Susan Jose

Susan Jose

Susan writes on beauty, wellness, food, music and travel for HT Café. She has studied electronic and online journalism.

Articles by Susan Jose
If we get lazy during summers and do not follow a proper skin regimen, the effects of this season tend to stay with us for a long time.(Unsplash)
If we get lazy during summers and do not follow a proper skin regimen, the effects of this season tend to stay with us for a long time.(Unsplash)

Shine on this summer with a beauty regimen especially for your skin type

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 12:00 PM IST
The extreme heat takes a toll on our skin and it is time to revamp our beauty regimen to stay protected.
(Unsplash)
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Not just elegant jewellery, pearls are also used for skincare and health-care products

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 05:19 PM IST
Truly marine treasures, pearls, go beyond beautifying us in the form of jewellery. In its crushed form, the consumption of pearl powder benefits our well-being in more ways than one.
There are no definite set of sleeping rules. Because what may work with one couple may not work for the other.(Unsplash)
There are no definite set of sleeping rules. Because what may work with one couple may not work for the other.(Unsplash)

Improve your relationship by sleeping right with these 7 positions

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 02:13 PM IST
Understanding the link between your sleep and relationships may help you better both of them in your life.
Botox is extensively used for reduction of frown lines, forehead horizontal lines, crow’s feet, under eye wrinkles and for neck lift as well as smoothening the heavy jawline. (Instagram)
Botox is extensively used for reduction of frown lines, forehead horizontal lines, crow’s feet, under eye wrinkles and for neck lift as well as smoothening the heavy jawline. (Instagram)

Fillers to botox, most popular cosmetic treatments, their price tags and possible drawbacks

Hindustan Times | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 03:19 PM IST
Good skin never goes out of fashion. Experts unanimously agree that all laser skin treatments are “relatively safe” when carried out by experienced dermats. Here’s everything you should know about some of the most wanted cosmetic treatments.
Take inspiration from these ladies to flaunt red in style(Getty Images)
Take inspiration from these ladies to flaunt red in style(Getty Images)

For red is the colour of love

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 01:17 PM IST
Strength, fire, passion, vibrance and sexuality, take fashion inspiration from these ladies to flaunt red in style.
Selection of good fat saurces, copy space(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Selection of good fat saurces, copy space(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Fitness for your sake, not social media

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2019 10:40 PM IST
These wellness trends are predicted to be the ones to watch out for this year.
The Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.(Photo: Shutterstock)
The Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.(Photo: Shutterstock)

Palace hopping in God’s own country

Mumbai | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 08:38 PM IST
A visit to the palaces in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, gives an insight into the myriad opulence of the bygone eras.
Detox teas give the stomach a flat appearance. The day you stop drinking the tea, the weight will bounce back. (Unsplash)
Detox teas give the stomach a flat appearance. The day you stop drinking the tea, the weight will bounce back. (Unsplash)

Detox teas aren’t all the same, here’s everything you need to know

Hindustan Times | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 11:24 AM IST
Are you on a teatox? Many celebrities promote the miraculous benefits of detox teas, but know the facts from the myths before you pick one for yourself.
Experts are unanimous in stating that picking up a new language benefits us throughout the life.(Photo: Istock)
Experts are unanimous in stating that picking up a new language benefits us throughout the life.(Photo: Istock)

Speaking in more than one language is so good for your well-being

Mumbai | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 06:59 PM IST
Apart from giving your personality a multicultural appeal, talking in different languages also gives you a host of health benefits.
People with BDD become obsessed with their physical imperfections.(Photo:IStock)
People with BDD become obsessed with their physical imperfections.(Photo:IStock)

Is looking good your top priority? Maybe, it’s Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Mumbai | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2018 02:13 PM IST
Checking the mirror often for hair that just won’t stay in place? A new zit turning you totally restless? You might be a little more than ‘just obsessed’ with your looks!

