29 Mar 2020

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Quick Symptoms of Allergic Skin Reactions and Its Management

Love and care for the skin is not gender based. Boys, girls, men, women, we all love our skin equally. Even one small patch or bumps feels like a big problem. From our face, to hands, arms, feet and everywhere. We try to take care of your skin even if it is some minute thing. Just a moisturizer, just a clean soap and water. Even these things work great for a lot of people.


But, what happens when something unexpected happens to your skin. It can happen to anyone. Allergens are present everywhere is the environment. Your immune system is responsible to protect your body and your skin from these allergens and when it fails to do that, it turns into allergic reactions. Medications and infections are some of the other reason of something like this.

It can happen to anyone and by multiple reasons.

  • You might get allergens in your food
  • You can take it in via you breathe. 
  • Your body can grasp it via the source of touch 
  • Many time doctors inject them in your body for testing purpose


Common Causes of Skin Reaction



Experts do not know the exact reason of allergic reaction, but it could be one of those things that could be inherited. If allergies run in your family, then you could easily be expected to have one.

Due to the lack of any proper reason of reactions, it is hard to tell that what exactly can make you sensitive towards the particular thing. People allergic to one thing can also get allergic to more than one with the time.

  • Allergy from the dust, sun and excessive moisture in the environment can react to your skin 
  • Pollens in the air, can stick to your skin to create certain reactions. 
  • Many people are allergic to the animal fur and hair.
  • Eating certain kind of foods can make your skin react. 
  • Bee stings are one of the most common reasons for skin reactions 
  • Certain plants and mold can make your skin change its nature 
  • Medications reacting inside the body to create effect on the skin surface. 
  • Trying out some new product that is alien to your skin 
Quick symptoms of skin allergy


Our skin will react to its reactant as soon as it will come in contact with it. Here a few of the quick symptoms of allergic skin reactions that you can note.
  1. Rashes over the skin, it could be dry, red or itchy
  2. Swelling over a particular part of the body or all over the skin 
  3. Painful to touch or even without 
  4. Blisters, itching and burning over the skin
  5. Bumps or scaly patches over the skin. 
You can use the above symptoms to know and understand if you are having a skin allergic reaction or not.

How to manage those skin reactions?
If you are someone who has a very sensitive skin, then you are very commonly supposed to get an allergic skin reaction. You read all about the causes and symptoms of those reactions.
Along with that, it is also important to be properly informed about the tips to manage these skin reactions and we have got them arranged for you. Here we go.
  1. Stay Safe
  2. First of all, if you are aware that a particular thing or more can cause harmful effects to your skin, try to stay away from the. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
  3. Precautions before trying out a new product 
  4. New skin related products are always coming in to the market and we are very reluctant to buy and try them. If you are someone like that, and you also happen to have a sensitive skin, then it is very important for you to understand this basic rule.  Always take a patch test before a fledged use of it. Take some of the product apply it on a small part of your hand or on behind the ear and check if it reacts to your skin or not. Most products have such instructions on their packaging. Follow them accordingly.
  5. Wash the reacted part with plain water
  6. In case of any reaction, do not panic, touch or scratch the part. Run it through some clean water and note if it starts to normalize with it.

Author Bio
I am Shraddha, graduate from Amity University and associated with OMKITCHEN. I am a passionate content creator who likes to produce informative and engaging content related to health and lifestyle. When not doing that, you can
find me trying different kinds of organic food and herbal teas.
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How to Test Quality of Your Wigs or Hair Extensions?

As we all know, there are human hair weaves and synthetic weaves, and you can choose each of them depending on your preference. However, there is some unscrupulous businessman may sell synthetic hair extensions as human hair extensions to naive buyers. And some real and counterfeit extensions can look nice if done by a talented stylist. So before purchasing you should be cautious and take some steps to test the hair's quality. Today we are going to learn some tips to help you test the hair extension quality. Let's get started!

Texture
Good-quality human hair weaves are not going through any chemical processing-no dyeing, perming or relaxers. They come from the donor's hair, after being brushed, treated and processed for the use in lace wigs and extensions. You can do a sniff test, choose any strands of the hair to see if any odors. Another quick way to test is to wet the hair bundle and apply a dime-sized amount of neutralizing shampoo and massage into the hair. If it turns pink, it means the hair has been chemically processed.



Touching
Real human hair is very silky to the touch, the strands of hair are very fine. But synthetic feels light, you will feel a little heat when you rub it. Good human hair extension should be smooth with thickness. You also may do a test like this, to identify the hair quality, for example, if you buy a Brazilian body wave human hair, you can pick up a few strands of hair, and run your fingers down the hair, then back up. If the hair is cuticle intact, you should feel some resistance. Grab the hair and run your hand down it, then look for the breaking point, where hairs start to split out. If you feel the hair very silky and the strands of hair are very fine, then congrats! You've bought a real human hair.

Smelling and smoke
If you don't mind, you also can do a burning test. Take out a match or lighter and light the ends of the hair. If the virgin hair burns with a white smoke and turns to ash, and the smelling is like singed hair, it indicates it is human hair and no synthetic fibers have been added to the bundle. If the hair burns with a black smoke and turns into a sticky texture, and the burning smelling is like plastic smell odor, it indicates that synthetic fibers have been added to the hair bundle.

