Sunday, February 28, 2010

Get rid of those Large Pores

So, as February draws to an end and already two months of the new year over, I would like to conclude my February with a post on getting rid of the large pores on your face.First of all, I would like to tell you that the size of the pores on your face also depend on your genes. Some people have by birth large pores and it can become very difficult for them to get rid of the size of the pores. And, large pores also give us an older look and not so smooth skin. And, the pores size of worst visible on the bridge of our nose. Here, I would be sharing with you certain home remedies to minimize the size of the pores on your face. These home remedies I am going to discuss are also anti-aging and skin firming masks.
  • The first mask is egg white and honey. Blend egg white with honey in a thick consistency. And, apply on your face. Wait till it dries up and wash off. Follow with a good moisturizer.
  • The second home remedy is to apply tomato juice on the face. We have already read about how tomato juice is helpful for hair. Now, lets learn about its importance to the face. It brings a glow to your face and also helps in reducing the pores size. A regular use will help a lot and show results in about a month. 
  • Third is the usage of Clay Masks. We have already read about why the clay masks are so important. Now, it is time to use them to reduce the size of your pores and firm up your skin. They give toned look to your face.
So, gear up and go for a smooth and flawless skin. And, wish you and your family a very happy Holi.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

A nourishing and moisturizing mask

Well, after playing Holi, you should apply an extremely nourishing mask to avoid the drying of your skin with colors. So, what mask should you apply for that. Definitely, a honey mask would be a good option. But, we can surely improvise on it.

1 half of a very ripe Banana (mashed)
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon cold / chilled yogurt 
5 tablespoon milk cream
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon almond oil
1 teaspoon coconut oil
Method: Blend the egg yolk first into a smooth and frothy paste. Add banana and yogurt to blend again. Then, add honey and milk cream and blend for 5 minutes more. Finally, add the oils and runt he blender for a minute. Your nourishing face mask is ready. This mask also acts as a skin firming and anti-aging mask.
Apply it on your face in a thick layer and settle down. You can put cucumber slices or chilled tea bags on your eyes. Wait for 30 minutes. Remove the mask and wash your face with cold water. Your face would very soft. You can moisturize if you feel the need or apply 1 drop of olive or coconut oil. Preferably, apply this mask at the night and do not put any moisturizer on your face afterward. Your face will be soft in the morning.
For Oily Skin: You can exclude the oils, substitute the milk cream with milk and lemon or tomato juice and the egg yolk with egg white.

Friday, February 26, 2010

How to protect your skin and hair during Holi? {Skin Care}

Yes, finally, Holi is just a few days away and all are gearing up for the celebrations and festive cheers. But, the season of Holi brings with it the added risk of chemically synthesized colors which are extremely harmful for our skin and hair. So, you must take certain precautions before staring off with playing with colors. Not only should you take care of your face and hair, but do not forget your arms and your nails. 

Before playing:
  • Wear a high factor water proof sunscreen on every part of your body which is exposed. Apply it in thick layers. You should ideally go for 2-3 layers applied at an interval of half or an hour each. This will protect you from prolonged sun exposure and do not forget that the colors might react with your skin and make it photo sensitive. Try to use a chemical sunscreen instead of a physical one as they are more effective and make sure sunscreen is the first thing you apply on your skin.
  • After applying sunscreen, apply a thick layer of any oil like almond, olive, coconut or sesame oil (preferably castor oil as it is thick in texture) as they make a film on your skin and protect direct contact from colors. Sesame Oil also provides an added sun protection as it is a natural sun blocker.
  • Do not forget to apply the sunscreen and oil to your arms and other parts of your body exposed. All the precautions apply to your feet as well. It will be beat if you are wearing socks. If not, apply oil and then, put a very thick coat of glycerin or honey to avoid slipping.
  • You should take care of your nails too. So, apply a thick coat of any nail paint in the morning. And, do not forget to oil your cuticles. They get the worse effects.
  • Oil your hair nicely concentrating on the roots and ends. And, after an hour, apply a thick coat of your hair conditioner to your hair. Prefer a leave-in instead of the regular after-shampoo hair conditioners.
  • Apply a moisturizing lip paint coating it with a lip gloss.
After playing:
  • First of all, wash all your skin with cold water. Do not use hot or lukewarm water. It takes more time to wash.
  • Brush your teeth. I know you would have done it in the morning, but, nothing wrong in doing it again.
  • Do not use a soap or cleanser to wash your skin. Use a homemade scrub mixed with milk and milk cream to wash your body.
  • Now, use a herbal shampoo to wash your hair. After washing your hair, use an intensive conditioner or a deep conditioning treatment or you can apply honey on your hair and wash off after 30 minutes. 
  • During your bath, clip your nails. The nail beds would have been ruined because of the color so make them grow nice and strong again. 
  • Do a hand soak and a foot soak to relax your hands and feet during your bath. 
  • Remove the lipstick and scrub your lips nicely.
And, now, you are back to being beautiful and gorgeous without ruining your skin and enjoying the festival of colors. Some precautions to be observed:
  • Do not let the color go into your eyes. If you wear contacts, I would advise you to wear specs as they give a barrier between your eyes and color. If any color enters your eyes, wash them with cold water repeatedly.
  • Do not let the color enter your mouth. Yes, it happened to me once. Someone attacked me from the back and it was liquid color. It went into my mouth. If it does, rinse your mouth thoroughly and brush your teeth then and there. 
  • I would suggest you all to go for herbal colors available in the market instead of the synthetic colors.
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Thursday, February 25, 2010

