Do You Know Your SPF?

Summer is already striking us with its full heat. And girls can already be seen donning scarves and tan gloves while walking under it. According to a skin-specialist team, sun rays can dehydrate the pores of your skin, which fastens the aging process. It is also known that sun rays can cause cancer producing enzymes in the skin.

Summer can be the worst time for people with oily skin – who experience more grease than usual on their faces during summers because of sweat, which absorbs all the dirt and bacteria in the atmosphere, later leading to pimples and acne.

Dermatologists always suggest their clients to step out of their homes with sun screen on their faces.

Whether you are going for a run, lunch, or an event – SPF plays a vital role in shielding your skin against sun damage.

But it doesn’t end here – summer leaves its marks, giving us tanning, which may take over a month to fade away. It doesn’t matter if you are blessed with fair, clear skin – sun will attack you with its UVB and UVA rays, as it would a dark skin or oily skin.

Spa Services

Several Spa Services are dedicated to removing tanning. Brands like VLCC also provide Ayurvedic Spa services for clients who want to steer clear from chemical products.

How to Choose the Right SPF For Your Skin?

This choice can be determined on the basis of three categories based on your skin type. Just like we choose our toner, moisturizer and foundation, SPFs are also selected based on the same rules. Skin Specialists usually suggest choosing a sun screen based on the texture and quality of the skin.

Oily Skin

Oily skin tends to get oilier during summer, due to the sweat and humidity in the atmosphere. So, select a water-or-gel based sun block that absorbs in your skin without leaving any greasy marks. This formula works for oily skin as it leaves your skin with a cooling effect, which eliminates all chances of a breakout. You can also try matte-finish sun screens, which offer a dry finish. In case you are going through an Acne Treatment, water based sun screens will work best for you.

Normal Skin

You can pretty much use any sun screen, however lotion based SPF will work best with your skin. Since you have balanced oil on your skin, lotion based sunscreens will lock moisture in your pores, giving you a luscious look and keeping your skin hydrated and fresh.

Dry Skin

Dry skin is considered to have low sebum levels, which makes it very sensitive. People with such skin should always test the product or consult a dermatologist before applying any product directly to their skin as it can cause irritation or further damage. Fortunately, summers make for a happy season for people with dry skin. Moisturizer based thick SPF-cream is considered best for people with dry skin. They must invest in creams that are high on moisture and keep their skin hydrated.

How to Choose for The Denomination of Your SPF?

Contrary to popular belief, higher SPFs doesn’t always guarantee better protections. There are multiple theories in the world, whether you consult a Makeup Salon or a Skin Specialist, people will advise different things.

According to Skin Specialists, the SPF capacity should be selected based on the geographical location and temperature of your area. SPF with a higher denomination, can make your skin greasy and oily which can lead to itching, which may further introduce you to acne.

Sunscreens with 15 – 30 ++ SPF are best suited for Indian summers – the ratio can be increased as we step towards the southern side of the country. People whose routine demands of them to stay longer than 6 hours under the sun can use 50++ SPF. They should also ensure to reapply the sunscreen every two hours.

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Things to Keep in Mind:

  1. Never avoid using a sun screen because of your makeup. Even makeup salons suggest their clients to always apply a thin layer of spray sun-screen above the makeup to ensure full sun-protection.
  2. Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before stepping out in the sun, it will allow the cream to dissolve into your skin completely without creating any patches.
  3. Reapply sun screen every time you step out, or within every 2 hours if you are already out.
  4. Apply sunscreen on every area with is exposed under the sun. Ensure that you always include your neck in this as well.

VLCC Sun Protection Products:

VLCC Skin Nourishing Sun Screen Lotion SPF 40

It is a moisturizer-based sunscreen – which is considered best for dry skin. It also works at clearing your skin, giving you a hydrated fresh glow.

VLCC Clear Tan Fruit Face Pack

This Tan pack is suitable for all skin types and promises to show results within a week of regular use. It is made from natural fruit ingredients which leave your skin relaxed and refreshed.

VLCC Daily Sun Protect Cream 25+++ SPF

It is a perfect cream for daily use, which comes at a nominal price of Rs 120 for 50 grams. It will shield your skin against the sun, layering it with a hydrated coating.

Conclusion

Sunscreens are an essential part of summers and protect us from UV rays, lower risks of skin cancer, sunburns, premature aging and tanning. They also help in enhancing the health of the skin. You can prevent tanning and all other damage causing factors to your skin by simply applying a thin coat of sunscreen before stepping out of your house.

