With warmer weather right around the corner, the prospect of heading out in lighter layers with exposed skin is afoot. So, it’s time to think about in what condition the harsh winter weather and constant central heating have left your skin. If it’s feeling dry and patchy, several things will rejuvenate your skin and boost your confidence. The following tips are a few of our favorite ways to bring a fresh look and healthy glow this spring.
When you’re wrapped up in several layers all day long, overlooking how dry skin becomes is easy. Dry skin begins to look and feel dull and patchy if left for any significant amount of time. Thankfully it’s also a simple fix to remove that dull, dead skin by exfoliating regularly. A gentle facial exfoliant will take care of delicate skin without irritation, while a sugar scrub a couple of times a week will make your legs and body feel wonderfully smooth.
Once you’ve sloughed away the old dead skin, it’s vital that the new healthy skin underneath is taken care of properly. Moisturizing day and night will keep fresh layers looking dewy while protecting them from drying elements. While it may sound counterintuitive, facial oil is an excellent way to help your facial skin retain moisture and balance its natural oil production. And due to the natural ingredients in oil, your skin will benefit in ways traditional moisturizing creams can’t provide.
When daylight hours are reduced, it’s easy to push sunscreen down the list when you think about your daily skincare routine. However, as the day becomes longer, our exposure to damaging UV rays increases. Therefore, applying a Cancer Society-approved sunscreen daily becomes a vital component of everyone’s routine. The bonus of daily sunscreen use is that long-term skin retains its moisture and elasticity more effectively.
One of the simplest ways to keep our skin looking in top form is by avoiding dehydration. Dehydration affects many bodily functions, not least on our skin. Ensure you drink plenty of water throughout the day, so your body doesn’t pull water from the skin. Also, limit the number of sugary, alcoholic, and caffeinated beverages you consume, as they suck water out of your system quickly.
Warm Wash Only
Speaking of water, stick to warm water when washing your face, as it’s less harsh on your skin than hot water. Hot water strips the natural oils from the skin, causing dryness and unnecessary damage. Warm water will remove dead skin and dirt while leaving beneficial oils intact, and a cold splash at the end will tighten pores and invigorate the senses.
If your skin feels neglected after the long cold winter, now is the time to show it some TLC and have it looking healthy and fresh for the summer. Step up your skincare routine with regular exfoliation, moisturizing oils, and essential sunscreens. Intaking plenty of fluids, thus avoiding dehydration, ensures a solid foundation for daily skin care.
Being a beauty blogger, I am always in search of new products to try out. For me, skincare has always been way more essential than makeup. I might now pick up the hottest lipstick or highlighter, but I’m always eager to explore new skincare launches. So, when I saw Nykaa came up with its own Korean sheet masks- Nykaa Skin Secrets Face Sheet Mask with some desi ingredients, I cannot hold my excitement. There was a two-for-two offer going on pre-ordering the sheets, so I got four of them. I am going to review the Gooseberry + Papaya for Nourished + Brightened Skin sheet mask today.
Being a beauty blogger, I am always looking for new skincare and makeup products to try and review on my blog for my readers. Recently, it has been 80% skincare and 20% makeup which I am really enjoying because as they say, the more flawless the canvas the prettier the painting (Ahem, I just invented it). Anyway, recently I saw some very interesting stuff launched by Nykaa. They launched their very own Nykaa Skin Secrets Face Sheet Masks. The sheet masks weren’t the interesting part but their desi ingredients were. I love how they have merged India and Korea in such a fancy way. All the ingredients used in these sheet masks are 100% originated from India and made to target specific skin concerns. Today, I am reviewing two of their 11 variants- Gooseberry+Papaya and Pear+Hyaluronic Acid
Nykaa Skin Secrets Face Sheet Mask range is powered with two hero ingredients in each mask. They have launched a collection of total 11 sheet masks focusing on Indian skin and their problems.
“Carefully chosen, we bring you 11 variants that are specially made to target all your skin concerns. Tucked away in our grandma’s diaries, these ingredients are humble yet potent. Passed on from generations to generations, they have never ceased to mark their vitality even in the modern world. Now, we have brought to you the most-precious beauty secrets in the form of our Nykaa Skin Secrets sheet masks.”
Why Nykaa Skin Secrets sheet mask?
Dual ingredients for dual benefits.
Exquisite Indian origin ingredients for maximum benefits.
Each variant caters directly to all targeted skin concerns.
Benefit-driven to ease the consumer purchase.
How to Use-
Unfold and lay over on clean and toned skin. Relax for 10-15 minutes. Remove the mask and gently pat the excess serum onto your skin, until fully absorbed. Massage for good blood circulation that results in a healthy glow.
My Experience with Nykaa Skin Secrets Face Sheet Mask Range-
Now, let me tell you what I honestly feel about this particular range of sheet masks.
Packaging- The packaging is very nicely and meticulously done. An image of the key ingredients of the corresponding masks is printed on the packaging itself. Also, the name of the ingredients and the effects of the mask is also written boldly on the pack. So, the user is completely aware of what they are putting on their face and there is no room for confusions.
Fitting- The fitting of these sheets masks is what makes it my favourite. The holes are made keeping Indian face shapes in mind. A difficulty that I face with most of the Korean sheet masks is that the holes for the eyes are not wide enough to fit me. But Nykaa’s sheet masks have bigger eye holes so that they fit people with bigger eyes.
