Beauty tips for You

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  • The bride is the queen! She must calm down and realise that there are others in the family to take care of the wedding, or hire a wedding planner, as stress leads to pimples/acne which leave marks and are difficult to take care of just before the wedding. The bride must learn to put her feet up and enjoy. 

  • When you are stressed your eating habits go awry. You have a chocolate every night while reading a book. Chocolates can make you put on all the extra kilos. Avoid fattening foods such as this and oily snacks like pakoras. 
  • Moisturize your entire body to keep it soft
  •   Apply sunscreen to all exposed body parts
  •  If you are planning on bleaching your face, your neck and back too to get the same even skin tone
  • Apply ubtan twice a week to your body
  • No matter how busy you are, you must grab a bottle of water when you feel thirsty, have lots of juices, nimbu paani, ice tea et al to keep the body hydrated. Avoid caffeine, it dehydrates the system.

  • Have green veggies. Make yourself a colourful bowl of salad and season with herbs and garlic—it will prevent water retention and bloating. No amount of artificial makeup can make your skin glow if it is not rejuvenated from within. 
  • Do not experiment with, new products like a cheap eye liners. It can lead to a swollen upper eye lid. Always use good, branded products. 

  • Visit a professional makeup artist. You can’t analyse how the makeup would look against lighting. Don’t over-do makeup; it shouldn’t look like you have painted your face with colours.

  • Get proper sleep. Late nights and lack of sleep can lead to under eye dark circles and make you look dull. 

  • Don’t go for a girls vacation before the wedding and come back tanned. The tan looks especially bad on the dark complexioned as the skin gets darker. Don’t bleach the body to get rid of the tan, it spoils the skin. 
  • Drink 10 glasses of water everyday
  • Eat 3-4 oranges every day. This will give you your daily doze of vitamin C essential for healthy skin
  • Cleanse, Tone and moisturize once in the morning and once at night
  • Apply sunscreen of spf 15 or higher everyday 20 minutes before getting out in the sun
  • Carry an umbrella and use it as a sunshade
  • Exfoliate twice a week followed by face mask suited to your skin tone
  •  If you can afford going to the beauty parlor, get a facial done once a month
  •  Apply ubtan twice a week
  •  Do some kind of exercise 20 minutes everyday
  •  Keep stress level at minimum, You stress and your skin will have acne and blackheads
  •  Get your last facial done 4-5 days before your wedding day

What is Melasma?

Melasma generally occurs when estrogen and/or progesterone stimulate pigmentation hormones, causing dark brown or grey, irregular sized patches on the face. The condition, also called chloasma or the mask of pregnancy, occurs most frequently in darker skinned women, but can also occur in lighter-skinned people of both sexes.
 Melasma is primarily seen among women who are pregnant, taking birth control pills or using hormone replacement therapy. In general, the patches on the skin appear over time, and at first may resemble small moles. The patches are located on the cheeks, forehead and nose, and their irregularity in shape indicates the condition. When a pregnancy ends or hormone treatment is discontinued, the patches usually disappear in a few months.


Melasma doesn't cause any other symptoms besides skin discoloration but may be of great cosmetic concern.

Melasma treatment:

The principle treatment options include topical hypopigmenting agents, chemical peels, laser therapy and superficial dermabrasion. Treatment involves sun blocks, bleach, and time. First-line therapy for melasma should consist of fixed triple combinations. Where patients have either sensitivity to the ingredients or a triple combination therapy is unavailable, other compounds with dual ingredients (hydroquinone plus glycolic acid) or single agents (4% hydroquinone, 0.1% retinoic acid, or 20% azelaic acid) may be considered as an alternative. In patients who failed to respond to therapy, options for second-line therapy include peels either alone or in combination with topical therapy. Lasers should rarely be used in the treatment of this skin condition. I am not aware of a melasma cure. A combination of tretinoin cream and a bleaching cream containing hydroquinone may be helpful in fading some types of melasma. Occasionally, chemical peels or topical steroid cream can be helpful. In severe cases, laser treatment can be used to remove the dark pigment. For temporary help, make up can be used. Salicylic acid peels are not effective in the treatment of melasma when added to twice-daily 4% hydroquinone cream.

Home Remedies for Melasma

This skin disorder can be treated in the home by using simple remedies for melasma. So we are presenting some of the simple and effective home remedies for melasma.
  • Hydroquinone

      Apply hydroquinone 4% cream on the face daily twice for melasma treatment.
  • Suncreen

      Using sunscreen, helps a lot in the melasma treatment. You can apply shade lotion SPF 45 sun screen on the face each morning for the treatment of melasma.
  • Oil mixture

      Lavender oil mixed with tea tree oil should be applied on the affected areas at least 4-5 times a day. You can find the improvement within a week. This is an effective melasma treatment.
  • Aloe vera oil

      Apply the mixture of evening primrose oil, Vitamin E, and some aloe vera oil once a week to make the skin smooth and reduce the discoloration. This melasma cure is very effective.
  • Apple cider vinegar

      Apple cider vinegar should be used to wash the skin affected with melasma. This reduces the excessive oil and hyperpigmentation. Vinegar helps in whitening of the skin. This is one of the best melasma treatment.
  • Onion juice

      Onion juice mixed with equal amount of apple cider vinegar applied daily twice on the pigmentation helps to treat melasma. This is an useful home remedy for melasma.
  • Lemon

     Lemon juice is also very beneficial in melasma. The spots will fade away on applying lemon juice.