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Skin Problem is Common, Living with it is Not. Here’s What You Need to Know

After the scorching heat of summers, monsoon showers bring a refreshing change. However, this also leads to a lot of skin and hair problems. I have been extremely vocal about personal care and hygiene and all the more when it comes to using the Herbal/ Ayurveda products over chemicals. Most of the products I use are fresh and straight from the kitchen or kitchen garden. However, this season I tried it all and nothing really worked.

Although I have a healthy skin that’s neither prone to pimples nor acne, however, this season brought some new experiences to me just like the lockdown. I could notice acne on my chin, making my skin slightly worn out and rough. Took me a few days to understand what it was and how it could be cured. I really was in a dilemma if these were blackheads, whiteheads or acne. Meantime, I read a lot about it, tried various homemade remedies but of no use. If it wasn’t for the lockdown, I would have rushed straight to a dermatologist and shelled some good money in treatment and medicines. I’m sure many of us would not be very clear on what acne is. I’ve collated a list of points from my research on acne. Hope this helps because skin problem is a common problem but living with imperfections is not.

Acne must be timely cured. Keeping your skin oil-free can avoid these.

Small in Size, Big Trouble

Acne is very common in the humid season. It’s not just prevalent in adolescence but can happen at any age. Imagine me getting acne in the mid-30s for the first time, yeah right. As per Harvard research, acne is caused by inflammation in and around the sebaceous gland. The sebaceous gland secretes an oily substance, called sebum that lubricates the skin. The exact reason for this inflammation is unknown, however, excessive sebum secretion clogs the gland which may result in acne, a kind of bacterial infection. And acne may further lead to blackheads, whiteheads or even pimples. Thus, it’s important to cure them at this very stage.

Whatever be the reason, one must, in general, take good care of skin and be extra cautious while treating acne.

  • Eat healthy and avoid oily food – although none of the scientific studies has proved that acne is caused due to a specific kind of food. However, eating fresh food is advisable for a healthy gut and skin.
  • Wash face with a mild face wash/ cleansers twice a day-Limit your face wash to two times in a day as excessive wash may further cause inflammation and irritation. Read on to know more as this is a very crucial step I’ve taken it in detail.
  • Avoid direct contact with sun or pollution – Use sunscreen only once the acne is cured else it will make your skin further oily
  • Do not over scrub or bleach excessively- Overdoing of these two is never a good idea. It breaks your skin and causes irritation.
  • And, most importantly do not ignore acne as if ignored they can be really dreadful. Do not wait for them to vanish on their own as they would not.

Oily skins are more prone to acne and thus, I decided to keep my skin oil-free by regular washes. Tried various home-made products—Besan or gram flour ubtan, cucumber, tomato but nothing really worked. Acnes are awfully stubborn, unlike pimples. I must have bought and tried 5-6 types of different face washes that promised oil-free skin. Unfortunately, I have hoards of them now as none of them was highly effective.

What Worked for Me?

Only when I had given up hope, I came across a Multani Mitti Face Wash by The Natural Wash (TNW). Like other face washes I tried, it did promise an oil-free and radiant skin. With little heart, I thought to give it a try only because it claimed to be Organic and an Ayurveda product. Moreover, Fuller’s earth is a soothing component used since ancestral times and known to be oil-absorbing and a natural cleansing agent. Nowhere did the product mention about treating acne, however, at this time all I wanted to get rid of was my oily skin as humidity is at its peak.

About Multani Mitti Face Wash by TNW

No exaggeration. It does work wonder!

The first time when I applied this Multani Mitti Face Wash by TNW, the earthy aroma and the smooth texture of Multani Mitti mesmerised me. Even after the face wash, the aroma stays for long giving you a fresh feel. It is said that the first impression is the last impression and I was convinced with the first experience of this product. With regular use of it, twice daily as I’ve mentioned above, for over 10 days now I see a significant difference. My acne have not just reduced, they have vanished. Also, perhaps because it was just the beginning and I did not have plenty. I’m an ardent believer of standing by the genuine brands and products, the ones that stand by what they promise. TNW is one of those.

