Forget spending time and money at your local spa. Follow these simple recipes and pamper yourself with the perfect homemade face mask.
Milk facial mask:
Make a homemade face mask by mixing 1/4 cup powdered milk with enough water to form a thick paste. Thoroughly coat your face with the mixture, let dry completely, then rinse with warm water. Your face will feel fresh and rejuvenated.
Oatmeal facial mask:
If you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up that will leave you feeling and looking better, give yourself an oatmeal facial. Combine 1/2 cup hot—not boiling—water and 1/3 cup oatmeal. After the water and oatmeal have settled for two or three minutes, mix in 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and one small egg white. Apply a thin layer of the mask to your face, and let it sit for ten to 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water. (Be sure to place a metal or plastic strainer in your sink to avoid clogging the drain with the granules.)
Yogurt facial mask:
You don’t have to go to a spa to give your face a quick assist. To cleanse your skin and tighten the pores, slather some plain yogurt on your face and let it sit for about 20 minutes. For a revitalizing homemade face mask, mix 1 teaspoon plain yogurt with the juice from 1/4 slice of orange, some of the orange pulp, and 1 teaspoon aloe. Leave the mixture on your face for at least five minutes before rinsing it off.
Lemon facial mask:
Create a homemade face mask that both exfoliates and moisturizes by mixing the juice from one lemon with 1/4 cup olive oil or sweet almond oil.
Egg facial mask:
For a little pampering, head to the refrigerator and grab an egg. If you have dry skin that needs moisturizing, separate the egg and beat the yolk. Oily skin takes the egg white, to which a bit of lemon or honey can be added. For normal skin, use the entire egg. Apply the beaten egg, relax and wait 30 minutes, then rinse. You’ll love your new fresh face.
Hey all! I’m here to tell you a few ways about how to pick your perfect lipstick shade.
Determine your Skin Tone Check your skin in natural light to know your complexion. Fair, light, medium, tan, deep. Concentrate on the skin around your jaw line.[
Fair skin: The skin is very pale or translucent and burns very easily. You may have freckles and some redness.
Light skin: The skin is pale. When you are in the sun, you burn and then may possibly tan.
Medium: skin tans easily and generally don’t burn.
Tan: The skin is tan or olive. Rarely burn and look tanned even in the winter.
Deep: The skin is dark and never get sunburned. Also hair is possibly black or dark brown.
2. Look at the color of the veins on the inside of your wrist
This is a quick way to figure out if you have a warm, neutral, or cool skin tone.
Blue or purple veins indicate you have a cool skin tone.
Green veins mean you have a warm skin tone.
If you have difficulty deciding if your veins are blue or green, you likely have a neutral skin tone and can choose colors from both the cool and warm spectrum. People with olive skin usually have neutral undertones.
3. Notice how your skin reacts to the sun
Do you tan or burn easily?
Skin that tans easily has more melanin indicates a warm skin tone. Most women of African, Caribbean, and Indian descent fall into this category.
If you burn before you tan (and maybe can’t tan at all), then your skin has less melanin and you have a blue skin tone. If you have deep ebony skin, you may actually fall into this category.
4. Experiment with shades that goes well for your complexion
If you have fair or light skin, try light pink, coral, peach, nudes, or beige. If you have cool undertones, try a soft mocha and nude. Warm undertones, try pale pinks or a nude with a little peach.
If you have medium skin, try rose, mauve, or berry shades. Cool undertones: try shades of pink or cranberry. Warm undertones: experiment with copper or bronze.
If you have tan skin, try to avoid browns and purples and go for colors with an orange undertone. Most other colors will look great. Try coral, or deep pink.
