Kriti was born on 27 July 1990 in New Delhi, India. She is an Indian film actress and model. Kriti made her acting debut with Nenokkadine. Her first Bollywood film was Heropanti. She is active since 2014. Her father, Rahul Sanon is a chartered accountant and her mother, Geeta Sanon is an associate professor at University of Delhi. Nupur Sanon is her younger sister.
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Anushka was born on1 May 1988 in Uttar Pradesh, India. She is an Indian producer and actress. She has been nominated for Filmfare awards 6 times and she has received one of the awards. Her father, Colonel Ajay Kumar Sharma is an army officer. Ashima Sharma is her mother and a homemaker. She lives in Mumbai, India.
Shraddha was born on 3 March 1989 in Mumbai, India. She is an Indian singer and film actress. She is known for her work in Bollywood films. ( Teen Patti, Luv Ka The End etc.) Her father, Shakti Kapoor is an actor and her mother is Shivangi Kapoor. She has elder brother, Siddhanth Kapoor. Padmini Kolhapure and Tejaswini Kolhapure are her aunts. They are actors in films.
Alia Bhatt was born on 15 March 1993. She is a British actress who acts in Bollywood films. Her father, Mahesh Bratt is a filmmaker and her mother, Soni Razdan is an actress. She is active since 2012. She has an elder sister ( Shaheen) and two half-siblings ( Pooja and Rahul ). Her first acting role was as a child artist in Sangharsh.
Most people think that washing face is a just a routine task but in reality there’s a lot more to it than soap and water, says Dr. Doris Day, NYC dermatologist and author of Forget the Facelift. When there are available so many advanced, gentle cleansers that don’t strip the skin, choosing the right one which allows to absorb moisturizing and anti-aging properties more effectively becomes a key factor.
Avoid These Mistakes to Clean Your Face
Obviously, an old-school splash and scrub won’t work. Learn here the new guidelines for getting cleanest and freshest face.
Wash and Done
It’s more of a 2-step action. To quote Montclair, New Jersey, dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie: “Remove your makeup prior to you wash your face. Many cleansers can’t take off concealer or foundation thoroughly, particularly around the eyes and nose. Apply an oil-based cream, an emollient wipe, or a cleansing oil to dissolve stubborn sunscreen and makeup.”
Follow with lukewarm water and a pea-size amount of cleanser (opt for the ingredients cocamidopropyl betaine or caprylic triglyceride, which are sulfate-free surfactants) on your fingers or a clean, damp washcloth and cleanse your face.
Whereas the jury is still out on how often to cleanse face (every morning and every night or just once at night), but all dermatologist coincides that over-cleansing can result into irritation and deficiency of moisture. The percept is to use common sense: Always clean your face after a workout to avoid breakouts, and cleanse excessively oily skin morning and night. For real dry or sensitive skin, do wash once daily in the morning or night.
Close Your Skin Pores
Sorry, friends, but you can skip procedures such as massaging your face to increase circulation or splashing your face with cold water to “close” your facial pores. According to Downie: “Pores don’t open and close. On the other hand, excessive hot or cold can aggravate problems such as rosacea and redness.
Nevertheless, mild steam helps unstiffen hardened oil in pores; therefore it’s not a bad idea to cleanse in the shower. And Downie further says “While it feels nice, massage doesn’t do much. Exercise is what boosts your circulation.”
Use Cleanser According to Skin Type
Irrespective of your skin type, ensure the ingredients list doesn’t contain fragrance, which can be irritating; parabens (possibly toxic stablizer); or harsh soap (it’s drying). “If a cleanser fits that bill, the formula itself (cream, lotion, foaming, etc.) is more a matter of personal preference,” says NYC dermatologist Dr. Brad Katchen. However, if you have dry skin, you can use cleansers with added moisturizers, such as glycerin or shea butter. On the other hand, people with oily skin may use a foaming wash that leaves skin feeling super-clean.
Scrub to Exfoliate and Smooth
Try a salicylic- or glycolic-acid cleanser, you will find it gentler and more effective than grainy scrubs. Moreover, both have anti-aging properties and will help avert breakouts. Swap with your usual wash (start with two times per week), and adjust depending on how your skin is responding and looking.
