If you've read my previous post on oily/dehydrated skin which was my 1st step in restoring my skin's overall health. Today I am talking about my 2nd step on how I healed my acne breakouts. And the game changer was introducing chemical exfoliator. After personally doing a lot of research & as per my skin type I decided to invest in good BHA serum for my hormonal acne & got an acne kit from suganda.
✨Neem green tea mask - green tea is a powerful antioxidant that helps in lightening the skin along with antibacterial properties,Neem is excellent for acne for its anti-inflammatory benefits & rice to help calm irritated skin.
✨BHA serum - 2% salicylic acid, gotukola (Centella asiatica) & green tea.This was my 1st time using a BHA serum, as this was best for my skin type & hormonal acne around my chin & jawline. As it also penetrates inside the pores & helps in clogging & cell regeneration.
✨White lotus moisturizer - Niacinamide(vitamin B3), white lotus extracts, Hyaluronic acid are some of the ingredients help in lightening your skin, reduce dark spots, deeply hydrating in promoting overall skin health.
My experience : I had few acne breakouts around my jawline in the month of May
& beginning May I started using the green tea mask & BHA serum on alternate days & white lotus moisturizer every night. Starting June my old acne breakouts reduced in size & after few weeks completely vanished. I didn't experience any skin purging. Also I using BHA serum thrice a week & My skin texture has improved & dark spots fading. Pigmentation around my mouth have lightened to an extent. But here is the best part from May till date I've had no new acne breakouts. I've clear skin.Now my skin tends to be less oily. Well hydrated & definitely looks healthy & radiant in the morning!!
I would highly recommend products by @suganda if you are looking to heal your acne.
Also my next step in my skin routine is investing in good vitamin c serum. Which ones would you recommend. Let me know in the comments below. Till then, Have happy skincare & great weekend!!
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A Smart Casual Business look maintains that perfect line between Casual and Business look.
Pale coloured shirt + Jeans + Leather shoes = Skirt Casual Business look 👔✔
Sometimes, just sometimes, prevention is better than cure.
Shot on the Gopro Hero 5 Black.
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How could I miss such a pretty blue nail polish shade from@facescanada 😍. This shade is nautical girl shade no. 53 from @facescanada splash series. Recently I purchased it from @nykaabeauty. I highly recommend you ppl to try this one and trust me you won't get disappointed.
Pros-soft bristles and Easy to apply. Quick dry. Lasts for 5 days without chipping. Can be applied without base coat. Pigmentation is quite good, i have applied 2 coats without any base coat. Free of toluene, DBP, camphor and formaldehyde,travel friendly, affordable.
Cons-i didn't find any.
They have got lots of shades to choose from. Do check them out at @mynykaa. I have got one more nail shade from @facescanada which I will be reviewing soon.
Because we absolutely LOVE ethereal smelling lip scrubs, don't we?
I've been using this cute duo of lip scrubs in coffee and rose from @royalryessentials on and off, lately.
To my favour, it turned out to be the most flattering products for naturally plumping , moisturising and exfoliating my lips.
I don't usually go big on lip scrubs, but this had me hooked!
I love the gleamy shine it leaves on my lips right after application as it's infused with natural oils for that matter. 💖
Comes in cute bottles , very handy , easy to use , absolutely not harsh , pocket friendly and smells delightful! So delish, I could devour some , lol.
After having religiously used @royalryessentials products for months at a stretch now , i may as well very much recommend their Supremely amazing 💞 ✅ ROSE GOLD OIL. ✅ ALOE VERA AND ROSE FACE MISTS. ( Utmost favourite). ✅ NAIL SERUM. ✅ ROSE AND COFFEE LIP SCRUBS.
Pittha - Another Bihar delicacy that my hubby dear loves.
I wouldn’t say that it’s all that simple to make but it’s worth the effort. It can be eaten sweet or as savoury.
Have it in morning just like that with tea, make some semi gravy sabji like aloo baigan ( potato - brinjal) or aloo tamatar ( potato tomato gravy ) and have it like a proper meal , or another way is to cut in slices and shallow fry with some tadka and it is good to have like a evening snack. Have it the way you want.. I loved it in all 3 ways. #recipe
For rice dough
1. Boil water about 100ml in a broad pan ( Kadhai)
2. Add 250gm rice flour in boiling water. Mix it completely. In case you feel dough is not formed , add lil more boiling water. You should be able to form the round dough and mixture should not be too wet.
3. Cover it after switching off the gas and let it rest for 10min.
For savoury filling
1. Soak chana dal overnight and grind it coarsely next day.
2. Add green chilli-3, ground pepper, ginger garlic paste, salt, Carom seeds ( ajwain) and coriander leaves. Mix everything.
1. Soak chana daal overnight and grind coarsely next day.
2. Add grated coconut and jaggery or sugar.
Method to shape and cook pittha
1. Take tennis size rice dough and flatten it in our palms like a small bowl, add whatever filling you want and close the ends in any shape you desire. I made mine like ghujiya.
2. Boil water in a deep container and drop these dumplings. Let them cook for 10-12 min.
3. Check by taking out one and insert knife , it should come out clean. If not let it cook in boiling water for some more time.
4. Take them out and eat hot with chutney, or any sabji or cut them and shallow fry them.
FINISHED 16 KMS OF RUNNING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN LIFE. Swipe.
I told myself today morning that I was going to run for 15 kms for the very first time ever.
Did it and then some and we have 16.
Up until 3-4 weeks ago, the most I had run in my life was 3 kms, 5 maybe if I really felt like pushing myself.
One thing I believe is that there is no greater testament to the human spirit than the pursuit of a truly difficult goal, nothing more appealing or sincere, nothing more fulfilling than human effort at it's absolute peak.
Please note, I said effort.
While physical pursuits like preparing for marathons or losing a ton of weight
are generally out for the world to see, admire, take inspiration from, “the human effort" is not restricted to that.
It is also in quitting an addiction or sticking with a problem in the face of multiple failures, even in checking yourself before you're about to say something unkind to someone even though you really want to.
It's in the tireless pursuit of not being scared of anything. No mental barriers.
It's cool doing things that people think you can't do.
You know what's cooler?
Doing things you never thought you could..and when you do that, you create respect for yourself in your own eyes. #prachipurii
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