Natural Body Care Tips * Apply mixture of egg white and honey to remove skin tanning. * Honey, lemon and vegetable oil is a good moisturizer fro dry skin. * Cucumber juice with milk acts as a very good cleanser. * Peel and grate a cucumber. Squeeze the juice to this, mix half-a-teaspoon glycerin and half-a-teaspoon rose water. Apply this on sunburns, leave it for some time. * If you have cracked heels, melt paraffin wax; mix it with little mustard oil and apply on the affected area. Leave it overnight. After 10 or 15 days, your heels will become smooth. * Massage your body with a mixture of coconut oil and any of your favourite scented oils like lavender or rosemary. * For rough palms, use a mixture of glycerin and limejuice in equal proportion. * For cracked heals, massage the foot with coconut oil and keep the foot in warm water for some time. Wipe the water off the feet and apply a mixture of hibiscus flower(10), Henna (1 handful) and juice of half a lemon. when dry wash it off. * Remove scars on your hands and feet by rubbing them with lemon peel.
Summer Beauty Tips For Girls Bright sunny summer days and warm winds cause great damage to the skin. In this season we also have to face the stickiness of sweat. beauty routine that is fast, easy, and uses for this beauty tips in this summer. * Applying the cubes on the face will keep your skin fresh and shinny. * Bath at least twice a day with cold water. * Washing your face 3-4 times a day will soothe you. * Use sunscreen or sun block cream, lotion before going out in the sun. * Wear clean and washed cotton cloths. * Do not use scrubs daily it makes your skin dry. Homemade face packs with tomato and lemon take out excess oil and black heads. If your skin is carrying pimples or rashes then do not use lemon. * Avoid bleaching your skin in summer. Bleach may make your skin dark. * If you go for a walk, then first cool down and then splash cold water. * Take juice of cucumber, orange or sweet lime and put it in the ice tray in the refrigerator allow it to freeze.
Fairness Tips Home Remedies How to get fair skin naturally at home by home remedies. All want to have a fair face, but only few are blessed to have a really fair complexion. But, do not let worry dominate your mindscape. You do not have to splurge a lot of money in the beauty parlours to get fairer skin or buy expensive fairness cream. * Scrub a half of lemon on your face daily to lighten your skin tone. Lemon is an excellent bleaching agent, and it is very helpful in ironing out the blemishes of the face. Try this home remedy for getting fair skin at home. * Squeeze a juice of potato in a bowl, and apply this on your skin to bleach your face. Your skin's will get fair gradually after using this home remedy . * Use tomato mashed tomato pulp on your skin to give a pinkish glow to your skin. Tomato is very good for giving you fair skin tone . Home remedy of tomato also absorbs excess oil of your face to treat open pores of your face. * Take half teaspoon of honey with a pinch of cinnamon; apply on your face to get fair skin at home. * Apply coconut water to get fair and flawless skin at home . This home remedy is helpful in lightening the scar of chicken pox also. * Apply cucumber juice with lemon juice to lighten your skin. This home remedy is very useful for making oily skin fair. * Apply plain curd on your skin to get fair and soft skin. Curd is a good source of zinc and lactic acid, both aid in lightening the skin tone.Curd is an excellent home remedy for getting fair skin. * Mix 1 spoon of milk powder, 1 spoon of lemon juice and 1 spoon of almond oil. Apply this concoction on your skin; leave it on for 15 minutes before washing off. This is an effective skin lightening mask. This home remedy gives excellent results in getting fair skin at home.
Summer Skin Care Tips Summer is the time when we sweat highly and beating the heat is always high on our agenda. So, we move on to aerated drinks or other beverages. But what we tend to ignore is that we can fight the heat in a much healthier way. That is, through FRUITS. Fruits not only provide us with the required fluids but also the electrolytes which we lose while sweating. Excess of dehydration can cause headaches, dizziness, loss of concentration and muscle cramping. So to counter that, Summer provides us with a larger variety of fruits so that we can make up the lost fluids and electrolytes. Here is the list of some highly beneficial fruits specially in summers. 1) Watermelon: Watermelon is the best cooler for the body specially in summers as it is high in water. It is rich in Calcium too. The word watermelon itslef brings water in our mouth. 2) Apples: Apples are one of the best source for fibre. Besides that, skin of the apple has antioxidant flavonoids which reduces free radical damage. 3) Muskmelon: Muskmelon with its unique property of rehydrating of body is considered one of the best fruits for summers. Besides being rich in water, it also provides body with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, Sodium and Potassium. 4) Berry family is always high on the list of fruits for summer. This family is again high in fibre and vitamin C. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries come under the wide roof of berry family. They are also good for diabetics too. Also, they aid in Weight Loss. 5) Mangoes: No one can resist Mangoes in summer. They would be undoubtly the king of summer fruits. They are rich in fibre, beta-carotene and vitamin C. 6) Banana: Last but not the least: Banana helps keep your system cool. Prefer taking bananas in breakfast.
