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Remedies to Wrinkle-free skin

By Kayla / January 22, 2018

Wrinkles also known as rhytides, are creases in the skin what gets pronounced with age. Now-a-days wrinkles also appear among young people due to stress and improper sleep. Who doesn?t want that everlasting youth? But does that mean you need to go under the knife? The answer is No! There are home remedies which act as?anti-aging?products and reduces your wrinkles.

What causes wrinkles?

As you age, your skin loses its elasticity and it loosens up. This causes the sagging of your skin. Most prominent on the face are known as wrinkles. Now the causes of wrinkles are:

  • Pollution.
  • Too much exposure to the sun(UV rays).
  • Genetics.
  • Lack of vitamin D3.
  • Excessive usage of cosmetics
  • Smoking.

Home remedies for Wrinkle free skin

  1. Apply castor oil on your face, on your forehead, and under your eyes. This helps in anti-aging.
  2. Apply lemon to your wrinkles. Take a slice and rub it, also you can get a fairer tone.
  3. A mixture of castor oil and coconut oil controls wrinkles.
  4. Mix lemon juice, almond powder, and honey. Apply on your face for a healthy wrinkle free skin.
  5. Take a core of an apple and apply on your face. Keep it for a while and wash it off with warm water.
  6. Coconut oil massage keeps your face healthy and gives you fairer tone.
  7. Use egg white and apply on your face. Keep yourself steady for at least half an hour.
  8. Ripe papaya is also good for wrinkle free skin. Rub it on your face and neck
  9. Take crushed ginger and add honey to it. Then consume it for a better result.
  10. Take ghee, yogurt, milk, and honey. Mix them and apply as a face-pack.
  11. Mix almond oil and honey to treat wrinkles.
  12. Eat avocado daily. This reduces the chance to get wrinkles.
  13. Use sunscreen when you step out. Prevent long exposure to the sun
  14. Use of sunglasses is recommended.
  15. Try out the classic remedy, cucumber over your eyes to reduce wrinkles and eye bags.
  16. To increase blood circulation level and soften up your facial skin use milk cream.
  17. Sagged skin is best treated with a mixture of honey, olive oil, and glycerine.
  18. If you want to tighten up your skin and feel younger, apply some onions ground well.
  19. Take a green pineapple and make juice. Apply it to prevent fine lines and heal cracked skin.
  20. Mash the core of a pineapple and apply on your skin. Wash off after 15 minutes positively.
  21. Apply ripe mashed banana on your face.
  22. Apply cold water to your face and eyes every morning. Keeps your skin healthy and wrinkle free.
  23. Dark circles can be treated with almond seeds. Soak some almond seed in milk overnight. Mash them and apply on your face for better results.
  24. Take two spoons of yogurt and mix with half spoon of honey. Then add three Vitamin E capsules. Apply on your face with cotton. Apply gently and wash it off after 10 minutes.
  25. An apple a day keeps wrinkles away. Also makes your skin healthy and younger.
  26. Take a mixture of lemon juice and amla. Apply it on your face.
  27. Take some neem and turmeric, make a paste and apply it to your face.
  28. Edamame cures wrinkles naturally. Use it as a face mask.
  29. When it is hot and you are sweating wipe it off. Sweat makes body dehydrated hence glow is reduced and dark circles are produced.
  30. Facial exercises are always handy to prevent aging. E and O position, relaxing facial muscles by moving your lips and make a face like when you chew a gum.

To regain youthful skin these home remedies and practices are handy. The only way to retain that wrinkle-free skin or to avoid from happening so is to maintain a routine. These will provide you as a guideline next time you feel like getting old. Try out yourself and see the results.

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10 DIY Remedies For Stretch Marks

By Kayla / December 4, 2017

Visible lines on the skin surface are called as stretch marks. Stretch marks can occur over thighs, upper arms, buttocks but it mainly occurs near the abdominal area. Sometimes these marks can cover a large area of body; this can happen due to pregnancy, due to weight loss, changes in physical conditions, stress etc.

