Sunday, July 5, 2020

Does hair and nails need food to grow?

Does hair and nails need food to grow?

Well yes. No doubt you know that eating healthy is good for you in a plethora of ways---- it can decrease your risk of disease, improve your immune system, increase your energy levels and even affect your sleeping habits. But did you know certain foods can improve the way you look, too? Read on to find out which nutrients will give your hair and nails extra luster, strength and shine.

1.       1. Biotin/Vitamin H:-

Biotin can improve hair that is splitting or thinking as well as strengthen weakened nails. Taken with zinc and the corticosteroid clobetasol propionate, biotin has even been used to treat alopecia an autoimmune skin disease marked by the loss of hair. “A deficiency in biotin may result in brittle hair or even hair loss.”

2.       2.Omega-3 Fatty Acids:-

To get shinier hair introduce more Omega-3 into your diet which “ help support scalp health and may give your locks extra luster and shine”. The three active ingredients----alpha-linolenic acid are all essential fatty acids and are important components of the stratum corneum, which is the outermost layer of the epidermis that contains keratin and has water-holding capabilities. Deficiency in essential fatty acids can result in dry scalp or dandruff.

Foods to try:- Eggs, flaxseed, fish oil, mackerel, salmon, sardines, spinach, tuna and walnuts.

3.       3.Protein:-

Protein intake is important for many reasons, notably when it comes to hair and nails. Both “ are made of structural proteins known as keratin, so adequate dietary protein is important for providing the building blocks for growing strong hair and nails.

Foods to try:- Chicken, eggs, lean red meats, low fat dairy, nuts, seafood, soya beans and whole grains.

4.      4. Vitamin A:-

Vitamin A helps produce a conditioning substance for the scalp known as sebum which keeps hair looking and feeling healthy.

Foods to try:- Apricots, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, cheddar cheese, egg yolks, mangoes etc.

5        5.Zinc:-

Zinc is another nutrient active in helping the immune system function properly. Zinc is a component of hundreds of enzymes in the body some of which regulate the body’s ability blocks of healthy hair and nails.

Foods to try:- Cashews, Green beans, lean beef.




Friday, June 19, 2020

Tricks for girls with thin hair

Tricks for girls with thin hair

Everybody is busy trying to find the right hairstyle for themselves, some succeed in getting the tone and style right, while others just keep dreaming. Girls with thin hair have a troubling time deciding on how to style their hair, here is a guide for them.

It is not fair that girls with thin hair should struggle in making a stylish hairstyle, after all everyone else is getting it right! But those who are getting it right have good hair density, leaving the ones with thin hair behind. So here is a guide for those girls who have fine hair so that they can get the correct hairstyle and turn some heads.


This is how you start beginning with blow out, but before that you will have to remove the nozzle attachment; it helps to concentrate the heat and flatten the hair. You should keep the blow dryer on medium heat and then use a vent brush in order to lift the roots, and then once your hair has turned dry, blast your head with cool air. This will give your hair the much needed fullness and ill loosen up the blow dry.


When you have thin or fine hair you are actually struggling to get some volume, but there is a trick that will help you to get a fairly good volume. Start with a flat iron that has rounded edges and take one inch horizontal sections of hair and clamp down right at the roots. You should keep your wrist up and rotate the iron away from the roots, then hold this for 15 seconds. After you are done with the top layer you must clip it up and work your way underneath making use of the same technique. You will find that you have volume in your hair without the help of back combing or adding any styling products.


Get the beachy waves look, and for this you will have a weighing down effect on your hair. You should curl your entire head with a curling iron, begin with the roots and then go layer by layer, wrap small sections of your hair around the iron without actually closing the clamp. You must hold it here for 10 to 15 seconds and then unwrap, once you have finished use your fingers to gently comb through the curls, but do not use a brush as it will pull the hair out. Finish this by flipping your head over and roughing the roots and you do not really have to use any styling products, this should stay all day!


