July 18th, 2013

Wipeout the Oil With Talc

Don’t let the monsoon dampen your passion to look and feel great. Sure, the excess humidity in the air during this season damages our skin texture, making it look dull and lifeless. So it is very important for us to customize our skin regime in the monsoon. And loose powders  or the talcum powder will help you dab the excess oil and keep your skin looking fresh and grease free in this season. Not only this, but it also let otherwise blemish free skin break out.

June 18th, 2013

Prevention is the Key to Dengue

Dengue, also known as break bone fever, is a mosquito-borne infection which is characterized by an abrupt onset of severe headache, muscle, joint pains, fever and rash. This flu-like illness occurs in warm and wet areas of the world, especially in the rainy season, and is caused by a group of virus which belongs to the genus flavivirus. These viruses are transmitted to humans through the bite of infected female aedes mosquitoes, a domestic, day-biting mosquito that prefers to feed on humans. Facts: • Aedes aegypti mosquito breeds in any storage containers having even a small quantity of water. • It doesn’t fly high • It’s an office time mosquito and bites during the day

June 18th, 2013

Must Know Ways to Mend Malaria Fever

Malaria is another mosquito transmitted disease that’s common during and after the monsoon, when mosquitoes have had a chance to breed in stagnant water. The more severe falciparum strain is the most active after the monsoon. Learn to handle mosquito bite itchiness with the following– Wash the area well with water and soap. Cold compress helps many people, so it’s worth a try. Calamine lotion works and so does calendula ointment, which is an excellent repellent and counter irritant. Rub dry soap over the mosquito bite. It reduces the itchy feeling and the swelling. You can also use a banana peel which is to be used inside out. This provides relief from the bites. Apply ice over

June 18th, 2013

What to do in Viral Fever

Viral Fever is quite common in India during changes in weather. It’s characterized by fatigue, chills, body aches, and fever. The illness is usually transmitted through the air by droplets from infected people, or by touching infected secretions. It lasts from three to seven days, with the fever at its most severe in the first three days. Respiratory symptoms tend to develop later on, and can include cough and in severe cases pneumonia. Preventative measures: Unfortunately, viral fever is easily spread and difficult to prevent. Medications are available to treat the symptoms and control the side effects where necessary, and it’s a good idea to see a doctor if you get viral

June 18th, 2013

How to Handle Heat Related Illness

Dehydration and heat exhaustion are big issues during the hot weather in India, particularly for children. Symptoms include absence of urination, lethargy, fatigue, and headaches. Skin rashes, caused by excessive perspiration, are also a concern. Preventative measures: Drink lots of water (and the popular Indian lemon water — nimbu pani) and take Oral Rehydration Salts. Alternatively, add half a teaspoon of salt and 3 teaspoons of sugar into 1 liter of water. Avoid drinking cold soft drinks containing preservatives. Also be aware that air conditioners can encourage dehydration by drying out your system. Bathe at least twice a day to remove perspiration from the skin and keep the

June 18th, 2013

Eight Ways to Keep Infections at Bay

Monsoon is the time to enjoy the splash of water after the long sultry summer heat but it is also the time for germs and bacteria to thrive in unhygienic conditions. During the rains, there is a high amount of humidity in the atmosphere due to which our digestive system gets sluggish. Thus, eating the right kind of food and taking care of your overall health becomes extremely important to prevent yourself from falling ill.” Read here how by following these 8 easy steps you can keep infections at bay during monsoon… Skip eating outside Try to avoid eating from outside as much as possible. Street foods like pani puri, bhel puri, sandwiches and pakoras may seem very tempting during this

May 23rd, 2013

How to Protect Your Eyes in Summers

As mercury starts rising, the intense heat of summer instigates a range of summer-related ailments and allergies. The most commonly affected part of body during this season is the eyes. The scorching heat of sun poses great danger to the eyes. Therefore, on arrival of summer taking extra care of eyes is must, Informs Director, Ophthalmology, Fortis Healthcare, Dr. Sanjay Dhawan. Read further what does the expert suggest to protect your eyes in summer. Summer is the time of dealing with lots of heat, dust and excessive strong sun light. Just as we use sunscreen to keep the sun’s UV rays from harming our skin, we should also  blocks those same rays from damaging our eyes. There are

May 23rd, 2013

Facials That Soothe Your Skin In Summer

If the scorching heat has snatched your peachy complexion and dulled your skin, worry not. Here’s our guide to some trendy rejuvenating facial treatments to get your skin glowing and feeling as fresh as a flower.  Yes, facials are the best way to improve the quality of skin and promote blood circulation. They tighten up face muscles, detoxify and tone up the skin while removing dead cells and providing life and nourishment to the skin. Check out some exclusive facials that help you shine in the summer…. AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) facials AHA acids are derived from fruits and flowers and are best taken for their anti-aging effects and properties. Creams formulated with AHAs, which help

January 11th, 2013

Try Glycerin and Rosewater in Winters

Well, glycerin is a wonderful oil-free moisturizer and rosewater does have skin nourishing properties, thus the combination is certainly nothing less than a miracle potion for your thirsty skin in winter. Let’s have a look at their individual benefits and thereafter Priya Singh shares with you the at home preparation technique of Glycerin rose water lotion. Benefits of Glycerin Glycerin is a transparent, viscous liquid that helps to maintain the skin’s homeostasis, by regulating the water balance in the intercellular matrix. It attracts moisture and water towards the skin, thereby keeping the skin hydrated and supple. The best aspect about glycerin is that it moisturizes the

January 11th, 2013

You Can Make Your Satin Smooth in Winter

Winter is also a time to battle the crisp chilly winds that wreck havoc on your body and hair. But a little care will keep the wintry woes at bay and you will certain get that satin smooth skin. Don’t say bye to Sunscreen. Though it seems that the sun is very mild in winter but on the contrary during this period sun is most brutal. So, continue using your sunscreen lotion. Look for formulations with SPF of 15 and higher. Ideal would be to use foundation or moisturizer with an in-built sunscreen, everyday. Moisturize daily. Massage your body at least twice a week. It’s excellent for good circulation and keeps your skin warm, soft and glowing. Coconut oil acts as a natural moisturizer.

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