Monsoons fashion don’ts for men

The key insight into monsoon fashion is to find clothes which both look good on you and are moisture-friendly. The downpour of rainfall is quite unexpected, so it’s always a good sign to be prepared and dressed accordingly. There is a common misconception amongst people that either you can pick comfort clothing for monsoon or look good, but this is not true! Fashion experts say that light and minimal are the key words to remember for this season which will also help you make a style statement. So without any further delay, let us give you some essential tips on monsoon fashion don’ts for men:

  1. Keep your gloomy colours aside for another season
    Monsoon season is characterized by weather that is both lazy and gloomy. So why wear clothes featuring dark shades like black and grey, which add to the gloominess of your surroundings? Instead, wear clothes that sport bright colors like blue, red, orange, and more. These clothes will make you stand out in the dull weather, making you instantly visible. Also, avoid wearing whites till the time it stops raining. White clothes not only get stained easily with all the muck of the monsoon, they also tend to become transparent when they get wet.
  2. Avoid wearing expensive watches
    Wearing a wrist watch makes a right impression, be it while attending classes in your school, college, at work, in parties, or during those casual outings with friends and family. Watches can range from being fairly pricey to outrageously expensive. Moisture is the biggest destroyer of timepieces as it damages a watch from the inside and stops it from ticking. Now, a lot of watches are water resistant, but that doesn’t mean they are completely waterproof. As timepieces get old, the gasket seals that keep moisture out, deteriorate, making them more prone to damage by water. To prevent your expensive watch from getting damaged due to moisture, avoid wearing them in the rain altogether. If the occasion demands that you wear one, ensure that it isn’t exposed to water for long.
  3. Carry a perfume or men’s body spray in your bag, always!
    Rains do provide a respite from the sweltering heat of April-May, but the climate in our country during the monsoon can be humid. Also, often when it doesn’t rain, the weather tends to be damp and muggy, and it can make you perspire like crazy. Sweating leads to body odour, which can be quite off-putting to those in your vicinity. The solution to this problem is as simple as getting a good quality fragrance or body spray for men. It will boost your confidence since it is common knowledge that the aroma radiating your body has the power to make or break you. While choosing a fragrance, consider a chypre, aromatic, citrusy, woody, or an oriental scent. If you wish to opt for a men’s body spray, get the ones that contain aluminium or zinc as they prevent bacteria from multiplying on your skin faster.
  4. Avoid layering of clothes, go simple

Getting drenched in monsoon is fun. After all, who doesn’t love the feeling of rain lashing against your face and body? Unfortunately, often after getting drenched, you may end up catching a cold. Wearing several layers of clothes during sickness provides comfort against cold. But you should also keep in mind that it will take quite some time for your clothes to dry off, if they get wet while you are out on the road. If you stay in your wet clothes, your sickness is guaranteed to get even worse. To prevent this, avoid layering clothes in monsoons.

  1. Pick out only monsoon-friendly materials
    You can also prevent yourself from falling sick after getting drenched by wearing clothes that are made up of quick-drying materials like cotton and linen. Although materials like nylon and polyester repel water, they don’t dry off quickly either. Also, these synthetics will cling to your body when it’s humid, making your really uncomfortable.

This season is one of the best seasons one can ever imagine. It’s the season to step out and go for an adventure. Climb the mountains, cross rivers, take impromptu road trips. Don’t let something hold you back. Take a walk in the rain, even if you get wet, these tips as well as your body spray for men will have you covered.

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10 HEALTHY DRINKS FOR A CHILLED OUT SUMMER

We’re into the third month of the year. Aye, the ides of March bring with it the merciless, scorching heat that makes your sweat pour down like the Niagara Falls. Okay that was an exaggeration but you get what I mean, right? No matter how many glasses of water you drink or how low you set your air-conditioner, the heat doesn’t seem to spare you. Summer is also the time when we run out of our deodorants faster than any other time in the year what with all the sweating and the odour that accompanies it. Which is why, a long lasting deodorant like HE deodorant or HE body spray would help you defend against sweat and odour through the summer.