Try and set your hair with a very light weight hairspray if you do not want any extra holding after styling this is especially true when you are going outdoors. Test the hairspray beforehand if you are in doubt whether it is light enough. You could do this by spraying the product into your palm, and if the liquid is opaque then it is going to be too heavy for your fine hair.

Friday, June 5, 2020

At home salon and spa services are in trend

At home salon and spa services are in trend

The Indian beauty industry has been huge growth in the last 10 year, simply by paying close attention to its shoppers need. You are to busy to get your eyebrows done? the salon will come to you. Too tired to go shopping? just point and click. Worried about chemicals in your lotion? Go completely herbal. 

Over the last few years, growth in the cosmetics market has been driven by products that use natural or herbal components, practice sustainability and make efforts to reduce ecological damage, According to a report by the international market research firm research and markets, during the last decade, the herbal beauty care business has emerged as the new growth frontier for the beauty business in India.
At Your Door:- Both men and women are spending more on personal grooming, And the salon industry has packed.In spite of the rise of salon chains across the country, the last couple of years have seen a slight change. The Indian beauty consumer is changing and the marketplace needs to keep up.

The need for grooming services in the convenience and privacy of your home has spurred the growth of at- home salon and spa services companies. The domestic consumption story is high not only in the metros but this form of retail has made inroads even in tier II and tier III cities .
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Saturday, May 30, 2020

10 Latest Edgy Hairstyles for Medium-Length Hair

10 Latest Edgy Hairstyles for Medium-Length Hair

The scope for medium-length hair to be edgy is rather limited. Here are some edgy hairstyles for medium length hair that you could try out:

1.Beachy waves with a mess:

Beachy waves are the best for medium-length hair and you must give it a shot if you want to bring out the mysterious, sexy lady in you. A little tangled flair will spice up the look even more.

2. Fringed Layered Waves with Curly Ends:

This beautiful medium-length layered bob with subtle highlights and lowlights is just right for an utmost gorgeous look. Curl up the ends of the layers in inward and outward directions respectively and let the thick fringes swing over your forehead.

3. Side-Parted Waves with Bang and Spiral Ends:

Part your flowy golden blonde waves to one side, add a little volume to the crown and create spiral curls at the ends of the layers neatly. The lovely side sweep and the fresh white flower have given the hairstyle a classic look.

4. Wavy Layers with Braided Headband:

If you have medium-length layered hair with natural waves, you will just need a simple braided headband to look trendy. The precise centre part, the subtle curly ends and the jet black shade are some other specialties of this hairstyle.

5. Messy Rippling Waves with Fringes:

Firstly, section off the thin random fringes from rest of your reddish brown blonde hair. Now, create rippling waves on it, make it a bit tangled and let it cascade your shoulders. Simple!

6. Wavy Blonde Hair with Twisted Front:

Here is a sweet blonde hairstyle, which is quite popular among girls these days. Create a side part in your wavy hair, twist up the front locks along the hairline and secure it right behind the ear.

7. Low Twisted Bun with Textured Wavy Bang:

A low bun can always give you a stylish look. Here, the hair is twisted and turned into a small bun at the nape of the neck, while the rest of the wavy hair as well as the side bang are textured well.

8. French Twist with Volumized Top:

Say one hairstyle that stands the test of time and the elegant
French twist will top the list. Here, a modified version of it has been shown in which you need to volumize the top of your glossy dark brown hair and transform it into a French-styled twist at the back.

9. Jet Black Retro Textured Curls:

Well, retro can also be edgy, if you can pull it off properly. Check out this jet black retro hairstyle in which the side-parted hair is curled up and textured intensely for a classy, neat look.

10.High Top Ponytail with Layered Curls:

This is one of the best funky edgy hairstyles , if you are blessed with thick natural curls. Pull all your curls together at the top and create a ponytail as high as possible. The curls should swing all around your head and use a nice hair accessory to hide the elastic band.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Tips to look Bold and Beautiful

Tips to look Bold and Beautiful

(BY-Gaurika Sharma)


Begin with cleansing. Toning and can apply a good primer to conceal scars.
minimise open pores on the cheeks and create smooth texture overall. If you prefer to keep the 
makeup light. apply BB cream and if you prefer to go a bit heavy on base. put on foundation with a flat brush. Let it sit for a minute before you  set your base with a compact powder.


