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Uses of Lemon

Uses of Lemon: For centuries lemon has been used to cure various diseases and ailments. It is used as one of the effective natural remedies to keep our body healthy and fresh. Lemon is rich in citric acid which makes it sour and contains Vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, B5, Iron, Magnesium, Proteins, sugar, Carbohydrates and very little (0.38g) fats.

So, let’s take a look at some of the miraculous uses of lemon!

Uses of Lemon

  1.  Removal of Toxins

Since lemon is rich in citric acid it helps to detoxify the body. This acidic property removes all the dirt attached to your teeth and makes it sparkling white.

  1.  Helps in Digestion

Vitamin C in lemon exhibits laxative effects and helps in easy digestion o thus it is suggested to squeeze a half lemon in food or have a spoon of lime juice after every meal in order to prevent constipation.

  1.  Prevents kidney stones

Yes! It sounds a little repulsive but it works. The citric acid dissolves kidney stones and prevents its formation.

  1.  Nausea and vomiting 

The strong smell emitted by lemon is proved to be very effective in reducing vomiting and nausea; especially in pregnant women. Not only this, but lemon also helps to reduce hangover as Vitamin C breaks alcohol in the liver in addition to relieving thirst.

  1.  Foul sweat smell

Sweat smell is something everyone feels embarrassed of!

Rubbing lemon on your armpits can greatly reduce the bad odor as lemon exhibits antibacterial and antifungal properties, which means that it kills the odor-causing bacteria and eliminates body odor.

  1.  Bad breath

The acidic property of lemon treats bad breath.

– Take a lemon, cut it into two halves.

– Take some salt/ baking soda on one of the halves and rub it on your teeth.

This method will make teeth whiter and will relieve bad breath.

  1.  Nails

Applying lemon juice on nails can make them stronger and healthier by the effect caused by Vitamin C.

  1.  Killing lice

Using lime juice with garlic/eggs/vinegar kills lice due to its acidic nature and also treats dandruff!

  1.  Greasy spots

Vessels, especially in India, have a lot of greasy spots due to the use of oil and greasy stuff. Lemon is the ultimate solution to get shiny utensils!

– Cut a lemon

– Sprinkle salt on one half of the lemon and rub it on the greasy spots

– Then clean with a towel.

  1.  Dark Spots

Squeeze a lemon in a bowl and dab the juice with a cotton ball onto affected skin. This will reduce the dark spots.

Now that you know some amazing benefits of lemon, go try out these hacks and let us know how it works on your body and skin. Also, don’t hesitate to share other uses of lemon in the comments below.

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Mayurasana Benefits

by Yesha Dave

Mayurasana Benefits: Yoga has been the ultimate solution of many problems that gym and dieting have not cured. Some of these include thyroid, weight loss after pregnancy, hair loss etc. One such asana which is being practiced since years is “Mayurasana”.

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Image Credit : Yoga International

 What does Mayurasana mean?

Let’s split up the word in two sections- ‘Mayur’ and ‘Asan’.

Mayur in Hindi means ‘peacock’ and Asan means ‘pose’ thus Mayurasana means ‘Peacock Pose’.

Hindus believe that peacock is a symbol of love and peace which is why by practicing Mayurasana one develops mental peace, patience, and compassion. Although it looks complex, with a little practice, it is quite easy to do.

Steps to follow
  1. Sit on your heels keeping some distance between both your knees.
  2. Keep your hands on the ground, with fingers pointing towards the body and slowly bend your elbows towards the stomach.
  3. Gently place your head on the ground and keep your abdomen firm.
  4. Stretch your legs out, by feeling the pressure on your core, and knees straight with feet facing the floor.
  5. Keep your shoulder bones strong and raise your body with the head straight up.
  6. Stay in this pose for about 30 secs.
  7. Lastly, before releasing the pose, put your head and feet on the floor.
Benefits of Mayurasana
  1. Detoxifies the body
  2. Increases digestion
  3. Strengthens the reproductive system
  4. Improves posture
  5. Helps in increasing concentration power
  6. Reduces stress and anxiety
  7. Makes you patient
Precautions
  1. If you have any wrist, elbow, back or neck injury then avoid this pose.
  2. Any heart-related issues then first consult your doctor.
  3. Avoid it during pregnancy
  4. If you feel uncomfortable then immediately release the pose without giving your body a jerk.
  5. For beginners, use blocks to support your head and feet.

