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Skin Care Tips~~~
« on: December 12, 2007, 07:15:55 AM »
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    Skin Care Tips~~~

    1) Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day.

    2) Cut some beet root into small pieces and grind them. Squeeze juice from beet root and massage to your face for 5 minutes. Shower after 10 minutes with mild soap or gram flour.

    3) Mix sandalwood powder with rose water and add 4 to 5 drops of milk in it and apply on to your face and body. Shower after 15 minutes with warm water.

    4) Mix honey in water and drink daily in the morning to keep your skin shiny and smooth.

    5) Warm honey and mix with lemon juice and apply on to face. Wash after it dry.

    6) Mix Turmeric, sandal powder and olive oil and apply to body. Shower after 10 minutes.

    7) Massage your skin with milk. Milk has moisturizer, it will keep your skin smooth.

    8 ) Use humidifiers and keep room temperature moderate to keep your skin away from dryness.

    9) Hot water blushes your skin and you don't feel fresh unless you have bath with little cold water. If you have shower for a longtime, dead skin will be automatically be removed. Do not rub with towel, be gentle on your skin.

    10) Take food which contains more A and C vitamin.

    11) Grate carrot and boil. Massage that mixture to body to get fair and smooth skin.

    12) For natural bleaching: - mix milk and lemon juice. The milk will break as soon as you mix the lemon juice in it. Use that mixture to massage on your body. It works as natural bleaching.

    13) Mix turmeric and cream on the top of milk, massage that mixture to body.

    14) If you go into sun your skin will lost the fair ness. To get your skin color to normal take equal quantities of cucumber juice and tomato juice and apply on to skin. Shower after 10 minutes.

    15) Massage mustard oil to your skin for 5 minutes and have shower with gram flour or mild soap.

    16) Mix cream on the top of milk and all-purpose flour and apply that paste on to your skin avoid eyes, eyebrows and lips. Shower after 5 minutes. This will make skin smooth.

    17) Mix curds (yogurt) with wheat flour and apply to your skin and take shower after 5 minutes.

    18) Grind rose petals and mix with cream on the top of milk and apply to your body. Shower after 10 minutes.

    19) Scaly skin is a result of fluorine deficiency. Fluorine is the anti-resistant element of the human body, the absence of which creates problems in the blood and spleen. Since cooking and heating foods destroys fluorine, it is better to eat uncooked raw fruits and vegetables. Other foods rich in fluorine are goat milk and cheese, rye flour, avocados, sea plants and cabbage, cream whey and cottage cheese.

    20) Wrinkle skin is a result of Sodium deficiency and makes skin sticky. Cucumbers are ideal for combating and preventing sodium deficiency because they are not only high in sodium, but also help in keeping the body cool.

    21) Skin rashes are the result of silicon deficiency. To avoid pus and rashes, eat plenty of sprouts, alfalfa, barley, tomatoes, spinach, strawberries and figs.

    22) Skin eruptions are the result of Chlorophyll. And are found in wheat grass and other green leafy vegetables.

     :)  --Happy Skin caring --   :)

    Jai Sai Ram~~~
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    Aum ShantiH ShantiH ShantiH"~~~

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    May none suffer from grief or sorrow. May peace be to all~~~

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    Re: Skin Care Tips~~~
    « Reply #1 on: January 01, 2008, 09:23:08 PM »
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    The Skin You Want~~~

    Six Steps to Perfect Skin~~~

    Get the face you want Pretty up your feet

    You manage to find the time to incorporate manicures, pedicures and haircuts into your busy schedule on a regular basis. But do you treat your skin right? Washing your face and removing makeup before bed is a start, but a weekly deep cleaning is essential to keeping your skin looking and feeling its best. We asked Manhattan-based skin care expert Lia Schorr to give us some tips for an easy and effective skin cleansing regimen to prep skin for changing seasons.

    Step 1: Cleanse

    Cleanse your face with a gentle, creamy liquid cleanser. "Bar soap is not only drying, but it's not hygienic," she says. "The dirt that comes off your hands ends up on your face." Put your liquid cleanser on a ball of cotton and then apply it to your skin. (Your hands just aren't clean enough, she says.) Make sure you rinse with lukewarm water because hot water can aggravate the skin and inflame capillaries.