The heat is aimed at dehydrating and leaving you with an unending quench for thirst. Those carbonated drinks and sodas look awfully tempting. Your parched throat and mouth agree, and you gulp down the ice cold drink and a huge sigh of relief escapes as the cool drink refreshes you, inside-out. But hold on there for a moment, tempting and refreshing as they may be, aerated drinks do not have any nutritional value and cause harm to your body. It’s time you avoided these drinks. There are healthier options that will keep you cool, are lip-smackingly delicious, and have high nutritional value. Try out these 10 Drinks for a Chilled out Summer.

10 HEALTHY DRINKS FOR A CHILLED OUT SUMMER

  1. Lime with a Twist

Lime with a TwistOne of the most simple, cooling and quick summer drinks is Lime with a Twist. A lemon, pinch of fresh ginger, a green chilli, few sprigs of mint leaves, little salt, soda (optional), and chilled water are all the ingredients you need to consume this refreshing drink. Trust me, it instantly cools down your body and will satiate your thirst.

  1. Coconut Water

It’s not summer without sipping on delicious, refreshing coconut water. This is nature’s most nutritious and tasty fruit that is great in keeping the body hydrated and cool. Coconut water is the best defence against the burning heat that robs you of energy. If you’re on the road, you can easily get this from a roadside vendor. Make sure to use your sunscreen, sunglasses, and HE Deodorant when stepping out in the sun to stay protected.

  1. Aam Panna (Raw Mango Juice)

Raw mango juice is a great way to pep up summer. It’s sweet and sour flavour gives a unique tang that makes it one of the most delicious and nutritive drinks to beat the summer heat. A raw mango, Black salt, pepper, roasted cumin powder, a few sprigs of mint leaves, chilled water, and few ice cubes are the ingredients that go into preparing this rejuvenating tangy delicious drink!

Aam Panna

  1. Lassi

This traditional Punjabi drink has gained mass-wide popularity due to its creamy frothiness and sweet flavour. The main ingredient of this drink is yoghurt, and it can be had sweet, salty or spiced. Completely chilled yoghurt is the key to consuming this highly nutritive, filling, and chilling summer drink.

  1. Kokum Juice

One of the best summer relievers, this coastal fruit, also known as ‘Malabar Tamarind’, protects your body from dehydration and sunstroke. It’s a healthy drink that keeps your body cool and refreshed. Kokam Sherbet is a popular drink among the coastal regions as it grows in abundance there. However, Kokum squash is also available in bottles in stores which you can use to prepare your own Kokum Sherbet.

  1. Cold Coffee

Coffee lovers need not be disappointed as the ever yummy Cold Coffee is a great way to keep the cool factor going during the hot summer months. One of the quickest and easiest cooling drinks to make, you can add a dollop of ice cream, chocolate syrup, and cinnamon to enjoy it wholeheartedly while the sun burns away.

  1. Chaas (Buttermilk)

Chaas or Buttermilk is great not just for summer but also for your whole system. Loaded with curd, ginger, curry leaves, green chillies, mint leaves, salt and chilled water, this invigorating drink is an instant coolant for your body. What’s more, it tastes absolutely delicious!

  1. Sugarcane Juice

A tall glass of frothy sugarcane juice laced with ice cubes! Aah, the perfect drink on a steaming summer day. Sugarcane juice, especially the one from the vendor who crushes the sugarcane manually, is a blessing when you’re sapped of energy from the fiery sun and want some respite. A glass of chilled sugarcane juice will help cool your body, boost your energy levels and hydrates your body. Spray on your refreshing HE body spray before you head out for yummy ganna (sugarcane) juice.

  1. Rose Milk

Rose Milk, as the name suggests, combines the sweet flavour of rose with milk for an ultra-soothing beverage that will set you in a state of complacence and bliss. Rose syrup, rose water, and chilled milk are the main ingredients of this visually appealing drink that helps your body remain cool. Easy and quick to make, this drink is popular with kids and adults alike.

Rose Milk

  1. Mango Juice

What’s summer without a glass of thick mango juice? Our childhood was filled with this delightful drink that kept us cool as we played to our heart’s content in summers. So, let’s continue the tradition of sipping on chilled, fresh, pulpy mango juice as the sun tries to burn a hole through us.