All in all, before you buy a wig or hair extensions, if you are not very skilled at selecting them, you may try those tips, hope those tips can help you prevent you from making some costly mistakes.
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Full Lace Wigs In Straight Texture

Hair textures vary from straight, wavy, curly and kinky. The straight hair is usually the softest and shiniest among all other types. Wavy hair are mainly easy to frame your face and easy to curl and straighten for a different look. Curly hair are get up a go looks, simply add water and Kapenzo lace wig serum to keep it soft, moist and tangle free. However curly hair is also the hardest to maintain and generally tends to shed more often than other textures.

The straight texture is generally the easiest to maintain and requires minimal conditioning and styling time. In addition depending on the quality, it's soft, lustrous and virtually tangle free as long as it retains it moisture and is properly cared for. This is why most people prefer it compare to the other types available. Also, with Indian and Brazilian hair, a straight hair when wet turns wavy so in reality you're getting a two for one deal.



Apart from what is mentioned above, straight hairs are usually associated to be better and more attractive on women. This is due to American and European history. For example, its known that most African Americans have curly and kinky hair and unfortunately back in the day, that sort of hair texture was the one characteristic that brought on shame and ridiculous amongst the African community. The invention of processing creams to straighten their hair was and continues to be one of the most sought out products in the hair market. Till this day, many African Americans are still embarrassed by their coarse hair texture and prefer to use alternative hair replacement systems such as lace wigs to conceal it. However kinky straight textures wouldn't exist if there wasn't a demand in the market so its safe to say that many actually do prefer their hair texture but would enjoy it even more if it was easily managed.

Nevertheless, straight hair seems of high demand amongst all race, age, sex and ethnicity. If one seeks that texture for whatever reason, whether it is a change in appearance, or to experience something different, then the idea of wearing straight full lace wigs would be the ideal solution.

These hair systems are readily available on the market and have significantly reduced in price. They can be found both online and at your local Perruque shops. Buying from both alternatives are good choices but just like all other buying decisions, you need to always check the legitimacy of the company and their products and services.


*all the opinions expressed are of the writer and not the blog owner, editor or blog.
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23 Mar 2020

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Hairstyles for Bridesmaids - Step by Step

Your best friend's wedding is round the corner and you can't contain your happiness. Right from helping your best friend in picking up her wedding gown to helping in the wedding decorations you have to be on your toes. While doing so you also have to make sure you look your best and be the perfect bridesmaids for your best friend. The hairstyle for bridesmaids has to be classy so as not to surpass the bride's look and yet be noticed! A hairstyle for bridesmaids has to be everything from simplicity and beauty to chic and elegance yet be trendy and traditional.

We have shortlisted some elegant yet chic hairstyles for bridesmaids so that you rock the bridesmaids hairstyle and make your best friend's wedding a memorable one.

  • Classic yet relaxed simple low bun

Hairstyles for Bridesmaids

  • A little twisted updo



  • Twist it up in a bun

  • Classic bun


  • Messy low bun



  • Puffy bun



  • Low bun for long hair


  • Can not get any simpler than this



  • Low bun for short hair



  • Messy yet classy



  • Low bun for long hair with accessories


Image credits : @tonyastylist @theupdogirl

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19 Mar 2020

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Pond's White Beauty Mineral Clay Facial Foam Review

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Today am going to pen down my Pond's White Beauty Mineral Clay Facial Foam Review. I picked it for the sole purpose of posting a review. I am not a big fan of Pond's products. Let's check the Review directly.


Brand Claims and Ingredients of Pond's White Beauty Mineral Clay Facial Foam 


How do you use Ponds Mineral Clay face cleanser?
Apply clay foam directly onto dry skin. Gently massage in circular motion. Dampen face with water and massage to create creamy lather. Rinse off.

Packaging, texture and fragrance
The packaging is normal Pond's tube, a white and pink one with a flip cap. The fragance of the product is also that of typical Pond's products. The fragance is refreshing and lingering. The texture of the face wash is thick and clay like. The color is pink and has small beads black or dark blue coloured in it. The beads don't dissolve.

Price, Shelf life, Availability - 110 INR for 40 gms and 210 for 90 gns with a shelf life of 3 years. Easily available in stores.


My experience
The facial foam is supposed to be applied over the face and massaged. Then dampen it with water to foam it. Now when I dampen the face the facial cleanser doesn't foam much. When I applied the facial foam cleanser without massaging it foams a bit but leaves the skin dry. Although being said that due to less foaming nature and massaging the product requires very less efforts for a rinse off.

For massaging the face a good amount of product is required. The facial foam cleanser brightens up the skin and gives a soft and supple skin when massaged as per the usage instructions. The product has small beads in it which are meant to act like a scrub, however my skin finds them a bit harsh. Especially when the facial foam cleanser is supposed to be massaged and then washed off, the beads become a problem rather than acting like a scrub. The product has niacinamide as an ingredient which is a brightening agent.

The product required for each use is more than the one required for the foaming face wash. The product does give an instant brightness which is short lived as the blink of an eye. Also the Pond's White Beauty Mineral Clay Facial Foam can't be used as a second cleanse in double cleansing. The Pond's White Beauty Mineral Clay Facial Foam itself gives soft skin, the oil or emollient texture of the facial foam is absorbed into the skin and gives soft skin. So this doesn't remove the residue of an oily cleanser or cleansing balm. The product is also priced high keeping in mind the job or does.

