Foot care during monsoon
Aug25

Foot care during monsoon

Monsoon surely brings the relief from summer but what it also brings is wet, smelly and dirty feet, fear of fungal and bacterial infection and many concerns related to the feet. Foot care is of primary concern in the monsoon and hence we present some tips that will help you enjoy the monsoon. First and foremost, keep your feet clean and dry. As soon as you are back home, make sure you wash your feet with luke-warm water. It will be ideal to dip your feet in warm water and allow yourself to relax. Dry the feet completely especially in between your toes. We would say it is wise to dust your feet with a dry talcum powder. Moisturize your feet and make it your ritual every night before going to bed. Scrub and wash your feet especially if you have stepped out in rain water to wash off all the dirt. Before going to bed, apply a good moisturizer that will help retain the natural oils and keep your feet supple. Closed shoes must be avoided as much as possible. They trap the moisture in the shoes which makes feet smell, skin itchy and prone to infection. Picking up on some shoes with open toes will help keep the shoes and your feet dry. Long nails must be avoided too as they have more chances of being infested by bacteria. Be choosy about your pedicures. Pedicures may sound like a tempting idea to get clean feet in the monsoon. But select your salon with care and ensure all the products and equipments are sterilized and are infection free. We insist that during your next visit to the nearest Enrich Salon, please ask our expert teams about the hygiene standards that we maintain, we are sure you will be happy with what you get to see. Walking bare feet is absolutely a bad idea especially on wet floors. Wet floors have a tendency to bear infection and can cause allergies that may take a while to heal, especially in monsoon. Keep your feet not just clean but also protected with suitable footwear. Our feet carry us all day long and hence it is very important that we take great care of them and keep them healthy. For any of your concerns regarding foot care, please don’t hesitate to seek guidance from our team, we will be glad to assist...

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Made for monsoon
Aug03

Made for monsoon

The cold splash of rain drops on your window sill and the gentle breeze in your hair feels heavenly in the monsoon, doesn’t it? The weather is cool, quiet and pleasant and there is love in the air! But wait, did you just say party? Who goes to a party in the crazy rain, get drenched with a smudgy make up? Well, if it is the monsoon that is stopping you from partying, then don’t let it. Enrich Salon brings good news – very simple make up tips at your finger tips that will help you keep your make up just where you want it to be. Light base for your make up: The base of your make up should be light. This will help you wear a fresh look throughout the day. Also by any chance if water splashes on your face chances of it getting smudged are less likely. Give your foundation a skip since it may make your face appear patchy with water or sweat. Go for a light BB cream or face powder. They are a safe bet Water proof products:  Your base has to be right. If the base is smudgy then the entire make up is sure to wash off. So the number one rule is to buy a good quality water proof foundation. Similarly opting a water proof eye liner and mascara are strongly recommended. Blush: To give your face a creamy dewy look pick up a cream based blush instead of your normal powder blush. If you wish to enhance the colour then add a layer of powder blush over it. The cream blush tends to stay longer on the face and even looks fresher. Go for colours that look natural. Pastel colours look subtle and apt in monsoon. Eye shadows: The same applies for eye shadows. Subtle colours like beige, pink and brown are the shades of monsoon. A powdered product is better than the cream based ones since the former doesn’t look washed out easily. Mascara: Unless wearing mascara is absolutely necessary, skip it. And if you must then either go for a water resistant product so that it doesn’t get smudged or you may also pick up clear mascara. Eyeliners: Use liners that are water proof. Or choose pencil liners over liquid ones. Opting for gel based products is safest for monsoon. Eyebrows: If you need to fill your eyebrows then choose a brow pencil since it will sit better on the face as compared to a brow powder. Lipsticks: Any shade is good when it comes to lipstick. There hardly is a problem with that. However make...

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Let’s do some Nail talking
Jul07

Let’s do some Nail talking

Do you realize how much stress you give to your nails and how less do you take care of them? And if you are still wondering why you have weird looking nails and cuticles, we have just answered your concern. Almost all of us give our hands too much stress and completely ignore the kind of care our nails need. It is time that we start listening to what our nails are saying and get them in healthy shape. Taking care of your nails is extremely easy. There are basic things that you need to bring to your regime and everything will fall in place. 1. Using nail polish: Your daily attire these days includes wearing nail polish. It is a part of your style too. Hence we recommend use of nail polish but with caution. Go for brands that are known and are safe to use. Not only will the colour last longer, it will minimize the damage. It is highly recommended that give your nails a break from nail polish every few days. Leaving them without colour will allow them to take in some fresh air and oxygen. 2. Removing Gel polish: Use of gel polish undoubtedly looks great on the nails. However when it starts to wear off, the temptation to peel it off is very high. You must learn to resist the same. Gel polish sits on the nails and peeling it off will also rip off the natural layer of your nails, making them weak and brittle. An ideal way to remove gel polish is to visit a salon and get it done. You may also choose to dip your nails in pure acetone for about 15 minutes and wait for it to lift itself from your nails. 3. Peeling off the regular nail polish: Just like peeling of gel polish, peeling off the regular nail polish is also not recommended. Half peeled nail polish not only looks untidy but also may chip off parts of your nails, making them uneven and shapeless. Thus you must always use a proper nail polish remover. 4. Use of moisturizers: Moisturizing your hands must be a part of your daily routine. A rich hand cream or cuticle oil is strongly recommended which will help heal dry, weak and brittle nails and cuticles. For excessively dry hands, massage your hands daily before bed time, especially applying the cream on the nails and around the finger tips. Then slip on cotton gloves or socks on the hands. This will protect your hands well and retain the natural moisture. 5. Protecting your hands while using cleaning products: While using cleaning...

