Saturday, December 15, 2012

Essential oils and its beauty benefits

This is the continuation of my previous post. Here the beauty benefits of rosewood oil and bergamot oil are discussed. It is recommended that the essential oil should not be taken internally and it should be used in diluted form.

Rosewood oil:
It is natural oil extracted from rosewood. As it contains anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, it has both medicinal and beauty benefits. It boosts the immune system and it cures the fever, cold, nausea and headaches. It regenerates the skin and it is suitable for dry & oily skin. It can used regularly to combat the premature aging. Also it helps to make the skin smooth and excellent in removing the scars, stretch marks and fine lines.

Beauty tips with Rosewood oil:
1. Mix it with almond oil or jojoba oil and massage the face and body with it to remove the toxins from the skin.
2. Mix it with safflower oil and apply it on the skin after bath to get blemish free and flawless skin.
3. Just mix 20 drops of rosewood oil with your regular skin lotion to get clean, soft, bright and smooth skin. Use it regularly to get better result.
4. Apply rosewood oil to the face to clear unnecessary sebum and to cure acne breakouts. This tip is not suitable for sensitive skin type.
5. Add few drops of it to mild shampoo and shake it well. Use this to wash the hair, so that the fragrance remains even after the hair wash.

Bergamot oil:
This is fresh and rich aroma oil named after the Italian city, Bergamo. It has excellent uplifting and stimulating fragrance. It contains anti-depressant properties and so it is excellent in relieving mental tension. Moreover it has anti-biotic & disinfectant properties which help to treat the problems related to stomach, kidney and liver. It is recommended not to use this essential oil while stepping out in the sun.

Beauty tips with Bergamot oil:
1. Mix it with the aloe-Vera gel into ratio 1:5 and use this mixture to treat the acne on the skin.
2. Add 5 drops of it to the warm water and take bath with it to get the soothing and blemish free skin.
3. Apply this oil on the hair to get a clean and infection free scalp. It can be added to the shampoo to wash the hair to get shiny and dense hair.
4. Apply this on the feet to treat the cracked heels. It can also be used to cure the psoriasis and eczema.
5. Steam the face with few drops of Bergamot oil to fight acne. This would also prevent the aging of skin.

I am suggesting that the above discussed essential oils should be used in diluted form or mix with carrier oils to avoid adverse effects. Please read how to use the essential oils from my previous post to get good result. Follow simple beauty secrets and stay with natural beauty forever.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Simple beauty tips and skin care tips with essential oils

Essential oils play a vital role in beauty and skin care regimen. Some essential oils and its related simple beauty & skin care tips are discussed here to get natural glow at home. Before that it would be good to know how to use the pure essential oils.

1. First do a patch test to avoid negative reactions.
2. If you felt any irritation or got rashes stop using it and wash it off.
3. All the essential oils are recommended to use in a dilute form or it should be combined with carrier oils like aloe-vera, avocado, walnut, jojoba etc.
4. Pregnant women are not recommended to use these oils as it is has strong fragrance and they may get nausea.
5. It should be stored in dark glass or cobalt bottles to avoid deterioration and to protect its aromatic properties.

Lavender oil:
It is an essential oil which can be applied directly to the skin. It contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and it can be used as a cleanser. It has calming effects and perfectly soothes the skin. Few drops of it can be used as a moisturizer to treat the dry skin. Burns, eczema and acne problems can be cured by using this essential oil as it has anti-inflammatory properties.


Beauty tips with lavender oil:
1. Add 5 drops of lavender oil to a cup of milk. Mix it with the bathing water, take bath with it. It can remove the suntan and provide relaxation to the skin.
2. Add few drops of lavender oil to the pure distilled water and steam with it. By doing this, the acne and blemishes on the face can be removed.
3. Mix few drops of lavender oil to a tsp of jojoba oil. Add this mixture to the bathing water. Take bath with it to cure the sunburn.
4. It is good to stop the hair fall. Just massage it on the scalp to refresh the hair growth and to kill lice.