An amazing lip scrub

Yes, I wanted to share with you an amazing lip scrub which I tried while brushing my teeth. I have already talked about home remedies for teeth whitening. Now, I want to tell you that you can use Baking Soda or the toothpaste (3 spoons of Baking Soda and 1 spoon salt) for scrubbing your lips. Use a spare brush to scrub your lips. And, your lips would become natural pink with regular usage. But, be careful with the frequency of scrub. Be very gentle while scrubbing your lips or you might harm them. And, do not use the scrub more than 4-5 times a week and not more than once in a day. 
And, after scrubbing your lips, moisturize them with this homemade lip balm.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Use Orange peel to bring a glow on your skin

Today, I would be sharing with you a simple scrubbing method for your face without getting into the trouble of elaborate recipe making techniques. Yes, just as I talked about Banana peel last time, this time I am going to talk about how to use orange peel.

Eat your orange. Now, rub the peel directly on your face or anywhere else. Make sure you dig into the skin of the orange peel with your nails to extract its juice and apply it to your face. Keep on rubbing till the skin color of the peel changes into black. Do not wash your face immediately. Wait for 15-30 minutes. Then, wash off your face with cold water. Do not use any cleanser or soap after this application. Your skin will glow and be squeaky clean. And, this also ensures reduction in blemishes and dark spots. But, remember to do this at night as the citric acid makes the skin photosensitive and dry.

A tip: Dip the orange peels in raw milk for 1 hour before scrubbing. This would balance the drying effect of the orange peel with the moisturizing effect of milk. 

How do you use orange peels? Pin It

Also read: 
Benefits of Orange on Skin

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Learn the best habits for "THAT" perfect skin

Those of us, who do not quite possess the best of the hairs, skin and body among their friends and acquaintances, always envy "THAT" perfect skin, hair or body. They always wish for a miracle medicine which will grant them all three and make them beautiful. They are so desperate that they end up trying everything they read and, mark my words, ruining themselves even more. Yes, I am sure, many of us can identify with such situations. 
Ok, here is some preaching before I come on to the real motive of my post. Please accept yourself and the way you are. Your life would be much easier. Do not sit and crib for every pimple and acne you get. Trust me they multiply into more if you complain and they silently go away if you accept. Sometimes, these are just result of hormonal changes occurring in our bodies. So, do not worry, the phase would get over very soon. 
Now, I would like to present to you the 10 best habits to get the perfect skin. Inculcate them into your daily routine and you are on your way to a flawless skin.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Alternative to applying egg on your hair

Today, I would be talking about the goodness of egg for our hair. Well, we have all grown up listening to the fact that egg is extremely rich in proteins and should be made a part of our daily diet. And, we also know that egg is extremely good for our hair too. Egg turns our hair into silk. It makes hair smooth, soft and shiny. Regular application of egg makes hair healthy. But, there is a big downside to applying egg and that is its SMELL. Yes, many people dislike the smell of egg and hence, do not prefer to apply it. There is an alternative to get rid of the smell and get the goodness of egg. An Egg Shampoo.

