7 Steps to the Perfect Spring Glow

While winters leads to cracked lips and scratchy skin for some of us Summer doesn’t hold a happy story for the skin.The dry heat cracks your lips and dehydrates skin which unfortunately is very tuff to moisturise because if you choose a very moisturising variant well its summer – Sweat !! As a result for summers I rely on only home based natural skin care products, I avoid using my favourite scrubs or creams that because of the chemical content don’t blend well with the skin texture.   Usually skin care products are marketed with skintypes-Dry,Oily etc but I am going to talk about body types(Prakriti, check blog post on Friday Detox to find your Prakriti) and how it influences your skin.People with Pitt have to take a lot of care during summers because their body temperature is high and that can appear on the skin in the form of dryness ,scars or de-coloration.    1. Morning & Night Skin Routine Follow you morning skin routine to repair your skin and avoid damage from the sun.Night is the time your skin and in general your body has to recover from day of stress.You are going to need-Aloe Vera, Almond Oil,Rose water and Lavender Oil.Clean your skin with a cotton […]

5 Important Makeup Tips

Inner beauty, they say you should feel beautiful on the inside to look beautiful on the outside.There is no downside to being beautiful on the outside while being beautiful inside. Makeup while so common needs sort of artistic perfection to it. Do too much and you end up looking caked and too less you don’t get enough coverage. The beauty trends in 2017 focussed mainly on feathery eyebrows, plump lips and nude makeup.From the #iwokeuplikethis instagram #hashtags to #nomakeuplooks our news feed was flooded with articles promoting neutral and subtle makeup trends.This is very light, natural and quick makeup. All you do is put on some tinted moisturiser or a BB cream followed by a little bit of concealing in the under eye and finishing off with a kohl liner and a plumper lip stain. How to a get started with a quick and easy 5 min makeup routine for a no fuss natural look. Let’s just do a quick recap of beauty trends over decades.Honestly speaking came out of the 80s looking trendy. Crazy perms to bold pop influences in makeup to pants that went up till our chests ,just saying nothing about it worked. Wait what’s the word […]

Winter Skincare , Don’t Blame it on Genes

  While winters leads to cracked lips and scratchy skin for some of us Summer doesn’t hold a happy story for the skin.The dry heat cracks your lips and dehydrates skin which unfortunately is very tuff to moisturise because if you choose a very moisturising variant well its summer – Sweat !! As a result for summers I rely on only home based natural skin care products, I avoid using my favourite scrubs or creams that because of the chemical content don’t blend well with the skin texture. Usually skin care products are marketed with skintypes-Dry,Oily etc but I am going to talk about body types(Prakriti, check blog post on Friday Detox to find your Prakriti) and how it influences your skin.People with Pitt have to take a lot of care during summers because their body temperature is high and that can appear on the skin in the form of dryness ,scars or de-coloration.    1. Morning & Night Skin Routine Follow you morning skin routine to repair your skin and avoid damage from the sun.Night is the time your skin and in general your body has to recover from day of stress.You are going to need-Aloe Vera, Almond Oil,Rose water and Lavender Oil.Clean your skin with a cotton […]

Best Kept Beauty Secrets

Nature holds key to the best secrets in the world for happiness and wellness.These secrets were passed on  for generations and followed religiously.Some of course with the change in the pace of lifestyle couldn’t keep up but quite a few have sustained the test of time. Water Water is self cleansing in nature, helps to flush out toxins and maintain pH of your body.Its necessary for survival and great for skin.To sum up in four words: water helps to HYDRATE,ENERGISE,ANTI-OXIDIZE and DETOXIFY Honey Honey helps to get rid of ulcers,regulates blood sugar,heals burns,antibacterial,skin elixir.Also known as liquid gold  and as quoted by hippocrates “Let Thy Food be Thy Medicine” Rose Rich in Vitamin A,B3,C and D; known to naturally purify blood.Rosewater is proven to be a natural moisturiser,cleanser and anti-inflammatory.Even the monks of San Lazzaro are known for their roses and more so for their rose petal jam that they make every May when the flowers are in full bloom.Consuming rose petals is great for your gut, rose petals preserved are usually sold commercially and consumed in pan leaf popularly known as “gulkand”.Add this super ingredient to your diet and notice the difference.Rose and Milk bath was quite popular amongst the queens and was known to […]

