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From scorching heat to too much sun exposure, your skin goes through a lot during the summer season, which is why it is essential to hydrate the skin. Dryness, heat rashes, and acne are common problems in this hot season. Most people tend to ignore taking care of skin in the summer as their skin is not as dry or itchy as in the winter. However, our skin needs attention to keep skin problems at bay, even in summers. 

How to keep my skin always hydrated?

During summers, keeping your skin hydrated is a must or it can become dry or flaky. The below tips will help you overcome skin problems and make way for that healthy, glowing skin.

  1.   Exfoliation 

Exfoliation is a very important step for a proper skincare routine, especially in summer to take off the oil and sunscreen. You need to exfoliate your facial skin at least twice a week to help get rid of all the dead cells accumulated on your skin. After cleansing, just exfoliate your face and voila! Soft, supple, and glowing skin.

Pilgrim Volcanic Lava Ash Face Scrub is a great choice for your exfoliation needs. It has extra-fine particles that will make the whole exfoliation process easier.

  1.   Moisturizer

Moisturizing is a must in summer! Yes, you read that right. Many people make the mistake of avoiding moisturizer as the skin is already greasy in this season. But you should not ignore this important step, especially if you stay mostly in AC. Artificially de-humidified air can dry your skin, causing fine lines and wrinkles. Make sure you get an oil-free moisturizer that contains an SPF of 30 or more.

  1.   Drink water

We all know this, right? Lack of water can make your skin dry, firm and flaky. So, drink 7-8 glasses of water every day. If you are bored drinking the plain old water, then just jazz it up by adding some lemon juice or mint leaves or some cut fruits and ta-da, your flavored water is ready.

  1.   Proper diet

Include fresh fruits, fruits with high water content, and green leafy veggies in your diet. This will not only keep skin hydrated but will also give you a bright looking skin.

  1.   Sunscreen 

Using a good sunscreen is a must. Sun exposure can lead to wrinkles, premature aging, pigmentation, sunburns, and even skin cancer. Do not skip this step. Even if you want to apply makeup, you can do it after you apply your sunscreen. Always make sure to apply your sunscreen at least 30 minutes before stepping out. The benefits of sunscreen reduce when it gets washed off or not applied frequently. So, don’t forget to reapply it every 3-4 hours. In fact, it should be applied throughout the year, even during cloudy seasons and winters. 

  1.   Always carry a good face mist

During summers, always carry a face mist. It comes in handy when you need some cooling down and instantly hydrates your skin. It also has a light emollient effect and suppresses the effects of saltwater, chlorine, and tap water. We recommend that you use the Pilgrim White Lotus Natural Face Mist & Toner. It is an alcohol-free formula that will hydrate your skin and restore your skin to its youthful luster.

  1. Change your skincare products

Look out for products with natural ingredients and skin nutrition as they tend to neutralize free radicals from pollution and sun exposure in the summer seasons. Avoid using a creamy cleanser and better, switch to a sulfate-free face wash. 

White Lotus Natural Face Mist & Toner with Camellia & Witch Hazel

Put the moisture back in every cell of your skin with our Holy Grail of a Toner and Mist. The Ultrafine and Alcohol-free formula is just the right vehicle to deliver natures’ most potent ingredients.

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With the temperatures soaring over 40 degrees, it is essential to follow summer beauty tips. Summer can be extremely harmful to your skin with grime, dirt, and makeup build-up. It is essential to take extra care of your skin during the endless summer days. You need to pay attention to your skincare routine and opt for fresher and lighter essentials for reviving your dull and fatigued skin. 


This is an essential skincare product regardless of the season. However, during the summer, there are chances that you will be out in the sun for longer. So, you must invest in a good sunscreen.

Pilgrim White Lotus Day Cream SPF 50 is a great choice in that regard! It protects your skin from the damaging sun rays and prevents sun/age spots. Not just your face, you should apply sunscreen on your body too. 

Tone down the makeup

Most of the time, makeup doesn’t combine well with sweaty skin. The foundation will start moving around and your eyelashes and eyebrows melt off, which is not a good look for you. So, during the hot summer days, it isn’t a bad idea to go naked with makeup. You can use a tinted moisturizer instead of a foundation that will eventually appear cakey. You are likely to have that extra glow during the summer anyway! 

Other makeup products you can consider leaving out include blush and highlighter. Due to the sweat, you will look shinier than usual. So, adding more shine to your skin is not needed. However, it can be a great idea to add a lip gloss. Just make sure you use a hydrating one since your lips can dry out due to the sun. 

Face mist

During the hot season, nothing can be more refreshing than a face mist. If you are not aware of the potentials of a face mist, you must know that it is much more than just water in a fancy bottle. The most important job it does is refreshing and hydrating your skin. It is a perfect hydration solution when the sun dries out your skin. Even if you have oily skin, there is nothing to worry about. You can easily use face mists on oily skin. Get the Pilgrim White Lotus Natural Face Mist & Toner with Camellia & Witch Hazel. It comes with extra hydrating ingredients and keeps your skin moisturized throughout the day. 

If you are careful in choosing your face mist, it helps control oil production. The most amazing thing about face mists is that they are multifunctional. 

Furthermore, a face mist doesn’t mess up your makeup. Instead, it can even be used as a setting spray. You can get even more out of this product if you are wise with its use in your makeup routine. For instance, you can use it between your makeup and moisturizing. It will help you seal the moisturizer while also creating a dewy look. Not just that, face mists can also be used as makeup primers. An essential product for summer!