  1. Water

It is very important to keep yourself hydrated as it helps your skin to protect itself from various kinds of skin problems and even aids in detoxification. It is important to drink 6 to 8 glass of water daily to keep your body hydrated. Drinking water helps your skin to become soft and maintains the elasticity of the body.

  1. Castor oil

Wrinkles, age spots, moles, dark spots, fine lines, pimples and even stretch marks can be treated with the help of castor oil.

In order to get rid of stretch marks

  • Apply some castor oil on the stretch marks and massage it gently in a circular motion. Do this for 5-10 minutes.
  • Then cover the area with a thin cotton cloth and using a hot water pad apply some heat to the area which is affected for at least 30 minutes.
  • Do this every day for at least one month and see the good results.
  1. Olive oil

Olive oil is rich in nutrients and antioxidants which are helpful in improving various skin problems.

To get rid of stretch marks

  • Take slightly warm extra-virgin olive oil and message it on the affected area. This improves blood circulation and helps to reduce stretch marks to a great extent.
  • Allow all the vitamins to get absorbed in your skin.
  1. Cocoa butter

Cocoa butter is a good moisturizer, it helps your skin to get nourished and reduce the stretch marks.

If you use it in the following way it will help you in reducing stretch marks

  • It is essential to apply cocoa butter at least two times a day.
  • You can even make a mixture of cocoa butter, wheat germ oil, beeswax, apricot oil and vitamin E oil. Heat it till beeswax melts. Store it in the refrigerator. This mixture will help you in keeping your skin smooth and more hydrated.
  1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is effective on almost all the skin problems. Directly rub the aloe vera gel on the affected area and leave it for 15 minutes and then rinse it with lukewarm water.

  1. Lemon

Rubbing fresh lemon on your stretch marks for at least 10 minutes will help you to reduce your stretch marks. Do this at least for 10 minutes daily and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.

  1. Alfalfa

Alfalfa is rich in proteins and even contains vitamins like vitamin E and K which are good for your skin.

To get rid of stretch marks

  • Mix alfalfa powder with oil and make a thick paste.
  • Then apply this paste on your stretch marks and repeat it two three times a day.
  • To see amazing results do it at least for a month
  1. Potatoes

Cut a medium size potato in half and rub it gently on the affected area. Do this for 2-3 minutes and rinse it with lukewarm water. Potatoes have vitamins and minerals which help in fostering the skin. It is advisable to do this for a month to get positive results.

  1. Sugar

Mix some sugar with lemon juice and vinegar and apply it on the affected area. Rub this mixture on the affected area every day before taking a shower. Sugar helps in exfoliating your skin.

  1. Egg whites

Whip some egg whites in a bowl and apply it on the stretch marks. Leave it for 10 minutes and rinse it with lukewarm water. As egg whites are rich in amino acids and proteins it helps in repairing your skin.

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7 Great Products to Get Rid of Blackheads Easily

By Kayla / November 13, 2017

Blackheads. This one word instils a horrifying dream in every person?s mind. After acne, it is probably the most feared word. If you have got it, chances are that these stubborn blackheads are not ready to leave your skin. You might have tried every recipe in your grandma?s secret book to get rid of the blackheads on your face and every product on the shelf, but nothing seems to work.

So, here we have rounded up the best secrets to help you get rid of the blackheads forever, so that you don?t spend hours in front of the mirror trying to pop the blackheads and realising the next day that there are a dozen more.

But first, let us understand what blackheads are so that you don?t go on a popping spree and end up damaging your skin.

Blackheads are just an oxidized mix of oil and dead skin cells that are sitting in pores ? the exposure to air is what causes them to oxidize and turn black. Having them is not a sign that you’re too dirty, so don’t cause more damage by being rough with your skin and scrubbing really hard.

Blackheads differ from other pimples because they are open, and not enclosed by a layer of skin like most spots or pimples.

So, let us see what you can do to stop them.

