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Frequently asked questions answered by Shahnaz Husain

I have oily skin. Please suggest sunscreen to brighten my skin. Also, can I wear make-up, or will it cause acne?

Apply sunscreen gel or oil-free one. After cleansing, apply astringent lotion using cotton wool. Mix multani mitti with rose water and lemon juice into a paste and apply on the face. Wash it off when it is dry. It reduces oiliness and will also brighten the skin. For make-up, first apply astringent lotion. Then, apply compact powder. Look for a beige or biscuit colour tone. Avoid pink.

I have had a skin problem for the last 10 years. After applying cream, my skin got red pimples, the pores got blocked. Now I have lots of black spots. Please help. 

You seem to have had an acne condition. Avoid applying creams and moisturiser on oily and acne prone skin. If you do not have any pimples and acne now, use a facial scrub two or three times a week. You can mix rice powder with a little curd and pinch of turmeric. Apply on the face and rub gently on the skin, especially on the black spots. Wash off with plenty of water. Mix multani mitti with lemon juice and rose water into a paste. Apply on the entire face two or three times a week, avoiding the lips and area around the eyes. Wash it off when it dries. If there is any dryness, mix one teaspoon pure glycerin with 100 ml rose water. Keep in the fridge in an airtight bottle. Apply a little to relieve dryness.

Suggest some home remedies to get rid of body odour.

Use colognes, as they are lighter and constitute mainly water. Make a paste of baking soda and water and apply under the arms. You can also add lemon juice to this paste. Leave on for ten minutes and wash off with water. Or, mix a little baking soda with your talcum powder and apply under the arms, or on the feet. Add 2 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil to two tablespoons of water or rose water. Apply this under the arms with cotton wool.

Please tell me a natural remedy for dark circles under the eyes.

For dark circles under eyes, daily apply pure almond oil sparingly under eyes and massage lightly, 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. Mix cucumber juice and potato juice in equal quantities. Apply under eyes daily. Wash off after 20 minutes. Wash off with water.

 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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