Method of Application: You can turn your regular shampoo into an egg shampoo by just adding an egg to it.  Take a little shampoo in a separate bowl and add a whole egg. Mix the mixture properly. And, while you apply the shampoo, wait for 10-15 minutes before washing off. 

Your bathroom would stink with the smell of egg but not your hair. And, you do not even need to apply a conditioner as egg takes care of your hair better than a conditioner does. And, you can carry out your last rinse with tea or lemon juice. Both give shine to your hair and ensures no smell of egg remains on your hair as your hair dries off.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Which foods are the most Beauty-Enhancing?

Today, I will be asking you a question. I have talked about the importance of nutrition in many of the posts. But, do you have any idea about what are the best foods to improve your skin, hair and health? 
If you think you have, well, I would ask you to take this quiz and check your knowledge about your nutrition. Who knows, you might learn something new. So, go ahead and start in-taking the best foods for great hair and skin.
In my subsequent posts, I would be writing about what is the use of proper nutrition and what are the foods which should be taken on a regular basis and which in a daily basis. Do not worry, I am not copying from the above mentioned quiz. Keep a lookout.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Homemade Coffee Hand Scrub

Well, today, I would like to share a scrub which I made for my hands. I do not have much time to spare for manicure and pedicure. So, I thought I can at least make a hand scrub which will keep my hands beautiful and soft. Its nothing complicated. Just drop your favorite scrub into your hand wash. 

What I did?
I had 2-3 small hand wash liquid tubes which I got as complimentary in a hotel. So, I did not know how to use them. I also ran out of my hand wash liquid. So, I emptied the tubes into hand wash bottle and mixed it with water to keep the soapy consistency but increase the volume. Then, I mixed it with a little of vitamin E oil and some coffee powder. And, my hand scrub is ready. It keeps my skin soft and smooth. The scrub works wonders on your skin. You can feel the difference in just a day. You can use it after every household activity you perform like laundry, cleaning utensils, cleaning your house, et cetera. The oil would not let your hands dry up and the coffee granules would keep on renewing your skin by exfoliating it. If you do not like to exfoliate your skin so often, you can use this scrub once in 2 or 3 days. That should do the job and you would see no need for manicure.
But, if you use a bottle with pump action to squeeze the soap, refrain from storing the scrub in such a bottle as the coffee will get stuck in the pipe. Use a normal pour from bottle to store the scrub.

Foods to keep your teeth white and healthy

Last time, I talked about the home remedies to whiten your teeth. Today, I would like to talk about certain foods which you can eat to whiten your teeth and believe me, they work the best. Eating raw vegetables like carrot, cabbage or cucumber at the end of your meal helps in cleaning your teeth. The chewing mechanism actually cleans the teeth.
You can even eat an apple to clean your teeth. Cut a slice of apple and rub your teeth. That helps in whitening them. Effects are visible immediately.
Try to eat lots of crunchy foods, such as celery, apples and other similar fruits and vegetables - as opposed to sticky, sugary foods. The former group has a gentle rubbing action on the teeth which help to keep it clean and unstained.
And, stay away from too much of tea and coffee as they can cause stains on your teeth. Cut down on cigarettes as it is pretty harmful for your health and is responsible for discoloration of your teeth, lips and fingers. Stay away from soft drinks, alcohol and wines as they leave your teeth pigmented. Read here to know about more foods which cause staining of your teeth. Do not forget to rinse your mouth well with water or mouthwash after having meals or taking any liquids (milk, tea, coffee, soft drinks, hard drinks, et cetera). 

I would like to make you aware that cavities, plaque in the teeth can become big problems if neglected. One case I know is with my friend. She started feeling pain in the left side lower jaw. And, when she went for consultation, she was told her cavity had become really big and has reached the nerves. So, she needs a root canal treatment done. When asked, the doctor said that the cavity must have started to build a year ago. So, it can take a lot of time to get a problem detected in the tooth if you do not go for regular examination. Therefore, go to your dentist unfailingly in 6 months and get a proper check up done. You can even get the cleaning done at your dentist regularly.

