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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Natural Hair Conditioner

                    I know I don't have to explain you what is a hair conditioner because I know every one of you already know it. If you want long healthy hair, then natural conditioner is the key. It is an
important step in hair care routine because it helps minimize damage and breakage. Conditioner keep the older parts of our hair healthy and strong. 
                           Without conditioning I find that my hair is difficult to manage. So today I am going to mention some of the easiest homemade recipes of natural hair conditioners with the ingredients available in your kitchen. 

HOME-MADE HAIR CONDITIONER :-  

FIRST CONDITIONER -

              5 tbsp aloe vera juice
              5 drops lemon juice
             10 drops almond oil    

  • Mix all the above ingredients together.
  • Apply this paste on your hair.
  • Leave it for 15 to 20  minutes.  
  • Rinse with lukewarm water.

SECOND CONDITIONER -

                1 cup butter milk
                1/2 tbsp henna powder
                5 drops rose oil
                10 drops almond oil

  • Add henna and butter milk mix it properly. 
  • Leave it for 5 minutes then filter butter milk. 
  • Add rose oil and almond oil to it. 
  • Apply this on your hair leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. 
  • Rinse with lukewarm water. 


THIRD CONDITIONER -
              1/2 tbsp henna powder
              10 mint leaves

     Add both ingredients in one cup of water, boil it on sin gas for 5 min. Filter it, keep the herbal liquid.  Add

              1 tbsp aloe vera juice
              10 drops of almond oil
  • Add aloe vera juice and almond oil to the herbal liquid.
  • Apply this on your hair leave for 15 to 50 minutes.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water.

FOURTH CONDITIONER -

             2 tbsp fresh strawberry juice 
             2 tbsp fresh carrot juice 
             5 drops honey 
             10 drops olive oil 
             1 cup warm water  
  • Mix all the above ingredients together.
  • Apply this on your hair.
  • Leave it for 15 to 20  minutes.  
  • Rinse with lukewarm water.






Monday, 29 April 2013

Homemade Mask For Silky Smooth Hair

                 Usually hair texture runs in the family. But some time changes in the weather, location, water also affect the quality of hair. Silky smooth hair is something, that almost every woman desires  
to have, because it has the potential to improve your overall beauty. For that you can give your hair  regular hair care treatments to improve the texture. But hair treatment is more than just oiling and washing and this is likely to take some time. 
                          There is a wide range of hair care products which are available in the market, and also you have a number of natural ingredients present in your kitchen that can be used to make some of the best home remedies to have silky hair. So you have a wide range of products at your disposal. I understand that no one can have enough time to use home made products every day, so i will suggest that you use them at least once every week to get amazing and long lasting results.
             So today, I am going to recommend you 3 different masks, you can try anyone of them.


1)  MASK :- 

              1 tbsp olive oil
              1 egg yolk
              5 drops rose oil
              2 tbsp aloe vera  juice

  • Mix all the above ingredients properly.
  • Apply this paste on your hair.
  • Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • If you want you can cover your hair with shower cap to maintain the moisture.
  • Rinse it with lukewarm water.
  • Don't use shampoo while washing.
  • Let your hair dry then you can have oil head massage.
  • This time you can use shampoo to rinse your hair.


2) MASK :-

             1 tbsp fenugreek seeds (methi seeds)
             1 tbsp rose petals paste 
             1 tbsp mint leaves (pudina leaves) paste 
             20 drops almond oil / olive oil 
             1/2 cup butter milk 
  • Grind fenugreek seeds mix it with rose petals and mint leaves paste.
  • Boil this paste in 1/2 glass of water till it reduce to 1/2 cup.Keep gas on sim.
  • Let it cool down to room temperature then add 20 drops of almond oil/ olive oil and 1/2 cup butter milk in it. Mix it properly. 
  • Apply this paste on your hair. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water.

3) MASK :-

           1 tbsp fenugreek seeds (methi seeds)
           5 tbsp green coriander 
           10 tbsp olive oil 
           1 tbsp almond oil
           20 tbsp coconut oil
  • Grind fenugreek seeds and green coriander make a paste of it.
  • Add olive oil, almond oil and coconut oil to this paste.
  • Heat this oil for 10 minutes on sim gas.
  • Let it cool down then filter it.
  • Massage with this oil for 15 minutes 
  • Leave it for 30 minutes then wash your hair.









