Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Some Beauty Tips

Sparkling, beautiful eyes are the best assets a woman can have. Do take time to cater to the special care that eyes need regularly.

Eat enough of Vitamin A and C. Take special care in the choice of eye make-up. Don't use make-up that can irritate and harm the eyes. Avoid spending too much time in smoky rooms and don't neglect a check-up on a regular basis.

ips 1:

Soak 1 tspn dry Gooseberry powder in a cup of water overnight. Strain this in the morning and add 1 cup of plain water to this. Splash the eyes with this or wash them with the help of an eyecup.

Tips 2:

Dip a pad of cotton wool in some Rose water to which 2-3 drops of Castor oil is added. Place these soaked pads on the eyelids and relax for 15-20 minutes.

Tips 3:

Splash the eyes with a weak tea solution, thoroughly strained and cooled.

Tips 4:

Cotton pads dipped in a cold tea solution and placed on the eyelids whilst relaxing.

For reasons only known to them, children at times have chewing gum stuck on their hair.

Apply some Honey on the gum, at times when an ice cube is rubbed it also helps to remove the sticky stuff


This is one problem all School going children face in life.

Tips 1:Take 2tblspns of Vinegar and dilute with 2 tblspns of water.
Apply and leave for an hour before washing well.

Tips 2:Take a cup of Coconut oil and add 1 tspn of crushed Camphor to this.
Heat the oil till camphor melts.
Apply well on scalp while the oil is still warm.
Leave for 1 hour before washing.

Tips 3:Make a paste of Basil leaves.
Drape a towel and leave overnight or at least for 2 hours. Wash

This is a very natural phenomenon and all of us do loss hair.
Too much of hair loss is a matter of concern.
This usually happens after a long illness, extreme climates, too much of stress and bad eating or sleeping habits.

Tips 1:Wash the hair with Tender Coconut water every other day for weeks.

Tips 2:Add the paste of fresh Curry leaves to Shikakai powder and wash hair with this on a regular basis.

Tips 3:Wash hair with coconut milk

Tips 4:Dry some basil leaves and Margosa leaves.
Add some Bay leaves and powder all 3 together.
Add 1tspn of this powder to 50 ml. of water and apply for ½ an hour Wash

Wrinkles generally are due to age, Stress and dry skin.
You should always keep the areas around the eyes mouth and nose and also the neck well cared for and moisturized.

Tip 1: Take 1 tbsp of cold milk and add 3-4 drops of lime juice. Rub this paste well into the wrinkles before going to sleep.
The next morning wash with warm water and dry with a rough towel firmly.
Once again rub in the cream - in the direction opposite to the wrinkles.
Wait for ½ an hour and wash, avoid using soap.

Tip 2:Rub the pulp of a ripe Papaya on the face and leave for ½ an hour before washing.This is a very good toner also.

Tip 3:Rub almond oil on the wrinkles in upward strokes. Leave overnight and wash with warm water next morning.

Tip 4:Cut open a Vitamin -E capsule, add ½ tsp of glycerine and apply.
Wash after 15- 20 minutes.Tip 5:Add ½ tsp honey to 1 tsp rice powder.
Smoothen the lines with this paste.
Leave for ½ an hour and wash.

Tip 6:Mix 1 tsp honey with 1 tsp of milk cream.
Apply well. Wash after 20 minutes.

Note: Treatment for wrinkles should be done everyday for a period of 30 - 40 days to have visible results.

The cause for pimples are many and not only adolescence as popularly believed.
Chronic constipation is one major cause, the food we eat plays a very important role.
You will have to cut down the fried food, chocolates, cheese and aerated drinks.
Eat a lot of fresh fruits and green vegetables with a lot of water.
Instead of washing the face with soap, use orange peel powder.
Dry Orange peels in the shade for 4-5 days. Powder finely and store.
Wash your face with this 2-3 times a day.
It clears the face and feels very refreshing. Smells too good

Straighten your hair
How To Straighten Your Hair

So, do you want to straighten your curls? Here's how:

* Wash and condition hair.

* Blot dry. Hair should be almost dry when you begin.

* Gather up hair into several sections and secure or clip hair on top of your head. You will be drying the bottom layers first.

* Follow the brush (with your dryer) down the sections of hair as you straighten each section and be sure to keep the dryer moving.

* Take down a new section of hair and procede as directed above.

* Work your way up the layers until all sections are dried and straightened.

* To curl the ends for a polished look, take your brush and pull the ends under. Finish your styling with a blast of cool air if your hairdryer has this capability.


* Be sure to condition your hair often. Sun, cold temperatures plus the use of your hair dryer can be hard on your hair.

* For best results, use products formulated for your hair type. It does make a difference.