    Step 2: Tone

    In the old days, toner was analogous to harsh. But there are a multitude of toners on the market today that are gentle and formulated to balance the skin. Schorr recommends using a gentle toner over your face and neck after you have rinsed thoroughly. This removes the last traces of your cleanser and restores the pH balance of the skin so it won't over-secrete or under-secrete oil. For oily or combination skin, you can use a toner that is more astringent. For oily skin, look for ingredients like witch hazel. It's true they are drying, but oily complexions may need this drying effect.

    Step 3: Exfoliate

    The purpose of gently exfoliating the skin is to remove the buildup of dead skin cells that causes breakouts. Also, you want to smooth the skin's surface so your treatment products can be absorbed more evenly. But don't use exfoliators that are too harsh, says Schorr. Look for very fine abrasives. Scrubs that contain ground-nut shells or apricot pits may irritate the skin because the edges are uneven and can cause microscopic tears. Never use loofahs and buff puffs on your face, she says. "Your face is not a floor and should not be scrubbed like one," she says. "Over-exfoliating will only result in removing healthy new skin."

    Step 4: Steam

    Gently steam your face once a week for five to ten minutes as part of your deep-cleansing ritual. Place a handful of chamomile in a pot of water and bring to a boil. Turn the flame off and let the mixture "brew" and cool. When it's cooled enough so the steam doesn't burn you, place a towel over your head for a tent-like effect and expose your face to the vapor. However tempting it may be, do not squeeze or pick any blemishes after you have steamed.

    Step 5: Revitalize

    Facial masks are used to revitalize and tighten the skin. For those with oily skin, clay- based masks are best. Hydrating gel masks or cream masks should be used by those with dry or sensitive skin. If you have combination skin, apply a mud mask only over the T-zone, which is the center of the forehead, nose and chin and the center of cheeks. For a real at-home "spa experience," soak two cotton balls in rosewater and then apply to eyelids while the mask is drying. Schorr recommends doing a "patch test" on your leg before applying a new type of mask to make sure you don't have an allergic reaction to it.

    Step 6: Moisturize

    Regularly moisturizing your skin is critical to maintaining young and healthy looking skin. Another very important reason to wear a daily moisturizer is for protection against the sun's damaging rays. Moisturizers should be used every morning and every night for maximum results. (Even oily complexions need some sort of moisturizer. Just make sure you find one that's non-comedogenic and formulated not to block pores.) Nighttime is the best time to apply repairing treatments such as anti-aging or anti-wrinkle creams. During the day, make sure you use a moisturizer that contains an SPF of at least 15.

    Jai Sai Ram~~~
    "लोका समस्ता सुखिनो भवन्तुः
    ॐ शन्तिः शन्तिः शन्तिः"

    " Loka Samasta Sukino Bhavantu
    Aum ShantiH ShantiH ShantiH"~~~

    May all the worlds be happy. May all the beings be happy.
    May none suffer from grief or sorrow. May peace be to all~~~

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    Re: Skin Care Tips~~~
    « Reply #2 on: January 02, 2008, 11:37:41 PM »
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    Some natural remedy~~~

    - Lemons are the best natural product with an exfoliating properties. Take half a lemon and rub it on your face with a hint of sugar granules to remove dead cells. Elbows can be also cleaned with it.

    - Mix with a little cucumber juice with lemon juice. It is a good natural astringent.

    - To condition your hair take a last rinse of the juice of one lemon mixed with a glass of lukewarm water. To cure dandruff rub your scalp with hot oil and lemon juice.

    - To get rid of acne scar blend the sandalwood paste and rose water. Apply it on the scars. Keep it overnight. Rinse it off with cold water the next day.

    For smooth skin~~~

    * This is the natural home made remedy, which you will find in every Indian kitchen. Apply turmeric powder along with limejuice removes the tan.

    * To get rid of wrinkles, blend the egg white and honey well. Apply on the face. Rinse it off after few minutes.

