Tuesday, 6 May 2014


Egg white is not only used in making meringues but also used as a base for a lot of skin masks. Egg white is known as an instant face lifter and pore tightner. You have to be aware that these effects are only temporary and smell can be quite nasty before the whites of eggs dries up.

   Ingredients : white of an egg, milk 1tsp, honey 1tsp

Put all the things in blender and blend it until the foam forms. What a rhyme! Do not try to mix it on your own, you will go muscular L After that you put the mixture on your skin after cleansing your face. When the mixture dries up after 5-7 minutes, ready to feel the difference? Wash it off! You will be surprised to have glowing skin. Don’t forget to do this pack regularly about 3 times a week! Besides mixing egg whites with honey, you can add avocados, milk, oatmeal and other natural pleasures according to your skin conditions.


Let our skin rest from the intensive Sun! Aloe is the best thing to enhance moisture and soothe skin. Do you know that Aloe was called ‘plant of immortality’ in ancient Egypt? Since then Aloe has been used as remedy for sun burn and inflammation. However if you think that this is all for Aloe, you misunderstood Aloe! Aloe is also good for acne and cell rejuvenation.

 Ingredients : Raw aloe

Peel off raw aloe and cut the inner part into thin slices. Put it on your face and leave it for 10-15 minutes. After moist from aloe penetrate into your skin, remove it! Or if you are a skin-conscious person, scrape the aloe and mix it with 1tsp honey and 1tsp TUMERIC powder and put it on your clean face. Rinse off your face 10-15 minutes later and your skin is ready to go out for lovely dinner date!

One of the cheapest and most easily accessible things for healthier skin is definitely lemon! It is good for acne, brown spots, skin whitening, and pigmentation. It works well on oily skin and lightens the skin too. Acid in lemon acts as an antiseptic and kills the bacteria. Also, if you are worried about blackheads, lemon is also a good choice!

    Ingredients : only lemon
Cut lemon in half and squeeze the lemon. With the juice of lemon, massage your face for 2-3 minutes avoiding your delicate eyes. Carefully wash your face to remove lemon! Don’t forget to give enough moisture. Acid in lemon can steal your moisture. Lemon wash twice a week and you will get white spotless skin.

These five DIY hair mask ideas below are simple to do and take no longer than 30 minutes of your time:
Hydrating Oil Mask

What you’ll need:
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp honey
Heat up the olive oil for 20 seconds in the microwave before mixing it up with the honey. After you have applied it on your hair, put a shower cap on for about 20 minutes. Finish by rinsing your hair and styling as usual.

A Mask to Fight Frizz
What you’ll need:
1/2 cup of yogurt
1/2 cup of honey
1 tbsp of almond oil
Mix the three ingredients together and apply all over your hair. Leave it in for 20 minutes and then rinse off with a shampoo. Your frizz will be under control if you do this at least once a month.

Restorative Mask

What you’ll need:
1 egg
1 banana
2 tbsp of honey
1/2 avocado
3 tbsp of virgin olive oil
3 tbsp of buttermilk
Mash the banana, egg and avocado together. Once you have a smooth mixture, stir in the buttermilk, honey and olive oil. Apply it all over your hair and let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing. You will be left with revived, healthy-looking hair.

Mask for Shiny Hair

What you’ll need:
3 tbsp of olive oil
1/2 cup of coconut milk
1 avocado
Mash up the avocado until it’s smooth then add the coconut milk and olive oil. Once everything is mixed together heat it up in the microwave for 20 seconds. Slather all over your hair and after 30 minutes wash it all out.

Oily Hair Mask

What you’ll need:
5 tbsp of plain yogurt
1 tbsp of baking soda
1 tbsp of lemon juice
Mix the three ingredients together and rub all over your hair focusing on the roots. After 30 minutes rinse off. If your hair is extra oily try doing this mask once a week.
10 Weird Hair Tricks That Really Work:

Let’s be honest. We love learning new hairstyles, dyeing our hair new colours, and doing a DIY hair mask on a Sunday night, but when it comes down to it, the more shortcuts we can take with our hair, the better. That doesn’t mean cutting corners, necessarily, but simply learning the worthwhile tricks that really work. Along the way of talking to hairstylists backstage at Fashion Week and trading secrets with our best friends, we collect a ton of hair tricks, the 10 best of which we’re sharing with you below.

1. Want subtle highlights

 for the summer but don’t want to empty your wallet? Squeeze out an entire lemon into a dish, dip a clean toothbrush into the juice, and gently comb it through your hair. Then, go sit in the sun for about 45 minutes to an hour (wearing SPF, of course!). Do this once every two weeks or so and the lemon juice will naturally lighten your hair in the sun.

