Hair mask for dry and frizzy hair.

Hair mask for dry-frizzy hair

Hair mask for dry-frizzy hair

Dry and frizzy hair is very tough to manage. And sometimes it looks so untidy too. If you are also having dry-frizzy hair do try this mask.
You just need to mix curd and fenugreek seed powder. You can also make fenugreek paste by soaking it overnight in water and then blending it in the morning. I buy fenugreek powder from an indian store as generally we can’t make that fine powder at home. The amount obviously depends upon your hair length and volume.

-> Take the curd and fenugreek seed powder in the ratio 2:1.
-> Mix them well.
-> Take small sections of hair and apply over it generously.
-> Keep it for about 30-45 minutes.
-> Rinse it off (no shampoo).
-> Let it dry on its own.
-> Now warm up olive oil (you can microwave it for 20 seconds).
-> Apply on your hair roots spreading towards the hair length.
-> Now take hot towel (atleast twice).
-> Keep the oil on for about 2 hours and then shampoo your hair.

You would see the instant difference in the frizziness of your hair πŸ™‚

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Masoor Dal (Red lentil) pack for pinkish-glow!

If you have to attend a wedding in a week’s time or you have a get together next week or a grand & important party in your office, you want to look near to perfect, don’t you? But what if your skin is ditching you big time and is all dull? Don’t worry, in this post I would like to tell you how you can bring glow to your face in a week’s time.

First, if you have any pimple on your face you need to clear it off. For that the best remedy I have come across is, taking a bit of sandalwood powder and equal quantity of fullers earth and adding 1-2 drop of clove oil (please be alert when you use clove oil since it is very strong and if used much can even backfire by burning your skin). Mix them well and add a bit of rosewater to make a paste. Apply it on your pimple(s) every night (clean your face before applying it). Wash it the next morning. Just in 2 days you’d find that the pimples are drying up. Now coming to the masoor dal pack. Make a powder of masoor dal in the grinder. You can make a powder of approx. 100-200 gm. of it and store it in a container so that you can use it throughout the week. Make a mixture of masoor dal and milk. If your skin is very oily you can use water or rose water instead of milk. Keep it aside for Β½-1 hour.

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Now apply it on your clean face, let it dry and then rinse it off with warm water followed by cold water. Dry your face and apply moisturizer. I would advise to do it in the evening. You can see the change from the very first day. Try it and let the people guess the secret of your glowing face πŸ˜‰ 

Rejuvenating face mask for instant face lift!

My in-laws have come to visit us and I have been super busy these days. Today I got some time to breathe and I thought even my skin needs to breathe as it has been neglected since few days. I made a rejuvenating face mask and now I am feeling great πŸ™‚

Here goes the method:

1) Clean your skin with a face wash first.
2) Now massage with a face scrub for 1-2 minutes.
3) Wash your face.
4) Make the pack:

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-> Egg White of one egg (it is suitable for two people but since I was alone, had to throw Β½ of it)
-> Oat-1 tbsp (I used crushed quaker oat)
-> Mix them well.
-> Apply it generously all over your face and neck.
5) Keep it for about 15 minutes.
6) Wash your face with lukewarm water.
7) Now splash a glass of chilled water on your face.
8) Dry it with towel.
9) Apply moisturizer.

β€œThank You”, is what your skin will say πŸ˜‰

Product you can’t afford to miss!!

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I am one of those people who simply hates to go to parlor for waxing and keeps on delaying the visit. But since it is summer and I can’t go without sleeveless, I need to visit it at least for my underarms to be done. I don’t like using razor or hair remover. The ‘former’ because it cuts the hair from in-between and the ‘latter’ because it tends to change the appearance of underarms, it looks dark and ugly. I don’t like both, so waxing is the only option left with me. Was just wandering in the supermarket and came across this product-veet bikini and underarms ready-to-use wax strips. I have used these ready-to-use wax strips before too on my hands and legs, but somehow I find the whole waxing process tedious and I seriously don’t have that much patience. But this product was so different. It has 8×2 wax strips. I just used 2×2 wax strips and the underarms hair was all clear. And now life has become really so easy. Even though I am lazy at doing waxing and find the whole process so boring, I do finish it off in dot 15 minutes. I am sure rest can do it in even lesser time!
Thought of making yours life easy too, so shared about this product experience. Hope you liked it πŸ™‚

Take Care!

