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Some Beauty Hacks to Rule This Monsoon!

Here are some beauty hacks which will relieve you from the worries about weather and make you prepared for this season

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Beauty hacks for monsoon. Pixabay

July 23, 2017: A lot of people love monsoon, the smell of mud it produces, falling raindrops and its mesmerizing effect. Nevertheless, it is essential to protect your body, hair, and skin from its aftereffects. Here are a few beauty hacks which will relieve you from the worries about weather and make you prepared for this season.

Sunscreen 

It is better to protect your face and not expose it to the humid weather outside. Use an SPF 30 to prevent the sun from directly hampering you. Also, use a suntan lotion for the whole body to protect you.

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Lip care 

This season encourages the use of dark shades of lipsticks, however, it becomes a cumbersome process to remove the lipstick stain. An effective beauty hack is to try using vaseline on your lips to massage and see how effective it is in removing the stain.

Base for makeup 

Firstly, create a smear-proof base for yourself using a primer. This season avoid using heavy base foundation and instead try out a BB or CC cream that would give coverage as well as SPF protection. Translucent powder can be used as one of the makeup hacks to soak the perspiration arising due to humidity.

Eyes 

Do not fill your eyelids with colors as the rain water or the humidity arising from it can wash it off. It will be a better beauty hack to create a graphic eye look using water proof eye liners, kohl pencils and felt pen liners than going for heavy eye shadows. The eye brows can get unruly and to avoid this situation, use a hair spray and brush them.

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Feet 

In order to remove the grime, exfoliate your feet using a homemade coffee scrub by using equal portions of sea salt, corn meal and coffee. A few drops of almond oil can be added and then you’re all set to scrub your feet.

Try wearing covered shoes most of the time as contact with the rain water can cause infections. Do not wear wet shoes for a long period and make sure to wash them.

Skin 

The humidity can lead to an oily or dry skin. Try to clean your skin at least twice a day so as to wash off all the sweat, build up of dead and impurities. Use a creamy cleanser to keep the skin moist if it is dry. Choose a soapless gel cleanser for oily skin that will purify and cleanse the skin while maintaining its pH.

Face mask and Hair mask

Using kitchen ingredients, make a face mask or hair mask. For skin, create a mask using milk, besan, and honey, and blend together olive oil, banana, and avocado, and make use of it as a pack for hair if you want to prevent frizzy hair. Choose scrubs made of oatmeal, curd, rose water and orange peels, on the basis of your skin type as a mask.

Face mask to protect your skin. Pixabay

Hair treatment 

It’ll be best to avoid styling this season, but instead of a heavy mousse, use a light hair serum for the hair treatment that won’t weigh your hair down if it’s unavoidable. To hack frizzy hair, befriend with anti-frizz products and humidity control sprays.

Tea bags 

No, this beauty hack is not about drinking tea. It’s about placing a tea bag on the oiliest areas of your face. Tea contains tannins which shrink pores and help control sebum production, therefore, it is a natural oily skin hack that can be added to your regimen.

Perfuming 

In this sticky and sweaty weather, putting a perfume on your checklist is essential. In order to make it lasting, mix your perfume with a bit of vaseline and rub it on the back of your ears, neck and on your wrists. This will help you keep fresh and make you smell good for a longer period.

– prepared by Harsimran Kaur of NewsGram. Twitter @Hkaur1025


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Get Ready for Winters with Petroleum Jelly, Get the Glow In The Festive Season

Know the magical benefits of Petroleum Jelly and adapt beauty hacks to look best this festive season from the Vaseline experts

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Do you want glowing skin this festive season? We have got you covered. Pixabay

New Delhi, October 12, 2017 : With October comes an energizing and exciting series of festivals combined with colors, celebration and delicious food which bind everyone together. But amidst all this, we often forget taking good care of our body and skin. Not anymore!

Benefits of Petroleum Jelly
Apply Petroleum Jelly For Healthy Lips and Hairs. Pixabay.

To add to the already magical benefits of Petroleum Jelly, a Vaseline expert shares six beauty hacks to look best this festive season!