Sunday, 28 April 2013

CAMPHOR

                         It's a waxy, white or transparent solid with a strong, aromatic odor. Camphor is a substance derived from the tree Cinnamomum camphora found in Asia, china, japan etc. It is used
for its scent, ingredients in cooking, for medical purposes,religious ceremonies, also used as an anti-odor element and kept in cupboard corners as a insect repellent. 
                                     It has been used in skin care products because of its cooling, analgesic and anti-itch properties  from past so many years. 
        

PROPERTIES :-
  • It gently helps oily, problematic skin.
  • It purifies and tones the skin.
  • Prevents accumulation of impurities on skin.
  • It reduces the appearance of pores and improves skin complexion
  • In cough it is applied on chest for easy breathing.
  • It is applied on skin to help itching or irritation.
  • It act as a painkiller when applied on the affected skin.   

USE OF CAMPHOR IN DIFFERENT MASKS :- 

1) FOR GLOW -

                 Pinch of camphor
                 5 drops almond oil
                 1 tbsp red lentil (masoor dal) powder
                 Milk

  • Mix all  the above ingredients together.
  • Add milk to make a paste of it.
  • Apply it evenly on your face.
  • Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Wet your hands and gently massage your face.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water.


2) FOR ACNE -

                Pinch of camphor
                1/4th tbsp calendula flower paste
                1 tbsp fuller's earth (multani mitti)
                Rose water  


  • Mix all  the above ingredients together.
  • Add rose water to make a paste of it.
  • Apply it evenly on your face.
  • Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it with water.


3) FOR FAIRNESS -

                Pinch of camphor
                Pinch of nut meg (jayaphala) powder
               1/4th tbsp liquorice (mulethi) powder
               4 drops of almond oil
               Rose water

  • Mix all  the above ingredients together.
  • Add rose water to make a paste of it.
  • Apply it evenly on your face.
  • Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Wet your hands and gently massage your face.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water.

                     
       

Saturday, 27 April 2013

REFRESH YOUR LOOK ONCE A WEEK

                  To keep your face looking as youthful as possible, you need proper skin care. For this
once a week facial is must. The purpose of a facial is to improve circulation, deep-cleanse, smooth and moisturize the skin. A complete facial includes a cleansing, steam, exfoliation,blackhead removal, mask, toner and moisturizer.  
                               How you care for your skin is utterly dependent on the type of skin you have : oily, normal / combination, dry sensitive.




THE BASIC 7-STEP SKINCARE REGIMEN :-   

STEP 1 :- 



         Cleanser remove make-up and impurities from the surface of the skin. It clean your skin hydrate, leave
a radiant, silky and healthy complexion. Take a small amount of cleanser which suits your skin, apply it over your entire face and neck massage it gently for 1 minute in a circular motion. Then rinse your face with water, followed by a refreshing toner.
                    It soften and remove dead skin cells, which allows more effective absorption of other skin care products.

STEP 2 :-



         Exfoliation makes skin smooth and regular use of this removes the build-up of the hard keratin layer and allows better absorption of other skin care products. Take a small amount of it on your palm apply evenly on your face and gently scrub it on your skin until it dries. Leave it for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse your face.
         In one of my earlier post I have already mentioned about natural dry fruits scrub, so you can use that also its one of my best formulation.It really nourishes our skin and its not harsh like those ready made scrubs.

STEP 3 :-


      Steaming the facial skin is a wonderful way to open the skin pores and remove the dirt. If you have one of those home steamers, then its great, but if you don't have then just just fill a medium container with hot water, place your face over it and cover up with a towel for 5 to 10 minutes. Try to cover properly so steam won't escape. Be careful to avoid hot water burns. This procedure opens up your pores for the next step.

STEP 4 :-



        After taking steam skin becomes soft, so it becomes easy to remove blackheads. Gently remove blackheads if you have but don't just squeeze them! You can use either a blackhead extractor or one of those nose strips that you stick on your nose and wait for 10 to 15 minutes, then peel off.

STEP 5 :-



       Face mask, after all these steps use face mask according to your skin or requirements like for glow, fairness, nourishment etc. If you want to go for home made face mask you can visit my previous posts. I have covered most of all face masks for different type of skin, functions, treatments.

STEP 6 :- 



       Toners refresh and balance the skin pH. Apply toner over entire cleansed skin with a help of cotton boll and leave on. Use toner twice a day after cleansing or mask to refresh your skin. Finish with serum and moisturizer.


STEP 7 :-



      Moisturizers hydrate and soften skin. Even oily skin needs a light moisturizer to maintain softness and suppleness. So use moisturizer according to your skin type.

