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For the Thickness' in Eye brows...Looking Good... September 07, 2012 14:52

Eyebrows are one of the features on the face that can enhance the beauty of the  person.  Thickereyebrows  have always been an additional factor in the attractiveness of a woman. However, not each one of us has been gifted  long and thick brows  by nature. There might be various medications and creams available in the market that can help you regain the growth of eyebrows. These however are very expensive as well as prone to after effects. Nothing can be safer and effective than adhering tonatural solutions to any problem. The same goes for those who are aiming towards having  thick, black and long eyebrows. Here is a simple and uncomplicated guide that lists down the easiest ways to fulfill your goal-How To Get Thicker Eyebrows Naturally.    Olive Oil Benefits: One of the simplest ways to follow here is to  massage a good quality olive oil  in the eyebrow area every night before sleeping. Regular application of this will start giving you visible results in just a couple of months. The Magic of Castor Oil: Application of castor oil at least 2-3 times daily is another home remedy that you can easily follow. This will help you get  long, black and thick eyebrows  that you always dreamt of. However one of the major drawbacks of this oil is the sticky nature. So make sure you apply less of oil in the areas using a clean cotton ball. Use Whole Milk: Whole milk is another natural product that can work real wonders for thick eyebrows. All you have to do is dab a piece of cotton with whole milk and apply it daily on the eyebrow area. Complete dedication to this remedy will give perfect outcomes in just few months. Essential Oil Combo: Some  essential oils  if combined together can act as a great solution to thinner eyebrows. You will need ½ a teaspoon each of lavender oil, thyme, rosemary, and sandalwood, Scotch pine and  lemon oil. Mix them well and add some  olive oil  to it and preserve in an air tight bottle. Apply this mixture of oil daily on the eyebrows and keep overnight. This will really help you in bringing back the long thick eyebrows without much hassle.

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Bengaluru is silk capital! September 07, 2012 11:55

Sometimes we get our costumes designed but usually, I design all the costumes for most of our performances. Earlier we had to source material from Delhi, but Bengaluru has definitely emerged as the silk capital of India. Commercial Street is the place to go shopping for any kind of material. Be it organza, silk, poly silk, cotton or any other natural fabric. I buy all the materials from here. Salonee, Diamond Plaza and Pooja collections are the stores I frequently visit. For the embellishments, embroidered motifs and borders, we had to go to Avenue Road and Raja Market earlier, but now Commercial Street has shops that have varieties of such attachments. City Market is the only place we go to for ghungroo. We get pearls and beads strung at 18th cross in Malleswaram that has many small shops and they do a good job. In fact, when we are under pressure to finish our costume-shopping, we visit Malleswaram. Since I am very particular about buying the right kind of organic fabric for the costumes that are washed very often, I prefer Commercial Street.

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Lighten the dark under arms... September 06, 2012 11:01

Underarm and armpit skin can darken for many reasons. Excessive sweat is the most common reason, since our armpits are constantly perspiring and cooling our body whether we feel sweaty or not. The sweat never completely dries out in the folds of armpit skin, and it secretes uric acid, which will darken anything over time. Age, hormonal changes, pregnancy, excessive shaving, poor-quality deodorants, and genetics may also be the culprit. Dark underarms may cause embarrassment and even cause you to avoid wearing tank tops, sleeveless dresses, or bathing suits. But you can lighten dark underarms in various ways. Here are some tips and tricks that will help to lighten them. ·    Avoid using hair dissolving/removal agents and depilatory creams and you may notice your dark armpits getting lighter. These products contain strong acids and other substances to remove hair, but they can also darken the skin beneath. ·    Shaving may also cause your armpits to darken, so shaving less often may help lighten the skin. Since shaving removes the top layer of skin along with the hair, the newly exposed layer can darken instantly when exposed to sweat. Try waxing underarms instead, or use a sugar-waxing procedure to remove unwanted hair. It’s best to have your underarms waxed by a professional, as your skin is very sensitive in that area and can burn or bleed. ·    Tight blouses rub against armpit skin and can make matters worse. Wear loose, breathable clothes instead. ·    Poor hygiene can cause dirt and oil to accumulate in your armpits, which may darken them. Wash well with soap and rinse with warm water. ·    Mix lime juice, milk powder, and honey into a paste and apply to underarm skin. Leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. After several weeks of this treatment, your skin will become lighter. ·    Stir a paste of white vinegar and baking soda and apply to your underarms twice a day. Baking soda, a natural cleanser, combined with vinegar, a natural stain remover, can help lighten the skin. ·    Spread lime juice on the area twice daily. Use real lime, not reconstituted juice. ·    Alternatively, rub lemons under your arms after you shower. ·    Apply apple cider vinegar to dark underarm skin and do not rinse off. Repeat daily for a few weeks and your underarm skin may get lighter. ·    Consider using a skin lightening cream on occasion to lighten skin under arms. Be sure to purchase a safe one. Talk to your pharmacist, doctor, or aesthetician for guidance. Dark underarms can be lightened with a few hygiene changes and some common ingredients from your kitchen. All it takes is a little time and patience to lighten dark underarms.

