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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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10 tips for beautiful skin in the winter

When the days shorten and the temperature dips, your psyche and your skin may both rebel against the changes. Seasonal changes are normal, and one way to boost your psyche is to pamper and nurture your skin back into its natural healthful, glowing state.Without a change in your skin care routine, skin tends to dry and flake in the winter, regardless of your skin type. Moisture in the air is scarce, and even scarcer inside thanks to artificial heat. The cold wind beating against unprotected skin results in windburn, and you can get sunburn in the winter as well. Skin was not meant to withstand continual assault for three or more months each year.There are steps you can take to protect your skin. You’re protecting more than your beauty, you’re protecting the body’s largest organ. Follow the tips and tricks below to normalize your skin during the year’s harshest season.

1. Start your day with an ancient Ayurvedic ritual: drink a hot glass of water with lemon juice to assist your body in removing toxins.

2. Nourish your skin from the inside. Eat right, take proper vitamin and mineral supplementation, exercise regularly, and sleep right. It’s winter for heaven’s sake—nature hibernates. Crawl into bed an hour early with a hot beverage and a good read.

3. Drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin and offset the lack of humidity. Alcohol, coffee and tea dehydrate the body, so while your liquid intake may be higher in the winter, make a special effort to include hydrating beverages. If you really don’t like the taste of water, add lemon or lime juice, or eat more foods with a high water content.

4. Incorporate another Ayurvedic practice: brush your dry skin with a skin brush before your daily shower or bath. Not only does this practice remove dead debris from the outer layer of the skin, it encourages toxin release as well.

5. Limit your exposure to hot water. Warm water will cleanse the skin just as well as hot water without the drying effect. A hot bath every now and then isn’t going to damage your skin, especially if you’re soaking in a pampering bath with sea minerals or pure essential oils, but avoid regular hot baths. Quick showers in warm water help minimize excessive drying. End your bathing routine with a skin oil, lotion, or butter.

6. Switch to a heavier, richer facial moisturizer to lock out winter’s harsh elements and to seal in moisture in over-heated rooms lacking in humidity. A moisturizer with humectants attracts moisture, while one with emollients locks in the moisture. Moisturizers with humectants are lighter than emollient-rich moisturizers, so your skin type will dictate which one you should use. If you’re still using products with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), discontinue their use during the winter, and replace them with enriched products containing vitamins and botanicals. You might also need to change to a richer makeup foundation. Even in the winter, your foundation should contain at least some Sun Protection Factor (SPF).

7. Wear lip protection. Forget any nonsense you may have heard about your lips “becoming addicted to moisture.” They require moisture, because they contain no oil glands. If your lips chap before you switch to a more emollient lip balm, exfoliate with one of the new lip exfoliants. A lip balm with any of the butters, such as shea butter, cocoa butter, etc., is a good choice. A waxy lip balm serves a dual purpose; it keeps lipstick in place as well as sealing in moisture. Reapply as often as necessary.

8. If you like your environment on the warm side, run a humidifier to add moisture to the air. The warmer you keep your environment, the less moisture in your air.

9. Exfoliate your skin once or twice a week and your face as needed to remove dead, flakey skin. Hands and feet require more frequent exfoliation in the winter. You’ll find that your heels flake and crack more in the winter. Follow exfoliation with a rich moisturizer. You don’t need to spend a king’s ransom on special hand and feet exfoliants. You can create your own concoction with salt or sugar and a carrier oil such as sweet almond oil. This blend exfoliates and moisturizes at the same time. Add a little essential oil, and you have your own high-priced product for pennies on the dollar. Rub into your hands and feet in a gentle circular motion, and rinse well. For extra-deep conditioning, exfoliate right before bedtime, moisturize, and don gloves and socks while you sleep.

10. Protect your skin from the elements. If you spend time outdoors, particularly skiing, add a sunscreen to your regimen. In the winter, brisk winds add to the damage from the elements. Your body may not feel warm, but you can still get a sunburn. Studies show that we receive more ultraviolet rays in the winter than was previously thought.

