Saturday, 20 December 2014

Expert Winter Skin Care Advice For Different Skin Types

As the winter season arrives, it starts taking a toll on your skin. Some of the common signs of the effect of the harsh weather on skin can be dryness, itchiness, rashes, etc. These are some of the issues usually faced by a majority of people during winters. However, the problems might vary depending on your skin type. Thus, even your skin care regime should also be as per the needs of your skin. And if you don’t know how you can do so, then here are some amazing tips for different skin types to save the grace of your skin during this winter season.

#1. Dry Skin

Dry skin tends to get even drier during winters. If not treated properly, it shows the signs of flakiness, cracks, etc. To combat these signs, start your morning skin care regime by washing your face with a moisturising and non-foaming cleanser, as the one that gives out foam is drying in nature. This will clean your skin and not leave it too dry.
Avoid toners during this season and soothe your skin by applying rose water instead. Then, use a moisturising cream of a good brand that suits you, to nourish your skin from deep within. Also, don’t forget to dab some sunscreen lotion with SPF 15-25 whenever you step outside.

#2. Oily Skin

Winters come easy for people with oily skin as they enjoy a normal skin in this season. The only task remains for you is to find out the best water-based moisturising lotion. Just make sure to moisturise your face after every face washing routine, to maintain a balance of the oil level on your face.
Make a weekly ritual to use a nice exfoliating gel that has minute granules enriched with vitamin E. Though, it is important to exfoliate, never be too harsh on your skin and apply a soothing mask after every exfoliation. Avoid bathing in extremely hot water as it can worsen the problem of acne for people with oily skin.

#3. Normal Skin

Normal skin tends to get dry in winter season and hence, demands extra care. But, you need not worry, as by simply swapping you regular beauty regime with a skin regime for the dry skin can make things simpler for you. Likewise, use a mild face wash with creamy texture followed by applying a moisture-rich cream.
Also, munch a few nuts on regular intervals to ensure the intake of vitamin E in your body to keep the skin well-nourished.

#4. Combination Skin

Combination skin has an oily T-zone (including forehead, nose and chin) along with comparatively drier cheeks and jawline. Therefore, it is necessary to treat these specific parts differently. You may merge the above skin care rituals of dry and oily skin, and use it in your favour.
Use a moisturising face wash all over the face apart from your T-zone and apply rose water on that area. Now, slather some water-based moisturiser on your T-zone and use a moisturising cream for the rest of the part of your face. Try to drink at least eight to ten glasses of water daily. It will help keep your skin hydrated and supple while flushing out the harmful toxins from your body.

#5. Sensitive Skin

Avoid any cosmetic product that contains and go for medicated products instead. Choose products designed for sensitive skin to avoid any kind of allergies and reactions. Always check the ingredient list before buying any new product. If possible, then also do a patch-test on the skin of your wrist or behind your ears.
Even in winters, sun can do an immense damage to the sensitive skin. Therefore, never forget to put sunscreen with both UVA and VVB protecting properties while going out. Also, eating vitamin C-enriched fruits would be beneficial as they are sure to boost the immunity of your skin.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Glamorous bun hairstyles for the Indian Wedding - Hair Care

Sophisticated side-bun

If you want the look of a bun with a soft yet elegant style, the side-bun is the way to go. Whether you are sporting a gown or clad in Indian and ethnic wear, a side-bun would grace any attire.
  • To achieve a well-textured bun, begin with prepping your hair with some soft curls or waves. You could either use a curling tong for this or simply tie your hair the night before into a loose plait.
  • Open your hair the next morning to find natural and gorgeous looking waves. Once done, apply some mousse meant for your hair type.
  • For the bun, begin with adding some more texture to your hair by back combing it loosely with a rat-tail comb. Do this essentially for the crown portion on your head.
  • Proceed with pulling all your hair to one side, as if tying a low, side pony. Hold your hair in a pony and wrap it around in a doughnut pattern.
  • Quickly pin up the bun from underneath and use transparent clear ones. It is preferable that you use a good set of at least 15-20 pins if your hair is below shoulder length.
  • Doing this, would reduce chances of your hair opening up especially during an event running throughout the day. However, don’t tighten up the hair bun too much. Also, if you want a braided look with this bun, just before you are securing the side pony, begin plaiting a loose braid in the direction of the bun.
  • Begin the braiding right in front, near your forehead. At once, tie the braid along with the rest of the hair into the pony. Pull out some strands from the sides and leave your front fringes falling on your forehead.
  • Or try front-wave by brushing your hair in an outer curl direction. You could accessorise with a beaded headband. Or use a heavy embellished pin on one side.If the ponytail is your preferred personal hairstyle, then here is how you can style it differently.
 Timeless classic doughnut bun

