Beauty Tips

Eyebrow Waxing at home !!

Who doesn’t love a great eyebrow waxing? Not only do the brows have a cleaner look, it can make a huge difference balancing and complementing our other facial features.

Difficulty: Average

Time Required: 25 minutes for waxing eyebrows

Here’s How:
  1. Buy waxing kit. Compare waxing kit prices.
  2. Have enough hair. Eyebrow hair needs to be at least 1/4" long.
  3. Pull or pin-back hair. You want to see your eyebrows clearly, and not get any wax in your hair.
  4. Trim eyebrows if necessary. Brush your eyebrows straight up, and if there are any hairs longer coming out of your natural shape on top, then you need to trim. Use a fine-tooth regular comb or an eyebrow brush to push eyebrow hair up, and then just trim what is outside the shape with small scissors (preferably eyebrow scissors). If you have long or very bushy eyebrows, they may need more bulk removed, see the step-by-step to trimming brows.
  5. Cleanse eyebrow area. Use pre-wax cleanser on eyebrows and surrounding skin, then apply a light dusting of powder with a cotton swab. Don’t over do it on the powder, more isn’t better.
  6. Wax on. Apply wax evenly in the direction of hair growth using applicator (wooden stick) to the hair shaping the underneath of your brow. Be careful! You want enough wax to thoroughly cover hair, but not so thick that the wax seeps onto hair that you don’t want to remove.
  7. Cover with strip. Apply strip in the direction of hair growth, leaving some leftover strip at the end not attached to hair like a tab (say hair grows from left to right- leave leftover strip on right side). Press and firmly smooth hand over strip in the direction of hair growth a couple times, to ensure wax is attaching to hair and has slightly cooled.
  8. Wax off. Grasp onto the end of strip that isn’t attached to hair. Hold skin taut with one hand, and remove strip in opposite direction of hair growth in one quick pull, all the way to the other side. Don’t pull up, which might be your natural inclination. Press hand down on skin to help relieve some of the pain, after strip is removed. (Sounds silly, but it works!) If a little bit of wax with hair remains, simply put strip back on hair and pull off.
  9. Repeat. Continue with steps 7-9 for the underneath of your other brow, the middle of your brows and on top of your brows (only to clean up stray hairs outside the shape).
  10. Clean up missed hairs. Use tweezers to remove any hairs missed by the wax, and fine-tune the shape.
  11. Clean wax off skin. Remove any remaining residue, with wax remover, baby oil or petroleum jelly.
  12. Soothe skin. Apply after-wax lotion, or an aloe based lotion or gel.
Tips:

No-heat wax kit – do not use hot wax!

Ice cubes (optional)

All of these items are readily available at drugstores. Now let’s get started!

Step one: Brush your eyebrows, going from in-between your nose outward. This will get all your hairs in their rightful places. Using your white pencil, trace the general outline of your brows. This will give you a natural shape to work with. Any hair that falls outside of the lines will be removed. Some guidelines: Your eyebrows should start right at the inner corner of your eye. Hold your white eyeliner pencil vertically from the corner to help find exactly where to “start” your brows. The arch of your eyebrow should be approximately above your pupil. Again, hold the eyeliner pencil vertically to double check the arch. This should be the “peak” of your eyebrows.

Step two: If your skin is extremely sensitive, rub an ice cube above, below, and between your eyebrows for a few minutes to numb the area. Most people do not need to do this – eyebrow waxing is a little painful, but only for a few moments. Following the directions on your wax kit, thinly spread a layer of wax on the area in between your eyebrows. Be very careful not to get any wax on any part of the hairs within the outline, because it could cause unwanted removal.

Step three (the painful part): Stretch your skin taut with one hand. Press the waxing strip (should be included in any standard waxing kit) across the wax area. Rub firmly to make it stick. Then, with one hand still holding skin taut, rip off the strip in the direction of the hair growth. When you’re doing in between your eyes, pull upward. You did it! Now, spread a thin layer of wax below your brow outline. This is most likely to be where the most hair will be removed. Press your waxing strip firmly on the wax. When you are doing the top or bottom of your brows, pull toward your ears (this helps to prevent ingrown hairs). Rip! Did you get all the hairs? If not, use your tweezers to get those stubborn few that refuse to budge. Now it’s time to do above your brows. Some people do not wax this part, usually because the shape is already natural looking. If you are trying to make your brows thinner than their natural shape, remove more from the bottom of your eyebrows, NOT from the top! Continue these steps until all hairs outside your white outline have been waxed. Rub an ice cube on the areas you have waxed to help “calm” the skin.

Maintain your eyebrow shape with regular tweezing, or let your hairs grow out and re-wax about once a month.

Do NOT wax eyebrows if you are taking Accutane. Read: Waxing Precautions & Warnings for the full list.

Wax your brows in front of a large mirror (not hand-held) so you can see clearly.

Practice using the wax on a small part of your body, like your arm so you get the feel of it. Always test small amount of wax on hand before waxing eyebrows, to make sure it’s warm, not hot.

If you’re worried about pain, apply a numbing spray (compare prices) to a cotton swab and then to eyebrow area. Make sure not to get directly in eyes!

Be extremely careful when applying the wax near your eyes with an applicator. Though not my favorite, wax-on rollers are safer to use for eyebrows because the wax is less likely to drip into the eyes.