Since the focus is on the lips, Keep the cheeks subtle. For an istant glow, apply an apricot blush on the apples of your cheeks and behind with a golden highlighter. 


prepare by a moisturising with good lip balm. leave it on for a minutes and remove the extra with the help of blotting tisues. onece the lips feel soft and smooth, apply a matte marsala shade. In case, you dont own one yet, blend your red lipsick with brown one using lip brush to acheive a earthy marsala hue.


For Dry Lips:- A dark shade like marsala tends to show up craks on dry lips. Use a tooth brush to remove the dead skin compeletely from your puckers and use lip balm before aplying the color.

For uneven tone:-To camouflage tanned or uneven lip color, mix broun and red shades to create marsala. Apply to coats of brown and finish with hint of red to make it intence.

For thin Lips:- Make you pout look fuller with marsala shade. define the outline of your lips, away from a natural lip line and  apply the marsala color you can finish with a glose.

EYES :- Choose a shimmery light gold eye shadow and swipe on the lids. Define the upper lash line  with a quik sweep of brown eyeliner. Rim the waterline with a bronze eye pencil. you can add a glittery hlighter in the inner corners of the eyes. Brush out the lashes with volumising mascara.

SKIN :- If the corners of your lips are with peeling skin. Could this be an allergic reaction?
There could be a few causes at work here. This may be an allergy to a toothpaste or lipstick. it could also mean that you have a vitamin B or iron deficiency. so take iron, folic acid and B complex  supplements. Another cause could be dryness or that  you lick your lips too much. Sometimes it is  hereditary too. Avoid licking your lips and dont wear lipstick for awhile. use a lip balm or ghee if your lips get dry. Keep the corners of the lips hydrated by using a moisturising cream thrice a day. avoid lip gloses or toothpastes with menthol, mint  or an alcohol base. your dermatologist may give you a miled cortisone cream if there is too much inflammation.

MAKE UP :- If the veins around your lip area very prominent, giving the area a greenish cast that doesnt look quit appealing. How can you conceal this?
Ensure that you prep the lip area with a rich lip  balm like carmex or vaseline regularly before applying make up. you can use some concealer in a shade or two darker than your skin tone all over the lip area to hide your veins before you use the lip color. red corrects green, so wear Reds, Burnt orrange or coral to offset the undertone.

HAIR:- If your scalp gets oily after just a few hours of shampooing. To counter this, start using a mild shampoo to fash your hair daily. If scalp is too oily and your hair has become dry. 
The natural oil secreted by the scalp is called sebum. you need to use sebum control shampoo and conditioner. follow the direction on the back of the bottles, observe the timeline and stop using the product when the problem is resolved. If and when the problem recures, go back to sebum control products. you can switch back and forth. but if the problem persists and you have no respite whatsoever, consult a dermatologist.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

10 Foods to make you beautiful

10 Foods to make you beautiful

Here's what you can eat to feel good inside and look great on the outside.
Beauty is no longer perceived as a mere indulgence overloaded with skincare and make-up products. Rather, it is a form of self care. Nourishing supporting and loving yourself is what makes you truly beautiful.
Here are a few food choices to light you up from within:


This traditional energy drink is made of roasted Bengal gram and barely which provides three major minerals- calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, all required for strong bones, and plant-based proteins for lean muscle building. Drink it within 30 minutes of your workout as an evening tea replacer.
BEST TO:Boost energy and strength.


if you make this simple food rich in essential amino acids, biotin zinc and selenium, part of your daily meal plan , you do not need to worry about buying expensive chunky supplement pills meant for healthy hair skin and nails.
BEST TO: Combat hair fall and brittle nails.


