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Acne is a skin condition that affects more than half of the world population and leads to insecurities and lower self-esteem issues. Most of the times, you do not even understand what the problem is, which makes this skin condition even worse. Therefore, we have the top reasons as to why you might be getting acne breakouts.

1.   Consuming Too Much Spicy Food

Spicy foods are made with peppers and tomatoes, which have acidic lycopene in them that cause irritations and imbalance the pH levels of the skin leading to breakouts. However, not just spicy food can lead to breakouts. Some people can get breakouts because of bread, dairy, and other types of skin. Keep in mind that every person reacts to certain foods differently, therefore, you should never compare would situation with anyone. Focus on eating fresh fruits and vegetables as much as you can as they contain water and beneficial nutrients that are important to you.

2.   Check the Products You Are Using

There are many lotions that contain mineral oil because it is a “super-heavy moisturizing agent,” but what you do not know is that it can clog pores that lead to breakouts. Another ingredient that you need to avoid putting on your skin are silicone based products. Similar to mineral oils, silicones can cause breakouts as well. If you want to maintain clear skin, you will need to look for products that clearly say “non-comedogenic” as these products will not clog and they will prevent breakouts. If you have Proactive acne, read more.

3.   Stop Smoking

Every time you smoke a cigarette, you are lowering the amount of oxygen that is supposed to go on your face. Not only are you exposing yourself to cancer, but you are also lessening the collagen and elastin present in your skin. Collagen and elastin have the ability to prevent large pores and wrinkles, therefore, the carcinogens in a cigarette eliminate these two vital skin properties. The more you smoke, the more breakouts will occur. Try to avoid smoking as much as you can so you can live a healthier life and have clear skin.

4.   You Might Be Over-Scrubbing

People that have acne-prone skin think that scrubbing their face with rough exfoliants (crushed apricot seeds), hard washcloths, or cleaning brushes, assume that their skin will become flawless. However, it has the opposite effect on it. When they do this the bacteria from the acne spread all over the skin, making the condition even worse. You need to find the right facial cleanser for your skin so you can prevent acne from happening again. Make sure you are aware of your skin type as every facial cleanser has a different job.

5.   Picking Pimples Triggers More to Grow

As tempting as it may be, do not pick on your pimples. Picking on your pimples will most likely leave a red mark that will turn into an acne scar. The worst part about “playing dermatologist” is that when you are trying to squeeze the puss out of the pore, there is a chance that you are making it go deeper into your skin. When the bacterium spreads underneath the skin layer, there is a chance that you will get more pimples. The best way to prevent yourself from touching your pimples is by challenging yourself. If you keep your hands off your face you will not only see a reduction in your pimples, but you will see how your complexion is getting better.

6.   Release All Stress

It is true that stress causes acne. The more you stress out, the more pimples you will have and ultimately you will be stuck in a vicious cycle. When you are stressing, your skin will begin to create stress hormones that include cortisol. Cortisol will stimulate the production of oil glands so they can make testosterone. This will make your skin excessively oily and clog your pores. In order to prevent this from happening, you must make sure you are meditating, working out daily, and taking time out for yourself. All this will allow you to release stress so your body does not keep generating these harmful hormones.

 

The benefits of Argan oil is something that everybody is familiar with. It has been named Liquid Gold for true reasons. It is great for your skin and hair and it has been proven to give magical results if applied on a regular basis. The fatty acids and Vitamin E in argan oil help moisturize the skin and hair, adds glow and nourishment. Today, I will be sharing with you my experience with  Speaking Tree Argan Carrier Oil.

If you haven’t checked out my post on Speaking Tree Lemon and Peppermint Essential Oils then do it right now!

Price- Rs 390 for 15ml

Available at- Amazon, Flipkart, MyNutraMart

Speaking Tree Argan Carrier Oil Review, Price

 

Packaging- Speaking Tree Argan Carrier Oil comes in 15 ml glass bottle with a plastic cap. They have European dropper cap included in their packaging. Inside the outer packaging comes a glass roller bottle as well.

Key Ingredients- Speaking Tree Argan carrier oil is 100% natural and organic. It contains premium therapeutic grade Moroccan Argan extracts which are beneficial for the skin.

Benefits-

  • It heals and treats dry, brittle cuticles and nails.
  • Anti-aging: Reduce facial blemishes.

  • Fights dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, acne & stretch marks.
  • Soothes burns and sunburns.

