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Body Care Tips - Beauty
Gear Up For A Carefree Winter
Following tips from our expert ensure a
carefree winter for all those who dread it.
For itchy skin, add half a cup of
vinegar to a bucket of water. Use it at the end of your bath.
Add a tablespoon of honey to your bath
water. This also has a softening effect and relieves fatigue.
Add a handful of powdered milk to your
bath water. This nourishes dry skin.
Make your own massage oil by mixing
almond oil with sunflower oil and adding a few drops of rose or
sandalwood oil. This leaves the body with a pleasant fragrance and is
much better than using perfumed oils which are available in the market.
Drink a warm glass of water with some
honey and lemon juice first thing in the morning for a glowing skin. For
one, it keeps the system flushed and aids the processes of elimination
of wastes. Lemon juice is also rich in vitamin C, while honey has
several vitamins and minerals. The body easily assimilates juices and
honey. This combination is also a way of supplying important essential
Honey is also a powerful natural
moisturizer. Apply on the face and wash it off after 20 minutes.
Consult a doctor about taking a course
of Vitamin A and E. You need to take moisturizing products. Use
cleansing gels instead of soap. A lemon-turmeric pre-bath cream is very
helpful. Apply honey on the face and wash it with plain water after half
As a home remedy, you can mix wheat
bran (choker) with one teaspoon each of honey, yoghurt and egg white.
Apply this on the skin and wash off when dry. If you get pimples, you
should have an anti-pimple lotion.
If you have a normal to oily skin in
the T-zone with open pores: Use a light liquid moisturizer on areas
where the skin feels dry. Avoid heavy and oily creams. A rose-based skin
tonic would be ideal.
For dry crusty elbows, mix together
one-teaspoon vegetable oil, one teaspoon lemon juice, and one teaspoon
honey. Rub this into the elbows daily.
If you have a thin and dry skin,
(especially on hands), apply milk cream whenever you feel dryness. Avoid
detergents and harsh soaps. Apply a mixture of glycerin, lemon juice and
rose water on your hands before going to bed. This will soften your
hands and reduce the dryness.
To get rid of chapped lips, apply an
almond cream with lanolin. Leave it overnight. Cream of milk can also
help soften the lips. Sometimes lipsticks can cause dryness. Try using
lip-gloss for some time.
To get rid of dry skin around the
mouth, apply honey mixed with choker on the area after washing the face.
Wait till dry, rub off gently with cold raw milk, then wash it off.
Thereafter, apply a light moisturizer around the mouth. Use this
treatment 3 times a week.
Air conditioners have a drying effect.
So does exposure to the sun. You should give your hair and skin
protective treatments. This means, you should apply moisturized
products. Oil your hair at least once a week, leaving it overnight and
rinse the next morning with a mild herbal shampoo that is meant for dry
hair. Yoghurt can also be applied for extra nourishment. Also, you can
mix one teaspoon honey in a mug of water and use it as a rinse. Henna
conditioning treatments should also be taken once a week.
Frequent washing does not harm the
hair, it is the shampoo you use which can be harmful. Use mild herbal
shampoos (Shamla is for dry hair). Use very little shampoo and rinse
well with water. After you shampoo, mix the juice of one lemon in the
last mug of water and use it as a last rinse. Oil your hair - the night
before you shampoo - twice a week. Weekly henna treatments will help to
improve the condition of your hair. Avoid rubber bands, wire rollers and
hair dryers as they can cause split ends and dryness.
For dry and frizzy hair, use hot oil
therapy (heat pure coconut oil and apply on the scalp with cotton wool.
Leave it overnight, wash the next morning) at least twice or thrice a
week. Use a good conditioner after shampoo and a hair gel to reduce the
frizziness of the hair.
If your hands are dry, soak them in
warm milk for ten minutes.
A luxury treatment for hands: - Take
two eggs, four teaspoon almond oil, and one-tablespoon rosewater. Beat
it all together. Add half spoon benzoin tincture drop by drop and mix
it. Apply this onto the hands. Wear loose cotton socks on the hands and
leave on the preparation all night. Rinse off with plain water next
To get rid of the chilblains on the
feet, try contrast bathing. Soak them alternately, in hot and cold water
for 10 minutes each. Repeat this a few times. This will help blood
circulation in the feet.
It is the sun exposure that increases
the production of melanin, the skin's pigment, as a protective mechanism
leading to brown patches especially on the face. However, internal
factors are responsible for the uneven transfer of melanin on the skin
surface. You should apply a good sunscreen with a high SPF of 25 and
above. In fact, you should try to avoid excessive exposure to sun as far
as possible. As part of your daily cleaning, you can also use a scrub,
rubbing gently on the area. Finally, keep your skin moisturized.
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