If you have ever been to India, hung around for more than five minutes with an Indian family or looked at photos of the country's rural landscape, it would have been impossible to miss a mention of mustard oil. It's not only the prettiest crop in Indian farms but also has some of the most potent ... Read More about Acne? Dry lips? Hair loss? Mustard oil tackles all these woes (and more!)
While focusing on sun protection, we usually forget another major skin culprit: Pollution. Think smog. Dirt. Dust. Car exhaust. Industrial emissions. Heavy metals. Household vapours. Cigarette smoke. And so much more that doesn’t just damage the ozone layer but also wreaks havoc on our complexions, ... Read More about Beauty recipe: This DIY face pack wants to protect your skin from pollution
Mention castor oil and my mind flashes back to horrendous memories of being lined up as kids and force fed spoons of the vile stuff as a laxative that literally churned your innards with excruciating agony. Once free from that uniquely Asian mode of maternal torture, I vowed to never let a bottle ... Read More about The DIY castor oil pack detox: Glowing skin and healthy insides sans the laxative effect
Next time you boil rice, think twice before tossing the water. Rice water is rich in beauty minerals and vitamins that make it fantastic for both skin and hair – a secret those flawless-skinned Japanese geishas have known for centuries. And it's super-easy to make: simply boil some rice (preferably ... Read More about Is rice water Asia’s best kept beauty secret?
It's freezing (actually way below freezing) and whether you are curled up at home with a fluffy quilt and the latest episode of The Crown or are trudging through the frosty streets on wayward errands, you skin (and soul) could use some cozy comforting. Right? This super-simple face mask will take ... Read More about Beauty DIY: Self heating vegetable face mask (cold weather beauty must-have)