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Foot Care regimen for Monsoon
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Foot Care regimen for Monsoon

Monsoon is that time of the year which brings a much-needed relief after the exhausting, hot summer. And for a tropical country like India, there is no other relaxing climate than that of the Monsoon. The cool breezy climate and the waterlogged streets is all we need for a refreshing day. Monsoon is also the season for infections, fungal problems and allergies. We people often take care of our skin and body but always skip our feet during the monsoon. As your feet are more prone to diseases in the rains, feet care is equally important along with skincare and hair care basics. Monsoon can lead to smelly feet, fungal infections, soft macerated skin and allergies if no proper precautions are taken. With some easy foot care tips, this issue can be managed. So let’s dig into some supercool foot care tips that can let you enjoy happy feet!

 

Hygiene

In rainy days, we don’t wash our feet often since the rain does half the job, but it is always necessary to wash your feet with clean fresh water after exposing your feet in the rain. Get that grime and mud off your soles with gentle warm water and a bar of mild soap daily. Rub your heels with a pumice stone. Dry the area between your toes and apply an anti-fungal powder daily. Also, avoid long nails as they attract dirt and bacteria.

Shampoo therapy

Once a week, soak your feet in hot water with salt or mild shampoo for 15 minutes. This kills bacteria and softens the skin. You may want to use an exfoliator post-soaking for deep cleaning and avoiding any fungal infections. Ground coffee powder can be used to exfoliate the skin. This will clear out the dead skin cells. Follow it by applying a foot cream, to moisturise the feet.

Moisturize

The damp atmosphere is no reason for the skin to be left dehydrated. Moisturise your feet after the bath in the morning and before bed at night. Olive oil and almond oil are effective natural moisturisers.

No Sweat, No Odor

Damp feet, socks and shoes in rain lead to skin-related problems on the feet. Prefer open footwear like flip flops or sandals which let the feet breathe. Tight and closed shoes when wet, can be the breeding ground of bacteria and fungus. If monsoon makes your feet smelly, use 2-3 drops of lemon essential oil in lukewarm water to soak your feet. Lemon acts as an antiseptic agent and kills bad smell. If your feet tend to sweat a lot, use a few drops tea tree essential oil as it has germicide properties. Sprinkling and rubbing some talcum powder on your feet helps absorb any excess moisture. Do this before wearing your shoes and after removing them.

Avoid pedicure

Pedicures done at salons often put you at risk of getting foot infections. It’s better avoided in rains. Instead, you can go for foot massages. Foot massages are good for overall health as it helps improve blood and lymph circulation, detoxifies the body, balances the doshas and promotes a healthy nervous system.

 

This monsoon, pamper your feet with these tips. Enjoy happy feet!

 

 

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Perfect lip care routine for a perfect pout
Skin care

Perfect lip care routine for a perfect pout

Lips are one of the most sensitive parts when it comes to the human body. This is because of the presence of numerous nerve endings. Even slight friction could send a cascade of information to the brain as they act as one of the finest receptors in the entire body. The skin on our lips is thinner compared to that of the skin on the other parts of our body. And because of this, the skin on lips are more prone to chaps and cracks. This is why it is essential to give extra care to the lips.

Our skin produces oil by itself with the help of oil glands and thus our skin is naturally moisturised. But when it comes to lips, this doesn’t happen as lips have a lesser amount of oil glands in it. In addition to that, lips don’t have the ability to create melanin from inside. And hence, lips cannot protect themselves from anything that affects. We go to great lengths to protect our skin, but too often, our lips get overlooked. Protecting the lips as you do your face is essential to maintaining a softer and more supple smile. Here is one essential care routine for your lips.

 

Hydrate

Hydrating lips is as important as hydrating the body and skin. Drink gallons of water to regulate hydration. Keep a water bottle nearby to hydrate frequently. Be sure to drink at least eight glasses of water a day or the equivalent of half your body weight in ounces. The air around us can make our lips feel dry out and thus it can cause chapping and cracking. Hydration can moisturize your lips so easily. To keep your lips hydrated overnight, plug in a humidifier or apply some lip balm/moisturizer before going to the bed. This will let it feel softer and make it plump by the time you wake up.