Recommendation of Pond's White Beauty Mineral Clay Facial Foam
Pond's White Beauty Mineral Clay Facial Foam can be used by all skin types except sensitive skin as fragrance is quite high in the product. The product gives bright skin while removing the dirt and sweat. However the beads in the facial foam cleanser are a bit harsh so keep a light hand while massaging. Also the product can't be used to remove sunscreen or as a second cleanse in double cleansing. If you like using Pond's as a brand then you can pick it up else I wouldn't recommendation this product as a facial cleanser.

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18 Mar 2020

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Best Night Cream for Oily Skin in India

Protection during the day time and rejuvenation during the night time is an unsaid rule for skincare. Night Cream is an essential part of a good skincare routine and is often neglected or picked up without much thought.

The skin repairs and rejuvenates itself during the night time. To aid the repair and rejuvenation process of the skin a night cream is used. An ideal night cream makes the skin soft and supple while reducing the pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. In short a good night cream rejuvenates, revitalizes and repairs the skin.


So today we are going to take about the best night creams for oily skin. Oily skintype can't tolerate much oils or emulsifiers in any cream. So whenever you are using a night cream try alternating between the hydrating ones (light texture) and the moisturising ones (emollient ones) depending on your skin needs. Without much discussion let us start with the list of best night cream for oily skin.

Himalaya Herbals Revitalizing Night Cream
Himalaya Herbals Revitalizing Night Cream is a deep penetrating, luxurious cream that works overnight. The cream provides three essential benefits that make skin soft, supple and rejuvenated, renews skin cells, hydrates skin and repairs daily damage. Revitalizing Night Cream is dermatologically tested, non-comedogenic, free of mineral oils and parabens. Contains White lily and tomato fruit.
Price - 260 INR for 50 gms

Plum Green Tea Night Gel
Plum Green Tea Night Gel has a refreshing gel-like texture is fortified with antioxidants (green tea, gingko and goji berry) and plant nutrients (aloe, licorice and willow bark) for a clear skin. It has argan oil for balanced hydration without the oiliness and clogged pores. The product is 100% vegan, paraben-free, phthalate-free and not tested on animals.
Price - 575 INR for 50 ml

Organic Harvest Daily Nourishing Night Cream
Made with antioxidant rich formula this night cream stimulates collagen production overnight. It is a nourishing organic face cream that repairs, moisturises and slows down ageing. It also improves the appearance of uneven and dull skin. Organic Harvest Daily Nourishing Night Cream is 100% Organic ECOCERT certified, 100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free cream.
Price - 995 for 50 gms

Kama Ayurveda Rejuvenating & Brightening Ayurvedic Night Cream
A night cream formulated with ayurveda and created from with the finest of Saffron from Kashmir. It contains Rich Saffron, Antiseptic Indian Madder, protecting Aloe Vera, Extracts of Vetiver and Lotus, Liquorice along with other ingredients. This is a perfect leave-in night treatment for youthful and radiant skin.
Price - 1295 INR for 25 gms

MCaffeine Naked Detox Green Tea Night Gel (with Vitamin C)
Enriched with Green Tea the night gel reduces fines lines and relieves skin from dark spots and pigmentation. It replenishes tired & dull skin with it's moisturizing, soothing properties. The Paraben Free formula is dermatologically tested and pH balanced to suit all skin types keeping your skin healthy and glowing.
Price - 575 INR for 50 ml

VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Night Cream
VLCC night cream has a hydrating yet non-greasy formula that reduces the appearance of dark spots and dullness for a healthy-looking natural glow from within.This product is rich in natural actives ideal for night care application. However VLCC products contain parabens.
Price - 250 INR for 50 gms

Himalaya Herbals Youth Eternity Night Cream
Himalaya Youth Eternity Night Cream has an anti-aging formulation based on Plant Stem Cell Research and Herbal Actives. Made with a blend of Edelweiss Plant Stem Cells, Woodfordia, Rose Myrtle, Cipadessa and Apple, this is rich in powerful antioxidants, polyphenols and anti-aging properties. It works overnight to provide hydration, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin even-toned, healthy, and visibly youthful.
Price - 499 INR for 50 ml

Mamaearth Overnight Repair Night Cream
Mamaearth Overnight Repair Night Cream firms, hydrates, nourishes and repairs the skin overnight. It helps in restoring skin elasticity, firmness and texture. Daisy Flower helps to lighten skin tone. Dermatologically tested and free from paraben, alcohol, mineral oil, silicones, petrolatum and synthetic fragrance.
Price - 599 INR for 50 ml

Votre Multi Vitamin And Rejuvenating Night Crème
Votre Multi Vitamin And Rejuvenating Night Crème is a blend of natural vitamins and antioxidants, which helps to moisturise and protect the skin. This highly restorative night time moisturiser is clinically proven to help increase cell renewal and assist the skin's natural regeneration process and delay pre mature aging.
Price - 2450 INR for 50 gms

Iraya Spirulina & Arjuna Night Nourishing Cream
Iraya Spirulina & Arjuna Night Nourishing Cream has an ultra-nourishing blend of spirulina and other nutrients which help to replenish and revitalise the skin during night time. Fortifoed with extracts of arjuna and nagarmotha act as a rejuvenating tonic, Grape seed oil has excellent moisturising properties and helps keep skin supple and smooth.
Price - 395 INR for 50 gms

Out of the above list I have personally tried Himalaya Night Cream, Plum Green Tea Night Gel, VLCC night cream and Votre Multi Vitamin And Rejuvenating Night Crème. So we hope you find this list of Best Night Cream for Oily Skin in India useful.

