August 31, 2017: Men too like women crave to look ‘beautiful,’ although the term is supplanted by a more masculine word, that is, ‘Handsome.’ Men also worry about their skin. Nevertheless, there exist some myths revolving around the men’s beauty, and many men hold them true.
Let’s talk about myths concerning men’s beauty one by one:
Shaved chests are good
Chest must never more be shaved, dear men. It increases the hair growth and develops rashes.
Beauty related practices are only for women
This claim is bogus, in fact, there are many beauty treatments for men as well.
Men have oily skin. So why moisturize?
No, that’s not true. The skin releases oil because of lack of water. To keep the skin hydrated, drink lots of water and apply a gel instead of cream.
Use body soap. Men do not have sensitive skin
Body soaps dry out the skin, which can trigger skin allergy and form cracks.
Men do not require a shaving gel
Shaving without the shaving gel may form cuts on the face, which is very dangerous.
Men should wash their face several times after playing outdoors
Regular facial cleansing dries out the skin and prompts the oil glands to release more oil. Thus, it is always suggested to wash your face 2-3 times a day.
Men keep no sunscreen at home
Even while sitting at your home, Ultra rays may catch up on you and harm the skin. So keep one at home too.
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It is very important for women to take care of health
There are very simple things they can do to take care of themselves
Wellness takes a backseat for most women, what with a hectic schedule taking care of work, home, and all the people in their lives. This Women’s Day, encourage the women in your life to make themselves a priority and practice these simple wellness tips to improve their overall well-being.
Dr Hariprasad, Ayurveda Expert, The Himalaya Drug Company, recommends the following tips to help women become healthier without having to take too much time out of their busy schedule.
Get enough sleep: The function of sleep is to not only relax the body, but also rest and restore the mind. It is necessary to heal and repair your heart and blood vessels. While you can function for a while without getting the necessary amount of sleep every day, it will eventually take a toll on you. Commit to sleeping a minimum of seven hours a day while aiming for eight, and you will feel yourself getting healthier and happier in a short amount of time. This will help you achieve both mental and physical wellness, and your mind and body will be at ease.
Keep up energy levels: Use an energy booster like chyavanaprasha for that extra push you need to achieve your daily goals. Chyavanaprasha, which has amalaki (Indian gooseberry), gives that supplementary dose of antioxidants, in addition to boosting your energy levels. Along with this, try quick exercises like stretching and jogging to keep those endorphins flowing.
Practice preventive care: Long-term wellness is a better approach than seeking short-term solutions for the problem at hand. Having Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) can help you practice preventive care by building your immunity. According to Ayurveda texts and modern research, Guduchi increases immunity against infections by increasing the effectiveness of disease-fighting white blood cells. These fight infections and influence various other immune effector cells, ensuring early recovery. Including Guduchi in your daily diet will help increase the body’s resistance to stress and illness. It can help reduce the chances of facing health problems altogether, rather than simply resorting to curative measures when it arises.
Set aside some me-time: Take some time out for yourself during the day to just breathe and reflect on your day. You can do this in a structured manner using yoga and meditation techniques, but the important part is to consistently carve time out from your day for yourself. Setting aside even 10 minutes will help you relax and feel more in control of your day. You will feel the frustrations of your day melt away, leaving you to face the rest of the day with a calmer mind and a more positive outlook. IANS