Beauty tips to make you look lovely this Monsoon!   The rainfall gives joy and happiness. However, this time brings some skin problems also. The skin becomes oily, irritable and dehydrated during this time. Here is how you could take care of the skin in the monsoon. First and foremost drink loads of water. This is one of the best and the cheapest way to attain good, healthy and flawless skin, irrespective of the season. Try to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water everyday and you would definitely notice a drastic change within 2-3 months.It is essential that you exfoliate your skin daily to rid it of dead cells but do so gently.   Make your own homemade face peels and packs using ingredients from your kitchen. They are natural and will do a world of good for your skin. If oily skin is your problem then moisturizers that are water based are a great option to help keep oil secretion in check. Use a reliable sunscreen with a good SPF. It may be cloudy but that doesn’t stop the sun’s UV rays from wreaking havoc. Also cleanse your skin at least 3 times a day to remove excess grime and oil that can clog your pores. Some ladies regularly apply bleach over their face to get a glow. But, skin care tips for monsoon include avoiding of bleaching. You may use bleach in any other season but monsoon is the season when bleaches should be strictly avoided. This can even make your face rough.   Here are some best ways to remove excessive oil during monsoon. If your skin is oily, the best way to  is through the oatmeal scrub. This is also a skin care tip for all those with limitless oil secretion during monsoon. You have to add little honey to the oatmeal and apply over your face. Rub it to use as a scrubber and then wash away. The skin care tip for dry skin during monsoon includes a combination of almond and honey. You have to grind almond and make very small grains and then apply honey to mix it proportionately. Apply it on your face and rub with finger tips. The dead skin so formed will be easily removed with this skin care treatment.   Monsoon is the time of humidity which creates itchiness on the scalp. It is recommended that warm coconut oil massage will help to get rid of itchiness.  If there is dandruff in the scalp, massage with neem oil. While shampooing and conditioning your hair twice a week will suffice during any other season you might want to do so more frequently during the monsoons. This is because the humidity that is pervasive during the wet spell makes you sweat; and sweat makes it easy for grime and germs to latch on to your skin.   For some care for your feet, do let your feet breathe. Wearing closed footwear will make your feet sweat, which in turn will lead to fungal and bacterial infections. Instead wear waterproof footwear like sandals and floaters. Also do make sure when you go for a pedicure that the tools are sterilized. While most salons do maintain hygienic conditions, wet spells make it hard to do so. Check that all the tools are disinfected; if required ask them to do so in front of you.     ..Divya

  Suffering from painful acne? Here is a remedy     Acne or pimples, is one issue a lot of women are forced to face in their lives quite often. While what you eat and how you look after your skin makes a whole lot of difference in putting them off your face, you sometimes invariably have to find a way to get rid of it. The painful acne which is under the skin and does not  rise up like whiteheads or blackheads is also called cystic acne. They're clogged pores filled with oil and dead skin that have become inflamed. They turn into cystic acne when the pore ruptures under the skin, causing the inflammation to spill out into the surrounding tissue. Your body forms a cyst around it to stop the inflammation from spreading further. Cystic pimples also can leave scars if left untreated.   Honey and cinnamon make a great combination when it comes to acne. Cinnamon has antimicrobial properties, so it can help stop bacteria from getting out of hand while honey is a natural anti-biotic. You could mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and make a paste out of it. Keep it aside. Rinse your face with water and pat dry. Now apply the mask to your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off completely, and pat your face dry. Repeat it regularly to see lasting effects on the skin.   According to a recent study, acne in women may be connected with a hormonal imbalance, either the normal hormonal changes that occur during the menstrual period, or an abnormal hormonal imbalance such as that which occurs with polycystic ovarian syndrome or one that results in elevated levels of male hormones. Women who suspect a hormonal connection should check with their doctors for testing. Often treating the underlying condition will help clear up the acne. Hormonal changes are also a factor in teenage cystic acne.   Another incredible approach to get rid of pimples is to use lemon juice. The gentle citrus extract will work as a germicide and kill the microscopic organisms in the organ while functioning as an astringent to go away overabundance oil.  Also for more persistent pimples, make a mixture of lemon juice and cinnamon powder and spot onto pimples for throughout the night treatment. This will help dispose of pimples rapidly, however this is not suggested for individuals with sensitive skin.   Steaming is one technique which has extraordinary results. It has some stunning advantages for the skin, opening up your pores and flushing all the terrible stuff out. This functions admirably for individuals with pimples. Fill a huge wide pot with high temp water and position your face so it comes into contact with the rising steam. Wait for thirty minutes. After that apply moisturizer over the whole face. This does wonders in getting rid of the painful pimples. Tea tree oil isn’t like the oil your skin naturally produces, rather it is more like a solvent that cuts through the extra sebum and dead skin cells, and unblocks the pores. Its antibacterial properties also kill off the acne causing bacteria, and prevent further outbreaks.  Its mitigating properties help decrease the redness and aggravation of pimples. It additionally bails dry out pimples and whiteheads. Blend a couple of drops of tea tree oil in 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel. Apply it on your pimples and imperfections, leave it on for 20 minutes and after that wash your face. But note that this technique is not for people with sensitive skin.     ..Divya

