincare products and tested ways to handle distressing summer skin, I have come up with a remedy that might work wonders on your problems too. 

Shoo those prickly problems with this summer rashes home remedy

Rashes that are prickly, itchy, and with a burning sensation are quite common during summer. A heat rash occurs mainly due to sweat pores that are blocked by dirt, creams, or other particles. However, for some, rashes don’t need an invitation from blocked pores. They can just arrive at any time. Sensitive skin however is more prone to catch rashes. 

Pure aloe vera gel from www.honeyandspice.in

If you notice any prickly rashes on your skin, this easy-peasy home remedy will help soothe your skin from irritation and provide a cooling effect.

Things you will need:

  1. Pure aloe vera gel – Fresh or store-bought (I use Honey and Spice’s Pure aloe vera gel for all my aloe vera requirements)
  2. Peppermint essential oil
  3. Lavender essential oil

Method

  • If you are using store-bought aloe vera gel, scoop out the required portion of the gel in a glass bowl. Or you can scrape out the gel from a leaf. 
  • Add 2-3 drops of peppermint and lavender essential oil. 
  • Mix well and put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. 
  • Clean the affected areas and apply all over. 
  • Massage gently for 1-2 minutes.
  • For best results, use this 3-4 times a day. 

You can directly apply aloe vera gel but adding the essential oils provide a calming effect to the affected areas and help to heal faster. I have tried applying aloe gel from the plant directly on the skin after cooling for some time. It did help in minimizing the effect but took me a week time to repair my skin. On the other hand, applying with the essential oils did the job faster, within 2-3 days. However, this may vary from skin to skin.

You can use tea tree oil as an alternative. This essential oil also has skin calming properties.

As the mercury rises, we tend to deplete more electrolytes and water from our body. Thus, it becomes imperative to drink more water and keep ourselves hydrated and less fatigued. Eating nutrient-rich foods and juicy fruits like watermelon, oranges, berries, sweet lime, pomegranate, etc. during summer is another way to keep the skin healthy and glowing.

Don’t forget to let me know if this method works on your skin.

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Why is caffeine body exfoliation essential for your skin

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In recent times, coffee, as a beauty ingredient has garnered much admiration. Whether you sip it or apply it to your skin, coffee, with its countless benefits will surely amaze you. The rich and dark coffee beans, apart from absorbing one in their robust aroma, are also brimmed with antioxidants. They are known for their ample benefits on the skin like delayed aging, calming effects, reduced inflammation, among others.

From the kitchen shelves to beauty cabinets, coffee beauty recipes have topped the beauty trend chart. More or less, a tribe of caffeine-obsessed beauty enthusiasts has increasingly stirred the market with their DIY homemade recipes to organic commercial products.

These caffeine-infused body oils and lotions, coffee scrubs, coffee hair oil, or coffee masks have won various eyeballs. Not only of their effectiveness but also because of their rich aromatic indulgence. One of such personal care brands that have fascinated people with its plush caffeine indulgence is mcaffeine.

Caffeine body exfoliation with mcaffeine products- an essential routine

Many of us fail to take care of the skin below our neck. Aside from giving attention to our facial skin, it is crucial to ensure that the other parts of the body are equally taken care of. Just like cleansing, exfoliating, toning, and moisturizing hold a necessary regime in our skincare routine, body exfoliation, too should occupy the same significant routine.

Routine exfoliation is necessary to get rid of the dead skin cells, unclog the pores, and enhance blood circulation. Looking out for natural exfoliators like sugar, coffee, lemon, and other botanical ingredients can be useful as they gently wear away the skin impurities without causing any damages.

mcaffeine body scrub

When it is about exfoliation, whether for the face or body, I mostly prefer coffee-based products. First, because it’s totally a natural ingredient and is known for its abundant benefits. And secondly, I just love coffee!

Mcaffeine is one such brand that I rely on when it comes to choosing caffeine-based products. The pure indulgence of coffee and chocolate from mcaffeine is truly a feast for your skin. And the aroma? Oh! Don’t nag me for not warning you that you might end up eating your skin, or the products. Hehe…!!

Read on!

Mcaffeine’s Coffee Body Scrub

You will fall in love at first sight with this body scrub. Sturdy packaging, the goodness of coffee and coconut, an aroma-filled bottle, and a cute wooden spoon to scoop out your portion- why would a sane person not fall for this beauty? This naked and raw body scrub is easy to use and leaves an immediate smoothness of coffee. The powdery scrub rests comfortably onto wet skin and gently scours dead cells and residue clogging the pores, and leaves the skin velvety soft.