  • Protects against harmful effects of UV rays.
  • Useful in treating dry, brittle, frizzy & damaged hair.

How to Use-

  • Mix with brown sugar to use as an exfoliating facial scrub.
  • Apply one drop to moisturize your face at bedtime for morning glow.
  • Rub 2-3 drops of warm oil to improve elasticity & prevent stretch marks.
  • Massage nails & cuticles to keep them healthy.
  • Use as a leave-in conditioner for hair.

My Experience with Speaking Tree Argan Carrier Oil-

Speaking Tree Argan Carrier Oil Review, Price

My experience with Speaking Tree Argan Carrier Oil is my first experience with Argan Oil itself. Before that, I never used any argan oil. I had heard a lot about the benefits and magical properties of Argan oil before so, I was really excited to try it myself.

As I am currently using Speaking Tree Lemon Essential Oil for my face, I do not use the Argan oil for my skin. I use it for my hair. For the last few weeks, I have been using it as a leave-in conditioner. I just take a couple of drops of the Argan oil and apply to the ends of my hair after washing it with my favourite shampoo.

As Argan oil is non-greasy, it nourishes my tresses without making them oily.

If you are looking for a budget-friendly argan oil then I would highly recommend you to try Speaking Tree Argan carrier oil.

Have you ever used Argan oil?


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Essential oils are something that is much talked about these days but, most of us are unaware of what they actually do, how they benefit us and most importantly, the ways we can use them. Recently, I got to try a couple of essential oils from a brand called Speaking Tree and I thought I should write an elaborate post on the benefits and uses of essential oils along with my review on the Speaking Tree Essential Oils.

The two variants that I got are Peppermint and Lemon. We all know how beneficial peppermint and lemon are for our skin. Rich in Vitamin C and Citric Acid, Lemon is highly beneficial for the skin. It helps prevent acne, lightens acne scars and any other pigmentation and brightens the skin. Lemon is great for oily skin. Peppermint, also, is great for the skin and body. It has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. The cooling property of peppermint helps calm the senses. It also prevents acne and removes dandruff.

About Speaking Tree-

Speaking Tree is an Indian brand that focuses on natural skincare based on traditional Indian culture and beliefs. They have a great range of Essential and Carrier Oils. All their products are natural and free from chemicals.

Speaking Tree essential oils are available on Amazon, Flipkart and mynutramart.com

Speaking Tree Essential Oils- Peppermint & Lemon | Benefits, Uses, Review

Packaging of the Speaking Tree Essential Oils-

Both the essential oils come in 15 ml glass bottle with a plastic cap. They have European dropper cap included in their packaging. Inside the outer packaging comes a glass roller bottle as well.

Speaking Tree Lemon Essential Oil

Speaking Tree Essential Oils- Peppermint & Lemon | Benefits, Uses, Review

Price- Rs 295/- (Buy here)

Key Ingredients: Speaking Tree’s Lemon essential oil is 100% natural and organic. It contains premium therapeutic grade Lemon which has calming and detoxifying properties.

Benefits:

  • Boosts immunity & cleanses system
  • Natural disinfectant and antiseptic cleanser

  • Helps to support healthy respiratory function
  • Excellent stress buster

  • Reduces the swelling in the mucous membranes
  • Eliminate dandruff & strengthens hair

How to Use:

  1. Use 3-4 drops in a diffuser to promote a positive mood.
  2. Mix 2-3 drops with water in a spray bottle to clean surfaces.
  3. Good for blemishes & oily skin to minimize oil production.
  4. Put a few drops in laundry to remove stains & brighten clothes.
  5. Take some drops on cotton ball and put in refrigerator for a pleasant odour.

Speaking Tree Peppermint Essential Oil

Speaking Tree Essential Oils- Peppermint & Lemon | Benefits, Uses, Review

Price- Rs 310/- (Buy here)

Key Ingredients: Speaking Tree’s Peppermint essential oil is 100% natural and organic. It contains premium therapeutic grade Peppermint which has many benefits for your body and soul.

Benefits: 

  • Reduces stomach aches, soothes digestive issues
  • Freshen bad breath & clear respiratory tract

  • Antimicrobial properties
  • Improves mental focus

  • Relieves headaches
  • Boosts energy

How To Use:

  1. Blend few drops with carrier oil & rub on chest. Relax & inhale.
  2. Put few drops on the shower floor for an invigorating bathing experience.
  3. Place 2-5 drops in a bowl of steaming water, and inhale the stream to breathe easy.
  4. Mix few drops with carrier oil & massage for relief from aching muscles.
  5. Put few drops in a diffuser and relax your body & soul.

