Stay healthy and good looking!

The biggest advantage is that your homemade mask won’t have any chemicals so it will really help your hair. You may already have most of the ingredients in your home so you can always whip one up for an emergency conditioning session! And it’s fun!

We gathered some of the best homemade hair masks and put them all together here for you. Read more and share your opinion with us.

First recipe is made of yummy fruits: Banana and avocado hair mask

This homemade fruit hair mask is proven to prevent hair loss and cure itchy scalp and dandruff. Helps to regrow hair and also to strengthen and fortify your hair.

Blend 1/2 a banana, 1/4 avocado, 1/4 cantaloupe, 1 tablespoon wheat germ oil and 1 tablespoon yogurt. For extra conditioning, squeeze in the contents of a vitamin E capsule. Leave on hair for 15 minutes.

This one, I prevent you, it’s stolen:). Olive oil homemade hair treatment, by stylist Josh Rosebrook:

young woman brushing her brunette hair

  1. Take 1/4 cup olive oil and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  2. Part your hair into four sections and apply the warm olive oil to your scalp, section by section. Make sure to work the olive oil from the scalp to the ends of your hair.
  3. Put a plastic cap on your hair and let the olive oil work its magic for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove the cap. Shampoo, condition, and style your hair as usual.

Broccoli…not only to eat but to improve your hair looks

ingredients-for-homemade-hair-maskThe most common cause of dull hair is buildup from commercial products. Most commercial shampoos and conditioners contain silicones, which coat the hair and can initially make it look smooth and shiny.
Broccoli seed oil performs a function similar to silicones – it is a natural alternative to shine serums. The oil is expensive, but only a tiny drop is required. Rub the oil into the palms of the hands and then smooth over the hair.

Egg mask

Beat two full eggs with 2 tablespoons of water. Apply to clean, damp hair, massaging in well. Leave for 10 – 15 minutes and then wash out with mild shampoo.

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Some people are afraid of doing facial exercises, because they think, facial fitness only increases wrinkles and makes them deeper: “You make the same things, which cause wrinkles on the face!”. Facial exercises do not cause wrinkles. Quite the contrary, they tone facial muscles and let you look younger without any surgery. The most important thing here is to do them correctly. It does not matter, how good your skin care is and what creams and masks you use, if you do not firm up your face muscles, your face look will still depend on your age. A truly ageless face skin can be achieved only by two regular procedures: good skin care and facial exercise.

Why Facial Exercises are Good

Facial exercises provide blood flow to the skin and, thus, make your skin elastic andremove toxins. You can start exercising at whatever age, it is never late. Maybe you are reading about facial fitness for the first time – it is because such an easy and financially unprofitable, but effective procedure is not promoted as much as, for example, skin care products. For those, who already know, how good facial exercises are and want more effective exercises or just want to try them, here is one more exercise, which helps to get rid of the unhealthy and tired look caused by the bags under eyes.

Get Rid of Bags under Eyes

The Following exercises help get rid of dark circles under eyes. Some of them are also effective for a good eyesight.

  • Sit down straight and close you eyes, take a minute to relax. Then lift your eyebrows, hold them in this position for two seconds (make sure you are stretching your upper eyelid during this) and weaken them for another two seconds. After this open your eyes widely, stay so for two seconds. Repeat these two positions one by one 10 times.
  • Sit straight and close your eyes. Look down, then in two seconds look up, then, again, in two seconds look down and so on. Make it rapidly. All this should be done with closed eyes. Make 10 repetitions.
  • Sit straight with open eyes. Look down, then look up, than left, then right. Hold your pupil in each position for one second. Repeat the cycle 10 times. By the way, these eye movements are a good eye exercise, for example, for those, who sit by PC all day long staring at the screen and whose eyes get tired of it.
  • Sit down straight. Open your eyes. Put the index finger and the long finger of your right hand under the right eye, right to the zone, where bags and dark circles appear. Make the same with your left hand fingers. Lift your fingers by only the muscle of your lower eyelids. Do not press your fingers too much. Make 20 repetitions.
  • After this eye exercises lay down and close your eyes, give your eyes five minutes to relax, they have deserved it.

