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9 Tips for How to choose the right Eyewear for your face

9 Tips for How to choose the right Eyewear for your face

Eye wear has come a long way in the last two decades. What was just a vision correction tool transformed into a fashion accessory and the eye wear industry belts out a zillion different options to choose from.  If you are new to the whole glasses game, it can be difficult to choose a pair that is perfect for you.

Perfect pair of eye-wear is all about comfort, fit, and style. Do no fret.

Here’s a step by step guide to choose the right eyewear so you don’t go wrong:

Choosing right Eyewear Step 1:

The size of the frame is super important. Choose it wisely. Do not choose a frame that is too big or too small for your upper face. If the frame is a little too small, you risk extending your field of vision beyond the lenses. That can lead to an increase in your prescription power and you do not want that. On the other hand, choosing a frame that is too big for your face can get uncomfortable. Also, large frames make the eyes look smaller than usual and we are all in for big eyes. Aren’t we?

Therefore, choose one that fits you right. How would you do that? Well, it’s simple. 

To test if you are wearing just the right size, check if you are able to see out of the bottom and top sides of the frame without straining your eyes. If you are, you are wearing the wrong frame. If you aren’t, bingo!  Ideally your lenses should cover at least 90% of your field of vision. Keep that in mind.

 

Choosing right Eyewear Step 2:

Measure the distance between your eyes and the thickness of the bridge of your nose and help your optometrist pick your fit better. The width of the bridge in frames is pretty standardized we know, but the distance between your eyes is an important aspect to consider so that your glasses look aesthetically pleasing while also helping you see better.

If your lenses are placed at the right distance from each other. It will greatly reduce the strain on your eyes, prevent the glasses from slipping down your nose when you bend your neck, and reduce pressure on the inner portion of your eyes. It also prevents the bridge of the frame from resting directly on the forehead.

On the other hand, if the lenses are not the correct distance apart, it can lead to formation of marks around your eyes and nose, cause headaches, and even hinder the production of tears in the eyes.

Choosing right Eyewear Step 3:

Once you are done sifting out frames that have the correct lens size and distance, check out the arms of the glasses. They shouldn’t be too tight or too loose.

If the arms of your eyewear are too tight, it can cause you headaches, pain behind the ears due to pressure exerted, and marks along the side of your face.

Loose arms on the other hand can lead to the glasses slipping off your nose often. It can also cause the alignment of the lenses to alter itself.

Another important factor to consider is the material the arms are made of. Certain skin types are allergic to metal and certain others to plastic. Since most often the allergy doesn’t manifest itself immediately, it is wise to go by your past experiences with other types of accessories. When worn over a long period of time, the dirt and sweat that gets trapped between your glasses’ arms and skin can cause allergic reactions.

Also, remember that the lighter the frame, the better. Heavy frames will cause fatigue and headache apart from slipping often. Titanium frames (the newest to hit the market) are not only lighter, but also tougher than most other frames. So, you don’t have to stick to plastic to keep it light.

Choosing right Eyewear Step 4:

Check if your glasses are centre aligned properly. Whether or not you can see accurately through your glasses hugely depends on this factor.

Centre alignment of glasses is nothing but the lens being right in front of your eyes helping you see clearly without causing any eye strain. It is important to see properly through the centre of your lens since most lenses are ground concavely on the inner surface and convex on the outer surface. If your lenses tilt to one side, or appear slightly distorted, it can cause severe eye strain and can also lead to an increase in the optometric defect of your eyes.

Choosing right Eyewear Step 5:

Once you are done choosing the right frame, it’s time to put thought into the right lens. Decide if you want lens that are made of glass or ones that are made of acrylic. If you take our word, acrylic lens are a better option all the way.

Although acrylic lens are more expensive than their glass counterpart, they are unbreakable and are intended for rough and tough use. Acrylic lens are lighter too.

With the advent of several advances in the manufacturing of the lenses, it is now possible to use acrylic in making bifocal frames (this was only limited to glass lens till recent times). So, when in doubt choose acrylic, always.

Choosing right Eyewear Step 6:

If you suffer from a condition called hypermetropia (wherein a person finds it difficult to see near as well as distant objects) you might have to opt for bifocal lens. This type of lens have a semi-circular demarcation at the bottom of the lens to help see nearer objects clearly while the rest of the lens help see distant objects properly.

Note that you have something called progressive lenses out in the market too. These are slightly more expensive cousins of bifocals but are way better. They function like bifocals but do not have any unsightly semi circles at the bottom. They are easier to see through since one does not have to readjust them every time one is looking at objects that is close to them. Choose whatever you prefer best.

Choosing right Eyewear Step 7:

Frame- check, arms- check, lens- check, nose pads? Yes, nose pads.

Although it seems pretty inconsequential, but nose pads play a supremely important role in making your glass wearing experience comfortable. They are usually made of first grade soft plastic and are built so they comfortably rest on your nose. These tiny parts also help keep your glasses aligned to the centre of your face and keep your lenses away from your eyelashes.

Needless to say, your nose pads too, just like your eyewear arms shouldn’t be too tight or too loose. When you buy your eyewear, you must consider getting its pad plate adjusted so that they of not press firmly against your nose. You should be able to blink in your eyes without your lashes touching the lens or you can risk some serious discomfort. Also if wearing the eyewear causes you to have marks on either side of the bridge of your nose, chuck them.

Nose pads are notorious for causing allergic reactions in some cases. If you have sensitive skin, opt for hyper allergenic material in nose pads to avoid discomfort later.

Choosing right Eyewear Step 8:

Before you place an order for your eyeglasses, have the optometrist measure your frame size. They are made or altered to dimensions.

Want to know how they do it?

Well, the process includes 4 main measurements- bridge, eye, temple and vertical measurements.  The bridge measurement is the gap between the eyes, the eye measurement is distance between the eyes as against the distance between the frame’s lenses, the temple measurement is the length from one side of your temple to the other, and the vertical measurement (only used in the case of bifocal lenses) is a complex measurement best left to the understanding of an optometrist. These measurements are carefully taken into account to craft lenses that are just right for you.

Choosing right Eyewear Step 9:

It’s not mandatory, but it’s wise to go through all the options the store provides. Check Whether they have anti-glare (that helps reduce the glare emitting from computer and smart phone screens) lenses, scratch proof lenses ( ones that are almost resilient to minor scratches due to rough use), or progressive lenses and then decide what best suits your requirements based on your usage.