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Things to remember before going to bed September 05, 2012 15:00

Here's a check list for your hair and skin that you just can't give a miss. Bushra S Khan reports After your daily dose of prime-time viewing, you brush your teeth, pop your vitamins and hit the sack? No you don't. Is your hair and skin ready for bed just yet? You have to prep your skin and hair before you hit snooze. We ask Cosmetic Dermatologist Dr Rekha Seth and hairstylist Perry Patel to suggest a bedtime beauty ritual. Hair 1. First of all do not sleep with dirty hair. You'll be clogging your pores if you do. Wash your hair if it is dirty. This way you'll also be saving time in the morning. 2. Secondly, don't sleep with wet hair. Your hair should be almost dry when you sleep unless you want to wake up with your hair sticking out in weird angles. 3. Comb out all the product you have used in the day. 4. Make sure to sleep with tangle-free hair. 5. Vitamin E is food for the hair (and also the skin). Cut a vitamin E capsule and apply it to your problem areas. Falling hair, dry scalp, thinning hair, frayed ends - it works wonders on them all. 6. Tie your hair in a high pony so that the scalp is able to breath. Avoid tying it too tight as hair on the crown starts thinning first. Tying hair loosely is necessary, especially if you have long hair; your hair might get tugged while you are asleep. 7. Pull you hair up right to the hairline at the front (close to your forehead). Comb softly and tie it up in a top knot. It's like working against the natural direction of the hair. When you open your hair in the morning, it will look full bodied, as if you have blow-dried it. Face 1. Cleansing, mositurising and sun protection are the three golden words for your skin care regime. 2. Wipe off every last bit of make up using a cleansing lotion. 3. Wash your face with a good face wash. 4. Use a moisturiser with anti-oxidants regardless of your skin type. This is the least you can do for your skin and something that you must start doing in early 20s.5. Indian climate and skin are extremely prone to tanning. Use a skin lightening agent before you start noticing a tan. 6. Exfoliation is not as simple as it seems. People can over-zealously scrub skin, sapping it of its natural oils. Instead, splash a lot of hot water (not scalding hot) on your face to open up the pores. Take a dollop of mild face wash on a soft sponge and work up a lather while scrubbing the face gently in circular motions. This is more than enough rather than exfoliating with harsh substances. 7. However, remember that without sunscreen all this is no good. Eyes Darkening and fine lines appear around the eyes before anywhere else. Use a slightly stronger anti-aging cream around the under-eye area. Hands and feet Since there are no oil glands on your hands and feet, they tend to get drier and hence age faster. In the quest of maintaining their facial looks, people often neglect their hands and feet. Use more creamy products for your hands (upto the forearms), preferably something with alpha-hydroxy acids. The same stands true for your feet.

