Posts tagged ‘skin’

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 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!

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.

October 30, 2016

Do You Want Flawless Skin This Diwali?


Do You Want Flawless Skin This Diwali?

When looking for healthy organic recipes for anti-aging skin care, berries always star first in the list. Not only do they offer a punch of flavours, but berries arealso rich in nutrition, that makes them extremely valuable in diets for anti-aging skin care. Hence, Enjoy Flawless Skin This Diwali With Berries of various types…

Blackberries:

blackberries

We are all conscious about our skin as it plays a vital role in our personality and appearance. Our skin ultimately reflects whatever we eat in our daily routine. Hence, daily supply of proper nutrients is mandatory for glowing and healthy skin. Blackberries, the most nutritious organic fruit that are rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C along with high level of antioxidants. These properties of Blackberries help in hydrating the skin and keep it protected from any type of acne or pigmentation.

Key Benefits:

  • Fights Against Free Radicals
  • Hydrates the Skin
  • Rejuvenates the Skin
  • Act as Cleanser for Oily Skin

Strawberries:

strawberry

Strawberries are rich in alpha-hydroxy acid which helps eliminate the dead skin cells and cleanses the skin in the process.The fruit also contains salicylic acid and ellagic acid that reduce hyperpigmentation and dark spots therefore tightening the skin pores to prevent further acne breakouts. As the Strawberries are excellent source of vitamin C, it cleanses the skin and keeps it healthy.

Blueberries

blue berries

After strawberries, blueberries are the second most popular berry to be considered. The wild blueberries contain more antioxidant properties than any of the other berries. What about anti-aging skin care? Of course, it helps with that, too. We cannot deny the fact that blueberries save skin from radical damage and due to 85% water content in it, the fruit even helps to keep the skin hydrated from within.

Goji Berries

goji-berries

These small red berries are one of the best herbs for health which reflects a positive effect regarding anti-aging skin care. Goji berries or wolfberries are rich in antioxidant content and has good source of protein, vitamin C,etc. that is very much essential for healthy skin. So, start having such rejuvenating fruits and make your skin flawless this Diwali festive season.

Cranberries

cranberries

Cranberries, very well known as a natural remedy for treating and preventing any type of infection can even be used for anti-aging skin care. You won’t believe that just one bowl of organic cranberries offer 18% of daily recommended vitamin C along with phenolic acids, anthocyanins, flavonoids, proanthocyanidins, and triterpenoids. Hence, the more intake of cranberries, the freer radical damage is eliminatedgiving you healthier skin naturally.
Finally, you can eat the berries, smash and apply on your face as well as skin and even have a drink out of it to have glowing and acne free skin.

Have a happy and prosperous Diwali this year.

February 21, 2016

DIY Aloe vera Cucumber gel- Glowing skin & for hair growth


 

DIY Aloe vera Cucumber gel- Glowing skin & for hair growth

Benefits of Aloe Vera Gel :
Aloe is famous for its inherent quality of getting totally absorbed by the skin and crossing all the layers of the skin. The aloe vera gel is a natural purifier and assists healing of the skin , which is why it has been used  from time immemorial as a natural antiseptic . It soothes dermatitis, skin rashes and allergies of the skin as well as itchy conditions of the scalp as it calms the cells down .
Aloevera also promotes cell growth of the hair follicles and thus helps in hair growth . It also balances the ph of the scalp

Benefits of Cucumber :
The natural skin lightening properties of cucumber helps reduce dark circles under the eyes. Cucumber has several antioxidants which help in anti ageing as they counter free radicals responsible for ageing. It contains ascorbic acid that helps decrease the presence of bags and puffiness around the eyes and silica which strengthens the connective tissue and leaves the skin feeling silky smooth. Of course cucumber is also well known for its cooling properties and an eye pack of chilled cucumber slice feels like heaven on tired eyes.

