Skin Care


Breathe skin therapy- Skin care treatment that will change your life

As all of you may know about the struggle I face with my skin and my acne . With Acne and acne products come dry skin . I’ve always struggled to find a moisturiser that will NOT break me out . A little bit of background on my skin, Ive suffered from acne since I was 13 years old. My Acne grew from teenage acne to adult acne. There isnt a single brand of “Acne Product”  that I have NOT tried. Trust me , Ive tried it all.

A little while ago , a brand called Breathe had contacted me to try their products out . At that time , I wasn’t suffering from MUCH acne. My main area of concern was Acne scars and dry skin that comes with using harsh products to keep my sebum gland under control.

The brand promised me one things, that their products will change  my life forever and it DID. Especially curing my dry skin issue.

They gave me 4 products –

  1.  Purifying cream
  2. Purifying cleansing gel
  3. Softening lotion
  4. Clay and Aloe juice mask


The Purifying cream- As you may see, I have completely used this product. I have religiously used this for about a month and my dryness has almost gone .

Breathe skin therapy- Skin care treatment that will change your life
Breathe purifying cream


Purifying cleansing gel

Breathe skin therapy- Skin care treatment that will change your life
Breathe Purifying cleanser


Softening lotion

Breathe skin therapy- Skin care treatment that will change your life
Breathe Softening lotion


Clay and Aloe juice mask- Unlike all the other Clay masks, this one due it Aloe juice did not dry out my skin.

Breathe skin therapy- Skin care treatment that will change your life
Clay and Aloe juice Mask


You can buy them from their website .


Even though I did receive the products for free,this is not a paid review. All my views are my own.

DIY Blackhead Removal Hacks and Tips

Ever wanted to get rid of those pesky little nasty blackheads ? I’m guessing YES. Here are some DIY Blackhead Removal Hacks and Tips that will make your life easy. But, before we jump right in, we need to understand the difference between blackheads and whiteheads . ( Most of the time the treatment for both are the same – MOST OF THE TIME)


DIY Blackhead Removal Hacks and Tips
DIY Blackhead Removal Hacks & Tips



Here are some easy at home remedies that actually work

  1. The wonder ingredient – LEMON. Apart from helping in blackheads, lemon also help in brightening the skin.
DIY Blackhead Removal Hacks and Tips

2. The Toothbrush trick –


DIY Blackhead Removal Hacks and Tips

How to get glowing Skin 

How to get glowing skin overnight



Glowing skin is something that EVERYONE wants. Sleeping right, eating right, exercising right and using the right rejuvenating creams are the key mantras for getting glowing complexion. But this could be impossible to follow in our pressed for time life. Find out how to get glowing skin overnight.

That is why the following scrub helps.

Things that you will need:

1. Sesame seeds

2. Raw Rice

Soak equal quantities of both sesame seeds and rice in water overnight.  Grind them into a fine paste and use it either as a body or face scrub. While rice exfoliates the skin, Sesame seeds actually have sun protective properties and also soothe sun-damaged skin. It helps to remove tan and produce an even color tone.

Once you have tried this scrub , you will love the new you. Its super easy and these ingredients are something that you can fetch from you kitchen cabinet.


How to get glowing skin overnight
How to get glowing skin

Banana Peel for Acne


Its a proven fact that Banana Peel works for treating Acne and Acne scars. Eat the Banana, save the peel. Make sure the peel is yellow/black. Its most effective when its yellow/black. Darker the peel, better its effect.


Rub the inside of the peel on the effected areas for 10 minutes and leave it on for a few hours, before washing off the face. You can do it as many as times as you see fit during the day.

Use it every day. After one day, you should see some improvements. When acne is not red and instead is nearly the color of your skin, the infection is weakened and cannot grow anymore.
banana peel for acne treatment copy
banana peel for acne treatment copy


Banish Acne Naturally
Banish Acne Naturally

We all have come across so many different posts that say Banish Acne Naturally. Haven’t we ?

We often worry about acne, but we tend to forget the main reason why we get acne . Acne can be caused due to various factors.

The first step to fighting acne would be to analyse the cause of acne.


It starts when greasy secretions from the skin’s sebaceous glands (oil glands) plug the tiny openings for hair follicles (plugged pores). If the openings are large, the clogs take the form of blackheads: small, flat spots with dark centers. If the openings stay small, the clogs take the form of whiteheads: small, flesh-colored bumps. Both types of plugged pores can develop into swollen, tender inflammations or pimples or deeper lumps or nodules. Nodules associated with severe cases of acne (cystic acne) are firm swellings below the skin’s surface that become inflamed, tender, and sometimes infected.


