Dr Bindu Sthalekar helps you dazzle!
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.
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