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15 Mar 2020

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DIY Activated Charcoal Face Masks for Each Skin Type

Charcoal has been in the news for all good reasons. It has been inculcated as an ingredient in all skincare, body care and hair care products right from toothpaste to a shampoo. You can also find it in face wash, powder cleansers or deodorant or cleansing balm. Charcoal is an amazing ingredient which works as an adsorbent and sucks out all the surface impurities may it be skin, scalp or teeth. Let's see how we can make DIY face masks for each skin type.

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Use glass or plastic bowls for mixing all masks!

Dry/Normal Skin type
Dry to normal skin types tend to lose moisture pretty quickly. Whenever you make a face mask for dry/normal skin type make sure to add a hydrating agent and use less amount of clay in it. You can even skip clay when using a mask for dry/normal skin.
  • 1 teaspoon of oatmeal or barley finely milled
  • A pinch of activated charcoal powder
  • A drop of Grapeseed oil or your favorite essential oil (you may skip this step totally)
  • Mix all the ingredients with the liquid of your choice (hydrosol or rose water)
  • Apply the mask for 10 minutes and wash off with plain cold water.

Combination Skin
For combination skin which is more of oily on tzone area you need a clarifying clay such as French Green Clay. You can make two different masks, one for tzone area and another one for rest of the face.

Tzone area
  • Mix one part of oatmeal finely milled to half part of French Green Clay 
  • Add a pinch of charcoal to it.
  • Mix the ingredients with plain water 
  • Aapply on tzone area which is nothing but forehead and nose area.

Rest of the face
  • Mix one part of oatmeal finely milled 
  • A pinch of charcoal to it.
  • Mix the ingredients with a plain water 
  • Apply to the remaining face.

Oily / Acne prone Skin
Oily acne prone skin needs extra care with removing dirt and pollutants accumulated on the face. Most often acne prone skin has active acne which need to be dried out a bit without making the skin dry.
  • Mix equal parts of finely milled oatmeal and bentonite clay. 
  • Add a pinch of activated charcoal and one drop of tea tree essential oil to it. 
  • Mix well with liquid and apply on face for 5-7 minutes.
  • Do not wait till the mask dries up.
  • Wash off with plain water.

Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin can't tolerate most clays as they suck up moisture. Plus most sensitive ski types can't tolerate essential oils. So avoid using them.
  • Mix equal parts of oatmeal and chamomile flowers finely milled.
  • Add a pinch of activated charcoal.
  • Mix all the ingredients in pure rose water and apply as mask for 5-7 minutes.
  • Wash off with plain water.
Activated charcoal mask helps to pull out the pollutants and dirt from the surface of the skin. Using a charcoal based mask once or twice in a fortnight helps in clarifying the skin. We hope you find the charcoal mask recipes useful.
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12 Mar 2020

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Give your name a twist in the form of Name Necklace!

Your name is special to you! The name by which everyone addresses you, often becomes your identity. Some may or may not like their name, but the sound of your name from your loved ones is definitely music your ears. We often find names engraved on wooden key chains or frames or in the form of a sticker. Most often we get the initial of our name in jewellery like pendant or earrings or bracelets. How about your name in the form of a pendant of a necklace? Sounds exciting right, read on to know more.



Today am going to introduce you to Get Name Necklace who make cheap name necklace available for everyone. They not only offer name necklaces but also a wide range of jewellery with names engraved on it. They engrave names on necklace, rings and bracelets too. How exciting and amazing that is? For engraving the name on necklace all you need to do is select the material of the chain, the name and the length of the chain. The product is made in 3-5 working days and made ready for shipping. Standard shipping is free which is normally 7-15 days or 20 days depending on the country you are in. They also offer urgent shipping option at extra charges. I would recommend getting your name necklaces done in advance if you are planning to get them done, for free shipping option. I love the idea of engraving the name on bracelets too.





Sometimes we often are in a dilemma about what to gift our partner on Valentine's day or anniversary. Name bracelets or name necklaces make it an easy to gift option, on such occasions! I was really fascinated by the idea of Forever Together Engraved Birthstone Necklace in Silver. This necklace allows you to select the birthstone and name of you and your partner. The you can get the necklace of the names engraved and birthstones attached to each other. Even more exciting is the idea of custom number necklace. Oftentimes many of us forget an important date like anniversary or birthday of a loved one. Imagine you gifting your partner a custom number necklace of their birthday, the day they were born for you, to be your life partner!

Till date I don't even have a key chain with my name engraved! Anyway, don't be a boring person like me and click to shop your name engraved in necklace.


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How Does a High-Frequency Facial Machine Help in Eliminating Dark Circles?

Dark circles are formed under your eyes and they make you appear older than you are. When necessary actions are not taken, dark circles could become hard to get rid of. They cause us to look and feel tired, thus, affecting our productivity during the day.

Dark Circles Are Commonly Found In People Who:

  • Are Elderly
  • Suffer from periorbital hyperpigmentation
  • Belong to darker skin tones

Why Do Dark Circles Form?
There are many reasons that contribute to the formation of dark circles. Here are a few common reasons why dark circles are formed.


Fatigue and lack of sleep
Fatigue is one of the primary causes of dark circles. Oversleeping due to fatigue, missing your usual bedtime, and lack of sleep could be a few factors that result in the formation of dark circles. If your sleep is irregular, it causes fluid to build underneath your eyes which causes
them to appear fluffy. Therefore, sometimes the dark circles are caused by the shadows cast by fluffy eyelids.

