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Why does my face sweat after applying sunscreen? And 5 other sunscreen queries answered!

May 24, 2016

why does my face sweat after applying sunscreen?

Hello lovelies!
With the rising mercury, sunscreen has become mandatory before stepping out. However, a lot of us find it annoying to use sunscreen on our faces. One main reason we women give for not applying sunscreen, is that our skin becomes oily & sweaty after applying it. Unfortunately, sunscreen usage is un-avoidable in summer and whether you like it or not, you HAVE to use one. So why do we sweat after applying sunscreen, and how can we avoid it? Read on, we've got answers!

Can I skip using toner? And other toner FAQs

May 08, 2016

how to use toner

I care for my skin. I cleanse & moisturize regularly. I even wear sunscreen. So what if I skip using a toner? Is it really that important? After hearing so many of our loyal Plumsters ask these questions, we decided we should put down the reason why ‘toning’ is a part of C-T-M. Here are 5 FAQs that you should read if you are giving the toner a miss. Read more...

Can open pores on face be closed?

March 22, 2016

How can open pores on face be closed

Our beauty expert gives you her scientific take on pores. Stuff like: what are open pores, can they be shrunk or closed, does age have anything to do with it, and last but not the least, what you can do if you find enlarged pores on your face. Ready to get smart on pores? Hop on! Read more...

Top non-vegan cosmetic ingredients to avoid if you're vegan

February 22, 2016

Watch out for non-vegan ingredients

Hello again! This short post is dedicated to all you vegans and "I'm-thinking-if-I-should-be-vegan"s out there. Cosmetics use a stunningly wide array of ingredients from every conceivable source (plant-based, mineral-based, petroleum-based, ocean-based, animal-based and so on). If you're a vegan, it's easy to spot obvious non-vegan ones like beeswax or milk protein, that sound animal-derived. What's tougher to spot are animal-derived ingredients that don't give away their origins. Here's a "Top 5" list of ingredients that sound ok, but are very much non-vegan. Read more...