Who said glasses are nerdy and boring.

There are a million types of frames out there to choose from-full rim, rim less, cat eyes, rounded, flat eye, butterfly, aviator and more. Whether you want to keep it minimalistic or want to go all bold and stylish, there is one just for you.  Whatever style you choose, make sure it is super comfortable. Trust us when we say, that it’s the comfort and not the style that will help you carry your eyewear with panache.

Here’s to choosing the perfect pair.

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21 Fashion Bloopers No Girl should be Caught Committing

21 fashion bloopers no girl should be caught committing

Fashion bloopers are inevitable even to the who’s who of the trendsetters in the fashion circuit. But most of us commit a style crime a little more than often without knowing that we are.

A faux pas can ruin an otherwise stellar outfit and hence having a basic idea of what not to do can go a long way in keeping you on the list of well-dressed people.

Here are a few common fashion bloopers and how you can avoid committing them:

  1. Fashion Blooper #1

    DO NOT wear wrinkled clothes. You can be wearing the trendiest outfit out there, but if it’s creased, it will not look half as good. Before you don that pretty dress, make sure it is well ironed completely.

  2. Fashion Blooper #2

    Don’t go overboard with makeup. Caking face with kilos of makeup hasn’t worked for anyone. Too much of any good thing is bad. So, keep your makeup light and dewy during the day, and bold and glam during the night. Remember, you want to use makeup to accentuate your features, not make them look plastic. Also, remember to use subtle shades if you are wearing bright outfits and bolder shades if you are wearing light pastels. Bold with bold is a complete no no.

  3. Fashion Blooper #3

    Do not wear trousers that don’t fit you like it was made just for you. Well cut, and well fitted trousers are more important than you think. Invest only in bottoms that suit your shape well and discard the rest. Now!

  4. Fashion Blooper #4

    Do not go all matchy matchy. Opting for the same color of bag and shoes as the dress is a big no. Instead, go for a complementing shade to offset the overall look. A nude bag with a pop colored outfit or a white one with a denim dress are good options. You get what we mean. Don’t you?

  5. Fashion Blooper #5

    Don’t go too va-va-voom. In a bid to look more glamorous women often indulge in clothes too little for the body. Wearing a low cut short blouse with a tiny skirt is downright foolish. Opt for long hemlines with low cut tops and short skirts with turtle neck tops. Aim at looking sexy, yet elegant. Leave something to the imagination.

  6. Fashion Blooper #6

    Do not abstain from giving importance to your innerwear. Your lingerie is as important as your dress and there is not an ounce of untruth in the claim. Well fitted and the right kind of lingerie is cardinal to dressing up. A too-tight bra or thick underpants can mar the appeal of an outfit like nothing can. Invest in good quality, less visible innerwear before your next dress shopping trip.

  7. Fashion Blooper #7

    Do not choose your outfits based on what other people are wearing or what’s hot. Choose items that suit you. Great outfits are only those that show off your best parts and is kind to your flawed spots. Take a good look at yourself naked and then try out different cuts to see what enhances your features best. Pick outfits on the lines of your favorite cuts.

  8. Fashion Blooper #8

    Do not over accessorize your look. A bling bling here and a bling bling there makes for a Christmas tree look. Instead opt for one or two statement pieces that will pull off the look elegantly. Remember, less is more.

  9. Fashion Blooper #9

    Do not just randomly pick an outfit depending on your mood. You might risk overdressing or underdressing for an occasion. Wear the right clothes for the right do. Whether the event is casual or formal, in the day or at night, indoors or outdoors, etc. should be factors that your clothes choice should depend on.

  10. Fashion Blooper #10

    Do not always buy the same size in clothes everywhere you go. Clothing sizing varies according to the store, brand, and item. Any fashionista who has shopped high fashion and fast fashion will advise you against buying the same size across brands. The trick is to ignore the number and see how the outfit looks on your body instead. It should fit comfortably and fit well. That is all that matters.

  11. Fashion Blooper #11

    Do not wear a decade old ‘costume’. Fashion is cyclical we all know. What goes, comes right back in all its glory. But, dressing up completely in from-another-decade outfit could make you look like you are in a costume or are older than you actually are. The trick is to give retro pieces, a modern spin. An 80’s neon sweater does not HAVE TO be paired with leggings and sneakers. Opt for skinny jeans and ankle boots instead. A vintage skirt can be paired with a cropped leather jacket and pointy heels instead of the good old pussy-bow blouse and pearls.

  12. Fashion Blooper #12

    Do not listen to people who say that you can only carry off one bold color at a time. That’s one of the most ridiculous beliefs around. Color blocking looks great. A bold saturated hue paired with another bold saturated hue can up the glam quotient of the look. A jewel green silk blouse, for example, can look stunning when paired with fuchsia suede heels, or a yellow skirt. Do not be afraid of playing with colors.

  13. Fashion Blooper #13

    Do not hide your plus size in loose styles. Ill fitting, flowy garments have seldom helped women on the heavier side. Structured clothing, right where the body measurements are narrowest, will make you look a size smaller and way better. A structured waistband for example can sit on a dress right under the bust to camouflage the upper torso flaws and accentuate the narrow size.

  14. Fashion Blooper #14

    Do not believe that high waist pants are only for the tall and ultra slim models and that it will look unflattering on you. When worn correctly, high waist pants can trick the eye and make your body appear taller and leaner. It virtually elongates your lower body making it a preferred style statement. High rise slim fitting jeans that hit your ankle or bold black high waist trousers are some of the best choices.

  15. Fashion Blooper #15

    Do not buy mass produced clothing if you intend to make a style statement. Such clothes don’t fit our body the same way it’s intended to fit and that makes all the difference. Getting your clothes tailored is the key. That way you are sure that your sleeves, hem lines, seams and everything else fits too well. If you cannot get the entire thing tailor made, consider getting it tweaked by a professional to suit you like second skin.

  16. Fashion Blooper #16

    Do not wear more than one animal print at a time. If you have a leopard going on your top, and a zebra on your skirt, you will risk looking like (pardon me) a clown. The print shouldn’t look to busy on your outfit. So, stick to one print on one particular item and go colour blocking the rest.

