My Top 10 Spring-Summer Beauty Essentials

 

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Spring-Summer Beauty Essentials

 

As spring slowly eases into summer, its time to update our beauty routines if you’ve not done that already! Its time to switch the lush oils and creams for lighter, non-greasy textures, ditch the vampy lip colors and smokey eyes for pop liners and cheery bright lip colors.

I’ve picked out my top 10 spring-summer beauty essentials below!

 

1. Face Cleanser | It’s very important to change up your skin care as the seasons change. Skin tends to get a little oily as the weather starts to warm up. This seasonal change can cause clogged pores and pimples. I absolutely love using Forest Essentials Mysore Sandalwood & Nagkesar Masque when my skin needs a deep, non-stripping cleanse. This also tightens and brightens skin slightly, drawing out unwanted impurities and excess oil. In fact, it’s one of my favorite picks and I recommend using this once or twice weekly.

 

2. Hydrating Face Cream | This is also the time to change your moisturizer, especially your night cream. While I love using facial oils in winter, I prefer something a little lighter in Spring-Summer, without compromising on hydration and anti-ageing benefits. The Innisfree Orchid Enriched Cream is the perfect option for ladies in their late 20s-early 30s as it provides ample hydration in a gel-cream formula and addresses early ageing concerns as well!

 

3. Dry Shampoo | I think a dry shampoo is a must for sweaty Indian summers! It’s the time of year when scalps experience increased oiliness, leading to limp, greasy looking second day hair. A dry shampoo absorbs excess oil and adds lift and texture to the roots. The Batiste Dry shampoo in Blush has a lovely mild floral scent. Plus, it doesn’t leave white traces and the small travel size is perfect for carrying in one’s handbag!

 

Spring-Summer Beauty Essentials

 

To see the rest of my picks, head over to Nykaa Beauty Book and check out the full article.

Don’t forget to share your spring-summer essentials in the comments section below!

 

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Best Moisturizers for Combination-Oily Skin | Skincare Review

 

Ever since I started taking care of my skin, its been a challenge to find the perfect moisturizer for oily skin. For the longest time, I did not even realise that my oily skin needed a moisturizer. Many women are under the misconception that if they have oily skin, they do not need moisturizer. The truth is, everyone needs moisturizer, you just need the texture and formula suited for your skin type! Moisture/Hydration is different from oil/sebum and if your skin is oily, it doesn’t imply that it is hydrated. Low levels of moisture in the skin leads to overproduction of oil, as the skin tries to compensate for the lack of water. To maintain healthy, balanced skin, its important to hydrate the skin and not strip it dry.

Oily skinned people need to use light-weight moisturizers in the form of lotions, emulsions or gels and should stay away from heavier creams which may clog the pores and lead to pimples and blackheads. My skin oscillates between combination and oily and every once in a while, I get a few angry breakouts that refuse to budge for days. So I’ve tested out a boat load of moisturizers over the past few months and compiled this list of oily skin-friendly moisturizers. I hope you will find this compilation helpful!

 

Best Moisturizers for Oily Skin
Best Moisturizers for Oily Skin

 

Best Moisturizers for Oily Skin
Best Moisturizers for Oily Skin

 

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10 Refreshing Bath and Body Care Products

 

Hi everyone! Everyone gravitates towards fresh, energising bath and body products in the summers and while we wait for the monsoons, let me share some products I’ve been loving this season. I love fruity scents and the occasional florals in my body care products so the majority of these are fruity scents.

 

Fresh bath and body care products
Fresh bath and body care products

 

Fresh bath and body care products
Fresh bath and body care products

 

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Micellar Waters for Makeup Removal

 

Micellar waters are a makeup-artist favorite worldwide and they certainly are very useful (and quick!) for light makeup removal and cleansing. Micellar cleansing waters may have been limited to French pharmacy brands till a few years back but more and more drugstore skincare brands are jumping on cleansing water bandwagon. While brands like Garnier and Nivea haven’t yet introduced their very popular and affordable micellar cleansing waters in the Indian market, we do have options like Bioderma, Avene, Vichy and Yves Rocher to try out!

 

Micellar Waters for Makeup Removal
Micellar Waters for Makeup Removal

 

Micellar cleansing waters basically look and feel just like water but on a microscopic level, they contain tiny oil molecules that attach themselves to dirt and oil on the skin, which are then cleansed off. They are simple to use – just soak a cotton pad with the micellar water, rest on the skin for a few seconds and wipe off. The cleansing agents using in micellar waters are mild and in low concentration, so there is no stinging or tingling, making them ideal for sensitive skin. But for the same reason, they are not the most effective choice for waterproof or long stay makeup and you may need several rounds of cleansing to get stubborn makeup off.

But the no-rinse formula and ease of use definitely makes these very handy for travel and for situations where you may not have the luxury of a proper cleanse with running water. And you can use them for the entire face, including the eyes and the lips. I personally love the fact that micellar waters feel really gentle and leave the skin cleansed and refreshed.

I’ve shared my thoughts on a few cleansing waters that I’ve used below.

 

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10 Hidden Gems from The Body Shop

 

This month, one of my favorite skin care and body care brands, The Body Shop, celebrates its 10th Anniversary in India and I’m sharing 10 hidden gems from the brand with you today. I thought of doing a favorites or essentials post but I have discovered so many lovely underrated products from the brand which don’t get enough limelight that this post made more sense! Hope you enjoy this compilation. Don’t forget to share your favorite products from The Body Shop in the comments section.

 

Hidden Gems from The Body Shop
Hidden Gems from The Body Shop

 

10 Years of The Body Shop India
10 Years of The Body Shop India
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