Sun protection: Top 6 myths busted


Plum BlogAs the weather warms up, our attention turns from moisturization (M) to protection (P) in the CTMP process. We love busting myths, and we noticed quite a few myths, dark areas (no pun intended) and half-truths when it comes to sun protection, and thought of putting out a list of top 6 myths that need to be busted, so that you choose the right sun protection for yourself and for your family.

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Get Green Tea in your CTMP

Hello folks! Hope you liked our posts on eye pencils and antioxidants. As promised, here's our exclusive on green tea. No antioxidant comes close to green tea in terms of potency, safety, wide-ranging benefits and easy availability. With green tea, a somehow-anyhow approach won't do. Here's how to get the best out of green tea for yourself, as part of your CTMP regime.

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Choosing Eye Makeup: Eye Pencils & Kajals

Eye pencils, kajal
"When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes" - Victor Hugo.

In our series on eye makeup, we take up pencils/kajal first - something almost all of us use daily. We hope these 4 FAQs will help you choose your next eye pencil/kajal better, and get your eyes talking...

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Antioxidants: must-have goodies

We all have heard about antioxidants, and know they are present in certain foods and skin care products. But what exactly are they, and how can they affect your skin? In conversation with our senior contributor...

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Love your skin - 5 easy, everyday ways

Love your skin
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Today is a chance to say "I love you" to people one takes for granted - parents, siblings, friends - and not just to that special person in our lives. Here's how you can say "I love you" to a part of ourselves we take for granted - our skin. Five easy, everyday ways...

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Which is the right toner for you?

OK. Let's be honest. When was the last time you diligently followed the C-T-M-P regimen on yourself? Chances are, you've been missing out on the T (toning) due to sheer lack of time, or not finding the right product. Why are toners important? What type of toner should you use? Time for answers!

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Exfoliation - easy & rewarding

Scrubs, exfoliation
Exfoliation is so easy and so good for your skin if done right, you ought to include it in your routine if you haven't, already. Here's how to do it right, without spending additional time or money. 

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Lesser known facts about aloe

Aloe vera
Hello again! I'm sure you've come across pop-science articles, websites and grandmother stories on the benefits of aloe, how safe and effective it is when taken internally and externally, how easy it is to grow aloe... and so on. Without repeating stuff that you can easily ask Google (or your grandmother), we've put together some of the lesser-known facts about this wonder plant for you...

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Parabens - cause for worry: Part 2

Yo! We are back to complete our quick, pragmatic, science-based look at parabens, something we started in Part 1 of this post. Story so far: there's some evidence, but not enough to prove parabens guilty beyond doubt, but a "better safe than sorry" approach would mean that we avoid parabens. So, are paraben-free cosmetics always safe, and how can you choose safer products?

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Parabens - cause for worry: Part 1

Hello again! The word PARABENS invokes feelings of fear, confusion and general cluelessness in most consumers. Many of us have heard that parabens are unsafe, paraben-free cosmetics are a good thing, and that you don't get enough of paraben-free cosmetics here in India. Here's a concise, action-oriented look - SO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO NEXT!

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5-min fundas: SLS vs SLES

SLS vs SLES
SLS & SLES. They sound similar and are even closely related but are very different. At the end of this 5-minute tutorial, you should be able tell one from the other, and choose the right product for yourself - without having to do a PhD in Chemistry J

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Know thy ingredients: 1-minute version

Thank you for the overwhelming response to our post on cosmetic ingredient lists and laws governing them in India. We received quite a few requests for a shorter version of the post, so here we go!, we've kept it short but packed. You can read the full one here. Cheers!

7 things you need to know about ingredient lists on cosmetics

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