Saturday, March 10, 2012

Tips for Acne free complexion

Tips for a clear skin

  • ·      Avoid high calorie/hyperglycemic food
  • ·      Wash your face with non-alkaline cleanser thrice a day.   Soaps containing salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide work well for mild acne.
  • ·      Apply anti-bacterial cream after washing the area everyday at bedtime.  Benzoyl-peroxide based creams can also help reduce acne, but can cause skin irritation in some.
  • ·      Never poke or pop the pimples or comedowns.  It only increases inflammation and leaves scars.
  • ·      Consult your dermatologist and use products designed for acne prone skin.

Courtesy : The Hindu, wellness, 21/2/12

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Tips to cope with stress.

Whenever you experience physical discomfort, emotional pain or a fidgety mind, ask yourself what makes you feel this way? It is stress. There are three ways to cope with stress

Always tell truth. Not telling the truth induces stress. The stress is due to the energy required to tell a lie. The fear of being caught for telling a lie. The need to remember the lie. The fear of being exposed by someone.

Low self regard makes one tensed. The concern of being ignored or being found incompetent also creates tension. Failure to understand self-responsibility leads to stress.

Hence it is always recommended to be truthful, understand and realize your responsibility. A better self-regard helps to understand and respect oneself.

Courtesy : The Hindu, Wellness , 5/3/2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Tips of healthy beautiful legs

Cellulite, vericose veins, stubborn fats are trouble makers  for all 40 year olds.  These make many women lose their sleep.  However balanced diet and a routine exercise plan can help you be a proud owner of well-toned legs.

Say a big 'no' to crash diets. Follow a healthy plan of a GI (Glycemic Index) diet.  The GI diet plan is a system that ranks the carbohydrate foods according to how much a particular food raises the blood sugar.  The foods that rank lower help dieters feel full for a longer time. For example a salad platter with cucumber, tomatoes etc.,  Vegetables could be green peas, tomatoes, brocolli etc and fruit plate could be water melon, grapes, peach etc.  Substitute milk with a low fat version.  Stick to a diet plan and see the meltdown gradually.

If you like to workout in a gymnasium, workout your lower body every alternate day.  Train on the machines gradually every day keep increasing the timing week after week.
Swimming is an intense exercise which helps tone the overall body.  It is ideal for pre and post menopause periods.
Power walking can be the best exercise.  Ideally it should be done at a pace where conversation is difficult.
Yoga is ideal for the body and mind.  The asanas help increase your flexibility and stamina levels.

Leg care
Get a pedicure done with tone up massages regularly to tone up your legs.  You can gently rub your legs regularly with a gentle scrub to get rid of the dry skin. Moisturise the legs with some esstential oil like olive oil every night.  Apply sunscreen before you go out to prevent pigmentation.

Courtesy : Chennai times 27/10/2009

Sunday, February 19, 2012

What is Binge thinking?

Stuides have revealed that 75% of women aged between 25 and 35 over-think.  We just need to realise that just because we have negative feeling about a certain situation it does not mean that it will turn negative. 

Worrying about a situation that is not in our control is a simple waste of time.  The more we start focussing on negative emotions we fail to see the postives before us.  Worrying simply blocks our thought process.  Worrying of something that happened in the past  and brooding over it is of no use.  Instead take the failure as lessons learnt and focus on the future which is actually in your control.

When you tend to think of negative situations try and divert your mind off by doing something that you like.  It can be reading, playing, cooking listening to music.  Many research sshows that just 10 minutes if distraction clears your mind and reducess stress.

Watch what you eat.  Do not skip meals.  Do not substitute your meals with coffee or tea as you are busy worrying about a situation.  coffee or tea will only worsen the situation and make it even bad for you.