5 Tricks To Make Your Hair Grow Faster

Who does not yearn for lustrous hair? But lack of complete nourishment and proper care damages your hair, and in turn, hampers their growth.

So, what can be done to boost the growth of your hair? Well, we just go you covered! Flaunt extremely shiny and beautiful locks with these tips:                             

  • Trim them well

Regular trimming on the average time of eight to ten weeks can work as a miracle for you, as it ensures faster hair growth. The ends of your hair get damaged, rough and induce split ends due to immense exposure to dirt and sunlight. If your hair ends are not trimmed timely, this would start damaging your hair strand, thus, leading to hair fall and hair breakage.

  • Brush your hair before you sleep

You all might be aware of the fact that excessive brushing of your hair can harm your hair physically. But not always. In fact, it depends upon the kind of the brush you use. If you use synthetic bristles, then it might cause friction in hair, and hence cause damage.

Using a right hair brush with perfect bristles can stimulate the blood circulation in your scalp. You have to make sure that you comb your hair a multiple number of times before you finally go to bed at night. Brushing your hair makes the root stronger and triggers hair growth. 

  • Flipping your hair upside down

Who would have thought that flipping your hair upside down can actually work when it comes to growing long locks. But, it helps!

All you need to do is flip your hair upside down for three minutes daily. This helps in the better circulation of blood which ultimately results in increased rate of hair growth.

  • Apply hair mask

There isn’t a better way to nourish your hair than applying an egg mask. Eggs are jam-packed with proteins and thus, they can give astounding results when it comes to nourishing your hair or forming new hair. You just have to mix a teaspoon of oil with one egg white and apply it to your hair and scalp. You can leave it for 20 minutes before you shampoo your hair and you are done. Repeat this process once in every month and you will see the magnificent positive change in your hair. 

  • Use conditioner regularly

The ends of your hair are thinner and damaged if you compare it to the roots end which connects to the scalp. This happens because the lower end of your hair does not get proper nourishment. But if you condition your hair after every wash, then it will lock the cuticle at the end and prevent your hair from further damage. This will make your hair healthier which in turn will help them to grow faster.

Thus, keep these easy-to-follow tips in mind and flaunt healthier locks on the go.

Everything You Need To Know About Retinol Peel Anti-Aging Treatment

Retinol is one skin ingredient about which you must have heard a lot of times but still might not have an idea what it is all about.

Simply put, a retinol is a miracle ingredient which can provide you with noticeably brighter and a fairer looking skin. It protects your skin from the visible signs of aging. This is the reason why perhaps retinol has become one of the most popular choices at the dermatologist’s office.

So, what the heck is retinol peel anti-aging treatment? Let’s have a look.

What Is Retinol Peel Anti Aging Treatment?

In a nutshell, retinol anti-aging treatment helps you get over the visible signs of aging.

Retinol, which is primarily vitamin A, penetrates deeper into the skin due to its small molecular size. It helps you improve the tone and texture of the skin in a very efficient way.

The retinol peel anti-aging treatment is suitable for almost all the skin types, particularly for women suffering from pigmentation-related issues. The treatment makes your skin hydrated, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, boosts the skin’s elasticity and helps maintain the overall appearance and health of the skin.

How Does It Work?

Retinol peel anti-aging treatment works by producing your skin cells rapidly and corrects the imperfections. Further, it shrinks the dilated pores so they are less likely to clog and become blackheads and whiteheads.

It is a result-driven treatment that works deeper within the skin for a long-lasting effect. It affects the retention of collagen and improves the skin’s elasticity. Further, it stops photo-aging before it starts. The retinoid prevents the rise of collagenase that breaks down collagen and thus delays the aging process.

How Frequently Should You Take This Treatment?

It is highly recommended to take three treatments with a gap of 4-6 weeks for a brighter and a smoother looking skin. The whole treatment takes about 30 minutes to work.

Experts also suggest that the results are not JUST cosmetic; the treatment also affects the pre-cancerous cells and makes them return to normal ones.

