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To detox or not to detox…

13 Mar

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Do you know your body is exposed to numerous poisonous substances called contaminants, artificial food constituents, and insecticides that harm our body? We are in continuous interaction with damaging viruses and contaminants. They are present in the water we drink, the food we consume, the air we inhale and so on. It is very tough to escape from them. These toxins are actually a source of numerous health problems that have been introduced in our systems over the years. Worry not! It is easy to get rid of these harmful toxins by a process called ‘Detox’.

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What exactly is a detox?

In simple words, detox is a procedure in which an individual incorporates changes in his or her lifestyle to clear the body of contaminants. These routine changes normally involve refraining from certain injurious things and improving body processes. Some modifications are transitory, for example; following a cleansing regimen while others are long-lasting.

Want to get rid of these toxins in an effective way? Here are a few tips:

1. Opt for Organic Foods

The best way to eliminate toxins from your body is to support the body’s natural cleansing process by reducing its burden and lessening the contaminants you put in the body. Opt for organic food products over junk and other treated foodstuffs.

2. Workout and Meditation

Workout and meditation aid in maintaining a fit body. Working out makes you perspire, and perspiration benefits by releasing contaminants through skin. Also, meditation frees your mind and decreases tension that can be as deadly to your well-being as chemicals.

3. Nutrition

Cleansing your body is not just restricted to what you elude, but is also concerned with what you ingest. Hence, it is important to consume a healthy nutrition. There are numerous foods that help in detoxification such as garlic, lemon, broccoli shoots, beans, and raw vegetables.

4. Enema Kits

The idea of using an enema kit may make you wince at first but it is actually an effective way to get rid of body toxins. It is a technique to flush waste products out of your colon. While there are multiple enema kits available in the market, coffee enemas are a popular choice to be used for the therapeutic treatment for multiple illnesses such as constipation, weariness and liver cleansing.

5. Cleanse the Air You Inhale

Another way to naturally detoxify the body is to breathe in clean air. While it is not possible to control the entire atmosphere, apparently you can control the environment in your house and work spaces. The most reliable way is to invest in an air purifier. However, if a good quality air purifier is a bit too heavy on your pocket then it is best to get a few house plants that act as natural air purifiers.

6. Cleanse Your System With Water

Want to know another cheap yet effective way to detox the body? Just watch out what you drink! Water is perhaps the most valued tool for cleansing your system. The body’s most elementary roles need water. Be it to produce saliva, aid with sweating, and eliminate waste. Drink plenty of water. Replace coffee, tea and sports drinks with a glass of clean water. If you find the taste too bland then add in a few drops of lemon juice or slices of cucumber to your water.

Have you performed a detox of any sort?  Share with me your experience!

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Common Adult Skincare Issues & Remedies

3 Nov

Hey gorgeous! If you’ve been following my blog then you’d know how strongly I believe in setting up a proper skincare routine. No matter how expensive makeup you use, if the canvas is untidy, you can never paint a beautiful picture. Our skin is like a canvas so take care of it. Below are 5 common adult skincare issues that we all can relate to in one way or another. Have a look at it and also take note of the suggested remedies.

5 Common Adult Skincare Issues & How to Treat Them
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I hope this post will be of great help. Take care of your skin and overall health. Love yourself. Eat right. Sleep well and exercise. I’ll see you soon with another cool post. Stay tuned!

XOXO

DIY soaks for Strong Nails

1 Jul

Hey dolls! How are y’all doing? Today I’ll be talking all about nails. I have already discussed some great tips for nail care in a previous post (can be seen here). Through this post I am sharing with you all some easy DIY soaks for healthy, strong nails. These, together with a balanced diet, will do wonders to your nails. Do give them a try and let me know which one works best for you.

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Milk & Honey

2 egg yolks, beaten
¼ cup milk
1 tbsp honey

Directions: 
Mix ingredients in a small bowl. Soak nails for 10-15 minutes. Rinse well. Apply cuticle oil. Protein from the eggs and calcium from the milk will make those nails hard as rocks.

Fruit Soak

1 packet of gelatin
1 tsp of warm fruit juice (any citrus)

Directions: 
Mix the packet of gelatin, with the warm fruit juice. Soak 10-15 minutes, once a month. Super strengthening formula!

Egg Soak

2 Egg yolks
1 tbsp Olive Oil

Directions: 
Mix ingredients in a small bowl. Soak nails for 10 minutes. Rinse well. Use twice a week for strong nails.

Milk Soak

1/2 cup Milk

Directions: 
Soak nails for 10 minutes. Rinse well. Use this nail recipe 2 times a week for strong nails.

Vinegar Soak

1/2 cup Apple Cider vinegar 
4 tbsp Vegetable oil 

Directions: Keep hands in the mixture for 10-15 minutes. Do it 1-2 times a week. 

XOXO

Mascara Tips & Tricks

9 Jun

Hi beauties! As a beauty blogger and makeup addict, I am often asked about what mascara I use. I actually have a wide variety of these magic wands as I rarely leave the house without mascara. I feel it’s the one beauty product that can actually transform my face and make my eyes prominent. The key is to find the perfect mascara for you and applying it correctly. Below are some of my favourite mascara tips and tricks.

