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How to Protect Skin from Air Pollution

Often the reason behind dull skin, wrinkles, and clogged pores are air pollution more and hormonal issues less. Your skin secretes fats and natural oils (lipids) that keep skin infection-free, supple, and hydrated. However, high acidic level in the air and chemicals in the smog, when combined with UVR, can make it very hard for the skin to take in enough oxygen and fight infections, allergies, signs of aging and dryness. 

Long-term exposure to air pollution can also cause or worsen skin conditions, such as Eczema, Acne, and Rosacea, and premature aging. 

We consulted a few skin experts and asked them about the best way to protect skin from air pollution effectively. 

Here’s what they suggested:

Drink Enough Water

Water not only helps the liver flush out toxins and waste, but also clears skin, and hydrates and nourishes it. While dry and dull skin prompts early aging, hydrated skin repairs damaged cells and fight signs of aging, such as pigmentation, wrinkles, black marks, open pores, and dull skin. 

Cleanse the Skin Twice 

Make it a routine to cleanse your face twice a day, especially if your work requires traveling. Travelling and exposure to smog can make your skin dry. And dry skin is vulnerable to the penetration of harmful chemicals present in the air. Therefore, apart from drinking water, you must rinse your face two times every day using a soft cream-based facewash.

The most effective cleanser is the one that contains Sacred Salts activated charcoal and essential oils, such as Cedar-wood or Orange to help flush out harmful chemicals rooted deep within skin pores. Use a paraben-free gentle face wash.

Activated charcoal regenerates the skin, removes toxins and blackheads, and reduces dark spots. It also helps retain moisture, balances natural oils, and prevents skin pigmentation. 

Make sure you remove your makeup thoroughly before using a face wash.

Scrub Your Face Two Times a Week

Scrubbing is an essential process of a skin protection regime. Use a mild scrub for exfoliating your skin and remove dead skin cells and chemical particles. Scrubbing additionally clears clogged pores, blackheads, and removes built-up impurities. Regular skin exfoliation also helps develop new skin cells and improve skin health.

Scrubbing skin every day can lead to skin losing its natural oil, which can cause acne and pimples. Therefore, ideally, you must scrub your skin only two times a week.

While any mild scrub is good to go, a charcoal-based scrub will not only remove dirt and dead cells but also address other problems, such as oil balance and flakiness. 

Sacred Salts Activated charcoal scrub minimizes pores, de-tans, destroys acne-causing bacteria, evens out skin tone, and slows down the aging process. 

Apply Face Masks Regularly

Face Mask completes the skin protection process. After cleansing and scrubbing, your face can become unreasonably dry. And as we said, dry skin is the root cause of skin allergies and aging. Therefore, in order to restore the effectiveness of cleansing and scrubbing, you must regularly pamper your skin with peel-off masks. 

Just a 20-minute application of Sacred Salts activated charcoal-based peel-off mask can do wonders on your skin, such as refine pores, increase hydration, firm skin, improve tone, and rejuvenate the skin.

Peel off masks should be applied after cleansing and scrubbing, and before toning and moisturizing. Make sure the mask you buy is made of natural ingredients, such as cedarwood, aloe vera, turmeric, etc. 

Apply Toner for an Even-looking, Glowing Skin

Just like scrubbing, you shouldn’t miss applying a toner on your cleansed face. A good quality toner neutralizes the skin, restores pH balance, and removes acidic particles from the skin surface. Toner also tightens up the skin and adds a layer of protection by reducing the penetration of air pollutants and contaminants. 

You don’t have to spend extravagantly on toners. The most effective and simple toner available in the market is rose water. Keep a small bottle handy always. Spray a little on your face whenever you want a quick skin refreshment. 

Moisturize Your Skin

There is no rule for moisturizing. Apply it on a clean face whenever you feel dry. If you cannot cleanse your face, use a damp cloth or wet tissue to remove dirt and oil, and then apply moisturizer. However, it is mandatory to use toner and moisturizer after every wash, so as to retain the moisture content and even out your skin texture. 

Use a good quality, heavy moisturizing cream during winter. Alternatively, you can also use olive oil or pure coconut oil to hydrate and nourish your skin.

Remember to apply a thick layer of moisturizer lotion in the night to retain moisture for 7 – 9 hours at a stretch.

Apart from the above routine, you should also use sun protection cream with SPF 50 and above, take an oil bath once a month, and supplement your diet with omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and pro-prebiotics. 