Summer is the season when we keep cool not just with these rejuvenating and delicious drinks but also with our light coloured cotton clothes, caps, and sunglasses. Remember to have a long-lasting, icy cool deodorant with you at all times. The HE deodorant range has a variety of deodorants that will help you through the summer. You can choose from the HE body spray range, the ICY collection, or the Hrithik HE deodorants from the HE deodorant India website which is perfect to retain icy freshness all day long during the hot summer!

Go sip on some lovely aam panna or lassi. Remember, stay hydrated, stay safe, stay fresh!

11 Roads in India Every Motor Enthusiast Must Take

There are normal roads and then there are motorcycle friendly roads. Normal roads are your regular chaotic traffic, cows in the middle, potholed speckled, and honking filled road. Motorcycle roads on the other hand are the amalgamation of narrow, wide, dry, green bordered, snow covered roads offering scenic visual delights of rich emerald valleys, sparkling azure waters, sandy brown dunes and wintry white landscapes that gets your heart pumping in exquisite rapture.

Let’s cruise down the 11 amazing roads in India for motorcycle lovers to ride.

1. MANALI – LEH LADAKH
This is one life-altering road that challenges you at every turn and progress. It’s one of the most difficult but an extremely fulfilling ride you will ever experience. It covers velvet rich greenery of Manali to the spiritual-seeped, pristine raw and wild beauty of Leh Ladakh. If you’re a beginner, it is advisable to take the help of a guide to navigate the tricky parts of it especially near Khardung-la (the world’s highest motorable road). It’s a soul satisfying road for all motorcycle lovers to ride.

2. BHALUPKONG – TAWANG
Arunachal Pradesh merges scintillating beauty with challenging roads for a gritty riding experience. Navigate the snow covered roads as you get a glimpse up and close of tribal culture. With the raw natural beauty surrounding you, this makes for a unique and interesting ride.

3. THAR DESERT
You’ve probably motorcycled your way through slush, rains, pebbled or icy roads and more. But have you ever motorcycled through a desert? If you haven’t, the great Indian Thar Desert is the perfect place to explore the expansive desert with its golden sand dunes. It’s amazing high climbing those sand dunes and descending down them. Remember to pack essential skin care items to avoid the harmful effects of the sun. Also pack your HE deodorant to maintain a great smell at all times.

4. MUMBAI – TRIVANDRUM
If you’re looking for an easy, relaxing ride, take the Mumbai to Trivandrum route for some great exposure to the western coastline of India. It’s a refreshing ride with the coastal regions laid at your feet and scores of sandy beaches brushed with water keep you in mesmerizingly Loly Company. While the ride is on the whole pleasant, spray on some HE body spray to keep as fresh and odour-free as possible. The heavenly pure Allepey is a destination that is worth the ride.

5. RANN OF KUTCH
We’ve covered riding across a sandy desert, how about riding across a salt desert? The Rann of Kutch is a magnificent white landscape with no civilization or even a defined path around. You can just accelerate and not use your brakes! Make the ride a magical and memorable one by riding at night-time when the whole heavens open out above you with the luminous glow of the moon and twinkling guiding stars weave their magic on you.

6. GANGTOK – NATHU LA PASS
Think deep green valleys, sapphire water bodies, and tricky terrain and you’re in for one of the most charming yet challenging rides. The scenic vistas beside every mountain will bring out joy, music and a song from your heart. The sheer beauty of this route takes your breath away. It’s a ride unlike any other, unique and incomparable.

7. DELHI – MANDAWA
If you’re a story buff and a motorcycle enthusiast, try the Delhi – Mandawa route to get your fill of history as you navigate through the roads. Make your way from Delhi to Taj Mahal and catch up on forts around Jaipur and Agra while you’re there. Head on to Pushkar for narrower roads and explore to your heart’s content.

8. SILIGURI – YUKSOM
The north-east is still yet to be explored completely. The ride from Siliguri to Yuksom promises fantastic and challenging roads surrounded by pristine beauty. You can see the majestic Himalayas rising high against the sky while Kanchenjunga is also visible from here. Ride on through Kalimpong to discover colourful markets here and enjoy your time in these mountains away from the bustle of city life.

