Category: Beauty Tips and Tricks

The summer is all set in with its heat, hap and hazard and the most exposed thing to the sun is our hair. Yoo baby you need to protect it. Since the top of your head gets the most direct exposure to UV rays, add a few  drops of sunscreen or a swipe of a sunblock stick along your part to prevent  burns above your neck. Better yet, toss on a cute floppy hat for full-face  protection. Below are some of the more tips.

Create a cooling shampoo:

Add a few drops of peppermint oil to your shampoo for a tingly, spa-like shower  experience at home. The minty extract will also increase circulation in your  scalp, promoting more hair growth.

Eat more Protein:

Hair is made of keratin, which is a type of protein. So, adding more amino acids  to your diet will help your tresses (and nails) grow stronger. Carry a pack of  almonds for an energy- (and strand-) boosting treat on the go.

Keep it Covered:

If your hair has recently been colored, try to keep it out of the sun as much as  possible. Wear a cute scarf to protect your tresses and add an on-trend  boho vibe to your beach look.

Suda up your Scalp:

As the mercury rises (sweat, grime, salt water!), you’ll be  washing your hair  more frequently, which can lead to dry ends and faded color. When shampooing  strands, only massage cleanser into roots to avoid stripping away naturally  nourishing oils.

Switch your Part:

If your hair falls flat, (the extra moisture in humid air can weigh down  strands), simply switch your part to the opposite side to add volume and lift.  Trend-seekers can experiment with deeper parts, like those seen at Lacoste and  Calvin Klein this season—or on starlet Camilla Belle.

Stock up on Bobby Pins:

Should the humidity cause your perfectly flat-ironed hair to curl, or your bangs  to flip the wrong way, you can easily pin back strands or transform your tresses  into a cool updo with these old school stand-bys.

Cut Down on Drying Time:

After washing your hair, wring out any extra moisture with a towel (no rubbing!)  and allow strands to dry up to 80% before blow-drying straight. Cutting back on  hot tool uses reduces damage significantly. For extra-smooth locks, add shine  serum and dry one three-inch section of hair at a time, while focusing the  nozzle of the dryer over the brush.

Heal Split Ends:

Before you cut, smooth almond oil onto the ends of your hair to bring them back  to life, suggests stylist James Corbett. It rejuvenates damaged hair just like  olive oil, but smells like cookies instead of a salad.

Mix it up:

Summer is the perfect time to really have fun with your hair. Try a different  look each day from beachy waves, to braids, to a messy chignon, to a sleek  ponytail. Toss on a hat or clip in some flowers for extra pizzazz.




Almost 50 percent of women ages 18-49 say they received a professional pedicure before their 25th birthday, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).

“Pampering and grooming your feet promotes good foot hygiene and should be done frequently to contribute to not only your foot health, but also to your body’s overall health,” says Dr. Marlene Reid, a podiatrist.

The APMA developed a tip sheet for pedicure do’s and don’ts and, since summer is the height of pedicure season, it’s a timely reminder for those who do get pedicures.

Pedicure medical alert: If you have diabetes or poor circulation in your feet, consult a podiatrist so they can recommend a customized pedicure that both you and your salon can follow for optimal foot health.

Pedicure Do’s:

  • DO schedule your pedicure first thing in the morning. Salon foot baths are typically cleanest earlier in the day. If you’re not a morning person, make sure that the salon filters and cleans the foot bath between clients.
  • DO bring your own pedicure utensils to the salon. Bacteria and fungus can move easily from one person to the next if the salon doesn’t use proper sterilization techniques.
  • When eliminating thick, dead skin build-up, also known as calluses, on the heel, ball and sides of the feet, DO use a pumice stone, foot file or exfoliating scrub. Soak feet in warm water for at least five minutes then use the stone, scrub or foot file to gently smooth calluses and other rough patches.
  • When trimming nails, DO use a toenail clipper with a straight edge to ensure your toenail is cut straight across. Other tools like manicure scissors or fingernail clippers increase the risk of ingrown toenails because of their small, curved shape. See a podiatrist if you have a tendency to develop ingrown toenails.
  • To smooth nail edges, DO use an emery board. File lightly in one direction without using too much pressure, being sure not to scrape the nail’s surface.
  • DO gently run a wooden or rubber manicure stick under your nails to keep them clean. This helps remove the dirt and build-up you may or may not be able to see.
  • DO maintain the proper moisture balance of your feet’s skin by applying emollient-enriched moisturizer to keep soles soft.
  • DO use a rubber cuticle pusher or manicure stick to gently push back cuticles.
  • If toenails are healthy, DO use nail polish to paint toenails. Make sure to remove polish regularly using non-acetone nail polish remover.