Straining the eyes
As we are in the digital age where phones, television, and computer screens thrive. We spend most of our time during the day looking at some kind of display. This causes our eyes to strain and enlarges the blood vessels around the eyes. This results in the skin around the eyes to appear darker.

The process of Aging
Aging is a natural process that is out of our control. As we get older, our skin becomes thinner due to the loss of fat and lower collagen production of the skin. This hinders the skin’s elasticity, thus, letting the dark blood vessels be visible. These dark blood vessels are presented as dark circles.

Dehydration
Dehydration directly affects the health of the skin. When your skin is dehydrated, it becomes dull and your eyes look sunk. This forms the appearance of dark circles. Keeping your body hydrated will help improve your skin’s overall health. Keeping your skin hydrated promotes the production of anti-ageing nutrients such as collagen. Collagen also aids in skin tightening and keeps away dark circles.

Eye Dryness and Allergies
Certain allergic reactions and dried eyes could also form dark circles. The release of histamines during an allergic reaction to combat the harmful bacteria also cause itchiness, redness, and puffy eyes. Histamines also cause the blood vessels to be dilated and make them visible on the skin in the form of dark circles.


When your eyes are dry, they are often irritated. This causes us to rub our eyes which results in broken blood vessels and thus, resulting in the formation of dark circles.

Easy Treatments For Dark Circles

Extend your sleep hours
Catching up on the sleep that you’ve missed out is a great start to getting rid of dark circles. Proper sleep also helps to maintain the health of your skin and overall mental state. Studies have shown that productivity is affected by lack of sleep.

Elevate your head whilst sleeping
Although sleep deprivation is a leading cause of dark circles, the way your head is positioned also causes dark circles. Sleeping in a position where your head is elevated by a pillow will greatly prevent fluid from pooling under your eyes which can make them appear puffy and swollen.

Hide the dark circles using makeup
Makeup and other cosmetics are not a cure for dark circles, however, you can camouflage dark circles using makeup. Using concealers is a great way to blend the dark circles to your natural skin tone. This could be a great temporary solution as you fix your lifestyle to minimize the formation of dark circles.

Radiance High-Frequency Facial Machine


Radiance High-Frequency Facial Machine by Krasr is an anti-aging device that deals with different skin conditions. The high-frequency facial machine is capable of tightening your skin and preventing saggy skin from causing dark circles. Massaging from this skin tightening device also provides improved blood circulation. Due to the improvement in blood circulation, more oxygen and nutrients are delivered to the skin. This, in turn, will boost collagen production. Collagen aids in repairing the skin and preventing the formation of dark circles. It keeps the skin tight and firm.


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11 Mar 2020

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Deyga Organics Products Review

I have used four products from Deyga Organics which I will review in short below. But first let us see what Deyga Organics is all about.

Deyga Organics strongly believes in Natural- It is the only way to keep you skin safe and flawless. All products are hand made and the base ingredients are highly nourishing.

They claim that the ingredients are 100% Natural. Natural ingredients originate from nature and ONLY undergo chemical changes due to biological processes such as fermentation, distillation, and cold processing.

Coming back to the Deyga Organics Products Review below are the short reviews of the same



Deyga Organics Rose & Mulethi Face Pack Review

The best product I have tried from Deyga Organics has to be Rose Mulethi Face Pack. It has a very nice scrubbing effect without being harsh. It has an amazing fragrance of roses and is fortified with licorice which helps in lightening the skin marks and pigmentation.


Deyga Organics Tanner's Cassia Face Mask Review

Another favorite from Deyga Organics has to be the Tanner's Cassia Face Mask. It gives such a glowing skin and make the skin clear. It also helps in healing the small zits fast. I quite liked this mask. It also works good as a scrub.


Deyga Organics Tea Tree Toner Review

Initially I liked the tea tree toner a lot. It is hydrating and tames away small zits as well. Later after some days when I shook the bottle it foamed a lot. When I contacted the Deyga Organics team they said they will update and they haven't yet updated after one month. I would suggest you to skip this one.


Deyga Organics Beetroot Lip Balm Review

This Deyga Organics lip balm is neither moisturizing nor good tinted. I do understand that the brand never claimed of a tint although if the lip balm isn't much moisturizing I would at least expect a tint. Also keeping in mind the lip balm, the quantity is too much to finish.

So these are short reviews of Deyga Organics products. I hope you find them useful while picking up the products.
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9 Mar 2020

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IPCA Acne UV Gel - Sunscreen Review

We all know how important Sunscreen is for skin protection. With the onset of summer in India it is important that you regularly apply Sunscreen to the body parts which are exposed to the sun. Sunscreen should also be used during winters and also even if you are indoors. So skipping your sunscreen can be considered as a skin sin.

We all have been in a phase where we are yet to find a good sunscreen or are not satisfied with the sunscreen we are using. I have finally found out a sunscreen which works best for my oily, acne prone skin. This sunscreen was recommended to me by a fellow blogger Savita Sharma. Let's check the Review of IPCA Acne UV Gel SPF 30 PA+++.




Brand Claims and Ingredients IPCA Acne UV Gel Sunscreen
Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Titanium Dioxide and Silica and Dimethicone, Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Diethylhexyl Syringylidene Malonate, Cyclopentasiloxane and Dimethicone Crosspolymer & Dimethicone, Fragrance



Texture, Fragrance and packaging
The texture of the sunscreen is cream and gets applied like a gel. The product has a little clinical fragrance which isn't irritating, bothering or a lingering one. The packaging of the product is simple tube as shown in pics.

