How to Exfoliate Face Skin

Beauty experts recommend regular exfoliation to ensure a bright glowing skin. When we exfoliate our face or body, dead cells are scrubbed out from it and fresh new living skin is exposed. This also allows any moisturizer or other serums to penetrate our skin pores effectively and deliver the desired results.

exfoliateHow to exfoliate your face skin

  • Use a special scrub or else a wash cloth for exfoliation
  • Run the scrub/cloth in soft circular motions
  • Wash away with lukewarm afterwards (Note: never use HOT water)
  • Do this weekly
  • Experts recommend doing this in the morning, as skin would have repaired itself in the night

Exfoliate – What, How, Why

Our skin is constantly regenerating. This means that on a very regular basis new skin cells are being born and old ones are dying. exfoliateThe old cells are typically on the top and new fresh cells do not get a chance to show their sheen, unless the top layer of dead cells is removed or scrubbed away. This process of removal of old dead skin cells is called Exfoliation.

There are many ways to exfoliate the face or body. One can also make use of natural home-made pastes and scrubs for this.

It is critical to remember, that we should never exfoliate too harshly else our live skin-cells might get damaged. Also post-exfoliation it is highly recommended to use a sunscreen.

Weight Loss Tips

Weight Loss

Weight Loss

One can loose weight by burning calories. If your weight remains constant, you are probably taking in the same amount of calories that you burn each day. If you’re slowly gaining weight over time, it is likely that your caloric intake is greater than the number of calories you burn through your daily activities.Losing weight doesn’t have to mean going on a restrictive diet or starting an all-consuming exercise program. Small changes can have a big impact.

 

Weight Loss Tips

1) Exercise is the best mode to reduce your weight

.The running machine is the best tool in the gym to burn the most calories in the shortest time.Any workout that stresses on muscle tone and increased heart rate will always help you to lose weight.

2) Diet Control .

One can reduce weight with the help of strict diet plans. One need to set a diet plan that can help to achieve the weight loss goal. Small changes can have a big impact. For eg:

a) Eat health and fresh foods.

b) Eat six times indifferent meals in small quantity rather than eating three heavy meals.

c) Eat Seasonal fruits and Vegetables.: They helps to reduce weight and provide us nutrition as they are the best nutrition provider for our body.

d) Plan a diet chart : Plan a chart carefully and stick to it on daily basis. Make a chart and note your progress routinely and add what can be done more.

e) Drink plenty of water

f) Do not skip meals. The worst thing you can do while watching you diet is skip a meal. It has just the opposite effect of what you want. You need to have at least four regular meals every day.

3) Walk At Least for 30 minutes every day

How To Lose weight Naturally Eat Grapefruits as they help regulate insulin. Whenever we eat, our body has a decision to make. It can either burn the food as energy or store it as fat. Research has found that high insulin levels prevents our body from breaking down previously stored fat, apart from changing food into fat.

How to Lose weight fast at home for women: First up, before we even begin to exercise it is important to remember that the energy to exercise comes from the kitchen. Therefore, abdominal muscles are first built in the kitchen. So eat healthy. Here are some flat belly foods: Oatmeal, almond and nuts protein powder, olive oil, berries, eggs, beans and legumes, lean meat and fish, whole grains, peanut butter, green vegetables, dairy, avocados and green tea to name some.

How to lose weight without dietingTo lose weight without dieting one must first understand what weight is. Mostly when we refer to the word weight in reference to the human body we refer to the muscle mass (which includes water) and fat put together. However, when wanting to lose weight without dieting it must be understood very clearly that all three are desirable but in the right ratio.

