By:mybeauty 0Let’s face it, ladies: we’re never really satisfied with the hair we have; those with straight hair long for curls, and those with curly hair dream of straight locks – well a good percentage of us! More and more women and even many men, are turning to permanent straightening methods so that they don’t have to deal with the daily frizz, knotted hair, and humidity. Straight hair has also been made popular by glamorous stars like Jennifer Aniston (Rachel of ‘Friends’ TV show), Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, and more. Salons are busy performing smoothening, keratin treatments and so on. Of course, the new hair that emerges still comes out curly, so if you want real permanent straight hair, you may need a straightening session every 6-8 month, depending on the growth and intensity of curling. Straight hair is easier to manage, undoubtedly, but when you have artificially straightened it, it needs a great deal of care. If you are not careful, you could end up losing a lot of hair; after all, many chemicals are used on your hair to make it straight. Let’s look at some simple yet effective tips for straightened hair. Avoid Heat And Heating Products The most important tips for straightened hair that you must always remember is that you should not further use any heat heat or heating products as your hair has already been through a lot of trauma – harsh chemicals, ironing, etc. The last thing you want to do is stress it...
By:mybeauty 0Summer is approaching – and that means hot days, picnics, days by the beach, sweating, cold drinks and A/Cs; it also brings with it a host of infections and diseases – and the irritating prickly heat. Prickly heat can make life pretty uncomfortable. Miliaria rubra is the scientific name for prickly heat. It is most commonly seen in the face, neck, back, shoulders, and chest areas. It is characterized by reddish rashes that give a stinging or ‘prickly’ sensation. It is not dangerous and goes away on its own, but it can hamper your normal activities because of the discomfort it causes. Here are a few home remedies you can try to alleviate the symptoms like stinging sensation and itching: 1. Aloe Vera Pulp/Gel Take an aloe leaf, and cut it open; squeeze out the pulp into a bowl. Apply some of it on the affected area and gently massage it in. You can keep the rest in a refrigerator, and apply it once more in the day. If you have no access to an aloe plant, purchase a good quality aloe vera gel or moisturizer. Aloe contains antiseptic properties that help reduce the severity of skin rashes; it also helps soothe skin by alleviating inflamed skin, and helps keep skin soft and hydrated. 2. Oatmeal Bath Soak one to two cups oatmeal in lukewarm water. You can use this in two ways: If you have a bathtub, add the oatmeal mix to the warm bathwater and soak in it...
By:mybeauty 0Rashes on the skin can be quite bothersome: you may feel itchy and irritable, your kin may turn red, and there could be bumps or other changes in the skin’s appearance. They are unsightly, and in some cases, could be indicative of some medical problem. They not only stop you from looking good, but they also don’t let you feel good! Rashes are generally caused by: Allergies – insect bites, plants, certain foods Eczema Psoriasis Irritation from certain soaps, shampoos, moisturizers or cosmetics Excessive sweating Acne Bacterial, viral or fungal infections. Whenever you buy beauty products online, be sure to check the ingredients for stuff you are allergic to. Most rashes can be safely treated at home; some of these remedies have been used for centuries. However, it would be wise to consult a doctor to rule out any underlying medical condition. You should especially see a doctor if your rashes persist for several days in spite of home remedies. Turmeric Turmeric has got numerous health benefits – when consumed as well as when applied topically. Turmeric contains potent bio-active compounds which have anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties that promote skin repair. Turmeric can be mixed with a little gram flour and curd or fresh milk cream and applied to the affected area. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes, and wash off thoroughly. Take care to wash it off properly, as turmeric tends to stain everything yellow. You can also drink hot milk with half a teaspoon...
