Monsoons are exciting, scrolling through Kindle while sipping a cup of ginger tea as it pours outdoors is a welcome relief after a sweltering summer. While we enjoy the rain in the comfort of our homes, it is a cause of concern for our skin and hair. The change in weather along with pollution in the air makes your skin dry, dull, and uneven. Cetaphil India suggests a simple, yet effective skincare routine to help your skin look radiant even this monsoon.
Cleanse Your Skin
Considering how greasy and congested the skin can get in the monsoon, it is important to cleanse regularly. Opt for a cleanser that washes away dullness making your skin look refreshed. Cetaphil's Bright Healthy Radiance Brightness Creamy Cleanser is a dermatologist-developed that suits all skin types, including the most sensitive skin. It does not strip the skin's moisture leaving it soft, smooth and noticeable radiant.
Hydrate with a Toner
Another important step in illuminating your skin is the usage of toner. Select a toner that is non-sticky and provides an instant refreshed feeling. Cetaphil's Bright Healthy Radiance Refresh Toner is a skin-perfecting toner that provides instant luminosity and hydration while softening and smoothening your skin. In just 4 weeks your skin becomes visibly more even.
Keep Your Skin Moisturized and Glowing During The Day
Even in monsoons and cloudy overcast days, your skin needs a moisturizer along with protection against the sun. Hence choosing a multi-tasking product such as a day cream with SPF, like Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance Brightening Day Protection Cream SPF15 is a good idea. It helps in providing 24hrs hydration and visibly reduces the appearance of dark spots while also protecting the skin from sun damage.
Replenish The Skin's Moisture Overnight
We all know that hyaluronic acid and niacinamide-based products are great when it comes to locking in the moisture, and soothing and rejuvenating the skin. Hence, when opting for a night cream it is a no-brainer to choose one that contains both these actives to help repair the skin barrier, while also replenishing the skin's moisture overnight aiding to more radiant skin. Cetaphil's Brightening Night Comfort Cream is a skin cushioning cream that repairs skin overnight and reduces dark spots in just 4 weeks so that you wake up with luminous bright skin every morning!
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New York, April 22 (IANS) A novel system of chilled panels that can replace air conditioning can also help reduce the risk of indoor disease transmission, suggests a new research.A team of researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) computed air conditioning requirements in 60 of the world's most populous cities -- with the additional ventilation required due to Covid-19. Then, they compared the energy costs with their cooling method, using the chilled panels and natural ventilation.The results, published in the Covid-19 edition of Applied Energy, showed that the alternative solution can save up to 45 per cent of the required energy, while ensuring building occupants are comfortable and rooms are adequately refreshed.Many public health guidelines, as well as building industry bodies, recommend increasing the flow of fresh, outdoor air into buildings in order to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19 and other diseases, said Adam Rysanek, Professor in the school of architecture and landscape architecture at UBC."However, if we continue to rely on conventional HVAC systems to increase indoor fresh air rates, we may actually double energy consumption. That's the nature of conventional HVAC," Rysanek said.The new types of radiant cooling systems allow people to keep their windows open even when it's hot outside. These alternative systems can provide a sufficient level of thermal comfort, increase protection against disease while lessening the impact on the environment.The team demonstrated their cooling system in the hot and humid climate of Singapore. They built a public pavilion featuring a system of chilled tubes enclosed within a condensation-preventing membrane. This allowed occupants to feel comfortable, and even cold, without changing the air temperature surrounding the human body.The experiment will be conducted in Toronto, Beijing, Miami, Mumbai, New York and Paris -- regions where peak summer temperatures soar past 35 degrees Celsius.Though chilled panel systems have been around for decades, adding the special membrane devised by the research team could be the key to making it a commercially viable alternative to traditional HVAC systems in all climates, Rysanek noted.--IANSrvt/sdr/
We tend to get caught up with brands that promise us fair and glowing skin. The truth is no product can guarantee you this, and by subscribing to advertorial gimmicks and false promises you may end up doing long-term damage to your skin.
Organic Harvest founder and CEO Rahul Agarwal says is important to understand your skin and choose the right products for your skin type. Every skin type has its own concerns and needs different precautions. To achieve and maintain healthy skin is a good starting point in skincare and just like with other life choices; people are gravitating towards products that contain ingredients that are raw (unprocessed), and formulas that are age- old.
The fact is that there is good reason why plants and flowers have been used for both mystical and medicinal purposes for centuries; those that our grandmothers will give us the green signal to use.
Organic versus Synthetic Skincare
If you haven't ditched your toxic, synthetic and artificially coloured shampoo and face cleansing bar, maybe it's time to do away with them. As far as your skin goes- less is more and pure is wonderful (think: super nourishing). You may not be aware that there are thousands of chemicals in your skincare products that are being absorbed by your body. They will do irreparable and irreversible damage to your skin from the dermal layer.
Start with buying brands that you have researched well, and those that are vetted to be true to their philosophy. The same way you look at food labels is how you should look at your beauty products. If organic, cruelty- free, vegan is important to you, check the for the EcoCert and credible global certification seals. If natural-only is your priority, read labels carefully and get to know your ingredients.
Some basic skincare rules for a radiant complexion
Drink plenty of water and get enough sleep. Prolonged stress and negative thoughts can lead to dull devitalized skin. If you are stressed, use techniques that bring you calm.
Cleanse, tone, moisturize - every night. Use an SPF (30 is good), every single day; it shields you from the harmful UV rays inside as well as outside.
The sun is not the only demon! An effective organic mask which suits your skin type will give you added nourishment and bring balance to your complexion.
In the end, how you choose to look after you skin has a direct relation with the food and other lifestyle choices that you make. If you are more drawn to the power of nature; you will eat simple organic foods and subsequently you will prefer to use skincare products that are pure in their formulation and delivery.
That's what experts say is health: it works from the inside out; and ultimately what you put into and onto your skin will reflect its well-being. (IANSlife)
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