9. MEGHALAYA
While we’re on riding through the north-east, let’s look at another gem that is Meghalaya. The wettest place on Earth is a paradise for motorcycle riding lovers. With the highest waterfalls of India gushing down the mountains and uncertain terrain, Meghalaya is a great place to be explored on a motorcycle. The cleanest place in India has a quintessential beauty that will consume you. While you’re there, visit Nongriat for a look at the living root bridge.

10. PAMBAN BRIDGE
Okay so this isn’t really a lengthy motorcycle ride but if you’re a daredevil then Pamban Bridge at Rameswharam is a challenge you would simply love to conquer. Imagine a bridge surrounded by water just a few inches below. It’s easy to get swept away if the tide rises here. Ride with the ocean under you and you will experience something quite out of the ordinary. Apply a whiff of HE body spray Icy Lagoon to match the ocean’s call.

11. KOLLI HILLS
A good one for a weekend motorcycle trip, Kolli Hills features 70 hairpin bends! It’s a deathly road, so be careful navigating those sharp turns. It should get your adrenaline rushing and pumping. Enjoy the thrill of this road and do stop over at the Agai Ganga waterfall, Pineapple farm and Shiva temple.

So there you have it, 11 amazing roads in India for motorcycle lovers to ride. We’ve tried to cover diverse areas and terrains for the ultimate riding experience. Remember to always keep your HE deodorant at the ready while you’re out on the road.

8 things that happen when you use a deodorant

We are aware that men deodorant is meant to make us smell good making us feel fresh. But we do not realize the several other benefits of a deodorant. A deodorant if used the right way can do wonders for you.

Let’s learn about the 8 things that happen when you use a deodorant:

Kills bacteria:

Did you know? Sweat is nearly odourless. Instead, the odour comes from the bacteria. Men deodorant contain antibacterial ingredients to prevent the smell and kill bacteria. This is a great thing that happens when you use a deodorant. Most people are unaware of this function of a deodorant.

Not a sweat stopper:

Deodorants do not stop sweat completely. When your deodorant label reads ‘all day protection’ it only reduces sweat by 20%. Also, it is interesting to know that ‘extra strength’ deodorants are required to cut down sweat by 30%. There isn’t a deodorant that stops sweat, they only reduce the sweat.

Try variants:

Using the same deodorant always does not work to the fullest. Our body grows immune to the deodorant we regularly use. It is necessary to try variants of the same brand as a surprise element to your body. Keep switching deodorants every six months to make sure your deodorant is doing its job.

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5 Hygiene Tips for Staying Fresh All Day

There are a number of things that need to be considered to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases. Following personal hygiene practices can take you a long way in keeping illness away; this includes washing and taking other precautionary measures. However, there is more to hygiene than just washing hands. Let’s take a look at five easy ways that can help you not only smell fresh and feel confident but also, get rid of the harmful bacteria.

Clean Up Your Diet

Keeping your body clean from within is equally important as keeping it clean outside. This can be done by eliminating certain food items from your diet.

Avoiding food dishes that contain garlic, onions, chilies, cruciferous vegetables and some types of cheese can be a good way to start off.  As these food items contain aromatic compounds, they are liekly to make your sweat stink.

Shower Daily

Showering daily has been a ritual among many cultures. Taking a shower daily will reduce stress, wash away dirt and leave you smelling and feeling fresh. Take a hot shower bath, use a good soap that can get rid of the bacteria from your skin.

Use Deodorant and Antiperspirant

Most of us often make use of a deodorant or an antiperspirant that helps you stay fresh all day long. Using a good body spray by well-known deodorant brands in India can be useful to reduce the sweating or reduce body odour.

If you sweat profusely, opt for a reputed brand that manufactures antiperspirants. They can be useful to prevent the excessive sweating. On the other hand, a deodorant can be useful for those who are looking to mask body odour with a good fragrance. There are also some products that contain both. Personal preference will dictate which one’s best for you. However, ensure to only opt for the best body deodorant for men in India. Such brands are certified and do not contain harmful chemicals such as benzene, aluminum chlorohydrate, parabens, propylene glycol and triclosan.

