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DIY Beauty: 10 natural homemade beauty treatments for radiant skin and hair

In a world where skincare and beauty products can be expensive and filled with harsh chemicals, many people are turning to natural and homemade alternatives. DIY beauty treatments are not only cost-effective, but they can also be personalized to suit individual skin and hair types. With ingredients commonly found in the kitchen or pantry, these treatments are easy to make and use in the comfort of your own home. Check out top 10 DIY beauty treatments that you can try to enhance your skin and hair health. 
Updated on Mar 11, 2023 07:56 PM IST

Time-saving beauty hacks for a quick and easy morning routine

Mornings can be a hectic time, with a long to-do list and limited time to get everything done. For many people, this means sacrificing their beauty routine in order to save time. However, with a few clever hacks, you can streamline your morning routine and still look your best. Check out some of the best beauty hacks for a quick and easy morning routine.
Updated on Feb 20, 2023 02:57 PM IST

5 amazing Ayurvedic ingredients you should include in your skincare routine

"Ayurvedic skincare is a process that heals the skin from within while also producing healthy skin on the outside. These organic skincare elements have so many different functions for your skin that it is difficult to classify them under a single heading. Ayurvedic products are chemical-free and safe for both the skin and the environment," says, Dr. Kriti Soni, Head- R&D, Kapiva, She further suggested list of ingredientsyou might want to try if you are interested in herbal and natural skincare routine.
Published on Feb 06, 2023 03:11 PM IST

Skincare tips to help you glow during the wedding season

With the wedding season knocking at our doors, it's time to up our game and be it the outfit or accessories, we all want to show up with our best foot forward but have you started to prep your skin, too? Well, let us tell you that just makeup won't help. It is important that your skin has a natural glow from within which adds to your look. Also, the current change in weather and the burgeoning AQI can take a toll on the skin, so taking extra care is a must. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr Rashmi Shetty, Consultant Aesthetic Dermatologist in Mumbai, revealed to Zarafshan Shiraz the little secrets that can make the skin glow in all its glory and make heads turn this wedding season: 
Updated on Dec 13, 2022 06:59 PM IST

Diet tips for healthy and glowing skin: Nutritionist suggests

The skin constantly keeps shedding the older skin cells. Hence, it is extremely important to nourish the skin from within in order to maintain the health and glow of it. “Everyone has their favourite skin care routine but there’s no denying that beautiful and healthy skin starts with nourishment from within. Hence the old saying, you are what you eat has never been more true,” read an excerpt of Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee as she noted down a few diet tips to keep the skin healthy and glowing.
Published on Oct 02, 2022 10:20 AM IST

Reasons you should add shea butter to your every day skin routine

A lot of hydrating skin and hair products contains the ingredient shea butter which works wonders on dry skin. It is packed with Vitamins A, E, and F that plays a huge role in rejuvenating the skin. The butter is extracted from the nuts of the shea trees which are native to West Africa.
Published on Aug 05, 2022 04:05 PM IST

Harmful effects of skipping bath in monsoon

During winters and monsoon, we often do not take bath due to the cold weather outside. in fact, some people feel reluctant to take bath in warm water as well. but this habit can cost us a lot. Let's have a look at the effects that skipping bath has on our bodies.
Updated on Jul 30, 2022 10:11 AM IST

9 beauty and skincare tips to detox your skin, rejuvenate it after holiday break

Who does not love going on vacations and pampering themselves? When we are at home, our skin knows how to behave but when we decide to go on a holiday, we let go of ourselves and put our skincare routine aside but what happens when we return from a relaxing getaway? After a perfect getaway, our skin feels a little tired, dull and of course, goes through a lack of shine and smoothness. The skin while on vacation faces a lot of stress caused by the sea, swimming pools, sand, wind and sun. The change in the atmosphere also plays an important role in changing the texture of the skin. These factors lead to redness, spots and other side effects which eventually lead to dryness. After the much-needed break, our skin needs a break too. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Mr. Harry Sehrawat, Co-Founder of Sanfe Beauty, told Zarafshan Shiraz about how once can detox their skin and rejuvenate it after a holiday break: 
Updated on Jul 08, 2022 11:07 AM IST

Botox: Doctor busts myths, shares facts about the popular cosmetic treatment

Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin protein commonly known as Botox. Botox has been used since a long time in dermatology for clinical as well as cosmetic purposes. Even though Botox has been tried and tested and has been around since ages, there are still myths surrounding it. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr Hitasha Patil, MBBS, DDVL at Kaya Clinic in Pune's Koregaon, busted some of these myths to help those opting for it get their facts right. 
Updated on Jul 07, 2022 10:05 AM IST

Beauty tips: Here's how smokers can protect their lips

Nicotine and tar present in the cigarette causes the blood vessels to shrink, narrow and over time, cut off the oxygen supply to the lips that leads to oxidative stress and capillary rupture. Eventually, the lips become dull and faded while the heat emitted from cigarette smoke triggers the body to release melanin which causes the area around the mouth to become darker and pigmented. 
Updated on Jun 17, 2022 01:35 PM IST