Hair Accessories

If you have long hair, summer can be particularly tricky. Sweaty neck and hair do not give you a good feeling. Thankfully, you have options to manage things. Hair clips and headbands come in very handy during the summer season and they must be one of the essentials. Furthermore, you can even experiment and give yourself a new look!

Give yourself a glow

Glamming up your skin will make you more confident to show off your skin during summer. There are many options for giving your skin that additional glow. You can even use fake tan, or a body lotion that has fake tanner, to make your skin look more tanned. If you are happy with the color of your skin but want to make it glow more, you can use a body shimmer. Not just that, you need to keep your skin hydrated during summer. So, a body lotion, preferably with Aloe Vera, after a shower is one of the essential summer beauty tips. It allows your tan to stay longer even after summer. 

Protect your skin and hair

It goes without saying that you need to be more careful about protecting your skin during summer. Similarly, your hair needs additional care during the hot season. The importance of a good skin and hair care routine cannot be emphasized enough. You need to take the necessary steps to protect your skin and hair from the danger of the sun. In that regard, it is best to use natural products and avoid products with harmful ingredients. Skin and hair care aren’t just limited to when you are out in the sun. Aftercare is just as important. Take time to give your skin and hair the extra love it needs!

White Lotus Natural Face Mist & Toner with Camellia & Witch Hazel

Put the moisture back in every cell of your skin with our Holy Grail of a Toner and Mist. The Ultrafine and Alcohol-free formula is just the right vehicle to deliver natures’ most potent ingredients.

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There are habits that help with your facial skin improvement and then there are habits that are ruining it. Some of the causes of your skin problems are obvious but some are not that clear. 

How to improve facial skin?

What if you have been doing all things right, but nothing seems to work? Is it due to the habits you indulge in unknowingly? Let’s take a look at your bad habits so that you can get rid of them and get flawless looks!

  1. Using cosmetics without understanding your skin

Some products may look good on your friends, that doesn’t mean those will suit your skin type. The product doesn’t have to be bad, it’s just that it doesn’t suit you. So instead of relying on advertisements or what your friends are using, understand your own skin first, and then buy facial products accordingly.

  1. Popping pimples

As hard it is to resist popping pimples, it is one of the worst sins to do. Not only do these leave ugly spots behind, but also expose your skin to a trail of other skin issues. If you’re prone to acne, you should use products that fight the oil in your skin. You can also use natural products to slow down the growth of pimples and get rid of marks. But, all in all, do not touch or pop your pimples at any cost.

  1. Not washing your face

Another bad habit would be to skip washing your face twice a day. All the dust and pollution can collect on your skin and can lead to various skin issues such as acne, spots, etc. Thus, you need to wash your face at least twice a day, with a sulfate-free face wash. Also, wash your face before you apply makeup to get rid of all the dirt particles and to open your clogged pores. 

  1. Using soap to wash your face

Our skin is sensitive to alkaline and acidic chemicals, so you should never wash your face with your regular soap. Instead, opt for a face wash or a cleanser that suits your skin type.

Pilgrim Volcanic Lava Ash Face Wash will help your skin much more than any soap can. This is a gentle, yet effective cleanser that will remove dead skin cells from the skin and cleanse your skin.

  1. Not moisturizing enough

Often we think that moisturizing the skin is important in winters only. Your skin needs moisture during summers too. If you feel that moisturizer feels too heavy on your skin during summers as it is already too hot and sweaty, then choose one with a lighter consistency or you could also choose a face mist. Whenever you feel like freshening up, just spray it once and you’re good to go!

  1. Not moisturizing your neck

It’s great if you moisturize your face regularly, but if you’re forgetting your neck, uh-oh! Our neck is one of the areas that show the earliest signs of aging and if not moisturized and taken care of properly, you will end up looking older than you actually are. So the next time you apply sunscreen and moisturizer to your face, do not forget about your neck. Also, the area around your eyes is also very sensitive, so use a good eye cream before bedtime for your skin to heal.

  1. Being on your phone all the time

Let’s face it, where we go, our cell phone goes, even to the washroom! You should also know that our cell phones are the biggest germ carriers and can even trap oil in the pores. Too much talking on the phone can lead to a breakout so either you should use your earphones, or you should regularly wipe your phone with a saline solution. 

  1. Skipping sunscreen when there’s no sun

The benefits of sunscreen are definitely obvious and whoever said that you could skip applying sunscreen when there’s no sun, doesn’t know about skincare. It is important that no matter what season it is, start applying Pilgrim White Lotus Day Cream SPF 50, 365 days, straight up. It will help in protecting the skin from the sun and providing sheer coverage for slight discolorations like hyperpigmentation and redness. Now, do not forget about your neck here as well. Along with your face, apply it to your neck, hands, and all other body parts that are usually exposed to the sunlight.

  1. Not getting enough Vitamin D

We all know the dangers of the sun, but it is also important for our skin to get its daily dose of vitamin D. Step out early in the morning or late in the afternoon and soak in the sun for at least ten minutes. It helps enhance radiance and boost collagen production. This also helps strengthen bones. But before you do so, make sure that you apply sunscreen and do not step out when the sun is harsh as that would alleviate your skin issues. 