Mcaffeine’s choco body lotion

The chocolaty aroma of this body lotion will enhance your mood every time you squeeze dollops from the bottle. Not only does this body lotion deep hydrates and moisturizes the skin but the goodness of cocoa will give an overall soothing experience. If you could, you will literally want to eat your skin. Trust me!

Mcaffeine scalp and hair oil

The delightful aroma of this hair oil will, for sure, transport you to a different world. Apart from stimulating hair growth and nourishing the scalp, this oil is also a great mood booster. Relax, rejuvenate, and soak yourself in the luxuriant of coffee as you take a deep reposeful scalp massage. You can include this scalp and hair oil in your weekly hair care regime.

Mindful beauty practices by mcaffeine

A lot of times, we wonder which products or cosmetics will be a good choice for our body skin- remove the dead cells or exfoliation, or for moisturization. Instead of just relying on mainstream cosmetic products or purchasing based on an excellent ad-copy or pretty photograph, a skin-conscious person should always check out the ingredients before investing or trusting a brand.

Ever since I have transitioned to clean beauty- free from SLS and paraben and animal testing, I have found incredible changes in my skin. Struggling with distressed skin throughout the teenage years of my life taught me not to mindlessly trust any beauty brands easily. Rather, scrutinize each and every ingredient thoroughly, know their impact on skin, and then rely on that brand.

A sustainable beauty brand, mcaffeine with its 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and Peta certified tag caught my interest. The products are FDA approved and are dermatologically tested with no SLS, parabens, silicones & mineral oils.

Have you tried any of mcaffeine’s products? Which is your favorite?

Check out their other products at https://www.mcaffeine.com/

Transformative Power of Rare Chemistry’s Skincare Range

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As “Rare” as it is!

I am an absolute skin fanatic. More than just a hobby, it’s a delightful obsession that fills me with contentment– just like eating that perfect slice of pizza with the right amount of pepperoni and cheese. My bedtime ritual? A luxurious double cleansing session that lulls me to a deep rejuvenating sleep. Yes, I am also the one who would swap everything in a blink, but never my beauty products.

In a world brimming with new skincare trends and revolutionary ingredients every day, people are often hesitant about trying out a new brand or product. But I am the fearless explorer who’d excitedly hop on to try new products. Of course, I scrutinize all products and ingredients with meticulous care before letting them touch my skin. Natural elements and ayurvedic wonders hold a special place in my heart, often steering me towards brands that truly understand the art of skincare.

Rare Chemistry’s Remarkable Formula

There’s a brand, my current infatuation, called Rare Chemistry. Trust me, it lives up to its name! As rare as a sparkling gem, their formula stole my heart from the very first try.

Rare Chemistry

With my skin playing a balancing act of mostly dry, I’ve had my fair share of moisturizer mishaps. Scrolling through pages of the Nykaa app, filtering out ingredients, and skin type to hunt down the perfect moisturizer or cream can sometimes feel like an endless quest. Winter woes? Been there, flaky skin is not a vibe at all and I’ve tried nearly 4-5 moisturizers from different brands this winter.

Don’t get me wrong, I even gave Biotique’s rice water moisturizer and mcaffeine’s Green Tea Moisturizer a whirl this winter, but alas, it now sits in the darkest depths of my shelf, waiting to see the light this summer.

Consider me head over heels in love!

For a week, I tried Rare Chemistry. And as Rare as it is! It was like a skincare serendipity for my combination skin. I am wholly in love with their formula.

Products I tried from Rare Chemistry and Their Reviews

I tried 3 products from Rare Chemistry-

  • Dewy Skin Gel Moisturizer
  • Moisture Balance Night Cream
  • Dewy Glow Micellar Water

Dewy Skin Gel Moisturizer

This is literally a game-changer. Works evenly even on my more-of-a-dry skin (although being a combination). I don’t like applying heavy greasy creams. But with the harsh winters of Northeast India, sometimes, I have no options left. I tried light moisturizers and gel moisturizers, but none worked. I feel skin pulling every time. The worst part? Between layering on concealer, sunscreen, blush, and highlighter, and battling the dust and dirt of the day, my poor skin witnesses the wrath in the evening, and my cotton pad is a witness. I always preferred a light moisturizer, and it seems Rare Chemistry heard me loud.

rare Chemistry- moisturizer

Their formula boasts a gel-like consistency that doesn’t strip away your skin’s moisture. It’s like a hydration superhero that cleverly balances your skin’s moisture levels and keeps it nourished all day long. And here’s the best part – it never feels heavy or greasy.