Weddings and functions are all about a lot of fun and glamour, but it could also be an unnecessary hassle if your hair is just not in place. To ditch such situations, its best to stick to an all-time classic hairstyle. One such being the doughnut bun. It doesn’t eat up too much time and transforms your look instantly.
  • Comb your hair out to get rid of any tangles. Back comb the crown portion of your hair, so it doesn’t look too flat and limp.
  • Hold your hair at mid-level to tie a pony. Ensure you don’t tie the pony too tight as it would call for breakage.
  • Pull your hair through doughnut hair tie. Just spread out the rest of your hair over and around the doughnut and secure it with pins, neatly.
  • For a classic and vintage look you could wear  the hair-net over the bun. Or leave it as it is if you prefer to. You could decorate the bun with some fresh flowers on one side for a natural and traditional look.

It’s always a challenge to manage long and thick hair for hours together. A hair bun is meant to keep you off from worrying and dealing with too much hair on your face. The wrap bun does just this. It’s not too ‘high-maintenance’ and looks dapper too.
  • Begin with brushing your hair to clear out all the knots and leave some part of your hair that usually falls on the face and section it.
  • Then, take the rest of the hair and tie it into a pony with a clear elastic. Take moderate volume of  hair, section by section into your hand from the pony and begin with wrapping it around. The layers will then turn out like a wrap.
  • Quickly pin these up. You could pin your hair with coloured pins or stick to gold or silver.
  • Then, for the hair that falls on the face, you can either leave it as it is if you have some coloured streaks.
  • Or you could take the front section and wrap it behind around the rest of the bun and secure it. Once you are done with it completely, you could pin some flowers all around the bin. Here are some
 Double twisted bun

Braids have been ruling the latest hair trends this season. I f you’ve been itching to braid out your hair then the twisted bun gives you the perfect chance to mix the two. This particular hairstyle has plaiting as its base hairstyle. The rest of it is only a cake walk then.
  • For this one, first tie two plaits on both sides. Remember that before you begin plaiting, tie high ponytails.
  • Ensure your braids are loose. Once done with both the sides, take one plait and wrap it around the other and do the same.
  • Twist and tie the braids into a bun with a fancy hair band and secure it well with pins.
  • As for the hair on the front side, depending upon your haircut if you have short fringes then just brush them inwards.
  • Or you could wear a puff for the crown portion if you think your scalp looks too flat. Backcomb the hair and push it forward slightly and then pin it. Do this before you proceed with the plaits. For a simple, quirky style, try  out the bubble braid too.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Herbal Remedies to Cure Acne - Skin Care

#1. Basil

This herb is popular because it kills bacteria, which may be one of the reasons for your acne problems. It also helps to purify blood and keep the skin clean. Put some basil leaves in water and let it boil for at least 15 minutes. Strain and let it cool. Bottle this mix and refrigerate it. Apply the solution twice daily on your face with a cotton ball. You will see remarkable results within a short duration of time.
You can also take some fresh basil leaves, clean them properly, and crush them to take out their juice. Now, using a cotton ball, apply this juice on acne marks. Let it stay for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water.

#2. Neem

A well-known and highly effective blood detoxifier and purifier, Neem is a proven remedy for acne. Just dry a few neem leaves and grind them to make a powder. Now, mix this powder with some rose water to make a paste. Apply this on your face, and rinse it off after a few minutes.
You can also make a paste of fresh neem leaves using water. And apply that on the affected parts. Keep it on for at least 20 minutes before washing it off with cold water. You can also buy some neem oil from the market, and use that on your face regularly to reveal a clearer skin.

#3. Lavender

Thanks to its antibacterial, analgesic and antiviral properties, lavender is great herb to fight acne. Mix lavender oil with rosewater and you get an excellent treatment. Apply it on the acne and use it regularly to also soothe the inflammation and red marks that come with the condition.
Always remember one thing, as lavender oil is very strong, you should never apply it directly on to your skin. Always mix it with something else like, rose water or grape seed oil. You can also mix a few drops of lavender oil in your regular moisturiser and use it every day.