Love,
Shivani

4 tried and tested home remedies for curing dark circles!

Dark circles are very common these days. Blame it on the modern lifestyle or the habit of sleeping late or sleeping less. Before proceeding towards the home remedies to cure the same, first thing you need to do is to take proper sleep of 6 to 8 hours. I know, being a mom of a young kid, it is not always easy to have proper and continuous sleep. But we can try to inculcate in our kids the habit of sleeping on time. Try to create a dark and silent ambience in the bed room. Now let’s get started with the home remedies.

1) Cucumber slice/grated cucumber/cucumber juice:

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Once my sister had terrible dark circles and what she used to do after coming back from office, is to apply cucumber juice all over the eyes. It even relaxes your eyes. And guess what, the bad looking dark circles disappeared within a week or so.
You can also do that, just apply cucumber juice or grated cucumber or you can even use its slice(grated cucumber workd the best). Keep it for approx. 20 minutes and then rinse it off. Do it DAILY for a week and you would notice the difference.

2) Potato Slice:

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Potato is a natural bleach and is very useful in skin lightening. You can also use potato slice in the same way as cucumber in the above mentioned point.

3) Tea bags:

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Don’t throw away the tea bags after using them. Let it cool down and keep them on your eyes for 15 minutes. Do it twice a week.

4) Almond Oil :

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Almond oil, rich in vitamin E also helps. In fact, apart from curing dark circles it also act as an ant-aging agent, thus keeps wrinkles around your eyes at bay. My hubby had a bad dark circle few months back, and we know how guys hate to apply fruits and veggies on their faces(unlike us :P), so I used to apply almond oil around his eyes every night. The difference was noticeable within 2-3 days. Just make sure to use PURE almond oil.

Try any of these foolproof remedies according to your convenience and flaunt your beautiful eyes πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

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Face steaming for soft, glowing skin!!

Taking face steam has many benefits. It helps reduce and control acne and breakouts. It stimulates blood circulation through your face, thus giving a glow to your skin. Exfoliation after taking steam helps removing the dead cells and blackheads. But before taking steam do keep some points in mind:

1) The water temperature shouldn’t be more than 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
2) Don’t be so close to steam. Maintain a distance of atleast 15 inches from it.
3) Do not take steam for more than 8-10 minutes.
4) Taking steam longer and more frequently than a week can rip off the natural oil from the skin and can make it dry. You need to find out what frequency of steaming suits you according to your skin type. If you already have a dry skin, the frequency should be more than a month.

For better results, clean off your face before steaming. After steaming, exfoliate gently, clean, tone and moisturize. You can also apply a face pack after steaming. The pack will peneterate better as the pores are open. After cleaning the pack, do apply a chilled toner and then moisturize.

These days, I am making a special steaming water and loving the results! While boiling water, I do add a slice of tomato, 1-2 garlic and about 1-2 tbsp of lemon juice.

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Face Steaming Water

It feels heavenly after taking the steam. Do try it, I am sure you’d love it too πŸ™‚

How to identify your skin type?

Whenever you go to buy skin products, you get to see labels of ‘for dry/normal/oily skin’. When you know what your skin type is, it is easy to pick the product, but what if you’re confused? You mostly end-up buying any random pick! Why not to know your skin type and use the apt product?

You can know what you skin type is with the feel of your skin. But if you can’t, take this test!

In the morning, the first thing you need to do is to press a facial tissue against your face gently.

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Tissue Test

-> If the tissue comes out oily and greasy, then you have an OILY SKIN.

-> If the tissue is greasy around the forehead, nose and chin and the area, then you have a COMBINATION SKIN (T-Zone OILY).

-> If the tissue comes out normally and your skin feels normal, then you have a NORMAL SKIN.