 

My Review of the Speaking Tree Essential Oils:

Speaking Tree Essential Oils- Peppermint & Lemon | Benefits, Uses, Review

I have been using these two essential oils for over a week now and I think I should share my views with you. There are various ways of using these essential oils but there are two particular ways in which I am using them for me. I take 2 drops of the Lemon Essential Oil on to my palm and press it gently against my skin right after washing and toning the skin. I am doing this step twice a day and I can notice a change in the appearance of my skin. The dullness of my skin is now gone and it appears brighter than before. This oil is a dry oil so it does not make my skin greasy.

I do not like peppermint smell but when I get migraines, the same smell seems very calming and refreshing to me. If you get frequent migraine attacks like me then first see a doctor and start medication and while it starts paining use this peppermint essential oil instead of popping a pill. What I like to do is, I take some oil in the roller applicator and rub it gently on my temples. It gives a great relief from the pain and from the stress too.

You can also burn these oils in a diffuser and it will act as a stress buster. You will calm your nerves and destress you instantly. Or, just add a few drops in a bucket of water or in your bath to relax after a long, hectic day.

I would highly recommend you to try these two oils from Speaking Tree. Check out their website for more info.


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Winter is right around the corner. This season comes with its own pros and cons. Where on one hand, it relieves us from the scorching sun and the unbearable humidity, on the other hand, it causes dryness and dullness of the skin. In today’s post, I am going to share some of my tips to fight dullness and rejuvenate your skin during this season.

Hydrate

Keeping yourself hydrated is really important for your skin as it helps in removing toxins from your body. You can achieve a glowing skin just by hydrating your body. Drink lots of water no matter what the season is.

Diet

Your diet plays a huge role in your skincare. Some foods are meant to detoxify your body and rejuvenate your core system so that your skin looks glowing from within. Here are some steps that I have incorporated into my diet to achieve a younger-looking, healthy and glowing skin.

  • Have salads before my meals. Firstly, it will prevent you from overeating and secondly, the detoxifying properties of raw veggies will help refresh your system.
  • Start my day with lemon water. Lemon has amazing detox properties. It is rich in Vitamin C which improves your skin and hair.
  • Have sprouted moong daal as a snack in the evening. Evenings are the times I am most inclined to junk foods. To prevent that, my mom has come up with this lovely idea to have a sprouts chaat to deal with my pesky hunger pangs. Just take some sprouted moong beans, chunks of tomatoes, chopped coriander and green chillies, add a dash of lemon juice, salt and pepper and you are good to go!

Special Skincare

Himalaya Ayurveda Double Power Double Neem Facial Kit
Himalaya Ayurveda Double Power Double Neem Facial Kit

 

Himalaya Ayurveda Double Power Double Neem Facial Kit
Himalaya Ayurveda Double Power Double Neem Facial Kit

One thing about skincare that we always tend to forget is that it changes with the season. You should always make these seasonal changes to give your skin what it really needs for that particular season. As far as I have noticed, mine has become a little sensitive as winter is approaching and I am getting seasonal pimples more than what I normally do. To fight that, I have recently used the VLCC Ayurveda Purifying Double Power Double Neem Facial Kit (Rs 200/-).

This facial kit is made to give you an instant glow. This facial kit contains total 5 products- a face wash (10g), a face scrub (10g), a face gel (10g), a face cream (10g) and a face pack (10g). Enriched in the power of neem, VLCC Ayurveda Purifying Double Power Double Neem Facial Kit is a 5 step facial kit that deeply cleanses your skin, removes impurities, making it feel fresh and free from acne.

Comment down below stating how you take care of your skin during seasonal changes.


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Hi, guys! Today I am reviewing another neem-based skincare product. Today’s post will be about the Oshea Herbals Neempure Anti Acne and Pimple Face Pack. This product is enriched with Neem and Aloe Vera extract and it is suitable for all skin types. It’s been quite some time now since I started using this face pack. Now, I am ready to share my review with you all. So, let’s get started-

Price- Rs 345 for 300g, Rs 175 for 120g, Rs 115 for 80g (Buy here)

 

Description- This deep purifying antimicrobial and antiseptic formula cleanses skin while helping to absorb toxins and excess oil. Regular use of this pack helps get rid of pimples, acne, blemishes and spots. Also, makes the complexion fair and enhances facial brightness.

