Friday, 21 August 2015

Disadvantages of Junk Food

We are what we eat.

Usually high in sugar, fat, and calories but with very few nutrients, junk food causes an array of problems in your body. Definitely, these foods are tasty, affordable, and reachable, and are also referred as ‘fast foods’ can be a good way to save time as they are fast and easy to cook, but they are not going to benefit your body rather they will make you sick.  

Common junk foods are: aerated drinks, fried foods, burger, French fries, pizza, micro waved and fried snacks, packaged chips, candies, chocolates, cheese, and packaged ice creams. These are not natural foods. Made with refined products, processed foods, salt and preservatives, these food products are laden with chemical and are created in factory weeks ago (sometimes months ago) from the time when we eat. It is not the proper way of nutrition for your body.  

Let us know the disadvantages of junk diet on our health:
Obesity:
High in calories and sugar, junk food contributes in increasing body weight. Even small amount of such food has potential to increase calorie intake considerably. And it is quite clear that obesity is root cause of all diseases. Therefore, cut junk foods from your lifestyle and stay a healthy and happy life.

Gastrointestinal problems:
Too much consumption of junk food can cause gastrointestinal problems. Processed junk foods have very little dietary fiber, which hampers the digestive process. Fiber is essential for in the diet to keep your bowels moving. Inadequate amounts of fiber can result into constipation and gastric.
Type 2 diabetes: 
The main reason for outbreak of type 2 diabetes is poor lifestyle, such as being overweight and not being physically active, which is quite natural if you consume too much of fast food. High calorie, fat, and sugar of junk food will surely induce type 2 diabetes in you over the time.

Heart disease:
The risk of heart disease is high among people who are more dependent on junk foods.  High level of saturated or trans fats found in junk food create a higher risk of heart disease. These fats clog the arteries and contribute to high cholesterol levels.

Tooth decay:
Foods such as soda, candy and baked goods are high in sugar content and coats gums, tongue, and teeth with sugar. The sugar coating attacks enamel and leads to tooth decay and cavities. Tooth decay occurs when enamel, the protective coating on your teeth, starts to break down. Therefore, avoid too much of these sugary food items. If you cannot resist, go for sugar free products. It is advisable that one should always brush teeth or rinse mouth after each meal or snack.

Lack of essential nutrients:
Nutrients are very necessary for proper development of human body. Junk foods have very less nutrients. So, these foods do not fulfill the needs of body and causes disorder. The toxin and waste levels in body keep increasing as junk food does not provide our bodies with the required nutrients and the excretory system cannot function properly. This causes toxins and fats accumulate in the body, which makes you feel sluggish and tired and more vulnerable to diseases and infections.

Liver damage:
Liver damage is a significant risk associated with consuming junk food. Junk foods are filled with trans-fat, an artificial fat that is used as a stabilizer so that premade foods can stay for long periods of time before they are consumed. These fats build up in the liver and cause damage which is somewhat similar to the damage caused by regular alcohol consumption.

Damages beauty:
High in fat, these foods can result in pimple, acne, and other skin problems.

High blood pressure:
Human body requires a considerable amount of sodium for proper functioning, the excessive of which is normally flushed out by the kidneys. However excessive sodium intakes through junk foods are unable to get eliminated by the kidney and it leads to sodium accumulation in the blood attracting fluid. This conditions increase the blood volume exerts undue pressure on the heart as a consequence of which there is an occurrence of water retention, elevated blood pressure levels, renal, and heart diseases.

Stroke:
Junk foods with high sodium content increase blood pressure levels, thereby increasing stroke risk. Stroke occurs with a blockage in the artery carrying blood to the brain due to insufficient oxygen supply, cause permanent brain damage.

Cancer:
Junk foods with low dietary fiber and lack of nutritive value contribute towards breast and colorectal cancers.

Calcium deficiency in women and children:
Carbonated soda and beverages drain calcium levels from the body and causes calcium deficiencies especially in premenopausal women and children.

Symptoms That Suggest You Need to Boost Your Immune System?


Migraine:
Processed junk food containing artificial sweeteners and other additives such as MSG, nitrites and nitrates produce persistent headaches.  

Infertility in men:
According to study, French fries and unhealthy potato chips containing acryl amide content reduce sperm count leading to infertility in men.  

