Take Tips From Celebs to Look Beautiful   Celebrities can help you look your best. Take tips from your favourite starts to show your magic to the world. According to Beyonce the best thing a girl can wear is her smile. Smile often to express your happiness. A good eye cream is the secret to being and staying beautiful says Kate Winslet. Washing your is very important even if you are very tired. This is the advice given by the beautiful Mary. J. Blige. Gwyneth Palrow likes the light omega 3 oil on her skin. If you want to look like her don’t forget the link. America Ferrera advices girls to drink a lot of water to keep your skin hydrated and glowing. A matte base and a shimmer are a must says  Scarlett Johansson. For natural looking skin, Liv Tyler likes to dust her face with translucent powder after applying foundation and blush. For a natural glow Rachel Bilson dusts her cheeks and eyelids with bronzing powder. If you want to look alive, always remember to wear a shimmery bronzer says Eva Mends. If it’s a smoky eye look that you are looking for then apply a moisturizer in the area before applying eye make up. This is the advice of Ellen Pompeo. These tips will make you shine like a celebrity. - KRUTI BEESAM    

    A Facial You Can Do By Yourself     You don’t have to go to the parlour anymore to get a facial done. Learn how to do it on your own in some simple and easy steps. Start with cleansing your face. For that you can use a pre-cleansing oil followed by a cream, milk or form cleanser. Choose your cleanser carefully depending on your skin type. The next step in the facial procedure is to exfoliate your skin.   Exfoliation removes dead cells from your skin and makes more radiant than ever. Once again, the kind of exfoliator you use must depend on your skin type. A granular one is for normal skin. If you have delicate skin, use a cream. If your skin is sensitive then chemical exfoliator is the one for you. The next step is to put a clean cloth in lukewarm water and place it on your face to improve circulation.   Massage a rich cream on your face in circular upward motion. Follow this with applying a mask and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash it off with cold water and end your facial with a serum. If its day make sure you put on your sunscreen before stepping out of the house. Getting a facial at home has never been so easy before has it? ..Kruti  Beesam

    Be As Beautiful As The Divas!       Who says you cant look as good as Kareena Kapoor Khan, Deepika Padukone or Katrina Kaif? Know all their beauty secrets right here and mesmerize the world with your beauty. How does Kareena manage to look amazing all the time? The answer to this question lies in her daily routine. According to the gorgeous actress using face wash robs the skin of essential moisture. She prefers natural maintenance of skin  over pancake makeup. The secret to her flawless and glowing skin is  6 to 8 glasses of water everyday.   For Deepika Padukone  its cleansing, toning and moisturizing that gives her the kiss of beauty. While revealing her secrets she points out that different products have different effects depending on your skin type. Figure out what’s best for you. Deepika is very particular about removing makeup at the end of the day. As the skin rejuvenates while we sleep, she believes it is extremely important to keep it clean at that time. A hydrating cream in the night and a sunscreen in the day are a must for the diva.   Katrina Kaif likes to go the natural way. Her day begins with 4 glasses of water. Another thing that is very important to her is her sunscreen. She never leaves home without it. Apart from this, she sticks to her routine diet and never skips her exercises. She believes that nutrition plays an important role making you look good. The nutritional supplements that enhance her beauty include Acai berry and wheat grass powder. Follow these simple tricks and nothing can stop you from looking as good as these actresses.    ..Kruti Beesam

