Moyeen Beautician, La Belle
to Beautiful Skin
The best thing you can ever do to keep your skin beautiful and youthful
is to wear sun-screen. Too much sun is harmful for your skin, so it
is imperative to protect your skin from damaging exposure. No matter
what season it is, summer or winter, avoid the sun whenever possible.
It you are heading out during the day, wear sun screen. This will protect
the skin for brown spots, pigmentation and early wrinkles.
What causes Sunburn skin damage?
There are two kinds of ultra-violet rays, UVA and UVB. UVA is most damaging
as it can penetrate your skin more deeply causing damage at a molecular
level. This results in wrinkles and sagging skin and can also cause
UVB causes your skin to burn and darken; though these rays are partially
screened out by the ozone layer, it is best to opt for a sunscreen that
offers protection from both UVA and UVB.
Selecting a Sun-screen:
Whenever possible avoid the mid-day sun, 12 noon to 3.00 PM; if that
is not possible, there are ways to protect yourself from exposure. Make
sun-screens a permanent part of your daily regimen and wear them whenever
you leave the house. These are available under a bevy of cosmetic labels,
and offered in forms of lotions, creams, gels, sprays & oils. A
good sun-screen absorbs or blocks ultraviolet rays. You should protect
against both UVA & UVB.
When choosing a sun-screen you'll notice an SPF (Sun protection Factor)
number. The SFP indicates the amount of exposure your skin can handle
before turning red. Dermatologists recommend an SPF of at least 30.
To figure out how long you can stay out in the sun without burning,
simply multiply the SPF with 10, ie 30x10=300, which means you can expect
300 minutes of protection before starting to burn.
For optimal protection, apply sun-screen to all exposed parts of the
body and let it absorb for 10-15 minutes. Sun-screens tend to be oily
so find a suitable one for your skin type.
Khan Fashion designer, Mayasir
I am 23 yrs old. After graduating from college, I have recently returned
to Bangladesh. I am taking a short sabbatical from my studies and plan
to let my hair down for a while. On arriving here I find that the girls
my age are hip and extremely fashion conscious. They pick up on current
fashion trends and are extremely adventures with their styles. My western
clothes are classic but not fun, and I want to get a better grip on
fusion lines that work well in Bangladesh. Could you help?
Trends in the region not just in Bangladesh are diverse and derived
from multi cultural influence. This season, inspiration has developed
from popular culture such as comic strips and political statement for
the young pet lines. The reflections on the contemporary pieces has
taken on Oriental clean lines, Mediterranean draping to the African
textures and motifs. Here are a few tips which may help you with your
Feminine soft and easy lounge wear. The most important vocabulary, skirts,
shift dresses, kaftans blouses, kimono tops, peasant blouses with shirring
and lacing. The look that dominates this season emphasizes the wearability
of skirts and the wide option it provides the user.
Long gathered and tiered, long biased slightly flared, long straight
sheered, laced, layered, and wrap around.
it with blouses:
Long fitted on top and flared at the bottom, puffed sleeves fluted lengths,
kimono tops play it up with sleeve widths styles, kaftans shirts, experiment
with necklines it's a great way to change a look. Wear, camisole tops,
spaghetti strapped sleeveless, halters or cholis under your blouses
and show and tell when the occasion arises.
Oriental chinoiserie, Egyptian lounge, Japanese kimono, South Asian
pop. Prêt yes and not heavy couture, moving away from the heavy
embellishment which is fit for royalty, and simple rather than over
is the biggest color story this year?
Pink pink pink. In all its hues, chromes, tints and tones. Bubble gum
pink being the most dominant.
Other hues in chewable tones of lilac, peach. Pistachio, watermelon,
plum are must have fresh color tones to wear.
I hope this will help you with a direction to create some ensembles
for yourself. But I would like to suggest that you mustn't try to follow
everything that is trendy. You should always try to judge the styles
that look right for your body form. Trying new styles is great fun.
I am sure you will enjoy experimenting.
Lutful Aziz FCPS, PhD, Consultant "analgesia", Pain
is a Ruptured Intervertebral Disc?
A ruptured or herniated disc is one that bulges into the spinal canal,
pressing on the nerve roots. This causes the nerve roots to become irritated.