Herbal Skin Care Tips Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. Cut some beet root into small pieces and grind them. Squeeze juice from beet root and massage to your face for 5 minutes. Shower after 10 minutes with mild soap or gram flour. Mix sandalwood powder with rose water and add 4 to 5 drops of milk in it and apply on to your face and body. Shower after 15 minutes with warm water. Mix honey in water and drink daily in the morning to keep your skin shiny and smooth. Warm honey and mix with lemon juice and apply on to face. Wash after it dry. Mix Turmeric, sandal powder and olive oil and apply to body. Shower after 10 minutes. Massage your skin with milk. Milk has moisturizer, it will keep your skin smooth. Use humidifiers and keep room temperature moderate to keep your skin away from dryness. Hot water blushes your skin and you don't feel fresh unless you have bath with little cold water. If you have shower for a longtime, dead skin will be automatically be removed. Do not rub with towel, be gentle on your skin. Take food which contains more A and C vitamin. Grate carrot and boil. Massage that mixture to body to get fair and smooth skin. For natural bleaching ,mix milk and lemon juice. The milk will break as soon as you mix the lemon juice in it. Use that mixture to massage on your body. It works as natural bleaching. Mix turmeric and cream on the top of milk, massage that mixture to body. If you go into sun your skin will lost the fairness. To get your skin color to normal take equal quantities of cucumber juice and tomato juice and apply on to skin. Shower after 10 minutes. Massage mustard oil to your skin for 5 minutes and have shower with gram flour or mild soap. Mix cream on the top of milk and all-purpose flour and apply that paste on to your skin avoid eyes,eyebrows and lips. Shower after 5 minutes. This will make skin smooth. Mix curds (yogurt) with wheat flour and apply to your skin and take shower after 5 minutes. Grind rose petals and mix with cream on the top of milk and apply to your body. Shower after 10 minutes. Scaly skin is a result of fluorine deficiency. Fluorine is the anti-resistant element of the human body, the absence of which creates problems in the blood and spleen. Since cooking and heating foods destroys fluorine, it is better to eat uncooked raw fruits and vegetables. Other foods rich in fluorine are goat milk and cheese, rye flour, avocados, sea plants and cabbage, cream whey and cottage cheese. Wrinkle skin is a result of Sodium deficiency and makes skin sticky. Cucumbers are ideal for combating and preventing sodium deficiency because they are not only high in sodium, but also help in keeping the body cool, a great summer's treat. Skin rashes are the result of silicon deficiency. To avoid pus and rashes, eat plenty of sprouts, alfalfa, barley, tomatoes, spinach, strawberries and figs. Skin eruptions are the result of Chlorophyll. And are found in wheat grass and other green leafy vegetables.
Simple Pretty Eyeshadow Tips It can look all blotchy, like a little chalky strip of color sitting right in the middle of our face. Sometimes it looks to dark, or too pale, or just wrong. Other times, our application is crooked and even mismatched. * What’s the color of your eyes? One trick is to chose an eyeshadow that’s close to it, which will actually bring out the color. (See it for yourself on the model used for this photo.) Another trick is to chose a contrasting color, which will also make it stand out. For example, if you have blue eyes, choose blue or gold. * Makeup primer makes it easier to blend your foundation and your eyeshadow, and also helps makeup lasts for hours. It’s particularly helpful in preventing eyeshadow from smearing—the reason why, in the middle of the day, you end up looking like a black-eyed raccoon. * You should only use your highlighter (the darkest color in your eyeshadow palette) near the crease up to just below the brow bone. Never, ever actually “hit” the bone or extend past it. That’s just too overpowering and will make you look like a circus clown. * Shimmer eyeshadow adds a gorgeous but subtle sparkle to the eyes. Unfortunately, it can also emphasize fine lines and wrinkles. If you want to use shimmer but are worried about aging skin, apply regular eyeshadow in a neutral or nude color, then use gold shimmer just below the brow bone. * One common mistake is to load the makeup brush with too much color, so it scatters all over the eyelid and right below it. Tap the brush against a canister or the side of table, so you get just the right amount of color. Another tip? Dust a little baby powder under your eyes. So, if any eyeshadow particles happen to scatter on your cheeks, it won’t cling to your makeup. Then, when you’re ready, take a big makeup brush (the type you use to apply foundation) and swish off the baby powder. * Throw away the blenders that come with the eyeshadow. These cheap things distribute color unevenly, and don’t really help with blending. Plus, these pull on the skin, contributing to wrinkles. Invest in a high quality makeup brush made of soft bristles. Yes, it’s expensive, but you’ll use it forever—and we swear you’ll see the difference it makes. * The smokey look is sexy, but if overdone, can make you look like someone punched you. The trick is to keep the color below your eyelid crease, and really close to your lower lashes. The subtle shadow makes your eyes look bigger (but not bulging).