  1. Lazy to get a haircut

If you are not getting a regular haircut, then you might get a couple (or a lot) of split ends. So, get your hair trimmed at least once in a month to avoid the dull and irregular look. Also, get a haircut in 3-4 months for the healthy growth of your hair. 

Thus, get rid of all these bad habits and nothing will come in your way of looking gorgeous, every day!

Volcanic Lava Ash Face Wash with Yugdugu & White Lotus

Refresh your face with our powerful yet effective and gentle cleanser. Crafted with Volcanic lava ash, Yugdugu and White lotus, the non-foaming cleanser doesn’t strip off the skin of its protective moisture barrier or disturb the natural pH, thus maintaining its integrity and youth.

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When people constantly ask you why you are sweating, even when you are not, you know you have oily skin. Oily skin is shiny, thick, and dull. The oil oozes and can give the skin a greasy shine. In this skin, the oil-producing sebaceous glands are intense and generate more oil than actually required. The pores are enlarged and the skin has a coarse look. It’s important to follow a few rules to cater according to your skin type and oily skin is one of the most difficult skin types to deal with. If not taken care of properly, they can cause problems like breakouts, whiteheads, and blackheads. 

Oily skin is also affected by hormones and affects teens and women with fluctuating hormones. It is also prone to attracting dirt and pollution, due to which people with oily skin have a vulnerability toward pimples. This problem can be unbearable because the oil mixes up with sweat affecting your natural glow. 

Causes of oily skin-

  1. Genetics
  2. Climate changes
  3. Medications
  4. Stress
  5. Hormone issues
  6. Sun or tanning beds
  7. Too much exfoliation
  8. Use of harsh skin care products

Most people have skin that is oily in certain areas and normal or dry in other areas, a condition that is known as combination skin. Hormonal imbalance can also increase the activity of sebaceous glands during menopause or pregnancy. 

Some of the problems only people with oily skin will understand-

  • You have just applied oil-free lotion, but your skin is oily 5 minutes later
  • You are not able to use cream blush/eyeshadows effectively
  • You have to think a lot before applying makeup during any season
  • You have to apply compact powder frequently to avoid makeup invasion
  • Blackheads and breakouts are your buddies.

How to handle oily skin?

If you have tried everything that’s been invented to combat your oily skin, then it’s time you make some modifications in your daily routine. Here are a few oily skin tips you should know:


  • Wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more.

Get yourself Pilgrim White Lotus Day Cream SPF 50 for the best results. It is built with SPF 50 that protects your skin from the sun, improves the elasticity of the skin, and controls the sebum production.

  • Use a sulfate-free face wash. They have the ability to penetrate into your pores and remove the fat that clogs the pores and leads to blackheads. 
  • Use an oil-free foundation that is water-based and noncomedogenic. 
  • Use retinol-based products as they decrease oil production in the skin and reduce blackheads and sebum production in your skin. 
  • Wash your face not more than twice a day. 
  • Sleep 8 hours a day to intensify the skin’s cellular repair activity. 
  • Take lots of green vegetables and citrus fruits in your diet.
  • Use lukewarm water for your face and body.
  • Splash water on the face frequently to reduce oil formation.
  • Stay hydrated as dehydration can cause stress glands to produce more oil. You can stay hydrated either by drinking lots of water or using cosmetics that specifically hydrate the skin. Pilgrim White Lotus Natural Face Mist & Toner is perfect for that. This is an alcohol-free formula that will help in putting moisture back to the skin cells. The primary ingredients of the toner are White Lotus, Camellia, and Witch Hazel. It is a non-greasy formula that will help fight premature aging and environmental damage. This toner will help in achieving a brighter and firmer skin.
  • Exercise regularly as it boosts blood circulation. 


  • Use dirty pillow covers. You spend 8 hours a night resting on them and they absorb dirt, grease, and grime. Wash them up on a regular basis and change the cover every other night.
  • Use a moisturizer that contains petrolatum. Instead, buy an oil-free moisturizer that contains glycerine. 
  • Use your fingers to apply makeup. Instead, use a brush or a sponge and make sure to wash your makeup brushes regularly.
  • Over-wash as it can deprive your skin of essential oils that serves as a barrier to a lot of irritants. 
  • Rub the face too vigorously as it can damage your skin and cause wrinkles and fine lines. 
  • Forget to remove makeup before going to bed. It can lead to blockage of the pores. 
  • Use toner as they can actually make your problem worse. Toning can actually dry out the skin and our skin is designed to stay moist. So, toner overcompensates and produces more oil. 
  • Use products that contain lanolin oil, isopropyl myristate, isopropyl palmitate, petrolatum, and mineral oil.
  • Smoke as it promotes pores enlargement and damages the overall health of the skin. 

Don’t just curse yourself because you have oily skin as it has the most important benefit too. As the oils keep the skin more moist and smooth, the aging signs appear at a much later stage in oily skin and age at a slower rate in comparison to other skin types.

White Lotus Natural Face Mist & Toner with Camellia & Witch Hazel

Put the moisture back in every cell of your skin with our Holy Grail of a Toner and Mist. The Ultrafine and Alcohol-free formula is just the right vehicle to deliver natures’ most potent ingredients.

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There’s so much that goes into maintaining your facial and body skin. From moisturization to cleansing, and a little scrub here and there, those who have tried to have a skincare routine have never regretted it. A skincare routine for men does not have to involve highly-priced lotions, facials, and derma treatments, but basic tools that facilitate hydration, nourishment, and cleansing of the skin. Along with your face, the routine must also reflect the need to address issues of the entire body.

