Bump-up your game with liquid skincare
When a wedding is on the horizon, every woman wants to kick-start her skincare and achieve that coveted bridal beauty glow for the big day.
However, with all the planning, decision-making (‘help’ from the Mother-in-Law) and organising that comes with creating a wedding day, there’s not always the time to plan and rethink your skincare. But, panic NOT. That’s where Skinade can help!
Focusing its effort on increasing awareness around the benefits that liquid supplementation can have on supporting normal skin function and nourishing the skin from within, the message is simple: to do the best for our skin, we must look beyond classic skincare treatments.
And, because it’s a drink, you’ll be able to multi-task like a bridal machine, nailing skincare and the seating plan in one hit! Especially as, if you were to try to take Skinade’s ingredients in tablet form you would need to swallow around twenty large tablets daily!
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Best, easy and cheap summer beauty diet
Drinking enough water is very important for the skin and hair. In fact, the major constituent of blood is water. It is the fluidity of blood that helps in transporting nutrients, oxygen and even wastes in the body.
Hair is actually fed by the nutrients in the blood stream and the proper circulation of blood to the skin surface is important for skin health.
Water stimulates the circulation of blood. It not only oxygenates the skin, but keeps it hydrated and also regulates the skin’s natural balance.
Summer is the time for cool drinks, not only to replenish fluids, but also to keep the body cool. This is also another way of meeting the body’s fluid requirement.
“Nimbu Paani” is an ideal drink during the summer. You can add one teaspoon of honey and a pinch of salt. If you suffer from any specific diseases, like diabetes, you should take the advice of your doctor regarding additives, like salt, sugar or honey, to cold drinks and fruit juices.
Avoid aerated drinks and take fresh fruit juices instead. Fruit juices should be taken freshly extracted and diluted with water.
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Some weird ingredients in your beauty products
You may be surprised at the weird skincare ingredients that may lurk in your beauty products!
For every green tea-infused, Royal Jelly-soaked, lavender-scented frou frou beauty product, there’s an equal and opposite force. By that we mean, snail slime, placenta, bird guano and the like.
This isn’t a joke. There’s a whole host of skincare out there in the universe, which proudly hosts any one (or a combination) of these very strange ingredients. And, they’re actually good for your skin because of natural enzymes and other natural voodoo. So, of course we had to make a list of the most weird and wonderful ingredients out there.
Whale poop contains a substance called Ambergris, which, after being expelled from the whale’s body, floats around in the ocean. Once out of the water – when it reaches the shore, for instance – It develops into a waxy solid. Said to have a sweet and earthy odour, Ambergis apparently extends the shelf life of perfumes.
Currently, it is only legal in France and Switzerland. Givenchy Amarige, Chanel No. 5, and Gucci Guilty are some of the perfumes that contain this substance.
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Luxury beauty concept goes beyond product for Asian consumers
In Asia, undergoing plastic surgery to alter one’s appearance is a symbol of status and class. Just as much as owning a Chanel handbag is in the West.
The opening keynote “Changing Faces” on day two of the Conde Nast International Conference April 21 sought to dissect the Asian consumers’ acceptance, and embrace, of plastic surgery to achieve self-fulfilling goals.
South Korean beauty has exploded on the global cosmetic and skincare scene recently. This has gone beyond the average female consumer’s reliance on seven to 10 products, before cosmetics, for a daily personal care routine. Plastic surgery challenges what many associate with luxury.
“What would you do with $5,000?” asked Sanghoon Park, plastic surgeon and president of ID Hospital.
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Water crises in India affecting the beauty industry
With the water crises looming overhead in Mumbai, Zero Water beauty regimens, or just 1 per cent water, are fast becoming popular. At a time when the city has been called on to try and do their best to adjust with the ongoing situation, these treatments seem to be the apt new go-to fads for the summer when water cuts are going to be the norm of the day.
The usual pampering involves immersing the hands or feet in water. That’s not needed with this. Manicures and pedicures that use gloves that contain moisturisers and exfoliators are the new fad.
You simply slip them on and that’s it! Dermatologist Dr Geeta Oberoi explains: “In the glove manicure, you wear plain cotton gloves with a blend of botanical extracts for two hours. These contain green tea, rosemary, jasmine and orange extracts, which act as natural moisturisers and soften the skin. There is no water used. The contents have ethanol, which is antibacterial and protects the skin.
The urea in them aims to soften the skin, while the alpha and beta hydroxy peel in the solution gently peels away dead cells, so it’s all taken care of without using water. Finally, you take off the glove and wipe off any unabsorbed contents.
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