What Precautions Should You Take?

You should avoid doing any strenuous exercise after getting the treatment. Further, make it a point to wear sunscreen with SPF 30 while in sun.

Further, moisturize your face properly after receiving the treatment as the free radical production is high. Also, a moisturizer would help you make your skin comfortable.

The peel stimulates the melanin activity so to avoid any post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The treatment is not recommended for pregnant women and the people suffering from rosacea (a condition that causes skin redness). Further, you should also avoid waxing while undergoing the treatment because it may tear the skin.

Wrapping Up

As a matter of fact, the results vary from person to person. Thus, you should try speaking to a skin care specialist before taking the treatment. They will discuss how the treatment works and if it would be the perfect fit for your skin.

This was all about retinol peel anti-aging treatment. Got any questions? Do sound off in the comments below!

5 Makeup Tips Every Redhead Should Know

Just like you match your makeup to your eye color; it is equally important to match your makeup to the color of your hair?

Blonde hair color appears to be good when next to the shades of gold, while brunettes often look best when accompanied by a coppery colored metallic makeup. But it is difficult to complement red tresses.

In order to know the best makeup for the red hair, we reached out to a few makeup artists for their tips on how to complement red hair with makeup, as well as the products they consider best for those who have auburn tresses.

Let’s check out.

  • Choose your foundation wisely

If you are a redhead, then you must choose your foundation based on your skin tone and not your hair color. Not all redhead should wear a yellow based foundation because it really depends on your personal skin tone.

You must match your foundation to the color of your neck rather than your hair color. If you have freckles, don’t cover them up or be ashamed of them. You can choose a sheer foundation that lets your freckles to peek through. 

  • Pick the right eyeshadow

It is often recommended to only wear neutral eyeshadows because it is good throughout the day, but redheads should not be afraid to wear bright colors too. Jewel tones look amazing on redheads, especially emerald green. This is because red and green are opposite in the color wheel spectrum and that is why this contrast looks amazing on redheads. 

  • Matching your eyebrow color

It can be really tricky for redheads to get the eyebrows right. It is found that the best way to match your natural eyebrow color is to find a matte eyeshadow to fill in your brows. For those who have dyed their hair into the red, a blonde eyebrow pencil would be a good match. Remember that your eyebrows don’t need to match exactly to the color of your hair. You should have one or two shades darker brows if you have light red hair color and one or two shades lighter brows when you have darker red hair. 

  • Maintaining the red color

Even if your hair is brutally red or dyed, it is the hardest color to maintain. Red hair dye is the quickest one to fade away and even those who have this hair color naturally, they need to take extra care of their hair. You must protect your hair with a hat when you are outside in the sun. You should also do some color treatments in order to protect your hair while you are at home. 

  • Choice of the blush

Every redhead is recommended to own a blush which has a warm peachy color. It looks amazingly flattering on every redhead and it provides the perfect flush for every day.

5 Reasons Stress is Messing with Your Skin

Did you ever pay attention as to why pimples always tend to appear at the worst time? Like, just a few hours before the party you wanted to attend so earnestly, or just a night before your first date?

There is a reason for everything that happens. And, in this case, it is stress. Simply put, stress messes with our skin in more than one ways.

So, do not stress out, and take a chill pill. Here’s why!

  • You lose sleep

When you are stressed out, it is normal that you find it tough to sleep at night. But, never let anything interrupt your sleep. This is because sleep is an important characteristic of a healthy skin.

It is only during sleep that your body repairs itself after a hectic day. Lack of sleep can enhance the cortisol levels in your body, which would lead to more stress, and eventually, you will lose more sleep. This would make your skin dull, thus making you look old. Thus, it is a vicious cycle which should be avoided at all costs.

  • Stress hormones are bad for your skin

When you are stressed, a stress hormone is released which redirects the blood to organs and muscles instead of sending it to the skin.

