Archive for the ‘Beauty’ Category

Your guide to perfect skin this summer

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

IMG_03_240X240Summer is a time to relax and have fun! However, with the sun and rising temperature your skin and hair has to pay high price. Summer also brings along a plethora of problems like rashes, acne back, tanning, skin infections and sunburn. Dr. Sangeeta Amladi, Head Medical Services, Kaya Skin Clinic recommends a few tips for a carefree and skin friendly summer.

Screen the sun: Small amounts of sun is beneficial for the skin and essential for production of vitamin D. However, prolonged exposure to solar UV radiation may have a hazardous impact on the skin. If you are going to be out in the sun for a long time you need to wear a sunscreen or sunblock.

Not all sunscreens are made alike – some provide a physical barrier (minerals) while others provide a chemical barrier that absorbs ultraviolet rays. Zero down on a sunscreen that best meets your requirements and contains sun protection factor (SPF). SPF 30 is best recommended for Indian skin types. Apply sun screen 20 to 30 minutes before stepping out and ensure you wear sunscreen every day, even when you stay indoors

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Hair and make-up tips for this Holi season

Friday, March 14th, 2014

celeb_240x240_mar14Celeb make-up and hair designer Ms. Ruhee M. Bindra shows us how to create a minimalistic, effortless and chic look this Holi!

Makeup: Smudgeproof, waterproof is the key

Since holi is a festival of colours, waterproof make up is the key to a look for a holi party. Since colors have chemicals and they are very harsh for the mane and skin, go for organic colors than chemical ones.

Make sure you apply a good sunscreen with a high SPF.

Apply waterproof BB or CC cream along with a moisturizer like MAC Strobe cream. Use a setting powder like MAC Studio Fix.

Don’t opt for a heavy duty make up look or hair do. Keep it minimal and basic.

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Enjoy the festival of colours without worrying about your skin!

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

holi_01_240x240_mar13As you get ready to enjoy the festival of colours, make sure your skin is ready for all the fun and frolic. Colours are an important part of Holi, however when they come in contact with your skin, it can be extremely harmful. A little bit of care can go a long way to make you ready for this riot of colors.

Dr. Sangeeta Amladi- Head Medical Services, Kaya Skin Clinic shares some easy steps to keep your skin and hair healthy during and post holi.

For your Skin:
The hazardous chemicals can cause severe skin allergy or irritation, to prevent this we suggest:

Before Holi:

  • Wear clothes that covers maximum parts of your body
  • Apply waterproof sunscreen or coconut oil on all exposed body parts
  • Trim your nail properly. Apply a thick coat of nail polish and put petroleum jelly under the nail edges

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Contouring makes face look slimmer: Jharna Shah

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

celeb_01_240x240Make up artist Jharna Shah, owns and runs a make up studio, coaches about everything related to make up, gives seminars, conducts workshops and the works. She has her own unique and distinctive way of emphasizing the natural beauty in each individual’s face.

She has her own brand of high quality makeup brushes that are used for personal day to day use as well as by students for professional use.She is also the pioneer of one day personal makeup and grooming workshops in India. She has worked on brides, done portfolios, special events, advertisements, editorials, fashion shows, commercials, movies and television .She also conducts one day personal makeup workshops, 5 weeks career defining certified Professional course, 10 days certified bridal makeup course and so on.

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Makeup DIY: Get sun-kissed flawless skin this Valentine’s Day!

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

IMG-20140127-WA0003_240x240Look gorgeous this Valentine’s Day with a simple yet dazzling makeup look shown by celeb make-up and hair designer Ms. Ruhee M. Bindra.

The make up for this coming Valentine’s Day is supple, sheen and sun-kissed flawless skin.

Eyes: Thick arched eyebrows are in. Frosty gold and pink eyes with shimmery burgundy and dark chocolate brown in the socket with thick winged eyeliner is ideal for a date in the evening. Use a white pencil on the water line. Finish it off with a heavy volume mascara. Define the lower lid corners with a dark brown pencil.

Face: Contour your nose, cheek bones and jaw line with a natural matte brown contouring powder. Use a bright rose pink cheek tint as a blush on your cheeks.

