Episodes

  • An inner glow alludes to more than just one’s outward appearance, but their internal health and vitality as well. It indicates great health and well-being. Contrary to popular belief, an inner glow is extremely achievable if one follows the correct steps to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

    In this episode of the podcast, Sheetal will share some tips and tricks to attain an ‘inner glow.’ Your diet is of utmost importance as it has everything to do with your appearance. In Ayurveda, the sattvic diet comprises of consuming pure and organic foods. The goal of this diet is to deeply nourish the body and calm the mind down. Some foods that are generally eaten are whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and seasonal fruits. By doing this, you automatically reduce the toxic load in your digestive system and keep the gut clean. Along with this, it is important to avoid foods with insecticides, pesticides, artificial colors and flavor enhancers – which lead to a toxic build up in the digestive system. Additionally, using high quality natural products made with time tested ingredients like all Apsara products, is important.

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    If you’re listening on iTunes, make sure to subscribe and review us. We are also on Spotify! Follow us for tips, remedies and information. Your feedback will help us make your experience with Apsara even better! If there are topics or questions you would like us to discuss, please let us know in the comment section below. If you need hair or skincare advice from an expert, fill out this form and we will send you a response as soon as we can! Go natural. It is good karma!

  • Hair fall, early greying and itchy, dandruff-prone hair are becoming more and more prevalent in women. A large contributing factor to these hair conditions is exposure to harsh chemicals which compromise the hair follicles. One may encounter these chemicals in haircare products containing SLS chemicals, parabens, petrochemicals and other harmful substances. Further, the quality of water used to wash one’s hair plays an imperative role in its appearance.

    In this episode of the podcast, Sheetal will share with you a simple tip to promote healthy hair by ensuring that the water you wash your hair with is clean and of the best quality possible. Often, changes in one’s environment such as moving to a new country and experiencing different quality off water can cause excess hair loss. Using a chlorine filter in the shower can help prevent this and promote healthy hair. This filter is small and extremely easy to install and use. Furthermore, follow up with a natural, time-tested ingredients-based haircare routine to take continuous and proper care of your hair.

    In addition to this tip, Apsara’s Rosemary and Amla haircare set is free of harsh chemicals, gentle and effective in improving the quality and natural glow of your hair.

    Take the skin quiz to help us find the best Apsara products for your skin type or concern.

    If you’re listening on iTunes, make sure to review us and subscribe. We are also on Spotify! Follow us for tips, remedies and information. Your feedback will help us in making your experience with Apsara even better! If there are questions or topics you want us to discuss, please let us know in the comment section below. If you need skin or haircare advice from an expert, fill out this form and we will send you a response as soon as we can! Go natural. It is good karma!

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  • Antioxidants are compounds that slow down free radical damage that is going to our skin, hair or scalp. In this day, we are exposed to harsh chemicals on a daily basis, often resulting from environmental factors such as pollution. The increasing free radical damage in women attributes to early greying, rapid aging and hair loss.

    In this episode of the podcast, Sheetal will provide you with information on the importance of antioxidants and how to implement them into your daily skincare routine. Some foods that are rich in antioxidants are organic produce, as well as many fruits and vegetables. Further, adequate intake of Vitamin C and E are essential. Some sources of vitamin C are citrus and cucumber, while sources of Vitamin E include almond oil (used in many Apsara products) and dark chocolate, which also contains polyphenols. The Vitamin C Skin Glow serum is an Apsara product that is full of antioxidants and extremely beneficial towards slowing down free radical damage to your skin. The ROOP Saffron potion and the ROOP night serum - its nightly counterpart - are equally as antioxidant-rich due to the abundance of saffron in the products.

    Take the skin quiz to help us find the best Apsara products for your skin type or concern.

    If you’re listening on iTunes, make sure to review us and subscribe. We are also on Spotify! Follow us for tips, remedies and information. Your feedback will help us in making your experience with Apsara even better! If there are questions or topics you want us to discuss, please let us know in the comment section below. If you need skin or haircare advice from an expert, fill out this form and we will send you a response as soon as we can! Go natural. It is good karma!

  • Discoloration of the skin is evident with darker or lighter markings on the skin as compared to the usual color of the skin. The pigment melanin is responsible for the color of our skin, which is why fluctuations in pigmentation can be attributed to increases or decreases in melanin. This causes discoloration and often dark spots as well, which are prevalent skin issues faced by many women.

