Q1. What is the best way to lighten up the area around the eyes and keep them sparkling?
- Use a good eye cream or eye oil around the eyes every day.
- Cucumber slices or chilled milk eye packs are cooling and very soothing on the eyes.
- Refrigerated, used tea bags kept on the eyes have a very soothing effect on the eyes.
- Wear sunglasses when out in the sun to avoid squinting as constant squinting can lead to crow’s feet and lines on the forehead.
- Keep dark circles at bay with an under eye cream and an eye mask.
- Tap the area under the eye with your ring finger starting from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner going back and forth 15 to 20 times under each eye.
- Splash ice cold water on the eyes with your eyes wide open. This will give you an immediate feel-good factor.
- Avoid too much screen for long hours. Your eyes need a break too.
- Sleeping well for a minimum of 8 hours will do immense good to your eyes by rejuvenating them and getting rid of the tired look.
- A very easy way to exercise the muscle around the eyes is to hold the outer corner of both your eyes, stretch it a bit and then try opening and shutting them. This will help regain elasticity under the eyes.
Q2. Is it true that if I shampoo my hair too often my hair will become weak?
Ans: Reality is that there are fabulous shampoos available these days which are specially designed for frequent use. If your hair is oily you would need to shampoo it more frequently than other hair types or maybe even every day. Oily hair or fine hair will look quite unhealthy if it is not shampooed often. Making the right choice of shampoo for your individual hair type is of prime importance. Wet hair is more vulnerable to breakage because of improper handling so you should be careful and use the correct tangle-free comb along with a few drops of argan oil on wet hair. Shampooing itself needs to be done as and when required according to your hair needs, depending on whether you have a dry or an oily scalp. If you need to shampoo and rinse every day try not to use very hot water. On certain days you can quit the shampoo and only condition your hair as this hydrates the hair and can be done almost everyday giving the hair a non-frizzy but shiny effect.
The cooler the water the more the natural oils can be saved in the hair and as a rule, your tresses will flourish well on a clean and healthy scalp.
Q3. I am a sportswoman and have led a rather hectic, healthy lifestyle and continue to do so even now at 53 years of age. Suddenly my skin looks very tired, dull and dry. I moisturise my skin daily but this sudden change is bothersome?
Ans: Low Oestrogen levels in the body could be one reason for the sudden change in the skin as this can lead to skin dryness. The onset of menopause could be another reason for dull tired skin. A good skincare regime will work wonders as your skin lacks both oil and moisture which needs to be replenished on a daily basis. Essential oils are believed to give
psychological and physical benefits, they are very powerful therapeutic oils and very easily absorbed by the skin. Try using a hydrating paraffin mask twice a week at home followed by a creamy moisturiser. Professionally you could indulge in a relaxing aromatic facial which will rejuvenate and revive your dull and tired skin and also boost its moisture level.