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Pre-wedding beauty care tips for brides
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Pre-wedding beauty care tips for brides

Marriage is one of the most important and happiest moments in a girl’s life. Every girl wants to look the best on her wedding day. Being the star of the wedding, looks, upkeep, and health of the bride hold the utmost importance on the wedding day. Now, let’s have a look at 7 important pre-wedding beauty care tips for the bride-to-be, which can be done easily from anywhere.

 

Stay Hydrated

Ensure sufficient hydration by drinking an adequate amount of water. Daily intake of at least 2 litres of water not only improves general health, detoxify and energise us but also makes our skin healthy and glowing.

Routine Cleansing and Moisturisation

Make a skin cleansing as well as moisturising routine and always follow it. Proper cleansing will exfoliate the skin, increasing its breathing, and make the pores less visible by removing dirt, blackheads, etc. Daily moisturisation will make skin smoother and supple, making us younger by bringing out the natural glow of our skin.

Home-made skin exfoliating and moisturizing cleanser

Mix gram flour powder with thick curd and concentrated juice of one or half lemon. Gently rub and apply the mix evenly on face/body as per need. Relax after leaving this mix for a maximum of 10 minutes. Wash it off with water.

Hair Care Regimen

Health and beauty of hair play a major role in our looks. Combing hair twice a day from scalp to tips with a clean brush continuously for 20 minutes will bring out the natural oil on the scalp which is the best for hair growth and to prevent hair fall as well as damage. Keeping a routine for applying herbal oils as well as daily hair wash will cleanse as well as rejuvenate the cells on the scalp, accelerating hair growth by making them healthier. Gently massaging the scalp during hair bath is another excellent, simple tip to increase hair growth.

Home-made herbal hair oil

Put hibiscus petals and leaves to heated coconut oil. Continue heating and stir well. Switch off the flame after the mix blends finely, and then let it cool down. Apply on the scalp with massage before bath. After that, washing hair using a home-made shampoo will give the best results.

Home-made herbal shampoo

Take a bunch of hibiscus leaves. Wash the leaves properly and make foam using them with water. Then, the hibiscus leaves will blend well with water becoming a thick, and sticky semi-liquid. Washing hair with this home-made shampoo after applying oil will cleanse the hair, accelerate hair growth by strengthening hair follicles, making our hair shine naturally.

Nail Care

Shining nails add to our beauty and looks. The beauty of nails depends on its health and for this, always remember to keep the nails dry and clean to prevent bacteria, infection, etc.. Keeping nails properly cut, and paying attention to clean hands are two important things in maintaining nail health. Nails need to be handled gently because scrubbing roughly and digging deep inside them will invite infections. Take a break from nail polish or art for a chosen period to keep it all-natural.

Nail care at home

Rub little sunflower/virgin coconut/almond/olive oil on nails and leave it. The routine application will ensure nail health and make them shine.

Proper Nutrition

Health is the key to beauty and is determined by eating right. Ensure proper nutrition through a balanced diet as per personal preferences. A balanced diet includes a sufficient amount of carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, minerals, as well as micro-nutrients. The health of skin, hair, nails, and body depends on diet and plays a decisive role in beauty. If you want to shed weight, don’t go for crash dieting; it can make you look dull and tired on your ‘D’ day. So, follow a balanced diet and be healthy to become a glowing, energetic bride. Take expert care if you see these signs even after a proper diet :

  • Heavy hair fall or hair damage
  • Dull and extra dry skin
  • Feeling overly tired
  • Brittle / spoon-shaped nails, white spots / horizontal lines on nails

Regular Exercise

Regular exercise will shed unwanted fat, regulate blood sugar levels, energize, and keep us healthy by increasing body immunity naturally. A sedentary lifestyle will lead to obesity, invite various illnesses and will heavily damage our health. Exercise daily for at least 30 minutes to get the best results.

Relaxation Techniques

It is a well-known fact that relaxation rejuvenates the body as well as the mind, by providing strength, happiness, and peace of mind. Various relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, breathing techniques, etc. are proven to give enormous health and beauty benefits.

Adequate Sleep

It is a proven fact that proper sleep is one of the basic requirements to keep up general health. It relaxes, balances all body functions, and rejuvenate improving our health and looks. Ensure 8 hours of sleep to keep us energetic, and for youthfulness. Proper sleep is proven to reduce beauty problems including dark circles under eyes and aging signs like reduced collagen as well as skin elasticity.

 

All the above tips can provide amazing results making every girl look her best on her wedding day. But, making them a daily routine can always keep us healthy and beautiful. Although not applicable in every situation, it will be best to include these simple lifestyle changes at least 6 months before the wedding to get the best results.

Skindays provides the best pre-wedding skin treatments in Kerala.

