Published on May 30th, 2017 | by Rima J Pundir
Tips & Tricks: Pamper Time
I end up with many beauty sins – broken nails, chipped polish, and the biggest of them all – dry and lustreless skin. Here’s an excellent kitchen-cum-counter remedy I use to give my skin a quick makeover, and de-stress, via beauty!
Super duper easy this one – pour your favoured lotion/butter/emulsion into a cup, fill it up to half). Now add two heaped tablespoons of filter coffee (the kind you can buy at café coffee day) and 2-3 tablespoons of honey or molten molasses (gur). Mix gently. Now the most important step, shut yourself in the bathroom and bar the door, put on loud music to drown out any sound – the family will manage and no, your house will not collapse without you. Now shower once if you like, to wash off sweat, grime and in my case, all the gunk my older boy can pour on me… Then take generous scoops or handfuls of the mixture and then rub gently all over your body and face. You should resemble a mud-covered creature at this point – all the more reason to keep that barred door, barred! Now wait for 5-minutes more – you can actually meditate a bit to regain mental balance – meanwhile the mixture will dry or harden up and get absorbed a bit – then shower off, scrubbing gently with a loofah to get rid of all the coffee. Now why is this so good for you?
- The coffee stimulates circulation and also zaps cellulite so if you are on the track to fitness, this will help you tone up that much faster.
- The lotion or moisturizer, chemical though it may be obviously moisturizes your skin and may have other benefits such as brightening, anti-tanning or anti-ageing.
- Finally the honey or molasses are an emollient – all the moisture your skin absorbed, the honey will lock that in.
- At last but not the least, that break you get from all the chaos at home, gives you a much-needed window of peace.
Some spa products we love:
The Nature’s Co. Irish Moss Sugar Body Scrub : For dry Skin. To get beautiful, glowing skin, all you have to do is scrub. Irish Moss Sugar Body Scrub contains Brown Sugar which is a natural exfoliant and is also rich in Irish Moss extract that has emollient, soothing & nourishing properties. CLICK HERE to view the product
Just Herbs Malabar LemonGrass Invigorating Body Wash : This invigorating body wash is made with the steam distilled oil from the finest Lemongrass sourced from the Malabar region in Southern India. The grass is allowed to wilt for 24 hours and the oil is extracted from the wilted herb by steam distillation. Apart from its distinct aroma that imparts it with mood uplifting properties, Lemongrass has multiple anti-microbial and skin friendly properties which have been documented in Ayurveda. CLICK HERE to view the product
The Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel-250ml : Wake up in the morning by using an invigorating, cleansing gel that leaves your skin clean and soft with a fresh citrus scent. Best for normal skin Satsuma peel essential oil moisturizes skin and provides a natural citrus fragrance. Community Trade organic soy oil is rich in essential fatty acids to repair skin’s moisture barrier, so skin is smooth and supple. CLICK HERE to view the product