MEMEBOX Thanksgiving Box Collection #1 For Me – Unboxing


Put this on your own wish list: K-Beauty junkies will go nuts over this limited edition “Thanksgiving Collection #1 For Me” Everyone knows the best gifts are the one you get yourself, so say thanks to yourself this 2014 Thanksgiving season, packed with the perfect collection of K-Beauty selects. Considering all the 2014 stress- think overtime work, juggling kids, etc – you really deserve it. Memebox put together a special box full of Holy Grail K-Beauty goodies that we want to gift this Thanksgiving.




  •  Clio Virgin Kiss Tinted Lip #22 Electric – Full Size $10


A pop orange under daylight, Virgin Kiss Tinted Lip in #22 Electric transforms into a glow in the dark electric orange under the blue LED lights. Its feathery lightweight formula glides onto lips smoothly and steins it with color radiance and adherence of a matte lipstick. Plus, its vivid color formation is based on software components which were used as natural lip steins by Koreans geishas back in the days.

  • Jaminkyung Gokmul Care Ampoule Toner – Full Size $46


Jaminkyung is Korean natural cosmetics company with its brand value set on achieving ‘lasting beauty’ through a combination of naturally-derived quality ingredients and its safe & effective manufacturing technology. The Gokmul Care Ultra Ampoule Toner is 2Phase essence with a blend of lightweight, whole grain-infused toner and deeply nourishing camellia oil in a 6:$ golden ratio. It will deliver a rich moisture boost while controlling the moisture/oil balance for dry, sensitive skin.

  • 803 Cream – Full Size – $34


The 803 cream series is specifically designed so that each cream targets different parts of the face. They’ll all enriched with shea butter, adenosine, adipophilin, niacinamide and borphlin which have effective skin brightening and firming functions. The Sam N Cream targets dry, sagging neckline with a blend of purified caffeine and collagen extracts.

  • Sally’s Box [Love Recipe Apple Mask + Delight Panthenol Hydrogel Mask + Delight Ceramide Hydrogel Mask + Delight Collagen Hydrogel Mask] – Full Size – $13


The Love recipe Apple Mask is enriched with abundant apple extract for smoothing and balancing out rough skin texture and delivering moisture and nutrition into the skin. The 3 Delight Hydrogel masks are made from the ‘garden complex’ containing more than 10 herbal ingredients from Mother Nature and each work to deeply  hydrate, firm up and relieve coarse thirsty skin.

  • Tonymoly Hello Bunny Perfume Bar – Full Size $11


A stick-type bar packed into a lovely bunny design. Its infused with a top note of lemon citrus, a middle note of frisia & white rose and a bottom note of sandalwood & musk.

  • Ariul Stress Relieving Purefull Cleansing Foam – Full Size $8


Abundant, cream like foam bubbles penetrates deep into your pores, cleaning away any makeup residue, skin impurities, blackheads and dead skin cells piled up and leaving your skin freshly cleaned, moist & brighter overall.

  • Pisteo Bright & Pure C Serum – Full Size $100


Made up of Pure Vitamin C concentrates, this bottle of nutrients will replenish moisture balance, firm up fine wrinkles and brighten overall complexion with continuous application.

This was the only box that I bought from Memebox in the month of November. In my opinion the box is worth the amount paid for it. The products are all full size. I do not see any product that I would not be using, infact I have already stated using the Ariul Stress Relieving Purefull Cleansing Foam and it feels good on my skin. Will be boxing the Thanksgiving Box 2 soon.

MEMEBOX Luckybox #10 – Unboxing

Luckybox #10 is finally here. In the Luckybox #10 you will find all your favorite beauty goodies featured in previous Memeboxes. You’ll find everything you need to keep on with your Memeboxing. Luckybox #10 includes 7 full size products.



          1. Dr. MJ Bee Tox Control Cream – (Full Size ) $50


Repair & renew with Dr. MK Bee Tox Control Cream rich in skin-repairing agents – bee venom, propolis extracts, tea tree leafs water, rosemary extracts and calendula extracts. It’ll smooth, nourish and rejuvenate the skin damaged or stimulated from external environment by creating a protective moisture barrier over and retaining moisture and nutrition within the skin.

          2. Mstar Malus Intensive Hair Treatment – (Full Size) $ 14


Consisting 70% of apple water and made from 40 different kinds of naturally-derived extracts, the Malus Intensive Hair Treatment works to replenish protein and mineral nutrients to dry, damaged hair ends for strengthening and firming up the hair with continuous use.