The sun protecting ingredients in this sunscreen are
  • Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate
  • Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone
  • Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine
  • Titanium Dioxide

My experience with IPCA Acne UV Gel Sunscreen
I have oily and acne prone skin and my skin can't tolerate any product which is heavy in oil or emulsifiers. Coming back to the sunscreen review the Acne UV Gel is a mattifiying sunscreen and doesn't give any white cast or oily feeling to the skin. The unique oil free formulation of Acne UV Gel is good for oily and acne prone skin.

I have used the product with and without moisturizer and it works both ways perfectly for me. I don't use any heavy moisturizer during the day and mostly use Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel or Hyalugel Hyaluronic Acid Gel.

I have used the sunscreen regularly for two months and am fully satisfied with the performance of the Acne UV Gel. The sunscreen does not make my face sweat or give me any acne. I have also been out in a hot afternoon after applying this sunscreen and it absolutely didn't make my nose sweat. On some occasions I have forgotten to remove the sunscreen before calling it a night and still it didn't clog my pores or give me any acne. Although it's not recommended to hit the bed before removing the sunscreen or makeup.

One day I applied the Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel and before even it was absorbed, I started applying the Acne UV Gel. To my surprise when I rubbed the product on the skin in two opposite directions it crumbled. The point here being it's oil free and not applying the sunscreen before the moisturizer is fully absorbed. Also this sunscreen won't be suitable for people with dry to normal skin as it is a mattifiying one and crumbles if you try to apply on a dry skin or rub it fast in two opposite directions on the skin. IPCA Acne UV Gel will be suitable for combination to oily skin. Overall speaking IPCA Acne UV Gel SPF 30 PA+++ is my favorite sunscreen and I am going to repurchase it again and again.

The In
  • Oil free and Paraben Free formulation
  • Doesn't give any white cast, oily or greasy feeling
  • Works well with or without moisturizer
  • Works well under a BB cream
  • Doesn't make the face sweat even in hot afternoon
  • Doesn't clog pores or give me acne
  • Water resistant and dermatologically tested
  • Contains UVA and UVB filters to provide broad-spectrum protection
  • Suitable for combination, oily and acne prone skin
  • Available offline at chemist as well as online

The Out
  • A bit pricey, although it's worth every penny
  • Won't suit dry or normal skin

Price, Shelf life and Availability - 775 INR for 60 gms with a shelf life of 2 years. Available offline at chemist as well as online

Recommendation
IPCA Acne UV Gel SPF 30 PA+++ has become my holy grail sunscreen. The oil free and non comedogenic formula is amazing for oily, acne prone skin. The sunscreen doesn't sweat at all which is a huge plus for some people like me in summers. I would highly recommend combination to oily skin type people to try IPCA Acne UV Gel SPF 30 PA+++ at least once.

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6 Mar 2020

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Pimple Removal Tips and Remedies

Pimple is a skin disease, which affects almost 80% of people during their lifetime. Pimple can be hurtful with big cystic acne or can be in the form of zits, which is red pus sort and can also be a red bump like pustule.

Treating acne with the right method can be effective in reducing the pimple scarring as well as the pigmentation mark it leaves on the skin. One should never touch or pop a pimple, it can lead to a permanent scar or pit on the skin.


While conventional methods work for many people, it can lead to dryness, itching or irritation of the skin. Many people prefer home treatments with natural ingredients. So let us look at some simple and easy remedies, which are best way to remove pimples.


Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is known as the plant of immortality. It contains a large number of healing properties. Regularly use aloe gel as a mosituriser can be beneficial in the long run. Applying the real aloe gel directly from plant is beneficial and if that is not possible apply a transparent aloe gel available in the market. Using aloe vera gel is the natural remedy for acne scars. Aloe vera is also known to be a natural acne scar treatment.


Cucumber

Cucumber has an astringent, hydrating and cooling effect on the skin. Applying cucumber juice or cucumber hydrosol can actually reduce the redness and irritation of cystic acne .

Neem

Neem is known for its antibaterial, anti inflammatory and antibacterial properties. A face pack made with aloe vera gel and neem powder works great as an overall face pack or as a spot treatment.

How to use Neem for pimples
  • Mix two teaspoon of aloe vera gel and half a teaspoon of neem powder. Let this mixture stand still for 5 minutes, now apply it as a face pack to arrest pimples.


Green Tea

Green tea is full of antioxidants, which helps in fast healing of the skin cells. Make a simple green tea toner or water mist to use on face.

How to use Green Tea for pimples
  • Steep one teaspoon of green tea in one cup of hot water and cover it with a lid.
  • After 5 minutes strain the water and transfer it in a spray bottle.
  • Store the bottle in fridge and use it regularly as a face mist or face toner.
  • This mist can be used for a maximum of 5 days when stored in fridge.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is an essential oil extracted from the plant or leaf of Melaleuca alternifolia. It has powerful ability to fight acne bacteria and inflammation. Please remember that essential oils need to be diluted and then used and should not be used directly on the skin or hair.

How to use Tea tree essential oil for pimples
  • Make a mixture of 2 teaspoon of aloe vera gel with two drops of tea tree essential oil.
  • Store it in a clean container or jar in fridge
  • Apply this mixture as an overnight face cream to cure acne.
  • This can also be used as spot treatment.