Tea-tree oil:
This essential oil contains anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties come from the Australian coastal area trees. It also has anti-septic properties and can be used a mouth wash which results in healthy gums. It is very good to treat the oily and acne prone skin. It is toxic and it has mild estrogenic properties. So it is not advisable to swallow while in use.

Beauty tips with tre tree oil:
1. Add few drops (3-4 drops) of tea tree oil to yoghurt and apply it on the oily skin to treat it.
2. Combine it with cold cream and use it to cure chapped lips.
3. It is a natural remedy for nail fungus infection.
4. Add few drops to the regular shampoo and wash the hair with it. It keeps the hair healthy and scalp hydrated. It can repair the damaged or dry hair and removes dandruff.

Try to avoid using the beauty products with synthetic chemicals as it would damage the skin and always opt home beauty tips to get flawless skin. Stay tuned here to get best skin care tips and beauty tips with Rosewood oil & Bergamot oil.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Simple skin care tips for dry skin in winter

People with dry skins are needed to take care of their skin during winter. The dry skin would worsen more due to the chill climate. If the dryness in the skin continues, it would lead to wrinkles and fine lines. So it is vital to follow the best skin care routine to combat the dryness. Simple skin care tips for dry skin during winter are discussed below.

Wash the skin at least twice a day to remove the dirt from it and use an oil based moisturizer for dry skin to get soft and healthy skin.
Apply a good sunscreen lotion and moisturizer to the skin before stepping out.
Do not use hard soaps and avoid hot water baths. Use cleansing lotion after bath to protect the natural oils in the skin.
Massage the skin with olive oil in upward movements. Then apply a collagen cream to the skin regularly. Follow this at least once in a week.
To moisturize the skin naturally, include omega3 rich foods in the diet and drink two liters of water daily.

Eating the foods with eggs, garlic, onions, tomatoes, olives and vitamin C rich foods would keep the skin youthful with awesome glow and remove the dryness of the skin.
The papaya and banana are rich in water and essential vitamins. Mix equal quantity of both and apply as a pack to the skin to get rid of its dryness.
Remove the makeup thoroughly and apply a mild body lotion before sleeping. Wash the face with rose water at least thrice in a week to get flawless skin.
Coconut based products and coconut water is very good for dry skin, as they can penetrate into the skin easily and would finally result in hydrated skin. 
Avoid using face masks during this season as it would suck the natural oils from the skin. But face mask made of Avocado with olive oil can be used if needed.
Many skin care products are available in the market but it is good to pick out the suitable home tips and follow them regularly to get a glowing skin.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Simple Hair Care Tips For Rainy and Winter Season

During rainy and winter season, the hair may turn frizzy with greasy scalp and would finally result in hair fall. Due to excessive amount of moisture in the air during these seasons would make the hair lifeless and tangled. So it is essential to follow the hair care regimen in monsoon. Simple hair beauty tips in rainy and winter season to take care of hair:

1. Wash the hair frequently or at least twice in a week to remove the dirt and impurities.
2. Slightly heat the coconut oil. Apply this to the hair and scalp to locks in the moisturizer and to improve the blood circulation for head. (don’t do this daily)
3. After hair wash, it would be better to wear a hydration mask which results in soft and smooth hair.
4. Always try to use a mild shampoo that adopted to the scalp condition.
5. Wet hair should not be brush or comb as it tends to break the hair easily.

6. The hair should be dried completely before using the hair accessories.
7. Vitamins and minerals are playing a vital role in maintaining healthy hair. So it is important to consume the well balanced diet with fruits and vegetables salads.
8. The hair should not get wet in rains as the pollutants in the rain would make the hair to look dull and limp. Try to use scarf or hat to protect them from humidity while going out during monsoon seasons.
9. Try to avoid using the styling products, as they can increase the sweat content in the hair and are hard to remove.
10. Hot hair treatments should be avoided in the rainy season, as they need some time to settle on strands. Moreover the hair shaft may get weak and it would result in split ends, breakouts and hair fall.