Consistency of the Serum/Essence- I have never used a sheet mask before that doesn’t come with a thick, hard-to-absorb serum/essence. My experience with Nykaa Sheet Masks was outstanding because the Nykaa face sheet masks are soaked in a serum that is very lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin. The essence does not make my skin oily, it just adds the right amount of moisture.
The 11 variants of the Nykaa Face Sheet Masks are-
I bought 4 from the list- #1, #7, #9 and #11. I will review #1 Gooseberry + PapayaFace Sheet Mask and #9 Pearl + Hyaluronic Acid Sheet Mask today.
Nykaa Skin Secrets Face Sheet Mask Review- Gooseberry+Papaya
Unmask for a Nourished and Brightened Skin.
Benefits of Gooseberry- Gooseberry, popularly known as Amla in India, removes tan and lightens blemishes and acne scars. Benefits of Papaya- Provides three-layer deep skin nourishment and a long-lasting glow.
From my childhood, I have been told numerous benefits of natural ingredients by my mother. She is all about DIYs. I remember she used to make a papaya mask for face and an amla concoction for the hair. I have seen papaya doing wonders for my face. It adds a healthy, natural glow to your face instantly.
I think this particular mask is very average when it comes to the results. I have not seen any visible or drastic change in my skin except for it made it really nourished and clean in a way. I have not seen any of my spots getting faded or skin clarity. Maybe with regular use, it can work on that front.
Nykaa Skin Secrets Face Sheet Mask Review- Pearl+Hyaluronic Acid-
Unmask for a Firm and Brightened skin.
Benefits of Pearl- Reduces melanin production to give fairer radiant skin.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid- Holds in hydration to increase the elasticity giving a firmer and younger-looking skin.
Nykaa Skin Secrets Face Sheet Mask Pearl+Hyaluronic Acid does what it claims. I could feel my skin a bit firmer after the use. It might not make you fairer (because you know that’s not possible!) but definitely would brighten up your face a lot. The serum penetrates into the skin very quickly giving it the proper amount of hydration. This mask is a great option to get an instant pick-me-up before any party or occasion.
Overall, I loved both the masks for the instant glow that they provide. These masks are nothing extraordinary so don’t expect them to completely change your skincare game. These are only for ₹100 thus you can definitely give these a shot. There is a ‘buy 5 get 3 free‘ offer going on on these right now. So, it could be a great opportunity to stock them up or give them a try.
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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.’
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.
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.
Hey dolls, hope you all are doing good. I just noticed that I have not posted any product reviews for a long time. So, here is one for you. I have been planning to review a body scrub for so long and now here it is. Today, I am going to review a very famous coffee body scrub from one of my favourite skincare brands that is Gia Bath & Body Works. If you are following my blog for a long time then you would know that I have reviewed their soaps once on my blog. If you have not read that post, check it now here.
Coffee may not be good for your health but it is really good for your skin. Coffee has the power to reduce tan and exfoliate efficiently. I have always wanted to make a DIY coffee scrub but I failed several times due to my laziness (guilty as charged). But, my wish came true when I found out a jar of the delicious-smelling Coffee Body Polish hiding in my Gia Bath & Body Works products. Gayatri, the owner of Gia Bath & Body Works is too kind to send a freebie with the purchased products. I am really thankful to her for she chose just the right product to surprise me. Thank you, Gayatri di 😀
Now, let’s jump into the review. Let me tell you first that I have been using the Gia Bath & Body Works Coffee Body Polish since April and loving it since my very first use.
The product comes in the plastic jar with an aluminium screw lid which is totally spill-proof. The label mentioning the name of the product, ingredients and price is attached to the jar. The appearance of the product states its handmade attribute. The sturdy plastic packaging makes it travel-friendly. The scrub is very sticky in texture. It smells of real coffee. The moment the whiff enters your nose you immediately know that you have spent on the right product. The Gia Bath & Body Works Coffee Body Polish is high in consistency thus need to be mixed with little water in order to apply evenly all over the body. Because of the intense consistency, a little amount of the product is enough for my entire body. The fragrance lingers for a long period of time which is a bonus for me.
Price: 590 INR for 150gm
The gentle yet effective sugar granules help scour out the dry skin making the skin really soft and smooth. The scrub is not harsh on your skin at all. It doesn’t irritate or dry out my normal skin. I have not experienced any type of skin allergy or side effects on my skin so far. 150 grams of product is priced 590/- which I think is totally fair for a handmade product. I have been using it for 2 months for twice a week and I think I have only finished up 30% of the product so far. So, this is absolutely a smart investment.
I am in love with this product since I started using it. When it comes to skincare we all need something that contains the right ingredients that prove to be beneficial for your skin. Gia Bath & Body works is such a brand that I can completely rely on. I would definitely suggest you to buy this scrub and to try out yourself. You can buy from their website or you can contact them on their Facebook Page to order directly or for any queries.
I hope if found this review helpful. Write in the comments if you have used any of the Gia Bath & Body Works products and why you love them. Comment below telling which is your favourite body polish/scrub so far. I will be back again with a new post soon. Till then be safe & keep smiling!