If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that 2021 has been a looong year. It has also been stressful, no matter which phase of life you’re in. But, the festive season (and the end of the year!) is almost upon us and with that comes the chance to celebrate with friends and family, but while observing the necessary precautions. And if you’re looking to put your best face forward and dazzle at the next pre-Diwali party, allow us to let you in on some skincare secrets shared by our founder, Dr. Aneesh Sheth.

Why is dullness such a common problem prevalent in Indian skin?

“Indian skin gets exposed to a lot of UV, dust and pollution, which causes micro-damage resulting in uneven skin tone or dullness.”

Is there any way we can give our skin a boost and brighten it ahead of a big event?

“Using a peel like our Medium Strength Peel is always great if you want an immediate glow - for acne prone skin, using our Clarifying Sulphur Mask is also a good way to go for a short term pep-up.”

A common question asked is, "when will I see results, or is there a quick fix that I can use?” what would you recommend in that case?

“Quick fixes are masks or peels. Results vary basis the concerns - for things like ageing and pigmentation don't expect results before 6-8 weeks. For acne, spot treatments can work in 2-3 days. And remember, everything is pointless without sunscreen.”

Confused about how to create a routine that’ll work for your skin and give you that elusive glow? Keep reading because we got Dr. Aneesh to break down Indian-skin specific routines tailored to various skin types…

If you have acne-prone skin, here’s a regimen you could try:

AM : Start your routine with our Centella & Vitamin E Cleanser, followed by Centella & Niacinamide Serum followed by a broad spectrum sunscreen.

PM : Start with the ABC Cleansing Gel, spritz on Niacinamide & Green Tea Calming Toner, while skin is still damp apply Haldi & Hyaluronic Acid Sleeping Mask.

At-home treatments: Clarifying Sulphur Mask/Medium Strength Peel (once a week), Neem & BHA for spots - these are all great for acne.

If you have dry skin, here’s a regimen you could try:

AM: Centella & Vitamin E Cleanser, followed by Amla VC 20 Vitamin C Serum, layered under the Cica Ceramide Repair Serum and a broad spectrum sunscreen.

PM: Moringa & Vitamin C Oil Cleansing Oil, followed by Centella & Niacinamide Serum, finish your routine with the Multitasking Miracle Cream.

If you have sensitive skin, here’s a regimen you could try:

AM: Centella & Vitamin E Cleanser, followed by Centella & Niacinamide Serum and Sunscreen.

PM: Clarifying Sulphur Mask(when needed), Haldi & Hyaluronic Acid Sleeping Mask

Remember, with the festive season comes parties, loads of late nights, unhealthy food and indulgences. Try to regularly supplement with a nutraceutical like Brightamins daily to add a healthy glow, so no one will know how hard you partied the previous night! *wink*