Conclusion:
In nutshell, junk foods can do no good to your body. It may soothe your tongue but not your body. Such foods will make you body bulky but hollow. They will even drain out the nutrients from the body. Don’t rely on these foods. They can be consumed once in a blue moon. It is wise to stay away from such foods. Don’t make your body a paid recycle bin for the industries indulge in producing such foods. Feed your body organic food, and not processed food. A healthy body makes for a healthy brain. 

Shocking Facts about Lipstick

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Tips to Avoid Swimming Tan & Ways to Protect Your Body While Swimming

Indeed, swimming is a lovely sport and a healthy exercise. It gives you fun, strengthens your muscle, add flexibility to your body, and help you lose extra flab. However, every benefit has a darker side. And swimming can make your skin dark, tanned. Apart from that, it can damage your hair, cause ear infection.

Chemical used in swimming pool can make skin tanned. It can vacate natural oils from the skin, resulting in dry and flaking skin. The chemicals can trouble your eyes and may cause fungal and bacterial infection.

However, a little care can help you enjoy swimming. You can protect your skin from the tan with little effort.


Before swimming skin care tips

  • Shower prior swimming: You should take a shower prior swimming to remove chemical residue of the product you have used on the skin.
  • Apply water-resistant sun screen before jumping in the pool: Never forget to wear high SPF water resistant sun screen before you enter a pool. A water-resistant sun screen can shield your skin against UV rays up to 40 minutes in the water.  
  • Prefer to go underwater in indoor pool: Chlorine and sun, when combines can be very harmful for your skin. It is almost next to impossible to get chlorine free pool but you can easily find indoor pool. There is very little chance that your skin will get tanned in indoor pool.
  • Stay hydrated: Make sure to drink ample water a little before you plan swimming.

After swimming skin care tips

  • Shower after swimming: Take a shower with warm water and gentle soap after swimming. It will rinse the chlorine away from the skin and hair. Reduced chlorine contact will avoid skin dryness and darkening.
  • Moisturize: Prolonged swimming in chlorinated water can take away the natural moisture from the skin. Apply a good skin lightening moisture all over your damped body.

Go extra mile to protect your body and enjoy swimming

  • Swim in clean pool: Make sure that pool is being cleaned on regular basis. Stagnant water in the pool gives rise to make water borne diseases. The bacteria and fungus in the filthy pool will harm your skin.

  • Don comfortable swim dress. The fabric of the swimsuit should be stretchable and should dry quickly to keep you comfortable.

  • Wear recommended accessories:

  1. Wear shower cap to protect your hair from the harms of chlorinated water.
  2. Wear swimming glasses to keep your eye protected from the chemically treated water.
  3. Insert ear plug: Ear infection is very common side effect of swimming. Ear plugs avoid letting the water into your ears. This will protect your ears from all the possible fungal infections.
  4. Wear water shoes: You may harm your foot by bumping in the sides or hitting broken tiles in the pool. So, it is advisable to wear water shoes while swimming. Generally, base of the pool is slippery. Water shoes help you make balance while standing in the pool.
Also read:

How to Avoid Tan This Summer

Monday, 6 July 2015

How to Avoid Tan This Summer

Wear SPF: Don’t step out of your home without sunscreen. In India, we don’t need higher SPF. However, anything less than 30 SPF is not acceptable, if you want to keep the tan at bay. You should wear SPF shield on the whole body, be it your hands, fee, face or neck. You can easily get sunscreen lotion/cream/gel for body and face.

Use umbrella: Whenever you go out, use an umbrella to keep your body in shade. It will not only protect your skin but add to your style.

Use scarf, covers-ups: If you can’t use umbrella, use scarf or cover-ups to avoid direct contact of sun rays.

Use sunglasses: The skins around the eyes are very sensitive and tend to get tanned quickly. To protect those tender skins, you should make a practice of using sunglasses when stepping out.

Wear SPF on lips: A number of lip balms and lip sticks are available with SPF. You should rely on those SPF versions of lip products in the summer months to avoid lip darkening.
Use anti-tan face wash in summer: You should switch to anti-tan face wash in summer months when sun is cruel to your skin.

Exfoliate: Scrub is very important in summer days. The exfoliation process removes the deposits from the skin and avoids tan. You can find many anti-tan scrubs in the market formulated especially for summer months. However, usual scrub or home made exfoliation mixture would also serve the purpose.

Avoid sun: The best way to avoid tan is to avoid sun.