Moisture Balance Night Cream

True to its name, this night cream works its magic while you sleep, enveloping your skin in luxurious moisture. The morning after, prepare to be greeted by a soft, glowing complexion that will leave you in awe. I experienced visible results right from the first use, particularly when paired with my retinol serum. If you’re searching for a deeply nourishing cream, this one is a standout.

Night Cream- Rare Chemistry

With a potent blend of cucumber, avocado, and peptides, there is every reason to fall head over heels for this amazing product from Rare Chemistry. Cucumber, known for its soothing properties, not only calms redness but also helps regulate sebum production and combat acne. On the other hand, avocado swoops in to tighten pores, contributing to a refined complexion. And peptides work relentlessly to ward off fine lines, giving a dewy, healthy glow to the skin.

Dewy Glow Micellar Water

I never tried micellar water—I never felt I needed one with my extensive DIY skincare regimen. But Rare Chemistry’s fruit mist taught me I am not too old to try something new. It’s indeed the ultimate solution to hassle-free and quick cleansing, including light makeup. For someone like me (and you) who has to attend multiple meetings throughout the day and needs to look fresh and fabulous, this fruit mist is an absolute must-have in your bag.

Micellar Water - Rare Chemistry

Regular use of this fruit mist actually promotes collagen production, reduces breakouts, and even shields your skin from oxidative damage. Can you believe it? Not only does it cleanse your skin effortlessly, but it also works wonders in improving its overall health and vitality. It’s like a skincare superhero in a bottle, ready to save your skin from the effects of daily stressors and keep it looking its best.

About Rare Chemistry

Rare Chemistry is not just a skincare brand but a celebration of the enduring connection between generations. Founded on the sacred bond between Dr. Neeta and Rhea, Rare Chemistry signifies the essence of ritualistic skincare, handed down through time as a cherished tradition. With a blend of expertise and familial love, each product embraces the essence of this timeless ritual, offering a journey of self-care and connection for mothers and daughters alike.

Rare Chemistry formulates products that go beyond surface-level skincare, nourishing from within for lasting beauty and confidence.

Let’s raise a cheer to Rare Chemistry, the skincare hero that has answered our prayers for a perfect balance of hydration and weightless nourishment. Prepare to fall in love with it, just as I have, and experience the beauty and joy of hydrated, radiant skin all day, every day!

Check out their range of skincare products here Rare Chemistry.

Self-Care for Busy Professionals: Striking the Work-Life Balance

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Juggling a demanding career often leaves little room for self-care. However, prioritizing your well-being is crucial for long-term success and your happiness. 

Here are some practical strategies to incorporate self-care into your busy schedule:

Mastering Time Management:

  • Create a realistic schedule: Plan your day with dedicated time slots for work, personal tasks, and self-care activities. Utilize tools like calendars and to-do lists to stay organized and avoid overbooking yourself.
  • Prioritize ruthlessly: Identify the most important tasks and allocate time accordingly. Learn to say “no” to additional commitments that might overload your schedule.
  • Delegate and automate: Whenever possible, delegate tasks to colleagues or utilize technology to automate repetitive processes. This frees up valuable time for more important matters.

Setting Healthy Boundaries:

  • Establish clear work hours: Set specific times for starting and ending your workday. Avoid checking work emails or calls outside these designated hours.
  • Communicate effectively: Inform colleagues and clients about your work hours and boundaries. This helps manage expectations and prevents work from encroaching on personal time.
  • Learn to disconnect: Switch off your work phone and resist the urge to check emails constantly. Dedicate time to be fully present in your personal life.

Stress-Reduction Techniques:

  • Short breaks throughout the day: Schedule short breaks every 60-90 minutes to step away from your desk. Take a walk, stretch, or simply close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.
  • Mindfulness practices: Incorporate short mindfulness exercises like meditation or deep breathing into your routine. These practices can help manage stress and improve focus.
  • Physical activity: Regular exercise is a powerful stress reliever. Even a brisk walk or a quick workout can significantly boost your mood and energy levels.

Taking Care of Your Skin:

  • Simple skincare routine: Maintaining a basic skincare routine doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Focus on the essentials: cleanse your face twice daily, moisturize regularly, and always wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher during the day.