Last, but not the least, do not forget to floss your teeth daily. If you leave your teeth unattended and let the food remain between your teeth, it will cause cavities in a very short period of time and cause extreme inconveniences. Teeth is one of the body parts, which if starts giving problems, its hard to make it in perfect health again. So, start taking care from now on.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Get rid of the blemishes and dark spots on your body

Today, I would be sharing with you a very simple home remedy to get rid of blemishes and dark spots anywhere on your body. Well, that is banana peel. Yes. Eat your banana everyday to get your vitamins and proteins. And, instead of throwing the skin, use it to beautify yourself. Applying banana skin or banana to your body gives the same benefits. Its just that one you can gain from inside and one from outside. 

Rub the banana peel over your body and let it stay for 5-15 minutes. Go and take a shower. Your skin would be smooth and soft. Banana nourishes and moisturizes your skin well. And, a regular usage would ensure your dark spots and blemishes are all gone. Enjoy a flawless skin. And, do not forget, banana also helps in anti-aging skin care.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Is Glycerin drying for our skin?

Well, the title may seem really odd. But, yes, there have been lately many contradictions to the fact that glycerin draws moisture from our body and not from the air. Here, you would find one of the articles which states such a claim.
Glycerin is a natural by-product of the soap making process and is separated for soap to be used in the lotions and creams. 100% natural glycerin is highly concentrated and is not considered good for our skin as it can cause blisters by drying our skin. But, the glycerin which you get in the markets is not the original concentrated glycerin but the diluted glycerin which is good for daily usage. 
And, when you use glycerin, you mix glycerin with other ingredients and then use it on face (or for any skin care). Interestingly, a mixture of glycerin and rose water used to be a favorite moisturizer in the olden days when there were no body lotions available. And, your grand moms will swear by the remedy. So, basically, it does not dry out our skin. Instead, it acts as a humectant just like honey and provides a protective covering instead of just coating our skin like Vaseline does. So, if you are buying a product which says it has glycerin in the top of its ingredient list, do not worry, because it is not the original glycerin but rather a diluted form of it. And, it would not cause any skin irritation or have any drying effect.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Whiten your teeth and improve your personality

Teeth are one of the most important parts of a face and they reflect the eating habits of a person. They can make or destroy your personality altogether. It is no good wearing heavy make ups when your basics are not right. And, the health of your teeth comes in the basics. No person can live without smiling or laughing. But, to smile confidently, talk impressively, you need to make some efforts or the result is not worth the glamor displayed. No one really likes yellowed and stained teeth. That is why, so many teeth whitening treatments are in the market and they do sell. But, before you start shelling out your pockets on them, try some home remedies first.

The first one is, definitely, Baking Soda. It is good for removing stains made by coffee, tea or other alcoholic beverages. Wet your toothbrush a little and dip it in a pot full of baking soda (keep it by your wash basin) and brush with it. Do not brush for more than 1-2 minutes. And, leave it on for 5 minutes. Do not rinse. Finish your other works while you wait. Now, apply your regular toothpaste on the unwashed toothbrush (which had been dipped in Baking Soda) and brush your teeth no more than 2 minutes. Rinse your mouth well. Follow this routine 2 times a week. Do not use Baking Soda on your teeth too often because it is mildly abrasive and is not good for the enamel on your teeth if used frequently.
An effective teeth whitening toothpaste: Mixing 3 teaspoons of baking soda mixed with a teaspoon of table salt makes a very effective whitening paste for your teeth. Store the mixture in a jar and brush your teeth and gums twice a week rinsing thoroughly afterwards.
Many people say that you should mix Baking Soda with Hydrogen Peroxide solution and use this toothpaste to clean your teeth. The mixture is definitely very effective and Hydrogen Peroxide is an ingredient in many teeth whiteners, but, it dries your mouth. And, it is not even good for your teeth if used frequently. So, use baking soda alone and you will find some difference in the first usage itself. Well, do not expect your teeth to become sparkling white any time with this treatment. But, it does clean your teeth and gums nicely and keeps them in good shape. And, do not mix baking soda with water to make a paste as it sort of runs down more on your face and hands instead of sticking to your teeth.
And, if you do not like the taste of Baking Soda (kind of salty and bitter) or using it as a paste, then you can mix baking soda in water and make a mouth wash. Use it after every meal. It also helps in removing bad breath.  

