Top 5 Baby Sunscreens For Indian Kids

We have often heard that while stepping out of the house on a hot summer day, always apply sunscreen lotion. So does that mean that we need not use it in winters? Well, no!!!!

The harmful UV rays of the sun are present throughout the year on all sunny days. Hence, using a good sunscreen in necessary during summer and winters. Parents of young kids are always worried about the effect of harsh sunrays on the sensitive baby skin. It is important for them to protect the skin of their babies from UV rays by applying healthy and effective sunscreens while stepping out of the house.

There are various kinds and types of sunscreens available in the markets for little babies in India. This article focuses on the top most sun block creams for kids which are safe and healthy for the baby skin.

1. Farlin – Baby Sunscreen Lotion SPF 20
Farlin
Farlin Baby Sunscreen Lotion is a small 30 ml bottle which comes with the goodness and richness of natural and pure rice extracts y. This is a healthy combination which has a mild effect on baby skin. It has not been tested on animals. It is perfect for preventing sun tan and sunburn on the sensitive skin of your toddler. It is hypo allergenic, does not contain chemicals. It is known to moisturize the skin thereby repairing and relieving the skin from problems like dryness and itching. It reduces inflammation and helps to from the UV generated free radical damage.

2. Chicco Sun Milk Spray
ChiccoChicco Sun Milk comes with a formulation of SPF of 50+.  It is formulated for the sensitive and soft skin of babies. It is a water resistant and fragrance free cream and can be easily used for babies from birth. It contains richness of Vitamin E. it is microbiologically and dermitologically tested. It is free from alcohols and dyes. This is surely one of the most popular combinations for healthy skin of kids.

3. Lotus Herbals Kids Sun Block
Lotus-Herbals
Lotus Herbals Kids Sun Block lotion comes with 25 SPF. It is a healthy combination of chamomile flower extracts which are known to be very nourishing and soothing the tender baby skin. It is known to provide complete care and protection from sun tan, sun burn, UVA and UVB rays. It is a light cream and comes with sweat proof property. This lotion is for all kids above the age of 6 months.

4. Nivea Sun Kids Sunscreen with  SPF 50 PA+
Nivea
The Nivea Sun Kids Sunscreen provides immediate protection against sunburn, sun tan and long-term skin damage. It also keeps the sensitive baby skin safe from sun allergies. It is highly water resistant. It is highly moisturizing. It doesn’t contain any kind of chemical which makes it completely safe for the tender skin of young kids.

5. Banana Boat Baby Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50
Banana-Boat-Baby-Sunscreen
The Banana Boat baby sunscreen lotion comes with SPF 50. It is a paediatrician tested sunscreen for kids. It is an alcohol free, tear free, fragrance free and water resistant formulation which is ideal for children. It can be used on babies once they turn 6 months old.

These are the best sunscreen creams for kids in India which keep their skin safe from harsh sunrays.

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Best Homemade Beauty Tips for Scrub

Naturally glowing skin is every girl’s desire, especially when she is getting married. Love and marriage surely do add that extra blush to your glowing skin, but natural home remedies can work wonders as well. Scrubbing and exfoliating your skin on regular basis helps in removal of dead skin, cleaning of pores, regeneration of new cells, thus leaving you with a naturally glowing skin. So, here are some best natural beauty scrubs that you can easily prepare at home.

1. Coffee and Strawberry Scrub
Coffee and Strawberry Scrub
Mix one tablespoon of well-grounded coffee with a cup of mashed ripe strawberries, until you get a thick paste. Apply this paste to your skin and massage in circular motion for a few minutes. Then leave it on for 10-15 minutes, before rinsing it off. Strawberries will make your skin smooth, while coffee will help to reduce the stretch marks and get rid of cellulite.

2. Almond and Oatmeal Scrub
Almond and Oatmeal Scrub
Mix half a cup each of finely grounded oatmeal and almonds and stir well. Store this mixture in a cool and dry container. Take one tablespoon of this scrub and add a few drops of water or an essential oil to make a thick paste. Lightly massage the paste on to your skin. You can also keep it on for at least 15-20 minutes. And finally rinse it with lukewarm water for that perfectly glowing skin. Apply it at least 4 days a week. Oatmeal and almonds are rich in natural skin cleansing elements.

