Beat The Heat With Flawless Skin This Summer

             Beat The Heat With Flawless Skin This Summer

Summertime is here in full force – the sun is getting stronger, the days are getting hotter, and your skin is taking the brunt of it all. This is the time when oily skin gets oilier, and dry skin gets drier. Add to it the pimples, rashes, acnes and host of other problems brought on by sweat & grime; and it’s a nightmare for your skin! But, if you follow these simple skincare tips and routines in this gruelling heat, then it’s possible to achieve and flaunt flawless skin this summer!

  • There’s no surviving the summer without a good Sunscreen. Choose a high SPF (preferably over 30) and use generously on your body whenever you are stepping out in the sun. The Arioma Sun Expert SPF 50 is a trusty pick.
  • Your skin needs a light gel-based or water-based moisturizing lotion to combat the dryness and itchiness that can be induced by heat. A good moisturizer or a brightening booster is just what you need to beat the heat.
  • Clean your face of dirt & sweat after a long day by following a cleanse-tone-moisturize skincare routine every night.
  • Don’t forget to use an exfoliating scrub at least twice a week, to get rid of all the sweat, grime and dead cells. Club Salon recommends the Life Radiance Scrub that can help you keep your skin clean this summer.
  • Use a light but effective lip balm to keep your pout hydrated at all times.
  • Wear breathable and natural fabrics so as to reduce sweating as much as possible. Your skin needs to breathe freely, so don’t clog up the pores by wearing heavy fabrics or polyester materials.
  • Hydrate, hydrate and hydrate some more. Keep drinking lots of water, fruit juices and other fluids in order to keep your body hydrated, and your skin glowing, as a result!
  • Keep your feet and hands clean and moisturised at all times. Go for a refreshing fruit-infused pedicure and manicure at your nearest Club Salon at regular intervals for best results.
  • Drop in at your nearest Club Salon outlet for a summer-friendly facial once a fortnight for soft, supple & flawless skin! We recommend the Soothing Harmonies Calm for sensitive skin, Adult Acne facial for skin suffering from breakouts or in need of hydration, and Radiance Glow facial to get rid if the unwanted tans & blemishes.

Follow these everyday tips & tricks to make sure your skin doesn’t bear the brunt of the heat. Club Salon is the place to go to, if you feel the need to re hydrate or brighten up your skin this season. It’s time to enjoy the summer with lemonade, stylish fashion & flawless skin!

 

 

Facials

           

                                                           Facials

Skin care is a two-way process. As much as what one eats and drinks reflect upon the skin, it is imperative to take regular care of it from the outside. Apart from regular Cleansing-Toning-Moisturizing, healthy skin also demands Facial treatments at regular intervals, ideally after every twenty to twenty-five days.

One of the main elements in a Facial is the massage which activates blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. It also helps relax muscles, thus delaying the ageing process. Choosing the right kind of facial is essential because the treatment and products needs to be in sync with one’s skin type. Regular facials can help even out the skin tone, unclog pores, minimise ageing and rejuvenate the skin.

Club Salon has a wide range of facial treatments, each customized to specific skin types.

Club Salon, with their high-end infrastructure and well-trained therapists, takes skin-care to a whole new level.

Before the Facial, a thorough skin-analysis is done, using magnifying LED lamp and moisture meter, based on which the type of treatment is determined.

Their facial range by Decleor and O3+ covers almost all skin types. While there are plenty of face treatments to choose from, the main purpose of most facials is to thoroughly clean your skin, rid it of impurities and feed it with vitamins, minerals and nutrients such as vitamins A, C, and E—a process that brings other benefits and will leave your complexion refreshed and radiant.

Some of the suggested Facials for different skin types:

  • Ultra calm facial or Decleor soothing harmonie calm: Sensitive skin
  • Breakout facial or Adult Acne facial: Acne or pimple prone skin
  • Ultrasonic Caviar Anti Ageing / Decleor Aromaplastie Lift: Ageing skin
  • Dermalzone Radiant / Decleor Hydrating Hydra floral: Dry or Dull skin

The Facial treatments are priced within a range of INR 3000 to INR 5000.