Second method which is not very advisable, but, can be tried for some special occasions is Strawberries. Yes, rub strawberries on your teeth and see the difference. The citric acid in the fruits cleanses your teeth and makes them white.
Same effect can be achieved by all citric acid rich foods. Lemon juice can be used as mouth wash sometimes as it removes bad breath. And, simultaneously, helps in cleansing your teeth. But, the acid is highly corrosive on the enamel and makes your teeth very sensitive so make sure you do not use it more than once a month.

Do not use the commercial DIY Bleaching Kits. Read this to know why?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Baking Soda - an environment friendly beauty product

Today, I would be discussing with you various uses of Baking Soda. Baking Soda is a natural sodium bicarbonate which is used in raising the doughs. It is generally used in cakes and pastries and even, pakodas in Indian cuisine. But, apart from these, Baking Soda is good for various other things. I would start with talking about how it can be used as a beauty product and then, move on to its other household uses.

Baking Soda in Beauty:
  • It is one of the most gentle scrubs available in the market and does not even cost you that high. And, it leaves your skin super soft. Mix 3 parts of Baking Soda with 1 part of water and scrub your body with it. Do not bother to apply soap or any cleanser as Baking Soda cleanses all the dirt right from the pores. You can use it 3-4 times a week.
  • You can mix it in various scrubs or cleansers to make your skin squeaky clean.
  • Mix it water and apply on your face. Leave till it dries or for 30 minutes (which ever is earlier). And, wash off. You face will be soft. Do not use any soap or cleanser after that.
  • Remove product build ups on your hair with Baking Soda. Mix Baking Soda with shampoo and wash your hair with the mixture. Your hair will squeak when you run your finger through a strand. 
  • It cleans the scalp also thoroughly and can be used regularly to prevent any bacterial or fungal infections on the scalp.
  • Use baking soda to thicken your hair instantly
  • As a teeth whitener
  • Make a homemade deodorant using Baking Soda
Household Uses: Baking Soda is a natural disinfectant which can be used to clean almost everything in the house and it is enviornment friendly just like soapnuts.
  • It is a very good cleaner for toilets, floors, windows, tiles and tables. It cleans everything thoroughly without damaging it. Mix baking soda in water and spray onto the thing you want to clean and wipe off. 
  • Put a table spoon of baking soda in the washing machine along with the detergent to clean your clothes. Baking Soda does not harm the fabric of your cloth. Instead, it brings out the colors very nicely.
  • Mix the baking soda with the utensils detergent and clean the utensils. The baking soda cleans all kinds of deposits and makes your utensils squeaky clean.
I have listed all the things I have tried with Baking Soda and I request you to share with everyone if you know any other uses too.

    Sunday, February 14, 2010

    How to shave "down there"?

    Today, I would be talking about how to shave your pubic hair. All women like their bodies clean and shaven. And, that, definitely, includes the pubic region. And, I think it is the most messy thing to do. Either you can shave it off or go for Brazilian or Hollywood waxing. Both the ways have their own pros and cons.

    There are specialized salons with licensed services for Brazilian or Hollywood waxing though not many people are comfortable getting it done outside the confines of their own privacy. But, if you are the one to go for it, make sure the salons are hygienic and all equipments and linens clean. These were the cons for waxing and here are pros: All the advantages of waxing apply to the pubic waxing too.

    Now, coming to the other method of getting rid of pubic hair, you can shave your pubic hair regularly in the confines of your home. But, while using a razor, be careful not to cut yourself.
    • Wet the region for minimum 3 minutes to soften the hair. The pubic hair is very rough and thick and needs a lot of water to get softened.
    • Apply a generous amount of hair conditioner instead of a shaving cream would give a smoother shave.  
    • For getting a smoother shave, do reverse shaving instead of a forward shaving.
    • Only use 1-2 strokes at any place in the region or you would cut yourself.
    • Do not stretch the skin while shaving or you would run the risk of ingrown hairs.
    Finally, remember, it is easy to get ingrown hairs in the pubic region as it is one of the most sensitive places of your body. And, change your razor once in every 2-3 months depending on the frequency of use.