 

 

Lose weight Naturally

Here are some of the best recommendations we could find to help you lose weight naturally:

  • Drink lots of water
  • Eat small portions but eat at regular intervals. Best is to have 5 to 6 meals a day. Or maybe 3 meals and 2 to 3 snacks
  • Eat Pears – Packed with almost 15% of our daily fibre requirements, pears have been found to be the best diet for those who want to lose weight. One feels full and the overall calorie consumption goes down. Also do not peel it, as the skin is where the fibre is.
  • Exercise regularly as it not only helps you burn calories but would also makes you feel better.
  • Eat Grapefruits as they help regulate insulin. Whenever we eat, our body has a decision to make. It can either burn the food as energy or store it as fat. Research has found that high insulin levels prevents our body from breaking down previously stored fat, apart from changing food into fat.
  • By the same logic as above, Cut down on the overall sugar intake or other sweet products like chocolates.
  • Maintain a log of your diet and the progress you are making. This will help you stay motivated.
  • Do not rush into this. Like all good things in life, a healthy body is best attained with a little bit of patience.

Hair Loss

Hair Loss

Hair loss is something which is very common between men and women these days.Everybody desired healthy hair, but mostly people have either damaged hair or slow growing hair.

Hair LossWhy does Hair Loss Occur
Hair loss can be caused by hormonal changes, lack of vitamins, thyroid,cancer, lack of iron and it can be hereditary.There can be a lot’s of reason for hair loss.Androgenetic Alopecia or Baldness is the most common cause of hair loss in men.Men who start losing their hair at an early age tend to develop more extensive baldness whereas women may develop baldness in the form of hair loss that can become thin over the entire scalp. Total baldness is rarely seen in women.

Can hair loss be prevented?
Many companies and doctors offers medical treatment to stop loss of hairs and improve the conditions but this may have side effects. Check with doctors about the side effects.

Male Pattern Baldness | Hair Loss in Men

Male-Pattern-Baldness
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A single strand of Hair usually lives for around 5 years and a fresh one grows in its place,once this is lost. But in many cases (usually after a certain age), the fresh strand might not come back. This leaves the area exposed as scalp due to the hair loss.

In many cases hair fall follows a systematic pattern. Such patterns of hair fall, which usually affect men are collectively called as Male pattern baldness.

Causes of Male Pattern Baldness

Male Pattern Baldness is caused by an increased levels of 5(alpha)-reductase- a hormone which transforms testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT in turn has an adverse affect on the hair follicles. It acts on the hair follicle, slows down hair production and produces weak, shorter hair. Gradually, over a period of time, hair growth stops completely. In medical terms this is called – androgenic alopecia – and is hereditary.

Hair Transplant in India – Cost, top brands

hairlossHair Care is fine, but what does one do, when the male pattern baldness has left its permanent mark on one’s head. The answer might be either in sporting a Kanchha (of Agneepath fame) look or in the Hair Transplant technology.

Hair Transplant involves a surgical process where individual hair follicles are taken from a donor site and transplanted on to the balding head. The key element is that here grafts containing hair follicles that are genetically resistant to balding are transplanted to bald scalp.

The typical cost of the treatment varies mainly basis how many individual grafts are needed. E.g.

Dr Divyas(http://drdivyas.co.in) – charges Rs 30-45 per graft

Berkowits portal has a neat calculator to identify how many grafts are needed depending on the area to be attacked.

Yoga and History of Yoga

Yoga is the ancient meditative practice for well-being of the mind, body and soul (atman). But in the modern world, Yoga and its practice has been stripped to a set of studio exercises.

Yoga literally means yoking or union. Etymologically speaking, the term comes from the root word, ruj, which means ‘to bind’. The word’s other meanings are: “conjugation of stars”, “grammatical rule”, “magic”, “aggregate” and so on. But what is being “yoked”? In most disciplines of yoga, what is unified is the conscious subject (jiva-atman) and with the Supreme Self (paramataman) to the point of reaching the ecstatic condition called Samadhi, meaning “putting together”.

While some scholars emphasize that Yoga developed primarily as a Hindu tradition, archaeological evidence shows that the discipline blossomed much before clear religions sprang up and the practice was adopted by Hindus, Jains and Buddhist, equally.

Earliest archaeological evidence of Yoga’s existence can be found in stone seals which depict figures of Yoga poses. These seals place Yoga’s existence at around 3000 BC. Researchers, however, believe that Yoga existed long before this approximated date, some even having traced its beginnings to Stone Age Shamanism.

