The wait is over, Hair & Skin Care The Monsoon Guide by Inspire Beauty Online is finally here. It’s our First e-book ever, well a pretty short one and that too as a free download for all visitors. Never imagined that this could be possible, even for me.
We all are aware that the monsoon time is a hair and skin nightmare for some. Just for that very reason, this small guide covers hair care and skin care in two sections. This monsoon guide covers the essential do’s,don’ts and tips for Hair and skin care during the rainy season. Many of us are going to realize that our personal care requires one most important thing and that my friends is the ability to follow personal care routines with patience. It will go a very long way and show you your truly beautiful and happier self.
For proofreading at every stage, for reducing this to an amazingly condensed form, for helping find royalty-free images and provide external perspective when I need it the most I have mainly my husband (who loves to be of help) to thank for it. Now that this is done, we both can’t wait to start another GuideBook.
I thank you all for being patient and holding the suspense.
Did you know that there are two main concerns worrying folks these days: Aging and Trying new Makeup Tricks. This time, I’ve got a DIY project that’s gonna ease out both the above mentioned concerns. I’m going to show you all how to make 2-in-1 Dewy Face Gel, a DIY Serum cum Gel that will let you target and grant you the ability to try that New Dewy Look while maintaining your youthfulness. Yes, that’s right! I’m talking about a Multi-purpose Anti-aging Face Gel that not only works not only as a Serum that not only revives, rejuvenates & repairs your skin but also doubles up as a Primer, before applying makeup on your face to achieve the dewy look that’s so much in trend these days.
So without further delay let me share this wonderful homemade product with you all.
2-in-1 Dewy Face Gel
Rose Water – 3 Tbsp @daburgulabari
Cucumber Gel – 1 Tbsp @biocare
Aloe Vera Gel – 1 Tsp @biocare
Glycerin – 1/2 Tsp
Castor Oil – 1/2 Tsp
Olive Oil – 1/2 Tsp
Vit-A Oil – 2 Capsules
Vit-E Facial Oil – 3 Capsules @animate
Lavender Oil – 3 Drops @ryaalusa
Take exact quantity as mentioned or you won’t get the desired texture.
Mix all ingredients for about 3-4 minutes till consistency turns gel-like.
Your very own 2-in-1 Dewy Face Gel is ready for use.
Store in an airtight container.
Apply on a cleansed face every night before going to bed for it to function effectively as an Anti-Ageing Gel. To achieve that dewy look, apply little quantity of this Dewy Gel to your face 2-3 minutes before starting your makeup. This is also going to allow you to use minimal makeup also.
Look achieved using 2-in-1 Dewy Face Gel
It shows me with my makeup on at least 3 hours before I did the shoot. Before applying makeup, I took a little bit of this 2-in-1 Dewy Face Gel using my fingertips and applied to my face using soft, gentle circular strokes. Three hours on A Summer Afternoon, No smudges, No caking, No breaking up of the foundation. My makeup is as it is. The dewy look on my face shows perfectly. You will instantly achieve the dewy look and start noticing visible results on regular usage within 7 to 10 days.
Stored in a cool, dry place this batch will last you easily for two weeks.
I’m sure you all will agree with me when I say, “Stepping out in the sun is such a concern nowadays.” Don’t you?
” USE A SUNSCREEN BEFORE STEPPING OUT “
We’ve heard this a lot; well, most of you probably have.
Yet there are a lot of people who aren’t following it or even aware of its necessity.
But, How many of us do really understand the importance of wearing a sunscreen?
There’s a very simple explanation for this yet lots of people disregard it as not too important.
Our planetary sunscreen, the Ozone Layer protected us from harmful UV rays that penetrate living cells & damage vital DNA molecules. But now, it has been slowly depleting over the years and harmful rays are now reaching the planet’s surface to us. There are two types of UV rays – 1. UVA, It causes premature ageing & Melanoma (a deadly skin cancer); and 2. UVB, It causes dark spots, sunburns and other types of skin cancers.
The sun doesn’t take a break, so it’s very important to protect your skin and keep those fine lines at bay. Overexposure to harmful UVA & UVBRays is the cause of skin damage, ageing, spots, skin darkening and skin cancer; and not just getting tanned in the process.
