VLCC Facewash, just what you need for a perfect skin!

Finding a face wash as per our skin type isn’t a challenge anymore these days, as there are plenty of options available in the market, yet finding that perfect face wash remains a task. Certain face washes cleanse, but make your skin feel dry after the wash, and certain leave them too oily. There are face washes that manage the hydration and cleansing part, but they leave the skin plain and dull. It gets difficult to achieve all of these from one face wash. I have tried a lot of brands and options but never got satisfied until recently when I tried the VLCC Ayurveda Double Power Double Neem Face Wash. This is surely one gem of a product, it not only cleanses and purifies the skin, but also leaves it glowing.

Now with the festive season approaching, I am sure all of us would want our skin to feel nourished, cleansed as well as glowing, I highly recommend trying this product out and I am sure you will love it.

Salient Features:

  1. Gel Type Face Wash
  2. Not too thick, and hence easy application
  3. Purifies skin deeply
  4. Prevents acne
  5. Leaves skin replenished and moisturised
  6. Doesn’t dry the skin
  7. Skin feels glowing

The best part about the product is that it is effective for all skin types, though oily skinned people like me benefit the most out of the anti fungal and acne prone qualities of neem, but overall it helps all skin types for an extremely satisfying purifying experience.

Also its very simple to order the product, just log on to VLCC personal care site and order yourself not just this face wash, but a wide array of personal care products. With the festive season right there, you can even order yourself or your loved ones some amazing hampers from the site.

For myself, I know for sure that after using this Double Power Double Neem Face Wash, my search has ended, I am now only gonna explore more products from VLCC as the affects of this product on my skin have given me the confidence to try more. Don’t believe the glow, see my picture below and you will know what I mean

Prepare Your Skin For The Winter Season

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You should always take the time out to look after your skin, but now so more than ever because temperatures are changing. It’s been hot and humid which your body has adapted to, but now the cooler days are introducing themselves, so your skin is going to need some time to readapt to the change, so it’s extra important – now more than ever – to look after yourself properly.

Here’s how you can do that.

Change the moisturiser

As winter is coming, the products that you are using now just aren’t going to cut it. In the summer months, your skincare routine will include lightweight lotions, but the colder it gets, the dryer your skin becomes, so it needs more moisture otherwise it will start the crack. So it’s important to stay on top of the task at hand by investing in the right creams to coat your skin and protect it from the cool weather.

Reduce your shower time

It’s clear that hot showers are greatly welcomed in the winter, but believe it or not, they can actually do more harm than good to your skin. The hot water from the showers will cause your skin to dry out even more which can leave you feeling very irritated and sore. So although you don’t need to suffer by taking a cold water shower, it’d be wise to just shorten the length of time you bathe.

Focus on sensitive areas

It’s very ordinary to have some areas that are affected more than others. A common place is the lips and around the nose, and in that case, they will require a little more attention. In order to solve this problem, you will want to apply a moisturising lip balm on your lips to prevent them from cracking, and keep reapplying your usual moisturising lotion on any other areas to keep them soft.

Exfoliate

Exfoliating is a way of removing any dead skin that you have that is clogging your pores and clinging to you when it doesn’t need to be. It removes the dead cells while leaving your skin feeling silky smooth. There are many other techniques out there which claim to do this in a different way – you can find more ideas on sites like Exfoliate.com, along with personal advice and reviews on the various approaches.

Keep yourself healthy

Although you’re paying attention to the outside of your body, you should also make a conscious effort to take care of the inside, as it’s all connected and will make a big difference in your results if everything works together. This means maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle to keep your appearance looking good, all while feeling great.

Stay hydrated

Water, water, water. You can never have enough of it. It’s what keeps the fluids pumping and your skin glowing – even in the winter. When you hear people complimenting one another on how radiant they’re looking, you’ll find that that is down to how well hydrated they keep themselves – look on homemadeforelle.com to find out more. So always keep a bottle of water on you so you can top it up throughout the day.

