|Posted on January 22, 2012 at 4:30 PM|
WINTER SKINCARE RECIPES FROM THESE NATURAL ITEMS
I recommend everyone to use Milk and Honey as facial skin tonic to prevent dryness and improve your complexion. Do this every morning after cleansing your face to nourish your facial skin well and prevent dryness, removes tan, wrinkles and blemishes. It softens skin and gives a natural glow. As honey has natural bleaching properties, it also acts as a natural skin lightener.
Banana and honey mask can be used to prevent dryness as well as wrinkles and dark spots. Banana, when mashed and applied along with milk or honey effectively removes suntan and nourishes dry and lifeless skin to bring out a soft natural radiant glow, which makes you stay young forever.
To say about Olive oil and glycerin, they moisturizes even extremely dry skin in winter and keep them moisturized for long hours. They should be mixed in equal preposition and applied over your dry facial skin and left for 20 to 30 minutes. After leaving this natural skin tonic on your skin gently massage your face in circular motion with your finger tips. Wash off with clean and cold water. This can be done daily, even with some other essential oil to be a skin beauty even in winter
~~~Whitens and nourishes skin~~~
Paste of almonds and curd (Yogurt) acts as a natural facial mask which not only moisturizes your skin, it also softens, removes tan and blemishes, prevents the signs of aging and improves complexion with regular use. If your skin is extremely dry add some olive oil to this pack.
Extract gel from aloevera leaf and mix it with lime juice and honey. Use this as a thin face pack which effectively removes acne scars, spots, tan and also improves skin complexion without making your skin dry in winter.
|Posted on January 22, 2012 at 3:50 PM|
5 Ways to add shine to your hair.
There are many different ways to achieve shiny hair at home. Whether it comes from a product you can buy in your local drug store, or a product you can find in your own refrigerator, we have the tips to help you out.
1) Cold Water
The first way to improve the shine in your hair is probably the simplest remedy. It is completely free, so you have no excuses not to try it. All you need to use is cold water.
This doesn’t mean you have to freeze yourself in a cold shower though. You can still enjoy a warm shower, just remember at the end to turn the nozzle to cold and do a short blast on your hair. What this does is smoothes and closes the hair’s cuticle, which allows it to reflect light rather than absorbing it, making it look shiny.
2) The Right Shampoo
The second way to perk up your hair’s shine is to pick the right shampoo. Lots of factors can contribute to dryness, such as chemically treating your hair and even something as simple as using a blow dryer. You need to know exactly what to purchase to counteract these problems.
All lines of shampoos and conditioners have an option for color treated hair. By using these, you protect the color from fading and lock in the moisture that the chemicals can remove. The heat that attacks your hair when using a hair dryer removes all the moisture that adds shine.
3) Proper Diet
Another way to achieve shiny strands is to have a proper diet. You always hear about the benefits of eating right, but you never hear about the positive effects it can have on your hair. Maintaining a diet rich in oils (most importantly Vitamin E) is essential in getting shiny results.
Some examples of foods that contain Vitamin E are nuts and seeds, asparagus, olives, spinach, and other green leafy vegetables, as well as avocado. Some good choices of oils to include in your diet would be canola, corn, sunflower and olive oil, soybean oils.
Water is also a key part of your diet for healthy hair. Just like your body needs to be hydrated to stay healthy, your hair does as well.
4) Brush Your Hair
Another really easy way to add shine that we may overlook is just to simply brush your hair. When you wake up in the morning with tousled hair, all you need to do is slide a brush through and instantly you’ve added shine without doing anything. It brings out your natural oils.
One of the top choices would be a brush with boar bristles. The hard bristles will evenly distribute oils from root to tip, and will easily remove unwanted dead hair.
For our last tip for adding shine, you’ll need to raid your kitchen cabinets. Vinegar is a great solution to amp up your dull hair. Vinegar helps close the hair cuticles, which as we already learned, helps reflect light.
Any type of vinegar will work, but the most recommended kind would have to be apple cider vinegar. Fill a spray bottle with the vinegar, spray onto wet hair, leave in for a few minutes, and then rinse out thoroughly. If you repeat this a few times a week, you’ll see shimmering results.