  1. Watch what you eat

You are what you eat. And hence the 3 coffees you are drinking along with the bottles of beer can cause blackheads. Dairy products and high carb and high-fat diets are also responsible for causing blackheads on your face.

  1. Get enough sleep

Everything is connected to how healthy your body is as a whole. If you have a stress-free life and if you sleep for 7-8 hours daily, your skin will remain healthy and will glow.

  1. Use Salicylic acid gel on the affected area

Salicylic acid is an amazing option for dissolving those blackheads on your face quickly. There are several products available which contain salicylic acid. You can choose to use a leave-on product or a cleanser or soap. Preferably use the leave-on product as the longer exposure would help to get rid of these blackheads sooner.

  1. Use retinoid

Retinoids are probably a one-stop solution for a lot of things. Many people with sensitive skin hesitate to try these, but low-strength retinoids are available which would be more tolerable. Try using products containing retinoids in an appropriate amount. Too much of retinoid can damage your skin by drying it. You can go for the leave-on product or a cleanser.

  1. Use an exfoliator

You need to use an enzymatic exfoliator at least twice a week to wash away the surface skin cells and the dead cells. You can opt for the natural exfoliators or on shelf products.? Don?t go too harsh on your skin to remove the blackheads or your skin will turn red. Rub in a circular motion slowly and later wash with lukewarm water. This method works like a charm to remove the blackheads on your face.

  1. Go for medicines

You can take medicines like oral contraceptive pills and Spironolactone to reduce the oil production on your skin and for preventing your pores from being blocked. These meds might help to remove the blackheads already present and to prevent new ones from showing up. Medicines should be taken by ones who suffer from chronic blackhead problem.

  1. Moisturize

All the methods described above are extremely drying and strip oils from your skin. So, it is necessary to moisturize to treat your blackheads in the right way. Moisturizing ensures that you maintain a healthy skin as well.

Finding the right balance between these treatments is also important. Don?t try all the methods at once. Try to go over these methods one at a time and see which one works for your skin. Every skin is different and what works for your friend might not work for you. Try to strike the balance between moisturizing and treating your skin. Also, don?t over exert your skin. Treat your skin only twice or thrice a week. If you do more than that, you would probably be drying your skin, as a result harming it.

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Best Makeup Hacks that even Experts Use!

By Kayla / November 6, 2017

Makeup is an essential part of every girls life, she may be a tomboy but there are very few who haven?t ever tried any form of makeup it could just be simple kajal and some gloss. For the rest who need to look picture perfect it is a task which takes hours in front of the mirror and has to be done with utmost precision. It?s an art. Putting on makeup and taking it off both take time and lots and lots of patience. So if you?re in a rush or just plain lazy but still need to nail the look here are few hacks that even experts use!

  1. Create gel eyeliner from pencil eyeliner

Need to get the perfect stroke but the pencil eyeliner just won?t make it easier? With the help of this simple hack you can achieve the finish of a gel liner using pencil liner! Just hold the tip of the pencil over the flame for less than a second and then let it cool for 15 seconds. This makes it easier to apply as it makes it softer.

  1. Make eye shadow pop by applying white eyeliner

Cover your entire eyelid with white eyeliner before applying any eye shadow. This will help in making it appear more colorful as the consistency of the liner will intensify the color and make it look brighter or pop up.

  1. Draw then fill

To nail the cat eyes it is important that you follow this hack that many experts suggest. To get the perfect cat eyes you?ve got to draw the outline first with the help of your liner and then fill the gaps. This gives a neater and more refined look.

  1. Apply mascara towards the nose

This sounds a bit crazy since traditionally it is applied upwards but for wider prettier eyes it is best if you apply the mascara in the direction of your nose rather than upwards. This gives the eyelashes a fuller look, and thus enhances the eyes.