Healthy tips for hair:
* Having hair fall problem? Grind the soaked fenugreek and apply this paste on the hair and scalp. Wash it off with mild shampoo after 15-20 minutes.

* To cure and prevent the hair from split ends, try the following tip. Blend the papaya and add half cup of yoghurt to it. Apply this mixture thoroughly on scalp and hair. Wash it off with warm water after 20 minutes.

* If your hair looks dull then mash bananas and blend it. Add 1tsp of olive oil and 3tsp of mayonnaise. Apply this mask on hair and wash it off with lukewarm water after 20 minutes.

* To treat dry hair, apply a mixture of egg yolk & hair oil to the hair and wash it off with cold water after 15 minutes.

* Hair with dandruff can be treated by deeply massaging the scalp with a mixture of coconut oil and lemon juice, then rinse it off with lukewarm water after few minutes.

* To treat baldness, apply emu oil, jojoba oil or arnica to the affected area, as it would promotes the hair growth and improves the blood circulation.

Please do not try all at once, select the suitable healthy hair tip according to your hair type and follow it regularly to get good result. I hope now my visitors know How to care hair by pursuing beauty hair tips.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Simple Beauty Tips for Rainy Season

Everyone thinks that the skin and beauty care regime should be followed only during summer. Many of us do not know that it is essential to change and do the skin care routine in rainy seasons also. The damp and humid whether in this season would make the skin to damage. So even the temperature is cool, it makes the skin greasy, flaky and invites acne due to rain. Simple tips to take care of skin during rain:
For Dry Skin:
If the skin is dry in nature, the monsoon may tend to get the skin dehydrated and drier more. Then it would result in itchy and flaky skin. It is advisable to use well moisturizer daily to keep the health of the skin in good condition. Use cream based cleanser and alcohol free toner to keep the skin hydrated.

Home tips for dry skin:
• Grind the soaked almonds and add rose water to it. Apply this on the face and sun-exposed skin areas; wipe it off gently with damp wash clothes after it gets dried.
• Take equal quantity of honey and yoghurt mix it with mashed banana. Apply it on the required areas; wash it off with lukewarm water after 15-20 minutes.

For Oily Skin:
The oily skin seems to be more oilier due to humid whether. This type of skin needs extreme care during the monsoon, as it may lead to breakouts. Use light-weight moisturizer and opt floral toner to keep the skin hydrated. Try to apply sunscreen to avoid tanning and always prefer light-water proof make-up.

Home tips for oily skin:
•    Grind cucumber along with yoghurt and apply it on the face and neck. Wash it off with lukewarm water after 15-20 minutes. (This may cause headache. Try it once. If it is suitable, continue it twice in a week to get better result).
•    Get the Neem leaves, dry it and make powder with it. Take a tablespoon of this powder and mix it with rose water. Apply this paste on the required skin areas and wash it off after 10-15 minutes.

For Combination Skin:
Combination skin is nothing but a combination of both dry and oily. Use a gentle moisturizer and non-soap cleanser for this skin type. Try to scrub the face and sun-exposed areas at-least twice a week to get rid of dirt and acne. Choose mineral range makeup and sure to use sunscreen with 15spf while stepping out.

Home tips for combination skin:
•    Multani mitti (Fuller’s Earth) works well for combination skin. Mix it with rose water and apply it on the face and neck. Wash it off after it dries.
•    Grind the oatmeal and make it like a powder. Mix honey with it and apply on the required areas. Wash it off with water after 15 minutes.
 First know your skin type and then follow the suitable home beauty tips to get better result. Take care of your skin during monsoon. Glowing Face Tips

Friday, October 19, 2012

Simple skin care tips (Useful beauty tips)

 We all know that the skin is the biggest organ and it is essential to maintain the suitable skin care routine daily. If not it would lead to acne, rashes, pimples, wrinkles etc. Then the skin may susceptible to infections and diseases. Some simple and useful skin care tips with beauty are as follows: 

To remove dark circles under the eyes:
    Take few drops of almond oil and massage around the eyes with it daily for 2 minutes. Then use moist cotton, wipe it off after 15 minutes.
    Mix the equal quantities of potato and cucumber juice and apply it under the eyes. Wash it off after 20 minutes with lukewarm water. Also have a good 8 hours sleep at night.