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Hair Care Basics..! September 04, 2012 10:39

Have you seen a strand of hair that got too close to a flame? It's light-colored dull, hangs in a weird half-curled shape and breaks at the slightest touch. This is hair without any moisture. To understand this reaction, we first need to understand how a strand of hair is constructed. What is Hair? Each strand of hair is comprised of an inner layer, or cortex, that determines the color and texture of the hair. An outer layer, called the cuticle, protects the cortex. These structures may sound simple, but they're formed out of many layers and coils of proteins, namely keratin. The cuticle is not a solid sheath, but rather formed of scales that slide over each other and give hair its flexibility. Healthy hair is made up of about 88% protein, 12% water. If there is a not a proper balance between moisture and protein, the hair will not be Healthy and will become difficult to manage. The Importance of Protein Too little protein in the equation will cause hair to stretch easily, thinning the individual strand, without giving the hair enough structure to pull itself back into shape. Too little moisture and the cuticle gets dried out, giving your hair a dull, dead look (even course, curly hair should have a bit of velvety sheen) and making it brittle. Protein will keep the hair strong, but if there's not enough moisture in it for elasticity it will break very easily. In addition, the edges of the "scales" on the cuticle can be damaged if they are not able to slide properly, making the hair shaft rough so it tangles easier. Dried hairs are thin, lightweight and lack vibrant color. Naturally Moisturize Your Hair There are many commercial hair products on the market geared toward helping you get the right moisture into your hair, but you may have to try a few before you find the one that will work for your hair type and the level of moisture you need. You can also add oils to your hair. Sebum is designed to coat each individual hair, lock moisture in, protect the hair from dirt and other damaging substances, and to allow the cuticle scales to slide smoothly. Adding oils such as jojoba or extra virgin olive oil can help protect hairs that have the sebum regularly shampooed off of them. Many hair care products such as cheaper shampoos and conditioners contain ingredients that coat the hair and can lock moisture away from the individual strands, so take care to select quality products that will truly help the hair rather than just make it look hetitlehy. The good news is, moisture imbalances are not difficult to fix once they're identified and can make all the difference in the look and texture of your hair.

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Not ready for Wrinkles? Then stop them... September 03, 2012 10:49

Wrinkles are most likely to make you look aging performance, look to get themselves young, would come later some of the wrinkles, how to delay the appearance of wrinkles? 1, Back sleepingMany people feel that back sleeping are not comfortable, but in fact, back sleeping can reduce the facial wrinkles. This sleep posture can not only make the muscles relax, and can reduce facial wrinkles. Therefore, for women, proper back sleeping to prevent the facial wrinkles, delay aging. 2, Do not rub the eye and squintingThe root causes of eye fine lines, or dry, water scarcity, eye area skin is too thin to protect the capacity is weak, easy to evaporate moisture than other parts of the face prone to wrinkles. There are many reasons are self-inflicted, because a lot of fine lines is the expression lines, so control of their hands, do not vigorously rub your eyes, do not squinting or straining to see things. 3, Eat more fishEspecially salmon. Salmon and other deep-sea fish is not only important source of protein, they are also rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids, fatty acids nourish the skin, helps reduce wrinkles. Can also be eat more carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, liver, legumes and other rich in vitamin A and vitamin B2 eye protection and other beneficial food. 4, Do not over wash your faceHuman skin will be a day of dirt, sebum, sweat and residual skin care products, so the washing the face is necessary, but extremes meet, over wash your face not only can not protect the skin, but also damage the skin. Skin is also ongoing metabolism, there is a certain self-cleaning feature, and because the sweat and sebum on the skin surface to form a weak acid lipid membranes, have a shiny look. If you rub hard, frequent washing will damage the normal epidermal cells, easily lead to the formation of wrinkles. 5, Eat more fruits and vegetablesTulane University study found that vitamin C can increase collagen synthesis, prevent UVA and UVB damage to the skin, reduce pigmentation, improve skin inflammation. 6, Eat more soyResearch shows that soy helps protect or treat some of photoaging damage, improve skin tissues, make it more compact. Soy also contains proteins that make skin and hair beautiful, but fat is low, eat less meat and eat more soy, to achieve healthy weight loss results.

