Hair Care Tips for Summer

The biggest risk that comes with high doses of sunlight is that it slows down the evacuation of the fatty acids contained in the sebum.


In summers, just as extra care, protection and precautions are needed for maintenance of skin and eyes, so is required for hairs as well. Reasonable amount of exposure to sun is good for hairs. The sun helps calcium to bind through vitamin D and activates the circulation of thousands of small vessels that irrigate the scalp. In a nutshell, it makes the hairs grow faster and stronger. But overexposure and especially during summers can be very harmful too. The biggest risk that comes with high doses of sunlight is that it slows down the evacuation of the fatty acids contained in the sebum. These stagnant acids under the epidermis then immediately turn into toxins that compress and hinder the activity of the roots. This in turn causes thinning and falling off of hairs in a few weeks. Over exposure to sun will also aid drying of the epidermis and changing of the pH of the scalp. This will lead to peeling of skin which will then trigger dandruff.

How to protect one’s hairs during summers?

Keeping beautiful hairs beautiful in the summer is in fact quite easy but it requires one to follow certain maintenance rules and avoid making certain mistakes. Knowing that all hairs is not all equal and that facing the sun in summers is different than in other seasons is the beginning of hair care in summers. The foremost advice for hair care in summers is to cover one’s head whenever they stay in the sun for a long period time because no hair care product will provide the required protection. This is especially true if one’s hairs have a tendency to fall too much anyways. Warm air during summers is also damaging for hairs. Thus it is better therefore to limit the usage of hair dryer and blowers especially in summers. Some hairstyles can also help provide the required protection, tying the hairs in a bun with a scarf or as a braid especially if one has long hairs will also provide protection against the sun. Some hair types are more prone to damage than others therefore it is necessary to protect them to the maximum and repair them often with a suitable hair care products.

Other ways to protect hairs during summers

Essential oils – Although usage of hair oils is recommended but some essential oils can be certainly more effective in fighting hair damage. For instance, a few drops of thujanol essential oil can help stimulate the blood circulation and tone the capillaries, which make it possible to fight against the dull and brittle hairs. Add two drops of this oil in its usual dose of shampoo.

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Skincare Tips for Glowing and Radiant Skin Naturally

Controlling stress levels and caring for your skin depending upon its type and the surroundings is also important.


Skincare is much more than just cleaning of the skin, factors such as consuming a healthy balanced diet and getting enough sleep are also associated deeply with skincare. Controlling stress levels and caring for your skin depending upon its type and the surroundings is also important. Natural ways to care for the skin includes eating ample amount of fresh fruits and vegetables, avoiding food items that cause skin damage such as oily fast foods and including food items such as dark chocolate and healthy fats that are good for the skin in daily diet.

Caring for the Skin on the Face

There are differences and similarities in the way one should care for the skin on the face and on the body. The first step to keep skin on the face and body healthy and glowing is by keeping it clean from dirt and toxins. To clean the face, use a face-wash rich in natural ingredients. Avoid usage of chemicals in form of cosmetics and fragrances. These chemicals can cause damage to the skin and even lead to hormonal issues. Homemade face-wash made using honey and lemon can help moisturize the skin naturally. Facial scrubs using sugar can help exfoliate the skin and remove dead cells. Finally natural face packs are a great way to care for the face rather the skin on the face. One can use a face-mask of oatmeal for 20 minutes and then remove the same using warm water for a refreshed and glowing skin.

Caring for the Skin on the Body

Castile soap which is made using olive oil is good for the skin. Salts scrubs mixed with almonds may be used to massage and clean the body. One can use exfoliating gloves available in the market to scrub the skin clean.

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Tattoos and their effect on Health

The most common and widespread risk of tattoos is that of infections and skin allergies.


Tattoos are growing in popularity with each passing day especially amongst the youngsters. Getting a tattoo can be quite an experience and thus more and more people are getting inked each day. Tattoos can be temporary or permanent. The process mostly involves a needle piercing the outermost layer of the skin and creating the design using ink drops. Technology which is used to create tattoos is getting better with the growth in popularity of body art. But still risks in getting a tattoo and erasing the same if required remain. Laser tattoo removal is done by directing high energy pulses to remove the ink. Although the process does not affect or damage surrounding tissues but still issues such as scarring, discoloration of skin, burning sensation, incomplete removal and infections may occur.