Dermatologists claim that alcohol-based toners remove natural oils from your skin, which is not good. However gentle toners soothe the skin and balance pH levels, but with the right cleanser, you don’t actually require this step. But if you like the feeling, well then select gentle, alcohol-free types.
A skin-cleaning brush on the one hand gets rid of oil, dirt, and dead skin better than your hands, and on the other hand it’s less aggressive than most exfoliating cleansers or scrubs. But make sure to not use it every night, particularly if you’re also applying ingredients such as retinoids or acids. Too much exfoliation can lead to inflammation.
To sum up: Use skin brush, but use sparingly. To make sure that your brush is bacteria-free, rinse and air-dry after use. And if you are a clean freak, replace the brush head after every 2-3 months.
Use your high-priced products such as retinol or antioxidants as leave-on products instead of washing them down the drain. They give best results when they stay concentrated on the skin.
Avoid above mistakes and follow the above rules to clean your face properly.
Facial peel off mask has many skin benefits. From tenderly peeling out impurities from your skin to uncovering rejuvenated, brighter, younger looking skin, a peel off mask plays an important role in any skincare regime.
A facial peel mask not only nourishes and moisturizes your skin, but also contains a plasticizing agent that establishes a thin film over your face, when dried. This works to peel off dead skin on face, remove blackheads, and exfoliate. There are many face peeling masks available that are suitable for curing different skin conditions such as treating acne, blackheads, and oily skin.
You have various options like go for peel-off facials at salons and spas or do it yourself at home. When it comes to homemade peel off face mask, I recommend this versatile peel off mask that you can make right in your kitchen. It’s safe and without any side effects. Do it right to get rid of dull skin and bestow youth boost to your facial skin.
Learn here how to make and use a peel off mask:
(i) Green Tea: 1/2 cup, brewed
(ii) Lemon juice: 1/2 lemon, freshly squeezed
(iii) Honey: 1 teaspoon, darker-organic
(iv) Gelatin: 2 packets, plain and unflavored
(v) Egg Whites: 2
(vi) Vitamin E capsule: 1
Benefit Of The Ingredients:
(i) Green Tea: Rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants will provide anti-aging benefits to the skin.
(ii) Lemon: Lemon juice is packed with vitamin C, which provides a brightening boost to your skin. It is also a rich source of citric acid that works as an exfoliate, which means it is very effective in sloughing off the dull dead skin cells and helping in generating new ones making it even more effective.
(iii) Honey: Honey acts as a humectant, so locks in moisture, tightens skin pores and provides glow to your skin at the same time.
(iv) Gelatin: This makes the mask a peel off kind.
(v) Egg Whites: This works together with gelatin to help get rid of white heads.
(vi) Vitamin E Capsule: This helps to get rid of acne, blemishes, and further helps to diminish the appearance of scars.
(i) Take the brewed green tea and add in the two packets of gelatin. Stir the mixture well. Squeeze the lemon juice on top (take out the seeds before squeezing). Mix in the honey and stir well. Cut open the vitamin E capsule to extract its gel and mix in this as well. Place the final mixture in the microwave for about 20-25 seconds or until the gelatin is fully dissolved and the honey is mixed thoroughly
(ii) Cool the mixture. To do this you can place the mixture in a fridge for about 10 minutes. To make sure that you don’t cook the egg whites, remember to mix in the egg whites last (whip the egg whites well before adding). Mix until you get a spreadable thick consistency.
(i) Starting with a clean face apply the peeling-mask generously over your face, thickly and evenly. Though, you may use a makeup brush, but your fingers will do a better job. Make sure the mask is thick enough, so that it works a peel off kind mask afterwards.
(ii) Allow the first coat of the mask to sit for about 3 minutes, and then apply a second coat.
(iii) Relax for about 30 minutes. When you feel a tingling/tightening sensation on your facial skin, it means it’s doing its magic well.
(iv) When the mask turns hard, peel the mask off. If any part of the mask is left behind, just use a damp washcloth to lightly rub the areas to remove the residues.
Natural Beauty Tips:
(i) Tie back your hair before applying the mask.