* Give your hair a break and allow it to dry naturally as often as possible.

* Have split ends snipped every six weeks to two months to ensure that they don't travel up the hair shaft

Get rid of pimples
CLEAN! Wash your face with a gentle, oil- and fragrance-free cleanser; preferably a nondetergent one labeled pH balanced.
If you have oily skin all over your face, use a cleanser that contains benzoil peroxide or salicylic acid.
Don't scrub - irritated skin swells around the pores, which can cause breakouts.Skip toner unless your face is very oily, otherwise it might dry out the skin.

TREAT! Apply a topical acne treatment containing benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, or salicylic acid over your entire face, not just where blemishes have already erupted.
At night, use a drying spot-treatment product and dab oil-free moisturizer on dry areas.
In the morning, apply an oil-free sunscreen gel over the entire face.

CONCEAL! Use a small makeup brush to dab concealer or cream foundation (in the exact same shade as your skin) directly onto the blemish.
Use a fingertip to wipe away excess concealer around the blemish and, if necessary, apply another coat of concealer.
If the makeup becomes cakey, carefully wipe it off and start over. gently brush powder (in the exact same shade as your skin) on top of the concealer.

Tricks Of The Trade:

* If you have oily skin and feel that you need toner, apply it only on the T-zone, and rinse it off afterward (leaving it on can dry the skin). Use a clay mask as often as every three days to absorb excess oil.

* To stop redness and swelling in an emergency situation (job interview, wedding), ask your doctor for a cortisone injection. It calms down a pimple almost instantly.

* If you can't get to your dermatologist (or needles make you squemish), temporarily reduce redness and swelling by dabbing on a drop of drugstore cortisone cream, Preparation H, or Vasocon-A eyedrops.

Keeping Skin Oil-Free All Day
To keep skin oil-free and shine-free all day:

STEP:1 Cleanse your face every morning and evening. When cleansing at night, use a makeup remover before cleansing.

Tip: If your skin is oily, use witch hazel after cleansing. If you have oily skin, you might not need to moisturize daily. However, if your cleanser dries your skin, use a light, oil-free moisturizer.

STEP:2 Cover your blemishes with concealer.
You might need two different colors of concealer: one for the hairline and one for the cheeks.
One shade should match your skin tone exactly; the other should be slightly darker for covering redness and blemishes (to make the covered blemishes appear more natural and blend better with your skin tone).

Tip: If your skin is oily and blemished, you may need additional coverage from your makeup. Invest in a top-quality oil-free foundation. Even though you may require a lot of coverage, don't use a heavy coat of foundation; use it only to even out your skin tone.

STEP:3 Set your face with colorless, oil-free powder.

Tip: When touching up during the day, first blot the skin with oil-blotting paper (always blot your face before applying another coat of powder or the powder will appear thick and heavy). During the day, use the same sheer powder for touch-ups.
If you use a compact press powder, store the puff facing the mirror (away from the makeup) so the oil from the puff doesn't mix with the powder.
Wash the puff weekly with water and mild shampoo to keep it oil- and bacteria-free.

Tip: If you experience consistent acne problems, see a dermatologist. Fortunately, acne is considered a medical, not a cosmetic, condition, and many acne prescriptions are covered by health insurance

Lipstick Tips and Tricks
Follow these lipstick tips & tricks and you'll save money, you'll look prettier & your lipstick will last longer.

Tip #1: Store lipstick in the fridge. It will last weeks longer.

Tip #2: Never use a tester on your lips. It's just plain unhygienic. Instead, test lipstick on your fingertips. It's a closer fit to your lips than the back of your hand.

Tip #3: Use liner on your lips as a base. Lipstick will last longer if you fill in your lips with the liner first. If you're using light lipstick, try a nude liner.
Then slick your lipstick on top.

Tip #4: Don't skip the liner. Without the prerequisite liner, your lips will look "smudgier" according to Berg, softer & less defined.

Tip #5: Keep lipstick off your teeth with this trick. This is a trick I learned years ago from my mom. After applying lipstick, take your index finger & pop it in your mouth, then pull it out. The excess lipstick will come off on your finger rather than your teeth.

Tip #6: Lipstick can act as a blush. But never use blush as a lipstick.

Tip #7: Apply liner first. Lipstick tends to feather if you apply liner second. Also, you won't be able to see the natural line of your lips if you apply lipstick first.

Tip #8: The older you are, the 'creamier' your lips should look. Women over 50 should avoid matte or a gloss and stick with a creamy lipstick.

Tip #9: Don't throw out a bad color lipstick. Beauty editors know you can create a great lipcolor by combining lipsticks you don't like. You can also color in lips with a darker liner before applying a lipstick that's too bright.

