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Avoid direct heat- One of the most common causes of a flaky scalp is excessive heat. Wet hair can cause headaches and colds, which is why hair dryers are so popular in the winter. However, direct heat exposure, such as from ironing boards and hair dryers, dries the scalp. Instead, towel-dry your hair before allowing it to air dries.
One of the most common causes of a flaky scalp is excessive heat. | Photo by Arun Sharma on Unsplash
Sugar is bad for both your skin and your hair. | Flickr
Drink more water- We often forget to drink water during the winter, which dehydrates the skin and hair, causing more dandruff. The average daily water consumption limit is set at 5 litres, but if it's getting too cold, 4 litres will suffice!
We often forget to drink water during the winter, which dehydrates the skin and hair, causing more dandruff. | Photo by Giorgio Trovato on Unsplash
Biotin is a hair vitamin that can be found in a variety of foods and is also available as a supplement in pharmacies and supermarkets. | Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash
Change your diet- Vitamin B, zinc, and omega 3 fatty acids are all good for the hair and scalp. Fruits and raw salads should be part of your daily diet. These nutrients are abundant in eggs, fish, bananas, and spinach.
Vitamin B, zinc, and omega 3 fatty acids are all good for the hair and scalp. | Photo by Elena Mozhvilo on Unsplash
Brush your hair often- It may aid in scalp stimulation and blood circulation. This will aid in the production of oils that keep the hair and scalp healthy.
Brush your hair often, it may aid in scalp stimulation and blood circulation. | Wikimedia Commons
After you've washed your hair, wipe it dry with a cotton towel. | Photo by Rinku Shemar on Unsplash
Visit a dermatologist- If your dandruff problem becomes out of hand; seek the advice of a reputable dermatologist. In these situations, an expert will be able to provide you with the best solution, so don't hesitate to seek advice.
If your dandruff problem becomes out of hand; seek the advice of a reputable dermatologist. | Photo by Atikah Akhtar on Unsplash
Use shampoo containing zinc pyrithione, selenium sulphide or 2% ketoconazole. | Photo by Jernej Graj on Unsplash
Always keep your hair and scalp clean- When going out in the sun, cover your head with a scarf, hat, or cap. Keeping your hair free of pollutants will aid in its growth. Sweating is normal, but excessive sweat can cause hair buildup. After you've exercised or had a particularly sweaty day, always dry your hair.
After you've exercised or had a particularly sweaty day, always dry your hair. | Photo by Curology on Unsplash
In females, oily scalps and severe dandruff may be signs of hormonal imbalance, so rule out that as well. Usually, dandruff does not happen in children, but if it happens, rule out lice infection or fungal infection. (IANS/ MBI)
(Keywords: dandruff, scalp, dryers, towel, cotton, winter, exercise, hormonal imbalance, shampoo)
The winter season has arrived, and we can't help but indulge in our annual winter rituals of cuddling up in bed with a hot drink and some delectable nibbles. Thanks to the sluggish atmosphere of the season, snacking continues to be at an all-time high, with frequent hunger pangs to combat the cold.
Winter is known for its effect on our appetite, which seems to grow by a factor of ten. Craving hot savory snacks is common, so we go to great lengths to produce a dish that has a variety of flavors. Preparing delectable snacks can completely satisfy your cravings, especially when you're looking for something light to eat in between meals.
Chef Kunal Kapur shares some ideas for Winter Comfort Snacks
Masala Oats Idli
Idli is a popular dish all over the country, made traditionally with suji, lentils, and rice. To add an interesting twist to this dish, replace suji with oats and pair it with complementing herbs and spices. The Saffola Masala Oats with Classic Masala flavor is a great combination for this dish. You can quickly grab a pan and make oats idlis, which beats the traditional time-intensive dish that requires a lot of prep time for cooking.is ready just in time for you to continue watching your favorite movie in bed.
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Masala Oats Cheela
Cheelas are a favorite evening snack for households, and they are also very easy to prepare. You can incorporate interesting mixes to enhance the flavor of your homemade cheela. So, make this delectable snack at home while using flavors according to your taste. Add chopped vegetables and carrots to add freshness to your masala oats cheela. Saffola Masala Oats Veggie Twist flavor can really add that spiciness to the snack. You can also have this snack with a fresh green chutney dip for a fun twist.
Idli is a popular dish all over the country, made traditionally with suji, lentils, and rice. Unsplash
Crunchy Masala Oats Patties
It's time to stop looking in the fridge or heating up frozen snacks every time you get hungry. Winter makes us crave hot and savory dishes that keep us full for longer and give us a burst of flavor to get over the monotony of the weather. What better to cook than something that caters to all those requirements? Oat Patties are a fancy snack that can be made easily. You can add crushed garlic, pepper, and corn to the flavor. Saffola Masala Oats Peppy Tomato flavor is a great combination for this snack to include that tanginess and zing. You can also make a creamy sauce to pair with this snack.