    In this episode of the podcast, Sheetal will share with you 10 useful tips to reduce the discoloration of your skin. While minimizing skin exposure and avoiding tanning beds are imperative, having a natural, time-tested ingredients-based skincare routine will help you maintain a constant practice to reduce discoloration. Natural ingredients such as tomato paste and papaya supplement the skincare routine and can increase the antioxidant levels of the skin while providing repair and damage control. Other useful ingredients include green tea and coffee, which have excellent antioxidant properties, and aloe vera gel for its hydrating moisturizers. You can find home remedies containing these ingredients on our blog at www.apsaraskincare.com. In addition to these remedies, the Sandalwood Natural Facial Serum is designed to aid in sun protection, which makes it a valuable necessity - especially in the summer. Sandalwood itself is known to have skin calming, soothing and sun protection properties.

    Take the skin quiz to help us find the best Apsara products for your skin type or concern.

    If you’re listening on iTunes, make sure to subscribe and review us. We are also on Spotify! Follow us for tips, remedies and information. Your feedback will help us make your experience with Apsara even better! If there are topics or questions you would like us to discuss, please let us know in the comment section below. If you need hair or skincare advice from an expert, fill out this form and we will send you a response as soon as we can! Go natural. It is good karma!

  • In Ayurveda, the health of the digestive system is everything. It is the foundation upon which the health of your skin and hair is built. Along with this comes the importance of gut health. Gut toxicity builds up over a period of time due to poor lifestyle choices and food pollution, amongst other reasons. Once a particular threshold of toxicity is reached, an intense toll is taken upon your general health and the health of your skin and hair.

    In this episode of the podcast, Sheetal will discuss some important lifestyle errors that you may be making unintentionally. For example, eating food with excess growth hormones, pesticides, flavor enhancers and color may lead to nutrition deficiencies. In one case, protein synthesis suffers due to a zinc deficiency. Paying attention and actively working to combat them will help you decrease your gut toxicity and improve your overall health. An Apsara product that also aids in reducing the outward appearance of gut toxicity on the skin, is the Sandalwood Facial Serum.

    Take the skin quiz to help us find the best Apsara products for your skin type or concern.

    If you’re listening on iTunes, make sure to review us and subscribe. We are also on Spotify! Follow us for tips, remedies and information. Your feedback will help us make your experience with Apsara even better! If there are questions or topics you would like us to discuss, please let us know in the comment section below. If you need skin or haircare advice from an expert, fill out this form and we will send you a response as soon as we can! Go natural. It is good karma!

  • Combination skin is characterized by skin that may be oil in some areas, but dry or normal in others. It is effectively a ‘combination’ of different skin types. Although establishing skincare practices for this skin type may sound difficult, Apsara has multiple DIY remedies and product recommendations for individuals to use in an effort to combat both blackhead eruptions and issues that come with taking care of combination skin.

    In this episode of the podcast, Sheetal will share with you a simple home remedy to balance out combination skin. The remedy prominently features Fuller’s Earth (also known as Multani Mitti in Hindi), nutmeg powder and tomato juice. Fuller’s Earth acts as a detoxifier which also reduces the appearance of blackheads and whiteheads, and decongests clogged pores. On the other hand, nutmeg has anti-inflammatory, skin-pacifying properties while tomato juice is an important source of vitamin C – an anti-oxidant which aids in free radical damage repair. The remedy can be used once a week and should be followed up with an adequate toner, serum or lotion afterwards. In addition to the remedy, the Neem Facial Cleanser is designed to balance out combination skin and like all Apsara products, contains no harsh chemicals.

    Take the skin quiz to help us find the best Apsara products for your skin type or concern.

    If you’re listening on iTunes, make sure to subscribe and review us. We are also on Spotify! Follow us for tips, remedies and information. Your feedback will help us make your experience with Apsara even better! If there are topics or questions you would like us to discuss, please let us know in the comment section below. If you need hair or skincare advice from an expert, fill out this and we will send you a response as soon as we can! Go natural. It is good karma!

  • Many people want simple and achievable methods to get their skin to glow. For some, glowing skin may even seem out of reach. However, Apsara has many easy home remedies consisting of all-natural ingredients, which can help individuals achieve their goals. Further, Apsara’s ROOP saffron potion and its nightly counterpart – the ROOP night serum, have a creamy intensity with ingredients such as saffron, rose and jasmine. Daily or nightly use of either natural product will result in firmer and glowing skin.

