Masaba Gupta Says Beauty Is A Strange Burden, Which Keeps Changing

Masaba Gupta says that beauty is a kind of burden, which keeps changing with age.

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Masaba Gupta Says Beauty Is A Strange Burden, Which Keeps Changing
Masaba Gupta Says Beauty Is A Strange Burden, Which Keeps Changing, Flickr

Popular designer Masaba Gupta says she has come to realise that beauty is a different kind of burden, which keeps changing with age.

Masaba, who is the daughter of veteran actress Neena Gupta and former West Indies batsman Vivian Richards, shared a photograph of herself sporting a black leotard on Instagram on Friday night.

“I have come to realise that beauty is a different kind of burden as you keep growing. When I was younger, it was more of a longing to be conventional and check all the boxes/fit-in kind of a burden. Now,that I am almost 30… It is more an unapologetic, rebellious kind of a burden. Either way, this whole damn idea of beauty is a burden,” she wrote alongside the image.

Nishka Lulla and Masaba Gupta
Nishka Lulla and Masaba Gupta, flickr

The designer said the photograph was taken on a mobile phone and was “completely unedited”.

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“Which is important in the age of severe retouching. It is fully dedicated to my trainer Vilayat Husain – thank you for making me somewhat strong, again. I strive to be the strongest person you have trained, ever. Both mentally and physically,” she added. (IANS)

 

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Dairy Products Don’t Protect Women Against Fracture Risk: Researchers

Dairy products do not benefit lumbar spine or femoral neck bone density, according to researchers

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Dairy products may not prevent age-related bone loss in women, reveals a study. Pixabay

Researchers have found that despite containing essential nutrients, dairy products do not benefit lumbar spine or femoral neck bone density, nor do they protect against fracture risk in women.

The study, based on data from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) shows that during the menopause transition, when bone loss is accelerated, they offer little benefit in preventing bone mineral density loss or fractures.

According to the study, published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), as women enter the menopause transition, bone loss accelerates and may lead to osteoporosis.

The SWAN data revealed that this bone loss is not slowed down by the consumption of dairy products nor is fracture risk mitigated.

For the findings, the current study specifically looked at the effect of dairy intake on femoral and spine bone mineral density.

It is one of the few studies dedicated to examining how dairy consumption affects a woman’s risk of bone loss and fractures across the menopause transition.

Because two of the greatest risk factors for osteoporosis — age and sex — are beyond a woman’s control, there is an increased focus on possible modifiable risk factors to slow this irreversible, age-related, progressive, degenerative skeletal disease that makes a woman more susceptible to bone fractures.

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The study showed that women are at greater risk for osteoporosis than men. Pixabay

The findings showed that women are at greater risk for osteoporosis than men, and the risk increases significantly as women age.

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This study adds to the existing data suggesting a lack of benefit from the dairy intake on bone mineral density and fracture risk.

“There are many other health benefits of a Mediterranean-type diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, as well as lean protein such as fish and low-fat dairy,” said study researcher Stephanie Faubion, NAMS medical director.

In addition, regular weight-bearing exercise, such as walking or jogging, can help maintain bone strength, and activities that improve strength and balance, such as yoga and tai chi, may help prevent falls,” Faubion added. (IANS)

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Grooming and Skin Care Tips for Men

Tips and tricks for men's skincare

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The men's grooming market is flooded with products and advice, our take is utilise the downtime to get flawless skin. Pixabay

A man’s skin is about 25 percent thicker than that of a female counterpart, but the rules for good skin care are not much different. The men’s grooming market is flooded with products and advice, our take is utilise the downtime to get flawless skin.

“For healthy skin, it is important to eat right, cut down on smoking and sugary sweets. You can also help your skin by cleansing your face with a good cleanser in the morning. Don’t rub your face instead pat it dry. Apply a good moisturizer day and night to keep the skin supple. Moisturizers also prevents cuts and irritation during shaving. Apply a lip balm to keep lips moisturized,” cosmetic dermatologist Dr Rinky Kapoor told IANSlife.

