Winter Skincare Routine: Give that Extra Layer of Care

Winter Skincare Routine: Give that Extra Layer of Care

Winter Skincare Routine: Give that extra layer of care

As much as I love the cozy winters, I hate the harm it does to my skin! That’s why I am here to share my winter skincare routine with you guys. My otherwise combination skin turns extremely dry suddenly and I start putting the layers of moisturizer to avoid it from flaking. Now you know my struggle (*Sob *Sob) and I really want to know how many of you can relate with me?! Well, girls, you know what I always do and this time is no different. I am here with the tried and tested tips and products to save your ass this winter!

By the end of this blog, you will thank me for introducing you to some very reasonably priced winter skincare products. Also, for the best winter skin care routine that will help you like nothing else ever have! I mean it… Shall we start? I heard ya!!!

Winter Skincare RoutineNo Hot Bath

I know it’s too cold to be bathing with cold water, let’s just stick to lukewarm water. A hot water bath dries up your skin drastically and dehydrates it. If you wash your face with warm water, you will need tones to moisturizer and that eventually will give you breakouts or dull skin. Winter eczema is something you get if you take a hot bath or shower. So guys, lukewarm it is that too if you just can’t afford to use cold or normal room temperature water.

Choose your Products Wisely

Whether you use a shower gel or soap, make sure you have a different one for winters. In your winter skincare routine, the shower gel or your soap has to be the moisturizing one. Choose one with glycerin, coconut oil, or almond oil. Some oil base is what you need to make sure it doesn’t dry out your skin and retain some moisture. My personal favorites have always been: Dove if you are looking for an economical option. Bath and body works if you can spend a little more. [Read This: Skincare Products that Changed my Skin for Good]

Winter Skincare Routine

Lotion Potion

I personally love this part about winter. In my winter skincare routine, lotions play a major part. Coming to the body lotions, I choose the ones that smell amazing, stay for long, and make my skin soft and supple. You also need to take care of a few things while buying a lotion, read the ingredients is the trick. Also, consider how harsh the winter is in your area. My favorite ingredient in body lotions is shea butter.

Face Serum

 

 So in my winter skincare routine, the bedtime or the nighttime routine is very important. Choose good face serum and massage your face and hands thoroughly for 5-10 minutes. Let it stay and work as a night serum. It will ensure your skin is well nourished by the next morning. When you will wash your face I guarantee you will not see any sign of dryness or flaky skin at all. The face oil that I am using these days is Daughter Earth Eternal Youth Rejuvenating Serum. I absolutely adore this product and it has done wonders for my skin. Not only the nourishment, but it also cleared the dark spots and gave visibly clear skin.

Winter Skincare Routine

Protect Your Skin

If you live in areas where winters are very harsh, you need to be super careful. Cover your body as much as you can. Wear gloves, scarves, mufflers, caps, and try to create a barrier between your skin and the chilly wind that’s blowing around. However, for areas where enjoying the afternoon sun becomes a ritual in winter, remember, sunscreen is your best friend. Apply a layer always when you step out because even the winter sun tans the skin. This definitely comes under the winter skincare routine to not let the weather reach your skin.

Simple Tricks to follow in your winter skincare routine

  • Use mustard oil and massage your naval with just one drop of it. It will help keep your lips soft. [You may also like to read: Make your own Lip Balm]
  • Use fresh cream to massage your face before you wash your face at night. It will help retain the moisture in your skin and also have skin brightening properties.
  • Consume Desi Ghee, at least 2 tablespoons in your day. Ghee help keep your skin and hair better.
  • Drink enough water. There is a scenario that in winters we drink comparatively less amount of water. This is one of the major reasons why our skin cracks or dries up. Make sure you are drinking at least 3-4 liters of water.

desi ghee in winters

Stick to one winter skincare routine and follow it everyday! Like I always say, “Love your skin and it will love you back”. For more blogs on skincare, click here. Follow me on Instagram for product reviews. See you in the next one!

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Introducing a made in India Skincare brand: Antheia Essentials

Introducing a made in India Skincare brand: Antheia Essentials

Introducing a made in India Skincare brand: Antheia Essentials

As India started its “atmairbhar” journey, my search for Indian brands started! Skincare being my favorite thing, the first thing I looked out for is the skincare brands that I can suggest to you guys. Homemade, 100% natural, local, and made with love products is what exactly I am hunting for. Also, if you are a regular reader, you probably know by now that I am a big fan of natural products with no added chemicals. Alright! So coming to the topic, the brand that I am going to introduce you to today is “Antheia Essentials”.