But it is understandable that young men who are just starting out have a hard time navigating a subtle and manageable routine of skin care for men that suits both their pockets and the time on their hands.

To start off, here’s a quick summary of what a man’s skincare routine should look like:

  1. Washing your face with a deep cleansing wash. We recommend that you use the Pilgrim Volcanic Lava Ash Face Wash that is an effective and gentle cleanser. The three primary ingredients of the cleanser are Volcanic Lava Ash, Yugdugu, and White Lotus. Together, they can ensure that you have smooth and supple skin.
  2. Exfoliating your face to clean out the pores
  3. Masking your face to absorb oil deposits
  4. Comply with the ideal beard routine that involves cleaning, conditioning, and trimming of facial hair
  5. Toning your face to tighten the cell gaps and improve skin texture
  6. Moisturizing your face to let the hydration set it
  7. Applying Eye Cream over the sensitive areas to heal dark circles
  8. SPF’ing down your face and body to protect it from the UVB rays. What you need is the Pilgrim White Lotus Day Cream that is built with SPF 50. This day cream will help you get protection from sun rays and prevent sunspots.

Oftentimes, men keeping a tight grip on their daily routines often fail to keep their skin in proper form. It could be due to various factors which include lack of hydration, hormonal imbalance, and pollution. Keeping all the necessary steps in mind, here’s how all the things you should and should not be careful about when it comes to skin care for men:

The Do’s of Men’s Skincare


  • Have a separate routine for your beard


Nourish your beard with oil before a shower and detangle it right after the bath. Once the hair dries out, style it with balm and shape it in a manageable fashion. Your routine should also involve serial combing and oiling it to keep the hair hydrated throughout the day. 


  • Moisturize your face thoroughly


Moisturization goes a really long way in terms of preserving your skin and maintaining its inner hydration. Those with oily skin must use gel-based creams, whereas those with dry skin must use oil-based creams to thoroughly replenish their face and body every day. 


  • Never skip sunscreen


It goes without saying that you should never skip sunscreen. The long term effects of not using SPF every single day are an increase in skin wrinkling, loss of collagen, and declining elasticity. 


  • Use a cooling face cream


A great way to release the tension off your pores is by using cooling agents on it. Like washing your face with cold water is a great way to get rid of dead skin, using mint and aloe vera based face creams leads to the strengthening of your cell block.


  • Take hydration seriously


The best way to take care of your skin is to hydrate it from the inside and let oxygen flow thoroughly. Hydration also helps in retaining moisture and necessary emollients.


  • Start incorporating anti-aging products in your routine


Studies show that using anti-aging products in your 20s pays out heavily in your 30s and 40s. Curbing the early loss of skin elasticity and collagen with daily skincare is the best way to make sure you have the blessing of prolonged youthfulness. 

The Don’ts of Men’s Skincare


  • Don’t pick or exacerbate the acne on your face


Picking on your already vulnerable skin leads to scarring and prolongs your overall healing. You must engage in healthy habits of self-extracting the pimples, rather than scratching your face bloody. 

  1. Don’t use products with sulfate and alcohol

Skincare creams tend to infuse sulfate and alcohol in a lot of products to increase its durability. However, they have proven to be disastrous for your skin. Make sure you refrain from investing in these chemical-ridden products. 

  1. Don’t hoard onto old and rusty razor blades

Old and rusted razor blades can cause rashes and itchiness in your skin, not to mention the grave tetanus infections that can be sprouted through it. You must switch razor blades every four weeks to make sure your grooming routine is safe and medically secure.

  1. Don’t apply greasy products on your face

As you go on with your day, your skin tends to collect dirt and pollution. By applying greasy creams and serums, you increase the chance of dirt attraction and absorption. The best option is to use light products that have easy wear and tear. 

  1. Don’t neglect the feet, knees, and elbows 

Face and hands are important, but some of the most neglected yet heavily impacted areas of intense dryness are feet, knees, and elbows. Special attention must be given to these extra drying areas.

Volcanic Lava Ash Face Wash with Yugdugu & White Lotus

Refresh your face with our powerful yet effective and gentle cleanser. Crafted with Volcanic lava ash, Yugdugu and White lotus, the non-foaming cleanser doesn’t strip off the skin of its protective moisture barrier or disturb the natural pH, thus maintaining its integrity and youth.

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Once you say goodbye to the fun and frolic of being a 20 something young adult living it up in the city, things begin to take a slightly different turn with respect to your skin. It’s not that aging is any less stressful as it is, your skin becomes one of the many things that require additional attention. The 30s mark the decade of your life when your body begins to respond to the ticking clock of time. As you transcend through the tumultuous 20s of your life, challenges begin to look slightly different. What begins as pigmentation and fine lines, begins to turn into fat tissue loss and permanent eye bags. If not met with smart decisions, kind touch, a strict skincare routine, your 30s, can turn into an unanticipated horror show. An ideal skincare routine in your 30s must be split between day and night. You need to start your day with an energetic skincare schedule and wind it down with a calming and affirmative routine for skincare. You deserve to look and feel young forever. To accomplish that, here’s what the skincare routine in your 30s should like. 

Morning Routine:

Step 1: Cleanse your face 

Nothing wakes you up better than a splash of cold water, followed by an effective cleansing wash that removes the face oils and dirt collected overnight. Turns out, the best way to open up your pores and let oxygen travel requires this very step. 