Here comes in the cosmetic sunscreen which functions as portable & temporary ozone layer for you while you are exposed to the sun. Please be very careful & do include this as a vital part of your daily routine and always apply on all exposed skin 15-20 minutes before sun exposure.This is gonna be your personal ozone layer till the scientists have patched up the natural one.
So, Please don’t step out in the sun without wearing a sunscreen at any cost as UVA damage is not reversible.
I use this sunscreen by #VLCCindia as it is a blend of 10 natural ingredients providing gentle natural care to my skin.
A pleasantly fragrant, non-sticky Ayurveda product, VLCC Matte Look Sun Screen Lotion is a broad spectrum sunscreen which is my portable Ozone Layer. It provides long duration protection from both UVA & UVB rays and leaving your skin soft & supple while providing a matte finish.
For me, it’s just the right sunscreen to protect my skin & myself from sun damage and I’m sure you would also agree to include it as a part of your routine.
Take Care & Seasons Wishes to All of You Beautiful People.
Jojoba Oil also known as Green Gold, is one amongst my favorites wishlist, as its really light and suits all skin types. It is indeed a blessing because of its richness in vitamins & minerals. Its enriched with Vitamin- E , B- Complex,zinc, copper, selenium, chromium & iodine.
I’ve always been fascinated with oils and have been trying out all sorts of varieties, so I recently ordered this 100% Pure Jojoba Oil by @satthwa from Amazon. I received the product on time, well packed & sealed, in a 50 ML bottle with a Screw-on Cap & an Easy-to-Pour-Flip-Cap along with it. It’s a great oil with good qualities at such an affordable price. It applies easily with significant moisture retention and high nourishing properties. It absorbs deeply and reasonably quickly into the skin. It is non-sticky, odorless and my skin felt wonderfully hydrated & soft. It lasts up to 8 hours after applying it.
Now that Winter approaches and the humidity levels starting to drop, our most loved asset, The Skin starts becoming dry & dull. But don’t worry guys, I have a little solution for all those suffering from such problems. Ultimate Hydrating DIY Face Mask, created by using the most beneficial ingredients, this simple, yet effective mask not only hydrates your skin but also makes it soft and glowing. They are Orange Peel Powder, Honey & Milk mixed in equal quantities into a smooth paste consistency.
As promised, Today’s post is going to be about skin care routine and a lot of our lifestyle choices that contribute to the way we look. Choosing good products is definitely important, but it should also come from within. If we are not maintaining a healthy lifestyle, no matter how good or expensive skincare products we invest in, it’s not going to give you the desired results. We are what we eat, drink and “How our daily lifestyle choices affect our skin” is what we are going to be discussing today :
Yeah I know, we all love snacking and eating out. And it’s perfectly fine if done in moderation. Regularly eating junk or missing out on greens and vitamin rich foods, will eventually make our skin look dull. So choose and plan out your regular diet. Trust me you will see good results.
Drink Plenty of Water
This comes from my own experience, I used to buy all kinds to products, but never got the results that I was looking for. So, I chose and designated a drinking bottle just for my use and I started keeping tabs on how much water I drank in a day. Some of my friends and relations used to laugh at me that why am I so obsessed with drinking water all day. But they were amazed when they saw the results. My skin looked & felt better and more clear, without putting on a lot of makeup. This change definitely paid off.
Exfoliate Twice A Week
Uneven skin tones are often a result of dead skin on parts of the body that we are unable to /do not exfoliate properly. It is not just the face that requires to be beautiful, it’s your whole body as there is dead skin all over our body. Exfoliation twice a week is the ideal frequency for this part of our skin care routine. I follow this religiously every single week to get rid of dead skin and to get an increase in blood circulation, giving it a healthy, natural glow. But do not over do it as that will strip away your natural body oils and damage your skin.
Cleanse Regularly, Daily
Never forget to properly cleanse your skin before applying your skin care products and after removing makeup. Cleansing removes toxins, impurities, bacteria, dead skin, thus keeping it more fresh. The results of your make up will also be better. Always keep in mind to remove makeup and cleanse no matter what. Never sleep with makeup on your skin as it will contribute to your aging process. A good hygiene is a must, so follow a regular before & after Cleansing Routine.
