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THE SKIN HAS A MICROBIOME TOO!

APARRNA GUPTA Aparrna is a senior beauty editor with 15+ yrs of experience in the beauty and wellness industry. Her articles have been featured in Vogue India, Harper’s Bazaar India, Good Housekeeping, Femina, Lifestyle Asia and L'Officiel India. (Originally appeared in Lifestyle Asia) Do you wonder why your skin refuses to brighten and clear up despite you diligently following the CTM routine? Why it’s still too greasy or too dry despite you regularly applying a serum and mask? The answer lies in bacteria. We are preconditioned to believe that bacteria is a bad word, and so we are on a perpetual quest to keep our spaces, bodies, and skin free of it. However, modern research is pointing to what was...

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Why you should start caring about the microbiome?

How to improve gut and skin microbiome the natural way You would have heard about gut microbiome. But there is a skin microbiome that you need to really start caring about. Although the gut health, rightly known as the ‘second brain’, has been a buzz word for some time now, the concept of skin microbiome is seeping into the collective consciousness of the beauty industry only now. While we understand the importance of prebiotics and probiotics that help our microbiome (eg: lactic acid bacteria in curd), did you know that our skin too needs a balance of microbiome to maintain its health? It is even more important now given the lifestyle we all follow, the rhetoric on preservatives and other...

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Why & How of Detoxing your Mind

This post is part of The Detox Series.  A simple google search about the word detox will tell you that it is a process through which you can rid your body of from the toxins. Detoxing has gone mainstream as a vast number of people tend to seek wellness. But an important aspect of our body, our mind, its health and vigour is often ignored. Our brains are powerhouses - it stores our experiences right from birth, forms our thought processes, gives us our logical thinking capabilities, makes us form reactions around us, processes emotions, and even helps us dream while we sleep. That’s a lot of function for an organ, and consecutively, a lot of toxins that are intangible....

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Why is it important to cleanse and detox your environment?

Detox your environment This post is part of The Detox Series.  The more we are heading into an urban world, the more we realize why it is of utmost importance to have an organic lifestyle. Toxicity is all around us, both natural and synthetic (man-made). And sadly, it is taking an immense toll on our overall health. The atmosphere is filled with heavy metals which are generally toxic in nature. This contamination has led to many health issues among all age-groups, even the newborns aren't exempted from the toxicity of heavy metals as shown in research performed in the US by Greenpeace, the non-governmental environmental organization. They studied blood samples from the umbilical cord of newborns and astonishingly found that...

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Sleep Detox? Yes, you read it right!

This article is part of The Detox Series.  Never heard of detoxing your sleep? It's time. We will cover the importance of healthier bedding for safer sleep. Scientific research states that they are potential hazards with the material used. Some are even carcinogenic.  Did you know that the bedding and mattresses you choose to sleep on can potentially impact your overall health? We spend one-third of our lives on revitalizing our drained body and mind through sleep. The fabric of our mattresses and bedding can contain chemicals, some of which are toxic in nature - that cause negative health issues, hinder the task of rejuvenation and our body's natural healing ability. They can even expose our body to toxic chemicals...

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