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HOME REMEDIES FOR DARK CIRCLES

                                                Dark rings under the eyes are not a serious skin problem. It is mainly caused due to lack of sleep, poor diet, continuous exposure to computers, illness, and stress. Worry not there are several remedies to get rid of dark circles and now I am gonna write about the best of those. 1.Potato:                      Potatoes have a natural bleaching agent which helps to lighten the dark circles. If you have read my previous article about bleaching ( Natural ways to bleach your skin )  you will come to know about it. Grate potato and extract juice from it. Soak two cotton pads in that juice and keep it on the dark circles, ensure that it covers it completely. Leave it for 10 min and then rinse it with cold water. Do this daily for 2 weeks to see the results. 2.Almond Oil:                          Almond oil is a good source of Vitamin E. It is very beneficial for your delicate skin around the eye. It makes your skin soft and supp

HOW TO GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR SUNSCREEN - By Dr.Preethi Nagaraj

Sunscreen has become a staple in every person’s closet. Irrespective of gender, in India, sunscreen use has become a routine mainly to avoid tanning and prevent skin darkening. There is an overload of information on the web about how you should be choosing the best sunscreen . Despite this, there are a few key factors that you should take note of to get the maximum benefit from your sunscreen.   USE SUNSCREEN EVEN WHILE INDOORS   A lot of homemakers swear that they do not step into the sun. They may not consider the small amount of sun exposure that they get while hanging clothes on the terrace or walking to a nearby departmental store as significant. There is also sunlight entering our houses through glass windows. This is significant to worsen sun-related skin problems like melasma and freckles. Thus, it becomes vital that you use a sunscreen even while indoors.   USE SUNSCREEN EVEN IF IT IS RAINING Cloudy weather with a pleasant, cool breeze is everyone’s delight. You m

NATURAL WAYS TO BLEACH YOUR SKIN

Nowadays everyone wants beautiful and flawless blemish-free skin. Face Bleaching is most popularly known to beauty lovers. Natural skin bleaching may take its time to show the result, but I feel it’s the safest way to get beautiful skin without harming it. This removes the dirt and dark spots on the face and lightens the skin tone. Here are some home remedies which save your money and time which will effectively brighten and lightens your skin. 1.Oranges: Any kind of citrus fruit can act as a good bleaching agent. Here I have two ways to use the oranges on your skin. Method 1:   Combine two tablespoons of orange juice and a pinch of  powdered turmeric. Apply this mixture on your face and neck before going to bed.  You can also apply it to your hands and legs. Wash it off after 20 to 30 min. Do this daily. Method 2:   Sundry the orange peels for a day or two and grind  them using  a blender. Mix the powder with rose water (if you have oily skin) or with fresh cream (if you have dry skin

Q & A ON HAIRCARE WITH Dr. PREETHI NAGARAJ

Having thick and lustrous hair is every person’s dream. Both men and women get perturbed when they see their hair falling, looking dull or breaking at the ends. I have already written about how carrier oils can help in treating dry and damaged hair .                                                                                       Today, I have the pleasure of getting our hair related queries answered by a dermatologist! Dr. Preethi Nagaraj is a consultant dermatologist and medical director of Twacha Skin and Hair Clinic , Kochi. She has an experience of over 10 years in treating skin and hair related issues. She regularly blogs on her website www.kochidermatologist.com/blog . Suman : Hi Dr. Preethi! Hair fall has become a very common problem these days. What could be the reason? Dr : Hi Suman. Yes, hair fall has become a very common problem these days. Almost 3 out of 10 patients I see every day come with the complaint of hair fall. Dietary deficiencies, stres

HOW TO TREAT DRY AND DAMAGED HAIR WITH CARRIER OILS

          Taking good care of your hair, following a healthy diet, using quality hair care products meant for your hair type and using some conditioners can prevent it from drying out. Hair becomes dry when the hair shafts do not absorb or retain enough moisture, resulting in a brittle, lackluster appearance. This can be due to  illness or nutritional deficiencies, the use of   harsh hair products, excessively washing your hair, exposure to   chlorinated water, and  frequent use of heated styling tools or hair dye. Many simple home remedies can help treat dry hair and restore its health and shine. 1.COCONUT OIL: Coconut oil is a very well know secret of hair growth, healthy hair and healthy scalp. This oil works wonder for both dry hair and oily scalp. It promotes hair growth, reduces scalp infections. And helps your damaged hair regain its natural shine and vitality, protecting it from both inside and outside. 2.ARGAN OIL: This oil is known as liquid gold. It is a natur

COCONUT OIL AND ITS BENIFITS

               Coconut oil is a magical oil. The use of coconut oil is numerous. It can be used in cooking, can be used as natural medicines, for beauty treatments, and many more. People are discovering many benefits from coconut oil and let us see in which all ways this oil can benefit us. Choose a product that is completely organic, free from chemicals and preservatives. I will leave the whats app no below where you can buy the products. I have differentiated the uses of coconut oil into 3 categories:    1.     Coconut oil as Medicine.    2.    Coconut oil as a Beauty agent.    3.    Coconut oil in Food. COCONUT OIL AS MEDICINE:    1.      This oil acts as an immunity booster. It has strong anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties in it. So these elements will help to boost immunity and make the human body stronger.    2.      This oil is said to be one of the best oils to get a good night's sleep. As lavender oil