There are three main factors that cause acne

Three factors contribute to the formation of acne:

  • Overproduction of oil (sebum)
  • Irregular shedding of dead skin cells resulting in irritation of the hair follicles of your skin
  • Buildup of bacteria

Factors that may worsen acne

These factors can trigger or aggravate an existing case of acne:

  • Hormones. Androgens are hormones that increase in boys and girls during puberty and cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum. Hormonal changes related to pregnancy and the use of oral contraceptives can also affect sebum production.
  • Certain medications. Drugs containing corticosteroids, androgens or lithium are known to cause acne.
  • Diet. Studies indicate that certain dietary factors, including dairy products and carbohydrate-rich foods — such as bread, bagels and chips, which increase blood sugar — may trigger acne.

Acne myths

Contrary to what some people think, these factors have little effect on acne:

  • Greasy foods and chocolate have proved to have little to no effect on the development or course of acne.
  • Dirty skin. Acne isn’t caused by dirt. In fact, scrubbing the skin too hard or cleansing with harsh soaps or chemicals irritates the skin and can make acne worse. Simple cleansing of the skin to remove excess oil and dead skin cells is all that’s required

Here are some Home Remedies that help fight Acne.

Mustard seed or Mustard 

Mustard is high in natural salsylic acid


Banish Acne Naturally - samiksha danish
Banish Acne Naturally – samiksha danish


Crushed Hibiscus

Hibiscus  is used for getting rid of pimples because of its properties of unclogging the pores and removing impurities from within.

Banish Acne Naturally - samiksha danish
Banish Acne Naturally – samiksha danish


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how to get rid of pores naturally
how to get rid of pores naturally


Having large pores can get annoying . As a makeup artist I have faced so many clients with pores, and trust me makeup and pores don’t go well.

I have this constant battle with pores. Here are a few simple steps that have helped me with my pores.

1. Ice Cubes:
how to get rid of pores
how to get rid of pores

Everyday at night, before going to bed i rub my entire face with an ice cube. I have been doing this religiously  for 2 weeks and I honestly have noticed a difference in the size of my pores. Doing this has not only helped me with pores, but also with active break outs as well.


2. Baking soda
How to get rid of pores
How to get rid of pores naturally using baking soda

Take two tablespoons of baking soda.

Mix a small amount of water into the baking soda until you have a paste-like substance.

You can rub the baking soda paste onto your face in circular motions for about 30 seconds to one minute. Be sure to rinse thoroughly.

Repeat this every night for a week and you should see results

After a week of use, reduce regimen to 3 to 5 times per week.


How to get rid of pregnancy stretch marks - Samiksha Danish

After pregnancy many women battle with post pregnancy stretch marks. Let us understand what causes stretch marks and how it can be dealt with.

What causes Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks happen when your body grows faster than your skin can keep up with. This causes the elastic fibers just under the surface of the skin to break, resulting in stretch marks.

Who Gets Stretch Marks?

If you have them, you’re in good company. About 90% of women will get them sometime after their sixth or seventh month of pregnancy.

If your mother had stretch marks, then you’re more likely to have them too, since genetics plays a role.

If you have a lighter complexion, you will tend to develop pinkish stretch marks. Darker-skinned women tend to get stretch marks that are lighter than their skin tone.

The brutal truth about stretch marks is that there is IT CAN NOT BE AVOIDED.  What can be done is that they can be controlled through steady weight gain and keeping your skin constantly hydrated.

Many women find that using homemade stretch marks oil helps them alleviate stretch marks that are already there. 

Here is a easy homemade Stretch mark oil that helps diminish existing stretch marks

Mix the following and store it in a bottle

½ cup extra virgin oil

1/4th cup aloe vera gel

liquid of 6 Vitamin E capsules

3-4 Vitamin A capsules.

(These capsules are easily available in any chemist shop).Blend all the ingredients and store the mixture in a bottle and put it in the refrigerator.

Apply daily on the stretch marks area .Don’t forget to shake the bottle well before you apply the lotion. Its a long process but it works.

Olive oil provides nutrients to the skin. It packs vitamins A, D and E along with other nutrients into the stretch marks.

Alternatively you could get into the habit of applying olive oil on stretch marks immediately after you take bath.

Syn-ake : Botox in a bottle 

Unheard skin care routine that has been taking celebrities by storm.

Syn-Ake is an anti-wrinkle chemical based on a synthetic protein fragment that replicates part of the venom of the Malaysian Temple Viper. Pentapharm Ltd. of Switzerland markets Syn-Ake as an anti-aging product. This compound works in a manner similar to Botox to relax tight skin muscles that create wrinkles.