Exfoliate

Exfoliation is key in getting soft, smooth, and supple lips. Exfoliation is a must to remove dead and flaky skin from your lips. For exfoliation, sugar can be used. One can find lip scrub products also in the market to exfoliate the lips. To exfoliate, take a small amount of the lip scrub in your finger and massage it onto your lips in circular motions, do that until you’ve exfoliated both the top and bottom lips. You should only exfoliate about once a week to avoid dryness and brittleness. Exfoliating more than once in a week could destroy the elements in lips and can cause damage to the lip skin.

Moisturize

The delicate skin on the lips and around the mouth is prone to dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. Applying under eye cream, or a good lip balm could solve this problem. Keep a moisturizing and soothing lip balm in your pocket or your purse. Look for natural wax balms enriched with hydrating ingredients like shea butter, almond, jojoba or coconut oils. These ingredients are rich in Vitamin E, which soothes and hydrates cracked lips.

Protect

Along with these steps, protection is also important. Lips don’t have the ability to create melanin. Hence there are no shields when it comes to lip care. To protect the lips from sun and wind damages, use SPF lip products daily before going out in the sun. Use an SPF lip moisturizer and/or lipstick every day, rain or shine, to protect your lips from the sun.

 

Following this routine could provide you with the perfect lips to flaunt with. Follow a healthy diet plan and choose the right lipstick to make your lips feel better. Enjoy healthy lips!

 

 

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Muds for face packs
Skin care

Muds for face packs

One of the most powerful things on our planet to release any kind of stagnations and promote energy flow and circulation is Mud! It has so many minerals, it is very detoxifying and healing, and it is all about transition and flow. The minerals in mud are profoundly effective for absorbing oil and for toning the skin. Mud is often used to detoxify and tone skin and is used as an anti-inflammatory agent for skin disorders. Mud commonly contains nutrients, trace elements and various minerals that the body can absorb quickly.

Natural Mud / Clay masks always had its demand from ancient times. There is a reference to mud bath as far back as the Egyptian civilisation. In Ayurveda also, different muds have different properties and this is according to their texture, area and derivatives.

Recognising World Earth Day celebrated on April 22, this article is presenting you some of the best clays from all around the world, used in mud masks for skincare.

 

Bentonite Clay (Volcanic Mud)

Calcium bentonite clay is an absorbent kind of clay that typically develops after volcanic ash ages. It is named after Fort Benton, Wyoming, where the largest source of the clay can be observed. It is a greyish coloured powdery substance that boasts robust detox properties. Bentonite contains negatively charged particles and it attracts positively charged impurities and toxins. Bentonite clay can be used as a detoxifying clay mask for blackheads, acne and pore cleansing. It has strong oil absorbing properties and is able to absorb more than its mass in water. This makes bentonite clay a great choice for very oily skin.

Fuller’s Earth

Fuller’s earth usually occurs as a by-product of the decomposition of feldspar or from the slow transformation of volcanic glass into crystalline solids. It’s a less known type of clay but an amazing ancient beauty secret used by the Indian women. It is widely used as a skin lightening agent as it has natural bleaching properties. Fuller’s earth removes dirt, excess sebum, and dead skin from skin’s pores. This prevents whiteheads, blackheads, and dull-looking skin. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that keep acne at bay. It might even reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Black Mud

This mud comes from the interiors of Canada. It is deep black in colour and is extracted from bogs and marshes. This type of mud is rich in both organic and inorganic elements. The biggest advantage of this kind of mud is that it is an astringent so you will probably not get an infection from it. It stimulates the skin to regenerate and keeps you looking youthful.

White Kaolin Clay

White kaolin clay is commonly known as white cosmetic clay. And it works best on sensitive skin. Kaolin clay, which has also been referred to as kaolinite, white clay as well as China clay, is primarily made up of the mineral kaolinite. South-eastern China is where the clay was originally discovered and used. It helps draw out impurities from skin pores, reduce inflammation and tighten the skin naturally. The fine texture makes it easy to incorporate into a wide variety of projects. This includes eye shadows and cosmetics, as well as soap, bath bombs and more.