-> If the tissue comes out normally, but your skin feels stretched, then you have DRY SKIN.

Do you wear correct size bra??

Do you know more than 70% women wear wrong size bra? It not only affects their appearance but also their health leading to backache, poor posture and ofcourse it is doing no good to their breasts. While buying a new bra make sure you buy the one which fits you well, not so tight that your bust comes out from its side or from below, you don’t want so loose a bra too!

If you don’t know what would be the correct size for you, find below the method to measure your bra size(courtesy: Jockey India http://www.jockey.com)!

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Measuring correct bra size

β€’ 1. Cup Size (Overbust): Place the measuring tape across the fullest part of the bust. Ensure that tape is at the same level on the front and back of the body. The tape should be held tight edge to edge with no space in between. This measurement is the bust shown in the size reference chart.

β€’ 2. Bra Size (Underbust): Lightly place the measuring tape around the underbust. Ensure that the tape is at the same level on the front and back of the body. This measurement is the underbust sizes as shown in the size reference chart.

For e.g. If the underbust is 70 cms, which means the bra size is 32(see in the chart below)and if the overbust is 87 cms, means the cup size is “C”(see in the chart below, again). Then the size of bra you should look for, must be 32C.
Standard Bra Size Reference Chart:

5 quick tips for smooth & rosy lips!

Who doesn’t want a smooth and rosy lips and hold-on, who can’t get it if they really want it? πŸ˜‰ So read on to know more on ‘how-to’ get the lips you’ve always dreamed of!

1) Proper Food: Chapped and pale lips can be due to iron and vitamin deficiency. So first check it with your doctor if you are internally fit or not.

2) Exfoliate: Lips dead cells also need to be exfoliated. Try to brush gently your lips once you finish off brushing your teeth every morning and night. You can also scrub them once a week with sugar, vaseline and honey mixture. Also find: how to make lip scrub at home.

3) Moisturize: Keep your lips moisturized, never leave them bare. And if you have the habit of licking your lips, you better try getting out of this habit, else you’ll end up with dry and cracked lips; did I say colorless too ?! πŸ˜›

4) Night Care: Castor oil is great for lips, so is lemon juice. Apply castor oil mixed with few drops of lemon juice on your lips every night before you go to bed. You can also apply almond oil or vaseline.

5) Natural Remedy: Yes, it works! Apply a good amount of desi ghee on your naval (belly button) before going to bed, it really helps in making your lips pink over a period of time. If you don’t have desi ghee, you can use mustard oil; it is equally effective.

Get a smooth, soft and pink lips by trying these tips. And they look so sexy too, isn’t it? πŸ˜› πŸ˜‰

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5 wonderful beauty products available in your kitchen!

Nature has given us some great products to enhance our beauty. Then why not to try them?

1) Honey

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Honey

* Honey is one the most effective natural moisturizer.
* It is full of vitamins, minerals and amino acid.
* It helps in preventing wrinkles.
* It has antibacterial properties.

You can mix it in any face pack to get a soft and smooth skin.

2) Papaya

Papaya

Papaya

* It is rich in anti-oxidant.
* It is great for making anti-aging mask.
* It also helps in exfoliating and removing the dead cell of your skin.

3) Potato

Potato

Potato

* It is a natural bleach. You can rub it directly on your skin for skin lightening.
* It is superb for removing dark circles. Just try using it for a week, you will witness the miracle!

4) Rice flour

Rice flour

Rice flour

* It is a great natural scrub.
* It helps in protecting your skin from sun.
* Its regular use also gives you fairer and brighter skin.
* It can help in curing sun tan.

5) Gram flour (besan)

Gramflour (besan)

Gramflour (besan)

* It is one of the best natural cleansers.
* It works best on oily skin by removing the excess oil from the face.

You can use besan instead of your soap to clean your face. It deep cleanses and remove excess oil from the face thus keeps pimples at bay thus very effective for people with oily skin. You can also mix yogurt with it and then use it as a face scrub.

So better start hunting your kitchen than the beauty product market for best and proved since ages natural beauty ingredients πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

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