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Chamomile Baby Wash (for babies & kids)
Chamomile Baby Wash (for babies & kids)
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Chamomile Baby Wash (for babies & kids)
Chamomile Baby Wash (for babies & kids)

All over baby wash for babies and kids

Cleans skin and hair gently. SLS free. Free of harsh chemicals. All natural baby wash

This all-over baby wash is a gentle formula for the delicate skin of babies and kids. It is free of harsh ingredients like SLS,  parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals and artificial fragrances. This wash cleans without upsetting the young skin. Chamomile and lavender calm, while turmeric and neem soothe and pamper. This wash is made with the least number of ingredients. Simple and minimalistic, this formula does the cleaning without stripping off the natural protective oils and nourishment of your baby’s/ kid’s skin and hair. 

 

 

Organic Aloe Leaf Juice (Aloe Barbadensis), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Fine Sea Salt (Sodium Chloride), Glycerin, Vitamin C Ester (Ascorbyl Palmitate), Organic Calendula Flower Extract (Calendula Officinalis), Organic Chamomile Flower Extract (Matricaria Recutita), Organic Kelp Extract (Ascophyllum Nodosum), Organic Comfrey Leaf Extract (Symphytum Officinale), Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus), Organic Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Azadirachta indica (neem) EO, Curcuma longa (turmeric) EO, Matricaria recutita (chamomile) EO,Lavandula officinalis (lavender) EO, Citrus sinensis (orange) EO, Hyaluronic Acid, Xanthan Gum.
 

 

Squeeze out a small amount on a soft washcloth and work in all over hair and body until a lather is formed. Massage in with gentle circular strokes until skin is cleansed. Rinse with lukewarm water.

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Skin Types

There are four main skin types: Normal, oily, dry, and combination. Your skin falls into one of these categories. If your skin feels calm and well hydrated, without any traces of excess oil or dry patches, then your skin is normal. The skin of a baby can be called normal. A few lucky individuals are able to maintain this normalcy into adulthood. However, as we age, a lot of factors can change our skin type. Genetics plays a major role. Skin conditions like acne could be genetic. But in addition to our genes, environment and other external factors can also influence the appearance of our skin. For example, people living in very dry areas often complain of dry and dehydrated skin. Intrinsic factors like fluctuating hormones and stress can also affect the appearance of our skin. This explains the higher incidence of acne in teenagers, and perhaps also women going through menopause who never suffered from this condition before!

Determining Your Skin Type

Oily Skin

If your skin has a film of oil, particularly along your forehead, nose, and cheeks (T-Zone) then your skin is oily. In addition to looking shiny, oily skin also looks dull and the pores in the T-Zone look enlarged. Oily skin is caused by the overactivity of the sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands open into the hair follicles and produce a natural oily substance called sebum, which in normal levels, helps to keep skin supple and radiant. Over-production of sebum causes the skin to become too oily. This excess oil can get trapped in the follicles, and harden. This is called a comedone. In common language, comedones are also called blackheads and whiteheads. Blackheads look black because the outer portion of the oil clogging the pores gets exposed to oxygen, which turns it black. Whiteheads, however, are covered with a thin layer of skin. They look pearly white. When comedones get infected by bacteria they turn into red, pus-filled acne or pimples.

Oily skin tends to age slowly in comparison to dry skin. This is because of the presence of excess oil that helps the skin to be more elastic and less prone to wrinkles.

A quick test to determine whether your skin is oily, is pressing a tissue against your nose, and holding it in front of a light bulb. If the tissue looks transparent, then your skin type is oily.

Dry Skin

Dry skin could be caused because your sebaceous glands are not producing enough sebum or natural oil. Another reason could be that you live in a very dry area, and the dry air is stealing moisture from your skin.

Dry skin looks flaky and could feel tight and itchy. Dry skin also tends to form wrinkles prematurely. As we age, skin tends to look drier.

Harsh chemicals and additives in skin care products can also cause your skin to become dry and prone to allergic reactions. Products with artificial fragrance oils, alcohols, sulfates etc should be avoided.

Combination Skin

Combination skin has an oily T-Zone, but the rest of the skin could be dry or normal. This is because the level of natural oil produced by the sebaceous glands of the skin isnt uniform. The oily areas of the skin look shiny and could be prone to breakouts and enlarged pores, while the remaining skin could look flaky and feel itchy and tight. Combination skin is often misunderstood, and it could be challenging to find the right skin care products that are designed to address the different needs of this skin type.

Normal Skin

Normal skin is rare. It looks and feels well balanced. It doesn't look shiny. It isn't prone to breakouts. Also it doesn't look or feel flaky or itchy. The natural oil producing sebaceous glands of this skin type produce just the right amount of oil to keep it supple and well nourished. Normal skin has a natural radiance, which is also an indication of good overall health.

However, daily care and maintenance is essential to keep normal skin healthy, and to prevent signs of neglect like premature ageing.

Daily Skin Care

Skin is the most visible indicator of your attitude towards personal care and grooming. More importantly, it is also an indicator of your overall health. In Ayurveda (3000 year old system of health and healing that originated in India), skin is believed to be a representation of the state of balance and harmony of your physiological systems. Indeed, haven't we been told how pale we look after a bout of flu!

Regardless of its type, skin needs daily care to keep it healthy. Daily skin care should also be geared towards addressing specific concerns, and prevention of future problems.

A three step daily regimen is an excellent way to keep your skin healthy and youthful:

Cleansing

Skin should be washed with lukewarm water and a very mild cleanser, which doesn't cause drying or irritation. It should be patted dry very gently with a clean towel. Care should be taken to not rub the skin very hard at any time. An ideal cleanser is mild and PH balanced. It should cleanse away dirt and excess oil without causing your skin to become dry.

Apsara offers mild, PH balanced cleansers for all skin types.

Cleansers

 

Toning

Immediately after cleansing, skin should be toned. A cotton ball should be soaked with the toner, and a thin film should be applied all over the facial skin. This step serves to tighten the pores, and to provide your skin an instant lift. In addition the active ingredients in the toner stay on your skin all day, and play an important role in providing great therapeutic benefits to it.

However, care must be taken in choosing the right toner. Most toners available in the market have alcohol as a main ingredient. Alcohol causes the skin to lose moisture and become dry. It may also cause adverse skin reactions.

Apsara offers toners for all skin types. Apsara toners are 100% alcohol-free. Instead, they are based on pure rosewater, which has been used for centuries for its natural astringent properties.

Tonners

 

Moisturizing

Moisturizing your skin AM and PM is a very important step in daily skin care. Even oily skin should be moisturized to prevent it from compensating for loss of hydration by producing even more oil!

A good moisturizer provides hydration to your skin, and also supplements your skin,s natural oils. It improves the complexion and guards against dryness. Apply a thin layer of moisturizer with gentle upward and circular strokes. Hard rubbing and downward strokes can cause your skin to sag and age prematurely. Moisturizing your skin can be followed by applying makeup.

A useful tip is to not use too much moisturizer, because your skin can't absorb all of it. The extra just stays on top and provides no real benefit. Besides it can feel sticky and trap dirt and grime over the course of the day. Less is better than more!

A good moisturizer is free of synthetic fragrances and harsh additives. Moisturizers with natural active ingredients are the best, because they are safe and provide excellent long-term benefits.

Apsara offers a wide selection of moisturizers (lotions and crèmes) for all skin types. All Apsara moisturizers have natural active ingredients. These herbal extracts are carefully chosen for specific skin types, and to address specific concerns associated with each.

Lotion