Beauty Tips comes from the Kitchen Cupboard
Who does not want to look beautiful? We want that glowing skin & take all sorts of approaches to cleanse tone &
moisten the skin to get the Glow. Today the Beauty Product market is more than a Billion Dollar industry with various
brands & companies coming with latest products that promise the glow one is searching for. But are the cosmetics used
really give the desired results? Are they proven enough by experts that they are safe for the skin? Do you have the
knowledge to choose the right brand & composition? All this makes you confused on what to do? Then, here is a
suggestion, try using these natural & home made beauty tips prepared with the ingredients available from our cupboard.
For those dry arms & legs, apply a moisturizing lotion that can be prepared by mixing 1 spoon of lemon juice, glycerin,
and petroleum jelly. Apply two times a week to get the desired results.
Body massaging is very good & massaging it with a mixture of Coconut oil and a Scented oil of your choice will do.
The coconut oil rubbed around the eyes also helps in getting rid of the dark circles. You can also place cucumber slices
on your eyes to remove the dark circles.
Want to have soft lips, apply coriander leaf juice & to remove the black color of the lips you can apply lemon juice.
A paste of sandalwood, rose water, cucumber juice makes a great face pack giving a glowing skin. Then rinse the face
with cold water to close the pores.
To get long eyelashes, applying a thin coat of castor oil is preferred & it also strengthens it.
The cracked heels in our Foot have always been a problem for all of us. Do not worry. Put your foot in warm water and
do some scrubbing on the cracked areas with a foot scruber.After that wash the feet with cold water.
Lemon pee can be applied on hands and feet to remove scars.
To remove hair from the feet and legs, try waxing & avoid doing shaving since the hair rises again. Waxing reduced the
speed of hair growth.
Have a bath with handmade or herbal soaps rather going for those cosmetic soaps.
A ripe banana mashed, mixed with egg white and yogurt make a face pack that moistens the skin.
A few drops of rose water included in the bath tub makes you feel cool and refreshed.
For having a good toned skin & to remove the eye spots, use a mixture of avocado, massed carrot & a tea spoon of
honey. The mask prepared is rich in Proteins, Vitamin E and calcium
Protect your skin from UV Rays
Our Beautiful skin gets exposed to the Sun,Dirt,Pollution every day making it greasy that leads to Ache, Blackheads,
dark circles showing signs of ageing. We need to protect our Skin & prevent it being damaged by these external factors.
The markets are available with several sunscreen lotions, anti ageing products, facial packs & scrubs.
Facial massage toned & cleans the skin. It open ups the pores of the skin & removes the hidden dirt, grime that causes
ache and black heads. Skins are of different type like normal, Dry & oily. Each skin type will have a different
composition of face mask. The applied face mask needs to be rubbed for some time with fingers in circular motion that
improves the blood circulation & give better result.
The skin pores should be breathing not closed. They get closed due to the dirt and Oil, mostly seen in Oily skin. These
blocked pores become black heads. They also arise in other parts of the body such as chest and the back. The skin has
to be free from these black heads or else it leads to ache, the word hated mostly by us. The best solution to avoid these
black heads is washing the face with water 3 to 4 times daily to reduce the excess oil. You can also take the help any
product mostly herbal to cleanse the skin & remove the extra oil. A good quality moisturizer also helps the skin to fight
& prevent it getting affected by pollutants. The removal of blackheads should be left at the hands of experts. Do not do
it yourself, may result in damaging the skin tissue.
To protect the skin from Sun Exposure, use a good sunscreen. The Ultra violet rays (UV) emitted for the strong sun
rays lead to cataract, sun burns, freckles, premature ageing and other skin diseases. The Sunscreen should be always
generously applied to the exposed areas of our body like the arms, feet, face & neck. Make sure that it gets absorbed
into the skin or else it will not give good results. The Question is what type of Sun Screen lotion should one apply when
we have several in the market? The best Sunscreen lotion is the one that has a Sun protection factor rating of 15,
usually mentioned in the Products as SPF.
Anti Aging or slowing down the ageing process can be done by using the anti aging creams, pills, treatments available
in the market. One also goes for cosmetic surgery that involves dental, lips, wrinkle removal by botox injections.
There is a huge demand for these anti aging products, mostly by women who look forward to remain young and
beautiful even at their Older Age.
Tips for Healthy Growing Hair
Men & Women are taking great care a healthy, soft & shinning hair. With the present Atmosphere, the hair gets
damaged on getting exposed to heat, dust & pollution also leading the dandruff or hair fall. We share few tips that will
help your hair get protected as well maintain the softness & shine.
Hair also needs regular nourishment with a proper intake of vitamins & minerals, so eat food like fruits, vegetables &
diary foods surely help one.
Most of us brush the Hair when it’s wet, this is not right. Wet hair breaks sooner, let the hair dry. Avoid the dryers as
the heat air damages the hair too.
The hair should be always washed or rinsed with lukewarm water. Extreme cold or hot water may cause damage.
Use regularly pure coconut oil rubbed on the scalp, for having a steady & health growth of hair. Castor oil can also be
in place of coconut oil. Coconut oil is very good having damaged hair. To get rid of lice & fleas that causes the
itchiness in the scalp, use lavender oil.
Rather combing the hair, use a soft brush that causes less damage than the combs.