  • Smooth glossy hair: Use a little bit of Petroleum Jelly for your split ends and get sleek, glossy hair
  • DIY (Do It Yourself) Highlighter: Mix a little bit of face powder with Petroleum Jelly and dab it on your cheekbones to get that instant glow.
  • DIY Body Lotion: Mix a little of Vaseline with Sea Salt and apply it on your body after a bath. This will serve as a long-lasting lotion for your skin.
  • On the eyelids: Apply it for an instant glossy eye shadow look.
  • Eyebrow gel: A quick application of Petroleum Jelly can slick eyebrow hair back and keep them in place all day for a neat look that perfectly frames your face.
  • Soothe embroidery rashes: Apply Jelly on your skin to soothe embroidery rashes.

Lakme Beauty Expert, Donald Simrock also shares skincare hacks for bringing out your natural radiance this festive season.

Benefits of Petroleum Jelly
Get Warmness on the Hands and Feet of your Kid. Pixabay.

  • Rejuvenating and exfoliating your skin is of utmost importance. While you exfoliate your skin at least once a week, nourish it every morning to ensure you start your day with a fresh and nourished look.
  • Minimalism is all about keeping it simple while not making any compromises. Using a CC cream gives you a uniform complexion that makes your skin look flawless and has a matte finish.
  • Night time beauty regimes are a must: Cleansing your face before hitting the bed is the best way to allow your skin to breathe.
  • Having non-chapped, crack-free lips adds that extra glam to your festive look. Use one drop of the Overnight Oil in Serum to get a smooth finish before you apply a lip color. (IANS)

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Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV): Health, Skin & Hair

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Apple cider vinegar. Wikimedia

Sep 27, 2017: Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is widely used by people in myriad ways and purposes, notably because of the vitamins and mineral content. ACV contains ‘mother of vinegar,’ a complex structure of beneficial acids. Cider Vinegar is unrefined and unpasteurized due to the mother factor and has a variety of benefits that are lost when it is filtered and heated.

From the ancient times, ACV has proven to be the elixir of life, carrying benefits from health to skin and hair. ACV is also used in salad dressings, vinaigrettes, marinades, chutneys, and food preservatives.

How is Apple Cider Vinegar formed?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar. Wikimedia

Apple Cider Vinegar has been used as an ingredient in the home remedies from ages. ACV is made by crushing apples and squeezing out the juice. The juice is then fermented by adding bacteria and yeast, which converts the fruit sugar into alcohol. In the second stage of the fermentation process, the alcohol is converted into vinegar by the acetic acid-forming bacteria.

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Digestion Support

Apple cider vinegar improves digestion by increasing stomach acid. It also fights constipation since the cider vinegar incites digestive juices that help to break down food in the body. Pectin found in ACV helps to soothe intestinal fits. Mix one or two tablespoons of ACV in a glass of water and consume before a meal for best results. 

Lowers Cholesterol

A study published in the British Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that consuming one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in the morning lowers the cholesterol as it increases bile production and supports the liver.

Detox Body

Drinking ACV in warm water in the morning helps to flush out toxins from the body.

Weight Loss

Apple cider vinegar increases metabolism rate and supports weight loss because it contains acetic acid, which is responsible for improving metabolism.

Lowers Blood Pressure

Acetic acid present in ACV helps in reducing high blood pressure and triglyceride.

Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. Earl Mindell, Author of Amazing Apple Cider Vinegar, cited: Daily consumption of apple cider vinegar aids urinary tract in maintaining a slightly acidic environment. The acid represses the growth of UTI-causing bacteria. Mindell warns that one should refrain from consuming ACV after infection, mentioned Livestrong.

Kidney Stones

ACV enables to flush out stones naturally from the Kidney. The highly acidic nature of ACV dissolves the crystals that form into stones in the body. Mix two tablespoons of ACV in a glass of water and drink it twice a day for better results.

Skin Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Prevents acne problems

Apple cider vinegar prevents acne problems by killing bacteria, removing excess dirt, oil, and makeup from the skin and dissolving dead skin cells.

Skin toner

ACV toner helps normalize your skin’s pH balance and ward off bacteria. It sheds dead skin cells so that the pores do not get clogged and your skin remains salubrious.

Soothes sunburn

ACV relieves stinging sensation caused by sunburns. Dilute ACV with water and dab a wet cloth onto the sunburn. It will give you instant relief. Do not apply ACV directly onto your face, as it might burn your face.

Fights allergy

Diluting Apple Cider in water and rubbing it over the rashes with a cotton ball helps in curing inflammation, reducing itching and healing the sensitivities.