What You Need:
  • Wax warmer
  • Cream wax
  • Pre-wax cleanser
  • Baby powder
  • Muslin strips
  • Wooden applicators
  • Wax remover for the skin (or you can use baby oil or petroleum jelly)
  • After- wax lotion, or aloe based gel
  • Tweezers
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Legs Waxing at Home

Do you like the results of a leg wax, but not the expense? We’ll show you how to wax just like the pros. Don’t expect waxing yourself to be as easy as it looks, but with a little time and effort you can get smooth legs without the high professional price tag.

Difficulty: Average

Time Required: 30 minutes half leg wax / 1 hours full leg wax   

1. First choose your wax. There are many kinds on the market and you will need to learn a bit about them. Look for customer reviews to see how each product performs. As a beginner, choose a wax that can be applied cold or heated in the microwave. You may also want to try pre-waxed strips. For your first few times, buy small amounts of different styles to see which works best for you. Try not to invest too much money in your initial purchase, until you know what style or brands you prefer.

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2. Get all of your materials together along with an old towel or cloth for wiping up hands or spills. Do not bathe or shower immediately before you wax (the skin will be softened by the water and can be damaged). If your skin is a bit damp or oily due to sweat, use some baby powder to soak up the extra moisture

3.The very first time should be considered a test. I recommend starting with your ankles — they are easy to reach, not too tender, and the best part: ankles are hard to shave well, but your waxing results should be splendid. Apply your waxing product according to the directions in a small patch of skin. This allows you to test for possible allergic reaction. If you are testing more than one brand or type, you can try a small area with each of them.

4.Now is the moment of truth. No matter what type of wax you are using you will make three general movements. Apply the wax or strip. Rub the strip or allow hot wax to cool. Rip the wax or strip straight backwards toward your leg(not pulling it away from the skin, but back towards your leg).

5.It will hurt! Not much at first, you will probably find the first strip doesn’t hurt as much as expected. But that is just the shock! It will sting a bit, and the follicles could get a bit swelled giving a red dotty rash or "chicken skin." Immediately after ripping the strip, put gentle pressure on the area. There should be no bleeding if you did it right, but sometimes even experts can get a few bits of skin. If this is your first test, stop after one or two strips of each kind to watch for allergic reaction. Enjoy your smooth ankles that don’t have to be shaved for over a month. Use some aloe gel to remove wax buildup and sooth skin.

6.Zip wax, the oldest and still a customer favorite

If it is your second time and you know you have a good wax for your skin type, you will continue to work your way up your legs, applying wax, waiting and then stripping. It is fun! Continue until you are uncomfortable with the stinging, then stop and work some more another day. Eventually, with plenty of practice you will be able to wax your legs easily at home, and consider moving on to other more intimate parts. Like your armpits! Happy waxing.

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Acne Care

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Types Of Acne

Whiteheads

Blackheads

Pustules and Nodules

Cysts

A dry skin problem can be uncomfortable and even maddening.  Your skin might feel tight and painful; it might look dull or red or flaky.  Worst of all is the itchiness — the sort of overwhelming itchiness that makes you feel like you’re infested with fleas, that keeps you awake at night, miserably raking your skin with a back scratcher.

Remedies for Dry Skin

1 egg
1 teaspoon of honey,
1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and
few drops of rose water
Mix 2 tablespoons honey with 2 teaspoons milk. Smooth over face and throat. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Mash apricots, mix it with warm olive oil to form a paste. Apply it on your face and leave it for 10 minutes, then wash off.

Take a cup with hot water and add a few drops of peppermint, calendula, chamomile or dandelion oil when you sleep. The vapors will benefit your dryness

Mix some cooked oatmeal and honey and apply on the skin. Wash after 15 minutes

Clay mask- Mix 2 tablespoons of green clay with 2 drops of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt and 2 drops of lavender oil. Add water sufficient to make a creamy paste. Apply all over the face and neck areas leaving the skin around the eyes. Let dry. Rinse with lukewarm water

You can make a lotion at home by mixing some pulp of apricot, cucumber, banana, mango, avocado or grape or green tea leaf or honey to cold cow or goat milk. This remedy works well for the whole body.

Apply some honey to the skin to heal and moisturize the skin and promote dead kin tissues re-growth. Mix some honey in cold milk (preferably cow or goat milk) and apply on face, hands and feet

Apply petroleum jelly or Vaseline thoroughly and leave it overnight. Warm your feet or hands after applying the jelly and wear socks or gloves to treat dry skin of cracked heels, feet and hands. Alternatively, before sleeping take bath in a tub filled with lukewarm water. Pat yourself semidry with a soft towel and apply the petroleum jelly all over the body and wear your pajamas. You will feel the difference in your skin. It is a very good remedy.

Olive oil softens the skin and reduces itching. Apply it on the affected area including scalp. Olive oil in your salad dressing will also get rid of dry skin

Oatmeal heals and soothes extremely dry skin. Beat an egg yolk and mix well some oatmeal into it. Apply this mixture on your face and hands. Wash after 15 minutes.

Mash a ripe banana and apply it on your neck and face..leave it for sometime and then wash the face from lukewarm water.This is the best dry skin sure.