Step 2: Apply a layer of anti-aging cream to your face and neck

As the cleanser begins to clear your pores, apply a layer of anti-aging cream to your face and neck. An adequate layer of the said cream will nourish your skin, moisturize your pores, and contribute towards its healing. 

Step 3: Apply a layer of eye cream 

The skin around your eyes is really sensitive and is much more vulnerable to aging. Coupling your anti-aging cream with a layer of eye cream around the target area will result in maximum benefit to your 30+ skin. 

Bonus: You can finish off the eye cream with a rollerball to further deepen the product penetration. 

Step 4: Veil your face and neck with Sunscreen

Sunscreen remains the most important and unmissable step of your routine for skincare. On days you go out and on days you don’t, never forget to layer your face and neck with an SPF you trust. It is recommended that your cream should be at least SPF 30.

Pilgrim White Lotus Day Cream is built with SPF 50. It will protect you from the sun, control sebum protection, and improve skin’s elasticity. The Yugdugu in the day cream will fight acne while the Camellia will get absorbed deep into the layers of the skin and replenish the nutrients.

It is worth mentioning that cutting your sun exposure is a wise decision too. 

You can progress with your makeup routine post this step.

[ll] Night Routine

Step 1: Double-cleanse your skin to get rid of excess dirt and collected makeup

Sure you have washed your face in your 20s, but 30s should be the time you begin to cleanse it. As routines go, you must wash your face first thing in the morning, and after you get done with your day. Begin with using face wipes and later, wash down your face with a cleanser that suits the pH balance of your skin, has exfoliating benefits, and improves your skin tone, all the while removing the first layer of dirt. We recommend that you use the Pilgrim Volcanic Lava Ash Face Wash. It is a non-foaming cleanser that calms, soothes, and purifies your skin and reveals the glow within. The primary ingredients of the face wash – Volcanic Lava Ash, Yugdugu, and White Lotus, will ensure that the natural pH of the skin is not disturbed.

Wash your face with lukewarm water and pat it with a cotton towel.

Step 2: Exfoliate your skin two to three times a week and remove the dead cells

A gentle exfoliator applied on a warmed up skin can effectively remove the accumulated dead cells and clean the skin from within.

Step 3: Switch things up with a face mask of your liking 

Never say no to a good face mask. As years progress, the skin can use every source of hydration it can get, and daily masks are a great way to reach there. For those with an oily/acne-prone skin: a dry, powder-based mask can go a long way too.

Step 4: Finish it up with a coating of Vitamin C serum

A final punch with a Vitamin C serum can become a thing that sets you apart from the rest of the pack. A Night serum is as important to your skincare routine as a moisturizer. Pilgrim Vitamin C Night Serum is a non-greasy and easily-absorbed formula that can be used for fighting off the signs of environmental damage and premature aging. So, while you are asleep, your skin will be repaired.

Not only does it carry the best anti-aging properties, but it also results in a dewy, natural shine that adds up to your overall complexion. You wouldn’t wanna miss out on this tiny detail. 

Embracing an elaborative skincare routine is no longer exclusive to the ladies of Hollywood. You are allowed to indulge too. 

Rest assured, 30s skincare routines are an investment, not a splurge. 

Take care!

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Can you believe it? Hollywood stars Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, and even Cameron Diaz are over 40! Yes, aging is inevitable, but these stars can pass as half their ages because of the skincare routine they follow every day without fail.

When you hit your 40s, your skin tends to lose its elasticity and suppleness it once possessed because our body at that age produces very little estrogen and progesterone. So, if you don’t follow a good skincare routine, along with a balanced diet and regular exercise, you might notice the appearance of wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and even large pores. And, unlike yesteryears, since the skin regeneration process also slows down substantially, caring for your skin becomes a priority. Now, fret not! It is not an impossible chore. Some anti-aging skincare tips can help you care for your skin and also slow down the process of aging. How? Well, keep reading to know more about skincare for 40+.

Cleanse It Right

The very first step you must take towards caring for your skin is hooking up with the right cleanser. If your cleanser doesn’t do its job first, even the most expensive creams and serums also don’t help. You must use a cleaner that contains natural ingredients to remove all the impurities from your skin. At night, you can use a cleanser with mild AHA or salicylic acid.

You should use the Pilgrim Volcanic Lava Ash Face Scrub that has extra-fine particles. The primary ingredients – Volcanic Lava Ash, Yugdugu, and White Lotus help in reducing fine lines, wrinkles, discolorations, suntan, pigmentation, and improving skin’s elasticity.

Moisturize It! 

Every day and night, it is mandatory for you to moisturize. And, we are not talking about only your face but you must moisturize your entire body. Of course, not with the same moisturizer. Now, you need a day and a night moisturizer for your face that is filled with anti-aging benefits. Make sure while massaging your face with the moisturizer, you also pay attention to your neck and chest. Finally, for your body, use a nourishing body lotion, and follow this step as soon as you exit a bath. In fact, a steam bath also helps when you hit the 40s. Also remember, moisturize as often as required.

Day Time Serum 

When it comes to serums, why ignore day time? In fact, invest in a good antioxidant-rich serum for everyday use. It can be an amalgamation of vitamin C and E or you can use them individually. And, when you pair your serum with a good moisturizer and then sunscreen, they work well to fend off UVA and UVB free radical, protecting your skin from the sun.

