Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Quick tips to remove sun tanning naturally

Hey everyone,

      Summer is here. And I'm sure that most of you might already be suffering from sun tanning after exposure in the sun for hours, like me. On exposure to sunlight, skin produces a brown colored pigment called melanin, that protects itself form the harmful UV rays of the sun. Once you have suntan, its not easy to get rid of it completely. Here are some natural tips that you can use to lighten the suntan, if not completely reduce it.

1. Lemon juice- Mix some lemon juice with curd. Wash your face and pat dry it. Apply this paste for about 15 minutes and wash with warm water. Again pat dry and apply moisturizer. Continue doing this everyday, if you're going out in the sun everyday.

2. Potato- Peel off a potato and rub it on the tanned skin for 2-3 minutes and wash off normally. You can also use raw potato juice and apply it on the tanned area. Keep this for 15 minutes before washing it off.

3. Cucumber juice- Apply cucumber juice on the tanned area for 15 minutes before washing it off. Cucumber has vitamin C, which will naturally moisturize your akin and lighten its tone too. You can also make paste of cucumber juice and honey and apply this for the same amount of time. This paste is more suitable for dry skin.

4. Sandalwood powder- Mix some sandalwood powder with coconut oil ad almond oil. If you have dry skin, then apply this paste on the tanned area for half an hour. If you have an oily skin, apply it for only 15 minutes and wash off with cold water.

5. Turmeric powder- Make a paste of curd, honey and a pinch of turmeric powder in it. Apply it on the effected area for 20-30 minutes and wash off with cold water.

      So, that's all for this post. I hope you all liked it and do let me know if you try this out. :)

Do you have any tips to remove suntan naturally? Leave them in the comments below. I'd love to read them.

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Saturday, 20 April 2013

Beauty tricks using Olive oil

Hey everyone,

           Olive oil is a total must-have for everyone. It has totally worked wonders to my skin and hair. It has vitamin A and vitamin E. It also has anti-oxidants which softens up your skin and hair. It doesn't clog pores and has oleic acid that improves the elasticity of your skin. It's also super-moisturizing for your hair. I've been using olive oil in my daily routine for a little while now and I already love it. Today I'm going to tell you a few ways you can use olive oil for your benefit.

  • Nail moisturizer- Remove nail paint from your nails, if any. Take a bowl and pour some olive oil in it. Heat it for 10 seconds. Dip your hands in it so that your nails are covered in the oil. Keep them for about 10-15 minutes. Take them out for beautiful nails. Apply a lovely nail paint and seal with a top coat to keep them from getting chipped.
  • Hand and feet moisturizer- Use olive oil as a body lotion on your body. It keeps you moisturized and warm so I avoid using it on my body during summers, but I apply it on my hands and feet a couple of times everyday. It keeps them from getting dry.
  • Lip scrub- As mentioned in one of my earlier posts, you can make a lip scrub at home using olive oil. Take a tea spoon of olive oil and a tea spoon of sugar. Mix them well and your lip scrub is ready. Use it and pat dry your lips with a damp towel and apply a lip balm on top of it. It sloughs off the dead skin and makes your lips soft and smooth.
  • Cleanser- Take a bottle and fill it with 3/4 with water and the rest with olive oil. Your cleanser is ready. You can use this mixture to take off your make-up everyday. It doesn't give you any breakouts as it doesn't clog pores. Remember to shake the bottle well before taking it out on a cotton pad. Trust me, it takes off all the makeup at once.
  • Hair conditioning- Olive oil is great for conditioning your hair too. It moisturizes your hair really well and leaves you with soft and silky hair. Put it on at night before sleeping and shampoo your hair next morning. You can also make a hair mask with it. Mix it with some honey and heat it in the microwave for 5 seconds and apply it on your hair 1-2 hours before shampooing.
  • Face mask- Make a paste by mixing some mashed apricots and warm olive oil. Apply it on your face. leave it on for 10 minutes before washing it off with water.
    So, that's all for today's post. I hope you all liked it and do let me know in the comments below if you try any of it.

What beauty trick would you recommend using olive oil?

