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The Science of Pure Air

As the lockdown have started to relieve in certain parts of the country, the air quality is bound to reduce with increased pollution. It comes as no surprise that air quality index in metro cities was only bearable, if not at its best. Emissions of harmful pollutants will only worsen the urban air. Ultimately leading to breathing issues to the city people or causing discomfort.

While we speak about planet fitness, it is equally important to pay attention to the deteriorating air quality index. The environmental pollution leads to health issues that can’t be overlooked. We can look out for best air purifier for our homes, but what’s better than going all natural! Here are some tips to keep air at your home clean and germ free.

Essential oils

While we have always thought of essential oils for a rejuvenating massage, it has other benefits too. . It is no surprise that people often search for essential oils for skin or hair, knowing little how useful it is to clean the air around. Previously we have spoken about how essential oils put your senses to calm. Remember stepping in a Tattva Spa? How all the aroma packed in air immediately rushed to your brain, putting your mind at rest. That’s one of the qualities of an essential oil. Wondering how to use this product to clean your air? Firstly, make sure to use high quality pure essential oils for maximum benefit.

What essential oils should you use to improve air quality at home?It is very important to know what kind of essential oils for diffuser are best to improve air quality. While some oils like lavender, thyme, tea tree are best for the purpose, others may release volatile organic compounds when diffused, causing trouble to the asthmatic patients.

How do these help?

Tattva Spa is a pioneer when it comes to good quality essential oils. With the oil palette of five essential oils we tend to serve our guests with the most relaxing massages in a pure environment. As a part of our Vimukti oil’s combination, Lavender & Thyme are well known for its curing properties. Lavender is a natural soother and its antimicrobial properties have proven to fight the airborne environmental irritants within a span of 30-60 minutes. Thyme, on the other hand purifies the air allergens in normal environment that we often don’t feel.

Indoor plants

How can we not mention indoor plants when talking about natural air purifier. Poor indoor air quality can have quite a few effects on your health like sore throat, congestion, sinus irritation, itchy skin and watery eyes. Not only our body but our mind also gets negatively impacted. With limited access to healthy walks in park and fresh air, indoor plants for bedroom or other parts of home are the best air purifier. And we, at Tattva Spa, have full hands down to that option.

What indoor plants are best for improving air quality?

Placing houseplants at different spots in your home is a real thing. You might not witness a sudden change in air quality but gradually you’ll start feeling that the air is as good as the natural air one might get in the habitat. There are multiplicities of indoor plants that act as the air cleaning plants like – English Ivy, Bamboo Palm, Peace Lily, Aloe Vera, Rubber Plant, and the list is too long. You can begin by adopting the most popular houseplants – Snake Plant and Weeping Fig.

How do these help?

There have been many studies to prove how some plants have the ability to clean the air inside our homes. They can survive with minimal sunlight and just the appropriate water. We all are aware how plants are extremely adept in absorbing gases through their leaves. The studies by researchers claim gas absorbing capacity of some plants includes not only carbon dioxide but also volatile organic compounds. This makes them qualify to be a natural air purifier.

While you clean the indoor air at your home, these elements would surely add to your décor as well.

 

 

Is your skin healthy?

‘How you feel is what you reflect.’ We have heard this statement many times. But never paid attention to the insight it gives us. It is difficult to stay positive in these times where you are restricted to go out, and are always surrounded by negative news. This can be seen on your face.

When we say ‘Follow these easy steps for bright skin’ we do not mean a fairer skin. The colour is not important, health is. The major component of a healthy skin is the natural glow you radiate from within.

There are many habits that affect our skin over the time; we often don’t realize how our urban lifestyle is stealing the charm from your skin:

  • Dehydration– we take our body’s hydrating capacity for granted. Intake of fewer liquids, especially in India’s summer season actively encourages the body to several problems, one of them being unhealthy skin.
  • Poor diet– with our uncertain lifestyle, our body tries to adapt to the changes but it has its own limitations.
  • Sleep deprivation– Late night binging on Netflix and negative thoughts are taking over our sleep cycle, resulting in dark circles, not-so-fresh skin and open pores
  • Stress – We understand that uncertainty of our jobs, and most importantly our lives is constantly ticking in our minds, giving stress to our mind, affecting our body, and reflecting in our skin.
  • Environment – This factor is certainly not something you can take control of, but you can practice a DIY routine to avoid a larger effect on your skin. In a dry weather like summers our skin loses its charm by extracting natural moisture of the skin.

How to cure dull skin?

Dull skin is mainly the lack of radiance or an uneven tone. You might feel your skin is way too tight sometimes or have open pores. This is all due to your negligence towards it. A couple of small changes in your routine habits can make a big difference to your skin. Let’s get you your luminous glow back by following below steps:

  • Drink lots of liquids, preferably water, one glass every hour.
  • Be mindful of what you’re eating. Add more vegetables to your meal to increase the intake of skin loving nutrients and antioxidants.
  • Binge on fruits that are naturally rich in nutrients instead of cookies and cupcakes. For a healthy start to your day explore smoothies with seasoned fruits.
  • Get your beauty sleep in place. We understand how stress has taken over your mind and sleep. Best way to relax your mind before you go to sleep is practice Yoga Nidra. You can view Tattva Spa’s guide to a healthy sleep and waking up fresh.
  • Know what’s best for your skin. Use rose water or face wash to regularly wash your face. Remember not to overuse these products. You can also go all-natural by applying aloe-vera, raw potato, raw tomato and other organic elements.

