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Beauty Tips!

Natural Way To Exfoliate

Sea salt removes dry, flaky, dead skin.

Wet face (or anywhere on the body), apply a couple of tablespoons of sea salt, then GENTLY massagewith a wet washcloth or fingers. Focus on the T-zone and cheeks, but avoid the eye area.

After one or two minutes, rinse with cold water to tighten the pores. It is important to do this regularly, or face-creams will not penetrate.

You can do this maximum once per week.

Fruity Lip Gloss 

2 Tbls solid shortening
1 Tbls fruit-flavored powdered drink mix
35 mm film container

Mix shortening & drink mix together in a microwave safe bowl till smooth!
Place in microwave on high for 30 seconds until mix becomes a liquid!
Pour into clean film container, or any other small airtight container!

Place mix into fridge for 20-30 minutes or till firm!

Dark Circles Under Eyes…

To lighten dark circles under your eyes, wrap a grated raw potato in cheesecloth and apply to eyelids for 15-20 minutes.

Wipe off the residue and apply an eye cream.

Home made Facial Mask

Face mask for dry skin

1. Take 1 tbsp olive oil and mix with 2 tbsp of fresh cream, leave it on the face for 10 minutes and then wash your face with warm water.

2. Mix 1 tbsp of honey with 15 drops of orange juice and 1 tbsp of fuller’s earth and add 1 tbsp of rose water. Mix well and apply on the face, wash off after 10 miuntes.

Face mask for oily skin

1. Mix a tbsp of honey with 1 egg white and apply thickly on the face and neck. Leave for 10 minutes and wash off.

2. Mix 2 tbsp of papaya pulp with 10 drops of lemon juice and leave it for 20 minutes and then rinse well.

3. Take fresh juice of any of the fruits (orange, sweet lime, watermelon or papaya) and apply on the face as a mask. This is very relaxing, it cleanses the skin, closes pores and stimulates blood circulation.

Carrot Facial Mask

Ingredients Needed:
2-3 large carrots
4 1/2 tablespoons honey

Cook carrots, then mash. Mix with honey. Apply gently to the skin, wait 10 minutes. Rinse off with cool water.

Glowing Facial Mask

You will love your radiant skin after using this recipe…

All you need is:
1 tbsp fuller’s earth
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp mashed papaya

Mix and put on face for 20 minutes then rinse off.

Honey Facial Mask

Perhaps the best facial mask is honey.

Place a cloth in warm water and apply to your face to open the pores. Smear on honey, and leave on for 15 to 30 minutes.
Rinse off with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores.
Use once a week.

Orange Yogurt Mask

Ingredients Needed:
* 1 tsp plain yogurt (I chose Balkan Style)
* the juice of 1/4 of an orangeStir to mix and then dip fingers into mixture and smooth onto face. The sensation is both cool and relaxing. Leave on for a five minutes and then rinse. If you are feeling sluggish, this is the perfect mask for you.

* Yogurt will cleanse and nourish your skin
* The orange is full of Vitamin C and AHA’s

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Skin Whitening Tips

The following home remedies for skin whitening, not only lighten the skin tone but promise a lighter complexion. However, best results are only achieved if they are inculcated as a part of daily routine.

1. Bring a shine to your face and remove your tan with a mix of one teaspoon each of milk powder, honey, lemon juice, and half a teaspoon of almond oil. Apply on face and wash off after 10-15 minutes.

2. Oatmeal mixed with yoghurt, tomato juice and applied to the face and kept on for 20 minutes, then rinsed off with cold water, helps to lighten the skin by getting rid of the tan.

3. Slices of raw potato placed on the face helps reduce blemishes and other marks.

4. Lime juice being a natural bleach when mixed with turmeric powder and applied to the face is helpful in lightening your skin tone.



