Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Body care

  • Mix six-teaspoon petroleum jelly, two-teaspoon glycerin and two-teaspoon lemon juice. Apply this moisturizing lotion at least twice a week if you have dry and flaky, arms and legs

  • Peel and grate a cucumber. Squeeze the juice to this, mix half-a-teaspoon glycerin and half-a-teaspoon rose water. Apply this on sunburns, leave it for some time.

  • If you have cracked heels, melt paraffin wax; mix it with little mustard oil and apply on the affected area. Leave it overnight. After 10 or 15 days, your heels will become smooth.

  • Massage your body with a mixture of coconut oil and any of your favorite scented oils like lavender or rosemary.

  • For rough palms, use a mixture of glycerin and lime juice in equal proportion.

  • For cracked heals, massage the foot with coconut oil and keep the foot in warm water for some time. Wipe the water off the feet and apply a mixture of hibiscus flower(10), Henna (1 handful) and juice of half a lemon. when dry wash it off.

  • Remove scars on your hands and feet by rubbing them with lemon peel.

Eye care

  • Dip wads of cotton in a chilled mixture of cucumber and potato juice. Keep this on your eyelids for 15 to 20 minutes and gently wash it off. Apply a little baby oil.

  • For long eyelashes.., apply a thin coat of costar oil every night. It strengthens lashes and cools your eyes.

  • Massage a few drops of coconut oil around the eyes to get rid off dark circles.

  • To reduce puffiness of your eyes, grate a potato; tie in a cloth and place the cloth over your eyes for about 15 minutes.

  • Add a small pinch of salt in water and wash for bright and sparkling eyes.

  • Mix tomato juice and lemon juice in equal quantity and apply around the eyes. After 30 minutes wash it off with cold and hot water alternatively.

  • Make a paste of sandal wood and nutmeg. Apply the paste around the eyes before sleeping and wash it off in the morning.

  • Crush a cucumber and take the juice. Add a little rose water and apply around the eyes and wash it after 30 minutes.

  • Place cotton wool swabs dipped in cold milk on closed eyes for removing dark circles.

Lip Care

  • You can mix one-tablespoon cranberry sauce juice with two tablespoons Vaseline for a delicious home made lip balm.

  • Apply the juice of lemon skin for avoiding black color of lips

  • Massage your lips with coriander leaf juice for soft and rosy lips

Monday, July 14, 2008


Scrub off... to show off healthy clean skin! Face Scrub are very important and good as they throw away the dead cells and give a clear looking complexion. As we are prone to the daily exposure to sun, dust and pollution which cause accumulation of dead skin cells and damages your skin making it look dull and dirty.

Now you will say that we have an habit of routine cleansing, but that is not enough to get rid of dead skin cells.

Facial Scrub unclogs pores and gently scrubs away the impurities, deed skin cells, blackheads, whiteheads which make your face look fresh and healthy.

Those who have pimples on face, should not use scrub.

There are different kind of scrubs, as per your skin types.

Check out homemade packs which will not cause any harm to your face and easy to use and prepare.

Normal/Combination Skin Type Scrubs:

Orange face scrub:


  • Take two tablespoon of dried orange peel.

  • Take two teaspoon of oatmeal.

  • Two tablespoon of cold water.

Mix all the ingredients to get a paste and apply on the face.

When it dries up slightly remove it by scrubbing.

Finally wash off with lukewarm water. Rinse your face with cold water in the end

Oatmeal face scrub:


  • One tablespoon of oatmeal

  • One teaspoon of almond oil.

Mix both the ingredients and apply it on face for fifteen minutes. Then remove it by scrubbing slowly. Dont Rub it. Finally wash it off with lukewarm water.

Barley face scrub:


  • Take one teaspoon of Barley powder.

  • One teaspoon of milk.

  • Two teaspoon of lemon juice.

Mix all the ingredients till you get a smooth paste. Apply this on the face and leave it there for fifteen minutes. Remove by scrubbing. Then wash off with lukewarm water.

Dry Skin Scrub

Oatmeal face scrub:


  • Take two tablespoons of oatmeal.

  • Take three to four tablespoon of buttermilk.

Mix both the ingredients together and apply it on face.

Let it dry and remove it by scrubbing and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

Almond face scrub:


  • Take one tablespoon of almond oil.

  • Take two tablespoon of nourishing cream.

Mix the two ingredients to make a paste. Apply this paste on face and let it dry and then remove it by scrubbing. Wash it off with lukewarm water giving the final rinse with cold water.

Oily Skin Scrub

Carrot face scrub:


  • One teaspoon of carrot juice.

  • One teaspoon of lemon juice.

  • Take one tablespoon of yeast powder

  • One teaspoon of olive oil.

  • One and half teaspoon of yogurt.

Mix all the ingredients and blend them together. Apply this on face for fifteen minutes.

Then wash it off with lukewarm water. If the skin is very oily then don’t add oil to it and if its dry add more oil to it. Don’t use this on skin having pimples because it causes infection.

Pea faced scrub:


  • Take four to six tablespoons of pea powder.

  • Two tablespoons of rose water.

  • Take ¼ tablespoon of lemon juice.

