Aloe Vera Beauty tips for summer

Beauty Benefits

Aloe has multiple uses for Skincare, treating acne, dry skin, heal burns and scars. The gel has anti-inflammatory properties to treat burns and also contains a wealth of nutrients including vitamin C, A, E, Folic acid, zinc, and potassium. It promotes hair growth, reduces dandruff, conditions the hair and can be best used as a makeup remover.

How to use:

Aloe leaves have a clear gel that can be applied directly to the skin to heal sunburns, wound and also to condition hair.

To treat Acne:

  • 1-2 tablespoon of aloe vera gel.
  • Half squeezed lemon
  • Mix both ingredients and apply to affected skin

    Aloe Vera gel and lemon juice for natural skin cleaner. Natural recipe of aloe vera and lemon for use in spa products.

3 Aloe Vera Face mask for Every skin type:

  • 1 tbsp of Aloe Vera  
  • 1 tbsp of cucumber juice
  • 1 tbsp of Yogurt 
  • 1 tbsp aloe vera
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp Aloe vera
  • 1 tbsp  Vitamin E oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh cream

    Wash the Aloe Vera. Cut the edges and the upper layer. Scoop out the gel and mix it in a grinder for 30 seconds. Now you can put the Aloe gel in the ice tray and make Aloe ice cubes.To treat everyday Sunburn make Aloe Vera Ice cubes to soothe

 

How to remove wrinkles: Food that makes you look good

Sound too good to be true? Try including some of the following wrinkle-fighting foods in your diet today and see your skin improve right before your eyes.

Fruits and Vegetables High in Carotenoids

The pigment which is responsible for rendering the yellow and red colour to green in vegetables and fruits is known as Carotenoids. Consuming carotenoids helps in achieving wrinkle free and healthy skin. Each organic and locally produced fruits and vegetables such as plums, carrots, mangoes, spinach and kale contain it.

Fight wrinkles with potassium-rich foods

Add avocado to your smoothie for youthful skin. To support your body in its ability to renew skin cells, blood must be slightly alkaline. One of the key ingredients to promote this, is potassium. Include enough potassium in your diet and your skin will be much better at renewing old and tired-looking cells. Eat the following potassium-rich foods for a youthful-looking complexion:
  • Squash
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Mushrooms

Amino acids

Another cause of wrinkles is the weakening of collagen and elastin in the skin that happens as we age. Amino acids found in protein sources can help rebuild and repair damage. Meat, fish, eggs, tofu, some grains, nuts, and seeds are all excellent sources.

Repair your damaged hair

 

After spending time in the wind, sun, soaking in the summer breeze, its time to repair your lovely locks. Sadly, with summer comes post-summer hair damage. Chlorine, salt water and air conditioning your hair might make your hair dull, brassy, frizzy, dry or brittle. UV radiation can be just as hard on hair as it is on the skin. With fall almost here, it’s time to give your hair some serious attention. 

We have 5 tips below for repairing summer damage and restoring hair’s youthful radiance. Within a few weeks, you won’t be able to believe the difference!

choose the right shampoo

It is of great importance to check the products you are using for your hair. Just like your skin, your hair also needs products that are free from harsh chemicals. You must always select a shampoo for your hair that is sulphate free to keep your hair healthy. Try products from companies that are careful with their ingredients, and that contain things like aloe, oat, essential oils, avocado, wheat protein, fruit extracts extra. This will ensure your hair is healthier on a long run.

mask them out

A hair mask plays utmost importance in keeping the moisture of your hair intact. The right kind of mask is necessary to keep the hair cuticles damage free. After shampoo, apply a good quality hair mask thoroughly to your hair & leave it for at least 20 minutes. The goodness of products in the hair mask will make your hair shiny, healthy & damage free.

You can even prepare the mask at your home using easily available products like Banana, Eggs, Coconut Oil, Honey, Yogurt etc.

trim trim trim

Trimming your hair time-to-time is a great habit that every person must include in their life for beautiful hair. Trimming the extra hair & split ends not only beautifies your hair but also increases the hair growth. If you ignore trimming for a long time, it can result in the increase of split ends & damaged hair. 

Also, Trimming is one of the easiest ways to get rid of sun damaged hair. Just chop them off & you have hair that is damage free.

