How To Extend The Life Of Your False Eyelashes?

Long eyelashes are every girl’s dream but you have to be very lucky to have them naturally. Thanks to the eternity for the presence of false eyelashes!

False eyelashes not only make your eyes look heavenly but also add to your beauty. However, you need to take proper care of them to make them last for more than two months. Yes, they don’t usually last for long even after being so expensive.

Here are some of the tips through which you can extend the life of your false eyelashes.

  • Know the lifespan of your fake eyelashes

Before talking about care, it’s important to know the average lifespan of your fake eyelashes. Like typically for everything, more the cost, better is the quality and life. The same rule applies to false eyelashes as well. A mediocre quality eyelash will grant you 1 to 2 wears while a little expensive one can last for a few more. The synthetic eyelashes last for about 5 to 8 wears whereas eyelashes made from animal hair can last about 20 to 30 lashes subject to how you take care of them.

  • Removing the old glue

Too much glue on lashes not only makes them look unnatural but also makes it difficult to remove them. This can also make you tear the eyelashes while taking them off. So make sure that you don’t put excessive glue on them. Additionally, first clean the old glue gently with the help of tweezers before wearing them.

  • Avoid excessive mascara or eyeliners

Avoiding mascara and eyeliner over false eyelashes may be asking for too much. But yeah you should definitely try to use them minimally. Excessive use can make your lashes too heavy while also decreasing their life span. You should be careful while applying eyeliner or mascara, thus making sure you don’t end up dirtying your lashes with makeup. You can use tweezers or lash applicators for better results.

  • Cleaning the lashes

Cleaning them is the hardest part. However, this has to be done. Firstly you should remove the glue from the lash band and then soak it in warm water for about 30 seconds. Thereafter, clean the eyelashes with a makeup remover by either soaking them in it or by gently cleaning them with a Q-tip soaked in makeup remover.

  • Storing them

Brush the tangled and crisscrossed lashes before storing them in the container you usually do. Also, if you want to remember how many wears they actually lasted, write down the number of wears over the box every time you put them away. This will help you know if you should continue with the same lashes next time or if it is the time to buy a new pair.

So, how do you take care of your eyelashes? Sound off in the comments below.

Expert Approved Ways Essential Oils Can Help Your Weight Loss Efforts

There are many people out there who are all excited to buy the essential oils! But, what next? What after buying them? Bringing them home from the nearest grocery is still easy but not all of them are aware of how these essential oils can come in hand to improve your diet. Using something without knowing its true advantages wouldn’t be of much use. This article will help you know the expert-approved ways essential oils can help your diet!

Essential oils to get your hands on for losing weight

  1. Peppermint oil

This essential oil is easily available at any grocery store and has more benefits than we think it has! When peppermint oil is added to our diet, it boosts our body’s metabolism, thus soothing the upset stomach and keeping our digestive health better. This oil can be taken either through inhalation or by drinking it on mixing with water. Simple as that! Experts say that by inhaling the peppermint (by putting some drops on cotton) the appetite is suppressed. So, time to add some peppermint oil to your regular diet!

  1. Ginger oil

Experts say that ginger has an essential element gingerol. This gingerol is an organic compound which is found to have anti-inflammatory properties. Gingerol present in this essential oil increases thermogenesis which boosts our metabolism. Experts suggest drinking ginger oil by just mixing it with a little water. But if you feel yikes, then a better alternative is by adding 3 to 4 drops of ginger oil to your evening tea.

  1. Bergamot oil

The very scent of bergamot oil helps our body to relax and make our mood better. It is richly packed with polyphenols which are found in abundance in green tea helping to burn fat and sugar in your diet. Bergamot oil is scientifically proven that by consuming bergamot oil, the psychological problems like mood swings are uplifted. It can be used by adding few drops of bergamot oil while preparing food or simply by mixing it with plain water. Besides, it is also believed that the endocrine system is relaxed by including it in your diet.

