Menstrual cups are a boon for those who are troubled by heavy period flow and rashes caused by pad wings. They are also the healthier choice for you and the planet. The only hassle is sterilising them before and after each cycle to avoid contact with gems. Instead of using boiling water for the purpose, there are menstrual cup sterilisers. These appliances use only 5-10 ml water and two minutes to carry out steam sterilisation. The device will switch itself off automatically once the cup is sterilised.
Self-care is easy to start with your body, but most people do not want to spend a lot of money on rejuvenating skin and hair. The good news is that you don't have to do a lot of preparation for DIY fixes that can make you feel good. Some single-ingredient masks to try on your face are papaya, tomato, and oatmeal. If you want things to be easier, some superfoods that work great on your skin and hair are banana, yoghurt, and avocado. They can even repair the damage caused by hormone imbalance and pollution.
Skincare has to be one of the areas with the most experiments. As a result, we have a trending ingredient every few months. One such compound is polyglutamic acid or PGA. While many ingredients are useless, PGA does work and has been around for over 75 years. The natural polymer is synthesised by the microbial fermentation of bacteria and is derived from soybeans. It can draw water from the atmosphere and hold it in the skin to enhance hydration. PGA also helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin.
Summer heat can really mess up your health starting with gut health. On an exhausting day, it is only natural that you want a cold beverage that is simply soothing and pleasant. But most such drinks are full of sugar and do not help your body to combat the effect of a hot day. You need functional foods with health benefits. Choosing fermented drinks will promote your gut health and help the body cool down. Some of them are kombucha, Tepache De Piña, Beet Kvass, Water Kefir, and Ginger Beer.
Curly hair is harder to care for because the entire haircare industry prioritises catering to straight hair. People with curly hair need more personalised solutions because with curls comes uniqueness. The good news is that your curls have unmatched beauty. Some mistakes to avoid in hair care are overusing the shampoo, holding back on conditioning, oiling the hair strands, and using a comb to detangle. Your best choices are using a leave-in conditioner and using fingers to detangle the knots.
A puffy face can be lifeless or even sick but restoring the glow is much easier than you would imagine. Dr. Chiranjiv Chhabra, Dermatologist and Director of Alive Wellness Clinics, says facial tools are a great way to rejuvenate and de-puff the face at home. They will also relax muscles, drain toxins, and boost blood circulation. Some such tools are Varaasa Face Massager, Kansa Roller, Steel Ice Roller, Rose Quartz Crystal Eye Mask, Gua Sha, Ice Globes, 3D Roller, and Purple Quartz Facial Roller.