Question: Can you suggest home remedies to get rid of dark elbows and knees?
Answer: Excessive dryness and friction may lead to darkening of elbows and knees. At home, you can use a mixture of chickpea flour and malai as a scrub over the affected areas. Coconut milk is a natural moisturizer. Apply the milk, leave on for a while before you bath, and wash off with water. You should apply a good moisturizer that contains coconut milk or cocoa or shea butter. At bedtime, you could apply a 6 per cent glycolic acid based cream on the affected ares. Do this for about six to eight weeks. You could try a few sessions of diamond and phenol peels .
Question: This sweltering heat makes it difficult for any make-up to last. Can you please share some tips to make make up melt-proof?
Answer: You will constantly sweat in the hot and humid months and there is no better option than adapting accordingly. Foundation is best avoided unless your job or lifestyle calls for more time spent indoors and minimal or no sweating. In such a case you can apply a light coat to smoothen out skin tone. But if life for you means hours spent in and out of office or home and a lot of time outdoors then the maximum you should use is a tinted moisturizer. To look fresh and well-groomed through the heat, We suggest you lightly dust on some translucent powder. A touch of waterproof kajal or liner and mascara will keep your eyes looking beautifully made-up without streaking.
You can also add in some creamy blush for a healthy glow. Keep a moisturizing lipstick handy it will help you sail through every season and condition. But if you want a more natural look, a single swipe of gloss is all you need with touch-ups through the day. If you’re a girl constantly on the move, then carry a stick or tub of lip balm – A great way to keep lips hydrated and soft.
Question: I have nails that are brittle and break easily. I AM A COMPANY EXECUTIVE AND FEEL VERY CONSCIOUS ABOUT THIS, ESPESCIALLY AS I AM OTHERWISE WELL GROOMED. HOW CAN I STRENGTHEN MY NAILS?
Answer: Women’s nails are more brittle and more likely to break than men’s. This may be due to a medical problem. Also, excessive exposure to cleaning agents and frequent use of nail polish removers damage the keratin, reducing the water content of the nail, therefore making them brittle. The use of a phospholipid containing cream after each wash will help control fragility. It has been noticed that a regular intake of biotin and a high protein diet definitely helps. Acrylic nails can be used as a temporary measure till your own nails strengthen.