2. Get rid of static

 in your hair by using dryer sheets. With one sheet, smooth it over your entire head going from root to ends. To avoid getting static altogether, rub the dryer sheets on your brushes and combs before using them on your hair.

3. Make your ponytail look fuller

 by using the hair clip trick. Pull your hair into a ponytail at the back of the crown of your head and secure it with a hair tie. Separate it into two sections (top and bottom), and with a small-to-medium sized claw hair clip, clip hair at the base of the ponytail, underneath the top section. Place the top section of hair over the clip and spray a bit of dry shampoo to get a fuller texture and hide the clip.

4. To remove all of the build up that can happen in your hair (oil and product build up can clog up your scalp and put a halt on your hair growing!) mix baking soda in water to create a paste, and use that to wash your hair. Rinse the baking soda out with a mixture of apple cider vinegar for a completely natural, clean head of hair.

5. Baby hairs and cowlicks are incredibly annoying, but there’s a way to tame them. Spray a toothbrush with strong hold hairspray and comb down the baby hairs and cowlicks so they’ll sit with the rest of your hair.
6. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase will help to prevent hair breakage and damage that can happen in the middle of the night as you toss and turn. Cotton and other textures mixed with your hair moving back and forth can create friction, which is what can cause the hair to break.

7. A lot of the time, girls with brunette or red hair shy away from dry shampoo because of the white residue that is often left over. DIY your own dry shampoo for darker hair so that you can skip washing your hair! Mix 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons of corn starch, and a dash of cinnamon. Apply at your roots and shake through with your fingers for a refreshed head of hair!

Long Straight Hair  Beautiful Brunette Girl  Stock Photo - 19631878

MORE: 10 Things No One Ever Tells You About Dry Shampoo

8. If it takes you a very long time to straighten your hair, you may have the temperature setting on your flat iron too low, which means you need to go over the same pieces of hair multiple times, which can cause more damage. Instead, turn up the heat (to a mid-high temperature) so that you can go for a single pass and decrease damage.

9. Protect your hair from chlorine

in the pool by completely wetting your hair and saturating it in conditioner, leaving it wet. Your hair will soak up the chlorine-free water and conditioner instead of the pool water, which will prevent the damage and colour turning that chlorine can do.

10. Reduce frizz

 by drying your hair with a cotton t-shirt instead of a towel, then blow drying on the cool setting. Regular towels can cause a ton of friction which disrupt the cuticle and create frizz, so cotton t-shirts absorb water without causing friction. Make sure to squeeze your hair, not to rub it, while drying (which can, surprise, create more frizz-making friction). Blow drying on the cool setting to keep the cuticle closed, which won’t make as much of a frizzy mess as the hot setting.



Friday, 6 September 2013

1. Exfoliating Face Mask

I’ve found one of the better concoctions for you ladies to try out yourselves; this exfoliating mask with oatmeal, cucumber and avocado is certainly a winner. The avo is packed with Vitamin E, the cucumber is a natural anti-inflammatory and the will gently buff away dead skins cells when you take the mask off.

2. Kiwi Cleanser

This home-made facial cleanser is great for oily skin and its tasty ingredients make it almost good enough to eat! You’ll need one peeled kiwi fruit, a couple of tablespoons of natural yoghurt, a tablespoon of honey and a drop of orange essential oil. Mix these all together until they look thick and creamy, apply to damp skin, wash and rinse. Kiwi is chock-a-block with invigorating Vitamin C and acts as a natural detergent, gently breaking down oiliness on the skin’s surface.

3. Berry Hand and Foot Exfoliant

This fruity foot and hand treatment scrubs off dead and dry skin cells, smells delicious and will leave your skin feeling fabulously soft. To make it you’ll need about 10 strawberries or a handful of raspberries, a glug of olive oil and another handful of coarse sea salt or yellow sugar. Puree the strawberries in a blender, mix this up with other ingredients and massage over your hands and feet. Berries are a great natural source of antioxidants which fight skin-dulling free radicals and they’re also super high in Vitamin C.

4. Face Wash

One of the most efficient and green uses of baking soda is as a face wash. Dilute 2 teaspoons of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of warm water in a bowl and mix to a soft paste with your finger. Wet your face with warm water and apply the paste in a gentle circular motion. Rinse thoroughly and pat your face dry with a soft towel. It’s a great way to remove make-up.