Thus, chronic stress can lead to various skin conditions by depriving it of essential nutrients and oxygen. Further, the stress hormone – cortisol, can also trick your oil glands to release more oil, thus making you acne prone.

  • It makes your already existing skin issues worse

Various chronic skin conditions like rosacea, eczema, and others can become worse when you are stressed. Stress might not be the sole cause, but even if it contributes a bit, it is better to avoid stress.

  • Stress speeds up aging

There might be no fine lines and wrinkles as of now, but if you are stressed today, it is definitely going to reflect on your face a few years down the line.

Stress undoubtedly speeds up your aging process. This is simply because when you are stressed, your body gets busy in fighting stress instead of protecting you from UV rays, pollution and other factors that might speed up aging.

  • It enhances the risk of skin cancer

Don’t freak out. Stress won’t cause skin cancer, but it can significantly increase the risk of getting skin cancer. This is because stress weakens your immune system which affects your body’s capability to fight cancer-causing agents.

But, the good news is that a few stress management techniques can go a long way in managing your beauty. Thus, the next time you feel jittery and nervous, try to cool yourself by going for a walk or by indulging in deep breathing exercises or by performing yoga, or simply call your best friend and have a quick chat.

How do you manage stress in your life? 

DIY Teeth Whitening Hacks that Actually Work

Who doesn’t want to flaunt sparkling white teeth? But, visiting a dentist may not always be in the cards. Are you also trying to be photo-ready for the coming weekend party but worried about your yellow teeth?

Do it yourself and use these hacks to smile confidently!

  • Use baking soda

Baking soda is very efficient in removing plaque and discoloration of teeth. You can add ¼ of the baking soda in your toothpaste and brush your teeth it with. Once done, wash them with lukewarm water. For discolored teeth, brush with a mixture of lemon, baking soda and white vinegar.

  • Peels of orange

Before going to bed, scrub some orange peels on your teeth. This is because the vitamin C in the peels removes the bacteria and makes them look whiter.

  • Lemon

Lemon is known for its bleaching properties. You can directly rub it on your teeth or else combine some lemon juice and salt and rub it on the stained area. Use this remedy two times a week to prevent yellowness.

  • Strawberries

Grind some strawberries in a mixture and rub the paste on your teeth. The vitamin C content removes the plaque from the teeth. Do this two times a day for one week to keep your teeth healthy and white.

  • Salt

Salt is known for its cleansing properties; you can directly rub it on the teeth or mix it with baking soda.  The mixture prevents the teeth from turning yellow and keeps them white for a long time.

  • Hydrogen peroxide

Make a paste of two teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide and three teaspoons of baking soda and rub it on your teeth. Wash it off and use regular toothpaste for brushing.

  • Peels of banana

Banana is a rich source of minerals like potassium, magnesium. When you rub the peels on your teeth the minerals penetrate deep within the teeth and prevent them from discoloration.

  • Turmeric

Rub some turmeric directly on your teeth, or make a paste of some salt, oil and turmeric and rub it on the teeth. Wash it off and brush with your normal toothpaste. The whitening properties of turmeric will give your teeth a brighter appearance and keeps your gums healthy as well.

  • Carrots

These acts as natural cleansers for the teeth, prevents plaque formation and maintains the acid-alkaline balance inside the mouth thus destroying all the bacteria from the mouth. Normally chew the carrots every day and keep your teeth white.

  • Clove oil

Take a few drops of this oil and rub it across your teeth, brush your teeth normally with your toothpaste. Clove oil not only prevents your teeth from turning yellow but also gives you relief from tooth aches.

  • Coconut oil

Take a few drops of coconut oil and swish it around your mouth for at-least 15 minutes. The bacteria in the mouth have a fatty cell wall and are attracted towards the fatty component of the oil and thus killed.

  • Apple vinegar

One of the easiest home remedy for whitening of your teeth and removing stains. Simply dip your toothbrush in the apple cider vinegar and brush it normally on to your teeth. Vinegar is nothing but an acidic component that flushes the bacteria and stains from the mouth.