  1. Lemon oil

Lemon oil is known for its ability to improve digestion and reduce unnecessary appetite. This is also proved to improvise your metabolism. It can be taken by adding it to your diet. Or you can also mix it with your regular food stuff! The essential vitamins in lemon oil also help in removing the dead cells from your body and thus help to regenerate new cells giving you a healthy and glowing skin.

  1. Cinnamon oil

Cinnamon oil is a rare essential oil to find. It breaks down the sugar in your diet and converts into essential lipids which are stored as fat in your body. Cinnamon oil is also known to increase the metabolism. It helps in proper blood clotting. So, if you are a regular consumer of cinnamon oil, and you have a wound, the chances of you recovering are higher and your wounds heal quicker too!

So, add these essential oils to your regular diet to reap various advantages offered by them. Trust the experts when they say including essential oils to your regular diet benefits in much more ways than you can ever imagine!

4 Ways To Protect You Skin From The Sun You Need to Know About

The skin damage done by the sun is probably why most of us hate summers. The scorching heat overhead as you leave your home follows you like a ghost. Don’t let the situation rule you. Instead of waiting for winters to set your skin right, protect your skin from the sun foremostly. Read on to find out. Here’s how.

Sunscreen is a saviour

Apply sunscreen every day to prevent the sun rays from penetrating deep into the skin. It is always confusing to choose a right sunscreen with a right SPF level. The next time you go for sunscreen shopping, buy a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher. Sunscreens with a lower SPF though protect your skin but fail to protect it from skin cancer.

Apply the sunscreen about 30 minutes before going outside in a small quantity. 1 ounce of quantity works fine. You should reapply it every 2 hours in case you are out swimming or sweat a lot, no matter how much your brand shouts that the sunscreen stays for a longer time.

Eat healthy

Are you a foodie? If yes, then you are going to love this fact about protecting your skin from the sun. Here are some of the interesting foods of summers which can keep your skin healthy and glowing as ever without much ado.

Dark chocolate

Starting from dark chocolates, yes, now you can eat more of dark chocolates than you usually do. Chocolates protect your skin from the sun, isn’t it the best news you heard today? Consuming cocoa or dark chocolates instantly increase the SPF level and fight against the damage caused by the sun due to oxidation.

Green and black tea

Due to the presence of polyphenols in green and black tea, which are the best botanical antioxidants, they are capable of fighting with free radicals which are responsible for skin ageing. Also, drinking green and black tea increases the skin’s antioxidant shield which protects the skin throughout.

Water

This seems the easiest but toughest way to protect your skin. As 70% of our body contains water, it plays a significant role in protecting against free radicals. Drinking more water keeps your skin hydrated and produces more moisture content which helps your body to protect against the radiations of the sun.

Through skin care treatment

Not a fan of natural treatments to save your skin? There are unnatural methods such as peeling, IPL and microdermabrasion too to reduce the skin damage. They work by producing new cells by extreme stimulation of skin which helps in building the elastin, making the skin healthy as ever.

To start the repairing process, avoid getting exposed to direct rays of the sun. No skin rejuvenation process will be beneficial if you will continue to go out in the sun and burn the skin. You can surely go out on beaches once rejuvenation process ends.

Avoid getting into the sun

Say no to the sun at peak times, i.e. between 10am to 4pm. At this time, the ultraviolet radiations harm the most. You should avoid being in the sun without applying sunscreen. Moreover, you should apply it frequently to prevent your skin from damaging.

Get hold of your sunscreen and hat and stay hydrated!

6 Botox Facts That Might Come As a Surprise to You

You might have already heard enough about Botox?

Well, there is a lot of hype that a proper Botox treatment can make the wrinkles, crow’s feet and frown lines disappear.
This is the reason perhaps why every year hundreds of thousands of men and women undergo this treatment to get a wrinkle-free and smooth skin.

So, what it actually is?
Let’s start with the basics first and then talk about surprising facts related to it.


What is Botox?

Botulinum Toxin (BTX), commonly known as BOTOX, is a protein obtained from different bacteria and chemical compounds. Botox relaxes and softens the wrinkles, and helps you in getting a smooth skin.

Why Botox?