Skincare tips: 10 super ingredients to help fight skin ailments this summer

Taking care of our skin can be an arduous task, especially with the number of products available in the market these days. All the products in the market claim to do wonders for our skin but whether we go to a salon for spas and facials or indulge at home with a set skincare regime of cleansing, toning and moisturizing, one fact that cannot be ignored is the presence of harmful chemicals present in these products which can be harmful to our skin in the long run. What many of us don’t realize is that we have nature’s blessing in abundance when it comes to skincare. The readymade products - creams, beauty soaps, scrubs, cleansers all claim to contain natural ingredients such as flowers, leaf extracts, fruits extracts, etc. but we can always just use the natural ingredients as they are without any chemicals and toxins. Using natural elements on our skin will go a long way in maintaining the skin’s softness and glow. Dr Geeta Grewal,-Cosmetic surgeon and anti-aging, beauty and wellness expert, shares 10 super ingredients to help fight skin ailments this summer. 
Updated on Jun 10, 2022 09:33 AM IST

World Environment Day 2022: Beauty tweaks that will help you save the planet

While the need of the hour is to save the planet, it is important that each of us take small steps in our own immediate surroundings to help us better this planet that is our only home. Taking care of our skin and our body is something everyone does and if nurturing it is going to cause damage to the environment, then one needs to relook at the products that we use. While thinking of the environment, the prime factors that occur to us is the air, water and soil. 
Updated on Jun 05, 2022 01:56 PM IST

World Environment Day 2022: 5 ways to adopt a sustainable lifestyle

Whether you've decided to lead a sustainable and eco-friendly life for the environment’s sake or simply want a change of things, every step you take counts. The adage “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” applies perfectly. Every bit you do for the environment will help the world come a step closer to achieving sustainability. While there are several ways to go green if you’re just starting out, Dr Merin Liza Jacob, Co- Founder of Green and Beige, shared with Zarafshan Shiraz, some simple steps you can take for a holistic, sustainable lifestyle. 
Updated on Jun 05, 2022 12:56 PM IST

Haircare tips: Expert shares 5 ways to get healthy scalp and hair

Dandruff is mostly caused by seborrheic dermatitis which is a skin condition that causes scaly patches and red skin on the scalp and can also be caused due to scalp psoriasis. Hair woes are common in changing weather as dry and itchy scalp due to lack of moisture results in embarrassing flakes of dead skin or dandruff in our hair but sweat no more as we got you sorted with 5 easy haircare tips. In an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz, hair specialist, dermatologist and hair and wellness expert Dr Shuti Shukla Khare shared 5 tips for healthy scalp and hair. 
Updated on Mar 26, 2022 02:58 PM IST

6 easy skincare tips to say ‘goodbye’ to dark circles or puffy eyes

A lot of products in the market promise to lighten the dark circles but in reality and unfortunately, the only thing they lighten is our wallet. With self care going for toss amid work from home routine and juggling household chores during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the poor lifestyle choices are resulting in increasing cases of dark circles or spots and puffy eyes, say skin experts. In an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz, Cosmetologist and Skin Expert Dr Karuna Malhotra shared, “Dark circles are very common these days. It occurs around the eye area because the skin around the eyes is very thin and sensitive. It has very lean nerve that get easily expanded or damaged due to internal or external reactions. Few common causes of dark circles are dirt, pollution, ageing, alcohol consumption, stress, mostly remaining outdoors which causes hyper pigmentation due to sun, smoking, sleep deprivation, poor diet etc. They can affect both men and women of all ages and have a variety of causes. Excess skin can cause eye bags under eyes and cause them to droop down onto your cheek. Not only are eye bags caused by excess of skin but they can also be caused by the fat pad slipping off its location or the loosening of muscle under your skin can also be the cause of eye bags or dark circles. Sometimes eye bags or dark circles can be caused by all three of the above reasons.” She listed 6 tips to treat them with home care regime.  
Updated on Jan 26, 2022 10:51 AM IST

Doctors recommend these 5 types of foods to combat skin allergies

According to a medically reviewed article published in WebMD, foods aren't cures for allergies but vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are great for our health as they keep our whole body feeling good and certain foods packed with great nutrition may even say bye-bye to symptoms of skin allergies. Dr Khushboo Thakker Garodia, Homeopath, Trichologist, Nutrition and Stress Management Expert along with Dr Vanshika Gupta Adukia, Pregnancy and Lactation Specialist and Founder of Therhappy and Radhika Iyer, Founder of Beauty by Anahata, reveal to Zarafshan Shiraz 5 types of foods to help manage skin allergies like a pro.  
Updated on Jan 26, 2022 10:50 AM IST
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