For a convenient and clean option, consider Earthraga’s range of sunscreens formulated with plant-derived ingredients. Free from unwanted toxins, they offer effective sun protection while being gentle on your skin.

Earthraga also offers a variety of face, hair, bath, and body care products, allowing you to create a complete self-care routine that fits seamlessly into your busy schedule. Remember, self-care is a continuous process, not a one-time event. By implementing these strategies and tailoring them to your needs, you can achieve a better work-life balance and create a more fulfilling and sustainable professional journey.

Remember, self-care is a continuous process, not a one-time event. By implementing these strategies and tailoring them to your needs, you can achieve a better work-life balance and create a more fulfilling and sustainable professional journey.



Affordable Skincare Basics: A proven 28-day nighttime routine

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Blue nectar, affordable skincare basics

Natural radiance is an important indicator of healthy skin. The skin’s natural radiance comes from the many layers that make up your epidermis and dermis, as well as the blood vessels underneath. However, factors like lack of adequate sleep, stress, aging, and even your diet may strip your skin of its brightness. Moreover, a hectic schedule, laziness, and not having a nighttime skincare routine are some of the reasons why people fail to follow a skincare regime. If you want to achieve radiant skin, here are some tips.

  • Eat foods rich in vitamin C, like citrus fruits and vegetables. This will help build collagen and improve blood circulation. 
  • The best way to keep your skin glowing is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. 
  • Follow a skincare routine.

It is important that you also check the ingredients first before testing out products. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to avoid using products that contain harsh ingredients. Sulfates, alcohol, fragrances, and other preservatives can irritate your skin and can cause substantial damage. Instead, look for products that are made from natural ingredients like aloe vera, shea butter, or coconut oil.

If you have dry skin, avoid products that contain alcohol or other drying ingredients. Instead, try using gentler products that contain hyaluronic acid, glycerine, or aloe vera.

If you have oily or acne-prone skin, look for products that contain retinol, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, or salicylic acid. These ingredients can help remove excess oil from your face and prevent acne breakouts. These products are gentler on your skin and less likely to irritate.

If you are looking for the best vitamin for skin glow or the best oil for skin glow or glowing skin products, look no further. Here’s a basic nighttime skincare routine that will not just help achieve radiant skin but will also improve skin texture and make one feel confident. Try this routine for a month or two and let me know your feedback.

Wash your face at least twice a day

One of the most important things you can do to keep your skin healthy is to wash it regularly. At least twice a day, wash your face. Use a gentle cleanser if you have sensitive skin. The best way to find a suitable cleanser or a face wash is to check for ingredients. Numerous products that contain harsh ingredients like sulfates, fragrances, or detergents can deteriorate the skin. Look for products that are made from natural ingredients like aloe vera or coconut oil.

Exfoliation is a must

Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells. It is one of the most important steps in your skincare routine. It helps with acne and blackheads, as well as keeps your pores clean and unclogged.

Blue nectar scrub

It’s also a must for oily and combination skin. Exfoliation is something everyone can benefit from, even if you don’t have any skin problems or breakouts. Particularly, a kumkumadi scrub, besides improving the skin tone also keeps your pores clean and clear and prevents future breakouts.

It’s important to keep in mind that your skin is an important part of your overall wellness. It’s essential to look after your skin with a clean beauty routine as well as with products that are specifically designed to address your needs.

The best way to ensure that you’re doing this properly is by using a Kumkumadi Brightening Face Scrub. Saffron, almonds, and turmeric are blended into the face scrub to organically nourish, exfoliate, and brighten the skin. By stimulating the growth of new skin cells, it treats damaged skin and enhances the texture of supple, soft, and radiant skin.

Some of the other benefits of a kumkumadi face scrub include:

  • Reducing blemishes
  • Relieving dryness and irritation
  • Helping the skin maintain its natural moisture balance

Tone it up!

Rose water toner is great for your skin. It has antibacterial properties that help you get rid of the toxins in your skin. Rose water is a natural anti-inflammatory, which can help reduce redness and irritation from sunburns or dry skin. The addition of rose water to a daily skincare routine can also improve your complexion by helping to cool down your skin’s temperature.

Blue Nectar rose water

Shubhr Steam Distilled Rose Toner Water is a must-have in your daily skincare routine. It’s rich in antioxidants, which protect your skin from free radicals and environmental damage. Its natural astringent properties heal skin, prevent clogged pores, and may help reduce acne, pimples, and other skin issues, eventually making you look more radiant and youthful.