Tip #10: For 'plump' lips, apply liner just outside your natural lipline. 'Nuff said.

Tip #11: Keep lip gloss on longer with liner. Lip gloss is infamous for wearing off fast, but if you fill in lips first with the liner, the gloss has something to stick to.

Tip #12: Heal -- don't throw out -- a broken lipstick. If your lipstick breaks off, simply take off the broken portion with a tissue, then slowly wave a lit match under the broken piece of lipstick. When it's melted a bit, put it back on the base, swivel it down and put it in the fridge -- uncovered -- for 5 minutes.

Tip #13: Avoid orange or brown shades. They tend to make teeth appear yellow.

Tip #14: Save the last bits. Down to the last bit of you favorite lipstick? There's plenty more at the bottom of your tube. Scrape out the last bits with a cotton swap or orange stick & mix it with Vaseline or lip gloss in a lipstick palette.

Tip #15: Keep lipstick off glass. Discreetly lick the lip of the glass before touching your lips to it. It works!

Ease your body into these stretches: you should not be jumping or bouncing around, and the exercises are not supposed to be uncomfortable.
Remember to breathe slowly and rhythmically too.
The positions should be held for at least 10 seconds, but if you want to increase your flexibility, stretch the major muscle groups for a minimum of 30 seconds.
As well as helping your body to relax by reducing muscle tension, these stretch exercises can be done to increase flexibility or to ease muscles, or cool down after exercising.
Abdominal breathing is the key here.
This allows you to take air deep into your lungs.
When you breathe deeply, blood is able to carry oxygen more efficiently to all parts of your body.

Keep Your Skin Healthy
The best way to keep your skin healthy is to avoid sun exposure.

Stay out of the sun. Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. This is when the sun’s UV rays are strongest.

Don’t be fooled by cloudy skies. Harmful rays pass through clouds. UV radiation also can pass through water, so don’t assume you’re safe if you’re in the water and feeling cool.
Use sunscreen.
Sunscreens are rated in strength according to a sun protection factor (SPF), which ranges from 2 to 30 or higher.

A higher number means longer protection. Buy products with an SPF number of 15 or higher.
Also look for products whose label says: broad spectrum (meaning they protect against both types of harmful sun rays — UVA and UVB) and water resistant (meaning they stay on your skin longer, even if you get wet or sweat a lot). Remember to reapply the lotion as needed.

Wear protective clothing. A hat with a wide brim shades your neck, ears, eyes, and head. Look for sunglasses with a label saying the glasses block 99 to 100 percent of the sun’s rays. Wear loose, lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and long pants or long skirts when in the sun.
Avoid artificial tanning.
Don’t use sunlamps and tanning beds, as well as tanning pills and tanning makeup.
Tanning pills have a color additive that turns your skin orange after you take them. The FDA has approved this color additive for coloring foods but not for tanning the skin. The large amount of color additive in tanning pills may be harmful.
Tanning make-up products are not suntan lotions and will not protect your skin from the sun.

Check your skin often. Look for changes in the size, shape, color, or feel of birthmarks, moles, and spots. If you find any changes that worry you, see a doctor. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests that older, fair-skinned people have a yearly skin check by a doctor as part of a regular physical exam

Like blackheads, these are caused by accumulation of hardened sebum or oils, in the pores of the skin.
The difference is that in areas where the skin is fine and delicate, the clogged grease is not exposed to air.
Oxidization does not take place and does not darken the tips as on case of blackheads.
The white heads appear in the form of tiny, pearly, white raised spots.
They are common on the area just above the cheekbone, nose, or where the skin is fine.
On oily skins, they may appear as a part of a "problem skin condition",
with blackheads, pimples and acne.
Deep pore cleansing with beauty grains helps to discourage them.
The mixture of beauty grains and skin tonic is rubbed gently on the affected areas, before being rinsed off with water. The gentle dermabrasive action discourages their formation and also helps to dislodge them after a period of time.

White heads should never be removed forcibly, even with a blackhead extractor.
In case of white heads, or milia, as they are called, the pore is not open.
Forcible removal will only damage skin tissue and cause infection.
With external care, you should include adequate amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily diet.
Drink plenty of water and fresh fruit juices.
A glass of warm water with the juice of lemon, helps to cleanse the body of toxic residues and improve the elimination of waste.

Skin Care and Aging
Dry Skin and Itching

Many older people suffer from dry skin, particularly on their lower legs, elbows, and forearms. The skin feels rough and scaly and often is accompanied by a distressing, intense itchiness.