  17. Fashion Blooper #17

    Do not wear clothes that match your skin color perfectly. Flesh colored turtle necks, and leggings are bad options. Please wear something, oh you already are wearing! Get it?

  18. Fashion Blooper #18

    Do not let your bra straps peep out of strappy vests, or for that matter from anywhere. If you absolutely must wear your bra, opt for vests that cover it. Else, choose a strapless bra. No two ways about it.

  19. Fashion Blooper #19

    Do not buy Velcro strapped sandals and shoes. They instantly age you. Throw all your Velcro footwear out of your home unless you are an 80 year old struggling to keep your footwear in place as you walk. If you like your footwear fastened, choose belts or satin straps perhaps. But no Velcro….not ever!

  20. Fashion Blooper #20

    Do not wear Crocs! For heaven’s sake, please don’t. These ugly contraptions should be banned ASAP. It can ruin your summery outfit like nothing can. If you are not a guy, run miles away from these.

  21. Fashion Blooper #21

    Do not be caught dead with sweat stains. Yes, its natural and human to sweat we know, but there are a zillion product inventions out there that can help you control your perspiration. Anti-perspirants and underarm pads should be used by all means. Aside from the stains looking atrociously ugly, they will soon start releasing smells you won’t be particularly proud of. So dearies, use something!

    Bonus Fashion Blooper

    Do not wear colored lenses. The cream of the fashion industry swears by natural looking eyes. If your eye balls pop with a color that does not suit your skin tone and looks unnatural, you are in for serious trouble. Dump those greens, blues, and purples and flaunt your natural eye color. Wear makeup to accentuate your eyes at the max. Leave the lenses for another generation. Please.

There you go! Avoid these fashion faux pas like the plague and go make your own style statement.

Here’s to a more stylish you.

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9 New Ways to Wear a Jacket

9 new ways to wear a jacket

Women always fall short of clothes to wear, no matter how many we have. Things either seem to go out of fashion too fast or they look repetitive.

Ever wondered what can save you from this crisis?

Stress no more! The jacket in your wardrobe can come to the rescue. It can spruce up your boring outfit and give you a stylish persona.

Listed below are the new ways to wear a jacket:

  1. Peacoat – Ways to Wear a Jacket #1

A peacoat is a standard outdoor coat lending a classy look even on a chilly day. Whether it is at a business meet out, or a short run to the grocery store for errands, pea coats make you look effortlessly chic. Don a size fitting pea coat to avoid looking wide. Choose bolder color options suitable to your hue.

    • A good pea coat now comes to your rescue if you think you have a drab office dress shirt. Team it up with a skinny jeans and the formal shirt to give you the sophisticated business woman look.
    • If you are looking for a casual outdoorsy look, not to worry. Choose a pea coat to go with your cute skirt or your summer dress. And voila! Your peacoat can make your summer dress useful in the winter.
    • Choose colorful peacoats suiting your skin tone and make your outfit from formal to uber cool. Bright reds and deep blues give the much needed trendiness to your everyday jeans outfit. You can pair your standard black pea coat with a colorful scarf to add a pop of color to it.
  1. Classic trench – Ways to Wear a Jacket #2

Trench coats are the standard yet classy everyday use coats. They are usually knee length and give off the sophisticated office goer look. Pair them up with your office slacks or tunic and wear them in bright hues. Also you can drape you coat to give you a slightly laid back look.

  1. Fuzzy, cuddly coat – Ways to Wear a Jacket #3

    • Fur coats come in different styles. They can add to your cool quotient or make you look extremely classy based on the type. Pair up your cosy bulky fur coats with skinny jeans with high boots. Relatively thinner fur coats go well with shorter dresses too.
    • Since wearing fur is a bit debated due to the way it is processed, you can also try wearing coloured fur coats. They are the new trend and are a bit difficult to pull off. But not to worry, choose the hue carefully and set the place on fire with your unique look.
  1. Bright colour coat – Ways to Wear a Jacket #4

Love wearing bright colours? But only wear them in summer? This time, experiment with bright colours for your coats as well. Step away from the neutral colours and usher in some colour in your life this winter. You will definitely not regret your decision!

  1. Blazer – Ways to Wear a Jacket #5

The most popular and trendiest coat of all times, a blazer is redundant yet fashionable. Have trouble choosing the type of blazer for the look you want to carry off? Don’t worry, help is here.

  • You don’t have a look like a bore dressing up for work. Even after the 5dvent of colour, a professional cream coloured blazer can still carry off your wardrobe with élan and is ideal for the everyday office look. Pair up your office formals or even a relatively casual shirt with the formal neutral shaded blazers to get the perfect look every day.
    • Leopard print can spice up anything. If you want to add that oomph factor to your dress and still give off the “I mean business” vibes, although in a much cooler manner, leopard print is the way to go.
    • Have perfect summer outfits which do not get used in the winter? Worry no more! Choose a blazer to go with them. A simple blazer can turn a section of your wardrobe to a highly useful one. Pair them up with accessories of your choice and set out on the streets to make heads turn!
  • If you are someone who likes to carry off a masculine look, the men’s blazer is for you. You can pull it off over your formal office look and add a little bit of toughness to your look. Go get them girl!
    • Bored of the usual monochromes? You can choose to flaunt a chequered coat if you choose to look a bit different. Also, you could choose to wear contrasting accessories to make a statement. Choose pointy shoes for an impact. Alternatively, draping the blazer instead of wearing it is also in vogue.
  1. Rain coat – Ways to Wear a Jacket #6

A simple rain coat can also add to your wardrobe. With the weather becoming unpredictable, it is always handy to have one for urgent situations. A rain coat with bright colors, paired with the right boots, makes you look cool.

  1. Puffer or parka – Ways to Wear a Jacket #7

  • Parks coats are inspired from the US military and have become popular due to their multiple pockets and warm lining. The fur hood in the jacket makes a fashion statement and is a popular winter wear fashion. Team up your parka with the tight leggings, muffler, and your winter boots to look hot even in winter clothing. Yep, that’s true.
  • Puffer vests are also your ideal winter clothes which can be teamed up with jeans, a layered shirt and high boots. They can also be styled with your fall wardrobe, as the weather can be a bit chilly then. Team up your puffer vests with your favourite bright skirts and tunics to give a cosy yet chic fall look.
  1. Leather jacket – Ways to Wear a Jacket #8

Leather jackets are versatile and timeless. They are a must have in any woman’s wardrobe, be it real or faux. Having a black leather jacket is the safest bet.