          3. The Skin House Aloe Water Mist – (Full Size) $11


A finely spaying facial mist, the Skin House’s popular Aloe Water Mist is packed with aloe moisture for delivering replenishment to dry or irritated skin. A gentle, hydrating mist is definitely q beauty essential for every girl all season long.

          4. Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence – (Full Size) $ 22


Instead of water, this facial essence uses snail secretion, bee venom and EGF to cleanse rough, damaged skin from external stresses and pollution.  In addition to the skin-trouble care, moisture supply, and skin tone improvement functions, it also help brighten up complexion and removes sign of ageing.

          5. E choice Snow Brightening Body Cream – (Full Size) $4


Rich in mineral and herbal complex, the Snow Brightening Body Cream in an instant skin brightener which offer a long-lasting tone up effects as well as deep hydration and nourishment. It’s specially recommended for those troubling over darkened spots, uneven tones or pigmentation.

6. Beauty People Miss 100 Auto Gel Pencil Liners – (Full Size) $ 38


Feature a sophisticated point eye makeup with Beauty People’s gel liner pencils that come in 3 delicate shades – coral, bronze and brown and can be used as both liner and a shadow. They’re auto-type liners that easily glide onto your eyelids, making them easy to use even for makeup beginner. Plus, there’s an eye liner sharpener attached on the other end for convenience.

7.Blithe Patting Water Pack  – Sample Pouches.


No need to stick on a sheet mask every night with Blithe Patting Water Pack. Simply though patting on the water pack onto your skin, it’ll remove the dead skin cells, deliver moisture & nutrition, and renew the skin balance for maintaining soft, moist skin condition. The Energy Yellow Citrus & Honey revitalizes and brightens up the skin and the Soothing & Healing Green Tea is for oil and pore control, while the Rejuvenating Purple Berry  works to improve skin elasticity and firmness.

I am loving all the products in the box other than the Snow Brightening Body Cream. What interests you ???

MEMEBOX x Cutie Pie Marzia 2 – Unboxing

MEMEBOX is excited to bring you Collaboration #2 with CutiePieMarzia! With over 3 million subscribers on YouTube, CutiePieMarzia’s beauty and lifestyle channel is filled with adorable moments and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with her right away. Marzia’s box is packed with some of the most darling items we have ever seen – including an entire set of Snow White eyeliners!




  • Tonymoly Red Appleox Honey Cream (Full Size) – $12 


Made from Vitamin rich red apple and deeply nourishing honey, Tolomoly’s famous Red Appletox Honey Cream is a daily Facial cream with a unique honey like texture. The bouncy, hydrating gel cream stretches when patted on, giving the skin a massage effect as well as silky finish.

  • Cheek Room Lip Balm Clover 05 Cherry Clover (Full Size) – $12


Cheek Room’s adorable Lip Balm Clover is a true multi-player for not only moisturising dry, chapped lips but also plumping up and reviving the suppleness of dulled out lips. The olive oil, shea butter and jojoba oil formula works to nourish and protect as well.

  • Shara Shara Petit Friend Matte Lip Crayon (Full Size) – $11


The auto type lip cryon glides smoothly onto lips, leaving a highly moist and supple yet soft and silky finish. The color ranges from natural nudy pink to hot, savvy shades for featuring a signature lip makeup.

  • Shara Shara Triple Shine Color Shadow (Full Size) – $15

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This Triple Shine Color Shadow palette contains 3 diffrent shades of the same color for featuring a natural yet well-highlighted and sophisticated eye makeup. The shadow is also infused with fine pearls that aderes well for a long-lasting, silky finish.

  • The Yeon Jeju Hallabong Energy Mild All-In-One Serum (Full Size) – $20


The Yeon’s Jeju Hallabong series boost its organic formula made from the “Hallabong” which is a special type of orange cultivated only in the Jeju island and best loved for brusting with Vitamin C and super sweet & tasty juiciness. Infused with other Jeju-born organic ingredients such as kiwi, brocili and aloe vera, this Energy Mild All-In-One Serum works to replenish, soften and protect the skin.

  • Revecen Face Contril Foundation #002 Violet (Full Size) – $22


This unique Face Control Foundation works to cover up skin imperfections and contour dull, yellow skin tone for a more refined, evenly balanced, and healthier looking finish with base makeup. Plus it contains natural preservatives such as green tea extract and magnolia extracts and thus gentle and suitable for all skin types.

