Friday, 17 July 2015

7 tips on how to get glowing skin

Every girl dreams of having a porcelain complexion and soft, supple and smooth skin that glows from within. The good news is that it is achievable. You just have to keep a few things in mind and follow them religiously. They are as follows:

  1. Keep yourself hydrated: To get glowing skin, one thing that holds great importance is keeping yourself hydrated at all times. This means you need to increase the amount of water you drink everyday. Carry with yourself a water bottle anywhere you go and keep drinking it every now and then. This flushes out the toxins from the body and makes your skin glow from within.
  2. Avoid oily junk food: Having a balanced diet is not only important for the general health of your body but is also important for your skin too. High intake of oily junk food is one of the main reasons for skin to look dull and lifeless. Also there are high chances that you may develop zits and acne. So in order to have a clear skin avoid oily food as much as possible.
  3. Wash your face: Washing your face several times a day with plain cool water removes that greasy layer on your skin and makes it look fresh and rejuvenated.
  4. Use a facewash instead of soap for your face: Many people use soap on their face out of laziness or lack of knowledge. Remember that the soap is only to wash your body. The skin of your face is far more gentle and needs special care. Use a good face wash that suits your skin at least twice a day, once in the morning and secondly at night before sleeping.
  5. Say no to too much chemicals: Going for treatment of your skin frequently or using facewashes and creams having high chemical content damages the skin and is not suitable for the long run. Instead opt for a good herbal brand. Use herbal creams, facewashes and similar other products to take care of your skin.
  6. Exercise: Exercising is not only good for the body and weight management but is also great for your skin. Now you must be wondering how. The answer is simple. When you exercise, you tend to sweat a lot which helps in getting rid of the toxins in the body that come out with the sweat, eventually making your skin glow from within,
  7. Be happy: As Charlie Chaplin said, "A day without laughter is a day wasted." This indeed is true. When you are happy from within and keep smiling and stay cheerful, it shows on your face, making you look charming and glowing. So destress yourself and stay happy!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

How to get rid of dark circles or under-eye bags and puffiness

Dark circles, under-eye bags, puffiness of eyes all are common problems people face in today's world. People have less time to look after their skin which leads to such problems making them look dull and tired. 

We first need to understand the reasons behind getting dark circles:
  1. Lack of sleep
  2. Lack of proper nutrition
  3. Stress and tensions
  4. Any illnesses
  5. Weakness and/or fatigue
Now that you must have understood the possible reasons, we need to know how to get rid of dark circles/ under-eye bags and puffiness. They are listed below:
  • Apply almond oil on the dark circles and massage gently for a few minutes every night before you sleep.
  • Apply a mix of honey and cream. Leave it for 15 minutes. Wash it off.
  • Keep cucumber slices over closed eyes for 20 minutes. The coolness of cucumber removes the puffiness and makes eye look brighter and livelier than before.
  • Apply raw potato juice on the dark circles. Leave it for 15 minutes and rinse.
  • Apply raw tomato juice on the under eye bags or dark circles. Leave it for 20 minutes, Wash it off.
  • Proper nutrition helps in giving vital nutrients to your body thus reducing chances of developing dark circles. If the reason behind your dark circles is reduced haemoglobin levels. Consume carrot juice, green leafy vegetables and pomegranate seeds.
  • Sleep for 8 hours of sound sleep every night. Switch off that phone one hour in advance of your bedtime and read a good book before you sleep. You can hear meditative music and light soft music to help you get a good and sound sleep.
  • Always clean you makeup with a good makeup remover, wash your face thoroughly and apply a good moisturizer every night.
  • Many undereye dark circles removing creams and gels are available in the market. You could take help of one of them too. You could consult friends, family and beauty experts too in order to know which one will suit you the best. Go for a brand that is known to have herbal and more of natural products. Chances are that it will suit your skin perfectly.

How to look younger?

Own up or not but every girl wants to look young throughout her life where people just keep guessing what you age is and then when they're done you can finally reveal your actual age and shock them as you'd look surprisingly younger. Isn't this just you dream goal? So if you are one of the girls who love to look younger than their actual age, The View Crunch has simple tips to make you dream come true.