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Coffee Benefits That Your Skin Will Love

Nothing works better than a hot cup of coffee early in the morning to re-energize your body and
soul. But this elixir has more benefits and uses than you can imagine. Coffee is rich in antioxidants
which fight harmful free radicals that can damage your skin. So, whether you fuel your body by
drinking it or apply it as a paste, mask or a scrub, it will give you many reasons to rejoice.
Here are some of the benefits of coffee that your skin will love. And even if you are a tea lover,
turning your eyes to coffee for this bit might be a wonder cure for many skin problems.

  1. Reduces cellulite
    Coffee draws away fat cells from the body by dehydrating them. A leisurely scrub every weekend will
    help you dilate blood vessels beneath the skin and improve overall blood flow. With this skincare
    regime, you’ll see a decrease in the appearance of cellulite and an even toned, baby soft skin.
  2. Reduces signs of aging
    Are fine lines, spots and other aging signs taking over your body? There’s nothing to worry about
    when you have coffee by your side. Using coffee topically or consuming it will fill you up with anti-
    oxidants, boosting your body’s natural defence mechanism. With a remarkable decrease in free
    radicals, your skin feels younger and tight.
  3. Reduces hyperpigmentation
    The presence of substances like chlorogenic acid and melanoidins in coffee helps reduces
    hyperpigmentation of the skin. The added punch of essential nutrients also reduce redness and
  4. Treats acne
    Grounded coffee makes for a great exfoliant as it does not dissolve in water. It scrubs-off dead skin
    cells, removes toxins and unclogs pores. The impressive anti-microbial properties help in treating
    acne, giving way to cleaner and brighter skin.
  5. Enhances blood circulation
    The caffeine content in coffee dilates blood vessels and enhances blood flow. The effects of this are
    manifold. It reduces dark circles and puffy eyes while energizing, cleaning and tightening the skin.
    The radiance, smoothness and freshness that you feel after, is nothing but pure satisfaction.
  6. Provides SPF protection
    The harsh rays of the sun damage the skin, at times it can also lead to life-threatening skin diseases.
    To curb this havoc your skin deals with every day, use some coffee. The caffeine offers a therapeutic
    solution to the skin by inhibiting damage. It repairs cells and tissues proving itself as a wondrous
    No matter how small or big, skin problems are worrisome, but most of the times the solution can be
    as simple as some basic coffee. So without any further ado, try the stimulating effects of coffee!
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Milking Your Way to Great Skin

Milking Your Way to Great Skin

There’s a reason why your grandma swore by milk – and she was 100% right to do so. Don’t worry, we
won’t ask you to drink herbal milk like she did. Milk has so much going for it and can be used topically as
a standalone kitchen ingredient for myriad skin problems. Whether you’re tormented by acne and red
patches, dry and flaky skin or a dull complexion, milk can always come to your rescue.

Sacred Salts Milk Protein range
A Powerhouse of Nutrients
The protein and alpha hydroxy acids in milk keep you young, its lactic acid nourishes and hydrates dry
skin and its B-vitamins help in forming new skin cells and even out the skin tone. It is great for fighting
tanning and pigmentation. It also takes care of oily skin by drawing out excess sebum from the pores
and tightens them.

The Acne Manual

People with acne often worry about exfoliating their skin without aggravating pimples – the answer is milk. Most skin scrubs can be too harsh and abrasive, but not those formulated with milk. It works as a mild and gentle exfoliator that will slough away all your dead skin without making your pimples furious. You can use a homemade scrub of oats soaked overnight in milk with a dash of honey or simply dab a cotton ball in some milk and apply daily in circular motions. We also like the Sacred Salts Milk Protein Face & Body Scrub that exfoliates superbly with its walnut grits blended with milk, coconut oil and aloe
vera extracts. It’s equally effective on the body as it is on the face. Bonus: It helps in de-tanning as well.

Sacred Salts Milk Protein range
Skin That’s Oh-so-soft!
Milk also has exceptional skin-softening properties. The Egyptian queen Cleopatra was known for
pampering herself with milk baths. About 700 donkeys would be milked every day for her daily milk
bath! But we don’t need to go to such lengths to reap the benefits of milk. Keep your skin super supple
with the Sacred Salts Milk Protein Creamy Body Wash that transforms your bath time into spa time. To
complete the indulgence, slather on some Sacred Salts Milk Protein Hydrating Lotion Body Lotion and
you’re good to go. If only Cleopatra had access to it!