Botox is one of the safest cosmetic treatment as it is well researched, legal, and effective and approved by FDA (in 2002). It is older than you might think; it accidentally came into existence when doctors were attempting to determine the cause of the sudden death of Germans due to food poisoning.

But that’s not just about Botox. There is a lot more to it. Here are 6 Botox facts that may surprise you!

Little-Known Botox Facts

  • Botox was discovered accidentally!

Dr. Justinus Kerner accidentally invented Botox in the 1820s when he was attempting to find the cause of food poisoning that led to the sudden death of Germans due to eating meat. He discovered botulinum toxin, in the meat, and named the ailment that killed the Germans, “botulism.”

  • Botox can help with chronic pain and cure migraine

If you thought that Botox is just for enhancing your beauty, you might be mistaken.

In fact, doctors have developed FDA-approved Botox injections that can help in the treatment of migraines.
The complete treatment requires 31 Botox injections that are injected over seven different sites on head and neck in a span of 12 weeks.

  • Botox can help you through depression

Yes, you read that right.

Botox is helpful in limiting the body’s ability to frown. As frown sends a signal to the brain that can signal depression, the people who could literally not frown were happier than people who could frown.

  • Botox was almost used as a weapon in World War II.

 This might sound a bit weird but the United States almost used Botox as a weapon during World War II where they developed a pill of toxins that would be used to intoxicate the food and drinks of high ranked Japanese Officials.

Prostitutes were expected to execute this plan but it was never really executed.

  • Botox is not permanent.

Many of us assume that Botox is permanent, but the actual results last only for an average of 4-6 months for most of the people.

  • Botox has many medical uses.

Like we already said, Botox has many medical uses that include fixing brow asymmetry, minimizing lines around the nose, decreasing oiliness of skin, minimizing the appearance of the pores, correcting a droopy nose tip, and decreasing scalp sweating.

Were you surprised by any of the above-mentioned Botox facts?

Everything You Need to Know About Overnight Face Masks

If you have not yet believed in beauty sleep, you will start believing now.

Rush and catch all your missing Zzzs and get an instant glow on your face with overnight face masks!

For starters, overnight face masks, are masks which are applied before going to bed in the night and washed off the next day in the morning. Let us tell you – this is the new sizzling trend in beauty, all thanks to South Korea. Yes, the trend has its roots in South Korea and has taken the world by storm since then.

But as with any trend, there is a lot of confusion and chaos prevalent. How should you use an overnight mask? What are the qualities of a good mask and so on?

Girls, do not worry. We have got you covered!

What is a Sleep Mask, Anyway?

In simple words, these are the masks which are left on your skin overnight. Undoubtedly, there is a significant difference between commonly used sheet masks and clay masks which need to be washed off after a few minutes. The sleeping masks, as the name indicates, are meant for sleeping with the mask on, and contain certain formulas and elements which improve your skin condition by addressing your specific skin issues.

Are They Any Beneficial?

This is the most important aspect. Trends come and go, but what determines their utility is if they are any beneficial. Sleep masks come with their own set of benefits as well.

Although sleep masks are designed to help you get over certain skin conditions. But they in one way or the other, work towards a common goal, and that is to provide enough hydration to your skin.

The sleep mask, in addition to hydrating and moisturizing your skin perfectly well, also locks in other products that the mask contains overnight.

Since these masks create a seal over your skin, it facilitates easy absorption of products. Do not worry, they are not as rich as the night creams, and so, your expensive satin pillowcases won’t be damaged at all.

What is The Right Way to Use a Sleep Mask?

The best practice to use a sleep mask is to apply them after cleansing and exfoliating your skin properly. Ideally, wear your serums and essences before covering your face with the mask. This would help in easy absorption of the beneficial compounds.

To gain the best results, you should use these masks at least twice or thrice a week. Also, if you live at a place with a drier climate, you might even consider using them to keep your skin hydrated properly.

What Makes a Great Sleep Mask?