Summer Love, Coconut Oil

Add coconut oil as a daily body moisturiser. Coconut oil moisturises the skin, prevents ingrowth and also removes dark spots or blemishes. Supplement your coconut oil with some tea-tree oil to fight infections.Add in grapeseed oil and almond oil when using it on your face.Boil some fresh curry leaves in coconut oil and make a great hair tonic.Infuse nigella seeds and fenugreek for the ultimate conditioner. Look down below for an infographic on how to make this curry fenugreek infused oil.Add camphor to coconut oil to relieve any itchiness.Add in some lavender to coconut oil for a relaxing body massage. Add in coffee grounds and sugar to coconut to make a exfoliating anti-cellulite body scrub.Coconut oil with rose petals and sugar makes an excellent lip scrub.For infused oil ,dry curry leaves and cook them in coconut oil till they turn into brownish black colour. Add in fenugreek and a splash of castor oil to close the deal.You could apply the left over curry leaves as a hair salve for moisturising and conditioning the hair.Here is a recap in form of images. Coconut oil for Diet Try raw tender coconut water as as afternoon drink.Trust me its perfect for the 3pm crash.Replace coconut water […]

Acidic vs Alkaline Diet

We live in a world where there are too many choices.But healthy choices are few. Supermarkets are lined with canned ready to eat food items, restaurants offer a plethora of unhealthy food items. We are heading towards morbid obesity with the kind of lifestyle and food choices we have made. Too busy to cook, Too busy to eat , just stuff up on junk and sugars and keep going. Unfortunately too much of our diet is made up of acidic foods in form of sodas, burgers, french fries, pizza all of which make us so happy. Staying on a acidic diet for very long is extremely harmful for the body. It starts to demineralise and start pulling nutrition and vitamins from the bodies store houses leading to deficiencies. I recommend you to read this book that tells you about the dangers of snacking on fast food and junk. Making healthy choices isn’t easy. It calls for sacrifice. You cant just eat something because you like it you have to eat it because its good for your body.Always remember no disease can every survive in a alkaline body.In this post we are going to see why and how-1. Balancing pH is key […]

Homemade Bath & Beauty Products

The market is flooded with cosmetic products and its so tuff to decide what to buy what not to buy.What if I told you , that you can make all of it from the comfort of your home at a fraction of the price? to make pure ,natural , organic and cruelty free body bath products -soaps ,balms ,salts ,scrubs. The Ultimate DIY guide with freebies.These are not just great for use, they also make excellent gifts during the holiday season. Save a dime , make a precious memory. I have listed the things you need down below. I am also linking the place you can buy it from online.This is just my preference , you can choose what you find helpful and what is available at your farmers market etc. Things you need  African Organic Shea Butter Organic Cocoa Butter  Organic beeswax  Essential oils , lavender, tea tree, rosemary  Organic soap base  Organic coconut oil Palm Oil  Vitamin E extract Dried fruit zests, lemon, orange Sugar Coffee , grounds Lavender , dried flowers Epsom Salt Baking Soda Wild Turmeric Lemon Juice Honey Bath Salts Mix 2:1 parts epsom salt and baking soda. Add your choice of essential oils, add […]

My Favourite Beauty Products

Its a jungle out there. Be it beauty products, cosmetics or daily essentials the choice keeps getting tougher and tougher. Here is a little bit of help. I will talk about my favourite 5 products this season, feel free to give them a try. I know I have.There is a common question I often get and I am going to answer it. What is a BB(Blemish Balm) cream? CC(Colour Correcting) cream ? DD(Daily Defence) cream? How do you pick a concealer for your skin tone? How do you pick a foundation? powder, cream or water based? Which mascara to buy ? What are the versatile lip colours you can buy? BB,CC,DD creams first gained popularity in Korea and now have taken the world by storm. While each of them have a tinted moisturiser as base, each has a different purpose to serve.BB creams provide least coverage, better for younger women looking for a little pick me up.The CC cream or complexion/colour corrector is enriched with Vitamin C and E.It helps to reduce redness, acne, decoloration and uneven complexion.DD creams are definitely the dynamic duo power of BB cream and CC cream.If you are looking for an anti- aging solution. Plum eye liner can really whiten the whites of your eyes, so try it on instead of black […]