Active Ingredients-

Neem and Basil Leaf Extracts: A universal antiseptic and anti-microbial, helps in curing acne, pimple.

Aloe Vera Gel: Excellent Moisturising and skin healing properties.

Tea Tree Oil: Antiseptic, Anti Acne, Antimicrobial properties.

Cinnamon: Astringent properties.

Ingredients-Aqua, Kaolin, Stearic Acid, Bentonite, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerine, Zinc Oxide, Neem Leaf Extract, Aloe Vera Extract, Emulsifying Wax, Basil Leaf Extract, Extract of Yarrow, Polysorbate-80, Tea Tree Oil, Cinnamomum Extract, Fragrance, Xanthan Gum, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben.

Direction to Use- Apply a generous amount of this pack on face & neck leaving eyes. Relax till completely dry. Rinse with plain water.

Oshea Herbals NeemPure Anti Acne & Pimple Face Pack | Cherry On Top

Oshea Herbals NeemPure Anti Acne & Pimple Face Pack | Cherry On Top

Oshea Herbals NeemPure Anti Acne & Pimple Face Pack | Cherry On Top

Packaging- Oshea Herbals NeemPure Anti Acne & Pimple Face Pack comes in a sturdy white plastic tube packaging. You need to squeeze the tube in order to dispense the product. The packaging is travel-friendly.

My Experience with Oshea Herbals NeemPure Anti Acne & Pimple Face Pack

Oshea Herbals NeemPure Anti Acne & Pimple Face Pack | Cherry On Top

I have been using Oshea Herbals NeemPure Anti Acne & Pimple Face Pack for the past couple of weeks and I am in a love-hate relationship with this face pack. I love it because of the natural ingredients and effectiveness but I hate it for it feels heavy on my face when I put it on. I find it difficult to wash off of my face. It also takes longer to dry completely than any other masks. It takes around 20-30 minutes to dry.

But, on the brighter side, it freshens up the skin. You can feel the freshness right after washing it off. It makes my skin brighter and adds a little glow to it. It doesn’t make the skin fairer as it claims. I haven’t seen any signs of acne or a pimple (not even the customary pre-menstrual one) since I have started using it. I use it twice a week at night.

If you love to have a face pack with all the benefits of natural ingredients like neem, tea tree oil, aloe vera and cinnamon, that too within budget then you can try out this face pack by Oshea Herbals.


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Disclaimer- The product was sent by the brand in exchange for an honest review.

Hi, guys! How are you all? Today, I am going to review a very affordable face wash from Astaberry. I will be reviewing the Astaberry Neem & Aloe Face Wash. I have been trying this product for more than a week and I feel this is the time I should review it for you.’

Price- Rs 55 for 60ml; Rs 95 for 100ml (Buy Here)

Description- Astaberry Neem Face Wash is based on principles of Ayurveda. It deeply cleanses the skin eliminating all impurities from the face. It prevents the occurrence of pimples, acne and blemishes.Neem has antibacterial properties which kill the germs and make face clear and clean.

Core Ingredients- Neem Extract, Aloe Vera Extract, Basil Extract, Lemon juice.

Other Ingredients- Ammonium Lauryl Ether Sulphate, Cocoamidopropylebetain, Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Proplyn Glycol, Atlas G 1823, Cucumber Extract, Lemon Extract, Neem Extract, Basil Extract, Aloe Vera Extract, Tea Tree Oil, Preservatives, Color, Perfume, Polyquat 10, DM water.

How to Use- Gently massage over wet face and neck with fingertips, lather and rinse, morning and evening.

Astaberry Neem & Aloe Face Wash Review | Cherry On Top

Packaging- Astaberry Neem & Aloe Face Wash comes in a bright green transparent plastic tube with flip open cap. The packaging is very simple, easy to handle and travel-friendly. You need to squeeze the tube in order to dispense the product out.

My Experience with Astaberry Neem & Aloe Face Wash

I love neem-based face washes a lot. I feel they cleanse the face from within and give me a glowing healthy skin. I have been using this Astaberry Neem & Aloe Face Wash for more than a week and I feel I have noticed a few differences in my skin after I started using it. Astaberry Neem & Aloe Face Wash has the benefits of Neem, Aloe Vera, Basil and Lemon. Neem soothes irritation and prevents acne. It is rich in antioxidants. Aloe Vera is a natural moisturiser, it works to alleviate the effects of UV radiation, hydrates and softens the skin. Basil has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that purify the skin. Lemon is a natural source of Vitamin C, it clears and tones the skin.