Homemade Beauty Tips for Pimples Much as you may have heard that pimple is just a sign of your ‘developing youth’ and will leave you almost as soon as you’ve left your teenage years behind, in reality, pimples can come up almost at any age, much to your disappointment and terror. Internationally renowned beautician, Shahnaz Husain shares some of her beauty tips that can help you get rid of pimples and pimple marks right at home. 1. Rose Water Wash your face twice a day using a medicated soap. Pimples usually occur in areas that are oily, so it’s important you use a special medicated soap that will help keep the oil glands in check. Once you have wash your face, take some rose water and mix it with an astringent in equal amounts. Apply this all over the washed parts of your face. Do this two to three times a day. 2. Do not Apply besan or multani mitti If you are experiencing pimples, avoid using or applying besan or multani mitti. These can sometimes lead to clogging of pores that can further cause pimples. 3. Turmeric and curd Mix some turmeric and curd to form a paste and apply this daily on your face. Keep it on for about 15 to 20 minutes and wash off. 4. Sandalwood paste and rose water Add a few drops of rose water to some sandalwood paste and apply this on the forehead and other affected areas where there are pimples or pimple marks. Keep this paste on for at least an hour, before washing off. 5. Glycerine and rose water If you already have oily skin, applying cold cream, especially in winters, will lead to further pimples. Instead of your cold cream, take one part of pure undiluted glycerine and mix it with four parts of rose water. Store this in a bottle and keep this in the fridge. Apply this mixture on your face each time you wash. Just before applying it, add a few drops of lemon juice to the mixture to lighten any pimple spots. 6. Curd Take some curd and mix it with a bit of turmeric to form a paste. Apply this daily on your face. Keep on for 15 to 20 minutes and wash off with water. 7. Neem leaves Take a handful of neem leaves and simmer them in water for some time till the water slightly changes colour. Let it cool down. Strain the water and use it to wash your face. You can also use cotton balls to dab the water and apply over affected area. 8. Cucumber juice To clean oily or combination skin, mix two teaspoons of cucumber juice with milk and lemon juice. Take a cotton pad and dipping it in the mix, dab across your skin and wipe gently.
How to Hide Pimples like a Pro Read and learn how to hide pimples like a pro with these tips are some days when you would do anything to hide a pimple. For those days, micromanaging your makeup application. When you have a pimple, the usual symptoms are slightly raised, reddish skin in a round bump of varying size. A lot of times, the pimple is the reddest in the middle, and the color fades as it spreads out. The clogged pore is usually in the dead center of the pimple, although sometimes the skin there has been damaged by trying to squeeze the pimple so there may be a small scab or healing skin around the edges. * Blot the area to remove oil then gently exfoliate around the pimple with a wet cotton swab. Move in small circular motion onto your skin. * Apply foundation and then dip a small brush into your concealer. With feather like strokes dab right into the redness. * Use your fingertip to blend concealer in your skin. Apply lightly until redness is gone. You can use a corrector in green to hide the redness if necessary.