#4. Coriander

Another amazing herb that can be used for acne treatment is the 'good old' dhaniya, also known as coriander or cilantro. It is an effective remedy to get rid of acne and blackheads. Just crush some fresh coriander leaves to extract their juice. After that, apply this on your face, particularly on the marks. Wash it off after a few minutes. For more goodness add a few drops of lime juice in it.
You can also boil some coriander seeds in water and strain the water. This solution can be used as an effective skin toner after it cools down. To keep your skin clean from inside, drink a herbal tea combining coriander, cumin and fennel seeds, regularly.

#5. Aloe Vera

This herb has always been an important beauty ingredient for women. It helps control skin breakouts. Also, with regular usage, it prevents the further formation of acne and helps heal acne spots too.
You can use aloe juice or gel that you can find in the stores. You can also break open an aloe vera leaf, extract the pulp and apply it on your skin. After 15 minutes, wash it off with lukewarm water.

#6. Tea Tree Oil

Studies have shown that the antimicrobial effect of tea tree oil can help to prevent the growth of acne. It can also reduce any existing skin inflammations.

 #7. Green Tea

Easy to find and use, Green tea is also known as “pimple tea” in many Asian cultures, as it is an effective herbal remedy to get rid of acne. Green tea helps deal with acne in two major ways. You can drink 3-4 cups of green tea every day to help detoxify the body.

You can apply it on your face as well. To apply on the blemishes, take a used green tea bag, allow it to cool down, and then dab it on the affected parts. The antioxidants in green tea help your body to get rid of free radicals that can cause damage to your skin.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

How to do a Body Wrap - SPA

A full body wrap is a session at the spa which is nowadays getting incredibly popular. However, do you know how expensive it is? We know that to get a full body wrap done, you would have to spend a lot of money. But if you do it at home, it will cost you much less. Also, it is very relaxing and refreshing.

To do a full body wrap, you would need someone to help you, ideally, who would apply the wrap on you. You would need some oil cloth or something easy to wash for you to lie down on. You would also need a full-body cleanser as well as a body wrap pack. There are a number of popular packs out there. Choose one you want to.

At first, you will need to cleanse your skin. To do this, you can either wash your body with a good-quality soap, and then clean it thoroughly before applying the pack, or, you can use a good cleansing agent and wipe your body clean. You can use any pack you want, but make sure it suits your skin.

Once your cleansing is done, it is time for the wrap to be applied. It is advised to be in a room which smells good. You can burn incense or scented candle, or use essential oils in vaporizer to achieve that. Then, settle yourself in a comfortable position on the oilcloth or something similar.

Either apply the pack yourself, or ask another person to apply it for you. Once the application is done, rest comfortably till the pack is absorbed, or it dries up. It will take about 30 minutes to 1 hour, so rest during that time. Then, wash your body, and feel your skin look much better almost immediately after the process.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Benefits of Aloevera – Fictions or Facts?

Aloe Vera has become a very trendy herbal treatment these days. Lotions and creams that contain aloe vera have been used to treat minor scrapes and sun burns; and also to just moisturize dry skin. The early Egyptians used Aloe Vera for the same purposes. It has today become increasingly popular for internal use as a drink.

Aloevera is a non-toxin, juicy plant that store water in its fleshy leaves and its juiciness allows it to survive in low rainfall areas. There are numerous Aloe vera benefits ranging from health, nutrition, acne treatment to general skin care. The plant is also commonly grown as a decorative plant.

Various sites online searches give the benefits of aloevera ranging from a boosted internal immune system, longer life span, longer life span, avoiding cancer, more youthful complexions, and many other somewhat extreme claims.

The aloe vera plant relives pain from burned skin caused by severe sunburn. A glowing and smooth skin can be attained with the assistance of the Aloe vera plant by just rubbing the gel from aloe vera on the face.
The aloevera plants is also useful in curing insect bites, blisters, burns, wounds,  inflammations, eczema, psoriasis and most allergic reactions. Aloevera benefits are a boon for those who have a sensitive skin.
Drinking Aloe Vera Juice on a regularly replenishes the body naturally with numerous essential amino acids that present in the Aloevera plant. A daily dose of Aloe Vera Juice can improve the body defense system against most kinds of oxidative stress.

The aloevera plant is known to have vitamins that include: Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E, Niacin and Folic Acid. Minerals to be found in the Aloevera plant juice are copper, manganese, sodium, iron, chromium, calcium, zinc, magnesium and potassium.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

How To Take Care of Dry and Splitting Nails - Body Care

If your nails are really dry and split easily, here are a few simple homemade masks to help them to be softer and stop splitting so easily. The masks can be made from simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.