  






Friday, 26 April 2013

NIGHT Skin Care

             We know it's easy to follow morning skin care routine, but when it comes to the end of the day we are too tired to look after our skin. But the problem with that is our skin is carrying pollution,
make up, oil and germs. So its as important as Day skin care. 
                                   The benefits of a Night skin care routine include improving skin tone and color , reduce skin blemishes , hydrating and rejuvenating the skin. It allows the skin to breath, heal and restore to a healthy young glow.

              So when ever you are finally done with your work follow these steps in your routine life -


STEP 1 -  

            First thing to do before going to bed is wash your face with an no alcohol cleanser. They are very important as they help remove excess oil and impurities.
                   As we all know one should wash his/her face minimum three times a day.

STEP 2 -

           Toning is one of the most important step. Because it tones our skin and improve skin elasticity.

 STEP 3 -

           Back in some time night creams were not so popular but now-a-days they are. So if you have dark  and leave it.
circles problem or puffiness use it. Take a drop of cream on your ring fingers and massage it in between fingers then gently pat under your eye area. Give it a gentle 10 seconds massage
                        Because there are no oil glands around the eye, using eye cream on the skin around eye restore the skin and reduce puffiness and dark circles.

  STEP 4 -

           If your skin is feeling on the dry side, apply a thin layer of light oil-free Moisturizing Gel before going to bed. If however, my skin feels comfortable or a bit oily that day, I will skip this step.


   STEP 5 -

           Gently wash your lips with warm on a soft cloth. This will remove any dry and dead skin. Apply a lip balm to soften and heal chapped lips.

       And when it comes to sleep be sure to change your pillow covers on a regular basis, as dirt trapped in fabric can cause irritation and breakouts. 


                                            AS NEEDED :- 


  • If you have any acne spots and use a acne clearing cream on affected area so you can use it after all the above steps.  
  • If you want you can use natural face mask on daily basis to keep your skin health

            1. FOR DRY SKIN :- 

                         Aloe Vera juice 5 drops
                         Almond oil 2 drops 

               Mix both the ingredients together apply this paste on your face. Leave it for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.


            2 FOR OILY SKIN -

                           Aloe Vera juice 5 drops
                           Almond oil 1 drops
                           Orange oil 1 drop

                 Mix all the ingredients together apply this paste on your face. Leave it for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
                           









Thursday, 25 April 2013

My DAY Skin Care Routine

                  This is not a vanity; its a basic fundamental maintenance for our skin. As we all know we are so used to wearing makeup, we live in a sunny country, we take hot showers, work in air
 conditioning and sit in front of heaters. All these activities harm our skin daily, so we need to recover back what is damaged, and clean off what has been pushed into the skin, to calm down the ageing process.  
                              One should drink lots of water but don't just gulp it drink slowly, eat healthy diet, exercise and be happy. When my skin is at it's best, it's because i am treating it nicely, remembering to exfoliate it after a long day of applying make up many times etc.

               Skin care is very personal - there are so many products launching every month and lots of them are really worth buying. But we just cant buy all of them and narrowing down to one product can be difficult but the only way to find out if a product works on you, is to try it yourself remember take your time and listen to your skin. 


                             MORNING SKIN CARE :- 


STEP 1 
            First thing I do in the morning is wash my face with an anti-oxidant cleanser. They are very important as they help remove excess oil and impurities.


  • Here I am mentioning some home made cleansers, which you can put to use and as you already know they are without any negative effects.
        1. FOR DRY SKIN :-


                                Aloe Vera juice      1 tbsp 
                                Lemon juice            2 drops 
                                Almond oil              2 drops   

         Mix all these ingredients and use this gel as we use cleanser. Wash your face with lukewarm water.

        2. FOR OILY SKIN :-

                                Aloe Vera juice    1 tbsp 
                                Rose oil                2 drops 
                                Almond oil            4 drops   

          Mix all these ingredients and use this gel as we use cleanser. Wash your face with lukewarm water.



STEP 2 -
           For me, toning is one of the most important step. I apply a toner as soon as I get out of my shower, because I feel it effects more when the pores are open.

STEP 3 -
           If my skin is feeling on the dry side, I will apply a thin layer of Moisturizing Gel. If however, my skin feels comfortable or a bit oily that day, I will skip this step.
                     
STEP 4 -   
           In recent years Eye care has become one of my top priorities and i rotate many eye creams. Some of them, I prefer to use at day and some specially for the night.
                                 I apply my eye cream, while the toner on my is drying. I massage my eye product in between my ring fingers and gently pat onto my under eye area. Then i give it a gentle 10 seconds massage.