When it comes to skin-care, consistency is important. With consistent facial treatments, one’s complexion will appear brighter, even-toned and more streamlined. Skin will be softer and glowing, enhanced with increased cell renewal, the key to a youthful look. 

 

 

Bridal Make-Up

Bridal Make-Up Trends That Are All The Rage This Season

There’s a nip in the air, the year is drawing to an end, and the big fat Indian wedding season is upon us once again! It’s time for the brides to decide on how they can ensure that they look their very best on D-day! Of course, the bridal attire needs to be perfect, but what will actually seal the deal on the special day is the bride’s make-up. So, here are the hottest bridal make-up trends to follow if you want to put your best face forward on your big day!

The magic of metallic eyes

This season is all about some shimmer and shine, specially on the eyes. Ditch the ubiquitous black or grey smokey eyes and go for rich jewel tones like metallic greens, glittery golds, shimmery reds or shiny pinks. Add on a generous dose of glitter and let your eyes do all the talking on your wedding day! Also, don’t forget to put on some big, curly fake eyelashes for maximum impact.

Airbrushing to the rescue

Gone are the times of heavy foundation and make-up that cakes up as the evening turns into night. Thanks to the airbrush technique of face make-up, getting a light and natural look is not too difficult anymore! The airbrush helps in spraying the make-up lightly on the skin, without having to use brushes or sponges, thus ensuring that it creates an even, light and natural appearance on your face. What more can a bride ask for?

Go bold on the lips

It’s the night when you must pucker up in style, as your lip color needs to complement your ensemble and add to its beauty. You can flaunt a shade that strikes a bright contrast to your outfit – like a dark plum or wine tint with a green & gold attire – for an eye-catching effect. You can also opt for a complementing shade, such as a vibrant pink with a magenta lehenga or a rich ruby with a red & gold saree. Just keep it bold and beautiful and let your lips make a statement of their own!

High on highlighter

This trend has come straight off the international runways, and is here to make sure you shine bright on your D-day! Get your highlighter game on point by adding the right glow to your cheekbones or your T-zone. Do away with the heavy bronzers, and stick to shimmery illuminators for that soft, yet shiny look. Airbrushing helps in giving your face that natural glow and ensuring that your make-up lasts all night long!

You can head over to your nearest Club Salon outlet to get the perfect bridal make-up done, while incorporating all these happening trends in your final look, and look your bridal best on the big day!

 

Decléor Aurabsolu Ritual

 Decléor Aurabsolu Ritual At Club Salon, Alcove Gloria

Decléor, the French skincare brand was founded in 1974 by Solange Dessimoulie whose philosophy was “to feel good in your body and soul, to feel good in your own skin. Today, the Decléor philosophy is to harness the power of nature to address urban life challenges that have an impact on the skin, body and mind.  Decléor products and rituals are acclaimed world over and now, they are available in Kolkata courtesy Club Salon who have introduced these rituals at three of their luxury outlets – Alcove Gloria, Sarat Bose Road, New Alipore and Axis Mall. I tried out the Decléor Aurabsolu Ritual at the Alcove Gloria, VIP Road outlet and in this post, I am sharing my experience. Read on to find out. 

Decléor Aurabsolu Ritual

After I reached the salon, I was asked a few questions by the therapist about my skin and I completed a questionnaire. Based on the answers, I was recommended Aurabsolu, a ritual that targets tired and stressed skin. Decléor Aurabsolu rituals are available in three variants – Petit Ritual for 30 mins, Experience Ritual for 60 mins and Signature Rituals for 90 mins. Aurabsolu is a 30 min ritual.

Pushing the boundaries of Aromatherapy skincare, we have discovered the magic in unlocking tired looking skin and allowing it to glow from the early morning until dusk. Introducing Aurabsolu – targeting tired and stressed skin for modern skincare concerns. Using the very purest form of Jasmine Absolute, Aurabsolu awakens skin and reveals a new radiance; skin is imbued with freshness and vitality and its glow is restored.