 

 

Want To Stand Out? Hair’s How to Do It

For some people, the idea of making themselves stand out is terrifying. These people like to blend in with the crowd, be as unobtrusive as possible, and pass by unnoticed.

You’re not like that though.

You’re the kind of person who has no problem with all eyes being on you; in fact, you like it that way. You’re an expressive and creative person, so of course, you make expressive and creative choices when it comes to your looks. You don’t want to blend in; you want to be the showstopper in every room, wearing your personality on your sleeve — and on your face, body, and hair too.

If the above sounds like you, then you’re in luck. Below, there’s an exploration of three ways you can express yourself through the medium of the hair on your head. The beauty of toying with your hair and trying things out is that it will always grow back, so you can do as you please safe in the knowledge it’s not going to be permanent. Keep that in mind, and read on…

Choose A Creative Dye Job

If you don’t mind playing with the color of your hair to get maximum effect, then why not choose a dye job with a difference? Often done over bleached hair (to get the best color pop,) mermaid hair is increasingly popular. Given how beautiful the result can be, it’s easy to see why too.

If you’d rather stick with just the one color, then why not orange hair? Rather than being a problem to be fixed, orange hair is now gaining its own status as an outlandish, delightful, and absolutely deliberate hair color choice. 

Extend, Extend, And Extend!

Long hair is a statement. It’s an inherently feminine statement, and it’s also eye-catching — no matter what your age. However, long hair might be more of a dream than a reality; for some of us, our hair just doesn’t grow long enough or at a quick enough speed to sate your desire for something different. If this is the case for you, then tape in hair extensions might be the answer. With these, you can have a full head of long, flowing hair, without having to wait years to grow it out. Perfect. 

Be Brave; Go Short  

Short hair can look fantastic, as many celebrities have displayed over the years. However, among the general populace, short hair on women is less often seen. So if you truly want to stand out, then going short could be the most effective way of doing it.

One thing that short hair does, above all other styles, is accentuate your bone structure. For most people, a pixie cut will be extremely flattering. Contrary to popular belief, short hair can also be feminine, as proven by Halle Berry, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, and all the other pixie cut fans in the celebrity world. So why not take your lead from the A list, trim your locks, and enjoy a more noticeable style as a result? 

So which of these do you think might tempt you?

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Melanoclear Facial Experience at VLCC

Melanin typically is the agent that is responsible for our skin colour. Though I am blessed with a fair skin, but pigmentation and blemishes are also often a result of melanin under our skin.

After spending lot of time in sun, due to marketing business needs, I was feeling a lot of pigmentation and tan on my skin and then one day my  friend recommended me the Skin Whitening Facial by VLCC called Melanoclear. You must be wondering if its relevant for fair skinned people or not. Yes it surely is, like I mentioned above fair skin in fact is more prone to tanning and pigmentation and also these effects are more visible on our skin tone than a darker skin. And hence I opted for this facial.

VLCC has a team of experts, who look into your skin and only then suggest whats best for you. Melanoclear is also a special treatment based facial and comes as a kit. One can either get this facial done at a salon or even do it at home. As it comes with a step by step guide as well. And in case you have any confusions, you can watch this video here, where in VLCC expert performed this facial on me, and answered all the queries people had in regards to this facial.

My skin felt really refreshed and whitened after the facial. These amazing products are brought to VLCC by Specifx and you can either buy them from VLCC Personal Care site or Specifix site. Another thing that amazed me a lot was the pricing of the kit, its available for just Rs 1250 and can be used for about 6 facials. Isn’t that amazing.

 

I loved the experience at VLCC, the way experts guide you and look after you, its just amazing. I am heading to VLCC soon for some more experiences, what about you?