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Olive Oil Benefits

There are many olive oil benefits that you should know about. Used first by the inhabitants of the ancient Roman Empire, the olive oil has a large range of health benefits, when used, both internal and external. With the spread of olive oil consumption around the globe, this miraculous ingredient can be used as food or even as medicine.
In early Greece the health value of the olives was discovered. Used in various medicinal practices, the olive oil was seen as a miracle cure, capable of assuring the healthy development of children, curing various elderly problems and giving all the needed nutrients for anyone that consumes it.
Because of the regular usage of olive oil, in time, the Mediterranean cultures have developed one of the healthiest societies. A new research is now comparing various cultures from around the world, looking for various statistics like average life span, heart and cardiovascular problems. Standing out from the crowd, the Mediterranean cultures have far less heart and cardiovascular diseases, and the overall life span for individuals is one of the largest in the world.
There are far more olive oil benefits that we should know about. It helps digestion, making it easy for the body to assimilate various foods giving a boost to the whole metabolic process. This in turn can turn the body capable to defend itself against viruses, bacteria and many diseases. Olive oil is also one of the best allies in the fight against the stomach ulcers.
Olive oil is extremely rich in iron and A, B1, B2, C, E and D vitamins. The E vitamin is one of the most important helpers in the fight against the aging process, while the other vitamins assure a balanced diet and improve the body effectiveness and development. Another great benefit of the olive oil is the addition of “good” fat acids to the daily diet. These acids help the skin, making it more elastic and smooth.
When used for cooking the olive oil is one of the few “fat” ingredients without any cholesterol. To combat the constipation olive oil was used across the history with great results, improving the ability of the digestive tract to assimilate foods and liquids. In order to rip those valuable olive oil benefits you can use it in a number of ways starting with the simple ones like salad dressing or making your tasty fried foods and going as far as using as a skin care treatment by dropping a couple of spoons in the bath or rubbing it on the skin.
Children and even babies could be helped if they use olive oil regularly as part of their diet. You can also use olive oil in your coffee or even your tea each day, or if you are in a hurry, take an olive oil based supplement.
Make sure to use these olive oil benefits, for you and for your family, by keeping an olive oil bottle around you when cooking or preparing a meal. You can also use an olive oil based natural supplement if you are in a hurry. Keep in mind not only the health value but also the nutritional value of the olive oil and use it regularly, keeping your body in shape, safe from heart or cardiovascular problems.

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Skin Care

Skin Care : Cleansing
Clean your skin every evening. The skin pores get blocked dut to exposure to air pollutions, wind, sun, air conditioning, dirt and grime from our fingers. After cleansing, using a natural skin toner like rose water.

It is really important to remove stale make-up, perspiration, dirt, dust, excess oil etc. Use a good, natural cleanser that removes only the impurities without stripping the skin of nutrients and moisture.

Wipe your face with a piece of cotton wool dipped in milk (unboiled or not heated). Almond oil is a good cleanser for skin under the eyes.
Remember that over cleansing can harm the skin.

Skin Care : Exfoliating
It is important to help the skin renewal process by removing dead skin cells. Exfoliate at least twice a week to get rid of dead skin cells. Care should be taken if you have broken capillaries/surface veins.

Clay Masks
Clay helps to deep cleanse and draw out impurities and to soften and condition the skin.

Skin Care : Moisturising
Moisturing helps to protect your skin from daily pollutants. Moisturising morning and evening with a natural moisturiser will hydrate, moisturise and protect your skin.

For a moisturizing and nourishing mask, blend a mashed banana with white cosmetic clay and apply.

For normal skin care, mix 1 cup yogurt, 1 tablespoon orange juice and 1 tablespoon lemon juice and apply it on your face. Clean it off after 20 minutes.

For dry skin care, use a mixture of cooked oatmeal and honey; it is a very good moisturizer and cleansing agent.

Body Care

Hands Care: Mash a banana with some butter and rub on your hands. Before Shower:Body brushing helps exfoliate, tone and stimulate the skin as well as helping the natural drainage of our lymph glands. Dry body brushing before a shower with a natural bristle brush. Always brush upwards to the heart in quick, rhythmic strokes and brush down to the heart when you reach the shoulder/neck area.

For Lips Care: In the evening, before going to bed, after washing your face and lips, rub your lips with a soft towel to remove the dead cells. Then apply a few drops of pure almond oil on them and leave it overnight. The lips will become soft and become light in color if dark over a period of time.

After Shower: Apply body lotion. Water is a natural hydration for the skin.

Choose the best foundation for your skin type

How to Find the Best Foundation and Concealor for Your Skin Type

Foundation makeup is used as a base for any makeup application and gives the appearance of a health, clear or flawless complexion. Concealer is used for the purpose of additional coverage and is applied sparingly to minimize imperfections such as under eye circles, blemishes, dark spots and blotchy skin.

While the majority of individuals apply foundation over the entire face some only require a minimal application with a touch of concealer. The amount and type of foundation needed will depend on the tone and texture of the skin.

Stick Foundation is ideal for those individuals who only need a minimal amount of coverage. This foundation can be applied quickly and directly over the face with a focus on trouble spots and blended into the skin using the fingertips or a sponge.

Ideally, foundation should be applied using a sponge to prevent bacteria from getting into the product. While it is ok to apply stick foundation directly onto the skin – try using a sponge instead to extend the life of the foundation and to prevent contamination.