To remove pimples on forehead:
    Dandruff may be the reason for the appearance of pimple on forehead. Just wash the face twice a day with mild soap and wipe the forehead with an astringent lotion.
    Take few drops of lemon and honey and mix cinnamon powder with it. Apply this paste on the forehead and wash it off after 30 minutes with lukewarm water. It would be better, if creams and moisturizer are avoided.

To remove the stretch marks on arms and stomach:
When the elasticity of the skin is destroyed, stretch marks may form on the arms, stomach etc and it cannot be totally removed.
    Take a small quantity of olive oil and massage the arms with it.
    Take a little quantity of curd, a pinch of turmeric and 2tsp of gram flour. Mix altogether and make a paste with it. Apply this on the required areas, leave it for 30 minutes and wash it off. Do this twice in a week to get better result.

To improve the health of the skin:
Wine facial and mask would improve the health of the skin as the wine is rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins and trace elements. Also it can rejuvenate the skin and speeds up the cell renewal process.
    Mix small quantity of yoghurt and honey with 2-3tsps of red wine. Apply this mixture on the face and wash it off after 30 minutes.
    If the skin is dry, mix red wine with milk and aloevera gel and apply it on the skin to get good result. For oily skin: Mix red wine with green tea and apply. Wash it off from the skin after it dries.  Skin foods

Friday, October 12, 2012

Simple Makeup Tips

It is essential to use the makeup shades which compliment the skin tone, as the natural one tanned due to sun exposure and pollution. Also choose the right shades for makeup depends on the undertone. It would be beautiful if the applied makeup matches to the skin undertone. Some simple makeup tips:

1. Makeup should be started with cleansing and toning the skin to remove the surface oils. The presence of oil in the skin would cause the makeup to fade and smear quickly.
2. After cleansing and toning, apply a natural moisturizer to the face. It helps to prevent the absorption of makeup into the pores.
3. A good quality foundation cream with water proof can be used next. Do not rub the foundation into the skin, just use a mild sponge to apply it, in the up and down direction and blend it around the edges.
4. Then use the puff or powder blush to apply loose powder in all areas like chin, forehead, nose and neck.
5. Use blush to add color to the face and it should blend with the skin color.

6. Apply a good quality, light weight translucent powder overall face and neck to make the makeup lasts for more hours.
7. Apply eyeliner and kohl for eye makeup in light layers. Two coats of mascara can be applied on powdered eyelashes to make the eye perfect.
8. Try to apply the eye shadow both in cream and powder form. Neutral powder or light pink blush dipped brush can also be used to finish the eye makeup.
9. For lips, apply a thin layer of foundation. Use neutral lip pencil to line and fill the whole lips. Choose the lipstick color that matches to your skin color and apply thin coat of it. Blot it and the finish the lip makeup with a mild layer of gloss.
10. If you are in office, for a big meeting or a conference after lunch, quick touch ups may need. So, it is essential to have a blush, couple of lip glosses and eye shadows always with you.

Always keep the makeup light and natural to look well and beautiful. Simple Beauty Secrets

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Simple Home Packs For Skin After Summer

It is essential to take care of skin after summer. Use the suitable pack for your skin and get natural glow.

1. Pack for Sunburn:
Soak almonds overnight, grind it and make into a paste. Mix 3tsp of curd and some water melon juice into it. Mix it well and apply it on the face. This pack would help to remove the Sun tan and also brightens the skin.
2. Pack to refresh the Eyes:
Mix equal quantity of cucumber juice and water melon juice. Close the eyes and apply this mixture around the eyes to cool the skin around it. Coconut water can also be used instead of cucumber juice to protect the eyes from burning of watery.

