Turmeric is pretty much skincare's magic elixir, tackling everything from acne and hyper-pigmentation to wrinkles and eczema. But many of us are super-wary of putting this bright yellow spice on our faces, since the Lisa Simpson look is not really too attractive on normal mortals. So, how to reap ... Read More about Beauty DIY: How to remove turmeric stains from your skin
The year was 1916 and the princely Indian State of Mysore, which was the world's largest supplier of sandalwood and sandalwood oil, had a mammoth problem on its hands. With the First World War in full swing, there was no way to export the kingdom's excessive sandalwood reserves to Europe. That's ... Read More about Mysore Sandal Soap: A tale of exoticism, evolution and extinction
So, did Queen Elizabeth wake up on her 90th birthday and have a nice laugh at Prince Charles' expense? Hoo boy, doesn't seem you're going to be the king anytime in the near future. After all, the world's oldest monarch isn't going anywhere soon, considering her sprightly step and reigns-well-in-hand ... Read More about Discovering Queen Elizabeth (and Duchess Kate’s) Britain, one beauty recipe at a time!
Today, my thoughts keep wandering back to roses... I have no idea why! Maybe it's the Absolis by Patyka Damask Rose Toning Lotion that landed on my table in the morning. Or the fresh batch of rose water I made last evening... the lush fragrance is still wafting through my rooms. Or the Lancôme ... Read More about Beauty DIY: Rose recipes that pack a potent skincare punch
Sometimes, in skincare, you really need to pare down to the very basics. Because when your skin is super-reactive or seriously dry and flaky or plagued with a chronic overload of acne, the worst thing you can do is burden it with lotions and potions, whether homemade or store bought. And I speak ... Read More about Hello, honey: How a simple, single ingredient DIY face mask healed my skin overnight