(ii) Remember that the mask is thick enough so that it effectively works as a peeling mask.
Try these awesome ingredients and I bet you won’t feel damaged.
Hi ladies!It’s a tough task to handle your skin in summers, especially if your skin is sensitive. The scorching heat can mess-up your skin in summers and make it look dull and lifeless. If you are facing this problem then leave your worries to me now. I have got a great face mask recipe, using just a few natural ingredients (summer fruits), that can keep your skin rejuvenated and supple throughout the summers.
Use Natural Homemade Fruit Facial Masks to Keep Your Skin Glowing, Supple and Beautiful…
Let’s go into your kitchen and start.
At Home Fruit Facial Mask
This facial mask not only works as a good scrub, but is ideal to soothe irritated skin. It will make your skin smoother, clearer and even toned.
Beauty Benefits of the Ingredients
(a) It acts as moisturizer, so hydrates your skin
(b) Works as a toner
(c) Controls excess oil production
(a) Reverses the effects of skin tanning
(b) Revitalizes dull skin and also helps relieve sunburned skin
(c) Shrink pores and helpful in treating blemishes
Dried Orange Peel Powder:
(a) Acts as a natural bleaching agent
(b) Diminishes acne marks and spots
(c) Not only refreshes your skin, but makes it clear as well
(a) Exfoliates the skin and works as a cleanser as well
(b) Makes your skin softer and locks in moisture
(c) Due to its high antioxidant contents, it’s ideal for use on sensitive skin
(a) Acts as a natural moisturizer
(b) Soften your skin to make it supple
(c) Evens out the skin
You will need:
(i) Watermelon: 2-3 small pieces/cubes (freshly squeezed juice, 1 table spoon)
(ii) Cucumber: ½ medium size (freshly squeezed juice, 1 table spoon)
(iii) Dried orange peel: Powdered – 1 table spoon (You can make it at home by drying orange peels in the sunlight, grind them and make your own orange peel powder at home, or alternatively you can buy orange peel powder from a store)
(iv) Oats: 1 table spoon
Crush 2-3 small watermelon cubes and take juice out of it. Blend the cucumber and strain juice from the mixture. Mix together 1 table spoon each of the above 5 ingredients. Stir them well to make a spreadable paste of uniform consistency, and voila – your skin rejuvenating face mask is ready. Apply the mask onto your face, neck and chest, using your clean fingers. Massage it lightly for 2-3 minutes, leaving it on for about 15-20 minutes. Wash the mask off, and pat dry your skin.
You will love this skin rejuvenating mask. Do try this facial mask and share your experience with the other readers under the comments below!
Are you worried about dry, brittle hair that puffs up in humidity? Or your hair frizzes out when you brush it? If so, then try this anti-frizz treatment. I am sure this will become your favorite treatment for dry, brittle hair.
Honey Yogurt Mask for Hair
Generally, the hair treatment-recipes are based on oil – but there is a big downside to these remedies. If you happen to use too much, your hair gets bogged down with the weight of oil and you end up looking like a grease doll for days.
Use this mask to solve your dry, frizzy hair problem. It is made using just 3 natural ingredients that will leave your hair looking as if treated at a professional hair spa!
Yogurt Honey Hair Deep Conditioner Ingredients
Yogurt/Curd: It is a multi-vitamin rich food which contains high levels of lactic acid that is quite beneficial to treat dull and damaged hair. Yogurt has anti-fungal properties that help fight dandruff. It also has moisturizing properties, which make it a great natural conditioner to soften hair and tame hair frizz.
Yogurt for Hair Growth: It’s packed with protein, and nourishes your hair to grow strong and healthy. Yogurt contains lactic acids, which cleanses the scalp and clears out dead skin cells to make your hair follicles grow!
Honey: Honey works as an emollient, which means it’s a natural hair softener and great hair conditioner. As honey is an emollient, it also improves the health of the hair follicles which are responsible for hair growth. It is also a natural antioxidant, so it tends to make your scalp healthy and stimulate hair growth. Honey acts as humectant, meaning it attracts and retains moisture in the hair. Honey also has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, which prevent your scalp from infections or psoriasis and tend to keep your scalp clean and bacteria-free. Honey can lighten your hair over time, but if you use this treatment only once a week, you probably won’t see any changes.