Acne care for Oily Skin

Causes of Oily Skin
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  • Heredity

  • Diet
  • Hormone levels
  • Pregnancy
  • Birth control pills
  • Cosmetics you use
  • Humidity and hot  weather
    • Mix lemon juice and olive oil. Apply to cleansed skin. Then leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water. You can finish with a spray toner and moisturizer if you like.

    2 Hand full of grain rice(soak it overnight with water)
    * 1 Lemon
    Ways to create this face mask
    * Take out the excess water out from the grain rice.
    * Blend the grain rice finely with blender.
    * Squeez the lemon in the blended grain rice.
    * Mix well and put in freezer for 30min.
    * Use it for atleast 30min everyday.
    *For around 1 week you will able to see the different depending on your acne.

    Face mask- Separate the yolk from an egg and take the white part. With it, mix 2 tablespoon clay/kaolin, 1 tablespoon oats, 1 tablespoon cornflower and enough rose water to make a smooth paste. Add some essential oils like lavender oil and/or juniper berry oil. Mix well. Apply all over the face and avoid eye area. Let dry. Rinse after 20 minutes. Enjoy your fresh, new, soft, oil-free skin.

    Clay mask- Mix 2 tablespoons of green clay with 2 drops of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt and 2 drops of lavender oil. Add water sufficient to make a creamy paste. Apply all over the face and neck areas leaving the skin around the eyes. Let dry. Rinse with lukewarm water.

    Multani mitti or fuller’s earth- Take 1 tablespoon mitti. (Found in Indian grocery stores). Make a paste with 3 tablespoon water and a pinch of turmeric powder. Apply to face and neck. Let dry. Wash face after about 20-30 minutes. This is a unique anti-wrinkle pack containing valuable herbs and skin rejuvenating ingredients to give you an oil-free, smooth and clear skin

    Potato and cucumber slices- Close your eyes and put 2 slices on top of the eyelids. The natural juices remove dark circles around the eyes. acne images 1

    Honey is an excellent natural moisturizer. Apply a thin layer of honey all over the face. Wash it off with tepid water after 15 minutes

    Make a paste with 1 tablespoon rice powder, 1 tablespoon corn flour and a few drops of lemon juice. Add water if necessary. Apply all over the face and gently massage in upward and outward direction in a circular motion. The rice powder removes the dead cells that accumulate in the upper layer of the skin thus cleaning up the pores. The sharp, citrus smell of the lemon refreshes and stimulates the nerves while the chemicals in the juice has a bleaching property that treats dark spots left by the various outbreaks of the oily skin.

    Tips For Blackheads

    Make a paste out of baking soda and water. Gently massage on face (or wherever you get blackheads). Rinse. Follow with a light moisturizer

    Use cotton balls soaked in witchhazel (Found in most drugstores) to gently cleanse affected areas. Use once or twice a day. Also good for pimples

    Pop the blackhead with very clean fingers then apply neosporin directly to area. The blackhead will be gone and there will be no trace of any scaring within 1 to 2 days

    Mix equal amount of groundnut oil and fresh lime juice.apply on the affected area and leave it for 15-20 minutes.Wash the Face with Warm water

    Mix the mint juice and turmeric powder and apply it for affected area and stay it for 15 minutes then wash the face with lukewarm water.

    Warm honey and apply it on the Face and wash it after 20 minutes.

    mix the paste of tender neem leave and turmeric powder and apply it on the affected area.

    Make the Scrub of Salt, honey and lemon (yogurt can also be added) scrub the face for 10-15 mins and later wash the face and pat it dry.Its a good Home remedy for balckhead

    Tips for Whitehead

    Garlic Juice with 3 parts water is an excellent cleansing agent. Raw garlic applied ( rubbed) on the face can make persistent pimples disappear without a scar with repeated applications. The external use of garlic helps to clear the skin of spots, pimples & boils.

    The milky juice of unripe papaya applied locally removes pimples.

    skin-care-  Wash your face twice a day in warm salty water. This should leave your face oil free without aggravating the acne. A simple pimples home remedy.

    Extract juice of one lemon and mix with equal quantity of rose water. Apply this mixture on the face and let it stay for about half an hour. Wash the face with fresh Water. About 15 days application helps cure pimples and reduces blemishes and scars.

    Wipe your face with a cold wet rag everyday before setting out for the day. Wipe it again went you get in and once more before bed. Your pores will stay closed

    Other Acne care tips

    Grind orange peel with some water to a paste and apply on affected parts. One of the best acne home remedies.

    Clean face with cotton wool dipped in rose water 2-3 times a day.

    Mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice in 1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon powder and apply on affected areas frequently.

    Nettle Tea is another solution, this tea has a herb that has some curing power and really helps work wonders on skin problems. Drink four cups a day to get the full benefit of one of the most powerful acne home remedies. Get nettle productsicon here.

    Aloe Vera juice applied twice a day can greatly speed up the healing of acne lesions.

    Another lotion that uses bee propolis extract may also be effective. Mix eight ounces of water and 11 drops of bee propolis extract. One of the acne home remedies which has been proven effective with many people.

