March 31, 2017

5 Effective Homemade Remedies for Removing Suntan


5 Effective Homemade Remedies for Removing Suntan

It’s Summer time! Explore the bright sunny day with lots of fun which you missed out in Winter. But wait! What if the skin gets sunburnt and tanned? Well, you need not worry about that as there are a number of homemade recipes which will help in removing the skin tan naturally.

These are the 5 Effective Homemade Remedies for Removing Suntan in Summer.

 1. Lemon Juice

  • Slice the lemon into medium thick pieces and rub it on your tanned skin.
  • Leave it on for 2 to 3 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

Do this once or twice daily to see effective results.

2. Lemon Juice, Cucumber, And Rose Water

  • Mix juice of half a Lemon, paste of Cucumber slices, and enough amount of Rose Water to make a thick paste
  • Apply this mixture to the tanned sunburnt skin area and massage gently.
  • Keep the paste for 10 to 12 minutes before wash.

You can apply this pack every day for instant results.

3: Aloe Vera, Masoor Dal & Tomato Pack

  • Make a fine scrub by mixing red lentil powder (masoor dal) with ample tomato and aloe vera juice.
  • Apply the paste on your face and scrub gently. let it stay for half an hour before you wash it off with cold water.

Use this pack on alternate days for at least a week or two to see a visible difference.

4: Honey and Papaya Pack

  • Mash a fully ripe papaya and add sufficient honey to it.
  • Blend the ingredients properly to make a fine papaya pack.
  • Now, apply it on your face completely and keep it for half an hour.
  • Finally, wash off with lukewarm water for best results.

Apply this at least twice or thrice a week.

5: Sandalwood pack

  • Add rose water to the sandalwood powder and blend to get a smooth paste.
  • Apply the paste on the tanned face or skin areas.
  • Keep it on until it dries up completely and then rinses it using water.

Do this every alternate night before going to bed.

So, hope you find the recipes for 5 Effective Homemade remedies for removing suntan valuable in fighting sunburn. Stay tan free and enjoy this summer season 2017 to the fullest

March 11, 2017

7 Natural Ways of Making Natural Colors This Holi


Holi, the festival of colors is one of the much-loved festivals in India. Like every festival, Holi is also celebrated with lots of love, joy, and fun which people show by showering colorful powders(Gulal) and rang on each other.
However, the colors which we buy from the retail stores may have various chemical ingredients which are harmful to our skin and hair. When we have been gifted with pure and natural color alternatives by mother earth, why not make the best of it and prepare our natural safe Holi colors this time:

Red: Mix ample amount of red sandalwood powder with refined wheat flour. Sandalwood is a magical gift for skincare and even adds an aroma in your Holi colors. Wheat flour is equally safe to use as it is a basic edible ingredient used in every Indian kitchen.

Yellow: Who knows the beauty of turmeric better than us? You can mix turmeric powder and gram flour to make a bright yellow powder for Holi which will also improve your skin tone.

Orange: Dried and crushed forest (Tesu) flowers can be used for preparing orange powder. Tesu flowers are used in various ayurvedic medicines, hence, it is beneficial to our body in all ways.

Green: Finely crushed and powdered fenugreek (methi) / mint (pudina) leaves can be the best ingredient for preparing green color. Fenugreek has been found to do wonders in haircare and mint keeps your scalp and skin cool in the hot summer.

Pink: Grated beetroot or Pomegranate seeds can be soaked in water to get a bright pink color. Pomegranate and beetroot have so many natural compounds which beautify –It will not only give you a pinkish color but will also keep your skin healthy throughout Holi.

Brown: This Holi, instead of drinking tea or coffee, just shower it on your friends. Boil tea leaves or coffee in water and cool them to prepare a rich brown liquid as a Holi special.

Purple: It’s so simple! Grind Black grapes or jambul (jamun) and dilute with ample water to get a natural purple liquid to play with at Holi this year.

Hope these natural color extracts will help you enjoy an eco-friendly Holi this year body and soul. Happy Holi!!

February 16, 2017

8 Ways to Use Rosewater to Beautify Your Skin


8 ways to use Rose water to beautify your skin

Rosewater – A mild pure extract of rose petals has been found to be used widely in every Indian household and at auspicious occasions. But why??  It’s because Rose water is certainly a versatile magic potion that goes with every beauty and skincare or hair care recipe. It works well with all type of skin texture and is a cherished beauty secret. Here are the 10 most effective benefits of Rosewater:

  1. Maintains pH balance:

Rosewater imbibes the purest form of herbal properties that helps to maintain the skin’s pH balance and hence controls the excess oil on the skin surface. It’s mild and soothing aroma keeps you fresh throughout the day.

