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Use the Caring Treatment Cream brand instead of regular conditioner. Apply to clean shampooed hair, wrap a hot towel to the hair for ½ an hour and then rinse off. Have regular trims. Remember to re-apply your sunscreen during the course of the day. One application in the morning is not enough to see you through the day. Give fair polish a try on a monthly basis. Fairness creams help marginally but unfortunately not as drastically as shown in the advertisements.
Dear Sadia Moyeen,
Cleanse your skin once a day with:
If you find it too drying then add 2-3 drops of baby oil to the pack as well. Let it become semi-dry, then massage off gently. Fair polish once a month is a good idea and it does work but over-use will dry your skin too much and might cause a red rash if it does not suit you. Both can be easily overcome however, and you're welcome to try it at La Belle.
Sure, you can use Veet or Nair body hair removing cream. Waxing is also a possibility but it will be a bit painful.
Cream conditioning treatment should be done professionally once a month for best results. At home, towel dry your hair and apply conditioner generously to the length of your hair. Wrap a hot towel around your head until the towel cools down. Then heat the towel again by immersing it in hot water and squeezing out the water. Wrap this around your head. Repeat 4-5 times. Rinse hair with cool water.
Always apply body lotion after your bath so that skin remains supple and does not become dry and itchy. That way you won't find it necessary to scratch yourself.
Massage your legs with uptan, rose water, cream (malai), & milk and 1 tbsp apricot scrub cream, 2-3 times a week. Wash off and apply body lotion or Johnson baby oil.
After cleaning your skin use L'Oreal's oil-control toner to help close pores and make them appear smaller. Keep cucumber juice in your fridge so that it is cool and apply with a cotton pad 2-3 times a day or freeze the juice in a tray and rub on pores as often as you like.
Hair transplant is a procedure by which hair is transplanted into bald areas. These hairs are usually your own hair taken from a donor area. The back of your head is usually the donor area. The hair in this area is known as permanent hair. The most advanced procedure for hair transplant is Follicular transplant which means the hair follicles are grafted and then transplanted one by one into the bald area. This is done under magnification, as the follicles are not easy to see with bare eyes. A strip of hair is taken from the back of the head (Donor area) and then the follicles are cut into single or double grafts. These are then transplanted to the bald areas by a different procedure.
The amount of grafts depends on the area of baldness. This is a very safe procedure. It's a day case done under local anaesthesia. It's a very long procedure and takes about 5 hours or more depending on the area but you can go home on the same day. The follicles start growing after 4 to 6 months, since that's a regular hair growth cycle. The hair grows like your other hair, as this is your own hair. You can cut and style it according to your choice. Hair transplant is regularly done at the Cosmetic Surgery Centre in Dhanmondi.
I am a 42-year-old female. Lately I have noticed that the pores on my face look more visible. What can be done about it?
Open pores do make a face look rough and older and it is a problem. First I will ask you to use a facewash at night, followed by a toner and then a moisturiser. Try this for a month. If it doesn't help then laser therapy can be used. To do this, you will have to consult an experienced cosmetic surgeon with the proper laser to do the procedure. I am sure it will help you.
Under A Different Sky
I am not anyone special to talk about the Virginia Tech shooting, I was not there. I live more than an hour and half from the campus, I was just another person reading news during the first hour at work and found something tragic happening in a corner not so near but not so far away either. Within hours the story developed into something bigger. That feeling, (you know that feeling) when you hear of something terrible happening to someone and you think back to that time trying to remember what you were doing then exactly- that feeling was consuming me…7 a.m. two students shot to death. I was still dreaming …9 a.m. 30 more. I had lipstick on my lips, kajol in my eyes. I was sipping my tea while others around me drank their coffee, while 32 met death…
As cruel as it sounds, I know in the bigger scheme of things considering all that's happening in the world these deaths might not seem so huge. There are hundreds dying every day in Iraq; war, suicide bombers blowing up bazaars. Seventy-percent of children are growing up with post-war related disorder, trauma, tragedy. I know…
But I also know we shouldn't compare one death to another. Each death, each one of them unpleasant, miserable, unneeded. And reading and thinking about those young girls and boys and the professors who walked in that day to teach German, French, Engineering, what were they thinking when they faced the mad man who was no longer human?
I was catching up on different blogs later that day, and read a joke on a friend's journal from Australia “What do Mt Everest and Virginia Tech have in common? They both have one killer slope and it's minus 32.” Of course everyone has their opinions and the right to laugh or cry about whatever fancies them, but I couldn't help but comment back on his post mentioning I really didn't find the humour in this. A few others wrote back to my comment criticising how people from USA don't know how to laugh. Apparently that's a better way of coping with such tragedies according to them. And I guess I never learnt of coping through laughter when it came to death, and didn't really want to fight back. People who can generalise and judge a whole country or community by one characteristic never really strike me as intelligent.
And of course there were many discussions. Discussions on gun control; how the killings took place in a gun free zone (what does that mean anyway?); how the killer was a loner (why does that matter?); how he was admitted to a mental home recently; his recording and last messages (aired all over the national television and internet); the incompetence of the campus police and the security; everything. We all had our opinions. Just like we do about everything and everyone.
And with that excuse I am still writing, like I have the right, or the understanding, of the situation, of the people, of their minds, the politics, the policies. I have got nothing. Yet I am still writing… because I am still alive, like you, between guns, policies, politics and tragic mornings and coping afternoons…
By The Way
Your mind snaps into action and you can get more done in less time. Recent studies have shown that short power naps in the afternoon can increase productivity. Don't overdo it though; oversleeping can lead to lethargy and actually be counterproductive.
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