Surviving New York Winter | My Current Skincare Routine

 

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Hi everyone! If you guys are following me on Instagram, you’d know I am in New York for the holidays. I was quite looking forward to my vacation, since this past year has been very difficult on the personal front. I was ready to explore the city the moment I landed 7 days ago but jet lag hit me like a train and I have no idea where and how the week just slipped away! I was running on 1-2 hours of sleep though I would spend all night tossing and turning. I don’t know how frequent fliers do it! My brother has joined me from Dallas couple of days so now we’re enjoying the city together. There’s so much to see! Its been very cold (it was – 2 deg.C yesterday!) and supposed to get colder this week (not looking forward to that bit at all!).

 

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Because of the stark contrast in the weather, my skin threw a fit the day I landed. I’ve never experienced dryness like this, not just on my face but on the body as well! One of the first things I had to do was hit the drugstore and stock up – lots of oil, lots of moisturizer and body lotion. I’ve figured out a good skin care routine by now though and my skin has *touchwood* been feeling amazing! Just like you need layers of clothing to beat the cold, you need layering in the winter to keep your skin moist, fresh and radiant looking! I was carrying some Innisfree minis with me from the pomegranate range (with worked very well actually – essence, lotion, cream and eye serum) but they lasted me just 3-4 days about. Which was my plan anyway because I planned to shop for beauty products here.

 

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Step 1 : I start with a combination of gentle cleansers. Because I wear makeup everyday, cleansing is very important so most days I do a 2-step regime. I picked up the Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil from Rite-Aid. Its a medium-weight oil i.e its not as light as dry oils but its not super viscous either. It doesn’t emulsify a ton to be honest but cleanses nicely enough while giving such more needed slip to my skin. I’m following this up with the L’Oreal Revitalift Bright Reveal Cleanser which has bit of scrubby particles, glycolic acid and produces mild lather – it gets the oil/makeup residue right off without drying the skin.

 

Neutrogena light cleansing oil

 

Step 2 : I know the cleansers are working right because my skin doesn’t feel dry/stretchy after cleansing. For step 2, I’ll add a few spritzes of a face mist, carried the Innisfee Aloe Soothing Mist from India which seems to function alright as a basic hydrating mist.

 

Step 3 : I then take some Innisfree Pomegranate Eye Serum and apply it generously around the eyes. Its lightweight enough that it doesn’t leave any greasy after-feel. It won’t last more than 2-3 days I think so I need to go pick something from the drugstore or Sephora soon.

 

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Current Winter Skin care Favorites!

 

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a few of my current winter skin care favorites. My skin gets very dehydrated in the winters so I’ve introduced some new products in my routine to keep it nourished and moisturized. Hope some of my recommendations are helpful to you.

 

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There are two serums that I’m switching between these days. The Clarins Double Serum is excellent for the winters because of its oil-water hybrid texture. It is literally two serums, housed side-by-side, dispensing out from a single pump. It is an anti-ageing product, with high concentration of turmeric that helps with uneven tone as well as lines and wrinkles. My skin feels instantly softer and smoother when I use this. I alternate this with the Forest Essentials Soundarya Advanced Serum which is a little oilier than the Clarins one. It smells absolutely beautiful and supposedly contains actually gold bhasma for age control benefits. I would recommend this one for dry and mature skin. I only use it when my skin is feeling very dry.

 

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Everyuth Tulsi Turmeric Face Wash REVIEW

 

Hi, everyone! While I was growing up, Everyuth was one of those brands I was very familiar with. My mum used to religiously use the orange peel off mask every Sunday and sometimes she would let me remove the mask once it dried off. Peeling off that mask was super exciting for a 10-year old me. It’s been many years since I used Everyuth products, but I was recently sent a lovely hamper to try out, and I’ve been trying out their face washes and face packs since the past few days.

 

Everyuth Tulsi Turmeric Face Wash

 

One of the products that I found myself reaching out for again and again is the Tulsi Turmeric Face Wash. The face wash is a gel-based product that comes in a transparent green tube packaging. The open flip cap shuts tightly, so there are no issues regarding spillage of the product if you decide to travel with it. I love gel-based face washes, and this is no exception. The consistency is quite thick, so a little pressure is needed to squeeze the gel out of the tube. It has a faint herbal fragrance, and it lathers well (but not too heavily).

 

Everyuth Tulsi Turmeric Face Wash

 

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Kiehls Midnight Recovery Cleansing Oil : Review

 

Hi everyone! Today I’ll be reviewing the new addition to the Kiehls skincare lineup – the Midnight Recovery Cleansing Oil. The Midnight Recovery Concentrate is one of their star products and the Cleansing oil has ingredients along the same lines – but with a lighter texture that breaks down makeup and emulsifies with water to give squeaky clean skin. Price – Rs 3200 for 175ml.

 

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Kiehls Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil

 

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10 Summer Home Remedies for Glowing Skin!

 

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Summer is here and while it is an incredibly fun time of the year, its also taxing on our skin. The soaring temperatures and hot winds of this season can result in skin damage, making it rough and dull. It is important to take care of our skin throughout the season.

Here are 10 home remedies for glowing skin in summer.

  • Water therapy – One of the most commonly spoken about remedies, but not as often followed, water therapy can be a highly effective procedure for getting a glowing skin this summer. Drinking plenty of water not only keeps your body hydrated, but also rids the body of toxins.
  • Cucumber and yogurt face pack – This combination makes for a highly useful face pack for glowing skin in summer. Mix half a cucumber and one tablespoon yogurt in a blender and apply the paste on your face. Leave the paste on for 15 minutes and then rinse off with water.
  • Rosewater – This is a simple but effective tip. Wash your face with rose water daily. The natural properties of rosewater make it act as a toner and make your skin glow.
  • Milk and banana – Another popular combination for the summer is banana and milk. Applying a paste made of a mixture of banana and milk for around 15-20 minutes will give result in glowing and soft skin. To boost this effect, moisturize with an appropriate lotion like the Olay Total EffectsL ighweight Anti-Ageing Cream for soft, supple skin.

 

Olay Total Effects 7-in-one Lightweight Anti-Ageing Cream

 

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