  BRING OUT THE BEAUTY IN YOU WITH THESE TIPS!   We know so much about skin and hair care but its never enough, is it? Let me add some new ideas to your long list of beauty tips. Lets start with managing oily and dull skin. If you think it’s a tiresome task, you will be surprised by my suggestions. All you need is yoghurt, sugar and orange slices. Mix yoghurt and sugar and massage your face gently with this mixture. Wash it off with cold water and scrub your face with orange slices until the granules melt. You will see a drastic change in your skin, which you will love. When you are tired and dull you need rest and nutrition. Do you know what your skin needs when it is tired? Dull, dry and tired skin can be rejuvenated with papaya. It is a wonderful gift of nature that can nourish your skin and brighten it. Papaya works wonders when mixed with oats, honey and cold milk. Scrub your skin with this mixture before washing it off with cold water. You will not see any signs of dry or dull skin after this. If frizzy hair is among your list of hair problems, here’s an easy solution to it. Simply put some lemon juice into a cup of water and simmer it until its reduced to half. Use a spritz bottle to spray it on your hair and show the world your shiny hair that is free from frizz and static! Colouring your hair too often can damage it. Does that mean you have to live with greys? Not at all! Now, you can colour your hair in the natural way. Few springs of rosemary and two tps of black tea will to the magic for you. Mix two cups of these ingredients and reduce to half the quantity. Use this mixture with ¼ cup of shampoo and wash it off after 15 minutes. With regular use, you will see the difference. Are dark circles hiding your beauty? You just need to spare 10 minutes to get rid of them. Massage your eyes and the area around them with sliced cucumber. Then lie down for 10 minutes with tea bags on your eyes. With regular use, your dark circles will be gone before you know it. Follow these tips and show the world a prettier you. - KRUTI BEESAM  

  Your guide to choosing the right foundation For a natural, flawless complexion a perfectly matched foundation is a must have. Foundation is the everyday girl's Photoshop. When using the foundation it should seamlessly blend with the skin so it evens out your tone and makes you look natural, but the best you can look. So the key here is for you to choose the correct shade for your skin tone. A foundation that is thick or has a lot of moisturizer can make your oily skin oilier. Stay away from heavy pancake foundations that can clog pores. Instead, choose a foundation that is lightweight and won't cause breakouts. It’s always good to bare in mind that faces can be a lot lighter than the body. We lighten our skin from cleansing, exfoliating, and keep it light by just protecting it with a higher SPF. While foundations that have an SPF rating are more and more common, many foundations have no sun protection at all, so be sure to check.  onversely, some people find that they have a darker face than their body, especially if they have spent lots of time in the sun.  Also never color test on your hand. It's not an accurate read of color as the skin on the back of your hand is not the same tone on your face. So instead, swatch along the side of the jawbone for an exact color match. Your hands are subject to more sunlight, so they they have a tendency to be darker. Also another important thing to remember is that if you are ever in two minds as to which shade to choose and are unsure directionally which way to lean, go with the darker shade. People often wear foundations that are too grey, too pink or too orange. Prevent this by checking your foundation in the daylight, as its the most unforgiving, but accurate type of light. Liquid foundations are probably the best choice for you. Some mineral based powder foundations can nourish your skin too, but typically powder foundations aren't the best choice for dry skin. - Divya

