Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Simple foot care tips at home

Some simple foot care tips are listed for my visitors. While speaking about beauty, it is vital to include the caring of feet also. It is necessary to take care of it both during summer and winter. As it carries the whole weight of the body, regular pampering is required to avoid blisters and other fungal infections. Simple tips to follow at home are,
 1. Always keep your feet clean. Wash it regularly to remove the dirt.
2. Apply a layer of sunscreen lotion on the feet, while stepping out.
3. Try to use covered shoes or cut shoes to prevent it from tanning.
4. Apply moisturizer cream on the feet at day time and apply olive oil during bed time.
5. Exfoliate regularly. How? Apply foot scrub (homemade contains salt, sugar and oatmeal) to remove the dead skin at least twice a month.

Home tips for cracked heels:
 Many of us are ignoring to take care of the feet. It leads to cracked heels which finally results in ugly-looking, unhealthy and itchy feet as shown in the picture. Here are some good remedies to cure it.

1. Give daily massage to the feet with a good moisturizing lotion to remove dryness of the skin.
2. Melt some paraffin wax; add little coconut oil to it. Apply this on the cracked heels before going to sleep at night. Wash it off with lukewarm water in next morning.
3. Soak the cracked feet in hot water with salt for 20-30 minutes. This will definitely improve the circulation of blood. Finally wash the feet with cold water.
4. As the skin is more prone to cuts and cracks, it is very important to drink more water to keep the skin hydrated. How to get better skin?
5. Mix honey and little olive oil with water. Soak the feet in it to heal the cracks.
6. Add little liquid bathing soap to the hot water; soak your feet in it. This will loosen the dead skin on the heels. Rub your feet gently with soft scrubber then apply moisturizer cream on it.
  A good foot massage can have a direct bearing on your state of mind. It also makes you to feel relaxed and relieves pain. To keep you rejuvenated and fresh do foot massage. There are many types of foot massages available for you. Some are stone massage, deep tissue massage, foot reflexology etc. Opt for the suitable one and have shining feet.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Face packs (Home made)

 Use face pack (home made) once a week to cleanse your skin. Let‘s see its benefits:

1.    It deep purifies the skin by penetrating into the pores to remove impurities, dead skin cells and excess oils.
2.    It will keep the skin hydrated by restoring its water content, which results in soft and supple skin.
3.    It also brightens the skin by lightening spots, blemishes and pigmentation.

How to choose the face packs suitable for the skin?
Face pack for dry skin:
 Because of insufficient sebum production in skin, causes it to flake and look dull. Also the dry skin feels tight and rough, particularly after cleansing. To remove the dryness and dullness, choose the face pack with cucumber, apple or papaya. It will lighten the blemishes and give bright look.

Face pack for oil skin:
 Because of excessive sebum production, it causes to look the skin a greasy shine and leads to breakouts. Blackheads and whiteheads are dominant here. Use multhani metti, egg white, tomato or potato as face pack. It will absorb the excessive oils and remove the deep impurities.

Face pack for normal skin:
 Normal skin needs the basic skin care management. Choose the face pack with Aloe-Vera or saffron. Fruits like banana, plum or peach and oatmeal paste can be used as face pack. It will help to hydrate the skin and improves skin tone.

Face pack for the skin with pimples:
 This type of skin needs some special care to stop its frustration. So choose the face pack with neem or turmeric. Neem has anti- bacterial properties and turmeric has anti-septic properties and so both fights against acne and pimples. It will also remove blemishes on the skin and gives good appearance.

Try to choose the face pack which is suitable for your skin. The above mentioned ingredients are usually seen at home. Prepare it like a paste by mashing or grinding a single item alone and apply it on the face skin. Wash it off with lukewarm water after 15 – 20 minutes and finally apply an ice pack to close the pores. Regular face wash and daily bathing will cleanse the outer layer of the skin. Use face packs to clean deeply your skin further.