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Savvy - - Body Talk -

How of­ten should I wash my makeup sponges and brushes?

Kanika Sharma, Mum­bai

Ide­ally you should wash your sponges and brushes af­ter ev­ery use with a de­ter­gent and fra­grant-free cleanser. De­pend­ing on the fre­quency of use and vis­i­ble build-up of the residue, you could even clean your prod­ucts once a week. In ad­di­tion, keep track of the ex­piry dates on your prod­ucts and dis­card them ac­cord­ingly. Please sug­gest nat­u­ral con­di­tion­ers that will make my frizzy hair silky, shiny and smooth.

Rupa Ku­mar, Delhi

Prod­ucts like egg yolk, honey, ap­ple cider vine­gar, olive oil and al­mond oil can work won­ders for frizzy hair. Yo­ghurt helps to make hair soft and lus­trous. Honey left on hair for 30 min­utes makes it shiny. Also, fol­low a healthy diet full of vi­ta­mins, min­er­als and es­sen­tial amino acids. Avoid wash­ing your hair with hot water.

I am get­ting mar­ried soon and I have tanned skin. Can you help me?

Sand­hya Reddy, Ben­galuru

It is nec­es­sary to pro­tect your skin with the use of a broad spec­trum (UVA+UVB) sun­screen with SPF 30, ap­plied 30 min­utes be­fore step­ping out in the sun and re­peated ev­ery three hours. Vi­ta­min C creams and serums, and creams con­tain­ing ko­jic acid can help re­move a tan when used daily. Home remedies in­clude scrubs made of gram flour and milk or turmeric pow­der, sugar and honey. A pack made of tomato, oat­meal and curd used twice weekly helps re­duce one’s tan.

Send in your beauty queries to: ‘Body Talk’, ‘SAVVY’, Magna House, Old Prab­hadevi Road, Prab­hadevi, Mum­bai - 25 savvy@mag­na­m­ags.com

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