Anything that stands by its commitment and proves to be effective and authentic needs a special mention. And, that’s what I stick to. My ongoing acne woes in this humid season were resolved by Multani Mitti Face Wash by TNW after trying my hands on multiple products. I highly recommend this product to people prone to acne or pimples as it absorbs the excess oil from your skin and clarifies it. It’s 100% natural, Sulphate and Paraben free. Multani Mitti or Fuller Earth has healing properties. Since ages, it is known to have exemplary benefits:

  1. Fights acne and pimples
  2. Removes excess sebum and oil
  3. Deep cleanses skin removing any form of impurities
  4. Evens out and brightens the skin
  5. Act as a cooling agent in treating tanning, pigmentation, sunburn, rashes, and alike
  6. Improves blood circulation
  7. Keeps away blemishes, blackheads and more

Why Not a Multani Mitti or Fuller’s Earth Face Pack?

You can definitely try Multani Face Pack as well. I find applying a face pack slightly cumbersome and I often tend to forget to apply regularly. Face wash can be easily brought into your daily skincare regime so this Multani Mitti Facewash by TNW is a must-try to experience the difference.

I have always shared my personal experiences so that you can make a wise choice. I have successfully overcome the acne woes, I hope this piece helps you to get rid of an irritable skin easily. If not, then timely consider a prescribed medication. Keep glowing and spreading your radiance!!

Wish to Purchase?

You can check out the products on TNW website https://www.thenaturalwash.com/ and choose as per your skin type and requirement. If you wish to buy the same Multani Mitti Face Wash, here’s the direct link: https://www.thenaturalwash.com/products/multani-mitti-facewash?_pos=2&_sid=5b3adeed4&_ss=r .

About the author

Anupriya Mishra is a Journalist and Branding professional having more than a decade of experience. She supports local businesses and strongly believes in supporting meaningful causes for social upliftment. For specific queries, you can drop a line in comments section below or follow her social media pages for regular updates.

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2015 Mobile Game to keep you Busy


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Have you heard of ‘Candy Crush Saga’, ‘Angry Birds’, ‘Temple Run’, etc.? I am sure you must have. Mobile gaming industry undoubtedly has evolved immensely especially since the time of Android. There were times when we rarely had options other than the games like Snake on Nokia handsets. But, now times have changed and so is the gaming industry. With the advancement in technology, there are more choices and vast differentiating factors that delineates one technology superior to the other. Same is with the gaming industry. The High Definition visuals, 3D graphics, ease to play are some of the factors that determine whether the game will hit the lot, especially the youngsters.

I was not a game freak till the time I was introduced to some very popular games on my Android, difficult to say fortunately or unfortunately as I remember spending hours and hours on some games, highly addictive. Whatever the case be, these games turn to be a delight when played within limits. Especially, when you know you can compare yourself with your other friends in the race. Quite exciting, isn’t it?

But, then there’s always an end to good things. Eventually it becomes all the same boring stuff. And, since someone has rightly said that “Change is the only constant in life.” why not try something new?

After all those action games like Gunship Battle, Real Steel, Prince of Persia, Subway Surfers in the year 2014, it’s time to get onto some Ultimate Robot Fighting.

Wondering what it is? Ultimate Robot Fighting is the new buzz in town that’s out now on iOS in the Apple App Store and on Android devices via Google Play. The game is created and brought up by Reliance Games, a global mobile gamer publisher who has earlier come up with some interesting games like Real Steel and real Steel World Robot Boxing.

“Ultimate Robot Fighting brings forth pulsating 3v3 Robot tag team action to entertain players with a wide array of superlative robots having sensational special moves and distinctive fighting styles. The game’s experience has been designed so players can choose characters which fit their identity and reveal who the ultimate champion is in the battle with the sentient AIs”, says Manish Agarwal, CEO – Reliance Entertainment Digital.

Key Features of the Game

  • 45 playable characters
  • 33 distinctive fighting styles
  • unique weapons for robots
  • tier based 3 vs 3 tag team fighting with boss battles
  • players earn rewards and achievements to receive upgrades
  • intuitive gesture based controls with 90+ unique moves & combos
  • 100+ unique and epic finishing moves
  • 250+ different fights
  • state of the art graphics leading to arenas with 9 unique locations inspired from real life locations.

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I am definitely game for trying this bundled package of ultimate entertainment. This seems to have the potential to be a game changer in the gaming industry. It promises to serve as a visual treat for users and I hope it doesn’t serve to be only this, but much beyond.