SAY NO TO HEAT

We understand you love styling your hair using all those straighteners & curlers and also they make you look fabulous. But using too much heat on your hair can actually lead to damaged hair & especially when you are already facing sun damage, we suggest you say No to heat for a while. Even if you want to use the styling products make sure to use a serum or heat protectant before using the heat. Giving your hair a break from the heat & loads of products is the best thing you can do to them.

make leave-in conditioner your best friend

If you aren’t using a leave-in conditioner already then it is the high time to pick one. This is the extra step you need to help your hair start recovering from all the summer activities. The Leave-In Conditioners will help revive the scalp, as well, contributing to new hair growth that looks shiny and full. Do not forget to pick the correct conditioner for your hair type. At every cost ignore the conditioners with silicon as they may lead to further damage.

Apart from this eating the right amount of Vitamins & Proteins will heal your hair from inside. Also, drink loads of water, oil your hair regularly & of course visit your stylist for a nice hair spa.

Are you using the right facewash

With so many types of skin, sensitivities, and issues, how do you even know if you’re using the right kind for your complexion? In fact, the one you’re using now may actually be causing you some major problems like irritation, oiliness, or excessive dryness. So, let us check for the signs –

So many options but so little information!

Shiny Skin

Regardless of whether it’s warm and damp or icy and dry, if your skin needs a smear not very long in the wake of purging, you’re most likely not utilizing a recipe implied for your oily skin. Peredo says to search for without oil definitions with ingredients that have shine retaining properties, as salicylic acid,  naicinamide, and mud. These pore-suckers will enable your skin to feel more good and look matte for more time. “Ensure the greater part of your cosmetics is without oil, as well—that is similarly as imperative.”

 

Irritation

Each time you go out, your skin is presented to a wide range of poisons from auto debilitates, constrained air in structures, and the outside condition, says Peredo. This can cumulatively affect delicate skin and the abrasiveness of numerous chemicals— particularly anything inadequate—can turn skin rough and influence it to hurt. Make your face wash as delicate as conceivable to keep away from any further aggravation. Paredo prescribes picking a chemical detailed for delicate skin that is sans sulphate, (the regular fixing is cruel on touchy skin). Also, search for relieving fixings like oats and panthenol, the last of which is a calming form of vitaminB.

 

Excessive breakouts

In case you’re breaking out routinely, it’s an indication that your chemical could be doing significantly more work on your behalf. Search for washes containing benzoyl peroxide running somewhere in the range of 2.5 to 10 percent (contingent upon your recurrence of breakouts), and utilize white towels with the goal that the fixing doesn’t cause dye stains. On the off chance that your knocks are dependably on your jaw, this is an indication of hormonal skin inflammation. For this kind of skin inflammation specifically one should use a formula containing papaya extract. Papaya is mitigating, which helps calm the swelling of skin inflammation. It additionally contains papain and chymopapain, which are two natural antibacterial proteins that shed clogged pores, alongside the cancer prevention agent lycopene, which  is particularly useful for jaw zits.

 

Tight Skin

Does your face feel like it’s one size too little after you scrub? That is an indication that you’re utilizing a wash that is far too drying for your skin sort, says Peredo. You should never feel tight promptly after washing. Search for a smooth formula rich in ceramides and hyaluronic acid. Ceramides help repair the skin obstruction, and a sound skin hindrance implies that hydration remains in while dryness remains out. In the interim, hyaluronic acid is a standout amongst the most capable humectants accessible, which means it draws water commonly its weight into skin and ensures against hydration loss. just after tapping your skin dry, apply lotion so your dry skin retains as much moisture as possible. You may even need to skip purging in the morning to save regular oils on skin and simply scrub during the evening.

 

Constant Redness

In the event that your skin dependably seems you’re blushing, and you flush even redder after you cleanse, you may have rosacea. Side effects incorporate constant redness over the nose and cheeks, unmistakable veins, and a thick, rough surface that is now and then peppered with skin inflammation like knocks. Search for aroma free formulations with ingredients that fortify sound skin, as ceramides, glycerine, and hyaluronic acid.

Basic Essentials : Smart Casuals

Smart casuals have become the new-age work wear for major corporate giants like Google, Facebook, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Infosys and more.

