13
Feb

15 Herbal Beauty Tips For Healthy-Looking Skin

Healthy-looking skin is a desire that all we women suffer from! Such is our madness that we try every product that claims to give us glowing skin. We completely ignore the fact that glowing is an indication of our skin being healthy. And healthy skin is the only sure lasting way to have glowing skin. Packaged products work on our outward features alone and they chemically active which Is certainly not good on the long run. So, go herbal! The herbal beauty tips for healthy-looking skin products that you can make yourself using the stuff in your kitchen or you can buy natural beauty product from market! And they work wonders in the long run. Long-lasting results and economical, what more can you ask for?

Let’s begin with the ingredients and the face packs that are the best herbal tips for glowing skin that you can find.

Tip 1: Grapes:

To add glow to your face, take a few grapes and rub on your face. Or, make it into a pack by mashing the grapes.

Tip 2: Cucumber Juice, Glycerine and Rose Water:

Mixing together cucumber juice, glycerine and rose water is very effective. Use it before walking out in the sun and after returning.

Tip 3: Sandalwood, turmeric and milk:

Make a fine paste of sandalwood powder, a little turmeric powder and milk. Put on this on your face, leave on for a few minutes, and get natural glow and freshness. There are certain natural beauty products available in the market you can use that too.

Tip 4: Honey and cream:

Mixing honey and cream is a great way to keep the skin soft and healthy-looking, especially during wintertime.

Tip 5: Fresh milk, salt and lime juice:

Take certain amount of fresh milk; add a pinch of salt and little lime juice, it cleanses and opens skin pores.

Tip 6: Tomato juice:

Tomato extract, mixed with lemon juice helps keep face soft and healthy-looking.

Tip 7: Turmeric powder, wheat flour and sesame oil:

Make a paste using turmeric powder, wheat flour and sesame oil. Put on this on your skin to remove unwanted hair.

Tip 8: Cabbage juice and honey:

Cabbage juice when mixed with a little honey and applied on face prevents wrinkles.

Tip 9: Carrot juice:

Spread over carrot juice on the face directly is a great way to get natural glow.

Tip 10: Honey and cinnamon powder:

Make a paste with 3 portions of honey and 1 portion cinnamon powder. Rub in it on pimples and leave it overnight. This shows a substantial effect in get rid of pimples and reducing the scaring.

Tip 11: Groundnut oil and lime juice:

Mix a little groundnut oil with fresh lime juice and rub on face to prevent pimples and blackheads.

Tip 12: Aloe Vera juice:

Applying Aloe Vera juice on the affected areas helps in reducing pigmentation marks along with hydrating the skin.

Tip 13: Ghee and glycerine:

A mix of ghee and glycerine is a great home-made moisturizer.

Tip 14: Fuller’s earth (Multani Mitti), Rose Petals, Neem, Holy Basil and Rose Water:

Applying a paste using multanimitti, rose petals, neem leaves powder, basil leaves powder and a little rose/lemon water leaves the skin healthy and shining.

Tip 15: Apricots and yogurt:

Mix apricots and yogurt to get a smooth paste. This improves the skin and gives a renewed look. Add honey to the mixture if you have dry skin.

13
Feb

Face Masks – Everything You Need To Know

Skin care is an extensive subject. While there are endless chemical products, creams, ointments, oils and serums that promise great results for your skin, only a few work without consequences. Skin care, according to most experts, should be as natural as possible. When you start out with a great cleanser, toner then moisturizer you should finalize your routine with the benefits of a facial mask twice weekly. Face masks are ideal for all skin types and the benefits are real. In this post, we will talk about facial masks in detail.

What’s a face mask?

A homemade face mask contains natural and organic ingredients in a concentrated form which are meant to offer instant results. If you cannot be pampered with a professional salon facial every week or month then let’s look at do-it-yourself home facials. Unlike creams and lotions, you don’t use a face mask every day. The right face mask will hydrate skin, remove excess oils, pull out impurities and tone after a single use. Your skin will actually go through a detoxing while using a mask. Masks are incredibly effective at providing the deepest cleansing process which leads to an improvement in the appearance of pores that you can see and feel.