  • Dr. M J Synake Venom Lifting Cream (Full Size) – $69 Approx. – Surprise Gift


Peptide content give rich elasticity for volume full face line. Adenosine and collagen extract give elasticity for younger looking skin. Shea butter and jojoba oil give moisture and nutrition to thirsty skin, for long lasting moisturized skin. Rich nutrition formula soothes tired skin from harmful environment for silky soft skin.

I am very excited with this MEMEBOX and see myself using of the products other than the Triple Shine Color Eyeshadow as its too shiny for my liking. Have you ordered your MEMEBOX yet ???

FAB BAG – July 2014


The July 2014 FAB BAG is by the name Double Trouble. The contents of the bag is a mix of skin care & make up.

  • Vorte Day Moisturizing Gel With SPF 35 
  • BioBloom Hair Strengthening Oil + Cleanser Kit 
  • Deoborah Milano II Rossetto Lipstick – 807 + Lipliner – 11
  • Free Sample : Cell Renew Deep Smoothing Body Lotion 


1. Vorte Day Moisturizing Gel With SPF 35


Votre’s all-natural moisturizing gel with SPF 35, which is flawlessly light and perfect for the humid weather. Infused with liquorice and bearberry extracts, it diminishes dark spots, and makes your skin radiant. Full size is priced at Rs. 810 for 30 ml.

 2. BioBloom Hair Strengthening Oil + Cleanser Kit 


BoiBloom is a brand so passionate about being natural that not only are all products free fron parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, but are also vegan. We know how tough it is to find hair products that are chemical-free and yet effective. A fabulous kit made with an elixir of basil, ginger and hibiscus, this range is perfect for hair strengthening. Full size is priced at Rs. 499 for 100 ml & Rs. 699 for 200 ml

3. Deoborah Milano II Rossetto Lipstick – 807 + Lipliner – 11


Vogue Beauty Awards winner and Italian make up biggie, Deborah Milano, is know for its trendsetting lipsticks. The creamy II Rossetto Lipstick  range boasts of a Vitamin A, C, E enriched formulas with UVA & UVB filters. Full size is priced at Rs. 395 & Rs. 350

4.  FREE SAMPLE : Cell Renew Deep Smoothing Body Lotion 


Cell Renew brings two new body lotions powered with 30x Vitamin E benefits with visible E beads. They will repair skin damage cell by cell, from a protective layers, prevent the breakdown of collagen due to harmful sun rays and fortify skin against damage by free radicals. Cell Renew deep soothing body lotion nourishes the skin from within, leaving it luxuriously smooth & supple. Priced at Rs. 225 for 200ml.

What’s in your FAB BAG ??

Fab Bag – June 2014

I am one of the few who started the FAB BAG (know as Velvette) subscription from the very first box and was fairly impressed with the products & contents of the box being sent every month. However with time the content & quality of the box fell (in my opinion) resulting in me not renewing my subscription. In last couple of  months a few my friends told me about the new FAB BAG (actually a bag  this time) and they could not stop raving about the quality & the content of the bag, which made me so inquisitive that I went ahead and subscribed for 3 month. I resubscribed in June 2014 and received my first bag  starting of July 2014 and let me say I was not disappointed.


The FAB BAG came in this beautiful quilted coral pink zip bag & a bonus Clean & Clear Lively Bright Skin Kit nicely wrapped in a lilac colored net with ribbons.


  • Beauty Lab Smart Defense Daily Moisturiser – SPF 20
  • Natio Renew Radiance Day Cream 
  • Palladio Eye Shadow Quads – Love Struck
  • Bonus : Clean & Clear Lively Bright Skin Kit

1. Beauty Lab Smart Defense Daily Moisturiser – SPF 20


A Vogue favorite also popular with celebrities, UK’s Beauty Lab Range is the perfect amalgamation of cutting edge science and natural ingredients. This moisturizer is light, yet effective and loaded with natural actives. It also doubles up as a solid sun block, giving you miniaturization and protection all in one go. Full size is priced at Rs. 2800 (30 ml) 

2. Natio Renew Radiance Day Cream 


Australian Natural Luxury Brand, Natio makes its Indian debut with FAB BAG. The Renewal Cream has natural actives and sun filters that deeply hydrate and protect against wrinkles and discoloration’s. Full Size is prices at Rs. 1130 for 75 ml.

