The Low Down
Who : Armaan Mann
Profession : Owner, Dame Essentials (India’s First Anti-Aging Pure Silk Pillowcase & Eye Mask Brand)
Instagram : @armaan1369
Armaan says, “I wasn’t really into beauty while growing up. My interest started when I saw my 50 year old aunt look like she was 35 when I was 22. Also, I was dealing with acne at that moment which made me really self conscious.
That’s when I understood the value of good clear skin and there’s been no turning back since. Now no matter what, I always make sure I take care of myself despite having a three month old baby. I know my skincare routine is extensive but it only takes 10 mins in the morning and 10 minutes at night and the results are unbeatable.
My Skin Type : Dry. Nose is oily.
AM Routine : I start my day by washing my face with Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating face wash. It has tiny granules and Vitamin C. I follow it up with Forest Essentials Bela facial mist. Then I use The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%. This has helped reduce my sun spots remarkably. It has a very light texture and now I can’t do without it. I use The Ordinary Caffeine solution under my eyes as an eye serum. I mix The Ordinary Argan Oil with Hydrafacial Pur Moist as my moisturiser.
PM Routine : I wash my face with the same face wash. Then I use Forest Essentials Bela facial mist. If I have make up on, I use Banilla Co Clean it Zero to melt the make up and clean it with a face wipe.
I start by using The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% (3 times a week) and follow it with a mixture of The Ordinary Vitamin C 30% suspension in HA and Resveratrol 3% and Ferulic Acid 3%. It forms an amazing anti oxidant and my tiny newly formed wrinkles are now absent. I follow this with Argan oil mixed with Origins’ Night-a-mins.
I also do The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA peel once a week. This is a game changer and I always wake up with baby soft skin. I usually sleep with a sheet mask on the days I do the peel. I also use Korres Vitamin C peel from time to time, usually once a week for sure.
Prepping for a big event : I start by dermarolling one week before. I use The Ordinary Resveratrol after it along with my Vitamin c creme. Then I follow it up with a sheet mask every other day and use Korres Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping facial. I also use lip balm from Korres. I feel it is the best lip balm I have ever used in my life.
Once every two weeks, I get a facial scrub and massage done by my facial lady who comes home and uses my products. It helps me relax and I always finish that by using a sheet mask. Sheet masks that I love are : Dr. Jart Brightening Mask and Too cool for school (all their masks are amazing).
I use Korres Vitamin C Brightening oil during my make up. I mix it in my foundation and it gives an amazing effect. I get Dermaplaning done by my dermatologist once a month. It helps your skin get rid of facial hair and dead skin.