SAY NO TO HAIR FALL
Feb13

SAY NO TO HAIR FALL

We all are worried about hair fall. Hair fall or thinning hair is a very common concern in almost all age groups today. Both men and women are fighting hair loss every day. But only worrying about this won’t help. It is important to understand your hair and the reasons that are causing the damage. Amongst several reasons that aggravate the issue, the most common reason is stress. Any kind of stress – physical or emotional, it will definitely result in hair fall. Exercising and taking up hobbies can help ease out the stress. Second most common reason is imbalanced diet. In the daily rush to meet ends, it is our diet that suffers a setback. Hair needs a diet which is rich in protein and iron. Include meat, fish, eggs, green vegetables, pulses and fresh fruits in your daily menu.Eat healthy and stay away from oily junk food. You should also consider being gentle with your hair especially when they are wet. Brush your hair with care. Stay hydrated, drink as much water as you can every day. Avoid hot water hair wash as it steals the natural moisture from hair. A good relaxed sleep also does wonders for hair. Being aware of the reasons is the first step in fighting the issue since you can now take measures to ensure there is no further damage. However, for the damage that is already done, you need repair therapy. We shall share with you some of the easiest DIY home remedies that are proven to show results in 6-8 weeks. Let’s start with the most commonly found Onions in every household. There are two ways in which Onion can help. Onion contains sulfur in high quantity which helps in blood circulation and thus in turn helps immensely in controlling hair fall. You could grate or blend onion to get its juice and apply that on the scalp and leave it for an hour before washing with mild shampoo. To get a shiny texture you could also mix a spoon of aloe vera gel in the juice. Second method is to slice the onion and boil them in water. Strain the water and allow it to cool. The final rinse of the hair must be done with this water. Egg white is very rich in protein. Mix egg white with little Olive oil and apply on the scalp. Leave it for an hour and then wash your hair with your regular shampoo. This will give your hair the required dose of protein and moisture. Cleansing of the scalp is extremely important and the same can be done by using Apple...

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Delightful winter skin
Dec11

Delightful winter skin

Isn’t winter all about dry skin and chapped lips? Well not any more. We shall share with you some easy tips to get a glowing radiant skin this winter. First things first, if you are facing excessive dry skin, it is best to seek help from a specialist – esthetician or dermatologist, who is the best person to examine your skin type and suggest remedies. At times you may be prescribed some medicines which must be taken as advised. Going forward you should take notice of the skin care products that you buy, they should be friendly with your skin type. A good moisturizer must always be handy. An important thing to remember here is that a moisturizer in summeris not the right one for winter too. With the weather, the skin care products must also change. Based on your skin type, you may need a moisturizer that may or may not be oil based. This will help retain the moisturizer in the skin. One common myth is that sun screens are only for summers. While the fact is that even when it snows, sun screen is very important because sun rays combined with snow glare can cause a lot of damage to the skin. So you must not only apply sun screen once but reapply if you are exposed to the sun for more time, preferably every 30-45 minutes. Skin on the hands feel rough and dry much before other parts of the body, this is because the skin on the hands is very thin. Thus care must be taken for the hands else, the skin will feel flaky and itchy. Keep your hands moist with the right moisturizer. In extreme winter conditions, protect your hands with gloves – cotton or woolen, depending on the weather conditions and your comfort. Along with hands, your legs must get good attention too. A good application of lotions with petroleum jelly or glycerin will always keep the skin on your legs moist. Make sure exfoliation of dead skin cells is taken care of to help the moisturizer do its magic. It is very important to note that any wet clothing like wet gloves or wet socks must not be worn since they can cause a lot of damage to the skin in the form of painful flakes, irritation, itching and soring of the skin. Damage to the skin in the winters is not a problem of outdoors. Even while you enjoy the warmth of the indoors you must know that centralized heating systems cause dryness of the skin. Use of humidifiers is highly recommended that help retain moisture in the air....

