beauty

5 foods for fabulous skin

Its not only the pizza and the soda which are to be blamed for skin breakouts and a dull, uneven complexion. Read on to know the foods that dermatologists recommend feeding your skin.

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Green Tea: Skip your morning coffee (yeah, i know thats a toughie) in place of the skin-boosting drink, for great skin.  Tea itself is great for hydration, which is paramount for skin health. Hydrated skin looks healthier and shows fewer wrinkles than dehydrated skin. The added benefit of green tea, rather than just water, is the remarkable ingredient called polyphenols  that neutralize free radicals and help maintain collagen and elastin, which is the basis for healthy skin. You cannot go wrong with green tea.

Citrus fruits: These contain high levels of Vitamin C- which keep the skin firm and fight free radicals.  Research suggests that vitamin C supplementation might increase collagen protein synthesis, thus helping repair damaged skin. So grab those oranges and lemons from the vegetable aisle.

Carrots: Tossing a carrot into your food could have ample of skin benefits. Carrots are rich in vitamin A, which helps reduce oil production, acne, and prevents wrinkle formation. It is recommended  adding it to a regular diet of two to three servings per week to promote better skin.

Yogurt: Dairy freaks can rejoice. Yogurt does not  wreak havoc on your complexion. Infact Probiotic foods such as yogurt have  skin-calming bacteria that maintains the ideal pH balance and  improves the quality of your skin. Not to mention the great effects on your gut. Harsh skin products can tilt this balance, just like bacteria-disrupting oral medications and stress—all leading to inflamed, irritated skin.

Pomegranate: Fruits that contain high levels of antioxidants and natural anti-inflammatories help fight free radical damage and premature aging of skin.  Pomegranate is a great skin-booster. Even a small amount of pomegranate packs a dense amount of antioxidants, making it an effective source for better skin. It is important to eat the actual fruit to reap the benefits. This helps ensure that you’re not diluting the  amounts of antioxidants.

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fashion · Style

5 “Airport” Fashion Mistakes To Avoid

Vacation season is here. While I personally prefer comfort over fashion while planning my airport outfit (but that’s just me) here are my two-bits on what NOT to wear at the airport. Having just returned from a Bali vacation  (it was wonderful, thank you!) I knew I just had to put out a post on the airport/ flight discomforts many (most) of us endure in the name of fashion.

Read below to see what to avoid wearing at airports and on flights.

Uncomfortable Footwear:

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I cannot stress the importance of this point enough. I personally choose my footwear first and decide my outfit around it. Ballerinas or slip-on or fashionable keds. Avoid flip-flops too because of their bad grip. Because airports are huge areas and one has to walk for miles around, whether its to grab that coffee or to rush to that boarding gate. So many women totter around airports uncomfortably, barely keeping up on their feet in high-heeled shoes. Beats me why one would do that! Unless of course you’re Victoria Beckham, because then you can 😉

Jumpsuits:

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You will be spending a lot of time at the airport and on the flight  before you get to take this thing off. Not to mention the cramped flight toilets which makes jumpsuit a bad choice for flights. My guess is you would not want to be  fumbling with all those buckles and zippers. Pulling a jumpsuit on and off is a task normally on a full bladder, it is many X tougher to do so at an airport or on a flight. Even though i love this wretched trend and i refuse to give up on jumpsuits, I can recall many, many episodes where there’s been a dash between the bladder and the zipper. And Iam not even talking about crowded airport loos.

Minimal, summer outfits:

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Yes, I know you can’t wait to reach your each destination (don’t we all?), but don’t forget the sub-zero tempratures you will have to endure at the airport and on your flight. If you must don your favourite summer outfit to the airport, don’t forget to carry a warm stole and socks for the flight. Remember to “layer up”.

 

“That” outfit you’ve been dying to show-off:

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Save it for the vacation and not for the airport. Tempting as it might be to post fab airport selfies and pics in your designer outfit and get 500 likes for it, wisdom is to pack it and keep it for the actual holiday. The airport/ aeroplane is just the right place to spoil your expensive dress. Not to mention the discomfort you might be in.

 

Heavy Perfume/ Heavy Jewellery:

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Yes, we don’t want to be sitting next to that person who is a walking advertisement for a perfume ad. Be mindful and by that I mean please do not smell like yesterdays underwear either (in that case, i’ll take the walking advertisement please). Apply little  because you can always reload on the perfume in the flight bathroom. Same with heavy metal jewellery- less is more. We do not want the fellow passengers to be listening to our bangles clanking every minute!