Natural Shine!!

Beauty, Flawless skin, presentable looks are a vital part of our lives now a days, be it winters or scorching summer heat or pouring of rains in rainy season.

To attain that perfect beauty & glow today’s youth run from pillar to post from getting facial surgeries done to uplift & have a glamorous skin & face. But, are they into correct mode to attain that? When we have so many traditional means, Ayurvedic means to give a radiant flawless skin? Even today “Grandma” tips if followed stringently can rule out those artificial surgeries & prove a better mode of shiny skin:) & yes an inexpensive mode too!

Beauty industry is a $300Bn empire & is rising every day ,every hour with increase in the average expenditure & simultaneously increase in people opting for the parlor routes for reasons as simple as Acne attack or Black heads or even simple massage or to have a glamorous look at the parties .This perfectly gives me a sense that world is shouting ..Hey guys, earn money, spend your precious time, hard-earned money & sometimes even risk your health for what?? Just to be sensuous & appealing enough?

So, here I suggest, be natural, go for natural tips & enjoy a life of luxury.For your sake, few Tips of “Grandma” worth working& which have been used since centuries have been mentioned below:

Tips for lustrous Skin:

  1. Aloe Vera – AloeVera ,also called plant of Immortality , is one of the best herbal remedy for Dry /burnt skin/ageing /tanning or for one having acne . It is well-known for its healing ,moisturizing properties ,this natural moisturizer when applied (gel of Aloe vera ,post removing the hard green part of the top) ,releases various essential vitamins ,enzymes ,supplies oxygen to the skin which in turns helps to increase the Skin elasticity ,strengthens the inner tissues ,maintains the PH balance as well of the skin.Further, it has enzymes as Auxin & gibberellinoxidants, Vitamin E to improve the tone of skin.
  2. Honey Face mask –Honey has anti-bacterial properties & just using the honey on face or by mixing it with raw milk/Banana +Lemon , keeping it for next 10-12 minutes , will cleanse your face & enhance its glow. Mind it ,all these tips have to be followed regularly to see a significant impact
  3. Raw Curd – Is a wonderful moisturizer for skin or scalp, mixing it with lemon can also help in curing dandruff.
  4. Natural Scrub : Coconut oil +Honey +sea salt +Lemon juice +little organic sugar when combined together ,massaged for 1-1.5minute & washed off ,are a perfect remedy for soft ,cleanse skin ,exfoliating the dead skin(sugar) ,softening the skin (honey & lemon) ,moisturizing the skin as well (coconut oil) . Isn’t it a quick & wonderful remedy, which can be used quite often, without any huge expenses?
  5. Black heads Removal – Put 6-7 drops of honey on lemon slice & rub it on your face for a minute or so, leave it for next 5-8 minutes & then wash off with cold water. Continuous use of this remedy will force black heads to leave your face & provide enough freshness in this summer.
  6. Almond Oil – A great lubricant, very light & nearly non –greasy, is apt for dry, chemically acted upon skin. Full of vitamin A,B ,E ,sweet almond oil not just cleanses the skin ,it also ease irritated skin ,provides body rashes ,delay the skin ageing ,improves face glow . It can also be added with honey to give instant glow.

There is a huge list of similar remedies(depending on SKIN type) ,but the most important is Be happy & healthy ,exercise regularly ,drink ample water & enough of liquids in summers ,lessen up oily & spicy food & focus of meditation. Along with these, when natural remedies are combined, they can give you the sensational feel of mind, body & soul as well. So why not leave go natural in these least expensive ways.

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My Memoir

Everyone in this world need love ,an unconditional love be it from Spouse or Parents or Siblings or close friends ,as this love is the panorama which provides immense strength ,faith in ourselves ,it acts as a booster dose to move ahead in life post failures or agonies ,it is the only refresher which motivates one to take the risk ,go ahead & capture the dreams sought after .

However strong one may be ,there is always an emotional side of a person ,which always need expression in some form or the other ,which might be in the form of immense care or it could be just 5 minutes of togetherness which fills life with radiance. Being an ambitious girl with respect to studies & career & post that marriage has posed many challenges in front of me ,there were many instances in my life wherein my parents & my friends ushered a new light ,a new hope in my life ,looking at the negative circumstances with optimism ,fighting against the odds & moving ahead in life. For me, Love & support from them has always been the riding factor of life.

With such a beautiful topic in hand relating challenges with optimism, I would love to narrate one of the incident during the fundamental & the most decisive year in my education life. With high hopes & dreams to have a tag of “Dr.” ,I was deeply & madly engrossed in my preparation of entrance for MBBS .I has given my complete 1 year for the preparation ,with average of 18 hours of study daily to excel & ensure my parent’s dream come true. Such had been the condition, that my house lady pitied me upon, & took special care of me in all terms, be it food, or freshness or love or any of my requisite. Seeing me so much engrossed in my dreams, she herself made a motive to be my endearing support & help me out in all possible manners. From morning till night ,she was there besides me & acted like a second mother to me(in the absence of my mom with me ,as I was in another town to take up the tutorials).She used to check me out in the night ,& even sometimes made me sleep in her lap. Such was her radiance that her one smile made me calm & ushered optimism in me. Days & months passed by ,we had filled up some 3 entrance test ,3 best in India ,but the seats in comparison to the applications has always been a challenge for the top tier institutes but I had a firm confidence in me up clearing the entrances for top notch ones.