If you have a deep complexion, try browns or purples like walnut, caramel, plum, or wine. Cool undertones should look for ruby and wine-colored reds. Warm undertones: try copper or bronze.[
5. Try the lipstick on before you buy it
Clean the tester with a little alcohol (the store should provide this in a spray bottle)
and use a test brush or a cotton swab to apply the color to your lips.[
If you don’t want to apply the tester lipstick to your mouth, test it on the pads of your fingertips. Your fingertips are closer to your lip color than your wrist or the side of your hand.[
Now that you know how to choose the perfect lipstick shade for you, share your favorite go-to colors with me. Did you find any of these tips useful?
We all dream of silky soft hair that could take people’s breath away, make a prince fall in love with us or at least get us a few hundred Instagram followers. But can we get all those things?
The new Pantene Oil Replacement is made of nourishing oils and Pro-Vitamin formula in an easy-to-use cream! This miracle product protects, strengthens and smoothens your hair from roots to tips. And if that wasn’t enough, it even takes care of your frizz, tangles and dullness in just a few minutes!
This product comes really handy as it is a normal tube with a decent appearance. It is an oil replacement cream so it has a smooth thick creamy consistency which glides well on hair. As it is prescribed to use after shampoo. So for that, a small amount is enough for my short hair. I prefer to use it on my damp hair, especially from the mid-length to ends and gently massage. For this, you don’t need to wash it off as it is a Leave-in Conditioner. It feels light on the hair and has a subtle fragrance, which lasts quite long time and kept my hair fresh throughout the day. Now, this cream contains oil and it provides that deep nourishment to hair and leaves hair soft, silky and smooth. It actually gives an instant softness to hair without making it oily. It repairs that dry rough texture of hair and gives a nice shiny finish.
It’s been 2 weeks I started using this product, I can totally see the change. As my hair has been damaged due to pollution. Of late I have also colored my hair, the bleach is drying my hair out so badly. I have always been searching for one such product since a very long time.
Overall, I like this product which works wonders on my hair. It suits almost all hair types and is a super affordable product which costs 150 INR. Only con is, it contains alcohol and paraben which are definitely not good.
Hope you found this review helpful. Like, share and comment 🙂
Are more expensive products ever worth it? I’m a firm believer that anyone can build an affordable skin care routine that’s super effective and great.
The trick is knowing where to put that extra budget to use. Figuring out what is worth investing in and where it doesn’t matter can save you from literally washing money down the drain and help make the most out of your purchases. If you’re ready to find out how to save your time and money in your skin care budget, read on!
3 IDEAL STEPS TO SAVE ON:
CLEANSER: As something that actually gets washed down the drain, cleanser isn’t worth the spend. It’s not on long enough to do much actual good for your skin besides getting it clean. Lucky for us, this means it’s ok to spend a little less of your skin care budget on your choice of cleanser! Anything that’s gentle and non-irritating will do the trick. I recommend the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser(250 ml) costs 430 INR and Garnier Micellar Water (125 ml) costs 175 INR.
2. TONER: Nothing against a toner (in fact, I’m a huge fans of them), but they’re a perfect place to spend a little less on your routine. If your goal is dewy, radiant-looking skin, a few drops of a natural toner can help you accomplish.
Option like the Kama Ayurveda Pure Vetiver Water (50 ml) Costs 250 INR and Biotique Bio Cucumber Pore Tightening Toner (120ml) Costs 175 INR.
3. MOISTURIZER: Now just because you spend a little less on a product doesn’t make it less important. Moisturiser is a daily essential to almost everyone, but by nature a good moisturiser should be basic and no frills, making it an ideal product to save money on. Find something appropriately moisturising and non irritating, and leave the fancy ingredients for other elements of your routine.
You should pick between these by knowing your skin type and how much hydration you need. As I have already posted “How to Figure Out Your Skin Type” on my Blog, do check out if aren’t sure about your skin type. For dry skin: Cetaphil Mosturizing Lotion (100ml) Costs 340 INR and Biotique Morning Nectar Flawless Skin Lotion (190ml) Costs 280 INR.