 

I was provided with a disposable gown and after changing, asked to lie down on the bed. The therapist started off by cleansing my face with a cleanser that has neroli extracts followed by the application of a skin tonic. This was an alcohol-free tonic also containing neroli extracts. The next step was the application of Reflet de Purete, a deep cleanser that not only cleanses but also exfoliates the skin mildly. Purete contains essential oils so it smells great and the product goes deep down into the pores to remove all traces of dirt and grime. My skin immediately felt a lot softer and hydrated. 

What followed after the cleansing was pure bliss. Lights were dimmed and as the therapist started with the back and arms massage, light music started to play and then a soothing voice filled the room like flavored incense. This is a special recording which is played during the rituals where the voice asks you to smell the oil, encourages you to deep breathe and inhale the goodness of the oil, to let go of the tension and just slip into deep relaxation mode. I could feel the knots loosening up and I must have dozed off for a few minutes as well. 

 

After the massage, the Aurabsolu hydrogel mask was applied for about 10 minutes. This sheet mask is infused with an expert blend of essential oils and Jasmine Absolute, ideal for use as a booster treatment when skin has been exposed to stress or is showing signs of fatigue to restore luminosity and a refreshed appearance. The final step of the ritual was lympathic drainage using a Neroli hydrating night balm. Using her expertise,  the therapist gently applied pressure to certain points on my face and used a lymphatic drainage technique to remove toxins from within. I could feel the blood going to my skin and felt a sense of bliss. 

During the ritual, I felt like I was in an aromatherapy cocoon and I did not want to get out of it. Those 30 minutes were absolute bliss and not only my face but my body and mind felt so relaxed and refreshed. This is what my skin looked a couple of hours after the ritual. I have no makeup on except kajal. 

 

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SHINE & GLOW FACIAL

 

SHINE & GLOW FACIAL {REVIEW: CLUB SALON}

Hi, guys! Hope you are doing great. Today, I am going to talk about my experience at the Club Salon where I went out to try one of their skincare treatments. I was looking for a good therapy for my skin as I was facing a lot of problems, one of them being dullness. My face was lacking that inner glow and it was looking really unhealthy. Recently, when I was invited to try one of the facial treatments offered by Club Salon, I readily agreed.

I decided to go for the Sarat Bose Road branch as it was more convenient for me than the other four. I had already an appointment there. It is great to make an appointment before you step in to save time and also you can ask for your preferred staff at the time of appointment. As soon as I reached there I was welcomed by their courteous staff. Then I was requested to make myself comfortable and offered a glass of water which, I felt, was really sweet and comforting.

Then, I was introduced to the beautician, who was supposed to do my facial. She escorted me to the facial room. The room was prim and tidy and was smelling nice. There was dim lights which made the ambience very soothing and relaxing. Now, let me take you through the entire regimen, step-by step.

At first, she examined my face to determine my skin type. She told me that I have a normal skin & my face is a bit tanned. After examining my face, she chose the suitable O3+ products for the facial. She recommended the Shine & Glow Facial.

She first cleansed my face with a cleansing lotion and then applied a de-tanning mask made of Eucalyptus and camphor. The mask has a bit of cooling and burning sensation and also a strong scent. She left the mask on my skin for about 10 minutes and then wiped it off with a wet washcloth.

Now, she applied another mask which, I was told, has a skin whitening property. It was basically a peel-off mask that was also wiped-off after 10-15 minutes.

Next, another mask was applied which had whitening and brightening benefits. After leaving it for 10-15 minutes, she started massaging my face with a massage cream which is mainly made to make your skin glow from the inside.

The massage was really relaxing and rejuvenating that I almost fell asleep. It was quite obvious, from the strokes she used, that she is a very skilled lady and also has a lot of experience. I can’t exactly recall how many minutes she spent on massaging my face but it was definitely 15-20 minutes. After the massage was over, all my fatigue was gone and there was an instant glow to my skin which was so evident.

I really liked the hour-long (probably, more) session. This particular ‘Shine & Glow from Agelock’ facial regime will cost you approximately Rs2,900 which is totally worth spending considering the result it offers.