Tone Your Skin
Toning your skin is essential to get rid of clogged pores, acne prone skin. It balances our skin to be less prone to oiliness and infection. Prepares our skin to be moisturized especially after removing heavy makeup. If you follow it up after a good cleansing routine it will not harm your skin, in fact it revitalizes your skin making it more soft and radiant, restores skin’s pH balance and shrinks pores as well. Dabur Gulabari Rose Water is my All-time favorite skin toner. Its fragrance is awesome.
You might not realize it today, but the benefits of moisturizing your skin will be visible in years to come. No matter what type of skin you have, Dry or Oily, keep it hydrated at all times if you wish to look and stay younger. Always try to put on a moisturizer right after you have had your bath, on a little damp skin as it helps to lock in the moisturize and also absorbs it better. I use Bio Care Aloe Vera Gel foe my face and Nivea Smooth Milk Body Lotion as a regular moisturizer.
Sleep 6 to 8 Hours
Getting 6 to 8 hours of sleep is important for a good physical health, well being and help in repairing, regenerating our skin. The amount of sleep we get affects our day to day lives, our energy level and our appearance. Getting a good beauty sleep has become an integral par of our skincare regime. A well rested body will look good and perform better.
“The results of a good routine will show on your skin and reflect your confidence.”
If you’ve read the whole article then do let me know how you plan out your daily routine.
Apples contain fruit acids that are called Alpha Hydroxy Acids(AHA). These acids exhibit natural ability to excellently exfoliate cells, accelerate cell renewal, stimulate cell metabolism, synthesis of collagen, elastin and other components, change acidity of the skin, influence process of skin keratinization.
Why does it work?
When used in higher concentration levels above 20%, These acids are able to act not only on the upper layer of the skin, but also penetrate into its deeper layer. It is one of the main anti-aging methods to prolong the youth of our skin, stimulate the removal of epidermis and helps get rid of dead cells.
Multiple application of fruit acids enhances exfoliation of dead layers of skin which means that it can eliminate some skin defects such as redness, roughness, acne and spots due to acne. Fruit acids are able to induce swelling of skin cells & inter-cellular substance, thus increasing its elasticity and reducing visible wrinkles.
How to Use It?
Either you can use fresh cut slices of the fruit and rub it directly on your skin and rinse or you could try out this easy DIY Natural Skin Peel. I tried it and liked it very much.
Today I’m gonna tell you a bit about this wonderful “Fruit of The Angels” called the Papaya.
It was once considered an exotic fruit, soft & deliciously sweet with a butter-like consistency. This humble fruit, Papaya, was christened the “Fruit of The Angels” by the famed explorer Christopher Columbus. The fruit, its properties & benefits have been evaluated through the centuries and can now be found in markets throughout the year. You can consume it for health benefits, use it topically for skin & hair care. This abundantly available & naturally rich source of nutrients and anti-oxidants, has become a favorite with women who want to have thick luxurious manes and glowing skin. In fact, you could come to think of it as a natural repository of Natural Enzyme, Anti-Oxidants, Vitamins, Nutrients, Minerals & Dietary Fiber.Read More
Food is Super! Isn’t it! Learn how to enjoy those greens by checking out our yummy, loaded with beauty health recipes and tips by also visiting the recipe section. The recipe section will also feature easy to prepare recipes for those constantly seeking time saving quick meals.
To start with today, I’m gonna let you in on a quick, healthy & yummy recipe. You can serve this Spinach Rice with Kidney Beans along with an Optional salad for a full meal.
Hi, I’m Iknoor Somal ‘n I love myself & my skin. I’ve started this blog to be as informative as possible about beauty, make-up & style.
It all started until a few years after my marriage. A lot of people used to compliment my complexion while inquiring about my skin care routine. I was actually amazed by the knowledge that many a person had no clue as to how to go about achieving similar results. Initially, on my own, I explored the world of beauty & style which led me to research and dabble with ideas & formulation for DIY products, Tips & Hacks.
My hubby, having experiences from the fashion & events industry, was quite encouraging about me wanting to explore this aspect. I then found and got myself enrolled for an online course as a Style & Image Consultant. Surprisingly enough, this piqued my interest in wanting to know more, learn more, Online! Wanting to know more about what best to use on my skin! Wanted to know what these natural products contained and what goes into their formulation