Published on March 24th, 2017 | by Rima J Pundir
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!
- 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.
FAB BAG PICKS
MaTRA Lip Balm : Matra is a Luxuriously Natural Skincare brand engaged in the development of pure, non-toxic and healthy skincare with international standards and a ritzy use experience. Enriched with Moroccan Gold, The Matra Lip Balm is a revolutionary formula providing for a 360 degree lip care solution throughout the year! 100% Natural and Pure specially made with the Historic Wise Man’s Miracle – Frankincense, Myrrh and Moroccan Gold, Matra Lip Balms will provide the nourishment and moisture needed for a holistic lip care experience! CLICK HERE to view product
The Natures Co. Lavender & Ylang Ylang Body Butter : This luxurious, sensuous moisturizer with its fresh, clean scent of Lavender, softens, heals and protects dry skin. While Ylang Ylang normalizes and soothes over-dry skin. Enriched with vitamin E, this body butter will bring back your skin”s lost suppleness. CLICK HERE to view product
Kaya Comedone Control Serum : Comedone Control Formula is a lightweight, fast-acting formula to treat comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and active acne. Botanical extracts Kudzu, Burdock and Chamomile have anti-bacterial properties that work immediately on acne causing bacteria to give visible results in 12 hours. CLICK HERE to view product