Low humidity — caused by overheating during the winter and air conditioning during the summer — contributes to dryness and itching. The loss of sweat and oil glands as you age also may worsen dry skin. Anything that further dries your skin — such as overuse of soaps, antiperspirants, perfumes, or hot baths — will make the problem worse. Dehydration, sun exposure, smoking, and stress also may cause dry skin.

Dry skin itches because it is irritated easily. If your skin is very dry and itchy, see a doctor. Dry skin and itching can affect your sleep, cause irritability, or be a symptom of a disease. For example, diabetes and kidney disease can cause itching. Some medicines make the itchiness worse.

The most common treatment for dry skin is the use of moisturizers to reduce water loss and soothe the skin. Moisturizers come in several forms — ointments, creams, and lotions.

Ointments are mixtures of water in oil, usually either lanolin or petrolatum. Creams are preparations of oil in water, which is the main ingredient. Creams must be applied more often than ointments to be most effective. Lotions contain powder crystals dissolved in water, again the main ingredient.

Because of their high water content, they feel cool on the skin and don’t leave the skin feeling greasy. Although they are easy to apply and may be more pleasing than ointments and creams, lotions don’t have the same protective qualities. You may need to apply them frequently to relieve the signs and symptoms of dryness. Moisturizers should be used indefinitely to prevent recurrence of dry skin.

A humidifier can add moisture to the air. Bathing less often and using milder soaps also can help relieve dry skin. Warm water is less irritating to dry skin than hot water.

Apply a paste made of nutmeg, pepper and a little water. Apply on the pimples and allow to dry. Then wash off.
Mix 10 grams juice of white onions with 5 grams honey and 1 gram rock salt and apply on pimples.

Wash your face thrice a day and apply calamine lotion on the pimples.
Apply a paste made out of ground mint leaves on the pimples and leave overnight.
This will ease the pimples and clear other blemishes also.Never pick pimples for if you do so they leave scars.
Take a little each of rice, poppy-seeds & almonds and grind to a fine powder and mix it with 2 tablespoons of curd and apply to your face.
Allow to dry for 10 minutes and then wash off and see your skin glow and the pimple marks fade away slowly.

-In gram flour add curds (yogurt) and make paste and apply on face, before it dries completely rub that. Do this for every two days.

Take fresh cinnamon powder and put it in tightly sealed bottle and take little powder mix with

water and apply this only on pimples. Wait for some time and wash your face. Do this for at least 10 days.

Take ripe papaya and mash then apply on pimples.

Take out the fat from the curd and apply this curd to pimple and face and take shower after 15 minutes.

Warm honey and mix gram flour and apply this paste to face. Wash with warm water after it dries.

Grind mint leaves and apply on pimples and wash after 5 minutes.

Tulsi is a great medicine. Grind tulsi leaves and apply on pimples.

Take tender neem leaves and rub with fresh turmeric this will make a best medicine for pimples.
Apply this paste on pimples. Do this for at least 10 days.

Avoid taking oily food, sweets, fries, and potatoes. Take fresh fruits and other fresh vegetables with your diet.

Don’t take more non-vegetarian. Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day.

Use medicated soaps which is recommended by your doctor.

Don’t pinch pimples. It will make scar

Taking Care of Neglected Neck
Our neck is most vulnerable to ageing lines, unwanted folds and double chin.
The most brilliant makeup techniques also cannot disguise it.
Daily Nourishment and care of neck is a must.
A neglected neck can show the real age of a well-groomed and well-maintained face.

Tips for a graceful neck :
Hold your head up. It improves the posture and is good for the neck.

Sleeping without the pillow helps in preventing double chins.

Daily before bath, for a minute or two, massage the neck area with downward strokes one hand

following the other using any cream or skin oil.

Apply lemon-turmeric paste on the neck to eliminate the colour difference in face and skin.

When you apply the facial masks don’t forget to apply it on the neck too.

Tips for Neck Care
If you moisturize your face then do the same for your neck, if you are using a night cream for your face then apply it on your neck also.

Do not lean over your work table. Work at angles that help you maintain your head straight or sit closer to the table.

Daily before bath, for a minute or two, massage the neck area with downward strokes one hand following the other using any cream or skin oil.

Apply lemon-turmeric paste on the neck to eliminate the colour difference in face and skin

Using yoghurt can also help remove the tan on the neck. Apply a layer of yoghurt over the neck area.

Leave it on for around 20 minutes and rinse with warm water. Apply some regular moisturiser and massage gently.

Apply lemon-turmeric paste on the neck to eliminate the colour difference in face and skin.

Use a natural scrubber on your neck daily to keep the lymphatic glands active and also to remove dead skin.

Buttermilk is a very good cleanser for the neck, especially for those with oily skin.