  • You can go for a hot look by choosing to wear your black leather jacket with your tee a black legging, and pointed heels. This comfy yet hot look is easily attainable by everyone. So for all those who are worried that they do not look as hot, add a leather jacket to your outfit and then get back to us!
  • Team up your jacket with your cute dresses to give you an edgy look. Whether it’s a date or a casual party, and you absolutely cannot find a suitable dress, no worries.

Choose a simple and comfortable dress and team it up with your leather jacket. There’s no force which can stop you from looking hot!

  1. Denim jean jacket – Ways to Wear a Jacket #9

This all time favourite style had to be addressed in the last. Saving women from times immemorial by easily giving a stylish laid back look to clothes which might otherwise look like something worn straight out of bed. Ok, that’s exaggerating, but denim jackets are a life saver. They have this special charm to add a cool quotient to even the plainest of the clothes.

    • Pair up your denims with your shorts, skirts, jumpers or anything imaginable. The iconic blue denim still rules the roost among denim lovers. Team it up, accessorize and chill out!
    • You can also choose to wear white, grey or printed denims over your dresses or jeans to give you the street styled look.

Jackets have the ability to spruce up any outfit. So choose the look you want and with the help of these tips, combine the jacket with your outfit to get the look you want.

Additionally accessorize with statement necklaces, shades and the perfect pair of shoes.

Do not forget that the look is complete only when all the factors involved are perfect.

Start styling off then!

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3 ways Yoga can help you deal with anxiety

3 ways Yoga can help you deal with anxiety

Yoga has been around for thousands of years. It is a highly evolved spiritual discipline that includes postures, meditation, and breathing techniques to unfold the greatest potentials of the human mind and soul.

Anxiety is the fear of the unknown.

While it is common to worry about the future, excessive and persistent worry can become intimidating and interfere with our everyday life. It becomes what we call, an anxiety disorder that needs attention. Yoga can help treat anxiety safely and effectively.

It is surprising though that doctors and psychiatrists till now, were slow to endorse this practice having had a bias towards medicine over holistic modalities. ‘Prescriptions’ were preferred over driving the patient to the yoga mat. But now, more psychiatrists and therapists are waking up to the yoga approach to help with stress and mood disorders since it fulfills the mighty need for safer treatment options. ‘Prescription’ medicines have been blamed for being potentially addictive causing drowsiness, memory loss, and brain fog.

A combination of right breathing techniques, mindfulness, and postures can quell apprehension, alleviate anxiety, and help deal with depression. Regular practice of yoga will help lower your baseline level of emotional arousal. This means that when you have worrisome thoughts, you will meet it with patience rather than fearful reactivity.

Here’s a step by step guide you can follow to relieve anxiety and lead a happy life:

Way 1 Yoga can Help: Move the body

Practice asanas mindfully and correctly. Asanas (postures) will help release tension and negativity from your system while making you fitter and in a better frame of mind.

  • Balasana (The child pose):

This pose is often used to relax and regroup after practicing other challenging asanas. It is very effective in easing anxiety symptoms. It works by releasing tension from shoulders, neck, and back, the most common storehouses of stress. This pose also encourages steady, conscious breathing helping calm down the nervous system which is particularly beneficial for sufferers of anxiety.

How to get into the pose?

Begin by getting into the cat pose wherein you are on your knees and hands. Your big toes should touch each other while your feet forms a ‘v’ shape. Your hands should be in line with your shoulders and your legs should be hip distant apart.  Make a deep inhalation and then as you exhale, sit with your butt rested on your heels, and bend forward as much as you can. Aim for the torso to rest between your thighs and your forehead to lie on the mat while keeping your hands extended forward.  Continue breathing as you press into your hands and firmly keep your sit bones on your heels. Hold this pose for as long as you can. When done, slowly walk back your hands and straighten your torso.

  • Vrikshasana (The tree pose):

This pose improves concentration, focus and makes you more aware of your mind and body. It diverts your attention from anxiety to your present physical self. It also stimulates your mind and eases tension from your spine.

How to get into the pose?

Stand upright with your feet hip distance apart. Gently shift your weight to your right leg as you bend your left knee, and place the sole of the left foot on the right inner thigh with your toes pointing downwards. Your pelvis should be directly above your right foot. Gently press the sole of your left foot into the inner thigh while letting the inner thigh create resistance. Fold your hands into an Indian Namaste. Hold for 10 seconds (or more) and then repeat the same on the other side.

  • Veerabhadrasana (The warrior III pose):

This pose strengthens your legs, lengthens your spine and challenges your mind. It enhances your core, improves coordination, balance, and digestion. Warrior III pose also takes off your attention from intrinsic thoughts and helps you concentrate on yourself. We know that good health is imperative in your fight against anxiety. Hence, this pose is highly recommended.

How to get into the pose?

Stand with your feet hip distance apart facing side wards on the mat. Next, turn to the left while widening your stance about 4 feet apart. Turn your right foot 90 degrees to point to the front of the mat. Turn your left foot at 45 degrees to point the upper left side of the mat. Keeping both feet firmly flat on the mat, align your pelvis and torso with your right foot and bend your right knee.

Raise your arms upwards and as you press your weight on your right foot, lift your left leg and lower your torso forward so that your torso is parallel to the ground. Next, stretch your arms forward while actively engaging the heel of your left foot. Straighten your left leg and hold for 5 seconds. Lower your leg back on the floor and repeat the same on the other side.

  • Shirsasana (The headstand): 

This one’s a must do during your most anxious times. This pose helps reverse the blood flow in the body that helps you focus on your breath, become aware of the space your body occupies, evoke mental calmness, and detoxify your adrenals. This helps alleviate anxiety symptoms greatly.

How to get into the pose?

Get onto your hands and knees while keeping your forearms shoulder-width apart. Gently interlace your fingers just so your little fingers touch the ground while keeping the elbows in place. Next, place the crown of your head into your hands, tuck your toes in, and lift your hips high. Walk your feet in getting closer to your elbows. Pressing your forearms into the mat, slowly lift one leg off the ground. Once you feel steady lift the other leg up too. Practise the posture against a wall if you are new to this exercise. Hold the posture as long as you comfortably can. Once done, lower your feet down one at a time on knees. Rest in the child pose for a minute after you practice this posture.