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The Best Shoes for Your Foot Type September 01, 2012 12:26

Fetishes aside, step out in footwear best suited to your shape. Suit your styleTall women wearing a short dress or a denim skirt can experiment with kitten heels, a Mary Jane style or bright tie-ups to jazz up the outfit. Short women in need of a boost can find solace in comfortable platform stilettos for the snazzy evening look or funky wedges for day wear. Curvy short women should avoid wearing closed shoes. Wedges or French heels will give you muchneeded elevation and soften the look. Calf or knee-length boots are a great way to highlight a slim, tall pair of legs. Wear them over skinny jeans or a knee-length dress or skirt. For men, navy blue, black or military green pants warrant black shoes, where as grey, khaki and lighter colours can take on brown shoes. Broad feetFeet that are wide towards the toes and substantially narrow towards the heel, are considered broad. People with broad feet require ample room at the front of their shoe for their toes to breathe. Wider footfronts work best for them. » Ankle straps and cross over styles work very well, giving them a dainty yet comfortable fit.  In keeping with flats, strappy thong sandals are also a good option. Opt for cross-over straps or open toed pumps for heels instead of closed shoes. This gives feet a visually slender look, and a little more room for your feet to breathe. Men with broad feet should steer clear of very blunt and rounded toes. Not very pointed, but a slight tapering end will help take away from the width of the foot and still manage to give you ample squiggle room. Narrow feetThese feet are slender all along, from the heel to the toe, and with proportionately narrow ankles. They require footwear to hold their feet at more than one junction for a good fit. Anything strappy and loose, without proper support becomes difficult for the wearer to walk in. Instead, try colourful tie ups that hold the foot firmly in front. Flat ballerinas are also a good option for the slim footed. For a little variation, try experimenting with a little heel, like a Mary Jane or French or kitten heels. Stilettos and pumps also look good with draped short dresses, gowns with flares or office formals. Make it easy for yourself and find a pair with a slight platform front for better hold and comfort. Men with slender feet can try tapering shoes but ensure that they aren’t very pointed at the tip. To give the foot more definition, ankle length boots work well too. Flat feetMany people have feet that don’t have clearly defined arches on the sole. This makes it difficult for them to wear shoes that have a lot of elevation, since the foot doesn’t get the required support. Arch supports can be found at most sports-wear stores and at select chemists. These can be inserted into a closed shoe for a better fit. While you can wear most closed shoes with the help of an arch support, try strappy footwear that has colourful, girly wedges with floral detailing or solid colours or crossover straps.

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Skin Rejuvenation with IPL Rosacea August 31, 2012 14:57

Rosacea. It turn s your skin red, causes skin sensitivity and sometimes acne. Some patients complain of painful, irritated eyes and thickening of the facial skin.  Rosacea is a common skin condition which can be extremely uncomfortable. Dermatologists often use oral and topical medications to treat rosacea, although for many patients, symptoms persist. Doctors have been using lasers to treat rosacea with good success since the 1980’s.  A laser relative, the IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)machine has provided significant results for rosacea patients.  The IPL uses intense light waves, similar to a laser to treat symptoms such as Dilated blood vessels Persistent redness Acne-like breakouts Flushing How Does IPL Work for Rosacea? The intense pulsed light from the IPL penetrates into the skin and breaks down the tiny dilated blood vessels that cause much of the redness associated with rosacea.  Patients who are treated with the IPL for rosacea usually see a marked improvement in the appearance of redness, dilated blood vessels, flushing and even the occurrence of acne-like break outs.  Treatment usually consists of one complete facial treatment every 3 weeks for up to five treatments. Is IPL Right for You? While IPL treatment for rosacea has a track record of good success, it may not work well on every patient.  It is important to maintain reasonable expectations and to understand that treatment results may not be the same for every patient.  Treating rosacea and rosacea symptoms with IPL is not covered by insurance. The first step in preparing for IPL treatment for rosacea is to schedule a consultation with our licensed medical esthetician in order to determine whether this treatment option is right for you.  Once a treatment plan has been established, you can move forward with your first treatment.