**Ultimate Robot Fighting will be free to download from December 18, 2014 on the Apple App Store and Google Play. The link of the game is as follows: Ultimate Robot Fighting – Google Play Link; Ultimate Robot Fighting – iTunes Link. For the latest news and updates, please visit https://www.facebook.com/UltimateRobotFighting  or follow along at https://twitter.com/@playurf and reliancegames.wordpress.com.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sparkling ‘Jewels of Rajputana’

There are plenty of sellers selling out Rajputana jewelry, at least as per their belief, but none of them have a beauty like these, which dates back to the heritage and culture of Rajputs in true sense.

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Jewelry is one thing that brings sparkle in every woman’s eye and I’m no exception. Ladies now-a-days are more fussy and sophisticated when they shop for jewelry. Mainly, because we do not simply go with the dazzling shine of gold anymore. It’s the design, finesse, make and various other facets that we look at.

Apart from that, there’s endless variety. Who would want to stick to just  different patterns in gold when there are so many topping options to add that extra bling? I love gold and I equally love gold studded with diamonds or with Polki work or embellished with precious stones like Ruby, Emerald and the list goes on and on. I am fanatic about the very thought of buying a jewelry for myself. Even a look at some exquisite piece brings innate happiness in me. Hence, I couldn’t stop myself writing about my experience at the extravagant pomp and show by one of the luxury diamond boutiques, Zoya.

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Isn’t it an icing on the cake if you get all that you want under one roof? Zoya from the House of Tata unveiled its limited edition collection – Jewels of the Rajputana on November 27, 2014 in Mumbai. I feel, this is one brand that understands precisely what a woman desires. The stunning collection of Rajputana jewelry marveled one and all, present at the showcasing of the brand’s exotic and most exquisite collection. The designs that Zoya introduced in a royal way is commendable. It reflects the royalty of Rajasthan, the tradition of Rajputs, the glory of a bygone era and the creativity of its own.

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What’s unique about the collection?

Well, I would say, if you have an eye for detailing, you would love the entire range of collection. There are plenty of sellers selling out Rajputana jewelry, at least as per their belief, but the ones from Zoya have a beauty that dates back to the heritage and culture of Rajputs in true sense. ‘Jewels of Rajputana’ collection by Zoya is embellished with finest Polki work with symmetrical patterns, handcrafted enameling, precious stones that imprint the rich culture flavored with excellent craftsmanship. The precision in work is evident. To know more about the collection visit: http://zoya.in/

I have been a big fan of almost everything under the banner of Tata. Be it Tanishq or Zoya, their commitment to quality and unique craftsmanship has always brought me a step closer to being a loyal customer to them. I even do not worry shelling extra money on the making charges if I get what I call to be uniquely splendid from a brand that’s trustworthy. Now, is the time to add a new feather in my cap. Wink!

Enliven up Your Home—From Chic to Traditional

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It is rightly said, “There’s nothing half so pleasant as coming home again.” And, I believe that it’s all the more pleasant, if your home is well-kept and each item that it holds is hand-picked by you. No matter how hectic your day is at work or how tiring your journey was, you feel high in spirit as soon as you are back home. A home need not be full of luxurious belongings, but items that pleases your eyes and give you ample comfort. The place where you find the greatest comfort next to your mother’s lap is your home.

I always put my best efforts to make my home look elegant and sophisticated without overdoing things. I’m an ardent believer of the fact that true beauty lies in simplicity and I love to keep it simple yet beautiful. For the same I’ve given my sweet abode a magnificent look and feel. At least, not a single guest of mine has ever missed to compliment me on that and I feel elated when they do so. My minimalist approach helps me not to hoard things and that makes my life easier as it gives me ample opportunity to re-do my home furnishings.

With this approach, I’ve kept my living room organized without spending too much of time cleaning and dusting as a daily ritual. The best part is, I can change the theme of my living room from time to time; and the time is now.

I kept a chic and classy look for almost three years and now is the time when I give it a new look. For sure, I can do this by bringing in some new stuff, especially some splendid art pieces or home décor items. This time I wanted to go for some ethnic items to add a pinch of traditionalism.

I started to look out for home décor and furnishing items a few weeks back, but nothing could allure me enough as I wanted something unique and resplendent. Everything looked so ordinary and boring, be it online or in stores. I was about to give up on the idea to save myself from spending uselessly on shopping for things halfheartedly till the time I came across this fascinating website called makemyhome.com. I think it just hit the right chords and knew exactly what I wanted.

