Thursday, March 17, 2011

10 Natural Recipes For Your Hair

Many of you may be have been using the synthetic hair treatment formula for a very long time and if you are not careful of choosing one that suit your hair, you may spoiled your hair by using a not compatible shampoo or conditioner. But do you realize that actually you can use many natural ingredient that you can easily found one that just surrounding you? Here are the list of natural recipes that I would like to share with you.

1. Egg Shampoo
Beat 2 eggs in a cup of warm water. Massage the mixture into wet hair. Leave on 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse in tepid water.
Caution: If you rinse in hot water, the eggs could scramble right in your hair and be impossible to get out!

2. Lather & Strengthen
Mix an egg into your regular shampoo.

3. To Thicken Hair
Add a tablespoon of powdered gelatin to your shampoo.   

4. Hair Shiners
¼ cup lemon juices added to ½ cup water for light hair.
¼ cup vinegar added to ½ cup water for brunettes. Use as a final rinse.

5. Conditioner for Dry Hair
Mix 1 egg, 1 tablespoon honey, and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Apply to wet hair. Cover with shower cap or layer of plastic wrap. Leave on for at least 30 minutes before shampooing out.

6. Nourishing Hair Pack
Here’s what to do with an overripe avocado:
Mash it up and blend through dry hair. Leave the mixture on for 30 minutes. Shampoo thoroughly.

7. Yogurt Conditioner
Use plain yogurt as a conditioner/final rinse.
Rub in after shampooing. Leave on 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

8. Hot Oil Treatment
Mix 1 cup olive oil and 1.4 cup butter. Microwave for one minute. Leave on 20 minutes. Then shampoo.

9. Oily Hair Treatment
Add ¼ cup aloe vera gel to ½ cup shampoo. Mix well and apply.

10. Dry Hair Treatment
Mix 1 tablespoon honey to 2 tablespoon shampoo. Shampoo as usual.

Knox Original Gelatine Unflavored - 1 oz. box (4 individual powder gelatin envelopes)
Powdered Gelatin
Zoe Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 25.5-Ounce Tins (Pack of 2)
Aloe Vera Gel
Wedderspoon Raw Organic Manuka Honey Active 16+, 17.6-Ounce Jar
Manuka Honey
Heinz Distilled White Vinegar 16oz
White Vinegar

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hair..all you need to know

A Good Hair Day
So What do you want from your hair? You probably want it to behave. You want it to have volume. You want it to shine. That’s just how you decide what you need in a hair products. The number one question I am asked when it comes to hair:

Is there a difference between expensive hair salon products and drugstore items?

After all these years of research, I still find that there are no quick answers. I have tried them all (and have the split ends to prove it), yet have not come up with anything that beats the natural-based formulas.

Because everyone’s hair is unique, it is necessary to experiment a bit. The key is to purchase the smallest size available (travel sizes are ideal), and see what works. We’ve all seen the big vat of that product going to be if it makes your hair look like a miniature haystack?

Here’s all you’ll need for beautiful hair. And I pray that you never again overspend, buy a useless product, or have a “bad hair day”.

Find a Stylist You Like and Trust
Ask a friend or even a stranger on the street whose hair you admire.

Pay a little extra to book the salon’s master stylist. This is a stylist who has extra training and probably teaches or lectures.

If you are done in less than 30 minutes, move on. That is not enough time.Enter the salon with a specific game plan (take a picture along if you need to, but try to be realistic).

Recommended to read
Great Hair: Elegant Styles for Every Occasion Hair Design Style Guide (Mini Maestro)

Use the Right Shampoo
There are very specific shampoos on the market today to help you make your hair be the best it can be. Occasionally add a couple of caplets of vitamin E to your inexpensive shampoo for extra nourishment.

There are very good shampoos that perform more than one task.

Use inexpensive brands to strip off extra mousse, gels, ect., at least one a week.

Condition When You Need To

You probably only need to deep condition (10 to 30 minutes) once a week.

Your facial moisturizer can double as a hair conditioner.