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How to buy anti-ageing creams August 30, 2012 13:34

While wrinkles may add 'character' to a man's face, the same represent a sad slippery slope toward senility in women. To erase these lines of misery, women go overboard in clinging to every new anti-aging cream in the market that promises 'instant miracles.' But are these genies really functional? Well, we will help you sort that out... * Fine lines...help!!First thing's first: You are not alone in the quest to erase your ageing skin's woes; nearly all men and women, over 30, share this dilemma. "From the moment we are born, our skin begins to respond to two sets of biological processes. The internal causes can be genetics and hormonal and the extrinsic are sun damage (that's a colossal 80% cause, mind you) and mental stress, crazy diets, pollution, drinking, smoking, chemotherapy and radiation," informs Dr. Kalpana Sarangi, Consulting Cosmetic Dermatologist & Olay ACRC India Representative. What's in it?The expensive little bottle in your hand does have things that help your skin; things like scientifically proven antioxidants (mainly A, C and E). Vitamin A 'puffs up' the skin to make wrinkles look less deep with its light inflammatory action. Vitamin C has a brightening effect as it can help to boost circulation and collagen production. Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs or 'fruit acids') improve the skin's appearance by speeding up the shedding of old, dead cells from the skin surface. Retinoids are chemicals that make the skin produce new cells more quickly, making it thicker and more compact. "No matter what your anti ageing cream contains, it won't work without sunscreen. So for a day cream go for one with a desired SPF (sun protection factor). These creams work to some degree, the skin reverts to its previous condition if you discontinue," warns Dr Ramweshwar Gutte, Dermatologist, Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai. More than anything, most of them merely moisturize your skin; which even a routine inexpensive moisturizer will do. What's your age?As soon as you head to the cosmetic section you have pancaked young girls waiting to grab your attention, trying to sell you every product on the counter. Just when she is trying to guess your age and offers you products for 30+, 40+ and others positioned in various age brackets: STOP. Blindly trusting some young saleswoman's recommendations is not the right way to buy a good skin cream. If you're a wanderer, a morning person, a sales executive or a Lola who keeps running in all day, you may have fine lines at the age of 30, or perhaps even acne at 50. So buy creams according to your age and need. Special ingredient!Trust us when we say that the 'special ingredient' most anti-ageing products boast of is just an urban legend. These products just delay the aging process and do not diminish it all together. The best way forward is to stop day dreaming and narrow down to your problem-is it pigmentation, early wrinkles or is it radiance? Buy a cream with specific solutions, and remember-everything takes time. "There is no miracle ingredient," says Dr Sachin Dhawan, Director and consultant Dermatologist, Skin 'n Smiles, Dermatology and Orthodontic Centre. "It's like a placebo effect, a lady or a man starts seeing changes in their skin right from the first day of usage of an anti ageing cream. One becomes confident and mentally strong about one's look, thinking that the product is working. However, it takes 2-3 months for dead skin to shed and for the effects to show." Sample it!Always opt for a patch test before using a product. Dab a small amount of the preparation on the pulse of your wrist or the crook of your elbow; leave it unwashed for a period of 24- 48 hours. Now watch for signs of any allergic reactions. Typical signs will include redness, a rash, any form of breakouts on the skin, itchiness, pain, flaking etc. Continue usage only if you do not have a reaction. Different skin types require different anti-ageing creams. "For oily skin, we advise gel based or creams with matte effect, cream base for dry skin and for a combination skin, lotion based creams are referred," advises Dr Sachin Dhawan. "Go for creams, which have 'noncomedogenic and hypollergic' mentioned on them," points out Dr Gutte. Expensive = Quality = Results??According to Dr Kalpana, pricing should match the reputation of the brand. Most reputed companies put in a lot of research and clinical trials into their products to check skin allergies and systemic side effects. Hence, the cost and eventually the pricing of such products goes up. But Dr Gutte adds that one cannot serve every skin type, "A clay pot with honey is better than a golden pot with poison. Sample and only then select." Is the miracle harmful?Retinoids irritate the skin, so there may be dry and flaky skin, and sometimes itching, soreness, redness and a tight feeling. Experts think Retinoids work simply because they irritate the skin, aggravating normal skin repair that will smooth wrinkles. AHAs cause irritation, which may make the skin swell slightly, padding out fine lines. AHAs also induce a peel, giving a smoother surface but making the skin susceptible to UV damage. "If used in excess it can damage your skin. If you are using an anti-ageing cream for your skin so that your skin glows and forget to use sunscreen, then your skin will be affected with sunrays as the protective dead layer is gone," elaborates Dr Gutte. Whoever you decide to believe, one thing is for sure: A balanced diet, staying out of the sun and avoiding smoky places is just as important as splurging on expensive lotions and potions.