What are the benefits?

Depending on the type of face mask you use, you can expect benefits like reduction in acne, pigmentation, scars and other skin issues. Most masks are meant to offer a quick facial to the skin, so that the face feels more relaxed, rejuvenated and hydrated at the same time. You should also focus on products that are natural and give the best results. Ideally, it’s best to go for organic skin care products that are free from SLS and parabens and don’t have any side effects in the long run. Some masks are meant for specific skin issues. For example, you can find masks that are formulated especially for dry or aging skin.

How to use face masks?

Most products are easy to use and come in either a cream or powder form. To a dry concentrate just add a few drops of water or any other organic solution such as rose water, aloe or buttermilk to create a paste. Apply the mask all over the face and neck and keep it on for at least 20 to 30 minutes. Once the mask has dried completely you can gently wash your face with cool water. Keep in mind that after a few minutes the mask can feel a bit drying on the skin, so use wet hands and circular motion to wash off. Be sure to apply a natural moisturizer immediately after rinsing your mask.

If you are new to face masks, it is wise to read the ingredients in detail. Make sure that you check all the products in a particular range before making a final product decision. You may want to do a patch test for some products, especially if you have acne-prone or sensitive skin.

10
Feb

Create Your Very Own Homemade Cucumber Face Mask in Under 10 Minutes

People sometimes forget just how much work the largest organ of the body, our skin is required to do. Not only does it fend off against harmful bacteria and viruses but it also regulates the body temperature keeping us cool when it gets hot and warm when it gets cold.

It is of paramount importance that we keep our skin clean to allow it to perform its many many functions. While facials are a great way to do this it is no denying that they can get pricey. This is where you can whip out ingredients lying around in the house. Ingredients that can be used to create your very own DIY / homemade face mask.

DIY face masks can save you tons of money and can be made in a matter of minutes. All you need to do is make sure you have the right ingredients. So the first step in creating your very own DIY face mask is to rummage through your kitchen cupboards. t out all those essentials that will give that perfect, glowing skin. What are those ingredients you say? Well before you start applying green chillies to your face why not have a look at my weekly posts to get an idea of what can be frankensteined with simple house hold products.

A DIY face mask list is simply incomplete without the cucumber face mask. This face mask is one of the most basic yet powerful, effective face masks of all time.

Among the many many benefits of the cucumber, it works to hydrate, soften and relax your skin. It helps to prevent water retention and reduces swelling giving your skin a break from irritation. It is even effective for treating sun burns! I am sure the phrase ‘As Cool As Cucumber’ is making more sense to you now.

So let’s start off by creating a fairly basic cucumber mask that only requires one ingredient – CUCUMBER

Ingredients

  • One Cucumber
  • Blender
  • Bowl

Preparation

The key to creating a good cucumber mask is to start off by putting it in the fridge. A few hours in the fridge allows the cucumber to cool down.

Next, the application aspect is completely down to preference. You can either chop the cucumber into slices and put them on your face or you could grate the cucumber and apply it to your dry skin.

Another option is to take the cucumber and place it in a blender creating a paste of sorts. This option is more messy as the cucumber will be sliding over your face but hey whatever falls off the face can be used to creating a refreshing cucumber drink.

Make sure to avoid the eye area when placing the cucumber face mask. I normally place the DIY face mask for about 20 – 30 minutes which gives me a good excuse to lie down as well.

Once you are done, wash off the face mask with cold water and pat your skin dry with a clean towel.

Last but not least, apply moisturizer or few drops of olive oil which will help to retain the moisture.

Now that wasn’t that difficult was it? by creating your own mask, you have not only saved money but also managed to use up vegetables that were not getting used. The best bit though is that with this entire process you end up getting a bit of ‘ME’ time which is essential.

9
Feb

Hair Care Products to Enliven Your Hair

Our hairstyle is one of the most striking features of our appearance. Healthy hair enhances our look, so maintaining its health is vital. We all use hair care products to take care of our locks. We use basic cleansing products such as shampoos and products to enhance the style such as hairsprays, mousse, etc. However, to achieve a dream hairstyle, it is a good idea to use professional hair care products.