With the help of these tips you can look younger than your actual age. These are all non surgical ways through which you can retain your youthful look. Here are the tips on how to look  younger:

  1. Change your hairstyle: A hairstyle goes a long way in making you appear younger than you actually are. It is a sure-shot way through which you can take down many years from your face. No matter if you have long, medium or short hair, getting front fringes or bangs done from a good salon is the fool-proof method to look younger. The best option would be to opt for a shorter hairdo as that will turn out to be more helpful in look younger. The front fringes or the bangs cover your forehead and give an illusion of you being younger than your actual age as it contours the face in a way that you look younger.
  2. Take care of you skin: Wrinkles, pimples, dark spots, blackheads and blemishes are the reason why the skin looks dull and tired making you look older. Hence it is extremely important for you to take good care of your skin. Following simple, everyday beauty regime to take care of your skin can go a long way. Wash your face several times with plain and preferably cold water and at least two times with face wash. Washing your face before you go to sleep is extremely important as it washes of any dirt within the pores and also rinses away extra oil caking over your skin. Moisturize your skin with a good, light, non greasy moisturizer. Herbal and natural ones, with least amount of chemicals and artificial beauty enhancing ingredients would be the best as they won't harm your skin the long run. Use face packs twice a week for pampering your tired, pollution exposed skin. Go for facials from a good beauty salon. This helps tighten the skin making it look firmer.
  3. Get rid of under eye bags/ dark circles: The under-eye bags and dark circles are the main reasons why the skin looks dull and tired making you appear older. Getting sufficient amount of sleep, cutting caffeine, alcohol and the number of hours you sit in front of your computer/laptop helps avoid the chances of developing big under eye bags and dark circles. Keeping slices of cucumber over the eyes of 15 minutes is also a great way of getting rid of the dark circles. You can also dip cotton in cool rose water and keep it over your closed eyes to get rid of puffy eyes.
  4. Exercise and eat healthy: Getting sufficient amount of exercise will ensure that you stay in good shape thus making you appear much younger than you actually are. Eating healthy will ensure you have youthful energy and you'll look and stay fit always. Keep yourself hydrated at all times as this gives your skin a fresh and youthful glow,
  5. Be happy: Last but not the least, being happy from within, laughing and smiling shows you are content and happy from within and that reflects on your face bringing a child-like youthful glow. Remember, no beauty product works on your face as good as staying happy does! So laugh a lot and lighten up your mood to keep up your youthful energy and to remain young at heart always because that will show up on your lovely face!

Thursday, 18 June 2015

5 Best Android phones between INR 20000 and 25000

Looking to buy an android phone between the price range of INR 20000 and 25000? The View Crunch is happy to help you decide the best one for you. Presented below is a list of the 5 best phones in the 20k to 25k segment. Please note that they are not listed in any order and you may decide which one suits you the best.

1. HTC Desire 826: Although people somehow overlook HTC many a times and opt for other android phones which have been marketed well and of whose advert people keep seeing all the time, still one thing is for sure which is that HTC indeed produces high quality, great performing android phones. Due to lack of enough advertisement, HTC gets sidelined. In the price range of 15k to 20k, HTC Desire 826 is a great option to choose.

Technical Specifications:

Android: v5.0.1 (Lollipop)
Processor: 1.7 GHz+1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
Internal memory: 16 GB
Expandable memory card slot: upto 128 GB
Battery: 2600 mAh
Screen: 5.5 inches Full HD
Camera: 13 MP (Rear), 13 MP (Front)

Buy from Flipkart Price: INR 22663
Buy from Amazon India Price: INR 22490
Buy from eBay India Price: INR 22936

2. LG Nexus 5: The Nexus series of phones have done exceptionally well starting from the Nexus 4 and then came the Nexus 5. The Nexus 5 is known to give a flawless performance, being extremely smooth to operate.

Technical Specifications:

Android: v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Processor: 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Internal memory: 16 GB
Battery: 2300 mAh
Screen: 4.95 inches Full HD, IPS 
Camera: 8 MP (Rear), 1.3 MP (Front)
Single SIM

Buy from Flipkart Price: INR 23499
Buy from Amazon India Price: INR 21495
Buy from eBay India Price: INR 18499

3. Sony Xperia Z1: Arguably the most reliable and the best phone in this price range is the Sony Xperia Z1. The reliability factor is just too high to be ignored. Its super smooth performance, beautiful looks and sturdiness is bound to steal your heart away.

Technical Specifications

Android: v5.0.1 (Lollipop)
Processor: 2.2 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Internal memory: 16 GB
Expandable memory card slot: upto 64 GB
Battery: 3000 mAh
Screen: 5 inches Full HD, TFT, Sony Bravia engine, Water Proof, Dust resistant
Camera: 20.7 MP (Rear), 2 MP (Front)
Single SIM

Buy from Flipkart Price: INR 24999
Buy from Amazon India Price: INR 24999
Buy from eBay India Price: INR 23221

4. LG G2: Initially LG was mostly in the CDMA phones market and could not quite create an impact in the GSM phones' category. Much after the introduction of android phones in the Indian market, LG started coming up with good phones, with each new phone better than its predecessor. The G2 is one such phone that did considerably well as compared to all the other phones offered by LG.