    In this episode of the podcast, Sheetal will share with you a simple home remedy to achieve glowing skin. It contains easily accessible ingredients such as aloe vera gel, rosewater and turmeric powder. It should be used once a week and applied over the skin and neck. Afterwards, a suitable toner and serum should be applied. This home remedy does not contain any harsh chemicals, therefore, it is extremely beneficial to the consistency of the user’s skin in the long term.

    If you’re listening on iTunes, make sure to subscribe and review us. We are also on Spotify! Follow us for tips, remedies and information. Your honest feedback will help us make your experience with Apsara even better! If there are questions or topics you want us to discuss, please let us know in the comment section below. If you need skin or haircare advice from an expert, fill out this form and we will send you a response as soon as we can! Go natural. It is good karma!

  • By the time women are 50, 1 out of 2 of them will experience hair loss. This alarming statistic applies to 50% of women in this age group. Rapid hair fall, early greying and dry, frizzy hair go hand in hand as each can be sped up as a result of harmful haircare habits.

    In this episode of the podcast, Sheetal will share the top five hair mistakes that cause one’s hair to fall excessively. These mistakes include insufficient nutrition, using hair products that do not suit your hair, and washing and handling your hair in an incorrect manner. She will also share simple solutions for each mistake and give you methods to retain beautiful, healthy hair while maintaining a steady intake of protein, nutrients, zinc and organic foods. Apsara’s ‘Natural Hair Care Routine’ is a combination of Rosemary and Amla shampoo, hair oil and conditioner, that further work to combat common hair conditions and treat them.

    If you’re listening on iTunes, make sure to review and subscribe to us. Your honest feedback will help us make your experience with Apsara even better! If there are topics or questions you want us to discuss, let us know in the comment section below. If you need skin or haircare advice from an expert, fill out this form and we will send you a response as soon as we can!

    Related: Check out a review of Apsara’s Rosemary and Amla haircare line.

  • In the ongoing digital age, spending hours on screens has become the new norm. Children and teenagers especially, spend a lot of time online for both educational and recreational purposes. Due to this their eyes are often strained for long periods of time. Eye strains do not result only from excessive screen time, but are also commonly associated with lack of sleep and stress. As a result, the eye region can become puffy and dark, under-eye circles can form.

    In this episode of the podcast, Sheetal will share with you a simple DIY to diminish both dark circles and puffy eyes. The remedy contains easily found household items: bananas, aloe vera gel and instant coffee powder. These ingredients are extremely useful towards aiding in eliminating certain skin conditions. The insides of banana peels are good sources of antioxidants for free radical damage while coffee is also a source of antioxidants and tightens the eye area. Lastly, aloe vera resurfaces and lightens the skin as well as increases its ability to retain moisture and hydration. Apsara’s Cucumber Under-Eye Serum works in a similar manner and aids in diminishing dark circles and puffy eye conditions.

    If you’re listening on iTunes, make sure to subscribe and review us. Your honest feedback will help us make your experience with Apsara even better! If there are topics or questions you would like us to discuss, let us know in the comment section below. If you need skin or haircare advice from an expert, fill out this form and we will send you a response as soon as we can!

    Related: Check out some reviews of Apsara’s Cucumber Under-Eye Serum!

  • Blackheads are formed when hair follicles within the skin become clogged and produce excess oil, which results in a bump-like formation. Further, air exposure can cause the bump to turn black over time. Reducing blackheads and acne is of utmost importance in order to clear the skin and produce a glow. Washing and cleansing the face regularly can result in acne and blackhead-free skin.

    In this episode of the podcast, Sheetal will share with you a home remedy that helps diminish blackhead eruptions. This remedy contains only three ingredients – rice flour, baking soda and the most essential ingredient: tomato. As this remedy contains very few ingredients that are both accessible and well-performing, it is an ideal method of reducing blackheads on the face. Along with the remedy, Apsara’s Natural Acne Care Routine greatly aids in depleting breakouts and acne, while keeping the skin in control. Like all of Apsara’s launches, the acne care routine contains high quality products. Some of Apsara’s products have even undergone new labeling, while specific lotions were relooked at and developed for them to become more lightweight. These changes, along with the transformation of our website, portray Apsara’s motto of constant change leading to evolution.

    If you are listening on iTunes, please subscribe and review us. Your honest feedback will help us make your experience with Apsara even better! If there are topics or questions you want us to discuss, let us know in the comment section below. If you want skin or haircare advice from an expert, fill out this form and we will send you a response as soon as we can!