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For a pink lips, that enhance your beauty... August 28, 2012 10:14

Dark lips aren't necessarily a bad thing! Everyone has a different natural lip color-it's as varied as skin color. Some people have pink lips, others have lips that are light, but others are darker. And dark can be beautiful! You can definitely use a deep, bold lipstick in red, dark red or wine to really make the most of your lip color and warm it up a bit. But if you really want pink lips, there are some ways to lighten lips-and to make them appear more pink. First of all, have your lips always been dark? If you went from pink lips to dark lips very rapidly, and they don’t seem to be changing back, it could be a sign of an underlying health problem. If this is the case, visit a doctor for a check up. But if your lips have always been dark, you might want to try a couple of these methods to lighten lips: Watch your diet For pink lips, first cut down on tea and coffee. Even red wine could be staining your lips the way it can stain teeth. Quit smoking, too. I heard that smoking can definitely make lips look darker. Use sunscreen Use a lip balm or gloss with sunscreen in it every day. That will keep the sun from tanning your lips any further and could help lighten lips over time. Reapply it often. Keep lips moist If you really want pink lips, you want to keep your lips well moisturized. First use a soft exfoliating wash and use it to scrub your lips in a circular motion whenever you wash your face. You can also use a soft bristled toothbrush to exfoliate your lips. This will get rid of any dry skin or flakes that can keep your lips from looking pink. Apply petroleum jelly or a lip balm every night before you go to bed so that lips stay moisturized. I really like Blistex medicated lip balm. It comes in a pink pot and keeps my lips from drying out. Use makeup You can use a concealer on your lips before applying a pink lipstick. Experiment with lipstick colors that can make your lips pink. Lipliner can really make a pink lip color stay on if you use it first. Another good choice is a lip stain, which can make it look like you’re not wearing a lip color at all but like you really have pink lips. Cover Girl has a good lipstain that’s like a marker, and Stila has one that brushes on. Longwearing lip colors could help lighten your lips, too.

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Perfect Foot wear for the RIGHT STEP... August 27, 2012 12:52

The first step in selecting the best shoes is choosing shoes that complement your clothing, rather than ones that compete with your outfit. For that reason, I always recommend pairing busier shoes with simple outfits, and wearing simple shoes with clothing that features a lot of prints, embellishments or dynamic accessories. It can be tricky to find shoes that complement your clothing, without dominating or being overpowered by it, but the reality is, it's a simple balancing act. ·    When you look in the mirror, does one element of your outfit stand out more than the others? ·    Is your outfit too chaotic? i.e. Are the sequins on your shoes competing with the crystals on your dress? ·    Do your shoes and clothing blend together too much? i.e. Do your black pants, black turtleneck, and black booties all look like one long body suit?If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, then the quickest way to pull together a cohesive look is to simply try on another pair of shoes, and ask yourself the questions again.It doesn't matter how pretty they are, how comfortable they feel, or how discounted they were when you bought them -- if they don't fit the event, the environment and the occasion, then they are -- at least temporarily -- the wrong shoes. Glitzy evening shoes have no place in the office, and flip-flops aren't generally considered acceptable for a formal event. So how do you know which shoes you should wear? Well, the simplest approach would be to wear simple loafers or ballet flats for casual events, and classic pumps for anything dressy -- but that can get a little boring. If you want to play it safe without giving into tedium, go ahead and wear those widely-accepted styles but choose a unique color, or a pair that is embellished with a chic buckle or other accent. If you want to make a more dramatic statement, then by all means, pair stilettos with your jeans, and sandals with your suits -- but to avoid attracting the wrong kind of attention, you should still stick with shoes that are well-suited to your environment. Think about the day's events and locations. For example, if an outing to the park is on the agenda, then it's probably not a heels kind of day -- but where you really need to pay attention to which shoes you choose is at work, and at formal events. The following articles will help:Of course they'll be times when you'll wear a pair of evening sandals when it's cold outside, and you might even wear flip-flops long after the official end of summer -- but if, for example, you're wearing Fall clothing, the easiest way to select a pair of complementary shoes, is to choose shoes that look like Fall shoes. For instance, a pair of brocade pumps will look far more at home with a velvet evening suit than a pair of skimpy sandals will -- and those suede boots that looked great in all winter should be put away with your heavy coats. But it is worth noting that some shoes, like leather pumps, that are truly multi-seasonal, and weather permitting, there's no reason you can't wear open toes through Fall.