Use Kumkumadi Serum

A face serum is a product that helps to restore moisture to the skin while also improving its texture and tone. It can be used on any part of the face but is especially helpful for dry areas like the forehead, cheeks, and chin. The best face serums contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamins A and E, and antioxidants that help keep your skin looking young and healthy. But what exactly is a kumkumadi tailam or a kumkumadi oil? As per Ayurveda, kumkumadi tailam has numerous usages and benefits. Rich in antioxidants, kumkumadi tailam usage is way beyond any regular moisturizer or skin defense cream and oil. From reducing dark circles and blemishes to improving one’s complexion and skin texture, a kumkumadi serum can work wonders for any skin type.

Blue nectar serum

Infused with 26 vital ayurvedic herbs, this Kumkumadi Face Glowing Oil is great for anyone who wants to get rid of redness, boost collagen production, brighten dull skin, repair pigmentation, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It contains hydrating ingredients that help your skin retain moisture, which can help prevent dryness and flakiness.

Choose a decent night cream

Night creams are a great addition to your night skincare routine. They contain ingredients that help the skin while you sleep and can even help you wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day. However, the chief ingredient in a kumkumadi night cream is crocus sativus or saffron. This herb boosts one’s skin radiance and is effective in treating dark spots.

Blue nectar night cream

One of the most important benefits of using a night cream is that it reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. Blue Nectar’s Shubhr Kumkumadi Night Cream with Jasmine is mostly a blend of organic ingredients that nourish your skin and help it glow. It is especially helpful for those who have dry skin and sensitive skin. Its deep hydration formula protects and nourishes the skin from damage caused by free radicals and other environmental sources. Another benefit is that this night cream helps restores moisture levels to your skin and prevents dryness and flaking in the morning when you wake up.

Need for a nighttime skincare routine

You can’t go wrong with a good moisturizer and sunscreen. But to get the most out of your skincare routine, it is important to know your skin type and what you’re putting on it.

A gentle cleanser will help remove any dirt or makeup that might be clogging up your pores; a good toner will help keep skin from drying out as you work to exfoliate—which is a must for healthy-looking skin; a serum will hydrate and improve circulation in the skin, which is important for plumpness and elasticity; an exfoliating mask will help remove dead skin cells and make sure that any new ones are helping to make the surface of your skin smoother instead of rough; night cream will ensure you look radiant and confident when you wake up in the morning and look in the mirror.

If you’re looking for a way to maintain your glowing skin, look no further than Blue Nectar. They have covered some of the best products to make skin glow. The products are made from natural and ayurvedic ingredients that will help you achieve the soft, smooth, radiant complexion you’ve been dreaming of. Blue Nectar products are made with safe ingredients for sensitive skin, and they are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. It also contains no parabens or sulfates, and it’s great for both your face and your body!

Clean beauty is about taking care of your body, mind, and spirit. It’s about eating healthy foods and exercising regularly, but also being mindful of the environment around you. By incorporating these practices into your life, you will be able to feel better in every part of yourself.

 

The essential skincare routine for glowing skin

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Every woman dream of impeccable, glowing, and beautiful skin. But following a regular skincare routine might sound frantic for some. The eventful schedules and demanding lifestyle often push one to miss out on their skincare routine at times. And because of such improper cleansing, dust particles, dirt, and makeup that remain trapped, further lead to buildups, resulting in acne, dry, rough, and dull skin. 

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However, the problem becomes severe during summertime. With more accumulation of dirt and oil underneath our skin, acne breakouts and rashes are likely to crop up.

Subsequently, I tried intervening in why people tend to skip a skincare regime. And surprisingly, these are some of the reasons that I received:

  1. They are too lazy for a skincare routine
  2. They don’t have time
  3. They never felt the need to invest time in one
  4. Skincare products are expensive
  5. Harmful chemicals present in the cosmetics may damage their skin more
Considering these facts here’s an easy and effective skincare routine that’s not just affordable but also effective for treating and healing skin damages:

Step 1: Clean the pores

Use a mild cleanser to clean up the pores. A gentle cream cleanser or oil-based cleanser works well, however, you can also use a chemical-free face wash. Splash some water on your face and take the required amount of face wash onto your palm. Apply on your face and neck and lather well. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

Step 2: Scrub those dead cells out

Exfoliation is essential to scrape those dead flaky cells, deeply penetrated dirt, dust, and other pollutants that cause skin damage. Being an ardent fan of organic skincare essentials, I always check for the ingredients before making a purchase. This Hawaiian Mud and Seaweed Scrub from Myra Veda is one such product I can totally rely on when it comes to skincare.

