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Oct 20, 2016

Pantene Pro-V Hair Fall Control Shampoo and Conditioner #14DayChallenge

Pantene Pro V Hair Fall Control Shampoo and Conditioner #14DayChallenge
Pantene Pro V Hair Fall Control Shampoo and Conditioner #14DayChallenge

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Pantene asked us to try the new Pantene for hair fall control. In my life, work is stressful, and I survive on hotel food so, you know my situation. Hairfall happens all the time. I can see hair on my pillows when I wake up. I can see it in my washroom when I take a bath and even in my room as I just roam around. This gave me several embarrassing moments. Hair fall is not sexy. So, I said yes to the #14DaysChallenge

Oct 17, 2016

Origins Face Masks: Clear Improvement, Out Of Trouble, and Drink Up Review (with Dupe)

Origins Clear Improvement, Out Of Trouble, and Drink Up  Face Masks Review (with Dupe)
Origins Clear Improvement, Out Of Trouble, and Drink Up Face Masks Review (with Dupe)

Origins is a reputed brand in skincare which is highly praised for its face masks. I never had access to them in India so, when I spot them at the Kuala Lumpur Airport, I had to pick them up. I tried them on my face there, and it felt good. I wanted to buy all of them. But, because of the price, I had to step back. I even called my friend, Rini, (who have used Origins masks) to know if they were worth it. 

Her answer: “No.” 

But, being a skincare addict I could not say no. After a lot of considerations and thoughts (I spend most of my time at the airport there. Shopped the rest in a matter of minutes), I picked this trio pack.

The Process of Skin Tightening With Lasers

For thin, loose skin, there is really one method that significantly tightens the skin best - laser skin tightening. This procedure not only tightens, it also noticeably reduces wrinkles. You've heard of aesthetic lasers, but do you understand what is involved in the process?

How does a laser tighten skin?

By using a specific wavelength of light, a skin tightening laser can focus it's energy on an area to contract the skin to tighten it. That light-based energy also heats the deeper layer of skin to stimulate both elastin and collagen production to fill in thin skin pockets. This method is not considered surgical, though it does use a medical quality laser device.

While you may find cosmetic lasers for sale, know that they are only available for use by certified trained technicians and medical personal and not intended for the common consumer to use. They are safe in the hands of those who are trained to know what settings to use and what to avoid to keep from harming patients.

Preparing for a laser skin-tightening procedure

In order to get the best results from a skin tightening treatment, you need to make sure your skin is ready. If the skin is in great condition, it will react better to the laser procedure:
  • Limit your exposure to the sun in the weeks leading up to the treatment. If you do go out in the sun, wear an SPF 45 or stronger to protect your skin from sun damage. Long, loose clothing will also help.
  • Avoid serums or skin tightening creams in advance of treatment as it may cause a reaction to the treatment itself.
  • Make sure skin is clean and clear of any skin products, such as perfumes, lotions, or oils on the day of treatment.

Follow-up care of your skin

Remember that how you treat your skin after your procedure is also important:
  • Continue to limit exposure to the sun for no less than two months. The best thing you can do for your skin is to make that a regular habit, as it dries out and causes noticeable damage to your skin.
  • Keep your skin moisturized. Drink plenty of fluids and moisturize your skin daily so it can heal faster.
  • Use a cold compress or ice pack for any swelling or redness that may occur.
  • Don't pick at the skin or rub it as it will irritate the treated area

How long before you can see results?

Certain results are noticeable soon, if not immediately after the treatment. Sagging skin will have contracted during the procedure, so you should see that improvement right away. Since collagen is stimulated during the process, it can continue to be produced for as much as six months after the treatment date. 

What are the side effects?

Some people experience mild side effects such as slight flushing of the skin in the treated area, limited swelling, and a burning sensation. These symptoms usually last only an hour, but can last for a day. Cold compresses help reduce the side effects and make you feel more comfortable.

How long is the recovery time?

Since laser skin tightening is a non-invasive treatment and not a surgery, there is little to no downtime. You can return to most of your usual routine the same day. Sunbathing and activities that expose you to the sun should be avoided. Otherwise, you can go right back to work or your normal activity right after the treatment.