Work hard and be nice to everyone: Bradley Simpson

Mumbai | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 05:02 PM IST
Lead vocalist of Bradley Simpson of The Vamps has some humble advice to aspiring musicians
Former NBA star Robert Horry says you cannot be an elite player if you are complacent.
Former NBA star Robert Horry says you cannot be an elite player if you are complacent.

Proud of all these people stepping up: Robert Horry

Mumbai | By Susan Jose
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2018 05:48 PM IST
Former American basketball star Robert Horry is happy times have changed and that sportsmen can now take a political stand and speak out
For any activity to keep the mind healthy, it will have to provide the person with a sense of accomplishment, achievement, fulfilment and growth.(Photo:Istock)
For any activity to keep the mind healthy, it will have to provide the person with a sense of accomplishment, achievement, fulfilment and growth.(Photo:Istock)

Stay sharp with these simple lifestyle tweaks

Mumbai | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 08:46 PM IST
A Norwegian study suggests that the intelligence quotient of the general population is on the decline. Here’s what you can do to maintain your IQ
A midnight shot of a cabin at Vikajärvi Lake, Rovaniemi, Finland.(PHOTO: Juho Uurtamo/Beyond Arctic)
A midnight shot of a cabin at Vikajärvi Lake, Rovaniemi, Finland.(PHOTO: Juho Uurtamo/Beyond Arctic)

Beating the Arctic heat the Finnish way

UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 07:52 PM IST
While Nordic winters may be world famous, thanks to Northern Lights, the summers are equally breathtaking with the Midnight Sun and other natural phenomena coming to life. Here’s an account of experiencing summertime in Finland.
Shawn Christensen attends says even though he didn’t understand them, he learnt from Indian movies.(Photo: Waytao Shing)
Shawn Christensen attends says even though he didn’t understand them, he learnt from Indian movies.(Photo: Waytao Shing)

I think about leaving thefilm industry every day:Shawn Christensen

Mumbai | By Susan Jose
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2018 06:32 PM IST
The Oscar-winning writer-director Shawn Christensen says that it is the craft that holds him back in the film industry.
Digital detox helps one have better social interactions.(Photo: Olaser)
Digital detox helps one have better social interactions.(Photo: Olaser)

Let’s get real about digital detox

UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2018 05:50 PM IST
Did you capture a moment or click only for Instagram? Did you just tweet or truly express an opinion? Is your virtual world more ‘happening’ than your actual one? Stop now and get real!
Writer-director Shawn Christensen has been influenced a lot by Spielberg’s films.(Photo: Christopher Polk)
Writer-director Shawn Christensen has been influenced a lot by Spielberg’s films.(Photo: Christopher Polk)

As a director, you get a little more control: Shawn Christensen

UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2018 05:30 PM IST
The negotiations with production houses or studios to tell your stories through films is easier when you are donning the director’s cap, says Oscar-winning writer-director Shawn Christensen.
Collagen helps slow down the ageing process.(Photo: Istock; For representational purposes only)
Collagen helps slow down the ageing process.(Photo: Istock; For representational purposes only)

The curious case of collagen

Mumbai | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2018 05:51 PM IST
What is this collagen that celebrities are swearing by? Is it a potion of health or a youth elixir? Experts decode this new fitness fad.
Retinoid increases the turnover of skin cells.(Photo:IStock; For representational purposes only)
Retinoid increases the turnover of skin cells.(Photo:IStock; For representational purposes only)

The rights and wrongs of using retinoid for good skin

UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 06:02 PM IST
The picture of a 78-year-old with beautiful skin went viral, causing a sudden buzz around the use of retinoids. Experts tell us how healthy these vitamins are.
Lectins, found majorly in green peas, aubergines and escargots, play a role in reducing the glycaemic effects of food.(Photos: Istock)
Lectins, found majorly in green peas, aubergines and escargots, play a role in reducing the glycaemic effects of food.(Photos: Istock)

Can we really do without lectins?

