FAB BAG Magazine

Published on June 25th, 2015 | by Rima J Pundir

FAB BAG PICKS: Restorative Sundays

What to do when a rush-hour weekend makes you face Monday morning haggard?

40 is the new 30 and 30, well it still is 30! Once you cross the threshold of the big 3-O, your sense of style and confidence may well be on the road to success, but your skin sometimes goes several years ahead of you. Here are a few of my favourite things, as Maria aka Julie Andrews would say – when it comes to reviving tired skin!

 Sunday Evening Essentials: Boroline + Vaseline

Not scented, packed rather simply and yet very effective – these two little products are a must in my beauty drawer. Try these solutions before you flop into bed today:

  • For chapped lips: Slather on Vaseline on your lips – gently rub off with a soft toothbrush. Now apply Boroline (try not the lick it – it tastes yucky!) and in the morning, wipe off the gunk. Repeat this for 2-3 nights in a row and your lips will be soft as a baby’s.
  • For dry hands/feet: Dip your hands and feet in warm soapy water (mix a little shampoo instead of soap – works well for me). Exfoliate with an exfoliating sponge. Slather on Boroline – rub it in till it is absorbed by the skin. Apply Vaseline and slip your hands into cotton gloves or mittens and your feet into cotton socks. Your skin will thank you come morning!

Monday Morning

  • Zap in Serum: Nothing says plump skin like a serum. While your choice may come in a pump or a bottle, mine comes in ‘capsules’. 
  • Say Yes to Butter: Body skin looks tired and lustreless because it is parched. A normal ‘day lotion’ or your trusty SPF will not nourish your skin as would really rich creams or body butters.


The Body Shop Moroccan Rose Body Butter

The Shea butter gives it that trademark ‘buttery’ feel and add to that the effervescent mood-lifting scent of roses – what more can a girl ask for? To apply the Moroccan Rose Body Butter, shower first and then pat dry but leave the skin a little damp. Generously rub in the body butter for skin that is smooth and oh-so-scented. CLICK HERE to view product.

H2O+ Sea Results Deep Sleep Recovery Serum

This smooth serum moisturizes and nourishes your beautiful skin thus adding an attractive look to your face. The luxurious oil-free overnight serum helps you get youthful-looking skin thereby increasing the elasticity for a visible firming effect. Apply right after cleansing and toning for better results. CLICK HERE to view product.

Naked Grapefruit Lavender Body Lotion

This deep moisturising lotion is whipped with Vitamin E, Almond Oil and Aloe Vera making it a boon for dry skin. Massage your stress and body aches away with its fresh lavender and zingy grapefruit extracts. This lotion is 100% natural and preservative-free. CLICK HERE to view product.




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