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Thicker as well as more oily skin needs a proper cleaning to keep the pores and the sebaceous ducts open. Using a good facial cleanser is most important before going to sleep, followed by a moisturizer to retain the skin’s moisture. Cleansing is essential to sanitize your skin and eliminate dead skin cells, adds cosmetic surgeon Dr Mohan Thomas.

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Men need to be careful while using grooming products. Pixabay

Shaving

Shaving should be done only after washing the face with warm water and mild soap. It is usually better to shave immediately after taking a shower as the hair is soft and can be cut closer to the skin for a smooth shave. Use a mild aftershave for that absolutely clean look.

Incorrect shaving can lead to an uneven skin tone, rough texture, and ingrown hair. Wash your face with warm water before shaving and do not shave against the grain. Experts suggest that the best time to shave is after the shower when the skin is moist, the pores open, and hair soft. Cut down on aftershave. After shave lotions containing alcohol were used in ancient days to prevent infections caused by razors. Instead, use a moisturizer or face tonic after shaving for a softer and healthier skin.

Exfoliation

Exfoliation of skin has to be done on a regular basis so as to remove the layer of dead cells which can cause bacterial infection on your skin. Removing dead cells from the skin’s surface leaves the face radiant and healthy. Once a week, one should use a gentle but granulated face scrub to help smoothen the skin and eliminate dullness. This will also allow the moisturizer to get absorbed better. Gentle exfoliation will get rid of the impurities, cleanse the face, and revive the skin.

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Other than grooming products, men also need to invest on sun screens. Pixabay

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Sun protection

Wear sunscreen every day. A sunscreen of minimum SPF 30 is a must. Sun damage can accelerate ageing, cause wrinkles, and even skin cancer. Apply sunscreen on your face and neck and reapply every two hours if you are outdoors. Remember sun rays can penetrate the windows at your office and windshield of your car.

Use of a night serum usually in the form of Vitamin C and sometimes Vitamin A, not only tightens the skin, prevents fine lines and reduces the aging changes as well as address the pigmentation. (IANS)

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Take Some Inspiration From These Beauty Content Creators

Beauty gurus to watch on social media

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Here's a list of beauty gurus on YouTube and Instagram, who you can follow. IANS

Staying in at home may be a daunting task but for all the makeup junkies, with the blessing of free internet and online content they can binge their way to learning new tricks, tips and many more.

And why not? All the beauty gurus across the world are making full use of this time in quarantine to film new videos. The makeup enthusiast s in you should avoid lagging behind. Here’s a list of beauty gurus on YouTube and Instagram, who you can follow:

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Amid lockdown, beauty content creators have been enaging a lot with their fans. IANS

Nikki Tutorials

The Netherlands-born makeup artist is all things bright and peppy. She constantly posts makeup tutorials, chronicles her beauty journey. With a fan base of over 13 million on Instagram and YouTube, the makeup artist recently came out as a transwoman to inspire many across the world.

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Jeffree Star

Jeffree Star may be aptly called the maverick of the makeup industry. The queen of controversies, and a successful makeup mogul, has a whooping 16 million follower base on Instagram, and 17 million subscribers on YouTube. Jeffree Star never compromises to “spill tea” on issues in the industry. Follow him for some creative, over-the-top makeup creations he does in collaboration with this team and other beauty influencers.

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All the beauty gurus across the world are making full use of this time in quarantine to film new videos. IANS

Huda Beauty

The Dubai-based makeup influencer who came up with the namesake beauty brand, Huda Beauty, is an icon in her industry. Not only does she teach makeup on her Youtube channel and Instagram IGtv, Huda also does blogs and vlogs where she talks about skincare products, selfcare tips and much more.

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Malvika Sitlani Aryan

Coming to the Indian shores, Malvika Sitlani Aryan is one of the most popular influencers. Besides posting makeup videos, she shares tips on skincare, hygiene grooming. A fitness enthusiast, Sitlani often posts vlogs on her fitness regime on social media for her 363k followers on Instagram and 563K subscribers on YouTube.

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Dabasree Banerjee

The dusky Bengali influencer with 245K subscribers on YouTube and Instagram is known for her helpful tutorials and product hauls. The main USP is her fun, bubbly take on makeup. (IANS)