A smooth peachy skin and an even complexion - Skin Care Beauty Tips

A smooth peachy skin and an even complexion - aren't these what our dreams are made of? Read on to know how to make these dreams come true.

Our skin works like a guard to our body. It is not only the largest organ of our body but it is also the most exposed one. The parts of our skin that don't regularly get covered by clothes take a beating every single day thus affecting the skin's texture, which refers to our skin's surface condition.
Good skin texture should be even, supple, smooth and hydrated with firm collagen and elastin support. Uneven skin texture is usually dry, rough, saggy and often sun-damaged. Several factors such as UV exposure, weather, lifestyle and daily habits can greatly affect the skin's texture. Your skin's texture says a lot about you, so it is very important to take care of it. If uneven skin is the bane of your life, don't fret. Follow these guidelines (preferably under the supervision of a dermatologist) to improve your skin's texture.


On a daily basis, use a good and appropriate cleanser to effectively remove excess oils and dirt from the skin thus making the skin's surface look and feel better.
 Moisture and hydration make the skin's surface smooth and relieve dry patches. To lock in moisture, apply your face and body moisturiser right after a bath or shower. A good moisturiser can temporarily plump up the skin, making the surface appear smoother. Look for ingredients that help skin retain water.
Use a gentle facial exfoliator and a good body scrub at least once a week to remove dead skin cells and debris build-up.


A diet rich in proteins, omega-3 and antioxidants will help restore the skin's natural nutrients that are responsible for its collagen stimulation, tone, colour and texture. Drink adequate amounts of water to flush toxins out of the body and improve digestion, which in turn will lead to healthier skin. Exercise regularly as it helps to remove toxins from the body, leading to better overall health and skin.
Antioxidants are molecules that neutralise free radicals that destroy skin's collagen and elastin support. Without collagen and elastin support, the skin loses its firmness and tone. To neutralise free-radical damage, opt for moisturisers and creams containing vitamins A, C and E, which are powerful antioxidants. These vitamins are listed in skincare formulations as retinyl palminate, ascorbyl palminate, vitamin C ester, tocopherol or tocopherol palminate etc. These vitamins are also found in natural skincare ingredients such as green tea extract, pomegranate, grapefruit and sunflower seed oil.


Appropriate procedures such as medi-facials, photofacials or intense pulsed light treatment, microdermabrasion or superficial peels done by a dermatologist can help improve the skin texture and make the skin smooth, supple and radiant. Other options are using products/treatments containing alpha hydroxy acids (glycolic acid, lactic acid etc.). These products smoothen the skin by peeling off the very top layers of the epidermis. However, they should be done strictly under a dermatologist's guidance.


Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 everyday. Apply your sunscreen 20 to 30 minutes before stepping out. Use sunscreen liberally and reapply every two hours or after getting out of the water. Lightweight, cotton clothes along with a cap, scarf or broad-brimmed hat, too, will protect you from harmful UV rays. These steps will protect your skin from further damage and improve its texture.

Here are some home remedies to help to improve skin texture:

Mix a tablespoon of curd, lemon juice and honey and apply it on the face for 10-15 minutes. It will help to lighten your complexion and will give you smooth, glowing skin.
Mix sandalwood powder with milk or water to make a paste. Apply it on the face and neck. Leave it on till it dries completely and rinse with plain water.
Take one tablespoon each of carrot juice, tomato juice and lemon juice. Mix them well and apply on the face and rinse with water after 10 minutes. This remedy works equally well for oily and dry skin.

Grooming your hair is a game that's best played fair - Hair care Tips

 Classic conditioning
Monday morning dawns, and you realise you've overslept! Your hair's a complete wreck, but you have just about 20 minutes for your usual routine. A quick jump in the shower and you decide to skip the conditioner (heck, no time!). But following your shampoo with a conditioner is rule number one that you shouldn't break. "You should always condition your hair, no matter how dense or fine it is; and condition from mid-lengths to the ends.” But that doesn't mean you use it like a shampoo – don't apply and rinse immediately. Placid explains, “You're simply wasting your money if you don't allow the conditioner to sit on your hair for a few minutes. The conditioner takes time to work its magic on the hair, and rinsing it out immediately isn't acceptable.

Combing the surface

The trouble after a hair wash? Getting your hair to behave itself when it's dry. And God help you if you're in a hurry. Tying your wet hair up into a pony or harshly stroking it to detangle is a capital crime. Shirin warns, "It is absolutely vital that you don't comb or tie up your hair when it is wet. Since the temporary bonds are broken, the hair is vulnerable and prone to damage." While this rule is constantly impressed upon us by our stylists, Placid opens the door to another mistake we should avoid. He elucidates, “Using a fine toothed comb on dry hair causes static and eventually leads to breakage."

Natural ingredient
In traditional Indian way of haircare, henna has always made its presence felt, especially as a hair conditioner. However, what's not often accounted for is the fact that it dries out your hair. Moreover, if you are a henna user and want to switch to colour, the transition doesn't quite work out the way you want. Avoid using henna as it dries the hair out. It also acts as a barrier especially when you want to colour your hair.

Heat protection

 An evening out is planned, and you automatically look at the tools of the trade to give your hair the style you desire. You take your pick from straightening, curling or simply blow-drying to make your tresses look gorgeous. Though the styles you create with heat appliances are fabulous, there's also a good amount of damage involved. Heat causes the cuticles to open up, thereby letting the hair absorb moisture. Using excess heat hampers the cuticle from closing, which causes the hair to absorb more moisture and eventually makes it drier. Fortunately, there's a simple solution. Placid says, “Always use a thermal spray or hair lotion before using any heat appliance."

oil away

Your grandmother has passed this on to your mother, and your mother on to you. All through your childhood, oiling has played an important role in your haircare regime. Yes, our experts agree with this little secret, though with a few changes. “If you have oiled your hair, make sure it doesn't stay on your hair for more than one night. Your scalp needs to breathe, and the oil (along with the dirt and grime) on your scalp tends to clog the pores. This is an ideal situation for the bacteria to grow on your scalp, causing problems such as dandruff, hair fall and the like.” According to Placid, oiling the hair is a fault. He says, “Oil is meant for the scalp, not the locks. If you use excess oil on your hair thinking that it will make your hair softer, you are mistaken. The excess oil simply sits on your locks, leaving you to wash it off with shampoo about two or three times. This isn't suited for your hair, as shampooing twice strips the hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry, and defeats the purpose of oiling.
Snip snip!
No matter how many times the stylist tells us, we just don't seem to listen. A trim every six or eight weeks not only keeps your style vibrant, but also helps in keeping the split-ends at bay. So, the next time your stylist tells you to take the snip regularly, listen to her. And see how a good trim gives you and your hair an instant makeover!

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