Sunscreen Is A Must 

Your body is already trying to display signs of aging and you don’t need sun damage too to enhance the effect. Therefore, know this, sunscreen is a must, especially for skincare for 40+. Even when the weather is cloudy or maybe it’s winter, you need to apply sunscreen on your face, neck, chest, hands, and legs or any area exposed to the sun. Pilgrim White Lotus Day Cream is a superachiever cream that offers sun protection, hydrates the skin, and improves skin’s elasticity. Built with SPF 50, this cream will help prevent sun spots and cover for discolorations like hyperpigmentation and redness. It also finishes matt which means that you will have a soft glow. 

Retinol Serum At Night 

Your vitamin C or E serum is for your morning, and retinol-infused serums are for the night. Retinol is magical for your skin. It helps reverse ageing, hyperpigmentation, and acne.

Night Creams Are Essential 

Once you have cleansed and applied your serum, you need a good night cream to finish your skincare routine. Go for something that is heavier and suits your skin type. Make sure it contains regenerative properties, which can promote skin-cell turnover as you sleep peacefully at night. Some make use of face oils instead of night creams and they do work. However, you must first check if it suits your skin.

Now Is The Time For Eye Cream 

You have probably heard some people say that eye creams aren’t important. Well, maybe they were not needed before, but you need them now. Why? Because the skin around your eyes becomes thinner and sensitive. Therefore, it requires something specially curated for it and that’s eye cream. Also, to take it a notch higher, what you can do is that you can store your eye cream in the fridge as it helps reduce puffy eyes and even constrain your blood vessels.

What You Eat Is Important 

If you want beautiful skin, eat a balanced meal with proteins, vitamins, and minerals, and avoid processed food and sugar. If you crave something sweet, opt for dark chocolate. It is also rich in magnesium, which is essential for your body. Also, look for food products with probiotics as they are good for your gut, immune system, and leaves your skin radiant. Probiotics are found in yogurt, kefir, kale, kombucha, and sauerkraut. Now you know what to snack on!

Mask It Every Week 

A face mask is almost like a mini facial, which helps enhance all the efforts you are now putting into your skincare. Therefore, look for something that is curated to the firm, lift, and brighten your skin. Get this Pilgrim Volcanic Lava Ash Face Mask with Yugdugu & White Lotus. This mask not only remineralizes the skin, therefore preventing breakouts, but also brings up nutrients right up to the skin from within.

Quit Smoking 

This one is a no-brainer because smoking leads to the aging of the skin. And now that you are in your 40s and are trying to minimize the aging effects, it is important that you quit this habit for the sake of your skin.

Neck Cream Anyone? 

Did you know? Today, there are a plethora of products available for your neck. Why? Because as you age, the skin on the neck gets affected by wrinkles, which is not a pleasant sight. Therefore, use a special anti-aging cream targeted for your neck to reduce the effects.


Once or twice a week, make sure you use an exfoliator to help get rid of any dead cells. However, don’t use a harsh one and never over scrub. Be gentle! 

So, these were some of the skincare tips that you can incorporate to help fight aging.

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All of us, at some point in our life, have suffered from dull and lifeless skin. Dull skin simply lacks the luminesce it is supposed to have. When your skin starts to look dull and flat and has acquired a greyish tint, it is time to look for a solution to bring it back to life. Maintaining a healthy-looking, fresh skin is a process that has to be followed rigorously. To help in combating dull skin, it is important to understand what causes it. 

What are the causes of dull skin?

There are several reasons why your skin could be looking dull but once you identify the cause for your dull skin, you can start working to improve dull skin.  

  • A build-up of dead skin cells:

This is one of the most common reasons for your skin looking dull and lifeless. Your skin sheds dead cells continuously. Without proper washing and exfoliation, the dead skin cells tend to accumulate on top of the new skin and give your skin the flat and dull look along with the unpleasant looking greyish tint. This build-up of dead skin cells can also lead to other problems like clogged pores and acne. 

  • Ageing:

    Another factor to consider while looking for causes for dull skin is ageing. As you grow, the skin on your body too matures. This leads to a slower regeneration of skin cells. Therefore, with age, people tend to lose their natural complexion colour. 
  • Dehydration:

    Drinking water is one of the secrets to achieving healthy skin. However, the hydration your skin needs is two-fold. Drinking enough water to keep your body hydrated is one aspect. Lack of moisturizing is the other, which can lead to dull skin. Along with this, many people’s skin cannot hold the moisture which can also be a cause for severely dehydrated and dull-looking skin. Dehydration can also lead to other problems like premature signs of ageing and saggy skin.
  • Pollution:

    Breathing in polluted air is bad enough, however, the pollutants present in the air also harm our skin. There are dirt and other chemicals caused due to burning of fossil fuels and other types of air pollution that settles on our skin and makes it look dull and flat. 
  • Excess stress for a long period:

    While this may not be something that would be immediately visible if you are under stress, your skin starts to show what your body is feeling. Lack of sleep, proper diet, and exercise along with stress can be a major reason behind your dull and lifeless skin.


  • Sun exposure:

    Most of us know that stepping into the sun without sunscreen is an absolute skincare disaster. However, even with sunscreen on, it is quite possible to deal with the negative side effects of being in the sun for a long period. The UV rays harm our skin and make it look dull. Exposure to the sun can also cause hyperpigmentation and spots on your face. 