నల్లటి వలయాలు ఇలా పోతాయి   ఆడవాళ్లు ముఖం విషయంలో ఎంత శ్రద్ద తీసుకుంటారో ప్రత్యేకంగా చెప్పనక్కర్లేదు. తమ అందాన్ని కాపాడుకోవడానికి ఏదో ఒక చిట్కా పాటిస్తూనే ఉంటారు. కానీ కొన్ని సమస్యలు మాత్రం ఎక్కువగా బాధిస్తుంటాయి. అందులో ఒకటి కళ్ల కింద బ్లాక్ మార్క్స్ (నల్లటి వలయాలు). ఈ నల్లటి వలయాలు రాకముందు వరకూ బాగానే ఉంటుంది. కానీ.. ఒక్కసారి వచ్చాయా.. ఇంక అంతే వాటిని పోగొట్టుకోవాలంటే కొంచం కష్టంతో కూడుకున్న పనే. పని ఒత్తిడి కావచ్చు, నిద్రలేమీ ఇంకా ఇతరత్ర కారణాలు కావచ్చు ఈ నల్లటి వలయాలు వస్తుంటాయి. మరి వాటిని ముందునుండే తగ్గించే ప్రయత్నం చేస్తే అదుపు చేసుకోవచ్చు. ఆ చిట్కాలేంటో ఓ సారి చూద్దాం...    * కొన్ని పుదీనా ఆకుల్ని తీసుకొని వాటిని రసం చేసుకోవాలి. ఇప్పుడు ఆ రసంలో నాలుగు చుక్కల నిమ్మరసం పిండి అందులో దూదిని ముంచి కళ్ల కింద పెట్టుకోవాలి. అలా ఓ పావుగంట సేపు ఉంచి ఆతరువాత చల్లటి నీళ్లతో కడిగేసుకోవాలి. ఇలా రోజూ చేస్తుంటే మంచి ఫలితం ఉంటుంది.    * బంగాళదుంప ముక్కలు.. రసం కూడా మంచి ఫలితాల్ని ఇస్తాయి. బంగాళదుంప ముక్కల్ని కళ్లపై పెట్టుకొని కొంచెం సేపు అలా కళ్లపై ఉంచుకోవాలి. ఒకవేళ రసం అయితే నల్లటి వలయాలపై రాసి కొద్ది సేపటి తరువాత కడగాలి. ఇలా రోజూ చేస్తే మంచిది.    * ఇంకా అనాస రసంలో కొన్ని చుక్కల గులాబీ నీళ్లు కలిపి.. అందులో మెత్తని వస్త్రాన్ని ముంచి కళ్లపై ఉంచుకోవాలి. పావుగంట తరవాత ఏదైనా నూనెతో మర్దన చేసుకుని కడిగేస్తే సరి. ఇలా రోజుకు రెండు సార్లు చేస్తుంటే మంచి ఫలితం ఉంటుంది.    * రెండు చెంచాల పెరుగులో కొన్ని చుక్కల ఆముదం చేర్చి కళ్ల అడుగున పూతలా వేసుకోవాలి. కాసేపయ్యాక మర్దన చేసుకుని పదినిమిషాల తరవాత చల్లటి నీళ్లతో ముఖం శుభ్రం చేసుకుంటే నల్లని వలయాలు తగ్గుతాయి.    * రోజ్ వాటర్ (గులాబీ నీళ్లు) కూడా చాలా మంచిది. రోజ్ వాటర్ ను తీసుకొని అందులో కాటన్ ప్యాడ్స్ ముండి వాటిని కళ్లపై పెట్టుకుంటే కళ్లు ఫ్రెష్ గా ఉంటాయి. అంతేకాదు నల్లటి వలయాలు కూడా తగ్గుతాయి. ఇంకా పచ్చిపాలలో కొన్ని చుక్కల గులాబీ నీళ్లని కలిపి అందులో దూదిని ముంచి కళ్ల కింద తుడుచుకోవాలి. పావుగంట తరవాత కడిగేసుకుంటే చాలు. 

    Difference Between Acne and Pimples       Acne vulgaris is the medical name for acne which is layman terms could be defined as the is when there is a huge number of pimples together or near each other. The most common acne is the presence of blackheads, whiteheads, and other types of pimples on the skin together. While a pimple emerges due to a specific blockage in the skin pores. It is more or less like a skin lesion. The Sebaceous glands and hair follicles may often lead to the formation of pimples. Sebaceous Gland produces so much oil and it gets clogged by dirt. Once it gets clogged, it gets oxidized by air and that is how you get blackheads. Bacteria will naturally form underneath and that is how you start to get those painful bumps which are called pimples. Although mild acne may improve with over-the-counter treatments, more severe forms should be treated by a dermatologist.   Acne again could be of many types. If you have 20 to 100 whiteheads or blackheads, 15 to 50 inflamed bumps, or 30 to 125 total lesions, your acne is considered moderate. While a in severe acne the acne may turn deep red or purple. It often leaves scars. Prompt treatment by a dermatologist can minimize scarring. Dermatologists usually recommend prescription medication for moderate to severe acne. It may take several weeks to notice an improvement, and your acne may appear to get worse before it gets better. Any treatment for Acne to render effect takes a minimum period of two and a half to three weeks.   The remedies that could be to keep your face clean as far as possible. Washing your face at least twice daily eliminates excess oil, dirt and dead skin cells. Also quit touching your face with your hands often because your hands collect plenty of bacteria throughout the day. Avoid makeup as often as you can. And when you can’t, make sure you wash it off before hitting the bed. ..Divya