The reason for using these products is that they are created specifically for different hair types. Each one of us has a different texture and type of hair. Our tresses could be straight or curly or thick or fine. Professional hair care products are used extensively in salons and can be used at home.

Let us see some of the popular products for professional hair maintenance:

Shampoo:

There are various types of shampoos available in the market. But not all are suited for all hair types. We should select a shampoo based on the type of our locks in order to have the desired effect.

Conditioner:

Conditioners are used after shampoo to impart the necessary luster. However, the choice of conditioners depends on the texture and quality of our tresses. For example, there are specific conditioners meant for colored hair to make the color last longer.

Hairspray:

Hairspray is a popular grooming product used for protection of hair from wind and humidity. It can be used on wet or dry hair for getting the desired look.

Hair gel:

Hair gels are used to harden the hair for a particular hairstyle. These products in their basic forms have been used since ancient times for styling.

Mousse:

A hair mousse is a styling product that helps support different types of hairstyles. It is suitable for thick, thin, wavy, curly, straight, any kind of hair. You can set up different hairdos using it.

Pomade:

Pomade is one of the best products for styling the hair. Although, you can achieve the desired look with a hair gel or mousse. But the mousse offers a light hold and gel imparts a greasy appearance. Pomade is a product which can give any kind of look depending on the quantity that is used.

Besides these, there are numerous other products such as serums, hair masks, etc. which are used for having healthy lustrous locks.

For healthy, luxurious hair, choose the hair care products which are appropriate for your hair type.

8
Feb

Choosing a Suitable Hair Styling Product for Men

Choosing a suitable hair product for your hair type for men

If you have been cutting your hair at various salons, you would have noticed that all hair stylists have their own style in styling and cutting hair. There are bad ones but there are also good ones that you should stick to for a long run. Similar to cutting hair, there are a plethora of styling products out in the market and it is important to choose the right one that will suit your hair type. Hopefully after this post, you will understand in greater detail the differences between the products so that you can make a more informed purchase.

1. What’s Your type

Just like buying a suit for an important outing, you don’t want to purchase the wrong type of shampoo for the wrong type of hair. In fact, did you know that it can damage your hair as well? One example is using a strong hair wax on fine thin follicles. Not only will you place unnecessary stress on your hair follicles, it will weigh it down and also cause damage. There are three different types of hair types that is most common, thick hair, straight with fine hair follicles and wavy or as people like to call it, curly.

2. Products for styling

Once you have figured out what your hair type is, you’ve got the most important step ahead of you which is figuring out which hair product is most suited. Don’t get intimidated by the amount of products and terms most companies use for their products. The key is looking for the keywords that is universal to most products. Of course we have worked out that for you so you do not need to waste time.

Hair Gel

Hair gel is typically translucent in color and is usually quite weak when it comes to holding hair in place. It usually hardens and leaves a shiny and wet look which is great for dress up events or formal events. It is also recommended to use an alcohol free gel which will avoid your scalp from flaking

Steps to use: Use on slightly damp hair, work the gel on your hands first and glide it over your hair to style. Allow your hair to dry first before touching it to maintain the look.

Which hair types should use this: usually people with thick hair or people with short to medium hair.

Hair Pomade

Hair pomade is usually mistaken for hair wax but is quite different in fact. Hair pomade is a soft semi solid substance which can give you a light to high shine depending on which you decide to have. It is extremely popular because the after effect leaves a natural wet look. Use Pomade over gel especially if you want to achieve a more ruffled look but still maintain that wet and neat look.

Steps to use: rub a small amount of your palm and work it around your hair to achieve your desired look.

Which hair types should use this: Thin hair or curly hair. Avoid using pomade if you tend to have oily hair as this will further aggravate it.

Hair Wax

Perhaps the most popular hair styling product in the market. Hair wax creates a matt and messy look which is great for styling. Wax offers the strongest hold amongst the 3 different products and creates a dry matt look which looks really natural and will hold even in the strongest winds. Waxes don’t normally contain the oils that is found in pomades which is the reason why it leaves a dry finish. If you have oily hair, hair wax is definitely the right hair styling product for you as it will product you a stronger hold and will prevent that oily look.