Also read:

How to Get Rid of Suntan



How to Get Rid of Suntan

Curd curbs tan: Apply curd on tanned skin and keep it for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with normal water. Follow it religiously to get rid of even the stubborn tan completely. You will start noticing the difference in a week time.

Buttermilk is better for tanned skin: Mix three parts of buttermilk and one part of oatmeal, mix them well and apply on tanned surface. Keep it for 10 minutes and then massage in circular motion for 4 to 5 minutes. Afterward, wash off with plain water. This remedy is very good for skin as it not only fades away tan but also it makes skin texture younger.

Cabbage is miracle for tanned skin: Cabbage leaves act as a miracle therapy when it comes to tanned skin. Apply few cold cabbage leaves on the affected areas and let them rest on affected skin for 15 minutes. You can also make paste of the leaves, store them in refrigerator for some time and apply on skin. You should repeat it twice a week for immediate effect.

Rose water + Cucumber juice + Lemon Juice: Lemon juice helps reduce the tan, while rose water and cucumber work as cooling agents. Take one part of rose water and cucumber juice & half part of lemon juice for preparation of mixture. Apply this mixture once a day and follow religiously to see the result. You can add few drops of honey to the mixture for better result.

Apply Vicks: Apply little amount of Vicks on the sunburn areas and massage gently. People with excessive and stubborn sunburn should use twice a week for quick result and others can use once a week to fade away the tan.

Ice is boon for your skin: If you have excess sun burns, apply ice on the affected area to get relief. Don’t apply ice cubes directly on to the skin, it may hurt you. You should wrap the cubes in a muslin cloth (you can use wet tissue cloth, I use itJ) and apply gently to the tanned skin.

Lentil paste (masoor daal paste): Soap a tablespoon of lentils overnight. Make a rough paste of it, add equal amount of tomato paste and aloe vera gel to the paste. Apply on the affected skin and let it stay for 20 to 30 minutes. Wash it off with cold water with gentle massage in the process.

Bottle gourd juice (lauki juice): If you feel, you tan is in worst stage, go with bottle gourd treatment. Apply the juice of bottle gourd on the tanned skin 4 times a day to see the difference.


Apply cold milk: Take a spoon of milk and apply it on the affected area with cotton. Follow it religiously. You can also add lemon juice and rose water to it. 

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE. LET US KNOW 
How to Avoid Tan This Summer

Thursday, 9 April 2015

The 3 Wonders of Castor Oil

As a lip balm: castor oil is known for its moisturizing property. You can directly apply castor oil on lips; it will moisturize, nourish and care your lips. It is a great remedy for dry and chapped lips. You can apply it every night on lips to wake up with smile-ready lips – soft, supple, and flake-free.

As hand cream: Take 1 part of castor oil and 1 part of sesame/coconut/olive oil, mix them well. You can use this potion as your night hand cream. It will make your hand soft and nourished.

Healthy cuticles: Massage castor oil on your cuticle every day. You will never regret about your hand beauty then. 

Remedy for Dry and Cracked Skin around Nails

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Health Benefits of Dates


Do You know:
  • One kilogram of dates contains almost 3,000 calories.  The calories in dates are sufficient to meet the daily requirements for a human body.
  • Dates are rich in potassium, which studies have shown to reduce the risk of stroke and other heart related diseases.


Friday, 13 March 2015

Use Water for Perfect Makeup

Colorful eye liner: No worries, if you don’t want to spend money on colorful eyeliner. Still, you can flow with the fashion trend.  Your eye shadow can be used as liner with little added tricks. Add a few drops of water in your favorite color of eye shadow and your liner is ready. Apply it with a pointed makeup brush.

Makeup setting spray: Buy a spray bottle. Load it with water and add a bit of glycerin. Spray a little amount of the solution on face after makeup is done; it will set the makeup as soon as it dries.

Foundation blender: Foundation cream may appear cakey/chalky on face after some time of application. Just dab some water on makeup sponge or brush and sweep it back and forth on the cakey/chalky area of the face.

Long lasting eye shadow: Gently dab the eye shadow brush in water and then apply shadows on your lid. The shadow will stay long and they will remain fresh.

Makeup brush cleaner: Take a bowl filled with luke warm water. Deep all the brush and let them sit for 5-10 minutes. You may add a bit of baby shampoo. Rinse off the brush with clean water.