Everything That You Need To Know About Cellulite

Have you ever stood in front of the harsh light in a swimsuit and wondered if those stubborn lumps and bumps could get smoother by any chance?

Yup, we have been there and have had the exact same feelings.

But the good news is that there are a plenty of other ways through which you can get rid of cellulite, apart from eating fresh fruits and vegetables.

But, before we delve deeper, let’s first understand what cellulite is.

What cellulite is?

Understand cellulite as irregular deposits of fat around your buttocks, hips, and thighs. They get their lumpy appearance due to the fibrous tissues which attach themselves to the fat cells and muscle layer.

Does every woman have cellulite?

Yes, you are not alone.

Almost every woman gets that, but a slower rate of metabolism can make you more prone to have cellulite. Further, cellulite is more common in women when compared to men because estrogen plays a vital role here.

Where can I get my cellulite treated?

Cellulite is more of a cosmetic problem. Thus, physicians dealing with aesthetic looks treat them. Dermatologists and plastic surgeons can offer cellulite treatments as well.

Here are a few ways through which you can get rid of cellulite:

  • Drink lots of water

The best method to treat your cellulite is by consuming enough water. It has been found that staying hydrated can help you control cellulite to a great extent.

  • Wraps

There are various herbal wraps available in the market which can help you in enhancing the overall look of your skin temporarily.

  • Massage

There are various machines that massage the affected areas. The machines work by rolling cylinders to gather a part of your skin and massage it inside the chamber.


Such machines tend to redistribute the fat instead of solving the problem permanently. This is why you might need to take periodical treatments to keep cellulite away or else it will return.

  • Laser or radiofrequency therapy

There are various light therapy devices that work by combining massage benefits with light therapy and help in reducing the appearance of cellulite for the time being.

TriActive is one such treatment that combines the suction benefits with low-level laser treatment. However, as a matter of fact, such programs are costly.

  • Exercise

Yes, certain exercises which aim to reduce fat can help you in reducing the appearance of cellulite.

  • Sunscreen

Harmful UV rays from the sun can damage your skin which would make cellulite more noticeable. Thus, don’t forget to apply some SPF before you step out in your swimsuit.

These were a few of the methods through which you can control the appearance of cellulite to an extent. However, fret not, even if you are not able to get rid of cellulite. It is important to be comfortable with yourself, and accept yourself the way you are, right?

What are your views on this? How were you able to treat your cellulite? Do share your experience with us in the comments. 

10 Tips to Improve Your Anti-Aging Skin Regimen

Who doesn’t like to age like a fine wine? We all envy women who seem to be unaffected by the aging process, or who have emerged out to be more beautiful with the passage of time.

While it is not possible to prevent the anti-aging process completely, however, we all can do our little bit to slow down the process, or even reverse it to an extent. So, how would you do it? Let’s find out.

  • Avoid going out in the sun

If a research is to be believed, 80% visible signs of aging account due to the harmful UV rays of the sun. Thus, it is important to protect your skin from too much sun exposure, no matter what season it is.

  • Sleep tight

Our skin tends to age much faster when our body doesn’t get proper sleep. Make it a point to get at least 8 hours of sound sleep every night. Or else, get ready to witness some visible signs of gaining including dark circles, eye bags, wrinkles, sagging skin, and breakouts.

  • Drink a lot of water

Water for sure impacts your skin in large ways. It is highly recommended to drink plenty of water if you want to flaunt a glowing and healthy skin. Water can definitely help you in reversing the process of aging in addition to benefiting you in numerous other ways.

  • Avoid losing too much weight

Losing weight is beneficial in a number of ways, but it can impact the way you look. When you gain weight, your skin stretches and when you lose it, your skin starts becoming sagged, thus, making you look old.

  • Stick to a proper skin care regime as per your skin type

Do you know your skin type yet? If not, it is high time that you know your skin and adopt a specific skin care regimen as per its type. Make sure that you keep essential factors like your age, skin problems, skin type and daily lifestyle while determining a suitable skin regimen for yourself.