Steps to use: You can apply hair wax whether you have just come out of a shower or have dry hair. Apply a small amount on your hand and work it around your hair to get the style you want. You want to do this in less than 1 minute before it hardens as it will be difficult then to change.

Which type should use this: Thick to medium hair and all lengths.

Matt Products

Similar to Hair wax, Matt products give you the “just out of bed look” They come in different varieties such as paste, fibre, clay or putty and provide you a dry matt finish as the name implies. They provide a strong hold while adding texture to your hair follicles too which is a perfect combinations if you are looking for that messy look.

Steps to use: use a small amount and apply to dry hair for the best effect

Which type should use this: All hair lengths and all types.

Hair styling Creams

One of the least used product, hair cream aren’t really used in the morning. However, in certain situations, it definitely has its place. The feature of hair styling creams is it generally less clumpy and is lighter when compared to hair wax. You should use Hair styling creams when you are trying to obtain some control over your hair while looking completely natural.

Steps to use: apply a small amount over your hand and glide it over the area you need control over. Most people also use creams as a finishing touch after applying wax or pomade

Which type should use this: Thin to thick hair, curly hair and suitable for all lengths

3. Finishing Products

Finishing products such as hair spray should only be used if you want absolute control over every strand of hair. It is usually not needed but are essential for detailing which is common in the modelling industry. Hair sprays are usually a great essential product to use to lock in the look for the day. Go easy though as it can be easy to get carried away with spraying. Applying a short burst is usually sufficient to maintain the look for the entire day.

Steps to use: after you are satisfied with your look. Give a few short burst about 12 inches away from your hair to achieve a good spread.

Which type should use this: All types and all lengths.

5
Feb

Curly Hair: Tips and Tricks

Curly hair is found in almost a lot of population today. It is really difficult to take care of curly hair as compared to the normal hair. The basic thing we can do is take care of the scalp as the nourishment comes from the scalp and dryness in scalp leads to dull and damaged hair.

Here we lay down some tips and tricks for you to have flawless and tangle-free curls.

Know your curls

Different patterns and different types of curls require different nourishment and maintenance routines. The type of curl helps you decide the shampoo the conditioner and the serum you need to use to have frizz-free and shiny hair.

Less is more

It is important for curly hair that which product we use and by how much. The right amount of product is less than you think. Always look before you apply the shampoo and conditioner to hair as the quantity matters.

Have a hair care routine

Having a routine i.e. fixing the days you wash the hair and the time intervals between oiling them help to have nourished and healthy hair as it ensures that the scalp is clean between short intervals of time.

Sleep

We must have an adequate 8hrs. Of sleep, at night it helps our body to repair itself and treat the damages that are happening on a day to day basis. Also or having healthy hair we should sleep on silk pillows as they are softer on hair as compared to normal pillow cases when we toss and turn during our sleep and also be must braid our hair while sleeping as it helps to prevent them from getting tangled.

Hair Masks

Apart from shampoos, conditioners, and oils a lot of other products can help and nourish the hair one of them are hair masks. Once or twice a week we must use a hair mask depending on the hair type and the consistency. Thick and curly hair needs a little extra care all we have to do is whip a conditioning mask with egg yolk, 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise, and one tablespoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of honey. Combining apple cider vinegar, Greek yogurt, and honey help to reduce the breakage of hair. Lemon juice and olive oil hair mask help to cure the itchy scalp. For dry hair, we can combine avocado and coconut oil. Baking soda and coconut oil help to reduce dandruff.

Say no to heat

Using hair dryers and straighter can damage the hair structure and lead to hair-fall.

Other precautions

We must say no to the brushes as they may damage the delicate curls and lead to hair loss. We can opt for finger combing or wide tooth comb instead. For fine curls showering with a hair net will allow you to get your hair clean and still maintain the curl structure.

Thus by using the shampoos and homemade masks, we can take care of the fragile curly hair.