Neck is prone to getting tanned very easily. So during the time of sun-bath you need to take good care of this part of the body and protect it from direct exposure to sun.

A wide rimmed hat will save your neck from direct exposure to sun. But it is better to use a high factor sun block cream.

When you apply the facial masks don't forget to apply it on the neck too.

Daily before bath, for a minute or two, massage the neck area with downward strokes one hand following the other using any cream or skin oil

It is recommended not to sleep over a soft bed, while natural sleep.

When you are lifting something then use your legs rather than back. This will not put excess strain on your neck.

Buttermilk is a very good cleanser for the neck, especially for those with oily skin
Try not to use pillows for sleeping or use lower pillows. It will prevent your neck from curling more down and will help it stretch properly. A good posture is a remedy to many problems, and thus also a remedy to neck problems. Back straight, chin up always appeals like a young personality.

Hold your head up. It improves the posture and is good for the neck.

Massage your neck towards the chin in an upward motion with gentle hands. You can use a moisturizer or a massage cream. It facilitates the smooth blood circulation and hence brightens up the complexion.

Regularly exfoliate your neck, that will help drive out the dead cells and will give space the new cells.

Take a chair be seated, then look up to the ceiling. But do not open your mouth and do not make any other movements, now the stretch that you fell in your neck is going to benefit you. Then after you have made your pose, start to chew with your mouth open. this exercise is beneficial to improve the posture.

Tips for Dry Lips
-Hot water fomentation, followed by a mixture of Vaseline and honey applied on the lips atleast thrice a week will prevent lips from chapping.

-A good lip balm should create a moisture barrier to provide protection against the elements. It should also contain counterirritants to eliminate itching. Lip balms with antiseptic properties are also perfectly safe, and keep germs and bacteria away from chapped or cracked lips.

-Apply fresh butter on dry lips to make it smooth.

-Use chapstick

-To cure dry lips apply peanut butter or coco butter.

-Grind rose petals with cream on the top of milk and apply on lips to cure the dry lips

-Mix 2 drops of glycerin, and ½ tsp of lime juice and apply on lips to cure the dry lips.

-Take B, C vitamin foods in diet.

-Best remedy to cure dry lips mix equal quantities of nutmeg, turmeric, fresh butter and apply to lips.

-Mix 2 drops of glycerin with 1 tsp of cream on the top of milk and apply to lips to cure the dry lips and as well as to get the smooth & shiny lips

Tips for Legs & Feet
Wash legs with fresh water and wipe with clean towels.

If knees are dark than the rest of the leg... Mix lemon juice, curd, wheat flour and make like paste and apply, and remove after 5 minutes.

soak legs in warm water for 5 minutes and rub with pumise stone. Apply cold cream.

To get rid off dry skin from feet, put soap on spong and rub on feet and wash. Apply baby oil.
Apply white petroleum jelly on feet to remove dry skin.

If your feet sweat too much mix 10 drops of lavendor water or udecolen in water and soak feet in it for 15 minutes. Pat dry and apply Zoric powder.

Use 10 drops or sandalwood oil in 100ml coconut oil or olive oil and massage your leg or the entire body just before your bath.

Waxing or shaving too often can result in gooseflesh or ugly goosebumps that spoil the shape of legs.

Do this massage more often. Start at the ankles and work your way towards the top of the thighs with a rotary action using lots of soap. Then wash. Dry your legs with a towel using a strong upward motion from your feet.
Then massage in a good hand and body lotion or baby oil while the skin is still warm and the pores are open, so that the skin gets well nourished.

Concentrate a bit more on the knees and rough heels, as these require more attention.

Soak feet for 10 minutes in warm water to which salt has been added. Remove and scrub dry, especially between the toes. This is the easiest way to relax tired feet. In the case of a sprain add Epsom salt to the water for best results.

Mix a few drops of lemon juice in vaseline and apply gently on cracked heels

Hands AND Feets
Your face might get noticed first but your hands get the maximum exposure. Besides harsh sun and chaffing winds they are in direct contact with drying elements like detergents, hot water etc. the result: hands look years older than the rest of you.

Why hands age so fast?
The fragile structure of your hands makes the skin especially vulnerable to aging, but you can slow the process. The skin on the backs of your hands has few oil glands so it shrivels and chaps easily upon exposure especially around the joints.
Protect skin with gloves in winters and use moisturizer and sunscreen all year round.

Why does skin on the hands sag?
Thinning bones and shrinking fat cells cause skin to sag. Keep bones strong with calcium supplements. Also moderate exercise will pump blood and it's nutrients back into hands and feet. Production of collagen and elastin- proteins that make skin supple also slows with age. Oral vitamin C protects these component.
Top hand irritants
If your hands are itchy and rashes seem to erupt inexplicably then consider the following culprits
Orange peels: contain oils that can inflame skin, if you are sensitive, have someone else peel off the fruit.