3. Milk and Honey Scrub
Milk and Honey Scrub
Take 1/3 cup of salt and 1 tablespoon each of honey, olive oil and milk. Mix them all to make a paste. Now damp your face with some water and then gently massage it on your face in a circular way. Rinse your face after 5 minutes. This helps to remove the dead skin from your body and will leave you with a radiating skin.

4. Lemon and Sugar Scrub
Lemon and Sugar Scrub
Squeeze a lemon and mix it in one tablespoon of granulated white sugar. Once the paste is ready, gently massage it on your skin for some time and then rinse it with warm water. Brown sugar helps to get rid of dead skin, while lemon lightens dark spots and other blemishes. To add more goodness to this scrub, you can also pour some essential oil and honey in to it.

5. Cinnamon Ginger Body Scrub
Cinnamon Ginger Body Scrub
Take half a cup each of vegetable oil and honey, and a quarter cup each of grounded cinnamon, ground ginger and soda. Also take 5 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Mix them properly to make a thick paste which will be reddish brown in colour. Now apply this to your skin and massage gently. After a few minutes rinse it off with warm water.

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Best Cold Weather Superfoods for Weight Loss

For that, you need super foods that contains a lot of vitamins and minerals. Some of these foods will help you to maintain fitness in an unfriendly and cold weather. Here’s the list of best Superfoods for cold weather.
Best Cold Weather Superfoods for Weight Loss
1. Broth or Tomato based soups

Clear soups, not creamy stews, can be powerful weight loss foods. “They help to fill you up, and you’ll fill up on more volume for [fewer] calories. With broth soup as a starter, you’ll eat less during your main meal, she added. “It’s the same thing with salads a good amount of volume with very few calories.”

2. Coffee

Hot coffee on a cold day can taste great, plus it has a weight-loss effect, as long as you don’t load it with cream and sugar. “It’s essentially flavored water, so it’s also going to fill you up a twofold effect.”

3. Spices

Spicy food can help you feel warm and also boost your body’s calorie burn. Specifically, capsaicin, the active ingredient in hot peppers, has been shown to increase your body’s metabolism slightly.

4. Fatty fish

Fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, boosts the hormone leptin in your body. Leptin plays an important role in regulating your metabolism, “plus [fish is] high in protein, so that’s going to help maintain your satiety longer.

5. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a spice that can be used in food and beverages. Cinnamon is a super food that is rich in antioxidants, anti- inflammatory, and anti- bacterial substances. Cinnamon also contains essential oils that prevent blood clotting. You can add cinnamon to your tea or food to stay fit and healthy.

6. Cabbage

Cabbage can not only keep you warm in the winter, but it also contains a lot of vitamins and mineral . Some of these include vitamins B6, C, fiber, manganese, and omega 3 fatty acids. Cabbage is actually a super food that can help maintain a healthy body and can even ward off cancer. The best thing about cabbage is because these vegetables can be eaten either cooked or raw. In addition, cabbage can also be used in many dishes.

7. Pecan

Pecan is one type of nut that contain a lot of vitamins and minerals your body needs. Eating pecans can help lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. It is one of the super foods that can help you stay healthy and fit in a cold weather. You can eat pecan nuts as snacks.

8. Green leafy vegetables

Green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, and other vegetables are always good for health. Green leafy vegetables contain fiber, vitamins, folic acid, and vitamins that can help you prevent dangerous infection or virus in the cold weather. These vegetables can also boost the immune system that is weakened when the weather is bad.

10 Best Turmeric Masks for Skin Care

Turmeric powder is one of the time tested natural beauty ingredient. It has lots of benefits for skin and health care. This ingredient can also be called as magical ingredient, as it works wonders on wounds, acne, pimples, and burnt areas and acts as a natural antiseptic on skin. One of the best benefits of this ingredient is that turmeric has an ability of skin lightening and makes skin fairer in few days after start using it.
Turmeric Masks for Skin Care
Below are the few turmeric face masks to get rid of skin problems and will give you fair skin:-

1. Turmeric, Sandalwood and Gram flour Face Mask:  

Take 1 tbsp of gram flour a bowl, now add 1 tbs of Sandalwood powder, and then add about 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder. And mix some water or rose water in a bowl and mix all the ingredients properly to make a fine and smooth paste like face mask. Now face mask is ready to apply. Apply this mask on clean face and neck leave for 15-20 min. Then wash it using lukewarm water and apply moisturizer lotion on your skin. This mask will help to get rid of acne, pimples and oily skin.

