20 Jun 2017

How to Prevent Hair loss, balding due to Anxiety and Stress

One of the lesser known reasons for hair loss and balding is the stress people take in their daily lives. Whether it is physical stress due to over load of physical work or the psychological stress due to emotional, financial, societal issues at work, home or elsewhere, the stress consumed by people is at the maniacal levels. This stress level also causes hormonal imbalance, which leads to gradual decrease in the hair growth and slowly leads to baldness.



Types of hair loss due to stress
Anxiety is a prolonged form of stress and one is always related to the other no matter the technical difference between the two. And both combine to hunt the hair and cause disastrous results. There are generally three types for hair losses which can be attributed to stress:
·         Telogen Effluvium: When you are suffering from severe stress, your hair follicles become unfunctional which impacts the hair growth. Gradually in the next few months, you start experiencing hair loss of higher proportions during a simple wash or combing.
·         Trichotilomania: It is a form of disorder which compels you to pull your hair from all parts of body. It is not known why it happens but the speculation is that pulling a hair as an action helps the person in dealing with high levels of stress which could have been triggered due to emotional or psychological issues
·         Alopecia Areata: In a strange follow through of events, in this condition the stress causes such an impact on the immune system that it starts attacking the healthy follicles and causes hair loss. This is also called auto-immune effect
What are signs of hair loss?
Hair loss comes with signs which should be paid attention to and that too on time so that it can be taken care of.
·         Hair starts thinning
·         You see hair on your pillow each time you rest you head on it
·         Front hair line starts receding in men
·         More than usual skin is visible while pulling or partition of hair
·         Women’s hair brushes catch a lot more hair than normal
·         Women have to tie an additional loop while tying their hair. This is also associated with the thinning of hair in women

Reasons for hair loss due to stress
Stress activates a lot of changes in the body functions which then interfere with the hormones.
·         Hormonal changes in the body caused due to stress affects the hair growth and since stress hormones are powerful, they can easily result in hair loss
·         Stress affects your sleeping pattern and may cause lack of sleep which again tampers your usual performance at work or in life eventually leading to hair loss
·         Anxiety related stress kills your hunger or makes you feel like avoiding food. Lack of proper and timely diet reduces the supply of nutrition to body which in turn weakens your hair
·         Some people under duress tend to pull their hair as a means to fight stress (just like nail chewing) and that also causes hair loss if done regularly
·         Stressed body produces toxins which also affect the hair follicles and weaken them. Weak follicles do not generate hair at a healthy speed and cause hair loss

Steps to control stress related hair loss
·         Get a proper sleep for atleast 7-8 hours and allow your body to rest well to counter the stress related hair fall.
·         Eat healthy and drink a lot of water. It gives your body more energy to fight with stress and strengthens your hair enough to not let them fall
·         Exercise regularly, do Yoga, start running as these things release the stress injected toxins from the body and reduce the stress by a great extent
·         Stress is also caused due to a major physical change in the body such as accidents, a major illness or even child birth. Your body deserves time to embrace the change and allow yourself to recover without fretting over it. The incidents cannot be reversed but stress related hair loss can be.
·         You might want to check if the medicines you are taking during stressed days are adding to the hair loss. Consult your doctor and have them changed
·         Give yourself a good dose of Vitamin B and cut down on Vitamin A as it can cause hair loss

Do all of the above religiously and you can easily reverse the hair loss caused due to stress.
Kaya has a wide range of treatments for hair loss in men and women. At Kaya, there is a process of diagnosis which is followed by the treatment which is sustained my maintenance of hair. Kaya recommends a variety of therapies to treat hair fall.

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18 Jun 2017

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VanityCask Flawless Edition - June 2017 Box Review

Today's post is about the Unboxing of VanityCask June 2017 Box. The box is named Flawless Edition and after looking into the contents I couldn't agree more. Every girl loves having a flawless skin. As they say skin is the canvas for makeup. Now-a-days many people are paying more attention to their skincare regime than ever. The other statement also holds true, that makeup enhances your features and is a form of art, what lies in our hands is just take good care of skin. Check out the Launch Edition of VanityCask




What is VanityCask?
VanityCask is beauty box that gets delivered to your home. It contains samples of luxury beauty brands, handpicked by experts, to suit Indian women. The current box for June'17 is the VanityCask Flawless Edition. It is a culmination of brands like Vôtre, Comfort Zone, Gulnare, The Nature's Co. & VLCC and aims to bring the gift of Perfect Skin to women across the country. Our previous box was dedicated to a Luxury Spa Experience and contained 5 deluxe samples from leading brands like Vôtre, Soap Square, Thalgo, & The Nature’s Co.

You can order your VanityCask box on their website vanitycask.com


So without much of my blabbering let's get into the contents of the Flawless Edition.

