29 Mar 2020


Quick Symptoms of Allergic Skin Reactions and Its Management

Love and care for the skin is not gender based. Boys, girls, men, women, we all love our skin equally. Even one small patch or bumps feels like a big problem. From our face, to hands, arms, feet and everywhere. We try to take care of your skin even if it is some minute thing. Just a moisturizer, just a clean soap and water. Even these things work great for a lot of people.

But, what happens when something unexpected happens to your skin. It can happen to anyone. Allergens are present everywhere is the environment. Your immune system is responsible to protect your body and your skin from these allergens and when it fails to do that, it turns into allergic reactions. Medications and infections are some of the other reason of something like this.

It can happen to anyone and by multiple reasons.

  • You might get allergens in your food
  • You can take it in via you breathe. 
  • Your body can grasp it via the source of touch 
  • Many time doctors inject them in your body for testing purpose

Common Causes of Skin Reaction

Experts do not know the exact reason of allergic reaction, but it could be one of those things that could be inherited. If allergies run in your family, then you could easily be expected to have one.

Due to the lack of any proper reason of reactions, it is hard to tell that what exactly can make you sensitive towards the particular thing. People allergic to one thing can also get allergic to more than one with the time.

  • Allergy from the dust, sun and excessive moisture in the environment can react to your skin 
  • Pollens in the air, can stick to your skin to create certain reactions. 
  • Many people are allergic to the animal fur and hair.
  • Eating certain kind of foods can make your skin react. 
  • Bee stings are one of the most common reasons for skin reactions 
  • Certain plants and mold can make your skin change its nature 
  • Medications reacting inside the body to create effect on the skin surface. 
  • Trying out some new product that is alien to your skin 
Quick symptoms of skin allergy

Our skin will react to its reactant as soon as it will come in contact with it. Here a few of the quick symptoms of allergic skin reactions that you can note.
  1. Rashes over the skin, it could be dry, red or itchy
  2. Swelling over a particular part of the body or all over the skin 
  3. Painful to touch or even without 
  4. Blisters, itching and burning over the skin
  5. Bumps or scaly patches over the skin. 
You can use the above symptoms to know and understand if you are having a skin allergic reaction or not.

How to manage those skin reactions?
If you are someone who has a very sensitive skin, then you are very commonly supposed to get an allergic skin reaction. You read all about the causes and symptoms of those reactions.
Along with that, it is also important to be properly informed about the tips to manage these skin reactions and we have got them arranged for you. Here we go.
  1. Stay Safe
  2. First of all, if you are aware that a particular thing or more can cause harmful effects to your skin, try to stay away from the. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
  3. Precautions before trying out a new product 
  4. New skin related products are always coming in to the market and we are very reluctant to buy and try them. If you are someone like that, and you also happen to have a sensitive skin, then it is very important for you to understand this basic rule.  Always take a patch test before a fledged use of it. Take some of the product apply it on a small part of your hand or on behind the ear and check if it reacts to your skin or not. Most products have such instructions on their packaging. Follow them accordingly.
  5. Wash the reacted part with plain water
  6. In case of any reaction, do not panic, touch or scratch the part. Run it through some clean water and note if it starts to normalize with it.

Author Bio
I am Shraddha, graduate from Amity University and associated with OMKITCHEN. I am a passionate content creator who likes to produce informative and engaging content related to health and lifestyle. When not doing that, you can
find me trying different kinds of organic food and herbal teas.
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How to Test Quality of Your Wigs or Hair Extensions?

As we all know, there are human hair weaves and synthetic weaves, and you can choose each of them depending on your preference. However, there is some unscrupulous businessman may sell synthetic hair extensions as human hair extensions to naive buyers. And some real and counterfeit extensions can look nice if done by a talented stylist. So before purchasing you should be cautious and take some steps to test the hair's quality. Today we are going to learn some tips to help you test the hair extension quality. Let's get started!