    Saturday, February 13, 2010

    Myths of Anti-Aging Skin Care

    Hey Guys!! On the eve of Valentine's Day, I would like to post my next article on anti-aging skin care. I had recently hosted a poll to know what people think about the correct age to start anti-aging skin care. The general consensus goes to the age ranging from 30 to 40. Some think 20-30 might be an ideal time and some even think above 40. I would like to bring to your notice that many people are of the opinion that you grow old when you cross 30 and then, they start taking care of their skin. This is entirely wrong. And, does not help in preserving your skin in a good health. Basically, there is no age limit of starting to take care of your skin. The sooner you start, the better the results and the longevity of the results. And, you would not even need to stick to those anti-aging skin care products displayed on the shelf.

    Moreover, some other things which people generally tend to miss. You look aged because of very many reasons apart from how your face looks. Many people tend to forget the skin on their necks, hands, stomach or feet. Each and every part of your body may contribute to your looking older than you think you are. The neck is more exposed to sun and as a result, has a darker skin tone than the rest of your body or even face. Applying sunscreen, face masks and not ignoring neck during the general skin care routine is very important to preserve your neck in a good shape. Again, do not forget your hands and arms. You need not apply masks to your arms but a regular exfoliation will help to keep them soft. They get more tired and worn out as we do our maximum work with our hands. Same is the case with our feet. They carry our burden everywhere. We, too, need to show them some care in return. Apart from this, if you are overweight, your belly is huge, your thighs are flabby, your breasts are hanging down or you have thin hair; you sure do look more old than you are. So, never forget 4 commandments of good health:
     They would keep you in shape and improve your vitality and confidence. And, take care of yourself by applying sunscreen daily on all the exposed parts of the body. And, do not forget to reapply frequently. Generally, everything you do in your day has a long term effect on your body. So, think about what you are doing and what effect will it have on your body and ultimately, your looks. Stay away from stress. Join some yoga or art of living classes. It would contribute to mental piece. Control your anger. It brings your blood to a boil. 

    Coming back to the topic of proper age to start with anti-aging skin care depends on your skin type and routine. If you know that you spend a lot of time in sun, start with protecting your self with sunscreen. Do not forget your children. Teach them early so they lead better lives. Every skin has a different reaction to sun. So, one can never generically say this is the right age to start on these products. And, you would not need any such products if you start on your skin care early. So, take care of your and your kid's skin from today and follow it as a routine day in day out. That would delay aging. 

    Saturday, February 6, 2010

    A homemade leave-in conditioner

    Today, I would be sharing with you a homemade leave-in conditioner which I generally prefer over the expensive and chemical laden leave-ins available in the market. And, the ingredient is Glycerin. Yes, it protects our hair from losing moisture and gets absorbed into the hair very easily. Take a very less quantity, probably a drop of glycerin, mix it with some water and apply on your hair. Pay special attention to your ends. Make sure you do not take more of glycerin as it will weigh your hair down just like any other leave-in.

    Recipe for a home-made leave-in conditioner:
    Vitamin E tablets (1-2)
    Rose Water / Distilled Water / Floral Water
    Method: Fill a third of a bottle with glycerin. Extract the aloevera gel from 5 leafs and put the gel into the bottle. Cut open the vitamin E tablets and pour the gel into the bottle and fill the bottle with either distilled water, rose water or floral water. Store the bottle in fridge. And, shake the bottle well before use. Pour out a small quantity and apply it onto your hair. Prepare small batches and use them before making the next batch. And, store the liquid in a glass jar. 
    The conditioner would be in a liquid watery consistency, instead of being gel-like. But, the effectiveness is the same or even better. Your hair will get wet. But, it will turn soft in a matter of 15-20 minutes. You can try it out at night for your own self (if you do not trust me) and see the results for yourself. Use the conditioner to moisturize your hair everyday. And, it will promote hair growth too as it has aloevera and vitamin E. And, it also prevents split ends.

    Friday, February 5, 2010

    Going for facial waxing....Wait and read this.....