Smart casuals is a very ambiguous dress code and may vary extensively with different localities, contexts, cultures, and events. For this post, I draw inspiration from my own experiences of the work culture at Kosha (an Indian label for all things travel based out of Mumbai).
Essentially, smart casuals’ is nothing more than your best casual clothes and accessories. Pick anything that is comfortable, functional, lets you express your style and makes you feel good. There are no gender, colour and fit restrictions. If you prefer a flowy top, or a curve-hugging dress, or bright summer colours all of them are great for daily work wear. 
But, what about tomorrow’s important presentation, or an interview, or that crucial business meet?
If you would like to dress up (or down, your choice) for a particular event, here is my go-to guide.
If you wear jeans and t-shirts or polo shirts to an office, just throw on a blazer and you are good for any meeting or interview. Focus on your grooming and shoes. Nice sneakers are as good as formal monk straps, heels or oxford shoes. Check if your nails, hair and make-up are how you want it to be. Add accessories like watches or rings and necklaces if you prefer them, or if they make you happy and more confident. Make sure that your bag compliments your look and it is able to carry all that you require. Check out this video by The Idle Man on how to sport the look. However, even though the video may address it as a male-only attire, the look is too classy to be gendered. 
If you prefer skirts, woven tops and dresses for your daily work wear, you are already in vogue. Coordinate your wardrobe to achieve a look that compliments your style and personality for a particular event. Personally, I prefer cotton, linen and other natural fibres for this look. 

Image Source: http://www.bedazelive.com/the-top-blogger-looks-of-the-week-8/

Image source: Cad & Cloth https://www.pinterest.se/pin/295056213073691292/

      

Image Source : @maria_bernard on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/BHUVZOihVJk/

All of the looks above are good for daily work-wear. Team it up with a stole or summer blazer for a presentation or an important meeting.  As mentioned above, focus on your grooming and shoes. 

In the looks above, we have focused on summer or tropical climates. For colder seasons layering of woollen coats, cardigans, sweaters, mufflers, caps, etc. becomes important. We will do another post on winter smart casual looks soon!

Until then, tell everybody at your workplace to buy pink clothes




Basic Essentials : College

With most colleges re-opening after the summer, it’s time to pack bags and meet old friends (or make new ones ! ). We are here to make sure that you pack all the right things to last you till next semester in style. In this post we will deal with universal looks that you can wear irrespective of your gender.

The classic t-shirt, jeans, sneakers and retro glasses look. Instagram handle @blocvintage. Image source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BI2PBiHBt4H/

T-shirts, specially cotton tees are essential. Shop for colours like white, cream, grey, black or navy because they will gel with all of your wardrobe. Try pinks, pastels, sky blue, shades of red and orange if you love colours. T-shirts with interesting graphics and quotes will help your individual style statement and give you that edge from the rest. Pair your t-shirts with old and fading denim jeans (try bold colours !) or bermuda shorts. Also, you can not go wrong with a classy linen pant and a t-shirt that fits you well. Accessorize this look with sneakers in bold colors (Mustard yellow !), sporty watches and retro glasses. Below are some other looks from the internet that we love, and are great ways to stay cool and stylish this semester.

The indigo overalls from Tree of Life take the ‘overall’ trend to a whole new level. All credits to www.treeoflife.com.au . Image Source : https://www.thecoolhour.com/2017/01/take-bohemian-road-trip-tree-life/

Overalls are for everyone. Try brighter summer colours. We found this Image at WGSN’s tumblr. It’s a great blog to follow. Image Source : http://wgsn.tumblr.com/post/91371259964/the-overall-comeback-spotted-at-bread-butter

Another amazing blog to follow is Wearabout on wordpress. This look was found there, did we mention we love stripes and purple ? Image Source / Credits : https://wearabout.wordpress.com/2015/07/26/param/

 

We end this post with one of the greatest style advice I have ever got, Who Cares ?”
College can be tough, and you might or might not fit-in; just make the most of it, ask the right questions and persevere ! 

 

Summer classics to keep you in style :)

In the list of timeless fashion statements, Rajasthani / Kutchi pallete will always have a prominent place. It is hard to go wrong with nomadic prints and earthy tones and we are far from the times when our color choices were limited to natural pigments.
So, this spring/summer go bold with tribal prints which bring out your inner gypsy.

 

There’s a shade of red for every woman  – Audrey Hepburn.
And how true is that! Even if you don’t like wearing bold colors, red is a classic. Playful hues of red mixed with mirror work can help you stand out of the crowd while being sober all the way. Layer it with an earthy suede jacket to complete the “I’m an artist rooted in culture” look.
Block prints and patch work make a huge fashion statement.You can pair it with denim shorts and a lambani craft styled open jacket. Feeling bold? go for a short black dress for an effortless yet put together look. A brunch / second date outfit which can’t go wrong.
While I’m here to help, only you can write your own (style) statement. For now, beat the heat with your colors and stay in style!