Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cold Sores Remedies

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Etude Blusher Shades

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Glycolic Acid

Very good for dark underarms.

This acid is known for it’s ability to help with not only acne, but also a revolutionary product for its many anti aging benefits.

5 Reasons why Glycolic Cleanser is an Effective Skin Treatment?

1. Deep Penetration: The reason why a glycolic cleanser is effective skin care treatments are for a variety of different factors. The first factor is that since it belongs to the valuable AHA family it is able to penetrate the skin. This action is what makes it such a beneficial skin treatment. In order to effectively treat the skin a product needs to be able to be absorbed into the skin.

2. Natural: This ingredient is a natural exfoliate and an effective moisturizer, therefore not only does it penetrate the skin, it gets beneath not only the top layer of the skin but below the skin surface where many of the damage skin cells are found. It can help to repair the past damage caused by the sun and other environmental factors to reveal fresher newer skin.

3. Exfoliation: A glycolic cleanser is able to break up the adhesiveness of the skin that binds the dead skin cells together and keeps newer skin from making it’s way to the surface. Therefore, it is a catalyst in the production of regeneration of the skin.

4. Less Side Effects: Since it is derived from nature there are many people who wouldn’t ordinarily be able to use this product. It has been known to have less side effect on some people with sensitive skin. Therefore practically everyone with different skin types can use this product.

5. Skin Toner: A glycolic cleanser prevents the skin from solidifying and prepares the skin to be subjected to other skin treatments.

There are many different types to chose from and many people tend to favor the foaming glycolic cleanser products. These in the beginning of use have been known to produce a tingling sensation on the skin. After your skin gets used to it many people experience the tingling subside. If this continues you can try limiting the use to once a day until your skin becomes used to it.

People with acne have become accustomed to the use of a glycolic cleanser because they are a safer way to try a product with less irritation because there is less of this key ingredient within the product. Therefore, this cleansing form would be ideal for anyone just starting out to try it.

It can also be used in combination with other glycolic skin care products, which makes it an ideal choice for everyone. Avid users of glycolic cleansers state that their skin feels, refreshed, soft and revitalized.

Glowing skin

1) Mix of besan and milk w/ a pinch of haldi.
2) Mix of honey and fav.
3) Exfoliating using sugar and lemon juice.
4) Mix of glycerine and rose water at night....really makes your skin soft and supple.

Pink lips

  • crush the rose petals nd mix it wid ur lipbalm.........apply it on ur lips every night b4 going to bed
    add some lemon drops to malai nd apply it every night
    take some saffron(kesar) nd mix it in milk nd apply on lips every night

  • apply ghee overnight

    • scrub them when u brush .. very lightly ...

    • rose petals in vaseline.

Scars on face

sandalwood powder + rose water+ few drops of lemon are good for scars made by pimple. it wud lighten them over time.

Dark circles

For dark circles,one best remedy is soak a cotton ball in fresh rose water n keep it on your eyes for abt 5-7 mins,good for relaxation as well as ur dark circles.You can also apply almond oil around the dark circles at bed time,it also works.
However,if you wish to chose any market product,apply Blossam Kochar's Aroma Under eye gel..

Shining Hair

After shampooing hair, put some lime juice on it then rinse it with water after 5 to 10 minutes, You will get very shiny healthy hair all the day,,,

Dead skin

Best way to remove dead body skin to rub it with sea sand, have a warm bath with gentle soap

Monday, November 30, 2009

Facial Spot Remover

Make a mixture of 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice and glycerin and apply it on the spots
Apply the paste of turmeric and curry leaves on the face and wash it after 15 minutes.
Apply a mixture of mehndi and turmeric. For a piece of turmeric, 2-3 leaves of mehndi are used
Grind dried basil leaf, neem and mint (100 gm each). Add some turmeric powder and rose water to make it in a paste form and apply it on the spots.
Grind betel leaf and add a little coconut oil and apply it on the spots
Soak a chappathi in milk overnight . Make it into a paste and apply it on black heads. Repeat for several days
Make a paste of saffron and add some honey , apply it on the face to remove black spots.
To remove black spots... apply a paste of turmeric and basil.
To remove wrinkles on the face, apply a mixture of sandalwood powder, rosewater and glycerin. Wash with cold water after some time