Face cleanser: Add a few rose petals and clove in the water and keep it aside for 7-8 days. You can use it for cleaning your face. 

How to Apply Eye Liner

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Autoimmune Diseases: Things You Should Know

Body fights itself: Immune system is meant to fight germs and foreign invaders. A healthy body recognizes its own cells and understands what are foreign cells and need fighting off. However, in some people the immune system is faulty in a way and it attacks normal cells, which is called as autoimmune disease.

Trial and error is common to diagnose the disease: Many autoimmune diseases affect various parts of the body and symptoms may come and go. It is difficult for experts to diagnose in such condition in one go.

Over 80 type of autoimmune diseases: There are over 80 types of autoimmune diseases. Some of such diseases are Celiac disease, Crohn's disease, endometriosis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, narcolepsy, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

It is common: Many people suffer from autoimmune disorder.

It may be genetic:  Autoimmune diseases can be genetic, but genes don't paint the whole picture. Environmental factors and infection play major role in triggering such diseases.


It is not allergy: Symptoms of autoimmune diseases are sometimes confused for allergic reactions; but it is not allergy.  

Shocking Facts about Lipstick

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Take Care as Weather is Changing

Weather is changing and changing weather can be very harmful for health as we become easygoing in term of clothing and food.  Indeed, winter is ready to say good-bye and spring season is greeting but fevers like typhoid, malaria, flu, and viral can make our lives difficult.

Wear proper clothes: Let the winter finally says good-bye loudly before you take off your woolens and stroll in light cottons.

Food: In this climatic condition, you should drink lots of water, and eat fresh and homemade foods. Don’t hook on cold drinks and ice-cream madly.

Hygiene: Hygiene should be maintained in all season without any compromise. However, you have to extra careful when you witness weather change.


See a doctor: If you feel symptoms like weakness, fever, sore throat, fatigue, don't hesitate to consult a doctor. These symptoms are alarming. 

Symptoms That Suggest You Need to Boost Your Immune System?

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Shocking Facts about Lipstick

Lipstick contains many more harmful ingredients than we think. Sleeping with lipstick stay put on lips is definitely not a healthy practice as it increases the chance of its harmful effect. You must remove all pigments from your lips before you hit the bed.

Let us know few shocking facts about lipstick:

Lead: Lead is commonly found content in almost all lipsticks. Lead affects the nervous system and harms the hormonal system. Apart from that, it may block pores, and male them dry and chapped.

Heavy metal: Heavy metal present in minute quantities in lipsticks are poisoning. Certain harmful ingredients are known to cause cancer.

Pigments: Some pigments contain harsh chemicals that irritate the skin. They can lead to blackening of lips. Lipstick can also cause leucoderma due to melanocyte destruction.

Mineral oil: mineral oil substances are also known to block pores.

So, be careful while buying lipstick. You should check the ingredients of lipstick before making selection. If a lipstick contains heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, chromium,  and antimony, then you should avoid buying it.

A research has found that average lipstick or lip gloss use resulted in women exceeding daily intake guidelines for aluminium, cadmium, chromium and manganese among women. These harmful substances accumulate in their body over time and cause toxicity.

·         L’Oreal, Maybelline, Revlon, Cover Girl, MAC, Chanel, Lancome and NARS were found to have the highest amount of lead in a study conducted in 2012.

·         Avon Ultra Color Rich Cherry Jubilee, Clinique Long Last Lipstick Merlot, The Body Shop Lip Color , Dior Replenishing Lipcolor Red Premiere, MAC Matte Lipstick Viva Glam 1, Revlon Superlustrous Love That Red, Revlon Superlustrous Bed of Roses, Revlon Colorstay Lipcolor Red Velvet, Tarte Inside Out Vitamin Lipstick, Wet N Wild Mega Colors Cherry Blossom are safe to be used as they are lead-free. 

Cornea Blindness can be Treated with Stem Cells from Wisdom Teeth

Cornea Blindness can be Treated with Stem Cells from Wisdom Teeth

A new research has revealed that stem cells from wisdom teeth may help treat cornea blindness. Most of the blindness across the world occurs due to disease in cornea.

The researchers said "Stem cells from the dental pulp of wisdom teeth can be coaxed to turn into cells of the eye's cornea and could one day be used to treat corneal blindness."

