Saturday, 31 October 2015

How to deal with parched skin - Parlour in Delhi, Salon in Lajpat Nagar, Rajouri Garden & Malviya Nagar

Dry skin can be a serious issue, especially because it could lead to early wrinkles, fine lines and other skin problems.

Here are some tips that can help...

Stop using gel-based products 
Face washes, night creams and body soaps that are gel-based, tend to dehydrate the top layer of your skin. Choose hypoallergenic, anti-come done products that are creamy and oil-based. These help to hydrate skin and the protective layer does not allow natural moisture to escape.

Get a body massage 
Every day before your bath, you must indulge in a 10-minute body massage using olive oil. This will nourish your skin and keep it soft.

Protect your skin from the sun 
Sunscreens are a must, no matter what the season is. Choose one that has a broad spectrum with ultra violet protection and apply generously not just on your face but all the exposed parts of your body.

Optimise your water intake 

Drink at least three liters of water throughout the day. This will help your skin stay youthful - while dry skin can make you look older, hydration leads to supple, younger skin.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

How to Wash Your Hair : The Right Way - Parlour in Delhi, Salon in Lajpat Nagar, Rajouri Garden & Malviya Nagar

You might do it nearly every day, but here’s something surprising: you might not really know how to wash your hair the right way. Using the correct techniques can make a world of difference in your hair’s health, bounce and shine-but if you’re making some common mistakes, you could be damaging your lovely locks without even realizing it.

1. Start with a rinse.
Just like your laundry needs a rinse cycle before you add detergent, hair should be thoroughly wet before you add your shampoo. “Hot water will open the cuticle, which is good for removing any dirt or product trapped in the hair,” says White. Another bonus: “When your hair is rinsed in warm water, it loosens the oils through the scalp and opens the cuticle so it is able to absorb the oil” in your conditioner, says Saviano.

2. If you have long hair, condition first.
Yes, really! “If you have hair beneath the shoulders, protect fragile ends from drying out and further damage by running a small amount of conditioner through them and lightly rinsing, before any shampooing. This will not only keep ends healthy, it will fill any holes in the cuticle with moisture, making it smoother and boosting shine,” says White.

3. Lather up - but only at the scalp.
“You only need to shampoo the hair at the scalp, particularly at the nape,” Saviano says.
White agrees. “The best way to lather up is from roots to ends. The hair closest to the scalp is the youngest and will inevitably be the oiliest, while the end of the hair is the oldest and usually driest, most fragile part of the hair.”

Don’t use more shampoo than you need; both Saviano and White say that a quarter-sized amount of shampoo is enough. If your hair is particularly long or thick, go ahead and double that.

4. Be gentle!
Friction can permanently damage your hair’s cuticle, leading to breakage and frizz. Think about washing your hair like you hand wash your delicates — very carefully.
“Start your lather at the roots,” says White. “Increase blood flow to the scalp and stimulate hair growth by using vertical strokes with medium pressure.” Don’t use circular motions, which can tangle your hair.

Next, “Smooth the lather over the ends in a straight stroking motion,” White advises. “Do not scrub the fragile ends or use a back and forth motion like you’re washing a rag on a washboard.”

5. Don’t rinse and repeat.
Despite what the instructions on the back of your shampoo bottle may say, there’s no need to wash your hair twice. “Avoid stripping the hair by doing one shampoo only, which is usually sufficient,” says White. “Unless the hair is extremely dirty and the first shampoo didn’t produce a lather,” in which case, go ahead and lather up one more time.

6. Add conditioner from the mid-lengths to the tips.
After you’ve rinsed out your shampoo, “squeeze some of the water out of the hair before you put in the conditioner,” says Saviano. “Then clip your hair up and finish showering, leaving the conditioner rinse out for the final step of your shower.” The longer the conditioner stays on your hair, the better it absorbs. Don’t put conditioner at the roots of your hair; the natural oil from your scalp is more concentrated there.

7. Finish with a cold water rinse.
“Cold water will shut the cuticle tight, sealing the shingle-like outer layer, which will cause it to reflect the most light and give off the most shine,” says White.
More Hair Washing Tips…

Use a shampoo and conditioner that’s made for your hair type. If your hair is dry, choose moisturizing products. If you color your hair, opt for color-safe formulas. “Volumizing” shampoos tend to leave hair drier, so they’re best for fine hair types that would be weighed down by more moisturizing products.

How often you wash your hair depends on your hair type, too. If you have oily or fine hair, you may need to shampoo daily. Normal or dry hair can lather up closer to three times a week.
Filter your water. White recommends using a shower filter, such as the T3 Source Showerhead, since it “removes rust and minerals from water that can dull color, and deposit on blondes making them dark and muddy.” (We’ve tried it, and it also made our hair super soft.)

Monday, 12 October 2015

Beauty benefits of green tea bags - Parlour in Delhi, Salon in Lajpat Nagar, Rajouri Garden & Malviya Nagar

We are all well aware of the health benefits of green tea, but before you discard the used green tea bag, think twice.

Just sipping this tea is not the only benefit you have. This packed small tea bag can work wonders for your skin. Read on to find out more...

For your eyes only
Don't throw away the tea bags and instead, cool them and place them over your eyes for relief. Green tea contains tannin, an astringent that miraculously shrinks skin. The cool tea bags reduce the swelling around your eyes and tighten the skin, making you look and feel fabulous.

Scrub it on
Since it helps tighten the skin, making a green tea facial scrub out of the used tea is very good for the face. Mix green tea with granulated sugar and water, and you have an exfoliating scrub. It is all natural and thus light on the skin and gives you an incredible glow. You can store the scrub in the fridge to keep it fresh for longer.