  • Viparita karani ( Legs up the wall pose): 

This one’s a powerful restorative yoga pose. It is great for reducing anxiety symptoms along with relieving lower back pain, lowering blood pressure, and reducing insomnia. When practiced in serenity, this pose can be very beneficial for chronic anxiety too.

How to get into the pose?

Sit as close to a wall as possible facing it. Bend your back backwards and with one steady movement, swing your legs on to the wall while resting your shoulders and head on the mat. Move forward until your butt and hamstrings touch the wall. Close your eyes, take slow deep breaths and relax. Stay in this pose for at least 10 minutes (or more). Once you are ready to come out of the posture, swing your legs to one side of the body and get up.

Way 2 Yoga can help: Practice right breathing techniques.

Practice pranayamas. Focussing on your breath not only ensures you get more oxygen into your blood, but also helps you divert your attention from anxious thoughts.

Practice the following, highly beneficial breathing techniques:

  • Kapal bhati (The breath of fire) – Brisk, forced expulsions of air while pulling in the body simultaneously.
  • Bhastrika (Bellows breath) – Forced, short, and brisk inhalations and exhalations without moving the abdomen.
  • Nadi shodan pranayama ( Alternate nostril breathing) – Slow and deep breathing by alternate nostrils without making sounds)
  • Bhramari (Humming bee breath) – Deep exhalations while producing a humming sound.

Way 3 Yoga can Help: Practice meditation and the art of being calm against turbulence.

Meditation is an ideal way of relaxing a distracted mind, giving you calm and peace.  It helps you not worry too much about petty things and keeps anxiousness at bay.

Whenever we get too anxious about a potential threat, the levels of adrenalin hormones goes up in the body causing our hearts to beat faster. Tensing our muscles and making us sweat. Regular and sincere meditation significantly helps reduce this stress hormone in the body, alleviating anxiety symptoms.

There you go!

Applying the ancient science of yoga and its profound principles will lead you to live a happy and healthy life. Learn to experience contentment (santosha niyama), overcome greediness (apigraha niyama) and keep your mind and body clean (shaucha niyama) and you will successfully be able to nip anxiety in the bud, holistically and safely.

However, it is important to know that in cases of severe anxiety, yoga should not be looked at as the sole treatment option. Yoga should be practiced alongside proper medication and regular doctor visits to help you successfully deal with anxiety.

Here’s to a more relaxed and happier you.

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How to Prep Food on Sundays so you can Eat Healthy all Week

Prep food on Sundays

All of us at some point in our lives have taken a resolution to eat healthy and to not touch junk food. Unfortunately, eating healthy proves costly, overwhelming, and laborious. So, most of us conveniently break the resolution and go back to eating wrong. Luckily there are some meals which you can prepare on Sundays for the whole weak. Learn how to prep food on Sundays so you east healthy all week.

Tell you what, if you properly plan your meals ahead and prepare for it in advance over the weekends, you will not only save on time and labour but on money too! Having healthy home-cooked meals (instead of store bought junk) will boost your energy and focus, stabilize your blood sugar levels (and your mood), and keep your weight in check (yes! we know you want that most).

Here’s the trick for Prep Healthy Food on Sundays:

Keep your fridge full of healthy pre-prepared meals that contain quality protein, grains, and green veggies. Accessible, nutrition dense, and fibre rich foods will minimize impulsive unhealthy food binges when you are too tired or out of time to cook a meal. What’s more, it will also reduce your chances of skipping meals and slowing your metabolism in the process.

What to do for Healthy Sunday Food Prep?

Sunday, when you, your spouse, and your children are at home, mutually decide on what you’d all like to eat and prepare meals for the entire week. Store them in the refrigerator and reheat whenever you want to consume them. Also, on a Sunday, you will find more hands to help you and hence your task will be easier.

For starters, here are a few super healthy Food on Sundays and delicious recipes that you can prepare beforehand and enjoy later:

  1. Quinoa first meal bars:

This one is your grab and go breakfast. Its super easy to make and tastes so much better than the store brought variety sans all the added sugar and preservatives.

What Ingredients will You will need for Quinoa first meal bars:

  • 1 cup of chickpea/whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, pistachios and pecans)
  • 2 tbsps. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 3 tbsps. of peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp. of mashed banana
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract/ essence
  • 2 tsps. raisins
  • 2 tbsps. choco chips

Method to prepare Quinoa first meal bars:

  • Combine applesauce and quinoa in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add eggs, peanut butter, honey and vanilla and stir well.
  • Next, mix in the rest of the ingredients and spoon the mixture onto a greased pan immediately.
  • Chuck the pan into the oven and bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees or until golden brown.
  • Let it cool completely before cutting them into bars and storing them in the refrigerator. Done!
  1. Veggie sandwich:

This one’s your comforting, and filling lunch option. Its rich protein, vitamin and fibre content will keep you full for longer and satisfy your taste buds every bit.

You will need:

  • Spinach
  • 2 tbsps. of plain, thick yoghurt
  • ½ tsp. of fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsps. of grated carrot
  • ½ tsps. of freshly chopped dill
  • 1 tsp. of cilantro
  • ¼ tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsps. chopped onions
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. honey
  • 4 slices of provolone cheese
  • 4 slices of whole wheat buns sectioned into halves
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  • Combine Spinach, yoghurt, carrot, parsley, dill, lemon juice, mustard, onion, garlic powder, salt, and honey in a large bowl.
  • Once the mixture is thoroughly combined, make four portions of it and drop them on the bottom slices of the bun after a layer of lettuce.
  • Top the mixture with a slice of provolone cheese followed by the top bun.
  • Wrap each sandwich in a plastic wrap and then a freezer bag and dump them in the freezer.
  • Remove, heat, and eat on the go.
  1. Chipotle spicy Soya:

This one’s a perfect summer lunch or a winter dinner. It’s warm, soothing, and so delicious you will hardly believe it’s healthy.