4 Awesome Tips About Enjoying Long Term Health And Happiness From Celebrities

Long-term health and happiness isn’t always something we automatically have. Taking care of your health is especially important as you age, and finding happiness outside of material things is so important. The amount of people suffering due to a poor diet, or trying to find happiness in buying ‘stuff’ or getting followers on social media is ridiculous. Even celebrities aren’t immune with all of their fans and money. Celebrities fall ill all the time, and even end up with depression. That being said, certain celebrities do have great advice for people who want it. Here are 10 tips from celebrities who know what they’re talking about!

Christie Brinkley – Start The Day Off Right

We all want to know Christie Brinkley’s health secrets. She looks absolutely incredible for her age. She says she always starts the day with hot water and the juice of a whole lemon, and sometimes adds cayenne pepper and honey. Rihanna is also a fan of hot water and lemon to start the day!

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – Cut Out Red Meat

Jason Statham’s other half and baby-momma to be Rosie is a world renowned model. As well as being absolutely stunning, she’s also super healthy. She explains that she loves food, so she doesn’t restrict herself. However, she has cut out red meat. Since doing so, she says she feels so much lighter and healthier. Some studies suggest that red meat can have many negative health effects, so even if you don’t cut meat out altogether and go ‘plant based’, it’s a good move.

Russell Brand – Stop Caring About What Others Think

Russell Brand has been through a lot. A recovered drug addict, he’s been married, divorced, said some pretty controversial things, and now has his first child with his girlfriend. Russell says that it’s imperative you don’t care what other people think of you. In his words, it’s ‘irrelevant’. This is definitely a key to long term happiness. Doing things for others and being kind is great, but caring too much about how you look, what others think of how you’re living and so on, will only cause problems in the future. If Russell cared what other people thought, he likely wouldn’t have gone to rehab for heroin and methadone treatment. He’s been clean and sober for 10 years now!

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – Do Your Bit To Help Others In Need

Dwayne Johnson is famous first and foremost for being ‘The Rock’, one of the most well known wrestlers of all time. Then he turned to acting in films, and he can sing a bit too. While he may look a little scary, he’s actually really, really nice. Not only is he healthy and loves to work out (that much is obvious) he’s also a huge advocate of helping those in need. In 2006 he started a charity that works with terminally ill children. He just loves having pictures with his fans too!

Try these things for yourself and see how you feel. Do it one at a time so you don’t feel overwhelmed!

Tips For Prolonging Your 20s

For the majority of us, it feels like our health peaked in our 20s and 30s, but then time started to take its toll on our bodies. Wrinkles began appearing, our energy levels decreased, and it become harder to maintain our peak physical condition. Suddenly we all wished we could go back in time and undo all the hard partying we did in our younger years. You can’t delay the inevitable; we will all age, and we will no longer look like young 20 or 30-somethings. But that doesn’t mean you can’t prolong your youthful health and appearance until you are well past retirement.

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Defy ageing

People aren’t far off the mark when they say that younger people have glowing skin; smooth, plump skin reflects light more uniformly, granting the individual with a radiant shine. You can preserve your own youthful glow with a basic skincare routine that includes proper hydration and regular exfoliation. When you exfoliate your skin you are basically removing all the dead skin cells, oil, dirt, and germs to instantly reveal your younger looking face. Removing these dead cells also makes it easier for your skin to absorb any moisturizer and boosts collagen production, which gives your skin strength and elasticity.

Take care of your senses

Many years in your future, your eyes and your ears won’t be as effective as they used to be. If you’re genetically inclined towards partial deafness and short-sightedness, there might not be much you can do to prevent it, but you can keep your need for glasses and hearing aids at bay for a few years. It is good to remember that earwax is a natural protector of the ear and unless its amount is excessive, thickened and causing problems, it should not be removed, especially with the help of cotton buds that may damage the ear canal or eardrum. Make sure you get your hearing checked at least once a year, even if you’re not experiencing any problems.Your eyes should be checked every two years, and protected from harmful UV light. It’s also worth noting that regular exercise – such as walking – can reduce the risk of age-related eye degeneration by up to 70 percent.

