Beauty benefits of activated charcoal
Nov15

Beauty benefits of activated charcoal

Was this Cinderella’s beauty secret? Lying amongst the cinders and working in it all day ended happily when her beauty got the prince’s attention and she was whisked away in the golden carriage into happily ever after land. Now you can leave the toils of the fairy tale behind and go straight for Cinderella’s shine and glamour with activated charcoal you can buy over the counter! Great for your hair, great for your skin, great for your insides, it can only help out the best in you. And the best in you will always be beautiful.   What really is activated charcoal? Activated charcoal is created from natural ingredients like coconut shells, bone char, coal, peat, petroleum coke, olive pits, sawdust, bamboo and more. The resulting charcoal is then heated in a special way so that it becomes pure, non-toxic, and even more porous than normal charcoal is. These pores further increase normal charcoal’s properties of absorption, and help to extract and retain within it toxins and harmful chemicals from your skin, hair and body. So it works not by adding anything to your skin, thereby nulling the possibilities of side effects, but by taking away the bad in a super effective way.   What are its broad benefits? Activated charcoal helps us by absorbing excess oils from your skin by: 1. Keeping the pores of your skin clean 2. Deep cleansing your skin 3. Soothing and healing allergic reactions, insect bites and cuts 4. Removing toxins from your face 5. Removing toxins from your hair 6. Keeping your hair voluminous since it does not leave behind any residues 7. Soothing and healing scalp conditions like dandruff and itchiness. These are all benefits from the external use of activated charcoal. Eating it is good for removing toxins and gases from the body, but this should only be done under strict medical supervision. So here we will only talk about the external ways of using activated charcoal.   Some ways to make the best use of your activated charcoal 1. Use it as a facial cleanser Mix well one tablespoon of activated charcoal powder, one tablespoon of baking soda, a few drops of lavender essential oil with half a cup of coconut oil. If required, use a blender to mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Keep the blend in a dispenser bottle for use as and when. Discard if not used up within six months. To use it, take some in the palms of your hands and use it like an exfoliator on your skin. Rub it in gently with circular upward motions for a couple of minutes. Rinse it off...

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Basic skincare routines to keep your skin healthy
Aug09

Basic skincare routines to keep your skin healthy

The basic skincare routine for any type of skin No amount of make up will cover up for skin that is not healthy. In fact, it will make it even worse and your skin even more unhealthy. Whereas healthy skin, with or without make up, shows. Not only in just your face but your confidence in yourself. So how does one go about having healthy skin, apart of course from eating a balanced diet and drinking enough fluids? Some very basic skincare day routines that we have listed down for you to refer to and follow easily. This is the basic skincare routine to follow, with differences in product types as per your skin type which we will come to later.   Remove your make up if it is the last thing you do The first step starts as the last thing you do before going to bed. Remove all your make up. Completely. Choose a make up remover wisely as many do not do the job completely. Carefully and gently wipe your face with cotton soaked in the remover till it has been removed completely. Use specialized make up removers to remove harder to erase make up like around your eyes and mouth.   Use a cleanser twice a day Choose a cleanser that suits you and wash your face once in the morning before applying any make up, and again last thing at night after removing your make up. If you do not use make up, cleanse your face twice a day any way. You can add another cleansing in between in case you get too grimy and sweaty in the course of the day. To use a cleanser right, splash your face with warm but not hot water. Massage the cleanser into your face with circular upward motions. Remove it by splashing with warm water again. Pat dry.   Use a toner after every cleansing session Take a toner that is preferably free of alchohol and wet a cotton ball with it. After you have patted dry your face once your cleansing routine is complete, wipe your face with this toner soaked cotton while avoiding the eyes. Keep it on without rinsing it off and let it dry naturally.   Moisturise your skin Once your toner has dried completely, massage in a suitable moisturiser in circular upward motions. If you feel your skin is getting massaged too much, you can also pat on the moisturiser gently. Consider getting specialized creams for use under and around your eyes.   Exfoliate your skin at least once a week Do this at least once, if not twice. But not...

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Beautiful skin in a bag??
Sep30

Beautiful skin in a bag??

Grab This Monsoon Kit To Smile Monsoons Monsoon is the time to remain as fresh as the Nature around you. But how do you go about doing that? Well, take this! A special Monsoon bag specially packed by Enrich Salons. It’s for free… Open It! Okay, so what do we have in? A Cleanser? Monsoons group in a lot of bacteria that might cause multiple infections on your skin. So take a pick on any of these mild soap free cleansers like Cetaphil or Sebamed and keep them at bay! A Toner? Rose water shines up as your best toner. Use it whenever your skin gets sticky. In fact, you can also get an added glow by mixing rose water with your face pack. A Moisturiser? Light moisturizers go well during rains, as they get easily absorbed. A Body Lotion? Just like your moisturiser, your body lotion should be light so it can be absorbed easily and will keep the skin of your whole body well hydrated. If you use oils, again make sure they are light oils. A Night Cream? Spend time in also picking up a suitable night cream, as it repairs all the skin damage, done through the day. It works, while you sleep. Good night ? A Serum? And lastly, you need to ensure that your skin absorbs your moisturizer properly. That’s when Serum comes to play! Use it, to absorb it! But wait, what about hairdo and make up during monsoons? Don’t panic! Go for waves or a fancy bun. And for your face, use a base that is a shade lighter than your normal skin tone. Use some mascara to highlight your eyes. And finally, add a spot of blush to say, Happy...

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