Behind the Beautiful Supple Korean Skin

The porcelain doll has the most beautiful skin texture among the dolls and it was my dream to own one. And when it comes to that particular skin texture, the dewy look is striking. The beauty mode in cameras also fails to give that perfection, I bet. The overwhelming fondness of Korean movies in the recent one-two decades has lead to the introduction to such beautiful skin texture. It has become a dream for every girl and women to have such a skin texture in their lifetime. To work on this perfection does not solely depend on the art of makeup. This is something that cannot be created with the brush strokes but you have to own it from deep under the skin.

Most of the real beauties go for skin care more than a pile of beauty products. A perfect skin care regimen and your love for your skin is the mantra to the porcelain skin. You need to follow a meticulous skin care regimen that does not ask for much time but allows you to follow it regularly without tiring out.

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Stop Wait and watch Game

Do not wait for age to create a situation that you start looking for a solution to it. Take care of your skin before the pimples pop up, acnes break out, pores get enlarged or the wrinkles start forming; no waiting. Start taking care of your skin from an early age. Mothers should inform their children about skin hygiene and care.

Invest your time

This is the ultimate investment you can ever do for your skin. Take out time for your skin. Check and monitor the changes then look for the immediate step you need to take up. This is more than cleansing and washing your face twice a day, or moisturising your skin every time you wash your face.

Mandatory Steps

  • Always cleanse your makeup laden skin using a makeup remover. Use appropriate makeup remover for the different facial areas such as eye makeup remover for your eye and face makeup remover for the rest. Be gentle and try using a cleansing cloth or pad for this purpose. Alcohol based products should be avoided.
  • Use a water based cleanser to wipe off the residues.
  • Moisten your face and exfoliate your skin using a soft exfoliate. Concentrate the exfoliation on the T-zone and around the nose; just run your fingers few times on the rest of your face. Every day exfoliation is not necessary unless you wear heavy makeup. Soft exfoliate your skin on alternate days.
  • Use a mild toner, like rose water, everyday. Never buy alcohol based toners.
  • Dab on an essence with your palm starting from the chin and going upwards. There is no rubbing or massaging while applying the essence. This is the core of that spotless, plump and dewy look in the Korean skin. The only drawback you will find with essence is the pricey tag. serum-1050959_1920
  • Use a serum on top of the essence. Serums alone work wonderful but when accompanied with an essence, you will notice the miracle.
  • Check on the sheet masks and try using one if you can find one.
  • Use an eye cream
  • Do not forget to moisturise your skin and wear an appropriate SPF during the day.

Remember that less is more when it comes to skin care. Always keep cucumber, honey, besan or gram flour, lemon and glycerin at your reach. If you cannot reach to the Korean products or find the regimen too lengthy and time consuming, try your own homemade skin care recipes. Few of them are listed here:

  • You can apply 2 drops of glycerin and few drops of cucumber juice after cleansing and washing your face before bed. Dab it on using your palm; do not rub or massage it on. cucumber-685704_1920
  • During bath, wash your face first and pat dry; gently rub on a piece of cucumber on your face. Squeeze the juice out to make sure that your skin gets enough of it. Leave it on while you take bath. Wash it off when you finish your bath. cosmetics-1022059_1920
  • Create your own BB cream by adding equal amount of a water based sunscreen and Lacto Calamine lotion. Apply it all over your face and neck. Give the finishing touch with a translucent powder.
  • Use plain besan facial scrub once or twice in a week. You can use a facial mask of multani mitti, cucumber juice, lemon juice and glycerine once in a week. Balance the ingredients as per your skin type. sun-protection-148363_1280
  • Always wear a good sunscreen with at least SPF 15 during the daytime.

Make your makeup lighter this summer. You will notice the glow in your skin if you follow this homemade natural skin care regimen regularly. It clears the skin off the acne and pimple breakouts. It lightens up the skin as well. Your skin will attain a dewy glow within few days. Stay away from the sun as much as possible when it is high in the sky. And remember that the first thing you should be doing after reaching home is to wash your face off.

2017 New Year Resolutions for Your Skin

A retrospective of 2016 regarding your skin care regimen may explain lack of important steps or simply, some, you may have skipped and few you did not know. Yes, it is time to make a new resolution because 2017, another chapter of your life is knocking at the door. Just have a list to check on your add on options here.

  • Once in a year, have a thorough check up of your skin for any kind of unwanted signs. The most important is a mole check on your body. Soon after the New Year Celebrations, visit your dermatologist to carry out the examination; otherwise you will forget it.

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  •  When there is real beauty in your skin, you will always look beautiful with or without makeup. So, resolve the conflict between sleeping with makeup on and without makeup. Say you will never wear makeup during your good night’s sleep.
  • Moisturize your skin everyday and whenever your skin needs it. Promise that you will always keep your body lotion and moisturizer in the bathroom. Keeping such necessary things at the right place will chase away your laziness. Complete this tedious regimen while you are still in bathroom and your skin is still damp.