The study shows the stem cells of the dental pulp obtained from the routine human wisdom tooth are capable of being turned into Keratocytes, the corneal stromal cells.

The team injected engineered Keratocytes in the corneas of healthy mice and the keratocytes integrated without any signs of rejections. Also, they used cells for developing constructs of corneal stroma similar to natural tissues.

James Funderburgh, senior investigator and professor of ophthalmology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine said. "Corneal blindness, which affects millions of people worldwide, is typically treated with transplants of donor corneas."

He added "Shortages of donor's cornea and rejection of donor's tissue do occur, which might result in permanent blindness. Our work is promising because using the patient's own cells for treatment could help us avoid these problems."

The study was reported in journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine.

Facts about H1N1 Virus: You Must Know


Shouting Loudly Makes Your Own Brain 'deaf'

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Shouting Loudly Makes Your Own Brain 'deaf'

You may be speaking loudly but your brain remains quiet. A study has revealed that the part of the brain which is identified as command centre for human speech does not function when we speak loudly.

The Broca's area of brain has been recognized for more than 150 years as the command centre for human speech. But the scientists at the University of California Berkeley and Johns Hopkins University in Maryland are challenging this long-held assumption. Their study has come with new evidence that Broca's area actually switches off when we talk out loud.

"Broca's area shuts down during the actual delivery of speech, but it may remain active during conversation as part of planning future words and full sentences," said study lead author Adeen Flinker. 

According to Flinker, "This finding helps us move towards a view that Broca's area is not a centre for speech production but rather a critical area for integrating and coordinating information across other brain regions.”

The discovery can be of great help in diagnoses and treatments of stroke, epilepsy, and brain injuries that result in language impairments in suffering patients.

The study was reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Facts about H1N1 Virus: You Must Know

Monday, 23 February 2015

Facts about H1N1 Virus: You Must Know

·         Swine influenza (H1N1) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza virus. These days, it has become fatal for humans.


Till now, the disease has claimed 812 lives across India in 2015. Majority of cases are found in Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi and Telangana.

·         Swine influenza is contagious. It spreads quickly from person to person through air, mucus and saliva particles.

·         Symptoms of swine flu are similar to the symptoms of seasonal flu - cough, fever, headache, sore throat, muscle pain, chills, vomiting or diarrhea.

·         People at the risk include: children below three years of age, pregnant women, adults above 60 years of age, people with weakened immune systems.

·         Swine flu can be diagnosed only through test in a specialized laboratory by identifying the particular antigens associated with the virus type. 

·         Rs 4500 is the charge fixed by Delhi government for H1N1 test. Private labs are charging up to Rs 10,000. 

Test kits for swine flu are available with Dr Lal Pathlabs and SRL Diagnostics. These two private laboratories are authorized by the government.

·         Oseltamivir - trade name Tamiflu, is the recommended anti viral drug to treat swine flu.



Food That Can Help You Fight the Swine Flu


Friday, 20 February 2015

Food That Can Help You Fight the Swine Flu


Symptoms That Suggest You Need to Boost Your Immune System?

Are you prone to cold?
If you get into the trap of cold very easily, your immune system is not operating at top speed. You need an immune boost up. The average adult picks up one to three colds each season that typically last 3 or 4 days. If cold continues more than 4-5 days, you need to concentrate on immune boosting foods.

Is your liquid intake insufficient?
Body needs plenty of water to flush out toxins. So, we should drink ample fluid to meet the need. How much fluid one should drink varies from person to person. But a healthy individual can take 2 – 2.5 L as an average limit. Drink right amount of fluid and stay away from diseases.

Is your drinking water potable?
Cleanliness of water is very important. Higher percentage of arsenic in water is unsafe for health.  Arsenic affects the immune response to swine flu as well. Those drinking arsenic-tainted water developed suppressed immune systems. Go for hygienic drinking water. Don’t rely on roadside water vendor. Opt for bottled water when you are outside.

Swine Flu: Symptoms & Cure


Are you a sugar addict?
If you are sugar addict, you need to boost your immune system a bit more. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating 100 g of sugar (three cans of soda) extensively hamper the ability of WBCs to kill bacteria up to 5 hours afterward. Either cut your sugar intake or boost your immune.

Are you fat?
Obesity is root cause of all diseases. It is unhealthy for heart, brain, and other organs. So, keep cheek on your weight. Maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI). Maintain an active lifestyle. Go for morning walk. Exercise. Excess weight can also lead to hormonal imbalance in the body.

