Thursday, 17 October 2019

DO SILK PILLOWCASES REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO YOUR SKIN (AND HAIR)?

There is something so glamorous, so romantic about sleeping on silk. But that’s not the only reason celebrities and experts have been raving about silk pillowcases and sheets. The luscious, cool, glam, makes-me-feel-like-a-queen factor is one thing but our skin and hair actually need silk. Why?

Silk and hair

  • Sleeping on silk can help prevent hair from thinning… really! Cotton fabrics may seem soft but they cause friction – gripping and tugging at our strands as we move in our sleep, thereby leading to hair breakage and split ends. Silk, on the hand, is much smoother, so hair simply slides over the surface however much you toss and turn. The result? Less tangling or breakage. Added bonus? A blow dry will last much longer.
  • Since silk traps less body heat than other fabrics, we wake up sans frizzy strands or a messy bed head. 

Sunday, 22 September 2019

KICK OF AUTUMN WITH THESE PUMPKIN SPICED BEAUTY RECIPES

‘Tis the season of the pumpkin. They are already making their way into decadent desserts and soothing stews… and soon, these luscious members of the gourd family are going to be carved up for Halloween.

However, while pumpkins look, smell and taste delicious, they’re even more effective as a natural beauty ingredient.

This autumnal icon is packed with several nutrients that help tackle premature aging, sun spots, clogged pores, and a dull, uneven complexion. That’s why you’ll see pumpkins being used in a lot of skincare products, like Peter Thomas Roth’s Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, Too Cool for School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack and Drunk Elephant’s C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum.


Here’s a closer look at how this juicy fruit helps your skin.

Pumpkins bust dead cells: They are packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which make them a safe and effective exfoliator that simultaneously increases cell turnover. Result? Brighter and smoother skin.

Pumpkins banish acne: Pumpkins contain torulitine, an acne-fighting nutrient that keeps skin healthy by reducing pore size, regulating oil production and heading off inflammation.

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