The Best Hairstyles for summer 2013 Were coming up to summer so lets look at the summer 2013 hair styles that will be “hot” hairstyles to have and will be very popular. Here are some hairstyles for the summer of 2013 which are all great looks to have and will make you look chic, sexy and stylish all at the same time. * Straight hair - Wide headband For naturally straight hair, use a chic and stylish thick headband. Choose a band about two inches wide, place it on top of the head and secure it at the back with a pin if necessary. This will give you a great clean, sexy and sophisticated look.The above are just some of the hairstyles that look set to be hot this summer and you will look stylish sexy and cool with all of them. * Medium-length hair twirls.This summer, try loose waves look great. Twirling sections of damp hair into place with your fingers. Shampoo and then rinse the hair then part your hair into approximate one-inch square sections. Apply a defining product to the area and twirl hair around your finger. When set and dried you can comb the waves with your fingers. * The short crop. This style is the ultimate cut for today’s busy women and as you can literally wash and go and was the hairstyle of late 2006 became the hairstyle of 2007 and looks set to rise in popularity in the summer months. It has been used by many women as a life statement and many have had it after a significant life change as statement of new start and a new intent in life. Of course, with the summer heat it’s a cool hairstyle to have and one which is set to become even more popular due to its convenience. Short hair can be done in lots of different ways and there is a cut to suit all women. It can be tidy, messy or shaved very short. The latter cut can be longer on top and shaved very short to the ears and back. The short crop has never really been away and has become very popular in 2007 and looks set to become even more popular as we enter the summer months. * Long hair - ponytail. If you have long hair, you can have fun with some of the summer's fashion-inspired ponytails. The "Faux Hawk," is a look that is becoming increasingly popular. It looks like a Mohawk when viewed from the from the front, and is pulled into a sleek stylish ponytail at the back. Take hair from each temple, secure then smooth the rest into a ponytail. Then take the hair pulled from the temples with pins, pull it up to where you want it and secure back down. * The shaggy just sexed look.This hair style is longer than the short crop above and is styled with a view to look messy which gives you that just sexed look. The trick with this look is to not wash the hair every day. Washing the hair daily will dry it out and make it lose its natural shape and this is all about natural shape and sexiness. Hair with natural moisture and oils in it is healthy and is perfect for this look. You can wash your hair in the evening, then gel it up in the morning to get that just sexed look and you’re all set to go. Here are three more great hairstyles for the 2013 summer months that you can try.
Indian Girls Beauty Tips Read and follow latest beauty fashion tips for indian girls beauty tips for women,south indian actress beauty tips indian hair makeup tips real indian beauty. * Smile... it will brighten your day and others around you will feel your energy. * Stretch... cats know that total body stretch does wonders. Follow their example and roll up slowly out of bed and stretch gently. * Exercise... at least 20 mins of any continuous activity will boost your energy level and reduce bad stressors. You don't even to pay a membership fee. The key is continuous like a 20min walk or even mopping your floors. You will look and feel better. * Drink water. No other liquid is quite like it. Clear your system. 8 glasses are recommended daily. Your skin will radiate. * Rest... you need to take breaks during the day and sleep at night. Takes breaks away from work space to keep fresh and focused. Make sure you are getting sufficient sleep at night since your body regenerates while you are sleeping. If you are constantly letting your mind wonder make a conscious decision to put away thoughts till morning. It is amazing how good your subconscious mind listens to your conscious mind (so be careful what you tell yourself) * Do good. When you do something for someone else without expecting anything in return you benefit in ways unimaginable. (the key is don't expect anything in return) * Exchange... the money you spend on junk food for food that will enrich your body and soul. Start with a simple plan of exchange. Because some think healthy foods cost more, find out your spending pattern by making 2 lists: . foods you like that are healthy that you normally don't buy . foods you like that are "junk food" that you normally buy calculate the cost of the 2nd list then use this amount to fund your "healthy" purchase. (of course you have to say bye-bye to the "junk food") * "Stop and smell the roses". Look for good in everything. This is a toughie because most of us are "trained" to look for faults, errors, shortcomings, defects, etc. Begin with yourself. List all your assets (not just physical). Then realize all the good in being you. Move on to other things around you. Work on this consciously every day till it becomes a habit. There is something good about everything and everyone. Once you realize this you will be finding good everywhere without even trying. * Learn... something new every day. Pick up a book. or search online. Learn to do something you have always wanted to do. You can even start for free by researching online. Search the subject and start stimulating and enriching your mind today. * Reward yourself. Set financial and personal goals and tag them with rewards for accomplishing them. (this one may be something special you have always wanted to do. and not necessarily a purchase.. But if you have done all the above maybe go ahead and splurge a little. You deserve it!
