Thursday, December 16, 2010

Exfoliating Tips

Exfoliating is vital to healthy and fresh looking skin. It gets the blood moving in your face and prepares it for toning. However, exfoliating is not a required step in the cleansing process but it contributes a great deal to the success of your facial treatments. The following tips should be followed in exfoliation process for a better result;

  • Never rub soap, lotions, oils or any other exfoliating mixture into your face. The facial skin is very thin and sensitive. Rubbing pushes the skin upwards, downwards and side to side, thereby loosening it and it causes wrinkles. Dabbing is a safer and more effective way to apply or rinse exfoliating mixtures.
  • Never use hot water on your face. Hot water can burn the skin and dry it out very quickly. Using warm water or cool water to rinse your face will leave your skin feeling fresh and will clear any clogged pores.
  • Exfoliating is most effective in the evening when the skin has had a chance to adapt to the atmosphere. In the morning, the skin can be stiff. Exfoliating will also be rewarding after a long day of work.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Skin Cleansing

The skin is the largest organ in the human body. It is the outer layer of the body. It comprises of two layers, the Epidermis and the Dermis. Cleansing of the skin is basic to maintaining its health and contributes to its aesthetic appearance. The substances to be removed from the skin includes;
  • Sweat
  • Dust
  • Remains of cosmetics and makeup previously applied
  • Soot (from the air)
  • Breakdown products excreted from the skin, etc.
All these dirt are embedded in the oily layer on the skin surface. Washing with water only cannot cleanse the skin effectively. Water is repelled by oil, it is not able to remove dirt from the oily layer of the skin surface. Therefore, there is need for the use of soap.
Soap contains salts of various fatty acids such as Stearic acid, Palmitic acid, Oleic acid, Myristic acid and Lauric acid. These fatty acids are derived from animal or vegetable sources. Apart from these fatty acids, soap also contains fragrances and perfumes, antibacterial substances, coloring agents, preservatives, moisturizers,etc.

Because of soap's particular molecular structure, its particles overlay the fat droplets in which the dirt is embedded and allow to be washed off the skin with water. These soap structures, called micelles, overlay the fat and dirt particles, allowing them to be removed from the skin. The following should be observed when cleansing the skin:
  1. A mild soap, suited for the skin type must be used.
  2. Excessive scrubbing of the skin while washing must be avoided. Dead cells will definitely fall off without using abrasive substance or device.
  3. Lukewarm water should be used for the skin of the face.
  4. Avoid vigorous rubbing when drying the skin as this may irritates the skin.
  5. Wipe the face gently by dabbing with a soft towel.
However, care must be taken when selecting soap and moisturizers, because it is not all soap and moisturizer that is suitable for the skin. There are different types of soap and moisturizer for different type of skin.

Grape facial Cleanser

Grapes are very rich in minerals and antioxidants, you can make use of either red or green grapes depending on the type at your reach. Likewise salt or baking soda when combined with milk, it easily and gently exfoliates dead cells on the skin.

  • 1 cup of mashed Grapes
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt or Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup of Milk
Using a blender, mix thoroughly the Grapes, Olive oil, Salt or Baking soda and Milk.
Wash your face gently every morning and evening with these mixture. Then, rinse off with warm water.
Dry gently with soft towel and then apply moisturizer of your choice.

Monday, November 8, 2010

To Remove Blackheads

Are you embarrassed by the blackheads on your face? 
You don't have to feel bad about it, 
I have a remedy here for you. 
The recipes are readily available right there in your kitchen and very cheap.

  • Honey
  • Lemon
  • Egg
Mix honey and lemon juice in equal quantities with egg white.  
Apply the mixture on the face. 
Wash it off after 20 minutes.
Try this at least three times in a week, and you will see the result.

For Dry Skin
Make a Paste of egg yolk, olive oil and lemon juice. 
Apply it on the neck and face; 
wash it off after 10 minutes.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tomato Skin Care Recipes

Tomato has an acidic trait which also contains Potassium and Vitamin C. These two contents in tomato protects the skin from sun damage and some other conditions. These recipes are for all those people who have oily skins, open pores and blackheads. If used regularly, the result will be seen.

    For Glowing Skin;
  •  Make a mixture of honey and tomato juice to be applied on your face and neck. Wash it off after 15 minutes, you would see a glowing face in front of the mirror.
  • Add 2tbsp tomato juice with 4tbsp curd. Mix very well and apply on your skin. Wash it off after 15 minutes.
     For Removing Sunburn;
  • Add 2tbsp tomato juice and 4tbsp buttermilk. Apply the mixture to the affected area of the skin and wash it off after 30minutes.
     To Shrink Open Pores;
  • Mix tomato juice with 2 or 3 drops of lime juice. Apply this solution on your face and then wash it off after 20 minutes.
      As Cleanser;
  • Mix tomato juice with an equal part of Milk. Store in a bottle which can be refrigerated. This should be used daily. Apply this on your face and neck using your finger tips. Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash it off with water.
     As Toner;
  • Smear the pulp of tomato on your face daily. Leave for 1 hour and then wash it off with warm water. This should be done regularly for a greater result.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Beauty Tips

  1. Pimple treatment; Prepare a mix of apple pulp and honey. Apply it to your face, let it stay for 15-20 minutes then wash it off with lukewarm water.
  2. For fairer skin; A natural bleach made of dried and powdered orange peel with milk is very effective. Apply this paste for about 25 minutes and wash off.
  3. Do you have a boil or pimple? Apply tomato paste on it. The acids from the tomato paste will soothe the pain from the boil and will speed its healing and recovery.
  4. Cut some beet root into small pieces and grind them. Squeeze out the juice and massage it on your face for 5 minutes. Your face will come out glowing.
  5. Clean your face thoroughly using any natural cleanser. Apply raw egg white to your face and leave it on for at least 15 minutes. It acts as a good toner.
  6. Castor oil is said to be helpful in the growth of eyelashes. Apply it daily on your lashes using a cotton bud and see good results.
  7. Boil some dried amla pieces in coconut oil for a few minutes, cool and sieve. Massage hair with this oil regularly for lustrous hair.
  8. Boil some oatmeal in a little water. cool it, add some lemon juice and mix it well. Apply it on your face to remove blackheads.
  9. An effective way of reducing puffiness under the eyes: Grate a potato, tie it in a piece of cloth and place the cloth over your eyes for about 15 minutes.
  10. Grind almonds to a fine powder in a blender. Wet your face, rub on the powder and then rinse well. This will act as a great cleanser for your face.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Pineapple Papaya Exfoliating Mask

It is easy to achieve a glowing and beautiful skin, using some materials from your kitchen.
You don't have to spend so much money before achieving this.
Below are some homemade cleansing recipes for different types of skin. They are found to be very effective, refreshing and nourishing.

Pineapple provides anti-aging benefits by stimulating the functions of collagen fibroblast cells. Papaya also has nutrients that softens the skin.

  • 1 Fresh Pineapple
  • 1 Ripe Papaya
  • 1/2 tbsp. Honey


Cut the pineapple into 1/2 inch squares, mash together with the Papaya and 1/2 tbsp of Honey. Rub the mixture on the skin and leave on for 20 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and apply moisturizer of your choice after drying gently.