If your hair is extremely dry, allow a little conditioner to remain in your hair. The excess will be rubbed off during the towel drying process.

The Grand Finish
Mousse is a good ending product for fine hair.

Gel is great control, but should be used in small amounts.

Hair spray should be used at least ten inches away from the sides of the head, and about five inches from the top.

Always use your fingers as a styling aid while using these products.

So I hope that you enjoy with the methods that I share with you here and hope that you will always have a good hair day!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Healing Remedies For Your Beautiful Body

To Squeeze or Not to Squeeze
If you decide to squeeze a pimple, be every gentle, pressing until it bleeds may rupture tissue and cause scarring. Make sure that skin is clean and warm. Wrap your fingers in tissues, ad apply light pressure. Dap over it with tea tree oil.

Fade Cream
Make your own concoction to lighten age spots and sun-damaged upper chest. Mix the juice of 1 lemon, 1 lime, 2 tablespoons of honey, and 2 ounces of plain yogurt. Gently massage into each spot. Use it at least once a week.

Face Lift

There are ways to lift your face, both on a cumulative and temporary basis. For years models, actors, and actresses have been relying on the shark’s liver oil and yeast contained in hemorrhoidal creams. These are the same ingredients that can be found in expensive “firming” creams sold at expensive cosmetic counters. Just what these creams do for those other areas (takes down the swelling and shrinks tissues) is what they do for under eye bags, droopy jowls, etc. Makeup artists won’t do a makeover without it. Rock stars, Hollywood’s big names, and others celebrities won’t go on the road without a supply on it. Many of the people you believe have had plastic surgery have been using it for years.

If you object to the medicinal smell, simply mix it with a small amount of your regular moisturizer. If you do need to use it and head out the door right away, just dab a little perfume in front of each ear to diffuse any signs. Many people may notice or aware that certain aroma wafting from certain nice looking people where their look are not matching with their age. It actually came from this product. If you find that this product works for you, I suggest that you use it at night in the privacy of your own bedroom.

If you are heading out to a special event, and want to tighten your face a bit, use this quick fix:

Beat 1 egg white to froth. Apply over all over face, paying special attention to the eye area, chin and jaw. Allow it to dry (it should take no longer than ten minutes), and ever so lightly rinse it off. Don’t waste your money on temporary lifting creams. The egg white lift is just as effective as any “face lifts in a bottle” I have ever tried.

Thin cucumber slices used as compresses over closed eyes will relieve sore, puffy eyes.

Raw potato slices contain potassium to take away dark circles under the eye.

Inexpensive tea bags (make sure that they’re cool to the touch) on the eye make good eye refreshers because of the tannic acid. Don’t use herbal tea bags, because most don’t contain tannic acid. Try such brands as Red Rose or Lipton, or generic brands.

The neck is often one of the most neglected areas, yet it’s the first place where the signs of aging appear. A certain amount of wrinkling and sagging is inevitable, but there is a lot you can do to not only improve the appearance of your neck now, but minimize future problems.

Always take your cleanser and creams over the entire throat area, rinsing thoroughly. Make certain to apply all creams with firm upward strokes.

Knees and Elbows
The skin on knees, elbows, and heels can easily look discolored and dead. Here’s a bleaching mask that really works wonders. Don’t you even thinks of wearing a short skirt without first applying this mixture.

Add the juice of 3 lemons to 1 cup of powdered milk. Use just enough water to make a thick paste. Leave the mixture on for 20 minutes. Scrub off briskly with a loofah or sponge.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Secret of Quick Skin Pick Up

Do you need a quick glow to your skin and an allover healthier look? Bend over at the waist, as far as you can possibly go, and hold to the count of thirty. Scientists have proven that this very simple stance boosts circulation to both face and scalp, speeding up the turnover of skin cells and reducing the possibility of breakouts. Benefits vary depending on the time of day you choose.

Morning : It helps you to focus on a busy day and awakens the mind and body.

Noon : This is the time for a midday boost.

Night : It helps you unwind, and gets your heart rate and your breathing back to where they should be.