    * To tighten the pores and increases blood circulation rub ice cubes on the face.

    * Blemishes and scars can be removed from the face by applying raw sliced potato.

    * To make skin smooth mash the bananas along with milk. Apply on your face. Rinse it off after 20 minutes.

    * For oily skin, citrus face packs and sandalwood face packs are excellent.

    * Blemishes and scars can be also removed by applying the paste of dried orange peels mixed with curds. After 15 minutes rinse it off.

    Natural mask~~~

    Take an avocado. Peel it and liquefy in the blender with one tablespoon of raw honey. Pat on your face. Keep it for 20 minutes. Rinse off.

    Mash two large bananas with half of the peel and one tablespoon of raw honey. Pat on your face and keep it for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water.

    For oily skin mash tomato and pat on. Keep it for 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

    Jai Sai Ram~~~
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    ॐ शन्तिः शन्तिः शन्तिः"

    " Loka Samasta Sukino Bhavantu
    Aum ShantiH ShantiH ShantiH"~~~

    May all the worlds be happy. May all the beings be happy.
    May none suffer from grief or sorrow. May peace be to all~~~

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    Re: Skin Care Tips~~~
    « Reply #3 on: January 16, 2008, 11:27:03 AM »
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    Re: Skin Care Tips~~~
    « Reply #4 on: January 21, 2008, 01:19:29 AM »
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    Daily Skin Care~~~


    Dry skin~~~
    Use a rich cream cleanser instead of soap and water. Avoid astringents, as they will further dry your skin. Instead, use a mild skin toner after cleansing your skin. Apply a good moisturizing lotion in the day, before sleeping, before applying make-up and after removing make-up.
    Once a week, wash your face with the juice of a melon. You can give yourself a weekly facial by mixing a yolk of an egg with two tablespoons of milk and half a tablespoon of honey. Apply this on your face and leave it on for about fifteen minutes. Then wash with lukewarm water. If you're out in the sun a lot, milk mixed with melted butter helps soften the dry skin.
    Lanolin, apple juice, peach juice, sour cream and crushed almonds are also helpful for dry skin.

    Oily skin~~~
    You may not believe it, but oily skin actually has some advantages. As a result of excess lubrication, wrinkles do not form prematurely and skin is not much affected by wind and sunlight. However, oily skin is a magnet for dirt and grime and thus a good and regular cleansing regime is a must. If oily skin is not cleaned thoroughly and regularly, the dirt will clog the pores in the skin and blackheads will appear.
    People with oily skin should wash their faces with medicated soap and water. The use of astringents is advised as they have a tightening and drying effect on the skin. Buttermilk or beaten egg whites also have a drying and tightening effect. Parsley juice mixed with honey and a few drops of lemon or ginger is good for an oily skin. This mixture controls the secretion of oil.
    Fuller's earth (Multani mitti), oatmeal, almond paste, or lime juice or vinegar mixed with water are excellent cleansers. Steaming opens up the clogged pores and you can push out blackheads and whiteheads and prevent pimples.
    Avoid rich fried foods and load up on green vegetables instead. Take two tablespoons of lecithin granules (a by-product of soyabeans) daily.
    After washing your face, soak a towel in hot water and press it to your face. Repeat this process two or three times. Next wet the towel in ice-cold water and repeat the process two or three times to close enlarged pores.
    Cucumber, parsley, cabbage, tomato, yoghurt and lemon are natural aids for an oily skin.

    Combination skin~~~
    If you have an oily nose and forehead, but dry cheeks and chin, you will have to treat each area of your face separately depending on whether it is dry or oily.