Eat your water in summers – stay hydrated!

Water

Up to 60% of human adult body is water; hence it demands more hydration in this season. As we approach the grishm hritu or the summer season, our body demands more water. Experts suggest that our diet should have 50% – 60% of water content to meet the needs of our body. Our body uses water to maintain its bodily functions and maintain the body temperature. It loses water through breathing, sweating, digestion and other physical activities. It’s important to rehydrate by drinking fluids regularly.

Lack of water affects one’s health; skin being no exception. Dehydration leads to dry skin, making the fine lines visible, dullness to the skin and deteriorating skin texture. Having said this, drinking excess water may also cause harm to our brain cells. Our kidneys get rid of the excess water every hour. Our lifestyle is such that we might skip regular intake of water in a day. Not to worry, because we’ve got you some tips for eating your water. To make sure your body is hydrated, include the below in your food habits.

Low fat yogurt

Ice creams and frozen yogurt have been summer favorites for everyone. Apart from being a rich source of calcium, proteins and vitamins, yogurt contains more water and is a fuller to stomach. It may come as a surprise to you that it has more than 80% water content. Additionally, it also has probiotics that enhances the gut and leaves your skin glowy.

Salad delight

As cliché as it might sound but salads are a very good source of vitamins and iron. With more than 95% water content veggies like cucumber, radish, and tomatoes make the best choice to be added in your salad plate. A small bowl of salad with fresh vegetables is full of nutritional benefits for your hair, skin and nails.

Fruit popsicles

 

Including fresh juicy fruits in your diet has always been a good idea. The context of these fruits for summers may not be as fresh as they are. The water content in fruits – watermelon, mango, strawberry and musk melon is as high as the calcium and vitamins in them. With no added sugar these can be healthily consumed through a salad or popsicles.

Excess water intake may affect our brain cells and lead to swelling, while lesser intake of water is also harmful. Here are few tips to drink water wisely.

  • The age old recipe of lime water, or popularly known as nimboo pani,is a very healthy drink to boost your body’s immunity in summers and keep it hydrated for long hours. Please be ensured that more than two glasses a day can be overwhelming for your stomach.
  • Lack of water in your body might give you troubled stomach. Beneficial for digestion and rich in vitamin C jaljeera is a perfect remedy in such situations. Add mint leaves to for that extra zing and some extra nutrients in your drink.
  • Buttermilk or the famous Punjab drink lassi is another very good source of hydration. You can even replace a meal with thick sweetened, foam lassi with the biggest glass in home.
  • Not everyone is fond of the sweetened buttermilk, hence, the masala chaach. As the name suggests it is spicy in taste. You can add more carbohydrates, iron and vitamins by adding few curry leaves. You might not see the benefits of this drink immediately but curry leaves help your heart function better and enliven your skin and hair with vitality.
  • Avoid alcohol based drinks. Yes, that’s right! They dehydrate your body, especially brown liquors that have high percentages of alcohol. But, if you must, then opt for Gin & tonic or Vodka & tonic or fruit juiced based liquors like chilled beer (in a limited quantity of course).

Different manicure types for beautiful hands

 

 Strengthening and Cleaning the Nails

The main advantage of opting for a manicure session is to enhance the beauty of nails by fixing dry, tired and worn-out nails while performing domestic chores or while at work. Another purpose of opting for a professional manicure session is for strengthening and cleaning the nails.

A plethora of manicure options are available. These differ in the purpose that they serve and the overall aesthetics that they enhance.

Regular manicure

This is a regular and the most common methods of professional manicure offered if you visit any spa in Mumbai. The procedure involves soaking the fingernails in tub of lukewarm water comprising of mild soap. The cuticles of nails are pushed back carefully and the dirt accumulated in the nails is removed. A hand cream is then massaged on arms and nails. The nails are then cut, shaped and then nail art is done.

Wax Manicure

This manicure is known for its stress busting qualities. Women who love pampering themselves after a hard day at work prefer opting for this kind of professional manicure. The arms and fingernails are soaked in lukewarm wax for a while and then wrapped in fresh towels. The wax is then permitted to remain on the skin for some time. It is then peeled off and the normal professional manicure steps are then followed.

Spa manicure

Spa services are immensely popular for the soothing effect that they have on the body and mind. Various aromatic oils and salts are massaged thoroughly on the fingernails and arms during the process. This relaxation massage offers immense relief and pleasure. A hydrating mask is then additionally applied around the fingernails for a soothing and calming effect.

French Manicure

French manicure is one of the most popular professional beauty treatments that is opted by women. The procedure involves carrying out regular procedures of any professional manicure followed by the application of transparent or nude colored paint on the nails. The tips are usually painted in white.

 French Manicure

Gel Manicure

If you are looking for a manicure that will last for a long time, then a gel manicure can prove to be a great option. This involves all steps of a basic manicure except that the polish needs to be cured under UV light. This cured nail paint lasts for a couple of days longer than the ones used in any ordinary professional manicure and is less prone to chipping.

 Polishing Nail Using Gel Manicure