Facial hair removal

For facial hair removal: To turn hair golden brown, apply before bedtime a paste of 2 teaspoon fresh lime juice and ½ teaspoon sugar, 3-4 times a week for 2 months.
For facial hair removal: Mix turmeric powder with milk and apply on the face. Scrub it off slowly moving your fingers in circular motion, and then wash with cold water.
For facial hair removal: Blend one egg white with 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1/2 tablespoon of corn flour until it becomes a sticky paste. Apply the mixture to your face. When it dries gently peel it off. Repeat this 3-4 times a week.
For facial hair removal: Apply a mask of a paste made of sugar, lemon and water in the direction of hair growth. Rinse after 10-15 minutes. Apply twice a week.
For facial hair removal: Apply a mask of a mixture of 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and 4 teaspoons honey in the direction of hair growth. Rinse after 10-15 minutes. Apply twice a week.

Dry mascara/eye liner

  • put one drop of olive oil in the mascara bottle and shake

  • put the bottle bottom in hot water

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ten Surprising uses of aspirin

  1. To remove perspiration stains from white T-shirts, dissolve two aspirins in half a cup of warm water and apply to the area of the fabric where the stain is. This should be left for a couple of hours before washing.
  2. Has your hair ever gone yellow or green from chlorine in a swimming pool? This can be remedied very quickly by dissolving 8 aspirin tablets in a glass of water and rubbing the resulting liquid into your hair. Leave for about ten minutes and then rinse it out. Shampoo in the usual way.
  3. First aid for pimples: Crush an aspirin tablet and add a little water to make a paste. Cover the pimple with this paste and after a few minutes rinse it off. The pimple will be less red and reduced in size. Aspirin is an astringent.
  4. Drop a soluble aspirin tablet into the water before arranging cut flowers in a vase. It helps to keep them fresh for longer.
  5. To treat dandruff, crush two aspirin tablets and add them to your usual shampoo. Leave on the hair for a couple of minutes and rinse as normal.
  6. Mosquito bites can be eased by wetting the skin and rubbing an aspirin over the spot.
  7. Bee stings can be treated in the same way but any adverse reaction to the sting should be reported to a doctor.
  8. Gardeners can treat fungal soil infections by dissolving an aspirin tablet in a liter of water and using the mixture to treat the soil. Don’t make this mixture too strong if using around plants as it may burn the leaves.
  9. Aspirin can also be mixed with potting compost in the greenhouse, or garden, to prevent fungus forming around the roots of new plants.
  10. Take some fresh lemon juice and mix it with a soluble aspirin to make a mixture that will remove grass stains, nicotine stains, etc from hands.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Glowing Skin

1) Mix of besan and milk w/ a pinch of haldi.
2) Mix of honey and fav.
3) Exfoliating using sugar and lemon juice.
4) Mix of glycerine and rose water at night....really makes your skin soft and supple.


Honey Cleansing Scrub
Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 2 tablespoons finely ground almonds and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub gently onto face. Rinse off with warm water.
Firming Face Mask
Whisk together 1 tablespoon honey, 1 egg white, 1 teaspoon glycerin (available at drug and beauty stores) and enough flour to form a paste (approximately 1/4 cup). Smooth over face and throat. Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Smoothing Skin Lotion
Mix 1 teaspoon honey with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil and 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub into hands, elbows, heels and anywhere that feels dry. Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse off with water.
Skin Softening Bath
Add 1/4 cup honey to bath water for a fragrant, silky bath.
Hair Shine
Stir 1 teaspoon honey into 4 cups (1 quart) warm water. Blondes may wish to add a squeeze of lemon. After shampooing, pour mixture through hair. Do not rinse out. Dry as normal