This face wash leaves my skin clean and soft every time I use it. It makes the skin soft and supple and adds a healthy glow to it. It effectively removes sebum and impurities from the face and makes it look and feel fresh. Astaberry Neem & Aloe Face Wash is for all skin types.

I am quite happy with the results considering the price of the product. It can be termed as a good face wash within budget. I would recommend you guys to try it out.

The only thing I didn’t like is the long list of chemicals used in it.


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Disclaimer- The product was sent by the brand in exchange for an honest review.

Hi, guys! Tomorrow is Father’s Day and I am pretty sure all of you have already bought gifts for your dads. For those who haven’t and still looking for the best thing to gift to your father, I have an option.

This father’s day, pamper your beloved dad with the exclusive Organic Harvest hamper. The hamper includes Organic Harvest’s Sunscreen, Anti-tan Scrub and 3-1 Face Wash. A perfect pack to gift your dad a rejuvenated skin.

The Organic Harvest’s Anti Tan Scrub gently exfoliates the skin, unclogs pores and removes the layer of tanning. It contains scrubbing beads and olive oil in a cream base that will help in repairing even the most extreme sun damage. The scrub combines the benefits of olive oil and liquid Shea butter which deeply moisturises the skin, the Pro Vitamin B5 improves skin hydration levels. It gently eliminates dead skin cells and refines the texture of the skin.

While  Organic Harvest’s Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 30 contains a triple action formula and includes natural preservatives that shield the skin from harmful sun ray. Its sweat resistant formula ensures a carefree sun time, on the go. The sunscreen provides a superior physical broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection to the skin.

Organic Harvest Father's Day Gift Hamper | Cherry On Top

In the name of face wash, we often end up slathering harmful chemicals on our skin. Organic Harvest 3 in 1 Face Wash is a great choice if you are looking for a good quality, paraben-free face wash that restores the energy of the skin and gives it a healthy glow. The face wash is formulated without paraben, mineral oil and animal ingredients. It’s a 3-1 formula, which means Organic Harvest 3 in 1 Face Wash does the job of cleansing along with scrubbing and skin whitening.

So this Father’s Day surprise your father with a gift that will make him look and feel his very best.


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Hi, guys! I am back with another post for you. Today’s post will be a review on the VLCC Neem Face Wash with Chamomile and Tea Tree. Now, if you know me you must know that anything that has natural ingredients in it turns me on. The same happened with this face wash. I love face washes that have neem in them. I have used tonnes of them. So, when I got to know about this face wash, I knew I had to get it. I have been using it for a couple of days now and I think I am ready to share my experience with you. So, let’s start-

Price- Rs 95/- for 100ml; Rs 150/- for 150ml

VLCC Neem Face Wash Review | Cherry On Top

VLCC Neem Face Wash Review | Cherry On Top

VLCC Neem Face Wash Review | Cherry On Top

Ingredients- Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Cocamide DEA, Azadirachta indica (Neem) Bark Extract, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Daucus carota sativa (Carrot) Seed Extract, Sapindus trifoliatus (Soapnut) Fruit Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Parfum, CI 19140, CI 42090

Description- Neem face wash, deeply cleanses the face gently and effectively and controls sebum secretion without excessively drying the skin. Contains pure neem extract which effectively treats acne, pimples and prevents their recurrence, while chamomile and tea tree have strong antioxidant properties which help in rejuvenating the skin making it feel sparkling fresh and energised.

VLCC Neem Face Wash Claims

  • Deeply cleanses the face gently and effectively.
  • Rejuvenating the skin, making it feel sparkling fresh.

How to Use – Take a pea-size amount, rub it between your palms, lather it up and apply to your face and neck. For best results, use twice daily.

Packaging-  The packaging of the VLCC Neem Face Wash is quite simple. It comes in a regular plastic tube with a flip cap. The tube is transparent so you can keep a track of your product usage. You need to squeeze the tube in order to get the product out. One thing that I like is I could have a control on the dispense of the product. It only lets a small amount of product out at a time. That means, no wastage!

VLCC Neem Face Wash Review | Cherry On Top

Formula- The formula of the VLCC Neem Face Wash VLCC Neem Face Wash is gel-like. It is quite concentrated, so pea-size amount is more than enough for your entire face and neck. This product is green in colour with resembles it’s association with neem. It has a unique soap-free formulation that prevents acne and pimple and also the recurrence of them which is very common in extremely oily skin.