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Oct 14, 2016

The Body Shop PINITA COLADA Shower Gel, Scrub, and Body Butter

The Body Shop Pinita Colada Shower Gel, Scrub, and Body Butter
The Body Shop Pinita Colada Shower Gel, Scrub, and Body Butter Review

The Body Shop is always able to keep me on a hook with their new collection. If Virgin Mojito wasn't interesting enough, then they have another cocktail for you - Pinita Colada. From the first day, I saw the update on their page; I started to wait for the India launch. I had to grab them, bring them home, and give my love to them :P

Oct 4, 2016

Philips Satinelle Advanced BRE630/00 Epilator

Last year, I got to try my first epilator. I was scared to start using it but thanks to all the people who encouraged me to do the same. It is was a basic model from Philips, and you can read the view of a beginner here – Things No One Told You About Epilators.

This year, I got to try a new swanky version of Philips Epilator BRE630/00. 

If you have read the earlier post in which I discussed few points while buying a new epilator. This one rounds up all the features in itself. 

Sep 29, 2016

Japakusum Ayurvedic Scalp Lotion: Anti-Hairfall Superhero

Japakusum Ayurvedic Scalp Lotion Review
Japakusum Ayurvedic Scalp Lotion Review

If you have read some of my recent posts, then you might have been aware that I was suffering from acute hair loss. I have never faced something like this in my life. I could see my hair falling everywhere. When I would get up from a seat and even on pillows, I could see a lot of my hair. It was heart-breaking. Initially, I was trying to ignore it, and I even stopped combing my hair. For curvy-wavy hair, it is tough to know if hair is combed or not. I used to ask my Mom to comb my hair. At the beginning of August, I could not take it anymore and had to visit a doctor.

Sep 27, 2016

The Body Shop Tea Tree 3-In-1 Mask Scrub Mask

The Body Shop Tea Tree 3-In-1 Mask Scrub Mask Review
The Body Shop Tea Tree 3-In-1 Mask Scrub Mask Review

The tree range has always been one the celebrated skincare range from The Body Shop for acne-prone skin. In the past years, they have been introducing several new products in the same line. Recently, they added revamped the whole look for their products and also introduced two more products – a 3-in-1 Wash, Scrub, Mask and an Anti-Imperfection Solution (will review that later). 

I was really excited to try it and used it on the same day - thought it was past midnight!

Price: Rs 1295 for 125ml

Texture: Granular paste. The granules are of varying shape but not rough. The exfoliating granules is Perlite, a natural mineral of volcanic origin. As the base of the product is kaolin. 

Fragrance: Tea Tree. The tea tree used is organic and grown on the foothills of Mount Kenya.

Packaging: Tube packaging which is hygienic and preserves the goodness of tea tree.

Sep 26, 2016

The Body Shop ENGLISH DAWN GARDENIA EDT and Shower Gel (Limited Edition)

The Body Shop English Dawn Gardenia Eau De Toilette and Shower Gel
The Body Shop English Dawn Gardenia Eau De Toilette and Shower Gel Review

Last weekend, I went to Surat, and my very first stop was The Body Shop. The moment I entered the store, the bright baby blue perfume bottle caught my attention. I am not a big fan of The Body Shop perfumes, but I could not resist. English Dawn Gardenia is a limited edition range so, I could not say no and regret later. To layer up the fragrance, I also picked the shower gel. They had the lotion and the body mist as well in the range. The body butter is not launched in India.

Sep 22, 2016

My Envy Box September 2016

My Envy Box September 2016

How much I love this month's My Envy Box? Oh...let me tell you this. Around ten days back everyone started receiving the box, and I could not get over the idea of how pretty it looked. It reached my home (Kolkata), and I had to pester my mom to sent to my hotel address here in Vapi. (She also sent me something else - an electronic device - but I will share more on that later.)

Finally, after travelling all the way - from east to west - and I got to opened it yesterday. Ahh, the box is beyond cute. I always appreciate when they work on it. In the last few months, the graphics were just not making the cut, but this is great. All it is missing is a little handle, and you can call your suitcase where you keep your happy memories to take you to a magical land. Too cheesy? I guessed so. But, you have to agree that the stamps are also very thoughtful.

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