Author : Shahnaz Husain


Look suave in summer

Look suave in summer

Mar 26,2017 , 12:55 AM IST | Hans
We tend to sweat a lot in the summer; waterproof mascaras and eyeliners will prevent eye makeup from running during the hot and humid season. Waterproof or water resistant lip colours and lip liners are also available. Or you can go for matte (non-shiny) lipstick and add just a dab of gloss in the centre for a delicious pout. 
Protect your skin from sun

Protect your skin from sun

Mar 19,2017 , 12:30 AM IST | Hans
Among the organs of the body, the skin is one of the first to bear the brunt of summer sun and skin irritants, which lead to problems like suntan, sunburn, dark patches, rash, pimples, etc. Exposure to the sun leads to suntan and sunburn and it can cause redness and allergies, with itching and dryness of the skin. Sun-exposure can also lead to dark pigmented spots or patches. The sun’s rays are mo
Celebrate yourself

Celebrate yourself

Mar 04,2017 , 11:48 PM IST | Hans
Women’s Day is around the corner and to add shimmer to the day, apply a light colour shadow like mauve, or light brown over the entire upper eyelid. Then use dull gold or silver shadow on the upper lid closer to the lashes and also to highlight under the brows.
Essential skin care tips for summer

Essential skin care tips for summer

Feb 25,2017 , 11:33 PM IST | Hans
By the end of the winter months, you may find that your skin has become rough and flaky. Or, you may find that your skin is highly sensitive, with rough red patches. This means that the skin has become dehydrated. As the cold decreases, continue to give your skin moisturising treatments.
For the radiant skin

For the radiant skin

Feb 18,2017 , 11:18 PM IST | Hans
Tone the skin daily with chilled rose water, using cotton wool pads. Keep a bowl of rosewater in the fridge with cotton wool pads soaking in them. First use them to wipe the skin. 
Get Glowing Skin for Valentine’s Day

Get Glowing Skin for Valentine’s Day

Feb 12,2017 , 12:39 AM IST | Hans
Whether you want to look sweet and flirty or striking and romantic on Valentine’s Day, celebrate this day with flawless, glowing and radiant skin with these hair and make-up beauty tips to feel beautiful and confident on this special day. 
For that long and shiny hair

For that long and shiny hair

Jan 28,2017 , 11:29 PM IST | Hans
It is said that coconut milk promotes hair growth. You can apply coconut milk on the hair at night. Leave on overnight and wash hair the next morning.
Fruitilicious beauty

Fruitilicious beauty

Jan 22,2017 , 01:00 AM IST | Hans
Eating seasonal fruits can add natural glow to your skin. If you love fruits then getting beautiful and glowing skin would be easy for you. Fruits are a natural source for enhancing inner and outer beauty. Here is a dossier of benefits of fruits:
Flower power

Flower power

Dec 25,2016 , 01:58 AM IST | Hans
The aromas of many flowers are known to have a calming effect on the mind and help to induce relaxation. During the ancient times, the fragrances of roses, jasmines, lavender, orange flower, etc, were used to treat psychosomatic problems. 
Get rid of that dandruff

Get rid of that dandruff

Dec 11,2016 , 12:42 AM IST | Hans
Dandruff is a common scalp condition. In its mild form, it consists of loose white flakes, which fall off and may be noticed on the shoulders and back. 
Keep your skin radiant

Keep your skin radiant

Dec 03,2016 , 11:57 PM IST | Hans
Seasonal changes influence the skin. In winter, due to lack of humidity, a dry skin really suffers. The skin loses moisture to the atmosphere and becomes more dry.  
Control hair graying

Control hair graying

Nov 26,2016 , 11:17 PM IST | Hans
Hair graying is dependent on hereditary factors and the immune system.  The hair that has turned white cannot be changed to black except by dyeing or colouring. 
Save your skin from pollution

Save your skin from pollution

Nov 20,2016 , 01:46 AM IST | Hans
Chemical pollutants in air disrupt the normal balances of the skin and scalp, leading to problems like dryness, sensitivity, rashes, acne, allergic reactions, dandruff and related conditions. They also make the skin and hair dull, lacking vitality.  
The winter care

The winter care

Nov 13,2016 , 01:00 AM IST | Hans
People with normal to dry skin start feeling taut immediately after cleansing. Those with oily skin complain that the skin feels dry after washing, but becomes oily, or gets eruptions when creams and moisturisers are applied. 
For that natural beauty