3. Palladio Eye Shadow Quad – Love Struck


Palladio Beauty is America’s most popular brand of herbal & vitamin enriched cosmetics full of antioxidants such as Ginseng, Green Tea, Gingko Biloba, Vitamin E and Skin Soothers such as Aloe Vera and Chamomile. Full Size is prices at Rs. 750

4. Bonus : Clean & Clear Lively Bright Skin Kit


*Foaming Facial Wash : It’s a gentle enough for daily use and perfect for all common skin woes – an essential first step in daiy skin care. Full Size is prices at Rs. 95 for 100 ml

*Blackhead Cleaning Scrub : See visibily less blackheads through regular use to revel clearer & smoother skin. Full Size is prices at Rs. 110 for 80 gm

* Fairness Cream : It’s a Vitamin rich cherry extract formula with UV filters thats gives lighter& brighter skin. Full Size is prices at Rs. 120 for 40 gm.

What’s in your FAB BAG ???

Bottega Di LungaVita


I had recently attended an event for the launch of Eupore’s leading brand for natural cosmetic, beauty & wellness products Bottega di LungaVita at Greater Kailash-1, M-Block Market. The company’s products are available in 64 stores across India making  its expansive kiosk in Kunchal’s, Delhi’s leading cosmetic and garment store, its 65th offline presence and the company’s first showroom in Delhi.

The company-branded store offers the complete Bottega di LungaVita experience to patrons. It hosts the entire range of natural and scientifically developed Bottega di LungaVita products that comprise both personal care and cosmetic solutions. A dedicated anti-ageing line with over 15 solutions, whitening products, cosmetic solutions for expecting and post-natal mothers, a baby care range, oils and aromatherapy creams and gels to keep the skin and hair nourished, sun protection treatments and anti-cellulite concentrates and supplements are just some of the many wellness and beauty remedies one can check out and buy.

Bottega di LungaVita is the natural cosmetic line that offers the most cutting edge products for all beauty needs Skin care, Anti ageing, Mom & Babies, Men, Aromatherapy, Bath & Shower etc. is the natural cosmetic line that offers the most cutting edge products for all beauty needs Skin care, Anti ageing, Mom & Babies, Men, Aromatherapy, Bath & Shower etc.

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Bottega di Lungavita at Kunchals, New Delhi



I am very excited & impressed with the Bottega di LungaVita products specially in the VITA-AGE AURUM range which is an Anti Ageing Range. I picked up the VITA-AGE AURUM Acqua Micellare which is a cleansing solution to try.

Bottega di LungaVita products are available at KUNCHALS, New Delhi.

L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Luminize Serum – Review

*Guest Post by Pallavi Bose*

Hello lovelies..

We all get tired from long tiring office hours and our body needs some revital to refresh ourselves. But what gets more tired than our body is our skin and this tiredness is clearly reflected on our face. It lacks the sparkle and shine. I was really interested to try out the “newbie” in the skin care industry- “SERUMS”. Serums propose to revitalize your skin by keeping them soft, supple and giving that luminous glow to the face.

So, with this thought I went one day to my favorite beauty store and came through this product. The SA was all singing praises for it so, I thought why not give it a try. So, here comes the L’OREAL PARIS YOUTH CODE LUMINIZE SERUM for all you beautiful ladies….


About:  A precious,  light-infusing  serum  developed  for  women  aged  25-35  to  help  correct  dark  spots and  reveal  more  even,  youthful  looking  skin. The  Serum  is  enriched  with  patented  Lumi-GenTM technology to even and illuminate your skin tone. Clinically proven results: Immediately, your skin is deeply hydrated. It glows with a new luminosity. In 1 week, your skin is more even. Correction of different types of dark spots begins. Marks start to fade: dark spots, sun spots and age-spots. In 1 month, dark spots are visibly reduced. Your skin tone is even and more luminous.



After 10 years of research, L’Oréal scientists have cracked the code to more even, luminous skin by discovering a specific set of genes that are responsible for correcting discolorations and enhancing skin’s luminosity. Introducing: Lumi-GenTM technology, which regulates the skin’s pigmentation to reduce the appearance of skin tone imperfections.


Usage: Apply this serum by itself or before your daily care, morning or evening, on your freshly cleansed face and neck. The light formula penetrates your skin leaving it intensely hydrated and incomparably silky and soft to touch. For best results, follow with Luminize Day Cream.