Indian Bridal Makeup Your wedding day is the one time in your life when you want to look amazing. At your upcoming wedding, you will be the center of attention, with all eyes on you as you make your way down the aisle toward your future husband. Obviously, you want to look your absolute best. Prior to your wedding, you need to find time to relax, while doing something special for you. Here are a few tips that will help you look like a fairytale princess on your wedding day. * Facial Care If you have ever given thought to treating yourself to a facial, now would be the ideal opportunity. In fact, if you want to spend some quality time with your maid of honor, the two of you could enjoy a trip to the day spa together, a perfect way for thanking her for all her hard work and support. In addition to looking great, a facial will help you relax. Today, just about every city has a day spa where you can be pampered, even smaller towns. An excellent option is a steam facial, which benefits you by releasing toxins and trapped dirt within the skin s pores. Now, one important thing to consider is that a steam facial should be done between three and six weeks before the actual wedding day. The reason is that as the skin is cleaned, a breakout is possible. * Foot Care In addition to walking down the aisle, chances are you will be standing for long periods of time while going through the wedding ceremony. Considering that you will be wearing new shoes, standing in front of your guests while exchanging wedding vows, and then waiting to greet each guest as he or she walks through the receiving line, you want your feet to be comfortable. Then of course, remember the dancing and walking you will be doing at the reception as well. To pamper your feet, we recommend you start by getting a good pedicure several days before the wedding. By doing this, your toenails will look fabulous, which is especially a good idea if you plan to wear open toe shoes. In addition, you might want to consider visiting a reflexologist, which is a trained professional that uses a special form of Chinese wellness. With reflexology, pressure is applied to various points on the feet, which then benefits different parts of the body. * Body Massage You definitely want to make time for several massages. A full body massage is a great way to prepare for your wedding. Most importantly, you want to work with a qualified masseuse to help relieve stress, while making you feel like a brand new person. A massage the day before your wedding will relax both the body and mind, something you could do alone or with your maid of honor. As a result, you will arrive at your wedding feeling refreshed and ready to face anything ahead of you. In fact, most brides agree that after a body massage, they feel confident and more in charge simply from being stress free.
Best Conditioners For Damaged Hair Are you annoyed by frizzy or dry hair? It is impossible to manage damaged hair and it needs requires a lot of care and attention. Here is a list of best remedies and some general tips for treating your damaged hair. Hair gets damaged due to many reasons; it could be due to any of the following: * Bleaching * Perming * Highlighting and Coloring * Flat Ironing and Blow Drying * Over Brushing * Over Shampooing * Use of Extensions and weaves Here are some products that do wonders in treating damaged hair: a) Tresemme Nourishing Rituals Rejuvenating Mud masque b) Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair Deep Repairing Mask But if you want some natural and homemade ways to relieve your tresses of damage, read on. With the help of certain natural ingredients, you can create great conditioners and hair masks to regain healthy hair texture. Different oils: Oils are a great way to bring back moisture and nourishment to your hair. They penetrate into the cortex of the hair and nourish them from within. They have fatty acids and vitamins that help rebuild the damaged hair surface and protect them from further damage and moisture loss. Now here are some of the most common oils and their benefits. 1. Avocado oil: Avocado oil is great for damaged tresses. It penetrates your hair shaft and reaches the core to provide moisture. It has excess amounts of monounsaturated fatty acid and vitamin E, which helps in hair growth and gives hair a healthy shine. You can deep condition your hair using hot Avocado oil, keep it on for 30 mins and then wash off or leave it overnight and wash it the following day. 2. Olive Oil: Olive oil is a great emollient and penetrates your hair much better than other oils. Hot Olive oil works wonders to condition your hair. Use a tablespoon of warm olive oil, massage on your hair and scalp in a circular motion, and keep your hair covered in a shower cap or wrap with plastic wrap. Leave this cover for 40 minutes and afterwards wash it off and use a mild shampoo if necessary. Now let us look at some hair packs that work great as Conditioners for damaged hair: 3. Banana Hair Mask: Bananas are great for damaged hair, even better when it is made into a healthy hair mask. Try this recipe which works wonders in repairing damaged hair Mix one banana, one egg, three-tablespoon honey, three tablespoon milk and five tablespoon olive oil into a smooth paste. Apply the paste on hair and leave it in for 15 to 30 minutes and then wash off. 4. Yogurt Hair Mask: Yogurt works great as a conditioner when mixed with egg white. This hair pack relieves your tresses of damage. Beat an egg white until it is nice and smooth, add five to six tablespoons of yogurt to this mixture, and blend again. Massage into your hair and keep it covered in a shower cap, leave the homemade conditioner mask for 15 to 30 minutes and wash with a mild shampoo. We hope these methods will help relieve your tresses of Damage. If you have any queries, just leave a comment below.