  1. Reduces Acne and Irritation:

Rose water is very rich in anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the red patches and skin irritation, heal the acne, exfoliates the dry skin and makes your skin healthy. Moreover, it acts as a deep cleanser that helps in removing oil and dirt accumulated in the clogged skin pores.

  1. Revitalize the Skin:

Pure distilled rose water hydrates, revitalizes and moisturizes the skin to the core thereby giving it a glowing tone.

  1. Healing Agent:

Rose water contains strong anti-bacterial properties which help in healing the scars, cuts, and wounds. The best part is, it totally reduces the scars and does not leave any marks behind.

  1. Regenerate Skin Tissues:

The antioxidant assets of rose water help strengthen the skin cells and regenerate the skin tissues giving you a younger look and fresher feel.Application of Rose water

  1. Skin Toner:

Application of Rosewater as a toner is the best way to clean the pores and tone up the skin. Using rose water on the skin after steaming will tighten the capillaries and hence reduces the red patches.

  1. Enhance the Quality of Hair:

The beneficial herbal properties of rose water enhance the quality and volume of hair. It is also used to treat mild scalp issues including dandruff.

  1. Anti-Aging Formula:

Distilled rose water has always been used as an anti-aging formula, thereby keeping the fine lines and skin wrinkles at bay.
So, make the most of this beauty secret which has been used by renowned beauties like Cleopatra!!

January 28, 2017

Best Homemade Remedy for Cracked Heels


Best Homemade Remedy for Cracked Heels

Cracked heels are a very common problem which we often try to hide instead of going for the suitable cure. It’s really a painful problem that needs a lot of TLC- tender loving care.

Well, there might be several causes of cracked heels like lack of moisture, aging prolonged standing on bare feet, walking on a hard floor all the time, and so on. Some health conditions like eczema, diabetes, thyroid, allergies etc. also contribute to causing such painful cracked heels.

Along with giving severe pain, the dry Cracked Heels may cause many other problems such as redness, inflammation, itching, and peeling of skin layers. Don’t panic as you will find several home remedies for cracked heels that you can easily prepare at home.

Neem Leaves:

Margosa leaves commonly known as “neem”, is one of the effective remedies for cracked feet, especially if they are itchy and infected. Neem leaves have anti-fungal properties that help to soothe the dry, irritated skin and fights against infection.

Preparation & Usage:

•    Crush a handful of neem leaves to make a fine paste and add 3 tsp of turmeric powder.

•    Mix the paste thoroughly and apply it on the heel cracks and leave it on for half an hour.

•    Now, wash your feet with lukewarm water and then dry them with a clean towel.

•    Repeat it every day so as to see the visible result.

Lemons:

As we know that the lemon has a maximum acidic property that can be very helpful in softening the rough dry and cracked skin.

Usage:

•    Prepare warm water with enough lemon juice added to it.

•    Now, soak your feet completely into the water and leave it for 10 to 15 min.

•    Do not make the water very hot as it can make your feet dry again.

•    Always scrub your cracked heels gently using a pumice stone.

•    Finally, wash your feet and dry it with a towel.

Cracked Heels

Rosewater and Glycerin:

The mixture of soothing glycerin and refreshing rose water makes this combo the Best Homemade Remedy for Cracked Heels. Glycerin softens the skin and Rose water adds vitamins along with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that help in healing the cracks on the feet

Preparation & Usage:

Mix glycerin and rose water in equal proportion and rub it on your heels and feet gently. Do it daily before going to bed at night for best result.

So do follow these natural DIY tips to make your feet petal soft and let us know which one you liked the best !!

January 12, 2017

Four Easy Ways to Lighten Acne Scars Naturally


Four Easy Ways to Lighten Acne Scars Naturally

We all hate pimples but we hate even more when it leaves scars/marks behind on the face, arms, back and neck. Chemical and synthetic cosmetics have short time effects against acne and have multiple side effects in most of the cases.

So, isn’t it better to turn to nature for permanent safe cures !!
These are some of the natural homemade recipes which you can follow at home to get rid of acne scars.