To be able to extract the most out of a sleep mask, it is highly recommended to choose a mask which addresses your skin concerns. Thus, if you want to get rid of acne marks, you should look for a sleep mask that has ingredients to help with marks and blemishes removal.

So, all set? Got any queries? Write to us in the comments below.

8 Foods That Detoxify Your Body Naturally

If you are one of those who believes detoxifying your body is important, this article is for you!

From using detoxifying supplements to using medicines – you can choose a range of methods to deotixify your body.

However, of the most effective and healthiest ways is by eating detoxifying foods. Let’s learn more about them.

1. Watermelon

For a summer detox, the best food that you can munch on is watermelon. The fruit contains a high amount of citrulline which releases arginine in your body. Arginine helps your body to get rid of ammonia and other toxins.

The best part – watermelon contains a good source of potassium which helps your body to tackle the high amount of sodium in your diets.

2. Cucumbers

Another amazing food that you should add in your diet in order to keep harmful toxins away from your body is cucumbers. The amount of water-content in the cucumber helps your body to flush out toxins from the system.

3. Almonds

With the high amount of fiber, potassium, healthy fats and calcium, almond has already earned its reputation. But did you know that this dry fruit can also help you detoxify your body?

Almonds are a great source of vitamin E and this helps your body in stabilizing your sugar level as well as irregular bowel movements.

4. Lemon

Trust us when we say this! Your liver just loves lemons; even if you don’t! Lemon is one of the best stimulants for your liver and it can easily dissolve uric acids and other forms of poisons. Thus, lemon is a great food to add to your diet if you are willing to detoxify your body naturally.

5. Mint
Add some mint to your daily diet if you want to soothe your body as well as get rid of harmful toxins. It would help you with proper flow of bile from the liver to the gallbladder and small intestine; making your digestive system a much easier and smoother one.

6. Eggs

Eggs contain a nutrient called sulfur, which is an essential mineral found in all kinds of protein-rich foods. Sulfur, however, is one among the key detoxification nutrients, because it is a perfect component of glutathione. Glutathione helps you with healthy liver function and detoxification.

7. Green Smoothies

A healthy breakfast add-on, green smoothies are another amazing way to detoxify your body, The more chlorophyll you add to your daily diet, the better it is. This is because chlorophyll encourages the release of unhealthy toxins from your body. The fiber found in the smoothies, also helps you clear your colon.

8. Green Tea

One of the easiest ways to get rid of unhealthy toxins from your body is to drink a cup of green tea every morning after you wake up. It has a powerful antioxidant called polyphenols which can help you get rid of oxidants easily.

5 Ultimate Ways to Combat Aging Due to Pollution

Let’s just face it. Pollution doesn’t seem to end anytime soon in the near future. In fact, it is going to get worse and worse. Even though we all have learned to adjust ourselves to pollution, there are still various ways it is affecting us.

One of the worst ways pollution has made us suffer is by damaging our skin to a great extent. A lot of researches and studies have found out that air pollution is significantly one of the main reasons behind wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and age spots.

However, with a proper skin care regime, you can take care of the visible signs of aging. Here are 5 ultimate ways to combat aging due to pollution –

1. Cleanse your skin properly every night

It is very important to cleanse your skin with a mild face cleanser every night before you go to sleep. It is a key to a healthy, vibrant and glowing skin. A lot of women tend to get lazy and skip this step thinking that using anti-aging creams or serums are enough to deal with aging.

However, the truth is, if you do not cleanse your skin properly, anti-aging products would not be able to penetrate your skin deeper due to dirt and pollution.

Thus, ladies, make it a point to clean your skin properly every night before loading it with anti-aging creams.

2. Toning

Toning your skin is essential. It helps you balance your natural pH level and keeps your skin hydrated. The best part – toning also expels out any impurities from your skin that might have been left behind during cleansing.

However, while choosing a toner, keep an eye on the ingredients used. An alcohol-based toner may dry out your skin even more.

3. Exfoliate

Exfoliation is a must to get rid of the dead skin cells, impurities, whiteheads, blackheads and the like from your skin. Further, exfoliation helps your skin grow younger skin cells, thus making your skin soft and supple.

