Tuesday, July 24, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



B O D Y  &  M I N D

Spend 5 minutes more and conquer world
Neelu Grewal
T
HE uncomfortable combination of heat and humidity has a person looking and feeling tired an hour after stepping out of the house. To get that I-am-set-to-conquer-the world look is just an extra five minutes of your getting ready time.

Style hair to suit your face
Thakur Paramjit
HAIRSTYLE plays an equally important role as the dress and make up of a lovely girl. The art of arranging the hair in a planned fashion is called hairstyling. Depending on the effect to be created ó making the girl look more graceful, making her look like the girl next door or to give her a seductive look, or to indicate the status of a lady, ó the hair may be cut, braided, bleached, dyed, or curled accordingly.









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Spend 5 minutes more and conquer world
Neelu Grewal

THE uncomfortable combination of heat and humidity has a person looking and feeling tired an hour after stepping out of the house. To get that I-am-set-to-conquer-the world look is just an extra five minutes of your getting ready time.

Bath

There is nothing more refreshing than starting your day with a cold invigorating shower. Use citrus-based aromatic soaps or shower gels.

1) Bath scrubs take off the dead cells and work wonders for a sluggish circulation.

2) Keep a bath mitt or a loofah whose sloughing action makes you feel clean and glowing.

3) A deodorant is the other important article of your toiletry. In case you are prone to heavy sweating, use an anti-perspirant deodorant.

4) Talcum powders smell good and give you a dry feeling.

Face

1) The face tends to give an oily appearance very soon. Make-up should be light and minimal.

2) Start with cleansing your face with an oil-free cleanser if your skin is oily and a normal creamy one if your skin is on the dry side. With a toner, wipe away any excess residue.

3) If you are using a foundation, use only a water-based one. Heavier ones will run down in streaks down your cheeks, in the heat.

4) Buy yourself a water-proof kohl pencil. With the kajal pencil, you may end up with 'panda-eyes' if you get caught in a sudden shower.

5) Lip-lining pencils should be of good quality and if you wear the lipstick a little beyond your natural lipline, you donít want half the line missing.

6) Translucent power is a must to give your face a finished matt look. As it is colourless, it can be worn on any shade of skin without making it look lighter and darker.

7) Water-proof mascara is another make-up item that you should invest in, especially for those who love the heavily made-up eyes and glossy lips.

Hair

Hair needs to be left as natural as possible.

1) Go in for a good cut, according to your hair texture and face type. Do not go only for your facial structure as your blow-dry will not hold for too long and you will be left with a cut which looked sleek and stunning in the salon but suddenly changed into a wild mop after you washed it.

2) Use hair shampoos and conditioners according to your type of hair. A wrong product can ruin the look.

3) Styling products are freely available and it is a good idea to pick up something which suits your hair cut and style.

Wardrobe

1) Coloured attire brightens up your day especially if the sky is overcast. Go for all the brightest salwar suits, saris or tops. Monsoon loves colour as summer loves white.

2) Natural fibres let you breathe. Cottons and khadis are a wise choice. With the best designers advocating khadi, it surely is a very fashionable fabric.

3) Synthetics trap the air inside the body and bad body odour sets in after a few hours.

4) Diaphanous chiffons and georgettes look good in the evenings.

5) Footwear need not be made of pure leather if you are going to splash around in puddles.

6) Never wear the same shoes two days in a row.

7) Open-toed sandals or strappy footwear lets your feet breathe. Closed shoes should be avoided.

The perfect bag

1) Always carry a small foldable umbrella in your bag.

2) A small deodorant to freshen up is a good idea.

3) Make-up pouch should include a lipstick, a lip-liner, a kohl stick and a compact of translucent powder.

4) Most face pads are refreshing and a must in this season.

Good buys

1) Pondís all day oil control which is priced at a Rs 33 for 60 ml

2) Gilletteís sensor excel for hair-free arms and legs. Priced at Rs 160.

3) Avonís collection of body talc powders.

4) Líorealís concealer-cum-foundation sticks which are powder-based for the face.

5) Chamborís Peach Schnapps lip-colour which is bright and glossy and priced at Rs 295.

6) Pears Naturals milk and besan with apricot seeds scrubs. Available for Rs 23.50 for a 50 ml quantity is good mild exfoliater.


 

Style hair to suit your face
Thakur Paramjit

HAIRSTYLE plays an equally important role as the dress and make up of a lovely girl.

The art of arranging the hair in a planned fashion is called hairstyling. Depending on the effect to be created ó making the girl look more graceful, making her look like the girl next door or to give her a seductive look, or to indicate the status of a lady, ó the hair may be cut, braided, bleached, dyed, or curled accordingly.

While deciding on the hairstyle, a girl should consider her face, texture and length of her hair, her profile, her profession and her personality as a whole.

An oval face is ideal. It is also known as the proportionate face since the distance from the forehead to the nose is the same as the distance from the nose to the chin. Length of chin and width of forehead is less in case of round face. Chinese and Japanese have round faces. In a heart-shaped face, also known as inverted triangle face, the forehead is broader while a tapering line can be drawn from jaw to chin. In long-shaped faces, length is more than the breadth. Both jaw area and forehead are broad in a square face.

Each kind of hair have their own characteristics. While normal hair are elastic, springy and shiny; thin hair are loose and soft; and greasy hair are sticky and damp. While a desired style can be created from the hair belonging to the first category, care has to be exercised and proper planning done to style the hair belonging to other categories.

The shape of the face plays an important role while choosing the hairstyle. One should keep the guidelines given in the box in mind while choosing a hairstyle.

PAT Features

Face type                Suitable style

Oval                           All styles are suitable

Oblong                        Either short hair or soft & curly hairstyles

High forehead               Side-swept fringes

Square                        Little lift at the crown. Slanting fringe, hair tucked behind
                                 ears.

Pear-shaped                Once which adds height and width on the top. Should
                                 descend up to earlobes only.

Heart-shaped               Forehead should be covered partially and some width
                                 added around ears.

Round                         No centre parting. Asymmetrical styles are suitable. Try a
                                 hairstyle which bares one ear.




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