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Homemade Beauty Recipes

One does not have to spend a fortune on creams and beauty treatments to look beautiful. Our kitchen is packed with beauty products which are cheap, harmless and effective if followed regularly.  These simple homemade beauty recipes are very effective, easy to prepare which you could include in your basic beauty care. Get started and pamper yourself at home!

1.Apricot:

Apricot anti aging pack:
Massaging face with apricot kernel oil moisturizes the skin and slows down the aging process.

Mashed apricot applied on the face brightens the skin.

Apricot Hair Conditioner:
Apricot kernel oil is a good hair conditioner. Warm apricot kernel oil and massage into your scalp for healthy and shining hair.

2.Banana:

Banana anti-wrinkle pack:
Mash banana well and apply to the face. Rinse off after 15 minutes. It is an excellent anti-wrinkle pack.

Banana pack for glowing skin:
Mash banana until creamy, mix 3-4 drops of fresh lemon juice and 1/2 tsp of honey and apply to the face.

Banana mask for blemishes
Mash banana well, add 2 tsp of plain yoghurt to it and mix it well. Apply it on your face and rinse off after 15 minutes. This home made pack is very effective to get rid of blemishes.

3.Potato:

Potato for dark circles:
Dark circles around the eyes can be reduced by applying raw potato juice.

Potato as skin toner:
Potato is an skin excellent toner. Apply potato juice on the skin, leave it and wash it off after it dries.

Potato cleansing mask:
Mix potato juice, lemon juice, oatmeal and fuller’s earth well. Then apply this mixture on the face. It is an excellent cleansing mask. It also tightens the skin and reduces pores.

4.Oatmeal:

Oatmeal cleansing mask:
It is an excellent cleanser. It removes the dirt and softens the skin. Mix it with raw milk and a few drops of honey and use it as a pack.

Oatmeal anti-wrinkle pack:
Mix oatmeal with a little curd, honey, egg white and almond paste. Use it as a face pack to prevent wrinkles.

Mix together 1 tbsp of oatmeal and little milk. Cook on low flames till it becomes a soft paste. Add a tsp of rose water and apply it on the skin. Wash it off after 20 minutes. This mask is effective for aging skin.

Oatmeal exfoliating mask:
Mix oatmeal with a little warm water and make it into a paste. Apply it on the face and wash it after it dries with warm water.

5.Cucumber:

Cucumber Toning Pack:
Cucumber is a natural toner that lightens the skin and has cooling properties. Cucumber juice is used as an astringent to cleanse the skin. Grade cucumber, strain the juice using a cheese cloth. Apply that juice all over the face and neck to prevents pimples, blackheads and dryness.

Cucumber anti-tan pack:
Mix cucumber paste with fuller’s earth, few drops of fresh lemon juice and apply to the skin. It is a wonderful soother, lightens freckles and an excellent anti-tan pack.

6.Honey

Honey face mask for dry skin:
Honey is a wonderful moisturizer and is especially great for dry skin. Mix honey with raw milk and apply it to the face and wash it off after it dries.

Honey Mask for oily skin:
For oily skin, mix a tsp of honey with an egg white and apply on the face and neck, wash it off after 10 minutes.

So what are you waiting for? Head to the kitchen and try these home made beauty recipes and pamper yourself at home.

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Home Remedies for Oily skin-Oily skin care tips

How to identify an oily skin? Oily skin is usually shiny and has pores. It is prone to blackheads and acne as the oil producing glands are over active and produce more oil. People with oily skin get frequent breakout and have a greasy appearance,but the good news is that oily skin tends to age slower.

 Natural tips for oily skin

Avoid using talcum powder on face as it gets accumulated in the pores and causes more breakout.

Use water based cosmetics or look for “oil free” products.

Keep yourself hydrated by drinking 6-8 glasses of water per day.

Soak neem leaves in water for 5 hours, then remove the leaves and have bath in that water to prevent pimples and acne. Neem leaves have powerful antiseptic properties.

Use any clay mask once in a fortnight as it absorbs excess oil from the skin. (eg- multani mutti or fuller’s earth)

Avoid heavy creams and moisturizers. 

Avoid oily and greasy food.

These Home made face packs  will help you to treat oily skin effectively-

Red sandalwood paste mixed with rose water can also be used as a pack for oily skin. It is also an excellent home remedy for blackheads.

Gram pulse flour (besan) or green gram flour is best for oily skin as it removes excessive oil from the skin. Mixture of besan with rose water makes a good homemade pack.

Mix fuller’s earth powder with a little orange peel powder and rose water and apply it on your face. Wash with warm water after 15 minutes. This natural treatment, if followed once in a week will help to get rid of  oily skin. It also helps to cure acne.

