Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The 10 Hair Care Commandments

Hello Beautiful people! After the popularity of my last post - The 10 Acne Commandments , Today I'm going to share my views on hair care. If followed these religiously, your hair will stay lustrous and healthy for a long time and truly be your crowning glory.

1. Treat Dandruff if you have it ASAP. This is the No. 1 cause of hair fall which goes unnoticed. Dandruff is caused by a fungus in your scalp. It will not go away on its own. There is nothing as a little dandruff. If you have. Get rid of it. Fast.
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2. Clean you Hair Combs and Brushes every week. Another point you must religiously follow. Sweat, Sebum, Dead cells, Hair, Styling products all accumulate in our hair styling tools each time we use them. Clean them with soap, hot water and a few drops of savlon/dettol. You wouldn't use a dirty towel to wipe you face, would you? Then why a comb?
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Sunday, June 24, 2012

The 10 Acne Commandments.

Hello beautiful people :) well today I'm going to share with you a few points which if you follow religiously, your Acne will go away and stay away.

1.Keep your face clean at all times. But wash it twice a day with a mild medicated cleanser and warm water. IF you sweat a lot, then splash your face with cool water as often as you want and wipe with a clean towel/tissue.
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2.Clean your make up brushes and other products twice weekly. And dry thoroughly . Use make up suited for your skin always. Guys clean your shaving brushes.  Look out for words like - Non-comedogenic , Non- pore blocking etc. Throw away before expiry. Do not share.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award!

 Versatile Blogger Award

Hello beautiful people! My first Blog Award :) Sorry haven't been able to write a new post lately.. you see have been busy with my college admissions and stuff.. but I promise good posts are going to follow very soon. For now I would like to thank my lovely friend Kassica for my first blog award. Thank you so much :)

So here it goes..


  • Thank the person who gave you this award.
  • Include a link to their blog.
  • Next, select some blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  • Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
  • Finally, tell everyone 7 random things about yourself.

Nominations -


7 Randon things about myself -
  • I love sleeping curled up.
  • I love Tropicana Guava Fruit juice and its pink colour
  • I cannot stand clutter of any kind.
  • I clean my laptop keypad with hand sanitizer everyday :D
  • I do not wear flats. Ever.
  • I can chatter away for hours and then say absolutely nothing for hours as well.
  • I can be difficult at times but I never let go of those who really care for me. Never. :)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Whats In Your Scrub? Herbal or Chemical?

Hello beautiful people :) So my question to you for this week is -
 What's in your scrub?

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Regular Scrubbing = Dead/Dry cells removed = Healthy glowing skin!

So whats exactly is in your Scrub? And what are the ingredients you should look out for when buying or making a Scrub? And  what precautions should you take?

Let's Begin -

Natural Scrubs - Anything that is slightly abrasive and granulated will help you to scrub away the dead skin cells. Common substances used are -

1. Powdered/Granulated sugar -  A very fine product which can be used as a scrub at home. Additional benefit is that since it contains no oils at all ( plain sugar is just glucose) it wont clog your pores. So it gently scrubs and then melts away. It can also soften the rough areas of your body like knees and elbows.

2. Rice Powder - Another very common household scrub.Fine grainy texture that softens when mixed with water but will not melt away. Has been said to improve skin complexion also.

3. Almond powder - Another very gentle and useful scrub. Has added benefit that it contains almond oil also. So its a very good moisturizing scrub for skin. This helps to improve complexion also.
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Friday, June 8, 2012

Signs that your beauty products are harmful. Part-I

Hello my beautiful readers! Let me share with you a few common signs that you will notice when using different beauty products in your every day lives. Some are harmless but some can be quite dangerous in the long run. They are a sign that your skin is being harmed and you must stop using the offending agent immediately.  Do keep a lookout for these. This is Part - I of the series and I post the rest of them gradually giving you time to go through each one carefully.
So here we go !

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1. Pimples and skin breakouts - A sudden outbreak of pimples on your face which weren't there previously means that the beauty product is blocking the opening of your skin pores. Even if the product says non-comedogenic / non-pore blocking, please read the ingredient list carefully.
Common ingredients you might find listed are ones which have the following words in them - Lanolin, Butter, Mineral oils, Oils, different compounds of Stearate, Oleate, Palmitate, Propionate, Sulfate and even some pigments like D&C Red etc.No matter how small the quantity, if you have the tendency to have breakouts, these will break you out. So in case a product does cause breakouts, stop using it and let your skin recover. You may try the offending product again, but if it repeatedly breaks you out, its best for your skin to stop using it.

2. White spot on forehead from wearing bindi -  Bindis are an integral part of our lives and we have grown up with seeing married women around us adorn their foreheads with these beautiful tiny motifs.This is a  condition called chemical leukoderma.It is due to a chemical called p-tertiary butyl phenol which is present in the gum of  the many sticker bindis. This causes de-pigmentation which can also become a permanent condition. So be very careful. If you see a white spot developing on your forehead where you wear you bindi and/or redness/itching/scaling dont use that bindi and see your physician.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Beauty Myths and Facts Solved.

 Beauty advice from all corners hounds us every day. News articles, magazines, T.V. programs, advertisements and of course beauty advice from our grand mothers,mothers, friends, friends mothers and so on and so forth.

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Lets gets our facts in place once and for all now.

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1.  Myth - Acne is caused by eating oily food, fast food, chocolates, chips, cola etc.
     Fact -  Acne is not caused by what a person eats and does not eat. It is caused due to excessive  sebum (oil) secretion by the oil glands of our body mainly the face. And it is caused due to increase in the number of a bacteria which is normally present on our skin Propionibacterium acnes . Occurs commonly during puberty due to hormonal changes in the body. Commoner in boys. Can occur in adults also.

2. Myth - Plucking out a white hair will result in more growing there.
    Fact - A white hair is a hair which has stopped producing pigment. Pluck it out and it will grow back again after some time. It will not give rise to 2,5 or 10 more white hair. And it will not release any fluid that will turn the surrounding hair white.

3. Myth - Shaving hair causes thicker hair to grow back.
   Fact -  During shaving the hair is cut off from the surface, the root is intact so the hair can grow back quickly. This gives appearance of thicker hair.But it is the same hair.

4. Myth - Suncreen is not needed on cloudy days.
    Fact - Sunscreen is needed irrespective of whether its is cloudy/raining/stormy or anything else.Sunscreen should be applied at all times whenever one steps out during the day. Ideally it should be applied before wearing clothes and at least 30 minutes before sun exposure. And should be re-applied after a few hours. This prevents development of dark spots on the skin and wrinkles later on.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Derm Doc Speaks..

Hello Everyone! Welcome to my beautiful blog.. As we go about our routine lives, we think about a million things but when it comes to thinking about our birthday suits we have very few precious minutes to spare. You can earn a lot of money and you can spend it all on yourself if you wish, but once it ages no money in the world can bring what we have lost back.
So here is a humble effort from a upcoming dermatologist to help you hold on to a beautiful you and help you blow your birthday candles with grace. Let you age be just a number.. And let everyone yearn to know your secret. :-) And let me be there with you in your journey always. You can share your woes and concerns and secrets and stories with me and I will be around to share my knowledge with you.
So lets embark on this wonderful journey of getting to know and understanding that one organ in our body that protects us from even before we are born and throughout our life.
Lets talk about being beautiful from within..:-)


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