    Related: Check out a Castor oil and Turmeric remedy to remove blackheads and fade acne!

  • Vitamin C is known to have numerous skin benefits. Aside from popular usage in protecting the skin from sunlight and UV rays, its antioxidant properties protect the cells against free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that are produced during metabolism and show up as dark spots, wrinkles, lines, under-eye circles and acne on the skin. In addition to clearing up the skin, Vitamin C helps with exfoliation and establishes a natural facial glow. In this episode of the podcast, Sheetal will share with you the benefits of Vitamin C and the usefulness of this ingredient. It is primarily a calming antioxidant with good hydrating properties, that helps reduce anti inflammation and eliminate common skin conditions that show up on the skin, such as spots, wrinkles and even hyperpigmentation. In return, regular use of skincare products that contain Vitamin C, will result in firmer skin and the fortification of the skin’s natural immune system. Apsara’s newest launch contains the Ayurvedic Vitamin C Natural Glow Serum, which embodies all these properties and helps amplify the glow and clarity of the skin. It is to be used after a cleanser and toner every morning and night, for the highest quality performance. If you’re listening on iTunes, make sure to review us and subscribe. Your honest feedback will help us know how to make your experience with Apsara even better! If there are topics or questions you want us to discuss, let us know in the comment section below. If you need skin or haircare advice from an expert, fill out this form and we will send you a response as soon as we can!

    Related: Check out a product review for the Vitamin C Serum here!

  • At Apsara Skin Care, we believe that ‘change is at the core of development.’ We are always looking to upgrade our look and enhance our customers’ experiences. The appearance of Apsara’s website and product labels have changed with the idea of progress in mind. Further, our four lotions are now of better quality and contain additional antioxidant ingredients, while the time-tested ayurvedic ingredients remain constant.

    In this episode of the podcast, Sheetal will share more information about the new changes Apsara has undergone over the past few weeks. These changes come from the implementation of feedback we have received from all our customers. We are always listening to your suggestions and reviews and strive to make your experience with Apsara excellent. Although coping with change may take some getting used to, you can transition towards taking in the new appearance of our products by participating in the label challenge! When you buy our products, they will contain both our old and new labels and packaging. If you collect 20 of these labels and share a picture of them with [email protected], you will receive a one-time offer of 15% off your next purchase. This game is a great opportunity to engage with us and share your thoughts on the ongoing changes!

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    Related: Check out our developed lotions on Apsara’s official website!

  • Castor oil is a vegetable oil which is often used in skincare products and regimes. It is an essential source of fatty acids, with nourishing and anti-aging properties. This indirectly provides the skin with better moisture retention ability. Further, castor oil has both deep degreasing and anti-inflammatory properties. It calms the skin down and deep cleans clogged pores, reducing acne and blackheads while causing the skin to shine. In this episode of the podcast, you will learn a skincare remedy containing Olive oil and Castor oil – a powerful, high-performance natural ingredient. Further, it can be used for skin and hair types. Integrating this remedy into your skincare routine once every 15 days, will help you achieve clear, hydrated and glowing skin. In addition to being an important ingredient in many skincare products, Castor oil is widely used in hair oils and conditioners. Apsara’s Rosemary and Amla hair conditioner prominently features it, further improving your hairs natural growth.

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    Related: Check out a Castor oil and Turmeric remedy to remove blackheads and fade acne.

  • Bananas are a great source of potassium, vitamins and natural oils. These help prevent split ends and soften the hair as a whole. Bananas also contain silica, which improves the texture of hair. Another ingredient which is important towards maintaining healthy hair, is aloe vera. It’s hydration properties allow it to moisturize the scalp and act as a natural conditioner. In this episode of the podcast, you will learn a DIY hair mask to achieve shiny and soft hair. This hair mask contains aloe vera gel (the fresher the better), coconut oil and mashed bananas. The three ingredients are essential to haircare as they improve the state of hair follicles, cure dry and itchy scalps and help preserve the natural beauty of the hair. Further, it should be used once in 2 weeks for enhanced performance. In addition to the hair mask, oiling your hair at least once a week is a necessity. Apsara’s Rosemary and Amla Hair Oil will help promote thicker and fuller hair.

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    Related: Check out an Avocado and Castor Oil hair mask for shiny and manageable hair.