Mumbai | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 02:36 PM IST
As the debate over lectins heats up, we ask experts if a diet without the protein that is found in meat, whole grains, seafood, nuts and dairy is practical and whether it’s relevant to good health.
Actor - Zaira Wasim
Actor - Zaira Wasim

Lights, camera and depression: What you see on reel may not be real

Hindustan Times | By Susan Jose, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2018 12:23 AM IST
Under constant spotlight for their appearances in the real and reel world, many celebrities across the world have spoken extensively about having battled mental health issues
Experts agree that it is only since a few years that mental health is being taken seriously.(Photo:IStock; For representational purposes only)
Experts agree that it is only since a few years that mental health is being taken seriously.(Photo:IStock; For representational purposes only)

Quit playing games with your mind

Mumbai | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 03:14 PM IST
Do not let stress, anxiety or depression run havoc in your life. Look out for the signs and deal with the issues in an appropriate and timely manner.
Enjoy both an apple and a donut when you follow calorie-restricted diet.(Photo:iStock)
Enjoy both an apple and a donut when you follow calorie-restricted diet.(Photo:iStock)

Strike a balance with calorie-restricted diet

Mumbai | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 07:18 PM IST
Opting for a calorie-restricted diet is being touted as a sustainable way to lead a fitter, healthier life.
(From left) Zubin Balaporia, Uday Benegal and Mahesh Tinaikar
(From left) Zubin Balaporia, Uday Benegal and Mahesh Tinaikar

Awards have never driven us: Uday Benegal

Mumbai | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 05:24 PM IST
Uday Benegal, the frontman of Indus Creed, one of India’s longstanding rock bands, shares the real reason for making new music.
Eléonore Pourriat says she feels empowered by female solidarity.(Photo: Médale Claude)
Eléonore Pourriat says she feels empowered by female solidarity.(Photo: Médale Claude)

It is ridiculous to deprive the sanctuary of cinema: Eléonore Pourriat

Mumbai | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 02:29 PM IST
French writer-director Eléonore Pourriat does not support the exclusion of movies made for online streaming platforms from the Cannes film festival.
Actor Emily Deschanel is one of the ardent supporters of veganism.(Photo: AFP)
Actor Emily Deschanel is one of the ardent supporters of veganism.(Photo: AFP)

I hate the idea of animals dying for people to eat them: Emily Deschanel

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 07:15 PM IST
Hollywood actor Emily Deschanel says that animal cruelty “really got” to her. She turned vegan after watching a documentary on animal rights in high school.

A total desi at heart: London Taxi restaurant review

PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2018 06:57 PM IST
Warm hospitality and tasty, budget-friendly meals are the pros of this restaurant at Lower Parel. But they do have their fair share of glitches to fix.
Model Kendall Jenner faced complications after an IV drip session held just before the Oscar 2018 night went awry.(Photos: Reuters, Istock)
Model Kendall Jenner faced complications after an IV drip session held just before the Oscar 2018 night went awry.(Photos: Reuters, Istock)

The drip of beauty: Should you opt for vitamins through IV?

Mumbai | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2018 03:54 PM IST
With Kendall Jenner facing complications due to the IV drip vitamin therapy, we check how safe this celebrity-­endorsed, controversy-­riddled health fad is.
Actor Emily Deschanel is happy women are speaking out and bringing about a change.(Photo: JB Lacroix)
Actor Emily Deschanel is happy women are speaking out and bringing about a change.(Photo: JB Lacroix)

The #MeToo movement was long overdue: Emily Deschanel

Mumbai | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2018 08:20 PM IST
The American actor is happy that women are speaking out and bringing about a change. Also says she “values” being able to discuss work with younger sister, actor Zooey Deschanel.
The number of takers for alternative therapies is growing day by day.(Photo: Oleh Slobodeniuk)
The number of takers for alternative therapies is growing day by day.(Photo: Oleh Slobodeniuk)

For the open-minded

Mumbai | By Susan Jose
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2018 08:13 PM IST
Are you curious about the expanding spectrum of alternative therapies? We get experts to decode some of them for you.
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