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Homemade remedies for cracked heels August 25, 2012 13:30

Cracked heels is a problem with everyone; it only 'tends' to worsen in winters and this year, which is supposedly to be the coldest, almost all of us are having cracked heels. Here's an article for all you beauties for having the best heels this season. - One well-known remedy is to soak your feet in a bucket of warm water with lemon juice added to it. After about ten minutes, pat your feet dry with a towel. - A paste of half an avocado with the pulp of ripe banana when applied on dry/ cracked heels makes a lot of difference. Leave this for about ten minutes and then rinse it clean. - Glycerin and rose water is another way to soothe cracked heels. Here are some home remedies to get rid of cracked rough heels Massage your heels with sesame oil before going to bed. This is supposedly the best remedy for cracked heels. Mix glycerin and rosewater together and apply in on the heels daily. This soothes and cures cracked heels real quick. Take 1/4th bucket of water and squeeze one lemon in it, soak your feet in this and wash it with pumice stone and soap.  Do this twice a week. Massage your feet with coconut oil every night. With the dawn, scrub and rinse off. cracked heels home remedies Home Remedies for Cracked Heels Make a mixture of lemon juice and papaya; apply it on the cracked heels. Let it be there for 20 minutes at least. Wash off after 20 minutes. Take lukewarm water and soak your feet in it for 15 minutes. This will loosen the dead skin; now wash off with a pumice stone. Mix raw salt (khada namak) in Luke warm water, and scrub your heels sin it as you soak it. Natural Pedicure for your feet, and this will exfoliate your feet too. Use special creams which are meant for treating cracked creams at night, and then scrub off in the morning and wash off, with a pumice stone. (the pumice stone, seems a savior na) Take a super ripe banana, which has almost turned black, and you are about to throw in the dustbin. Mash it, and apply in on the affected areas. Let it be there for 15 minutes at least. Wash off after 15 minutes. This is for a quick healing. Take Paraffin wax, and melt it adding some coconut oil to it. Fill in the crack with this mixture whilst going to bed, wash off in the morning. Mum did for around 2 weeks and the cracked heels are gone. After washing your feet, massage with paraffin oil, Vaseline or hydrogenated vegetable oil. This will keep the feet hydrated. Mix turmeric, tulsi and camphor in equal parts along with aloe vera gel and apply the paste on the heels. Just plain aloe vera gel is great for cracked heels. Mix sodium bicarbonate in luke warm water and soak your feet in it. Wash off with a pumice stone. Helps in exfoliation. Remember, the sugar scrub? Mix sugar with some oil, (olive, coconut, jojoba oil, just any oil) and scrub your feet with it. It is the sweetest cure for cracked heels. icon razz Home Remedies for Cracked Heels Drink a lot of water to keep your skin and boy hydrated. Other Tips to Avoid Cracked Heels Wear the exact size of footwear. No thin soles and backed shoes please. Moisturize your feet and specifically the heels. Keep your feet clean. Scrub and Exfoliate them regularly. Omega 3 and zinc deficiencies cause cracked heels, so make sure you don’t have these deficiencies. Wash your feet every time you come home. Use good creams and products for your feet too. icon smile Home Remedies for Cracked Heels Use powder in your shoes and socks. Walk on green grass. icon smile Home Remedies for Cracked Heels Hope this article helps you. icon smile Home Remedies for Cracked Heels Keep your feet smiling and healthy.!!

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