Dead Sea Mud

The Dead Sea is unique due to its high concentrations of salts and minerals. The mud in the dead sea is rich in iron, aluminium, potassium, and calcium; providing your skin with rich nutrients. Dead Sea Mud is famous for its detoxifying and therapeutic effects. Dead sea clay helps to remove toxins from the skin, provides gentle exfoliation, and helps remove dead skin cells. Dead Sea mud has been tested and proven to have an antimicrobial effect on strains of bacteria that live on human skin and thus it is effective in treating acne.

Moroccan Red Clay

Moroccan Red Clay is a type of clay that’s mined in Morocco. Moroccan Red Clay has a red muddy colour. Moroccan Red clay offers the same benefits: it has detoxifying qualities, it cleanses the skin, tightens pores and more. Moroccan red clay is used to nourish the skin, even out blotchy skin tone, and reduce acne. It can also be used on hair. Moroccan red clay will suck out dirt, excess oils and impurities on the scalp and hair. Moroccan red clay nourishes hair follicles deeply which helps strengthen hair and prevent it from thinning and falling out.

 

 

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5 essential tips for Beautiful Eyes
Skin care

5 essential tips for Beautiful Eyes

Beauty is how you feel and it reflects in your eyes. We spend a lot of time taking care of the skin but always forget about our eyes. The eye area is a profoundly delicate zone, and it requires some extra care from all those external factors affecting it. You should know that good sleep, and healthy food are the key to the beauty and comfort of the eyes.

Eyes need just as much care as skin does. Wrinkles, Dark Circles, Puffiness, and Droopy eyelids are some common issues we face in our daily life. Sun exposure, smoke, stress, staring at computer screens, driving long distances, irregular sleep etc., can be the reasons for these situations.

If you are looking to rejuvenate skin around your eye, erase dark circles, reduce wrinkles, or calm puffiness, you are at the right place. Try these simple hacks and let your eyes speak stories like never before!

 

Cool as a cucumber

You can soothe stuffy and tired eyes with cucumber slices. Cucumbers are rich with water content, and this will help you brighten up your tired eyes. It can even help in reducing dark circles beneath the eyes and under-eye puffiness. All you have to do is to cut a few thick slices off a cucumber and put them in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes. Then place these chilled slices over your closed eyelids until they become warm. Repeat this often and see visible changes.

Go for a cold compress

Cold milk is a natural calming agent for the treatment of puffy eyes problems. The cold compress can be the best treatment for swelling like under-eye puffiness. Ice-cold milk, ice-cold water, ice cubes, eye creams and gels chilled in the refrigerator, and cold facial masks can all help to get rid of puffy eyes. Saturate a clean washcloth in cold milk. Squeeze out some of the excesses, and place the cloth over your eyes for 10 to 15 minutes.

Rose water to hydrate

The skin around your eyes is so delicate that it needs hydration like any other part. When your eyes themselves are in need of a little touch-up, don’t reach for an over the counter eye drop; restore their natural glow with rose water. Rose water has natural attributes that can rejuvenate your eyes quicker than you wing your eyelash. One or two drops, at most, can cleanse your eyes and help them sparkle.

Almond oil and honey

Sunken eyes or hollow under eyes is one of the most common problems that can make you look incredibly feeble, exhausted, and even ill. Treat sunken eyes with a blend of almond oil and honey! Mix a teaspoon of honey and half a teaspoon of almond oil. Apply the mixture to your under-eye area before going to bed. Leave it on overnight and wash it off in the morning.

Allot some aloe

Aloe vera is said to provide critical moisture to the skin under the eyes. The rich antioxidants and vitamin E will help reduce swelling and lighten up those dark circles. All you have to do is squeeze out the pulp, add it to the affected area, and leave it to dry. Just wipe it off with a, and you’re done!

 

 

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How to maintain a Healthy Scalp ?
Hair care

How to maintain a Healthy Scalp ?

A tree has roots, so as your hair. A tree has branches, so as your hair and we call it strands. A tree needs soil as its foundation, so as your hair and that is the scalp. And yet, when it comes to hair care, we focus only on those strands of hair. We feel brittle hair, damaged hair, thinning of hair and we go for treatments ‘on-hair’. It is time to think again! We don’t water the branches or the trunk; we water the soil so that the roots get the strength to hold the tree.