My Experience with VLCC Neem Face Wash

VLCC Neem Face Wash Review | Cherry On Top

As I mentioned earlier, I have been using it for the past couple of days twice a day and I have seen my skin improving after washing my face with it. I know it is too fast to review a product within two days of time but I could do it as I don’t have any acne on my skin right now. At the moment, my major concern is oiliness which VLCC Neem Face Wash has been handling quite effectively.

Talking about the benefit of this face wash, we need to know the benefits of its key ingredients that is Neem, Tea Tree and Chamomile-

Neem, the most effective, easily available ingredient that has been used by every woman in India since time immemorial. Neem has antibacterial properties which help cure acne, reduce acne spots and scars and prevent breakouts. Also, it works on skin rashes and blackheads. I remember my mum used to soak neem leafs in a bucket full of water during summers and we used to bath with that water. It helped in diminishing rashes and prickly heat.

Chamomile is known as an anti-ageing agent for your skin. It also works wonders on skin irritation.

Tea tree, another great ingredient for your skin. A correct amount of tea-tree helps you get rid of acne or lighten acne scars. Tea tree is an anti-fungal agent that works on any infection. Its anti-oxidant property leaves the skin look and feels fresh and rejuvenated.

With my first wash, I knew that this is a good cleanser for combination skin. This product lathers up so well despite being a soap-free face wash. It takes out all the dirt and grime and excess sebum from your skin leaving your pores to breathe. It keeps oiliness at bay for a long time, for about 4-5 hours which is a boon for ladies with oily skin. As I do not have much acne on my skin, I cannot comment on the pimple prevention point. But, after using it twice daily for two days, it has reduced that one pimple I have on my forehead which I am very happy for. It leaves my skin soft, supple and oil-free after every wash. Also, the skin feels fresh and looks glowy. Seeing that, it can be called the best face wash for women.

It smells so fresh, quite like neem. VLCC Neem Face Wash is nature in a tube.

Have you used VLCC Neem Face Wash yet?


That was it for my VLCC neem face wash review. I hope you found this post helpful. Make sure to share it with your family and friends if you did. Pour in your thoughts in the comments. Your comments encourage me a lot! Do subscribe to our Newsletter so that you get notified whenever there is a new post on the blog. Will talk to you in my next post. Till then, be safe & keep smiling! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for regular updates. Add me on Snapchat for more fun and a sneak-peek of my life.

Disclaimer: Sample sent by the brand in exchange for an honest review.

Hi, guys! If you follow me on my social media then you must know that I attended a #VLCCStyleStatements session a few days ago. VLCC  is India’s leading wellness brand that is the one-stop destination for all your skin and hair concerns. They have various beauty services and personal care services. Also known for their weight loss services, VLCC has several therapies and treatments for beauty and wellness using natural sciences. In this post, I am going to talk about the VLCC skin treatments.

At the event, we had Mr Rohit Murgai, Head- Beauty Sales, VLCC Healthcare who discussed with us various beauty treatments that VLCC has to offer. We got to know about various usual services like Vampire Facelift, Medavita Treatment, Kerafusion Treatment, Microblading and two new treatments that have been introduced in VLCC, Kolkata i.e. Ionic Detox and Cryofreeze Therapy. I’ll elaborately talk about each of them later. Also, read till the end to see if your questions have been answered!

An Evening at VLCC and Things I Learnt There | #VLCCStyleStatements | Cherry On Top
Mr Rohit Murgai answering various questions related to skin and hair

An Evening at VLCC and Things I Learnt There | #VLCCStyleStatements | Cherry On Top

Different VLCC Skin Treatments

Microblading

Most of us must have heard about Microblading, but despite that, we are not much familiar with the term. Mainly because the treatment is not easily accessible and not many places in India have this facility at this moment. We were being informed about this process by Mr Murgai when we got to know the difference between Microblading and Eyebrow Tattoos. Microblading can be called semi-permanent makeup. In this process, pigments are inserted into the epidermis, whereas in tattoos, pigments are inserted deep into the skin. We were lucky enough to have witnessed a Microblading session up close during our event. The expert had a pen-like tool with which she was actually drawing some hair-like strokes on the client’s eyebrows. This process takes almost up to two hours to complete depending on the thickness followed by a touch-up within a couple of weeks. We were told that these pigments last for 15-20 months. VLCC is a trustworthy place to stop by for microblading in India, mainly because they have the best experts.