Please, do not forget, that only regular exercises will provide good results. Once you have achieved the result, maintain it by doing the same exercises. You can also do exercises helping get rid of lines around the lips.

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  • Healthy skin is key to the successful use of beauty products. First, ensure that your skin is thoroughly washed prior to applying perfume.
  • Evaluate yourself for any particular skin or body issues that may cause you to have a strong body odor. If you use perfume to mask body odor, it will not last as long, and eventually your body odor will overpower the perfume.
  • If you have any skin or body issues that could be disrupting the use of your perfume, address them by seeking professional help or using appropriate products before applying perfume.
  • Ensure that you are not using perfume in place of a deodorant or antiperspirant. Even deodorants with a light smell will not mask your perfume, but instead enhance it. The deodorant will take away any odor from sweat, allowing your perfume to gracefully scent the remainder of your body.
  • Ensure that you have no open irritations or sores on your body before applying perfume, as the combination of perfume and bodily fluids can combine to create unpleasant odors.

Provide Moisture to Prolong Perfume

  • Perfume lasts longer in a moist environment. Before applying perfume, first evaluate the state of your skin-is it dry and flaky, or moist and healthy?
  • If your skin is dry, apply a moisturizer to help bring fluids to your skin. Consider buying a lotion that is the same scent as your perfume.
  • Allow the moisturizer to be fully absorbed by your skin before applying perfume.Identify your pressure points, and ensure that they have already been moisturized.
  • The most common areas to spritz with perfume are your wrists, your neck and behind your knees .
  • Spray perfume across your body, making sure to cover your pressure points for maximum staying power. 

Tips & Warnings

  • Apply perfume before dressing. Although your pressure points may then be covered by clothing, the perfume will last longer when sprayed directly on your skin instead of over clothing.
  • If you have skin that remains dry after moisturizing, you may have to reapply perfume at various points throughout the day and night, as dry skin sucks the moisture out of perfume, dissipating the scent.
  • Stronger scented perfumes naturally last longer than light and airy scents. Choose appropriately!

 

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During the summer, a woman’s feet are just as important as her hair, makeup and clothing. A great outfit can be ruined by ungroomed feet peeking out from her sandals.

Summertime means a change in weather, clothing, and activities. Shoes come off and are replaced by sandals and chappals, with feet on full display. Year round foot maintenance is recommended, but if feet have been neglected during the winter months, now is the time to get them in shape. Here are some foot care tips to keep them looking  neat all summer!

Keep Feet Clean During Summertime

The first rule of summertime is to keep feet clean! Dirty feet are unhealthy and repulsive.  Wash feet regularly to remove the dirt and grime.

Additionally, summertime usually means bare feet around the house. Instead, find comfortable flip flops that can be kicked off and slipped on easily and wear them. Make it a habit to get at least one new pair at the start of every summer.  Use last year’s pair for yard work or cleaning the garage, and get rid of the ratty ones.

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Summers are approaching and we all would love summers if it wasn’t for the one main problem ..SWEATING..here are a few things that will help you understand why you sweat and how it can be controlled.

Firstly How to reduce sweating – a question that bothers more than 100 million people around the globe. Excessive sweating is a condition that scientists call “hyperhidrosis” – it’s caused by over-active sweat glands. Usually the problem affects only certain areas – armpits, palms, face, etc. If you suffer from this you know how embarrassing it can be, and limiting to the way you live your life. Especially in the coming hot summer months, the problem can become even worse. The anxiety which sweating causes, often perpetuates the problem – it increases sweating even more.

If you are overweight that can make sweating a lot worse – it makes it harder for your body to get rid of excess heat, as the layer of fat under your skin acts as an insulation. If that’s the case you should exercise regularly – that will condition your sweat glands to produce less sweat, when you’re not involved in a heavy activity.

Drink more water – that will keep your body temperature lower, which will reduce sweating. Wear loose clothing made out of polyester – do not wear cotton, as it dries slowly and does not allow air to pass through.

Here is a remedy, that has been known to work in some cases:

Make a paste out of baking soda and water, and apply that solution to your armpits – let it dry. Brush off the excess soda that forms, and you’re good to go. Do this a few times per day for a few days, and hopefully, the sweating will be reduced.

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Understanding Blackheads..