  Jojoba oil is a nutrient rich natural oil that is great for hair and skin. Over the years, jojoba oil has been increasingly used in cosmetics, soaps and hair conditioners.  There are numerous health benefits the oil offers. Jojoba oil has amazing healing properties. This oil will leave the skin feeling refreshed after massage. It not only soothes away muscle aches and pains, but it will speed heeling of scars or abrasions on the skin, making it more comfortable and easier to move freely. It is non-greasy and feels light on the skin. It's natural feel allows the therapist to apply and massage easily. It also hydrates dry, flaky skin with deep penetrating fatty acids and nourishing vitamins that helps to keep skin feeling soft and smooth.   The different species of plants have been discovered through research over the years, but the jojoba plant and its extracted oil is the only one that comes close to resembling the oils our body excretes naturally. The fact that it is so close to human sebum means the scalp on our head will not react badly with the oil. The natural balance is maintained on the top of our head and that’s why jojoba oil is so good for hair as well as for your beard.   Since jojoba oil regulates the production of sebum, which causes acne, its use can help reduce further breakouts. Because it is very similar to sebum, it does not clog pores and will even help to clean out build-up of dead skin cells around pores that lead to acne. The vitamin E present in the oil contains anti-oxidants that help remove damaged cells and help new ones grow, therefore fading acne scars.  When used as a conditioner will help to eliminate dandruff. Often times, dandruff is caused by a dry scalp. Using jojoba oil helps to moisturize the scalp, thereby preventing dandruff. Simply, massage the oil into your head half an hour before washing your hair. Afterwards, shampoo as usual.   Jojoba oil contains Linoleic acid and other antioxidants that aid in skin and cell regeneration.  This is especially important to those of us who have struggled or are struggling with hair loss issues.  With our body regenerating cells, this allows our scalp to grow new, strong and healthy hairs, which contributes to the overall health, volume and lustre of our hair. Most people forget to exfoliate but this can lead to aged and wrinkled skin. Use a few drops of jojoba oil, emulsify with water, massage face using a muslin cloth then rinse well with clean water. This is a gentle way of exfoliating – you can do this once a week. Jojoba oil improves the look and health of skin, especially in regards to fine lines and texture.   Although a topical product won’t solve the underlying health issues which lead to eczema and psoriasis, jojoba oil is a favorite among people looking for relief from these conditions. Jojoba oil works well to treat the dry, scaly skin typical of eczema, and is a favorite of many eczema-prone natural beauties even when they’re not in the middle of a flare-up.Flaky skin is especially helped by jojoba oil.   ..Divya

Ways to give your eye lashes the much needed care       Its always a girl's wish to have long, thick and curled eyelashes. But most of us make some common mistakes like excessive rubbing of the eyes or being too aggressive when cleansing off mascara which can also lead to eye lash loss. Also while buying a mascara avoid one that contains ethel alcohol because it’s very drying, causing the lashes to be brittle and resulting in breakage. Look for mascaras that are also free of parabens and phthalates. In order to promote the growth of the lashes you could use a lash conditioning serum that promotes density, length and most importantly, diameter of the natural lashes. In order to maintain healthy lashes, thoroughly clean your face, including the eye area, before going to bed every night.    Just like you would apply night cream or serum to your face, applying a conditioning serum before bedtime is key. Moisturizing your eyelashes can prevent them from breakage and help them grow faster and stronger, and is one of my best tips on how to care for eyelashes. You can also use natural oils like castor or sweet almond oil. After cleansing before bed, apply a small amount of Vaseline to your lashes using your fingertip. Make sure not to rub the product into your eyes, as it can cause puffy eyes in the morning for some women.   Also Biotin is necessary for cell growth. Your eyelashes are dead skin cells. Care for them by taking a daily biotin supplement that helps with growing healthy skin, hair and nails. If you want your eye lashes to stay curled all through the day one of the simplest things you can do is to apply a waterproof mascara before your regular mascara. A waterproof formula can seal the curl to ensure your lashes won't droop throughout the day.   Never  heat an eyelash curler with a hairdryer and use it, because the skin around the eye is so much thinner and more sensitive than other areas, it is surprisingly easy to burn using this method.While thicker, darker lashes can tolerate a little more heat than finer, lighter lashes, it can be difficult to know just how much heat is being applied to the lashes. And too much can actually cause lashes to break off with the curler when it is squeezed.   Your fingers could be your best eye lash curling option. Warm your fingers up. You can run them under warm water for a few minutes or just rub them together to heat them up.Push up your eyelashes. Take your pointer finger and push your eyelashes up against the top of your eye. Hold the position for at least thirty seconds. Repeat with your lower lashes and your other eye. Apply two coats of mascara to set the curl. Carefully run the wand from roots to tips. If you need to comb your lashes, do so gently so you don't lose your curl.   The most important of all is to treat your eyelashes kindly as after all, they are one of your most important assets. Avoid rubbing your eyes by all means because this can lead to pulling and breaking your lashes. If they feel itchy then try to pat them gently with your finger. You also need to avoid using eyelashes curlers too often because using those curlers frequently will lead your eyelashes to break and fall out.   ..Divya

  Fullers Earth - Your Go To Product For Beautiful Skin     Fuller's earth, or Multani Mutti as we call it in India, is a one stop solution for your beauty woes. Multani Mitti  is a type of clay that contains various minerals, including magnesium, quartz, silica, iron, calcium, calcite and dolomite. It has oil-absorbing, cleansing and antiseptic properties that make it very helpful in treating various hair and skin conditions. This natural ingredient is highly safe to use and there are no side effects ofusing it.   Multani mitti masks are very effective in making your skin glow as well as improving the texture of the skin. It also makes it radiant by removing acne and blemishes to a great degree. It is well capable of removing all the impurities from your skin so that your pores are not clogged anymore and thus prepares your face for serum or cream application. In this way the cream gets more absorbed and works more effectively. Being a natural absorbent, fuller’s earth can be used to remove excess oil from oily skin. It can also unclog skin pores and balance the natural pH level of the skin and hence is commonly used as a homemade face pack.   Droopy or sagging skin due to age is a common problem. Multani Mitti can improve skin elasticity to help tighten and keep your skin smooth. For visible improvement you could make a pack by mixing one tablespoon each of fuller’s earth, glycerin and honey to make a smooth paste. Mix in one beaten egg white. Apply the paste on your face. Without moving your facial muscles, relax until the paste dries naturally. Then wash it off with lukewarm water. Use this remedy once a week to feel the difference of your skin.   Multani mitti also reduces sun tan and helps to reduce pigmentation. It can also heal your scar marks. Add some essential oil with multani mitti for your face pack and it will give soft supple skin in no time. One of the most popular uses of multani Mitti is for those with oily skin. Multani mitti with rose water makes an excellent  face masks for oily skin. For dry skin, add milk and almond paste with it. It improves blood circulation also.   Multani Mitti also treats the dandruff amazingly well. For this you could make a hair pack with equal amounts of orange peel powder and multani mutti. Apply it on your scalp and hair. Leave it on for 20 minutes, and then wash it off with water. Use a mild shampoo to wash your hair. Follow this home treatment once or twice a week to reduce dandruff effectively. Alternatively you could  mix four teaspoons of fuller’s earth and two teaspoons each of lemon juice and honey in one-half cup of plain yogurt. You can also add a few drops of water to get a better consistency of the paste. Apply it on your hair and scalp and leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing it off. Finally, shampoo and condition your hair. Do this once or twice a week to get rid of dandruff for good.   ...Divya