    Keep Away From Hot Water For Good Hair       You may know many tips about hair care, but do you know the temperature of water you wash your hair with can also affect your hair? Yes, its true. Hot water does more harm to your hair than good. You might feel good after a hot water bath, but you must know what’s happening with your hair. Steaming hot water dehydrates your hair, just as it does with your skin. In addition to this, hot water also deprives your scalp of all the essential oils. The best way to deal with this problem is to go for warm or cool water when you wash your hair.     Did you ever relate hot water hair loss? Experts say that washing your hair with hot water can open up the hair pores and make it weak at the roots. Understanding your hair pattern is an important aspect of caring for your hair. Hair is made of keratin, which is a protein. Putting your hair through hot water burns the protein in it. If you want to protect the protein in your hair, say no to hot water.   By combining shampoo and hot water you are increasing the hair loss process. Shampoo by itself is considered to be harmful because of its chemicals. You can imagine what hot water can do to this! It is nothing less than ripping your hair off your head. Hair experts will tell you that hot water counters the affect of a conditioner. The softening effect of the conditioner does not last once you put hot water on your hair. So, if you want to use a conditioner switch to lukewarm water. Along with all the above mentioned problems, using hot water for a hair wash can make it frizzy and brittle. Every strand becomes easily breakable, leaving you with a lot of split ends. So reduce the temperature of water to protect your hair.     ..Kruti Beesam

    Nail Polish Removers Made At Home!       With a fresh coat of dark colour: One of the most easiest way of removing the existing nail colour is by applying a fresh coat of a darker shade. If you have a nail paint that is darker in shade than the current one, you can make use of it for removing your nail color. Apply the dark nail color to your already colored nails in thick coats and wipe them off with a cotton ball right away. Be as fast as possible so that the color doesn’t get enough time to dry up. This will instantly help you get rid of the nail colour without any hassles.   Body spray or Hair spray: Your hair spray or the regular body spray might come in handy to take off the nail colour the next time you run out of the nail polish remover. Place the bottle of the spray in such a way that its nozzle remains only a couple of centimeters away from your nail. Now, spritz it on the nail and wipe off the nail color by using a cotton ball. Do the same for all other nails. However, hair spray may dry out the nails and cause it to peel. Hence, you should wipe it off the nails as soon as possible.   Vinegar & Orange juice: All that you need to do to use vinegar is just dip a cotton ball in the vinegar and immediately try to remove the nail polish. Repeat it if needed. Alternatively take vinegar and some orange juice in a bowl and soak your fingernails inside the solution for 10-15 minutes and start rubbing the nails inside the solution itself. Actually, vinegar and citrus fruits can acids that help in breaking the polish layer. So, it is an easy way to remove nail polish. You could also use lemon juice instead of orange juice.   Toothpaste: Toothpaste is something that is easily available anywhere and it could perfectly replace your nail polish remover and still do the same job effectively. Take some toothpaste, put it on your nails and then start scrubbing with an old toothbrush or a paper towel. In general, white toothpastes work best as they lift and pull the color off your nails. Alternatively you can use toothpaste with baking soda, which is a well-known natural cleaning solution, which often has the best results.   Hot water and lemon: Another way to make nail polish remover at home, is to dip your hands in warm water for about 3 to 6 minutes, until the nail polish softens and starts cracking. Afterwards, remove your nails from hot water and cut one lemon into two halves. Rub the lemon against your nails and your nail polish will go away immediately. Alternatively take some warm water in a bowl and put your fingers in it. Once the old polish becomes soft enough (it should not take more than 20 to 25 minutes), take the fingers out of the water and rub the nails gently with the dry piece of cloth. The nail paints will come off effortlessly.   Nail Polish Removers, Nail Polish, home made nail polish remover, nail colour   ..Divya