Often in hair care, we fall for treatments on hair. We try to make it look straight, shiny, smooth outwards and don’t even care to think about the inside. When we do treatments on brittle, thinned or damaged hair, it is actually doubling the effect. The hair gets more damaged, more fragile and more thinned. Instead of painting it on the outside, why don’t we water the roots and let it blossom? Scalp care is equally important to that of hair care when we face hair issues. Let us discuss how to handle a healthy scalp.

 

Myths about hair washing

Hair washing is indeed a myth. Some people say that we need to wash it every day and some others say that it should not be done quite often. The real answer lies in between. Yes, you should not wash it often, but it needed to be washed thrice in a week. Better be alternate days in a week, so it feels a consistency. Scalp produce sebum, and it clogs the pores. To avoid this, hair washing is the best solution. Wash a week thrice and save your scalp form dirt. Now, talking about benefits, this will help you solve the problem regarding brittle hair.

Regular massages

Head is the topmost position in our body, and it is quite hard for the veins to circulate blood over the distance. Blood circulation around the scalp is a bit slow and to activate better flow, scalp massages can help. With the help of carrier oil such as coconut oil or argan oil, massages can be done. This will regulate the blood circulation, and additionally, it will condition the scalp. Massages will also help in strengthening the roots of the hair.

Shampoo regularly

The shampoo is a cleanser when it comes to the scalp. Like you cleanse your skin, your hair needs it too. Cleansing is one of the essential parts of scalp care, but what you shampoo with is just as important as how often you do it. Rather than shopping for a shampoo at random, look for labels that have their basis in natural ingredients or those geared toward your specific scalp problems. Try sulphate-free shampoos for better care.

Coldwater challenge

Most of us prefer hot or lukewarm water while having a bath. And we use the same water for our hair too. This should not be done. While washing the hair, cold water should be used. Cold water closes the pores and prevents dirt from entering and accumulating on the scalp. Coldwater wash will let the hair stay shiny, healthy and frizz-free for a longer time.

Exfoliate once a week

Exfoliating is necessary if you are suffering from dandruff or itchy scalp. To remove dead skin cells from the scalp, exfoliation is adequate. You could either try a shampoo with exfoliating ingredients or can even use a pre-shampoo exfoliator for your scalp. Exfoliating once in a week is, but if you are having psoriasis or itchy scalp, you should at least exfoliate your scalp three times a week.

Say no to chemical treatments

Chemical treatments can improve your look, and will add that extra slay factor to your hair. But the chemicals used in these treatments can dry out and irritate your scalp. Always limit chemical treatments but if it is necessary, do go for professional support. Don’t ever try to do it on your own as it could do significant damage to your scalp.

 

Don’t forget, the way to happy hair is healthy scalp!

 

 

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7 Best Essential Oils for Skin Care
Skin care

7 Best Essential Oils for Skin Care

Essential oil is a term that you hear while watching skincare videos. But whenever saying about essential oil, they never pinpoint which one. This is because there are more than 100 essential oil compounds and each of them has different attributes to serve. Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts. These will generally have natural flavors and smell. Essential oils are available in its concentrated form. This should be diluted before use with some regular oils such as coconut oil or olive oil. Instead of using such carrier oils, essential oils can also be mixed with ingredients such as clay, charcoal or shea butter. These essential oils can improve the vitality and appearance of the skin, with its natural properties.

In this article, we discuss some of the finest essential oils and its benefits. This is necessary as there is a wide range of essential oils out there. Choosing the perfect one for your skin is very important. So we present you the best essential oils out in the market that can work magic on your skin.

 

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender oil can be used for any skin type as it has versatile properties. Lavender oil is known for its fragrance and it has anti-inflammatory properties. Lavender oil soothes the skin eliminating skin discoloration and will aid in restoring the natural skin tone. Lavender oil helps in regenerating skin cells reducing sun burns and spots and is best for solving skin irritations.

Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense oil is popular among oily, dry and combinational skins with its anti-bacterial properties. Frankincense oil works on acne prone skin, and it helps with pigmentation. Frankincense essential oil promotes new cell growth helps to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles and the appearance of scars.