Made in India skincare brand

About this Made in India skincare brand

Antheia is all about giving you the best results with better ingredients. Nature-packed hair and skincare products that help rejuvenate what is naturally bestowed to you. The product range at Antheia is:

  • Soap Free
  • 100% sulfate-free
  •  Paraben-free
  • 100% mineral oil-free
  • No phosphates

The best part: no animal testing, the packaging is recyclable to ensure that even nature is taken care of!

So I was introduced to Antheia by its founder, Shikha Garg. So Shikha sent me an email after reading my blogs that she wants me to try and test and review the products. As she was just starting the brand, I was sure that she definitely will put in a lot lot effort and love into it. I immediately said yes and almost complete the range of products that she launched reached in my PR package. It was one of those packages that I feel were special to me. I took my time, used every product that it had in it, and kid you not, I fell in love.

I took another month to write this blog so that no injustice is done either to the products or to my readers. Both readers and the brand deserves an honest opinion and I feel that honest reviews especially of a skincare product are not at all possible before you at least try it for 21 days. Here I am after more than a month of using this Indian skincare brand and an honest review.

Made in India skincare brand

Vitamin C foaming facial cleanser

Two things that assured me even before using it that I am going to love it are vitamin C and foaming! Anyone with combination skin, oily t-zone will relate to me! The foaming effect ensures that your skin doesn’t dry out but at the same time, all the oil and dirt are taken away from your face. Vitamin C brightens up your skin, removes the dark spots, and also has an anti-aging effect. I have almost finished the bottle and I am planning to buy another… can I say it in any other way that I loved it?!

 Ultra Hydration Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Whether your skin is oily or dry or anything, moisturization is inevitable. You just need to choose the right moisturizer. This made in india skincare brand is giving the best option. So the daily moisturizer that this Indian skincare brand sent me was with hydrating effect and is not at all that sticky super heavy cream that sticks to your face. it gives a hydrating effect, provides just the amount of moisture that is needed, and keeps your skin the soft and supple the entire day. Mango butter again is a good source of Vitamin C for the youthful skin. 

Made in India skincare brand

Blueberry Overnight Mask

Berries are a secret ingredient for glowing skin. Include them in your diet as well as your skincare. We have talked about it earlier as well that your skin repairs itself while you sleep. This overnight mask makes for a perfect repair regime for your skin. Quenching your skin’s thirst and bringing back the hydration overnight is what you get out of it. Wash your face first thing in the morning and you will see your face brightening up quickly.

Orange Exfoliating Scrub

How much vitamin C is enough? As much as you can add! This orange scrub is just similar to the natural orange peel powder that many of you must have used. Easing the process for you, this facial scrub helps remove the dirt, oil, and impurities that accumulate in your skin.

If you get all the products mentioned above, you can even go for a DIY facial at home using them in a process. I promise you will love it! Support local and use a made in India skincare brand. Read more skincare blogs here and follow us on Instagram to read our reviews.

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Desi Ghee for Face Pigmentation

Desi Ghee for Face Pigmentation

Desi Ghee for Face Pigmentation

Another skincare secret for all you lovelies out there! If you follow me, you know I am an ardent fan of home remedies, natural ingredients, and chemical-free skincare products. Moreover, I keep sharing how your eating habits can change your outer look. So, this time the ingredient is “Desi Ghee”. If you can make it at home, nothing like it. However, you can also try to get the purest form from your nearest dairy. If none of this is possible, then buy a local brand! Always remember that “labels never define a brand identity.” 

Let’s discuss how to use Desi Ghee for Face Pigmentation. So pigmentation is about skin coloring, it causes skin darkening. The patches or the spotting on your skin that you see are what is called pigmentation. I will be sharing tips on how to use desi ghee for face pigmentation.

desi ghee for face pigmentation

Ghee as face Mask

Pure desi ghee is a boon for winters. Especially, when it comes to moisturize your skin and remove pigmentation. Take one tablespoon of ghee, 1 tablespoon of honey, and add 2-3 drops of milk into it. Apply this paste on your face and neck. Keep it on the face overnight. However, if you are not comfortable with the layer, wash it off after an hour. It will help even the skin color, keep the skin soft and supple.

Pigmented Lips

When it comes to using desi ghee for face pigmentation, lips’ darkening is a major concern. To get rid of it, massage ghee on your lips before going to bed. Massage gently for 2-3 minutes and leave overnight. You will feel the softness in your lips the next morning. With consistent use, you will get rosy lips in no time!

desi ghee for face pigmentation

For Under Eye Pigmentation

Dark circles or dark spots around the eyes can also be treated with ghee. To solve the issue, take a little ghee in a bowl and mix a few drops of milk in it. Take a small cotton swab and dip it into the paste. Dab it around the eyes and gently massage using the same cotton swab. Do it every night before going to bed. It will take around a month before you see results.