4. Use of Antioxidants

Pollution exposes your skin to a lot of free radicals that ultimately damage the skin tissues.Thus, it is highly recommended to use products which contain anti-oxidants and also have an antioxidant rich diet.

Drink green tea, eat a lot of fruits and use skin care products rich in anti-oxidant properties. Look for ingredients like zinc, selenium, vitamin E, C or green tea and essential oils while buying such skin care products.

5. Protect

Protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun by using a good sunscreen. If sunscreen makes your skin look greasy and oily, it is recommended to opt for a matte sunscreen with ingredients like zinc oxide to get better results.

Stick to all of these points religiously and prevent aging due to pollution. Thank us later.

How To Deal With Gray Hair?

Have your hairs started graying? Well, we feel you! It is really frustrating.

Speaking technically, our hair start turning gray due to the lack of a pigment called melanin which is responsible for the hair color.

Here is how you can deal with this nightmare in a natural way

1. Amla and heena pack

Make a paste of heena, amla powder and coffee powder thick enough to apply it smoothly over the hair. Leave it till it dries. Wash it off with a sulphate-free shampoo after an hour. Repeat this at least once a month to prevent graying of hair. These ingredients also act as a good source of nourishment for your hair.

2. Coconut oil and lemon

Take some coconut oil in a bowl and add a tablespoon of lemon to it. Stir it well and apply it to your hair. Make sure to apply more of it in the roots and at the tips of the hair. Massage it properly and leave it overnight. Wash it off in the morning with a sulphate-free shampoo.

Repeat this twice a week to prevent your hair from turning gray. It is important to note here that this process isn’t effective in reversing the already gray hair, however, it can definitely keep the situation under control

3. Curry leaves

Boil some curry leaves along with the coconut oil until you see the mixture turning blackish. Once curry leaves leave their essence, let the mixture sit idle. Once it has cooled down, apply it to your hair and leave it for an hour or two. Wash it off with a shampoo. Do this twice or thrice a week.

Curry leaves are helpful in bringing the melanin back to the hair follicles and prevent graying of hair.

4. Ripped gourd

Chop a ripped gourd and let it dry until it has dehydrated completely. Once it is dried, soak it in the coconut oil for 3 days. Boil the mixture for a few minutes. Apply the strained mixture after it has cooled down. Wash your hair after about an hour. Do this 2 to 3 times a week.

5. Potato Peels

Boil the potato peels until you get a starchy solution. Strain the contents in a bowl and let it cool down. Use this solution for washing your hair. The starchy solution masks your hair and prevent them from turning gray any further. Do this once or twice a week.

6. Black pepper

Grind the black pepper and form a paste of it with yogurt. Apply the paste to your hair right from the roots to the tip. Rinse the hair with a shampoo after leaving it for an hour. Black pepper helps in reversing gray hair and yogurt is good for making your hair smoother.

7. Onion juice

This is the simplest. Take out the onion juice in a bowl and apply it on your scalp and leave it for half an hour. Rinse it with a shampoo. It is an effective way to reverse graying.

Adopt these easy-to-follow method and prevent your hair from turning gray naturally!

The Best Anti-Aging Anti-Oxidant Skin Care Routine

Who doesn’t want to age gracefully?

We all do!

Although the signs of aging cannot be prevented and you are surely going to lose your youth as the decades go by, we still have something for you in this article!

If you wish to be a flawless beauty even during your mid-thirties, you have to be really cautious about your skincare routine.

How? Let’s have a look.

  1.    Wash your face with a gentle cleanser

Cleansing is the biggest part of your skincare routine. It not only helps you get rid of the makeup but also helps you in dealing with natural oils, pollution and dirt which might have accumulated on your skin during the day.

Thus, it is highly recommended to wash your face in the morning and at night with a gentle face wash. However, avoid using harsh cleansers as they might damage your skin even further.

  1.    Moisturize your skin

Moisturizing your skin is another important part of your skin care routine. There are a range of choices available in the market today, but we would suggest you go for the one which is suitable for your skin, while also keeping in mind the climate at your place.