Soak the pea powder in rose water and lemon juice for half an hour. Then beat it well. When beaten, apply this face scrub for 15 minutes. Then wash it off with lukewarm water.

luv n luck


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Which is your Skin?

Girls as well as Boys! Do you known about your skin type? Which type of skin u have?

You must have heard in salons, they asking u which skin types is yours.
What exactly do they mean? Is it important to known your Skin Type before you go for any skin treatment? And how can you find out which of the skin types best describes you?
Knowing what kind of skin you have is very important. It’s the basis for the kind of skin routine that she or he wants to adopt, as well as sort the best skin products, sun protections that they must use.
No two skin type is exactly same. There are as many different skin types as there are people. In addition to that, other factors such as smoking can also affect our skin type, but in general, the skin type does not change all that much.For solving the purpose to find which skin type is yours, Dermatologists have created groups for different skins.


  1. Normal skin

  2. Oily skin

  3. Dry Skin

  4. Sensitive skin

  5. Combination skin (T-Zone)

Normal Skin

Normal skin is considered to be an ideal skin type. Normal Skin has a smooth texture, has no enlarged pores.This skin type has balance water content and oil. It feels rosy, velvet and smooth. Generally have no blackheads or blemishes. It looks fresh and clean at the midday too. So are you Blessed with Normal Skin. But it still requires attention like other skins. The important rule to follow is a regular regimen that entails cleansing, toning, and moisturizing.

Tips for Normal Skin

  • Start with a gentle foaming facial wash, this will give you a Rosy complexion.

  • Cool the skin with a cool toner.

  • Use daily cleanser-toner-moisturizer for your face

  • Finish the routine with a moisturizer, massaging it with the fingers in upward strokes.

Oily skin

Oily skin is caused by glands that produce sebum which results in a skin that has a greasy, thick texture. Pores are enlarge. The excess oil on the skin attracts dirt and dust from the environment. This type of skin is also prone to black heads, white heads, spots, pimples and such skin will never be clear.Oily skin needs to be cleansed thoroughly.By midday it looks shiny.Wrinkles will only appear in mature skin.

Tips for Oily Skin

  • Start with a facial wash, that will remove oil without taking away moisture.
  • Use a “gentle” astringent lotion.
  • Toning lotion is a must & choose a light-watery fluid for your moisturizer.

  • Limit washing your face to two or three times a day.
  • Use oil-based products as they dissolve sebum effectively

Dry Skin

Dry Skin is caused by under and inactive oil grands that doesn't produce enough sebum to keep the skin naturally lubricated. No visible pores. This type of skin has a dry parched appearance and has a tendency to flake easily. It is prone to wrinkles, laugh lines or premature aging wrinkles due to the inability to retain moisture as well as the insufficient production of sebum by the sebaceous glands. Dry skin often has problems in cold weather and ages faster than normal or oily skin. Droplets of perspiration appear only above upper lip. People with this type of skin normally have to choose their cosmetics carefully, and avoid environmental irritants like prolonged sun exposure. There is also a tendency for people in this grouping to have dry hair.

Tips for Dry Skin

  • For dry skin use an creamy cleanser daily to take away the dirt. Leave it on the skin before wiping away with soft cotton

  • To prevent dry skin from becoming sensitive, use warm water rather than hot for cleansing.

  • Use a thick cream moisturiser to seal in- moisture.
  • Use Dry skin moisturiser during the day and a good cream at night.

  • Light massages at least two nights a week - with musk rose oil or just sweet almond oil will help a great deal.

  • A moisturizing mask once a week will leave the skin softer and firmer.

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin can be found on people who already come from the dry, normal and oily groups. Can have many reasons why skin becomes sensitive.Hormonal changes, illness, medications, dieting or environmental factors can be the reasons.

Sensitive skin may feel tight, flushed, irritated or itchy. Skin reacts quickly to both heat, cold and prone to allergic reactions. They show the disadvantage of bleaching, Waxing, threading etc.

Tips for Sensitive Skin

  • Always use sunscreen since your skin will burn in the sun.
  • A gentle cleansing regimen of coloring free, alcohol free, fragrance free, emulsifying and conditioning products work best.
  • Always wear a protective cream, both indoors and out.

  • If you believe you have extra sensitive skin make an appointment with a dermatologist for analysis and allergy tests.

Combination Skin

This type of skin is very common infact most people have at least two different types of facial skin at a given time. As the name suggest it is a combination of normal, oily and dry skin. Usually there is a Central greasy panel consisting of the forehead, nose and chin and a dry panel consisting of cheeks and the areas around the eyes and mouth. The greasy central panel is referred to as T – Zone.

In such cases, each part of the face should be treated accordingly - the dry areas as for dry skin and the central panel as for oily skin.

Tips for Combination Skin

  • A deep-pore cleanser will help to keep the oily T-zone clear.
  • Use oil free moisturizers and use toners with alcohol are helpful in balancing the skin and cleaning the pores.
  • Combination skin requires gentle and balanced cleansing twice daily.
  • Special attention should be paid to the T-zone as this area is prone to shine and blackheads.
  • Excessive facial treatments can leave the skin irritated and sebum secretions accelerate. Regular soap is not effective with combination skin.
So, by this time my frns u must be aware of ur skin type, take good care of ur skin as
If you have good look, you can think and feel good about yourself.

luv n luck

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