Coconut Oil: Just few drops of coconut oil. Coconut oil is rich in antioxidants, and has antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. When used on hair, it improves scalp health, fights infections and fungus, supports hair growth, all while adding volume and shine without the common harmful chemicals. It distinctly penetrates the hair shaft, and is moisturizing from within. It’s unique in that it can help the hair shaft to lay flat so that your hair looks smooth and shiny – but definitely not greasy. It’s very rich oil, so one or two drops can do in some cases.
You will need:
(i) Yogurt/Curd: 2 tablespoons, plain, unflavored, unsweetened
(ii) Honey: 1 tablespoon, organic
(iii) Coconut Oil: 1/4 teaspoon (for thin hair), 1/2 teaspoon (for thicker hair) – depending upon how your hair soaks in the oil – you may need just 1 drop!
(i) If the coconut oil is hard, you need to melt it down. Mix well all the ingredients together.
(ii) Gently massage the mixture onto your hair, from the scalp to the hair ends – so that your scalp and hair are covered with the mask. Let the mask sit for at least 15 minutes.
(iii) Shampoo your hair as usual, and if you use conditioner – just a tiny amount on the hair ends will do.
Natural Beauty Tip: Follow this treatment once a week to repair, maintain and rejuvenate your hair. Learn here how to deep condition your hair.
When you have time, just walk into your kitchen and try it, and share your experience with us!
Everyone has bad breath (also known as halitosis) at some points of time, such as in the morning when you wake up. But persistent bad breath is something which you should not accept as a norm. In this article you will find tips on how to get rid of bad breath.
What Causes Bad Breath: We will tell you later about how to cure bad breath. First you should know what are the causes of bad breath.
In most cases bad breath is caused by poor dental hygiene. Morsels of food which get caught between the teeth or stuck onto your tongue decay with time and produce foul smell.
Then consuming the strong stinky foods like garlic, raw onion, coffee and some medicines, etc. is another major short term bad breath cause.
The build-up of debris and bits of rotting foods on the surface of tonsils (called as tonsil stones) is also one of the causes of bad breath.
However, Bacteria are 90% of bad breath causes. Bacteria break down food in your mouth and, in the process produce odorous compounds. Morning is the time when you have foulest smell, since your mouth has been dry the whole night, allowing bacteria enough time to work their stinking magic.
Medical conditions, such as dry mouth, diabetes, gastritis, infections in the throat, nose or lungs, liver and kidney are other causes of bad breath.
How To Get Rid Of Bad Breath:
(i) Brush your teeth: Brush your teeth twice a day. Choose a fluoride tooth paste. Regular brushing in the correct way is crucial to prevent bad breath. There are hundreds of nooks and crevices in your mouth which can be a play-ground for these rotting morsels to get lodged and work on producing stinking smell.
(ii) Clean your tongue: Brushing alone is not enough. Sixty percent of the bad breath is due to plaque and bacteria that gather on your tongue, especially on the back. Your tongue is the prime breeding ground for these two harmful rotting materials. One of the best ways to cure bad breath is to clear away this offending plaque and bacteria with a tongue scraper twice a day. Alternatively, you can also use your brush or the edge of a spoon for this purpose.
(iii) Swish the water: Make it a habit to take a sip of water after you have any food and swish the water around your mouth between the teeth to clear the debris.
(iv) Floss your teeth: Flossing removes food particles trapped between your teeth. These food particles would otherwise remain lodged between your teeth and decay with time producing smells emitting form your mouth.
(v) Use mouthwash: Many of the mouthwashes are alcohol-based. Avoid these, as alcohol-based mouthwashes dry out and irritate your mouth. Preferably use that contains zinc chloride, chloehexidine or hydrogen peroxide.
Some more bad breath remedies:
(i) When you brush, make it a habit to brush your tongue also to clear the decaying food morsels sticking to the surface of your tongue.
(iii) You can also try rinsing your mouth with a little of lemon juice mix with water during the day.
(iv) Make it your habit to floss your teeth in the morning and rinse your mouth with alcohol free mouthwash twice a day. However, remember mouthwash is a temporary fix only.