Mixture of rose water, sandalwood paste and fuller’s earth (a form of clay) can be used as a face pack for oily skin. Rose water cleanses and tones the skin. Sandalwood paste has cooling properties and fuller’s earth removes the dirt and excess oil from the skin.

Mix equal quantity of oatmeal (powder it finely) and witch hazel and apply to the face. Remain for 20 minutes and wash it off with warm water. This is a natural toning and cleansing mask for oily skin.

Mix a little honey with few drops of fresh lemon juice and egg white and apply to the face.Wash off with cool water after 15 minutes. Egg white helps to tighten the pores.

Mix cucumber pulp with lemon juice and apply to the face. Cucumber is a natural toner. It works as an astringent and is used to cleanse the skin.

Curd (low fat) is an excellent cleanser. Apply it on the skin and wash it off after 15 minutes with lukewarm water.This refreshes dull, tired face and is also good for oily skin.

Rice flour mixed with rose water makes an excellent scrub for oily skin.

Follow these simple home remedies to treat your oily skin.

 

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Tips for Glowing skin

Natural Skin Care Tips 

The skin is a protective wrapper and also a major organ of excretion. So taking care of the skin helps you to have a soft and glowing skin. Very few of us are gifted with a perfect skin, but with right care, one can do a lot to improve the general condition of the skin. The old saying goes like this “Prevention is better than cure“. So it is better to take care of your skin rather than treating it after a problem occurs. All you have to do is to lead a healthy lifestyle which will definitely reflect on your skin. Keep your skin clean as a clean skin is a healthy skin. Here are some natural and practical tips, which you can follow on a daily basis to have a glowing skin and also to improve the general health of the skin.

Diet

A healthy glowing skin needs the right food. What you feed yourself inside will definitely reflect on your skin. So make it a point to have a healthy diet which should include lot of fresh fruits and vegetables in the form of salads and fresh juices.  Vitamin C does wonders to your skin. Some natural sources of vitamin C are lemon, oranges, cabbage, papaya, guava, strawberries, green peppers etc.

Avoid eating junk food which is not only bad for your skin but also for your health. Try to avoid eating  fried and greasy food. Avoid maida (all purpose flour) and white bread instead include brown bread, whole grains and oat bran in your diet. Substitute white rice with brown rice, sugar with honey or molasses or dates, tea or coffee with green tea or buttermilk.

Treat constipation 

Drink 2-3 glasses of warm water the first thing in the morning which will prevent constipation and therefore will have an effect on your skin or you can have a glass of warm lemon juice with a tsp of honey.

Soak 4-5 raisins in half a cup of water overnight and drink that water in the morning. It prevents constipation and gives a natural glowing skin.

Treat dandruff  

Keep your hair clean from dandruff as dandruff can cause skin problems like acne and pimples

Follow the 4 golden rules of skin care 

Use natural or mild products for your skin.

1.Cleansing-You have to keep the skin clean for it to be healthy. Invest in a good cleanser suited for your skin. Gently  massage the cleanser and clean the pores with a moist cotton. It removes excess oil and dust. Before going to bed, see to it that you remove all traces of make-up. Do not apply anything, let your skin breathe.

2.Toning-Toning stimulates blood circulation and helps to tighten the pores.

3.Nourishing-Nourishing helps to rejuvenate the skin. Yoghurt, milk, almonds, honey, eggs, apricot are natural ingredients which are valuable in providing nourishment to the skin. Nourishing lotion or cream lubricates the skin and keeps it soft retaining the natural moisture present in the skin and prevents dryness of skin. Oily skin which produces excess oil does not need a rich nourishing cream.

4.Moisturizing is an integral part of skin care. It helps to keep the skin soft, smooth and healthy. As we grow old, our skin needs more moisturizing.

Protect your skin from pollution and strong sunlight

Wash your face whenever you go out and come back, to remove the dirt accumulated on your skin due to pollution. Also cleanse your face at least twice a day after you wake up in the morning and before going to bed. Instead of using soap frequently, you can use  green gram flour or besan (bengal gram flour) to wash your face. Mix it with a little water to form a paste and use it to cleanse your face.

Use an umbrella (preferably a colored one), wear sunglasses while going out in the sun. It protects your skin from the harmful effects of the sun.

Keep your skin hydrated and cool

Have bath twice a day to keep your skin clean, cool and refreshed.

Drink enough water (at least 7-8 glasses per day) to keep your skin hydrated. Also drinking water helps to prevent a whole lot of skin problems and allergies.

Always bath in cool water or lukewarm water as hot water draws out natural oil from the skin and will dry your skin.

Good sleep 

One should have adequate sleep to have a healthy and glowing skin. A good night’s sleep does wonders to your skin.

Regular Exercise 

Do some form of exercise which you love, at least four days a week to improve blood circulation and to avoid stress. 

I am sure that if you follow at least some of these natural skin care tips, you will have a soft and glowing skin.