     

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    Skin Care

    Create fantastic homemade things and stop throwing away your hard-earned cash, take a look at how to make your own things and beat that Credit Crisis! All you need is a helping hand and a great collection of home made ideas.As the chill weather clothes you with dry and moisture less dark skin, here are some beauty tips for glowing skin through out the year. Follow these home remedies and experience a glowing, hydrated and rejuvenated skin. So, why wait, let mother nature heal and pamper your skin with her gifted treasures

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    Dry Skin :- 

    Cause:-

    1. Frequent Washing with Hot Water: Hot water dissolves away oils from the skin making it dry.
    2. Ichthyosis disease: This is a rare genetic disease that may be the reason of dry skin
    3. Some medication: Medicines like diuretics such as Lesix remove water from the body that can cause dryness.
    4. Harsh weather: Excessive cold and hot weather contribute to dry skin.
    5. Using Non-moisturizing Soaps with Harsh Ingredients: Non-moisturizing soaps dehydrate the skin and decrease moisture from the body.

    Remedies:

    Take a cup with hot water and add a few drops of peppermint, calendula, chamomile or dandelion oil when you sleep. The vapors will benefit your dryness.

    Mix some cooked oatmeal and honey and apply on the skin. Wash after 15 minutes

    Soak a cloth in cold milk and apply it on your skin for 5-7 minutes. The anti-inflammatory properties of milk will stop itching

    Olive oil softens the skin and reduces itching. Apply it on the affected area including scalp. Olive oil in your salad dressing will also get rid of dry skin.

    Beat an egg yolk with 2 teaspoons each of yogurt and honey. Apply this mixture to the face and wash off when it is dry.

    Apply petroleum jelly or  Vaseline thoroughly and leave it overnight. Warm your feet or hands after applying the jelly and wear socks or gloves to treat dry skin of cracked heels, feet and hands. Alternatively, before sleeping take bath in a tub filled with lukewarm water. Pat yourself semidry with a soft towel and apply the petroleum jelly all over the body and wear your pajamas. You will feel the difference in your skin. It is a very good remedy.

    Apply some honey to the skin to heal and moisturizers the skin and promote dead kin tissues re-growth. Mix some honey in cold milk (preferably cow or goat milk) and apply on face, hands and feet.

    Oily Skin :

    The great advantage of oily skin is that it ages at a slower rate than other skin types. 

    Oily skin needs special cleansing with plenty of hot water and soap to prevent the pores from being clogged. Avoid harsh products that strip your skin of oil and encourage flakiness. They can cause a reaction known as reactive seborrhoea, where the oil glands work overtime to compensate for the loss of natural oils.

    Cause of Oily Skin
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    Diet

    Hormone levels 

    Pregnancy

    Birth control pills

    Cosmetics you use

    Humidity and hot weather

    Heredity

    Remedies:

    Keep your skin very clean. Limit washing your face to two or three times a day. Too much washing will stimulate your skin to produce more oil.

    Try using a clay or mud mask. If you have sensitive skin, use white or rose-colored clays

    Half an hour before taking your bath apply on your face half teaspoon each of lime and cucumber juice mixed together.

    Wheat germ oil- Massage your face with the oil. Leave it on for 1 hour before washing with tepid water. Natural vitamin E, a powerful anti-oxidant, in this oil prevents skin damage caused by UV rays and environmental pollution. It is great for softening the skin

    Lemon juice flour, turmeric powder- Make a paste. (Use all purpose flour) Plain yogurt can be used in place of lemon juice. Apply all over the face except the eye area. Let dry. Rinse. The acids in the lemon juice treat dark spots on the face clearing the complexion. Turmeric brightens the look. (Lemon juice might cause a tingling sensation). Feel the fresh and oil-free skin afterwards

    Milk is an excellent oil free cleanser and it doesn’t dry out the skin. Oily skin has open and enlarged pores. Wash your face several times throughout the day with milk so that the pores are not clogged with sebum/oil. It is very important to wash your face before you go to bed at night. Make-up residues can be the worst enemies of the skin. Mix 2-3 drops of sandalwood or lavender oil with 2 tablespoon of milk and massage gently all over the face cleaning up the dirt, grime and makeup. Pay special attention to the eye area. Do not stretch or over-pull the delicate skin around the eyes while removing eye make-up. Gentle massage improves blood circulation and gives your face a healthy glow. If you have broken skin, avoid stretching in that area to prevent spread of infection

    Honey is an excellent natural moisturizer. Apply a thin layer of honey all over the face. Wash it off with tepid water after 15 minutes.

    Do not cook with oil. Do not eat any oils that have been subjected to heat, whether in processing or cooking. If a little oil is necessary, such as in salad dressing, use cold-pressed canola or olive oil only.

    Other Skin Care Tips face pack

    Make a paste of powdered mango peels and 1 teaspoon of milk powder. Scrub it over the area that is widely exposed to sun or cold weather

    Make a fine paste of one teaspoon of walnut powder, lemon juice and honey. Scrub the body with the paste. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse with cold water.

    Mash banana with milk and apply it on face . Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse with cold water.

    Make a paste of red sandal wood and apply it on the face every day for glowing skin.

    Apply the mixture of honey and tomato juice on the face and neck, wash it after 15 minutes.

    Apply coconut water and thick pineapple juice mixture for 15 minutes and pat dry.