Geranium Essential Oil

If you are facing issues with oily skin, Geranium essential oil should be your first choice. Applying this oil can balance out the oil production, reducing acne breakouts. It also helps improve skin elasticity and tighten skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It is a non-irritating, non-sensitizing, and non-toxic, and hence it can be used for all skin types.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea tree oil is can be highly effective if you are suffering from acne prone skin and large pores. Its antibacterial property helps to rule out acne-causing bacteria. It also helps to regulate oil production, which can decrease the severity and incidence of breakouts. Tea tree oil can also treat minor cuts and scrapes.

Clary Sage Essential Oil

Aging is one common problem for every skin types. Wrinkles and fine lines are better served by using Clary sage essential oil. It not only can fight the signs of aging and reduce puffiness, but it also regulates the production of oil for both dry and oily skin.

Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass oil is highly effective on acne prone skin. Lemongrass can also be used as an astringent, skin toner, and is great at enhancing skin’s glow. Lemongrass with its bleaching property can improve your skin tone, lightening the skin cells. However, this oil should only be used at nights as it will generate negative effects when exposed to sunlight.

Sandalwood Essential Oil

Sandalwood oil is perfect for those who have dry and chapped skin. Sandalwood oil deeply moisturizes your skin reducing inflammations and redness. Sandalwood also has brightening properties and will help to lighten the skin at a better rate. When mixed with argan oil, it will generate the best result.

 

Essential oils can bring the best out of you. Bring your essence back with these finest oils and flaunt your gorgeous skin.

 

 

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Know Everything About Sunscreen
Skin care

Know Everything About Sunscreen

Nowadays there is a fuss about sunscreen, and we could see dermatologists and skincare vloggers quoting the importance of sunscreen everywhere. As we are living in a tropical country, dealing with the sun is so severe, and without sunscreen, it’s too much worse. Sun exposure, rays, harmful effects are the scarier factors that keep people rolling with sunscreen. Now the real question is – Is sunscreen that worthy? Well, yes, and here is why!

The sun emits UV rays, and there are mainly 3 types of them – UVA, UVB and UVC. UVA rays are present throughout the day, and it penetrates the epidermis and its dermis layer. These rays compel the skin to produce more melanin, resulting in tan, but they also contribute skin cancer and cause fine lines and wrinkles. By entering inside the dermis layer, the UVA rays damage the collagen compound. Since it is the collagen compound that is responsible for making the skin youthful and plum, damaging this could cause severe skin problems. UVB rays are only present between 10 AM and 4 PM, as the temperature is high. These rays cannot penetrate the dermis, and hence it affects the epidermis. It can cause skin burn and can even be a cause for skin cancer. UVCs have short wavelengths, and therefore they don’t do much on the skin.

It is found that Skin Cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and this primarily occurs when the UV radiation damages the DNA within our skin cells. Now coming back to our question, yes, sunscreen is worthy! Sunscreens act like a bulletproof vest for your skin, and most standard options contain more or less the same ingredients. Sunscreen acts as a mirror over the surface and reflects the UV rays outwards. And how much they reflect is based on the Sun protection factor. The higher the number, the rate of reflection will be pretty good. But still, no sunscreen can protect skin 100 percent from UV rays. Another factor regarding sunscreen is that you should always choose a broad spectrum sunscreen as it could tackle both UVA rays and UVB rays. Explaining sunscreen, it is always important to add benefits. Here are some advantages or reasons for you to wear sunscreen as part of your everyday routine.

 

Decreases the Risks of Skin Cancer

UVA rays are capable of penetrating your skin, and it can cause severe skin damages. This includes skin cancer. So whether it is sunny, windy or cloudy, sunscreen is a must. Using sunscreen regularly can lower the risk of skin cancer.

Prevents Tanning

Tanning is one common issue as we are living in a tropical country. Tanning happens due to the exposure of UVB rays. Choosing a sunscreen that has a minimum of SPF 30 is acute to prevent UVB rays.

Protection from Sunburns

Sunburns cause redness, swelling, itchiness, and skin peeling. Sunburns happen due to the influence of UVB rays, and this can escalate to skin cancers. Sunscreen scatters the UV rays and will act as a protecting shield from sunburns.