What are some skin tips to overcome Dull Skin?

Every solution to treat dull skin depends upon the cause of the problem. If you can identify the reason, finding a solution becomes easier. Here are some tips to overcome dull skin:

Washing your face at night:

All of us wash our faces in the morning, but to have healthy skin, it is important to wash your face at night to remove all the dirt and pollution that has been accumulated on your skin. By doing this, you ensure that the foreign particles do not enter your skin and your skin can breathe and recuperate while you sleep.

You should give the Pilgrim Volcanic Lava Ash Face Wash with Yugdugu and White Lotus a try. This face wash helps in cleaning your skin and makes it pollution proof. The Volcanic Lava Ash deep cleans your pores and purifies your skin by penetrating your skin and pulling out all the dirt and excess sebum that has accumulated throughout the day. Yugdugu helps by soothing your skin and bringing back the glow on your face.

Along with this, the White Lotus present in the face wash helps in brightening your complexion and reducing signs of aging. Washing your face at night is even more important if you wear makeup during the day. Sleeping with makeup on could do serious damage to your skin. 

  • Drink sufficient water throughout the day:

    Keep your body hydrated to get a healthy-looking skin. Make sure that you drink a glass of water every one to two hours. Keep a track of how much water you drink in a day and manage it according to your needs.
  • Use products with Hyaluronic Acid:

    Hyaluronic Acid helps by hydrating your skin and locking the moisture in. Using it right after a moisturizer will lock in the hydration that it provides. 
  • Exfoliation:

    Washing your face twice a day and exfoliating your skin at least two to three times a week is a crucial step to achieve brighter and healthy-looking skin. This is one of the best tips which will work for everyone. We recommend you use a mild exfoliating scrub such as the Pilgrim Volcanic Lava Ash Face Scrub with Yugdugu and White Lotus which helps in gently removing the dead skin cells while soothing your skin. It detoxifies and deep cleans your pores to give your skin a fresh look. Along with this, it also helps in removing blackheads and whiteheads from your skin. The Volcanic Lava Ash helps in de-tanning your skin and brings colour back into the skin. Yugdugu and White Lotus extracts help to restore the glow, reduces the appearance of dark spots, and helps in restoring natural moisture of the skin. 

Get enough sleep and control your stress levels:

By getting full eight hours of sleep at night and keeping your stress levels under control can make a huge difference in how your skin looks. Proper sleep and a calm mind are important to remove the dullness in your skin and bring back the rosy glow. 

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The Winter season can be harsh for the skin. During the extreme seasons, it is important to keep good care of your skin. The dry and cold air during the winters can lead to dehydrated and flaky skin. This air can also make your skin itchy, irritated, and can spur allergic reactions. To avoid all of this, it is important to follow a routine for skincare during winter that not only suits your skin type but also provides enough hydration and moisturization to your skin. 

What skincare steps to follow during the winter season?

Winter skincare routines differ based on the skin type of person. It is imperative to understand that what works for one person may not work for another. However, during winters, some things are equally important for all skin types. No matter what your skin type is, you can follow these tips to keep your skin feeling fresh, smooth, and supple:

  • Drink water:

    Due to the cold, most of us often forget that even though we may not feel like it, our body needs a good amount of water to keep itself healthy. Drinking a sufficient amount of water in a day is the trick to good health as well as good skin. Dermatologists often encourage people to drink lots of water throughout the day to maintain healthy and balanced skin. Therefore, it becomes even more important to drink water in the winter. The air around you is dry and cold and it tends to absorb the moisture from your body. Therefore, to maintain the pH balance of your skin and to keep your skin hydrated, drinking water is important. 
  • Use lukewarm water to wash your face and hands:

    Lukewarm water should be used while washing your hands and your face. Water which is too hot will dry out your skin. Even while taking a shower, it is better to use lukewarm, comfortable temperature water rather than going for extremely hot water. Hot showers can dry out your skin fast and can result in cracked and flaky skin. 
  • Properly moisturize your skin:

    People with dry skin would already know the importance of this step. Using a moisturizer which hydrates your skin is very important during the winters. People of all skin types should include this step in their winter skincare routine. Even people with oily skin should not skip this step as it can lead to the production of excess sebum due to a lack of moisturization. Using a good moisturizer will help keep skin dryness away during the winters. Apply your moisturizer within a few minutes of washing your face or taking a shower to lock in the moisture. 
  • Exfoliation is important:

    Exfoliation may not seem like the best thing to do during the harsh winters but it is important to remove the dead skin cells and the dry, flaky skin from your body so as to give your skin some space to breathe. However, it is important to use a mild exfoliator so as to not harm your skin in any way. Pick a product that has a moisturizing effect along with the exfoliating properties. 
  • Do not forget the sunscreen before stepping out in the sun:

    The pure bliss of feeling the warm sun rays on your skin should not stop you from taking proper care of your skin. Even though the warm rays might not feel like they are doing damage to your skin, the UV rays are continuously getting absorbed into your body. Put on a good sunscreen before stepping out in the sun.

We would recommend using the Pilgrim White Lotus Day Cream SPF 50 with Camellia and Yugdugu. This cream not only provides moisturization to your skin but the SPF 50 present in it, also protects your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun. It also doesn’t leave any white cast or oily residue on your skin and can, therefore, be used by everyone, from dry skin type to oily skin type.