 

 

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Causes and 10 remedies for open pores
Skin care

Causes and 10 remedies for open pores

Our skin breathes through its natural follicle openings called pores. But when they become enlarged, it causes open pores. Open pores are found more in oily or combination skin types because of excess sebum or oil production, which will make them more visible. Lack of cleanliness will lead to settlement of tissues or oil around the pores, making them larger in appearance. Genetics, as well as ageing, are other reasons behind open pores. When we age, cell renewal activities, collagen production, as well as skin elasticity decreases, resulting in slacking and more visibility of pores.

Whatever is the reason behind open pores, there are remedies to it. In reality, makeup and cosmetics make open pores appear larger. So, let’s have a look at some easy remedies for open pores.

 

Egg white

Beat an egg white and apply it gently on the face. Leave it for a while to let it dry and then rinse it off with cool water. Regular application will tighten the skin and shrink the pores. For oily skin, this is the best method to reduce and prevent open pores.

Buttermilk

Apply buttermilk evenly on face and affected parts with a clean cotton or smooth cloth. Leave for a few minutes to dry and then rinse it off with clean water. Routine application with tighten up the skin and reduce pores.

Papaya paste

Mash a few ripened papaya and apply the paste on the face. Leave it for 20minutes. Repeating it on alternate days will help in tightening, toning, and cleansing the skin resulting in removing dirt and reduction as well as prevention of open pores.

Gram flour or besan face mask

Mix one tablespoon of gram flour with an equal amount of yoghurt or milk and one teaspoon of turmeric powder. Make a paste out of this mix and apply the same on face. Leave it for a minimum of 20 minutes. Then rinse with cool water and softly remove with a towel. Quarterly application can give amazing results by removing dead cells, exfoliating skin, as well as tightening up pores.

Banana scrub

Peel a ripened banana and softly scrub it on the face. Wash with cool water after 10 to 15 minutes. Regular application will make the skin smooth by rejuvenating it with the help of antioxidants and minerals naturally present in banana.

Ice or cold water

Wrap few ice cubes inside a clean and smooth cloth. Then, gently apply it on the face and the affected area for a duration of 15 to 30 minutes. This will increase blood circulation, tighten up the skin, as well as shrink open pores. Washing the face and affected area with cold water will also give the same results. Daily application will give the best results.

Cucumber-Lemon juice face mask

Take four or five cucumber slices and cool them by keeping it in a freezer. Blend it well with two tablespoons of pure lemon juice. Apply the mix on the face as a mask and leave for 15 minutes. Repeating the same in two or three weeks can slow down ageing by providing soothing and nourishment naturally reducing open pores.

Turmeric-Milk paste

Finely mix one tablespoon of turmeric powder and one tablespoon of milk to make a soft paste. Apply this on areas having open pores and leave the same for at least 10 minutes. Then remove it with cool water. Turmeric’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties will kill the bacteria and cure inflammation, reducing open pores. Milk is a natural cleanser. The routine application will give amazing results.

Tomato mask

Take one tomato and mix it with one teaspoon of honey. Make the mix into a paste and apply it on the area affected by open pores. Rinse it after letting the paste dry for at least 10 minutes. Daily usage will tighten up open pores by balancing the skin through the natural acids present in tomatoes.

Butter-Salt mix

Mix butter with a little salt and evenly apply this mix on face and affected area. Leave it for about 15 minutes and then rinse with cold water. Routine application will reduce the size of open pores.

 

All these are some remedies for open pores, which can be easily done from our homes with readily available ingredients. But, taking care of the following simple yet important things and making them a daily routine can keep us away from open pores.

  • Staying hydrated by drinking sufficient amount of water
  • Proper exfoliation through taking care of skin
  • Keeping the skin clean
  • Using sunscreen

Above practices will slow down the ageing process and minimise the chance of getting open pores.

 

 

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Dark Circles – 7 common causes and easy home remedies
Skin care

Dark Circles – 7 common causes and easy home remedies

Do you suffer from dark circles under the eyes? Don’t worry; you are not alone. Dark circles under lower eyelids are one of the most common beauty concerns. Though there are genetic reasons and illnesses behind it, majority of the causes behind dark circles are very common.

 

Lack of proper sleep

The most popular reason behind dark circles. Sleeping lesser or more can cause dark circles. Sleeping as per the requirement of one’s body will eliminate tiredness, and is essential for proper digestion, to keep us healthy and energetic.

Lack of proper nutrition

It is a well-known fact that dark circles are a symptom of anemia or iron deficiency, which can be easily avoided through nutritious foods. Replenishing collagen and elasticity of the skin through a balanced diet will energize and relax us, keeping dark circles away.