Natural Home Remedy for Removing Dark Marks on the Skin Dark marks on the skin can result from scarring, excess pigmentation, overexposure to the sun or an uneven distribution of melanin in the skin. Regardless of the cause, there are several effective home remedies that can help to alleviate the problem. If you continue to have dark areas on your skin, have them examined by your physician, as they may be indicative of a serious problem. Options Homemade remedies can help in fading dark marks on the skin, but may take a while. Patience is key. * Citrus fruits such as lemons, limes and oranges all have the ability to gently bleach the skin. Put juice from these fruits onto a cotton ball and wipe over the affected area. Let dry. This action can be repeated several times a day. Alternatively, you can slice up some citrus fruits, lemons in particular, and massage the area with the slices. This too, will help fade the dark spots. * Cucumber juice is another good option for fading dark skin areas. Saturate a cotton ball with the juice and apply to the affected area. Let dry. Repeat several times a day to see results. * Almond oil is useful. Massage about 1 tsp. almond oil into the affected region, and allow to dry. Remove with a little bit of rose water. * Regular massage using vitamin E oil can help reduce the appearance of dark marks. Simply break open a capsule of vitamin E and apply liberally to the skin. Vitamin E also benefits the skin by restoring moisture and suppleness. * Apply fresh tomato pulp directly to the skin to remove dark areas. Leave it on for one hour, then rinse completely with warm water. The vitamin C in tomatoes helps to fade dark spots. * Place a few slices of raw potato on your skin for 20 minutes. This will help to remove blemishes and dark spots. * Crush a few almonds and soak in water overnight. In the morning make a paste of the almonds mixed with a teaspoon of water. * Apply to dark areas and let dry. Rinse off with warm water. Repeat for best results. * Combine 1 tsp. turmeric with 1 tsp. lemon juice and apply to problem areas. Let dry and rinse with warm water. * Make a paste using 1 tsp. each oatmeal, yogurt and tomato juice. Apply to dark areas, let dry and rinse thoroughly with warm water. Repeat as often as desired. * Apply a few drops of honey to areas of hyper-pigmentation on the skin. Continue the use of honey for at least one month to experience results. * Remember to drink plenty of water every day, at least eight to 10 8 oz. glasses. Eat a healthy diet that contains plenty of whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean protein. * While natural home remedies can help lighten dark areas on the skin to some degree, if you are still bothered by this condition, consult your physician for other treatment options.
How Papaya Is Good For Skin Care We all know how papaya is very healthy if consumed regularly. But do you know that papaya not only works great when consumed but it also has a lot of properties that make it an ideal natural ingredient that you can add to your skin care routine. Papaya is considered a great natural ingredient for the skin due to the presence of Vitamin A, E and C along with a very special enzyme called papain. Vitamin A, E, and C act as anti-oxidants while papain is known for breaking down inactive protein and thus getting rid of dead skin. It also contains AHA’s that have anti-ageing properties. The fruit also has a very low sodium content which means all the more moisture for your skin. Papaya instantly brightens your skin, gets rid of tan, helps in lightening of blemishes, helps you to heal sore and cracked heals, gets rid of acne and prevents them from coming back, acts as a mild exfoliating agent and as I have mentioned before has anti- ageing properties. Now that we have seen how great papaya is for our skin, let’s talk about a few ways you can use it and take advantage of all the benefits it has to offer 1. Take a ripe papaya and blend it to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Wash with cold water. This face mask will your skin supple and moisturised and thus it is an ideal fruit pack for dry skin. You can also add honey to this mask 2. Take a few pieces of ripe papaya; and make a paste out of it by mixing it with a tablespoon of yogurt and a teaspoon lemon juice. Apply this paste on your skin and wash after 15 minutes with lukewarm water. This papaya mask helps in getting of tan and brightens your skin. 3. To use papaya as an exfoliator, mash some ripe papaya pieces and mix it with coarse sea salt or oats and use it to get rid of dry and dead skin. 4. For those who have oily or acne prone skin or both, make a paste of mashed papaya with fuller’s earth; add a little bit of lemon juice. Apply it to your skin for 15 minutes and wash with lukewarm water. You can also use sandalwood paste or powder instead of the fuller’s earth. Regular application helps in oil control and prevention of acne. 5. To get rid of freckles and brown spots that occur due to too much exposure to sun, apply papaya juice to the affected area, let it dry and then wash it off with cold water. Regular usage will help in lightening of such marks. 6. To prevent ageing and sagging of skin, make a papaya mask with mashed ripe papaya, honey and rice flour. Apply this mask and keep it for 15-20 minutes and wash it with lukewarm water. Apply this mask every alternate day and you will soon notice change in your skin. Papaya is one of the few natural ingredients that work well on any kind of skin, whether it’s oily, dry, normal or combination. All you need to do is to learn how to use it to gain maximum benefits for your skin type.