3. Pack for skin glow:
Mix the juice of water melon, orange and carrot with few drops of lime and honey. Store this mixture in the refrigerator for few minutes. Apply it on the face and allow it to dry. Apply the mixture again to supply the essential vitamins to the skin. Wash it off with lukewarm water to get a flawless glowing skin.
4. Pack to remove dark spots:
Take orange peels and dry it in the sun. Powder it and add unboiled milk or milk cream to it. Apply this mixture on the face to get rid of the blemishes and to lighten the dark spots. It can be used as a scrub on the sun exposed areas to remove the tan.

5. Special pack for summer:
Mix ½ cup of oatmeal to the grated pieces of watermelon and cucumber. Apply this mixture on the face, neck and skin exposed areas as a thick layer. Wash it off with lukewarm water after 15 minutes. This would help to cure the rashes, boils and pimples on the face due to sun.  Face Packs

Thursday, September 6, 2012

How to treat whiteheads?

Clogging of hair follicles may bring the whiteheads and it is similar to blackheads. Whitehead is a type of acne and it remains white as it is closed off from the air.
Home remedies for whiteheads:
1. Steaming is the good option to treat whiteheads as it can open the clogged pores and can remove the excess oil & dirt.
2. Do not scrub and wash the skin frequently. It may worsen the whiteheads. Use a mild moisturizer after bathing and avoid using scented soap or cleansers.

3. Grind fenugreek leaves and apply it on the face and wash it off after 30 minutes. Do this daily to remove the whiteheads permanently.
4. Apply potato juice on the face and wash it off after it dries to clear the whiteheads.
5. Drink a glass of barley water daily to prevent the whiteheads. Get enough Vitamin D for the skin from the morning sunlight to clear off whiteheads.
Follow the suitable home tips to avert acne and get flawless skin. Get rid of Pimples

Saturday, August 18, 2012

How to get rid of blackheads? (Home remedies for blackheads)

Blackheads are one of the common skin problems. It is due to the oxidation of oil with the air. The dead cells in the skin which makes it to look dull. Generally it forms on the nose, forehead, back and neck. Hormones, makeups, dust exposure are also the some other causes of blackheads.

Home remedies to remove blackheads:
1. Grind green apple and apply this paste on the blackheads to get rid of those.
2. Make a paste with cinnamon powder and few drops of lime juice. Apply this paste on the blackheads to clean them.
3. Apply the pulp of grapes on the blackheads to remove them permanently.
4. Grind fresh cucumber and put this paste on the blackheads and allow it to dry. Wash it off with cold water after 10 minutes.
5. Grind coriander leaves with small quantity of turmeric powder. Apply this mixture on the blackheads to remove forever.

Home  tips to clear Whiteheads will be my next post. 
Get rid of Pimples

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Home Beauty Secrets

 Simple home beauty secrets are listed here for all to get natural glow.
1. It is essential to limit the intake of sugar & sugar based foods, oily foods, colas and Maida. These can cause hormonal imbalances, acne, increases facial hair and hair fall as these are empty in calories.
Drink enough water, sleep adequately, identify the skin type and use the home products according to it. These are the vitals skin care routine to follow regularly.

2. After workouts or exercise, it is good to wash the face, neck and back immediately. This would prevent the breakouts since dirt and bacteria have an affinity to oily sweaty skin.
Also sleeping with make up at night would lead to breakouts. Wash it off before sleep as the skin needs to breath.
3. Prepare homemade paste with aloe-vera and apply it on the skin during night. This would help in increasing the cell turnover rate. Applying homemade paste with vitamin C extracts at night time helps to lighten the pigmentation.
Both ideas are helps to get a hydrated, smooth & young skin as they would repair and regenerate collagen by exfoliating the dead skin cells.
4. Eat vitamin A rich diet, many colored fruits & vegetables to get blemish free skin. Exercise regularly to improve the blood circulation and to flush out the toxins.
Stress leads to skin breakouts as it increases cortisol levels. So it is essential to manage the stress by proper methods to continue with flawless skin.

5. Washing up the skin with lukewarm water raises the temperature of the skin and thereby dilating the pores and blood vessels. So the applied products (for beauty) move through the skin and interact with the cells at faster rate.
 Washing the face with cold water would result in closing of pores.