Raw Potato

Raw potato has magical healing property that can remove your pimple scars naturally and give you clear spotless skin, provided you have a little patience.

raw potato for pimple scars

Application of raw potato for pimple scars

  • Take a fresh potato & cut it into slices.
  • Now, rub a single slice gently over your face in a circular motion.
  • Once the potato gets dry, pick another slice and again do the same.
  • Repeat the process for almost 15 to 20 minutes and then leave it free.
  • Once, the leftover potato juice is absorbed by your skin, wash it off.
  • Finally, apply some moisturizer on your skin.

Repeat the massage 3-4 times a week and continue until 1-2 months till the scars  totally disappear

Raw Tomatoes

raw tomatoes for acne scars

Red Raw Tomatoes are one of the best ways to eliminate acne scars from your face and skin.

How to apply raw tomatoes for reducing the acne scars?

  • Take a ripe tomato &cut it into smaller pieces.
  • Now, crush the tomato pieces into a fine
  • Apply it on your face completely and leave for 15-20 min.
  • Finally, wash off your face with lukewarm water.
  • Try this for a week or two daily to see visual

Tea Tree Oil for Acne Scars

Tea Tree Oil for Acne Scars

 

Tea tree oil has excellent antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-fungal properties that not only reduces the acne scars but also attacks the acne problem at its root.

Tips to apply Tea Tree Oil for Acne Scars Removal:

  • Add few drops of tea tree oil to some water.
  • Dip a cotton ball into the diluted tea tree oil and apply it to your acne scars.
  • Repeat it 2 to 3 times a day until you get the expected result.

Note: Do not use tea tree oil directly as it is too strong for your skin. You can dilute it with water according to your skin type.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Acne Scars

Apple Cider Vinegar for Acne Scars

As Apple cider vinegar has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory property, it is highly useful in the treatment of acne. It also heals the acne scars by scraping off the dead skin cells. You can use apple cider vinegar mixed with either water or with honey.

Way to use apple cider vinegar

  • Mix few drops of apple cider vinegar with water or honey
  • Now, dip the cotton ball in it and apply the solution to your acne scars
  • After that, just leave it for 5-10 min and then wash it off with clean water
  • Do this at least once in a day to get faster results

Do try out these Four easy ways to Lighten Acne Scars Naturally and do let us know how they worked out for you!

December 29, 2016

Win A Skin Care Gift Hamper Worth Rs. 600!!


Win A Skin Care Gift Hamper Worth Rs. 600 !!

Grab the Chance to #Win A Skin Care Gift #Hamper Worth Rs. 600 in the New Year 2017!!
Post a unique easy to use winter skincare tip and win a Prakriti Skin Care gift hamper…..

Instructions To Participate In The Contest:

1: Post your skin care tip with details of herbal ingredients with quantities, in the comment box below the contest post with your name and contact details OR
You can also email us the skin care tip with details of herbal ingredients with pictures at enquiry@prakritiherbals.in with your name and contact details

2: You can post only 1 entry for the contest

3: The contest will be judged on the basis of the uniqueness, ease of preparation and use of skin care tip

4: The tip should not have appeared on the Prakriti Herbals Blog – https://prakritiherbals.wordpress.com/ or the Prakriti Herbals FB page or in the Prakriti Herbals tips WhatsApp group

5: Last date of receiving the registration and contest entries: 31st December (Midnight)

6: The contest winner will be announced on our facebook page by 1st week of Jan 2017

December 26, 2016

Do You Know Why Oiling Reduces Hair Fall?


Do You Know Why Oiling Reduces Hair Fall?According to Ayurveda, excessive heat generated in the scalp(pitta)causes hair loss.Ayurveda recommends keeping the scalp moist and cool with oil massages of herbal hair oil made by infusing coconut oil or sesame oil with extracts of amla, Brahmi, hibiscus and fenugreek which cool the system and scalp and encourage the growth of hair.

Oiling is one of the best ways to nourish your hair. This process helps in relaxation as well as in curing of a headache and migraine. You can apply one oil or a mixture of more than one oils accordingly to get the best hair care benefits. Basically, there are two types of oils –  carrier oils and essential oils.

Carrier oils are our regular oils used as a base into which the more concentrated essential oils are mixed.

Essential oils are more highly concentrated. After diluting them with a carrier oil, you need to only apply them to the scalp and hair roots.

