Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Things Not to Do for Forever Young Skin - Parlor in Malviya Nagar

You are what you eat
Yes, it is true that what you eat reflects on your skin as well. So, if you do not want oily and greasy skin then refrain from eating junk and oily food. For a youthful skin maintain a healthy and balanced diet.

Bleaching cautions
If you do not have the time to bleach your skin at home, do visit the salon by all means, but be careful of what bleach they are using. The professionals at salons ask you to choose from all sorts of fancy names, and yet end up pushing the brand that they have bought in bulk. So, be careful!

Keep a soft towel handy
Always dab your gorgeous skin instead of rubbing with a soft and clean towel. Even if you use skin wipes to wipe the sweat beads of your face and neck, be very gentle. You perspire through skin pores that are better left unprovoked. So, it is best to keep a clean and soft towel with you, especially while working out.

Use sunscreen on cloudy days too
A day of overcast is no reason for you to ditch your sunscreen. The sunscreen protects you from ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) rays that are present during all daylight hours. So, even if the sun is playing hide and seek, your skin is still exposed to the wrath of harmful rays.

Soak in some vitamin D
Sun is a natural source of vitamin D, which is essential for the body indeed. Do your skin a favour by taking some walk during the early hours of the morning. Early morning, the sun is beautiful and bountiful, rather than scorching red.

Say no to smoking
‘Out of sight, out of mind’ could probably go for the damages smoking does to your internal organs that you cannot see early in your life. But not when it takes a toll on your skin. Smoking leads to premature ageing and skin wrinkles, puffy eyes, skin infections and even skin cancer.

Remove your makeup before going to bed
Always allow your skin breathe in comfort. Wearing makeup to bed can leave your skin dehydrated. This will lead your skin to produce oil to moisturise itself, making you wake up to an oily skin. So, if you don’t sleep in your party wear then why leave the makeup on.

Use makeup removal pads
Gone are the days when one had to put lotion on a swab of cotton to remove makeup. Now all you need to keep handy are some good makeup removal pads, and let them work their magic of making your makeup disappear. While these pads may seem gentle on eyes, be sure to wash your face with clean water after their use.

Menace of shaving
Always use shaving gels or creams before using the razor on your skin. Always shave in the direction of hair growth and not against it. Remember, shaving is a menace if not done properly.

Don't volunteer for free makeup at kiosks
Well, we know it is very hard to turn a blind eye to those calls of free makeup touch-ups and instant makeovers, but watch your steps! You do not want to trust a bunch of marketing students trying to smooth talk you to complete their target at the cost of your skin. New and untested products can be very harmful for your skin.

All fabrics are not for you
If an expensive fabric does not feel good on your skin then no need to get bulldozed into wearing it. All fabrics are not skin-friendly. It is always advisable to give your new clothes a good wash before wearing them.

Last moment bridal package trials
Bridal spa packages can sure be very attractive, but do not be in the last minute rush to avail them. One bride’s experience should be another bride’s lesson. Well, not all products would suit your skin; some can even damage your face. So, don’t include any extra packages to your list in the last minute.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Tackle Skin Pigmentation at Home Remedies - Parlor in Malviya Nagar & Lajpat Nagar

If you think diamonds are a girl's best friend, think again! Nothing is more cherished than a clear complexion and fresh skin. But sometimes problems such as pigmentation disorders can leave you with uneven and patchy skin. There are many treatments available in the market to tackle this problem. But, before you opt for any chemical treatments, let us tell you about simple remedies to get a salon-like fairness at home.

Causes of skin pigmentation:
Skin pigmentation is basically discolouration of skin that can lead to an uneven skin tone. There are varieties of causes behind skin pigmentation. Skin pigmentation can be genetic predisposition. Other causes for it can be over exposure to sun, stress, acne scars, fluctuating hormonal levels, or environmental elements such as pollution.

