Hi loves! It’s been a while I know, but if you’ve been following my Instagram and Snapchat you’d have seen that I was away at home in Delhi the past week. I spent some quality time at home, and also went to all my favourite places. Just before I left, I had the chance to experience an amazing session, #VLCCStyleStatements, with experts from VLCC. Read on to know everything we talked about!
VLCC has established itself over decades as an expert when it comes to slimming – according to their website, they have 236 locations in 122 cities and across 11 countries! I’m sure you all must have seen their famous slimming transformation ads around. But did you know the entire range of beauty and wellness services they offer? This includes specialized facials, laser treatments and other beauty services as well. They also have a well-known line of beauty and personal care products.
When it comes to skincare and cosmetic treatments, the first and foremost approach they take is to assess your overall health. When they understand all the factors that could influence your issue, right from genetics to specific hormonal conditions to your lifestyle, they create a plan customized for you.
I and other beauty bloggers reached the VLCC centre in HSR Layout, one of the biggest centres I’ve seen so far on a Saturday morning to meet with Sushmita, Category Manager – Beauty for VLCC over some delicious snacks and a pampering foot massage. Here are some of the things we talked about!
Skincare regime for the mid-to-late 20s: The most important skincare routine is cleansing, toning and exfoliating. Exfoliating needs to be done twice a week with a gentle scrub. Next comes moisturizing and sun protection. Sun protection is something we all tend to neglect and Sushmita told us how sunscreen helps protect our skin even from the lights in our offices. So sunscreen with a good SPF of about 30 should be the last step in our beauty routines. The ageing process starts at age 25 itself, so you must invest time in a good skincare regimen that includes these steps from then itself.
Acne treatment: The root causes of acne can be many, ranging from hormonal imbalances to PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disorder) which is quite common in women and often undiagnosed. The first step in properly treating acne is to find the root cause of it and then work towards getting rid of it gradually. VLCC offers consultations with their experts for those who have acne and a step-by-step treatment customized for your skin type.
Vampire facials: Though we all first heard of this facial through Kim Kardashian, vampire facials are considered to be super effective with providing clear skin and for their anti-ageing ability. Also known as PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy, it involves taking blood from your arm, and after treating it, the platelet-rich blood plasma from the blood is injected into certain parts of the face. It basically stimulates the release of the skin’s stem cells, leading to much more rejuvenated skin. However, it can take a few weeks for visible results. This, along with many other specialized facials are available at VLCC and brought to you by expert doctors.
Hairfall and dandruff: A lot of you had questions about hairfall as well, and most of the reasons for hairfall have to do with stress, lack of a proper diet, and hard water used while shampooing. Similar to the vampire facials, there is a hair treatment as well which involves using the amino acids on the scalp to rejuvenate hair growth. A diet rich in protein like eggs, green vegetables, pulses, fish etc. as well as regular oil massages which stimulate the scalp would help. You can also try washing your hair with mineral/bottled/RO water to avoid hairfall due to hard water.
It was a very informative and interactive session we had with Sushmita and was also a lot of fun with all the other bloggers! I also received the VLCC Diamond Facial kit and the Shape Up 10-in-1 Skin Enhance Oil, which I’ll be reviewing on the blog very soon.
I also have a special surprise just for you guys! Get 10% off any service at a VLCC centre near you – use the coupon code R4A81070 and mention it when you visit the centre. This is valid till 30th April 2017. (Not applicable on high end dermat services).