sweet honey of a bath formula

Herbalists have praised honey as a beauty aid for centuries with very good reason. It is a terrific humectant–meaning it helps our skin to retain moisture, making it softer and smoother, and rejuvenating our appearance.
When we invite the golden sweetness of honey into our tub, it becomes a skin-nourishing treat for body and soul. Let the bees show you the way to smoother, fresher-looking skin:
2 tablespoons honey
1 cup hot water
2 drops lavender essential oil (optional)
1. Dissolve the honey in the hot water, then add essential oil and stir to mix.
2. Pour mixture into bathwater and soak for 10 to 15 minutes

more abut honey

Make a moisturizing mask with 1 tsp of honey, 1 egg yolk, ½ tsp almond oil and 1 tsp yoghurt. Apply on your face, neck and other parts of your body. Leave for 15 minutes and rinse off with water. You skin will feel moisturized and polished with tightened pores.
- For the silky-smooth skin, mix ¼ cup of honey and 3 tsp of rosewater. Apply to face, neck avoiding sensitive areas around the eye. Massage well and rinse with lukewarm water and enjoy the sensation of an all different skin.
- Open the pores on your face by place a cloth dipped in warm water. Smear honey on your face for 20-30 minutes. Rinse first with warm water and then cold water to close the pores.
- Indulge your skin with the paste of 1 tsp of honey, 1 egg white, 1 tsp glycerin and flour. Smooth it over your face, throat, leaving it on for 10 minutes and then washing it off with warm water. Your skin will feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
- 4 tbsp of whole milk powder and 2 tbsp of honey make an excellent baby bath.

Facial Hair

For regularly keep honey and little bit of lemon mixed paste apply on ur face .......
And leave on 20 min.......
Honey = turns ur hair into colourless 
And lemon= it bleach our skin deeply

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Static Cling

Apply a layer of hand or body lotion to the inner side of the cloth you are wearing, and also a little bit above the clothes you are wearing under the dress. e.g. if you are wearing a jacket which is causing the static cling, apply the lotion to the inner side of the jacket and also on the shirt you are wearing under the jacket. same goes for trousers and socks ... works wonders

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Pimples after face wax/threading

Use polyfax on ur would prevent the pimples from showing. it really works...

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Balance your body and harmones

tip from a TV progm "A morning wid Farah" its onair on Atv daily monday to friday at 8 O clock to 11 O clock where Dr. Hashmet solve the probles especially females probles.

Well u must use this tip,
Ajwayeen 2 table spoon
Kaloonji 2 table spoon
Espagol (Sabit) 2 table spoon
(Not Chellka)
Mathery 2 table spoon

Mix all and take 1/3 tea spoon twice a day early morning (neehar moonh) n before going to bed. yes Dont CHEW it just put in ur mouth and take a glass of water. Its really works.

Good for balancing your body, periods problem and reducing weight as well.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Acne Remedies

Take a glass of warm water with freshly squeezed lemon first thing in the morning . 
Here are some remedies for acne . When you get them under control , then you can try other things to get a glowing complexion : 

(1)Add 1 part Garlic Juice with 3 parts water. It is an excellent cleansing agent.This can make persistent pimples disappear without a scar with repeated applications.(wash it after 5 to 10 mins).Be careful not to apply near eye area.

(2) Use a paste of besan and curd to wash your face. 

(3)Apply a paste of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves over the face every night for 10-15 minutes and wash with warm water. This will prevent further pimples/ acne.

Tanned Skin

(1) make a paste of cucumber juice and lemon juice in equal quantity and add a pinch of turmeric powder. Apply on affected area and wash after 10 minutes.
(2)To two teaspoons of tomato juice add four tablespoons of buttermilk. Apply. Remove after half an hour. It is excellent for removing tan.

Dark Circles


(1)Use a mixture of raw potato juice and cucumber juice in equal quantity, dip cotton pads in it and place them over your eyes for 20 mins everyday. It will definitely help.

(2) Take a spoon of fresh cream of raw / unboiled milk beat it for a while and mix some drops of lemon in it and apply it to your dark circles .Leave it for 2-3 mins. After that gently massage it with your ring fingers till it dries and then rub it off & rinse off with luke warm water. Use it daily.

