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Ask Shahnaz Husain

Frequently asked questions answered by Shahnaz Husain

I have oily skin. Can I use astringent mixed with rose water?  Tell me how to use cleanser, toner, scrub and moisturizer. In which order should they be used?

If you have oily skin, you can wash the face with soap and then wipe with rose water and astringent lotion mixed in equal quantities. It would tone the skin, reduce oiliness and also complete the cleansing process. Buy a face wash for oily skin. Wash the face with it twice a day, morning and night. The cleanser should be used first, then astringent-toner and then moisturizer. Your moisturizer should be oil-free. Look for a day cream for oily skin. It would help to reduce the oily look. Scrubs suit oily skin. It may be used two or three times a week, after cleansing in the morning and before applying toner. Apply on face and rub gently on the skin with circular movements. Wash it off with water.

 I am suffering from head lice. I comb with the lice comb, but the nits stick to the hair. Please suggest a remedy for this.

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Apply apple cider vinegar on the hair and scalp. After an hour, comb with a fine lice comb and get the nits (eggs) taken out by hand. Vinegar loosens the nits and they are easier to remove. The nits must be taken out by hand. Then wash the hair with a mild herbal shampoo. After shampoo, add two tablespoons vinegar to a mug of water and use as a last rinse. Then comb again with the lice comb. Do this daily for one week.

I have hair growth on my upper lip.  I am afraid of using anything that may lead to excess growth. Please help me out.

Waxing at a beauty salon may help. Waxing is said to gradually lessen hair growth. Home remedies do not remove facial hair. But, they help to lessen facial hair growth if used regularly over a period of time. You may try any of the following remedies for discouraging facial hair growth. Make a thick paste of sugar, lemon juice and water and apply it in the direction of hair growth. Wash off when it dries. Apply it once or twice a week. Apply a paste of turmeric powder and milk and rub this on the skin with a circular motion. It is said to discourage facial hair, but it may leave a slight yellowish colour on the skin.

About Shahnaz Husain

 Shahnaz Husain, pioneer of the Ayurvedic beauty movement, heads the Shahnaz Husain Group, with a global network of franchise ventures and 375 Ayurvedic formulations. A Case Study at Harvard for Brand Creation, she is now a Harvard Subject for “Emerging Markets” She was honoured with the Padma Shri Award and is the first woman in 105 years to receive the World’s Greatest Woman Entrepreneur Award from Success, the U.S. business magazine. Indeed, Shahnaz Husain is a leading international beauty icon.

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