They say your body is a temple, but taking care of this temple requires a lot of pricey treatments and endless visits to the spa. And not always do we have the time or the luxury to spend a day at our nearest salon, treating ourselves to massages and facials. But we’re here to solve your problems:
- DIY Hydrating Body Scrub:
There’s nothing easier than making your own scrub with ingredients you’d find in your kitchen. We recommend you make yourself some sugary body scrub using brown sugar, oatmeal and olive oil. This mixture is great for moisturizing your skin, leaving you feeling gorgeous.
The best way to get smooth, soft and hydrated skin is to take a hot shower at night and immediately moisturize your body. If you wish to reap the full benefits of this process, you must be generous with your application of the Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Restore Lotion. Once you’ve done this, wrap yourself in a blanket and go to sleep. You’ll wake up to amazing skin!
- Skin Hydrating Facial:
As winter is around the corner, we know many of you are already dreading the dry weather; our advice is to make your own hydrating mask at home. Just use some cold cream, honey, fresh aloe gel, an avocado and a little bit of yoghurt. Blend the mixture and apply onto your face, leaving it on for about 15 to 20 minutes. Once it’s done, rinse off to be left with beautiful and moisturized skin.
- Apple Pie Skin Polish:
You can polish your skin at home. If you’re already going all out making yourself feel like you’re at a spa, why not go a little further? Take two tablespoons brown sugar, two tablespoons granulated sugar, one tablespoon fresh apple puree or apple sauce and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix all the ingredients together and apply on your body just like a scrub in circular motions with a loofah. Pay thorough attention to dark or rough spots. Once you’re done, rinse off and apply slather on a restorative moisturizer for smooth skin.
- Bathe Like Never Before:
Lastly, we’d recommend treating yourself to a relaxing bath. Set the mood and prepare your bath with some hot water. Pour about two cups of milk and half a cup of honey in warm water. Before you hop in, add some scented candles to your bathroom to create that perfect spa-like feel. Once you’ve bathed, you’ll be left with soft, supple and beautiful skin all over!
Age is a number: Tips for women with mature skin
Don’t let fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and crow’s feet dull your shine. We outline the five basic changes you need to make in your life today to have healthy, youthful skin for as long as you want.
Massage your face:
Use a cleanser or oil and massage your face muscles upwards to tighten loose skin and give your face a lifted look. This nighttime ritual may seem trivial but you’d be surprised with its results in the long run. Massaging helps exercise your face muscles and stops them from drooping. Make your cleanser or oil has a good dose of Vitamin C so that you can also boost collagen production while you massage your face.
Use an egg white mask:
Egg white is a powerhouse of anti-aging agents like omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, and zinc. It is known to tighten the skin making it firm and smooth. Take a tea spoon of honey and one raw egg, and mix it until you have a smooth and consistent substance. Spread this skin tightening face mask onto your face and neck and relax for fifteen minutes. Then wash it with lukewarm water and pat your skin with a clean towel.
Invest in a good anti-aging day cream:
The New Pond’s Age Miracle Day Cream has Pond’s’ most advanced anti-aging technology, Retinol-C Complex, to continuously release powerful anti-aging retinoid actives that work help in reducing wrinkles for a youthful glow. If you feel like a day cream isn’t enough you can up your skin game with Fair & Lovely BB Cream packed with the goodness of micro vitamins and SPF for a lightweight coverage that doesn’t set into the wrinkles or fine lines (if any).
Use a cream blush and highlighter:
Nothing says youthful glow than a flush across the cheeks and that lit from within glow. Go makeup shopping and take your time to pick what really suits your skintone. However, as skin matures it loses its elasticity and natural oils so we suggest you pick cream blush and highlighter first, test and try and see if it works well with your skin since powder makes dry skin look dryer and cakey.
Summer skincare regime in under Rs. 1,000
- Cleanse regularly
With sunny season going SPARTA on our skin it is necessary to have a facewash in your beauty regime that only removes oil from your face but also gives deep cleansing to your pores. Our two favourite this season are Pond’s White Beauty Facewash for everyday use and Pond’s Pure White with Activated Charcoal for that deep cleaning people with trouble skin really need on a regular basis.
- Moisturise your hair
You’d be surprised just how much cotton pillowcases and air-conditioning damages your hair. If you’re on a budget, choose a shampoo that not only cleanses your scalp, but also provides moisture to your hair like Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo.
- Give your body some TLC
Summer is the season when your body needs you the most from inside and out. Perspiration, body odour and open pores can all lead to irritated, angry skin. Toss out drying soaps and go for something more moisturizing and fragrant like Lux Moisturising Soft Touch Bodywash that leaves a subtle, rosey scent on your skin, making you feel like a luxurious queen for hours.
- Embrace the BB cream life
Nothing irritates your skin more in summers that heavy makeup that is loaded with all sorts of wack stuff that is not all-that-great for your skin. Go easy, breezy and flawless this summer with Fair & Lovely BB Cream that is bursting with the goodness of micro vitamins that improve the overall health of your skin and SPF 15+ that acts as a shield between you and the big blazing yellow guy in the sky.