    Jai Sai Ram~~~
    "लोका समस्ता सुखिनो भवन्तुः
    ॐ शन्तिः शन्तिः शन्तिः"

    " Loka Samasta Sukino Bhavantu
    Aum ShantiH ShantiH ShantiH"~~~

    May all the worlds be happy. May all the beings be happy.
    May none suffer from grief or sorrow. May peace be to all~~~

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    Re: Skin Care Tips~~~
    « Reply #5 on: January 29, 2008, 03:13:36 AM »
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  • You can invest half your paycheck in serums and creams - even splurge on dermal fillers and pricey facials - but none of it will get you far without a skin-friendly diet.Of course, your skin (and the rest of you, for that matter) is best served by a well-rounded diet, including healthy fats, sufficient protein, and lots of fruits and vegetables. But there are a few nutritional standouts that make particularly important contributions to strong, glowing skin:


    1. Fish: Fatty fish like salmon, tilapia, and cod are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. And that's a good thing, because our bodies cannot produce those essential lipids naturally. By adding omega-3s to your diet, though, you can bolster your skin barrier - that is, the layer of lipids that holds onto moisture and keeps irritants out.


    There is even evidence that the skin-strengthening effects of omega-3s can improve chronic skin conditions like rosacea and atopic dermatitis, but more research is necessary to confirm that link.

    Furthermore, many types of fish (like, once again, salmon and cod) are rich in vitamin D - as dermatologists increasingly emphasize sun avoidance, we also need to emphasize the importance of finding other sources of this vitamin, which is produced during sun exposure.

    Don't eat fish? Many eggs are now fortified with omega-3 fatty acids, and plant sources include flax seed and flax seed oil, walnuts, pecans, and hazelnuts. And a daily vitamin D supplement is a good idea for vegans and meat-eaters alike.

    2. Green Tea: It's inexpensive, easy to add to your routine, and one of the best-researched and most powerful antioxidants around.  Some studies even suggest that the antioxidants in green tea reduce one's risk of skin cancer. So put down that soda and start drinking your way to healthier skin!

    3. Broccoli: Rich in vitamins A, C, and K (among many other nutrients), this veggie does more than its fair share of nutritional work. Vitamin A decreases oil production, vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, and vitamin K can help prevent bruises. So whatever ails you, this green wonderfood might be just what the doctor ordered.

    4. Safflower or Sunflower Oil: Omega-3s get a lot more talk, but omega-6 fatty acids - like the linoleic acid in these two oils - are also important for healthy skin. Like omega-3s, they help prevent dry skin and inflammation; they're also essential for the formation of prostaglandins, hormones that keep all the cells of the body functioning well.

    While many diets are actually quite high in omega-6s - sometimes even too high - the key is to get the good ones and not unhealthy versions, like hydrogenated oils. So try sautéing your salmon or broccoli in a little safflower or sunflower oil and double those skin-soothing benefits!

    5. Almonds: When it comes to boosting skin's defenses against aging, inflammation, and even skin cancer, antioxidants are so important that I'm going to add another to my list: A handful of almonds every day boosts your levels of vitamin E, one of the most important antioxidants for skin health. Studies also suggest that consuming vitamin E orally can increase the levels of this moisturizing vitamin on your skin's surface - great news for anyone prone to dry skin.
    « Last Edit: January 29, 2008, 03:17:07 AM by fatima »
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    Skin Care Treatment with Foods for Healthy Skin~~~

     Your skin care treatment for your skin problems lies in your kitchen. Use natural skin care treatment and remedies. Why waste money on skin care products. They actually harm your skin.

    Almond Oil~

    Almond oil is good for dryness of the skin and for removing scars of old pimples. Ground the outer cover of 3-5 almonds in with water and apply over the face daily.
     
    Apples~

    Apply or drink juice of pineapple for body and facial pains.
    Apply juice of green apples for fine wrinkles, cracked skin, itching and inflammations.

    Apricots~

    Apply fresh juice of apricots on face good for sunburn, itching, and eczema.

    Bengal Gram Flour~

    Apply a paste of Bengal Gram flour with yogurt for the treatment of pimples and other skin allergies.
    Apply green gram flour mixed in water or glycerine for improving complexion.

    Cucumber~

    Apply cucumber juice or grated cucumber or cucumber juice mixed with juices of carrot, lettuce or alfalfa over the face for skin eruptions.
     
    Drumsticks~

    Apply a paste of ground drumstick pods and leaves with fresh lime juice for the treatment of pimples, black spots and blackheads.