STEP 5 -
        Lastly, if you want to apply make-up you can now otherwise you can just leave the house with sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage.



                            EVENING SKIN CARE :-

STEP 1 -
          Always do remember, when ever you are back from work first remove your eye makeup with eye
makeup remover. It should be non-irritating and easily gets rid of even waterproof makeup.

STEP 2 -
           Then I remove the rest of my face makeup using face makeup remover. Use a gentle makeup remover,which don't leave any sort of residue behind.   

STEP 3 -
           Lastly, wash your face with your favorite cleanser.

  • You can use some home made face wash.
      1FOR DRY SKIN :-
  
                             Gram flour     1 tbsp
                             Rose oil         2-4 drops
                             Almond oil     4-5 drops
                             Rose water  

            Mix all the ingredients and make a thin paste. Scrub it gently on your face for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse with normal water.

       2   FOR OILY SKIN :-

                             Gram flour     1 tbsp
                             Orange oil      2-4 drops
                             Almond oil     2 drops
                             Rose water    

             Mix all the ingredients and make a thin paste. Scrub it gently on your face for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse with normal water.
   
      
  •      If you use mask on daily basis like for acne, blemishes or for fairness you can use after this step. 


                                     
 

Monday, 22 April 2013

DRY FRUIT SCRUB

                           Hi friends, as today is Sunday and we have some time for ourselves,use it  to pamper your skin. As of from tomorrow again we all will be busy in some work. So i am going to suggest you
some dry fruit scrub so that you can have a fresh glowing skin every day of your life. And they really nourishes our skin and make it so smooth that can make one feel like touching it again and again. And with no harmful effects, as all the ingredients are natural.





1) SCRUB FOR DRY TO NORMAL SKIN :- 

                            Almonds                                 --    10 gms
                            Wall-nuts                                --    10 gms
                            Cashew nuts                            --    10 gms
                            Dry dates                                 --    10 gms
                            Lemon juice                             --    10 to 15 droops
                            Red lentil (masoor dal) powder --    1 tbsp

  • Grind almonds, wall-nuts, cashew nuts and dry dates.
  • Don't make a thin powder of them keep it a little granular so it can be used as a scrub.
  • Add lemon juice and red lentil to this powder and mix it properly.
  • Take 1/2 tbsp of this powder add rose water to make a paste.
  • Gently scrub your face with it for 4 to 5 minutes. 
  • Rinse your face with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat this procedure 3 times a week. 



2) SCRUB FOR OILY SKIN :-

                            Almonds                                 --    10 gms
                            Wall-nuts                                --    10 gms
                            Cashew nuts                            --    10 gms
                            Dry dates                                 --    10 gms
                            Lemon juice                             --    10 to 15 droops
                            Fuller's earth (multani mitti)       --    2 tbsp


  • Grind almonds, wall-nuts, cashew nuts and dry dates.
  • Don't make a thin powder of them keep it a little granular so it can be used as a scrub.
  • Add lemon juice and fuller's earth to this powder and mix it properly.
  • Take 1/2 tbsp of this powder add rose water to make a paste.
  • Gently scrub your face with it for 4 to 5 minutes. 
  • Rinse your face with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat this procedure 3 times a week. 
















EYE BAGS

                            Eye bags also known as puffy eyes or swelling around the eyes.  As i have already written that skin around the eyelids is the thinnest skin in the body, because of which its too sensitive,  
so it's this area that is most influenced by the flow of fluid . Seasonal allergies, cold and sinus infection are some of the things that can lead to water building up under the eye. Eye bag problem is not included in diseases but it comes under most important part of our life so the earlier you pay attention to it, the better, because after a few years bags under the eye can became permanent if not taken care of. 
                          While some degree of puffiness may be normal for some individuals, factor such as fatigue and age may make the swelling more prominent.

EYE PUFFINESS MAY CAUSED BY :-

  • ALLERGIES - Allergic reactions can lead to leaks under skin capillary beds which can lead swelling on the face, including around the eyes. 
  • OVERSLEEPING - Disturbed sleep cycles are common cause of eye puffiness. When sleeping, use a pillow to make sure that you sleep with your head slightly raised above the rest of your body. This helps to keep fluid from collecting in your face.
  • DIET - A dinner heavy with salty food encourages fluid retention and may lead to puffy eyes.
  • FLUID RETENTION - Various conditions can lead to the retention of fluid, particularly under the skin. These conditions like pregnancy and hormonal imbalance can cause swelling around the eyes.
  • TOBACCO AND ALCOHOL USE -  Tobacco and alcohol contain toxins that may lead to stress, hormonal changes and fatigue, all of which may lead to fluid retention and swelling around the eyes.
  • SKIN DISORDERS - Eye puffiness can be a side effect of some skin disorders.
  • CRYING - The salt in tears may cause fluid retention in the eye area.
  • AGING - As a person grows older, skin around the eyes becomes thinner and may swell or droop.

