Beauty & SkinHaircare

Ask Shahnaz Husain

 Frequently asked questions answered by the Beauty Maven

·         I have dry skin. What should I do?

Use mild glycerin soap or cleansing gel. Mix honey with a little milk and apply daily on the face. Wash it off with plain water after 15 minutes. Apply sunscreen before going out in the sun and keep the skin well moisturized during the day. At night, after cleansing, apply nourishing cream or pure almond oil and massage it on the face with a few drops of water. Wipe off with moist cotton wool, before bedtime.

·         My hair is wavy. Please suggest a method for straight and silky hair.

You can apply a creamy conditioner after shampoo. It will help to make the hair smoother. You can use a hand-held dryer at home to straighten the hair. The effect will last till the next shampoo. After washing the hair, while the hair is still damp, divide it in sections. Hold the end of a section with a comb or brush. Holding it straight and slightly downwards, use the dryer to dry the hair. Repeat this with each section. Hold the dryer at least 6 inches away from the hair and skin. Please note that excessive use of the hair dryer can cause dryness of the hair.

Shalocks Hair Oil 100 & 200 ml

·        My daughter is 7 years old. Her hair is very dry and appears brownish. Please suggest remedies.

Inadequate protein in the diet can lead to brownish hair. After consulting your doctor, include eggs, milk and milk products (curds, paneer), dals, beans, sprouts, fresh fruits, leafy green vegetables. Add half teaspoon castor oil to one teaspoon pure coconut oil. Apply on her hair once a week. Wash hair after half an hour. .

·        I had pimples on my face. They have reduced, but left dark spots. How to get rid of them?

Wash your face twice a day, morning and night with a medicated soap. Then wipe oily areas with an astringent lotion, using cotton wool. Or, mix rose water and lemon juice in equal quantities and apply on dark and oily areas of your skin. Use a facial scrub twice a week on the dark areas and spots. Once daily, at any time, mix one teaspoon each of honey and lemon juice and apply on the face. Wash it off with plain water after 15 minutes. Mix multani mitti with rose water and lemon juice into a paste and apply on the face two or three times a week. Wash it off when it dries. It will help marks and lighten the dark areas.

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 honored 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.

If you have a question that you would like Shahnaz Husain to answer, you can submit it here.

The eml id :

 We will request her to answer.

Related posts

Colour confident - vibrant palettes for a stylish personality debut

Changing your hair color can be a transformative experience, offering a canvas for self-expression…
Read more
AnnouncementBeautyBeauty & Skin

Dot & Key Skincare announces Shanaya Kapoor as Brand Ambassador

Skincare, a Kolkata-based beauty startup known for its innovative fruit-forward skincare solutions…
Read more

Tips for Taking Care of Thin Hair at Home

By Shahnaz Husain Having thin hair can be frustrating and often leads to concerns about hair…
Read more
Join the Family
Sign up for Davenport’s Daily Digest and get the best of Davenport, tailored for you.