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Sunday, 14 April 2013

Read YOUR lips

Hey everyone,

           Lip care is as important as your skin care. Maybe even more. The skin on your lips is made of just three layers, whereas, your face is made of 16 layers. Lips need more moisturisation than your face, mainly because they don't have sweat glands or sebaceous. Today I'm going to talk about various lip problems and how to deal with them.

1. Dryness: Dryness is one of the most common problems for our lips. Drinking too much coffee or tea, deficiency of vitamin B, winter are the general causes of this problem. You must apply a high SPF lip balms several times a day, especially after eating or drinking. You can also use some olive oil to keep your lips hydrated and speed up the healing process. Another thing you can do is have more of nuts and vitamin-rich foods.
Tip- Apply some petroleum jelly onto your lips and with a soft bristled toothbrush, slough off the dead cells very gently for instant soft and dewy lips.

2. Chapped or cracked lips: The main cause of chapped lips is over-licking of lips. Saliva has enzymes that break down your lips if you lick them too much. Cold temperature and deficiency of folic acid lead to chapped lips too. You should always apply petroleum jelly, in this case. And add a high SPF lip balm on top of that. To get rid of cracked lips, you should drink plenty of water and foods rich in vitamin C. And avoid salty stuff.
Tip- At night, before going to bed, apply some glycerin to your lips. It will keep your lips hydrated all night. Or squash a capsule of vitamin E into a dab of honey and apply to your lips.

3. Dark lips: Sun exposure, makeup allergies, hormonal changes or excessive smoking are some of the major causes of dark lips. Always use high quality brands' products on your lips. Never use a brand you don't trust. It causes major damage to your lips. To get rid of dark lips, you should gently exfoliate your lips regularly and follow up with a SPF lip balm to moisturize. Also massage your lips to regenerate skin cells. You should immediately cut smoking and caffeine intake if this is a major problem for you. Drink plenty of water and eat a balanced diet of milk, fresh juices and fresh and leafy veggies.
Tip- Massage your lips with lemon juice or beetroot slices or almond oil or a mixture of honey and crushed rose petals.

    So, that's all for today's post. I hope you liked it and let me know in the comments below if it helped you.

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What do you recommend majorly for lip care?

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Saturday, 6 April 2013

Hair fall treatments

Hey everyone,

      I know I've been really late with my post this time. I'm so sorry. I've just been busy with my exams and its gonna continue for this entire month. So, please bear with me. :(

     Anyways, today I'm here to talk to you all about a very major problem. HAIR FALL!! It happens to a lot of us (including me) and should definitely be taken care of, as soon as possible. So, I'm going to discuss with you all some ways you can prevent hair fall, which have been proven most effective in my case. :)

1. Don't shampoo too often- Washing your hair with shampoo is very important. If you don't wash your hair, then your hair gets oily and the dirt gets stuck to it which causes dandruff, ultimately leading to hair fall. But washing your hair too often with shampoo also causes hair fall. Use shampoo twice a week at the most. Let the natural oils give your hair the nutrition it needs but don't let your entire hair get oily, just your scalp.

2. Old school oiling- Oiling your hair is one of the most important things you should do, at least once a month. Most of us know it but we don't do it. If you want less hair fall, you must oil your hair and massage your scalp for about 10 minutes, once a week. Massaging your scalp helps stimulate blood circulation which keeps your hair follicles active and healthy, thereby, increasing the hair growth process.

3. Protect your hair- Pollution, sun and dirt causes a lot of hair loss. So, while you're travelling, its better to protect your hair from all of it. You can wear a hat or a scarf and tie your hair to protect it.

4. Natural treatments- There are some natural treatments for hair loss that you can try like, garlic, onion and ginger. They have anti-bacterial properties, which keep fungus and bacteria away. Just rub one of these against your scalp and leave it for a couple hours. Then use shampoo and conditioner as always.

5. Worry less- Tension is another big cause of hair fall. The more you worry, the more hair you lose. One of the most effective ways to worry less is meditation. Trust me, it does work.

   So that's all for today's post. I hope you all liked it and do let me know in the comments below if you try them out.

Which is your favorite hair fall treatment?

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