A disc can rupture after bending over and lifting or it may occur for
no apparent reason. A ruptured disc may cause back pain and muscle spasms,
but a more common symptom is sciatic pain. This is severe pain spreading
down one leg and often into the foot. Sometimes it is the only symptom
of a ruptured disc. A procedure such as a myelogram, computerized axial
tomography (CAT) scan, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is needed
to confirm the diagnosis and determine if surgery is necessary.
arthritis cause back pain?
Yes. There are several main types of arthritis. One is osteoarthritis,
also known as degenerative disease. In people with osteoarthritis, the
cartilage (soft, elastic material) that cushions the spinal joints and
other joints in the body wears out. Lower back pain can become more
intense when osteoarthritis affects the hips or the knees. Osteoarthritis
also can directly affect the spine, causing muscles, tendons, or ligaments
to become strained, which can lead to back and/or neck pain.
Another type of arthritis causing back pain is Ankylosing Spondylitis.
This form of arthritis causes the joints in the spine to become stiff
and swollen. In time, stiff joints can fuse (grow together). The most
common symptoms are pain and stiffness in the buttocks and lower back
(particularly in the morning) that continue for more than three months.
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) is rheumatic disorder causes muscle pain,
aching and stiffness in the neck and shoulders, lower back, thighs and
hips. It can last a few months or many years. Most people experience
severe stiffness in the morning.
Fortunately, Rheumatoid Arthritis can affect the neck but almost never
the joints in the lower back.
BY THE WAY
academics, there should be an equal focus on fields such as music, dance,
drama, communication and social skills, sports and a lot more for your
Enhancing creativity brings about an emotional anchoring. Every child
has the latent ability; the exposure to arts helps in nurturing the
interest. The left part of the brain is associated with precision and
mathematical subjects while the right half is responsible for creativity
and emotional wellbeing.
It is important to have a balanced development of the brain. There's
nothing like the visual and performing arts for providing an emotional
outlet for creative expression. Exposing children to the creative fields
at an early age gives them a head start.
Arts enhance the child's ability to concentrate, build coordination
skills and improve teamwork. Music is known to be therapeutic; it brings
an excellent discipline to life and helps in developing language skills.
UNDER A DIFFERENT SKY
It was Saturday night; I was in the middle
of a thumping throbbing club in the heart of Manhattan. A club open
to all but catered for individuals who are more flexible with their
sexual orientation and preferences, I was there since I too often
want to claim that I have seen it all…
I sat around with half the group I went with, the other half had drifted
away somewhere between the drag queens (A Drag Queen is a man who
performs as a female and never as a male) and male dancers. I found
a seat between the dance floor and the bar, so I sat down grabbing
on to my purse. I still have that dumb reservation about NY being
an unsafe place and I could be mugged in the middle of a crowded room.
We got there late so only caught glimpses of performances by New York's
talented drag queens, they sang and danced and astonished me by being
more feminine than myself and the girl next door. They had almost
perfect bodies, great make-up; I was awed to see how much effort was
put into their appearances.
I looked around to see who and what was there, and the faces around
me represented all classes, genders, races, ages and types. Some danced
swinging their hips and middles, some stared greedily at the male
dancers, debating if they should go near to give money or watch from
far, men protecting men, women dominating women and men holding onto
their naïve shy ones. I stared shamelessly at all who were around,
sometimes my mouth would open a slight bit with awe and surprise.
Thinking how different one acts in a half dark room full of hyped
crowd and alcohol, how open some feels with others with similar sexual
preferences men over women or vice versa, all were showing their biases
and directly acting on it. I thought how people's sexual preferences
can become such a business. Giving people of all ages a chance to
come out of the closet, forgetting their personas kept as fake masks
for the outside world, and really being genuine and true to themselves,
no matter how against the social norm that might be.
And as far as social norms go, who am I to define that anyway? The
norms change at the speed of light now days, what was politically
correct yesterday is very politically incorrect today, so I kept my
mouth shut and eyes wide open to learn the norms and I admit, I did
feel a bit left out.
It was late, a little too late; cutting through two dark-haired women
with locked hands and eyes I was under the New York sky where two
lights shone dimly, lit from ground zero. It was September 11th 2004,
the city was now calm, breathing a smidgen of New York air I tried
to fill my twisted inside and feel the impact of 2004's September
11th on my Bangladeshi-Muslim heart. A few clouds glided away, the
shining lights cleared the shadows… I walked on.