How to prevent dandruff this winter   Winters are awesome. With all the good comes a little bit of bad too. The worst part of this season is that you need to constantly fight out to prevent itchy scalp, dandruff and hair fall. Using curd and lemon or getting a hot oil massage during the cold months could be an answer to all your beauty needs. Likewise there are many more alternative home remedies that you can use to get prevent the dandruff from ruining the good hair days. Taking care of your hair becomes more important when you have a coarse, thin, curly, treated, damaged, dry, dull and oily hair. Dandruff is a condition of the scalp that causes flakes of skin to appear. Dandruff is a common condition, which is marked by itching. In some cases it can be embarrassing and not easy to treat.   One of the alternatives to prevent dandruff is to wash your hair with a medicated dandruff shampoo. Make sure that the shampoo that you select has active ingredients like coal tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, selenium sulphide, or ketoconazole. Additionally, massage your scalp with the shampoo and leave it on your head for 2 or 3 minutes before washing it off with cold water. And then to regain strength and shine of your hair, massage your scalp with hot oil. It nourishes the hair cuticles and protects your scalp against winter winds.   Also exposing your hair to steam also helps you to regain the moisture content and strengthens your hair. It opens the follicles of hair so that they can absorb more nutrients. Above all, steam helps in healthy hair growth, reduces hair fall and makes them shine. People with dry skin tend to get dandruff more often. Winter cold air, combined with overheated rooms is a common cause of itchy, flaking skin. People with dandruff caused by dry skin tend to have small flakes of dandruff; the flakes are not oily.   Neem leaves make a great all-natural home remedy for your dandruff. Their properties not only relieve itching, they act as an antifungal as well, inhibiting the over-growth of dandruff causing fungus. Be aware that some people find its smell to be overwhelming. Also you could use fenugreek seeds as they have a composition that is rich in protein and amino acids, encouraging healthy hair/hair growth and warding off those wicked flakes in the process. A little bonus-its high concentration of lecithin, a natural emollient, that can help make hair stronger overall, and many people find that it leaves their hair silky smooth and soft.     -Divya

    The Magic Concealers Do!     The beauty industry has been offering some amazing products to make us look gorgeous. There have been some products over the years which have come as a saving grace to help us look great on not so good days for our skin and skin tone. One such product is a concealer. A concealer offers multiple benefits by giving you an amazing look and hiding the black spots and darker areas easily visible on your skin. It makes your skin look perfect, as it hide the imperfections in your skin such as birth marks, any kind of age spots, and even the tiny scars and blemishes. It will make your skin look amazingly beautiful. The correct way to apply it is by using a small brush and then tapping lightly with forefinger. Always remember to use the right shade to make your skin look even.   You can choose the type of concealer according to the area and the purpose for which you’ll be using it. The liquid on can be used when you want light coverage over a wide area of the face. For areas that move a lot (around the eyes), liquid is good because it creates a light finish Too much heavy concealer tends to accentuate wrinkles over time. While you can use the compact one when you want good coverage on small or narrow areas. When using a stick type concealer, choose a solid one. When covering imperfections, sunspots, breakouts and acne scars – look for a thick cream concealer that perfectly matches your skin tone. If your concealer is too light or too dark – it will only emphasize the imperfections instead of covering them up. If you use a liquid foundation, apply your concealer after you’ve applied foundation, so that you don’t move your concealer out of place and then, fix everything with a slight touch of powder. If you use powder foundation – apply your concealer first, because powder will help set and secure your concealer in place.   Concealer can also help you to, slightly, enlarge your lips. For this first, apply a thick, full coverage concealer all over your lips, kind of erasing their contour; then, line up your lips with a lip pencil of the same tone as your natural lip color, going slightly over the true contour of your lips; fill in your lips completely with the pencil, filling your lips with lip pencil will help your makeup stay put for a very long time. Then, apply a lipstick of chosen tone on top of the lip pencil, following the lip line that you’ve just created, which goes slightly over your natural lip contour. This will help give an illusion of bigger lips without any plastic surgery intervention.   ..Divya

    Homemade Face Scrub   Dead cells can be removed and blood circulation can be improved with the help of the exfoliation of skin. It keeps your skin fresh and prevents your skin from ageing.   Using homemade scrub for exfoliating the skin instead of using chemical based products is highly beneficial. To prepare a scrub with the help of natural ingredients that are easily available at home the following process must be followed.   You require: Oat meal (powdered)    – ½ bowl Almonds (crushed)         – 7 Honey                           – 2 tbsp Milk                               – 1 tbsp   Method: * Take the powdered oatmeal into a bowl. * Add almonds and two tablespoons of honey. * Add milk to turn the mixture into a paste. * Mix it well. * Apply it to your skin and gently massage for few minutes. * Wash your face with lukewarm water. * Follow this method once in 15 days for best results.   ..Himabindu