It’s up to you whether you want to apply carrier oil alone on your hair or mix essential oils in it.

Basic Steps to apply Oil:

  • Prepare your hair by combing it thoroughly. It will help prevent tangling of your hair and messy oil application.
  • The oil should be made lukewarm by slightly heating it. It makes the oiling more effective as the oil gets absorbed better when it is slightly warm.
  • Now, part your hair and apply the oil on the scalp with your fingertips.
  • Avoid pouring oil directly on the head. Instead, dip your fingertips in the oil and apply small quantities all over the scalp.
  • Don’t rub your hair with the palms of your hands, instead, try using fingertips gently to massage the oil in which will help to prevent the hair from breaking.
  • Massage your scalp for 10 to 15 minutes and then leave the oil in your hair overnight or for at least an Wash it off with your regular shampoo.
  • Steaming the hair for 10 minutes using a hot towel just after oiling helps the scalp to absorb the oil better. Oil your hair at least twice a week to get the optimum benefits of the oil and absorb all its goodness

Oils for Different Types of Hair

Normal Hair: Normal hair has got balanced moisture levels and hence, people with such hair can use jojoba, amla, and almond based hair oils.

Dry Hair: Dry hair is usually dull, contains split ends and prone to tangle easily. The oils like coconut, castor oil, mustard oil, jojoba oil, cocoa butter oils are best for dry hair type.

Oily Hair: Oily hair arises from excess production of sebum or oil on the scalp. Hence, the oil that is used should have the ability to balance the respective oil secretion glands of the scalp. Olive, sesame, or jojoba oils have been proven to be the best help for such hair types

Dandruff Hair: Dandruff can be caused by either fungal infections, dust or other scalp issues like dryness of scalp, allergic conditions. Essential oils like tea tree oil,  rosemary oil are highly effective in curing the dandruff issue by aiming directly at the root of the problem. The tea-tree oil is the best oil for treating dandruff problems.

Precautionary Measures:

Avoid oiling your hair during humid climate, longer outings, and having an oily scalp.

Do not keep the hair oiled for more than 1 day as it may accumulate dirt and dust.

Keep tuned in for more tips on the different types of oil massage techniques which can help reduce hair fall and dandruff- coming up soon!!

December 14, 2016

Do You Want to Get Rid of Hair and Scalp Problems?


Do You Want to Get Rid of Hair and Scalp Problems?

Dandruff, dry hair, itchiness, hair fall, baldness and much other hair related issues are a big concern for most people today. You try new shampoos, conditioners, hair spa and so much more to keep your hair smooth and thick. But still, you don’t get the long beautiful silky hair you always dreamt of. Your hair still gets broken, scalp issues. No growth, etc.

So, Do You Want to Get Rid of Hair and Scalp Problems?

The most effective remedy that has always helped in hair care is by using the right hair oils…, not just any hair oil, but natural and ayurvedic oils that penetrate deep into your scalp and nourish your hair from the roots.

Coconut Oil:

Coconut Oil

A magical oil that has all the goodness of nature and required elements to nurture the hair from the roots itself. Though it is slightly greasy, this oil is absolutely suitable for hair massage and has been used for centuries now. Hot oil massage by heating up the coconut oil slightly can help it to penetrate your scalp deeper.

Almond Oil:

Almond Oil

Rich in vitamin E, sweet almond oil is very beneficial for hair growth. Application of almond oil on a regular basis makes the hair longer, stronger and shinier. You can mix almond oil with other natural oils like amla, coconut, etc. for a better result.

Castor Oil:

Castor Oil

It is counted among the age-old skin and scalp healing remedies which is why it is now blended in most beauty products. It has excellent skin inflammation reducing and healing properties of skin conditions caused by sunburns, dry skin, acne, etc.

Amla Oil:

Amla Oil

Amla, the natural ingredient containing essential fatty acids has been used for hair care remedy since ancient times. It helps in strengthening the hair follicles and improving the quality of hair.

Mustard Oil:

Mustard Oil

Mustard oil is used extensively in North Indian kitchens but it also has the anti-fungal properties which make it perfect for scalp treatment. Daily massage with this oil gives you faster hair growth and cures dandruff completely. As it is quite greasy, you can add almond oil, or coconut oil to at any apply 2 hours before taking bath.

Olive Oil:

Olive Oil

Olive oil is widely used in restaurants to give excellent taste to the food. However, it is even more useful in hair treatment. Its high exfoliating property helps us to regain lost hair quickly and it also makes the hair root stronger.