Onion and garlic: contain a chemical that can be irritating to the touch. Avid cooks who are constantly in touch with them are vulnerable.
Shellfish: such as crab and lobster can cause a condition called contact urticaria, which results in hives.

Nickel: in coins, doorknobs, pens and foods such as lettuce and asparagus-causes red, cracking skin or blisters in 5% of the female population.

Carbonless copy paper: used in credit card receipts and many office forms contain tiny capsules that release skin irritating solutions.
Constant friction can cause rashes.

In order to keep your hands looking young and fresh see our foot therapy section and treat yourself to a manicure to give your hands the essential groomed look.

For lovely hands always use gloves for washing clothes and utensils Soak hands in a bowl of warm water to which 1 tsp of corn starch has been added for 5 minutes daily after finishing the house-hold chores. Massage hands once a week with olive oil and a little table salt added to it.
Remove ingrained dirt from hands with a 10 minute massage of sugar' and butter.
Glycerine, rose water and lemon juice rubbed on the hands every night during winter months keeps them soft and prevents ugly cracks forming.

For chapped hands in winters, wash with lukewarm water (before going to bed) , apply milk-cream and put on a pair of gloves; wash hands the next morning.

To remove stains from hands ' rub with a slice of lemon or a raw potato.

For nicotine stains, apply lemon juice and leave for 10 minutes before washing.
A drop of Witch Hazel in the palms is an effective antidose for hands that perspire a lot.

To keep hands clean and soft, soak 250 grams oatmeal in 11-12 cups water and leave overnight. Strain it through a thin muslin cloth the next morning and add 1 thsp lemon juice and 1 tsp each. of olive oil, rose water, glycerine and diluted ammonia.
Bottle and apply on hands 3-4 times daily.

Knees, Heel and Feet Keep knees smooth by rubbing them occasionally wit. fresh lime juice or massage with a nourishing cream.

The winter itch that cracks the skin of the heels due to excessive dryness or the use of an alkaline soap can be treated by washing the feet at night in warm water and mild soap and applying a lanolin rich cream or mixture of glycerine and rose water.

Tired feet should be soaked alternately in hot and cold water.
Before applying paint on your toe-nails, cut triangular shapes of sponge and place then between toes to keel them separated, and save the hassle of cleaning the skin on the toes.

25 Tips for Dealing With Dandruff
1: Before going to bed, take 2 tsp pure vinegar and mix it with 6 tsp water and apply it on the scalp .
Tie a towel around the head. Wash your head next morning. After shampooing, rinse again with vinegar water. Do these once a week for at least three months.

2: Boil five teaspoons of dried and used tealeaves in limewater, use it as a last rinse after shampoo, to give your scalp skin, the factors of anti-dandruff formation. This gives your hair… a lustrous shine and provides nourishment too.

3: Take 100gm each of amla (Indian goose berry), reetha, and shikakai and boil in two litre of water until the liquid reduces to half. Apply this shampoo on your hair for one month. It will remove dandruff and will provide thickness and shine to your hair.

4: Mustard Oil boiled with henna (mehendi) leaves helps in reducing dandruff.

5: Mix 1 teaspoons lemon juice with 2 teaspoons vinegar and massage on the scalp. Wash your hair with an egg shampoo.

6: Add few Leaves Of Hibiscus to a glass of water. Heat it gently .Mix lime juice 1tsp into it. Apply this mixture on your scalp before shampooing.

7: Gently massage scalp with brandy and then wash off. This helps in relieving the problem of dandruff.

8: Instead of shampooing, massage handfuls of baking soda into the hair and scalp to absorb oil and to loosen dead skin on scalp. Rinse thoroughly and use no other shampoos. While initially the hair may seem dry, after several weeks, dandruff will go off and hair will be smooth and shiny.

9: Take 1 part almond oil, 1 part pure sulphur powder, 2 parts 'surgical spirit' and 4 parts distilled water or rose water and mix well. Rub on the scalp.

10: Before shampooing, massage the scalp with salt for some time and then wash off. When done over a period of time, this helps in completely getting rid of dandruff.

11: Mix some camphor in coconut oil. Use this oil for daily application on the scalp. The application should be done nicely, with the fingertips working at the hair roots in the scalp. The problem of dandruff will be solved in about fifteen days.

12: Take 2 cup water, add 4-5 tablespoons dried thyme and boil for 10 minutes. Cool, strain, and use the mixture to massage scalp. Keep for half an hour.