Packaging: It comes in a silver pump dispenser bottle with a silver nozzle cap which has to be twisted in order to be closed or opened. The nozzle dispenses a very small amount of product. So, this prevents product wastage. But, the bottle is opaque so one can never found out the remaining product.20140505_150335_resized

Price and Quantity: This serum costs Rs.1499. It comes in a 30 ml bottle which lasts quite long. I use it twice daily (morning and evening) and I have been using it for last 1.5 month and I think I haven’t sued even 30% of the product. In this way it can easily last 5-6 months which makes the serum quite economical.


My views : My skin is dry so I am always in need of products which hydrate my skin. Since my facial skin is always prone to tiredness so, a boost in my skin is just what my skin wants. This serum claims to deliver both the promises. So, I took it without second thoughts. I came back from mall and cleansed my face at night and applied it on my bare face. As soon as I took out the product it felt very light. It is basically a cream translucent white in color, runny in nature which blends into the skin at one go. The cream has beautiful floral fragrance which stays for a while and then disappears.The cream post application blends into the skin quite fast. It gets absorbed instantly and skin feels soft and velvety to touch. There is an instant glow to the skin. But since the skin feels too light and I have dry skin so, I need some strong moisturizer to keep my skin hydrated. This serum doesn’t solve the hydration issue. Now coming to the long term I used this serum for 15-20 days religiously twice every day.I witnessed a subtle glow in my face which imparted a healthy look overall. I noticed mild spots disappearing with continuous use of 1 month. I cannot comment about pigmentation issues because I don’t have any major pigmentation. But this serum works fully to hide minor flaws. I have quite a few discoloration issues because of tanning and this serum worked effectively to protect them.


Rating : 4/5

Recommendation : In overall, this serum is good if you want to give a healthy boost to your skin. The price tag is more but the quantity is perfect. It is also effective in covering mild pigmentation.

Lakme 9 to 5 Hydrating Super Sunscreen SPF 50 Review

I got to try this newly launched Lakme Hydrating Sunscreen.I have been using it for a while and here’s my review on it!!

ABOUT:Lakme 9 to 5 Hydrating Super Sunscreen SPF 50 is a newly launched sunscreen designed to hydrate and nourish your skin while protecting it from sun damage. It contains Vitamin B3 and Provitamin C that helps in skin lightening, spot lightening and contains skin even toning benefits. Its broad spectrum SPF 50 PA+++ prevents tanning and sunburn, keeping your skin even toned in the long run.

Salon expert says : “Layering a light sunscreen sets up your look for the day. It is so feather light that you can simply glide it on below your makeup. Broadspectrum, UVA protection helps prevent tan, UVB protection helps prevent sunburn with SPF 50 PA+++, Keeps skin even toned.”


PRICE:Rs.500 for 30ml



PACKAGING:I like the rose gold packaging. It is very pleasing to the eye. The dispenser is of good quality.The packaging is sturdy and travel friendly.





MY VIEWS:  I have been using the Lakme 9 to 5 Hydrating Super Sunscreen for the last 5 days & have found it to be a good for people with dry, normal or combination skin. The sunscreen does not leave any white cast on the skin & keep it hydrated for long hours.Its a bit thick creamy texture however it does not take a lot to get absorbed in the skin. It leaves a nice even sheen to the skin which does not look oily at all.

RATING: 4.5/5

RECOMMENDATION: Overall,I am impressed by this sunscreen and recommend it to everyone.The packaging,formula and performance are great.

**PR Sample**(however our opinion is honest )

Glamabox – November 2013

I was surfing through blogs and happen to find this very interesting box know as Glamabox at Renu’s Blog My Beauty Junction. The Glamabox is a beauty box from Hong Kong. I have had some not so great encounters with the so called Beauty Boxes however I am amazed by the products Glamabox offered. The Glamabox November 2013 costed me $22.50 including shipping. The box was packed very sturdy & nicely. I received my box within 5 days of dispatch. The Glamabox has the Alice in Wonderland theme designed by Agnes Bulloche.