Appropriate for all types of skin, this mild scrub not just exfoliates those dead skin cells but also leaves a refreshing effect on the skin. All thanks to the ingredients! Aside from its mind-calming fragrance, the goodness of shea butter, cocoa butter, olives, and camellia leaf gives rich nourishment to your skin.  

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Direction to use: Dampen your face and squeeze out the required amount of scrub. Massage gently in a circular motion, using upward strokes at times. You can also leave it on for 2-15 minutes as a mask (this is entirely optional). Dab a soft cotton cloth in warm water and rinse off gradually.

Step 3: A clay pack to heal

I believe in clay masks more than any other masks (although I try all of them). Mainly because I was introduced to clay and sandalwood packs during my teenage years and those worked wonders on my acne issues then. However, it’s been a long I haven’t come across a good clay pack. But this Amazonian Clay from Egypt seemed like a good investment. 

myra veda, skincare routine

Sourced from the mouth of the Amazon River, it helps absorb excess oil, eliminate toxins, and reduces visible pores. The soft and fine texture of the clay will leave a radiant impression on to your skin. 

Myra veda clay pack, skincare routine

Direction to use: Scoop out 2-3 spoons of Myra Veda Amazonian Clay from Egypt on a glass bowl. Mix it with Myra Veda Pure Rose Water to form a smooth paste. You can also use it with yogurt, milk, honey, or other ingredients. Apply all over your neck and face. Let it dry for 5-10 minutes and rinse off. Pat dry using a soft towel.

Step 4: Tone up the pores

A toner is a must-have in a skincare routine. Wondering why? It is because once you wash your face or clean up the pores, the pH balance of the skin shudder. To restore the balance, it is imperative to use a good toner right after cleaning the face. 

rose water Myra veda, skincare routine

For toner, I always prefer rose water and Myra Veda’s Pure Rose Water has been my favorite. Unlike most commercial brand’s rose water/toner it is not mixed with any synthetic chemicals like propylene glycol and other preservatives but contains 100% pure and natural rose water. You can get visible results within days of using this product religiously. 

Direction to use: Spray Myra Veda’s Pure Rose Water onto your face directly or spray on a cotton ball and apply all over your face and neck.

Step 5: Moisturize

The final step- moisturize. Yes, never ever leave out this step from the routine. Moisturizing helps nourish and protect your skin and prevent further breakouts and wrinkles. Invest in a light non-greasy moisturizer that best matches your skin. 

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I hope this skincare routine is effective in ensuring the overall health of your skin and make you glow.

Don’t forget to check out Myra Veda’s range of skin and hair care products at https://www.myravedaluxury.com

Grow your hair thick and long with these easy homemade hair masks

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hair mask, girl holding hair

Homemade hair masks always work wonder ! Isn’t it? 

Not everyone’s blessed with healthy and thick hair. It takes a mountain to maintain and grow thick and beautiful hair. More like a stubborn little puppy, you constantly have to take care of your hair. Leave it unattended for a few days, and you can’t imagine the mess you will have to sort out later. Whether it is summer or winter, a happy or a stressful day at work, your hair needs constant care and attention.

Regardless of whether your hair has been damaged by the harsh weather, hair styling, cosmetic products, or stress, frizzy-dull hair and breakage is something that practically every one of us goes through.

Moreover, poor diet and inadequate intake of fluids garnish the otherwise grim condition of one’s hair. If you are someone struggling with hair loss or dry and rough hair, you might want to incorporate these organic, effortless, and effective hair mask ideas into your routine that will not just repair your dry and damaged hair but will also help to grow your hair.

Fenugreek Hair Mask

Mostly used in a variety of culinary, fenugreek is also known for its myriad health benefits. Fenugreek is a rich source of iron and protein, the two important nutrients responsible for hair growth.

