Archive for ‘Health and Beauty’

June 14, 2019

Home Remedies For Glowing Skin


Every woman desires to have picture perfect, glowing skin. But how to actually make your dream come true is the big question???

Let me help you with some simple home remedies which can help your skin glow.

 

Here we go with our first remedy—–

 

Refreshing Cucumber face pack

 

cucumber juice

cucumber juice

 

Ingredients needed from your kitchen:

  • 1 cucumber (Rejuvenates skin)
  • Lemon Juice (1/2 teaspoon)
  • 2 Teaspoon mint juice (Mint has antibacterial properties which prevent acne)
  • Rosewater (Maintains the skin’s pH balance)

 

Procedure:

  1. Blend the cucumber and strain the juice.
  2. Mix it with rosewater, lemon juice and mint in a spray bottle.
  3. Shake well before use.
  4. You can use it as a toner.
  5. Suitable for all skin types.

 

And the second one, the pick me up coffee one——-

Coffee Scrub for Tan Removal

 

Most of us love drinking coffee for the energy boost that it gives us!! Have you ever thought about how coffee can help your skin to wake up as well? Coffee has ample amounts of caffeine which improve circulation and can give  your skin a healthy  glow

Discover the beauty of coffee for fresh healthy skin…………

Coffee Scrub for Tan Removal.

Coffee Scrub for Tan Removal.

 

Ingredients:

  • Half cup coffee grounds( Acts as an exfoliator)
  • Brown sugar.
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil(Fight against bacterial infections)
  • One spoon olive oil( Olive oil is rich in vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that helps to prevent skin damage).
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt (It helps improve blood circulation)

Procedure:

  1. Mix all the ingredients and make a paste.
  2. Use this paste as a body scrub, can store it in a glass jar.
  3. Massage it all over your body for 15 minutes and wash it off.

 

Coffee Scrub for Tan Removal

Coffee Scrub for Tan Removal

 

 

Egg white Face Pack for Pore Tightening.

 

You need:

  • 1 egg white ( Tones the skin )
  • Orange juice (freshly squeezed) 1 teaspoon
  • ½ Teaspoon of turmeric powder (It is anti-inflammatory and has antibacterial benefits)
Egg white Face Pack for Pore Tightening

Egg white Face Pack for Pore Tightening

Procedure:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Apply the paste on your face and neck (Avoid the eye area).
  3. Leave it to dry.
  4. Gently wash your face with warm water.
  5. Use this mask twice a week.

 

 

 

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February 11, 2019

Cinnamon magically reduces acne and fine lines


Cinnamon is one of the most delicious spices found on the earth. It is not only used in baking but is also helpful in medicinal and beauty treatments.

Cinnamon magically reduces acne and fine lines

Cinnamon magically reduces acne and fine lines

Cinnamon helps in treating acne by increasing circulation to the affected area. The antibacterial properties of the spice also help eliminate the bacteria that cause acne.

All you need to do is use a simple cinnamon face mask. Mix three tablespoons of honey with a teaspoon of cinnamon. Whip the mixture into a thick paste and apply to your face. While the cinnamon fights the harmful bacteria, the honey reduces the redness and restores your skin’s moisture.

Honey and Cinnamon for acne

Honey and Cinnamon for acne

 

 

 

Leave this mask on for about 10 minutes (or until it starts to burn) and wash your face with cool water. Pat dry.

 

 

 

 

Cinnamon improves blood circulation and increases blood flow to the skin’s outer surface, causing minor plumping of the skin. You can use this property to get rid of the fine lines. Try mixing three drops of cinnamon essential oil with a couple of tablespoons of petroleum jelly and applying to your face –it can help reduce fine lines naturally &give a glow.

And what else? Cinnamon can help you get plump lips too! Adding a little Vaseline to your lips and patting a pinch of cinnamon on top can work wonders. Just rub the mixture on for a few seconds and allow it to sit for a minute. You might experience a tingling sensation. Add another coat of Vaseline, and you are good to go.

Cinnamon to get plump lips

Cinnamon to get plump lips

Note: Never apply cinnamon alone directly to your skin. It can cause irritation.

February 5, 2019

Solution for Static, Frizzy Hair this Winter


Summer’s too hot, monsoon ’s too dreary, and winter ’s too chilly….. Yes, seasons change and so does our health. Not only does our body get affected –but seasons also influence the health and well being of our hair& skin as well.

Solution for Static, Frizzy Hair this Winter

During winter, many of us suffer from hair loss. The reason behind the excessive amount of hair loss in winter is that the cold dry winter air sucks all the moisture out of our hair making it limp,  lifeless and extremely dry.