Try to get your head in the proximity of your knees. It’s okay to bend your knees until you get used to the position. Steady the stance by clasping your hands behind your back. Still can’t seem to do it? Just lay over the side of your bed (head down).

Some of us may have blemish skin , blemish often characterized by skin discoloration or dark spots, sometimes know as Hyperpigmentation which is a result of acne whiteheads, blackheads, or just plain old pimples that most of us acne sufferers are accustomed to. There are other types of skin blemishes for which we cannot blame acne, but occur in the skin naturally at birth. These are often referred to as port-wine stains.
I believe many of us having this skin problem, and here I would like to share with you this blemished skin aids

  • Tincture of Benzoin
  • Oatmeal
  • Yogurt
  • Strawberries
  • Tea tree oil

Here is another Tip that you will like to know!
Retin-A is doing for stretch marks what it has done for face. Researchers have found that woman using the prescription drug for facial problems on stretch marks reduced the stretch marks by 14 percents after six months of continued use.

Books to Read
Spotless: The Essential Guide to Getting Rid of Spots and Acne How To Get Rid Of Blackheads: Remove blackheads forever! The Best Acne Treatments Revealed!: How to get rid of pimples and blackheads forever!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Cellulite Know How

Cellulite on the legs is a very common issue that 90% of women of all ages encounter at some time in their life. Cellulite is sometimes compared to orange peel or cottage cheese looking skin. It is a fatty deposit causing a dimpled or uneven appearance, as around the thighs and buttocks.We have tried many way to get rid of cellulite and some are not effective at all.

We now know that diet works and thigh creams don’t when it comes to cellulite. So what else can we do besides just starting at it? Here are some simple steps:

1. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables (preferable raw).
2. Keep away from processed foods.
3. Drink lots of water to clean cells of toxins.
4. Stay away from carbonated beverages (even low-calorie).
5. Avoid alcohol, which negatively affects the liver, the body’s main detoxifier and filter.
6. Try to walk or jog at least three times a week for 30 to 45 minutes.
7. Scrub the skin with a bristle brush or loofah. Brush in slow sweeps, always toward the heart. There are gloves and mitts available to do this, but they’re not necessary. Try to do this at least five minutes a day.Models are using their morning coffee grounds to massage their cellulite areas. The main ingredient in expensive cellulite creams is caffeine, so it makes lots of sense. Simply sit on the edge of your bathtub, and rub the coffee grounds into those pesky areas. It could get messy, so make sure that you have a few newspaper laid out under you!
8. Copy the expensive herbal wraps offered by top spas. Mix a cup of corn oil with ½ cup of grapefruits juice and 2 teaspoons dried thyme. Massage into hip, thigh, and buttock areas. Cover with plastic wrap to lock in body heat. For extra results, lay a heating pad over each area for about 5 minutes.

Stages of Cellulite
Do you have it? How bad is it? Cellulite does have a way of progressing like a bad fungus.

Cellulite can be diagnosed by using the skin pinch and roll technique. Gently take a large fold of normal skin and rub it between your thumb and forefinger. The skin will appear smooth.

Now repeat this test on areas where you think you have cellulite. You may have cellulite in the following stages:

Stage 1
The skin will show no visible signs, but bruises and cuts may be slow to heal in this area.
Stage 2
Looking closely at the skin, you’ll see broken veins and skin discoloration. Bruises will appear after a small hit. When pinched, the skin will feel thicker and slightly tender with slight ripples.
Stage 3
Even without pinching the skin, you’ll see evidence of an orange peel appearance.
Stage 4
The skin will appear puckered, and is cold to the touch. Broken veins will be present, and bruising can occur spontaneously.
Stage 5
Not only will you feel cold areas, but hot areas will also be evident.
Stage 6
Large lumps of fat are honeycombed in fibers, distorting the appearance of the cellulite area.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Moisturizer Know How

Do you know what is the largest organ of our body? Many may get it right but many get it wrong too. The answer is the skin! It is not just a bag that covers our whole body but it is a protective barrier that defends against dirt and debris. By locking in moisture it also maintains the hydration levels of the body.