Mineral Foundation Makeup for Improved Skin Tone

Mineral Foundation is also used for minimum or sheer coverage to even out the skin tone and minimize imperfections. Mineral foundation is applied using a makeup brush and is gently swept over the entire face several times to create a flawless and often times glowing complexion. Most mineral foundations have a shimmering component called bismuth oxychloride that gives the skin a radiant appearance. However, if you have sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts then you should avoid mineral foundation or use a mineral foundation that does not have this added ingredient.

Water Based Foundation Makeup for Sensitive Skin

Water Based Foundation provides medium to full coverage and can be used on most skin types including oily skin, sensitive and acne prone skin. The foundation is applied by dotting the liquid over the skin using your fingertips and blended over the face with a sponge.

Oil Based Foundation Makeup for Dry & Mature Skin

Oil Based Foundation is a medium to full coverage foundation that works best on dry or mature skin that requires additional moisture. Oil based foundations are creamy formulas that help keep the skin moisturized throughout the day and prep dry skin for the application of blush and powder so that it will glide on the face with ease. If you have excessively dry skin or mature skin and do not use a rich and creamy foundation your makeup may look dry and cakey on the face.

Compact Foundation Makeup for Dry Skin

Compact Foundations are creamy foundations that come in a compact and are applied using a sponge. These foundations are great for dry or mature skin as well as for those individuals that only want to apply foundation to certain areas of the face rather than the entire face. Some compact foundations are applied as a cream formula but then dry as a powder on the face – this makes for an easy application and natural look over the skin. This is a great no fuss and error free way to applying foundation.

Foundation comes in a variety of coverage options for numerous skin types and conditions. When choosing a foundation find a product is ideal for your skin type and tone.


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Tips for Beautiful hands!

When you hear about wrinkles and skin aging, your first thoughts are about face and neck. But the earliest signs of aging will show on your hands.

Often neglected, hands need to be regularly taken care of. Frequent contacts with water and chemicals, sun, cold weather, gardening – all put your skin under a big stress. While hands do not have many oil glands, they will give away your age earlier than your pampered face.

In the meantime, it has been noticed that after making eye contact, the next thing people pay attention to is your hands.

What can you do to keep your hands beautiful?

* Moisturize! Several times a day. Dry skin is easily injured and looks wrinkled.

* Protect your hands – wear gloves when gardening, washing dishes, or dealing with chemicals

* Use sun protection

* Keep your hands dry. Any water left on your hands will evaporate and dry out the skin.

* Give your hands a special treatment – herbal or oil bath – once in a while.

Here are a few suggestions for your next hand spa:

1. Herbal hand bath:

Bring 1 qt of water to boil and pour over 1 tbsp of herbs (you can use all of these or just one: chamomile, nettle, sage, coltsfoot, calendula). Let the infusion cool to 100-110F and soak your hands in it for about 15-20 minutes. Dry your hands thoroughly and apply a rich moisturizer.

2.You can make your own nourishing hand cream:

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.

3. 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 (for example: chamomile, calendula, elderflower) or rose water.

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Tips to Have Beautiful Feet

Every woman would like to have wonderful feet. As the warmer season arrives we change our heavy winter coats into lighter fabrics such as skirts and shorts. As our feet is the most visible in the spring and summer season, it is very important to treat them with proper care. Read on to get some useful tips to have beautiful feet for this summer!

Beautiful feet can be reality if you devote some time and effort to provide your feet with the necessary moisture and appropriate care they need. Pamper yourself with an amazing foot makeover and learn how to get stunning feet that will look attractive in flip-flops and sandals all summer long!

Remove Toenail Polish

First start your feet treatment by removing the toenail polish until there are no residues left. This way you can check whether your nails are healthy or see if there are any problems. If it’s possible use an acetone-free polish remover, as it is less harsh to your toenails.

Pamper Your Feet with a Fresh Soak

As a next step wash your feet properly and soak them in warm soapy water for about ten minutes. If you want to make it even more relaxing, you can add aromatherapy salts or oils as well. When you are done with soaking, careful rub your toenails with a toenail brush in order to get rid of the dead skin cells and surface impurities. In order to keep your toenails healthy, give them a break from polishing them all the time. For this reason, every couple of weeks leave them unpolished or just paint them clear.

Remove the Calluses

When you have finished with soaking your feet, gently remove the nasty calluses and the hard skin on the heel area by using a pumice stone. This is a very important step of foot care, in order to prevent your skin from sore cracking and keep your skin soft and smooth.

Cut Your Toenails Short

Long nails can look terrible and will make you look untidy. Purchase a good pedicure kit, which will help you to maintain the beauty of your feet. A proper pedicure is very important therefore save yourself some time at lease once in every two weeks and cut your nails straight. Trim them a nice even shape, making sure that you have left no sharp edges that may cause inflammations.

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