Here is a solution to make hair lively this winter:

  • Use a conditioning mask once a week.
  • Pamper your hair with a hair spa once or twice a month.
  • Use a plastic brush for wet hair.
  • Use a metal comb for dry hair.
  • Apply Serum or smoothening cream to tame frizzy tresses.
  • Dry your hair with a microfiber towel and ceramic dryer.
  • Wash at night and cut drying time.
  • Rub dryer sheets on hair or pillow.
  • Pin it up in a bun or braid.

 

“Hair doesn’t make the woman

But

Good Hair definitely helps boost her confidence ”

 

Solution for Static, Frizzy Hair this Winter

 

October 11, 2018

HIBISCUS FOR HAIR


HIBISCUS FOR HAIR

HIBISCUS FOR HAIR

The Hibiscus flower which is commonly known as ‘Gudhal’ is one of the most beneficial ingredients for hair. It strengthens our hair, promotes hair growth, treats dry and thick and prevents hair loss. Hibiscus is rich in amino acids and other nutrients which is excellent for promoting the growth of hair.

Different ways to include the humble hibiscus in our hair care regime:

Hibiscus as a pack:

Hibiscus as a pack:

Hibiscus as a pack:

-Mix hibiscus powder with water.

-After few minutes, add 1 tsp. of coconut milk and coconut oil and apply to the hair- leave it on for half an hour.

-Rinse off with warm water.

Hibiscus as a cleanser:

Grind the hibiscus to make a paste and massage yours with it. After 3 minutes, rinse off with water.

Hibiscus hair oil:

Heat coconut oil for a few minutes. Add few crushed hibiscus flowers into the hot oil. When it becomes slightly reddish in color, turn off the gas and add more crushed leaves. Cool and strain the oil. Apply twice a week for best results.

Hibiscus as a conditioner:

After boiling 1-2 cups of water, add some red hibiscus flower to it. Add a few drops of lemon juice to the cooled liquid and watch the water becoming slightly red. Use this water as a last rinse after washing your hair to beautifully condition it and make it soft and silky.

Hibiscus is a magical ingredient, helping us to solve all our hair problems.

 

 

August 30, 2018

Green Tea to freshen up your breath and lighten up your teeth


Have you ever experienced that disgusting smell sometimes when someone speaks to you?

I felt it today morning when I met one of my friends and they wished me “Good Morning”.

Seriously, it was a bad Morning…imagine what if you had bad breath & didn’t even know it or know what to do about it?

Green tea is the solution to this irritating problem. Green tea freshens up our breath and also helps in lightening the teeth.

  • Certain components in green tea destroy the cell membranes of the plaque bacteria which are also responsible for bad breath.
  • Bad breath is caused by the same bacteria that also causes dental decay so your teeth will thank you as much as your friends. Green tea contains odor-neutralizing compounds called catechins, which act on mouth odor the same way antiperspirants do on body odor.
  • For maximum effect, soak two green tea bags in warm water for five minutes, then gargle the tea around your mouth for 30 seconds.

Just Feel the freshness now !!

Green Tea

July 11, 2018

Homemade Scrub for Removing Dead Skin Cells


Homemade Scrub for Removing Dead Skin Cells

It’s a universal fact that with age, the natural skin replacement cycle slows down where we experience aging of the skin. This is nothing but the accumulation of dead cells on the topmost skin layer. We cannot hold back aging, but lately, we can see even the young generation having concerns about their skin appearing dull and lifeless, full of blemishes and fine lines.

I am sure you all have tried all the possible remedies available in the cosmetic shops. But, is it effective? According to a  survey, it has been found that even the most expensive anti-aging synthetic skin care products with AHA’s have huge side effects and in the long run, they will actually make the skin duller and age faster.

Let’s take a break from chemical solutions and switch to herbal tricks instead! I assure you, you won’t have any side effects. All you need to sneak into your kitchen and put in a little bit of effort.

As we know, our body follows a certain cycle where old cells are replaced by new cells all the time. This process helps in keeping the skin healthier, smoother and radiant during our lifespan.

You can make a homemade scrub for removing dead cells and freshening up the skin. Being herbal, the natural elements of the scrub penetrate more deeply into the skin and improve blood circulation. As a result, new skin production is stimulated and it replaces the old dead skin.
Trust me! These herbal scrubs can do wonders for your skin.

Oatmeal Scrub:

Oatmeal Scrub

Oatmeal has been used since the olden days for scrubbing and exfoliating the skin. The grainy texture of this ingredient works wonders for the skin irrespective of its type, by removing dead cells, excess sebum, blackheads, whiteheads, and other impurities.

Sugar and Olive Oil Scrub:

Sugar and Olive Oil Scrub

The combination of sugar and olive oil is one of the most effective scrubs for all skin types. This solution not only removes the dead skin cells but also moisturizes your skin from within.