    Perfume Selection Tips   Perfume Advice, Perfume Selection Tips, Fragnance Selection, Perfume Tips: Women have a wide range of perfumes to choose from. There are perfumes specifically meant for the day and those that are specially meant for the night.     * The same perfume will smell different on different people because it will react differently to each person's body.   * Try the perfume before you buy it.   * Try buying new perfumes. While buying new perfumes limit yourself to three perfumes, as your nose will not be able to differentiate between the perfumes if you try too many.   * Wait for 10 minutes after applying the perfume, it will give you the right smell after it reacts with your skin.   * After buying the perfume of your choice your would like to get the most out of the perfume. Here are a few tips on how to get the best out of the perfume:   * Do not expose your perfume to extreme temperature and sunlight. After the perfume bottle is opened the perfume will change and exposure to sunlight will disturb the delicate smell of the perfume. Store it in a cool dark place to keep the fragrance intact.   * Use shower gel, body lotions and body sprays of the same fragrance as your perfume it will last longer if you do this. Use your perfume as a highlight on your pulse points finally.   * Perfumes should be used throughout the day. Even concentrated perfumes do not last for the whole day. You will have to re-apply every 3-4 hours.   * Use a different perfume for the morning and a different one for the night. Choose a perfume according to your mood.   * Women have a keener sense of smell than men.   * The sense of smell is affected by your medication, diet and lifestyle.   * Perfumes react differently on blondes, brunettes and redheads.   * Our ability to remember smell is greater than the ability to remember things that we have seen.   * Our sense of smell is sharper in the latter half of the day.   * The older you grow the less sharp your sense of smell is.   * Perfumes rise and if worn only on the face or behind the ears, it will rise and vanish quickly.   * Oily skin holds perfumes better than dry skin.   * Perfume once opened will fade with time.   * Increase in altitude reduces the lasting ability of a perfume.

    వర్షాకాలం జుట్టు పాడవకుండా ఉండాలంటే..!   అసలే వర్షాకాలం.. ఎప్పుడు వర్షం పడుతుందో తెలీదు.. అందునా మనం ఎప్పుడైతే గొడుగు తీసుకెళ్లమో అప్పుడే వర్షం పడుతుంది. ఇంకేముంది మొత్తం తడిచిపోతాం. అయితే ఈ వర్షాకాలంలో జుట్టు ఎక్కువగా తడవడం వల్ల పలు సమస్యలు వస్తాయి. అలాకాకుండా.. ఈ చినుకుల కాలంలో కూడా జుట్టు మెరిసిపోయేలా చేయాలంటే కొన్ని చిట్కాలు పాటించాల్సిందే. అవెంటే చూద్దాం..   * ఈ కాలంలో గోరు వెచ్చని నూనెతో తలకు మసాజ్ చేస్తే చాలా మంచిది. అంతేకాదు ఏదో ఒక్క రకం ఆయిల్ మాత్రమే కాకుండా.. కొబ్బరినూనె, ఆలివ్ ఆయిల్, బాదం ఇలా రెండు మూడు నూనెలు కలిపి ఓ అరగంట తలకు మర్ధన చేసి... మరుసటి ఉదయం తలస్నానం చేస్తే జట్టుకు మంచిది.   * ఈ కాలంలో ముఖ్యంగా వేధించే సమస్య చుండ్రు. తల తేమగా ఉండటంతో చుండ్రు, దురద లాంటివి వస్తుంటాయి. వాటిని నివారించడానికి.. నిమ్మ నూనెలో.. టిట్రీ నూనె కలిపి తలకు పట్టించి ఓ గంట తరువాత తలస్నానం చేస్తే చుండ్రు సమస్య పోతుంది.   * ఇంకా రెండు చెంచాల వేపపొడిలో రెండు చెంచాల సెనగపిండి వేసి దానిని పేస్టేలా కలిపి తలకు పట్టించి తరువాత నీటితో కడిగేసుకుంటే చుండ్రు, దురద సమస్యలు పోతాయి.   * జుట్టు పొడిబారినట్టు అనిపిస్తే తలస్నానానికి ఓ అరగంట ముందు తలకు పెరుగు పట్టిస్తే జుట్టు మెత్తగా మారుతుంది.   * నిర్జీవంగా మారిన జుట్టు నిగనిగలాడలంటే.. ఓ గుడ్డు సొనలో.. రెండు చెంచాల బాదం పొడిని కలిపి.. దానికి జుట్టుకు పట్టించి.. ఓ అరగంట తరువాత తలస్నానం చేస్తే మంచి ఫలితం ఉంటుంది.