(3) Gently dab the area around your eyes with a pad of absorbent cotton, soaked in tea (without milk and sugar) 

(4) Massage a mix of almond oil with few drops of Viatamin E oil under eye at bedtime.

(4) Drink one glass of carrot juice daily 

Ingrown hair

shaving leads to worst ingrown hair and hair removing creams are no better either. Stick to waxing and put a paste of Alum ( called as Phitkari in Hindi ) and rose water after every waxing. It helps in inhibiting futher hair growth. I hope you will see positive results after few waxing cycles. 
Also exfoliate your skin with a scrub everyday. Crush a few disprin/asprin tablets and mix with your scrub. I hope it will take care of your problem to a great extent !!



(1)mix aloevera gel with multani mitti,rose water,2 drops of almond oil,sandalwood powder and just apply it till it dries and wash off.

(2)Make a paste of multani mitti, sandalwood powder & rose water & apply it once in a week.

(3) Apply sandalwood paste on face which acts as antiseptic & keeps the skin cool.

(4)Mixture of turmeric powder and sandalwood in water can be applied daily on face for improved complexion

Olive Oil

Oilve oil is the main ingredient in many beauty products and its equally good for the skin and hair. Before doing any of these , please make sure that your skin is not too oily and doesnt have any active acne / pimples etc.


(1)A mixture of 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup vinegar, & 1/4 cup water used as a night cream will make your skin glow. The olive oil softens and moisturizes and the vinegar lightens discolorations, kills bacteria and loosens dead skin cells. Splash water on your face before applying.

2. Olive oil can be used as cleansing cream if your skin is dry.

3. For a facial, wet face thoroughly, then massage olive oil into your skin. Use about a half teaspoon of sugar and scrub your face with that, then wipe off gently with a warm, wet cloth until the sugar is all gone.

4. Use olive oil on your feet with clean cotton socks. Helps to soften up you feet and it absorbs very nicely.

It conditions the hair and also gets rid of the frizz. Apply warm oilve oil in your hair , massage and let it be there for 1 hour before shampoo.

You can use it in various hair packs too.

(1)Its little lighter than olive oil and has excellent anti -wrinkle properties. You can use it on your face and under the eyes as you would use a night cream.

(2)Almond oil mixed with sugar makes and excellent body and face srub.

(3)Apply it on your cuticles to soften them.

(4) You can apply almond oil on chapped lips to heal them

Pimple marks

1) orange tonic :
Blanch and grind a couple of almonds to a paste and mix in two tablespoons of milk and one tablespoon each of carrot and orange juice. Apply thickly on face and neck and leave on for half an hour. It removes scars and marks from the face and makes it soft and smooth. 

(2)take 3-4 table spoons of milk add some rose water( 1 tablespoon) and some lemon juice (freshly squeezed is preferred) and finally add 2-3 drops of Olive Oil .As the milk will curdle and liquid will separate . Apply this liquid mix before sleeeping with the help of cotton. Leave this overnight and wash off in the morning. 

(3)A paste of Rakta Chandan (red sandalwood) with rose water, applied once or twice a day for about a fortnight helps a lot in removing scars.

Pimple spots

(1)Apply watermelon juice on the face and leave for 20 minutes. Wash off with hot water and then rinse with cold water.

(2)Blanch and grind a couple of almonds to a paste and mix in two tablespoons of milk and one tablespoon each of carrot and orange juice. Apply thickly on face and neck and leave on for half an hour. 

(3)Try using Apple Cider Vinegar (undiluted ) in a cotton pad on the spots. You can do it 2-3 times a day and the spots should fade in no time.

Also , If your skin is not very sensitive , you can always apply crushed garlic on the pimples. They will be cured without leaving any spots.