DIY Aloe Vera Cucumber Gel As a Facepack :
DIY Aloe vera Cucumber gel- Glowing skin & for hair growth

You will need:
1 tbsp of aloe vera gel
1 tbsp of cucumber pulp – roughly chopped (remove seeds)
1 tbsp of boiled normal water

1. Blend all the ingredients in a mixer or with an electrical blender till you get a smooth paste .
2. Apply on a cleaned face and keep for half an hour .
3. Wash it off with warm water and pat dry

This rejuvenating aloevera cucumber gel can be an instant facepack before a party , for that fresh glowing look

As a Hair pack for an Itchy Scalp &for promoting hair growth:
You will need:
2 tbsp of aloe vera gel
2 tbsp of cucumber pulp – roughly chopped (remove seeds)
2 tbsp of olive oil

1. Blend all the ingredients in a mixer or with an electrical blender till you get a smooth paste .
2. Apply on the scalp and keep for half an hour .
3. Wash it off with warm water and a herbal shampoo.

Get free from that itchy irritating scalp with this soothing aloevera cucumber gel hair pack and get smooth silky hair as well !! For more info visit http://www.prakritiherbals.in/.

October 23, 2015

DIY Marigold Turmeric Lemon Facepack for glowing skin !!


                                        DIY Marigold Turmeric Lemon Facepack for Glowing Skin !!
The humble Marigold (calendula officinalis) flowers or (genda phool as it is called in Hindi ) are not only considered auspicious and a part of every pooja but are actually natural healing agents as they have awesome benefits for the skin, due to their high anti oxidant content carotenoids and antimicrobial properties
Marigolds contain numerous antioxidant carotenoids like lutein and zeaxanthin, often paired together, and lycopene that not only give the petals their bright orange and yellow colors but protect us and the skin from damage due to free radicals and environmental pollution .

DIY Marigold Turmeric Lemon Facepack for Glowing Skin !!Medicinal Uses of the Marigold Flower:

  • In aroma therapy
  • For skin treatments
  • To  reduce cracking of  heels
  • To reduce dryness of palms
  • To make natural yellow dyes for cosmetics& foods
  • As  mosquito repellents
  • Wound healing
  • AcneMarigold turmeric lemon facepack for glowing skin:DIY Marigold Turmeric Lemon Facepack for Glowing Skin !!
    Take the petals of 2-3 marigold flowers and crush them with some raw milk. Then add a pinch of turmeric powder ,a tsp of lemon juice and crushed oatmeal or maida to form a paste . Apply on the face for 30 mins and wash off with warm water for soft glowing skin -The antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of the marigold flower, lemon& turmeric also help reduce dark spots& marks.
March 7, 2015

PRAKRITI HERBALS CRUELTY FREE NATURAL PRODUCTS ARE NOW PETA CERTIFIED!!


PRAKRITI HERBALS CRUELTY FREE NATURAL PRODUCTS ARE NOW PETA CERTIFIED!!Calling all animal lovers &lovers of humanity too- Have you checked for the bunny logo on your cosmetics which certifies it as cruelty free??
So proud that the Prakriti Herbals skincare& haircare natural products have been certified by PETA as cruelty free natural products which are not tested on animals !! We are now authorised to use the PETA bunny logo on all our product labels!We have never ever tested on animals &never ever will- why on earth should we test products for humans on innocent animals??

Check out the details of our range of the Prakriti Herbal natural skincare& haircare products which ae also available on Flipkart & Amazon here

 

Prakriti Herbals

 

 

Did you know that tear-less shampoos are tested on the eyes of innocent rabbits and they get severely damaged due to these inhuman tests!!

 

 

Rich Moisturising Jojoba Olive Body Lotion With Vit E

 

Are you aware that household products &synthetic cosmetics are tested on beagles after which their voice boxes are removed   or they are killed off…check more details here about Sasha a beagle who was rescued from an animal laboratory but sadly has now lost her voice due to this  inhuman treatment!!

 

Herbal Amla Brahmi Hibiscus Shampoo

 

Recognize any of these multinational brands that you may even find around you at home – they all test on animals !!

An investigation by CHOICE has uncovered that The Body Shop, which has built its brand on being a cruelty-free company, has entered the Chinese market and is selling products in duty-free shops in Beijing and Shanghai airports.
The Chinese government, in accordance with their law, can take cosmetics off the shelves at random and conduct animal testing. CHOICE believes that, because of this, The Body Shop can no longer guarantee that its products are cruelty-free.

