Posts Tagged ‘anti ageing’

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.


Vitamin C essential to even out skin tone: Dr. Amladi

Monday, January 6th, 2014


Dr. Sangeeta Amladi has over twenty years of clinical, academic and research experience in Dermatology, and has held positions as Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor and Head of Department at LTMG, KEM and BYL Nair Hospitals in Mumbai.

Dr. Amladi as Medical Head of Kaya Skin Clinics leads a team of 300 expert dermatologists in India, the Middle East and Bangladesh. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise to enhance Kaya’s offering of world-class, safe and personalized skin care services. As Medical head, she ensures that advanced technologies are used to offer consumers customized skin care.

Sangeeta Amladi answered Sify readers’ queries related to the above in an exclusive chat. Read the transcript below.


Beauty Splash – Jojoba oil

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Used mostly for the oil distilled from its seed, jojoba is a plant found in Mexico and southwestern USA. Refined jojoba oil is used in many cosmetic preparations like shampoos, oils and lotions.

What is jojoba oil?

Jojoba (pronounced ho-ho-ba) oil refers to the liquidy wax that is found inside the seed of the jojoba plant, a shrub found in parts of Mexico and southern USA. Amongst other uses, jojoba oil is a staple of the beauty world and is found in a multitude of products such as moisturisers, shampoos, conditioners and even as an oil that can be directly applied to the skin or hair.  The jojoba oil used in beauty preparations is a refined version of the original, as this tends to be odourless and colourless, as well as having a long shelf-life.


Beauty splash – Turmeric

Friday, April 5th, 2013

It added color to your food, gave it that extra zing, and has been a lifesaver when you accidently cut your finger. Now, it’s time to switch to turmeric from your fairness creams and moisturizers.

Turmeric – curcuma longa has spiced up your curries and sometimes made way into your glass of milk when you caught a cold. This wonderful antiseptic spice is a favorite among grandmas when it comes to whipping up homemade beauty treatments. Read on to find out why.

Battling pigmentation

Turmeric has an old reputation of giving the skin a natural glow. And that’s exactly why traditional Indian weddings follow the custom of the ‘haldi’ ceremony before the wedding day, so that the bride and the groom really glow on the D day. A teaspoon of turmeric powder in your face pack, or with a couple of tablespoons of gram flour and lemon juice helps lighten your pigmentation wonderfully.


List of foods rich in antioxidants

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Foods that contain antioxidants have an amazing ability to fight against cardiovascular diseases, cancer, aging and a lot more! Here’s a list of foods rich in antioxidants that will keep you young and away from various diseases!

Medical experts opine that the amount of antioxidants in your body is directly proportional to the number of years you will live. So what exactly are antioxidants?

Antioxidants are actually substances which help the free radicals (an atom or group of atoms) in your body to neutralize by stabilizing their chemical structure. They are also said to slow down aging and prevent heart diseases.


Anti-ageing cream with meteorite stardust to keep you young

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

The latest addition to the list of unusual additions to beauty lotions and potions is literally out of this world – an anti-ageing range that contains powdered meteorite.

For centuries, meteorites have fascinated scientists and researchers worldwide. Every particle is more than 4.5 billion years old and rich in minerals unknown on our planet.

Along with otherworldly minerals, meteorite dust is also said to be packed with calcium, iron and magnesium – all of which can help benefit skin.

The meteorites used in Celestial Secret are picked up by nomadic tribes in the Sahara desert before being sent to Spain for powdering and processing.

Combined with extracts from semi-precious stones including haematite, rodochrosite, olivine and smithsonite, as well as botanicals such as beech bud extract, it is said to have potent anti-ageing effects.


Plastic surgery may make you look 7.2 years younger

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

People often get plastic surgery hoping to turn back the ageing clock, but a new study gives an idea of just how many years they might be able to take off.

In a recent study, raters examining before-and-after photos of facelift patients thought the patients looked younger, on average, than they looked before their surgeries.

In the case of one Canadian doctor`s patients, they look 7.2 years younger, LA Times reported.

Fight ageing with your own blood

According to the researchers from the University of Toronto in Canada and the NorthShore University Health System in Evanston, Ill., some plastic surgeons `tend to use the terms more youthful and more refreshed, but precise quantification of these attributes has remained elusive.`


Fight ageing with your own blood

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

For ages, blood sucking has been the preserve of vampires, but medical science has now put `dracula therapy` to good use – to fight ageing. A test tube full of your own blood could be used to get rid of wrinkles, say doctors.

`Dracula therapy, as the name suggests, is a therapy that uses blood. We extract nearly 15-20 ml (a test tube) of blood from the person`s body, and after processing it with growth hormones in a laboratory, the blood is injected on the person`s face,` A.S. Bath, senior consultant and head of department of plastic and cosmetic surgery at BLK Super Speciality Hospital here, said.

20 secrets to staying young


Health news of the day: Tomato plants produce unique antioxidant

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Antioxidants have beneficial health properties, such as helping to prevent coronary heart disease and cancer. Therefore, the compound could have major applications in the pharmaceutical industry.

Read the full story here

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