5
Feb

The Incredible Sandalwood Oil Benefits for Skin Care

Sandalwood tree is a part of the Santalaceae family and it is often called East Indian Sandalwood. A type of hemiparasitic evergreen in nature it requires root systems belonging to other trees to join in order to grow. Sandalwood heartwood is used to obtain sandalwood essential oil. For more than four thousand years, Sandalwood oil has been in use by individuals and industries to prepare cosmetics and fragrances due to its truly exotic scent. Further, the oil has been used widely for spiritual, meditative, and personal care purposes. Extraction of the oil is done with the help of mature wood steam distillation. In most cases, sandalwood trees aged between 40 and 80 are utilized. Generally, the older a tree, the more oil it can make available. Also, older trees are able to produce oil having better aroma compared to younger trees.

Benefits of Sandalwood Oil for Skin

  1. Antiseptic Properties
    Sandalwood oil can act as a reliable antiseptic, giving you the option to apply it both externally and internally. It can protect your ulcers and internal wounds from getting infected. It can also protect boils, sores, pimples and other such skin conditions from catching infection.
  2. Anti-Inflammatory Properties
    Sandalwood essential oil can provide a kind of cooling and relieving effect when it comes to digestive, circulatory, nervous, excretory, and brain inflammation. In most cases, such inflammations occur as a result of antibiotic side effects, wounds, poisonings, insect bites, fevers, and infections.
  3. Astringent Properties
    Gum, skin, and muscle contraction can be induced by the essential oil, and so, it can be used to obtain tighter skin and better strength of muscle.
  4. Deodorizing Properties
    The oil can be used to get rid of bad body odor, too.
  5. Disinfectant Properties
    Sandalwood essential oil is used in many sprays, evaporators, disinfectants, sticks, and fumigants because of its ability to keep small insects and microbes away by its smell.
  6. Emollient Properties
    The oil can, further, relieve inflammations, reduce irritation, cure infections, soothe skin and promote fresh and cooling effect.

How to Use Sandalwood Oil for Skin

  1. Massaging
    Add 3 sandalwood oil drops in one teaspoon of your favourite skin care oil and massage the area. You can make your massage more sensual by including one drop of rose or jasmine.
  2. Facial Rejuvenation
    To reduce dry skin on your face, you can mix 8 sandalwood oil drops, 4 germanium oil drops, and an ounce of good skin care oil together, and apply the mixture.
  3. Glowing Skin
    Skin radiance can be improved by putting one or two drops of the oil to your moisturizer.
  4. Bath Relaxation
    Take several oil drops and massage them into your back of the neck and your temple to have calming effect on your mind. You can also add a few drops of the oil to warm bathwater.
  5. Compressing Effect
    To help your dry or reddened skin become hydrated and cool, apply warm sandalwood compress over it.
5
Feb

Why Did My Spray Tan Turn Me Orange?

Before tanning technology was what it is today, the dreaded orange effect was a common occurrence in the industry. For this reason, the risk of looking orange has always been a stigma with spray tanning. This stigma has created fear in many tanning enthusiasts, leading them away from trying it out for themselves. However, modern-day innovations in spray tanning technology reduces the risk of turning orange. Advancements in products, tools, machinery, and technique has done well to prevent this old-time tanning error, and render beautiful, glowing tans in the right color families.

Although innovative tools and products do well to prevent orange tans, technique plays a major role in how a spray tan turns out. That is why it is important to always choose a qualified salon to administer yours. Continue reading to learn more about why you might have turned orange after your recent spray tan.

User Error

User error is the most common reason why spray tans turn orange. No matter how advanced a technician’s tools and equipment may be, a spray tan can still turn out orange if they are not properly educated, trained, and experienced.

First, they must use the right solution. The right solution depends on several factors, like a person’s skin type, skin tone, desired skin tone, and more. Spraying a client with a solution that is too dark for their skin tone and type can easily result in an orange tan. They should also prepare a client’s skin with the proper products, such as pH balancing spray and barrier creams.

Furthermore, the solutions must be mixed at the exact proportions. Using too much of one color, and not enough of another, or vice versa, can also result in the orange effect. This can also result in other undesirable skin conditions, such as blotchiness, alligator skin, and uneven fading.

