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Dry when it’s wet - How to tackle dry skin in monsoon

Dry when it’s wet - How to tackle dry skin in monsoon

The Great Indian Monsoon is here, and we sure love it when it's around. The weather’s lovely, the sights are beautiful but skin? It can take quite a beating. We understand how a lot of you can find it super challenging when the monsoon’s around, and we hear you. We know that if your skin isn't properly cared for, the monsoon may have a significant impact on it. The wet weather can exacerbate skin issues significantly. However, we believe you might see a difference by making minimal modifications to your skincare routine. Open pores, boils, pustules, greasy skin, and prickly...

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Best soap for oily skin in summer season

Best soap for oily skin in summer season

The Indian summer, can become very hot, and all that sweat and dirt may leave you feeling like a sweaty, sticky mess. That is why a good soap for oily skin in the summer can make a huge difference.  Chances are, you were probably initially introduced to soap as a beauty product. It falls under the category of personal-care items for many of us. However, it’s time to see it as something more than just that. It’s time to see soap as a real healing product. Something that can protect you when the sun’s too bright or when the winters...

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Bye bye, Allergies! Choosing the right kind of soap for people with allergy-prone skin

Bye bye, Allergies! Choosing the right kind of soap for people with allergy-prone skin

In India, hand and bath soaps are very widely available, be it strictly utilitarian, or scented and colorful, and we tend to normally choose one based on personal preference rather than health or safety. Unfortunately, most Indians don’t  prioritise skin types when it comes to choosing a soap. So options are very limited for persons with sensitive skin or if they are allergic to normal skincare products, perfumes, or preservatives.  Why is it important to choose the right soap? If they use a soap with ingredients which might cause irritation, allergy-sensitive people may experience dryness, itching, or sometimes even hives....

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Taming wild skin? It’s time to go mild

Taming wild skin? It’s time to go mild

In a country with a diverse population and richly different practices like India, almost everyone has their own routine (or an opinion at least!) when it comes to skincare. There are so many different ways to take care of your skin, but what a lot of us miss out on is actually understanding what your skin needs. That’s because while skin types vary - dry, oily, acne-prone etc, sometimes all it needs is a little bit of love and a mild soap that can rid it from toxins and allow it to breathe naturally. There are plenty of ingredients out...

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Moistur ise it right! Hydrating your skin according to its type, and why it matters

Moistur ise it right! Hydrating your skin according to its type, and why it matters

Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all moisturiser. In a vast country like India, moisturisers even go by various names, such as lotions, gels, creams, and ointments. Some of them may be water-based, while others are made of oil. Although most of us tend to ignore all this due to lack of awareness or just because of pure haste, and pick the first one we lay our eyes on, choosing the right moisturiser for your skin type can work actual wonders.  Why? Well... Good moisturisers are capable of more than just improving the appearance of...

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A Soap for Every Skin! A quick and simple guide on how to choose your soap according to your skin type

A Soap for Every Skin! A quick and simple guide on how to choose your soap according to your skin type

Most times, Indians never really research thoroughly before choosing our skincare products, more often than not going for the most prevalent and safe option in order to minimise effort. But our skin doesn’t work that way! Especially in a country as diverse as ours, with its rich variety in demographic and climates, every type of skin needs its own unique kind of attention. Selecting such a product accordingly can do wonders to how fresh, young, and healthy it feels.  Unfortunately, receiving the right information is tough to comb for amidst all the different sources claiming varied stuff, so here are...

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The Right Soap for Men, Choosing the correct soap for skin, and why it matters

The Right Soap for Men, Choosing the correct soap for skin, and why it matters

India is a country where personal hygiene and grooming plays a huge role in the manner in which a man is perceived and is generally accepted as a significant part of his personality. Unfortunately, many Indian men, although wanting to look and feel their best, do not put much thought into the soaps they use. So they grab the first bar they come across, without much thought. These gentlemen are oblivious to the fact that the soaps they use are likely causing more harm to their skin than they could ever anticipate.  What many fail to realize is that if ...

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Choosing the right soap for skin care in humid weather

Choosing the right soap for skin care in humid weather

When the sun is shining brightly and the air is humid, your skin becomes much more vulnerable to grime, oil, and allergies. These humidity impacts might cause potential skin problems such as acne outbreaks, eczema, as well as other adverse reactions that might harm your skin. Temperatures are rising across most of India. When excessive humidity levels are present, it might seem suffocating. Warm weather also presents a new set of obstacles to your skincare regime, so you may need to change up your routine to avoid acne and redness. However this weather is wonderful for beach fun, sunbathing, and...

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Tea Tree Oil - What makes it tick?

Tea Tree Oil - What makes it tick?

There’s something about Nature right? Her bountiful gifts give us so much that we can take and recreate something entirely different. One such incredible natural gift that the world needs to know more about is tea tree oil. So what’s Tea Tree Oil? It’s one of the most versatile yet humble extracts that’s specifically designed to help us live a healthier life everyday. Tea Tree Oil, commonly known as Melaleuca Alternifolia or Melaleuca Oil, is an essential oil made from the leaves of the Australian tea tree.  Did you know that the Tea Tree Oil has been utilised by Aborigines...

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Unknown facts about Aloe Vera

Unknown facts about Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is one of Nature’s best gifts to mankind. Predominantly used in Ayurveda, aloe vera is well known for its ability to treat ailments. So significant is its versatility in medicine, that its benefits have been extensively researched across cultures, from the Chinese, Greeks, American Indians, Egyptians, Mesoamericans, to of course, Indians.  This spiky-green plant is a wonderful addition to any home, and can also be used for decorative purposes. But medicinally, it has many hidden secrets you’d be surprised to find out. So, why is it called Aloe Vera? Aloe is derived from the Arabic phrase “alloeh”, which...

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5 Ways To Include Turmeric Every Day And Enhance Your Health

5 Ways To Include Turmeric Every Day And Enhance Your Health

 One of our grandmas’ favourite spices, medicine, and everything in between, turmeric, is one of the most versatile natural ingredients. Bright-yellow in colour, turmeric comes with a slew of health benefits that make it a superfood in its own right.  So where does Turmeric come from? Known to be a native spice of India, turmeric was coveted by the Westerners and other foreigners who transported it back home in bulk. It can be used in a variety of dishes and recipes. Turmeric has been a key ingredient in Ayurveda and other traditional medicines for thousands of years, and it continues...

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Spirulina - A Superfood

Spirulina - A Superfood

What makes this supplement a worldwide blockbuster Spirulina is one of the world’s most popular food supplements. Loaded with some of the healthiest nutrients and antioxidants, spirulina is kind of a superfood for the brain and the body. The antioxidants in spirulina also have anti-inflammatory effects, apart from its well documented pain-relieving and brain-protective properties, making it truly a wonderful health supplement. Who discovered spirulina? Although not popularly recognised as a health supplement until the late 1900s, spirulina had been a food source for the Aztecs and other Mesoamerican civilizations even before the 16th century. It was later found at...

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