     

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    Lip Care

    Loss of moisture in lip skin causes chapped lips. The loss of natural oils may happen due to exposure to sun, cold dry winds or even repeated licking. Chapped lips are dry, red and painful. They may split and bleed causing immense discomfort. Lips also are reflection of your good health. People suffering from Anemia too have lighter shaded and less supple lips. If you are eating a balanced diet then you might never face a bad lip problem at all. Including food that contains Vitamin A, E, B-carotene like carrots, strawberries, tomatoes, etc must be eaten daily on regular basis.0013729c050d090b8a1736

    Simple care at home can avoid this extreme condition. Following tips can help you take care of your lips, chapped and otherwise:

    • Ensure your body is not deficient in B vitamins, iron or essential fatty acids. These deficiencies can cause scaling of lips and cracking of lip corners. Take a multivitamin/mineral supplement after consultation with your physician.
    • Hydrate your body by drinking plenty of water. Dehydration can cause dryness of lips. Increase your water intake during winter to keep your lips look fresh. You can also humidify the rooms to deal with winter dryness.
    • Rule out allergy to lipstick dyes.
    • If in spite of water intake your lips seem dehydrated, apply cool wet cloth to hydrate lips. Also try to seal in the moisture with a lip balm. Apply lip balm every hour or two to treat dry lips and to keep them healthy. Use balm with spf of at least 15 to save your lips from sun damage.
    • Don’t lick your lips, it will cause more chapping. Licking lips doesn’t moisturize them.
    • Lip lickers also tend to be lip biters. Biting lips removes their protective covering which causes further drying.
    • Some people are allergic to flavoring agents in toothpastes and mouthwash. Check with your physician if that could be your problem.
    • Creamy lipsticks can act like balms and prevent your lips from chapping. Avoid using lipsticks that can dry out your lips.
    • Use a soft toothbrush to softly buff your lips to remove the deposit of dead cells that will cause more drying and flaking.
    • Chapped lips are also susceptible to infections. Apply over-the-counter antibiotic ointment to avoid infection.
    • If your chapped lips are due to drooling in the night, you can use zinc oxide ointment that acts as a protective agent.
    • You can also try applying clarified butter or milk cream before going to bed for a few days.
    • Other remedies that you could try are – rub a slice of cucumber on your lips, apply neem extract, and use aloe vera gel. A saline bath is also seen to help some people.
    • Vitamin A is also important for repair of skin. Ensure that your diet includes vitamin A rich ingredients like carrots, tomatoes, green leafy vegetables, whole grains and legumes. You can also have a vitamin rich juice made up of 1 tbsp. of water cress, carrot and spinach juice, 2 tbsp. wheat germ oil, one glass of tomato juice, and 1 tbsp. of nutritional yeast.
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    Nail Care

    Because many nail disorders result from poor nail care, developing good nail habits today will help keep them healthy. Remember the following tips.

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    Tips

    1. Apply lotion to dry or cracked skin and to the soles of your feet. Do not put lotion between toes.

    2. Do not try to cut off corns or calluses. If you have corns or calluses, inform your doctor during your next visit. Wearing soft socks and well-fitted shoes can prevent corns or calluses

    3. If there are any signs of infection such as swelling, redness, drainage, fever, or chills consult your doctor immediately.

    4.Dry your feet well. Make sure to dry in between the toes

    Some Other Nail Care Tips :
    To harden soft nails, soak them in warm olive oil for about 20 minutes, on alternate days.

    If you want to give a natural sheen to your nails, just like the colorless base coat, rub petroleum jelly on your nails and then buff them, with the help of a soft cloth.

    To harden soft nails, soak them in warm olive oil for about 20 minutes, on alternate days.

    The best time to file your nails is when you are already wearing a polish. This will prevent splitting or breaking of nails

    If you have brittle nails or split or dull nails, then increasing your consumption of Organic Silica, Vitamin B (especially B5) and MSM (Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane) will surely help

    It is not a good idea to remove the cuticles from your nails, as it will make the nail susceptible to infection. Rather, you should make use of good quality cuticle oil and gently push back the cuticles, with the help of an orangewood stick.

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    Foot Care

    Your feet are multifarious structures, which may reflect your general health and comfort. Symptoms such as persistent pain or soreness are warning signs. If, for example, you neglect a painful joint, it can deteriorate and become acutely painful. Then you may start walking badly to avoid the pain and that can lead to more serious postural problems.

    Relaxing Foot Lotion Recipe 

  • 1 tablespoon almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon wheat germ oil
  • 12 drops eucalyptus
  • essential oil or fragrance oil
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    Put all these ingredients into a dark colored bottle and shake it well. As and when you require rub into the feet and heels. Store in cool dry place. This recipe does not contain preservatives and requires refrigeration. Shelf life is approximately one week.
    Make and use these simple natural foot care products at home and they will keep your feet healthy and beautiful.

    2. Lime Cleanser

    • Paper towels
    • Lemon juice

    Take a bowl and mix half water and half lemon juice. Then dip paper towels into the mixture and apply on to your feet. This will soften, smooth and remove odors from your feet. This recipe does not contain preservatives and requires refrigeration. The shelf life of this product is approximately one week

    3.Strawberry Foot Exfoliator

  • 8 strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil or safflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped almonds
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    Mix all the ingredients together and make a paste of it. Do not blend too much as the strawberries have a lot of water and this will make the paste too watery. Massage it onto your feet, rinse off and dry your feet. This foot care product has no preservatives and has to be refrigerated. Shelf Life is about one week.