EYE CARE :-

1) Use Of Turmeric And Indian Lilac (neem) Oil For Eye Bags  -

                           1/4th tbsp turmeric powder
                            2 drops of Indian lilac (neem) oil
                            2 tbsp rose water
                            2 sterile cotton pads

  • Mix all the above ingredients.
  • Then soak both the cotton pads in it.
  • Place them on your eyes for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Rinse your face with lukewarm water. 


2) Use Of Rose Water For Soothing Effect -

                                       2 sterile cotton pads
                                       Rose water

  • Dip both cotton pads in rose water.
  • Place them on your eyes for 10 to 15 minutes


3) Use Of Milk And Rose Oil For Nourishing Eye -

                                       2 sterile cotton pads
                                       2 tbsp milk
                                       1 drop rose oil

  • Mix milk and rose oil and soak both cotton pads in it.
  • Place them on your eyes for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Rinse your face with lukewarm water.


         












DARK CIRCLES

                       Its the dark pigmentation around the eyes. There are many reasons of dark circles, including heredity, tension and bruising. As the skin around the eyelids is the thinnest skin in the
body, so its too sensitive and easily gets harmed. The most common reasons of getting dark circles are lack of nutrients in the diet or can say lack of balanced diet, tension, lack of sleep, stress and deficiency of iron in body.
                                    We can minimize dark circles by following these simple steps -

1) NUTRITION - 
                             Proper nutrition is the most important and easiest way to prevent dark circles. One should have a diet rich in iron and multi-vitamins like green leafy vegetable, dates, pomegranate, jaggery, pulses etc.

2) BEAUTY SLEEP -
                                  As they say, adequate sleep is a beautifying thing. It prevents dark circles and sallow skin. So, having a regular routine and adequate 6 to 7 hours sleep is a must.

3) AVOID STRESS -   
                                 Tension saps all our energy and in a similar way saps the glow of our face and produces dark circles. I know its never possible to have a tension free life but try avoiding unnecessary stress.

4) FACE MASKS -

     a) USE OF LEMON AND KOKAM OIL -     
   
                                          1/4th tbsp lemon juice
                                          2 to 4 drops kokam oil
                                          1/4th tbsp rose water
                                          1 tbsp fuller's earth (multani mitti)

  • Mix all the above ingredients thoroughly and make a thin paste of it.
  • Apply this paste around your eyes.
  • Leave it for 2 minutes.
  • Then wet your hands and massage it gently for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Use cotton bud with rose water to clean it.


     
     b) USE OF ORANGE AND CUCUMBER -

                                           1/4th tbsp orange juice
                                           1/4th tbsp cucumber juice
                                           1/4th tbsp rose water
                                           1 tbsp gram flour (besan)

  • Mix all the above ingredients thoroughly and make a thick paste of it.
  • Apply this paste around your eyes.
  • Leave it for 2 minutes.
  • Then wet your hands and massage it gently for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Use cotton bud with rose water to clean it.

                      
      c)  USE OF STRAWBERRY FRUIT -

                                            1 tbsp strawberry pulp
                                            1/4th tbsp fuller's earth (multani mitti)
                                             Rose water  

  • Mix all the above ingredients thoroughly and make a thick paste of it.
  • Apply this paste around your eyes.
  • Leave it for 2 minutes.
  • Then wet your hands and massage it gently for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Use cotton bud with rose water to clean it.



















YOGURT (curd)

                 Its a dairy product obtained by coagulating milk with an edible acidic substance such as vinegar or lemon juice. The increased acidity causes the milk proteins  to convert into curd. Curd is a
healthy and universally beneficial food. It have better nutritive value than milk. Curd is known for its smoothness and its refreshing taste. 
                                        Its a rich source of vitamin B, calcium and zinc which are best known for skin care.