Slowdowns Aging

Ultraviolet exposure can even result in premature aging. This will lead to wrinkles and will cause leathery skin. In order to avoid this, there should be a protective layer over the skin proteins such as collagen, keratin, and elastin. Using sunscreen regularly can slow down premature aging, and it makes the skin you visibly younger.

 

Leave your sun woes to sunscreen and brace your skin!

 

 

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Home Remedies for Hyperpigmentation
Skin care

Home Remedies for Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation often causes discoloration and unwanted dark spots on the skin. This makes the skin look dull. The main reason for hyperpigmentation is the excessive production of melanin by the skin cells. Most people consider this as a regular thing, but hyperpigmentation actually, is skin damage. Now, if we consider the causes for hyperpigmentation, there is a lot. Sun exposure without sunscreen can cause hyperpigmentation. Along with this, stress and hormonal changes can also add up to hyperpigmentation.

Pigmentation can be treated in many ways. Advanced treatments are available for hyperpigmentation such as chemical peel, Laser Resurfacing, etc. But if you prefer natural means to get rid of hyperpigmentation, you are in the right place. Today, we are analyzing hyperpigmentation and its natural treatments. Natural treatments won’t be able to give you a spotless pigmentation free skin just like dermatological treatments, but it could conceal pigmentation to a better extent. Let us discuss those home remedies to treat those patches you are suffering from!

 

Raw Potato

Raw potato is the best in dealing with hyperpigmentation. The enzymes present in potatoes are capable of restricting the pigments to effect further. The remedy is extremely simple. Raw potato should be cut into half, and the fleshy part can be directly applied to the affected part. Rub in a circular motion for three to four minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. Repeating this treatment two-three times a week could improve the skin visibly.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is a miracle tonic, and it has various uses, especially when it comes to skincare. ACV reduces discoloration from the skin, and it makes the skin supple and dewy. ACV should never be used directly to the skin. This will cause burns as it is an acid. ACV and Water should be mixed in 1:2 ratio before performing any skin treatment. Apply this mixture to the affected area using cotton, or you can even spray it. Rinse with lukewarm water after five minutes. Repeating this twice a day can reduce dark spots.

Red Onion

Red onion is rich with anti-oxidants and is abundant with Vitamin C. Hyperpigmentation is a form of the oxidation process, and hence red onion with its anti-oxidation properties can reduce discoloration. For this treatment, the red onion should be cut into half. The halves are to be rubbed on the affected area. Rinse with lukewarm water after 10 minutes. This should be continued twice a day until you see the difference.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera effectively lightens the dark spots on your skin with the enzymes present in it. Aloe Vera also soothes the skin with a cooling effect. For this remedy, fresh aloe vera juice must be used. Gently apply Aloe vera juice over the skin and let it dry for 15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this every day and experience lighter skin.

 

All these natural remedies are effective, but to make it lasting, you have to apply sunscreen every day before getting into the sun. Consume more food with Vitamin A as they are rich with antioxidants. Last but not least, drink plenty of water to experience soft and supple skin.

 

 

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4 Easy Solutions to Avoid Bad Hair Days
Hair care

4 Easy Solutions to Avoid Bad Hair Days

Bad hair days are just like nightmares. Those uncooperative stands and greasy scalp can easily lead us to have a bad hair day in no time. Not to mention the gut-wrenching locks and loopies! Most often, they emerge out in the very morning, ruining the whole day with skepticism. Such lackluster looks could rule out the daily lush and can reach out to zero volume, dry strands or to split ends. The most common trait in every bad hair day is the usage of chemically active products. These vary from the usage of hair shampoos, conditioners, moisturizers to serums and hair sprays. Elevating through some other perspective, bad hair day can also arise due to the weather. Climate change could make the hair brittle and dry. And combining it with the daily air pollution, things can go much worse! On such driving factors, it is hard to get a good hair day. But if we instigate the factors that cause a bad hair day, we can necessarily reduce it.

Good hair days are truly a blessing and to improve hair conditions, it is necessary to have a haircut once in a while. The key to having a good hair day is to work with your natural hair texture and not against it! Once things go against the texture, the result diverges. Once you find what suits your hair, good hair days are truly effortless. Let us discuss some top notch solutions to avoid bad hair days.