Heat up enough olive oil for your nails, until the oil is warm to your touch, add a few drops of lemon juice and mix well.

Soak your hands and nails for 10 minutes and then put on some gloves (rubber would be best since it won’t absorb all the oil, but make sure you try to get the ones that don’t have the powder inside) and leave them on for 20 minutes.

If you want better results you can leave the gloves on overnight and rinse your hands off in the morning. You can also take some pierced capsules of vitamin E and apply them to your nails. Apply a few drops to each nail and gently massage it in. This should be done nightly.

You don’t want to wash the oil or vitamin E off if you can handle it, seeing as how they will both leave a sticky residue. But if you leave them on they will be able to moisturize and give them some extra care, as long as you leave on the oil. Also, while you are applying them, make sure you give special attention to your cuticles and rub some on them.

Another simple thing to do is to simply rub in a good moisturizing lotion on to the nails. Make sure you put a bit extra on because then the lotion can sit and soak into the nails and moisturize them even more. You can also use some petroleum jelly, and apply it the same way to also help your nails become soft.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Five habits people with lucky skin - Skincare

Habit #1: They never go to bed with makeup on
After a long, tiring night, it may be the last thing you’d want to do – wash your face. But by now we all know that leaving makeup on can be disastrous for your skin. It clogs your skin’s pores, trapping the oil, leading to dead cell accumulation and even breakouts. Worse, leaving eye makeup on can result in you waking up with itchy, red eyes. So no matter how tired you are, walk up to the sink and wash it off.
We suggest you pour some baby oil onto a cotton ball and remove eye-makeup and then just wash your face with a good face-wash. This is less cumbersome in comparison to using a cleansing lotion. Do this only on nights that you are very tired. Otherwise go the elaborate way, as it removes any trace of leftover makeup.

Habit #2: They wear sunscreen everyday

The sun’s harmful rays are known to be a major cause for skin damage; even causing early ageing. So this is definitely one thing you mustn’t skip before heading out during the day. Experts recommend using a sunscreen with SPF 30 at least in combination with a moisturiser. Even oily skin needs external moisture application. But choose one that isn’t too heavy.

Habit #3: They keep their hands off their faces

Many people can’t seem to keep their hands off their faces. This is one nasty habit. By doing this, you’re transferring all the bacteria from your dirty hands — that have touched all things under the sun — onto your face. And now we know why your skin has been breaking out.
Keep your hands strictly off your face. Don’t touch it unnecessarily, when you have to use clean hands.

Habit #4: They get their beauty sleep

When one doesn’t get adequate zzzz time, it shows on the skin. All those lucky women who have glowing, radiant skin never skimp on their sleep. Sleep time is when your skin repairs itself, if you take that away from it – your skin is likely to look haggard.
So get at least 8 hours of sleep a day. Unless you’re doing that you are missing out on the last burst of growth hormone that is released during the last stage of sleep. This growth hormone is known to play a key role in carrying blood to the skin’s surface, which oxygenates the skin and improves its overall appearance.

Habit #5: They don’t overdo it

This one is of utmost import. The best skincare regimes are those that are done in balance. By this we mean, not overdoing them in your hunt for perfect skin. Over cleansing, over moisturising and over medicating the skin upsets the balance. For example, you’re having breakouts, and so you try using a host of products that control oil secretion. When you do this, you end up over-drying your skin, and this puts the sebaceous glands in your skin on alert, and they begin to produce more oil, resulting in more breakouts.
So wash your face two times a day. Moisturise it and apply sunscreen in the morning. At night, make sure you remove all makeup and apply a night cream that suits you. Get facials once a month or perhaps every 15 days if you think your skin needs one. But don not over do any skincare regime.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Basic questions on skincare answered - Skincare


How to care for your skin in summer

Sun screen with a higher SPF: “In the summer season, in addition to an increase in temperature, there in an increase in UV ray intensity that bears down upon the skin. Use of a sunscreen with SPF 30 preferably with a moisturiser is strongly recommended to prevent skin damage from the harsh sun in the summer months.” Next, your skin needs a moisturiser during the summers too. Put away your thick winter body lotions and grab a light lotion that’s best for summers. Makes sure you apply a moisturiser right after your bath, as semi-wet skin absorbs moisture better.
Do not forget to exfoliate your skin. Nearly a million dead cells accumulating every day. If you don’t get rid of them, they’ll sit on your skin, making it look dull and tired. We are not talking about just your face, but your whole body. So exfoliate at least 2 to 3 times a week.