(v) Eat cinnamon to reduce bacteria counts in your mouth.
(vii) Cardamom is a natural breath freshener and has antibacterial properties. Cardamom is a rich source of a compound called cineole, a powerful antiseptic that kills bacteria and lessens bad breath.
(viii) Drink water to keep your mouth moisturized as it helps in reducing growth of bacteria which otherwise would cause bad breath.
Bad breath can sometimes be an underlying symptom of some other health problems, such as liver problems, reflux, diabetes and sinus infections. If you notice after following above tips about how to get rid of bad breath that it still persists, it may be due to certain medical problems about which you need to consult your doctor and get proper treatment.
Many people have oily or greasy skin problems, particularly on their faces. Never neglect oily skin conditions as it can lead to other skin problems like acne and spots. Oily skin arises when the sebaceous glands emit more oil than normal, resulting into presence of more oil on the skin surface. Hereditary is one of the main causes for too much oil production. The other possible causes for oily skin are hormonal shifts, stress, pollution, high humidity, travel, certain cosmetic products, birth control pills, poor diet, and improper skin care.
Proper Cleansing: Always use an oil-free cleansing product two times in a day. Take a little amount of the facial cleanser in your hands, lather it up, and gently massage it onto your face – using your finger-tips. Then rinse out with lukewarm water. In case you are having fresh acne breakouts, buy a cleanser with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, which is an effective remedy to dry them up.
Use Toner or An Astringent: Gently apply a toner or an astringent onto your skin after washing, and then pat it dry with a clean towel. In case you are suffering from acne, consider using a prescription astringent having ingredients to help clear up acne breakouts. For those who believe in using natural ways, we recommend freshly squeezed lemon juice or witch hazel that are not only very effective but are inexpensive too. An effective way is to use pre-moistened pads or to apply liquid astringent or toner using soft cotton balls.
Moisturize Consistently: Use an oil-controlling moisturizer or gel. For those who apply makeup this also serves as make-up base before they put on foundation.
Exfoliate Once or Twice a Week:
Exfoliating your skin helps to remove dead skin cells and dirt that otherwise can clog your skin pores. There are various options, such as natural exfoliates containing fruit kernels, micro-beads, or ground up nut shells. Mixing water with baking soda is also an option or you can try exfoliating with a clean washcloth. For people who don’t like to exfoliate physically, they can go for an enzyme containing facial mask or glycolic acid pads to get rid of dead skin cells.
Use Facial Masks: Do facial using clay mask once or twice a week. Allow the mask to remain on your skin until it dries out, and then rinse it out with lukewarm water. Pat dry your face gently, using a clean, soft facial towel.
Apple Cider Vinegar:For best results, we recommend unfiltered and raw kind that has beneficial enzymes and nutrients which are missing in pasteurized and filtered one. Considering the fact that it is somewhat strong to use directly on the skin, make sure to mix 1 part of apple cider vinegar with 1-2 parts of water before applying it onto your skin. Apply it once a day after washing your face, but before moisturizing, using a clean cotton ball.
Don’t Wash Your Face Too Much: Wash your face not more than twice a day – in the morning and before you sleep at night. Washing your face too frequently provokes your sebaceous glands to secrete even more oil. The sebum (naturally released oil from your skin) purpose is to lubricate and shields your skin. When you wash your face too often, your glands react by releasing more oil to shield it.
Use Lukewarm Water: Cold or hot water dries out your skin that can prompt your glands to release more oil. While washing your face, use lukewarm water as it relaxes your face and treats it gently.
Oil Free Moisturizers and Sun-Screen: Use moisturizer to help protect your face from vagaries of excess oil and the Sun’s ultraviolet rays. But, make sure to use oil-free products or the problem may be aggravated. Consider using witch hazel as a natural toner for your oily face and skin. You can apply it with a cotton ball and allow it to dry out.
To treat pimples (oily skin is acne prone), apply lavender or tea tree oil exactly on the pimples to exterminate bacteria and help heal the skin. However, if you have sensitive skin, make sure to dilute the oil with some Aloe Vera gel.
So I guess you can take care of your oily skin easily. Be beautiful and keep smiling…