Coffee Scrub:

Coffee Scrub

In the list of good exfoliators, coffee holds a place of its own. Crushed coffee grounds eliminate dead skin cells and promote the production of new skin cells. In the meanwhile, the flavonol present in coffee stimulates circulation, helps improve the skin texture, repairs damaged skin and makes your skin glow.

Orange Peel Scrub:

Orange Peel Scrub

Even the peel of orange can contribute a lot in maintaining the health of your skin. Instead of throwing the orange peel, just dry it in direct sunlight and then grind it into a fine powder. Use the powder to scrub the dead cells out of your skin.

These simple homemade elements can help you maintain healthy glowing skin without any side effects in your day-to-day life. Make the most of them and stay young and beautiful!!

April 3, 2018

Use of Aloe Vera in Ayurveda


Aloe VeraAloe Vera – one of the most important herbs utilized in the age-old ayurvedic medication system. The medicinal aspects of Aloe Vera were introduced centuries ago to mankind by Indians, Chinese, Greeks and Romans.

Aloe Vera is called as “ghrita kumara” in Sanskrit. The herb contains a transparent gel full of 96% water and 4% of almost 75 other elements like Vitamins A, B, C, and E, calcium, amino acids, enzymes, etc.

 

Aloe Vera Benefits for Skin

Use of Aloe Vera in Ayurveda

Aloe Vera is mainly used to soothe many skin ailments such as mild cuts, insect stings, bruises and eczema. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of Aloe Vera act on the injured area immediately thereby speeding up the healing process. Additionally, aloe vera gel also stimulates fibroblasts, the skin cells which are responsible for healing the wound. It is a natural anti-ageing wonder as it also manufactures collagen, the protein that controls the skin’s ageing process. It helps the pores of the skin to open up and receive all the nutrients and moisture from the Aloe Vera gel applied thus rendering it very effective for solving skin problems. Aloe Vera is also a natural sunscreen and is commonly used to protect your skin from sunburn. It can also be mixed with turmeric and honey which is then applied on the face overnight to treat pimples and acne problems.

 

Aloe Vera is easily available for external application in gel form and as juice for internal consumption to treat acidity, diabetes etc.

Aloe Vera Benefits for Hair

The magical Aloe Vera plant not only helps sort out skin problems but also works wonders on hair. Being a natural humectant and moisturiser, it smoothens and softens hair gently while also making it stronger and reducing hair fall by providing valuable nourishment straight to the roots. Use of Aloe Vera during a hair wash restores the Ph balance of the hair thereby making it healthy and strong. It can be mixed with various other natural hair fall remedies due to its easy blending nature.
This amazing spongy water packed plant has the ability to destroy scalp germs, remove dandruff, reduce itching of the scalp, add nourishment to the hair root, and ultimately give you long, thick, smooth and silky hair.

March 5, 2018

Useful Tips for Holi 2018


Useful Tips for Holi 2018

Holi Hai!” The moment we hear this, the only thing we imagine is the multiple types of colors floating in the air. Well, Holi is one of the biggest festivals in India and it goes on for 3 to 4 days where everybody expresses their love and joy by applying colors to each other. In the earlier days, the color called “Gulal” was made by crushing marigold flowers and rose petals which was very soothing and healthy. But, as the world changed, we have now landed up with artificial colors mixed with harsh chemicals. Such colors tend to damage the hair and skin as well as health.
Well here are some useful Tips to make your Holi celebrations joyful and not painful:

herbal Holi colors

  1. Always prepare your own herbal Holi colors by using flowers, leaves, edible components like turmeric powder, fruits like pomegranate, beverages like tea, coffee powder etc.
  2. Try playing with water colors as the water particles will keep your skin and hair hydrated in sunlight, though it is mixed with colors.
  3. Choose full sleeved clothes so that the harmful chemicals mixed in Holi colours won’t reach your skin directly.
  4. Apply lots of oils like coconut, almond, mustard or amla oil on the entire body and hair before and after Holi celebration.
  5. Wear a bandana or scarf on your hair so that it will cover maximum area of the hair thereby protecting it from artificial colors.
  6. Also apply thick nail paint on your nails as the strong grease and chemical colors can affect them for days.
  7. Once the Holi celebrations are over, have a quick and thorough shower with Luke warm water in order to take off the maximum color from your body. Once it gets dry, it becomes very difficult to get rid of colors from your skin and hair.

Hair Care After Holi:

Apply oil to your hair and shampoo your hair with a mild herbal shampoo. Try to remove the excess color from the hair and scalp. Apply a lot of conditioner regularly for at least 4 to 5 hair washes after Holi. Make hair oil your best friend as it will help your hair to overcome the damage done by harmful colors in Holi celebration. The application of homemade hair mask made of honey, curd, Aloe Vera, etc. will help you retain the original health of your hair quickly.