VLCC Sandalwood Cleansing Milk
This nourishing cleansing milk is enriched with Almond & Indian Berberry extracts and Sandalwood oil that cleans, nourishes and heals skin, & helps balance oil secretion, dryness, pimples and dark circles!
Quantity (full size): 100 ml
Price - 160 INR for 100 ml

Gulnare Aloe & Vit E Face cream
This lightweight day cream contains essential vitamins and minerals and aloe vera, that help to fight dark circles, wrinkling, and dryness. This cream will protect & soothe your skin perfectly!
Quantity: 30 gms 
Price of full size - 550 INR for 50 gms
Key Ingredients - Aloevera, Vitamin E, Cucumber

TNC Fuller's Earth Face Pack
Get glowing skin with this highly effective mud face pack that acts as a beauty mask. This face pack removes toxins and excess oil from your skin giving you a glowing complexion!
Quantity: 35 gms 
Price of full size - 2195 INR for 270 gms
Key Ingredients - Fuller's Earth, Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, Kaolin, Vegetable Glycerin

Votre Multi Vitamin & Rejuvenating Night Crème
This luxurious moisture rich night créme is clinically proven to help increase cell renewal in your skin and assist the skin’s natural regeneration process & delays premature ageing!
Quantity: 30 gms 
Price of full size - 2450 INR for 50 gms

Comfort Zone Absolute Pearl System Set
Sample skincare regimens from one of Italy's premium Skincare brands! Ranges: Hydramemory Range, Active Pureness Range, Absolute Pearl Range, Skin Regimen Range, Renight Range, Sublime Skin Range.
Price of full size - above 1000 INR

Also vouchers from Sublime Factory, Raw Pressery, Skin Alive and VLCC.


My experience
I always wanted to try TNC Fuller's Earth Face pack and Gulnare Aloe Vit E Face cream. But due to their high price points I never tried them. With this edition of VanityCask, finally I have got to try both the products. As for VLCC Cleansing Milk, I already have purchased one and this box has kind of restocked it for me 😊. I have also reviewed the Votre Multi Vitamin and Rejuvenating Night Crème and feel that it is one of the luxurious skincare available today in the market. All the products in the VanityCask June Box of Flawless Skin Edition are worth the money. The products chosen are take care of all your skin needs, Cleansing, Rejuvenating, Day time and Night time care.

I would say this month box is a value for money since we receive products worth double the amount of box

  • VLCC Cleansing Milk ( full size) - 160 INR
  • Comfort Zone Absolute Pearl System Set - price not mentioned
  • Votre Multi Vitamin & Rejuvenating Night Crème - 1470 INR approx
  • TNC Fuller's Earth Face Pack - 284 INR
  • Gulnare Aloe & Vit E Face cream - 330 INR approx

Total value of box - 2494 INR
You pay - 999 INR (plus vouchers)

Recommendation
If you see the above prices you can check that The Votre Night Crème has already covered the price of the box. Apart from that the Gulnare Aloe & Vit E Face cream is also the same case. Both these products are about half the quantity of full size and have already got you covered to give that flawless skin. So I would say Flawless Edition of VanityCask Box 2017 is, absolutely a value for money, box and goes on to give you that glow. Grab the box before it's gone.
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15 Jun 2017

Top 5 Office Tote Bags From StyleWe

Girls love carrying bags, whether it's their vanity bag or office bag, thye live stuffing essentials every now and then. Tote bags have been around for some time to keep the look classy yet carry all your essentials without the bulgy look of the bag. Office bag is a very important thing when it comes to carrying essentials. We need to carry our makeup, skincare essentials plus office essentials (no option here 😛).  So let's take a look at the top 5 office totes to carry.


This cowhide leather bag is available in two colours black and brown, pick your favorite and stuff your essentials.


Cheer up your work environment with a dash of crimson colour with this tote bag


The two piece stunner is sure to grab the attention. Moreover it's available on 5 amazing colours on Stylewe.com

Also check Just Fashion Now

Cannot get over girly colours, then grab this baby pink tote. With two inside pockets and one zipper pocket it's sure to keep all your essentials in place.


Classy yet sassy is what we think when we see this tote bag. You sure don't wanna miss picking this up.

So these were our picks for office tote bags. Apart from the StyleWe Tote Bags there is an amazing range of Clutches, Satchels, Shoulder Bags and Wallets on StyleWe. There is a wide variety of bags out there and in case you don't want to visit the website and you can visit the Instagram account of Style We.


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14 Jun 2017

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5 Ways to Use Rice Water for Better Skin

Rice water is absolutely brimming with nutrients and goodness. Using it for your skin can help it grow healthier and more radiant. Here are some ways to use it.