  1. Winged liner using a spoon

This is another hack which is a life saver many a times for girls who don?t have the artistic touch. Using a spoon to apply winged liner makes it extremely simple. Start your eyeliner like you would for a cat eye look then press the rounded side of the spoon against your eyelid, and move the spoon outwards to create the perfect winged effect.

  1. Hashtag smoky eyes (literally!)

For getting the perfect smoky eyed look this hack helps loads. It?s quite simple with the help of your eyeliner make a hashtag on the corner of each of the eyelids. Then simply blend it in with the rest of your makeup, and voila! You?ve got the smoking hot look.

  1. Long lasting lipstick

To make your lipstick stay on for long hours this traditional but simple hack is a blessing. Apply your lipstick as you would normally then lay a tissue on your lips. After this dust powder (translucent) on to make the colour of the lipstick set. This helps you keep that perfect pout for a longer time.

  1. Apply triangular concealer for puffy eyes

Dark circles and puffy eyes give you a tired look and make you seem dull. Therefore it is essential to cover these up. Instead of dotting the concealer around the eye it is better to apply it in a triangular shape with the base at your lash line and the tip at the bottom of your cheek. This conceals the puffiness and makes you appear brighter and prettier.

  1. X for Cupid

Making your lips look fuller and luscious can be done using this simple hack. For the perfect Cupid?s bow using a lip liner of the same shade as you lipstick make an X on your upper lip. Then apply lipstick using this X as the guide. This will give you the desired look.

  1. 10. Remoisturize Mascara

An important makeup hack as it prevents wastage of product. When your mascara has dried up don?t simply discard it because you think it?s lost all use. It can be usable again, all you?ve got to do is add a few drops of saline solution in it. This will make it nice and moist and it?ll be useful again!

So, using all these simple hacks it?s time to get up, stand in front of the mirror and ask, ?Mirror Mirror on the wall which was the best hack of them all??

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7 Essential Beauty Tips for Your Face, that Work!

By Kayla / October 30, 2017

We know how difficult it is to maintain a healthy skin which glows radiantly, while trying to handle your stressful and busy life. The pollution in the cities makes our skin dull and often oily. This leads to breakouts in the skin and clogged pores. If you stick to a skin care routine then you will be able to counter all these issues, but often we don?t have time for elaborate skin routines which include like 24 products and empty our wallets.

So, today we will tell you about some beauty tips which will help you to maintain a healthy skin while simultaneously handling your busy schedule.

Beauty Tips for Your Face

  1. Always cleanse your skin with a mild cleanser

No matter what happens, never ever skip this beauty tip. Always wash your face with a cleanser twice a day. You might have heard this beauty tip a million times before, but make it a habit to always remove your makeup before sleeping with a mild cleanser which sits your skin. For those with an oily skin can go for a cleanser with salicylic gel. And the ones with dry skin can opt for moisturizing glycolic cleanser.

  1. Watch what you eat

What you eat is what reflects on your skin. Your choice of diet can either make or break your skin. Try to avoid food items with an excess amount of oil in it. The excess oil will make your skin breakout. So, go less on the chips and more on the walnuts and flax seeds which help to boost omega-3 fatty acids which help to maintain the moisture in your skin. Try to avoid foods with high glycaemic index.

  1. Protect you skin against harsh UV rays

UV exposure can damage your skin and will make your skin prematurely age. Even in the evenings it is essential to wear a sunscreen with a good SPF. You can protect you skin against the harmful rays by wearing hats and sunglasses. It is advisable to stay away from walking in the sun during noon, or if you really need to then it is advisable to use an umbrella to protect yourself.

  1. Exercise and sweat it out

Exercise regularly to get the blood circulating in your body. You can run or jog or if you prefer a calming exercise you can go for yoga. Working out also gives you a glowing face. Drink lots of water before and after your workout which will keep you hydrated and in turn will give you a radiant skin. After working out always remember to cleanse your skin well to remove the oils and to prevent clogging your skin.