Use the factors mentioned above, and select the right SPF based on the type and texture of your skin.

5 Ways To Get An Acne Free Skin

Are you tired of applying layers of foundation to hide the persistent acne? Well, we have all been victims to the breakout of acne at one point or another, in our lives. It can be a prominent problem – which tends to develop during puberty, and has a lasting effect on our daily lives.
Here are a few ways in which you can permanently say goodbye to all marks and acne related problems.

What Causes Acne?

Acne can develop from a couple of factors, major of which is Hormonal Imbalance, environmental conditions, as well as stress induced aspects. Spicy and oily foods are also one of the major aggravating factors of Acne. The idea is to let your skin breathe naturally through its pores.

1. Lifestyle Changes To Get Rid Of Acne

Regular exercise can help you battle many things, including your weight, toxins in your body – which lead to a glow on the skin.
Exercise releases Endorphins that lower your stress levels and oil production. Exercise also generates sweat which removes all the dead skin cells. You will find almost every Dermatologist /Cosmetologist suggesting this for your routine.

2. Cleanliness is Key

You can wash your face as often as twice a day, especially if you have oily skin using an appropriate face wash. Ensure to keep your pores as free as possible, without any blockage of oil or any makeup residue. Even during any Acne Treatment, pore cleansing is the first step initiated by any Dermatologist/Cosmetologist.

3. Eat Healthy and Stay Hydrated

A healthy diet leads to a healthy body – which eventually leads to healthy, supple skin. Water is the solution to pretty much every skin problem as hydration helps in detoxification of the body.

Things to Avoid

Avoid using any home remedies that you find on the internet without consulting with a Skin Specialist. Using baking soda, toothpaste and lemon to get rid of acne and pimples – as is often done by people – can lead to severe damage or skin burn. Different skin types react to different products and methods, differently – so always consult a doctor before using any such remedies.
Also, avoid cleansing your skin with any harsh products without proper consultation.

VLCC Products To Help Your Acne Problems

VLCC Anti Acne Treatment Kit

This kit is designed to repair and condition the skin damaged by/or prone to acne problems. The product’s ingredients eliminate all the bacteria, by cleaning the pores and balancing the oil in your skin. The kit consists of all-round beauty necessities – from face wash packs to moisturizers. It delivers great results, giving you a visibly clear and smooth skin.

VLCC Neem Face Wash and Melia Face Wash

This is one of the most prominent products to battle against acne. It cleanses all the excess oil from your skin, leaving it clear and refreshed. It exfoliates your skin allowing it to breathe freely. It balances the oil in your skin, removing all the dead skin cells from your skin, keeping it hydrated and soft.
These are few ways, which you can adapt to ensure a healthy looking skin. These steps will also help you adapt to a healthier lifestyle. Though finally, always remember that a healthy body and mind is the secret to a healthy skin.

5 Tips For Endless Weight-Loss Motivation

We are already half-way through the year, and as predicted by your family, some of you must be feeling frustrated by failing to meet out New Year Resolution for weight loss.

 

Are you one of those people who is constantly surfing the internet searching forHow to Lose Weight’ or some sort of magical ‘Diet for Weight Loss? Yet you cannot get up and actually follow the internet advice you see into your daily routine. Despite our best intentions we just never get to start, or we start and give up.

 

Here is a list of few Weight-Loss Tips that will ensure that you stay motivated and inspired through the entire process of meeting your goal.

 

  1. Don’t Stress It

One of the major reasons why people fail to stick to their diet or exercise plan is because they involve too much thought into the process which leads to unnecessary stress. Don’t be unrealistic and expect an overnight transformation. Weight-loss is a process which takes time. Be accepting to this fact and you will be able to get results sooner than you think.

 

Instead of just thinking How to Reduce Weight, begin implementing some simple solutions into your daily routine. Exercise daily, ditch the elevators and use the stairs instead, walk and cycle when you can. Apply the Weight-Loss Tips you get from other people with some care – what worked for them may not work for you or may not be appropriate for you.

 

Motivation is a positive feeling, which should always remain at the back of your mind; don’t ever let it run out. Let yourself breathe through the process. Remove all your negativity about your weight with positivity of becoming a better version of yourself. Maybe you can start with a Diet for Weight Loss if you want quick results, but don’t criticize and question every food you take. Turn your mind to a motivational quiz session whenever you are in doubt; ask yourself questions like ‘how will I look amazing if I stop following my Weight Loss Diet?’