Good-quality human hair weaves are not going through any chemical processing-no dyeing, perming or relaxers. They come from the donor's hair, after being brushed, treated and processed for the use in lace wigs and extensions. You can do a sniff test, choose any strands of the hair to see if any odors. Another quick way to test is to wet the hair bundle and apply a dime-sized amount of neutralizing shampoo and massage into the hair. If it turns pink, it means the hair has been chemically processed.

Real human hair is very silky to the touch, the strands of hair are very fine. But synthetic feels light, you will feel a little heat when you rub it. Good human hair extension should be smooth with thickness. You also may do a test like this, to identify the hair quality, for example, if you buy a Brazilian body wave human hair, you can pick up a few strands of hair, and run your fingers down the hair, then back up. If the hair is cuticle intact, you should feel some resistance. Grab the hair and run your hand down it, then look for the breaking point, where hairs start to split out. If you feel the hair very silky and the strands of hair are very fine, then congrats! You've bought a real human hair.

Smelling and smoke
If you don't mind, you also can do a burning test. Take out a match or lighter and light the ends of the hair. If the virgin hair burns with a white smoke and turns to ash, and the smelling is like singed hair, it indicates it is human hair and no synthetic fibers have been added to the bundle. If the hair burns with a black smoke and turns into a sticky texture, and the burning smelling is like plastic smell odor, it indicates that synthetic fibers have been added to the hair bundle.

All in all, before you buy a wig or hair extensions, if you are not very skilled at selecting them, you may try those tips, hope those tips can help you prevent you from making some costly mistakes.
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Full Lace Wigs In Straight Texture

Hair textures vary from straight, wavy, curly and kinky. The straight hair is usually the softest and shiniest among all other types. Wavy hair are mainly easy to frame your face and easy to curl and straighten for a different look. Curly hair are get up a go looks, simply add water and Kapenzo lace wig serum to keep it soft, moist and tangle free. However curly hair is also the hardest to maintain and generally tends to shed more often than other textures.

The straight texture is generally the easiest to maintain and requires minimal conditioning and styling time. In addition depending on the quality, it's soft, lustrous and virtually tangle free as long as it retains it moisture and is properly cared for. This is why most people prefer it compare to the other types available. Also, with Indian and Brazilian hair, a straight hair when wet turns wavy so in reality you're getting a two for one deal.

Apart from what is mentioned above, straight hairs are usually associated to be better and more attractive on women. This is due to American and European history. For example, its known that most African Americans have curly and kinky hair and unfortunately back in the day, that sort of hair texture was the one characteristic that brought on shame and ridiculous amongst the African community. The invention of processing creams to straighten their hair was and continues to be one of the most sought out products in the hair market. Till this day, many African Americans are still embarrassed by their coarse hair texture and prefer to use alternative hair replacement systems such as lace wigs to conceal it. However kinky straight textures wouldn't exist if there wasn't a demand in the market so its safe to say that many actually do prefer their hair texture but would enjoy it even more if it was easily managed.

Nevertheless, straight hair seems of high demand amongst all race, age, sex and ethnicity. If one seeks that texture for whatever reason, whether it is a change in appearance, or to experience something different, then the idea of wearing straight full lace wigs would be the ideal solution.

These hair systems are readily available on the market and have significantly reduced in price. They can be found both online and at your local Perruque shops. Buying from both alternatives are good choices but just like all other buying decisions, you need to always check the legitimacy of the company and their products and services.

*all the opinions expressed are of the writer and not the blog owner, editor or blog.
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23 Mar 2020

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Hairstyles for Bridesmaids - Step by Step

Your best friend's wedding is round the corner and you can't contain your happiness. Right from helping your best friend in picking up her wedding gown to helping in the wedding decorations you have to be on your toes. While doing so you also have to make sure you look your best and be the perfect bridesmaids for your best friend. The hairstyle for bridesmaids has to be classy so as not to surpass the bride's look and yet be noticed! A hairstyle for bridesmaids has to be everything from simplicity and beauty to chic and elegance yet be trendy and traditional.

We have shortlisted some elegant yet chic hairstyles for bridesmaids so that you rock the bridesmaids hairstyle and make your best friend's wedding a memorable one.