If the hair gets too greasy then have shampooing done on the hair 3 to 4 times a week. It clears the dirt and other greasy
particles from the scalp. Selecting the right shampoos is also important because one may have dry hair or oily hair. Oily
hair needs a mild shampoo. For those having dry hair; they try for an Egg shampoo. Do not judge the shampoos by its
brand, price or the amount of lather formed. A good shampoo should have a Ph Level, contain panthenol, lather
boosters; the slight acidic to neutral ones are suitable for the hair.
Any type of hair that one has, they need to go for conditioning of the hair that makes it soft. It gives the strength and
the shine to hair. Nowadays, a composition of conditioner mostly henna & shampoos mix is available in the market. A
protein conditioner is used for damaged hair & a Moisturizing conditioner is used for dry hair. You can also make a
natural conditioner by making a mixture of Egg & curd and apply it on the scalp.
To prevent hair loss, strengthen the weak hairs it’s advisable to use herbal hair extracts available in the market. They
improve the blood circulation leading to faster growth of hair.
Take plenty of rest or sleep & avoid stress. Stress leads to rapid hair loss. For those stress patients, it’s advisable to
have anti-stress pills for calming it.
Winter Skin Care Tips
Everyone wants a young, smooth & beautiful skin all the time.But,come winter and our skins gets drier being exposed
to the cold atmosphere.Many of us do not know how to take care of the skin at these winter months. Here are few tips
that mention how to take care of the skin during winter.
The Skin needs moisture, whether it’s cold or rainy season. Buy soaps or cleansing products that are alcohol free and
have neutral pH during the winter season. They supplement the moisture that is lost due to the cold.
Winter makes the skin look dehydrated and dull, since the cold air will contain less moisture. The Skin type also
behaves differently, a normal skin may seem dry or an oily skin may seem dry to us due to the humidity. Go for natural
extracts like aloe Vera or Olive oil. These contain the essential nourishing ingredients that will not keep the skin dry.
For those having a dry skin; one can take cosmetic products that contain fatty acids, glycerin. The moisturizers used
should contain more oil percentage.
One must remove the dead cells from the body that will help generate new cells and improves the blood circulation.
During the winter seasons, a massage with baby oil after the shower nourishes the skin. One can also add few drops of
almond oils in the water before taking the bath, it nourishes the skin.
To prevent excessive dryness, one must take all types of protection to the body from getting exposed to the cold winds
by wearing woolen clothes or jackets, gloves to protect the hands, scarf’s.
Of course we have not forgotten to mention the important product needed in winter also, the sunscreen lotion. A
sunscreen with a Sun protection factor of 15 & containing ingredients like cocoa butter, olive oil, aloe Vera nourishes
the skin making it smooth during the winter season also.
Dry or chapped lips are commonly observed to happen for all of us during winter since the sensitive lips get dehydrated
or loose moisture soon. To prevent the cracked or sore lips, use a balm having moisturizing ingredients like a petroleum
Drink lots of water to prevent the body getting hydrated and also have green tea or soups. This brings a healthy glow to
Say no to those blow Driers in the winter season, the hot air blower during the cold season can cause irritation.
The Room temperature needs to be controlled with the help of air conditioner so that the air is not dry & the skin does
not get hydrated.
The Natural Wonder Drug- Aloe Vera
I always had a Question during my teen age - Why has mom kept large pots in our garden that have aloe Vera
plants? Later, did I came know that this little plant having thick & fleshy leaves called aloe Vera has become an
important ingredient used mostly in skin care and beauty products that has become a million dollar industry. This
miracle plant seems gifted by God that has many internal and external benefits to the body. It is mostly found in Africa
but can be grown in our own gardens & does not require much space.
With regular use of aloe Vera, one can reap a life time benefits of health & beauty. Most of the Aloe Vera products
available in the market contain only a small percent of the juice, but using it in natural form one gets more than 90% of
the juice. Aloe Vera does a great benefit for those having oily skin. The juice contains minerals, calcium, zinc, iron &
all these make the required natural supplement for nourishing the skin.
Today the aloe Vera is found in most of the cosmetic products like gels, creams, powder, soaps, shampoos, lotions and
even readily packed juices for drinking. So, there are benefits of either drinking the juices though not find tastier or
apply directly to body. Aloe Vera boosts the moisture, protects the skin from sun radiation, dust & makes skin
Does this tiny plant slows prevent premature ageing? Well the answer is yes! The juice of this tiny plant pumps a lot of
oxygen into the skin making the skin glow and looks youthful. The Skin care products made with Aloe Vera removes
the scars, reduces the blemishes, age lines giving a fresh and youthful look.
Those having oily skin & want to get rid of the ache problems, aloe Vera soaps. It removes excess oil, deep cleanses
the skin making it dry. Wash the face daily with the soap using Luke warm water. The Aloe Vera gels available in the
markets can be used a toner & applied at night time to tighten the skin, giving a young appearance.
The Aloe Vera products can be used in winter as well as summer & can be applied to all type of skin. In winter, it can
be applied to the dry skin. The Aloe gel or shampoo products can be used for the Hair that nourishes protects it from
damage & makes it healthy and glowing. It prevents hair fall & removes the dandruff.
That is the magic of Aloe Vera, a tiny plant providing lots of remedies, so why not just keep that tiny plant in our
Gardens & have the natural aloe Vera juice ready for use.