How to remove post-party makeup

While makeup can enhance one’s appearance, it is essential to let your skin breathe and keep it clean. Removing makeup from one’s skin, especially after a party or before going to bed is vital to skin repair and rejuvenation.
While many make-up removal products are available, a cotton ball and moisturizer is also quite effective in getting the job done.
A good way to remove makeup is to start with eye-makeup removal. Take some eye-makeup remover on a cotton ball, gently swipe across your eye lashes to remove mascara then do the same to remove kajal or eye liner. Considering eye-make up is expensive, you could substitute it will baby oil.
This can be followed up with makeup removal from the face and neck. Apply cleansing lotion using long strokes, all across your face and neck. Take a wet cotton wool, and remove using long strokes. After which, gently rinse your face with lukewarm water to rid the skin of any removal product, recommends Dr Rasquinha.
It is essential to hydrate the skin, preferably with a revitalising moisturiser or a toner. Explaining the benefits of a moisturiser and toner, “Using a moisturiser and toner reduces open pores and provides much-needed hydration that keeps your skin soft and youthful.”

How to deal with or handle a pimple burst at home

How to properly pop a pimple. First, do not squeeze the tissue around it, he stressed. He recommended using a sterilised needle to pierce through the white of the pimple, and letting all the pus until a little blood comes out.
However, it’s best to not attempt bursting a pimple as it carries risk of infection and scarring.
If a pimple burst occurs naturally or inadvertently, gently apply an anti-bacterial cleanser on the affected area and avoid running your nails or fingers often around the area to avoid further infection. If you suffer from chronic acne or breakouts, consult your dermatologist for further treatment.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Basic skincare routine we should all be following - Skincare

The most basic skincare routine

Ask any skincare expert and they’ll stress on first getting the basics right. So simple as it may sound, we thought we’d give you a step-by-step breakdown of what your basic skincare routine should be.


The most basic of the basic skincare routine – cleansing! The biggest mistake most of us make in this step is that we either under-cleanse or over-cleanse. Experts suggest that for those with normal skin, cleansing your face twice a day is optimum – once in the morning and once at night, before going to bed. The latter is especially important, as you want to get rid of the day’s grime and any make up or lotions that you may have had on.
Remember to find a good soap-free cleanser for your skin and avoid very cold or very hot water to wash your face.


Exfoliation refers to the removal of dead skin cells from the top of the skin. While some skin experts believe that too much exfoliation is bad for the skin, as it can strip away essential oils, most believe that exfoliating once a week is a good practice.
Find a scrub that suits your skin and use just a little bit once a week to clear dead cells and hidden impurities. If you prefer to go natural, you could even try making some home made scrubs and gently exfoliate for natural, glowing skin.


A toner is a liquid that helps to close the pores on your skin, to avoid attracting dirt and to give your skin a tighter, firmer look. Many women swear by this step and almost every major cosmetic brand makes a toner.
However, there are experts who believe that toners should be strictly optional. Try using a toner for a few days and decide for yourself if you want to add it to your skincare routine or not.


No ambiguity here – moisturising your skin is an absolutely essential step of your skincare regimen. Depending on your skin type – dry, normal or oily – find a moisturiser that works for you. Typically, people with very dry skin should go in for a creamy mosturiser and those with oily skin could get a water-based one. For your day needs, get a moisturiser with an SPF or Sun Protection Factor, as that can double up as a sunscreen as well.

Monday, 29 September 2014

How to take care of your Oily Hair

Oily hair is a common complaint among teenagers. Because of excess sebum production our hair is oily. This leaves the hair greasy and unattractive.

If you have oily hair, it is essential to wash your hair on a daily basis. This is for the reason that oily hair has a tendency to accumulate dirt as compared to other hair types.

For oily hair do not use conditioners use only shampoos and make sure while choosing a shampoos, it must not contain conditioner in it. Such kind of shampoo is available easily in the market and is cheap compared to shampoos with conditioners.

f you think that you need a conditioner, and then use a conditioner which is very mild. Apply the conditioner only at the tips and in the middle do not apply at the roots and scalp and take care that you rinse it completely. Do not select products, which have silicone, oils, or lanolin.

Massaging the hair is essential for oily hair. Instead of applying lotions or oils, you can use a toning lotion (which removes dead cells) to massage oily hair with regular brushing. This helps hair growth. A regular massage habit is necessary. Avoid applying oil to the hair as possible.