Skin Care After Holi:

It is very hard to keep yourself away from colors during Holi. That means, how much ever you try, there is a huge chance of skin damage and roughness due to harmful chemicals mixed with the colors. Never mind, you can still get back your healthy skin. Make sure you do not rub your face or other parts of your body vigorously in order to get rid of colors. This may lead to skin rashes and burning sensations. Instead, apply an herbal cleansing cream or Gram Flour (Besan) gently on your skin. Do not use harsh soap or shower gel as it may further damage your skin. Massage your body with natural oil on a daily basis before your bath & apply body lotions after your bath as it will moisturize the rough skin and heal the skin. Herbal beauty pack or “uptans” are the best remedy for the face as it will not only remove the colors but also nourish the skin and make it glow naturally.

December 21, 2017

Natural Tips For Healthy Glowing Skin


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today the entire world is turning towards Ayurveda and people have finally realised the advantages of natural remedies over the chemical modernised ones.  Hence most ladies today have switched to natural contents in terms of skin health. Well, in homemade skin care recipes, the ingredients added have a very special aspect that helps retaining the skin health naturally and give a young-looking complexion.

Here are some of the handpicked natural tips for healthy glowing skin.

Green tea

A natural extract of green tea used since decades, that contains EGCG (antioxidants) which helps in boosting the flow of blood and oxygen to the skin. This results in delivering the key nutrients that keep your complexion healthy and glowing.

Walnuts

This tropical fruit is widely used by Indians as well as in other parts of the world for preparing sweets, dishes, scrubs, and so on. Walnut contains a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which is very important for vegans or those who do not intake fish. It helps in maintaining the Ph balance of the skin and gives the complexion a natural and healthy appearance.

Pumpkin

Ripe pumpkin is one of the top sources of beta-carotene which gets metabolised into vitamin A after entering the human body. It is very essential for producing new skin cells which in turn helps keep the skin smooth and wrinkle-free.

Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is basically rich in cocoa flavanols, and contains antioxidant properties that help improve blood circulation in the body cells thereby keeping your skin healthy and acne free.

Nature has given us tremendous beauty enhancement herbs and plant extracts. All we need to do is use them wisely to keep our skin healthy and glowing.

September 12, 2017

5 Organic Foods to Control Baldness and Hair Fall


5 organic foods to control baldness and hair fallhair growth mechanism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Normal hair fall is natural as the new hair will grow in place of old hair and the cycle continues naturally . But, when the hair fall volume becomes double or more than 100 strands a day or you find bald spots on your scalp , then there is a serious problem with your hair growth mechanism. Don’t panic as there is still hope for you to have thick and long hair by changing your daily diet plan

There are a few  organic foods which if taken regularly can be the best natural boosters for hair growth / regrowth.

1: Beetroot:

beetroot

Beetroot is rich in Vitamin B and C, calcium, potassium and enough protein. These essential nutrients  promote new hair growth along with nourishment to the root. Take beetroot as a food, salad or juice on a daily basis to get effective results in no time at all. You can also combine  beetroot with carrot juice, alfalfa juice, lettuce juice and spinach juice.

2: Coconut milk:

coconut milk

Coconut milk is another gift of nature to prevent excess  hair loss as it contains essential fat and protein extracts.

To make coconut milk at home, follow the given steps:

  • Take a fresh coconut and grate it
  • Take water in a pan and add the grated coconut
  • Grind it together in a mixie or blender
  • Strain the liquid into a clean container

Now, take the strained fluid and then apply on the scalp mildly massage the scalp with it .Leave it on for 20 minutes before washing it off with a mild herbal shampoo

3: Licorice Root:

Licorice Root

Licorice Root is also used as a natural treatment against hair loss and baldness. It acts as a strong anti-dandruff agent as it eliminates scalp irritation, dandruff flakes, and opens the pores for regrowth of hair.

  • Mix ¼ tsp of saffron and 1 tsp of round Licorice with 1 cup of milk in a blender
  • Now, apply the mixture on the bald area and scalp before going to bed
  • Wash your hair next morning with a mild shampoo
  • Repeat the process 1-2 times a week for best results

4: Aloevera:

aloevera

The essential enzymes present in aloe vera help promote hair growth actively . Its nourishing property helps hair growth and it also maintains the PH balance of the scalp and hair. Regular use of Aloe Vera will reduce  dandruff and treat scalp issues like inflammation, itchiness, etc.

5: Flaxseeds:

Flaxseeds

Flax-seeds have abundant amounts of Omega-3 fatty acid which help in reducing hair fall control and improving hair growth. You can take flax-seeds regularly by mixing it with water or combining it with soup, salad and other meals.