Another common spray tanning user error is to apply the incorrect number of coats. Inexperienced technicians might apply a second or third coat because they are afraid the color will not be dark enough, but this is a big mistake in the industry. One or two coats is the general rule of thumb, and only experienced technicians can assess how many coats is the right number for a particular client.

Also, proper application is important to avoid an orange skin tone. For instance, using too much product on knees, elbows, hands, feet, and dry skin patches is a common mistake made by rookie spray tanning consultants.

How to Ensure a Great Spray Tan

To ensure a great tan that won’t turn you orange, be sure to choose a reputable tanning salon whose tanning consultants are highly trained and experienced. Be sure to ask them which products and brands they use and why, as well as, what their level of air brush experience they have.

4
Feb

With the Fue Hair Transplant, Lost Charm Is Perfectly Reclaimed

Added to the bio-logical complexities of getting old, the modern-day rushing lifestyle of global society leads to the erosion of the health quotient of 22nd century men. This primarily affects the curl health and leads to their dwindling away. With the upsurge of this trouble in present time lifestyle, the prominence of the curl re-settling method has also scaled up.

What is the perfect fruitful approach?

In relation to the evolvement of each dynamics of modernism, this distinctive rectification method too has experienced strategic refinement. Within its folds, exists a real dexterous technique. Known as the FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction procedure, this surgical way is the most suiting one to re-orient the lost tress growth. It is deft in the sense that it addresses the main cause of follicle shortage in the scalp which is the parent reason leading to curl fall. Through this process, a surgeon essentially accumulates the healthy tress follicles from a body part tagged as the donor source. Most commonly it is the neck’s posterior portion. After that, in the symmetry of 1-4 hairs each time, these follicles are implanted in the bald patch of the scalp. The numerical sequence of this orientation manner is maintained in accordance to the inherent sprouting of the tresses at one in individual time. Since the shoots get set over that part of the cerebrum which previously had hair growth, the probability of the follicles settling down there for life-time gets augmented.

Within the orbit of the Fue hair transplant included are a volume of perks like:

  • Minimal surgical pain felt
  • No prominent post-operative scars at the cerebrum
  • Correct positioning of the shoots at the right area
  • Re-set tresses that gives the feel of the inherently grown ones

Why the up scaling prominence and reliability?

Along with the rising predominance of the cosmetic cure therapies, the reputation of this technique to deal with strand fall has amplified the most. As of present time be it the showbiz people or the common man, all persons, suffering from the curl shrinking trouble, are getting more inclined to it. The cardinal reasons behind this favor can be chronicled to be:

    • Medicos vow-The surgery necessitates the most meager involvement of related human capital
      • The process is totally a complacent one which can be actualized with the easeful grafting strategy
      • The volume of labor and cognizance required from the doctor is at the minuscule meter.
    • Patients depict-The notion of getting tensed or becoming highly hyper is non-existent here, since the level invasive-ness is practically zero here.
    • In the consequence of this nimble surgery, the dimension of removing the surgical darns is much convenient for the patients and highly handy for the surgeons.
    • Through this physique amendment process, the issue of perturbing old lesions or wound marks can be adeptly obscured.
    • By the optimum aspect, this method is also highly beneficial. In a holistic sense, this surgery necessitates the patient to visit the clinic once and therein be tension-free for life-time. No postoperative medicinal prescription follow-up or doctor appointments are urged for. By the meters of safeguard too, this technique is the top-notch one. Authentically, it is a minimally obtrusive approach.

By availing the procedure of the Fue hair transplant an individual authentically experiences the impeccable benefit of tress retrieval facility.

To get the coveted entirety of applaud from one’s looking glass, a person needs to make the correct move at the right time. If the glass is alerting the one about the malady of curl loss, then rather than brooding, the individual must endeavor prudently to deal with that and get back own natural charisma and thereby the smile of the mirror. Technology is there to help people to rectify their corporal issues. All they require is to retain the wisdom of which strategy to resort to and when. Once that sequencing is perfect, happiness of ‘looking great’ and thus ‘feeling good and confident’ greets the person’s mind again.