2.  Mustard oil and Turmeric Face Mask:

Pour mustard oil all over turmeric bulb, leave for few mins and then crush it used some heavy object. Now take out the fresh juice of turmeric and mustard oil in a blow, and then apply it on your skin leave for 15 min then wash it using normal water. This mask will help to get fair skin.

3.  Turmeric, Sandalwood and Curds Face Mask:

The best face mask to get fair and clear skin. Take 1 tbsp of fresh turmeric powder then add water to it and make a thick smooth paste. Take this turmeric paste and add sandalwood powder to it and now add curds to make a smooth fine paste like face mask. Apply this mask on face and neck, leave for 15 min then wash it using lukewarm water. This face mask also helps to reduce acne; acne marks and gives smooth skin.

4.  Turmeric Powder and Milk Cream Face Mask:

turmeric powder and mix with fresh milk cream and make a fine smooth paste. Then apply on clean face and neck leave it for 15-20 min then wash it using lukewarm water. This face mask is one of the easiest face masks to get fair skin. The fresh milk cream helps to moisturizer your skin and turmeric powder helps to lighten your skin complexion.

5. Turmeric Powder, Curds and Rose Water Face Mask:

Take 1 tbsp of rose water and mix turmeric powder to it and then add 1/2 tsp of curds. Now mix all the ingredients properly, and apply on clean skin leave for 15-20 min then wash it using lukewarm water. This mask will relax and gives a fresh skin.

6. Turmeric Powder and Honey Face Mask: 

Take 1 tbsp of honey, ½ tbsp. of all-purpose flour (Maida) and turmeric about 1-2 tsp to make a thick paste. Now start mixing all the ingredients by adding little water to make a thick paste. Apply this mask on clean face and neck leave for 10 min then wash it using lukewarm water. This face mask will give a radiant looking skin.

7.  Turmeric, Milk and Gram Flour (Besan):

Take gram flour, turmeric powder and milk, and then mix all the ingredients properly to make a thick paste. Then apply this mask on clean face and neck, and then massage your skin using this mixture. Massage for 5-8 min then leave it on your face for few min then wash it using lukewarm water. This face scrub and mask will help to get rid of dead cells and removes dirt from skin. And give a clear fresh and fair skin.

8.  Turmeric powder, Milk and Fuller’s Earth Face Wash:

This face mask will help to get glowing skin, and help to get rid of acne prone oily skin. Take equal amount of turmeric powder, multani mitti and milk, then mix all the ingredient properly to make a thick paste like mask. And then apply this face mask on clean face and neck leave for 20 min or until it gets dry then wash it using lukewarm water.

9.  Turmeric powder, Milk and Saffron Face Mask:  

Saffron is a rich and valuable spice which is found in valley of Kashmir, it is also one of the ingredients which contain the properties to make a fair and glowing skin.  Take turmeric bulb or powder and take few saffron strands and then grind both these spice together. Now take out the blend powder and add 1 tsp of milk. Apply this mask on face and neck leave for 20 min then wash it using lukewarm water. This mask will give you instant glow and fair skin.

10. Turmeric Powder, Rice Flour and Milk Powder Face Scrub:

Scrubbing is very important to remove blackheads and dead skin cells. Mix 1 tsp of turmeric powder, 1 tsp of rice flour, 1 tsp of milk powder, add little oatmeal powder and add 1tsp of milk. Then mix all the ingredients properly and use it as a scrub. Apply this scrub and massage very gently on your skin for about 10 min then leave for few min then wash it using normal water.

Good Nutrition Tips for Women

Nutrition Tips for Women
A healthy diet gives you energy, supports your mood, maintains your weight, and keeps you looking your best. It can also be a huge support through the different stages in life. Healthy food can help reduce PMS, boost fertility, combat stress, make pregnancy and nursing easier, and ease symptoms of menopause. Whatever your age, committing to a healthy diet will help you look and feel your best so that you stay on top of your commitments and enjoy life.