Before we tell you how to use rice water, let’s first take a look at what rice water actually is. When you wash rice for a meal, the water left behind is packed with all the nutrients from the rice. This water can be used to renew your skin and even make your hair stronger, longer and shinier. Now, before you dismiss this as one of those wacky new-age treatments, you should know that using rice water for skin care dates back to the imperial courts in Japan. It is also a fairly common practise in China as well. Its ease to procure and total lack of chemicals is what makes this one of the best things you can use. Here are some ways to use rice water for face cleansing:

1.       Boiled rice water:
·         To use this, you have to cook your rice with twice the amount of water that you usually put. Once the rice is made, you’ll be left with milky coloured water.
·         However, you must dilute it by adding a few spoons of this water to a cup full of regular water.
·         Wash your face with it at least once a day.

2.       The quick fix method:
·         You don’t always have to cook rice to make your own rice water face wash.
·         Just soak rice in some water for around 15 minutes and drain.
·         Use the water to clean your face.

3.       Fermented rice water:
This method is great if you want to make an effective rice water cleanser for your skin. Now, you’re probably imagining Bunsen burners and test tubes because we said this is fermented rice water but that’s totally not the case.
·         All you have to do is collect rice water by using the quick fix method listed above and store it in a jar.
·         It will take 2-3 days to ferment naturally.
·         Once it starts to smell slightly sour, you’ll know it’s ready for use.
·         You can store it in your fridge.
·         As fermented rice water is quite strong, you should ideally dilute it a little with regular water before using it as a cleanser.

4.       Rice Water Face Mask
If your skin loses moisture easily, along with applying Olay Total Effects 7 in One Day Cream during your morning regime; make a rice water face pack that will definitely rejuvenate your skin in no time. All you need is rice water, oatmeal and a few drops of essential oils like rose oil or sandalwood.

5.       Rice Water and Lemon Body Cleanser
You can add a few drops of lemon juice to rice water to make a cleanser you can use all over your body to keep your skin healthy, moisturized, and light.
Rice water is also known as Asia’s best kept beauty secret. It’s time to spread the word!
Like rice water, there is also a secret ingredient in our kitchen that fights sun tan, excessive skin oils, etc. Yes, we are indeed talking about the humble tomato! Check out different ways to use tomato for face, and get that envious, blemish-free, glowing skin you have always wanted!


Also, get more skin care tips to be your best beautiful daily at www.rewardme.in

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13 Jun 2017

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Mittise Aloe Clay Cleanser and Mask Review

What happens when a brand is on your wishlist and you discover a gem product? The same thing happened with me after I got my hands on Mittise Aloe Clay Cleanser and Mask. Let's check out why this one will be labelled as a must try if you are skincare junkie.


Brand Claims - Deep Pore cleanser. Nourishes, tones, stimulates healing, removes blemishes.

Ingredients - Nutrient rich river bed Clay saturated in Aloe Vera

My experience
The product is housed in a plastic tub, with a black top and inner lid. I personally find this packaging convenient since the tub fits properly in the handbag or skincare bag. The product is dark grey in colour with fine powder consistency. Although you can find some small granules in it, but they aren't too big to cause any scrubbing effect. I like the consistency of the product, especially after mixing with water it becomes a smooth and soft paste which is very gentle on skin.

The product is a two in one product cleanser cum mask. I have used it both the ways. Let me sum up the effects of using it both the ways. Initially I tried the product as a mask. I made a paste and applied a thick layer on my face which I left for around 15-20 minutes. The after effects of the face mask were my skin was super clean, super soft, had a glowy look all day long and my black heads were less prominent than usual times. My skin feels very soft and smooth everytime I use it

I have also used the product as a cleanser and it gently cleanses the skin and gives a glow to the skin. However as stated earlier the cleanser has small scrub particles which aren't dense, so I didn't get the feeling of scrubbing which I usually get when I use a powder cleanser. From the day I received the product I am using it sometimes as a cleanser and most of the times as a mask. The deep cleansing action of the product is very commendable. I liked how the product shows effects in just one use ( I have used it multiple times, however).



The In

  • Cleanser cum mask product
  • Deep cleanses the skin while removing dirt and dead skin cells
  • Gives a glowy look to the skin all day long
  • Makes the skin soft and smooth
  • When used as a cleanser gently cleanses the skin
  • Doesn't dry out the skin

The Out

  • Scrubbing is not enough when used as a cleanser

Price, Shelf life and Availability - 220 INR for 80 gms with a shelf life of 5 years. Available on mittise.com or Mittise Instagram account.

Recommendation
Mittise Aloe Clay Cleanser and Mask is a highly recommended product if you are a skincare junkie and are looking for deep cleansing product. If you love using face masks then this has to be a must try product as it shows effects from first use itself. I would however love using it as a mask rather than a cleanser due to less scrub particles.