Follow the simple beauty secrets at home and get flawless beauty forever. How to get better skin?

Friday, July 6, 2012

Simple Beauty Secrets

1. While sleeping at night, the cells of the skin turn to the function of repairs like regeneration, restoration and resurfacing. For better results apply the home made creams or mixtures at night.
If the anti-aging ingredients are used at night, it can nourish the skin with nutrients and helps to build new cells. Also it helps to produce collagen and elastin.

2. Citric acid and glycolic acid are the good exfoliating agents. These are useful to remove the dead cells on the skin and stimulate cell growth.
Homemade mixtures with vitamin C can be applied to rejuvenate the skin and to stimulate collagen production.

3.  Retinol is a good anti-aging ingredient as it reduces the effect of free radicals. It also boosts the collagen which can give more youthful appearance.
Keratin is also good for skin which helps to reduce wrinkles, inflammation and redness of the skin.

4. For a glowing healthy skin, it is essential to eat the right kind of food that is rich in antioxidants. It was proven that these foods can slow down the aging process and helps to look better by reducing the visible outward signs of aging.
Berries, pomegranates, green tea, nuts, beans, whole grains and seeds are some of the good antioxidant rich foods which can act against aging.

5. Hot milk can be used instead of water to steam the face during weekly facials at home.
Lactic acid in milk helps to unclog the pores and leaves the skin clean and moisturized.

Secrets will be continued in next post.... Anti-aging tips

Monday, June 25, 2012

Skin foods

The health of the skin can be maintained in good condition by eating the proper diet. It is vital to include fruits & vegetables, nuts, whole grains and dairy products to have a flawless skin.

1. Deficiency of vitamin A in the body may lead the skin to become dry, rough and have blackheads and whiteheads.
2. If the vitamin B is deficient, the blood circulation would be abnormal and makes the skin to look dull.
3. Vitamin B2 deficiency may lead to oily skin, brown pigmentation and makes the mouth to crack & sore.
4. The deficiency of vitamin C would lead to wrinkles in the skin as the cells and tissues cannot bind together. Also it speeds up the aging of skin.
5. Avoid refined carbohydrates, sugar based foods, fizzy drinks, junk and fried foods as these are the main culprits which would makes the skin to look dull with blemishes.

The best way to keep the skin smooth and soft is to eat the right nutritious food and drink plenty of fluids along with the regular exercises and positive attitude. Anti-aging foods

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

How To Deal With Freckles? (Simple home remedies to clear the freckles)

 Spots of concentrated melanin that develops on the skin due to the expose of sunlight are called freckles. Here are few home remedies to lighten and to remove the freckles naturally.

1. Grind raw garlic and make a paste with it. Apply it on the freckles to get rid of it.
2. To lighten the freckles, apply few drops of tea tree oil on it and massage for 10 minutes.
3. Flax seeds are excellent in removing the freckles. Just powder the flax seeds and add honey to it. Apply this paste on the freckles to remove them.
4. Take the peels of pomegranate and allow it to dry. Then grind it and make powder with it. Add milk & lemon juice to this powder and apply this regularly on the freckles to clean off.
5. Apply diluted apple cider vinegar daily on the freckles to take out from the skin quickly.

6. Dandelion roots contain milk like substance. Take it and massage it on the affected areas to lighten the freckles.
7. Take the juice from onion and apply it on the freckles to remove them from the skin.
8. Prepare a paste with cumin seeds powder and pure water (or) rosewater. Apply this mixture on the freckles and allow it to dry. Then wash it off with cold water and repeat this for several weeks to clear the freckles
9. Apply lemon juice on the freckles to remove them permanently. All vitamin C sources has the power to clear the freckles. It is good to consume vitamin C supplements and vitamin C rich foods to fight the freckles.
10. Applying any one of the following regularly on the freckles would helps to remove those. Buttermilk, heated honey, castor oil or cucumber.

It is essential to apply natural sunscreen lotions while stepping out during summer and avoid applying chemical based creams on freckles. Take care of your skin.