Ways to stay slim

There is no shortcut to stay slim ...its a question of lifestyle change. Small - small changes here and there work a long way .Here are some tips , i hope you will find them useful: 
* Stick to whole wheat instead of white breads / pastas etc.
* Always try to incorporate more veggies in your meals.
* have minimum 2 fruits a day . Mango. pineapple , grapes and bananas should not be taken frequently while trying to lose weight.
* Incorporate sprouts in your diet atleast in one meal .
* If you are not a veggie, stick to lean meats like skinless chicken , fish , turkey etc. Go for lean cuts of read meat.
* Have only egg whites and discard yellow. 
* Salads help in keeping you full try to eat them twice a day.
* Have warm water with lemon juice first thing in the morning followed by a cup of green tea after half an hour.
* Never skip breakfast. Try to incorporate everything from the diff food groups..for instance : skim milk with oatmeal and some fresh fruits like strawberries , blueberries or half an apple.
* Switch to canola and olive oils and use butter very sparingly.
* Have curds everyday ......its even more imp if you are a vegetarian ..its helpful in supplying the protein which is the main building block of the body.
* Atleast have 8 glasses to water a day.
Finally , exercise atleast 30 minutes a day helps in staying slim and healthy and also gives a glow to skin when done along with healthy and balanced diet. 
I know the pointers i have listed above, almost everyone know these things ...but the point is to incorporate them in your life slowly. But it comes with perks such as healthy and glowing skin and lovely hair i guess they are really worth a try  !!

Face Pack

Use this pack once a week : 
Make a paste of masoor dal+curd+ a few drops of juice of neem leaves and apply as a mask. When dry, remove with finger tips and wash off with water. 
It is very effective in dealing with pimples and gives the skin a glow

Frizzy Hair

Massage mayonnaise into your hair thoroughly, starting from the roots to the hair ends. Then pile your hair on top of your head and cover them fully with plastic food wrap. Wrap the pre-heated towel around it and keep it on for 10 minutes. This will help in deep-conditioning your hair. Now, replace the towel with another pre-heated towel and leave it on for 10 minutes too. Now remove all the wraps and shampoo your hair. This cholesterol treatment once a month for your hair will keep it soft and shiny

White heads

(1)Apply a paste of fresh fenugreek (methi) leaves over the face every night and wash with warm water in the morning for preventing pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, dryness, and wrinkles.

(2)Mix Cornstarch With Vinegar, make a paste and apply on the area for 15-30 minutes; wash off with washcloth and warm water.

(3)Take a tablespoon of raw (not boiled) milk and mix a pinch of salt and two teaspoonful of lime juice in it. Use it as a cleansing lotion. It helps to clean the deep pores of skin and make your skin free from blackheads and whiteheads

Pimple Marks

To reduce pimple / acne marks :-
(1) orange tonic :
Blanch and grind a couple of almonds to a paste and mix in two tablespoons of milk and one tablespoon each of carrot and orange juice. Apply thickly on face and neck and leave on for half an hour. It removes scars and marks from the face and makes it soft and smooth. 
(2)take 3-4 table spoons of milk add some rose water( 1 tablespoon) and some lemon juice (freshly squeezed is preferred) and finally add 2-3 drops of Olive Oil .As the milk will curdle and liquid will separate . Apply this liquid mix before sleeeping with the help of cotton. Leave this overnight and wash off in the morning. 

To avoid getting pimple marks :
apply crushed garlic on the affected area 

Skin whitening

Here are some simple home remedies for skin whitening that you can do to lighten the skin tone and get a lighter complexion. However, they must be done regularly and best results are obtained if they are inculcated as a part of daily routine.

Mix 1 tsp of milk powder, 1 tsp of honey, 1 tsp of lemon juice, and ½ tsp of almond oil. Apply on face and wash off after 10-15 minutes. This pack helps bring shine to the skin and also removes tan.

Mix oatmeal with curd and tomato juice and apply on the face. Keep it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. It helps remove the tan and lightens the skin.

Place sliced raw potato on the face. It helps reduce blemishes and other marks.

Applying turmeric powder along with lime juice removes the tan. Lime juice is a natural bleach.

Dried orange peels mixed with curd also help reduce blemishes and scars. Wash off this mixture with cold water after 15 minutes.

Soak 4 almonds overnight. Grind into a fine paste using milk. Apply on face and neck and leave it overnight. Wash with cold water in the morning. Do this daily for 15 days, followed by twice a week.