Do you have dry nose?
If your nasal passages are too dry, germ can easily invade your system. If your nasal passage is excessively dry you should irrigate your nasal passages with a squeeze bottle. A runny nose is actually a good defense against colds and the flu. Mucus traps viruses and clears them from the body. 

Are you stressed?
Long-term stress weakens the responses of your immune system. Laugh out loud and beat the stress. 

Green Peas are Nutritional Boon

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Remedy for Dry and Cracked Skin around Nails

Hands are the most used body part of a human being. Our hands deal with many irritating substance and situation. So, we should take extra care of our hands in order to make them presentable and healthy. Dry skin around fingernails is very common. It can be both unaesthetic and painful. Here, we will go through the tips to fix that dry and cracked skin around nails.



  • Soak your hands in lukewarm water every night if skin around nails is excessively dry and cracked.  Give overnight treatment with heavy moisturizing oil/cream or petroleum jelly to the skin around nails. You can put a pair of cotton gloves on your hands.
  • Apply moisturizer/hand lotion to your hands with concentration on skin around nails after every hand wash. Massage the lotion into your cuticles and nails as well.
  • Massage yogurt/curd over hands with special attention to dry and cracked areas near fingernails. Let the yogurt/curd sit on hands for 10- 15 mins. Rinse off with lukewarm water and apply lotion. You can do this treatment once or twice in a week.  
  • Massage cuticles with olive oil or coconut oil twice in a week to avoid peeling of skin around nails.
  • You should wear dish gloves while cleaning utensils or doing similar tasks that involves detergent. Harmful chemical in detergent irritates hands’ skin.
  • Don’t bite skin around your nails. If skin is peeling, use a nail clipper to trim the skin out. 

Why Hand Care is Important for Your Overall Beauty?

Monday, 16 February 2015

Keep Skin Around Your Eyes Healthy and Glowing

  • Remove eye makeup properly at night. Makeup residue should not be left onto the skin. Wash your face with special attention to the area around your eyes.
  • Apply toner. You can use rose water. This will close/reduce the opened pored. 
  • Apply a thin layer of almond oil on your lids, lower lash area, and corners of the eyes. You can wash it off after 20 minutes. If your skin is not oily, you can leave it overnight twice in a week. It will make your eye skin healthy.
  • Use used green tea bags for puffy eyes: Cool the used bags for some time and then put them over your eyes. Green tea contains polyphenol particles known as tannins. Tannins are an astringent and are able to shrink skin; making them appear fresh and tones. The cool tea bags will reduce the swelling and tighten the skin around your eyes. 
  • Dab eyes with cotton ball dipped rose water to get rid of the puffiness
  • Place sliced cucumber or potato to reduce under-eye bags and dark circles.

How to Apply Eye Liner

Two types of liquid eye liners are available in market: felt tip (pen liner/ bottled liner) and dip brush (bristle brush)

I am learning with dip brush eyeliner.

1.    Get in the right position so that you can have steady hand while applying liner. You can rest your elbow on a table to avoid wavy or uneven line.
2.    Try to hold a small mirror in other hand. It will help you get a good view of eyelid while application.
3.    Draw dots or dashes on the lid as close as possible to the eye lashed. Don’t try to make one fine line in initial day else you will end up with wavy or uneven application.
4.    Try connecting the dots/dashes smoothly.
6.    Create a small tail at the outer edge to give great shape. You 
     can style the tail in a way you want.





7.    Don’t get panic if you have created mess on your lids. Just keep ear buds handy. It will help you clear out the mess.


5.    Keep the eye closed while applying liner. Get the view with the other eye. 
8.    Don't dream to learn in a day or two. Keep trying 7-10 days continuously to learn the basics. 

9.    After you learn the basics you can move on to advanced stage of styling. 

Learning Basic Makeup

Hey beauties,

I  am a no-makeup- girl and I am about to get married (blush). I am bit tensed how would I manage pre-wedding, wedding, and post-wedding glams. I don’t know the ABC of makeup application. 

To me make up is - washing face, applying rose water, and then top it with aloe vera gel (Patanjali). How can I forget to mention lip balm? I use lip balm on regular basis as I have very dry lips. 


Therefore, I have planned to learn some makeup basics. I would love to share my learning experience with all such ladies as I progress.