November 30, 2016

5 Ways to Use Saffron for Glowing Skin This Winter


5 Ways to Use Saffron for Glowing Skin This Winter

Saffron is considered to be one of the oldest beauty ingredients which were highly preferred by the royal families in India centuries ago. It has got marvelous purifying properties which make the skin soft and glowing. Its anti-bacterial values give protection against skin diseases and make your skin flawless. Hence, we bring you 5 Ways to Use Saffron for Glowing Skin This Winter.

 

1: Saffron with Milk:

Saffron with Milk

Soak a few strands of saffron in milk for half an hour until the milk changes color. After that, add a teaspoon of sandalwood powder and make a thick pack. Now, apply it on your face and skin and keep it for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash it off with plain water. Do it on alternative days to get fresh glowing skin.

2: Saffron & Honey:

As the skin starts getting dull and dry in the winter season, it is important to take real care of it. A pack made up of saffron and honey is very effective in restoring the moisture of your face and skin. Take 1 teaspoon of honey and add a few strands of Saffron in it. Mix it well and apply on your face gently. Get your natural skin glow back with just a few applications of this pack.

 

Saffron

3: Saffron with Rose Water:

Saffron can even be used as a skin toner in Winter. All you have to do is soak a few saffron strands in rose water for 5 to 10 minutes. When the water turns yellow, apply it on your skin.

4: Plain Saffron Water:

Plain Saffron Water

Saffron is rich in healing properties that cure wounds and removes scars/spots naturally. Hence, it is very effective against pimples, scars, marks and many other skin issues. So this winter, get a flawless scar free skin tone at home with saffron.

5: Saffron with Oil:

Mix 2 to 3 strands of saffron with olive, almond or coconut oil and massage your skin with it on a daily basis. It helps   your skin texture get lighter and softer in Winter season.

Be sure to get good quality Saffron and do try out these  homemade skin care remedies  this Winter -do let us know if they helped you get beautiful glowing skin!!

November 18, 2016

Do you know how to remove Acne and Its Marks at Home?


How to Remove Pimple and Its Mark at Home?

How can one get rid of acne and its marks at home? This is a question that we commonly hear from people nowadays when they visit a cosmeticologist. Well, it is one of the major skin issues as acne and pigmentations on the face or skin can lower your confidence and self-esteem. Hence, we have come up with some olden days (Ayurvedic) tricks to solve these skin problems.

Neem

 

Neem leaves for pimples

Neem, the most preferred Ayurvedic ingredient that acts as antiseptic remedy for skin related problems.  So, how does one use it against pimples, pigmentation, scars and hard to remove marks? It’s simple! Either put handful of neem leaves in bathing water or make a paste out of neem leaves and apply them over your skin. Both with help removing painful acne and pimple marks from the root.

Lemon & Aloevera

lemon and aloevera

 

Scoop out a spoon full of aloe vera gel and mix it with few drops of lemon juice. Apply this mixture to the acne affected area and leave it on overnight. Do the process regularly for one month and your pimples and its marks will be gone completely. Use pure aloevera gel or natural aloevera leaves to get better results.

Turmeric Powder

turmeric

One of the most effective natural antiseptic masks – Turmeric Powder can be used to heal the scars and acne outbreaks at home. Just mix 2 to 3 teaspoons of Turmeric powder (Haldi) with few drops of lemon juice and half bowl of curd and apply the mixture over the face and other skin area. Keep it for 20 to 30 min. and wash it off with clean water. Application of Haldi once a day can make your skin acne free.

Sandalwood

sandalwood

It is one of the most effective medicinal wood which can be used for many skin issues. It is helpful in smoothening and softening the skin and also helps   clear the acne and pimple marks from the skin. Make a paste out of 2 to 3 teaspoons of sandalwood powder mixed with 1 teaspoon ofturmeric powder, few drops of honey and lemon juice. Spread the paste over your face and skin and massage it well. Keep the pack until it dries up. Then wash it off with Luke warm water. Repeat it for 15 to 20 days for best results.

The best part of these homemade recipes is, they do not pose any harmful or side effects. Though these remedies work little slower than other chemical based products, you will never face skin problems again if you try these herbal products. I hope this has helped you get the answer to your question and you can start applying these homemade skin care ingredients from today itself.