Pedicure

The acetic acid in Apple cider vinegar works as an exfoliating agent. Put half a cup of ACV into 10 to 15 litres of water. Dip your feet and hands in this solution. You will notice dead cells coming off after the scrub.

Aftershave

ACV can also be used as an aftershave. It acts as an antiseptic to clean out any cuts and moisturizes the skin. It also closes the pores and soothes razor burn.

 Healthy skin

Apply mix of ACV and water on your face for best toning effect, bright and spotless, healthy and youthful skin. It minimises pore size, which is a giveaway of skin aging.

Hair Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Prevent split ends & breakage

ACV smoothens hair’s cuticle, which helps block split ends and breakage. Add ACV to your hair regimen by mixing it with filtered tap water. Rub it onto the split end and wash your hair after 30 minutes.

Stimulate hair growth

Massage ACV mixed with water gently over the scalp to stimulate blood circulation that also promotes hair growth.

Prevent hair loss

Hair breaks out easily because of deprivation of oil on the scalp. This happens when hair follicles are clogged, which leads to crusty flakes on the scalp formed by bacteria. Rinsing your scalp with ACV and water mixture can help you prevent causes of hair loss.

Lustrous and voluminous hair

The acetic acid in ACV removes residue from the product buildup and helps in maintaining shiny, lustrous locks.

Detangle hair

ACV is a fabulous natural detangler that is used as an alternative to conditioner. The acid in ACV helps to soften the hair cuticle allowing knots and tangles to slip out through brush.

Reduce frizzy hair

Frizzy hair is caused by lifted cuticles on the hair. Apple cider vinegar smoothes down the cuticles to give you frizz-free hair.

Eliminates Dandruff

ACV removes dandruff by eliminating the flaky skin on the scalp. Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar with water in a spray bottle. Let it sit for 15 minutes and rinse with mild shampoo.

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Tame Your Hair! Get Rid of Frizzy Hair This Winters

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Frizzy hair. IANS

New Delhi, Sep 22, 2017: Moisture in the air, humidity, rain or even perspiration, can cause your hair to become fuller and wilder! To keep puffy hair in control, there are some tips and techniques which can help you achieve tamed, lustrous and groomed tresses for instance going for hair taming or systematizing your routine, say experts.

Arpit Jain, Founder and Managing Director of Auraine Botanicals, doles out tips on how you can get rid of frizzy hair in the upcoming winter season.

* Select the right conditioner for your hair: The right conditioner can be the best way to put moisture back into your frizzy curls. Use an anti-frizz conditioner with keratin protein. There are rinse-out and leave-in conditioners available in the market, choose your conditioner according to your lifestyle.

* Systemize your hair wash routine: Washing hair too often can result in a loss of natural oils which help in keeping your hair nourished and hydrated. Aim to wash hair only two to three times a week. Look for a sulfate free, chloride free, Paraben free and TEA DEA free shampoo. It increases moisture retention by gently cleansing your hair & scalp and hydrating it from inside out.

* Hair taming: Hair taming or Keratin treatment rejuvenates hair strands while relaxing hair for up to 5 months. Hair Taming is much more natural and uses way less chemicals than rebonding or hair smoothening.

Sanjay Dutta, Founder of Looks Salon, also lists some important steps.

* Brush your hair the right way: Brushing disrupts the hair cuticles; it can also stretch the hair and cause breakage. Towel-dry your frizzy hair after a shower and finger-comb it while it’s still wet. Then, add a small amount of serum or soothing conditioner. If you need to comb your hair, do so with wet fingers. Finger combing can help tame frizz and de-tangle your hair, you may also use detangle comb for the same.

Also Read: Unveiling Natural Beauty: Beauty Benefits of Aloe Vera Gel 

* Dry your hair before blow-drying: This is a stylist’s trick and it is honestly life changing. Let your hair dry naturally a bit before using the heat of a blow dryer to avoid any damage to your hair and don’t forget to apply heat protection cream or serum before using any heating equipment.

* Trim your hair: Sometimes damage from split ends adds to unhealthy looking hair. The more splits you have, the more you’ll suffer from frizz. The easy solution is to get a haircut or at least trim the split ends every six months, it would help in getting the desired look. (IANS)