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Try these homemade face masks to keep your skin fresh and glowing this festive season

Nothing can beat the goodness of homemade face masks which are made from natural ingredients like bananas, papayas, oats, aloe vera, honey, turmeric and more. With the festive season around the corner, experts suggest you try shakes, flower mixes and face packs that can be easily made at home. *Honey banana face mask: Mash half a ripe banana and milk, one table spoon of sandalwood powder paste and half table spoon of honey. Let it stay on your skin for 20-25 minutes and wash it with lukewarm water. This face mask…

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Commit to a new lifestyle this season

Wanting to lose weight and staying healthy is among the top resolutions globally, for the New Year. Experts say that getting fit, eating right and losing weight is all about committing to a completely new lifestyle. However, staying on track is essential. Here are a few ways to help you… Exercising should be a habit Integrate movement into your day, however small — even a five minute round of stretching or a 15-minute run/brisk walk should be done daily. Being consistent is important. Take help of activity trackers to monitor…

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The hectic holiday guide to keeping your health goals through the silly season

Fitting fitness in is difficult at any time of the year. I’m a personal trainer, I teach group fitness classes, and I love working out. But still, I literally have to add my fitness plans to my weekly calendar, make certain that someone is around to watch the kids, and be ready to adjust if a work emergency pops up (and let’s be honest: those emergencies seem to manifest once a day). Add in holiday parties, end-of-year work deadlines, family visits, and travel, and it feels nearly impossible to make…

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Reasons you should have Giloy this season

The viral menace caused by mosquitoes refuses to die down. In fact the coming two months are expected to be worse. However, there is an Ayurvedic wonder that can help you prevent serious health complications and decrease their ill-effects on your body if you succumb to them. Giloy – also known as the Ayurvedic root of immortality – has wondrous healing powers. It possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antipyretic, anti-oxidant and immunomodulator properties and it is also safe for kids. Here are 5 reasons giloy can be your savior this season: 1….

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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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Nail colour trends that make way this season

Nail colour trends that make way this season (Getty Images) From using pastel shades, solid colours and frosty hues, it’s time to lay out a fashion statement with your nail colour, says an expert. Aakriti Kochar, beauty and make-up expert, Oriflame India, lists down colours that are in vogue this season. – Pastels: Soft colour tones are always a hot favourite as these are easy going and not a strain to the eyes. Everything around us in monsoon is so lush and green, a little hint of colour does all…

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