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Summer hairstyles for workplace
May07

Summer hairstyles for workplace

Deciding what to wear for work every day is a challenge and the thought of what hairstyle to adopt each day can be even more daunting especially when the heat is on the rise. We are more than pleased to help you with some of the sassy looks especially for the workplace that you can enjoy this summer. The easiest and most popular is the traditional bun. It is not only easy and time saving but also saves you from bad hair days and gives you a clean look by keeping any strands of hair out of your face. You can make it look stylish by putting it up high on the head, bold eyes and nude lips. Isn’t this a perfect way to enter the meeting room with style! People with bangs can sport a nice low chignon. Just make sure that the bangs don’t fall all over your face. This will help get a clean and professional look. The low chignon is a trendy low bun just above the shoulders behind the neck. This bun helps keep hair rolled up neatly in one place yet giving you a polished corporate feel. Another hairstyle which looks just as wonderful in a formal attire or in a traditional dress is the one sided braid. Giving a young and classy look, this hairstyle also has the benefit of keeping your hair in one place. You may variations by having a tight braid or having some part of your hair left loose and then tying up the braid. It happens to be one of the favorite styles for many people. We believe a French braid is that one hair style which can never fail – be it a busy Monday morning meet or a casual and fun filled Friday. A French braid may need some practice and initially can be a little time consuming but once you have mastered it, you can wear it with any attire, it just falls right in place. If you want to ditch the usual French braid and go for a little zing, then try the reverse French braid. It is a simple braid where you bring the right section under the center section and then the left section under the center. Keep adding small sections of hair from the sides and continue braiding until the very end. For a very Friday look consider going for the crown braid. This is the chic look which is one of the fastest trending workplace hairstyles. So while you may take your time to pick up the Friday denims, you sure know what hairstyle to choose. A ponytail is...

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Goodbye to black heads
May05

Goodbye to black heads

With our previous blogs we have dealt with skin problems like acne and today we shall address something equally concerning – Black heads. Let us first clear basic myths about Black heads: Myth – Dirt accumulation in open pores of the skin causes black heads. Fact – Black heads are caused in open pores when the skin cells get oxidized with the oxygen in the air. Myth – Scrubbing the skin can help remove black heads. Fact – Obsessive scrubbing of the face may not necessarily help. In fact it can cause excessive dry skin and can also cause rashes and skin breakout. There is no reason to stress out. We have some very easy,do it yourself techniques that can help you get rid of black heads quickly. To begin with, make sure you have clean skin. Use a skin friendly face wash. Have ample drinking water all through the day to keep your skin hydrated and supple. Water and a face wash go a long way. Washing your face clean at least twice a day is a must. This ensures open pores don’t accumulate sebum and dead skin cells. Using a good moisturizer helps in nourishing the skin. The first technique is using a clean tooth brush with soft bristles and used only for skin care. Keep it dipped in water for about 5 minutes to make it softer so that using it on your skin doesn’t hurt. Start by washing your face clean. Make a paste by mixing 1 tea spoon filtered water, 1 table spoon baking soda and some toothpaste. Mix and keep aside. Take a warm washed cloth and press it gently on the areas where you want to remove blackheads from, such as the nose, chin and cheeks, avoiding eyes at all times. This warm cloth will help open the pores. Gently apply the paste and with the toothbrush make small circular motions to scrub the area. Make sure you don’t over scrub, not more than twice. Take a warm cloth and wipe off the mask. Do not use cold cloth or water at this moment since that can close the pores. With the same warm damp cloth you can try to pinch out the black and white heads that are still visible. Some can even be scraped and extracted gently by clean nails. Once you are sure that you have cleaned the area, replenish the skin by using a light weight moisturizer. Repeat this procedure whenever needed but not more than once a week. Another easy technique is by using a mix of 1 tablespoon organic honey and 1 teaspoon milk heated in...

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Screen from the sun!
Apr28

Screen from the sun!

With the mercury levels going up we are all trying to find reasons to stay indoors and protect our skin from all the damage caused by the sun. Most of us resort to sunscreens without putting much thought to process. Some of us just buy any sunscreen which is available over the counter or go by the recommendation of the seller. But before you go sunscreen shopping for this season, there is a checklist that we want you to consider. There are many options available such as creams, gels, lotions and milk all claiming to protect the skin from the sun. However what matters the most is the type of your skin, the suitable solar protection, which part of the body is going to be exposed and for how long. First things first – Decide whether you need a sunscreen or a sun block. For those who did not know, yes there is a difference. As the name suggests, a sun screen will give your skin a screen against the sun. However, a sun block will block the sun rays completely. In general terms, a sunscreen is good to use on a routine basis. But if you are going to be exposed to the sun for an extended period of time then you must consider picking up a sun block. Protection against UVA as well as UVB rays is a must. Any exposure to sun definitely causes serious and sometimes irreversible damage to the skin. UVA rays cause wrinkles while UVB rays cause more serious damage like sunburn. Protection from UVA rays is offered by most of the sunscreens but this time look for a product that offers protection from UVA as well as UVB rays. What is a PA rating? It is the protection against UVA rays. This can be figured out by PA ratings mentioned on the label such as PA+ or PA*, PA++ OR PA**or PA+++ PA***. More the rating, higher is the protection provided. What is the correct Solar Protection Factor (SPF) for me? This is the most common yet an unanswered question when it comes to choosing a sunscreen. All sunscreen labels mention the SPF rating. While it is true that higher the SPF better is the protection, one cannot be looking for a 100 SPF. The correct way to select the one that suits you is by knowing the activity you are indulging in and the type of the skin. If you are going trekking or spending a day at the beach, go for a 50+ and if it is an ordinary routine you may select any SPF from 15+ to 50+. It...

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