 

  1. Focus on Staying Happy and Healthy

We often get frustrated when we focus all our attention on the weighing scale. Stop focusing on the numbers on scales and inch-tapes, rather enjoy your workout. Try different things, mix and match your routines. According to a study, regular exercise can cheer up your mood.

 

Avoid idealizing any female model or celebrity. Your aim is to get fit and healthy not become a model. These comparisons can leave negative impact on your brain, leaving you with a feeling of sadness and stress. Rather than focusing on the result, try to enjoy the feeling you get after each workout session or after having a healthy meal. Eliminate any kind of doubt that de-motivates you. Stick to a healthy Weight Loss Diet instead of skipping your diet.

 

  1. Hang Your Motivation Next to Mirror

Use your favorite dress or jeans as a motivation by hanging it next to your mirror. Wake up every day, and look at the favorite piece, and you will feel motivated enough to fit in them all over again. Visualize yourself wearing that dress and looking extremely sexy. Start feeling and igniting that lost love for yourself. Rather than thinking about How to Reduce Weight start thinking how good you will look, once you lose all that extra weight

 

Use technology as your best friend and follow use every source that positively inspires you. You can also get connected to several communities who are aiming to reduce weight just like you. Spend your time with people following the same aim and routine as you. It definitely would be a bad idea to spend your time with a friend who loves to eat cheese burst sausage pizzas! Save yourself the dilemma of choosing between a tasty slice of calorie-heavy pizza and having to say ‘no’ and stick to your Weight Loss Diet. Peer pressure motivates you to follow the majority, so be careful to follow the right crowd. So, stick with friends who are health conscious rather than the ones who are always looking for sugary treats and indulgences.

 

  1. Silence Your Inner Doubts.

We all have this nagging habit of brooding and disturbing our own peace of mind, criticizing ourselves as weak, especially when it comes to weight. Everyone either thinks they are too fat or too thin to look beautiful. We often compare ourselves with people who we would love to look like. Stress and distress caused by this self-criticism usually leads to depressing emotions which eventually infuse craving for sweet and fatty products. So next time when you feel yourself trapped in a self-critical mood, just take a deep breath, calm your mind, and eliminate all negativity by saying some positive affirmations for yourself. Start by looking in a mirror and telling yourself you are making progress every-day.

 

 

 

  1. Set Small Goals

Rather than planning to lose 20 pounds right at the start of your program, make multiple small goals, to reach the ultimate target in stages. Every small victory will motivate you to look forward to the other one and you won’t even realize when you will hit your main goal! Make a list of ways on How to Lose Weight and the reasons why you want to lose weight and hang this list somewhere you can see it every day.

 

VLCC Products and Services Help You with Weight Loss

VLCC Weight Loss Services

This is one of the most popular programs from VLCC. It has helped thousands of people in reducing and maintaining their weight. Customers are delighted and give great reviews. The highly trained and motivated team at VLCC works with every single client, keeping an eye on their health and wellness. They offer a combination of health, nutrition, and wellness, which consists of both physical and nutrient training, as well as lifestyle modification, even taking care of special medical conditions.

 

VLCC Shape Up Waist and Tummy Trim Gel

This will help you lose up to 2 inches from your waist in a month. Applying these specially formulated gels and lotions you will able to get a flatter and firmer stomach within 3-6 weeks. Results from these effortless creams will help you to stay motivated. Of course, don’t forget to take care of your diet and exercise as suggested by VLCC experts.

 

Whenever you find yourself in doubt, take a deep breath and look at yourself in the mirror, and remind yourself of all the reasons why you started in the first place. Fat is home to several health issues and diseases, these can easily be managed with a little change of lifestyle, a healthy diet, regular exercise, and a positive mindset!

 

VLCC rolls out ‘Get Well Soon’ to facilitate healthy living

VLCC, a pioneer in the beauty and wellness industry, has announced the rollout of its multi-city ‘Get Well Soon’ program, designed with the objective of providing a healthy life to its varied customers. This program offers specially designed Therapeutic Lifestyle Management Services to tackle lifestyle triggered disorders like Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, PCOS, Cardio Vascular Disease, and Hypertension, which are all becoming increasingly common across age groups. VLCC announced the roll-out of customized packages for each of these diseases and is conducting multi-channel promotions to create awareness buzz and connect with more customers.

vlcc get well soon

Lifestyle disorders are becoming increasingly widespread despite increased health awareness across cities, genders and age groups. Comfort and convenience-seeking sedentary lifestyles, demanding jobs, stressful commutes, and travel, unhealthy eating and sleeping habits have taken a toll on the lives of most city and big-town dwellers. These diseases lead to a slack in productivity and well-being of the affected individual and teams. VLCC’s ‘Get Well Soon’ program and related awareness campaign is a proactive counter-measure to tackle this scenario, as well as help individuals, address the problem of obesity that could be the root cause of most such diseases.