Packed with ACE power { vitamin A,C and E} it is a perfect detoxifier,cleanser and healer.This helps clear acne and gives an even tone skin.Drink on an empty stomach or mix 1 tsp with a glass of water.
BEST FOR: Clear skin


This low maintenance succulent hydrates dry skin, heals acne, speeds up wound healing and even soothes burns. Have 1 tsp of aloe Vera gel on an empty stomach or apply as a mask for 15 minutes.
BEST FOR: lustrous skin and hair


With miracle antioxidant CoQ10, it can reduce premature ageing due to over-exposure to the sun. Tropical application can reduce pigmentation, dark circles and puffy eyes.
BEST FOR:Anti-ageing


Rich in folic acid Vitamin B6 and Vitamin E, it not only moisturizes dry skin but also prevents scarring. Blend it with yogurt and pomegranate to make your own skin tonic.
BEST FOR: Glow and radiance


popular for its colon cleansing benefits, this tri-herb formula is made with amla, haritaki and bibhitaki. Constipation and poor elimanation can lead to breakouts and dullness. Have 1 tsp with warm water at bedtime for best results. 
BEST FOR: Colon cleanse and skin detox


a natural probiotic that helps the growth of good bacteria in your colon. Poor gut health is linked to acne, eczema, rosacea due to an imbalance in bacterial growth leading to inflammation.
BEST FOR: Probiotic health


There is no beauty without happiness and there is no better food than banana to make you happy. Rich in tryptophan and B vitamins a banana a day can keep dullness away.
BEST FOR: brighten the skin


The most expensive spice in the world known as red gold has antioxidants that can reduce oxidative stress in the brain and increase the mood-elevating neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin. Add three to four strands to a cup of milk and have before bedtime.
BEST TO: Clear the skin calm your soul and better sleep.

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Some remedies for removing acne

Some remedies for removing acne

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the world, affecting an estimated 85% of people at some point in their lives.

Conventional acne treatments can be expensive and often undesirable side effects like dryness, redness and irritation.

This has prompted many people to look into how to cure acne naturally at home. The internet is filled with suggestions but so natural treatments actually work?

First of all the question arises that what causes acne.Acne starts when the pores in your skin get clogged  with oil and dead skin cells.

Each pore is connected to a sebaceous gland, which produces an oily substance called sebum.

Extra sebum can plug up pores, causing the growth of a bacteria known as propionibacterium acnes.
Your white blood cells attack P. acnes, leading to skin inflammation and acne. Some cases of acne are more severe than others, but common symptoms include whiteheads, blackheads and pimples.

Many factors contribute to the development of acne, including genetics, diet, stress, hormone changes and infections.
Below are 13 home remedies for acne that you might want to try.
# Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting apple cider, or the unfiltered juice from pressed apples.
Like other vinegars, it is known for its ability to fight many types of bacteria and viruses Apple cider vinegar contains several organic acids that have been shown to kill P. acnes In particular, succinic acid has been shown to suppress inflammation caused by P. acnes, which may prevent scarring
Also, lactic acid has been shown to improve the appearance of acne scars What's more, apple cider vinegar may help dry up the excess oil that causes acne in the first place.
1.    Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar and 3 parts water (use more water for sensitive skin).
2.    After cleansing, gently apply the mixture to the skin using a cotton ball.
3.    Let sit for 5–20 seconds, rinse with water and pat dry.
4.    Repeat this process 1–2 times per day, as needed.
It is important to note that applying apple cider vinegar to your skin can cause burns and irritation, so it should always be used in small amounts and diluted with water.

