ATB Beauty Notes: The Sunscreen Smokescreen - Guide to sunscreens
Ever feel baffled on how much why you still tan/burn despite using sunscreen? Does all that research on sunscreen put you off, coz you don't have the patience to go through ten thousand words.
Check out this really cool post here. It visually collates & explains all the reseach done till date on sunscreens. It is a very handy guide & I'm thinking of taking a print & pining it up in my scrap book :)
Image via Wikipedia I know I did a recent article on skin care myths (read it here), but I don't know how I forgot to mention this particular myth. In any case I think this warranted a post on its own.
Myth: If I use a suncreen regularly and religiously, I will not tan.
Fact: This is a very simplistic statement. But before I bust this myth, kindly bear through a science lecture. This is to bring all readers of all backgrounds on the same knowledge level.
Good Morning Lovelies, I hope your weekend was fun. Mines was, well, ho-hum, but anyways, we are not talking about that here (let’s save that cribbing for twitter). I have been suffering from quite a bit of hair fall since some time. I have tried changing products to using intensive conditioning and the works. It stops the hair fall for while, but then it rears its ugly head again. So on lark, & for lack of better things to do, my best friend & I decided to make some Reetha – Amla – Shikakai shampoo at home. This century old ayurvedic herbal concoction is reputed to not only strengthen hair, but also darken it and stop hair fall. I got the 3 biggies from a local kirana store. All 3 are priced at 15 Rs for 100gms.
How to: Soak 5 pieces of Shikakai, 4 balls of Reetha (Soapnut) & handful of Amla (Indian Gooseberry) in about 500 ml of water overnight. In the morning, heat the mixture on gas till it just starts to boil. Let it cool, when lukewarm mash all the amla, reetha and…
The Body Shop India is about to launch in July, its new line in skincare called MoistureWhite Collection.
This line consists of products for women who want fairer, clear-looking skin and uniform skin tone with translucent complexion. The collection has a series of products from start to end to take care of your entire regime.
The key ingredients featured in The Body Shop Moisture White Shiso Collection are: Shiso Extract -- reduces melanin making signals (this plant is also known as Japanese Basil)Vitamin C -- provides antioxidant protection to reduce melanin productionLicorice Extract -- helps address hyperpigmentationCommunity Trade Organic Aloe - to moisturise and hydrate skinBatyl Alcohol - which helps to reduce skins response to the melanin attack on the skin
Below are quick reviews on each of the products in this line, followed by my overall impressions of the collection. I have been using this collection for exactly 2 weeks now.
1. Moisture White Shiso Cleansing Powder (Day): R…