Be a Glow-getter
You can also snag a wonderful glow on your face with this simple recipe – blend a handful of rose petals
with half a cup of milk for a DIY face mask. You can refrigerate the rest and use it later. To lighten acne
scars, try making a paste of five almonds soaked in a quarter cup of milk overnight. Apply it twice a week
to see visible changes. But it’s often inconvenient to try these DIY treatments – let’s get real, it can get
pretty messy. Also, you can’t carry a carton of milk everywhere with you. Some can’t stand the smell of
raw milk either. That’s where the Sacred Salts Milk Protein range swoops in. It’s paraben, mineral oil and
sulphate-free, 100 per cent organic and dermatologically tested. It’s also cruelty-free and crafted with
love so that you can indulge yourself without any guilt!
What are you waiting for?

Sacred Salts Milk Protein range

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4 DIY Anti-ageing Milk Recipes to Try This Weekend!

Ageless With Milk / Stay Forever Young with Milk / Preserve Your Youth with Milk / 4 DIY Anti-ageing
Milk Recipes to Try This Weekend!

Milk Protein Skin Care Range

Did you know that one of the most common ingredients in DIY beauty recipes is milk? It’s probably
because it is super-efficient at keeping you pretty. And it can also be your most trusted accomplice for
hanging on to that youthful glow. Milk is packed with two of the most useful anti-ageing ingredients –
protein and calcium – so it’s really common sense to use it for younger looking skin. It’s even regarded
as an anti-ageing drink to make up for age-related bone and muscle loss. And muscle loss shows on the
face as sagging and drooping skin. We’re sure you don’t want that. So in addition to guzzling a nice and
tall glass of milk every day, try to incorporate these DIY milk beauty recipes that help you show off
flawless and firm skin, no matter what the date on your birth certificate.

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1. Milk Cream and Eggs for Taut, Tighter Skin

The drooping structure of collagen cells in our skin is what makes it look like it’s sagging. The face lift was invented by dermatologists to counter this procedure – but you don’t need to resort to that. Add a teaspoon of milk cream to half a whisked egg (don’t throw away the yellow yolk). If the smell of the egg is too much for you, add a teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply this for 15 minutes once or twice a week to see a visible change. Egg also adds to the protein content of the mask and also has omega fatty acids and zinc, known to tighten the skin. You can also try the
Sacred Salts Milk Protein Peel Off Mask to achieve similar results without the mess. Enriched with aloe vera extracts, it tightens and de-tans the skin while clearing pores and removing blackheads.

2. Milk and Almonds for Hydrated and Nourished Skin

Soak 8-10 almonds overnight in one-fourth cup of milk and grind it to a paste in the morning.
Apply this pack to a cleansed and scrubbed face so that your skin can really absorb the natural
goodness. We love

Sacred Salts Milk Protein Cream Face Wash

that thoroughly cleanses the
skin without stripping it of its natural moisture content. Wash off after 15-20 minutes to look
five years younger. Milk has exceptional hydrating properties and helps the skin stay supple.
Dryness is a very noticeable sign of ageing and milk counters that. Almonds are a powerhouse of
vitamin E, which helps keep wrinkles at bay.

3. Milk, Turmeric and Gram Flour for Smooth, Polished Skin

Blend two tablespoons of milk with one tablespoon of gram flour and one-fourth teaspoon of
milk to make a smooth paste. Apply it to wet skin on your face and neck (no need to wash
beforehand) and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water. Gram
flour is a natural cleanser while milk firms up the skin and fends off those nasty wrinkles.

4. Milk and Rose Soak for Youthfully Soft Hands and Feet

All your serums and anti-ageing creams may work wonders on your face but dry, cracked and
wrinkled hands and feet can reveal your real age. Fix the issue by indulging in a foot and hand
soak concocted with two cups of warm milk, sufficient warm water to soak, a few drops of rose
essential oil or a handful of rose petals (or both). Soak in your hands and feet in this divine
mixture for 10-20 minutes once or twice a week. The milk gets rid of dead cells and hydrates the
skin while rose helps in moisturisation. Finally, slather on a luxe hand and foot cream like the

Sacred Salts Milk Protein Hand and Foot Cream

before you slip into bed. Sweet dreams!

For more milk protein awesomeness, check out the entire Sacred Salts Milk Protein range and take your

Milk Protein Skin Care Range