Contents of my Glamabox Novemeber 2013 :

  1. Prodigy Advanced Skin Lightening Face Cream
  2. Elisha Coy Always Nuddy CC Cream
  3. Kamill Classic Hand and Nagel Cream
  4. Dr Ci: Labo Aqua Collagen Gel set
  5. L&P Pumpkin Ade Mask
  6. Bijoux Hand Spa Wipe


1. Prodigy Advanced Skin Lightening Face Cream (30ml) – $66


Prodigy is a prestigious brand from USA which was founded by a renowned Dermatology Specialist from Swissland. After years of development, Prodigy sucessfully formulated products using botanical extracts from the Aplines to provide surplus hydration plus whitening function .
Prodigy Advanced Skin Lightening Face Cream reduces the appearance of pigments and uneven skin tone with Veronica Officinalis Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract and Achillea Millefolium Extract. Improves the look of skin clarity and skin tone with Tranexamic Acid. Restores luminosity, younger looking complexion with Vitamin . Hydrates with Glycerin & is Hydroquinone FREE.
2. ElishaCoy Always Nuddy CC Cream (5ml) 
ElishaCoy is a highly dignified organic skincare that maximizes the skin’s self-renewal capability. Major ingredients include herb extracts which are known to be the ‘essence of botanical healing’ with a natural aroma extracted from 100% of natural essential oil.
ElishaCoy Always Nuddy CC Cream is 10 functions in 1 product with whitening, anti-wrinkle, UV Block and more, to provide a complete skincare and makeup solution that is easy to use with extra hydration. A light-textured multi base BB cream developed from high class plant ingredients and cutting edge technology. This cream maintains the soft skin and lasts for extended hours. Leaves skin feeling good like your natural face even until afternoon.
3. Kamill Classic Hand and Nagel Cream (30ml)
Kamill is made in Germany by Burnus GmbH. For over 50 years, the Kamill brand has been well known in Germany and throughout Europe for its high quality, effective skin care.
Kamill Classic Hand and Nagel Cream is made from chamomile extract and bisabolol which not only supports natural regeneration & softness, keeping the hands soft as silk.
4. Dr Ci: Labo Aqua Collagen Gel set (50 gms each)
Dr Ci: Labo Aqua Collagen Gel Enrich-Lift-EX is rich in Isoflavones, which has a similar structure to skin. It can rejuvenate & activate the ciliary structure deep within the skin.
Dr Ci: Labo Aqua Collagen BI.HA.KU  was especially designed for skin brightening. Dr.CI:Labo’s “Super Skin Brightening Penetration system” combines two approaches to block skin dullness and dark spots. The “Penetrating moisturizing ingredients” supply and lock in moisture, while the “Ultla penetrating skin brightening care ingredients” have botanical ingredients.
5. L&P Pumpkin Ade Mask
The nutrients from pumpkin and elastin are purely delivered to the skin in L&P paper mask sheet. It is rich in vitamin A, mineral, iron and lutein from pumpkin. It enhances metabolism to delay aging and reduce wrinkle, while improving skin elasticity by enriched elastic.
6. Bijoux Hand Spa Wipe
A 100% cotton pre-moistened, single-use wet paper towel with patented VB-Virus Block function and organic fulvic acid extract that provides the skin with a deep nourishing and moisturizing effect.
I am very impressed with the products that I have received in the Glamabox November 2013 and there is nothing in the box that I cannot try or have mixed feeling about. Now this is what I call a beauty box. I would highly recommend the Glamabox for anyone who wants to try a beauty box. 
I have already booked my Christmas Glamabox December 2013 and already excited for it. Anything catches your eye ???

Everything your skin needs to know this winter

‘Everything your skin needs to know this winter’

Dr. Sangeeta Amladi, Head Medical Services and R&D Kaya Skin Clinic

With winter fast approaching, the change in the weather can be very stressful on your skin. The low humidity during winter can cause the skin to become dry, flaky, dull and irritated.  When the temperatures change, a change in your skin care routine is necessary. So along with a proper skin care regime, a healthy diet is also essential for healthy skin.  Get to know your skin a little, how it works and the effects of winter conditions on the skin.

How should you alter your beauty regimen as winter approaches?

—     Wash your face with a mild cleanser and rinse with lukewarm water. Avoid antibacterial soaps and very hot water

—     If you have really dry skin, avoid toners as they dry it out even more. If you have oily or normal skin, try an astringent

—     Apply a water-based moisturizer while your skin is still damp to seal in moisture before it’s lost

—     For dryer skin, use a heavier cream

—     Exfoliate once a week to remove flaky skin

Foods that improve skin health, especially in winter

A healthy diet may include the following;


—     A bowl of green vegetables like spinach, avocado and asparagus with a seasoning of  garlic

—     A salad consisting of grapes, oranges, celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and onions

—     A bowl of fruits including watermelon, berries – strawberries, blueberries, grapes, papaya, apricots

—     Drink plenty of fluids: water, juices, milk, soups, and more

—     Caffeine, alcohol, soft drinks and fried foods should be avoided

Daily skin practices for Healthy Skin

In winter, the skin generally gets dry. Dry skin lacks the moisture needed to keep the skin supple looking and therefore has a flaky look. Dry skin needs a daily moisturizer plus possibly a heavier, overnight cream to keep it in a healthy condition. Here are some tips to follow this winter….