13: Apply lemon juice sweetened with sugar on the scalp. Then expose the hair to the sun's heat for five to six hours. When this is done, wash the hair with soap. This is a difficult but definite method to solve the dandruff problem.

14: Apply grated carrots to the scalp and leave for some time to prevent dandruff. Wash off as usual.

15: Apply poppy seeds ground with milk on the scalp. Later wash with plain water or water mixed with herbs such as shikakai.

16: Dissolve 2 aspirins in any dandruff shampoo and wash your hair.

17: Apply the juice of onions to the scalp to cure the problem of dandruff. Leave on for about a half hour and then shampoo as usual. This is a very effective dandruff treatment

18: Massage the scalp with almond oil. Dip a towel in boiling water and wrap it around the hair. Repeat it thrice or four times when the towel gets cold.

19: Grind fenugreek (methi) seeds soaked in water overnight. Massage this paste on scalp and hair and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.

20: Wash your hair with warm apple cider vinegar. Then cover your head with a towel or a shower cap and leave for about 30-40 minutes. Rinse with plain water. Repeat 2 times a week until your dandruff goes away.

21: Take a palm full of baking soda and rub it on your wet hair. Wash it off with water. The baking soda should relieve the itching and help in reducing the problem of dandruff.

22: Mix 100g witch hazel and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice in 200ml water. Shampoo your hair and apply with cotton to the scalp when the hair are still wet. Repeat several times until the dandruff is treated.

23: Try a shampoo with selenium sulfide or salicylic acid.

24: Mix 3 parts of olive oil with 1 part honey. Apply this well on your scalp and hair. Wrap a hot towel over it. Shampoo it off after some time. This is a good dandruff remedy.

25:Try Zest soap once a week. It may work for oily hair. It leaves your hair dry, so use conditioner to your hair only but try not to get it on your scalp. It has worked to get rid of dandruff for some people.

How To Get Rid Of Dandruff -
Quick Tips
Vinegar is poured into the hair, massaged into the scalp, and left to dry for a few minutes.
Then the hair is washed.

The process is repeated daily until the dandruff disappears, usually within a few days.

A Recipe For Healthy

Forget hair revitalizing shampoos, great nutrition is the most effective way of getting awesome hair!
Shiny, healthy hair is a reflection of a healthy body, so it's like two for the price of one. Just like your body, your hair needs a balanced, nutritious diet to stay healthy. So follow this recipe for healthier hair, and be amazed at the difference it makes!

Water makes up one-fourth of the weight of a strand of hair.
Moisture makes the hair supple, so make sure you get plenty of fluids. A key point is NOT to wait until you're thirsty.

If you're thirsty, it means your body has already lost more water than it should have, and it's urging you to fill up the tank. Water not only hydrates your body, but helps keep your hair silky and shiny. Ideally, you should drink between eight and ten glasses of water a day.

Protein is the building block of hair, so a diet for healthy hair contains an awful lot of protein! Protein will give the shaft of your hair more strength, and will reduce the likelihood of dame through snapping and splitting. You can get protein from foods like fish, meat, milk, cheese and cereals.

Iron helps to carry oxygen to the hair. Without enough iron, hair and its follicles get starved of oxygen. This means that the ‘goodness’ in the root of your hair is much less effective along the length of the strand. You can increase your iron intake by eating red meat and dark green vegetables, or by iron supplements.

Zinc builds hair protein which helps to prevent hair loss. Meat and seafood are the foods highest in zinc.

Copper is involved in the pigmentation of hair. You can optimize your natural color with a diet with plenty of copper. Who needs hair dye and fake color! Shellfish, liver, fresh vegetables, nuts, seeds and meat are all high in copper.

Vitamin A will give you a healthy scalp, because it’s great for the skin! You can get vitamin A from foods like vegetables - in particular, in carrots. (So it’s good for the waistline too!)
Vitamin B and C are important for good circulation, hair growth and hair color. If you ensure that you have enough vitamin B and C, you’ll have strong, supple strands of hair that do not split. You can get these vitamins from eating foods like fruit, vegetables, cereals, eggs, milk and bread.
So follow this healthy guide…

be sure to add in a hefty dose of daily exercise to keep that blood pumping… then add proper hair care on the surface! Go ahead! Try it!

Soon enough you'll be turning down offers to do shampoo commercials!

Treating dark circles
Massage with almond cream and wipe off with cotton after 5 minutes to get rid off eye circles.

Apply milk around eyes to cure the dark circles.

Wet cotton with rose water and keep on eyes and remove after 10 minutes to treat dark circles.

Grate potato and squeeze juice. Apply around the eyes.

Put ice cubes in tea decation and put in refrigerates for 1 hour. Apply with cotton and wash after 1 hour.