Club Salon offers various skin and hair solutions from Agelock to Dermalzone customized facials, Anti-Pollution facials to different hair rituals including Smoothing, Strengthening and Reconstructing rituals etc. They also offer bridal makeovers, Airbrush Makeup for Bride & Groom and other customary services like manicure and pedicure, haircut and colour, nail arts etc. They also offer complimentary face mapping skin analysis which is great.

Club Salon has five outlets in Kolkata- New Alipore, Sarat Bose Road, Rash Behari Connector, Garia and Sector- V. You can follow their Facebook page to stay updated with their offers and news. You can also go through their website to look for the services they offer, buy products they use for their services and also to make an appointment.

I hope you found this review helpful and this was the ultimate reason for me to share my experience with you guys. Let me know if you have went to Club Salon before and how was your experience. Until next time, be safe & keep smiling!

Luxury manicure & pedicure

A luxury manicure & pedicure perfect for the summer! {Review: Club Salon}

 The sweltering summers are here and it looks like the inflation has hit the temperature too – it just keeps on rising. Kolkata, being both hot and humid, has turned into one being mass of panting, sweating population who are waiting for the monsoons with as much bated breath as they wait for the Durga Puja.

In these extreme conditions, the invitation from one of Kolkata’s premier salons, Club Salon, to try out their popular Luxury Manicure & Pedicure, came like a breath of fresh air, albeit a fragrant one at that. Club Salon is one of the largest chains of salons in the city with branches in almost every part and a range of services that will leave you spoilt for choice.

 

I chose to visit the New Alipore address and the salon was spacious, classy and very welcoming. The staff was courteous and in no time, I was seated comfortably, ready to experience one of the best manicures & pedicures till date!

 

The Luxury Mani-Pedi started with a chocolate-flavoured Ice Ball immersed in the basins of warm water that gave out chocolate-coloured fizz and worked its magic on my tired hands & feet. The cleansing process followed with a moisturizing Papaya Nectar body wash. Further exfoliation was done with a yummy-smelling Strawberry Kiwi Sugar Scrub which helps in detoxification too. The pampering message session that followed used a Papaya Nectar Body Icing Crème de Corps with Shea Butter extracts that, coupled with the masseur’s expert hand movements, helped me relax and de-stress wonderfully. Once the message was over, I got a thick layer of Chcocolate & Glycerin Mask brushed on to my hands & feet and left for around 5 mins. Once the mask had worked its magic and helped make my limbs smoother & softer, it was washed off with lukewarm water. My happily pampered feet got a spray of refreshing foot mist and after the finishing touch with some bright nail colors, I not only flaunted a pair of happy feet, but happy hands too!

 

The session took almost one & a half hours and it was some time taken out of my hectic schedule when I could really sit back and relax.

I would totally recommend the Luxury Manicure & Pedicure at Club Salon for a refreshing makeover of your hands & feet this summer. The flavours of products they use are yummilicious and perfect for some summer rejuvenation. But, apart from this service, I would also recommend various other haircare & skincare treatments offered by the salon that are a must-try at any of their numerous outlets around the city.

If you are looking for some good haircare services, don’t miss out on their Kerastase Ritual that’s bound to make your hair soft & smooth. You can also go for the Serioxyl from L’Oreal which is a denser and more intense hair treatment. For very damaged hair, opt for the Profibre treatment which is efficient & helpful.

Looking for some effective skincare treatments? Club Salon is the answer to your beauty woes! Be it the Microneedling from O3 Plus or the Shine & Glow from Agelock, the salon’s various skincare services will give your rejuvenated & glowing skin in no time! For pigmentation problems, try out the Meladem treatment that’ll solve all your skin issues.

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Experience shared by:

Anupriya DG (Style Prism)

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Right Foundation

 

Wondering how to pick the right foundation?

Choosing the right foundation can be one of the trickiest jobs until we give you an overall idea how to go about it. So let’s get started:

You’ve to consider 3 things to decide how to choose foundation shade:-

  1. Skin Type
  2. Shade
  3. Coverage

Starting with the Skin type, the right foundation for your skin would depend on:

1. Normal Skin: – You can use just about any foundation from mineral powder to tinted moisturizer; depending on your required coverage & shade.