Good nutrition starts with the basics: a well-rounded diet consisting of whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, and lean sources of protein. These kinds of foods provide women with plenty of energy, the means for lifelong weight control, and the key ingredients for looking and feeling great at any age.

Top diet and nutrition tips for women

  • Focus on whole, plant-based foods. Fill most of your plate with fruits and leafy green vegetables. Also include a variety of whole grains, beans, and legumes to give you filling fiber and keep you going throughout the day. Try to find minimally processed or locally grown foods whenever possible and make these foods the mainstay of your diet.
  • Bone up on calcium. Women are at a greater risk than men of developing osteoporosis, so it’s important to get plenty of calcium to support your bone health. While dairy products are high in calcium, their animal fat and protein can accelerate bone loss. So also consider plant-based sources of calcium like beans, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, and collard greens.
  • Don’t eat too much protein. Protein is an essential part of any healthy diet, but eating too much animal-based protein—such as the levels recommended in many low-carb, high-protein diets—is particularly dangerous for women. Eating lots of protein causes calcium loss. Over time, this could lead to a decrease in bone density and osteoporosis.
  • Make sure you get enough iron. Many women don’t get enough iron in their diet. On top of that, women lose a lot of this important mineral during menstruation. Boost your intake by eating iron-rich foods such as lean red meat, dark poultry, lentils, spinach, almonds, and iron-fortified cereals.
  • Cut back on alcohol and caffeine. Women who have more than two alcoholic drinks a day are at higher risk of osteoporosis. Caffeine consumption interferes with hormone levels and also increases the loss of calcium. Try to limit alcohol consumption to one glass a day and caffeine to one cup a day.

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Top 5 Worst Diet Tips Ever

You know you can’t believe everything you read. And still, you haven’t eaten an egg yolk since the 90s, and you can’t touch a French fry without being saddled with guilt. Oh, and don’t even get us started on the whole don’t-eat-after-8-PM-or-else mentality. Let’s set the record straight once and for all by calling out these 5 worst diet tips — and offering up smart food rules to follow instead.

Fat makes you fat

Why that’s BS: It depends on the type of fats you’re eating, says Tricia Psota, RD, a nutritionist based in Washington D.C. “Fats in chips, cookies, and greasy foods can increase cholesterol and your risk for certain diseases. But good fats, like nuts, avocados, and salmon, protect your heart and support your overall health.”

Diet Tips2

Stop snacking to lose weight

Why that’s BS: Eating in small, frequent amounts is a great way to curb hunger, control portion sizes, and make better nutritional choices, says Mike Clancy, CDN, a personal trainer at David Barton’s Gym in New York City. “Smarter snacks like nuts, fruits, and yogurt will keep your energy levels high throughout the day.”

Load up on protein

Why that’s BS: Sorry, caveman lovers: eating lots of protein is not the key to healthy weight loss. Why? The body needs three macronutrients: Protein, carbohydrates, and fat, says Rania Batayneh, MPH, a nutritionist and author of the forthcoming The One One One Diet (published by Rodale, which also publishes Prevention), and focusing exclusively on protein for weight loss makes no sense. “

Diet Tips

Eat every 2 hours to rev your metabolism

Why that’s BS: Going four or five (or even eight!) hours between normally-sized meals will not make your metabolism slow down, says Monica Reinagel, MS, a nutritionist based in Baltimore. “Eating more frequently may help stave off hunger, which can help you fight temptation. But if you want to do this, you have to be careful to keep your meals and snacks really small,” she says. “Otherwise, eating every 2 hours can simply lead to taking in too many calories over the course of the day.”

Swear off forbidden foods

Why that’s BS: “We tend to be in ‘all or nothing’ mode when we diet and never seem to find a middle ground,” says Batayneh. “You have to realize that you can’t have pizza, French fries, and chocolate cake all in the same day, but—with careful planning—you can enjoy these foods when they are presented to you. Just don’t go for seconds and share if you can.” In fact, research shows that moderately indulging in “forbidden foods” is what keeps people from bingeing on the stuff.