You may find that your winter skin-care rituals require more time, and that you must be more vigilant in caring for and nurturing your skin in the winter months. The good news is that proper care and feeding of your skin during the winter months will pay off in skin that’s summer-ready when the seasons change.

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Facial Skin Care, How Important It Is?

Facial skin care is especially important because your face the most viewed part of your body. If your face appears older, then people assume that you are older. Facial skin care is definitely important for men and women. When you first meet a person, what is the first thing you notice about them?. Facial skin care is more a matter of discipline than anything else. A facial care routine is what you need (and you need to follow the skin care routine with complete seriousness).
Skin care is not as complicated as some think. With the right attitude and discipline, one can actually create a facial skin care routine that will help bring about that healthy glow. Facial care is vital as it is the most delicate skin on the body.
There are many lotions and potions knocking about, but good facial skin care often involves nothing more than a little extra time and attention when washing, either first thing in the morning, before going out for the evening, or last thing at night. Facial skin care is a top priority for many women in today’s society. A good recommendation is to not go to bed with makeup on.
It is also necessary to retard the skin aging process. Facial skin care isn’t supposed to hurt! Repairing facial skin often requires you to slough off damaged skin and help your body replace it with new skin cells. Facial skin care is important for ”waking up” the skin, getting rid of dead skin cells, and handling blackheads and whiteheads, particularly if you have a busy schedule and do not get much rest.
Facials are also an excellent way to lower stress, stress and lack of sleep are elements that can contribute to adult acne. Facial skin care is extremely necessary so that the face skin glows everyday.
Facial skin care is an outward reflection of feeling good. It’s no secret that we look good when we feel good. Facial care is very important, and it can be as mild as the medically offered skin care Obagi or as strong as a facial peel or laser. Facial wrinkles can be significantly reduced with Botox, a protein that relaxes muscles forming wrinkles in the forehead, around the eyes, and between the brows. Facial skin care is very important for both sexes. Our face is who we are.

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Get rid of dark circles!

Dark circles are a very common skin problem, which is troubling every second person in today’s stressful lifestyle. People get rarely any time to get proper sleep and they lack of nutritional diet also, which is one of the many reasons of getting dark circles. Many people inherit this dark circle problem where they get it for no other reason.

People who face this dark circle problem can try certain easy remedies to reduce the darkness of the circles but none of them promises to diminish the circles completely. One needs to sleep properly and eat healthy diet to diminish the dark circles from the face. Some cosmetic creams promise to reduce the dark circles but they might give you puffiness around your eyes.

Remedies for dark circles: try certain homemade solutions to reduce the dark circles but keep trying till you see the results because it takes to reduce the dark circles from the skin. Be careful while putting anything around eyes because the skin around the eyes is very sensitive and if something enters into the eyes it can harm them.

  • Take proper sleep. At least 8 hours sleep is must for an adult to keep the body and mind fit and to keep the dark circles at bay.
  • Drink plenty of fluids at least 2 liters of water a day to keep the skin smooth and supple.
  • Eat healthy nutritional diet. Include dairy products in your diet and consume green vegetables and fruits in your daily diet. Food rich in iron helps in reducing dark circles because eat times one gets them because they lack iron in their body and consuming sufficient iron and reduce the dark circles.
  • Potato juice has bleaching agents in it, so you can take potato juice out and apply it on your skin. You can soak cotton balls in the juice and can keep them on your eyes for at least 20 minutes while having rest. It helps in reducing the dark circles.
  • Grated cucumber juice is very useful for dark circles. You can apply it on the eyes the same way you apply potato juice.
  • Tea water too reduces the puffiness and dark circles of the eyes and rejuvenates the eyes by refreshing them. You can boil tea in water and restrain the leaves. You can refrigerate this water in the freeze to make ice cubes. Keep these ice cubes on the eyes in a cotton cloth for 20 minutes.
  • Always go out in sun wearing sunglasses and after applying sunscreen lotion on the skin around the eyes.
  • Take a teaspoonful of milk powder and apply honey to it. Put this paste on the skin on the dark circles. It helps in reducing the dark circles.
  • In the night apply a good company’s under eye gel or cream to reduce the darkness around the eyes.
  • You can hide your dark circles with a lighter shade of conceler when putting make up on your skin.