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    How To Keep Your Feet Soft & Smooth

    • Get a bowl large enough to soak your feet with water. Fill the bowl with hot water, but make sure that the water is not burning hot or you will end up scalding yourself.
    • Add about 1/2 to 1 cup of Epsom salt and 1/4 cup baking soda to the hot water. You can add a few drops of your favorite bath gel as well, if you want the fragrance.
    • Now, soak your feet in the water for 10-15 minutes or until the water gets cold. Then, pat your feet dry, using a soft towel.
    • The next step is exfoliation, using a scrub, to remove the dead skin from your feet. Use an apricot based scrub, apply it to your feet and rub gently.
    • Now, take your scrub brush and massage your feet with it, in circular motions. This will help the dry skin get loosen.
    • You can also use pumice stone for scrubbing your feet. Begin at the toes and rub the stone against your feet in a circular motion. Then, rinse your feet using warm water. Pat them dry using the towel.
    • After you are done with cleaning and scrubbing, apply some petroleum jelly or moisturizing lotion generously on your feet and wear socks. This will help your feet absorb the moisture.
    • For best results, the procedure should be repeated every week. Twice a week will give you the best results.

    Note:

    • Wearing socks and shoes during the walking hours of the day will keep your feet in a fine condition, looking soft and smooth. It is one of the best ways to avoid rough feet

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    Hand Care

    Look at your hands now and tell yourself what you see?Hands tells everything about yourself, how you live your life and love your body..

    Hands With Petals

    Sometimes we forget to take care of our hands. Through we use our hands to do all the work inside and outside the house we seem to pay very little attention to taking care of them. Our hands come in contact with water, chemicals, is subject to heat and cold, we work with our hands in the garden etc. all this puts stress on the skin of our hands. The first signs of aging are visible on our hands. Here are a few ways in which you can take care of the skin of your hand.

    Problems : Dry Hands


    Tips:


    (1). Thoroughly mix 1 teaspoon of honey and 3 tbsp of unsalted butter. Add 1 tbsp of strong herbal infusion. This will make a very rich cream. It will take a while to absorb, but leave your hands silky and smooth.

                              (For DRY SKIN use this hand treatment 1-2 times a week:)

    1 tbsp Glycerin
    1 Egg yolk
    2 tbsp vegetable oil (olive, almond, or another oil of your choice)
    Lemon Juice of 1 lemon
    3 1/2 – 4 oz of an herbal infusion  or rose water.


    (2). Moisturize your hands as many times as you can in a day. Dry skin looks wrinkled and can easily be damaged.


    (3) In a bowl, put an ounce of honey, the white portion of an egg, one tsp of glycerin and some barley powder. Mix the ingredients well and apply on clean hands. Let the paste sit on your hands for a few minutes and then wash off with water.


    (4) Mashed potatoes (with milk) will make a great hand mask.


    (5)  After cooking with eggs, before you throw the eggshells away, scrape out the remaining egg white and massage it into your hands


    (6)  Rub a piece of lemon on your hands to give your skin a more even tone


    (7) you have rough skin on your hands, this recipe will surely prove to be handy. Take out the juice of one tomato and one lime and mix well. Add 2-3 tbsp glycerin to it and massage your hand with the mixture, for 3-4 minutes. Wash off with warm water and dry thoroughly.



    Homemade Manicure Tips

    • Before using any homemade manicure recipe on your hands, make sure to remove the nail polish, if you have put on any.
    • Always make sure to apply a hand moisturizer after your manicure in complete. It will help give extra moisture to your hands.
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    Hair Care

    Hair Problem

    Every day, every one of us looses some hair. Our body then replaces it with some new strands as part of the many renewal processes that are built into our body systems. As we all age, ‘the reappearance of new hair’ event gradually slows down. This observable fact is more evident in men than women, whose ‘male-pattern baldness is genetically determined and can begin as early as age 20. For women, hair normally thins after age 50, and considerable hair loss before that age is very rare:

    Tips and Treatment to get rid of this problem Click Here

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    Skin Care Tips for Winter (Cold Weather)

    Hey Beautiful!

    Hope you are enjoying the long winter nights sleeping – to get your much needed beauty sleep. At the same time, winter does affect your hands, skin and overall body a lot.

    Here are some handy tips to make your winter better – not warmer, ofcourse, but you’ll feel the warmth of beauty once you use these beauty tips to look even brighter, happier and more beautiful.

    1) Drink a lot of water:

    Give your skin abundance of water. Always Carry a bottle of water with you when you go outside. another option: Tea can be a good option during cold. This gives your body extra moisture that you lost due to winter.

    2) Exfoliate Your Skin
    A nice body scrub can help reduce dead skin from your body. Add this to your cleansing routine once a week. Not only will you feel fresh but your skin will be free from all that old dry cells. Now you’re ready to moisturize

    3) Use A Humidifier
    One good option would be to put moisture back into the air. A humidifying system can help your skin remain supple instead of cracked and dry. You can buy a system from your local drug store.

    4) Using a good Moisturizer, preferably oil-based

    As your skin looses moisture during winters it needs a good moisturizer. Choose one that comes in an ointment form as it will contain 80% oil. Creams and lotions may tend to dry out the skin rather than keep it moisturized and soft.

