10 beauty mistakes to avoid this winter
Dec01

10 beauty mistakes to avoid this winter

Go negative for positive results While the tips and suggestions are doing quite the rounds about how to keep your skin, hair and body healthy now that Winter is setting in, there is not much about the things that you should AVOID doing this Winter. Here are a list of things that you should NOT do in order to retain your beauty during these lovely months which are not so kind on your skin.   Do NOT overdo the heat treatment While Winter seems the ideal time to soak into a hot bath and stay in it forever, this is a very bad idea in reality. Hot water, while great at removing dirt, is as great in removing the natural oils from your skin while completely damaging the layer of lipid under your skin that helps in locking in existing moisture. And Winter is the time your skin needs this natural moisturization the most. What you should do is keep the water luke warm, and finish your shower in five minutes. Also, moisturize your skin with rich replenishing formulas after your shower, while it is still damp, to immediately replenish what is lost. Indulge in warm cozy woolens to keep yourself warm. Not in hot water baths.   Do NOT reduce your fluid intake While you thought Summer was the time to boost up on your water and fluids regime, what you probably did not know is that Winter is a time when you probably need more of it. This is because the weather is stripping your skin of all its moisture so you need that much more added hydration to balance the loss. Not having enough water during Winter will not only dehydrate your skin but will also make you more fatigued, dizzy, give you a dry mouth and make you sluggish all over. The skin reacts by chapping, wrinkling, sagging, losing its glow and gaining an unhealthy ashen colour. If guzzling gallons of water in the cold does not sound appealing, fill in with hot teas, decaf coffees, or hot water with a bit of lemon. Go easy on the sugar though.   Do NOT ignore your diet While you would normally go for heat-inducing foods this season, you need to actually eat food packed with fluids. Apples, cucumbers, celery, lettuce, spinach, baby carrots, tomatoes and citrus fruits are good examples of such food. Also go for foods rich in antioxidants like grapes, pomegranates, cranberries and blueberries.   Do NOT use the cleanser you used in Summer Summer cleansers are water based. Winter cleansers are oil based. So while cleansers are a must no matter the season...

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Cure for hair fall – causes and solutions
Dec01

Cure for hair fall – causes and solutions

Stop losing hair over hair loss Hair fall is a common problem faced by all at some or many points of their lives. Yet it is something that worries and demoralizes any one a lot every time it happens. There is a very simple way to tackle this when it happens next. Just get some tests done after consulting a doctor to determine the cause. The causes are a few and are well defined. So finding it will not be difficult. Once you get the test results, read on to find out what it means and how you tackle it in each case. As simple as that.   Physical or emotional stress This, surprisingly, is the most common cause of hair fall. Any kind of physical trauma by way of illness, accident or injury can trigger it off. The good news is that usually this kind of hair fall is temporary. Normally hair goes through a growth phase, a rest phase, and a shedding phase. A physical shock tends to accelerate the hair to its shedding phase. Which soon passes on its own. Emotional stress is a part and parcel of today’s life style and hardly any one is immune from it. But there are ways to overcome hair fall caused by stress gently and at home.   Help reduce hair fall from stress Apart from letting your body recover by itself and then letting your hair grow back once that happens, can tackle hair loss from emotional stress by calming your mind through meditation, yoga, connecting with positive people, encouraging laughter, listening to your kind of music, doing the exercises you love doing. Basically, let your body recover, and help your mind heal. And you will see the slowing down and eventual stopping of hair fall.   Pregnancy It is only if you are very lucky that you will not lose hair after your pregnancy. So no point stressing about that. Specially when your hair starts falling out in clumps as soon as you have had your delivery. Do not give it much thought and enjoy your baby, as this hair loss is natural and will stop by itself in due course. You can however speed up the process with a few relaxing home care tips.   Help reduce hair fall from pregnancy Apart from just waiting for it to stop, you can also switch to using only organic products on your hair and scalp. Massage your scalp occasionally with luke warm coconut, almond, jojoba or olive oil. A massage with aloe vera gel might also help. Take amla powder orally or massage amla oil into your hair....

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