Massage a good whitening cream very gently around the eyes, starting from the corners of your eyes and working outwards, it will help to avoid the dark circles.

Apply cucumber juice below your eyes every night just before going to bed.

Mix the pulp of a quarter tomato, turmeric powder, lemon juice and gramflour (besan). Apply this mixture on your dark circles and wash off once it dries.

Treating dark circles
Massage with almond cream and wipe off with cotton after 5 minutes to get rid off eye circles.

Apply milk around eyes to cure the dark circles.

Wet cotton with rose water and keep on eyes and remove after 10 minutes to treat dark circles.

Grate potato and squeeze juice. Apply around the eyes.

Put ice cubes in tea decation and put in refrigerates for 1 hour. Apply with cotton and wash after 1 hour.

Massage a good whitening cream very gently around the eyes, starting from the corners of your eyes and working outwards, it will help to avoid the dark circles.

Apply cucumber juice below your eyes every night just before going to bed.

Mix the pulp of a quarter tomato, turmeric powder, lemon juice and gramflour (besan). Apply this mixture on your dark circles and wash off once it dries.

Blackheads named for their typically dark color, are considered an open comedo.
The color of the blackhead is not caused by dirt, but by excess skin pigment, debris and skin particles.
The secretions are called sebum and this oil drains into hair follicles.
The sebum typically hardens and when it does close to the surface of the skin, it forms a plug and is known as a blackhead.
It is caused by excess oils that have accumulated in the sebaceous gland 's duct. Blackheads are typically caused by excessive oil and makeup.
The substance found in these bumps mostly consists of keratin and modified sebum
(an oily secretion of the sebaceous gland ),
which darkens (resembling dirt) as it oxidizes.
Blackheads are the slightly different sibling of zits, and like zits, squeezing them can be addictive.

Causes of Blackheads

Blackheads is caused when excess skin oil, sebum and congesting toxins are expelled through your skin from the blood and lymph fluid that supplies your skin with nutrients.
These congesting toxins combined with skin oil and sebum clogs your pores causing blackheads, whiteheads, and full blown acne.

Dirt also plays a big role in developing skin blackheads. The dirt stored on the face or other parts of body make the bacteria to develop. The dirt with oily skin makes things even worse.
Although food is not the cause of blackhead but doctor believe that there may be some role of food in it too.

Some people have a skin condition in which their skin cells don’t shed the way they should, creating a greater potential for blackheads. If you have this problem, it is especially important to exfoliate two or three times each week to help remove dead skin cells.

It is easy to squeeze a blackhead and believe we are extracting all that pore-clogging bacteria because we see something come out of the pore. But really, squeezing can push all that gunk and bacteria further back into the skin.

This means you haven’t gotten it all and the blackheads will probably come right back.

Tips for Oily Skin
Avoid oily, cheesy foods

Wash your face with cold water as many times as you can in a day

Before applying make-up first apply astringer lotion and wait for 5 min then do make-up as you

Cucumbers juice, lime juice take in equal quantity and apply to your body and take shower with
lukewarm or cold water after 15 min.
Do this for one month and you see the amazing results.

In a glass bowl pour water half way and add 5 – 6 drops of ude-co-lean and refrigerate.
After 1 hr remove from freeze and apply with cotton whenever you feel like your skin is oily.
In ice water mix limejuice and wash face with that water. You will feel fresh and clean.

Take egg white and apply to your face, after it dries wash your face with basin flour.
This face pack is good for oily skin only ( note:- do not apply this face pack around your eyes)
In 1 tbsp.
of apple juice mix 5 – 6 drops of limejuice and apply this to your face and wait for 15 min and wash your face with cold water.

Use more glycerin-based soaps.

Mash cucumber / Tomato and apply and leave on face for 15-20 min.

Mix 1egg and 1 teaspoon of honey and apply as face pack and wash off after 10-15 min.

If you think you are going to expose to more sun then don’t go with out applying this tip:
take fresh butter milk and clean your neck and face with a cotton and wait for 10 min and wash with warm or cold water.

Mix 5-6 drops of rose water in 4 tbsp. of ice water and apply on face. This will help to control oiliness and make you feel fresh.

For oily skin wash your face 2 or 3 times with soap and mix Mint juice with rose water and apply to your face and wait 10-15 min and wash with cold water.

Peel apple skin and grate and squeeze juice from apple and add same quantity of lime juice and apply to your face. This is good for oily skin.

Use Deep Cleanser or Almond Cleansing Milk

Use Almond Moisturizing cream.

Treatment for oily skin: Use Moisturizer as night treatment.

Use Almond Face Pack as your weekly treatment.

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