Ingredients required:

  1. 1 cup Fenugreek seeds
  2. 3 tbsp Extra virgin or cold-pressed coconut oil
  3. ½ cup Pure aloevera gel
  4. ½ cup Plain yogurt

Method:

  • Soak fenugreek overnight in cold water.
  • Grind it to a fine paste the next morning. Add the 1/2 cup aloe vera extract and coconut oil and put it in the blender and mix well. I use Honey and Spice’s pure cold-pressed aloe vera gel.
  • Beat ½ cup yogurt until no lumps are there.
  • Now mix well with the fenugreek and aloe vera mixture until all the ingredients are fully incorporated. You can also beat the yogurt and pour it into the blender for a final mix.
  • Apply from your roots to tip. Make sure to apply sufficiently on the scalp.
  • Wash off with normal water after an hour.
  • Apply shampoo the next day.

Henna Hair Mask

Henna is known as an elixir for one’s hair. Even ancient Ayurveda has documented pages of the effectiveness of henna. Aside from providing a beautiful tint to one’s hair, henna also conditions one’s hair and makes them soft and smooth.

Ingredients required:

  1. 1 packet Henna (or as per the length of your hair)
  2. 2-3 Eggs
  3. 1 cup Yogurt
  4. 2-3 tbsp Castor oil

Method:

  • Mix the required quantity of henna powder with warm water in a large bowl and leave it overnight. Don’t make the concoction too slurry as you will have to add the other ingredients.
  • Beat the yogurt until smooth. Beat 2-3 eggs and mix with the yogurt.
  • Add 2-3 tbsp of castor oil into the mixture and mix well.
  • Now pour all the ingredients into the henna mixture and mix well. Check that no lumps are formed.
  • Apply all over your hair and let it sit for 1-3 hours. If you want a rich brown tint, keep it for 3 hours, otherwise, an hour is enough.
  • Wash off with normal water.
  • You can either wash off your hair using a mild shampoo or wash off with normal water and go for an overnight oil massage and then shampoo, as usual, the next morning.

Fenugreek and Black Seed Mask

Black seed or nigella or black cumin is known for its multiple health benefits. It helps aid conditions ranging from asthma, inflammation, cholesterol, eczema, acne, psoriasis, and so forth. The active compound present in black seed called thymoquinone has shown potential results in protecting the body from inflammation and other related issues. An anti-oxidant, it also helps address problems of the scalp like dandruff and promotes hair growth.

Ingredients required:

  • ½ cup Fenugreek seeds
  • ½ cup Black or nigella seeds
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • ½ cup Fresh aloe vera gel
  • ½ cup Yogurt

Method:

  1. Grind fenugreek and nigella seeds to a fine powder. Now, transfer the powder into a large mixing bowl.
  2. In another bowl, beat the yogurt to a smooth texture and add the extracted aloe vera gel and coconut oil and mix well.
  3. Now, pour the mixture into the powder and mix until it is lump-free and smooth.
  4. Apply this mixture onto your scalp and hair and leave it on for an hour or two.
  5. Wash off and shampoo as usual.

For best results, stick to any of these for a few months. You can try this once a week to start noticing a difference. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients, it is advisable to perform a patch test before use.

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3 Ultimate Reasons Why Men Need a Skincare Routine

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Here’s a guy approaching you; he’s dressed with just the right amount of casual and whimsy, has accessories that perfectly match his outfit, a style that would amaze anybody in a crowded room, and a charm that would fascinate any lady. He appeared a little scruffy, but that’s okay. But hey! Wait! Those bags under his eyes resemble a panda’s. He has skin that seems like that of a rhino. And ugh, his beard! It appears like thorns are gentler.

Men frequently believe they don’t need to spend money on a skincare regimen. But the reality is that a person’s skin may reveal a lot about their personality and general health. Everyone wants to be in excellent health, but it’s equally important to care for your body on the inside and out. This means frequent cleaning, taking care of your skin, and obtaining a skin checkup once a year should all be included in your plan.

Why men should care about their skin

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Men who believe they don’t require skincare are only deluding themselves since the first thing that people notice is the skin. You have to take care of it or you’ll end up looking older than you are and get wrinkly faster. Your skin says a lot about you, so you better take good care of it, man!

Here we have 3 good reasons for you to invest in skincare.

  • Investing is better than cure

You can’t just wake up in the morning and expect your skin to be flawless, your beard to grow at a healthy rate, or your hair to look decent. You must adhere to the path of proper grooming and dietary practices. Setting up a decent skincare regimen that includes shaving, cleaning, and moisturizing will help you maintain your impeccable appearance.

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Skin is the largest organ in your body, and it’s responsible for protecting you from harmful elements. Additionally, it serves as the initial line of defense against bacteria that cause illness and infection. This is why it is important to take care of the skin.