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Juice for healthy glowing skin
Dec03

Juice for healthy glowing skin

Juices not just taste great and refreshing; they are also extremely helpful to get healthy glowing skin. The natural ingredients in the fruits and vegetables provide nourishment to the dead thirsty skin. Drinking juices isrecommended especially because not many of us eat enough fruits and vegetables. These vegetable and fruit juices provide clear radiant skin since they naturally detox the body. We are sharing with you some the most effective yet easily made juices which will help in catering to the needs of your skin. Carrot juice prevents degeneration of cells, slows aging and keeps the skin glowing. Carrots are a great source of beta carotene, which is high in Vitamin A. Carrots also have Vitamin C which boosts collagen growth to keep the skin soft and supple. Broccoli juice comes with multiple benefits. This fibrous green cauliflower is loaded with Vitamin C and low on cholesterol, thus proving to be ideal for the body and for the skin. Beet juice gives you your desired dose of iron, potassium, copper and vitamin C. You also tend to benefit from Beet juice because it is anti-inflammatory, brings calcium, manganese, magnesium, zinc and folic acid. The combined nutrients work in the body to strengthen the liver and give healthy glowing skin. Orange juiceis definitely very popular not just for the love of the fruit but because of the tons of benefits it brings along. This great source of Vitamin C makes your skin fresh, clean and prevents early signs of ageing. With just one glass of orange juice everyday you tend to pamper your skin in perhaps the best possible way. Tomato juice is where you can get both Vitamin A and C. This also helps in preventing high cholesterol, helps in weight loss and has great detoxification effects on the body. It helps in resolving skin issues like tanning, acne, open pores and regulating secretion of sebum in oily skin. Grape juice most popularly known for its anti-ageing properties also helps in preventing acne and thus helps bring a glow in your skin. Aloe vera juice proves to be beneficial for its richness in minerals and vitamins. It is a good natural moisturizer for the skin. It fights signs of ageing, wrinkles and sunburn. It also boosts treating of acne. Pomegranate juicehas ingredients that can heal and extremely damaged skin. It is a great source of antioxidants that are highly beneficial for cell regeneration. It is an exceptional source of Vitamin A, C and E, calcium, potassium and iron. Thus it is a strong remedy for damaged skin. Amla juice is great to lighten complexion, preserve young skin, treating pigmentation...

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Exercises for your face
Nov20

Exercises for your face

Who doesn’t want love and attention? We all do, right? Same is with our mind, body and soul. We work out for the mind and body and meditate for the soul. But is a work out enough for the whole body? The answer perhaps is NO. We often tend to ignore the face. Yes, our face needs special attention too and these exercises help you maintain the charm and glow on the face by removing any sign of stress and tiredness. So let’s get started. First let us work on the eye bags and puffiness around the eyes. Press both middle fingers together at the inner corner of the eyebrows, then with the index fingers apply pressure to the outer corners of the eyebrows. Look to the ceiling, and raise the lower eyelids upwards to make a strong squint for about 25-30 seconds, and then relax. Repeat for about 5-6 times. You may end this by shutting your eyes tightly for about 15 seconds. Toning the cheeks: Place your fingers on your cheek bones and push the cheeks upwards. Tilt your head down a little. Exhale. Repeat 5-6 times. Fill your mouth with air. This should make your skin on the cheeks taut. Hold for 20-25 seconds. Then suck your cheeks in, making a fish face. Hold for 20-25 seconds. Repeat these two 5-6 times. Cheek lines and sagging skin: Make an O shape with your lips. Make sure lips hide the teeth. Smile widely but keep the teeth hidden. Repeat 5-6 times. Then hold the smile shape while placing one index finger on the chin. Then start to move the jaw up and down as the head tilts gently back. Relax and repeat twice. Forehead lines: Place finger tips at the center of the forehead. Gently sweep the fingers outwards applying slight pressure to tighten the skin. Relax and then repeat for 8 – 10 times. Double chin: Getting rid of the double chin is easy. Sit with back straight and look up towards the ceiling. Make a pout with your lips and hold for 20-25 seconds. Repeat 5-6 times. These are easy exercises that won’t take too much of our time. They can be done sitting at home or during a short break in office. Try to follow them 5-6 times a day and see the...