This is the best remedy to remove pimple overnight as well as an instant remedy for pimples. Please make sure that tea tree essential oil is kept away from your mouth and away from small children.

Marigold

Marigold has been used in skincare due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a strong antiseptic agent and a good astringent.

How to use Marigold for pimple marks
  • Make a paste of petals of one marigold flower
  • Mix it with ground and finely milled oatmeal.
  • Mix some milk or yogurt to make a paste and apply as a face mask weekly twice.

This face mask removes pimple marks from face and is the best way to remove pimple marks naturally.

If you prefer to trust experts in removing pimples then you can use Roop Mantra Zero Pimple Gel. Roop Mantra Zero Pimple Gel is fortified with Rosemary, Mentha, Tea Tree Oil, Onion, Aloe Vera, Cucumber, Marigold,  Neem,  Nimbu,  Tulsi and Green Tea along with other ingredients. You can buy here
  • Roop Mantra Zero Pimple gel has been fortified with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and soothing herbs.
  • It helps to control excess oil and reduce clogged pores of the skin
  • It helps to keep the skin clean, healthy and clear.

We hope you find this post useful in keeping pimples at bay. Please leave a comment below if you have any suggestions or questions. If you try any of the above mentioned remedies please let us know.

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5 Mar 2020

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Indrani Cosmetics Products' Review

Today we will be talking about a brand called Indrani Cosmetics. I have been using their products since past 25 days and am really liking some of them. Indrani Cosmetics was formed on 21st July 1993 and it's foundation was laid in Maharashtra as one of the first pioneers of manufacturing cosmetics in India.

They have 102 products in their line which range from Hair care to premium products, from facial kits to gift sets. I have used some o their products over a few weeks and I will be reviewing them for you all.






Indrani Cosmetics Orange Facial Kit

Indrani Cosmetics Orange Facial Kit is designed for oily skin to reduce the oiliness and give a radiant and refreshed look. The kit consists of Lemon Cleansing milk, apricot scrub, orange facial massage gel, massage cream, orange face pack and astringent. The facial kit will easily last for 4-5 usages depending on the amount used per use. Since the products are housed in small containers storing the left over quantity is not a problem which sometimes arises with pouch packaging of facial kits. I liked using the scrub, face pack the most in this range. I didn't use the astringent step mentioned in the leaflet of the kit. The facial kit gives radiant and nourished look to the skin. The glow which the kits gives lasts almost a day. So if you want to use the kit for any occasion or function this would be a good choice.
Price - 200 INR for one kit with a shelf life of 24 months.




Indrani Cosmetics Pearl Cream

Indrani Cosmetics Pearl Cream claims to give baby soft skin with it's active enzymes and pear powder and is especially helpful for oily and suntanned skin. I have used this cream without massage as well as with massage. I feel it works better after massaging than simply applying as a cream. When used as a massage cream it has helped me in fading out my acne marks and reducing the uneven skin tone. I also makes the skin plump and soft. When applied as a moisturizer it gives a semi matte effect on my oily skin.
Price - 500 INR for 50 gms with a shelf life of 24 months.



Indrani Cosmetics Anti Acne Gel

Indrani Cosmetics Anti Acne Gel is fortified with neem extracts and salicylic acid. To be honest this product works good on acne but the consistency and fragrance of this product is not upto the mark. It reduces the size of small zits in a matter of three days but the sticky feeling it gives is unbearable. I wanted to use this gel as an overnight sleeping mask given the gooey texture of the gel. However if you apply a thick layer it gets very sticky and you need to wash it off. Overall speaking it was an ok sort of a product for me.
Price - 1200 INR for 300 gms with a shelf life of 24 months.


Speaking of the premium cosmetics' status of Indrani Cosmetics, their products have parabens as preservative. I do understand the need of a good preservative for a product with water as an ingredient. However I don't understand the high and artificial fragrance content of the product. If you are someone who is allergic to fragrance or have sensitive skin kindly avoid products with artificial fragrance. The anti acne gel has the most lingering fragrance, out of the products I tried. Being said that I like the facial kit the most out of the above mentioned.


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3 Mar 2020

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Best Day Cream for Oily Skin

Pigmentation, blackheads and Acne problems, Oily skin has to deal with all these unwanted skin problems. Today we’re going to explore best day cream for oily skin.

Day creams lock moisture into your skin and help it to look healthy and nourished. It acts as a barrier between your skin and extreme outer environment. You can avoid pigmentation, breakouts and many more skin related problems with the regular use of Day Cream. You can shop the below given day creams from Amazon

Best Day Cream for Oily Skin



Biotherm Skin Oxygen Day Cream
Biotherm skin Oxygen day cream is one of the best day cream which gives proper hydration and result beautiful skin. Price- 4205 INR for 50ml

  • Enriched with Chlorella algae extract 
  • Deliver intense anti-oxidant
  • Anti-pollution and anti UV protection
  • Gives softer, fresher, more radiant skin
  • Skin appears resistant & hydrated 

Wow Skin science 10-in-1 Active Miracle Day Cream
Wow skin science has a wide range of Skin care Products.10- in- 1 active miracle day creamwith SPF 15 PA++. Suitable for almost all skin type. It feels really light on skin and get absorbed quickly into the skin. Price- 649 INR for 50 ml.

