Our skin needs extra care during summer. Harmful Sun rays can cause aging before time, wrinkles, tanning and dehydration. Therefore it’s essential to protect your skin. Don’t forget to put on sunscreen before leaving your home and if possible carry it with you, so that you can apply it again, if needed. Use shades to shield your eyes and hat or scarf to protect your hair from harmful Sun rays. You can use natural face packs to reverse the damage caused by scorching sun.
De-tanning Face Pack: It normal to get a tan during summers. Use these simple homemade packs to remove tan.
- Plain Yogurt/curd & Besan/gram flour Pack: Yogurt has amazing health benefits. Not only it’s a great source of calcium and protein, it also has Vitamins A, B, E and C, lactic acid, zinc and phosphorus. It removes dead cells, moisturizes & softens your skin, smoothen fine lines, tightens the pores and gives a healthy glow to your skin. Besan on the other hand helps in removing tan and making your skin tone lighter. It absorbs excess oil from skin; therefore it’s also good for treating pimples.
Ingredients: Plain Yogurt (curd)- 2 tablespoons, Besan( gram flour)- 2 tablespoons
Mix both yogurt and besan. Apply the pack on a clean face and neck for fifteen to twenty minutes. Remove the pack gently with water and pat dry. If required follow it up with a moisturizer.
- Yogurt and lemon Pack: Lemon acts as a natural bleaching agent and has Vitamin C which helps in cell renewal. Goodness of yogurt and lemon juice removes tan and brightens your skin naturally.
Ingredients: Lime juice- 1 teaspoon, Plain Yogurt- 1 tablespoon
Blend the ingredients. Cleanse your face and apply pack for ten to fifteen minutes and wash it off with water.
- Cucumber Pack
Ingredients: Cucumber- 1
Grind cucumber in a blender or grate it. Smear it on your face for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with cold water.
Face pack for Glowing Skin: Dry skin is quite a common problem in summers. Get rid of dry skin using this pack:
Honey, Yogurt and banana Face pack: Honey is a natural moisturizer and Banana is loaded with amino acids, antioxidants and vitamins which are great for a healthy skin. This pack does wonders to your skin.
Ingredients: Half banana, Yogurt- 2 tablespoon, Honey- 1teaspoon
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them properly. Cleanse your face and smear the pack on face & neck and wash it off after fifteen minutes to get naturally glowing skin.
Face pack for Blemish Free Skin: Blemishes are spots or marks on the skin that includes age spots, acne, and pigmentation. Try these packs to get flawless skin.
- Besan, Malai and Milk face pack
Ingredients: Besan – 3 tablespoons, Malai-1tablespoon, Milk-1/4 cup and turmeric-1 pinch
Combine all the ingredients properly. Clean your face and apply the pack for fifteen minutes. Gently remove the pack with water by using your fingers in circular motion.
- Cucumber and besan Pack:
Ingredients: Cucumber-1, Besan- 1 tablespoon
Grate the cucumber and squeeze out the juice and add besan to make a paste. Wash your face and apply it on your face for fifteen minutes and wash it off with water. Regular use of this pack will help in removing blemishes from your face.
In addition to that drink plenty of water (6-8 glasses) every day and also add fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet to have a healthy glowing skin during summers.
Mizwan Welfare Society was established by well-known poet and social activist late Kaifi Azmi in 1993 to empower the Rural Women. After his demise in 2002, Veteran Actress Shabana Azmi and her god child Namrata Goyal carried forward the legacy. In 2012, Fashion designer Manish Malhotra supported the cause by adopting the chikankari centres which created employment opportunities for women.
The Mizwan Fashion show was held on Saturday 4th April, 2015 in Mumbai. The show saw the legendary Bollywood celebs coming together to support the noble cause. They walked the ramp with their children presenting Ace designer Manish Malhotra’s designs. He gave the traditional chikankari a modern avatar by using floral designs and applique work on crop tops, jackets, saris for women and bandhgalas and sherwanis for men. Here are the best moments of the show:
Watch the highlights:
After a grand opening by Sabyasachi Mukherjee the Lakme Fashion Week began on a great note with designer Manish Malhotra raising the voice against violence on women on day one. Here is a quick recap of the week:
Manish Malhotra used the fashion platform to draw the attention to the issue of Violence against Women. He presented collection Blue Runway in association with the WEvolve at an offsite location in Byculla, the Great Eastern Home.
The women’s wear had a range of heavily embroidered lehengas, long jackets, crop tops, saris, fitted dresses, long kurtas with pants and men’s wear had a variety of suits with threadwork on sleeves and shoulders. Over all his collection was a treat for summer brides and ended with messages of gender equality and justice. Many Bollywood celebs were present in the front row to support the cause of Gender based Violence.
Masaba Gupta created history in Indian fashion week with launching the show- on popular social media channel Instagram. Her vibrant colorful collection had dresses with candy and ice-cream prints, off shoulder loose outfits, skirts etc. Nargis Fakri was the showstopper in pink and green popsicle printed dress and matching head gear.
The second day of the fashion week was dedicated to Indian fabrics and weaves.
Anavila Mishra presented her awesome sari collection made from hundred percent organic fibres. The color palette of soft pastels was cool and apt for summer. Gorgeous Dia Mirza walked the ramp as a showstopper for the designer. She kept her look simple with a messy bun and diamond earrings and minimum makeup.
Designer Raghavendra Rathore, who is known for his classic bespoke ensemble returned to LFW to launch his Ready to wear line The Imperial India Company (IIC) featuring indo-western styles. The launch was followed by an introduction to Raghavendra Rathore Foundation, which helps the weavers by providing them a stable livelihood and promotes the rural craft.
Raghavendra Rathore, the regal bespoke menswear collection was presented at the end of the show,which had brocade sherwanis, bandhgalas with breeches, kurtas with wide dhotis. Bollywood actor Ritesh Deshmukh turned showstopper for the designer walking the ramp in brocade bandhgala, black kurta with white churidar.
The first lady of the Bollywood, Gauri Khan impressed everyone with her first ever collection of saris and resort wear for the designer brand Satya Paul, which completed 30 years. The collection Tropical Wonder was inspired by nature and had beautiful tropical prints on kaftans, shift dresses, tunics, saris with halter blouses,and beach wear. A bevy of Bollywood celebs were present in the front row.
The day four of lakme fashion week was quite high on Bollywood quotient with Karishma Kapoor turning show stopper for Neha Agarwal, Esha Gupta walked the ramp for Arpita Mehta, Ilena Dcruz turned show stopper for Anushree Reddy, Tamannaah & Nargis Fakhri walked the ramp for Payal Singh and Suneet Verma respectively.
Neha Agarwal presented her collection From Russia with Love
Esha Gupta walking on the ramp for Arpita Mehta
Ilena Dcruz, showstopper for Anushree Reddy
Tamannaah walking the ramp for Payal Singh
Nargis Fakhri, show stopper for Suneet Verma
Designer Anamika Khanna presented a collection inspired by the Lakme’s latest beauty statement of Sculpt. Brand ambassador Kareena Kapoor turned show stopper for the designer, looked gorgeous in silver and black outfit.