In spite of difficulty, Mayurasana is one of the best ways of having a perfect body. Make sure you get the steps right otherwise chances are that you might lose interest if initially, you fail to get the pose.

If you have any doubts then drop it in the comment section below, I would love to answer them.

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  5. VRIKSHASANA: THE TREE ASANA
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Innisfree Eyebrow Pencil Review

by Yesha Dave

Who is it for? Innisfree eyebrow pencil is for those looking for an eyebrow pencil with spoolie.

Innisfree Eyebrow Pencil

Price: Rs.400 for a single pencil.

My experience with Innisfree Eyebrow Pencil

Packaging

It doesn’t come packed, from whichever Innisfree store you purchase they directly give the pencil in a small handy bag which is easy to carry. If you’re ordering it online then too it won’t come in a box but for safety reasons, it will be packed in a bubble wrap.

Shade and pigmentation

The eyebrow pencil comes in mainly two shades: black and brown. For a fair complexion, the brown shade is recommended while for an Indian complexion black is preferable. The true color will show up after about 5 minutes of application.

Texture

It has a very smooth texture and feels very light on your skin. There are no gaps left over after the application of the eyebrow pencil. Also, it gives your brows a thick yet natural look.

Fragrance

It has a very mild smell as that of a lipstick, but isn’t that significant.

Experience

I personally loved this eyebrow pencil by Innisfree. It has become an essential beauty product for me. Because of its compact shaping, ease of application and the additional brush at the bottom (to shape the brows), it will certainly work for women of any age group- from college going girls to working women.

What do I like about this product?
  1. Easy to apply
  2. Compact size
  3. Additional brush
  4. Reasonable price
  5. Doesn’t get over until 3 months
  6. Gives the brows a natural look
  7. No hassle while taking it off
  8. Stays on for 24 hours (if not washed)
  9. No skin irritation
  10. Doesn’t smudge at all
What I dislike about this product?
  1. Absolutely nothing!
Would I Repurchase or Recommend?

Definitely!

It has become one of my must-haves. To all the girls out there who are obsessed with their eyebrows, go ahead and experience this brow pencil, it will certainly give you a bold and confident look.

Rating – 5/5

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Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead 3 Step Program

Who is it for? Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead 3 Step Program is for people who have excessive blackhead and whitehead problems on the nose.

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead 3 Step Program

Price: Rs.200
Sensitive skin alert?

No.

My experience with Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead 3 Step Program

Packaging

It comes in a thick plastic cover with three sections colored differently with respect to the steps to be followed. It is quite easy to open since they provide a tearing slice to open the mask safely.

Color

The nose strip is black and white in color and the pore tightening is transparent.

Texture

The nose strip is a little rough but the black part which needs to be worn on the nose is manageable to keep on for a while. The pore tightening strip is really soft and feels very smooth on the skin though it becomes a little slippery after 5-10 minutes.

Fragrance

There is no fragrance

Experience

I loved the result that this 3 step blackhead removal mask has had on my nose. It gives definite results and at least for a month, you will not prominent black or whiteheads on the nose. Further, my nose feels even textured and I no more feel awkward in talking to people closely.

What do I like about this mask?
  1. The packaging
  2. Reasonable prices
  3. Enough quantity of liquid provided with the pore tightening mask
  4. Gives the nose an even texture
  5. Definite results
  6. Not too painful
  7. The mask covers the nose perfectly
  8. Long-term effect
  9. Also removes any hair on nose
What do I dislike about this mask?
  1. Requires at least 45 minutes to an hour for the procedure to complete hence might not be suitable for impromptu events.
Would I recommend or repurchase?

Certainly!

The effect the mask has on the nose is tremendous and there is no comparison with the other masks. Also, it is very well prepared and makes sure that the skin is treated with utter care.