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Beauty secrets of baking soda
Nov10

Beauty secrets of baking soda

You probably have baking soda in your kitchen to bake a cake. But did you know that Potassium carbonate or commonly known as baking soda has been used since many years as a beauty care product. It helps as an exfoliator and a skin-brightener. It also treats uneven skin tone. Since it doesn’t contain harmful chemicals, baking soda is also popular to work on acne and bacterial infection. We have listed down few benefits that you can immediately take from this magical white powder. Teeth: Mix one table spoon of baking soda with some water and a pinch of salt. Use this paste to brush your teeth once a day. Baking soda acts as natural bleach for your teeth. Hair: You can see the magic of baking soda on your hair too. If you feel the chemicals in the shampoo may damage your hair, simply add one teaspoon of baking soda in the shampoo bottle and use this shampoo each time you wash your hair. You may also mix a spoon of baking soda in some water or vinegar and pour it on your hair after shampoo. Next time if you are running late and don’t have the time to shampoo your hair, wait; don’t curse your long beautiful hair. Simply dust some dry baking soda powder on your hair. This is dry shampooing your hair. The soda powder helps in getting rid of excessive oil in your hair, giving them a natural shine. Body: Mix some soda with water to make a thick paste. This acts as a body scrub and peels of dead cells giving your skin a natural glow. Other benefits include acne scar removal, whitening of the skin due to presence of Vitamin C, facial hair removal and many more. It can also act as a bubble bath on a long tiring day. Mix some baking soda with corn starch and keep it in an air tight dry place. Add about 1/4th cup of this mixture to your water tub and enjoy a relaxing bath. Feet and hands: To remove dead skin cells on fingers or to soften cuticles or to simply clean your nails, dip a soft toothbrush in some baking soda powder and use this to scrub your nails and fingers. This will give you clean shining nails. To treat fungal infection on feet or hands, take a tub of warm water, add some almond oil and 1 table spoon of baking soda. Dip the affected area for 15-20 minutes. This will treat the infection. There is a word of caution too that comes along with this beauty product. Go easy when you...

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Healthy Hair Talk
Nov05

Healthy Hair Talk

Hair issues are very common these days. There are several issues that we all face but are unaware about the reasons. It is important to understand the causes so that we can ensure healthy hair for everyone. Hair fall:For a woman there is nothing more disheartening than having to face hair fall everyday. Whether it is her comb or the shower drain or the pillow with loose strands of hair, everything suddenly becomes hostile if she is suffering from hair fall. Most of the women start facing hair fall from the age of 25 onwards and 40% of women have visible hair loss by the time they are age 40. The major reason for hair fall is lack of iron in the body. Iron rich food like beans, red meat, green leafy vegetables etc. will definitely help in easing the concern while helping the body get required iron. Intake of multivitamins is also recommended. Itchy scalp:The scalp has its own way to nourish our hair. It produces natural oil that nourishes and conditions the hair. If the scalp stops producing this oil, the scalp tends to become dry and thus result in itchy scalp. The reason for the scalp to not produce natural oil is lack of beta carotene. This can be tackled by eating pumpkins, carrots, spinach, orange. Dandruff: Excessive oily scalp results in dandruff in the hair which is caused by yeast overgrowth in hair. Rely on very good anti dandruff hair products and avoid over moisturizing your hair and take vitamin B6 which is found in liver and egg yolk. Loss of natural hair color: Excessive exposure to sun can bring dryness to the hair and loss of their natural color. Hair products rich in SPF should be used to protect hair from damage from the sun. Also eating foods rich in Vitamin E should be enhanced. Things like almonds, spinach, pine nuts, avocado, papaya, wheat etc. must be made a part of the daily diet. Greying of hair: Ageing is no more the only reason for greying of hair. Other reasons like lack of Vitamin C and E, zinc and copper can also cause this concern. These help in the metabolism involved in giving hair its natural color and hence their intake should be ensured. The issue can be genetic or even related excessive stress and tension. Thinning of hair: The main component of hair is protein. Lack of protein can cause hair to be dry, weak and thin. A diet rich in proteins like meat, milk, cheese, pulses etc. are highly recommended. Reduced or no hair growth: On an average hair should grow at...

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