You can also try the following remedies:

Mix 4 tablespoons of lemon juice with 1 cup water and apply to your hair for 15 min and rinse with warm water.

Mix 1/4 cup of cider vinegar with a basin of water and apply to your hair for 15 min and rinse with warm water.

Try to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and eat fresh fruits and vegetables to keep your hydrated.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

How to take care of your Dry Hair

Hair on the whole has a moisture content of about 10%. If your hair's moisture content drops lower than this level the key is to raise the hair's capability of draw and retain moisture. This is accomplished by means of moisturizers.

Good ones include "humectants" that not simply restore lost moisture but actually catch the attention of moisture and keep hold of it in the cortex of the hair. Essential fatty acids (EFA's) are great moisturizers. One of the top and most cost effectual essential fatty acids is safflower oil. This oil can be used to cook with and it is very rich in EFA's. The scalp produces the top EFA's called sebum. The problems is once the hair grows past the neck line or does not have straight contact with the scalp the scalps natural oils cannot be used right through the hair shaft.

You can manually restore the lost EFA's by:

* Placing 1 or 2 drops of safflower oil in your palms and massage them together.
* There should only be enough to make your hands "shine" in the light.
* Cautiously take your hair (while dry) and "scrunch" the small amount of oil to the ENDS first and work toward the scalp.
* Leave this in your hair.
* 1-2 drops of safflower oil on dry hair is as a result small, you won't see it is there.
By doing the above as often as essential will make sure your dry hair will have the proper amount of humectants to pull towards you and retain moisture. The key is to facilitate a small amount will go a long way. 

Sunday, 21 September 2014

How to get and maintain a healthy head of good-looking hair

There are three main things that needed for a good-looking head of hair - haute hair - good health, the correct attention to cleanliness, and care when using cosmetic treatments. To achieve and maintain a healthy head of beautiful hair there some essential things to work out for it. These suggestions will be very helpful for to attain a healthy head of beautiful hair.

1. Adequate Diet

Hair growth depends on an enough diet. A general diet problem which causes loss of hair is iron deficiency Anemia. The reason is too little iron in blood, brought on by a diet containing too eggs, little meat, cereals or peas and beans. Fresh fruits and vegetables are also required to give vitamin C, which enables the body to absorb iron.

2. Cutting the hair

Even though Hair Cut is not necessary to its well-being, it is easier to keep the scalp clean if the hair is kept sensibly short. Regular cutting does not make the hair grow up strong or faster.

3. How hair can be damaged and what are the reasons behind it 

Although scalp hair is hardy, and can withstand a lot of mistreatment, it can be damaged by too much or inexpertly applied perming, dyeing - Blonde to Brunette, bleaching and massage. The amount of beautying hair can take varies from person to person. Sometime the scalp is allergic to the dye and becomes inflamed and swollen. To put off this occurring, the dye should be tested by applying it to a small area on the arm. If a patch of irritation has developed, the dye must not be used on the hair.

The majority people who bleach their hair do so with hydrogen peroxide. If the peroxide is repeatedly applied, it may make the hair brittle. If this happens the hair might turn rough, develop split ends, or happen to thinned or shortened. 

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Effects of Excess Sunlight on Your Skin


Sunlight is very important to our skin. It is a good source of vitamin D and very important in our life.

However if we expose our skin to so much sunlight it can be damaged. Therefore, there is a need to carry a sunscreen lotion if you are going to be in the sun for long.

One of the effects of excess sunlight on our skin is the thinning and thickening of our skin. When the skin is thinned, fine wrinkles appear and the skin bruises easily.

At other times the skin tears. When the skin thickens especially behind the neck, coarse wrinkles form and will not disappear even when you stretch the skin. This is solar elastosis and the symptoms include but are not limited to yellow discoloration of the skin.

Another effect of excessive sunlight is that the blood vessel changes. The blood vessels become thin due to UV radiation. As a result, one can bruise easily.

This bruise occurs mostly on the backs of the hands. Due to over exposure to the sun some tiny blood vessels appear in the skin mostly on the face. These blood vessels are what we call telangiectasias.

Also due to excess sunlight exposure, our pigments can change. When the melanin-producing cell known as melanocyte is constantly in fierce sunlight, it is damaged making it bigger. As a result, freckles appear on the skin.

They normally appear on the arms, shoulders, back, chest, and back of the hands. Some people know them as age spots but they are not age related instead they are a result of expose to excess sunlight.

So if you want to keep your skin flawless and smooth it is advisable to carry sunscreen lotion to avoid getting sunburns and the above named