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  • A good Sunscreen that has at least SPF 30 is a must for your daily use. Always use sheer or oil free or water based sunscreen for a flawless touch in your makeup.sun-protection-148363_1280
  • Wash your face entirely; remove all the makeup as soon as you reach home. Do not ever forget to remove eye makeup as well. Be sure the mascara no longer stays on your lashes when the show has finish.
  • Promise that you will wash your face with plain lukewarm water after the cleansing regimen. This is a compulsory step until and unless your cleanser is a cleanser cum leave on moisturizer. If you are using such a product then simply wipe the makeup off with a cotton ball dabbed on the cleanser. Make sure all the traces of makeup have been clearly removed. Leave it on for the moisturizing result.

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  • This new year add face wipes in your kit. Keep it handy. Just tear it open and swab sometimes in between. This is quite helpful during long travel as well. No need to wash your face with water! Voila! It’s done.
  • You love exercise and that is a very good regimen you are following. Nowadays the world is shrinking so as the areas available for workouts. Big gyms have been replaced by studios. And such places often lack the shower facility. If you have landed in one of such places then keep your body wipe strips handy. Swab your face, chest and back with the body wipes soon after you finish your work out. Change your clothes if possible. Run straight for home and plunge into a lukewarm bath. This will help you in cutting down the unwanted bumps, that you call acne, on your face, back and chest.
  • When your skin has matured, you need more care. You just jump start the skin replenishing regimen as the natural way slows down dramatically as you grow old. To keep the natural luster of your skin intact, add a regular exfoliation regimen this New Year. Use plain besan/gram flour on damp skin as mild scrub on alternate days. Keep a facial masks schedule once in a week. This is not so tiring.
  • This year, love your hands and feet. Say ‘never’ to use of your nails in place of tools. Always use the remains of the scrub you have used on your face to do with your hands as well. Moisturize your hands and make sure the lotion you are using for your hands and feet has SPF content. Do not shy away from using deep moisturizing therapy or wearing gloves overnight after applying a heavy cream on your hands and feet. This will cure extreme dryness of your skin.

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  • Guarantee that you will clean your makeup brushes without fail. Soak your brushes in mild shampoo or liquid soap diluted in lukewarm water. Rinse thoroughly, reshape and allow it to dry completely before reusing it. Set a reminder so that you do not forget cleaning your brush once every month.

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  • Once again promise that you will never touch your face unnecessarily. This will reduce the acne breakouts, zits and the spots. Happy!
  • Change your pillowcase every week or twice a week. This will reduce breakouts as well as dandruff issues.
  • Drink lots of fluids; specially, water. Keep handy a water bottle wherever you go.
  • Deep down, promise yourself that you will follow a consistent skin care regimen. You need to follow a regimen at least for three to six months. If you want to change the regimen or add a new step, be sure it slips in slowly. Sudden changes are not recommended.
  • Go organic and be herbal.
  • Maintain a healthy diet. Include lots of greens and colorful vegetables in your diet. Consume most of the diet raw (whichever is applicable). Be sure to have a green salad every day on your platter.
  • Never ever wear makeup in haste. Give each product time to sink in your skin.
  • Any new skin treatment needs good time to show the results. You can move on to the next product if the product is not showing any result even after six weeks of use. Have patience; wait and see.
  • Lastly, promise to stick to the regimen always.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

How to and When to Cleanse Your Face

When it comes to how to and when to cleanse your face, you have loads of confusions. If you have oily skin then you tend to wash your face after every hour. And those with dry skin issues, they are afraid to wash their face. However, you can also find some people who washes their face anytime without any worry. Some people advice you not to wash your face while you are sweating and is in heat; you need to cool down first and wash your face. Be it this or that, you need to maintain skin hygiene by washing your face twice daily.

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How to Include Indian Gooseberry in Skin and Hair Care Regimen

The grandmother’s recipe is back again. And this time it is Indian Gooseberry for Skin and Hair Care. Indian gooseberry is packed with vitamin C along with other nutrients that are necessary for your health. If you want to prepare a magic potion for your skin and health, try your hand in gooseberry juice. Drink pure homemade Indian gooseberry juice once daily, then, more than half of your health and skin issues will vanish.

Preparation of this wonderful juice takes a little effort. However, the canned or bottled juice cannot beat the pure homemade juice at any cost. Learn a few tricks on how to make gooseberry juice at home.

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Tips on How to Look Beautiful Without Makeup

Looking beautiful does not only imply to a makeup session that boosts your appearance. However, enhancing your look without makeup needs patience and perseverance. To get this naturally beautiful look, you will have to start with a strict skin care regimen.

The long list of makeup kit usually includes a sunscreen, a light foundation, lip and eyebrow definers, eye shadow shades, blusher, dusting powder and a range of lipsticks usually. Cut it down to few essentials, like, a sunscreen, eyebrow definer, dusting powder and a lip balm. Yet, the list of essentials depends on how you would like to enhance your appearance.

