If you have been following me long enough, you would know by now that I really like charcoal based products. Ever since the concept came out, I have used various face washes and masks from different brands. I currently have the ones from L’Oreal and The Body Shop, both I am really liking. And, I have my eyes on the Aroma Magic bamboo charcoal face pack as well. So, anyways, let us see how does a charcoal soap do for our body. The charcoal powder in the soap gives a nice gentle scrub to the … [Read more...] about Satliva Hemp with Shea Butter and Activated Charcoal Soap Bar
Updated from 19th September, 2015. After a long long time, I am back with a skin care post. Yea!! I do have a lot of good news in my kitty but I shall go slow this time. I do not want to overwhelm myself :D So, yeah, lets go back to do you really wash your face in the morning or more correctly does your face need a wash in the morning? Well, I am sure you obviously wash it! You would rather ask me if I had gone mad!! Anyways, you remember the huge and awesome haul I shared with you a few weeks … [Read more...] about Do you need to wash your face in the Morning?
Updated from 29th April, 2015. I have never personally believed in striving for fair skin. In fact, I am wheatish to brown in skin tone and I love my skin. I like to keep it glowing and thus my fetish for using different products. So, here is my take on the popular 10-step Korean skin care routine for glowing skin. Since quite long, I have been seeing a trend of questions from people who are either getting married or who have darker skin tones. They always want to know how to lighten … [Read more...] about 9+1 Steps to Glowing Skin
Updated from 8th June, 2016. As much as I can preach to the choir about the benefits of sunscreen, I can not reap those benefits myself. I am lazy and have a very undisciplined routine in that way. But, I can see the dark spots and blemishes and hyperpigmentation on the skin on my bad days which acts as a constant reminder to why one should apply sunscreen diligently. So, check out the five reasons not to skip this routine. As much as I love to preach that you should NEVER skip sunscreen, it … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why You Must Apply Sunscreen Everyday
Updated from May 1st, 2015. Collagen is one of the most important nutrients which plays a major role in how young your skin looks. There are a lot of documented articles and research which prove the importance of the role of collagen role in anti-aging skin care. So, let us have a look at understanding this nutrient and how to get it from our food. What is Collagen? It is the most abundant protein in the body! The collagen is found in the dermis layer of the skin which is the second layer of … [Read more...] about Role of Collagen in Anti-Aging Skin Care
So, last time I wrote about the products I was hoping would turn out great but instead they turned out to be duds, there were many scrubs in the list. All scrubs I have used till date were the physical ones with apricot or walnut granules which would tear the skin so I wanted something which would do a deep exfoliation instead of a superficial one. When I came across the body shop vitamin c microdermabrasion, I was not very hopeful but anyways thought of giving it a try! And, boy am I glad that … [Read more...] about The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabrasion
Updated From 22nd December, 2009. A few days back we were planning to go for a girl outing and decided to go all decked up for it. Unfortunately, the plan fell through but my entire focus that day was to look the best with flawless skin. And, somehow while going through my archives, I found this one of the earliest written posts. So, thought of re-sharing it with you! Everyone is busy in Christmas and New Year preparations. There would be parties all around so how to look best with … [Read more...] about 12 Steps to Flawless Skin for any Event
Another bane of my life apart from finding the perfect moisturizer is finding a good soap or a body wash which does not dry me up. LÓccitane almond shower oil seems to be a perfect choice for such a body wash but it is too pricey to be used daily. I was definitely intrigued by the British Rose range of body shop and wanted to try it for myself. And, then, the prices were reduced or sale was on or some such thing so I got these two body shop shower gels for myself among other … [Read more...] about The Body Shop Shower Gels – British Rose and Moringa
Updated from 25th January, 2015. A forgotten post which clarifies a lot about our skin care confusions related to moisturization and why skin is dry. Did you know hydration and moisturization are two different things and they come under two different skin problem categories. A skin can both be dehydrated and unmoisturized or it could just be dehydrated or just be unmoisturized. This winter has been particularly dry in the city and after ages of time, I experienced flaky and cracked skin! … [Read more...] about Do you know why your Skin is Dry?
As mentioned in this interview, salt scrubs and sugar scrubs are the best for the body! The Forest Essentials Hydrating Sea Salt Crystal Rose Body Polisher is my first salt scrub. Before this, I had used one from the body shop which I loved a lot but it was more of a butter than a scrub. This one, however, is a scrub and a moisturizer as well because of the oil suspension. In fact, this is one of the easiest DIY's to do at home as well. So, you know what is the next DIY you are gonna … [Read more...] about Forest Essentials Hydrating Sea Salt Crystal Rose Body Polisher