You will need:

  • 2 onions, minced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Soya
  • Canned, diced tomatoes
  • 2 pcs red chili ( hotter variant)
  • 1 minced chipotle pepper
  • 1 can of cooked beans
  • 1 tsp. roast cumin
  • 1 tbsp. corn flour

Method

  • Heat oil in a large pot, and throw in minced onions and garlic. Cook till the onion mince turns translucent.
  • Add Soya pieces to the pot and stir till they change color on the outside.
  • Once the broth starts bubbling up, pour a can of diced tomatoes along with the juice and 2 whole red chillies.
  • Throw in a minced chipotle pepper and stir.
  • Drain and rinse canned beans and add them to the pot as well.
  • Add cumin and salt and let the whole thing simmer for an hour on a low flame.
  • Make corn flour slurry and add. Cook for about 10 minutes. (or more depending on the meat used)
  • Pour the delicious goodness in a container and garnish with chopped herbs and grated cheese (optional).
  • Reheat and eat with baked potato skins or cornbread whenever you please.
  1. Burrito salad jars:

This one is your lean protein lunch option that will keep you full and active till dinner time. It’s packed with quality protein, nutritious vegetables and lots of flavour.

You will need:

  • 2 cups of cooked quinoa (use a combination of red and white)
  • Juice and zest of one lemon
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. clarified butter
  • 2 pcs. of thick cut bacon
  • One large sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 3 cups of chopped iceberg lettuce
  • 5 tbsp. of Greek yoghurt
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese
  • 3 tbsps. of chopped coriander leaves

Method:

  • Add lime juice, zest, and coriander leaves to the cooked quinoa, mix well, and set aside.
  • Blot chicken breasts with paper towels to soak excess moisture and then season it with salt.
  • Heat clarified butter in a large skillet and slowly place the breasts on it. Let them cook at least 4 minutes on each side or till they achieve a golden brown colour on the outside and are thoroughly cooked on the inside.
  • Once the chicken is cooled down, cut it into small ½ inch squares.
  • Heat oil in a separate pan and cook the slices of bacon till they are crispy enough to crumble and set aside.
  • Heat coconut oil on the skillet and sear the sweet potato cubes on it for about 3-5 minutes and then cook it covered for another 10 minutes.
  • Take a pint sized mason jar and add 1 tbsp. of Greek yoghurt at the bottom of the jar.
  • Top it with cubed sweet potatoes
  • Next, add 3-4 tbsps. of coriander lime quinoa
  • Add 1-2 tbsps. of cheese, a piece of bacon, and a layer of chicken.
  • Fill the remaining jar with lettuce and garnish with a sprinkling of coriander leaves.
  • Seal the jar tight and refrigerate
  • Your delicious, nutritious, on the go meal is ready.
  1. Easy cheesy enchiladas:

These are as easy to prepare as it is to freeze them. When reheated and consumed, they taste absolutely delicious. If you are a fan of cheese, we are certain you will become a fan of this healthy meal.

You will need:

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 10 cups of freshly chopped spinach leaves
  • 1 tbsp. of fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. of chopped coriander leaves
  • 3 pcs green chillies, chopped
  • ½ tsp. of cumin powder
  • ½ tsp. of chilli powder
  • ½ cup of plain Greek yoghurt
  • 2 cans of enchilada sauce
  • 8 flour tortillas (burrito size)
  • 2 cups each of shredded Monterey jack cheese and cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  • Preheat oven at 375 degrees F.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add onions. Cook for about 3-4 minutes or till soft.
  • Add minced garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Next, add the spinach leaves and cook till the leaves are wilted and soft.
  • Add lime juice, coriander leaves, green chillies, cumin powder and chilli powder and stir well.
  • Take the skillet off heat and stir in the Greek yoghurt.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Next, take a 9×13 baking dish and spread ½ a can of enchilada sauce on it.
  • Combine both the cheeses and add 3 tbsps. to the spinach mixture.
  • Take each tortilla and fill it with 3 tbsps. of the spinach mixture, 3 tbsps. of enchilada sauce. Roll up and place it seam side down on the baking dish.
  • Once all the enchiladas are rolled up, pour a can of enchilada sauce over them and sprinkle the remaining cheese.
  • Bake the dish for 30 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted and the sauce is bubbling around the edges.
  • Let it cool, seal with aluminium foil and tuck it in the freezer.
  • When ready to eat, heat up the enchiladas in a microwave, garnish with chopped coriander leaves or chopped avocado and enjoy the cheesy goodness.

There you go! These recipes are for inspiration for the Food on Sundays. Use a combination of healthy ingredients and your creativity to whip up smart meals that will last you the week without the need to binge on junk food.

Here’s to a healthier you.

 

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9 Fool-proof Home Remedies to Lighten Dark Underarms

9 fool-proof home remedies to lighten dark underarms

Summers are the best part of the year. After all the hard work at the gym in the winters, it’s time to flaunt your body. Skimpy, bright clothes are the best choices for the warm weather.

Unfortunately, unsightly, dark underarms can rain on your parade.

Underarms are very sensitive and are susceptible to a host of problems that include rashes, ingrowns, cysts, hyperhidrosis, and swollen lymph nodes. The most common problem, however, is dark underarms.

If you envy smooth and light underarms, fret not. We have got it all sorted.

Let’s first understand the common causes of darkened underarms and what you can do about it:

  1. Shaving:

When you shave, you cut the hair off at just a little below the surface of your skin. The visible tips from under the skin makes your underarm area appear darker than it is.

What to do?

Stop shaving. Simple. Wax, epilate, or pluck your hair instead of using a razor. Doing so will remove your hair from the roots. No hair lurking close to the top of your skin means lighter appearing underarms.

  1. Dead skin build-up:

If you notice closely, your underarm skin is not stretched out and silky smooth. It has microscopic valleys. These valleys trap dead skin cells and that leads to dark spots in your ‘pit of despair’.

What to do?

Exfoliate your underarms at least twice a week with a product that contains natural elements or lactic acid. Be gentle when exfoliating or you may risk itchy and red underarms. Once you start sloughing off the dead cells regularly, you will begin to notice the difference it makes.

  1. Deodorant usage:

Fragrance and certain harsh chemicals present in anti-perspirants and deodorants that we so frequently use, can react with the skin and cause discolouration.

What to do?

Try using natural methods to deodorize your armpits and to smell good. If you absolutely must use anti perspirants, use fragrant free, gel roll-ons.