PROPERTIES :-

  • It has a property to clear skin internally and externally and it leaves your skin with glow and smoothness.
  • Zinc present in the curd assists to decrease the blemishes as well as to cure the acne problem.
  • It also gives soothing and hydrating effect to the skin.
  • Its the best moisturizer particularly for dry skin.
  • It treat sunburn by reducing the pain.
  • Regular application removes dark spots.
  • Curd has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It is widely used to treat diarrhea and dysentery.
  • Act as an appetizer. 


USE OF YOGURT IN DIFFERENT MASKS :-

1) FOR FAIRNESS -
  
                      2 tbsp curd
                      Pinch of nutmeg (jayaphala) powder
                      1 tbsp gram flour (besan)

  • Add all these ingredients in a bowl.
  • Mix it thoroughly.
  • Apply this mask evenly on your face.
  • Leave it for 15 minutes.
  • Wet your hands and massage it gently.
  • Rinse it with lukewarm water.


2) FOR ACNE -
       
                    2 tbsp curd
                    1/4th tbsp orange powder
                    1/4th tbsp fuller's earth (multani mitti)

  • Add all these ingredients in a bowl.
  • Mix it thoroughly.
  • Apply this mask evenly on your face.
  • Leave it for 15 minutes.
  • Wet your hands and massage it gently.
  • Rinse it with lukewarm water.                   


3) FOR WRINKLE FREE SKIN -

                    2 tbsp curd
                    Small part of kokum fruit paste
                    1 tbsp red lentil (masoor dal) powder                    
                    1/4th tbsp gram flour (besan)

  • Add all these ingredients in a bowl.
  • Mix it thoroughly.
  • Apply this mask evenly on your face.
  • Leave it for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it with lukewarm water.     
4) FOR SOFT SKIN -
                   1 tbsp curd
                   5 drops almond oil
                   1/4th tbsp liquorice (mulethi) powder
                   1/4th tbsp gram flour (besan)

  • Add all these ingredients in a bowl.
  • Mix it thoroughly.
  • Apply this mask evenly on your face.
  • Leave it for 15 minutes.
  • Wet your hands and massage it gently.
  • Rinse it with lukewarm water.                   
















Friday, 19 April 2013

COCOA BEANS (chocolate)

     Theobroma cacoa, the scientific name of the plant from which
raw cocoa is made and the main ingredient in chocolate , literally means " food of the God" .  Basically chocolate is made up of  Cocoa beans. 

                                            So friends here i am going write about the properties and uses of cocoa bean powder. Basically Cocoa powder is the one used to make face masks but its called chocolate face mask every where because chocolate mask sounds much more appealing. We can't use chocolate in masks because they contains relatively low levels of cocoa compared to high calorie, high fat ingredients such as sugar, dairy, artificial flavors and additives instead of doing anything good they will harm your skin.

                   Chocolate which  you use in mask should contain maximum amount of cocoa in it and very less amount of sugar and other ingredients. Some people even use dark chocolates but instead of using any type of chocolate one should prefer unsweetened COCOA  BEAN  POWDER. Which u can easily  get from market.




     PROPERTIES :-
  • It helps dilate blood vessels, which increases circulation and helps prevent blood clots, it helps
    regulate the heart rate and blood pressure, lowers cholesterol and helps prevent heart attack and stroke.
  • It's a powerful anti-oxidant. The amount of anti-oxidant in cocoa is twice more then red wine and thrice more then green tea. 
  • It softens skin because of cocoa butter present in it.
  • It reduce wrinkles
  • It prevents skin from any kind of damage
  • It nourishes skin
  • It hydrate skin and remove dead skin cells and makes skin glow
  • It fights against sun damage 



       CHOCOLATE  FACIAL MASK :-


           INGREDIENTS :-
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon yogurt 
  • 1/2 tablespoon uncooked oatmeal ( raw daliya)


             PROCEDURE :-
  1. Add all the above ingredients in a bowl
  2. Mix it thoroughly
  3. Apply this mask evenly on your face 
  4. Gently massage in circular motion
  5. Leave it for 20 minutes 
  6. Rinse it with lukewarm water

Thursday, 18 April 2013

WALNUT

          for instant fairness and glowing skin 
  
 BENEFITS :-
  • It fight against wrinkles
  • It moisturize skin
  • It removes dead skin cells
  • It makes skin clean and flawless 

FACIAL  MASK :-

INGREDIENTS :-
  • 1/4 tablespoon walnut powder 
  • 1/4 tablespoon almond powder 
  • 1/4 tablespoon cashew powder 
  • 4 to 5 raisins 
  • 1 petal saffron 
  • Sweet lemon / orange juice

