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Why Tiger Conservation is Critical?

One might ask why protecting tigers is important? Saving tigers is about more than restoring a single species. They play an important role in balancing the wild ecosystem.  A few hundred kilometres from Hyderabad, we have India’s largest tiger reserve known as Srisailam Tiger Reserve. Daughter Earth works with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) India to conserve the tigers in this region by supporting anti-poaching activities and conservation programs.  Why? Did you know that every time we protect a tiger, we protect around 25,000 acres of forest—forests that sustain wildlife and local communities and supply people around the world with clean air, water, food, and products? Not far away from here is also Vipassana Meditation Center where some of our team...

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What You Need To Know About Perioral Dermatitis

What is it? Perioral dermatitis (PD) is a very common condition of the facial skin, consisting of small inflammatory rashes, sometimes red in colour, that appear around the mouth, seemingly out of nowhere, especially in women of menstruating age. It is frequently undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, and acts like a cross between acne and eczema. The fact that these two diseases behave very differently may, in part, explain why it is so poorly understood, and so troublesome to treat. This blog is an effort to understand perioral dermatitis a bit more and suggest a gentle skincare regime that would help you.  Why does it happen? Every case of perioral dermatitis is different. In some cases, it is clear cut, and directly...

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The Science Behind Smudging and Medicinal Smokes

Across cultures, traditionally dhoop, havan, smudging, and other forms of medicinal smokes are revered to cleanse the environment we live in. Over 250 medicinal plants such as camphor, neem, sage, and frankincense (sambrani) have been used in more than 50 countries for medicinal smokes.  A research study on burning havan samagri (wood + medicinal plants) indicated a 94% removal of bacteria from the environment. In fact, even after 30 days, the absence of several pathogenic bacteria showed the bactericidal potential of the medicinal smoke treatment. Smudging is considered a powerful antiseptic.                                                           ...

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Why Skin Needs Direct Nutrition?

(Long post. We promise it'd be worth your time!) Let’s talk about nourishment for your skin. Is it important that you incorporate nutrient-rich topical skincare (serums, creams etc applied on the skin)? Is it enough if you eat well and do nothing else on your skin? Can your food take care of everything your skin needs? No. And here’s why. Your circulatory system and liver ensure that the nutrients are distributed to all the vital functions of the body and also to the regions where they are much needed. Those regions may not always be your skin, at least not always the priority. The nutrients you eat are absorbed by virtually every other organ before reaching the skin, making their skin-health...

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7 Best Ways To Use A Moisturiser Effectively

  We have extolled the benefits of moisturizing daily plenty of times. Moisturizer is as essential to the skin as water is to the human body. A good moisturizer serves as a protective barrier between your skin and environmental elements like sun, dust, harsh winds, chemicals, pollutants, etc. “Look after your skin at each stage, and follow the most important and the basic regime of cleansing-toning-moisturizing. But as you grow older, your attention should mostly shift to moisturizing your skin well. It is very important to take extra care of your skin when you’re in your fifties” says Zarine Nissar, celebrated MUA in the fashion industry and Bollywood for over 20 years. While you know that applying it morning and...

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