The day came to write up the exams, with folded hands, my time either went to pray to God or to just revise my hardwork, & exams did go well &I was desperate to see the outcome of my work. Post writing up my exams, I had moved back to my home, to be with my family & have some quality time. But the phase between writing exams & announcement of the results always kept on hounding me & aggravated my feelings on seeing the frequent discussion about it at home. It was the worst phase ,neither could I laugh loudly nor could I be as I was …For me ,it was just the result awaited which would decide upon my fate.

One month later ,results announced ,1st test I was 4th Waiting ,2nd Test I was 10th & 3rd I did not clear all together ..So shattered I was …No one could guarantee waiting clearance, my mind stopped working, I was into tears, where did I lose? Where could have I been negligent ,How did I miss the most precious year of my life ,How come I not make my parents feel proud , I could not fulfill their dreams?So many How’s & why’s pondered me over..It felt I would lose my mental balance, but suddenly amidst all this, the presence of someone changed my thoughts. My house lady had come over the next day to be with me, on knowing of the result. As I saw her, I jumped & hugged her so tightly & cried like hell..She let me cry..She heard me wailing..She heard all complaints towards God.. & Just narrated one line.. Baba ,you’ve not lost anything ,you’ve not lost me ,you’ve not lost love of your parents ,You’ve not lost love of your friends ,then why to act as a loser? See the love all have in their eyes, see the pain when you are in pain, Is it not sufficient, you will have more chances to succeed in life, give it another chance .Yes, her beautiful words acted as a pacifier to me & I controlled & decided to give myself another chance. But ,I wanted to move away from medical field (as I had so many bad memories of them) ,I consulted ,graduated in Biotechnology from Top Institute in India ,bagged a Gold Medal in my Graduation as well as Post Graduation & today I stand firm a, successful & ambitious professional ,a successful home maker & a mother to 7 month old kid.

Yes life teaches one a lot & mostly few people, their love & their simple guidance pour optimism in life.

For me, my house lady, Prerna aunty was & is everything to me, just like her name!

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Blissful Journey!!

Motherhood is an amazing feeling, which imbibes in itself an emotion of love, care, merriment, compassion. But the road to motherhood is not an easy path, along with lovely sentiments, it does brings struggle towards the responsibilities, pouts of pain on hearing the cries, an unknown fear towards the future of child and many more. But not just the challenges begin post bringing the little baby in this world, but for a female, for a working female, the challenges begin much before.

As the nuclear family culture is on rise & joint family culture is nearly eroding, the decision to plan a baby for a working woman is the most difficult task .A female has to compromise on her career, on her ambition & opt for the family route. Similar was my situation some 1 year back ,the questions of continuation of my professional life hounded me day night .None of my family members would be with us for sure & it was just me who had to manage the little child & professional work load. The questions as –Would any of my family be there to support my desire of working post baby? Am I ready to take the responsibility of entering into the phase of motherhood? Can I nurture the child with full justice? My ambition towards my career will anytime be an impediment to this decision, whether it’s taken today or later on. But despite these questions ,one day this decision had to be taken, so, firmly the decision was taken & I welcomed my beautiful child some 7 months back.

My desire to continue with the profession was somewhere hidden for the fear of getting no support from the family for the first 3 months. I just tried thinking day night, but could not arrive at any solution to convince my family. Rather, looking at the strong sense of my in-laws to resign as soon as possible , was too hard for me to digest. How could I leave my career of 6 years behind? Why did I study so hard to have glorious academics & then have a successful career? It was not made for this day, a day that my child would be brought into this world, I would have to quit my other life. No, who so ever may protest, I had to be very firm on my mind-set & find some solution to cater to my ambitions, along with my child.

So the first step I took was to convince my husband ,& to the most pleasant surprise ,he was with me ,he lend me full support not to put a question mark on my career. This gave me immense strength & a confidence to manage up both the responsibilities with 100% justice. The very next day I decided to have a discussion with my management & started for my office.

The feeling of landing up at work place was so pleasant, so warm, a new hope of positivity ushered me.

Not just my husband ,my management was there with me ,so considerate & so understanding .They did gave me a chance to prove myself ,but being a new mom in a nuclear family ,I was allowed to initiate half day work from home. That was the biggest gift my management could have given me. Happily, I arranged for my maid to be with my kid for 4 hours during which I was away from home. For some 15 days I trained my maid on all the basics (although she was experienced) ,desires & naughtiness of my kid .I did gave out some time for my kid to get accustomed to the caretaker for few hours before joining the office. Things turned out very well, it has been 3 months that I have been working in this manner.

I’m with my kid from morning, prepare his meals daily (as he is in his weaning phase), start for the office & come back in 4 hours. Then it’s me, my kid & yes office work in between as & when I get time.

So really GOD is great, for every moment, for every desire he is there along with us .Anything tried deeply from the bottom of heart is bound to work sooner or later.

This was a new life for me, a life which I fought from the elders to live ,a life which I want every working female to understand that to begin a family should never be an obstacle to the hardly built up career. Not necessary one might get the support of management & husband the way I got, but it was my resolution to keep the head high. Even in the adverse situations, one can always be an entrepreneur & design their lives along a new path.

This phase has actually been blissful for me, my kid & my profession.

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