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Exercise

Regular workouts help to circulate more nutrients and oxygen to your skin to make you look more radiant, and it also boosts the essential production of collagen. Your muscle mass will be preserved, thanks to exercise, and your posture will improve. All these effects will make you look and feel younger for many years to come. Even if you don’t look exactly like you did at 20, you’ll still have the confidence of a much younger person.

Drink water

There is evidence that not drinking enough water may be associated with falls and fractures, heat stroke, heart disease, lung disorders, kidney disease, and decreased immune function. Water gives you energy, aids in digestion, keeps your organs working properly, keeps your mind sharp, and flushes out toxins. As a result, you also get clearer, younger-looking skin.

Don’t Put on Makeup Without Doing These Things

There are some things in life that you’re sure you have down. You’ve been doing them for a long time, and nothing seems to have gone wrong so far, so you must be doing something right. Right? Occasionally, however, you discover that you should have been doing something differently. Perhaps you’ve never been able to figure out why something always goes wrong, but it turns out it’s to do with your technique. For example, maybe you’ve been wearing makeup for a long time. Sometimes your skin suffers breakouts and your makeup routine is to blame, but you don’t even realize it. Your pre-makeup routine is just as important as when you put on your makeup, so make sure you get it right.

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Clean Your Face

It might seem like an obvious one, but making sure your face is clean before you put makeup on is vital. You don’t want to put makeup on top of dirt and oil. Cleaning your face should involve both long-term skin care and daily care. At getprettyface.com, you can find a guide to facial steamers, which provide a great occasional option for gently cleansing your skin. You should also wash your face each day with products suitable for your skin type. And don’t forget rule number one – remove your last lot of makeup before applying it again!

Use Toner

A good toner can go a long way to keeping your skin in good condition and helping your makeup look better. Toner helps to clean any dirt and impurities that washing your face might not have taken care of. It’s also a good first step to moisturize your skin, especially if you don’t want to use a heavy moisturizer. Toner also helps to reduce the appearance of pores, which can mean you need to use less foundation and concealer. Plus, it can prevent dirt from getting into your pores, which is essential if you’re about to put makeup on.

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Moisturize

Beautifully soft skin will look better, so you need less makeup. It’s better to moisturize to make your skin look better than to immediately go in with the makeup. However, be cautious when you moisturize because you don’t want to go overboard. Too much moisturizer could sit heavily on your skin and make it feel and look greasy. Start with only a small amount and focus on any dry areas of your skin. It’s also worth taking the time to find the right moisturizer for you. You might find some too heavy or perhaps too fragrant.

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Apply Primer 

A primer is a great product to use before you begin putting your makeup on. It’s useful to help cover up blemishes and smooth your skin, and it can also help your makeup to last longer. You can get primers in creams, gels, and powders, so you might want to try a few different types to find the right product for you. Look at totalbeauty.com to compare some of the best.

Before you put on your makeup, make sure you’ve done everything else you need to do. Your makeup will look better if you follow a good pre-makeup routine first.

 

 

 

Seven Beauty Products To Add To Your Beauty Bucket List

Some people will have swimming with dolphins or bungee jumping on their bucket list of things to do. But for any beauty lover, their bucket list will look rather different and probably safer (as well as being quite a bit less adrenaline filled). A good bucket list nonetheless. Any beauty queen that you know will be on the lookout for new products all the time so that they can take their beauty expertise to the next level. So if you’re a wannabe beauty guru, then there are some items that you need to try before the year is out. Here are just a few of them. I’d love to know what else you would like to add to the list!

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Lip Plumpers

 

There are many brands out there that are selling lip plumper balms or lipsticks at the moment, so it was hard to just choose one. However, whatever brand you choose, they are one of the products of the moment. It seems like many of us are taking a step away from anything cosmetic surgery related and want to get the same look in a more natural way. Which is one of the ways to explain why they are taking the beauty world by storm. Being able to get fuller looking lips by just changing your lipstick? Where do I sign up? If you want to read more about lip plumping products, then it could be worth looking at the Idol Lips website. Is this something that you think you’d like to try? If you already have, then let me know in the comments.