Ionic Detox

Mr Rohit Murgai told us about the two new treatments that have recently been introduced to VLCC, Kolkata. One of them is Ionic Detox. In this therapy, the client goes through a pedicure which sucks out all the toxins from different organs of the client’s body. The description sounded was quite interesting. We were told that the colour of the water in the pedicure tub changes from transparent to black, green or muddy brown depending on the organs that release toxins.

Cryofreeze Therapy

Another thing that is new to VLCC, Kolkata is this Cryofreeze Therapy. This is mainly an anti-ageing therapy that gives you an instantaneous glow. This is a 20-minute session in which your body temperature is taken down to sub-zero level to constrict your blood vessels. Now, when the temperature is black to normal, the blood gushes back to the entire body giving it an instant tightness, glow and it also instantly reduces the appearance of your fine lines. This therapy is another intriguing one.

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Now, we were requested to ask our questions to Mr Murgai and he answered all of them with a smile. I am going to list down Mr Murgai’s answers to the question that you had asked me on Instagram and Facebook. Most of the cures included cosmetological help.

1. Remedy for Hair loss

Firstly, Mr Murgai made it clear that hair loss is curable at any age. There are different therapies that you can try out like Medavita or Mesotherapy in which certain proteins and vitamins are infused into your scalp. Else, you can go for hair transplant, hair patches and toupees or Polydioxanone Threads which is an advanced solution of Androgenetic Alopecia in which hair strands are thread embedded into your scalp.

2. Remedy for Frizz

The more humidity, the more frizz. At VLCC, they have a treatment called Kerafusion that is a keratin therapy for hair. In this process, your hair is given a coating of Kerafusion which makes it more manageable. Another thing is called Velour that is an advanced, in-depth Medavita treatment that is a re-energizing frizz-reduction treatment.

3. Remedy for Open Pores

You need to go through a daily CTM (Cleansing-Toning-Moisturizing) routine. Exfoliate your skin on a regular basis. Use a scrub that has walnut, avoid those that have small beads. There is a tool called derma roller that helps to reduce the appearance of open pores. You can also take help of collagen-based products that helps fill in the pores from within. One of the VLCC skin treatments include Vampire Facelift which is great for treating open pores, as well as dark elbows and knees.

4. Remedy for Dark Circles

Dark Circle happens because of the lesser blood circulation under your eyes. You need to increase the microcirculation there by getting yourself a proper treatment. You can go for a vision energy treatment or you can try eye cell treatment which is best for deeper dark circles. The only thing to consider and remember is that dark circles never go away completely, a treatment can only lessen their appearances.

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Dr Das speaking about facial aesthetics and how botox and fillers work on the skin

We were also introduced to botox and fillers by Dr Das who is a very skilled dermatologist. Those are very common ways of improving one’s facial aesthetics and slow down ageing. Also, one very important thing that I have learnt there is that everyone person is born with a different skin type. So, we all need a skincare that is tailor-made keeping that particular skin type and skin conditions in mind. If two people have oily skin that doesn’t mean that the oil-free products that suit one will also suit the other. We need to get our skin tested to find the best products according to what our skin needs.

>> Botox near me

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The event ended with some healthy snacks. The #VLCCStyleStatements session was very informative and enriching. I as well as you got to know about a lot of things. I hope you liked knowing about the VLCC skin treatments as much as I did.


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When we are young, we don’t value things in life as we believe that we can get away with anything. Growing up, we learn so many things that actually benefit us in the long run. For me, it was skincare. Skincare was the thing I paid no heed to. The reason behind it was undoubtedly the lack of knowledge. The moment I started learning about things that do and don’t benefit my skin, I started taking my skincare quite seriously. In fact, I started a proper basic skincare ‘routine’ just a couple of years ago.

It took me years to understand that my skin has some special requirements that need to be taken care of. I was lucky that I had not caused any severe damage to my skin. But, not many are fortunate. That is why I wanted to share the mistakes I made when I was younger so that you who are still teenagers learn from them. So, here we go

1. Washing Your Face At Least Twice a Day

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Talking about basic skincare, the one common thing I can think of is washing your face. People who don’t follow any skincare routine, at least wash their face religiously. But, do they do that twice a day, are the most likely to forget washing their face at night? In most of the cases, yes. People wash their face in the morning for a dose of freshness but as the day proceeds, they start to become tired and lethargic which leads to skipping the nighttime skincare.