For normal skin: Nivea Soft Light Moisturizer (100ml) Costs 150 INR and Ponds Light Moisturiser (150ml) Costs 200 INR.
For oily skin: Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturizer (120ml) Costs 320 INR and Clean and Clear Oil Free Moisturizer (80 ML) Costs 75 INR.
3 BEST PRODUCTS TO SPEND ON:
While I’m not a person who is fond of expensive skin care, there are some items for which I would suggest stretching your budget just a little. Sometimes you just want to buy something expensive and luxury, just to treat yourself. But not all skin care products are created equal, and if you’ve got the cash to spare your money would be put to better use buying something from the following categories.
SUNSCREEN: However, if you’re fed up with greasy cheap sunscreen you never want to put on, trying a higher-end brand might be the solution you’re looking for. Whatever makes it easier for you to feel good about putting sunscreen on every day is worth the money! Plus, they’re often paired with antioxidant ingredients that can prevent sun damage before it happens. Tried and tested theNeutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Water Resistant and Non-Greasy Sunscreen Lotion (100ml) Costs 540 INR .
ANTIOXIDANTS: Be it a serum or a moisturiser, your antioxidant fix might be better off coming from an expensive source. The often better packaging and preservatives will make the antioxidant more stable against UV and air exposure that will break it down. Also, more expensive brands generally put a wider variety of antioxidants in one product, giving better results to maximise the anti-ageing effect. I’ve heard good review about the L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Ferment Pre-Essence (30ml) Costs 999 INR.
MASK: I don’t think a pricey mask is necessarily better performance wise but something about using a rich, beautifully fragranced face mask can feel so special! Plus, they last so long you’ll get a good use out of one purchase. I recommend the L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask Purify & Mattify (38gm) Costs 750 INR.
You can build a routine that’s entirely budget or luxury if you want, but if you want to be a bit more thoughtful with your money I hope this helped you out!
If you love makeup or other beauty products, you probably have your go-to brands that routinely fill your makeup bag—and some are probably expensive. But with that higher price tag, are you automatically getting a better product? Not always. But I have a list of few drugstore products which are worth the buy.
WET AND WILD PHOTO FOCUS CONCEALER: Let your natural beauty shine with Wet n Wild’s selfie-tested creamy and luminous concealer. Tested to be white cast-free under seven different photo lighting conditions, this high coverage concealer allows only your best features to get noticed. Gorgeous skin will be your only look. Also it comes with 6 Shades!
MAYBELLINE NEW YORK FIT ME MATTE+PORELESS FOUNDATION: This foundation is for a natural looking medium coverage liquid foundation makeup, look no further. It comes in 16 unique shades, you’ll find a shade for every skin tone. Best for normal to oily skin as refines pores for a natural looking matte finish.
MAYBELLINE NEW YORK VOLUM EXPRESS HYPERCURL MASCARA – WATERPROOF: Get lusciously curly lashes with the Maybelline Volum Express Hyper Curl Mascara. The formula gives lengthy expressive lashes for up to 18 hours. With the deepest black color, add instant drama to your eyes, making the simplest of eye makeup, alluring. Get picture perfect curled eyelashes with this Mascara.
ESSENCE EYELINER PEN – WATERPROOF: Back to black with Essence Eyeliner Pen Waterproof. Create accurate eyeliner styles that are easy to achieve with the smudge and waterproof eyeliner pen with a felt tip. A Waterproof eyeliner without a stain effect, your eyeliner can withstand spring showers with ease. An ideal pick for intensive eyeliner looks in urban black.
MAYBELLINE NEW YORK SUPERSTAY MATTE INK: This Liquid Lipstick gives you a flawless matte finish in a range of super saturated shades. It stays upto 16 hours and features a unique arrow applicator for precise application. Hope you found this post help! Thank you.