Common Health Issues Associated with Tattoos

The most common and widespread risk of tattoos is that of infections and skin allergies. Many a time the ink used for the body art will not suit the skin and cause irritation and other problems. These issues may happen immediately or even after weeks, sometimes things such as exposure to the sun or other factors may trigger infections and allergies. It has been seen that coloured tattoos especially that of red and yellow colours have a higher rate of infections and allergies as many a times metallic stains such as cobalt and cadmium are added to the ink for colouration purpose. Fresh tattoos will have redness and swelling but if the tattoo stays red even after a couple of weeks or gets greenish and oozes puss you have most likely caught an infection. Foul smell, prolonged swelling and tattoo being hot to touch even after days can be other symptoms of infections and allergies. Tattoo related allergies are classified as Type – 4 allergies which are also known as ‘delayed allergies’. Thus it may even take weeks after the tattoo for the allergy to show up.


Where is no sex in booklet? AYUSH min slams reports on ‘lust guidelines’ for pregnancy

AYUSH said media paid selective attention to the suggestions on page 14 of the booklet


Current Affairs : The Ministry of AYUSH on Wednesday termed the reports incorrect that said that an AYUSH booklet stated that pregnant women should control lust, hang “beautiful” pictures on the wall and shun non-vegetarian food to deliver a healthy baby.

In a statement, the AYUSH said, “Some reports have appeared in the print and electronic media since June 13, 2017 concerning the publication ‘Mother and Child Care’ of Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN), an autonomous body under the Ministry of AYUSH. Unfortunately, many of these reports are seen to be inaccurate, and some are even seen to misrepresent facts.”

The Ministry said that nowhere in the booklet ‘no sex’ has been mentioned.

“Some news reports carry an assertion that the booklet puts forward the ‘prescription’ that ‘pregnant women in India’ should ‘say no to sex after conception’. This is far from the truth. In fact, the words ‘no sex’ do not feature at all in the booklet,” it added.

The AYUSH Ministry statement said that the media paid selective attention to the suggestions on page 14 of the booklet.

“The suggestion on page 14 of the booklet regarding avoiding certain types of food like tea, coffee, white flour products, fried and oily items and non-veg during pregnancy, is seen to have received selective attention. The suggestion that non-vegetarian food may be avoided (as Yoga & Naturopathy don’t advocate non-vegetarian food in its practice) has been singled out for high-lighting in some reports, omitting the mention of white flour products, fried and oily items etc,” it added.

The Ministry also termed the media claims ‘incorrect’ that the report that it was released by the Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH in the recent past.

“This publication has been in distribution through the units of the erstwhile Department of AYUSH and CCRYN since 2013. The report that it was released by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH in the recent past is incorrect,” said the AYUSH in a statement. ReadMore

Hillary Clinton releases health data, doctor says ‘fit to serve’ as president


Hillary Clinton has released new information about her health as she recuperated from a diagnosis of “mild, non-contagious” pneumonia, with her doctor stressing she remains healthy overall and “fit to serve” as president.

Pressure had mounted for the campaign to release information about the Democratic White House nominee’s medical status after she fell ill at a 9/11 memorial event Sunday, and it was disclosed that she had pneumonia.

The former secretary of state, 68, “continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as president of the United States,” her personal physician Lisa Bardack wrote in a detailed, two-page “summary update” on Clinton’s health.

Bardack released Clinton’s laboratory results that showed “normal” readings for cholesterol, triglycerides and other key readings.
“The remainder of her complete physical exam was normal and she is in excellent mental condition,” she said.

Bardack also said Clinton has been taking the anti-coagulant Coumadin, and that her blood levels “have been relatively stable.”
Clinton “is recovering well with antibiotics and rest” from her bout with pneumonia, she added. Clinton had released a detailed statement about her medical history in July 2015.

Her campaign had been pressed to be more transparent about Clinton’s health, particularly after it failed to reveal her Friday pneumonia diagnosis until Sunday, when she nearly collapsed as she left the Ground Zero site in New York.

Her rival Donald Trump is also being called on to… read full story

Malaysia confirms first pregnant woman infected with Zika


Malaysia’s health ministry on Wednesday said they have detected a new case of Zika virus in a pregnant woman living in Johor Baru, which borders Singapore.

The patient, a 27-year-old woman who is three to four months into pregnancy, began to show symptoms of rashes and fever on September 2, said Health Minister S Subramaniam at a press conference, adding she tested positive to Zika infection on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

She was being treated in the hospital currently, said the minister. How the patient was infected is being investigated by health authorities, but her husband commutes daily to work in Singapore, said the minister, adding the test results on the husband were yet to come out. Subramaniam suggested people who have infected spouses to avoid sex or… read full story

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