For that natural beauty

Nov 05,2016 , 11:23 PM IST | Hans
Neem is commonly available throughout the year is not only one of the most powerful natural antiseptics but is also nature’s own antibiotic. The use of neem in India dates back to thousands of years. 
Chic look for a festive you

Chic look for a festive you

Oct 23,2016 , 12:21 AM IST | Hans
As Diwali approaches, the weather also changes. Seasonal changes also influence the skin. The humidity becomes less and the skin loses moisture to the atmosphere. So there is a need to keep the skin moisturised and also protect it from sun-exposure. 
Get that right look on Karva Chauth

Get that right look on Karva Chauth

Oct 16,2016 , 12:32 AM IST | Hans
Then apply powder or, use powder compact. Avoid applying too much powder and pay more attention to the oily areas of the face. Press the powder all over the face and neck, with a slightly damp sponge. This helps it to set and last longer.
New season, new worries

New season, new worries

Oct 08,2016 , 11:24 PM IST | Hans
People with normal to dry skin start feeling taut immediately after cleansing. Those with oily skin complain that the skin feels dry after washing, but becomes oily, or gets eruptions, when creams and moisturisers are applied. 
Home remedies for healthy hair

Home remedies for healthy hair

Sep 24,2016 , 11:55 PM IST | Hans
For healthy hair, have hot oil therapy once a week. Heat sesame oil or olive oil and apply on the hair. If the hair is dry and damaged apply coconut oil or almond oil. Use your fingertips to massage the scalp gently, actually moving the scalp in small rotary movements. This helps to improve blood circulation to the follicles. Then do the hot towel wrap.
Bridal makeup-a lavish affair

Bridal makeup-a lavish affair

Sep 17,2016 , 11:29 PM IST | Hans
Today, a salon make-over for brides is the order of the day. Salons offer top to toe grooming, skin and hair care, and even treatments for specific skin and hair problems. Some of these are recommended well in advance of the wedding day. 
Go natural with lemon!

Go natural with lemon!

Sep 03,2016 , 11:29 PM IST | Hans
Most of us know that the lemon is a rich source of Vitamin C and have taken it at some time or other. Added to a glass of cold water, it can be most refreshing during hot and humid weather.
Get that right treatment

Get that right treatment

Aug 27,2016 , 11:55 PM IST | Hans
Techniques and trends keep changing, especially in hairstyling. From permanent waves to relaxing, rebonding and smoothening, one needs to keep up with the information regarding these trends. Yes, there are different procedures that help to make the hair soft and smooth, straightening out curls, waves and even frizz.
Get that chic look

Get that chic look

Aug 20,2016 , 11:05 PM IST | Hans
If you get whiteheads on the sides of the nose and on the chin, then do not pinch them with the nails in an effort to remove them. This can lead to infection and will leave marks on the skin. A proper cleansing routine is important, according to the skin type. The use of facial scrubs helps to discourage white heads. 
Juices for health & beauty

Juices for health & beauty

Aug 06,2016 , 10:35 PM IST | Hans
Internal good health and external beauty are two sides of the same coin. The good health of the body reflects on the skin and hair, in terms of clear, flawless skin and thick, shiny hair. Diet and nutrition play a crucial role in both health and beauty. 
For that glowing skin

For that glowing skin

Jul 30,2016 , 11:34 PM IST | Hans
Tone the skin daily with chilled rose water, using cotton wool pads. Place rose water in a bowl and keep it in the fridge with cotton wool pads soaking in them. First use them to wipe the skin. 
Beauty hacks for summer

Beauty hacks for summer

Apr 16,2016 , 10:07 PM IST | Hans
Some ingredients are actually natural coolants, like rose, sandalwood, khus, cucumber, henna, etc. Rose water can be kept in the fridge in a bowl with cotton wool pads soaking in it. It can be used to tone and wipe the skin. It is cooling and refreshing. 
Summer Protection for the Hair

Summer Protection for the Hair

Apr 02,2016 , 11:04 PM IST | Sunday Hans
Indeed, the hair is also affected by the seasonal changes and the summer sun. Moisture depletion is the immediate result of sun-exposure. It dries out the hair. The sun’s rays also cause damage to the cuticle, the outermost protective layer of the hair. It can even disturb the hair colour, whether natural or artificial. 
Skin, hair care before and after Holi

Skin, hair care before and after Holi

Mar 19,2016 , 11:04 PM IST | Hans
Holi is played outdoors, and the sun-exposure can have a detrimental effect on the skin. Apart from harmful UV radiation, sun-exposure makes the skin dry by causing depletion of moisture and also tans the skin. The skin can become dry and dull after playing Holi.