Syn-ake Malayasian Temple viper
Syn-ake Malayasian Temple viper

The venom from this viper is an alternative to Botox. Syn-Ake®, an anti-wrinkle agent derived from snake venom, has been proven to reduce wrinkles by relaxing your facial muscles and smoothing your face. According to its manufacturers, it is ‘clinically proven to reduce wrinkles by up to 52 per cent in just 28 days’. Its famous fans are said to include Cheryl Cole, Kate Moss,Victoria Beckham and The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.

Some of the Syn-ake products are

Find out where you can buy them :

Product 1, Product 2, Product 3 

Now a more affordable Syn-ake cream, called Transformulas Wrinkle Block Line Restriction Creme, is available in Boots.

Transformulas Wrinkle Block Line Restriction Creme 15ml Alternate to Syn-ake
Transformulas Wrinkle Block Line Restriction Creme 15ml Alternate to Syn-ake



Discuss all pharmaceutical choices, whether medical or cosmetic, with your doctor.

Get rid of Dark armpits  naturally
Get rid of Dark armpits naturally


Having Dark Underarms is not a disease. Some of the main causes of dark underarms are shaving, regular use of hair removing creams, excessive sweating, poor ventilation of underarms, accumulation of dead cells, use of alcohol-based deodorants and antiperspirants, excessive smoking, and health problems like obesity or diabetes. 

Let’s look into some natural remedies for dark underarms. These remedies might take some time to show results, but one this is for sure and that is they are 100% safe, effective, natural and affordable and that too without any side effects.


1. Potato:

How to get rid of dark under arms naturally - Samiksha Danish


The mild acidic property present in potato is a kind of great natural bleaching agent.

  • Take a thin slice of potato and rub your underarms with it for about 5-10 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.
  • Alternatively, grate a potato and squeeze out the juice from the grated things. Apply this juice to your underarms with the help of your fingers or a cotton ball. Leave it for about 10 minutes and then wash off.

Use potatoes at least twice a day to see faster results which you can expect to see in seven days time with lightened skin under your arms.

2. Baking soda

How to get rid of dark armpits naturally  using Baking Soda
How to get rid of dark armpits naturally using Baking Soda

A scrub made with baking soda can also get you rid of damaged and dead cell leading to unclogging pores. It also kills the germs to give you a clean odor-free and lightened underarm.

  • Take some baking soda and water. Mix them to make a thick paste. Apply them to your underarms and gently scrub the area. Wash off and pat dry the skin.
  • If you don’t want such an elaborate exercise, mix the baking soda with a little water and just wipe your underarms with this solution.

3. Lemons:

How to get rid of dark armpits naturally using Lemon
How to get rid of dark armpits naturally using Lemon

Why leave Lemons behind. Lemon is not only a natural cleanser (why else would restaurants use washing bowls with warm water having lemon wedges in them!) but also has anti-bacterial and anti-septic properties. Its acidic properties help extensively in lightening your skin along with exfoliating dead skin cells. So, why not use lemon for lightening your dark underarms?

  • Take a thick slice of lemon and rub your underarms daily before you go to have bath. Apply some moisturizer after bath as lemon also tends to make skin dry. You may also use lemon in different way, as told in the next point, to ensure it doesn’t dries up your skin.
  • Add a pinch or two of tumeric, honey or yogurt to lemon juice. This will give you something like a paste. Apply this to your dark underarms and leave for about 10 minutes. Now wash off with water.

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Every girl dreams of smooth skin, skin that does not have marks. Not necessarily being fair, but definitely having smooth SPOT free skin.  Personally I think using Homemade Masks work so much better than chemically treated products. They may take some time for results to be seen, but they are 100% safe on the skin.   So here are some Homemade masks that work.

Smooth Skin - Samiksha Danish



  1. Tomato and Gram Flour mask

tomato and gram flour mask2.   Milk , Honey and Lemon Juice mask

milk honey and lemon juice


Precautions that need to be taken while using Lemon juice

Lemon juice increases skin’s photo sensitivity, so refrain from applying the juice immediately before spending time outside. If irritation or redness occurs, rinse your skin with cool water and discontinue use. Try a small amount of lemon juice on the inside of your forearm 24 hours before applying the juice to your face. If you have a reaction to the juice, do not use it on your sensitive facial skin. If going out in the sun apply sunscreen after using lemon juice


3.    Papaya and Egg white face mask

papaya and egg white skin lighting face mask