  • Quit smoking

Needless to say, smoking is detrimental to your health in numerous ways. In addition to damaging your respiratory tract, it also makes you look old and accelerates your aging process.

  • Start taking skin care supplements

Once you reach the thirties, it is the right time to start investing in your skin. You should start taking skin care supplements which will ensure that all the essential nutrients that are needed by your skin are supplied well in time.

  • Avoid using soap on your face

Certain soaps can be too harsh for your gentle and sensitive skin. Thus, make sure that you use specific cleansers specifically suitable for your skin type. As a matter of fact, a wrong choice of face wash can strip all natural oils from your skin, making it look dull and dry.

  • Treat yourself with a spa day

Dryness and dehydration can give birth to wrinkles and fine lines. Thus, to keep your skin hydrated and well-maintained, go for massages and facials which would boost the blood circulation and rejuvenate your skin perfectly.

  • Take help of professionals

If nothing seems to work out, and you want to slow down the aging process, you might like to try professional services like laser skin resurfacing and botox to prevent aging.

We wish you a happy and beautiful aging!

6 Ways You Can Prevent Winter From Being Harsh On Your Hair

For some, winter might mean hot chocolate and holiday movies. While for others, it might be just about hair loss! Well, that’s true. Unfortunately, there are many of us who face severe hair fall every time winter is here.

There have been enough studies which indicate the same. A recent six-year study concluded that even women with healthy hair lose more hair in winter than during any other season.

Undoubtedly, the seasonal loss is difficult to control. But, with the right methods and right tricks, we can definitely control hair loss to a large extent.

Let’s see how.

  • Don’t skip wash day

You might want to skip washing your hair as it is when that most hair loss happens. But, this is nothing to worry about.

In fact, maintaining your regular hair wash schedule can be beneficial to your health as long as you are using the right products for your hair type. It is highly recommended to shampoo every other day to remove any debris build up on your scalp which might hinder the growth.

  • Air-dry your hair

Going out with wet hair is a big no. This is because cold weather with wet hair can freeze your cuticle and break it.

However, don’t use hair dryers excessively. The best way is to let your hair air-dry. However, if that’s not possible, you should spray a heat protection spray on your wet hair and use your dryer in a cooler setting.

  • Be easy on temperatures

Avoid using hair styling devices like hair straighteners and hair dryers, They tend to dry your hair, making them more prone to breakage. However, if needed, use them only at lower temperatures. Also, avoid using hair extensions, hair dyes and do not make tight hairstyles to keep your hair healthy.

  • Intake vitamin D

It is highly recommended to start consuming vitamin D particularly through the months of October till May. This is particularly because it seems that women with lower levels of vitamin shed more hair than their counterparts.

Make it a point to consume vitamin D supplements after proper consulting your doctor if you are facing excessive hair fall.

  • Avoid using hairspray

We all tend to rely on hairspray and dry shampoos whenever we are running late, and have an urgent party to attend after work. But, we should be mindful while using these products. This is probably because these products can act as last-minute saviors, but tend to damage our hair in the long run by making them brittle and dark, thus making them prone to breakage.

  • Deep conditioning

It is highly recommended to deep condition your hair at least once every fortnight. This will help you in locking any lost moisture in your tresses and would keep them manageable, healthy and shiny.

Also, you should clean your hair with a good cleanser to remove any build up of conditioners, shampoos and the likes on your scalp which might hinder the hair growth.

That said, not all tips and tricks hold true for all. Find out what works best for you, and stick to it.

7 Mistakes You Should Avoid While Using a Concealer

If you are a makeup-lover, we are sure concealer would be an essential part of your daily makeup routine.

This is perhaps because concealer provides a good base for further makeup products. This is what makes concealer such a versatile product. But, as important it is, it is equally important that the concealer is applied in a correct and perfect manner for that flawless look. This is simply because if the base is not applied in the right manner, the entire makeup goes wrong.