The organic acids in apple cider vinegar may help kill acne-causing bacteria and reduce the appearance of scars. Applying it to the skin may cause burns or irritation, so it should be used carefully.
 # Zinc is an essential nutrient that's important for cell growth, hormone production, metabolism and immune function.
It is also one of the most studied natural treatments for acne. Research shows that people with acne tend to have lower levels of zinc in their blood than those with clear skin
Several studies have shown that taking zinc orally helps reduce acne.
In one study, 48 acne patients were given oral zinc supplements three times per day. After eight weeks, 38 patients experienced an 80–100% reduction in acne
The optimal dosage of zinc for acne has not been established, but several studies have shown a significant reduction of acne using 30–45 mg of elemental zinc per day.
Elemental zinc refers to the amount of zinc that's present in the compound. Zinc is available in many forms, and each one contains a different amount of elemental zinc.
Zinc oxide contains the highest amount of elemental zinc at 80%.
The recommended safe upper limit of zinc is 40 mg per day, so it is probably best to not exceed that amount unless under the supervision of a medical doctor. Taking too much zinc may cause adverse effects, including stomach pain and gut irritation.
It is also important to note that applying zinc to the skin has not been shown to be effective. This may be because zinc is not effectively absorbed through the skin.
Individuals with acne tend to have lower zinc levels than people with clear skin. Several studies show that taking zinc orally can significantly reduce acne.
# Both honey and cinnamon  are excellent sources of antioxidants
Studies have found applying antioxidants to the skin is more effective at reducing acne than benzoyl peroxide and retinoids .
These are two common acne medications for the skin that have antibacterial properties.
The antioxidants studied were vitamin B3, linoleic (omega-6) fatty acid and sodium ascorbyl phosphate (SAP), which is a vitamin C derivative.
These specific antioxidants are not found in honey or cinnamon, but there is a possibility that other antioxidants may have a similar effect.
Honey and cinnamon also have the ability to fight bacteria and reduce inflammation, which are two factors that trigger acne.While the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties of honey and cinnamon may benefit acne-prone skin, no studies exist on their ability to treat acne.
1.    Mix 2 tablespoons honey and 1 teaspoon cinnamon together to form a paste.
2.    After cleansing, apply the mask to your face and leave it on for 10–15 minutes.
3.    Rinse the mask off completely and pat your face dry.
Honey and cinnamon have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Because of this, they may be beneficial for acne-prone skin.

Tea tree oil is an essential oil that is extracted from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a small tree native to Australia.
It is well known for its ability to fight bacteria and reduce skin inflammation
What's more, several studies show that applying 5% tea tree oil to the skin effectively reduces acne
When compared to 5% benzoyl peroxide, 5% tea tree oil did not act as quickly, but it did significantly improve acne after three months of use
It also resulted in fewer adverse effects like dryness, irritation and burning, compared to benzoyl peroxide.
Tea tree oil is very potent, so always dilute it before applying it to your skin.
1.    Mix 1 part tea tree oil with 9 parts water.
2.    Dip a cotton swab into the mixture and apply it to affected areas.
3.    Apply moisturizer if desired.
4.    Repeat this process 1–2 times per day, as needed.
Tea tree oil has strong anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Applying it to the skin has been shown to reduce acne.
Green tea is very high in antioxidants, and drinking it can promote good health.
There aren't any studies exploring the benefits of drinking green tea when it comes to acne, but applying it directly to the skin has been shown to help.
This is likely because the flavonoids and tannins in green tea are known to help fight bacteria and reduce inflammation, which are two main causes of acne .
The major antioxidant in green tea — epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) — has been shown to reduce sebum production, fight inflammation and inhibit the growth of P. acnes in individuals with acne-prone skin .
Multiple studies have shown that applying a 2–3% green tea extract to the skin significantly reduces sebum production and pimples in those with acne .
You can buy creams and lotions that contain green tea, but it is just as easy to make your own mixture at home.
1.    Steep green tea in boiling water for 3–4 minutes.
2.    Allow tea to cool.
3.    Using a cotton ball, apply tea to skin or pour into a spray bottle to spritz on.
4.    Allow to dry, then rinse with water and pat dry.
You can also add the remaining tea leaves to honey and make a mask.
Even though there isn't any evidence that drinking green tea can fight acne, some research suggests it may still be beneficial.
For example, drinking green tea has been shown to lower blood sugar and insulin levels, which are factors that can contribute to the development of acne .
Green tea is high in antioxidants that help fight bacteria and reduce inflammation. Applying green tea to the skin has been shown to significantly reduce acne.