5 skincare steps to be followed this summer, with photos & swatches.
Hello! IMBB Ladies…
It is so hot here in Bhubaneswar. Temperature is rising more and more. Taking care of your skin is must at least in summer season when the mercury is rising higher. So in this review I’ll discuss about the 5 summer skincare steps which is a must to follow.
Face Wash > Scrubbing > Cleansing > Toning > Moisturizing / Sunscreen
1. Lakme’s Fruit Blast Citrus Rain Fruit Detox Face Wash
The Company says– Detox your skin from the harsh effects of grime & pollution with this rich creamy face wash with citrus extracts of mandarin & anti-oxidant Vitamin C, leaving your skin feeling fresh and sparkling clean.
Directions for Use– Squeeze a small amount in your hands and work into a rich lather. Massage on wet face. Rinse thoroughly with water.
Key Ingredients– Aqua, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Lactic Acid, Mandarin Orange Fruit Extracts & Perfume.
Price/Qty– INR 85/50 gms
My experience with the facewash- It’s a great product. It doesn’t dry my skin whereas leaves my skin very fresh. It smells mildly of orange peel. Non-allergic & safe for sensitive skin. Even after washing the smells binds to your face and makes your skin glow. An ideal product for oily to normal skin.
2. Lotus Herbals Berry Scrub
The Company says- For skin that looks as great as it feels. The creamy lather cleanses and natural exfoliators polish your facial skin to reveal dazzling complexion.
Directions for Use– Squeeze a small amount in your hands and work into a rich lather. Massage on wet face, concentrating on rough spots like nose tip, chin, fore head, etc. Rinse thoroughly with water.
Key Ingredients– Water, Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate, Glycerin, Citrus Sinensis (orange peel Extract), Aloe Vera gel, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon peel extract), Strawberry seeds & Fragrance.
Price/Qty- INR 110/80 gms
My experience with the scrub: It’s also a great scrub. It doesn’t dry my skin whereas leaves my skin very refreshed. It smells mildly of strawberries. Non-allergic & safe for sensitive skin. After washing face, you can’t stop touching your face. An the strawberry seed (I guess the exfoliators) cleans face deeply removing dead cells and makes your face glow. As it’s a Face Wash Scrub Gel, so you can skip your face wash routine. I use this scrub gel, 3 times a week.
3. Lotus Herbals Lemon Pure
The Company says- This unique cleansing milk is ideal for deep cleansing & removing make-up. The astringent property of Lemon lifts impurities from skin. Turmeric works as an antiseptic, maintains moisture level and preserves elasticity of skin.
Directions for Use- Apply all over face and neck using light circular movements. Wipe off with either damp cotton or wash off with water.
• Water- a very good hydrating agent.
• Wheat germ Oil- fights ageing of skin & promotes skin health by improving blood circulation. Its rich source of Vitamin A, D & E.
• Liquid Paraffin
• Almond Oil- good for skin as an emollient. A very rich source of Vitamin E (26 mg for 100 gms). It also improves complexion.
• Lemon peel extract- rich source of Vitamin C (53 mg for 100 gms).
• Orange Oil- its an essential oil.
• Wild Turmeric- it improves the complexion & regarded as an anti-ageing agent.
• Bees Wax
• Vetiver- properly known as khus-khus. It contains 90% of all western perfumes.
• Glycerin- it provides smoothness & prevent skin dryness with its moisturizing effect.
Price/Qty– INR 155/80 ml
My experience with the cleanser- It is ideal for dry to normal skin type. After cleansing my face becomes baby soft & becomes much more radiant. My open pores are visibly reduced and blackheads totally gone. It really preserves elasticity of skin. Its ideal for removing make-up residues. The smell is lemonish and pleasant.
4. Lotus Herbals Basiltone
Directions for Use- After cleansing with Lemonpure, wipe face and neck with cotton moistened with good quantity of Basiltone.
Key Ingredients– Water, Glycerin, Cucumis sativa (cucumber) extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) extract, Neem extract & Fragrance.
Price/Qty- INR 185/100 ml
My experience with the toner– It’s also a great product. After cleansing, I tone my face using Basiltone. Continues use has tighten my pores and removes ach and every residue of make-up, pollution and excess oils from my face. Just a few drops and you will fell refreshed, atleast when your home after a tired work in this summers. Cucumber & Basil (tulsi) extracts do wonders for your skin. It gives a soothing affect. It smells mildly of cucumbers. I just love it.
5. Lotus Herbals AloeSoft Daily moisturizer
The Company says- It’s a non-greasy formulation enriched with Aloe-Vera & Cucumber extracts, that not only moisturizes but makes skin feel refreshed & comfortable. Aloe-Vera soothes dry skin whereas Cucumber has a cooling effect.
IDEAL FOR SUMMER SEASON.
Directions for Use- Apply liberally all over the body, ideally after a shower or bath on damp skin for best skin softening, sealing in the moisture. Focus on dry or stressed areas such as elbows, heels and knees. Can be used any time your skin is feeling [articularly parched dry.
• Aloe Vera- leaves skin feeling revitalized.
• Cucumber- hydrates and leaves a cooling effect.
• Milk Enzymes- provides moisture boost & non-stickiness.
Price/Qty– INR 225/300 ml
My experience with the product- Due to constant exposure in sun, my skin dehydrated leaving it dry & dull at the end of the day. But, Aloe Soft helped me by hydrating the skin. Its fast-absorbing & non-sticky that moisturizes my skin, feeling cool & healthy throughout the day. Voila ! ! It has SPF 20. It smells mildly of cucumber. Non-allergic & safe for sensitive skin.
6. Lakme’s Sun Expert Sunscreen with SPF 24 PA++
The Company says- Its designed to provide broad-spectrumm UV protection. While SPF 24 majorly blocks UVB rays that cause sun burns, PA++ provides effective protection from harmful UVA rays that cause dark spots, premature ageing and skin darkening. This daily moisturizing sunscreen formulated with Cucumber and Lemon grass extracts and Vitamin B3 not only protects but also helps correct past sun damage, dark spots and pigmentation.
Directions for Use- Smooth onto face and exposed part of the skin at least 20 mins before sun exposure. Reapply every 3-4 hours, if needed..
Key Ingredients- Aqua, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Lactic Acid, Cucumis sativa (cucumber) fruit juice, Cymbogopon schoenanthus (lemon grass) extract, Neem extract & Fragrance.
Price/Qty- INR 170/100 ml
My experience with the product– it doesn’t leaves a oily layer onto your face, whereas it gives a matte effect. it even de-tan my skin. It has a slight lemony smell.
Final Verdict on a whole- Try following this regime daily throughout all the seasons not only summer. Never be lazy or skip anything.
Hope you all liked my review. Waiting for your comments.
What skin care product you follow for summer season?
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