*Product bought with my own money
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3 Jun 2017

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Win Summer Kit from Ethicare Remedies - #FightAgainstFungi Giveaway

Hello All,

Today's giveaway is an initiative by Ethicare Remedies for spreading awareness against Fungal Infection. They have initiated a campaign named Fights Against Fungi. Summer brings a lot of skin problems along with it, one of the major problems which people face is Fungal Infection. So to support that they are giving away Summer Kits to two winners. You can read more about the initiative below

As we all know Summer brings a lot of skin problems along with it. One of the major problems which people face is Fungal Infection.
So Ethinext Pharma has initiated one campaign named Fights Against Fungi. In that, they are trying to spread awareness regarding how to prevent fungal infection and how one can get rid of it. You can see it on their social media posts. Also, they have taken an initiative of one more social cause to pay back to society in association with Pratham Council for Vulnerable Children. We will donate Rs. 2/- against each unit sale of any anti-fungal product of Ethinext Pharma. 



They have also shared a video to spread the awareness regarding the Fights Against Fungi. Below is the video.



The Giveaway rules are as always listed in the Rafflecopter widget and other rules are mentioned below so make sure you go through them.

Products included in Summer Kit:

  • UVmed Sunscreen
  • Ospis Soap
  • Sebogel 
  • Sweatnil

Winners announced!
Hiral Shah
Kavita Negandhi

Congratulations Winners 😊😊

Check the winner names in the widget. Winners are requested to DM me their postal address on Instagram within 48 hours of this announcement.

The place where it says "Visit page on Facebook" in the RaffleCopter widget you should "Like the Facebook page"



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Terms and conditions

1) Giveaway runs for 10 days from 3rd June 20107 to 12th June 2017. Giveaway open to Indian residential addresses where the hamper can be couriered.

2) We will be having 2 (two) winners. The giveaway is a sponsored one from Ethicare Remedies.

3) Plus hate comments, hate Instagram DM, rude behavior will get you blocked. Unfollowing and/or unsubscribing, in this case you will be barred from future giveaways. 

4) Winner Decision will be final by Ethicare Remedies team.

5) Participants please refrain from saying 'Make me win'. It is just a matter of hard work but coupled with Luck :).

6) Winner announcement will take place on Blog, Facebook and Instagram. Winner has to get back via email within 48 hours of winner announcement else another winner will be chosen.

So take part and stand a chance to be the lucky winner of this hamper. Last but not the least tons of thank you to Ethicare Remedies Team for this huge giveaway :)

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1 Jun 2017

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Random Shopping Haul

It has been a while I did a skincare haul, although this time it wasn't a planned one like the Valentine's day haul. I had already purchased Himalaya Herbals body cream and VLCC Sandalwood Cleansing Milk before going on a vacation. After coming back from the vacation Mittise got in touch with me for an amazing offer which I could hardly resist. As is the brand was on my wishlist and in came the offer. I received some samples with my purchase of Mittise products.


So let's see what all I have bought in the past 2 months.

Himalaya Herbals Rich Cocoa Butter Body Cream - 270 INR
I was waiting for the body cream to be launched in stores, it was initially available only online. Since I wasn't in the mood to purchase anything else from Himalaya range, why pay for shipping ☹️. As is the new launch didn't have any offer, so i waited it to be in stores and immediately grabbed as soon as it was available. I have reviewed the product and you can read the review here

VLCC Sandalwood Cleansing Milk - 140 INR
Iraya Lotus Seed Cleansing Milk is my ultimate favourite, but the packaging is a bit non travel friendly. So I bought this one for my recent travelling session. So far so good, nothing special though with the Cleansing Milk.

Mittise Aloe Clay Cleanser and Mask - 220 INR
I picked up this one since it says cleanser cum mask. Clay cleanser have always been a favorite since I have used one from Burst of Happyness. I tried this one from Mittise just once and am highly impressed. It deep cleanses gently leaving behind a glow on the skin which lasts for around 1 day. I will be posting a full review soon.

Mittise Wild Essence Face Wash - 190 INR
My love for powder cleansers made me purchase this one. The anti tan and anti acne words fascinated me. Hence goes this one in the cart.

Mittise Conditioning Shampoo - 175 INR
This one was suggested by the Mittise team and since I am working on my haircare routine more than the skincare one, I will be using this regularly and then post a review.

Freebies I received with my purchase of Mittise
Mittise Pure Rose Water ( full size)
Mittise Almond Oil (sample size)
Mittise Natural Detergent (sample size)


So that was all for today. Soon I will be posting my favourite skincare products as well as an empties post. So stay tuned for that!
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