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What goes into a good body lotion? A useful guide to understanding your body’s moisturising need

What goes into a good body lotion? A useful guide to understanding your body’s moisturising need

If you’re a person who likes to keep their skin hydrated and healthy, choosing the right body lotion can be a daunting task. Especially in India, where both weather conditions and skin types are aplenty, the body lotion aisle is a nightmare to walk down, filled with various products claiming to solve a numerous number of issues. This shouldn’t be the case. A good body lotion or moisturizer is made up of only so many elements, and knowing what goes into one can help in a significant way when it comes to skincare. Say hello to Ceramides! Ceramides are lipids...

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Choosing between a body lotion and moisturise

Choosing between a body lotion and moisturise

As Indian summers and monsoons tend to be quite harsh, constantly moisturising the body is important. Using several items might complicate the process, particularly with all the options available. For instance, it may be difficult to choose between lotion and cream. Knowing the distinction between the two is crucial, because they each have their own advantages and components.  Regardless of your decision, both of these products are strongly recommended. The scent can be used to refer to a fragrance in the components being used to hide an unpleasant smell. You can choose from a wide range of fragrances available to...

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Moisturise it right! Choosing the right moisturiser for dry skin

Moisturise it right! Choosing the right moisturiser for dry skin

Skin dryness is a pretty common issue in a tropical country like India, but conquering it can be a difficult undertaking. While it can be caused by a variety of causes such as the environment, weather, genetics, or pre-existing skin disorders, the appropriate type of moisturiser can help control the skin's dryness and counteract its adverse effects. So, without further ado, here are some suggestions for selecting the best type of moisturiser for dry skin to keep it sufficiently hydrated. The must-have super 3! The ideal moisturiser should be efficient enough to maintain the skin’s barrier functions, without overdoing it...

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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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