By:mybeauty 0Dark circles: every woman’s nightmare! I know it is one of my worst. The last thing a woman needs to see in the mirror when she gets up in the morning is those telltale dark spots under her eyes, making her look like an MMA wrestler. Go out with dark circles, and you’re bound to get sympathetic looks from friends and family –‘poor thing hasn’t been getting much sleep of late’ kind of looks. And it will, in all likelihood, make you want to scream. You can avoid all of this with a few simple makeup tricks. But first, let’s understand what dark circles exactly are, and what causes them. the first step towards taking care of any health or skin problem is to understand what it is, and what causes it. Periorbital dark circles are dark blemishes around the eyes which are caused by: - Lack of sleep leading to fluid buildup and prominent vessels and tissues- Bruising- Hereditary reasons- Allergies, asthma, eczema- Medications- Anemia- Age- Hyperpigmentation- Fatigue Now that we know what dark circles are, let’s see how we can hide them with some clever makeup tricks. The Process Cleanse and Moisturize Use a gentle cleanser and cold water to wash your face; splash some cold water repeatedly at the end. This decreases blood flow, reduces the puffiness and minimizes the dark circles. Next, apply a moisturizer over your entire face. Next, dab some eye cream or moisturizer into the under-eye crease – take care to stay clear...
By:mybeauty Skin Care 0As seasons change, our skin requires different routines and regimen for its care. During winters, we have to ensure that our skin is hydrated by moisturizing it more often, while in the summer we have to make sure that we use products that aren’t too heavy on our skin. Sunflower seeds are used all over the world for its powerful antioxidant quality. As they are rich in vitamin E, there are many products that use these seeds as a key ingredient. Sunflower isn’t just rich in Vitamin E but also have antibacterial properties. Below are a few reasons why you should use sunflower seeds products for your skin. Dull skinOne of the most hated skin problems that many of us have is dull skin. Dull skin makes our skin lose its natural glow and makes it look unhealthy. Sunflower seeds are known to treat dull skin. Moreover, it can easily fix damaged as well as irritable skin. Protection from the sunThe best part about sunflower seeds is that they have the ability to fight off the harmful rays from the sun. Using a sunflower seed moisturizer will ensure that you have protection from the sun. Defies agingAging is something that is inevitable. However, we all use products and try out the way which can make us appear youthful and somehow delay signs of aging. Sunflower seeds are known for delaying signs of aging and can help you stay youthful for longer. Fights skin problemsWe all look for a single product...
By:mybeauty Skin Care 0We all try to improve our skincare routine so that our skin can benefit the most out of it. We’ve gone high-quality moisturizers, cleansers, scrubs, serums and what not. Now it’s time to step up your game by using overnight facemasks. We love overnight everything. The best part about overnight products is that they do their magic while we sleep and we are woken up with beautiful skin in the morning. Overnight face masks are the top product that you must add into your skincare routine. Here is all that you have to know about face masks. What are overnight face masks? From peel off to clay, bubbles to charcoal, masks are evolving by the day. The difference between overnight masks and a normal mask is that they are applied overnight before you go to bed. Many of us are hesitant to try overnight masks because we assume that they might stain our sheets and pillows. However, this isn’t the case. These masks are like moisturizers and they won't leave any residue or stain on your sheets. Moreover, these are formulated in a way that they quickly absorb into your skin. Below are a few benefits of using an overnight face mask: An overnight face mask has an ultra-moisturizer which means that your face will be left extra hydrated looking fresh and will have a healthy glow. Moreover, these masks are formulated to defy signs of aging. The best part about these masks is that they are applied at night....
By:mybeauty Makeup Skin Care 0Removing off makeup is the most disliked task that we have to. We all try to make it as easy as possible. Makeup wipes are loved by women, especially those that just want to go to sleep after a long day outdoors. All you have to do is take a facial wipe, and wipe off the makeup is literally seconds. There is no hassle of cleansing your face with water. Facial wipes are a total lifesaver. However, no matter how much we love these facial wipes, there are a few mistakes that we make while using them. read down below to find out the correct way of using these wipes so you can make the most out of them. Using only a single wipe Sometimes, when we are wearing light makeup, using a single wipe can do the job. However, on days when we are wearing heavy makeup, it’s not recommended to use a single wipe. It's better to use another so that complete makeup is off your face. Many people insist on using a single wipe for removing their entire makeup, which is why they might leave traces of makeup on their face. Not wiping off the perimeter of your face The most common mistake that we make while using wipes is not wiping makeup off the perimeter of the face. Always ensure that you wipe your entire face along with the perimeter of your face. Always follow up with another cleanser It is very important to double cleanse...