Trying all such methods will definitely help you in reducing your dark circles.

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How to Prevent Sunburn From Peeling

No matter how many times we are warned by health professionals that excessive exposure to the sun can increase our risk of skin cancer, we still tend to worship the big yellow ball in the sky like never before. The tan is still a major benchmark in societal beauty, a sign of life and virilty. Also, it makes you look thinner. So as long as the sun is around, so will be the sunburn. Here’s how to prevent that red skin from peeling off.


Things You’ll Need:

  • Aloe vera (plant extract or lotion)
  • Aspirin
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Sunscreen
  1. Don’t get sunburned in the first place. Depending on when you read this, this advice may be like shutting the barn door after the horses have escaped. Nonetheless, the best way to avoid a peeling sunburn is to avoid the sunburn in the first place. This can easily be done by limiting your exposure to the sun, especially on days when the UV index is high. Always use a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher when you’re going to be in the sun for more than a few minutes, and reapply every 2 hours as needed. A hat and a shirt are essential on days where the UV index is above 8.
  2. Enjoy the healing power of aloe. So you went and got sunburned anyway? Oh well, it’s time to take care of your skin as well as we can. Thankfully, just as nature has given us the piercing rays of the sun, it has also provided us with a soothing plant to heal our burns. It’s called aloe vera, and its extract is a powerful remedy for a sunburn. Apply it either in a prepackaged lotion form or directly from the plant (if you have such a plant available). The oil from the plant will make your skin feel better, and will help to cut down on flaking and peeling.
  3. Take some aspirin. Aspirin can really stop a sunburn in its tracks if taken early enough. It can reduce the swelling and redness in the skin, as well as alleviate the worst of the pain. For best effects, the aspirin should be taken every few hours on the first day of the sunburn. Ibuprofen and acetaminophen work in similar ways, but they are not as effective at slowing down the pure mechanism of the sunburn itself.
  4. Moisten with an apple cider vinegar bath. This is one of the most effective ways in which to prevent peeling. Purchase a good apple cider vinegar bath at your local health food store. Mix it in with your bath, lie back and let the healing begin. The vinegar helps to restore a healthy Ph balance to your skin, which is an important component in the healing process.
  5. Avoid the sun until you are fully healed. Too many people make the mistake of thinking they can “work through” a sunburn. This is a fallacy. Once your skin is already damaged, it is twice as dangerous for you to be out in the sun. You are inviting serious sickness and a severely increased risk of skin cancer when you do this. Whatever you do, wait until your sunburn is fully healed before making another venture out into the sun.

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Olive Oil The Best Home Remedy :

The quest for beautiful skin and hair is prevalent among women. You can make inexpensive, natural beauty and hair treatments from ingredients you have in your home that will perform just as well or better than products you purchase in the store.

If you only have one natural beauty remedy in your pantry, make it Olive Oil. It’s extremely versatile and can be used on every part of your body.

Removing EyeMakeup:
Olive oil is excellent for removing mascara. It’s much better than petroleum jelly or baby oil and is beneficial to the skin around your eyes.

Perfect Home Manicure:
Use a few drops of olive oil in warm water for a wonderful at-home manicure. Apply your favorite lotion afterwards to lock in the moisture.

Soft And Smooth Lips:
Beeswax and olive oil melted and poured into a small tin makes wonderful lip balm that will keep your lips soft and smooth.

Dry Feet Treatment:
Dry feet can be healed after one night of this treatment. Before bed, rub olive oil into your dry, cracked feet. Do not rinse. Then, put a cozy pair of socks on and go to sleep. Your feet will drink in the moisture and feel much better by morning.

Best Skin Softener:
Add a few drops of olive oil to your bath water for the best skin softener you can imagine. And, if you’re feeling extra decadent, then add a few drops of essential oil for a natural aromatherapy bath.

Please use caution when using olive oil in your bathtub as it will get quite slippery and you don’t want to fall.

