Centuries back, in the ancient land of Egypt, there ruled a queen whose beauty was to be a legend in all the years to come. She was Cleopatra. The lady about whom Shakespeare in his Anthony and Cleopatra says, ‘Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale/ Her infinite variety…’. Battles were fought, kingdoms were lost, men were conquered and many such events occurred which were all buried in the sands of history. But even now what lives on is the story of the legendary beauty queen of all generations, Cleopatra, the woman who ruled the hearts of the two most powerful men of her time and who is still considered to be the paragon of quintessential beauty.
Gorgeous looking skin is not necessarily the direct outcome of elaborate skincare regimen or expensive spas. You will be surprised how you can work wonders with even the basics. How about a healthy diet, plenty of water, enough sleep, and a little bit of awareness? Sounds simple, right? Keep reading to find out how you can possess and maintain the skin you always envied.
The fairytales speak nothing about Rapunzel’s diet. But whatever that may have been, the witch had at least fed her a very balanced one. There is hardly anything that can compete with well-balanced meals that are rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, iron and all the other essential ingredients. Dawn Jackson Blatner, a registered dietician and author of The Flexitarian Diet says, “Pump up the protein”. According to Dawn if protein is included in each meal and snack, it will make the hair follicles really strong. And that’s what is needed. A strong hair follicle is like a stable foundation to your house. The stronger it is, the better can it hold the construction.
Ever tried finding out the ingredients that go into each bottle of facial cleanser that you buy from the market? Well, I did just yesterday. And the effect was, well, very overwhelming to say the least. It turned out that apart from water and glycerin I had absolutely no clue about the things mentioned there. The list was a pretty long one and included such things as Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine and Glyceryl OleateVitis Vinifera to name just a few. Phew! I could momentarily travel back to the chemistry lab from my school days.
It took me a few years before I fully realized why my dad always insisted on a healthy diet and, whenever I put some kind of homemade hair or face pack, suggested that I should rather eat them up. As you can understand, I never found the proposition appealing until a few more years when I came to know about the benefits that come with eating healthy.It seems that our ha ir grows from about 1/4 to 1/2 inch every month. So it makes sense if we help this growth process. And the best thing is, it may begin at home with the very meals we eat. Taking in the right kind of food gives nourishment to the entire body which in turn translates into glowing skin and lustrous mane. Here is a list of top 10 foods that can spell wonder for your hair.
So when was the last time you saw a working mom with a perfectly clean house, flawless skin and makeup and always smiling, obedient kids? Chances are in a TV commercial. But life beyond the idiot box is so very different. Ask any working mom and she can vouch for how hard it is to score a perfect ten when it comes to being an awesome mom and a great employee. But that is also the point where most ‘complications’ begin, that is, when we try to be ‘perfect’. Because being perfect was never necessary, being happy was. And once we understand and work according to this simple principle, the whole thing might not seem to be so difficult after all!
While the degree varies from one woman to another, and there are the few lucky ones who would breeze through the whole period, there are others who experience anything from cramps, sore breasts, headaches and bloating to fatigue, backache and not to forget the terrible mood swings. The list goes on.