PROCEDURE :- 
  1. Add walnut powder, almond powder, cashew powder, raisins and saffron petal in a bowl
  2. Mix them properly
  3. Add sweet lemon / orange juice to this accordingly to make a thin paste
  4. Apply this mask evenly on your face 
  5. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes
  6. Rinse it with lukewarm water 

DRY DATES

          for instant rich fairness  

BENEFITS :-


  • It nourishes and moisturize skin
  • It makes skin smoother 
  • It improves skin complexion 







FACIAL MASK :-

INGREDIENTS :-
  • 1 tablespoon dry dates powder
  • 2 to 3 drops of almond oil
  • 2 to 3 drops of sweet lemon oil
  • 1 to 2 drops of tea rose
  • 1 petal saffron 
  • Milk

PROCEDURE :-
  1. Add dry dates powder, almond oil, sweet lemon oil, tea rose and saffron in a bowl
  2. Add milk to this accordingly to make a thin paste
  3. Mix it thoroughly
  4. Apply this mask evenly on your face 
  5. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes
  6. Rinse it with lukewarm water 

ROSE

         for smooth skin
     
BENEFITS :-
  • It have cooling effect
  • It clean and lighten the skin
  • It soften and soothes skin
  • It have cleansing property 



FACIAL  MASK :-

INGREDIENTS :-
  • 8 to 10 rose petals
  • 1/2 tablespoon fullers earth (multani mitti)
  • 2 to 4 drops honey
  • Milk

PROCEDURE :-
  1. Make paste of rose petals in a bowl   
  2. Add fullers earth and honey to it
  3. Add milk to it accordingly to make a thin paste 
  4. Mix it thoroughly
  5. Apply this mask evenly on your face
  6. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes
  7. Rinse it with cold water and pat with a towel    

ORCHID

          for reducing fine lines   

 BENEFITS :-
  • It has an anti-ageing property
  • Its an anti-oxidants
  • It improves skin texture and soften it
  • It makes us look young

FACIAL  MASK :-  

INGREDIENTS :-
  • 4 to 5 orchid flowers
  • 1 tablespoon liquorice powder ( mulethi powder)
         
PROCEDURE :-
  1.  Make paste of orchid flower in a bowl 
  2. Add liquorice powder to it
  3. Mix this paste thoroughly
  4. Apply this mask evenly on your face
  5. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes
  6. Rinse it with cold water and pat with a towel    

MARIGOLD

             for acne / eczema / boils on skin 
  
BENEFITS :- 
  • It lighten and clean the skin
  • It helps tighten the skin pores
  • It have healing and soothing effects
  • It have cell-rejuvenating property
  • It reduces skin irritation and redness

FACIAL  MASK :- 
       
INGREDIENTS :-
  • 10 to 15 marigold petals
  • 1 tablespoon red lentil powder ( masoor dal powder)
  •  Rose water 
                 
PROCEDURE :-
  1. Make paste of marigold petals in a bowl   
  2. Add  red lentil powder to it
  3. Mix rose water to this mixture to make it into a thin paste and mix it thoroughly
  4. Apply this mask evenly on your face
  5. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes
  6. Rinse it with cold water   

LOTUS

                for rashes due to dust / allergic skin
   
BENEFITS :- 
  • It have soothing and cooling property 
  • It improves skin texture and soften it
  • It also slows down ageing process 
  • Its rich in linoleic acid and several vitamins
  • Its an anti-oxidants and prevent our skin from harmful UV rays

FACIAL  MASK :-
              
INGREDIENTS :-
  • 1 to 2 lotus petals
  • 1 tablespoon red lentin powder ( masoor dal powder)
  • 4 to 5 drops honey
  • Rose water

 PROCEDURE :-
  1. Make paste of lotus petals in a bowl
  2. Add red lentin powder and honey to it 
  3. Mix rose water to this mixture to make it into a thin paste and mix it thoroughly
  4. Apply this mask evenly on your face
  5. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes
  6. Rinse it with cold water
                       It shows best results on bacterial skin boils

TOMATO

BENEFITS :-
  • It reduces acne and rashes
  • It cure large pores problem
  • It sooth sunburn and revive glow on dull skin
  • It also have astringent property
  • It serves as a natural skin lightening  agent
  • It contains vitamin- A and C

FACIAL MASK :- 

 INGREDIENTS :-
  • 1 tablespoon tomato juice with pulp
  • 2 tablespoon of mashed avocado 
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice 
  • 1/2 tablespoon parsley and basil 