People often want to know how to get rid of blackheads quickly.  This question is misplaced.  The emphasis on “quickly” will cause people to seek quick fix treatments and creams.  Nothing wrong with that except that the problem will return as soon as your treatment runs its course.

The real key to removing blackheads is to deal with the problem at the root.  Often times the root of the problem is self care.  Or, more precisely, a lack of proper self care.

Let’s take diet for example.  Are you consuming lots of sweets?  I’ll bet you are.  The first tip for removing blackheads is to stop eating sweets.  Within days you will see an improvement in your skin.

Next is water.  Your body needs plenty of water so that it can function properly.  Most experts recommend eight glasses per day.  How many glasses of water per day are you drinking these days?  If it’s less than eight, you need to increase it.

Okay, next up is exercise.  Your body can’t function properly without enough exercise.  Exercise causes you to sweat and sweat cleans your pores.  The result is that your skin will look better because it’s cleaner.  Your acne will improve and your blackheads will diminish significantly.

After you have improved your diet, are drinking enough water and getting enough exercise, then and only then would I consider investing in creams and treatments.  See what you can accomplish naturally before spending money on treatments.

If, after taking the natural route as described here, your blackheads are still out of control, I would go see a dermatologist.  A dermatologist will be able to make sure there are not other health related factors keeping you from cleaner skin.  A dermatologist will also be able to recommend a treatment that is specifically designed to for you and your situation.

One of the first things a dermatologist will ask you is about your diet, water consumption and exercise.  If you take the advice offered above, you will be able to smile and tell the dermatologist that you are doing well on all three counts.

In summary, don’t focus so much on looking for a “quick” fix, instead go the natural route first.  If that does not work, go see a dermatologist.

 

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Here are five great ways to spruce up your wardrobe without spending a lot of money.
Most women have noticed that times are tough and there is less money to go around. It is easy to get stressed when funds are low and it can be especially depressing when you grow tired of your wardrobe but have no means of purchasing a fresh look. But don’t despair; there are still ways to keep you looking good without emptying your wallet.

Check out the following ideas for staying fashionable for less:

1. Go through your closet
Like most women, you probably have clothes you don’t wear often and have even forgotten about. Well now is the time to do an inventory check of your wardrobe.

Most likely you will find forgotten treasures that will feel like new clothes again. Also, be creative and try to make your old clothes work in new ways. For example, add belt to that old black dress you found and you will have created a whole new outfit.

2. Shop second hand
Your local thrift store may become your favorite shopping spot. There are many great women’s fashions hidden in the racks at thrift stores. You are sure to find many gently used clothes that usually cost less than ten or even five dollars.

After a careful search through the racks, you may walk out of a consignment store with a pile of new-to-you clothes for the same price that would only buy you one blouse from a department store. And don’t worry; no one will know they are used if you don’t tell them.

3. Throw a clothing exchange party
Throw a little party and invite some of your closest girlfriends with the charge to bring their old clothes they are tired of. At the party everyone can trade clothes and go home with different outfits.

This is a great way to freshen up your wardrobe with new clothes because one girl’s trash is another girl’s treasure. You’ll have fun partying with your friends and then you’ll leave with new-to-you fashions that you didn’t even pay a dime for.

4. Stock up on the basics
When buying clothes, make sure that you stock up on the basics, meaning clothes that mix and match nicely and clothes that go well with anything. This means that instead of buying a cool but loud patterned blouse you would be better off buying a less crazy top that works well with more bottoms and most accessories.

Another example includes buying neutral shoes instead of the bright red pumps that only match one dress. Your wardrobe may not be as exciting and unique, but your wallet will be fuller and you will have less stress during these economically hard times.

5. Get creative and crafty
When you don’t have the money to buy loads of new clothes, sometimes your only option is to get creative. Try things that you have never done before. Find some new funky buttons at your local craft store and sew them onto an old sweater to create a whole new look.

Try making your own jewelry; you can copy more expensive designs at a fraction of the cost or you can create your own unique pieces. Also ribbon is inexpensive and can be used to spruce up all sorts of outfits as headbands, belts, or whatever. Get in touch with your creative side and you’ll be sure to save money and possibly start a new trend in women’s fashion.

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