Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Beauty Tips


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

Apricot fruit is a laxative and is used to cure constipation.

Mashed apricot applied on the face brightens the skin.

Warm apricot kernel oil and massage into your scalp. It is a good hair conditioner.

Banana anti-wrinkle mask:
Mash banana well and apply to the face. Rinse off after 15 minutes. It is an 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 and add 2 tsp of plain yoghurt to it. Mix well and apply it on your face.Rinse off after 15 minutes. This is very effective to get rid of blemishes.

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

Potato as skin toner:
It is also an 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 and apply it on the face. It is an excellent cleansing mask. It also tightens the skin and reduces pores.

Sugar scrub:
Sugar can be used as a scrub. While washing face add sugar and a little lemon juice to the soap lather and scrub your face.
Salt:Wash your face in warm water to which a little salt is added. It makes you feel fresh.
Add 2 tbsp of salt to a tub of water and bathe in that water to remain fresh. It soothes tired muscles.
Salt is also used as a scrub. Massage with a handful of salt on to wet skin after a shower. It will make skin smooth.

Soak feet in warm water to which a little rock salt is added. It removes dead cells .

Fuller's Earth or Multani mutti:  (it is a form of clay)
Fuller's earth acne pack:
It remove dirt and cleans the skin. Mixed with red sandalwood paste, rose water and a few drops of lemon juice, it makes an excellent pack for acne prone skin . If you have difficulty in getting red sandalwood paste, use the ordinary pure sandalwood paste.
Fuller's earth pack for oily skin:
Fuller's earth with rose water can be used for oily skin to remove excess oil.

Fuller's earth skin firming pack:
Fuller's earth, egg white and sandalwood paste makes a wonderful skin firming pack. Use this once in a week.

Egg  conditioner pack:
Egg nourishes your hair because of the protein in it .Beat an egg well and apply it to the scalp and wash it off with herbal shampoo for silky hair.
Mix gooseberry powder, henna powder, egg white and apply to the scalp, wash it after half an hour with herbal shampoo. Do this every week for good hair growth.

Egg for fine lines below the eyes:
Apply a little egg white and wash it off after it dries with cold water to get rid of fine lines below the eyes. Apply every alternate day and you will see good results within a month.
Egg skin toning recipe:
Mix egg white with green gram flour and milk and apply to the face and scrub it off. This recipe tones and tightens the skin and also reduces blemishes.

Cucumber is a natural toner that lightens the skin. Cucumber juice is used as an astringent to cleanse the skin. Graded cucumber applied over the face and neck prevents pimples, blackheads and dryness. It has cooling properties.
Cucumber anti-tan pack:
Mix cucumber paste with fuller's earth and lemon juice and apply to the skin. It is a wonderful soother, lightens freckles and an excellent anti-tan pack.

Almonds:Almond scrub:
Almonds are rich source of vitamin E.
Almond powder mixed with oatmeal and milk can be used to exfoliate dry dull skin.

For dark hands, mix almond powder, sugar, milk cream and lemon juice together and use as a scrub.

Soak 4 - 5 almonds overnight, in the morning  peel the skin, and eat it  for a glowing skin. You can have 5-6 almonds everyday.

Mash papaya and apply it to the skin regularly. It clears blemishes, scars, freckles and wrinkles.
For oily skin, mix few drops of lemon juice to papaya pulp and apply it. Rinse it off after 20 minutes. 
Papaya toning mask:
Grind papaya pulp until creamy, mix egg white and a few drops of lemon juice. Apply to face and remain for 20 minutes and wash it off with cold water

Soak 2 tbsp of fenugreek seeds in water overnight and grind it in the morning and apply to the scalp .Wash after half an hour. This hair pack prevents dandruff and stops hair fall. It also makes the hair soft and silky.
Soak  half a tsp of fenugreek seeds overnight in a glass of water and drink that water and chew the seeds in the morning on an empty stomach. It promotes hair growth. It has cooling properties. However people with sinus problems should avoid this.

Curd hair conditioning mask:
Curd is a good hair conditioner. Apply curd to your scalp and wash it off after 20 minutes with besan or green gram flour. If that is not possible, use herbal shampoo.
Curd refreshing face mask:
Take curd and apply it on the face and massage in upward direction. Dip a towel in hot water, squeeze it , and wipe your face. Then clean your face with cotton soaked in chilled rose water.
Curd Anti dandruff mask:
Mix sour curd with juice of half a lemon and apply on the scalp. Wash it off with green gram flour or a herbal shampoo to get rid of dandruff naturally.


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