Everything you wanted to know about sunscreens

The use of a good medicated sunscreen is an indispensable but often neglected part of a standard daily skin care regimen. Sunscreen use is even more critical in the Indian climate where the skin is exposed to strong sun throughout the year. Read on to dispel the common doubts surrounding the use of sunscreens to help you attain youthful, healthy skin. What…

Chillies, their types & therapeutic properties

The culinary gem found in varied colours, sizes and forms, the chilli or chilli pepper occupies a pride of place in the cuisine of various cultures. Whether green chilli, dried red chilli, paprika, jalapeno or cayenne pepper, they all abound in therapeutic properties. The characteristic hotness of a chilli and its multitude of health benefits are both due to its integral component, capsaicin. Green Chilli Green chilli…

Flawless flax & its numerous benefits!

Linen, a popular and common fabric that India uses for its sunny, tropical weather comes from a natural fabric that is three times as strong as cotton, flax. Flax is known to be one of the oldest crops in the world and was extensively used in ancient Egypt. Grown very easily, this plant has a number of uses. Nutrient Guide (One tablespoon…

Know all about diaper rash

Have you seen a toddler’s diaper area looking red and irritated? Chances are it is diaper rash causing slightly puffy skin which is warm to touch. Diaper rash does not make one a careless parent, it is a part of baby care especially in the first one year or so of the toddler’s life. How…

What is cradle cap?

Have you seen new-borns with an oily scalp with patches of crusty yellow and white scaly skin which are not easily removable? Yes, we are talking of cradle cap which is a common new-born condition which is not painful or itchy but looks a little unpleasant. Cradle cap is the common term for infantile seborrheic…

How to deal with baby acne?

Baby acne is a very common problem with newborns and infants. You must have seen newborns with pimples on their chin. They look very similar to teenage acne and can be present at birth or show up after a couple of weeks. You can spot them as white or red bumps or pimples with a…

It’s raining mint…

Toothpaste? Mouthwash? Chewing gum? Desserts? Perfumes? You name it, and mint is everywhere! Such has been the benefits of this fresh aromatic herb that it has been significant to cultures and cuisines across the globe. Mint is sweet and tangy with a cool aftertaste. It is used in a lot of recipes, curries, salads and chutneys, and even in jellies, candies, ice-creams and beverages….

Does beetroot improve performance while exercising?

A new research suggests that eating beetroot prior to a workout session can boost performance. Dieticians claim that with beetroot a runner was able to finish almost 41 seconds earlier, which is strategic to winning or losing! The benefit of beetroot juice has been speculated for a couple of years now. A UK study also confirmed that beetroot juice could help one workout…