Brush and Floss

Daily oral hygiene practices like brushing and flossing will help you keep your breath fresh, gums and teeth healthy. You can also consider brushing your teeth at least two to three times a day. Those of you who want a quick remedy should consider flossing whenever required. You can also use a tongue scraper that can help remove all the bacteria and other residues.

Wear Clean Clothes Every Day

Clothes can be dirty than we could imagine as they contain harmful bacteria and another element that are not seen by our eyes. Besides, sweating also releases a lot of bacteria that can leave you with an odour.

If sweat is a concern, wearing clothes made from cotton, wool will be a good choice. Wearing such clothes will wick your sweat naturally and reduce the growth of bacterial growth that is responsible for causing odour.

You can also consider wearing socks that are made from cotton instead of synthetics. This will ensure that your feet don’t sweat and smell.

Date Ideas- Interesting things you can do together

Are you getting tired of those uninteresting coffee dates again and again? Has it just been a few months and you’re already feeling like it’s your silver jubilee? Instead of staring into each other’s eyes are you two staring at the arms of your clock when together? There’s something that is definitely wrong! You are in desperate need of some reinvigorating advice.

Just like you need a good antiperspirant deodorant to add charm to your persona, your relationship needs a little spice too. Take a look at these interesting activities which will keep the excitement alive in your otherwise dull relationship.

He deos & its 6 variants

There are a number of brands that are trying to make a major difference in the market of deodorants. One of the popular one’s is Emami’s He deodorant that has launched six different variants. Take a look at few reasons listed below that make them one of a kind.

 

TIPS TO MAKE A DEODORANT LAST LONGER

Say goodbye to the season of cool breezes, and say hello to the hot and humid season –summer. With winter and its cool climate bidding adieu, one should be prepared to face the onslaught of the most unwelcome and at times dreaded bodily phenomenon – sweat.

Though a very natural function of the human body, we don’t feel that there’s anyone in the country who would love to sweat. Sweating can ruin a lot of perfectly good moments for you. From rearing its ugly head as armpit stains, wetbacks, to just plain leaving you with a bad hair day. Besides the obvious display of moisture in all the wrong places, another unwelcome symptom of sweating is body odour. There’s a very good reason for the presence of various body spray brands in India.

So don’t let body odour ruin your moment. Grab a bottle of men’s deodorant as we share with you a few but very helpful tips to make your deodorant last longer and possibly save your day.

  1. MAKE SURE TO LAYER ON YOUR FRAGRANCES.

One of the most popular pieces of advice from anyone who calls themselves a perfume aficionado would be “layer your fragrances”. What this means is that you must use two or more scented products with similar scents to strengthen the scent ‘notes’. Eg: Use a fresh scented soap/gel in the shower, dry yourself and spritz yourself with a perfume that has Aqua notes.

  1. DON’T SPRAY RANDOMLY

One of the most common mistakes that people make is just spraying their deodorant randomly. If you picture any advertisement, the person normally sprays the deodorant in the shape of a giant X. Instead, you should spray on these few target areas where sweat gathers the most –armpits, inner elbows, below the chest, etc.

  1. WHEN USING AEROSOL SPRAY DEODORANT, SHAKE THE BOTTLE WELL.

What most people don’t know is that it’s important to shake the bottle vigorously before spraying. This is because some of the ingredients are denser than the others, and hence require quite a shake up before spraying.

  1. WHEN USING A ROLL-ON DEODORANT, WAIT FOR THE PRODUCT TO DRY COMPLETELY ON YOUR SKIN BEFORE PUTTING CLOTHES ON.

Roll-on deodorants are usually sticky liquids. So when you’re done taking your shower, apply the roll-on deodorant on your underarms first and allow it to dry completely on the skin before wearing any clothes. This will allow it to be completely absorbed by your body by the time your clothes are on.

  1. APPLY DEODORANT ONLY ON CLEAN, DRY, CLEAR SKIN.

A major rule of scents you must not break is to only apply your deodorant or perfume on the clean, dry and clear skin. If you slap on some deodorant when you are already sweaty and smelly, you are simply defeating the reason for its existence in the first place. So make sure you apply a deodorant after you’re done with your shower. Since your skin pores are open, it will absorb the formula and will leave you smelling fresh all day long.

So take heed of these tips and stay fresh all day!