    6 Best natural ways to clean your make up!     With so many chemicals being spread onto your face every time you apply make up, it only gets easier if you could use a natural home made make up remover which will help reduce the damage being done to your glowing skin by those chemical. Recent research shows that there are more than 10,000 chemicals found in personal care and beauty products. Only 10% of those products even have safety data. And some ingredients that we know are bad are still being used in the stuff you use every day. So instead of heading to the store, look no further than your refrigerator or your kitchen to get these wonderful homemade natural cleansers and make up removers.   Milk & Almond Oil Make up remover: You would need Almond Oil and Milk for this. Add a few drops of almond oil to a tablespoon of whole milk in small bowl. Use a cotton ball and gently dab milk and oil mixture onto face, then remove with a fresh piece of cotton. To maintain hygiene be sure to rinse thoroughly, removing all traces of the milk.   Cucumber as a make up remover:  There are many beauty products that use cucumber in them to help remove makeup.Cucumbers have anti-inflammatory properties, so they will help to soothe irritated skin or acne-prone skin. Take one cucumber and blend it into a paste. Use it as a cleanser on your face. If you have tough makeup to remove, add a little bit of milk or olive oil to the mixture.    Banana for moisturizing while cleaning your make up:  If you like to moisturize while you clean, look no further than the most easily available fruit - banana. Mash up a banana to a paste before applying it onto your face like a mask. Let it sit for five minutes while the enzymes remove makeup, dirt and grime from deep down in your pores. Rinse off with a warm wash cloth for smooth, clean skin that’s dreamily hydrated.   Olive oil:  This is best for people that have dry skin. Just put a few drops of olive oil on your face and spread it everywhere by gently massaging it. Remove with a tissue soaked in warm water. If your face gets too oily, rinse with neutral soap and warm water. Olive oil is great for removing makeup on your eyes because it won’t make this delicate area irritated.   Baking Soda and Honey:  Pour honey on a wet soft cloth used to clean make, now sprinkle some baking soda on it. This helps you remove the most stubborn of the make up and also is the best natural way to do so, while you are causing no harm to your skin with those chemical based cleansers which are out there in the market. Also baking soda might not suit all skin types, so test it on a small patch before you use it entirely on your face. Then wash it out thoroughly with lukewarm water.   Cow Milk:  Plain old milk from your fridge works just as well for makeup removal. Simply dab a cotton ball in a cup of milk and gently rub it all over your face and eyelids. Not only will it remove all your makeup and refresh your skin, the lactic acid present in cow’s milk will also gently exfoliate your skin. For oily skin, use skim milk; if you have dry skin, you should use whole. Make sure to rinse your face thoroughly afterwards; your skin will feel smooth and oh so clean.   Curd:  Curd is another kitchen staple that is great for your skin because it serves a number of different purposes. Using yogurt on your skin can help to moisturize it, and it’s perfect for relieving sunburns. Take a clean cotton round and dip it into some plain yogurt, rub it all over your face in a circular motion, and then rinse off with cool water to easily get rid of the stubborn make up.     ...Divya  

    Skin care gets easy with usage of Baking Soda     Best Shampoo:  Instead of spending tons of money on dry shampoo, sprinkle a little baking soda at the root and tousle your hair. The result is the same for a fraction of the cost. You can add volume to your hair just by mixing a quarter size of baking soda to your daily dollop of shampoo. The baking soda will help remove impurities, leaving your hair lighter and full of volume.   Get Rid of Acne:  You don't need harsh chemicals to fight acne. Try a mixture of baking soda and honey to help clear skin. Apply for 15 minutes and rinse. Alternatively After washing your face, mix a few drops of baking soda with warm water until you have a paste and apply it all over your face. Leave it on for about 5-10 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Baking soda will not only clean and smooth your skin, as we found from the previous recipes, but it also helps remove blackheads!   Clean feet:  The skin on our feet is usually the last place we think of when it comes skin care, but they need love too! After a hard day or even a not so hard day, treat your feet to a relaxing soak of baking soda and warm water.Using baking soda as a foot soak will not only get your feet clean but it'll also soften your skin! For this you could mix ½ cup of baking soda for a bucket of water. Soak for about a half hour and follow it up with a thick cream for sparkly and smooth skin! Also if you wish to give yourself a spa pedicure at home. Mix two to three tablespoons of baking soda with water for a soothing foot soak. Add your favorite essential oil (like lavender oil) and soak for 20 minutes. Then scrub your feet with a paste of baking soda and water to help exfoliate rough spots.   Home made Face Scrub:  The many uses for baking soda for skin care also include using it as an exfoliator. Some people find that plain baking soda on its own is grainy enough to be a gentle scrub. Add a tablespoon of baking soda to your usual facial cleanser and form a paste. Massage into your skin in circular motions to help exfoliate and leave skin feeling soft. You can also add a teaspoon to your cleanser or add a tablespoon each of baking soda and water along with 2 teaspoons of oat flour to get a deeper cleaning.   Goodbye to yellow nails:  Leaving nail polish on too long may leave your nails looking yellow. Get rid of stains by mixing baking soda and peroxide and scrubbing it on your nails. You can use baking soda to give your nails and cuticles a good cleaning or you can use it to treat nail fungus. To clean your nails, pour some baking soda on your nail brush and scrub. To treat nail fungus, mix two parts baking soda and one part water to make a paste to apply all around the infected nail. Let it sit for 10 minutes and repeat up to two times a day until the fungus is gone.   Detox bath soak:  Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your bath to neutralize acids on the skin and help wash away oil and perspiration, it also makes your skin feel very soft. Be sure you try this in the evening because you’ll likely feel tired. You might even feel weak or flu-ish from detoxing, so make sure you stay hydrated and drink lots of liquids.   ...Divya