 PROCEDURE :- 
  1. Add all the above ingredients in a bowl
  2. Mix them thoroughly 
  3. Then wash your face with lukewarm water to open the pores 
  4. Pat your face with towel
  5. Apply this mask evenly on your face 
  6. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes
  7. Rinse it properly

PUMPKIN

BENEFITS :-
  • It reduce the sign of aging 
  • It moisturize our skin
  • It nourish and enhance our skin
  • It makes skin glow back after summer tan 
  • It contains vitamin- A,C,E and K

FACIAL  MASK :- 

INGREDIENTS :-
  • 1 tablespoon of cooked pumpkin
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 tablespoon milk

 PROCEDURE :- 
  1. Mix all these contents thoroughly
  2. Apply this mask evenly on your face
  3. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes
  4. Rinse it with lukewarm water
  5. Follow with appropriate moisturizer of your skin type 

POTATO

BENEFITS :-
  • It helps to remove dark spots on skin
  • It prevent from wrinkles
  • It prevent skin from acne or pimples
  • It improves skin toning
  • It contains vitamin- C



FACIAL  MASK :-

 INGREDIENTS :-
  • 1/2 fresh potato skin on
  • Few drops of honey
  • Splash of all-natural apple juice

 PROCEDURE :-  
  1. Put all these ingredients in grinder and grind them
  2. Make a fine paste of it
  3. Apply this mask evenly on your face 
  4. Leave this for 10 to 15 minutes
  5. Rinse your face properly

CUCUMBER

BENEFITS :-
  • It helps to reduce dark circles under eyes
  • It reduces puffiness and tiredness of eyes
  • It cleanse skin and make it soft and supple 
  • It has a cooling and soothing effect
  • It contains vitamin A and C

FACIAL  MASK :-  
                
INGREDIENTS :-
  •  1/3 of cucumber
  • 2 tablespoon flour 
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey

PROCEDURE :-
  1. Grate cucumber in a bowl
  2. Add flour to it and make a thick paste so that it wont run on face 
  3. Add honey to this paste and mix it thoroughly
  4. Apply this mask evenly on your face
  5. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes
  6. Rinse it properly 

WATERMELON

BENEFITS :-
  • It moisturize  our skin
  • It make skin glow 
  • Act as an anti-oxidants
  • It contain vitamin-A, B,C,E and K




FACIAL MASK :-

 INGREDIENTS :- 
  • 1 tablespoon Watermelon juice
  • 1/4th part of avocado fruit

 PROCEDURE :-   
  1. Make paste of avocado fruit
  2. Add watermelon juice to it and mix it thoroughly 
  3. Apply this paste evenly on your face 
  4. Leave it for 20 minutes 
  5. Rinse it with lukewarm water
  6. This formulation helps to look us young

STRAWBERRIES

BENEFITS :-
  • They work very well for acne prone skin
  • They tightens pores of our skin and make it glow
  • They are also good cleanser 
  • Rich in anti-oxidants
  • It contain vitamin-A, B,C,E and K

FACIAL MASK :- 

 INGREDIENTS :-
  • 2 strawberries 
  • 1/2 tablespoon cream
  • 2 to 3 drops honey

 PROCEDURE :-   
  1. Mash strawberries into fine paste
  2. Add cream and honey and mix it properly
  3. Apply this paste evenly on your face
  4. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes
  5. Rinse it with lukewarm water

PINEAPPLE

BENEFITS :- 
  • It reduces skin aging process
  • It eliminate dead skin cells
  • It improves skin complexion 
  • It fades dark spots  



FACIAL  MASK :-

INGREDIENTS :-
  • 4 slice of pineapple
  • 3 tablespoon of virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
PROCEDURE :-
  1. Blend slice of pineapple in a blender
  2. Add virgin olive oil and honey to it and mix it thoroughly 
  3. Apply this paste evenly on your face
  4. Leave it for 15 minutes
  5. Rinse it properly                  

PEACH

BENEFITS :-
  • It is good for dry skin
  • It is considered as a good anti-oxidant
  • It protects skin from acne
  • It also makes us look younger
  • It contain vitamin- A,B,C,E and K  

FACIAL MASK :-

INGREDIENTS :-
  • 1 peach fruit without its seed 
  • 4 to 5 drops of honey
     
PROCEDURE :-
  1. Mash it with a spoon and a make a paste of it
  2. Add honey to it. Mix it properly
  3. Apply this paste evenly on your face 
  4. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes
  5. Rinse it with lukewarm water