Wednesday, 30 May 2012

6 BEST FRUIT PACKS FOR SKIN DURING SUMMER.

  • ·         Papaya face pack.

Good for all age groups. Helps in treating pimples, blemishes sunburn etc. mix half cup of papaya with some milk and apply on face and neck. Keep it for 15-20 mins and then was.

 

 

 

  • ·         Grape face pack.

Grind some grapes preferably black grapes in the mixer you can also add honey to it apply on face and neck wash after 15 mins. Vry suitable for oily skin. Gives a nice glow and helps in tightening pores.

 

  • ·         Strawberry face pack.

Beneficial for oily as well as dry skin. Mix some strawberries , you can also add cream to it. Apply for 15 mins and wash it off.

 

  • ·         Tomato face pack.

Helps in enhancing the tone of skin. Take some juice of tomato apply n wash off after 15 mins. You can also add few drops of lemon juice to it.

 

  • ·         Cucumber pack.

Make some pieces of cucumber add water n sugar syrup and mix in a mixer. Apply and wash after 15 mins with lukewarm water.

 

  • ·         Watermelon mask.

Helps in prevention of skin from sunburns. Mix some gram flour ti melon juice apply and wash after 20 mins with lukewarm water.

 

Important points to note-

 

  • ·         While making fruit pack take ripe fruits only.

  • ·         Don’t leave the pack for more than 15-20 mins as it will make the skin stretchy and dry.

  • ·         Apply a good lotion everytime after use for maintaining moisture.

Friday, 25 May 2012

VITAMIN B3 FOR SKIN







Commonly known as Vitamin B3, Niacinamide at 2% has been shown to reduce water loss in the skin and retain fatty acid levels (younger, plumper, firmer skin).

How Vitamin B3 Acts On Your Skin?

There are 2 important enzymes (NADH and NADPH) that contribute to the production of cellular energy and lipids (responsible for cell growth). With a sufficient supply of both enzymes, your skin creates an effective barrier to external factors that influence the aging process. However, the levels of both NADH and NADPH decline as we grow older.

 When applied topically, vitamin B3 seems to reduce their rate of decline.
Because topical application of niacinamide can help preserve levels of NADH and NADPH, it contributes to the support of the skin’s barrier against pollutants and other irritants.

 Therefore, many skin conditions, such as acne, the redness associated with rosacea, and other inflammatory signs can be actively managed. Also, vitamin B3 has shown to be useful for encouraging the production of natural emollients that can help the skin remain hydrated. It also helps in lightening the complexion of your skin.


Foods rich in vitamin B3-



Eggs
Fortified bread and cereals
Beets
Red fish 
Peanuts
Bran
Yeast extract spread.
Tuna
Salmon
Lamb
Mushrooms
Halibut
Roasted turkey breast.



Vitamin b3 is now being used as a potent ingredient in a variety of cosmetic products. Hence, while buying any skin care product look out for the ingredient list and select a product which contains vitamin B3 for a perfect healthy complexion :) :)


Monday, 21 May 2012

Vitamin C- THE BEAUTY VITAMIN







Vitamin c is ascorbic acid in its purest form , a water soluble vitamin. It is extremely beneficial for the entire body either take it orally or use it as a cosmetic for your skin.

Available in cosmetics in the form of L-ascorbic acid, ascorbyl palmitate, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate.

Vitamin C gives a youthful glow and a healthy complexion.
It gets easily flushed out of the body hence has to be consumed regularly.

Helps in synthesizing collagen which supports skin structure and gives a taut appearance.sunlight and pollution damages the skin in many ways. They produce free radicals that eat away the collagen of your skin and cause wrinkles. 
Therefore, vitamin C acts as a great remedy for it.
Don’t use vitamin c on flaky or sensitive skin.


Foods rich in vitamin c –


Amla

Tomato

Citrus fruits such as oranges , lemon etc.

Strawberries

Cauliflower

Broccoli

Guava 

Bell peppers

Black currant

Kiwi

Papaya

Cherry

Melons

Dark leafy green vegetables such as spinach,mustard greens, turnip greens etc.


For more info about what vitamin c do to our body click  here




Sunday, 20 May 2012

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Saturday, 19 May 2012

LAKME PERFECT RADIANCE INTENSE WHITENING CAPSULE TREATMENT INFO AND PHOTOS.


About the product-

Introducing a luxurious serum that effortlessly seeps into your skin, leaving it radiant and flawless in just 4 weeks. Armed with skin lightening vitamins and anti-oxidants, these lightweight capsules are a powerhouse of pure Vitamin C encapsulated in microsponge which helps in continuously releasing these vitamins into the skin’s epidermal cells. It helps fight off all 6 fairness blocks** till all you’re left with is a perfectly radiant skin and compliments galore. 
 
Each capsule holds within itself the power to maximize your skin’s fairness potential by helping fight the 6 fairness blocksthat stand between you and perfect fairness-


Dark spots.
Oiliness
Blemishes
Uneven skin tone
Tanning
Dullness.


It is backed by a superior technology called continous release technology. It is a revolutionary derma cellular technology developed by a Team of research experts at LAKME. It releases potent fairness vitamins continuously into your skin’s epidermal cells through the day.


Price-

1250 INR for 28 capsules.



Will review about them sooon :) <3<3








THE BODY SHOP SEAWEED CLARIFYING NIGHT TREATMENT REVIEW.


What it claims ?

A light, easily absorbed, non-clogging, oil-free moisturising gel. It purifies and balances the skin in the areas you need it to most, whilst delivering essential moisture to the drier areas and essential protection for the day ahead. All this, while you sleep. Wake up to fresh, hydrated and clarified skin.

Price –

935 INR for 30 ml.


Ingredients –

Community Trade seaweed from Ireland. - Our Community Trade Bladderwrack seaweed has a very high mineral content, skin protective antioxidants and nourishing vitamins to balance skin tone, purify and clarify the complexion.

Arnica - Arnica, a herbal extract that increases circulation.
Antioxidant white tea - Antioxidant white tea to help protect, clarify, smooth and hydrate the skin.


Instructions –

Apply to the face and neck after cleansing and toning, using your fingertips, before going to bed

My experience with the product-

When I read about this product I was very keen to buy it. With a lot of expectations I bought this seaweed clarifying night treatment. well after using the product I was highly disappointed. It claims to reduce the size of the pores on your face but seriously after using this product religiously for 4 weeks I didn’t find a bit improvement on my skin. In fact my skin sometimes felt stretchy  and sometimes very oily so I just stopped using it.
If you are planning to buy this product my suggestion is that save your money for some other better option available.

Will I repurchase it ?

Nope :/ :(