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 Frequently asked questions answered by the Beauty Icon

1. I have heavy hair loss and dandruff. Please suggest remedies.

Dandruff and oily scalp can cause hair loss. Apply herbal hair tonic daily. Wash hair with a mild herbal shampoo thrice a week, using less shampoo and rinsing well with water. Half an hour before shampoo, apply two tablespoons apple cider vinegar on the scalp, massaging it lightly into the scalp. Once a week, heat olive oil and apply on the scalp at night. Leave on overnight. Next morning, apply the vinegar as advised half an hour before shampoo. Include fresh fruits, raw salads, sprouts and yogurt in your daily diet. Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily. Add the juice of a lemon to a glass of water and have it first thing in the morning. 

2. I have heard about hair removal by laser, but I would like to know what it is.

Hair removal by laser is said to be permanent, but re-growth may occur. The laser light disables the hair follicle’s ability to produce hair.  It is an expensive treatment and several sessions may be needed. The temporary known side effects are redness, swelling and itching. Find a reputed clinic Find out costs involved, the number of sessions needed, chances of re-growth and side effects.

3. Tell me how to apply cream around eyes and how to massage the neck – downwards or upwards?

 If you massage cream around eyes, you should use only the ring finger and a very light touch. Massage in one direction only, from inner corner of the eyes towards the outer corners. Remove cream with moist cotton wool.  For the neck, apply cream and massage using both hands, one hand following the other. The movement and pressure should be from the chin downwards.

4. My lips are chapped and very dry. What can I do?

A5. The skin of the lips is very thin and delicate. However, after washing the face, when the lips are wet, you can rub them gently with a soft towel. This helps to remove dead skin. Then apply cream of milk and leave on for an hour. Apply almond cream or pure almond oil daily on the lips at night and leave on overnight. Lip balms are also available. Use lip gloss and glossy lipsticks. Avoid matte (non-shiny) lipsticks, as they can cause further dryness. Ask your doctor about taking vitamin supplements to relieve excessive dryness.

About Shahnaz Husain

 Shahnaz Husain, pioneer of the Ayurvedic beauty movement, heads the Shahnaz Husain Group, with a global network of franchise ventures and 375 Ayurvedic formulations. A Case Study at Harvard for Brand Creation, she is now a Harvard Subject for “Emerging Markets” She was honored with the Padma Shri Award and is the first woman in 105 years to receive the World’s Greatest Woman Entrepreneur Award from Success, the U.S. business magazine. Indeed, Shahnaz Husain is a leading international beauty icon.’

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