Why Moisturizer is Important

Our body has a particular moisture level that needs to be maintained, without which it becomes prone to dryness and irritation. Skin helps seal in moisture and protect against external irritants like dirt and pollution. It keeps a regulates temperature cools down the body when it becomes too hot by oozing out sweat.

Moisturizers protect the skin against dehydration and provide the epidermis layer with anti aging ingredients thereby improving the skin texture. This further enhances the skin tone and makes it soft and supple. Dehydrated skin is prone to damage by ultraviolet radiation and free radicals. Therefore, it becomes absolutely essential to apply moisturizer on a daily basis to correct these flaws.

Moisturizers are vital for people with dry skin because they are all the more susceptible to dryness which further causes flaky and tight skin. It’s best to use moisturizers that contain emollients and humectants. Emollients like petroleum and lactic acid strengthen the skin’s barrier function and humectants attract moisture from the air and retain it. Popular humectants include glycerin and hyaluronic.
Do you know what you can or you cannot do with moisturizer? Here is what you should know about when you are applying moisturizer to your skin:
  • Don’t over moisturize. Use cream on specific areas. You may not need it all over your face. The cheeks and forehead tend to be drier than the chin.
  • Choose the right formula for your skin type. More than half of all women misdiagnose their skin type, believing it to be very oily or very dry. It’s highly unusual for a woman’s skin to be either. If moisturizer is too heavy, the result is clogged pores. Moisturizing techniques need to be changed as the seasons change.  
  • Get more from your moisturizer by circulating the skin. Gently tap the face by pretending your face is a piano, and you’re “playing” it. 
  • Any moisturizer can be stretched by first applying a film of natural vegetable oil as a base.  
  • Wait until a moisturizer is completely absorbed before applying foundation. However, if a foundation is a bit dry, moisturizer can loosen it up a bit. The foundation will go on more smoothly.
Mary Kay TimeWise Age-Fighting Moisturizer (Normal/Dry Skin)
For Dry Skin
Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion For Dry, Sensitive Skin 8 oz (227 g)
For Sensitive Skin
Almay Daily Moisturizer for Oily Skin with Refreshing Meadowsweet 4 oz. (118 ml)
For Oily Skin
Sundari Neem & Avocado Balancing Moisturizer for Normal to Combination Skin 1.7 oz
For Normal/Combo Skin

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Secret Tips for You Skin while you are Bathing

Many people do not know that you can actually pamper your skin while you are bathing. Many thing can be added to your bath especially when you are using a bathtub. A lot of people will like to buy some of the ready made nutrienized soap that so called enriched with vitamin, essential oils and bla..bla..bla..

But today here I would like to share with you some natural and easy to find workable recipes that you would like to have a try.
Add some baking soda to your bath (about half a box). It will sooth itching skin, irritation and sunburn.

Use Epsom salts (about one-half pound) to relax muscles and relieve swelling.

Try some instant oatmeal (or grind any other to a powder) in the tub to get rid of sunburn.

Add a spoonful of honey is said to help insomnia.

Combine a cup instant milk powder with three drops of almond oil. Soak for at least 15 minutes, the using a coarse wash cloth or loofah, rub vigorously to exfoliate (remove) dead skin. Your skin will absolutely glow and shine!

Should you start to feel a cold coming on, take a teaspoon of mustard powder and add it to a hot bath. You just might fight off the cold.

Orange slices in the bath are uplifting and beats any aromatherapy available today.

Through the ages red wine has been used as a beauty treatment. Since it is a tannic acid, many beauties use it as an acid based toner.

Recommended To Read

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Over 600 Natural, Non-Toxic and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health - Beauty - a Safe Home Environment  The Aromatherapy Bible: The Definitive Guide to Using Essential Oils (... Bible) Aromatherapy: An A-Z: The Most Comprehensive Guide to Aromatherapy Ever Published
Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil TherapyAromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art  Aromatherapy Complete Herbal Pack Set
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