There’s hardly anybody who has not used petroleum jelly at some time or the other, for some reason or the other. People use it as a lip balm and a moisturizer, as a palliative for minor cuts and burns, and as the first level of defence against chapped skin. However, is it safe to use

Coconut oil is nature’s gift to humankind. Its therapeutic benefits are so diverse, it is a mystery why Indians, who have easy access to it (considering the coconut tree is widespread all over South India), do not use it more liberally. The health benefits of coconut oil can be largely attributed to medium-chain triglycerides (fatty

You know how annoying it can be to leave your make-up brush for drying here and there, and not finding it when you need it the most. Or leaving it out in the sun and then altogether losing it. And those irritating moments when you had just left it on the bed and it rolled

Think talcum powder and you conjure images of a hot, sweaty day, or itchy, irritable skin. Sure, talcum powder helps you with these issues, but it has many other uses. A word about talcum powder: it is made from talc, which is a mineral comprising magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. In the powder form, this combination

Henna, or mehendi as we call it, has long been part of our culture and tradition. Used as a paste created from the powdered dry leaves of the henna plant (lawsonia inermis), its use is widespread throughout the country. The word mehndi is derived from the Sanskrit word mendhika. An Indian wedding without mehendi is

After lipstick, a compact is, perhaps, the most essential item in an Indian woman’s makeup kit. It does wonders to your face when you are on the move and do not have the time to apply your makeup afresh. Just a quick dab here and there, and you are ready with an even skin tone

Face powder is a staple item in any professional makeup artist’s kit. It does wonders for your final look, diffusing the light and giving your skin that coveted glow. It fills up the pores, making them less visible; it also prevents your makeup from looking sticky or oily. Besides, it makes foundation last longer and

You drink plenty of water, apply sunscreen before stepping out, remove all traces of makeup on reaching home, moisturize your face, and do just about everything right. But in the morning you are still greeted by that dry, flaky look, breakouts and skin that makes you see red and go grrrrrr! What could be going

There are several options available in the market for those who would like to lighten their skin. First out, let’s be clear about one thing — skin lightening is not just about fairness, though, political correctness aside, most Indian women would go to great lengths to make themselves look fairer!  Skin lightening is about getting

There are so many ways how to get rid of body hair from shaving to waxing to laser hair removal but when it comes to Pubic or genital hair you need to be very careful. Pubic hair is very irritating sometimes and you need to be very careful while removing them. So for a better