  • Evens Skin Tone
  • Moisturize skin well
  • Not sticky
  • Nourishes Skin
  • Rejuvenates and Repairs skin
  • Sun Protection

Organic Harvest Daily Day Cream 
Organic Harvest Day Cream is made with Plant derived ingredients and is really good for both men and women. Price- 1100 INR for 50 g

  • Contains Vitamin C
  • Evens  skin tone
  • Repair skin damage 
  • Removes dead skin cells
  • Moisturizing

Forest Essential Eladi Day Cream
Eladi Day cream is specially design for oily skin. It regulates sebum production and also protects your skin from acne. Unique blend of Ayurvedic ingredients helps to get beautiful flawless skin. Price- 1950 INR for 30g.
  • Reduce blemishes
  • Prevent acne
  • Protect skin form sun
  • Soothing & cooling effects on skin
  • Has healing and anti-inflammatory properties.
Greenberry Organic Bioactive Bright Cream
This bioactive bright cream contains SPF 25+. It is formulated with natural extracts with Jojoba oil, olive oil and Aloe Vera. Greenberry day cream provides bright younger looking skin and is suitable for both men and woman. Price- 750 INR for 50 g.
  • Protect skin from harmful rays for sun
  • Prevents tanning
  • Hydrates and rejuvenates the skin
  • Reduce fine lines
  • Make skin soft and supple
  • Protects skin for pollutants and toxins
  • Enriched with antioxidants

Himalaya Clear Complexion Whitening Day Cream 
This Day cream is light and non-greasy enriched with unique herbal ingredients. Price- ₹200 for 50 g.
  • Lightens skin tone
  • Hydrates skin 
  • Results clear complexion
  • Hydrates your skin and retain moisture 
  • protect from harmful sun rays

Mamaearth Natural Radiance day Cream
This day cream contains SPF 20. It is formulated with Pomegranate and Moringa oil. Various ingredients helps achieving natural looking glow. Price- 500 INR for 50 ml
  • Improve elasticity of skin
  • Light weight and non-greasy
  • Soothes redness and skin inflammation
  • Prevents skin ageing

Aroma Magic Vitamin C Day Cream
This Day cream is enriched with SPF 15.It will give you soft, supple & exquisite every single day. Price- 357 INR for 50g.
  • Packed with natural source of Vitamin C that protects skin
  • Pomegranate extract strengthen skin’s outer layer
  • Shea butter and Aloe Vera moisturize skin 
  • Extracts of orange, apple & algae hydrates & lighten
  • Offer optimum sun protection

O3+ Radiant Whitening Day Cream
This whitening day cream helps improve skin tone and prevent unwanted skin problems. Price- 1050 INR for 50ml
  • Contains SPF 30
  • Instant whitening and lightening effect
  • Non greasy and absorbs easily
  • Results radiant and glowing skin 
  • Has soothing, nourishing & moisturizing properties

Good Vibes Saffron Nourishing Day Cream
Saffron Nourishing day cream is a unique blend of some amazing ingredients that gives you beautiful skin. Price - 203 INR for 50ml
  • Purify skin
  • Heals wound and skin damages
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Removes skin tan
  • Improves blood circulation thereby adding radiant glow
These are the best day cream for oily skin in India. All of these are- Paraben free, Cruelty Free, No Mineral Oil, PABA &PEG Free, Sulfate Free, and no added Synthetic Dye.

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2 Mar 2020

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Deyga Organics Tanner's Cassia Face Mask Review

Are you a skincare aficionado if you don't hoard face masks? Haha is it relatable to you? Then I have a very good product to recommend from Deyga Organics. I have been using Deyga Organics Tanner's Cassia Face Mask for almost 3 weeks and had a very good experience. Let's go to the review directly.


Ingredients of Deyga Organics Tanner's Cassia Face Mask
Organic Cassia grinds, Organic Moringa powder, skin cherishing essential oils

My experience with Deyga Organics Tanner's Cassia Face Mask
I will be not be talking about the product packaging later now as it can be seen in pictures above. Due care is to be taken that no water enters the tub. The main ingredient of the face mask is Tanner's Cassia which is nothing but Avaram seena. Avaram seena is said to improve the complexion of the skin with regular usage.
The face mask has a little gritty texture due to moringa and doesn't easily mix up with water. The same goes with the application, smooth and even application is not possible, so I end up using a thick layer on my face each time I use this.

The face mask dries up pretty quickly and get removed easily if we splash some water. The mask also serves the purpose of a mild scrub while removing. The face mask gives a very nice glowing complexion after removing. The glow stays on for a while say one hour or so. I really like how it makes my small zits bring to the surface and heal them (moringa magic ).

The only problem am facing it the even application of the face mask and a little itching on the face while the mask dries up. I make sure I keep on spraying a little bit of floral water while the mask dries up, this reduces the itching. I am overall very happy with the results of this face mask and am going to repurchase it. Also the brand mentions skin cherishing Essential oils as an ingredient so please be aware if you are allergic to any essential oil.



Price, Shelf life and Availability - 370 INR for 50 gms with a shelf life of 8 months from the date of manufacturing. Available on Deyga Organics website

Recommendation of Deyga Organics Tanner's Cassia Face Mask
I like the way my complexion looks clear and glowing after using the face mask. The face mask also doubles up as a mild scrub and removes white heads up to a certain extent. The only problem is even application. But I like the effects of the mask so I don't mind the non even application. Also the brand needs to mention the essential oils added to the product so that if anyone has an allergy of essential oil can have prior infomation. Overall speaking a good face mask to add to your list.

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