Beauty hacks with Aloe Vera

When it comes to skincare nothing, nothing beats the excellent benefits of nature’s goodness. One of these natural wonders is Aloe Vera which is considered as an all-time soothing salve for almost all types of  skin discomfort.

Aloe vera is known for its soothing and cooling properties. It is a miracle plant & the Aloe vera gel can be obtained straight from the plant. Simplest way to use it is cut a leaf out from the plant, rinse it with water to remove any dirt residue, cut away the spikes, and slit a leaf open, you can now scoop out the gel using a sharp spoon or use the leaf directly.

Here are some of the things it can solve:

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* Aloe Vera is helpful in treating puffyness of your eyes. If your eyes are puffy, then go and grab aloe vera gel from the aloe vera plant and dab on your under eyes areas. This is why aloe vera is the main ingredient in all creams available in the market.

* Apply Aloe Vera on your dry and chapped lips to heal them faster & improve their overall appearance.

*Aloe Vera is a great aid for removing dandruff & making your hair healthy. You can blend in some gel with coconut oil & massage into the scalp. It helps reducing hair fall, increases new hair growth & boosts shine & gloss of the hair. It works as a natural conditioning treatment for your hair.

* It is a great aid for healing all sort of blemishes. It removes pigmentation marks, acne marks and stretch marks too.
It can be used directly on the skin in a form a thin layer of the gel and leave it overnight, with regular use the skin texture improves removing & healing the blemishes.

* Aloe Vera gel does wonders for acne removal due to anti-fungal properties.
So if you got them pimples, dab some aloe on.

*Aloe Vera contains plethora of antioxidants which helps to improve the skin’s firmness and keep the skin hydrated. Hence it works as a brilliant anti aging balm.

Now that you have enough reasons, high time you get your own aloe plant & get started.

Stay happy & stay beautiful!

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6 travel must haves!

There are so many things you wish to carry but wont fit in your journey! And there are things you have been carrying along throughout your trip whether long or short but they aren’t of any use either.
Being a woman traveler the list is endless!!! Phew!!! But I have managed to conclude my top favorite 5 items that are kind of a life saver and make my journey easy!

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Travel must haves

So here we go:

1. POWER BANK
Yes we are in that age when we need our phones to work all the time, specially when you are travelling alone! Pls invest in a reliable & portable power bank. The last thing you need is dead battery on a scenic location or emergency situation. There are many good brands in the  online market available, You can do some research on flipkart & Amazon.

2. Swiss Knife!!!
This is my top favorite. It’s a one man army for cutting out tough luggage tags, to cutting some fruit, bottle opener, paper cutter or even more importantly for self defense, this one comes in handy. Now it doesn’t have to be a “victorinox” it can be a good one you find at these shops selling good imported stuff. Mine is about 10 years old, Chinese make and still works just fine! Mind you, if you are flying by air don’t keep this in your handbag or you will end up donating this off!

3. Detergent Sachets:
As funny as it may sound but this is a life saver. Mostly you come  across these horrible washrooms but you have no option but use them. That is the time when these tiny detergent sachets save life. (cost RS. 1 or 2 brands aerial, rin, surf, etc)  Use those small single use packets, prick one open, sprinkle all around the WC & flush, do this before you use the loo. This ways you kind of wash of away germs, make the place smell better, and also leave it clean for the next person.
You will need this trick at public washrooms mostly.
Apart from this, yes it comes in handy for quick washing of small clothes when you are on a long journey and have less access to amenities to get your laundry done!

4. Dry shampoo
Yes, it’s awesome! When you are travelling long hours and have no time to keep washing and styling your hair every second day this can come in handy. Use it the day your hair begins to get oily or limp don’t wait for it to get flat. When you do so, you are able to make your hair last a bit longer and in better condition as well. It’s mostly like a white powdery spray. You need to spray it in the roots of your hair, and then brush along the lengths of it. It absorbs grease, flaky dirt and oil, making your hair crisp again.
There are many popular brands available in India. Take your pick!

5. Vaseline
This one can work  wonders! From healing shoe bites, sunburns, to cuts and small wounds, chapped lips to dry skin this heals all. Only tip use the slightly yellow one which is the pure petroleum jelly, mostly considered an imported item, here in India but easily available. This one is thick and does not leak in the luggage due to heat or pressure. Still pls pack it in a plastic bag to avoid any surprises. It works best when used generously at night.

6. Band aids:
I love this invention. From sealing the essentials under that sheer top, to fixing shoe bites. To the obvious nicks & cuts one may encounter over any trip, they come in really handy. I always travel with a min pack of 10! Just in case!

Apart from these there are so many items I can think of like tissue packs- wet & dry both, sanitizer, mini perfumes, compact powder & a small medical kit, but I guess you can make sense of these for now!
PS: I use my hair iron to iron my clothes sometimes, or even the collars & cuffs :p

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