  1. Acanthosis Nigricans:

This is a medical condition wherein brown or black marking occur on the neck, arms, underarms or groin. Over insulin production, glandular disorder, or obesity can cause this kind of pigmentation to happen.

What to do?

Consult your doctor. Rule out medical conditions or get treated. No amount of superficial treatments will help if the cause of your darkened underarms is internal. Once you begin your treatment, you can use natural bleaching methods to destroy the melanin Products that contain Retin-A, urea, salicylic acid, and alpha hydroxyacids can also help lighten your pits.

Once you have been able to diagnose your problem, and taken measures to limit the cause, you can try simple home remedies to naturally lighten and brighten your underarms.

Here are a few fool proof remedies for Dark Underarms:

  1. Potato for dark underarms:

Potatoes are brilliant for lightening underarms. It is a natural bleach and anti-irritant. Anti-inflammatory properties in potatoes even help reduce swollen lymph nodes and itchy rashes.

Slice, grate, or blend a fresh raw potato and apply it on your underarms. Gently rub and then leave for about 10 minutes. Wash off with cold water and see a difference almost immediately. Continue this treatment thrice a week and you will have lighter, smoother underarms in no time.

  1. Baking soda for dark underarms:

Chuck your regular talcum powder and replace it with baking soda! Yes, baking soda is probably your best bet if you are looking to have naturally odourless, non-itchy, and dry underarms. Once a week, make a paste of baking soda and vinegar (1:1) and apply it to your arms. Exfoliate your skin in circular motions and wash off. Follow it up with a generous sprinkling of baking soda and keep your underarms pigmentation and germ free.

  1. Sandalwood for dark underarms:

Sandalwood has long been synonymous with beautiful, glowing and fragrant skin. Do not deprive your skin of sandalwood’s benign magic.

Combine freshly grounded sandalwood powder (pre-packaged will also do) with organic rose water to make it into a thick paste.

Apply the sandalwood mask on your underarms and let it stay for a good 15 minutes before washing it off with cold water.

Sandalwood will not only effectively help lighten your armpits, but also render it fragrant and soft. Do this treatment once a week till you achieve what you are looking for.

  1. Turmeric lightening mask for dark underarms:

It has been an age old tradition in India to apply turmeric paste on the face and body of the bride to be to get rid of tan and make the skin glow. Curcumin present in turmeric is a potent skin lightener. Along with that, turmeric has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties too that can prevent infection and worsen the appearance of your underarms.

Mix 1 tbsp. of organic turmeric powder, 1 tbsp. of yoghurt, and 10 drops of lemon juice in a bowl to form a paste. Apply the paste to the darkened area and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water and voila!

Lemon, a natural bleach and yoghurt, a treasure trove of good bacteria will further enhance the potency of turmeric and help make your underarms beautiful.

  1. Honey pack for dark underarms:

Honey is a natural skin toner and lightening agent. Being a natural humectant, honey helps moisturize and smooth out your skin too.

Combine 1 teaspoon honey, ½ teaspoon of lemon and ½ teaspoon of sugar and apply it to the affected area. They honey and lemon will effectively solve the pigmentation problem and the sugar will help gently exfoliate the skin leaving your underarms feeling fresh and bright.

  1. Orange peel mask for dark underarms:

Due to it containing a high concentration of citric acid, orange makes for a perfect skin lightener and exfoliator. The wonderful citrus fruit also arrests odour and keeps your underarms smelling fresh. The peels of this fruit are more potent than the fruit. Dry orange peels and powder it.

Combine 1 tbsp. of peel powder with ½ tsp. of rose water and 1 tsp. of milk.

Apply the paste to your underarms and gently exfoliate in circular motions.

Let it stay for about 10 minutes and then rinse with cold water.

Lactic acid in the milk further helps slough off dead skin cells and rose water soothes the skin. Use this treatment once every fortnight and see the magic.

  1. Saffron and milk mask for dark underarms:

Saffron is the wonder herb that has provided answers to a million skin issues. It is known to provide softness and radiance to skin since time immemorial. Saffron mixed with milk is highly beneficial to the skin whether applied superficially or consumed internally.

Soak a few strands of pure saffron in 2 tbsp. of raw milk for about an hour. Blend the milk and apply it to the underarms.

Leave it overnight if possible (the milk might release unpleasant odours) and wash with soap and cold water in the morning.

Repeat this twice a week and say hello to better looking underarms.

  1. Chickpea mask for dark underarms:

Chickpea makes for an excellent scrub that not only clears away dead skin cells but also whitens underarms when applied regularly.  Chickpea mask is ideally made with yoghurt or milk and that enhances the benefits of the mask significantly.

Combine 2 tbsps. of chickpea floor with 1 tbsp. of yoghurt, ½ tsp. of lemon, and a few drops of rose water.

Apply the paste on your underarms and let it stay till it dries completely.

Next, wash it off with cold water.

Apply this mask once a week and watch your underarms slowly reveal its natural colour.

  1. Vinegar pack for dark underarms:

With its mild acidic properties, apple cider vinegar is an elixir for your skin. It exfoliates from deep under your skin, dulls pigmentation, and fights sweat odour.

Dilute 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar in a tbsp. of water and apply the potion to your underarms.

Wait for it to dry completely before washing it off with lukewarm water (You might want to test this on a little area first because apple cider vinegar is known to cause skin irritation in a few people).

Repeat this treatment once a week for brighter and smoother underarms.

Here’s throwing in a few tips to maintain healthy white underarms (after you have achieved them):

  • Avoid using hair removal creams and shaving gels on your sensitive underarm skin. Harsh chemicals known to be present in these products can cause itching, discoloration, and sometimes skin disorders too.
  • Practice good hygiene. Shower regularly and keep your armpits clean.
  • Avoid wearing synthetic and tight clothes. Wear skin friendly fabrics that allow your skin to breathe.
  • Practice healthy eating habits and keep your weight under check.
  • Visit your dermatologist if you have excessive darkening, irritation, or severe rashes.

There you go! Simple and effective home remedies are at your disposal now. Go flaunt your body and sport your sleeveless blouses and swimsuits without a care.

Here’s to beautiful, glowing skin.

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7 Fool-proof Home Remedies for Skin Tan Removal

7 Fool-proof Home Remedies for Skin Tan Removal

A sun tan is desirable by some and detested by some. True, it gives your skin a golden glow, but too much sun tan, darkened irregular patches, and darker than usual skin is hated by most. In this post we discuss the home made remedies for Skin Tan Removal.