By:mybeauty Skin Care 0Nowadays its all about looking natural and flaunting skin that’s not covered under layers of makeup. However, this can become difficult if you don’t have healthy beautiful skin. but it doesn’t have to be. if one regularly follows a skincare routine then you can achieve a no filter skin. all you need are a few skin care products and a little effort. Read down below to know more about how you can achieve this look. Clean your face Cleaning your face every time in the morning and at night is very important. You have to get rid of the oil makeup and impurities because if not cleaned these will clog your pores and even result in other skin problems. Use a gentle daily cleanser for cleaning your face every day. Massage it onto your skin and wash it off with cold water. Suggested products: Alba Botanica - Alba Hawaiian Facial Cleanser Pineapple Enzyme, Abra Therapeutics - Therapeutic Skin Care Hydrating Cleanser Exfoliate The next step towards the no filter skin is exfoliation. You have to use a scrub so that you can get rid of the dead cells that are sitting on the surface of your skin. Not exfoliating can lead to dull-looking skin and this can make you look unhealthy. You can use a gentle scrub for daily exfoliation or exfoliate once or twice a week depending upon your skin type. Use face masks Face masks are great for making your face look fresh and beautiful. They can provide...
By:mybeauty Hair Care 0Brunettes are always a little skeptical about changing their hair color. As they have had dark hair all their life, they are not sure whether they should dye their hair or not. Today, we have 7 hair color ideas that brunettes can try if they aren’t sure which color to choose. Read down below to see which color ideas can brunettes choose from. Teal hair Teal is the color to go for is you have been the fan of the ocean. Color your locks with teal hair dye and rock the mermaid-inspired hair color. Rose gold hair color Rose gold is the color that has infiltrated almost every gadget and now it has come to the world of hair. Rose gold hair color for brunettes is the new trend nowadays. It will make you look classy and edgy. You can decide how to color your hair. You could either go to a professional or even do it at home using box dyes. Nowadays there are many DIY dyes that you can use for changing your hair color Suggested product: Loreal Paris Feria Multi Faceted Shimmering Hair Color Blonde hair Blonde, as the name suggests, is brown and blonde hair. This is great for women who don’t have the time to maintain their hair. These are basically subtle highlights, generally 2-3 shades lighter than your own hair color. This look is totally low maintenance and will rock. Balayage hair This hair dye technique is very popular because of how it turns...
By:mybeauty Hair Care 0Semi-permanent hair color is a great way of changing your hair color subtly when you want a change in your look and don’t want to spend a lot of money as well. Many people opt for semi-permanent hair color when they aren’t sure of a color if the color doesn’t work out, at least they know that the color will wash out with a couple of washes. Read more to find out more about semi-permanent hair color and whether it’s for you or not. What is a semi-permanent hair color? Semi-permanent hair color allows you to dye your hair color without damaging your hair with harmful chemicals like ammonia and peroxide and is a gives a temporary color which washes out in a few washes. If you want your semi-permanent hair color to last longer then use products that are formulated for colored hair. Semi-permanent hair color vs. other dyes There are many different types of dyes on the market including semi-permanent, permanent and temporary hair color. Temporary hair color coats the outside of the hair with the dye and doesn’t actually change the color of the strand. These are less damaging as compared to other dyes as they do not contain ammonia or peroxide. Semi-permanent hair color is similar to temporary hair color except for the results last longer. These dyes are known to last for up to 8-10 washes. Permanent hair color as the name suggests are colors that last really because the dye requires chemical processing. These...
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