2. Dry Skin: – You need the added moisture in your product. The best ones for dry skin are oil-based foundations.Look for words like hydrating & moisturizing while looking for a product for dry skin.

3. Oily Skin:- An oily skin secretes enough oil on its own so use only an oil-free liquid foundation or moisturizers. Use a pressed powder after your liquid foundation to set it right.

4. Aging Skin:- If you notice signs like wrinkles, fine lines & probably a little saggy loose skin, don’t get freaked out and start opting for a heavy coverage foundation. It will just worsen things. Choose a medium coverage product with light reflecting pigments that will make you glow naturally.

5. Acne Prone skin: – Go for ones which have ‘salicylic acid’ listed in their ingredients as this will keep your pores & frequent breakouts at bay & also make sure it is an oil-free product, though it can be powder or liquid.

 

 

Choose your shade by matching the color to your jawline: Since it’s between your face and neck (the two places that the foundation should match), it’s your best bet. If the shades of your face & neck are slightly different, attempt to find the right foundation that’s in between.

 

How to Choose Foundation Shade According to Coverage:

  • Sheer –This is the lightest coverage for those people who want to just even out their skin tone & have a natural look.
  • Medium –These foundations are thicker in consistency and provide some coverage for people with blemishes, discolorations or other minor imperfections.
  • Full– This helps erase severe imperfections such as acne scars. Also it’s the best form of foundation to use for photo shoots or for occasions like wedding etc.

 

Application Tips 

  1. Never apply foundation to un-moisturized skin. If your skin is on the drier side, you’ll also want to exfoliate prior to applying any products.
  2. Warm the foundation in the palm of your hand, and then sweep it across your face and neck using clean fingers, a foundation brush or a beauty blender.
  3. When you’re applying foundation, don’t forget about the spot where your jaw line meets your neck! Make sure your face and neck match by blending the foundation into the top of your neck as well.

 

Fair Skin Versus Healthy Skin

 

 

Fair skin versus healthy skin is a debatable topic as Fair Skin might not be healthy, again healthy skin might not be fair!

Fair skin versus healthy skin basic difference: Fair refers to the color of the skin, and flawless pertains to quality.

A flawless skin means a glowing and youthful skin absent of flaws and imperfections such as large pores, blackheads, dark spots, whiteheads, pimples, acne, moles, lesions, freckles hyperpigmentation, warts, fine lines and wrinkles. You can have a fair skin but with flaws. Simultaneously, your skin can be flawless but has a dark tone.

However, not fair skin versus healthy skin but if you desire having a fair and a flawless skin at the same time, this takes the creams and treatments to a different level. People with medium to dark complexion can achieve a lighter skin tone by resorting to skin bleaching creams and skin whitening. The lesser melanin present in your skin, the lighter your skin becomes. People with darker skin tones must remember that the lightening process is much more tedious and lengthy with them.

Some people desire to have a flawless skin without altering their natural skin color. This can be achieved by trips to the dermatologist’s office, rigorous skin care ritual, adequate sun protection, and for some, lots of facials. You can have a flawless skin whether you are pale as a paper or dark as a charcoal. When you want a flawless skin, you get rid of your skin’s imperfection and not alter the color.

Skin lightening products are amazing because they lighten the imperfections as well. When those skin bleaching creams and treatments finally achieve its goal, and the old layer of skin is removed, a new and definitely lighter layer of your skin is revealed minus the imperfections. Not end of discussion of fair skin versus healthy skin but finally you have gotten what you want: a fair and a flawless skin.

TIPS FOR FLAWLESS SKIN:

  1. Skin type: Is it oily, dry, normal, or combination of either? In order to do this, wash your face, let it dry and leave your face completely untouched for an hour. 
  2. Invest in a cleanser, toner, moisturizer and facial scrub suited to your skin type.
  3. Buy an SPF 15+ sunscreen for daily use.T
  4. Use your face wash every two days.
  5. Wash off your makeup.
  6. Eat properly
  7. Drink plenty of fluids.
  8. Exercise
  9. Sleep