Your Beauty Questions Answered Q : I like to swim in summer but my permanent problem is the bikini line waxing. I hate to go to a parlor for a waxing and fear that hair removing creams would lead to a darkening of skin. What else can I do to remove the horrible hair? A : For a more permanent hair removal option you have to think on the lines of diode hair removing laser treatment. This works best on coarse and dark hair and lasts forever (though some hair might reappear). You may need four to six sitting s though half that number might suffice. It is best to start the process before you reach a decision. In the meantime, alternate between shaving and waxing. Opt for a style of shim wear that is longer in the area as one choice, so just shaving may suffice. Q : I bought purple mascara because it looked lovely in the advertisement. Now, when try it, the color just doesn’t show up. What can I do? A : The advertisement was probably in a foreign magazine with a foreign model! Color mascara might look perfect on very fair skin under the right light but, for Indian skin tones, it is the blacks and browns that seem to get the best result. When you have very light or blonde eyelashes, these colors show more. Now, to get the maximum result from your purple mascara, use it with purple or pink eye shadow colors. Get a base coat of mascara that is normally white so that the purple shows more upon application. Q : I like light fragrances but they just seem to evaporate on my skin, irrespective of the season. How can I make it last for me? Lighter fragrances suit lighter skins this is not the color of the skin but the quality of skin. Yes, fairer skin is more prone to being thinner. If your fragrance is not lasting long enough, then start to layer it. Use more than one product of the same fragrance. If you use the same soap, body cream, then EDT and pure perfume of the same fragrance it will definitely last longer. Also, your sweat might be hindering the fragrance, so one of my knees is much darker than the other as I had an accident a couple of years ago. I tend to wear a lot of skirts and it looks peculiar. Please suggest a remedy. You have not written your age as, when you are younger, this kind of discoloring often repairs itself. However, do talk to a dermatologist who can give you a more real picture. For a temporary remedy you can use make – up (a good quality foundation) applied sparingly and topped with a face powder. You can wear skin – color stockings of tights in winter and for summer you can opt for make – up. Another alternative would be a glycopeel by a laser treatment person as that removes the color from the top layer of skin. Q : I love the smell of nutmeg and want to use it in my face packs. How do I know if it is suitable for my skin type and how do I use it? Yes, nutmeg is a delicious smell but it can be a problem for sensitive skin. Never use more than a pinch of its powder that you can acquire by grating the nutmeg or by crushing it in a good pestle and mortar. When you have made the paste apply it to the inside of our wrist for at least 10 minutes to check for a reaction. Unless you have sensitive skin, there should be no problem with using nutmeg with a fruit of mud – based pack. Use a fragrance free antiperspirant. If you are using fragrances with smells of essential oil, you can try to use that essential oil add a few drops in your bath water. Q : The lipsticks I buy always look different on my lips than it does in the case, how do I know if it will suit me, before I buy it? There are two ways of checking the right color of the lipstick. You can see it on a white tissue. Thes is the real color of the lipstick. Rest of the changes appear due to the lips’ shape, size, and of course your skin tone. The inside of our wrist is often the closest to our lips’ color so you can check the shade on that area. Also you may request the shop assistant to let you try it on your lips, Carry your own lip brush for this and wipe with cleansing milk between trying two shades of lipsticks. Q : I have puffed up under eyes. I have tried all kinds of creams and lotions and sleeping but nothing helps. A : You have not mentioned your age as certain puffiness comes with age and the deposit of fat that builds up under the eyes. It could be water retention or even fat deposit. You can raise your head a bit more while sleeping as that would help the water retention. The fat would need cosmetic surgery. Rule out allergies and sinusitis before talking any drastic action. Q I have ugly stretch marks above my bum. I do have a good figure but these show above a sari as also low waist jeans. What can I do for hiding these? A : Stretch marks normally come due to sudden gain and ten loss of weight, so it is nice that you now have a good figure. For cosmetic camouflaging you can use derma color that is water and sweat proof. This would last for about 10 hours but it might leave some residue on your clothes after that, For a more permanent treatment you might want to consider laser treatment but do it only if you are above 22 years of age. Certain light treatments are affordable and would bring color back on the white lines.