Sharing details about the launch, Mr. Ashutosh Bhardwaj, Chief Business Officer- Wellness Services, VLCC said, “The ever-increasing incidence of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, hormonal, behavioral problems, and obesity are now visible, affecting a majority of people in their early years. Through this program and awareness campaign, VLCC intends to send out a message that lifestyle disorders are entirely preventable and often, even reversible. VLCC will offer a suite of comprehensive therapeutic programs, each specifically designed for a set of related medical conditions to not only improve but also reverse the adverse lifestyle impact on your health. We are confident that elements such as diet, exercise, rest, and relaxation, when combined as a therapy can work wonders in transforming lives for individuals.”

Over the course of its existence over the past three decades, VLCC through its innovative products, services, and campaigns has ensured a healthy contribution to the general well-being of the people. The ‘Get Well Soon’ program will help all individuals enjoy a full, healthy and active life.

VLCC Day Spa Event Review

Jasmine. Mogra. Rose. No, I am not checking my memory for names of flowers but these were the aromas I smelt when I walked into the VLCC Day Spa and Salon, Vasant Vihar for their special VLCC Style Statement event. The eyes were met with a bunch of girls getting a funky nail art session which was really tempting. One could just google a nail art picture and voila! These experts can reproduce it on your nail. It was a treat to meet the cheerful hostesses like the centre manager and marketing head Sushmita Verma, so I was pretty sure that I was in for a soothing, relaxing and knowledgeable two hour. The centre was spread across 2 floors in the posh Basant Lok complex of Vasant Vihar, New Delhi. It has all the modern facilities for a spa and salon like make-up, nail art, laser treatments, body treatments etc. You name it, they have it right at your command. One might think it is a very girly thing, but interestingly 30% of their customers are men, who are equally concerned about their body too.

 

VLCC was started by one of India’s first women entrepreneurs; Vandana Luthra who is now a renowned figure in the beauty and wellness industry. VLCC which is spread across 127 locations, is traditionally known for their weight loss treatments, but now is a famous brand in the beauty and wellness sector. A little-known fact that, the famous Kim Kardashian’s vampire facial treatment, wherein your protein-rich blood plasma is used to even out the skin tone and ageing signs were, in fact, introduced first in India by VLCC. Now they have expanded their services to complement every aspect of your body like preventive anti-ageing treatments, Laser treatments, Spa treatments, Hair and make-up…. the list is long. Not to mention their standards in hygiene and safety are comparable to any top-class salon-spa in India. No salon or spa can ever be successful without the staff, and VLCC is proof of that because their staff is very courteous and professional.

 

Apart from these wonderful sights and smells, we even got to learn some new and latest techniques to enhance the way you look and feel. One of the biggest concerns which any person, men and women alike have is that how can one prevent ageing and wrinkles? While the natural process of ageing would occur no matter what but all we can do is to delay it as much as possible. So, here at VLCC they help reduce the ageing signs through a thorough skin test to check your skin type and suggest a variety of treatments like chemical peels, Thermage, products diet and even lifestyle changes to help you achieve your goal. For those of us who are worried about the sagging under-eye and puffiness, the Derma heal eye mask treatment is highly recommended, so much so that one 30-minute session would help reduce the signs of ageing around the eyes.

Spa Services

With so much of pollution and stress plaguing us, it takes a toll on our skin in the form of pigmentation, darkening and dullness. They have a variety of treatments like the Extra Lightening Glutathione, where the glutathione serum is added to your skin using Derma rollers to lighten your skin tone up to two shades in just one sitting. They are even bringing in the famous Q switch laser treatment for pigmentation and scar removal in India.

 

Still not satisfied? Then their ultimate Thermage radiofrequency treatment reduces the appearance of those lines or acne marks on our faces, troublesome cellulite or bulges on our bodies and uplifts the eyes almost instantaneously. There is something for keeping those tresses pretty too; the Met beta treatment which is a two-hour treatment helps arresting hair fall, dandruff and scalp sebum. VLCC takes pride in being the only salon to be providing this treatment in the country.