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12 Ways to Care Skin and Hair during Monsoon

Last few days, I was out in the rain, holidaying. It was really maddening to get suddenly exposed to the drizzle every now and then. The scarf helped a lot though. You may be familiar with the washed away sunscreen and damp hair issue in such a situation. My mother always advised me not to expose the hair in drizzles; it creates trouble that increases your hair woes. The lovely wet hair look needs a lot of instant hair care tactics to get rid of the unwanted consequences that directly relates to the wet season. The impact also differs from the type of rain you get exposed to. You need to understand the disparity in fresh and dirty rainwater. And a higher level of humidity also plays the villain in damaging your skin and hair.

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How to Cool Your Skin in Summer

Looking for some way to look after your skin without the fuss to visit a salon each time you feel the need. You can start it all at home. Summer is on its high tide; it tans, burns, dehydrates, boosts the pigmentation and results to early ageing. To break the hammer of summer sun, look out for the following ingredients that are available easily at home and prepare your own facial packs accordingly.

To cool down your skin and tighten the pores, apply fresh mint and turmeric paste after cleansing your face. Leave on for about 10 to 15 minutes and wash with plain cold water. The turmeric is known to prevent acne breakouts.

You may have been using cleanser which contains chemicals to cleanse your facial skin. It will be helpful to note that fresh milk has the same cleansing properties. Regular use of milk as cleanser will give you glowing skin. Cleanse your face with milk after washing your face with a mild face wash. Dip a small cotton ball into 2/3 tbsp of milk, squeeze the excess milk out and wipe your face with the milk soaked cotton ball. Wash your face with plain cold water. Jump onto your bed without applying anything.

Milk can also be used for skin lightening and softening as well as glowing treatment if mixed with honey. Take equal quantity of milk and honey. Mix it well and apply it all over your face and neck. Gently massage on with the mixture as you apply it. Then leave it on for about half an hour. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

If you feel you have dry skin this summer, hydrate it with cucumber. This cucumber pack is not limited to facial skin only but can be used for head to toe cure. This is to remove the sun tan, to soften the skin and to cool down the heat. Blend a nicely peeled cucumber; increase the quantity as per your need. Add sugar to the blended cucumber and refrigerate it. Apply the chilled cucumber paste to your face and after 10 to 15 minutes wash off with cold water. If you want to use the same for your body as well, use it after the bath. While waiting for your face to be soaked in the paste, rub on the same all over your body.

If you want to bring in a healthy shine to your skin, eat raw tomato and rub tomato on your skin. Prepare tomato pulp and add few drops of honey to it. Apply it on your face and neck. Leave on till it dries. Rinse with cold water. This is ideal for oily skin though. It removes the sun tan and polishes the skin as well.

Oatmeal is getting quite popular in the health market. And many of you are consuming it to beat the increasing health issues. So, you already own a packet of oatmeal! When it comes to skin care also, oatmeal still does wonders. However, this face pack is best for those who still encounter dry skin during summer season too. Take one tea cup of oatmeal and half a cucumber (pasted). Add on yogurt as you mix the ingredients to give a smooth paste. Apply this face pack and let it sit for half an hour. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

The seasonal mango pack is a summer delight. Take the advantage of its season. This particular face pack protects your skin from all kinds of sun damage. Doesn’t it sound tempting!? In two tablespoon of mango pulp add sandalwood powder, honey, yogurt and turmeric powder (1tsp each). Blend it well and use it as a face pack. Leave it on for about 15 to 20 minutes and wash off with plain water.

Enjoy the summer sun after applying a good sunscreen. And remember that such topical ointments last for few hours only. Thus, reapply it or keep hiding from the sun’s harmful rays. Save your skin from getting untimely and early ageing and pigmentation by following a regular skin care regimen. Drink lots of water, eat fruits and greens; reduce consumption of frizzy drinks and too oily and spicy foods. It is all for your health and only your act counts.

Of Your Fingers and Toes

Just imagine your fingers and toes without the nails! These tiny piece matters a lot truly and you will never love to depart from it. Nails work as an indicator to your health too. Since the nails are formed by a kind of protein called Keratin one can easily get a clue about protein deficiency by simply looking at the nails. These indicators are the tiny white lines that appear on your finger nails sometimes. Discoloured, brittle and crinkled nails are other common indicators of health issues. So, watch your nail and understand your health. We are not here to talk about nail health however shiny and smooth nails have a great link with its health. It is vital to know what is there in your nails. A good diet is always obligatory when it comes to your health; no matter for what and why. Continue reading “Of Your Fingers and Toes”

Parents Online Safety Tips to Keep Children Safe Online

At present, parents safety tips to keep children safe online is the most sought issue since undesirable online activities like cyber bullying, social networking, identity theft, and online reputation plus cyber crimes like abuses, harassment and sexual predators has taken a rise online. Proper control and education over kid’s online activities has become essential so that they can manage their online safety by themselves. Participating in websites or forums by the parents will help them gather a good amount of knowledge about how to maintain their kids’ safety online. They can also go through articles related with online safety for children so that they can stay up-to-date and can help them grow without any unwanted online disturbances.  Continue reading “Parents Online Safety Tips to Keep Children Safe Online”