Indian Natural Homemade Beauty Tips These tips are just for every home & women which is cost effective and can be availed from your day to day handlings. This also avoid chemical mixed beauty items that are mostly sold at high prices and if it is a branded one, then needless to say it would pinch your purse too! Simple, easy and with easily available items are the special highlights of these tips and sure there is no side effects or damages because of mostly all the ingredients are of natural one. After you try these, you may send in your comments or leave your comments * The combination is very simple and includes one cup of vanilla yogurt with juice from one-fourth of an orange squeezed into the yogurt. Mix the two well and lather it on your face leaving it for ten minutes. Your skin will feel smooth and will have a lovely vanilla-citrus scent. * Lips are slightly chapped I hate to put my lip tint on because I think it makes my cracked lips look worse! Yet one way to fix this problem is to take a standard toothbrush and brush the dead flakes off. You want to be gentle because if you scrub too hard it can irritate your lips, but the end result is great and my lips feel so soft. It even gives them a very natural reddish-pinkish look so you can go without tint, gloss or lipstick after brushing! * Yet one of my friends told me that she likes to leave her lotion on top of a heater or radiator while in the shower so that when she gets out the moisturizer is warm and easier to spread over her dry knees and elbows. I tried this trick and it works great but since the lotion does get warm and liquid-y, you have to be careful to not squeeze it out of the tube too hard and get it everywhere. * Take a citric fruit, like a lemon, and rub it over the dry parts. The acid breaks up the cracked, flaky bits and leaves behind soft skin. I really like to use a lemon wedge on my hip bones which get really dry and red after my jeans rub them all day long. * It is final pointer might be really helpful if you've broken up with a boyfriend or seen a really sad movie lately. To relieve puffy, red eyes, just dab a bit of olive oil around them. It will help reduce the swollen look that you can tend to get after crying.
Benefits of Turmeric for Skin People are realizing that turmeric has some amazing powers and is more than a spice which can be relegated to a shelf on your kitchen. Turmeric is packed with loads of benefits and today, scientists are also substantiating this fact with research to prove it. Applying turmeric paste to skin gives you healthy smooth skin. It also helps reduce acne and other skin related problems. * You can add turmeric powder in buttermilk and sugarcane juice. This will work the best for dark circles and wrinkles. * You can also use turmeric and sandalwood mixture as an acne face pack and wash it off in approximately 10 minutes. * Prepare a paste of sandalwood powder and ground turmeric with orange juice. Leave the paste on your face for 10 minutes and rinse it with lukewarm water. * Mixture of besan (gram flour) and turmeric in yoghurt/raw milk/water can help women lighten the stretch marks. * Prepare a mixture of turmeric and aloe vera gel. Apply it on the burn and notice how it heals the wound in no time. * Be sure to apply this paste for about a month to notice results. Home remedies usually show results over a period of time upon consistent use. * Apply a mixture of coconut oil/castor oil and turmeric powder on cracked heels preferably 15 minutes before you head to take a bath.
Fresh Strawberry Mask Strawberry mask If there’s one person who I think can talk to you about stress-induced blemishes, it’s me. I thought I was lucky when I was in high school and didn’t have a single pimple on my face. As an adult, I wish I had a face full of acne when I was a teenager because being a 24-year-old woman with stress-induced acne is pretty horrendous. This fresh strawberry mask will combat these blemishes. Strawberries are rich in salicylic acid. Plus, this mark is edible! Ingredients 1/2 cup fresh strawberries 1 tablespoon sour cream 2 teaspoons honey Preparation Mix together all ingredients until smooth using a fork or blender. Spread over your face and neck and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water and pat skin dry.