  • Classic yet relaxed simple low bun

Hairstyles for Bridesmaids

  • A little twisted updo

  • Twist it up in a bun

  • Classic bun

  • Messy low bun

  • Puffy bun

  • Low bun for long hair

  • Can not get any simpler than this

  • Low bun for short hair

  • Messy yet classy

  • Low bun for long hair with accessories

Image credits : @tonyastylist @theupdogirl

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19 Mar 2020

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Pond's White Beauty Mineral Clay Facial Foam Review


Today am going to pen down my Pond's White Beauty Mineral Clay Facial Foam Review. I picked it for the sole purpose of posting a review. I am not a big fan of Pond's products. Let's check the Review directly.

Brand Claims and Ingredients of Pond's White Beauty Mineral Clay Facial Foam 

How do you use Ponds Mineral Clay face cleanser?
Apply clay foam directly onto dry skin. Gently massage in circular motion. Dampen face with water and massage to create creamy lather. Rinse off.

Packaging, texture and fragrance
The packaging is normal Pond's tube, a white and pink one with a flip cap. The fragance of the product is also that of typical Pond's products. The fragance is refreshing and lingering. The texture of the face wash is thick and clay like. The color is pink and has small beads black or dark blue coloured in it. The beads don't dissolve.

Price, Shelf life, Availability - 110 INR for 40 gms and 210 for 90 gns with a shelf life of 3 years. Easily available in stores.

My experience
The facial foam is supposed to be applied over the face and massaged. Then dampen it with water to foam it. Now when I dampen the face the facial cleanser doesn't foam much. When I applied the facial foam cleanser without massaging it foams a bit but leaves the skin dry. Although being said that due to less foaming nature and massaging the product requires very less efforts for a rinse off.

For massaging the face a good amount of product is required. The facial foam cleanser brightens up the skin and gives a soft and supple skin when massaged as per the usage instructions. The product has small beads in it which are meant to act like a scrub, however my skin finds them a bit harsh. Especially when the facial foam cleanser is supposed to be massaged and then washed off, the beads become a problem rather than acting like a scrub. The product has niacinamide as an ingredient which is a brightening agent.

The product required for each use is more than the one required for the foaming face wash. The product does give an instant brightness which is short lived as the blink of an eye. Also the Pond's White Beauty Mineral Clay Facial Foam can't be used as a second cleanse in double cleansing. The Pond's White Beauty Mineral Clay Facial Foam itself gives soft skin, the oil or emollient texture of the facial foam is absorbed into the skin and gives soft skin. So this doesn't remove the residue of an oily cleanser or cleansing balm. The product is also priced high keeping in mind the job or does.

Recommendation of Pond's White Beauty Mineral Clay Facial Foam
Pond's White Beauty Mineral Clay Facial Foam can be used by all skin types except sensitive skin as fragrance is quite high in the product. The product gives bright skin while removing the dirt and sweat. However the beads in the facial foam cleanser are a bit harsh so keep a light hand while massaging. Also the product can't be used to remove sunscreen or as a second cleanse in double cleansing. If you like using Pond's as a brand then you can pick it up else I wouldn't recommendation this product as a facial cleanser.

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18 Mar 2020

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Best Night Cream for Oily Skin in India

Protection during the day time and rejuvenation during the night time is an unsaid rule for skincare. Night Cream is an essential part of a good skincare routine and is often neglected or picked up without much thought.

The skin repairs and rejuvenates itself during the night time. To aid the repair and rejuvenation process of the skin a night cream is used. An ideal night cream makes the skin soft and supple while reducing the pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. In short a good night cream rejuvenates, revitalizes and repairs the skin.

So today we are going to take about the best night creams for oily skin. Oily skintype can't tolerate much oils or emulsifiers in any cream. So whenever you are using a night cream try alternating between the hydrating ones (light texture) and the moisturising ones (emollient ones) depending on your skin needs. Without much discussion let us start with the list of best night cream for oily skin.