Every person’s skin is unique, but there are a few common skin types that may help you to identify where you skin fits in the most. The three main skin types are commonly referred to as Oily, Normal/Combination and Dry. Here are two easy ways to determine your skin type at home:
1.The Bare-Faced Method
Cleanse your face thoroughly with a mild cleanser and gently pat dry. Leave skin bare (and do not apply any additional moisturizers, serums or treatments). After 30 minutes, examine your cheeks, chin, nose and forehead for any shine. After another 30 minutes, evaluate whether your skin feels parched, especially if you smile or make any other facial expressions. If your skin feels tight, your skin is likely dry. If there is noticeable shine on your nose and forehead, your skin is mostly likely normal/combination. If there is shine on your cheeks in addition to your forehead and nose, you most likely have oily skin.
2. The Blotting Sheet Method
This method is much faster and often an excellent differentiator between oily and dry skin types. Gently pat a blotting paper on the different areas of your face. Hold the sheet up to the light to determine how much oil is visible. If the sheet picked up little to no oil, you most likely have dry skin. If the blotting sheet reveals oil from the forehead and nose areas, your skin is normal/combination. Finally, if the blotting paper is saturated with oil, it is extremely likely that you have oily skin.
Dry skin can feel tight throughout the day, and may experience noticeable flaking. Dry skin is largely due to genetics, environmental factors such as lifestyle & diet, hormonal changes, and climate. Dehydration is also a leading cause of dry skin, so drinking plenty of water and avoiding diuretics like alcohol and caffeine can make a significant difference in how your skin feels and looks.
Daily exfoliation with gentle, non-abrasive ingredients help promote skin cell turnover without removing skin’s natural oils. Without an additional layer of dead skin, serums and treatments will be absorbed more easily. The best moisturizers for dry skin are those containing hyaluronic acid (often listed as sodium hyaluronate in ingredients), glycerin, and marine actives like algae, because of their ability to attract water and deliver it directly to skin cells.S
People with normal/combination skin often experience dryness on the cheeks, making it important to find a moisturizer that is not too heavy but one substantial enough to retain moisture where needed most. Those with normal skin are not prone to breakouts on their cheeks, and tend to have a well-moisturized t-zone. Gentle, daily exfoliation is also important to keep the t-zone and cheek areas balances. Moisturizers with a gel-like texture are absorbed more quickly and less likely to cause breakouts. Start with a small amount and increase as needed to avoid over-moisturizing and stressing the skin.S
Excess oil can oftentimes leave pores congested and clogged. The happy news however is that oily skin looks younger and more supple because it has more natural moisture and is less prone to wrinkle. Daily exfoliation is essential to promote cell turnover and prevent sebum buildup in pores. A gentle physical exfoliator is also useful for balancing the tone and texture of your skin.
Oily skin is also prone to PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation), a condition which leaves dark spots on the skin after a breakout has healed. Exfoliation will also help lighten these dark spots by polishing away the uppermost layers of skin and revealing new cells. Those with moderate to severe acneic breakouts should consider using an exfoliator that includes anti-bacterial ingredients to speed healing and prevent future blemishes.
NOTE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN:
Managing sensitive skin can be challenging, as it takes considerable time and effort to determine which ingredients cause inflammation and irritation. To make this process easier, introduce only one new formula or product at a time. This rule applies to both skincare and cosmetics. Patch testing a new formula on your inner forearm is an excellent way to minimize potential reactions on the face. If your skin shows no sign of flaring up, apply the formula to the area behind one of your ears before using it on your face.
Look for labels that identify formulas as non-irritating and non-sensitizing and free of parabens, synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, sulfate detergents, phthalates, urea as these ingredients can result in redness and itchiness.
So I would like to end this by telling our skin’s needs can change over time, and taking steps to best identify its needs is essential for it to function and look its best. Keeping the health of your skin in mind and “checking in” regularly to determine whether any adjustments to your current ritual are needed will keep it balanced and beautiful.
Hope this was an easy way to determine your skin type!