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Published on July 4th, 2017 | by Rima J Pundir

How To: ‘Me’ Time

As women, and mostly as women balancing work and personal front – multitasking leaves us somewhat bedraggled. Here’s an easy-peasy beauty trick I have used over the years…

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!

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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.
End result, the skin glows, you feel better about yourself and of course, the high that you finally did something only for yourself makes you oh-so-happy… Om (shanti om)!

Some spa products we love:
Spa Ceylon Sleep Therapy Bath & Shower Gel : TRIDOSHA – A mild cleansing formula blended with calming essential oils to promote deep restful sleep. Pure lavender helps wash away daily stress & relax the senses, while luxuriously fragrant Ylang Ylang clams & clarifies mind & body. Precious Patchouli helps soothe & promotes tranquillity. Orange Lemon work to balance the senses. Organic fresh Aloe Vera cools entire body system, while virgin coconut, sweet Almond & Olive gently cleanse & nourish skin, improving overall health & wellbeing. 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
Kronokare The Chill Pill Cooling Massage Oil : If you want to stay cool, this is the perfect product for you. Extracting the powers of peppermint and camphor, we have created this oil that will leave you feeling simply chilled. CLICK HERE to view the product

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