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HOW TO RESET YOUR SKIN AFTER A LONG FLIGHT

Don’t you wish you could walk out of the airport after a long, long flight and look as good as celebrities do in their airport look pictures? Won’t it be a dream come true to have perfect hair and baby soft skin after a long cross-country flight, as opposed to the usual post-flight messy hair (which you try to pull off as a messy bun) and dry skin which feels as parched as a camel in the desert?

With this list of tried and tested products, you can now reset your skin after a long flight! No longer do you have to worry about how to soothe dry skinor maintain your blowoutall while struggling to overcome jet lag!

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Sleep on it: Dame Essentials’ anti-ageing silk pillowcases

Dame Essentials is India’s first Anti-Ageing 100 percent pure Mulberry silk pillowcase

Exclusive Interview With Lifestyle Asia India 

Silk pillowcases aren’t new to beauty. These investments are known for their varied skin and hair benefits – a facial that keeps the glow going, a blow-dry that can last longer. Frizz, tangles, wrinkles, acne – many claim these pillowcases are an overnight solution. Versions include soft, mulberry silk cases; silver ion technology infused ones to kill acne-causing bacteria; and those with fold-over layers so one has something fresh for every night. Not surprising then that everyone from Kim Kardashian to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has used them to enhance skin health. 

The good news is that you no longer need to cart these high-tech beauties from abroad. Dame Essentials, a new-age Indian label, is providing beauty aficionados with their nightly silk fix. With their pastel-hued pillowcases, sleep masks and even silk scrunchies, the brand offers a variety of options (even customised and monogrammed ones). Armaan Mann, founder, Dame Essentials, spoke to Lifestyle Asia about silk for long-lasting beauty.

What makes Dame Essentials special? 

Dame Silk pillowcases are like that friend who always has your back. Silk helps your hair remain smooth, frizz-free and extends your blowouts. It controls oil production, avoids sleep lines and reduces skin irritations because it is anti-bacterial. 

For bedding, silk with a 19-momme weight is generally considered to provide the best balance of strength, aesthetics and affordability. But at Dame Essentials, we wanted to go a step further, so we use 22 momme grade 6A long thread 100 percent pure mulberry silk with a charmeuse weave for all our silk goodies. It is like 22 carat for silk.

Is there a need for a product of this kind in India?

India is a young developing nation with the average age of 27 years. A lot of people my age are always stuck in traffic jams. We travel a lot, use our phones too much and lack of sleep gives us that perpetually tired look. We all have stressful lives, and longing for beautiful skin and hair shouldn’t be added pressure. The climatic conditions in India also wreak havoc on your skin and hair, and when we sleep on cotton, it gets aggravated. That’s where Dame Essentials comes in. 

How does silk work towards anti-ageing?

We’re dressed in cotton from the time we are born because it’s comfortable, and because it absorbs moisture and sweat. It does the same when we sleep on it, which means we wake up with frizzy hair and sleep lines. These sleep creases ultimately leads to unhealthy, dead-looking hair, premature wrinkles and facial sagging. All the serums that we put on our face also get absorbed by our cotton pillowcase.

Being non-absorbent, silk helps retain the natural moisture levels of our skin and hair. It also enhances the efficiency of night crèmes and serums by letting your skin absorb them better. Since silk it is a completely natural fabric, it is hypoallergenic and contains amino acids which enhance collagen production. If you have sensitive or acne prone skin, silk will actually help reduce the sensitivity and give you healthy looking skin.

Dame Essentials is India’s first Anti-Ageing 100 percent pure Mulberry silk pillowcase

What’s the most common misconception about silk in beauty?

That silk makes you feel hotter as compared to cotton. What we don’t understand is that the silk we wear and pure mulberry silk that is used for skincare are completely different. Pure mulberry silk is a natural thermostat that keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Dame Essentials Pure Silk Scrunchies Armaan Mann Dame Essentials Founder

What are your bestsellers?

Our Champagne Gold Silk Pillowcase and Gold Collection Scrunchies.

 Use code DAME10 & get 10% off your entire purchase.

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Recommended Read: HOW TO GET FLAWLESS SKIN IN A WEEK?

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How to get flawless skin in a week?

There’s a wedding this coming weekend and you need to look your absolute best, right? Or you’ve got to attend this big birthday bash, where you want to look nothing less than flawless. But do you go from fine to flawless in just a week? Forget being difficult, it’s totally possible! It might seem too good to be true, but we’ve got some tricks up our sleeves and some #lifehacks which can change and improve your skin in a week! So bookmark this post and start ticking these off your checklist! 
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My Absolute Ride or Die Travel Beauty Essentials

What's in my travel bag? We give you the lowdown on how to reach your vacay destination fresh faced!

You reach your vacay destination after a flight, have a look in the mirror and tired eyes stare back at you. Your skin looks dehydrated and your hair is a mess! Sounds familiar? Well, we've all been there. Did you know that you need to drink eight glasses of water for every hour of flight time to overcome dehydration? Not to forget the endless trips to the bathroom. No, thanks hun!

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The Acid Test for your Skin - Why we need them in our Lives

This article comes from a personal space. I recently got the opportunity to talk to many many women about their skin issues, some from the beauty industry and some from my everyday life. What made them tick, what were their concerns, and what were their holy grail products. Dinners and drinks turned into extensive discussions. A simple hello on Whatsapp turned into screenshot dosages of product use. Any conversation about skin drew in many other women with all of us sharing our stories.

At the end of it all, the answers we were looking for were all the same, how to get your skin to behave the best way it could. I hope these words help you in some way or the other, the questions you always wanted answered but didn't know where to start. This article is my journey, my insight from the conversations I had. So bring a snack, or your coffee, because you're going to be here for a while.

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