Diet

I always emphasize on being beautiful inside out. While you continue to apply ghee in the ways recommended, also don’t forget to include it in your diet. Suggested intake is at least 1 tablespoon of ghee with every meal. However, do consult with your doctor if you have any medical issues. Eat clean, healthy, and take good care of your skin.

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Travelling During Periods? Make Sure You Carry Your Menstrual Bag

Travelling During Periods? Make Sure You Carry Your Menstrual Bag

Travelling during periods? Make sure you carry your menstrual bag along

Admit it, we all like to travel! If you are like me, your travel plans are very spontaneous with zero planning and schedule. Moreover, sometimes we also have such situations that we have to plan everything at the minute. In such circumstances, the hardest part a woman can face is “travelling during periods”. Without a doubt, it’s going to get difficult to manage “that time of the month” while you are travelling. It has happened to me a lot! Hence, I found many hacks on how to survive if you are travelling during periods.

Under this article, we will cover:

  • How to pack your menstrual bag
  • Some amazing menstrual products
  • How to deal with cramps while travelling
  • What to do when you can’t find a clean washroom

I am so sure you all want to know all of this, so let’s just move straight to the topic. Travelling during periods, a little difficult, but manageable.

Menstrual Bag

Gear up! You need some stuff here. First thing first, you obviously need sanitary pads, tampons or menstrual cup whatever you are comfortable with. Pack your stock as you are never sure if you can buy them on your way also why do you want to risk! Just pack huge stock so that you are safe. If you are travelling during periods, prefer using a menstrual cup. The reason for using a menstrual cup is that you don’t need to change it as often as a pad or a tampon.

Another thing in your menstrual bag is a clean towel and paper soaps. If you are lucky enough to find a nice washroom, you will probably get these there but what if you don’t! Keep your own things ready to face any situation if you are travelling during periods.

Next thing that you need to pack is tissues! Both dry and wet tissues need to be packed. For wet tissues, I have the best option for your guys. Use the Oraah intimate wipes, as these are chemical-free, alcohol-free, foam-free and are extremely safe to use! You can buy the wipes from their website www.oraah.in

Disposal Bags

It is important to dispose of your pads or whatever you are using in a proper way. Carry some garbage bags or piece of newspaper or tissues if you don’t have anything handy. Wrap properly and dispose of in a nice hygienic manner as well.travelling during periodsTo relieve the Cramps

I always use hot water bags (both traditional and electric) to relieve the cramps. You can carry some hot water in the temperature resistant bottles and keep replacing. Moreover, you can also use this water to sip as that helps relieve cramps as well. Here I have another great option for you guys. Oraah cramp relief roll on. Keep this roll-on handy and trust me you will be at ease.

Pack these Foods

Don’t you want to eat some chocolate or some chewy candy while on your periods? Well, then pack! Take whatever you can in your bag that you can possibly crave for while travelling during periods. Also, make sure you eat healthy and clean foods so that you don’t have to deal with acidity or severe cramps.

 

Keeping all these points in mind, take your menstrual bag along and you do not have to worry about a thing! Happy travel! For more interesting blogs, click here. Also, follow me on Instagram.

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When Life Gives you Lemons

When Life Gives you Lemons

When Life gives you Lemons

No! I won’t say make lemonade or anything. We all get to experience the sweet, sour, and bitter flavors of life. While sometimes we feel blessed, there are days when we feel drained like it’s the end of the world. Thanks to the year 2020, due to the pandemic, life gave us all a lot of lemons of lately. If you are also a little low, depressed, or sad, or just irritated with your situation, let me help you what to do when life gives you lemons.

Pause

You cannot run away or give a reflex to your life issues. So, pause for a bit. Take a moment to absorb what you have been put in. understand the situation and analyze the scenario. Have your cup of tea/coffee or a drink if you want! Once you know what exactly the situation is, it will be easier to find out the solution.

when life gives you lemons

Think How not Why

Stop cribbing and asking why me! You are already in it there’s no point asking why! Look for the options on how to solve or come out of it. Another thing here is to not choose any short cuts or wrong ways to solve an issue. You obviously don’t want to come out of one only to be caught into another. Always remember, there is a solution to every problem in the world.

Share

Do not keep it to yourself. Sometimes all you need is a hearty talk with someone you love. Do not keep it to yourself. Call your friends, family, or anybody you feel close to, and just speak your heart out. However, do not expect any solution as it’s not always the case that someone has a solution to your issues. But sharing with someone will lighten the burden from you.

There is not even one person on this planet who doesn’t face issues in life. When life gives you lemons, know that it’s not just you, every person you see around you have issues in life. Life gives lemons to everyone. It’s on us how we take it. It’s all mind over the matter so just keep your spirits high, be confident, and never let problems win over you!

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