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Walnuts good for weight management

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

food01_240x240_jan20Nuts have gotten a bad rap for being too high in fat, but the truth about them is that nuts, especially walnuts, are a powerhouse of nutrition.

Contrary to what people believe, walnuts are actually good for weight management since an ounce of walnut contains 2.5g of omega 3 fats, 4g of protein and 2g of fibre that help provide satiety, Diabetic Living India magazine reported.

Any successful weight management plan must include the satiety factor; so walnut is undoubtedly the right food to consider if you are into a weight management programme. Despite being ‘dense in calories, walnuts can be an important tool in helping you lose weight.

These nuts can also reduce the risk of breast cancer. Eating about 28 walnut halves a day provides antioxidants and phytosterols that may help reduce the risk of the disease.

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Store makeup in a cool, dry place: Ruhee M. Bindra

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

doc_03_240x240_jan16Ruhee M. Bindra is a Celebrity Make-Up and Hair Designer. She has worked with all the ace production houses and celebrities in the Indian film and television industry. Her forte is make up and hair designing for features, reality shows, brand endorsement TVCs, fashion magazine covers, red carpet events and fashion shows.

She has been honoured and nominated at the IIFA Awards for designing make-up and hair for Yash Raj award winning prestigious films like ‘Chak De India’ and ‘Rocket Singh’.

Her client list includes Gauhar Khan, R Madhavan, Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Sidhu, Shazahn Padamsee, Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor, Genelia D’Souza, Nisha Rawal, Saina Nehwal, Amy Jackson, Karan Mehra, Tarana Raja and Claudia Ciesla.

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Get healthy flawless skin this New Year!

Friday, January 10th, 2014

SkincareMaintain a basic skin care regime: It is said that beauty comes from within but it only comes when you take care of it. As part of your everyday skin care plan, a proper cleansing routine is very essential for the skin. Use a mild cleanser for your face, preferably a moisturizing cleanser every morning and night before going to sleep. After cleansing your face always apply a good moisturizer soon after.

Exfoliate regularly: As you grow older, adult skin takes longer to replenish itself. Dead skin cells on your face make you look dull and tired; lacking a glow. Exfoliating your skin with a mild scrub atleast twice a week helps to remove these dead cells, and speed up the skin replenishment process. It also offers benefits such as clearing your pores, improving the skin texture, clearing out acne and blackheads, better absorption for your beauty creams and serums, and adding to that natural glow on your face. Exfoliation can be drying to the skin, so don’t forget to lather on some moisturizer after exfoliation.

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Quick fixes to your hair woes!

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

New Year brings in merriment and joy. What it also brings with it is the endless festive marathon. Getting ready for parties this new year and wedding season  is super fun. But post party maintenance for your skin and hair is a tedious task to do.

Hair sprays, continuous exposure to hair dryers and straighteners can affect your tresses. Keep them well hydrated. Here is a quick fix to your hair woes.

Quick fixes:

Use your fingertips to even out the sprayed bouffant before you drag a comb through your hair. Never wash them before clearing all the knots.

Oil them once a week. If you have few minutes to spare then dip a towel in luke warm water and wrap it around your head. Repeat this a few times and then head for a wash.

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Dermatology Q&A: Vitamin supplements help reduce hairfall

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Dr. Shefali Trasi is a M.B.B.S., MD (dermatology, leprology and venerology). She has 3 years of PG training in dermatology, venerology and leprology. She practices at Dr. Trasi’s Clinic. She is also attached to Ramakrishna mission hospital, Khar and B.C.J General hospital, Santacruz West. She is a member of the European Academy Of Dermatology and American Academy Of Dermatology.

Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.

I am Usha, aged 24 suffering from Skin discoloration on upper lip and jaws and I have very dark under eye circles. My Face looks like I have moustache and beard. Its very embarrassing. I am applying Potato every night since 2 1/2 months but still no result. Please suggest why am unable to get rid of this Pigmentation. Is this due to hormonal balance? I take every protection when I go out. I wear sunglasses and protect my face with a scarf but I donno why this Pigmentation still exists (totally Black)
Thanks,
Usha

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