A sun tan is your body’s natural defense again the harmful rays of sun (really!?).

Melanin is a pigment that is naturally formed under your skin. When exposed to sun for long hours, the melanin rises to the surface (and new melanin is produced) to prevent UV penetration any deeper. This is what causes the darkened skin.

Don’t like tanned patchy skin?

Of course you have a host of different bleaches and chemical laden products that promise instant tan removal but tell you what, they cause you skin more harm than you think it does. Fret not.

Here are some wonderful natural ways for skin tan removal and uneven skin tone to reveal a radiant skin:

  1. Cooling cucumber mask for Skin Tan Removal:

You will need 1 tbsp. fresh cucumber juice, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, and 2 tsps. rose water.

  • Combine the ingredients and apply it to your face using a cotton ball.
  • Let it sit on your face for about 15 minutes and then wash off with cold water (you don’t have to follow this with soap. It smells amazing).
  • Make sure you use freshly squeezed lime and not the store variety.

Cucumber and lime, both have potent bleaching properties. The Vitamin C and the citric acid in the lime helps lighten the skin tone, inhibit oxidation, arrest free radicals, and clear the skin. Cucumber juice is rich in riboflavin that helps tighten up pores and cool the skin. Rose water provides an additional boost of vitamins and together they make for an ideal summer time face mask.

Just keep one thing in mind. Do apply a high SPF sunscreen when stepping out after doing the above treatment because citric acid can make the skin more sensitive to UV rays.

  1. Exfoliating gram flour mask for Skin Tan Removal:

You will need 2 tbsp. of gram flour, ½ tsp. of turmeric powder, 2 tbsp. of raw milk, 1 tsp. of crushed orange peel, and honey as required.

  • Combine all the ingredients (except honey) in a bowl.
  • Add honey little by little till the mixture achieves a smooth cream like consistency.
  • Apply it all over your tanned skin using a flat brush and let it sit till it dries completely.
  • Moisten the face with a rose water dipped cotton ball before you wash it off with cold water.

Turmeric not only reduces pigmentation but also effectively treats sun burn owing to its medicinal properties giving you a golden glow. Gram flour helps exfoliate the skin and rid it of dead skin cells. The orange peel powder reduces oxidative stress to the skin and honey naturally lightens the skin while moisturizing it leaving you with skin that looks and feels beautiful.

  1. Papain loaded mask for Skin Tan Removal:

You will need ½ a cup of freshly mashed ripe papaya and a tsp. of honey.

  • Mix the two thoroughly in a container and using your fingertips, gently massage the pack into your tanned skin.
  • Let it sit for about 30 minutes or till it is completely dry and then wash off with lukewarm water.

Papain, an enzyme present in papaya, is a natural skin lightening agent. When used regularly, a papaya mask can even reduce the visibility of stubborn marks and scars. Also, papaya, owing to its rich     vitamin and enzyme content makes for a perfect go to for skin renewal, exfoliation, and restoration. Honey, as you know, lightens the skin too.

  1. Tightening tomato mask for Skin Tan Removal:

tomato pulp for skin tan removal

You will need 2 tbsp. of fresh tomato pulp, 1 tsp. of lemon juice, and 1 tbsp. of fresh thick yoghurt.

  • Prepare the pack by mixing all the ingredients together till well combined.
  • Apply it to the face and leave it on for about 15 minutes.
  • Tomato juice can sting your skin or cause an itch (harmless) when on your face. Regular application however tones that down.

This skin tan mask is very effective. All the three ingredients are rich in potent skin lightening properties. Combined, they attack tan with the perfect arsenal. Tomatoes natural toning properties and yoghurt’s moisturizing properties will leave your skin feeling dewy fresh and glowing.

  1. Soothing Aloe Vera mask and red lentil pack:

You will need a tbsp. of red lentils, a fresh Aloe Vera leaf, and 1 tbsp. of tomato paste.

  • Soak the red lentils in water for about an hour and then grind it to a rough paste.
  • Slit the leaf of the Aloe Vera horizontally and scoop out the pulp in a bowl.
  • Add the lentil paste and tomato pulp to the Aloe Vera and mix until well combined.
  • Massage it into your pigmented skin and leave it for 20 minutes.
  • Wash off with cold water to reveal a revitalized lighter skin.

This mask is arguably the best at doing its job. The aloe Vera heals and hydrates, the red lentils exfoliate and lighten even the most extremely pigmented skin, and the tomato pulp rejuvenates the skin while bleaching it. Together, these ingredients can prove lethal for the tan.

  1. Glow imparting buttermilk face pack for Skin Tan Removal:

You will need 2 tbsp. oatmeal(grounded to a course powder), 3 tbsp. of fresh butter milk and a little rose water to soothe the skin after.

  • Mix the oatmeal and the buttermilk (don’t let this pack sit for too long or the oatmeal will soften and dissolve the purpose).
  • Apply the pack all over the skin that needs attention and gently massage in upward circular motion.
  • Let it stay for about 20 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.
  • Dip a cotton ball in rosewater and go over your entire treated skin for soothing your skin and enhancing your glow.

Oatmeal not just helps remove tan, but also helps gently exfoliate the skin and remove blackheads and excess oil build-up. The buttermilk soothes and moisturizes sun burnt skin and renders the skin a natural glow.

  1. Vitamin mask for Skin Tan Removal:

You will need ½ cup of freshly squeezed orange juice and 1 tbsp. of yoghurt.

  • Combine the two and apply liberally on your skin.
  • Leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse your skin with water.

Oranges are rich in Vitamin C. This Vitamin is the best natural cure for skin blemishes and uneven texture. The citric acid takes care of the tan removal, while the collagen (orange is a source of collagen) tightens the skin and slows aging revealing a perfect glow. Yoghurt, a natural bleach and moisturizer works in perfect tandem with the orange to benefit your tan removal more.

There you go!

Simple homemade fixes for tanned skin for you to use. Always remember though that tanning on a regular basis can cause the skin to age faster and cause skin cancer. So, always use a sunscreen and hat when stepping out in the hot sun. Also, the above packs are not for a one time use.

Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Incorporate the wonder masks in your regular beauty routine to see the difference.