What you must do!
  1.     Avoid excessive sun exposure.
  2.     Apply a sunscreen every day, with minimum SPF of 30.
  3.     Reapply the sunscreen every three hours if you are out in the open.
  4.     Follow a strict night care regime and use a cream containing acids such as tretinoin or kojic.
10 Effective homemade remedies to get a glowing skin:

1. Mix some carrot pulp with multani mitti (fuller's earth) to make a thick paste. Crush a vitamin C tablet and add it to the mixture. Apply it evenly on your face, keep it for twenty minutes before you wash it off. Repeat this every week.

2. Take 4 teaspoons of milk powder and mix it with hydrogen peroxide into a paste. Add glycerine and apply this mixture on the pigmented areas. Leave this for 15-20 minutes and rinse off with cold water. Hydrogen peroxide and glycerine are easily available at a local chemist shops.

3. Peel a potato and add a few drops of water on its surface, and then rub it on your skin to reduce pigmentation marks. Potato juice helps in lightening pigmentation marks on skin.

4. Mix powdered oatmeal and yoghurt with a few drops of lemon and tomato juice. Apply it on the affected areas once a week to see visible results.

5. Mix basil leaves and lemon juice together and apply it on the affected areas to treat the pigmentation marks.

 6. Scrub your body with sugar mixed in olive oil. Scrub until the sugar melts completely. You can use this on your hands, legs, neck and other affected parts of your body.

7. Mix 1 teaspoon each of lemon juice, honey and almond oil. Massage your face with it for fifteen minutes to get a naturally glowing skin.

8. Adequate water intake helps to removes toxins from the body thus freeing you of all skin related problems.

9. Mix raw papaya with raw milk and massage it on your face for ten minutes. This mix is an effective cure for blemishes on face.

10. Washing your face with buttermilk helps in reducing dark spots.

Try these simple home remedies to tackle skin pigmentation related disorders. Regular skin care, a balanced and healthy diet, and a few skin care precautions on your part will help you to maintain a natural glow on your skin. 

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Basics for Beautiful Hair - Hair Care - Parlor in Malviya Nagar

The basics

  1. Visit your stylist at least every six weeks.
  2. Invest in some good products like Pantene Pro-V shampoo and conditioner.
  3. A lack of protein can cause dry, dull and tired-looking hair. So eat oily fish, meat, eggs and dairy products for naturally shiny hair, as well as enough fiber, carbohydrates and fruit and vegetables.
  4. Drink plenty of water.

In the shower

Damaged hair tips, like split ends, lose more protein than the roots. This protein loss leads to a cycle of damage as it hollows the hair. Shampoos like Pantene Pro-V formula with 3x Protein helps to
(a)   Repair and seal every strand of hair – reduce protein loss to stop the damage progression
(b)    Prevent future split ends even in 3 months (with regular use)
Conditioner maintains hair's moisture balance and helps to prevent tangles. Apply it to the ends and comb your hair before rinsing with a wide-toothed comb. For the best results, use a conditioner that matches your shampoo. Finish your shower with a blast of cold water, which will revive your hair and close the hair cuticles.

After showering

Damp hair is more vulnerable. After washing, towel dry your hair gently and if possible, leave it to dry in the fresh air. And also avoid going to bed with damp hair. If you apply a hair care product, to make sure that it penetrates your hair even more, put it on towel-dried hair and wrap a warm damp towel around your head.


Brush or comb your hair gently once or twice a day. If you have mid-length or long hair, choose a brush with a soft rubber base (anti-static effect) and mixture of nylon and bristle. The finer your hair, the more natural the bristles should be. For short hair, use a wide-toothed comb or a small brush. Don't constantly use accessories: hairpins or hair bands that are too tight can break the hair. And don't forget to wash your brush and comb every couple of months.

At bedtime

If you have long hair, plait it loosely before going to bed. Your hair won't get messy as quickly and you will avoid tangles when you wake up.
Just before going to bed, apply a leave-in conditioner to the ends. And wash your pillowcases regularly.