Face mask
Mix equal amounts of baking soda and green tea and a bit of honey to make a facial mask. Honey helps in rejuvenating your skin and green tea, as mentioned, tightens the skin. Baking soda is a good exfoliator and helps detox the skin.

In case you're short on time and cannot apply the face mask, heat water and run the tea bag over it till it starts to steam. Squeeze out most of the water and rub the bag over your face for a few minutes for an instant glow.

For your hair
Yes, a green tea rinse is good for your mane as well and gives your hair a great shine. Put a few green tea bags in boiling water and let it simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Leave it overnight. The next morning, pour this water on damp hair and leave it for 10 minutes. You can massage your scalp if you like. Rinse it off and apply shampoo later as usual, but make sure to use a sulphate-free product.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Get rid of those whiteheads - Parlour in Delhi, Salon in Lajpat Nagar, Rajouri Garden & Malviya Nagar

Whiteheads are little white bumps that are caused due to blockage of pores with oil, dirt and dead skin cells. A common skin condition for people with an oily or combination skin, white heads, when ignored lead to pimples and acne.

Here are a few steps to get rid of them at home:

  1. Using steam on your face is one of the most effective ways to get rid of white heads. Use steam from a boiling kettle or an open saucepan to get the best results. It will open your pores and will make it easy for you to push the whiteheads out.
  2. Take two tablespoons of honey and massage on the affected areas. Leave on for 10 minutes and then wash it off with mild water.
  3. Use apple cider vinegar on the whiteheads just after steaming and leave it on for 10 minutes. It will help in cleaning the pores instantly.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Beauty Tips & Tricks Every Woman Needs to Know - Parlour in Delhi, Salon in Lajpat Nagar, Rajouri Garden & Malviya Nagar

We love good beauty tips, so we’ve rounded up our best get-gorgeous tricks in one spot. Whether you want to learn how to create the perfect wavy hair or brush up on your smoky eye technique, you’ll find beauty tips galore to help you get pretty from head to toe.

How to Get Long Hair ASAP
Pixie cuts, bobs and shoulder length hair can perfectly frame a face, but when it comes time to grow out strands for a new style, the wait can be a long one. Forget marking days off the calendar for a Rapunzel-inspired mane. Read on for how to get long hair, sans extensions.

How to Grow Out Your Bangs—Gracefully
Growing your hair out is a heck of a lot harder than cutting it. Skip the awkward stages completely with this amazing guide to growing out your bangs without wanting to throw yourself out of a window.

An Owner’s Guide to Naturally Wavy Hair
If you have naturally wavy hair, then you know that sometimes your texture feels like a curse. Wavy hair isn’t as wash-and-go as straight strands, and lacks the bounce that curls have. But even though getting there may take a little extra work, waves can look shiny and gorgeous…as long as you know how to style them.

Your Ultimate Guide to Home Hair Color
Don’t you dare pick up a box of dye without reading this comprehensive guide first!

101 Ways to Make Your Eyes Pop
All of the tips and tricks you need to know to make your eyes stand out and really pop.

How to Wash Your Hair — the Right Way
You may do it practically every day, but do you really know how to wash your hair the right way? Using the correct techniques can make a world of difference in your hair’s health, bounce, and shine — but if you’re making some common mistakes, you could be damaging your strands without even knowing it.

The Right Bangs for Your Face Shape
We’ve all seen our favorite celebrities rocking some serious bangs on the red carpet and on magazine covers. But becoming a fringe convert means finding the right style of bangs for your face shape, and for your lifestyle

101 Beauty Mistakes You Might Be Making
To err is human, right? Well, not when it comes to our hair, makeup and skincare. We talked to a cornucopia of experts about the common beauty mistakes you could be making—and how to never make them again.

The 5 Rules of Luscious Lashes
Long, luscious lashes — those are a year-round necessity. Follow these five rules to get perfect eyelashes without having to revert to time-consuming falsies or expensive extensions.

Follow These Three Steps for a Perfect Ponytail Every Time
Because it’s a style we wear almost daily, we never get tired of learning tips to perfect the ponytail. Here are Rodney Cutler’s tips for getting it right, every time.

Make Hair Look Gorgeous (Not Greasy) Between Shampoos
Your hairstylist wants you to stop shampooing every day, but who is she kidding? Luckily, there are solutions to transform every hair type from sad and unwashed to perfectly gorgeous—without starting from scratch.

Friday, 2 October 2015

World Smile Day--5 things you didn't know about smiles - RU's Beauty Care

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight but you definitely didn't know these facts about a smile. Scroll through to find out.
  1. Tell you whether a man is a sexist or not -- Who thought a smile can be a gateway to a man's beliefs. A study published in the journal Sex Roles says that you predict whether a man is sexist or not on a first date by watching how he smiles, his attitude and the kind of words he uses while interacting with women. The study says that men who smile less, are less approachable and are less friendly in their speech are more likely to be sexist.
  2. Babies time their smiles to make you smile -- According to research published in the journal PLOS ONE, babies time their smiles to get the perfect response from the other person. The study also found that babies have their goals while interacting even before four months of age.
  3. Can make you look young -- A German study recently proved that if you want to look younger you don't need any face lifts or surgeries, all you need to do is smile a lot. The study published in the journal Psychology and Ageing Reports that the simple act of smiling takes years off a person's age.
  4. Alcohol can make your smile contagious -- According to a study published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, when your are drunk, and alcohol has had an effect on you, you can make your smile contagious. People are more likely to respond to your smile under the influence of alcohol.

  5. A smile can boost your memory -- A study revealed that smiling and being happy can fight stress and reduce stress-induced damage to the brain. Happiness and humour can reduce the effect of the stress hormone cortisol on the memory and learning ability in elderly. The study was conducted at the University of Loma Linda, California, USA.