    How to Remove Facial Hair   Having facial hair is a common phenomenon. But for women, excess facial hair becomes a major problem because shaving, waxing or plucking is not suitable for sensitive skin. Certain medicines, hormonal changes post pregnancy, hormonal imbalance and irregular menstrual cycle are the major causes of facial hair and to remove such type of hair the below mentioned method is to be followed: You require: Chickpea flour      – ½ cup Milk                      – ½ cup Turmeric powder  – 1 tsp Fresh cream           - 1 tsp Method: * Take ½ cup of chickpea flour into a bowl. * Add milk, turmeric powder and fresh cream. * Mix it well. * Apply it to your face and massage for few minutes. * Let it dry for 25 minutes. * Rub the paste in a direction which is opposite to the growth of the hair. * Do this once in 15 days for best results. ..Himabindu

Do it Yourself Hair Softener   Shampooing your hair daily can strip of its natural oils. Brittle texture, fuzzy hair, hair loss and split ends are the symptoms for rough and dry hair. Frequent usage of hot appliances, overall health deterioration, exposure to chlorinated water and exposure to harsh weather are the major causes for these symptoms. Here is how you can prepare a hair softener with natural ingredients.   You require:     Coconut milk – 2 table spoons     Coconut oil – 1 table spoon     Eggs – 2     Sesame oil – 2 table spoons   Method: 1.    Take a bowl and pour two table spoons of coconut milk into it. 2.    Add 1 table spoon of coconut oil to it. 3.    Add 2 eggs to the mixture. 4.    Add 2 table spoons of sesame oil and mix well. 5.    Wash your hair and apply the mixture on your hair and scalp. 6.    Slightly massage your hair and leave it 20 minutes. 7.    Rinse it off with a mild shampoo and cold water. 8.    Apply the mixture once in 15 days to experience best results.   -Himabindu

  How to treat Acne!     60% of youth from the age of 12 to the age of 24 is getting affected by Acne. Lack of confidence, embarrassment and depression are caused by it. Itchy and red rashes, black heads, pimples and white heads are the major symptoms of acne. Constipation, excess starch, irregular bowel movement and irregular meal times are the main reasons that cause Acne. In spite of using chemical based products a natural home remedy can be used to solve this problem.   Method: * Take coriander leaves and wash them with water. * Crush the leaves into a fine paste. * Extract coriander juice from the paste. * Add half tea spoon of turmeric to the mixture and mix well. * Apply it to your face every day in the night for best results.   ..Himabindu

    Egg Mask for Silky, Shiny and Healthy Hair     Egg mask is highly beneficial to nourish all types of hair. It can be used to reduce hair fall, to treat dry and frizzy hair, and to increase the growth of the hair. The ingredients used in the preparation of the mask are both rich in fat as well as in protein and are not harmful like other chemicals that exist in shampoos and conditioners.   Ingredients: * Eggs                             – 1 * Lemon                          – 1 * Curd                             – ½ cup * Castor oil (optional)    – 3-4 drops   Preparation: * Take the egg and break it in a bowl. * Use egg white for oily hair * Egg yolk for dry hair * Both egg white and egg yolk for normal hair *Add ½ cup curd and squeeze one full lemon to it. * Also add 3-4 drops of castor oil to the mixture and mix well. * Apply the mask to your hair and make sure that you include the scalp as well as tips of your hair during the process of application. * Leave it for 15-20 minutes. * Wash the hair with your regular shampoo and conditioner. * Apply the mixture twice a week for best results. ..Prathyusha