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1) Mascara Application:

Place the wand deep into the base of the lashes, wiggling it in left to right direction. It’s the mascara placed near the roots — not the tips — that gives the illusion of length. Next, pull the wand up and through lashes, wiggling as you go. The wiggling part is key because it separates lashes. In the final step (which I always skip), close the eye and place the mascara wand on top of lashes at the base and pull through to remove any clumps.

2) Mascara Selection:

When picking a mascara, you should consider the formula you want (lengthening, thickening, waterproof or non-clumping). You should also consider price. Either get a good basic drugstore mascara or spend more money on a luxurious mascara. I find the fancier mascaras are less clumpy and last longer, but it’s likely no one would be able to tell if you were wearing a drugstore brand or a department store brand. I prefer Elizabeth Arden mascaras and always use waterproof mascara.

Never try mascara on at a department store, there’s too much risk for infection. Instead, check out the store’s return policy and take a few home to try.

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3) Avoid Clumping:

The best way is to use lash combs as they keep lashes glob-free and perfectly separated. To use a lash comb, first apply mascara at the lash base, then wiggle the lash comb through to the tips of your lashes.

Not into the lash comb? Get rid of clumps by removing excess mascara from the wand. Wipe wand on tissue, this eliminates blobs before you start.

Another great way to get rid of clumps is to sweep a clean, fresh mascara wand through lashes when they’re wet. Either buy new ones or recycle old ones. They’re called “spoolies” at Sephora.

Recycle an old mascara wand if you don’t want to bother with spoolies. When you finish a mascara, clean the wand with eye makeup remover, then wash with soap and dry. Keep it clean by washing it whenever you wash your makeup tools.

4) Mixing Mascaras:

A trick makeup artists use to make lashes pop is apply one coat of lengthening mascara, followed by one coat of thickening mascara. Remove excess product with a clean spoolie wand.

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5) Coloured Mascara:

Basic mascara rules are simple: Black works for everyone but can be harsh on light-skinned blondes. Blondes should opt for brown/black by day and reserve black for night. Burgundy or plum colors make blue eyes pop, as do blue mascaras. Purple mascara looks great on brown eyes.

6) Use an Eyelash Curler:

Curling lashes gives eyes the appearance of being wider and brighter. Shoot warm air from your blowdryer on the mascara curler for 3-5 seconds to warm it up before curling lashes. Touch it first to make sure it’s not too hot. It’s a myth that you have to curl lashes before you apply mascara. You can curl lashes after mascara application, just make sure the mascara is dry first. 

7) Zig-zag the Mascara Wand:

Zig-zagging the wand back and forth during application helps cut down clumps.

8) Apply to Top Lashes Only:

Many makeup artists recommend applying mascara only to the top lashes (I abide by this rule). If you want to make eyes appear wider, apply mascara to the bottom lashes but make sure you give lashes a light touch. Not great at getting those bottom lashes? Try putting a tissue under them before application.

9) Use a Mascara Primer:

Primers coat lashes and separate them before you apply mascara. Makeup artists swear by them. I tried it and liked it, but because it’s an added step, I usually skip this one.

10) Multiple Coats of Mascara:

Apply the coats of mascara all at once before the first coat dries. Once the first coat dries, you’ll get clumps if you attempt another swipe at the lashes.

11) Do Not Pump Wand In & Out of Tube:

This only introduces air into the tube, which will cause your mascara to dry out sooner than it should.

12) Wait to Blink & Doublecheck Once Dry:

Since I have long lashes, I try to wait 5 seconds before blinking after I apply mascara or I end up with mascara dots all along my lid. I also doublecheck my lids before I step out because chances are good, I’ve got those dots going on and it’s embarrassing to find out hours later that you’ve done a poor makeup mistake.

I hope you’ll find this post useful. I’ll soon review my current favourite mascaras for you. So stay posted!

XOXO

DIY treatments for dark elbows/knees

1 Jun

Hi lovelies! Yesterday I posted some natural remedies to prevent dark circles which were greatly appreciated by you all. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and appreciating my write-ups 🙂

Today I’ll talk about some really effective remedies to prevent dark elbows and knees which are mostly common in South Asians. Nothing can be more embarrassing than having knees and elbows with uneven skin tone, especially when you wear sleeveless/short dresses. Don’t you worry. I am here to help 🙂

Dark elbows/knees ars basically due to dead cells and require regular exfoliation. So, if you have any scrub or exfoliator at home then use it to clean your elbows/knees. Please don’t forget to moisturize your skin after exfoliation, else, it will get darker. Some natural ingredients also serve the purpose equally well. Below are my top 3 effective and all-natural remedies.

1) Turmeric

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Make a paste of 1tsp turmeric powder, 1tsp granulated sugar and 1tsp olive oil. Apply on your dark areas in circular motion. Rinse off. Turmeric is a natural skin brightening agent while sugar will scrub your skin. Olive oil will condition and moisturize the skin.

2) Baking Soda+Milk

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Mix enough milk in baking soda to dampen it only and not form a runny solution. Apply this thick paste on your elbows and knees. Let it dry for 15mins and scrub off. Don’t forget to moisturize later.

3) Gram Flour+Lemon

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Mix gram flour and lemon juice to form a paste. This is an excellent scrub for skin. Apply twice a week at least for better results.

You may opt for any moisturizer after these treatments but I’d recommend using pure almond oil for this purpose. It is enriched with vitamin E and really soothes the skin. I hope you’ll try these low-cost remedies at home. Do tell me if you find them effective and also share if you have any suggestions.

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