  1. Be a sleeping beauty

Every person needs at least 8 hours of sleep to get healthy skin. Getting enough sleep will ensure that your mind and body both remain healthy. Sleeping helps to curb premature ageing of skin. Resting will ensure that the wrinkles and eye bags will stay away from your skin. But sleeping early doesn?t mean that you have to give up on your night skincare routine. Remember to cleanse your face before sleeping and moisturize to get a soft skin. This beauty tip will not only give you a healthy skin, but will ensure that you get a good rest.

  1. Clean your stuff

Always remember to wash your makeup brushes to fight infection and clogged pores.? You should ideally wash your brushes twice every month. Wash your brushes with a mild shampoo. Also, remember to clean your phone screen. Dirty phone screen will give you clogged pores and acne. So, to avoid those breakouts remember to clean your phone screen twice or thrice every week.

  1. Say no to the coffee, and yes to water

Keeping yourself hydrated is the most essential part. It not only keeps your internals healthy, but also gives you a radiant look. Choosing the right beverage to drink can be a game changer in your skincare routine. Don?t pick up the coffee and the soda, but go for the smoothie. You can choose to drink a shot of chlorophyll every morning to oxygenate and brighten your skin. It has been advised time and again to drink juices and smoothies with lots of veggies and fruits in it. You will see drastic difference in your skin if you follow this beauty tip.

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5 Homemade Face Packs for a Beautiful Glow

By Kayla / October 23, 2017

A beautiful glow on the face is what every girl wants, but going to a parlour and spending your entire wallet on a facial doesn?t seem fair enough. Makeup and creams might help you, but again, they are temporary solutions and won?t guarantee a long-lasting effect. Since ancient times people have used natural ways to take care of their body, so why not continue it? Certainly, the natural products are better for your skin than the harsh chemicals in a cream and they won?t even cost much, as most of the things will be there in your kitchen cabinet.

So, get ready to pamper your skin, weekly, with our amazing home-made face masks.

  • Papaya face mask

You need ?

  • ? bowl Papaya
  • 1/2 teaspoon sandalwood powder
  • Rose water

Preparation –

Mash the papaya well, so that no chunks are left. Add the sandalwood powder to it and mix evenly. Apply a few drops of rose water according to the consistency you need.

Application ?

Wash your face clean and then apply the mixture evenly on your face. Let the face pack dry for about 30 minutes and then wash your face with cold water. Apply this face mask 2 times a week to get the radiant skin you?ve always wanted.

  • Oatmeal face mask

Oatmeal face mask is a complete solution to your skin problems. It acts as a scrub and exfoliates your skin, along with removing the excess oil from it. It has skin hydrating properties, which gives you a glowing face.

You need ?

-1 tablespoon oatmeal

-1 Teaspoon of honey

-1 tablespoon of lemon juice

-2 teaspoons of yogurt

Preparation ?

Blend the oatmeal well and add hot water to it to make a thick even paste. Now add the lemon juice, honey and yogurt to the paste.

Application ?

Apply the paste to your face evenly and keep scrubbing for a few minutes. Let the paste completely dry on your face and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

  • Almond with milk

Almonds are quite rich in Vitamin E and help to keep the skin rejuvenated. They act as a natural bleaching agent and help to get rid of tanned skin.

You need ?

  • 7-8 almonds
  • 2 tablespoon milk

Preparation ?

Soak the almond s in water overnight. Next morning, crush and blend the almonds well with milk to get an even paste.

Application ?

Clean your face and then apply this highly rejuvenating face mask on your face and neck. Leave the paste on for 15 minutes and then wash it off. Apply it 2-3 times a week to get the best results.

  • Gram flour face pack

Used since ancient times, gram flour is highly effective in unclogging the pores and tightening it. Along with it, it also adds a radiant glow to your face.

You need ?

  • 2 tablespoon gram flour
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • Fews drops of lemon
  • Pinch of turmeric

Preparation ?

Add milk to the gram flour to make a smooth and even paste. Add a pinch of turmeric, not too much or it will make your face yellow. Add lemon drops and mix the paste well.

