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How do you get beautiful lips

How do you get beautiful lips (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images)
Taking care of your lips is just as important as looking after the rest of your face

Most women spend loads of money on cosmetics for their face but their lips are often neglected. Other than a cursory swipe of lipstick or a touch of lipgloss, many women do not bother too much about taking care of or worrying too much about their lips. But it is important to remember that looking after the lips, can not only add to your beauty, but also enhance any colour you may add as makeup.

The most common problem among women in India is having lips in different colours and this could be mainly due to sun exposure. Home remedies range from applying milk, honey, milk cream or lemon on them, but all this will be ineffective if you do not use sunscreen everyday. This will at least prevent the further darkening of the lips. And though there are only a few whitening creams for the lips, the best way to begin is by protecting them from the …

Your guide to fixing hair disasters

Your guide to fixing hair disasters (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images)
Every woman yearns to have long, thick and shining hair with a healthy bounce! Yet, changing seasons and hectic lifestyles make it extremely hard to manage the tresses. Here's the trick to fixing tress troubles

If neglected, your hair may show signs of hair fall, split ends, dryness, dandruff, roughness and often hangs dull and lifeless. Here are simple ways you can help your tresses bounce back from some common hair disasters.

Dry hair:

-If you suffer from dry, lifeless looking hair, wash it 2-3 times a week with a mild hydrating shampoo. Herbal ingredients like Aloe Vera, vetiver oil and licorice hydrate and nourish the hair roots and also provide moisture to your hair and scalp
-While choosing a shampoo, always opt for a shampoo which is SLES free. Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) which is commonly used in many shampoos is a foaming agent which may contain traces of impurities like 1,4- dioxane which may cause h…

Dos and don'ts for naturally glowing skin

Dos and don'ts for naturally glowing skin (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images)
The first signs of a beautiful skin are - soft, smooth and glowing. To get a flawless skin, here are a couple of skin care dos and don'ts to follow.


Wear makeup with the most natural ingredients possible. Mineral makeup provides flawless coverage while allowing your skin to breathe. Fewer ingredients often means the makeup's better for your skin.

Exfoliate regularly. Once a week works for most. If you have oily or combination skin, use a chemical exfoliator like glycolic or salicylic acid. Those with normal or sensitive skin will reap the greatest benefit with a microdermabrasion formula exfoliator -- the kind with little beads that scrub your face.

Use eye cream every day! The skin around your eyes is very thin and fragile. Protect it with an SPF 30 eye cream.

Eat and drink healthful foods. Great skin starts on the inside. Drink lots of water to keep hydrated, and ingest lots of antioxidants l…

Why chocolate facial is good

Why chocolate facial is good (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images)
If you thought eating a bar of chocolate can satisfy your mood swings, then you're wrong.

Chocolate facial, a new fad in the beauty circle will not only enhance your complexion but also ensure that your skin is healthy and glowing in the long run.

Chocolate cream, paste, scrub etc - used for chocolate facial has a smooth and creamy texture with the fragrance of chocolate that ensures that your skin is de-tanned and glows. Chocolate helps in getting rid of the tan.

Why is it good for your skin?
- Chocolate is high in anti-oxidants and contains anti-ageing properties too.
- Chocolate also imparts a healthy glow to your face.
- It increases the production of collagen and lightens blemishes and acne marks.
- It hydrates your skin and softens delaying the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
- It suits all skin types and is known to be one of the best ways to relax and rejuvenate yourself after a tiring week at work.

How …