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

If you are looking for a stunning palette for your makeup collection, then look no further than the beautiful Kat Von D palette. To start with, the palette itself is really stunning. It is triangular shaped so looks pretty. Then you flip it open, and the four shades in there are, as the name describes, shiny and iridescent. They are almost three dimensional if that even makes any sense? You can use the palette for more than just your eyes, though. It could work as a highlighter on your cheekbones, as well as over lip balm and lipsticks. You could even dab one of the shades along your collarbone to really emphasise it. The possibilities are pretty endless.

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Kérastase Aura Botanica Bain Micellaire & Soin Fundamental

If you like your beauty products to be on more of the natural side of things, then Kérastase have come up with a winning formula for you. These products are both over 95% natural and free from any nasties like parabens and preservatives. You’d think that the price would indicate that, but they are pretty competitive, as far as branded luxury shampoos go. Many people think that natural products mean that they aren’t going to be very good. But this has some really good reviews, as far as lathering up and keeping your hair looking smooth and hydrated. So good for your hair, your health and the environment? Winning.

Becca First Light Priming Filter

Becca has had some great products to date, especially in the dewy and glowing skin department. But their new primer is just amazing. It might look a little shocking, as it is purple in the jar. However, don’t panic, it goes sheer onto your skin. It really evens out skin and brightens your skin. The dewy and glowing look can finally be achieved. I could go as far as to say that you can get away with only wearing this, rather than more makeup. But if you choose to wear makeup on top of it, then as it is a primer, it will help the rest of the makeup to stay in place and prolong the fresh look of it.

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By Terry Baume De Rose 

Though this skin cream is on the pricey side of things, at around $90 a pot, it could be worth it for any beauty lover looking to get some seriously good looking skin. It has a rose scent that isn’t overpowering, that leaves your skin feeling fresh and smelling good. It also comes in a pretty pink color, so it would work well as a pretty gift for someone else. But even if you just want to use it for yourself, it will help you to have a healthy complexion that shines and looks hydrated. It leaves your skin feeling fresh and amazing. Why not give it a try?

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask 

It seems like Charlotte Tilbury can do no wrong. She has done it again with this magical facial dry sheet mask. The sheet, as the name says, is dry. You massage your face after putting it on and then the ingredients are released. The great thing about them is that it can be reused around three times. So it makes it much more value for money than other face masks that you might find. So if you want hydration, brightness, and smoothness on your skin, then this is the thing for you. At around $20, it is a bargain!

Cutex BB Nail Concealer

Not all beauty products are going to be about your face or hair. Our nails need some love, right? But from time to time, they can be quite dry and damaged, can’t they? You want to leave them bare, but it can be so tempting to just cover them up and keep on painting them. So a BB cream is a great solution to that kind of dry nail problem. BB creams are not just for your face; you can get ones for your nails. The nude tint of the cream will make your nails look healthy, as well as hydrating them at the same time. And for just under $7, it is a great addition to your beauty arsenal. You can put off your next manicure appointment for a couple of weeks longer.

Have you ever tried any of these products? It would be great to hear what you think.

 

Giving Yourself The Summer Glow

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Now that we’re officially in summer, the time has come to up our makeup game. Say goodbye to the dark lipsticks that have taken up the the past six months, and embrace the neutrals that are coming out.The best thing about the summer sun beating down on us is that the majority of us get a nice, healthy glow to boot – but doing a little extra to our faces to keep us looking dazzlingly beautiful doesn’t hurt, and only adds to the seasonal magic.

