Many of us use bleaches to make our skin look brighter. But did you know that most of the chemical bleaches on the market contain harsh chemicals – chemicals that don’t just make your skin fragile but can also be carcinogenic, cause problems in the respiratory tract and even affect your system badly? As in most things, going natural can be a safer way of brightening up your skin tone. This is where sea fern comes in.
We’re all familiar with almonds. Many of us were probably made to eat soaked almonds every morning by our mothers or other female relatives when we were children. Some of us (like me) may even have protested loudly at having to do so (children, I tell you!). But, as is usually the case, there was and is a good reason behind this practice. For example, did you know that continuing this practice into helps lower cholesterol, prevent cancer, prevent birth defects, give energy boosts and much much more? No wonder, then, that this humble little food is actually considered a superfood that can benefit your health, skin and hair.
Winter is here!
How do you know? Well, your skin is going to be the first to feel it. The harsh cold and bitter winds are going to be here soon and then there goes the soft and supple skin you’ve been maintaining for the entire year.
So what’s going to come to your rescue? The answer is Shea Butter.
Seaweed is something new to us Indians. Those of us who are fond of Chinese, Japanese or Korean cuisine may be familiar with it, but otherwise we haven’t really thought about it either in terms of food or in terms of, you guessed it, skin care. In fact, some of you may even find the look of seaweed a bit off-putting.
The qualities seaweed has and the wonders it can do for your skin have people even labelling it a superfood. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of what seaweed brings to your skin care regime.
Winter is upon us and that means all sorts of health issues including bad moods, skin problems and an immune system that can be quite weak. While the moods and the immunity might remain a problem, you can deal with dry skin quite easily. All you need is cocoa butter.
One of the things we most fear is thinning hair. It isn’t unusual for a woman to look at her plait or ponytail and sigh as she remembers the good old days when it used to be much thicker than it is now. This doesn’t mean that the hair loss doesn’t make you feel bad. If this is a situation you’re facing, hibiscus is perfect for you.
If you’re a beer enthusiast, hops is a term you must be familiar with. Hops are mostly used by brewers to add flavor and taste to beers. First discovered and used as flavoring agents in beer in the early 11th century, hops soon began to be used in herbal medicines as well. The aroma of the flowers is strong and the taste is sour.
Hops offer many benefits to your skin and hair. If, however, you’re not an aficionado of beer, don’t worry! There are plenty of ways that you can use hops to benefit your skin and hair. Read on and find out.
All of us know the use of silver in jewelry and, to a lesser extent, in clothing. But did you know that silver has been recommended as an antimicrobial agent for thousands of years? I certainly didn’t – not until recently.
It is true though. It was first prescribed by Hippocrates – yup, the same guy whose oath doctors the world over are supposed to take – in 400 BC to protect the skin. Today, skin specialists have taken a leaf out of the book of the father of modern medicine and colloidal silver is being used to treat quite a few skin conditions.
Aloe Vera is a plant that can be found in many households – and no wonder, how much we know about its benefits. Whether you’re suffering from acne or sunburn, aloe vera is the perfect remedy. But its benefits aren’t restricted to just these two situations.
Aloe Vera has been known by many names throughout history. The Egyptians called it the ‘plant of immortality’. In India, it has many names in all the different languages – in Telugu, it is known as ‘Kalabanda’, in Hindi, ‘Ghritkumari’, in Malayalam, ‘Kumari’, in Tamil, ‘Katralai’, in Marathi, ‘Koraphada’ and in Kannada, ‘Lolisara’.
Read on and find out how this favourite can help you.