Isn’t it time we stopped these inhuman practices of  animal testing immediately!! Do your bit by refusing to use any cosmetic or household product that has  been tested on animals…
The change begins from home !!

August 17, 2014

Brighten up your skin this monsoon naturally!!


 

Portrait of woman enjoying the rainKeep the monsoon blues away with natural skincare tips!!

 

cucumber and rose water

For starters always wash your face several times with plain water to get over the sweating normally associated with humidity. Use  fruit based or strawberry based  facewash twice a day to reduce excess oiliness .Freshen up the skin even more with a natural toner like chilled rose water or cucumber juice. Wipe your face with cotton balls dipped in either one of these refreshing toners –  they will not only freshen up your skin , but also close the pores and reduce excessive oiliness.

 

Goes without saying that oily heavy creams are a no-no in this sultry weather. Use light aloevera gel or rose water based moisturisers to hydrate the skin naturally without making them oily.People with oily skin  must be noticing how the skin gets even more oilier &duller in humid weather, and get more outbreaks of clogged pores and blackheads. Regular scrubbing twice and deep pore cleansing twice a week helps unclog the pores  and reduce oiliness & acne.

An orange almond honey facepack to brighten up your skin:orange-peel-opt

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons orange peel powder
1 teaspoon of ground almond powder
1 teaspoon organic honey
1 teaspoon thick plain yoghurt


Apply it in circular motions on the face and rub gently on the skin, in circular motion.
Then, rinse off with plain water.
Orange peels are a powerhouse of antioxidants like VIT C which protects skin from free radical damage. It also helps keep  acne at bay and makes the skin glow.It also contains mineral nutrients like calcium , magnesium and potassium which are necessary for healthy soft skin.
orange peel powder

Make Orange Peel Powder At Home:

Keep aside orange peels from the orange fruits that you eat, remove the white fibous parts on the inside of the peel and wash them in warm distilled water.Spread the orange peels on  a tray and dry them in the sun  for a day or two.Now crush and powder your peels into a fine powder using a food processor or blender, without adding any water.Store it in an air tight jar.

More tips here

 

papaya 2

 

Facepack for very  oily skin: If your skin is very oily, mix  a pack with papaya pulp,multani mitti and rose water . Apply on the face for 15 mins and wash off once it dries. Papaya has papain which helps exfoliate and reduce the pore sizes and multani mitti helps close the pores.

 

 

With a little bit of care, you can look your best & make the most of the lovely romantic rains this monsoon!!:)

February 22, 2014

Reduce sun tan & pigmentation with a DIY papaya honey yoghurt facemask


papaya collage

HOW PAPAYA WORKS ITS MAGIC :Being a good source of Vitamin A and Papain, Papaya-the fruit of the angels as it was rightly called by Columbus  helps in removing dead skin cells while breaking down the inactive proteinsPapain exfoliates by breaking down surface dead skin cells and makes  it easier to remove them,revealing fresh skin&the moisture  underneath and reducing dryness as well. The papain also helps to break down the skin on top of the blemish,hence it is also used to treat pigmentation and blackheads by removing any blockage and helping to break down the dead cells inside the pore.When you remove dead tissue during exfoliation,you make your pores seem smaller as the keratinized skin around the edges of your pores is removed and makes them less visible.
Even the daily  application of mashed  ripe papaya pulp mixed with aloevera pulp on spots &blemishes  can help in removing the dark spots.
Lemon n Honey also helps in  reducing  Hyperpigmentation and suntan drastically.
The papaya honey yoghurt face mask when used weekly will reduce suntan, pigmentation and even  out the skin tone giving you a  glowing complexion.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup  of  mashed ripe papaya pulp
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1/4 cup of yogurt

Method:

  • Blend  all the above ingredients well to avoid any lumps .Then apply a very thick layer on the face for 20 minutes. Wash off with warm water & pat dry.This mask not only  brightens the skin, but it also helps reduce dark spots, pigmentation and acne.
    Do remember to use this facemask in the evening or at night as lemon is photo sensitive when exposed to sunlight.
    For more DIY papaya face masks check here