Here I am on the verge of giving my imagination a new platform to turn into reality with the help of makemyhome.com. I’m completely baffled to see the products on this website and I’m sure this would help me renovate my home more frequently. However, for now I’m just stuck onto these three interesting items that would change the chic ambience to an ethnic one:

  1. Illuminating Corners of the Room – This silver night lamp made of silver on the corner table in my living room is sure to add surreal charm in the ambience of my living room. I can imagine the beauty that it’s going to add to the walls and surrounding objects. Though this lamp is way too expensive, but it’s going to be an investment in silver. I have completely fallen for it and loved the finish, which gives it all the more sophisticated look. silver-indian-traditional-silver-night-lamp
  2. Adding Ethnicity – Now, to balance out my budget, I certainly have to look for some reasonable stuff, without losing on the quality and elegance. And, this Keshan Carpet would help me do exactly what I need. The color of this carpet would complement the color of my walls. I’m super excited as my living room is almost done. All I need is an ethnic décor for the wall, adjacent to my LED. Keshan Carpet-Blog-Endless Thoughts
  3. Giving Final Touch – This would fulfill my requirement perfectly. Not at all expensive, this terracotta handmade painting is sure to give an absolutely terrific look to my living room. Terracotta Painting-Blog-Endless thoughts

I simply can’t wait to re-do my living room with these exquisite items. Makemyhome.com has made it so convenient for me that I can shop often. It’s better to buy exceptionally good items by keeping your shopping limited, rather than going for too many objects at the same time as, “A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.” It’s time for me to fulfill my dreams with ornate items that are unique. How about you?

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Go JIFI

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Everything’s online; right from shopping to banking. But, when it comes to a hassle-free experience, you can count on fingers the online portals offering that to you. I’ve had a tough time, especially when it comes to online banking. More than half of the time, I ended up calling the customer care for something or the other and who wants to go through the IVR menu over and over again? It had been a troublesome experience till the time I signed up for JIFI from Kotak Mahindra bank.

Elated to know about ‘No minimum balance’

My only worry had been to maintain the minimum balance in all the accounts that I own. But, Kotak Jifi gives me the liberty to stay happy with a zero balance as maintaining some specific amount is not a mandate. Isn’t it an exciting news for students, bachelors or people like me who own multiple bank accounts?

Bank details, just a  tweet away

Kotak Mahindra is the world’s first socially powered bank account. For digitally equipped and tech savvy people, Kotak Jifi has brought in a storm of changes. All your account information like account balance, transaction history, and much more is just a tweet away. It made my life simpler. Really! With twitter software on my smartphone, I can easily have a hand on access to my bank account.

Baffling reward options

Each time you make a transaction or share it socially, you earn points. The best part about the transaction points in Jifi is that they actually mean money back in your account and there are no strings attached. And as far as redeem points are concerned, you can redeem it instantly at your favorite shopping or eatery junction.

Some exclusives

The Kotak mobile app offers a plethora of shopping and dining offers. I do not miss a chance to go for them as nothing could be more interesting than grabbing’em.

A daily accountant

You need not worry about your expenses anymore and have a gala time with your family. You can get an instant update of all the transactions through your account from anywhere in hardly any time. Not just that, but also the details of the expenses incurred.

Sign up benefits

Sign up benefits are the common trend among online shopping portals. Gifts and vouchers are usually what the sites give away to earn  new customers. But, here I got more than one option to choose from and each option was well rewarded. It really confused me in the beginning, but guess I made a smart choice of choosing the ‘Transactional Loyalty’, wherein I was awarded 25 transaction points for every online transaction of value Rs. 500. Knowing my purchasing capacity through online shopping portals, I preferred to choose this and I guess I made the right decision.

Transformed my views about Online Banking

Always a grudging and a grumbling experience with online banking is now transformed to a smoother and tension free banking. I’m completely gaga over Kotak Jifi and would not miss a chance to tell people to go for it https://www.kotakjifi.com/. I’ve had experiences with multiple banks and for them, I’ve even ended up complaining on various forums, but nothing really works and you end up elevating your blood pressure. So, guys and gals and all you ladies and gentlemen out there, please do not rush into opening an account. See for yourself, how this new-age account has changed the way we bank and how socially equipped we are.

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