Highlight

The one product that has been up-and-coming over the past couple of years has been highlighters. Whether it’s strobe, shimmer, glow or any one of the other host of different types that you can go for, it’s there to do a job – and that job is to make you look as brilliant as you can. The great thing about highlighter is that you can use it to pinpoint features on your face that you really want to stand out; it’s one of the best beauty supplies that you can invest in at the moment for giving yourself a unique glow. The different shades that you can purchase mean that no matter what skin tone you have, you will be able to really rock a sun kissed look without having to put much effort into looking specifically for what you need. 

Bronzer

A lot of people nowadays are getting this confused with highlight, but it’s not the same at all. Bronzers tone whilst highlighters, well, highlight. There is a lot of depth that you can get from using a bronzer, but you need to be careful not to overdo it – or else you risk looking like you are going for a completely different look than the one that you were originally aiming for. There are different brushes and applicators that you can use to apply this handy makeup tool, and it’s not just your face that you need to stick to with it, either; it can be used on your arms, chest, anywhere that you can think of that needs a bit of warmth adding to the skin.

Gradual Tan

Rather than going straight in for a darker shade, which can look unnatural if you have never fake-tanned before, it is best to get a moisturising gradual tan from your local drugstore. That way you can build up on just how tanned you want to be, as well as keeping a dewy, moisturised and glowing look to your skin. There are many different companies that have their gradual tans on the market, but you need to be looking for one will suit your skin tone well.

The Sun  

Let’s not forget that the best way of getting that summer glow is to go out and bask under the sun’s warm rays itself – but safely. You can still give yourself a sun kissed look by using a sunscreen that’s SPF15+; it’s your safety that is of the utmost importance here rather than your looks, so don’t compromise it.

Stop Hiding Your Face With Makeup! Here’s the Right Way to a Glowing Face

Almost all of us know that makeup can do some nasty things to our face, and it takes an extremely long time to apply in most cases. However, we usually need it to look our best and hide imperfections on our face. Sadly, it can become taxing and it’s healthier and more beneficial to improve your skin underneath all of the makeup as well. Removing the reliance on makeup is liberating and can help improve your quality of life and give you more time (and money) to focus on other things than your appearance. So if you want a smooth facial appearance without relying on makeup, here is some advice.

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Understand It Takes Time

Achieving a smooth face takes time because there are both health issues that affect it and some treatments don’t give instant results. Exfoliating your face and applying some moisturiser will give you some instant relief and smoother skin, but it won’t do much for things like acne and your diet is going to be one of the main contributing factors that will help you obtain smooth skin not just on your face, but your whole body. Taking good care of your skin is vital, and it all starts from the inside.

Wash at Least Twice Daily 

Washing your face is one of the simplest ways to give yourself a clean complexion, but you need to do it the correct way if you want to achieve the best results. Find a face wash that is suitable for your skin and make sure to wash once when you wake up and another time when you go to bed. It’s a lot faster than applying and removing makeup and it’s a lot better for your skin as well. If you find your face wash to be irritating, stop immediately and try a product that’s more suited for sensitive skin. You might feel like you need to wash more often, but unless you’re working out, sweating a lot or getting a lot of dirt on your face, this isn’t needed and you may even strip your skin of natural oils that help it look smoother.

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Using Special Products

You might find that your skin has certain issues that can’t be fixed with just regular washing. For instance, if you’re prone to acne breakouts, then you may want something to help keep your skin cleansed and free from it. If you don’t like your freckles, then you may want to look at beautyambition.com for some freckle removal cream. These need to be incorporated into your skin care routine and depending on what they actually are, you need to choose when to apply them for maximum effect. You don’t want to apply them then wash them out immediately after (unless specified to do so!).

Remember to Moisturise

Make sure you try out different types of moisturisers in order to find your perfect one. Most body moisturisers have facial counterparts that usually work fine because if it works on your body, it should hopefully work on your face too. If you get pimples often, then you may want to try a moisturiser that isn’t too oily that will clog up your skin. If you have extra dry skin, then moisturisers with ingredients such as shea butter and aloe vera will help remedy the problem. This article found at webmd.com will help you pick the right moisturiser for your skin type.

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