Shaman is a seasoned, spiritual traveller in the realm of spirits. Shamanism, thus, is the art of changing one consciousness to enter extraordinary realms of being. While yoga probably did not grow directly from shamanism, it absorbed some of its elements, like poses, transcendence, asceticism, and illumination (Feuerstein 1997).

While yogis aspire self-liberation, shamans primarily concerned themselves with other-worldly knowledge. Yoga may have thus emerged when tribal communities served by shamans developed into city states – the change marking a shift in consciousness from community to individual self awareness.

Over the ages Yoga can be broadly studied under four period: Vedic (Archaic) Yoga, Pre-Classical Yoga (1500-1000 B.C.), Classical Yoga (600-400 B.C.), Post-Classical Yoga (post Patanjali period) and Modern Yoga.

Right Sunglasses for your face shape

Right Sunglasses for your face shape

The right kind of sunglasses don’t just protect you from the harmful UV rays or prevent the formation of those innumerable fine lines on your face, but also make you look like your favorite movie star. However, to be a cynosure of all eyes, you need to choose sunglasses which complement your face type. If you end up wearing glasses that are too big or small or are do not suit your face, you may just have to endure the ridicule of all your acquaintances instead of their awe-filled admiration.

Right Types of sunglasses

Here are some pointers that can help you to choose the right kind of sunglasses.

Oval face:

People with an oval face have a wide range of shapes to choose from. You can opt for tape worms or even big sun glasses. However, it is advisable to keep away from very small glasses with lenses.

Round face:

If you have a round face, choose sunglasses that add length to your face. Rectangular frames with rounded edges or thick framed sunglasses will do. Round lenses are best avoided.

Heart face:

If you have a narrow chin and jaw line along with a broad forehead and high cheek bones, then you need to opt for rounder frames as they will help in creating a balanced look.

Square face:

Oval and round frames are good options for those who have a square chine, a strong jaw line and a broad forehead. The strong angular lines of your face will be softened by the curves of your sunglasses.

So, it is certainly essential to choose your sunglasses with care as they can create a great first impression and may be help you to land up that coveted job!

Amazing Rajasthani Cuisine Recipes

Amazing Rajasthani Cuisine

The cuisine of Rajasthan is primarily vegetarian with mouth watering and lip smacking delicacies. Rajasthani food is known for its spicy curries and sweets, all of them cooked in ghee.scarcity of water and fresh green vegetables have all had their effect on cooking. So they use milk and lot of milk products , buttermilk etc.to minimize the use of water.

Rajasthani Recipes

Sweet dishes are never referred  to as dessert .because unlike desert which are  served after the meal ,rajashthani dishes are served before or during the meal.it is also known for its snacks like bikaneri bhujia , mirchi bada , pyaaz ki kachori ,bajre ki roti and lahsun ki chutney. Out of all the rajasthani dishes dal bati churma is the most famous dish. Infact as you travel from one part to another in the state , you will find that each place has its own speciality and uniqueness.

Mawa kachori of jodhpur , rasgullas of Bikaner , malpuas of pushkar , ghevar of jaipur , alwar ka mawa, paniya and gheriya from mewar etc.all of these specialties provide a certain uniqueness to the rajasthani culture.

Here are the recipes of some very famous dishes from the rajasthani cuisine ,which would add flavor to your taste buds by their amazing style of cooking

 

Gatte ki sabji

Preparation time – 15 min

Cooking time –       25 min

Serving time –        40 min

Serves –                   2-3 people

Ingredients for dumplings / gatte

  •  3/4 cup of gram flour
  •   1/4  teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1 /4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon of oil

Ingredients for gravy

  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 1/4  teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon of mustard seeds
  • 1 onion ,finely chopped
  • 1 tomato , finely chopped
  • Fine paste of ginger , and green chillies
  • 1/ 4  cup of curd , slightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon of coriander powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon of red chilli
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon of garam masala
  • 1 /4 teaspoon of salt or salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoon of oil or ghee
  • Fresh coriander leaves

Method of making dumplings:

