“Abhyanga is a type of massage done with warm oil, such as jojoba or sweet almond oil. Start with your head: apply the oil to the roots of your hair and massage the scalp, be sure to rub your ears too. Next, you can go to the hands, direct the movements to the heart. After that, apply the oil to your belly, moving clockwise; then – on your feet. Pay special attention to your elbows and knees, these areas tend to have the driest skin. Finally, massage your feet. After the massage, you need to wait 15-30 minutes for the oil to penetrate the skin and nourish it. To avoid boredom, throw a robe over your shoulders and have a cup of tea or read a book. After that, take a warm shower without soap and washcloth, so you will achieve the maximum effect. It’ll be like you’ve given yourself a spa day.”
“When it comes to SPF, you only need a small amount to apply on your face, about half a teaspoon or even less,’ she tells metro.co.uk. ‘It all depends on consistency. Also, there are 2 different types of SPFs: physical and chemical. Physical you can apply straight away when you go out and chemical around 25- 30 mins before you leave.”
“Firstly one should not appear in the sun during the daytime from 11am to 5pm . Minimum solar activity hours are from 7 am to 10.30am and from 4.30pm to 6 pm. Secondly, always wear a wide-brimmed hat, and thirdly, a cream with high-factor SPF. SPF should consist of physical factors of protection such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. Other organic ingredients in the formula e.g. titanium dioxide or zinc oxide is an advantage. 1ml for face is a sufficient amount. You should reapply your SPF every 2 hours”.