Say Good bye to Dark Circles With these Tips!   Dark circles are the most common issues which a lot of people, especially women, face in their daily life. There are various reasons why one gets dark circles under the eyes. Over time, skin naturally loses collagen and grows thinner, so regardless of what kind of skin you have or what good habits you maintain, veins will inevitably start to show through the thin skin around your eyes. As we already know, exposure to the sun speeds up the process of collagen breaking down, so your best weapon against undereye circles are disciplined and consistent sunscreen lotion application habits from a young age. Genetics are the biggest culprit. If you inherit fair or thin skin under the eyes, it’s more obvious when blood pools there. Age is another factor. Also getting stressed out and not getting enough sleep also result in it. So here we suggest some easy home remedies which you could follow to have a brighter face sans the dark circles. Get Adequate sleep: Another important tip on how to get rid of dark circles under eyes is to remember that you need to have a good 8 hour sleep regularly, every night, drink plenty of water and eat healthy.  Sleeping on your back can prevent gravity from causing fluid build-up around the eyes. Consider adding an extra pillow under your head as well, but make sure it is a pillow that is effective for good sleep for if you can’t sleep, that can add to the dark circles under the eyes problem. Remove Your Makeup Before Going to Bed: Leaving your eye makeup on can irritate your eyes, causing them to water and and get puffy. Make sure to gently remove your eye makeup before hitting the hay to help eliminate any added irritation around the eyes. Regularly follow Simple home remedies: Most commonly, you can place cold cucumber slices directly on your closed eyelids for 10-15 minutes to help reduce the circles under your eyes, or something similarly cold like cold potato slices, chilled tea bags, cold metal spoons, or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a towel. For a more esoteric self-spa treatment, you can also use crushed mint leaves, almond oil, or a cotton ball soaked in rose water to help reduce eye puffiness. Stop Smoking: Smoking cigarettes dries out the skin and weakens the skin on your face as well as your whole body. It also causes premature aging around the eyes, in particular. The chemicals found in cigarettes are toxic and can cause irritation around the eyes, which could result in dark circles or bags in addition to a wrinkled, droopy appearance. Alcohol consumption makes it worst: The same concerns excessive alcohol consumption. If you want to say good-bye to under eye circles forever, you need to get rid of those two bad habits and then, you will see an improvement. Alcohol dehydrates your body and skin. This dehydration can cause the delicate area around your eyes to appear sunken and dark. Also, alcohol can cause bloodshot, tired eyes. Reduce salt consumption: The parts of your body that are low in sodium (salt) contain more water, while the parts of your body with more sodium contain less water. When your body doesn’t have enough water but too much salt, you can look and feel puffy and bloated. The skin around your eyes is especially thin and vulnerable to dehydration. When you eat a salty meal but don’t drink enough water, your body will literally “look” dehydrated. - Divya

Did you know Curd had these amazing beauty benefits   Its always a tough task to find the best cosmetics and beauty care products that benefit your skin on a daily basis. But did you know that the there are various everyday items that you could choose to use which are benefit you enormously. Lets look at one such magic ingredient in your beauty routine which is does wonders to your skin and hair and that is 'Curd'. So here is how it helps you maintain your beauty. Go to product for Oily skin: Curd is one of the most popular home remedies for oily face. Lactic acid in the curd helps to gently exfoliate the skin and absorbs excess oil from the face. This could be best used by applying one tablespoon of plain curd thoroughly over your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then rinse it off with cool water. Do this once daily. Alternatively, mix one tablespoon each of curd and finely ground oatmeal. Then stir in one teaspoon of warm honey. Apply the mixture on your face. Leave it on for 10 to 15minutes and then rinse with warm water. This could just do wonders to your skin.   Gets rid of Acne: If your acne is annoying you too much, then you can rely on sour curd to fight this problem. Just dab sour curd on the affected area and wash off after 15 minutes. Your acne will start diminishing after regular use.   Priceless Conditioner for your tresses: Curd is an excellent conditioner for your hair. Just apply curd on your hair for 30 minutes. Afterwards, wash off with cold water and experience softer and glossy hair within minutes. Curd can be added to henna and eggs hair mask to bring shine and volume to your hair. Secret to soft smooth skin: Add lemon juice to curd and apply this solution on your face. This application will grant fairer and softer skin in an instant. You can massage this solution on your hands and nails also to get shiny and healthy cuticles. Alternatively add rose water and turmeric to curd. Massage your face with this mix for 15 minutes and wash off with warm water. You will get softer and fairer skin right after the application.   Reduces Wrinkles: You can combat the wrinkles and fine lines by using a curd scrub on a weekly basis. Curd has lactic acid, which works well as an exfoliator. It removes the topmost layer of dead cells, revealing brighter and younger skin. Add the oats to the yogurt, and wait for it to get mushy. Stir to get an even consistency. Apply it all over your face and neck, and massage using gentle, circular motions. Keep the scrub on for 15 minutes,then rinse with cold water.   Reduces dark circles: A sleepless night and good old genetics are the reasons behind dark circles. Using curd can help reduce them. curd helps reduce dark circles because it has anti-inflammatory properties, which reduces puffiness. The lactic acid in it also reduces persistent dark circles. Dip the cotton balls in the yogurt. Gently dab it under your eyes. Keep it on for 10 minutes and rinse. - Divya