—     Use a long lasting moisturizer twice a day, preferably on damp or just washed skin   (for better results)

—     Generally, skin cleansing should be limited to once or twice a day.

—     Do not use alcohol-based astringents, wipes and colognes.

—     Avoid frequent application of moisturizers especially on face as over doing it could clog the pores

—     Do not forget to wear your sunscreen, preferably a moisturizing form.

—     Remove makeup to maintain healthy skin. Use a skin cleanser to gently remove dirt, excess oil and makeup

—     Exercise will do more than simply get your heart rate going. It will clear your pores, increase your metabolism, and sweating allows your inner body to cleanse itself.

1)            Why the skin becomes dry in winters?

There are a number of reasons, both external and internal, why the skin gets dry during cold weather.

External Causes: Low humidity during winter enhances the drying effect on the skin. Exposure to dry wind, cold water or drying soaps further increases the skin’s dryness.

Internal Causes: Due to low temperature, the blood vessels supplying the skin become constricted. This reduces blood flow to the skin and sweat glands and oil producing glands in the body. When the water content of the skin diminishes both internally and externally; the skin cells shrink and dry. This produces flaking of the superficial skin cells. Most people, because they do not feel thirsty during winter, do not drink enough water or fruit juices during winter. This results in low volume of the circulating blood causing dehydration which is another cause for skin dryness.

2)            What are the easy tips to keep the skin healthy and not dry?

—     Drink adequate water

—     Eat balanced food containing all nutrients. Include vegetables, fruits, and fresh fish in your daily food intake.

—     Avoid alcohol and coffee. Both will dehydrate the skin and predispose to more drying and itching.

—     Avoid using harsh soaps. Soap free cleansers containing moisturizers are safe choices.

—     Using a humidifier inside the house will help keep the skin moist even during winter.

—     Exercise will help produce sweat and increase blood flow to the skin, which will improve the hydration of the skin.

—     Colloidal oat meal baths, in addition to their action of preventing water loss, also soothe the skin.

—     Apply a good moisturizing cream or lotion immediately after bath, before the body dries up. This will trap the moisture inside and keep skin soft and supple

3)            Homemade packs which can help in keeping the skin better in winters

 —     Mix honey and milk and apply on the face. Mix half-a-cup honey to your bath water for soft and smooth skin.

—     Aloe Vera also helps to remove dead skin cells and is soothing, healing, and moisturizing. Hence, aloe Vera gel can be applied topically on affected areas.

—     A facemask comprising of egg white and honey gently removes the tan from your face.

—     For oily skin type – Soak Multani Mitti and mint powder in yoghurt for 30 minutes and mix them well by beating. Apply it on face for 15 minutes and leave it to dry. Then wash off with lukewarm water. After that, rinse by cold water.

4)            Do’s and don’ts to take care of skin in winters.


—     Use soap – free moisturizing cleansers for face as well as body

—     Can add emollient oil to bath water (1-2 drops per bucket of water)

—     Apply moisturizer immediately after patting dry

—     Use a moisturizing sunscreen on exposed body parts, 20 minutes before stepping out in the Sun

—     Use a moisturizer twice or thrice a day

—     Use a night cream (long acting moisturizer) on face and body before sleeping

—     For oily skin, use light moisturizer, those specifically suited for oily skin

—     For hair, use mild moisturizing shampoo and condition hair every time after shampoo

—     Trim the split ends

—     For frizzy hair, use leave-on condition


o   Toners and astringent

o   Long hours in AC

o   Frequent shampooing

5)            Hair care during winters

The tips below will help keep your hair healthy during winter months –

—     Do not shampoo your hair too often

—     Avoid taking hot showers or washing your hair in very hot water, use warm or cool water instead

—     A leave-in conditioner works wonders for dry and brittle hair

—     Avoid using heated appliances as much as possible. Using a blow dryer, curling iron or flat iron dries hair out even more in winter.

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