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the dumplings in a large bowl.
  2. Add water gradually to make A smooth dough and stiff dough
  3. Divide the dough into 7-8 equal portions and roll each portion into thick and cylindrical shape and upto 4-5 inches long.
  4. Boil some water in a pan on a medium flame,and when it is heated enough add those cylindrical roll into it.
  5. Cook for 8-10 min and then turn off the flame
  6. Remove the rolls from water and cut small pieces of each ,dumplings/gattes are ready
  7. Don’t throw the water in which the dumplings are boiled ,keep it for adding it into the gravy

Method of making gravy:

  1.    Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan and shallow fry the gattas for 2-3 min, and then take them out on a plate
  2. Add 1-2 tbsp of oil in a pan and keep it on medium flame , and then add mustard seeds, a pinch of asafoetida,  and ¼ tbsp of cumin seeds and paste of ginger and green chilli.saute it for 30-40 seconds
  3. Add finely chopped onion and sauté it till it becomes golden brown and after that add finely chopped tomatoes and sauté for 2-3 min
  4. After that add salt, red chilli powder , coriander powder and garam masala and the beaten curd.mix it well
  5. Add some water (which is kept for the gravy while boiling dumplings)
  6. When it is boiled, add the dumplings to it.
  7. Cook until the gravy becomes medium thick ,for 5-7 min and then turn off the flame
  8. Pour the sabji in a bowl and garnish it with fresh coriander leaves
  9. Your tasty Gatte Ki sabji is ready.

 

Kalmi Vada

Kalmi- vada

Preparation time –   10 min

Cooking time       –     15 min

Serving time        – 25 min

Serves                   2-3

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of chana dal ,soaked for overnight
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1/ 2 tsp green chilli paste
  • 1/2 tsp ginger & garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil ( as required )

Method of making kalmi vadas

  1. Soak the chana dal overnight in water
  2. Blend the soaked chana dal into a fine paste
  3. Then add ginger garlic paste and green chilli paste ,chopped onions, salt, red chilli powder , coriander powder and mix well.
  4. Take small portion of the paste and give it a vada like shape
  5. Heat oil in a pan and fry the vada till it turns brown
  6. Take it out ,cut it into two pieces then deep fry again
  7. Serve these delicious vadas with chutney.

 

 

Paneer Bhare papad

Paneer-bhare-papad

Preparation Time – 10 min

Cooking time – 5 min

Serving time – 15 min

Serves – 2-3

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 -3 moong dal papads
  • 1/2 cup grated paneer
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 capsicum finely chopped
  • 1 carrot finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil ( for frying)

Method for making Paneer Bhare papad:

  1. Prepare the stuffing by mixing chopped onions, capsicum, carrot , grated paneer ,coriander leaves , chaat masala , salt , green chillies .
  2. Roast the papad,  one at a time.
  3. While they are still hot, give them a shape of cylinders.
  4. Spoon in the stuffing carefully.
  5. Apply little milk or water to the sides of  papad and close them
  6. Deep fry in hot oil
  7. Serve with pudina chutney.

 

Methi ke gatte
Methi-ke-gatte

Preparation time -15 min

Cooking time – 15 min

Serving time – 30 min

Serves – 2-3

 

 

Ingredients

  • 3 cup Bengal gram flour (besan)
  • 2 cup fenugreek leaves (chopped)
  • 2 pinch of asafetida
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 3 n ½ tbsp mustard oil
  • Salt to taste

Tempering

  • 3 tbsp mustard oil
  • 1tsp mustard seeds
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 1-2 red chilli crushed
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp dry amchur powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder

 

Method of making methi ke gatte

  1.  Mix  besan , methi , asafoetida  ,red chilli powder , coriander powder and salt in a bowl.
  2. Then mix mustard oil and some water and knead it into a firm dough.
  3. Divide the dough into equal parts and roll it into cylinder shape
  4. Boil some water in a pan and keep these cylindrical rolls( gattes) into water.
  5. Boil for 15-20 minutes
  6. Then take them out from water and cut each roll into small pieces.
  7. Heat some oil in a pan and add asafoetida, and mustard seeds.
  8. When the seeds starts crackling add the gattes into it and mix.
  9. Add coriander powder , crushed red chillies  , garam masala powder and amchur powder to it
  10.  Stir to Mix well
  11. Serve hot with chutney