DIY homemade lip balm

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Photo Credit: www.healthylifestylezone.com

I have always been overprotective about my lips during winters. My lips have a tendency to get overtly chapped, which leads to frequent bleeding and pain. I have been using Vaseline to guard my lips since school days; however, in the last few years, I have used Nivea chap sticks and Maybelline lip balms – these are good products, but are not natural. Once I stopped using these, my lips got drier, which made me apply in double proportions. Not a great thing, eh?

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Whipped Coconut Oil & Aloe Vera Lotion

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Photo Credit: theleancleaneatingmachine.com

Aloe Vera happens to be my go-to solution for sunburn problems. With its multi-beneficial properties, this plant is much more than just a mere house decorative. Its succulent, jaggy leaves infused with clear gel works magically on sunburns, bug bites and many other skin irritations. Today I will tell you guys, how to whip up your very own Aloe lotion at home. Sounds luxurious, doesn’t it? I bet, once you start using this homemade lotion, you will never want to buy a branded one from that drugstore again!

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Gold Facial at Home Anyone?

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Photo Credit: pluslifestyles.com

I experienced Gold Facial for the very first time before my wedding. It was part of my pre-bridal beauty regimen. I loved it; it left a shimmery glow on my face for good 2 weeks; and my skin felt supple and super-soft. However, gold facial doesn’t come easy on the pocket; it’s amazing and even more expensive. But worry not because you can do it yourself, in the comfort of your home. Happy? I bet you are! This facial is good for any skin type. It gets rid of toxins, sunburn and acts as a great anti-ageing catalyst. It also makes skin elasticity a lot better. So get read to pamper your skin.

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Indulge in Chocolate Skincare

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Photo Credit: www.howsweeteats.com

Chocolates are indulgent – not just for the taste buds, but also for the skin. Cocoa is an amazing beauty ingredient; you can use this in a host of face masks and face scrubs for magical results. Chocolate face packs have abundance of antioxidants- it works as a key anti-aging catalyst. It also protects your skin from damaging UV rays.
So if you are in a mood to pamper your skin, try out this easy-to-make chocolate face scrub for instant glow. This scrub will remove dead skin layer and moisturize your skin, leaving it buttery soft. All you need is:

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StyCity on Women’s Day

In the era of startups, three IIM Calcutta Alumnus have come out with a unique service providing app—StyCity. This app caters to women (mostly) and men; and it offers beauty, wellness, fitness and sports services. They are only functional in Gurgaon for the time being; but, they plan to invade greater territories soon. The founders, Ajay Bansal, Alok Sinha and Abhishek Reddy speak to The Lifestyle Potpourri about what lead them tap this market, and their special Women’s Day plans.

Alok Sinha, Co-founder at StyCity

Alok Sinha, Co-founder at StyCity

Ajay Bansal, Co-founder at StyCity

Ajay Bansal, Co-founder at StyCity

Abhishek Reddy, Co-founder at StyCity

Abhishek Reddy, Co-founder at StyCity

“We conceptualized Stycity sometime back in June last year. We could sense a business opportunity looking at a number of problems and inefficiencies in the way customers (including ourselves) interact with the beauty, fitness, and wellness ecosystem—lack of reliable information about various options (both in terms of services as well as service providers), lack of transparency in pricing, lack of relevant, structured content and knowledge to list a few… Also, despite a few branded chains doing well in these segments, the market today is largely unstructured, and businesses can do well with all the help they can get in terms of not just marketing and showcasing themselves, but also in running their operations in an efficient way (read: capacity utilization, moving away from blind discounting, etc.),” says Alok. Continue Reading