Hair Conditioner:
A very small amount of olive oil applied to dry hair will condition and get rid of frizz. This is a great leave-in conditioner.

Shaving Cream for men:
Olive oil can also work as a shaving cream for men with sensitive skin.
The Best Sea Salt Scrub:
Don’t buy those expensive Sea Salt Scrubs. Make your own. Just add sea salt to olive oil and you’ve got a sea salt scrub that will feel like heaven. Add a drop of essential oils if you’d like your scrub scented.

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Daily Skin Care Tips

daily skin care starts with cleansing your skinEvery woman wants to look beautiful, healthy and youthful. A daily and consistent skin care and hair care regimen will help every woman do just that. A woman’s self-esteem is often wrapped up in how young or healthy she perceives her skin and hair to look every day.

Here are a few simple things you can do to ensure you’ll look your very best now and for years down the road.

  1. Cleansing your skin is really the foundation of a healthy skin care routine. Surprisingly, most people go overboard in this area. Whether you have oily, normal or combination skin, it is important to clean your facial skin without stripping it of naturally occurring oils that are important for younger looking skin.
  2. Wash at night to remove makeup and debris with a cleanser for your skin type. Cleanse by using a dime-size amount of cleanser and rinsing your skin with lukewarm water. Pat dry. In the morning, simply splash a bit of lukewarm water on your face to remove any excess oils from the night’s moisturizer. Remember: never use hot or cold water to wash your face, as either one can cause broken capillaries and make your skin appear blotchy.
  3. Exfoliation is often overlooked when it comes to skin care, but it is an essential step to keep you looking young. Microdermabrasion, retinoids, and chemical peels are all great methods by which to exfoliate your skin by removing the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Each is also available for in-home use if you are unable to afford treatments at a spa, so try one of these at home and you’ll notice that your skin is not only clean, but also glowing. Beauty experts do not recommend toners, but others say they are the key to their facial skin routine. Stick with what makes your skin look the best for you.
  4. Moisturizing your skin is a wonderful way to remain looking young and have soft skin as well. Even if you have oily facial skin, be sure to use a moisturizer, even if it’s only a little each time. Make sure to apply a moisturizer all over after you’re out of the bath or shower.

  5. Apply your makeup with clean sponges each time.
  6. Give yourself a facial at home once a week or so. There are several facial “recipes” out there.
  7. Puffy eyes in the morning can be tamed by placing slices of potatoes or cucumbers over them for a few minutes. For some reason, the puffiness is eased.
  8. Bathe only once a day to minimize the possibility of depleting your skin’s moisture. Use lukewarm water (instead of extremely hot or cold water), a soap less cleanser, and limit your bathing or showering times to under 15 minutes to keep your skin from drying out.
  9. Sunscreen is a must and probably the most important step when it comes to protecting our skin from harmful environmental factors. Make certain to use a sunscreen or moisturizer containing at least 15 SPF and apply it daily to every area that is exposed to the sun.
  10. Hair care is essential for good health as well. If your hair appears healthy, you look younger. Shampoo your scalp at least two or three times a day in order to avoid developing dandruff.
  11. When you shampoo your scalp and hair, use your fingertips to scrub your scalp thoroughly to loosen up dirt, oils, and debris. Rinse your hair with cool water and you’ll notice it has more body as opposed to rinsing with hot water.
  12. Before going to bed each night, be sure to brush your hair to remove tangles and redistribute natural oils in the hair.
  13. If possible, allow your hair to air dry rather than subjecting it to blow-drying which can rob your locks of essential moisture.
  14. Use a wide-toothed comb to comb out hair when it is wet to avoid breakage.
  15. Regular trims will prevent split ends and give you a new, polished look.
  16. Believe it or not, proper nutrition and ample amounts of rest contribute to healthy skin and hair, so make sure to get the proper amounts of vitamins, minerals and nutrients in your food or via supplements.
  17. Go to bed at the same time each night and get up the same time each morning.

As you can see, it is really quite simple to look young, healthy and beautiful if you just take care of your hair and the skin you’re in right now. You’ll be so glad you did!

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