Kids and Ganesha Chathurthi Festival  Ganesha Chaturthi is celebrated as Lord Ganesha's birthday by the Hindus throughout the world. He is known as the eldest son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. This festival is also known as Vinayak Chaturthi or Vinayak Chavithi. It is celebrated with pomp and show in the Hindu calendar month of Bhadra that usually falls in between mid August and mid September. Lord Ganesha is considered as the God of power and wisdom. There are various stories associated that show how cleverly and coolly he used to deal with complicated matters. There are several names given to the Lord after all his good doings like Gajanana, Dhoomraketu, Ekdanta, Vakratunda, Sidhdhi Vinayaka and many more. Undoubtedly its a family festival but kids enjoy it very much as they do with Diwali and Holi. Ganehsha is a kids friendly god,his pooja doesn't need much of rituals to follow. Just make a clay Ganesha bring flowers and perform the pooja with patri (Leaves)and flowers. To make it much more enjoyable and knowledgeable for kids elders should make it point to involve children in each every aspect of the pooja like decoration of Gods mandap,making clay Ganesha , collecting leaves for pooja etc. Keep telling them the importance of each leaf you are using in the pooja. Let them understand the importance of doing clay Ganesha to protect the environment. Explain the virtues of lord Ganesha and how they can be imbibed into life. For Example his big ears tell us hear more, his  trunk depicts eating sweet balls or laddu it is an indication for material prosperity and comforts. Ganesha’s hands depict philosophy of Hinduism. In one hand he holds Lotus, symbolizing beauty of reality and enlightenment. In second hand he holds an axe or a hatchet, sometime a chakra or noose that signify detachment from all past karma, and narrow beliefs.Ganesha has one tusk, and he is also called Ek-Danta. Mudgal Purana relates that single tusk denotes singularity of Nature or the Absolute Truth of Universe. Lets make this Ganesh Chavithi a festival to recon with. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all   -Divya

  Is Your Hair Turning Grey Because Of Stress!     Hair is something both men and women love to take care of and also flaunt new styles will a lot of excitement. But one thing which sends distress signals across is the discovery of a grey strand in those lustrous locks! Research says that the first silvery strands of hair normally appear around age 30 for men and 35 for the women. However for some people, graying can start in as early as high school, and for some as late as their 50s. There could be various reasons in play for this. Initially, hair is white. It gets its natural color from a type of pigment called melanin. The formation of melanin begins before birth. The natural color of our hair depends upon the distribution, type and amount of melanin in the middle layer of the hair shaft or cortex. Hair has only two types of pigments: dark (eumelanin) and light (phaeomelanin). They blend together to make up the wide range of hair colours. There are various reasons for hair turning grey. Some of the most prominent ones are, you’re exposed to cigarette smoke, your hormones are changing, your environment is polluted, you’re super stressed, and your age. You may not be ready for the grey hair, but your hair is. Melanin production, what gives hair its pigment, decreases with age. For every decade after you turn 30, your risk of going gray increases 10 to 20 percent, according to research. So while some people may be able to maintain their natural hair color for longer, it’s inevitable. In time, everyone’s hair goes grey. A lot of general health practitioners have reported that clients who have reported to be living under stress for a few years have accelerated graying processes. Scientists surmise that while hair graying is genetically outlined, stress and certain lifestyle choices can give you a variation of about plus or minus 10 years. Since stress causes hair loss, it's possible that losing some pigmented hair can make those gray hairs more noticeable. Our heads contain hundreds of thousands of follicles, and each follicle is charged with producing one hair. Cells known as keratinocytes build the keratin that becomes our hair, our skin and fingernails are also composed of keratin.  Before hair emerges from the follicle, though, other cells known as melanocytesinject a pigment called melanin into the keratin. When our hair turns gray, it's due to lowered amounts of melanin, and when hair is completely white, our hair lacks melanin altogether. Grey hair caused by ageing is the result of exhaustion and loss of melanocyte stem cells, and stress could cause similar results. There are two prevailing hypotheses. The first is that aging wears down your DNA, somehow inhibiting the production of the cells called melanocytes that produce melanin. Most of the studies supporting this hypothesis have been done in mice, however, and so far haven’t closed in on a complete explanation of how this would work. Whatever could be the scientific results of it. Its always more healthier to stay happy and stress free. You never know you are warding off various beauty issues by it and would be leading a healthier life!     ...Divya