Application ?

Apply the paste evenly on your clean face. After the paste dries, wash it off with lukewarm water and pat your face dry.

  • Banana face mask with honey

Bananas with honey act as an antioxidant and help to fight free radicals that make your skin dry, dull and wrinkled. Banana helps to moisturize your skin and helps to keep it glowing. This homemade face mask will give you a radiant glow with first application.

You need ?

  • 1 banana
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon yogurt
  • Few drops of rose water

Preparation ?

Mash the bananas well so that no chunks remain. Add the honey and yogurt and mix it well. Add a few drops of rose water and mix it well.

Application ?

Clean your face well and apply the face pack on your face evenly. Let it dry naturally for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.

Use these face masks 2-3 times a week to get the best results. These homemade face masks will guarantee you the radiant glow you?ve always wanted without inducing harsh chemicals on your skin.

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How to shave the right way (for women)?

By Kayla / October 16, 2017

To get the smoothest hairless skin we have been using various methods since a long time. But shaving probably remains our favourite go to method, as it is hassle-free, cheap, easy and you don?t need to fix an appointment for it. But shaving is a tricky task if you are new at it. You might end up with a smooth skin if you?re lucky or if not, then get ready to see some nicks and cuts along with some really annoying ingrown hair. So, what is the best way to get a smooth hairless skin?

  1. EXFOLIATE!

You have probably been told a lot of times to exfoliate your skin before shaving, but of course you?re too lazy to do it. Exfoliating would not only help you to get rid of the dead cells, but will ensure that you get a close shave and zero ingrown hair. So next time when you head in for shaving, remember to carry your cleaning brush to get that close and perfect shave.

  1. Invest in a good razor

This is probably the most important thing on this list and everything depends on the type of razor you use. Use a multiblade razor to save time as fewer passes will be required to remove the hair, thus reducing the odds of irritating your skin. Also, remember to choose a razor which has a head that is flexible and pivots to help free gliding along your body. If you are using disposable razors, remember to throw them away after they get dull. We understand that replacement blades can be expensive, but do you really want more nicks and cuts?

  1. Use a shaving gel

Shaving gel is like razor?s sidekick and shaving isn?t complete without the involvement of both of them. Never ever shave dry as it can cause skin irritation, but also keep soap as a last resort. If you are out of shaving gel, use hair conditioner as it will help to soften your hair.

  1. You can shave against the skin growth

Usually it is recommended to shave along the hair growth direction to prevent skin irritation. But when it comes to your legs, it is okay to go against the direction of hair growth to get a closer cut as long as you are using a shaving gel.

  1. Trim Trim Trim

If your hair is long, it is wise to first trim it and then to shave it. Trimming first helps to see where you are placing your razor, which reduces your risk of getting cut. So, remember to trim a little beforehand for a little visibility.

  1. Best time to shave ? End of shower

The best time to shave is at the end of your shower when your skin is moisturised and hydrated, along with being squeaky clean. Softer hair responds faster to razor.

  1. Precautions

Never ever shave before going for a swim, as the chlorine might end up irritating your sensitive skin. It might seem obvious, but remember to never shave sunburnt area. If you follow all these instructions and still end up with cuts and ingrown hair, then dab some Aloe Vera gel or rub cortisone cream over the affected area. You can also use Salicylic acid to exfoliate the top layer of skin to help the ingrown hair work its way out.

Shaving is a cost-effective method, but it is a temporary solution and shaving daily or thrice a week is quite tedious. It is thus better to go for monthly waxing visits or it is wise to go for laser hair removal.

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The Secret to Healthier, Glowing Skin

By Kayla / October 2, 2017

There?s nothing more upsetting than waking up to a dull, tired skin. More than a great wardrobe or a skilled hand with makeup, glowing skin turns head. Blemish free, radiant young-looking skin is something all women long for.

In our busy lives, we tend to forget and care about our skin but it?s never too late.

Just by changing our habits and lifestyle, our efforts can help us to get that perfect skin we all desire.

