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Ask Shahnaz Husain

Frequently asked questions answered by Shahnaz Husain

 Scrub makes my skin dry and cream causes pimples. What to do?

Use scrub once a week, but not on pimples. Avoid creams, as pimples usually occur on oily skin. Mix together one teaspoon pure glycerin with 50 ml rose water. Keep in a bottle and apply a little on face. It will relieve dryness, without making the skin oily. You can also mix honey with lemon juice and apply.

I have dry skin. How can I take care of it?

Use mild glycerin soap or cleansing gel to cleanse the face twice a day. Mix one teaspoon honey with milk and egg yolk of half teaspoon olive oil. Apply on skin and wash off after 20 minutes. At night, apply a nourishing cream on the face and massage it with a few drops of water. Wipe off excess cream with moist cotton wool before bedtime.

How can I know my skin type?

When you wake up in the morning, wipe your face with a tissue, before washing or cleansing it. If the tissue is clean, you have a normal to dry skin. If the tissue becomes stained or soiled with grease, you have a normal to oily skin. Use different tissues for different areas, wiping the forehead, nose and chin with one tissue and using another one to wipe the cheeks. This will help to know if you have a combination skin.

 Please give tips on how to apply nail polish and make it last longer.

nail polish tips by shahnaz hussain

The lasting power depends a great deal on the quality of the nail varnish. Apply nail polish, using smooth strokes, from the base of the nails to the tip. Three long strokes should be adequate to cover each nail. First apply it in the middle of the nail and then on either side. Wait for the first coat to dry and then apply the second coat of colour. Then apply a colourless nail polish. This helps the polish last longer. 

 Should I use cucumber for dark circles around eyes?

cool cucumber for dark circles by shahnaz hussain

Apply cucumber juice daily for 20 minutes. Wash off with plain water. Also, daily apply pure almond oil sparingly around eyes and massage it lightly on the skin, using only the ring finger, for one minute under each eye. Massage in one direction only. Leave on for 15 minutes and wipe off gently with moist cotton wool.

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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