Dehydration

Lack of proper water supply makes our body tired, causing bags and dark circles under the eyes. The skin around our eyes lies closer to the underlying bone, and lack of fluids will make blood vessels more prominent there, resulting in dull eyes. Proper hydration is inevitable to keep energy and maintain healthy body functions.

Bad habits

Habits like smoking and alcohol consumption is well known for causing dark circles around the eyes. Such habits can negatively affect sleeping, digestion, and general health. Avoid these unwanted habits to lead a healthy and happy life.

Allergies

Certain allergies related to skin or gut causes dark circles. Allergens differ from person to person. So, be alert to stay away from edible stuff and external substances, if it is causing allergy.

Stress

As we all know, stress causes physical, mental as well as emotional setbacks. Stress causes tiredness, resulting in dark circles. Being wise to understand various circumstances causing personal stress and staying away from them can keep dark circles away.

Aging

A natural cause behind dark circles. Ensure routine skincare, exercise regularly, and ensure daily nutrition to keep ourselves fit and reduce signs of aging, naturally.

 

Well, those were some of the causes of dark circles that can be easily identified and taken care of. Now, let’s look at seven simple home remedies for dark circles.

 

Cucumber

Cut cucumber and place the slices over your closed-eyes covering the areas surrounding it. High water content in cucumber will hydrate, and Vitamin C in cucumber will nourish the skin under it, eliminating issues like dark circles under eyes.

Rosewater (or Gulab Jal)

Apply cotton soaked in rose water under eyes, leave it for 15 minutes. Rosewater can strengthen and rejuvenate the skin, slow down aging, and avoid dark circles.

Honey

Apply honey making a thin layer under the eyes. Leave it for a maximum of 20 minutes and then rinse with water. Honey naturally nourishes skin preventing skin issues like dark circles.

Lemon Juice

Carefully apply lemon juice under the eyes. Leave it for a maximum of 10 minutes before washing off. Lemon juice’s high Vitamin C, as well as citric acid content, will rejuvenate and brighten our skin, reducing dark circles.

Milk

Apply cotton soaked in a quarter bowl of pure, cold milk under eyes. Leave it for 15 minutes before rinsing with regular water. Milk nourishes the skin to make it more smooth and tight. To be added, the lactic acid content in milk can reduce fine lines and other signs of aging like dark circles.

Virgin Coconut Oil

Apply it on the areas around your eyes, very gently massage clock-wise and anti-clock-wise. Leave it overnight. Coconut oil moisturizes and nourishes skin, avoiding dark circles under eyes.

Ice Cubes

Put ice cubes in a plastic bag, and gently press the surrounding areas of your eyes with it, for a maximum of 10 minutes. This can hydrate skin, as well as narrow down blood vessels under eyes, drastically reducing dark circles.

 

We all know that makeups and various treatments can make dark circles disappear. Makeups are only temporary, and treatments can be costly, not easy to get, as well as may not provide a complete solution. So, it is better to find out whether any of these common causes are behind your dark circles and to adopt some of these simple home remedies to get rid of it.

 

 

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Drink water to stay young
Body care

Drink water to stay young

Water is a natural drink which is vital to every living thing. Consuming enough water is inevitable to keep ourselves hydrated, detoxified and energetic. The major connecting fluid in every human body is blood, of which more than 90% is made of water.

 

For glowing skin

Skin is the largest organ in a human body which plays a major role in our appearance, affecting our self-esteem as well as confidence. Ensuring proper water supply will regulate blood circulation and bring out our natural glow. Water can moisturize and hydrate our skin. Proper moisturization can also reverse the aging process by delaying wrinkles, dark circles, fine lines, etc.

For shining hair & nails

Hair is a major part of our appearance, which can even alter the way we look. Drinking water will transmit energy to the scalp on which our hair is located. Water also prevents dirt from being mounted on our scalp. So, proper hydration is a basic requirement to maintain a healthy, beautiful, and strong hair. Nails will be kept nourished through proper hydration. This will make our nails thicker and less brittle.

For weight loss

Several studies have revealed the role of water in weight-loss. Water can reduce our food intake by giving a filled-feeling in the stomach. The liver & kidneys are the detoxifying organs in our body which also burns body fat. Lack of proper water supply will slow down the body’s kidney-function, increasing the burden on its liver. If so, the liver will not be able to function properly resulting in fat deposits and weight gain. All these show how proper water supply prevents fat-deposits and keeps our body in shape.

 

It has been widely known that on average, a human needs 1.5 to 2 litres of water in a day. Drink enough water to maintain the efficient functioning of various body processes to keep yourself healthy. Health keeps us happy, beautiful, and younger. So, drink water, keep healthy, bring beauty, and stay young!

 

 

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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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