 

Say NO to alcohol-based products

Alcohol in hair products is certainly a No! Alcohols dry out the delicate strands and it makes the hair more brittle and vulnerable. While choosing a hair product, it is necessary to ensure that it does not contain any alcoholic ingredients. It is recommended to avoid ingredients such as Ethanol, Propyl or Isopropyl compounds.

Cold water shower

A steamy hot shower is what we need right after a hectic day. But this goes wrong with hair. Probably skin too! When the shower temperature increases, it reduces the moisture in hair and let it show its frizzy side. It is always recommended to reduce the temperature while taking a shower. This could retain moisture in the locks and will help you achieve a good hair day.

No more under-washing, No more over-washing

Clean is what we prefer every time. But there is always a chance to go either under-washed or over-washed. Under-washing leaves the hair greasy and will clog the follicles. This accumulates dirt and will cause a bad hair day in no time. A little too clean is also bad for the hair, since when we over-wash, there will be a loss of natural oils. This will eliminate essential nutrients from the hair and will result in an imbalance. So, in order to keep the hair go easy, proper washing is compulsory.

Brush and blow-dry

Brushing the hair can never be avoided. Choosing the right brush could reduce hair problems. Hairbrush should be selected according to the hair type. It is always better to choose a brush that can deal the hair effortlessly. The more effort you take, the more chance to breakage. Along with that, it is always preferable to use the blow dry in the lowest heating mode. This reduces damage to the scalp and hair and will make the hair look more bouncy.

 

 

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How to maintain your complexion in this scorching heat
Skin care

How to maintain your complexion in this scorching heat

This blistering heat can stick around, which literally means that you are more liable to sweat. Now, this can intensify the oily trait of your skin. Simultaneously there is a parallel climate change, as autumn is at the brim, can make parched skin feel even more dried out and dehydrated. Apart from these weather woes, there is more challenge. The humidity and hot temperature when get combined can dry out the skin pores, and sweat will get clogged in them. Continuous sun exposure can source early signs of premature ageing along with potential UV jeopardies.

Instead of living with a rough patched, dotted and blemish skin, it’s time to beat the heat. Balancing your complexion when there is heavy heat is one tough task. Here are some ideas to get a well-balanced complexion for those people who wander under the sun.

Prevent Oiliness

You will never feel good in hot climate with oily skin. Using greasy and sticky products could worsen the skin by letting pollutants in. Instead of using creams and other viscous cosmetics, the better is to get used with powdery stuff so that the oiliness stays out. Oil bloating sheets can also be used during sunny days to eliminate the oil factor.

Slay it with Sunscreen

Outsmart the sun using a sunscreen. Apart from the cliché of sun-kissed wow skin, the flip side can give a lot more sun damage with the UV rays. Choose wisely on sunscreens so that it could be a shield to your skin for the rest of the season. An oil-free, non-comedogenic sunscreen lotion can be the best choice if the SPF factor is 30 or higher. Choosing an explicit lightweight formula can allow the skin to breathe inside.

Hydrate to Hide Flakes

Hydration is essential if the skin meets the humidity more often. Using hydrating masks twice a week can be a boon to the skin. Hydration can also remove excess oil from the skin, thus reducing impurities at a better rate. Hydration can minimize flaking of skin and can redeem it into the glow factor.

Say Yes to Lukewarm Water

When the sun is flaring up, it is not right to use hot water to wash the face. Hot water soaks away the sebum content from the skin, and this eliminates the internal moisture. Lukewarm water is the best to use when the temperature is too hot.

Drink Plenty of Water

Consuming ample amount of water is indispensable to cool down the internal organs from the heat. Drinking eight cups of water per day can improve hydration from the inside, digestion, and circulation of blood. This can also eliminate toxins from the body.

Toner Therapy

Toning prevents the skin from clogging, but at the same time, it moisturizes the skin. Using a toner after cleaning the skin can eliminate dead skin cells. Regular toning therapy can be a boon for acne less, glowing skin as it reduces the pore size and avoids dirt and pollutants from getting locked over the skin.

 

Hot weather can cause mayhem to the skin. Try the seasonal modifications to your skincare routine and feel free to enjoy the sunshine!

 

 

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