5.Raw Honey

Raw honey is one of the best beauty secrets from your kitchen for radiant and glowing skin! All you need to do is thoroughly cleanse your skin and remove all makeup. Apply a teaspoon or two of raw honey to your face and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Rinse your face off and pat dry. You can follow with your favourite moisturizer if you like! Do this 1-2 times weekly to have glowing results.

6.Olive Oil

Olive oil makes a very healthy deep conditioner for your hair. I like to apply some to wet hair and wrap it in a warm or hot towel. Leave the towel on for about 20 minutes before shampooing and conditioning your hair as normal. Depending  on how often you use hot tools on your hair, you should deep condition your hair weekly or every week and a half.

7. Apple Cider Vinegar

In order for your hair to style better and look healthier, you should strip it of build-up about every month. The easiest and most natural way to do this is in the shower with apple cider vinegar! Shampoo your hair, then mix ½ cup of apple cider vinegar with ½ cup of water. Pour this mixture over your hair, then rinse and condition as usual.

8.Coconut Oil

Don’t spend money on an eye makeup remover! Instead, use coconut oil! It’s natural and won’t irritate even the most sensitive eyes. It’s also safe for contact lens wearers! Warm up a little in the palm of your hand and rub it onto your eyes with a cotton ball to remove every trace of makeup.


Avocado is a lifesaver for anyone who suffers from dry skin. Because it’s rich in fats and oils, it has strong moisturizing properties! Mash up a fresh avocado and apply it to your skin for 5 minutes. Here are a few other ideas: Strawberries are great for acne-prone skin, and bananas are perfect for sallow skin!


Eggs are known for their ability to leave hair super shiny! Full of fats, oils and protein, you can use egg whites as a hair mask, leaving it on till it dries completely and then shampooing it out. You can use just the yokes for a facial mask, leaving hydrated and toned skin. For a dandruff treatment, instead of reaching for chemical-laden dandruff shampoo, use beaten egg yokes and massage them into the scalp before washing with chemical-free shampoo. What an easy way to achieve glowing skin with one product found in our refrigerator!

11.Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe has so many beneficial properties! For skin, aloe is most commonly known for sunburn care as it reduces inflammation and cools the skin. According to a Livestrong article by Traci Joy, aloe vera is used for cell rejuvenation- both the synthesis of collagen and the production of hyaluronic acid in skin, which are central for healthy, young and moisturized skin. A depletion of these cell products will cause saggy and wrinkled skin. On top of that, it's used for acne scarring and other inflamed skin conditions. What a natural alternative to those expensive facial creams! And a bonus, an aloe vera plant is easily maintained in your own home!


Tuesday, 27 August 2013

New trends in society -Are we trying to find eternal youth?

As a Cosmo-Dermatologist I see  ,both males and females become more aware of their looks. This has lead to an increase in people coming in for beauty treatments and anti ageing procedures compared to the previous years .

As a doctor we try to cater to what the person wants when they come to us. Usually people come to us because it does give them a sense of well-being and boosts their self image. It gives me as immense pleasure when in see the smile on the faces of the people that come to us.

Through this Blog I wish to share my knowledge about various skin care and hair care procedures. Here I also wish to share some age old beauty treatments easily available in  our home that really work.

Do share your views in the comment section ,also if you need any advise you many ask us.

HONEY MASK: Honey is a natural sweetener and excellent for removing dead cells and give a glow.

  • Apply honey on your face and neck evenly.
  • Let it stay for half hour.
  • Wash with cold water.
Yogurt Mask
Yogurt is one of the best natural skin bleach. It is a rich source of lactic acid.  On the other hand, rose water is a natural moisturizer and a good toner.
  • Yogurt
  • Rose water
  • Mix 1 table spoon yogurt with few drops rose water.
  • Apply on face and neck evenly for 20 minutes.
  • Wash with cold water.
Cucumber Juice
Cucumber juice has cooling effect on skin and is very effective in extracting the heat from the skin. As the heat in your skin makes it dull and lifeless, cucumber juice can make your skin fresh and glowing.
  • Cucumber juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Mix cucumber juice with few drops of fresh lemon juice.
  • Apply it with clean cotton balls several times a day.
  • Wash with cold water.
Raw Milk And Lemon Juice For Glowing Skin
Fresh milk is a rich source of milk protein while the lemon juice is a rich source of vitamin C.  Lemon juice is best for bringing glow and fairness to your skin.
  • Raw milk
  • Lemon Juice
  • Take one table spoon raw milk and add few drops of fresh lemon in it.
  • Apply it on your face and neck for half hour a day.
  • Wash with cold water.