    I recently went to Lakme Salon for a hair cut. I have a problem of facial hair and was thinking of getting a facial waxing done as a quick fix. Home remedies do take a lot of time and you have to be consistent with them. otherwise, they do not yield the desired results. I asked the girl who was waxing my hand about facial waxing. She asked me my age and advised me on a personal front that facial waxing should not be done till you are 30. It opens your pores and makes them look bigger and you older. I wanted to bring this to your notice before you thought of opting for it. 

    Instead, I would advise you to stick to the home remedies and follow them consistently and you should see some results in a month. I suggest you to try this home remedy. And, I am sharing today another home remedy to remove facial hair. Honestly, this never worked for me as I could not mix the paste in a consistency which would be apt for a peel off. But, you can give it a try.

    1 egg white
    Corn Flour

    Method: Mix all the ingredients in a smooth consistency and apply it to your face. And, let it dry. Peel off after it dries. It would extract your facial hair along with it. And, applying egg white also firms up your skin. It is an anti-aging mask.
    If you know, what consistency should be used to mix these things, please share it with others.

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    Tuesday, February 2, 2010

    A deep conditioning treatment for your hair

    Today, I would like to share with you a conditioning treatment for hair which is not messy at all. Ok, I have already written about the pre-poo treatments. Hoping that you have tried them and already seen the differences, I can say that they are quite messy though worth the trouble. I hope you will all agree. And, another fact is that many people do not have the time today to spare on the pre-poo treatments. So, here comes a very simple tip to deep condition your hair. Use your favorite conditioner.
    Yes, you read correctly. Using your conditioner to give the deep conditioning treatment is one of the best things you can do for your hair. You can do it before the co-wash. Apply generous amount of conditioner on your hair. Remember to apply only to the hair body and ends and not the roots. And, leave it for 20-30 minutes before washing off. If you want better results, steam your hair before applying the conditioner and put on a shower cap to trap the heat after applying the conditioner. You can also give it a hot towel treatment by covering your head with a hot towel and keeping it on till it loses its heat and replacing it with another hot towel and repeating it for around 45minutes to 1 hour. You can also leave the conditioner on your head overnight. You need not shampoo your hair. Just wash off the conditioner.  
    I have left conditioner on my head for 1 whole day and the results next day have been awesome.I have mixed the conditioner with glycerin too. It gives really good results. You can try honey also. It keeps your hair moisturized all through. Your hair would be extremely soft and shiny. And, of course, manageable too. You can style your hair after the hair becomes damp. You can even use the restorative treatments in the same way. This way, the results would be better than the regular usage instructions on the package.

    Yogurt and Egg to grow long hair

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    Egg is one of the best conditioners for our hair. And, massaging hair with egg is one of the best things one can do to grow hair. Egg has lot of protein content which is very useful for the health of our hair. Start massaging egg into your hair for 45 minutes. And, you would see results in as less as a month.

    But, many people are averse to the smell of egg and the mess created by using egg. There is an alternative. But, it is no less messy. But, it gives you freedom from the egg odor. Yogurt. Yes, applying yogurt to your hair before washing. Yogurt provides all the nutrients required by our hair and has been touted from centuries to be helpful in hair growth. So, start applying yogurt to your hair from today and see the difference in a month. A better result would noticed if you apply yogurt daily on your hair and wash off without using a shampoo. And, shampooing your hair only twice a week or as usual. I know it would mean having your hair oiled all time and tied down and not being able to style. But, the remedy is worth that sacrifice. And, this can be done at least on the weekends when you are not planning to go anywhere. Trying it once a week also gives fabulous results. Not only does it stimulate hair growth, but also, makes your hair soft, smooth and shiny. It keeps hair moisturized and well hydrated. Yes, you would not need any pre-poo treatment if you are doing this regularly. 

    If you have read this recipe I had published a while back, you would know that yogurt is one of the ingredients in making a biotin rich drink. This means that applying yogurt is actually giving all those nutrients directly from outside. Not only that, it is pretty useful for people having a blood group of A. Blood type A people have hard time absorbing the B group vitamins. Similar is the case with blood type B people. They have hard time absorbing A group vitamins. And, our hair needs all the B vitamins to stay healthy. So, feed your hair all the healthy vitamins from outside as well as inside. And, do not forget to ingest at least two servings of dairy products daily for a healthy head of hair.

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