You can invest in a Stud Face Combo by Dcraf. The products are dermatologically tested, 100% vegan, and cruelty-free.

  • To sunscreen or not to!

You may have heard that sunscreen is good for your skin, but how exactly can a good sunscreen help a man’s skin from damage? Sunscreen is a great investment when it comes to protecting your skin. A good sunscreen helps protect your skin from damage caused by the sun, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors. You can try sunscreen from Dcraf. Designed specifically for men’s skin, this SPF50 sunscreen is an integral addition to your daily regime.

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If you want to keep your skin healthy, always use sunscreen on your face and neck. Not just does sunscreen reduces the risk of sunburn, but also protects against other kinds of damage caused by the sun. For example, regular use of sunscreen can help protect against wrinkles and age spots.

  • Glowing, healthy skin is attractive to women.

Women are attracted to men who take care of themselves. If a man has healthy and glowing skin, it’s much more likely that he will have good health overall. You may check The Essential Skincare Routine for Glowing Skin

We’re not saying that men should be using skincare products as a way of attracting women, but we do think that it is important for them to take care of their skin. Since there are so many benefits to doing this (from looking better in your clothes), keeping yourself clean and well-groomed is worth considering.

About the brand Dcraf

Many men end up skipping their grooming because they detest complex grooming regimens. Rana Daggubati’s Dcraf strives to make grooming for guys simple. Dcarf holds a line of skin care products that are formulated specifically for men’s needs, so they can feel confident knowing that what they put on their skin.

Dermatologically tested and Ayush approved, the products are created to suit Indian skin types and will help keep them looking great while keeping your skin healthier than ever before!Since no animal testing was done during the making or processing, they are completely vegan and cruelty-free.

Check out their products here http://dcraf.com

Wedding Makeup Tips: Dos and Don’ts Every Bride Must Know

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The glorious time of stress and melodramatic moments are back and it is getting bigger and bulky with all the lavish shopping of hefty and lustrous jewelry, spectacular designer wear, and dandified makeups. Yes, we are talking about the Big-Fat Wedding season. And because marriage is a crucial affair of one’s life, every girl carries this wish of looking drop-dead gorgeous, wearing the most magnificent of jewelry and designer wear with the perfectly paired pair of heels. But often in the dilemma of rituals and stress, they fail to roll a check on their wedding makeup.

From fixing of the big-day date to pre-marriage shoot, mehndi, sangeet, puja, pre-marriage ceremonies, wedding, and the grand reception, it becomes a tragic phase for the bride, especially when stress tends to smile upon the skin, with the bigger than panda eyes’ dark circles. Although there are numerous ways to conceal these, prevention is always a better option in the long run.

Instead of regretting the dull looks on photographs, below are some of the expert wedding makeup tips that will help you dazzle on your D-day:

1. Start a beauty regime: Consult a good dermatologist a couple of months ahead. Regardless of what cosmetic products you use, don’t forget your intake of fruit juices and water in abundance.

Quick tip: Ditch junk food ahead of three months.

2. Choose wisely: Never compromise on your cosmetic products. Use quality products that are not only gentle on your skin but also help in defying your skin issues. Homemade masks, cleansers, toners, and face packs can be great elixirs.

3. Like a pro: Complete all the facial treatments and waxing tasks a week before and let your skin to breath. This will allow your skin to recover and retain the glow on the wedding day.

Quick tip: Take less stress at work and sleep for at least eight hours.

4. Weaving magic with wand: Be very cautious while selecting your makeup artist. Book him/her ahead of time and keep nudging the person for all your requirements like the products they will be using, or the kind of hairdo, or makeup they have thought for you. Be keen while browsing their earlier works because the magic lies in their hands, whether to make you look like a fairy or a cruel witch.

5. Flaunt your lips: In order to get long-lasting lips and a good grasp of the bridal-look, use a high gloss or perfectly matte lip-stain.

Quick tip: Use bight shades of red and orange for stunning photographs.

6. You are never fully dressed without your brows: Be careful while defining your brows because they are the one thing that you can get into shape without exercising. Select a color that best match your skin and hair color. A slight stir in one’s eye makeup can spoil the whole look if not dealt befittingly.

7. Lastly, don’t forget to wear your smile.

There will be uninvited turbulence, unwanted advice, problems, melodrama, agitation, social stress, and so on. Don’t worry. Everything will fall into its place over time. Just relax, breathe, and concentrate on how to bedazzle everyone on your big day.