Rating- 4.5/5

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Lips Care Tips

Lips Care Tips

by Yesha Dave

Lip Care Tips: Lips are the most sensitive and affected part of our face. If not taken care then can result in serious damage. Women are so busy with work in life that they forget to pamper and take care of themselves. Since the lips are much thinner as compared to rest of the parts, chances of harm are greater; it requires extra attention.

Lips Care Tips

Why is it so important to take care of your lips?

Our lips have lesser oil glands and no ability to produce natural melanin which is responsible for giving the skin a color and guarding it. Some common lip problems include:

  1. Chapping
  2. Drying
  3. Cold sores
  4. Dehydration

Now that we know the common issues let’s take a look at the ways with which it can be prevented.

Solution 1: Keep your skin and lips hydrated

This can be done by drinking lots of water. In this warm and sunny weather possibilities of involuntarily being dehydrated is maximum therefore it is suggested to drink lots of liquid be it just water or juices or energy drink.

Solution 2: Use a lip balm

Lip balms are the ultimate solution to chapped and damaged lips.

How much ever unmanageable the lips are balms truly make them soft and even textured. It is always suitable to carry a lip balm as it is compact and usually have reasonable prices.

Solution 3: Scrub and massage your lips

Scrubbing your lips with a proper scrub removes dead skin present on it. This will give the lips a natural pinkish color and feel extremely even. By massaging, the moisturizer/product can easily penetrate through the skin and heal the lips.

Solution 4: Remove Makeup

Makeup produces cracks in the skin if not removed hence removal of makeup is one of the prominent measures in taking care of the lips. Removing the makeup is not enough after it is done moisturize the lips with a lip balm or natural ingredients like honey.

Solution 5: Natural Remedies

Treating any part of the body naturally is one of the productive ways.

A DIY mixture to moisturize lips.

Ingredients:

– Sugar

-Lemon

-Honey

-Olive oil

Steps to follow:

Add the above ingredients in the given order in a bowl and mix it well. Apply the paste on your lips and rub it in a circular motion.

After a couple of applications, you will notice a change in the texture of the lips.

Follow these easy tips and tricks to flaunt your pout and keep your lips naturally healthy and soft.

If you have any questions then drop it in the comment section below.

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Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser Review

by Yesha Dave

Who is it for? Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser is gentle face wash that works perfectly to make your skin look flawless and soft.

Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Price:  Rs. 1700
Sensitive skin alert?

No.

My experience with Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Packaging

It comes in a well sealed white colored box. Behind the box, there are instructions as to how to use the face wash. The face wash comes in a tube and lasts for at least 6 months because very little quantity is required to apply of the face.

Color

There are different types of face washes in Clarins depending on your skin type. Since my skin is oily and acne prone hence I preferred the ‘ Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Tamarind & Purifying Micro Pearls ‘. It appears light greenish from outside but when you take it out it is off-white with blue colored micro-pearls.

Texture

It is actually a cream with micro-pearls present in it. The pearls help in deep cleaning once applied on the face.

Fragrance

There is no fragrance in particular.

Experience

I have loved the facewash. It has been over 3 months now since I started using Clarins facewash and it has exhibited terrific results on my skin. Earlier I had pimple breakouts and oily skin but after using this face wash the acne on my skin has reduced and my skin feels fresh and moisturized all day long. Also, it has replaced all the moisturizing creams and serums that I had been using before Clarins came into the picture.

What do I like about this face wash?
  1. Sufficient Quantity
  2. Moisturizing effect
  3. Fights acne
  4. Works best for oily skin
  5. The micro-pearls which deeply clean the pores
  6. Glowing effect on the skin
  7. Doesn’t make the skin dry
  8. Refreshes the skin
  9. Makes skin soft
What I dislike about this face wash?
  1. It is expensive
Would I Repurchase or Recommend?

Definitely!

It has become one of my must-haves. To all the girls out there who are in search of the ultimate face wash, go ahead and experience it you’ll surely notice a change in your skin after regular applications. Don’t hesitate at all, it will work magically on your skin.

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