    5) Sunscreen

    Don’t say goodbye to your sunscreen just because summer is over. Before you leave your house, apply a sunscreen with at least an SPF of 15 or more. This will protect your skin from the elements. Alternatively, choose a product can combines a sunscreen with a moisturizer.

    6) Gloves

    It’s simple but it works! Why expose your hands to the cold. Choose a good quality pair that does not irritate the skin. If you’re allergic to wool, wear a cotton mitten underneath. It will help keep your hands dry and warm.

    7) Flaxseed oil

    Although it doesn’t taste very great flaxseed oil can moisturize your body from the inside. Since it is rich in vital fatty acids it can do a lot for your overall health. It is available in oil form as well as in capsule form.
    8) Oil bath

    A good jojoba and almond oil bath will relax your body. You don’t have to keep these for holidays. Nourish you skin by adding a few drops of these oils into your every day bath. It will do wonders for your skin.

    9) Say no to blowers

    Yes, sadly so. The blow drier is not your friend in winter. Try the tousled look or the wavy style this winter. Hot air dries out your scalp and can irritate your skin as well. So give the blow drier a miss this cold season.

    10) Don’t lick your lips

    Lips have no oil glands, we are tempted to lick our lips during winters but we should avoid doing it. Keep a lip balm in your purse and apply it when you’re tempted! Or read more advice on How to Get Rid of Chapped Lips.

    Try these tips, and I can promise you’ll have a wonderful winter ahead! Take care, beautiful.

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    What is Threading?

    In India, Threading is the most common method of trimming, shaping and beautifying the eyebrows.

    It is one of the ancient methods that originated somewhere in Arabia and then in South Asia. A very carefully done procedure using a thread and the artistic hands.

    It needs a special skill to twist the cotton thread over the eyebrow hairs with delicate pressure, and correct angles to give it the desired shape. Its harmless to even the most sensitive skin. Its much comfortable and effective then tweezing.

    If you haven’t tried Threading yet, we suggest you visit any Indian beauty salon or parlor in nearby area and get yourself acquinted with Threading procedure.

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    How to Get Rid of Black Marks on the face?

    Question:

    Black Marks Around Mouth
    I am a 20yr old girl, and my skin type is dry. I have some black marks around my mouth, which makes me look ugly.
    Please suggest any home remedy to get a clear glowing skin.

    Answer:
    Scratch the ALMOND/ JAYPHAL, mix with MILK and apply on the affected area around mouth. You may also mix
    Masur Dal and uncovored seeds of watermelon in equal quantity then make a paste in cow milk then apply to the affected area.

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    Beauty Tips

    “Wow! You look beautiful.”

    Isn’t that the compliment all of us want to hear? Isn’t that the most interesting person who says so…well, you can hear that too, and you need not spend a fortune to do that. Forget all the skyrocketing high price cosmetics and products to soothe you and rejuvenate you. Try some of the natural and simple methods to revitalize your skin, your charm and your beauty.

    • To remove puffiness from the eyelids, massage a drop of very fresh castor oil on to them.
    • To cool your eyes, make eye pads using thick slices of cucumber. Another option is to use
      cotton pads soaked in cold milk. Lie down and place them on your closed eyes and relax for a
      while.
    • Putting a drop of rose water into each eye just before you sleep can also refresh you eyes.
    • To prevent your lips from chapping, use hot water fermentation on your lips and then apply
      a mixture of vaseline and honey. Apply this mixture about three times a week.
    • To prevent your lips from drying you can use a ground mixture or rose petals and milk
      butter.
    • To delay age spots on your hand, use a piece of lemon and rub all over your hand, before
      washing. This will delay onset of age-spots.
      If you have no time to shampoo your hair before going out, then brush 1 tablespoon of talcum
      powder or corn flour through your hair. Try this out first when you are not in hurry to make
      sure that it works the way you want.
    • To prevent hair loss you should have a biotin rich drink. Blend bananas with honey, yogurt
      and low fat milk. Drink this for a few weeks.
    • While blow drying and setting your hair, blow-dry at hot on the roots of the hair. Roll your
      hair inwards or outwards at the ends. To improve the setting make sure the ends are evenly
      rolled in or rolled out. Heat the hair for a second and then let it cool. This process of
      setting the hair will last longer and make your hair look beautiful.
    • To condition your hair, after shampooing your hair take some conditioner on your palm and
      rub it with both hands. Apply from the hair shaft moving downwards. Do not apply on your
      scalp. Rinse your hair after 5 minutes.
    • To add extra shine and glow to your hair add 2 tablespoons of malt vinegar. Use it as a
      last rinse and towel dry your hair.
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    Summer Care for Your Skin!

    Its Summer time! Fun time – beach time – sun bath time and unfortunately, if you do not take care of yourself it could turn into a Sun burn time.

    Most people are not aware that skin cancer, while largely preventable, is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than 1 million cases reported annually.

    Skin cancer may happen due to many reasons, but you can still enjoy your time in the sun while protecting yourself from overexposure just by following a few simple steps:

    Your best bet is to stay indoor – but thats not fun…so use as many of the following actions as possible.

    Midday Sun-Less time: The sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Whenever possible, limit exposure to the sun during these hours.

    Seek Shade: Staying under cover is one of the best ways to protect yourself from the sun. Remember the shadow rule: “Watch Your Shadow. No Shadow, Seek Shade!”