    Easy Home Made Scrubs for Glowing Skin!     Summer is done with, so its going to be a troublesome time for skin to cope with the climate change around. Especially with the climate getting cold it is much more necessary to start exfoliating your skin at regular intervals. So here we present to you some easy to make scrubs at home which you could use once or twice a week to keep your skin in tip-top shape. It's important year-round to exfoliate both your face and your body so go ahead and use these wonderful options.   Green Tea, Sugar and Honey Scrub: Green tea is said to have anti-aging effects when applied to the skin. It reduces wrinkles and blemishes, and even repair scar tissue. For best results, use loose green tea and a tea ball or strainer, rather than using a bag of green tea. If you're using bagged green tea, go with plain tea, rather than flavored. This will give you a more concentrated result.   Pour a tablespoon or two of already prepared tea decoction into a bowl. Allow the tea to cool.Pour a tablespoon of sugar into the tea. Keep adding sugar until the mixture has a consistency that's gritty enough to scrub your skin, but still wet enough to apply easily. Stir in a tablespoon of honey. Make sure it's thoroughly mixed in. Honey has great moisturizing and antibacterial properties.   To store this scrub for later, put the mixture in a jar sealed with a lid. Keep it in a cool, dry place. It should last for several weeks.Apply the scrub to a freshly washed face. Rub the scrub all over your face, concentrating in spots that are dry. Use a wet washcloth to remove the scrub, and splash cold water over your face when you're finished. Homemade sugar scrub: Primarily composed of sugar, oil and essential oil (for fragrance), this scrub is exactly like the expensive scrubs available at spas and department stores, for a mere fraction of the cost. Even better, this scrub is simple to make, and works perfectly on hands, body and face and most definitely, feet.   For the preparation of this sugar scrub you would need the following: ½ cup sugar (white or brown), ¼ cup oil (olive, coconut or almond oil), essential oil (optional)   Mix ingredients together and you’re done. The sugar won’t dissolve in the oil and acts as an exfoliant. The oil moisturises your skin, leaving it silky smooth. And the essential oil is added for fragrance. Rub the scrub on your skin in a circular motion, then rinse completely. The scrub can be stored in an airtight container on your countertop and will last up to 2 months.   Honey and Cinnamon Scrub: Clean your face with lukewarm water first then clean it with a soft cloth, then apply the following scrub. Put 1 1/4 teaspoons of cinnamon in a small bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of honey to the bowl. Stir until it forms a thick paste. Apply in circular motion. Wait for 30 minutes. Then rinse off with warm water. Pat dry gently so that the skin remains soft and smooth.   Cleansing cream and Sugar Scrub: Wash your face thoroughly. Splash a little lukewarm water on your face, and use a soft and clean cloth to gently scrub it. You may also use some facial soap, whichever you prefer or is best for your skin. Put about a teaspoon of cleansing cream in the palm of your hand. This can be whatever you have on hand - just make sure it is creamy in texture. Pour 2 teaspoons of sugar over the cleansing cream. use both hands to mix the cleansing cream and sugar together, creating a gritty paste.   Use a fine grained sugar, rather than course or turbinado sugar. Larger grains can scratch your face. If you want to make extra scrub for later, mix the cleansing cream and the sugar in a bowl, adding the right amount of both ingredients to create a gritty texture. Place the mixture in a jar with a lid, and store on your bathroom shelf for next time. Apply the mixture to your face in a circular motion. pay close attention to the side of the nose and any little lines or dry spots. Be careful around the eyes. Then splash water on your face and pat dry with a soft cloth.   Oatmeal and Almond Scrub: Oatmeal is incredibly soothing to skin, but it must be finely ground up to be used as a scrub. To make 1/2 cup of ground oatmeal for scrubs, use a blender, small food processor or coffee grinder. Grind 3/4 to 1 cup of oatmeal until it's has the consistency of flour. The ingredients for this include 2 cups finely ground oatmeal, 1 cup ground almond, 1 cup sugar, few drops of your any essential oil which is optional, whole milk, at least half a cup. Place all the dry ingredients in a Ziploc bag and shake it. Pour the ingredients in a bowl and then add a few tablespoons of milk until you have formed a paste. Just add drops of it until I get a perfect paste. Apply in a circular motion. Let it dry and then rinse. After that apply moisturiser to the skin. ..Divya

    6 Most effective home remedies for oily skin     Oily skin is very tricky to deal with. Managing oily face is really a challenge, especially for people having large pores. The excess oil which gets accumulated on the outer skin layer often leads to whiteheads, blackheads, blind pimples and other skin irritations. It needs to be treated with the right products which suit such a skin type to get a flawless and glowing skin. The excess oil results from the sebaceous glands in the skin producing excess sebum. Those who have this condition usually have shiny skin and large pores. But research shows that oily skin is not that bad too as it tends to age better and develop fewer wrinkles than dry or normal skin. While especially women are more prone to oily skin during menstrual cycles, pregnancy, or menopause and while taking birth control pills, there could be  various reasons why one's skin tends to be oily, it could be genetics, dietary choices, too much stress or hormone changes in the body due to puberty. Here we present to you some of the most effective face packs for oily skin which will sure surely bring back the liveliness on your face.   Curd:  Yogurt is one of the most popular home remedies for oily face. Lactic acid in the curd helps to gently exfoliate the skin and absorbs excess oil from the face. This could be best used by applying one tablespoon of plain curd thoroughly over your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then rinse it off with cool water. Do this once daily. Alternatively, mix one tablespoon each of curd and finely ground oatmeal. Then stir in one teaspoon of warm honey. Apply the mixture on your face. Leave it on for 10 to 15minutes and then rinse with warm water. This could just do wonders to your skin Apple Cider Vinegar:  Apple cider vinegar is great in exfoliating the skin. Applying apple cider vinegar is best done before going to bed. Let it stand for 5-10 minutes, then wash with cool water. To see good results, you have to do this remedy for at least 3 weeks. If you have sensitive skin, add a half cup of water into the apple cider vinegar. Alternatively during summers you can also freeze the vinegar into ice cubes, and then apply it to your face for effective exfoliation.   Lemon Juice:  Another great home remedy for oily face is lemon juice. Lemon juice is a good source of citric acid that works like an astringent. It also has antiseptic properties that can lighten skin discolorations and restore the skin’s pH balance. In order to use it on your face you could combine 1 tsp. of fresh lemon juice with ½ tsp. of distilled water. Dip a cotton ball in the mixture and apply it to your face. Let it stand for 10 minutes and rinse with warm water. Lemon juice can dry facial skin, so use some moisturiser after cleaning your face just to keep it soft and avoid over drying go your skin. Alternatively you could also mix one tablespoon of lemon juice, one-half tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of milk. Apply this paste on your face and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes before washing it off with cold water. If done once daily, this remedy will give you great results within a week of using it.   Egg whites:  High in vitamin A, egg whites can effectively dry out skin blemishes as well as tone and tighten up oily skin. You could beat one egg white until it appears stiff. Spread it evenly on your skin. Let the egg white dry and rinse with warm water afterwards. Repeat the process at least twice a week. Another alternative is to whip one egg white and add lemon. Apply the mixture on the face and let it stand for 15 minutes, then wash with warm water.   Cucumbers:  Cucumbers have soothing and cooling properties, which is beneficial for oily skin. It is a good source of vitamins andminerals, including vitamin E, vitamin A, potassium and magnesium, which are good for oily skin. Cut fresh slices of cucumbers and rub it into the skin and put them on your face for as long as you can. For best effects wash it the next morning with warm water. In an alternative method, you could also mix one-half teaspoon each of cucumber juice and lime juice. Apply this mixture to your skin, let it dry, and then wash it off with warm water. Do this daily. This remedy can also be used to lighten freckles and reduce sunburn.   Tomatoes:  The high vitamin C content in tomatoes is very helpful for acne-prone skin. Tomatoes are great for oily skin due to their cooling, clarifying and astringent properties. Also the natural oil-absorbing acids in tomatoes help get rid of excess oil. You could cut a tomato in half and rub it on your skin. Allow the juice to soak into your skin for at least 15 minutes.   Rinse your skin with cold water, pat it dry and apply a light oil-free moisturiser. Alternatively you also could make a face mask by combining three tablespoons of tomato juice with one tablespoon of honey.     ..Divya