If you have an oily skin or if it hot at your place, you should opt for a lightweight moisturizer that leaves your skin smooth and supple; and doesn’t make it greasy.

If it is cold or if you have dry skin, then choose a moisturizer that has hydrating properties.

  1.    Drink a lot of water and other anti-oxidant drinks

In order to keep your skin hydrated inside-out, it is highly recommended to drink a lot of water. Staying hydrated helps you in fighting with the visible signs of aging.

Drink anti-oxidant drinks like green tea as it is loaded with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties which are extremely beneficial for your skin.

  1.    Pat, but don’t rub your anti-aging serums

Serums in general, have a much higher concentration of active ingredients than a moisturizer. While you are using any kind of anti-aging serum, you have to be very cautious about applying them the right way on your face. Do not rub the serum on your face. Rather, pat it on your skin gently until it gets absorbed.

Further, choose a serum rich in anti-aging ingredients like vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate) and vitamin A derivative known as retinoids.

Thus, it is pretty easy to have the best anti-aging skin care routine. All you need is the right direction and the right products.

 

Your Sensitive Skin – What Do You Have To Do About It?

If your skin is very dry, tends to blush or flush, and you can see visible skin reactions; chances are you have a sensitive skin. Whether you’re a man or a woman, you may find this condition troublesome, and you’re definitely prone to acne, skin bumps, or irritation. Achieving clear complexion seems to be impossible, but that’s not the case!

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO YOUR SENSITIVE SKIN

Sensitive skin requires a lot of effort to keep it clear, but you can always start from home. Here are some clear skin remedies for sensitive skin:

  1. ALOE VERA
    Dubbed the best natural ingredients for sensitive skin, aloe vera provides cooling effect that will reduce redness or itchiness. If you have a hard time finding aloe plant, opt for in-the-counter products made of aloe vera gel.
  2. SUNSCREEN
    Exposed to sunlight for a long period of time may causes your skin to irritate and causes discomfort. If you’re especially sensitive toward sunlight, apply sunscreen before leaving your house or when you’re having outdoor activities to keep your skin protected.
  3. LEMON WATER
    Not only rich in Vitamin C, lemon is also a great source of antioxidants. Drinking lemon water daily removes toxins from your body and as the result; you will see improvement in your skin condition.


WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT DO

Now that we learn what is good for your skin, let’s learn what is bad for it. Basically, you’ll need to beware of antibacterial or deodorant ingredients, alcohol, and synthetic products. Your cosmetic would have to be carefully chosen; free of coloring agents, acid, petrochemicals, and harsh exfoliants. When choosing facial scrub, choose the product that has softer and smaller beads. Use homemade remedies such as sugar with olive oil. Don’t share your makeup with others, and go with minimal makeup if possible.

WHAT TO WEAR

Having sensitive skin would also affect you to a certain degree in how you dress. Choose fine cotton and silk fabric for your clothes, or rayon and linen. You don’t want to wear something too tight or with a lot of creases and folds. When outside, wear sunglasses and wide-brimmed hat, especially if you want to hit the beach. Use moisturizer afterwards, and take warm baths after heavy activity.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

  1. Should I choose “hypoallergenic” products?
    Products labeled as hypoallergenic can varies between a manufacturer and another. Basically, they are not made for people with sensitive skin, so you need to be very careful when making your purchase. Read the ingredients carefully and stop usage if you experience any symptoms.
  2. Can I get facials?
    Yes, but choose a skilled aesthetician and make sure they use products that won’t cause sensitiveness.
  3. How should I treat acne?
    Use a topical gel that contains chloroxylenol or bisabolol. Don’t wash your face with hot water and use soap-free liquid and warm water to wash your face.

Having sensitive skin shouldn’t stress you out, since you can always achieve clear skin by applying the do’s and don’ts above. You may need to avoid direct sunlight, certain types or fabrics and clothing, as well as makeup products; but if you stick to the recommended diet and treatment mentioned above you will get a clear skin, regardless of your skin type!