There is nothing more stressful than a life threatening disease spreading throughout the world like wildfire. What fuels that stress even more is the fact that people cannot go out of their homes without protective gears anymore and public movement has been restricted until further notice.
Stress, right after ageing, is the second most dangerous factor which ruins health and beauty. But what is beauty? It is a state of mind. Feeling beautiful means feeling good about yourself - either because of makeup, nice clothes, or proper exercise.
Beauty is about being confident in yourself, in your own skin. Here are some tips to help everyone maintain a balance between health and beauty amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Maintain a healthy sleep schedule
We have all been guilty of enjoying prolonged Netflix sessions amid lockdowns. More often than not, these Netflix sessions continue till deep into the night and we end up sleeping at an hour which is dangerously close to sunrise.
Thanks to our phone's blue lights, our brain gets tricked into thinking it is still daytime, causing us to have difficulty sleeping. However, I have discovered one god sent product - collagen latte.
Collagen has great tensile strength and is the main component that strengthens cartilage, ligaments, tendons, bone, and teeth.
Along with soft keratin, it is responsible for skin strength and elasticity, and its degradation leads to wrinkles that accompany ageing.
But the most important thing you need to know about this product is that it makes sure you have a well-rested sleep every night.
Simply make yourself a warm cup of this latte an hour before going to sleep and the drink will do its trick.
At-home keratin treatment for healthy hair
Hair health is tricky since in almost every case the less you 'treat' it, the healthier it stays.
Regular blow-drying, straightening, or curling takes a big toll on the health of your hair.
Styling your hair at home damages your hair less than salon based styling. If you want your hair's health to improve even more, organic keratin treatment is the way to go.
It is the perfect quick fix for wavy or damaged hair. Keratin belongs to a family of fibrous structural proteins and is the key structural material making up your hair, skin, and nails.
Here is a magical recipe to a homemade hair pack that makes your hair smooth, soft, and shiny.
You will need one egg and a medium-sized banana, one tablespoon of honey, two tablespoons of yoghurt, one tablespoon of cornstarch or plain flour, two tablespoons of coconut or any hair oil.
To make the pack, put all the ingredients in a blender and blend it well and strain the mixture.
To use it, wash your hair with shampoo, and then dry it. Apply the pack on every part of your dried hair by parting it into even sections. Leave it on for 40 to 60 minutes. Shampoo your hair again to wash off the pack.
If you have dry, wavy or damaged hair, use this pack twice a week for good results.
While we may take good care of our face and hands, our feet are heavily neglected and not well taken care of most times. Here is a quick and easy way to reduce tanning, cracked heels, and skin roughness using pumpkin.
You will need 1/4 tablespoon of cinnamon powder, 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree, and 1/4 cup of yoghurt.
Mix all of them into a paste and apply it all over your feet and leave it on for 15 minutes. Apply this pack once a week to achieve a smoother and brighter skin.
Painless hair removal at home
Since going to salons is no longer an option, shaving and waxing at home will have to do.
An electric roll-on kit and a high quality multipurpose razor are two highly recommended products for hair removal and painless results at home.
The electric roll-on kit is for those who prefer waxing over shaving and the high quality multipurpose razor set is for those who prefer shaving. This razor set can also be used to get your brows and upper lip done, and even to remove the peach fuzz from your face.
These simple at-home beauty care tips will make sure you come out of this lockdown looking and feeling just as beautiful as ever. Stay healthy, stay beautiful!
You can drink collagen lattes to boost your protein intake. These are usually made with a collagen powder that is available in the markets (do your research and talk to a nutritionist before buying one).
To this powder, you add ingredients of your choice such as coffee, non-dairy milk (soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk etc), coconut oil, matcha powder, honey, turmeric and so on.
Drink them warm and right after making them.