A tbsp of gram flour mixed with 2 tsp of raw milk and 2-3 drops of lime juice works well for lightening dark skin. Apply this mixture and leave it for 15 minutes before washing off. Repeat for 4 weeks and follow up with once a week.

Apply a paste of fresh ground mint leaves and leave it for about 20 minutes. Wash with cold water, continue for 15 days.

Apply a mixture of grated tomato with 2-3 drops of lime juice on the face. Leave it for 20 minutes before washing off. Do this twice a day for 15-20 days for best results.

Reduce Pimple Marks

take 3-4 table spoons of milk add some rose water( 1 tablespoon) and some lemon juice (freshly squeezed is preferred) and finally add 2-3 drops of Olive Oil .As the milk will curdle and liquid will separate . Apply this liquid mix before sleeeping with the help of cotton. Leave this overnight and wash off in the morning.

Remove Blackheads

(1) Mix honey and cinnamon powder . Apply and keep for 20 minutes ..wash off and rinse with cold water.

(2) take a teaspoon of baking soda and mix with rose water to make a paste. Apply and wash off with rinsing with cold water.

Another effective way to avoid blackheads is to scrub skin every second day. You can either use any of the good scrubs available in the market or you can make one at home. Following is the recipe :

Mix 1 teaspoon of honey with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 2 teaspoon of sugar. Apply, scrub and enjoy the softer skin !

Please take care that its always important to keep the pores closed after you clean or scrub your skin . You can use any toner for this purpose depending upon the type of your skin or else you can use rose water which is an excellent natural toner. Dont forget to put on the moisturiser after toning. 
I hope you will see good results by doing the above regularly.

Night Creams

  • Heat almond oil since it is quiet thick remove it off from flame
    add a small amount of rose water and a hint of honey blend together and store in a jar or air tight bottle
    apply every night after washing your face but a not too much
  • For Sensitive Skin:
    One Apple
    One Cup Olive Oil
    One Cup Rose Water

    This one is a bit difficult but one of the bests I personally used
    Blend apple with skin and olive oil.
    put a pan filled with water on stove and keep another small pan on top of the water.
    pour the blended mixture in the pan
    heat it a bit up till the color slightly changes
    add rose and blend well.

    Can be kept in refrigerator for max 6days

Dark circles

1. Use very little almond oil and massage it with your index finger around your eyes in 8 shape and then in circles. Do this every night before you sleep. This will also help you to have a good sleep. It is most important is to sleep well for healthy eyes
2. get into the habbit of blinking as frequently as possible. this will retain the moisture of your eyes... 
3. Avoid going in the sun without sunglass

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Ten Budget Friendly Beauty Tips

1.Stand dried-up mascara in a glass of warm water to bring it back to life.


2.A cheap way to boost the shine of dark hair is to rinse it with diluted vinegar. Blonde hair benefits from lemon juice. Both acts by sealing down the outer cuticles of the hair, helping your hair reflect the light more effectively.


3.Swap commercial face scrubs for a handful of oatmeal massaged directly onto your skin – it works really well.


4.Turn lipstick into lip gloss with a coat of lip balm after applying color.


5.Eye shadow doubles up as eyeliner, if applied with a cotton bud (swab). Dampen the end of the bud (swab) first for a more dramatic effect.


6.A drop of live oil rubbed nightly into your nails will help them grow long and strong and is cheaper than shop-bought manicure oils.


7.Make powder eye shadows last longer and stay crease-free by dusting eyelids with translucent powder first. It'll absorb the oils from your skin, and keep your make-up looking fresh.


8.To dry nail polish in a hurry, spray nails with PAM Oil Spray. (note: this really does work).


9.Toner/Astringent—Use witch hazel instead. No need to dilute—use full strength. You can also rinse with a splash of Apple Cider Vinegar after cleansing—it balances out the ph of your skin.


10.Add a few drops of your favorite eaude toilette to some olive oil, and use as scented bath oil as a cheap treats. Olive oil can also be added to bath water for a skin softener.

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