Technical Specifications

Android: v5.0.1 (Lollipop)
Processor: 2.26 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Internal memory: 16 GB
Battery: 3000 mAh
Screen: 5.2 inches Full HD, IPS
Camera: 13 MP (Rear), 2.1 MP (Front)
Single SIM

Buy from Flipkart Price: 23321

5. Samsung Galaxy A7: A new entrant in this segment is the brand new Galaxy A7 by Samsung. After its Galaxy S series not living up to consumers' expectations, Samsung has come up with new A series for the customers to choose from.

Technical Specifications

Android: v5.0.1 (Lollipop)
Processor: 1.5 + 1 GHz
Internal memory: 16 GB
Expandable memory card slot: Upto 64 GB
Battery: 2600 mAh
Screen: 5.5 inches Full HD Super AMOLED 
Camera: 13 MP (Rear), 5 MP (Front)

Buy from eBay India Price: INR 23777
Buy from Amazon India Price: INR 25990
Buy from Flipkart Price: INR 25990

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Everyday Beauty Hack # 1

There's one beauty hack that will prove to be of great use for all the people, especially the girls out there.

If you want your hair to look beautiful as ever but are in a hurry and don't have the time to shampoo them, here's a way out:

Sprinkle some talcum powder, preferably baby powder in your hair and just brush it out. The greasy look of your hair will vanish away and you will see great difference in the way your hair look! In short, your talcum powder just turned into your dry shampoo.

Thank The View Crunch later! *Wink wink*

How to get rid of dark circles

How to reopen a closed tab on Windows Chrome

Doing a very important research work over the internet on your PC with many tabs opened simultaneously in Chrome and you accidentally pressed the cross button and closed that tab?

Don't worry, you won't lose your important work. You can restore that tab! How?

By pressing Ctrl+Shift+T

And there! The closed tab is restored!

10 Skin care tips for the monsoon season

Since the monsoon season has arrived in India, it is now even more important for you to take care of your skin. With the onset of this rainy season problems such as acne, rashes and allergies are quite common. The View Crunch puts together 10 tips to keep your skin healthy this monsoon season.

  1. Drink ample amount of water to keep your skin hydrated for a fresh and glowing look. Consuming good amount of water flushes out toxins from your body making your skin appear brighter and also younger.
  2. Use natural home made masks. Avoiding chemical based skin care products is the best thing you can do for your skin in the rainy season. Make a home made face mask of papaya pulp, honey and curd and apply it on your face. Keep it for 20 minutes and wash it off completely. This will rejuvenate your skin. If you haven't got time to make this face mask at home, you can opt for Jovees' Papaya and Honey Face scrub . It will surely turn out to be the best face scrub you'd have ever used.
  3. Use a good herbal cleanser and toner. Remove your makeup with a herbal cleanser. Before you are about to sleep, wash your face with a herbal face wash and last of all wipe your face with a good herbal toner. Using natural and herbal products before you are off to sleep ensures a glowing skin next morning. Oriflame's Aloe Vera Toner would be a superb choice, for instance.
  4. Wash your feet everyday thoroughly as dampness causes bacterial infections and other allergies. Hence it is very important to keep your feet clean during monsoons. Once a week, soak your feet in apple cider for smooth, soft and infection-free feet. Use a good moisturizer to make them even more soft.
  5. If at all you catch an infection, apply home made yogurt on that area. Its natural quality of fighting all sorts of bacterial infection will be highly beneficial for you.
  6. Go for lukewarm baths instead of a hot water bath. Hot water dries up skin and makes it flaky and cracked.
  7. One common myth every person falls for is that you don't need a sunscreen on a cloudy day. This is not true. Ultra violet rays of the sun penetrate from the clouds thus damaging your skin. Hence you need to apply sunscreen lotion 15 minutes before setting out from your home. Always remember to keep a 15 minute- gap between applying the sunscreen and stepping out of the house. It takes a little time for the sunscreen lotion to go skin deep and come into effect.
  8. Wash you face several times a day to keep away skin infections, acne and rashes.
  9. Don't opt for skin treatments and avoid bleaching and application such chemical based products as your skin is prone to problems and infections during monsoons.
  10. Last of all, eat healthy, avoid excess intake of oily food and junk food. Drink fresh home made citrus based fruit juices like lime juice and orange juice. They flush out toxins from the body and prevent any possible infections. Also avoid eating out, especially the road side food. Eating healthy will bring glow on your skin and avoiding oily food will prevent your skin from developing acne and pimples.