Healthy Diet

There?s no need to depend upon chemical cosmetics when natural foods, fruits and vegetables can help you to get just the skin you want. It can simply be done by eating the right things. Avocado, Oranges, Pumpkins, Nuts, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Fish, Meat, Yogurt, Milk, Green leafy vegetables work wonders for our skin. They are packed up with antioxidants and are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and proteins.

Water

Water is an essential component for the effective functioning of our body. Approximately 50 to 70% of our body mass is made up of water, including skin, tissues, cells and the organs. Water helps to excrete toxins from the body. It helps in the smooth functioning of all the organs and organ systems. It helps to keep your skin hydrated. It helps to make your skin firm by keeping the cells full. Drinking water makes your skin moist and hydrated reducing the chances of fine lines and wrinkles. It ensures smooth blood flow thus make your skin glowing.

Sun protection

We all have heard that prevention is better than cure. Wearing a sunblock not only shields our skin from the harmful UV Rays but also benefits our skin in many other ways. Sunscreen will protect you from painful sunburns, skin cancer, wrinkles, dry and irritated skin, old looking skin, and it will leave your body feeling smooth and moisturized. It enhances the overall health of our skin. Apply the sunscreen at least 20 to 30 minutes prior to stepping outdoors, whenever you will be exposed for 30 minutes or more. Reapply sunscreen every 3 hours while you are outdoors, even if the product is labeled “all-day.”

Home Remedies

Remember your grandmother asking you to put random kitchen stuff on your skin. But you know what, those tricks and tips really work and leave your skin feeling rejuvenated. Face masks made at home, using some cheap remedies have none or minimal side effects.

  • Green tea is not only healthy for the body, but skin also. Sugar helps to exfoliate your skin and cream lightens your skin tone. It is easy to make a sugar and tea pack ay home which can be applied for getting a smooth and supple skin.
  • Sandalwood gives you even tone skin and papaya gives you glowing skin.
  • Banana and papaya helps to nourish your skin, whereas corn flour lightens your skin tone.
  • A face mask with Raw milk, lemon juice or Tomatoes can help you to achieve a few shades lighter skin complexion.
  • Honey and yogurt help to moisturize your skin.
  • Rose water leaves your skin feel fresh, young and glowing.
  • Cucumber also has great skin lightning effect. It helps in healing the sunburn too. Combined with limejuice is best skin lightning face pack for oily skin.

Skincare Regime

There are four steps to get that perfect, healthy and glowing skin. The process is called ?CETM? or ?CTM? process. CETM stands for Cleansing, Exfoliating, Toning, and Moisturizing and CTM stands for Cleansing, Toning, and Moisturizing.

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How Often Should You Go to the Dentist

By Kayla / June 29, 2017

Some people only go to the dentist when they have a problem with their teeth or gums. Dentists can certainly remove and fill cavities, treat tooth pain or gum infections, and deal with other oral health issues.

The best way to manage your oral health care, however, is not to wait until you have a problem to visit the dentist. Patients who take a preventative approach can keep their teeth in good condition and avoid major problems.

A preventative approach to oral health care

How can you take a preventative approach to your oral health? You can visit the dentist on a regular basis to get your teeth cleaned and have the dentist look for any signs of issues or illnesses.

This kind of ?checkup? is about much more than looking for cavities (although that is certainly one major issue that the dentist will look for). Dentists can also inspect your gums and look for any problems with the bone structure around your mouth and jaw. They can conduct a complete examination visually and with additional tools such as x-rays.

Furthermore, during these regular visits, your dentist can offer advice about things that you can do at home to care for your teeth. Your dentist can run a simple test to see if you are brushing correctly, and they can answer all those oral care questions that everyone wonders about but no one asks: How many times per day should I brush? How many minutes should I brush? How often should I floss? Which kind of toothpaste is best for me?

So how often should you go to the dentist?

