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5 Incredible Benefits of Walnut Oil for Health and Beauty

Walnut, the single-seeded stone fruit originated in parts of Central Asia and the Mediterranean region. It is known to be packed with omega-3 fats, protein, antioxidants, plant sterols, magnesium, copper, Vitamins A, D, etc. The surface structure of a walnut is similar to that of a brain, which has earned it the name “brain food”, also because it is good for boosting brain health. It is widely used in cooking to make a range of delicious treats such as breakfast cereals, salads, pastas, desserts, energy bars, etc. Walnut oil is…

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12 Incredible Benefits of Buttermilk for Hair and Skin: Adding Chaas to Your Beauty Regime

It’s a shame that buttermilk doesn’t get much attention in most other culinary traditions. However, we in India, have devised innumerable ways to make this cooling beverage a dedicated part of our diet. One of the most loved summer drinks of India, buttermilk is an outcome of the separation of butter from milk. It is extremely nutritious, light on the stomach and palate appeasing. While many like savouring a tall glass of chaas on a hot summer afternoon, others don’t budge from experimenting and adding a dash of buttermilk into…

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5 Fruits That Improve Your Natural Beauty

Fruits are a natural source for enhancing beauty, as they are a powerhouse of antioxidants and contain some essential minerals in their natural form. Here are 5 fruits that do wonders for your inner and outer beauty, according to Shahnaz Husain: 1. Mango: This luscious fruit is a rich source of vitamins like A, C, E, K and minerals like phosphorous, potassium, calcium and magnesium. It also contains bioflavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants and help to neutralise free radical damage. Mangoes help to tone and rejuvenate the skin. They also…

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8 Winter Beauty Tips for Your Skin, Hair and Lips

Winter is here! I love this time of the year, when there is a nip in the air. But the season can also play havoc with your skin, leading to dry, flaky skin and chapped lips, if adequate care is not taken. This becomes especially important for young brides, whose weddings are right around the corner. Here are a few tips that will help you keep your skin hydrated and glowing throughout the season.Dry skin suffers more than oily skin so if you have dry skin, you should follow these…

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5 Beauty Secrets to Glow Like a Goddess This Festive Season

The very mention of the coming festivals fills one with the urge to look their best. It’s the time of celebration, with numerous functions to attend to with friends and families and rejoice the grandeur of the Maa. I believe in the famous quote, “a thing of beauty is a joy forever,” not only in how we beautify ourselves but in our surroundings too. For this year’s festivities, I have selected some of my secret and most exotic recipes to make you resonate like the goddess herself. So start early…

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Guava Leaves for Hair Growth: How to Use This Ancient Beauty Remedy

Winter mornings are beautiful; the dewy grass, foggy sky and piping hot masala chai. But as much as I love the season, I dread it for the beauty woes it brings along with it, particularly hair fall. It’s hard to put in words my struggle with hair fall over the years. From undergoing various salon treatments to using expensive hair products claiming to bring respite, I have tried it all. Yet none of them have brought me any luck. And just when I was giving up, I discovered a miraculous…

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