Friday, 8 February 2013

Fashion Trends- Hairstyles:

Go Messy, Look stylish!

Hair styling no longer means just a nice hair cut. Girls have stepped out of that cliche look with straight hair. Messy look with Semi wavy hair and short layers is in vogue.

 Leave your hair loose (with fewer layers) for the glamorous look.

Tie a Ponytail (with waves) for a simple yet stylish look. 

Messy hair buns are in latest fashion. Just leave your locks here and there and tie up in a messy bun.

A side-swept fishtail braid/plait is a big hit for evening parties and looks really stylish with elaborate dresses ( like gowns).

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Skin Care-Play with fruits:

Besides the fact that fruits hydrate and rejuvenate your skin, the very fragrance of a fruit on your face is quite refreshing. Unlike the cosmetic products fruit masks are natural and are great skin food. 

1.     Banana:
Banana is rich in various vital nutrients like potassium, iron, B vitamins, antioxidants and natural oils that remove dryness and dead skin.  A fresh mashed banana facial can do wonders to your skin.

2.     Lemon:
Lemon is a great bleaching agent that helps in lightening the skin tone and ironing out acne scars and blemishes. Mix lemon and honey and use it as natural bleach.

3.     Orange:
Orange is rich in Vitamin C that helps in improving skin texture. Orange contains collagen that slows skin aging process. Dried Orange peels can be powdered and used as natural scrub.

4.     Papaya:
The benefits of this fruit on skin have been talked about for ages. Papaya is rich in antioxidants and contains a special enzyme called papain that removes dead cells and impurities.

5.     Mango:
The King of fruits “Mango” is not just delicious but this soft pulpy fruit has an amazing effect on your skin too. Rich in Vitamin A and antioxidants, it fights against skin aging, rejuvenates skin and restores the elasticity of skin.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Food items that make you look younger:

Every one of us dreams of staying forever young and beautiful but the very thought of botox and cosmetic surgery is dreadful.

Is there an easy way out?

And the answer is yes! We can turn back the sands of time just by including certain food items in our diet. Read on to know more:

1.     Nuts:
Nuts are a power-packed source of essential vitamins and mono-unsaturated fatty acids. These nutrients play a significant role in the reconstruction of damaged skin and formation of a moist and fluid rich membrane protecting the skin from natural aging process. Keeping wrinkles at bay, our skin is left young, radiant and blemish free. You have a variety of nuts to choose from like cashews, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts and peanuts to choose from. Healthy skin is just a crunch away.

2.     Berries:
Berries provide the goodness of nutrients, packed in a delicious chamber of nectarine juices. They are excellent dietary sources of Vitamin A, C and E and are packed to the core with antioxidants that stimulates nutrients absorption for stronger immunity, keeps our blood impurities free resulting in young and glowing skin. Apples, pears, apricots, blueberries, strawberries, green and black grapes are some natural pills to stay ageless.

3.     Green Leafy vegetables:
Green leafy vegetables are excellent source of nutrients like Vitamin C, E and B12 and contain abundant quantities of antioxidants and immunity boosting compounds. These nutrients help in speedy repair of the natural wear and tear process, remove the free radicals from the system and keep the blood impurities free. Include a healthy intake of spinach, broccoli, beans, roots and tubers to reverse the lashes of time.

4.     Fish:
Fish contains essential oils that help in maintaining the elasticity of our skin. Fishes are rich source of Omega-3 and its regular intake will replenish the protein required to maintain healthy skin and hair. Taking cod and halibut liver oil supplements is an alternative to fish intake.

5.     Whole wheat:
Whole wheat is a rich source of dietary fiber and is a storehouse of proteins, minerals and vitamins. These nutrients are mainly responsible for maintaining blood pressure and keeping our heart healthy, thereby resulting in healthy and glowing skin at the end of the day.

6.     Green Tea :
Green tea is nature’s elixir to immortality. Powerful antioxidants content in green tea can reverse the effect of wrinkles (just like a magic). Drink 2 cups of green tea a day for a strong immune system, improved blood circulation and glowing skin.

7.     Water:
As 70% of our body is made of water there is no need harping on its importance. An optimum intake of water will not only sustain physical functions but will facilitate in keeping the follicular and cellular membranes moist and supple, as well. Our cellular structure will die without water resulting in dull, scaly and flaky skin. Drink at least 8 glasses of water to keep age at the bay.