Ask Shahnaz Husain

 Frequently asked questions answered by pioneer of the Ayurvedic beauty movement

How to remove hair from the arms and legs? Can I use an epilator? Will it hurt?

Waxing is a good option for hair removal from arms and legs. You can have it done at a beauty salon. It is a common and inexpensive procedure. Waxing removes hair by the roots and it may not grow back for four to six weeks. There will be some pain during the hair removal process, which will decrease with each waxing. Epilator is a small gadget for hair removal. Epilators also pull out hair by the roots and also cause some pain. But, like waxing, one gets used to it with time. Very short hairs may be removed with an epilator, but it’s best to follow the instructions given with the epilating gadget that you buy.

My face is too oily and I also get blackheads. I wash my face 4 times a day.

After washing the face in the morning, wipe the face with an astringent lotion, using cotton wool. In the morning after washing the face, make a paste of baking soda and water. Apply the paste on the areas with blackheads daily and wash it off after 5 minutes. Use a facial scrub three times a week on the blackhead prone areas. Apply on areas with blackheads and rub gently on the skin using small circular movements. Leave on for 5 minutes and then wash off with water. Twice a week, apply a face mask. Mix 3 teaspoons of oats with egg white (or rose water) and one teaspoon curd, so that it is a thick paste which does not drip. Apply on the entire face, avoiding the lips and area around eyes. Wash it off after 20 minutes.

My hands are becoming dark and my skin has white patches due to dryness.

If the white patches have tiny flakes, they can be due to dryness. However, it is also advisable to check them out with a dermatologist. Apply til oil daily and massage it on the skin before bath. Use mild glycerin soap for bathing. Immediately after bath, apply a body lotion while the skin is still damp. This helps to seal in moisture. Mix besan, curd, lemon juice and a little haldi (turmeric) and apply at least three times a week on your hands. Wash it off after half an hour. Then apply til oil and massage it into the skin, as recommended. You can also apply turmeric cream.  

 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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