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Fix your beauty woes with homemade tips

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New Delhi, Dec 30: Just like winter weather, winter skin also tends to get dull and the worst is when one notices dry patches, dullness and flakiness, sensitivity. Don’t let this gloomy weather take away your radiance with some quick to do homemade tips.

Aakriti Kochar, Beauty & Make-up Expert at Oriflame India, shares some easy dose at home that are best to combat the skin problems and lift your spirits this winter season.

* Milk as a single ingredient works magic on dry/dehydrated skin in winters. Apply raw milk, preferably cold, with a cotton pad on face and neck. This brightens your skin and makes it soft as well

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* Honey is another very effective ingredient from your kitchen that can instantly change the appearance of your skin. Both consumed and applied, honey has its benefits.
Take one spoon of honey in warm water every morning first thing when you wake up, to hydrate your body and nourish it. Once a week, apply honey on your face before a shower and keep it on for 15 minutes. Rinse off with cold water and notice fairer, brighter and softer skin even in winters.

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* Curd and honey mask: Mix one spoon of honey in one small bowl of curd, mix well and apply on skin and neck. This will tighten your skin and also hydrate it very well. Curd also cleanses the skin well and helps in brightening the skin and removing dark spots/marks

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* Banana mask: Mash a banana and mix with a spoon of honey in a bowl. Mix till it forms a smooth paste; now apply on face and neck to ensure a thin layer all over. Leave it on for 5 minutes and rinse off with cold water. Banana also helps in skin tightening and improved skin texture which in turn delays ageing.

banana mask
* Olive oil: Apply olive oil on very dry areas or all over face and neck in just a drop since olive oil is very thick and nourishing in texture. Spread it on clean skin and spread with soft hands and do not massage or put too much pressure. Olive oil is rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins which helps in improving skin texture on regular usage. Apply it in the night so it can take some time to absorb and settle on to the skin overnight

olive oil
* Glycerine: Apply glycerine on clean skin, leave it on and do not remove it. It is ideal to use during the night so your skin can soak in maximum nourishment. Apply on very dry areas or patches as well for quick results. Apply it using a damp cotton ball to ensure best application.

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* Egg yolk and olive oil mask: Take two egg yolks and add a few drops of oil and mix well. Apply on face and neck or other affected areas for 20 minutes and rinse it off with cold water. Other than both these ingredients being nourishing, egg yolk contains Vitamin A which helps in natural skin nourishment.

Egg yolk and olive oil mask

Happy winters …

Wefornews Bureau

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Radiation from smartphones may up miscarriage risk: Study

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New York, Dec 14: Pregnant women’s exposure to non-ionising radiation from smartphones, Bluetooth devices and laptops may more than double the risk of miscarriage, a study has showed.

Non-ionising radiation — radiation that produces enough energy to move around atoms in a molecule, but not enough to remove electrons completely — from magnetic fields is produced when electric devices are in use and electricity is flowing.

It can be generated by a number of environmental sources, including electric appliances, power lines and transformers, wireless devices and wireless networks.

While the health hazards from ionising radiation are well-established and include radiation sickness, cancer and genetic damage, the evidence of health risks to humans from non-ionising radiation remains limited, said De-Kun Li, a reproductive and perinatal epidemiologist at the Kaiser Permanente — a US-based health care firm.

For the study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, the team asked for 913 pregnant women over age 18 to wear a small (a bit larger than a deck of cards) magnetic-field monitoring device for 24 hours.

After controlling for multiple other factors, women who were exposed to higher magnetic fields levels had 2.72 times the risk of miscarriage than those with lower magnetic fields exposure.

The increased risk of miscarriage associated with high magnetic fields was consistently observed regardless of the sources of high magnetic fields. The association was much stronger if magnetic fields was measured on a typical day of participants’ pregnancies.

The finding also demonstrated that accurate measurement of magnetic field exposure is vital for examining magnetic field health effects.

“This study provides evidence from a human population that magnetic field non-ionising radiation could have adverse biological impacts on human health,” Li noted.

“We hope that the finding from this study will stimulate much-needed additional studies into the potential environmental hazards to human health, including the health of pregnant women,” he said.

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Use of Smartphone before sleep may make your kid obese: Study

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New York, Dec 10: Beware if your children have a habit of playing games on smartphones before sleeping, he or she may face an increased risk of becoming obese, warns a study.

It was discovered kids who used digital devices such as watching TV or playing games on smartphones before going to bed got an average of 30 minutes less sleep in comparison to those who did not.

This lack of proper sleep not only caused fatigue and attention problems in school, but also disrupted their eating habits. This leads to higher body mass indexes (BMI), news agency IANS reported.

“We saw technology before bed being associated with less sleep and higher BMIs,”stated Caitlyn Fuller, researcher at the Pennsylvania State University in the US.

“We also saw this technology use being associated with more fatigue in the morning, which circling back, is another risk factor for higher BMIs. So we’re seeing a loop pattern forming,” Fuller further asserted.

The study, published in the journal Global Pediatric Health, examined the sleep and technology habits of 234 children, between the age of eight to 17 years.

As per the suggestions from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), parents should set some limitations regarding the use of technology, like requiring their kids to put away their devices during meal times and keeping phones out of bedrooms at night.

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How jet lag could increase cancer risk

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London, Dec 10: Frequent travelling that causes jet lag could increase risk of cancer as it tends to disrupt our body clocks that are controlled by the same mechanism that causes tumors, reveals study.

The findings, reported in the Daily Mail, discovered that internal human body clocks have a major influence on cell multiplication and has the potential to prevent cancer.

“Our internal clock is in sync with external light and dark cues, and prompts people’s behaviour and activity levels,” lead author Angela Relogio from the Charite-Medical University in Berlin, was quoted as saying by Daily Mail.

“Based on our results, it seems to us that the clock is likely to act as a tumor suppressor,” Relogio added.

For the study, published in the journal PLOS Biology, researchers examined a protein known as RAS, which is inappropriately activated in around a quarter of cancerous cells, in mice.

This takes place via two proteins — INK4 and ARF — that are known to conquer cancer.

“One cannot stop wondering whether disrupted circadian timing should be included as a next potential hallmark of cancer,” Relogio asserted.

Changes in the biological clock have also been known to up the risk of heart related diseases and diabetes.

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