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3 Underrated Skincare Products that Changed My Life

3 Underrated Skincare Products that Changed My Life

I am on a hiatus from work, a five day break to be precise as I am switching jobs and apart from the cliched "relaxing", "chilling out", "waking up late", "TV marathons" and "non-stop YouTubing", I literally have been experiencing stuff... Vague? Let me elaborate :)

I realised that when I am busy with work, the blog and of course my home chores, I go through the motions in my life as if on auto-pilot. I do things that I am supposed to, I use stuff and products that someone told me was good for me... However, these past few days I have had time to enjoy my baths, feel every bump on my skin while applying my body butter, slow down, experience my skincare routine and actually observe the changes in my skin...

And I realised that my skin hasn't been better in a long long time and I attribute it to the three underrated, even ignored skincare products. These products have however changed my life... For the better :)

1. Facial Mist/Rose Water

Facial mists are one of the most ignored products and well a product that we pass-up without giving a second thought. However, rose water and other natural and organic facial sprays can help you in a lot of ways.

The way I like to use them are numerous and here are my top 3:

Lock-in Moisture
I generally spray a list mist on my face and then apply my moisturiser. This helps seal moisture on the top layer of the skin and keeps your skin hydrated for a longer duration.

Rejuvenate & Relax
This is my favourite function of Facial Mists, they help me relax and rejuvenate especially after or during a long journey. Air travel dehydrates my skin and spraying a little facial spray helps me relax, comforts me and makes me feel a little put together.

Medium for a Face Pack
Most mud packs and face packs requires you to add a liquid medium to form a paste and more often than not the medium is either water or milk. I however like to use rose water or a facial spray. Try it, it works wonders :)

Recommended Facial Mist/Rose Water: Moha Rose Mist, Dabur Gulabari Gulab Jal, FabIndia Lemongrass Facial Spray

2. Hand & Nail Creams 

A lot of us including me are guilty of skipping hand and nail creams and use a moisturiser instead. However, I believe there is a reason why certain products are made for specific body parts and well hand and nail creams are one such example. I have been using a hand salve and a nail cream and I genuinely see a huge difference in the texture of the skin on my hand. My hands are softer and my cuticles have disappeared. Also, my nails are way stronger than what they used to be and I genuinely recommend using a cream specific for hands and nails.

Recommended Hand & Nail Creams: Moha Nail Care Cream, Burt's Bees Hand Salve

3. Cleansing Butters/Oils

Anything I say about cleansing Butters and Oils is less. I had done a post about how magical using a cleansing butter or oil is and if you missed it then you can read it HERE.
Since the day I have started using these to not only cleanse my face but also remove makeup instead of a face wash and a makeup remover, pimples that would crop up on the side of my face have disappeared, my skin does not feel sore anymore and there is a distinct decrease in fine lines around my eyes. The skin on my face is softer, more supple and radiant.

Recommended Cleansing Butters/Oils: The Body Shop Nutriganics Cleansing Gel Oil, The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter


  1. totally agree with first two.. yet to try out the third

    1. oooh then you must try out a cleansing butter or oil. Its my guarantee that you'll love it and will never go back to a face wash :)

  2. I have never tried any facial mist! Fabindia one looks great! Did not know they offer so many benefits!! Thanks for sharing :) :)

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  3. Hi Samyukta,
    Really nice article and very informative too. We forget about natural skin care approach many times like oil massage or using natural products.

  4. Such a great post, never looked into facial mists before, I own a lot of body sprays and even a fixing spray but might be getting one of the ones you recommended :)


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