This practice is definitely a no-no if you want to have clearer and healthier skin. During the day, your skin surface gathers dirt, grime, sebum and what not! You must get rid of those impurities before sleep to prevent those things from clogging your pores and producing acne.

Make sure you are using a cleanser that is meant for your skin type. Use a gentle/mild cleanser if you have sensitive skin, an oil-free foaming cleanser if you have oily skin and a hydrating, soap-free cleanser if you have dry skin.

 2. Scrubbing is Essential

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Speaking of clogged pores and acne, how can I miss the part that is often overlooked but really important in basic skincare. Exfoliation is a must for your skin, no matter how much you neglect it. Scrubbing your face at least twice a week makes sure your skin gets rid of all the impurities and dead cells which will result in an even skin surface. When your dead cells are removed and new cells are uncovered, you know that all the toner, serum or moisturiser that you use actually goes into the skin instead of stopping there on the outer surface. Exfoliation also helps unclog your pores, helping it breathe properly.

If you have oily skin then you must not skip this part. People with oily skin have more open pores because of which they secrete more sebum. If you don’t exfoliate your oily skin religiously then the impurities will clog them which will result in breakouts.

Remember to exfoliate and not over-exfoliate your skin.

3. Moisturise Your Face No Matter How Oily It is

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One thing that I have been doing wrong all my life is not moisturising my face during summer. It’s not too long ago when I actually changed this practice. Every single skin-type needs proper hydration. If you don’t moisturize your face, it will reflect more signs of dullness, ageing and fatigue. The drier your skin, the more chances of appearance of fine lines. Now, people with dry and normal skin cannot think of moisturizing their skin. It’s the people with combination to oily skin type who often skin the moisturization part thinking that oily skin does not need hydration, especially in summers.

Just because your skin looks greasy doesn’t mean it’s properly hydrated. People with combination to oily skin use products that help control the secretion of sebum and make your pores shrink so that it secretes less oil. In this process, we actually make it dehydrated. You definitely need a dose of hydration to make it healthy. You should use an oil-free moisturizer for your skin.

4. Don’t Rub Under Your Eyes

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This is another thing that I have learnt so late. Now, I want to warn you while you are young so that you don’t make the same mistake. The skin under our eyes is extremely delicate and thin. It gets thinner as you age. Rubbing them can cause irritation, it can also accelerate the appearance of fine lines under your eyes. This is something we don’t need at all. I have spent the majority of my life rubbing under my eyes for removing that stubborn kajal and it has caused me a couple of baby-fine lines there.

You should always use a good eye makeup remover to remove your makeup so that you don’t end up rubbing it. Take some makeup remover onto two cotton rounds and press them against your eyes for 10 seconds and gently wipe the makeup off of your eyes. You will see how easily it removes your eye makeup, even the intense ones.

Applying eye cream is a must for as you start ageing the skin under your eyes tends to sag and also becomes thinner. You need some firming eye cream to help tighten the skin. Take the eye cream onto the tip of your ring finger and gently dab it on the under-eye area. The ring finger is advisable because it produces the least pressure. If you are not concerned about ageing skin or fine lines, you can always use a brightening eye cream for obvious reasons. Our under-eye area tends to get dehydrated, so we need to give it a boost of moisture. Try and make it a part of your basic skincare.

5. Don’t Go to Bed with Makeup

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Never ever do this! The primer or base makeup that you apply fill in all your pores, suffocate the skin and results in a massive breakout (or a few pimples). The mascara that you have on your lashes makes them weak and then they tend to fall. Make sure to break down all your makeup using a good makeup remover and then follow it by a good wash using a deep cleaning face wash. One product I can swear by is the Maybelline Clean Express Total Clean. I have already finished three bottles of it!

I like to scrub my face after washing my face to make sure that my pores are open and can breathe. This is one of the most important points to remember in your basic skincare.

6. Invest in Good Products

In skincare, what you give is what you get in return. Consider this as an investment that going to benefit you in the long run. Use good products, quality products. Don’t hesitate in spending your money (Obviously, don’t make a hole in your pocket!) on quality products. Use paraben-free products, collagen-based products for your basic skincare.

7. Always Read the Ingredients List

If you are even a little bit aware of harsh chemicals and how they affect your skin, you must read the list of ingredients written on the product that you are buying. Don’t go for products that don’t have a proper ingredients list unless you have read several reviews on those products. Avoid anything that has SLS/SLES, Paraben, Silicone, Propylene Glycol etc.

Which mistakes are you still doing?


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