  • Aloe vera is commonly found in most households and often used to alleviate wounds. As water constitutes most of the plant, applying it on skin helps hydrate and moisturize it. Aloe vera is also a source of plant hormones, which aid in evening out your skin and give it a natural glow. In this episode of the podcast, you will learn about the skin benefits of aloe vera, ranging from hydration, cleansing and causing the face to glow. You will be introduced to a DIY home remedy containing aloe vera, which provides even and radiant skin as a result. It’s anti-inflammatory property further helps reduce inflammation on the skin. You will also be given a list of Apsara lotions including the Neem and Clove, Carrot Seed and Essence of Lavender face lotions which promote healthy skin and enhance its glow. All of these products are available for purchase on Apsara's website.

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    Related: Check out a DIY aloe vera and mango remedy for clear, radiant skin.

  • It is well known that eating healthy foods has several skin benefits. Fiber-rich foods in particular, are extremely beneficial towards achieving clear, glowing skin, as they increase the supply of nutrients and oxygen going into skin cells. These readily available items include whole grains, broccoli, legumes, almonds and avocado. In this episode of the podcast, you will learn about the importance of consuming adequate fiber daily, as well as its skin benefits. You will also be introduced to different foods which contain a high level of fiber, avocado being one of the best sources of it. An induction of these foods into your diet is important for the health of your digestive system and will help you maintain clear skin which does not age rapidly. A product that is also extremely useful for maintaining glowing skin, is the ROOP Night Serum. It will help diminish dark spots, aging signs and discoloration on the skin, similar to the purpose of fiber-rich food. If you’re listening on iTunes, please review us and subscribe. Your honest feedback will let us know how we can work towards making your experience even better! If there are certain topics or questions you want us to discuss, let us know in the comment section below. If you need skin or hair care advice from an expert, fill out this form and we will send you a response as soon as we can!

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  • Brown sugar is an essential ingredient in baking, but it also has several skin benefits. Its affordability and rapid results are what make it a popular product. The darker the sugar, the less refined it is and the more glycolic acid it contains. As glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid, it exfoliates and brightens up skin rapidly, when used correctly.

    In this episode of the podcast, you will learn how to use brown sugar to brighten up your skin and fade facial marks and spots, as well as reduce hyperpigmentation. You will also be introduced to an at-home remedy containing brown sugar, turmeric and oat flour, which will help you maintain glowing and healthy skin. A similar product that will help diminish scars as well, is the ROOP Night Serum. Listen to this episode if you want to learn the different ways of safely applying and using brown sugar on your skin.

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  • Papayas have some incredible benefits when consumed as fresh fruit, but did you know it is also a superfood for the skin? In this episode of the podcast, Sheetal will share a DIY home remedy made with papaya, lemon juice, and vitamin E that will help fade the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone. We also recommend our Papaya and Sugar Facial Mask, a natural exfoliating mask that helps slough off dead skin cells to make skin dullness a thing of the past. To learn more, please tune into today’s podcast episode.

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  • At Apsara Skin Care, we have been sharing home remedies for all kinds of skin and hair care concerns for many years. One of the most common skin concerns we get asked about is, “How do I revive my dull skin and make it glow?” Dull skin can be cause by a variety of factors, including external pollution, habits like smoking, or a lack of exfoliation. Thankfully, Ayurveda gives us a wealth of natural ingredients to help brighten the skin and give it a natural glow.

    In this episode of the podcast, we will share a super quick and easy home remedy that uses chickpea flour, or besan in Hindi, oat flour, turmeric powder, and aloe vera to help you achieve glowing skin. We also highly recommend our ROOP Saffron Bright Skin Potion which helps gently exfoliate and brighten the skin for a fresh and youthful glow. To learn more, please tune into today’s podcast episode.

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  • In addition to your daily skin care routine, which consists of your toner, serum, and lotion, don’t forget to exfoliate your skin with a facial scrub! While a facial scrub should only be used once or twice a week, it is very beneficial in minimizing skin issues like discoloration, dark spots, premature aging, and more. Exfoliation can even make your daily skin care routine work better, but if you do not know what exactly exfoliation is, don’t worry because we will tell you all about it today.

    In this episode of the podcast, Sheetal will share with you 3 benefits of exfoliating your skin as part of your weekly skin care routine. If you’ve never exfoliated your skin before, now is the time to start. By using a facial scrub, such as Apsara Skin Care’s Nut Shell Facial Scrub, you can amp up the glow and clarity of your skin in no time. To learn more about exfoliation and its benefits, please listen to this episode.

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