Himalaya Herbals Revitalizing Night Cream
Himalaya Herbals Revitalizing Night Cream is a deep penetrating, luxurious cream that works overnight. The cream provides three essential benefits that make skin soft, supple and rejuvenated, renews skin cells, hydrates skin and repairs daily damage. Revitalizing Night Cream is dermatologically tested, non-comedogenic, free of mineral oils and parabens. Contains White lily and tomato fruit.
Price - 260 INR for 50 gms

Plum Green Tea Night Gel
Plum Green Tea Night Gel has a refreshing gel-like texture is fortified with antioxidants (green tea, gingko and goji berry) and plant nutrients (aloe, licorice and willow bark) for a clear skin. It has argan oil for balanced hydration without the oiliness and clogged pores. The product is 100% vegan, paraben-free, phthalate-free and not tested on animals.
Price - 575 INR for 50 ml

Organic Harvest Daily Nourishing Night Cream
Made with antioxidant rich formula this night cream stimulates collagen production overnight. It is a nourishing organic face cream that repairs, moisturises and slows down ageing. It also improves the appearance of uneven and dull skin. Organic Harvest Daily Nourishing Night Cream is 100% Organic ECOCERT certified, 100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free cream.
Price - 995 for 50 gms

Kama Ayurveda Rejuvenating & Brightening Ayurvedic Night Cream
A night cream formulated with ayurveda and created from with the finest of Saffron from Kashmir. It contains Rich Saffron, Antiseptic Indian Madder, protecting Aloe Vera, Extracts of Vetiver and Lotus, Liquorice along with other ingredients. This is a perfect leave-in night treatment for youthful and radiant skin.
Price - 1295 INR for 25 gms

MCaffeine Naked Detox Green Tea Night Gel (with Vitamin C)
Enriched with Green Tea the night gel reduces fines lines and relieves skin from dark spots and pigmentation. It replenishes tired & dull skin with it's moisturizing, soothing properties. The Paraben Free formula is dermatologically tested and pH balanced to suit all skin types keeping your skin healthy and glowing.
Price - 575 INR for 50 ml

VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Night Cream
VLCC night cream has a hydrating yet non-greasy formula that reduces the appearance of dark spots and dullness for a healthy-looking natural glow from within.This product is rich in natural actives ideal for night care application. However VLCC products contain parabens.
Price - 250 INR for 50 gms

Himalaya Herbals Youth Eternity Night Cream
Himalaya Youth Eternity Night Cream has an anti-aging formulation based on Plant Stem Cell Research and Herbal Actives. Made with a blend of Edelweiss Plant Stem Cells, Woodfordia, Rose Myrtle, Cipadessa and Apple, this is rich in powerful antioxidants, polyphenols and anti-aging properties. It works overnight to provide hydration, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin even-toned, healthy, and visibly youthful.
Price - 499 INR for 50 ml

Mamaearth Overnight Repair Night Cream
Mamaearth Overnight Repair Night Cream firms, hydrates, nourishes and repairs the skin overnight. It helps in restoring skin elasticity, firmness and texture. Daisy Flower helps to lighten skin tone. Dermatologically tested and free from paraben, alcohol, mineral oil, silicones, petrolatum and synthetic fragrance.
Price - 599 INR for 50 ml

Votre Multi Vitamin And Rejuvenating Night Crème
Votre Multi Vitamin And Rejuvenating Night Crème is a blend of natural vitamins and antioxidants, which helps to moisturise and protect the skin. This highly restorative night time moisturiser is clinically proven to help increase cell renewal and assist the skin's natural regeneration process and delay pre mature aging.
Price - 2450 INR for 50 gms

Iraya Spirulina & Arjuna Night Nourishing Cream
Iraya Spirulina & Arjuna Night Nourishing Cream has an ultra-nourishing blend of spirulina and other nutrients which help to replenish and revitalise the skin during night time. Fortifoed with extracts of arjuna and nagarmotha act as a rejuvenating tonic, Grape seed oil has excellent moisturising properties and helps keep skin supple and smooth.
Price - 395 INR for 50 gms

Out of the above list I have personally tried Himalaya Night Cream, Plum Green Tea Night Gel, VLCC night cream and Votre Multi Vitamin And Rejuvenating Night Crème. So we hope you find this list of Best Night Cream for Oily Skin in India useful.

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