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Here are some basic steps for men to follow for a healthy, glowing skin. Pixabay

Stuck at home with plenty of time on your hands? Well, it might be the perfect opportunity to indulge in some vanity. This is a lifestyle article.

Even though men today have started understanding the importance of a skincare, yet most men still have a long way to go before they incorporate a regular nurturing skin care regimen. Pooja Nagdev, Founder – Inatur, lists five basic steps for men to follow for a healthy, glowing skin.

Start the day in the morning with cleansing, toning and moisturising.

Apply high SPF Sun lotion every time you step out. Taking care of skin is a combination of nurturance and defence. Apply a high SPF sunscreen is very important.

Men need to moisturize their skin. Pixabay

Moisturise and replenish every week. Everyday our skin is under attack from damaging radicals that break down skin elastin and natural supply of collagen and hence causing skin damage and premature ageing. For nourishment one has to feed the skin through masks and moisturisers.

Use the products that are meant for your skin type. How we treat our skin depends on the skin types. Most of us are probably aware of the different skin types normal, dry, oily, acne prone or combination skin.

Dry skin is low on moisture. Those with dry skin should avoid harsh products, always use cream-based face cleansers and never go to bed without a nourishing night cream or a facial oil.

Oily skin is smoother in texture as it carries more sebum. This sebum also keeps skin from wrinkling but it also leads to blackheads and whiteheads. Cleanse two to three times daily and scrub on alternate days. Use an oil free moisturiser is a must to normalise the sebum production. Always remember to use a good astringent or a toner to close the open pores.

Shaving with care is very important for men. Pixabay

Combination skin has some areas that are dry and some oily. Identify the areas that have more sebum production. Use the products sparingly there and use higher emollient ingredients.

Those with a normal skin are blessed and rarely have eruptions in their face. It can only happen during stress, lack of sleep or dietary alterations. If you have normal skin use a cream-based cleanser, scrub, toner and moisturiser.

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Shave with care. Spend more than five minutes in shaving. Take time as haste often results in stinging cuts and a need to redo shave again. Always shave in one direction. Choose one way and stick with it. Apply a good after-shave lotion to help tighten open pores.

Also spend some time by applying a face mask, this rejuvenates and relaxes the skin and makes you both feel and look good. (IANS)


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What Is Bullying?

Bullying is a pattern of recurrent aggressive behavior in which one person (or a group of individuals) in a position of authority intentionally intimidate or abuse another individual to cause bodily or emotional harm to that other. Bullying may take place in either a physical or verbal manner. Bullied individuals, as well as those who bully others, may have long-term repercussions.

Bullying may occur anywhere, at any time, in person or online (cyberbullying), and can take many forms, including verbal, physical, and social. Bullies utilize their position of power — such as physical strength, knowledge of something embarrassing, or popularity — to exert control over or damage other people. Many people assume that bullying occurs solely during childhood; nevertheless, bullying does not necessarily stop after a person reaches the age of adulthood.

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Copper earrings

Silver and gold have always been preferred when it comes to wearing jewellery. Right from the times of monarchy in India, wealth and riches have been associated with wearing gold and silver for the various properties they have. Copper is a metal that has always been worn by the poor. It is not a metal that carries a significant association with health or wealth, but wearing at least one article of copper is extremely beneficial for health.

Copper is a reddish-brown metal that cannot be worn on its own. It has to be worn in the form of an alloy to prevent a reaction. Copper oxidizes in air and forms a green layer on it when exposed, much like the Statue of Liberty. Usually, bangles, chains, or rings of copper always have brass and traces of silver in them which helps with stabilizing its reactivity.

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Traditional players are very strong in the consumer laptop market.

By Md Waquar Haider

When popular smartphone brands like Xiaomi and realme entered the laptop market in India last year, they were expected to shake the existing giants, specifically under the Rs 50,000 category. However, chip shortage and supply crunch have somewhat dented their plans to make a significant mark to date. According to industry experts, the issue with smartphone makers entering the laptop category is two-fold. The first one is a massive supply crunch in the laptop component market and only big brands are able to get volume and supplies.

The other factor is that the traditional players are very strong in the consumer laptop market. Top 3 players control more than 70 per cent of the market and strong portfolio, distribution, and channel reach as well as brand marketing has helped them massively. "New brands can surely make a dent in the consumer laptop market but are challenged by supply issues right now. Watch out for them in 2022 as and when supply situation eases up," Navkendar Singh, Research Director, Client Devices & IPDS, IDC India told IANS.

Dominated by HP Inc, Lenovo and Dell, the traditional PC market (inclusive of desktops, notebooks, and workstations) in India continued to be robust as the shipments grew by 50.5 per cent year-over-year (YoY) in the second quarter (Q2), according to IDC. Notebook PCs continue to hold more than three-fourth share in the overall category and grew 49.9 per cent YoY in 2Q21, reporting a fourth consecutive quarter with over 2 million units. Desktops also indicated a recovery as shipments grew 52.3 per cent YoY after recording the lowest shipments of the decade in 2Q20.

According to Prabhu Ram, Head, Industry Intelligence Group, CMR, driven by the pandemic and the associated accelerated pivot to remote work, learn and unwind culture, PCs have been witnessing heightened demand. "Despite the current supply chain constraints, PCs are here to stay in the new never normal. In the run-up to the festive season, established PC market leaders will continue to leverage their brand salience and gain market share," Ram told IANS.

a computer chip close up According to industry experts, the issue with smartphone makers entering the laptop category is two-fold. | Photo by Manuel on Unsplash

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