     7 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Pores on Face     Pores on the face are the biggest enemies of women, with so much of exposure to the environment outside we tend to reduce the quality of our skin. Here are some tricks and natural ways you could use to get rid of these pores which hinder your beautiful skin to look flawless.   Steam your face:  One of the simplest ways to get rid of the pores on your face is to take a steam for your face. Often this is what is also done at the beauty salons that we visit. Ladies you need to follow the process of steaming at least once a week to clear dirt, oils and dead skin from face and nose and reduce the chances of clogged pores filled with blackheads and whiteheads. Take hot water in a bowl and let the vapours pass to skin for 10 minutes. This will soften the impurities and make it easier for the scrub to clear the dirt.   Curd- your go to face mask:  Curd is the best natural product that you could apply on your face. Curd contains probiotics and lactic bacteria, which keep the bad bacteria that cause acne in check, therefore reducing the appearance of pore size. It's also agood cleanser that will help unclog the pores of impurities. Stir the curd well and apply the paste on your face and leave it on for ten minutes. Then rinse it off with cold water and repeat once a week.   Use a good Make up remover:  Make up should be wiped off at the end of the day. It is the biggest culprit in creating blocked pores on your face.  Sleeping with makeup blocks the route of oils coming to skin and thus make your pores look big. Use a good quality makeup and remove it at night to keep face skin beautiful and clear.   Mixture of Lemon and Egg will do the magic:  Egg whites are known to tighten the skin and draw out excess oil, improving the condition of oily skin. Lemon juice contains citric acid that helps in toning the skin and improving its elasticity. Together, they're a match made in skin heaven. Whisk two egg whites and add some lemon juice and apply the paste to your face and let it sit till it dries. Rinse the mix off with water and pat dry.   Cool your face with ice cubes:  Take ice cubes in a soft clean cloth and gently rub it to your face. Using ice is a natural treatment used by many to shrink their skin pores and make them less visible. This treatment will make your face look red due to circulation of blood hence don’t panic.   Veggies face pack will do wonders:  Tomato contain lycopene, acids and anti-oxidants that can be used to clear oils, blackheads and other skin impurities. Anti-oxidants act as catalyst in two ways. First it slows aging of skin and second it helps to repair skin quickly. Keep the paste of tomato on skin for 15 minutes and then clean your face with cold water. While you could also use cucumber as it has skin lightening properties and provides a cooling sensation when applied to skin. Rub a slice of cucumber on face for 10 minutes and then cover it with cucumber paste. Cooling agents, moisture and lightening properties in cucumber will help you to fix your problem of large pores.   Baking soda to your rescue!:  Baking soda will balance the pH of your skin and remove dirty particles from the surface of your face. If your skin is very sensitive, be careful with this as it may cause irritation. Mix a little water to baking soda and apply this paste to your face for 15 minutes. Baking soda will not only make pores smaller but will also make skin clear and fair.   ..Divya

  Hair care tips before you hit the gym!   For most women, the way their hair looks on a given day makes of breaks their look. There are instances wherein a lot of women tend to experience bad hair days post their workout sessions. There might be numerous reasons for your hair not turning out right on a day. But here are some tips to follow before you head to the gym so that could help you avoid such a troublesome situations. Get the right band to tie up your hair! A lot of women do not choose the right kind of band to tie up their hair. That's right. The kind of elastic band that you use also ruin your hair. There are many hair bands available in the market now that are made specifically for working out that are more gentler than your average regular elastic band is. Keep changing the place where you tie your hair up: There are cases where the hair breakage is maximum at the place where you tie up your hair. The hair tends to get wet because of the sweat while working out mostly at the scalp and also where you tie the hair. So keep switching the way you tie your hair. Alternate between a low ponytail, a fishtail braid, a high ponytail, a knot at the middle before you head for a work out. Never apply conditioner on oily scalp: Some girls wet their hair right after the work out and apply conditioner on it to untangle the hair. But that pratice makes your hair even worst. As you Not only are you spreading the salty sweat to your ends, but water also dries out your hair and oxidizes hair dye. Plus, conditioner is meant to go on clean hair. If it goes on dirty hair, you're going to get a buildup of the protein bonds found in conditioner, which can eventually cause the hair to dry out and start breaking. Use a milder shampoo for daily hair wash: If you have to take a shower daily after work out then use a mild shampoo which has less chemicals in it, just so that you do not damage you hair with regular usage of it. And also make sure you rinse out the conditioner really well so you don't have any of it left in your hair. Regularly comb your hair: This is one of the natural ways where you can keep your hair growth normal. Your hair can get nourishment from its own natural oils, but those oils won't reach the middle of your hair unless you comb it. Not only does that distribute the oils to the lengths of the hair, but it also breaks up any congestion you might have at the scalp With these smart tips, you are sure to hit the gym without worrying about damaging your hair in the process.   ..Divya