It is pretty clear that making a commitment about going to the dentist regularly is a pledge of oral health. But exactly how often should you go?

Unfortunately, there is not a universal answer to this question. People without any ongoing oral health problems should go at least once per year to have their teeth cleaned and to undergo an examination. Some dentists recommend a regular cleaning and checkup every six months. One of the reasons for doing this is to remove any excess plaque on your teeth so that it does not cause any unwanted bacteria to grow in your mouth or on your gums.

Certain ?higher risk? groups of people may want to schedule dental visits three times (or even four times) per year. These groups include (but are not limited to) smokers, people who have a history of frequent cavities, people who currently have gum disease, people who struggle with plaque buildup despite twice-a-year cleanings, people with bacterial infections and pregnant women.

Can you go to the dentist too much?

Studies have shown that children who visited the dentist twice per year had a lower number of cavities that their peers who went less than twice per year. There is certainly no harm in going to the dentist twice per year just to make certain that your teeth and gums are in good condition. Children under the age of 18 should go at least once per year to the dentist because of the higher chance of cavities for people in that young age group.

Good oral care practices at home can lessen the need to visit the dentist. However, you should be certain that the things that you are doing at home to care for your teeth and gums are really producing positive results. With a regular examination, a dentist will be able to tell you if you are caring for your teeth and gums in the right manner. Getting this kind of confirmation is another reason to visit the dentist regularly even if you do not have any major oral health problems.

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7 Ways to Use Lemon as a Beauty Aid

By Kayla / January 3, 2017

 

When life gives you lemons, you simply incorporate them in your beauty regime.

  1. Hair highlights : Lemons are known to contain bleaching and lightening components which make them the simplest and safest?way to add highlights to your hair. Dilute the lemon juice with a little water, apply them as streaks, and sit in the sun until the juice has dried. You can repeat this for several days in a row until you get the desired effect.
  2. Lemon Juice Rinse : While shampoo washes away dust, oil and other dirt from hair and scalp, but any traces of leftover shampoo after rinsing hair can damage hair follicles, after all they?re chemicals. If you rinse your shampooed hair with lemon juice (one fresh lemon in ? bucket of water), it fully cleans hair to ensure no traces of shampoo are left behind.
  3. Elbow and knee bleacher : You can rub your dark, tanned elbows and knees with half of a lemon; removes the dark skin and lightens the skin tone.
  4. Teeth whitener : Mix baking soda and lemon juice, and apply it to your teeth with a clean Q-tip. Then, use your toothbrush to scrub your teeth and rinse. It’s way cheaper than going to your dentist’s office. Just make sure the mixture isn?t too concentrated, otherwise you may end up with tooth sensitivity.
  5. While using pure lemon juice on you face can cause irritation and drying, organic face scrub, containing lemon juice has shown to have antibacterial properties (in easy words, it can fight acne). Here’s a simple face scrub without any harsh chemicals, that works particularly well on oily skin: 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice, 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup rolled oats (which serves as an exfoliant), and 1/2 tablespoon honey (to soften skin). Mix it all up in a small bowl. Massage onto face for 30 seconds. Rinse with warm water. If you repeat this process for about a month, once every week, you will notice how the pimples have shown to reduce bringing back your natural smooth skin to display.
  6. Prevent hair fall and to reduce dandruff 😕 Mix lemon juice and coconut water in equal amounts and apply it on your scalp, gently massaging in circular motion. Leave it for twenty minutes. Rinse off well. Doing this will help preventing hair loss, and as mentioned above the antibacterial properties of lemon will reduce dandruff too a very large extent. In case you have cuts or burns in your scalp, don’t use this as the lemon may itch and make you uncomfortable.
  7. Use lemon for armpit skin Lemon is clearing up the dark stains from the body and at the same time act as a natural deodorant.??Lemon?s citric acid is responsible for?destroying bacteria that cause bad smell.?Mix oatmeal with lemon juice and some honey; apply the resulting paste to your armpits, and allowed it to work for 1 hour.
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