This should not happen to you. And, so we are here with some common mistakes that you must avoid while applying concealer or foundation:

 

  • Not preparing your skin before concealing

It is recommended that you wash your face properly and wipe it before applying makeup. Further, make sure that you put a good quality primer before wearing a concealer. Primers tend to form a good smooth base before makeup. Also, take care of your skin in general. Try to exfoliate it, once or twice a week.

  • Not buying the concealer according to your skin type

Not applying a concealer according to your skin type is as worst as not wearing a concealer at all! It is very important that you buy a concealer in line with your skin’s type and requirements. Make sure that the product you are buying suits your skin’s complexion as well.

  • Concealing in the wrong kind of lightning

It is essential that you apply concealer in the right kind of lightning which lets you see your dark spots and marks. It is only then that you would be able to hide them perfectly.

Applying makeup in natural light will also give you an idea of how the final result will look. Further, it is highly recommended to prefer yellow light for makeup especially in evening.

  • Not blending properly

Blending is one of the most important steps while applying a concealer. Try to apply same pressure at all points of the face. After that, highlight your important areas like nose line, jawline and the likes. If you are not a pro in this, you might also like to buy makeup blenders which do the task for you efficaciously.

 

  • Buying a light-toned concealer

 

Very light concealers do no good to skin blemishes. They don’t hide them. They act as a normal cream in that case. In fact, in some cases, a light-toned concealer highlights all the blemishes and redness of the skin.

  • Applying many layers of concealer

Be smart while putting concealers. Apply it in a way that it is not visible, yet hides the blemishes just perfectly. As a rule of thumb, applying only two thin layers of concealer is more than enough, anything more than that just deteriorates the entire make-up.

 

  • Skipping face powder

Face powder sets your makeup perfectly. It helps you to lock the concealer and even enhances its look in total.

 

That said, simply avoid the above-mentioned mistakes while applying concealer, and we are  sure you will never end up having a bad makeup day.

The Nail Polish Colors You Shouldn’t Wear To an Interview

Did you ever notice how vital role our hands play in our communication process? From helping us by describing things to conveying our messages, we use our hands in a lot of ways while communicating.

We all use our hands while answering questions and even while expressing our opinions. This is perhaps why it is very important to pay proper attention to them while going for an interview. You for sure won’t like to flaunt your chipped nail polish or an out-of-the-box color that reflects a totally different personality of yours.

It may not look quite obvious but your nail polish color actually speaks a lot about your personality. There is no one fit standard nail polish color which would suit all the events. For example, a nail polish color that would be a perfect pick for a fashion job would be entirely different for a corporate job and so on.

So, before you head on to your job interview, read on and find the best nail polish color for every job type.

  1. Creative

When you are applying for a creative job position, you are in luck. Almost every color is suitable for such a job profile.

  1. Corporate

Since you are applying for a formal job role, anything which looks professional will work the best for you. Your ideal picks here should be dark colors like dark grey, plum forest or neutral hues like nude, dusty pink and others.

  1. Business casual

Although you might be applying for a casual job role, still you are expected to maintain decorum and professionalism. And thus, colors like electric blue and popping pinks are a big no.

  1. Healthcare

Going by the NHS guidelines, your fingernails should be short without any varnish. However, if at all, you need to apply nail polish, it is highly recommended to go for neutral colors which are not loud and vibrant.

  1. Never

Let’s admit; certain nail colors should never be worn during an interview, no matter, what job profile you have applied for. Some of such shades include neons, sparkles, nail arts and anything that looks more appropriate for parties and clubs should not be worn to an interview, no matter what.

Final Words…

Still confused? Well, as a rule of thumb, a nail polish shade which makes you feel uncomfortable or makes you cover your hands, is probably a wrong color. It is very easy to gauge if you have dressed right for the interview. Just look at your mirror image and see from your interviewer’s eyes.

However, if your look fits the job role you have applied for, simply, go for it.

What are your views on this? How do you dress when going for an interview? Do share your tips and tricks with us in the comments.