  అందమైన కురుల కోసం ఆలు..     బంగాళదుంపలు అంటే మనం సహజంగా వంటకి ఉపయోగిస్తాం. అంతేకాదు ఆలు ఉపయోగించని వాళ్లు కూడా చాలా తక్కువ మంది ఉంటారనుకోండి. ఏ వంట ఇంట్లో చూసినా ఇవి కామన్ ఉంటే వెజిటెబుల్. అయితే ఈ బంగాళ దుంపలు ఒక్క వంటకి మాత్రమే కాదు మన కురులను కాపాడుకోవడానికి కూడా బాగా ఉపయోగపడతాయి. మరి ఆ టిప్స్ ఏంటో మీరు ఓ లుక్కేయండి.. 1. ముందుగా ఒక ఆలు తీసుకొని తురిమి దానిని పిండితే వాటర్ వస్తుంది. ఆ వాటర్ ను ఓ బౌల్ లో తీసుకొని.. అందులో ఒక కోడిగుడ్డు, పెరుగు వేసి బాగా కలపాలి. ఇప్పుడు ఈ ప్యాక్ ను జుట్టు కుదుళ్ల నుండి పట్టించి.. ఓ ఇరవై నిమిషాలు ఉండి ఆ తరువాత గోరు వెచ్చని నీటితో.. నార్మల్ షాంపూతో కడిగితే మంచి ఫలితం ఉంటుంది. ఈ ప్యాక్ ను ఇరవై పదిహేను రోజులకు ఒకసారి వేసుకుంటే..  సిల్కీ అండ్ హెల్థీ హెయిర్ మీ సొంతమవుతుంది. 2. ఆలు ఒకటి తీసుకొని దాని పొట్టు తీయాలి.  ఒక బౌల్ లో నీరు తీసుకొని.. ఆ నీటిలో ఆలు పొట్టు వేసి ఓ 15 నిమిషాలు బాయిల్ చేయాలి. ఇప్పుడు ఆ వాటర్ తో జుట్టు శుభ్రం చేసుకుంటే సహజమైన నల్లని జుట్టు మీ సొంతమవుతుంది. 3. మూడు స్పూన్ల ఆలు జ్యూస్ తీసుకొని.. అందులో మూడు స్పూన్ల అలోవిరా జ్యూస్.. రెండు స్పూన్ల తేనె తీసుకొని బాగా కలపాలి. ఇప్పుడు ఆ ప్యాక్ ను జట్టు కుదుళ్లకు పట్టించి రెండు గంటలపాటు ఉంచి శుభ్రం చేసుకుంటే.. హెయిర్ ఫాల్ నుండి తప్పించుకున్నట్టే. వారానికి రెండు సార్లు ఇలా చేస్తే చాలా మంచి రిజల్ట్ ఉంటుంది.

    6 Benefits of Vinegar for Beautiful Skin!     Vinegar is something which most of the people do not relate it to beauty care. It is widely used in preparation of various food items. But Vinegar is the nature’s most powerful ingredient that offer health as well as beauty benefits. Here are some of the skin benefits of using Vinegar.   Makes your Skin toxins free: After a day long work, your skin tends to accumulate a lot of dirt and toxins in the pore. To make your skin more healthier, Vinegar could provide you a way out. Regular use of an apple cider vinegar wash will help take toxins out of your skin leaving a with a youthful clean glowing skin.   Works wonders as a skin toner: For people with oily skin, apple cider Vinegar is the go to product, as it has astringent properties. In addition to it, it also has a rich source of alpha hydroxy acids that increase blood flow to the skin and minimize pores. Apple cider vinegar regulates the pH level of your skin as well.   Good Bye To smelly feet: Smelly feet is something which most of us suffer with, but somehow do not get the right solution for them. To get rid of the embarrassing and unpleasant situations it puts you in you could use apple cider vinegar for your feet as it has antimicrobial properties which help disinfect your feet by eliminating odor-causing bacteria.   Vinegar fights acne and pimples: Apple cider vinegar, which one of the various types of vinegar available in the market helps to fight girl's worst enemies- pimples and acne. It is a potent antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral substance capable of keeping bacteria at bay and stop pimples from forming on the skin.   Silky smooth skin from head to toe: The acidity of vinegar helps to tighten pores and dissolve dry skin. So, it's not just good for your face. Add a few drops in your body or hand cream to get the brightening effects over every inch of your skin.   Helps you look young!: Yes! This is some good news for all those women who want to look younger. By using Vinegar on your skin, you could minimize the fine lines and wrinkles which tend to make you look older than you are. You could either use the diluted form of apple cider vinegar as a face wash. Alternatively you could also soak some cotton or a cotton cloth in the diluted vinegar an then apply it on your skin and later wash it off with warm water.   ..Divya

  Refreshing Rose Water     Rose is not just a flower for us. It has been a symbol of beauty, an icon for love and a mark of youthfulness. The healing power of rose is not new for Indians. We have been using it in traditional medicine for hundreds of years. From Gulkand to Liquor... we have been trying rose petals in numerous ways. The best and most popular form of rose is the Rose Water. Even dermatologists now agree that Rose is one of most effective and inexpensive remedy for skin health. PH balance: Most of the skin problems we face are due to imbalance of PH values in our skin. The excess oil and sweat create a battle ground on our face. The excess oil would clog the pores of our skin and bacteria from sweat would make it rough. Cleaning the face with a dab of rose water would certainly maintain a healthy PH balance.   Acne: Rose water is believed to possess anti-inflammatory property. Thus it would prevent acne, blemishes and blackheads. Applying Rose water along with a portion of lemon juice twice a week could get rid of skin problems associated with facial skin.   Best moisturizer: Rose Water is one of the best natural moisturizers available for us. It would make skin smooth and sensitive. The natural sugars present in Rose Water would moisturize the skin and make it feel refreshed.   Anti- aging: Rose Water would leave a fresh look on our face for two reasons. 1- It is known to stimulate the circulation in the tiny blood vessels that are spread over the face. 2- The anti-oxidant properties of rose water would strengthen and regenerate the skin tissue.   Dark Circles: People try a lot of remedies to get rid of the dark circles under the eyes. But experts suggest trying Rose Water first. Dip a cotton pad in Rose Water and place it on your eyes for at least 15 minutes a day, and you would be the one who would suggest this remedy to others. This application can also do wonders for those with puffy eyes.   Hair: Very few knew the miraculous effect of Rose Water on hair. Try it instead of hair moisturiser and you would never leave it. Due to the anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties, Rose Water could be effective in symptoms such as dandruff.   Sun Screen: Rose water could act as a sun screen while you go on a vacation. It is known to prevent sunburns and tans. And if you have come home after getting exposed to too much of sunlight, clean your face with water mixed with Rose Water and you could feel refreshed.   - Nirjara.