    Always Use Sunscreen: A broad-spectrum sunscreen, with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15, blocks most UV radiation. Apply sunscreen liberally on exposed skin and reapply every two hours when working or playing outdoors. Even waterproof sunscreen can come off when you towel off sweat or water.
    Wear a Hat: A hat with a wide brim offers good sun protection for your eyes, ears, face and the back of your neck — areas particularly prone to overexposure to the sun.

    Cover Up: Wearing tightly woven, loose-fitting and full-length clothing is a good way to protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays.  Wear Sunglasses That Block 99-100% of UV Radiation: Sunglasses that provide 99-100% UVA and UVB protection will greatly reduce sun exposure that can lead to cataracts and other eye damage. Check the label when buying sunglasses.
    Avoid Sunlamps and Tanning Salons: The light source from sunbeds and sunlamps damages the skin and unprotected eyes. It’s a good idea to avoid artificial sources of UV light.
    Watch for the UV Index: The UV Index provides important information to help you plan your outdoor activities in ways that prevent overexposure to the sun. Developed by the National Weather Service (NWS) and EPA, the UV Index is issued daily in select cities across the United States.

    Have a happy, healthy, fun filled Summer beautiful!

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    A 5 Minutes Manicure

    Hey beautiful! What can you do in 5 minutes?
    – Fill up gas
    – Get a burger at the drive-in
    – Checkout your favorite movie at blockbuster
    – Do something naughty with someone you love :)

    Or, You can make yourself look more beautiful! How? Here is  a quick tip to get a manicure in 5 minutes!

    First, Shape Your Nails

    • Trim your nailes to the length you desire. You can use a nipper, scissors or a nail clip.
    • Using a nail board or file shape and smooth your nail edges.
    • To prevent nails from splitting, start from each side and file your nails towards center in one direction.

    Groom the Cuticles

    • To soften your cuticles, Soak the fingers in warm water.
    • Leave cuticles moist but pat nails dry.
    • Apply a cuticle remover.
    • Gently push back cuticles with a cotton-wrapped cuticle stick.
    • Nip away excess hangnails.
    • Wash off excess Cuticle remover and pat dry.
    • Apply cuticle treatment and massage.

    Prep Nails

    • Apply an nail treatment or base coat. A base coat will help protect nails.
    • Smooth the nail surface and help manicure/pedicure to last longer.

    Apply Nail Polish

    • Now take your favorite nail color and apply to these nails.

    Shine and finish

    • Use a top coat to seal the nails.
    • Apply a cuticle oil after you are done.
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    Want a Younger Look? Try this Diet.

    The diet plays a great role in your looking young. An adequate diet prevents you not only from falling ill but also from looking old. Let us see some wonderful ways in which a healthy diet helps us look young and beautiful.

     

    Skin: Mostly your skin is the perfect mirror to your age. As you start aging, your skin does not remain tight and gradually loses its glow. But there are certain ways in which you can look maintain your skin and attractive looks.
    • Introduce good amount of zinc and vitamin A in your diet. Zinc helps in the skin’s auto repair mechanism and vitamin A keeps the skin supple, preventing dryness and helping shed dead cells. Zinc is commonly found in beef, eggs and sea food whereas many dark-green leafy vegetables are rich in beta carotene, which are the body converts of vitamin A. Beta carotene is also present in surplus amount in carrots, sweet potatoes, sweet red peppers, apricots and mangoes.
    • Vitamin C improves the blood supply to the skin and helps in forming collagen, the fibrous protein which lies under the skin’s surface and gives it a smooth appearance. Vitamin C is present in citrus fruits and juices, cauliflower, snow peas, red and green peppers, broccoli, white and sweet potatoes, tomatoes and watermelon.
    • Greens are wonderful source of skin preserving nutrients and generally the darker the leaves, the more nutritious.
    • The cooking of food also matters a lot. The longer you cook the food, the greater is the loss of vitamins and texture. Do not soak the vegetables for long while washing them otherwise the water soluble vitamin C will be drained with the water.
    • Drinking 6-8 glasses of water each day is also a great way to keep your skin healthy.
    • Avoid excess of coffee and colas. Coffee contains caffeine, a diuretic that induces water loss.
    • Hair: Hair are also an essential ingredient to look young and vibrant. Long and beautiful hair add to your appearance.
      • Eat food rich in iron and protein (amino acids) such as green leafy vegetables, red meat, milk, eggs and grains etc.
      • Wash your hair regularly and avoid using chemicals on your hair.

      Immune system: besides all that which is apparently visible, there is another important ingredient to good and young looks i.e. your immune system. At a growing age the immune system needs to be strong enough to ward off all kinds of health snags. In order to keep your immune system healthy, eat food rich in vitamins E and C and beta carotene known as anti oxidants which are powerful disease fighters.

      If your immune system is not good, with age the cells of your body start damaging due to the accumulated toxic compounds called free radicals. To counter that anti-oxidants are a good choice. Anti oxidants impair the ability of these substances to attack healthy cells and thus avoid some of the damage.

      Finally to stay healthy and fit even while growing old, you must consume good amount of proteins. Proteins should make up nearly 10-30% of your daily diet, around 10% calories should be taken through the fats and the rest should be compensated through carbohydrates.

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