Pedicure Don’ts:

  • DON’T shave your legs before receiving a pedicure. Freshly shaven legs or small cuts on your legs may allow bacteria to enter.
  • If you are receiving a pedicure and manicure, DON’T use the same tools for both services as bacteria and fungus can transfer between fingers and toes.
  • DON’T allow technicians to use a foot razor to remove dead skin. Using a razor can result in permanent damage if used incorrectly and can easily cause infection if too much skin is removed.
  • DON’T round the edges of your toenails. This type of shape increases the chances that painful ingrown toenails will develop.
  • Emery boards are extremely porous and can trap germs that spread. Since they can’t be sterilized, DON’T share nail files with friends and be sure to bring your own to the salon, unless you are sure that the salon replaces them with each customer.
  • DON’T use any sharp tools to clean under nails. Using anything sharp makes it easy to puncture the skin, leaving it vulnerable to infection.
  • DON’T leave any moisture between toes. Anything left behind can promote the development of athlete’s foot or a fungal infection.
  • Because cuticles serve as a protective barrier against bacteria, DON’T ever cut them. Cutting cuticles increases the risk of infection. Also, avoid incessantly pushing back cuticles, as doing so can make them thicker.
  • If you suffer from thick and discolored toenails, which could be a sign of a fungal infection, DON’T apply nail polish to cover up the problem. Nail polish locks out moisture and doesn’t allow the nail bed to “breathe.” Once you fix the underlying issue, then it is safe to paint nails. If the problem persists be sure to visit your podiatrist.

Apply a paste made from a teaspoon of tomato juice, half teaspoon lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric powder and a pinch of gramflour. Keep it for 10 minutes.

Massage the root of the hair with a mixture of the yellow part of one egg, 2 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tbsp mustard or olive oil. Wash off after one hour. This will make the hair soft and lustrous.

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2 ounces Beeswax
3 ounces Sweet Almond Oil
1 ounce Jojoba Oil
20 drops Wheatgerm OIL
20 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

A rule of thumb is 2 parts oil to one part beeswax. Simply heat the Sweet Almond and Jojoba oil in a saucepan and add Beeswax. If you want a thin consistency ( such as a cream or Vaseline ) add only a little bit of Beeswax. Allow the base to cool down to see what the consistency is like. If it’s too thick, add more Sweet Almond oil and reheat, too thin, add more Beeswax.

Take a bath twice daily
Expose urself to the sunlight for 10 minutes daily.
Eat 600 gm raw cucumber daily and karela thrice a day.
Avoid sour (khatti) things.
Avoid using soft drinks, read meat.
Eat a tablet of Ginkgo Biloba daily.
Take 5 teaspoons of turmeric powder (haldi) and mix in 250 ml of mustard oil and apply on the white patches of skin, twice a day. Use this treatment regularly for one year.

And if the problem persists contact Dr. Khurram.

*Soak some bread slices (sides only)1 stalk of a herb mulethi (optional) or sandalwood, pinch of saffron and few drops of almond oil in milk cream. Leave it overnight. In the morning, take a small piece of muslin (malmal). Put the whole paste-like-mixture onto the cloth, fold all sides and rub on your face daily. Make fresh mixture everyday

*Take a big strawberry or 2 cherries, 2tbsp yogurt, half tsp multani mitti, half tsp of lavendar or jasmine oil n apply daily. Let it dry n wash it off spraying medicated rosewater after that.

Heat up 8 glasses of water. When it begins to boil, add 6 tsp of greentea and let it simmer (halki aanch pe paknay den) for 10 to 15 minutes. When 6 glasses of the water remains,

add a stick of cinnamon (daar cheeni),

1 cardamom (ilaaichi),

1 stick mulethi,

a pinch kalonji,

1 clove (laung),

1 piece ginger n garlic each

When it begins to boil again, add a few mint leaves n store it in a thermos. Sprinkle a few drops of lemon n brown sugar before drinking. Drink 6 to 8 cups daily.

1. Sandal wood powder 1tbsp
2. Turmeric powder pinch
3. Milk just to make paste
Mix all the ingredients to form a paste. Apply this as face pack. and after u have washed out the mask spray some rose water.

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