If you are in the sun for a long period of time, don’t forget to reapply your sunscreen every three to four hours.

  • Avoid using products that have alcohol:

    Products such as face masks and toners which have alcohol as an ingredient should be avoided at all costs. Alcohol absorbs the moisture in the skin and tends to dry up the area on which it has been used. You wouldn’t want to use products that dry out your already dry skin in the winters. Therefore, be careful to only use products that are alcohol-free.
  • A good nighttime routine should be followed:

    A good winter skincare routine includes steps that are followed both in the morning and at night. Even though your skin doesn’t need protection at night, a good hydrating cream as well as a thick and rich serum would do wonders for your skin in the dry winter season. Serums are a great way to keep your skin hydrated and lock the moisture in. The Pilgrim Vitamin C Night Serum with Hyaluronic Acid and White Lotus is a great option to consider. The anti-oxidants in Vitamin C protects the skin from the harsh and dry winter air. It also brightens the skin and combats free radicals. Along with this, Hyaluronic Acid is one of the best moisturizers for the skin and keeps the moisture in your skin locked in. The Night Serum is also infused with Argan Oil, which will help in keeping your skin soft and supple throughout the winter season. This serum will work wonders on your skin while you have a good night’s sleep.
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No one wakes up aiming to dive into the slump of pollution, but everyone still, somehow, ends up there. Because being affected by it is not a choice, but a living condition that must be accepted and dealt with, if you wish to exist outside your home. As we begin our day, we can all use some extra measures to shield both our outer skin and our inner cells from the pollution that the world is ready to throw at us, day in and day out. 

Being exposed to the sun and the subsequent pollution of the environment can have a compounded effect on our skin. What begins as dullness and dryness can soon lead to redness, wrinkles, blotchiness, fine lines, and exacerbated acne. We often have no idea what our skin ingests throughout the day. While some toxins can be digested and recycled out by your body, poisonous gases like nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and sulfur can cause permanent damage to your skin.

Gone are the days when a cheeky homemade turmeric pack at the end of a long week could prevent/cure the harmful effects of pollution. The toxins penetrating our skin every day need to be dealt with so much more than homemade packs.  

So, pushing the envelope ahead, here are the best tips to win the battle against pollution vs skincare:


  • Take regular baths


Try taking a bath twice a day: once at the beginning of your day and the second at the end of it. Taking a hot shower or bath at night can not only improve your mood but also help you wash out all the dirt and dust you take yourself home. 

It is important to wash off the first layer of pollution. If not done, it can easily be absorbed by your skin. 


  • Scrub your exposed areas regularly 


Adding a 10-second scrubbing routine to your bath for skincare to fight pollution can make a huge difference. Constant exposure to pollution creates a layer of harmful chemicals that leads up to inflammation in your skin. With scrubbing, you can get rid of the toxins accumulated on the surface of the skin.

Apply a layer of scrub on your damp skin and cleanse it with a loofah. The Pilgrim Volcanic Lava Ash Face Scrub has the unique texture and extra-fine particles that make the whole exfoliation process a treat. It also helps improve skin elasticity – leaving it fresh, bright and rejuvenated. Your skin will be so supple that you won’t be able to keep your hands off of it.


  • Never skip sunscreen


A point unmissable when you mention pollution protection is a layer of sunscreen. You must find an SPF solution you trust and apply it religiously. The protection from the UV rays is the primary function of the lotion, as it serves the purpose of saving you from multiple assaults of a pollution ridden atmosphere. 

Your skincare during pollution should include a heavy layer of SPF. Every single day. The Pilgrim White Lotus Day Cream is built with SPF 50. Not only does it protect your skin from the sun and prevent sunspots, but its universal tint provides coverage for discolorations like hyperpigmentation and redness.


  • Keep yourself hydrated


You may think it is only your skin that is getting affected by the chemicals outside, but that is not the case. Your insides are much vulnerable, if not more—thanks to the air you breathe and the toxins your skin absorbs. 

A fool-proof way to clear your body of toxins is to keep yourself hydrated, along with infusing it with detoxifying elements such as lemon, basil, and other antioxidants.


  • Keep your skin moisturized 


Nourishing your skin is as important as extracting all the toxins out. After all that constant scrubbing and double baths, your skin deserves to be replenished. Nothing does the job better than shea cocoa butter-based moisturizers. It spreads easily and creates a protective layer that prevents any environmental damage. Using this moisturizer, you will be able to preserve the elasticity and youth of your skin. Apply an adequate amount of body butter onto your skin twice a week on your entire body. 


  • Try to avoid pollution hours


Every city has designated rush hours, and you must be aware of them. To protect your skin from pollution, try to avoid traveling in these hours, and when you do, do it with the maximum protection. Covering your exposed skin with cloth, traveling in covered vehicles, and being conscious about your exposure to the sun can help tremendously.


  • Have a healthy diet


Having foods that are rich in healthy fats and antioxidants can help your body filter out the absorbed toxins accrued through pollution exposure. Foods like eggplant, avocado, broccoli, almonds and garlic are filled with true fats antioxidation components that promote the generation of healthy tissues in your body. It also helps in building back the hydrolipidic film of the skin. 


The type and quantity of pollutants being ingested by your body are subject to constant change as factored by the weather and the industrial infrastructure outside. Figuring out what works for you and what doesn’t will do a huge favor for you, as you can’t fight the pollution, you can simply save yourself from it.

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