These hot and soothing drinks will have you sipping for more!
Masala Chai is an irresistible hot beverage to be had during the winters. A handful of aromatic ingredients can be incorporated into it based on your liking, like jaggery, to beat the cold.
Badam Milk is a popular drink that is flavored with almonds and spices such as cinnamon, and it can also be made sweet by adding sugar.
Turmeric and Honey Milk is a great combination and has many benefits.Unsplash
Turmeric and Honey Milk is a great combination and has many benefits, a major one being that it helps keep one warm and cozy during the winters.
With a plethora of ingredients to choose from, you can get creative during snack-time! With so many different snacks and customizations to choose from, you don't have to worry about those hunger pangs anymore. Grab a pan and satisfy your cravings. (IANS/SP)
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Winter season is here, and so is the season of bonfires! So, let us know the history behind bonfires.
In French, ‘bon’ means ‘good’, which has led some population to believe that it is the first element of the English word ‘bonfire’.
In fact, British lexicographer, Samuel Johnson, also offered his etymology in his 1755 ‘Dictionary of the English Language’ in which he defined bonfire as "a fire made for some public cause of triumph or exaltation”. Here, Johnson derived the word from French ‘bon’ and English ‘fire’.
But, interestingly the word is actually derived from Middle English ‘bonefire’, meaning literally ‘a fire of bones’. Well, the earliest appearance of the word is glossed as ‘ignis ossium’, which is Latin for ‘fire of bones’.
In the United Kingdom, bonfires are lit on Guy Fawkes Night.Photo by Flickr
In ancient times, bonfire was used for large conflagrations, such as for burning of yard refuse or unwanted possessions. But, in the twenty-first century, bonfires are symbolise festivals or occasions of happiness and get-togethers.
In fact, different countries have different festivals and traditions related to bonfires. Like in France, bonfires celebrates Jean le Baptiste during the St. John’s Day; in Punjab region of India, people gather around a bonfire and eat peanuts and sweets during the festival of Lohri to celebrate the winter solstice; in the United Kingdom, bonfires are lit on Guy Fawkes Night, and so on.
It is really fascinating to see how bonfires are a significant part of so many countries, traditions, and cultures.
So, as the season of cold breeze and fog is here, get ready to lit your bonfires and enjoy its pleasant warmth.
(Keywords: Bonfires, History, Culture, Traditions, India, United Kingdom, France, Punjab, Dictionary, Winter, Etymology)
Winter weather is harsh on the skin and one needs more than just moisturising to see you through the season. Skin ageing is natural, but you can make it graceful! Kama Ayurveda's newly launched Amarrupa Face Oil accelerates the production of skin collagen and increases the skin's elasticity. It should be applied on the face and specific concerning areas like the neck, crow's feet, and the under-eye.
The Amarrupa Wrinkle Repair & Firming Face Oil is specially formulated for mature skin, enriched with antioxidants and natural actives that nourish and repair skin. The Face Oil is a true multi-tasker since it not only moisturises and firms skin but also reduces signs of ageing like wrinkles and the development of crow's feet. The best part? This highly potent formulation is clinically tested to reduce under-eye dark circles by 31 percent. Clinical trials reveal consistent use results in 15 per cent firmer skin, 36 per cent smoother skin, 31 per cent reduction in under eye dark circles.
Enriched with ingredients that promote collagen synthesis to reduce fine lines and wrinkles it intensely nourishes the skin. | Photo by Soroush Karimi on Unsplash
Ingredients include Centella Asiatica, an anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing herb that stimulates the skin's own collagen production and also repairs skin damage. Indian Gooseberry and Citron Fruit are a powerhouse of Vitamin C that not only improves the complexion but also enhances and nurtures the skin. Oleic Acid, an Omega-9 fatty acid that replenishes lost moisture without clogging pores. Natural actives such as Arjuna Extracts strengthen the skin barrier, reduce dryness, and protects the skin from external aggravators. Carrot Seed Oil plumps skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, giving an even skin tone.
It firms lose, wrinkled skin improving skin texture, locking in hydration and defends skin against pollution and cold weather through its natural actives. Enriched with ingredients that promote collagen synthesis to reduce fine lines and wrinkles it intensely nourishes the skin.
*Based on clinical trials conducted over 28 days
*Based on a 4-week clinical study conducted on men and women between 36-55 years with loose skin, pigmentary spots, crow's feet, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and visible under-eye puffiness. (IANS/ MBI)
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