    Fenugreek~

    Apply a paste of fresh fenugreek leaves in water over the face every night and washed with warm water in the morning for preventing pimples, blackheads, dryness, and wrinkles.
    Apply a decoction on the face, made by boiling 1 tsp fenugreek seeds in 1 liter water for a few of minutes for preventing pimples, blackheads, dryness, and wrinkles.

    Garlic~

    Rub raw garlic on the face for persistent pimples. The pimples will disappear without scars with repeated applications.
    Mix 3-4 raw, skinned garlic, finely cut garlic with puffed rice, and swallow with water to clear skin infections quickly.

    Groundnut Oil~

    Mix 1 tsp groundnut oil with 1 tsp fresh lime juice to prevent formation of blackheads and pimples .

    Honey~

    Apply honey (1 tsp) mixed with water for all skin blemishes. This will turn your skin glowing.
    Apply honey mixed with milk, yogurt, and ground sesame seeds in equal proportions for fair complexion and lovely skin.

    Lime Juice~

    Apply fresh lime juice mixed to a glass of boiled milk as a face wash for pimples blackheads, and cracked skin.

    Mangoes~

    Boil mangoes leaves and skin in water and apply for skin infection.

    Mint~

    Apply fresh mint juice over the face every night for the treatment of pimples, insect stings, eczema, scabies, & other skin infections.

    Neem Leaves~

    Swallow 10 fresh ground neem leaves with water to clear the skin.
    Chew fresh neem leaves and then swallow with water to remove bad odor from the mouth.

    Orange~

    Apply a paste of ground orange peel (dried) with water for acne/pimples.

    Papaya or Paw Paw~

    Apply and drink the juice of raw papaya including the skin and seed for treatment of swelling pimples, acne, or any abnormal growth of the skin. It also removes whiteheads, boils, and spots.
    Rub raw or ripe papaya on your face to get a smooth and glowing skin.

    Pineapples~

    Apply or drink juice of pineapple for body and facial pains.
    For removing fine wrinkles, rub the core of pineapple for a few minutes and leave for 15 minutes
    Apply juice of pineapples for fine wrinkles, cracked skin, itching and inflammations.

    Pomegranate~

    Make a paste of roasted & powdered pomegranate skin with fresh lime juice and apply over boils, pimple, blackheads and whiteheads.

    Potatoes ~
    Apply grated potatoes as poultice to treat skin blemishes, wrinkles, boils, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads , etc.

    Radish~

    Make a paste of ground radish seeds with water and apply on face to remove blackheads.
    Apply grated white radish or its juice for fairer complexion.

    Rice~
    Apply a paste of rice powder with water as a poultice for soothing bleeding pimples and skin inflammations.

    Sesame Seeds~

    Apply a paste of ground sesame seeds with water as poultice for inflammation of the skin due to allergies, skin rashes, and pimples.

    Tomatoes~

    Apply red tomatoes pulp on your face for treatment of pimples for 1 hour, then wash thoroughly.

    Turmeric~

    Apply a paste of turmeric powder with pineapple juice for dark circles under the eyes.
    Apply a paste of turmeric powder with gram flour or whole wheat flour for minor skin blemishes.
    Apply a paste of turmeric powder with sugarcane juice to remove wrinkles and to prevent skin ageing.

    Wheat Flour~
    Apply a paste of whole wheat flour with vinegar to remove dark spots.

    Yogurt~

    Apply a paste of yogurt with wheat flour as a cleanser.

    Jai Sai Ram~~~
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    ॐ शन्तिः शन्तिः शन्तिः"

    " Loka Samasta Sukino Bhavantu
    Aum ShantiH ShantiH ShantiH"~~~

    May all the worlds be happy. May all the beings be happy.
    May none suffer from grief or sorrow. May peace be to all~~~

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    « Reply #7 on: May 12, 2008, 05:51:38 AM »
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    How TO Get Rid Of Pimples~~~

    Most of the pimple products on the market are just there to rip you off. There is no guaranteed cure for pimples, and there probably never will be. Keeping your face clean and moisturized is about the most important thing you can do.

    Drink 8 or more glasses of water a day.

    Sleep more. Your body will be more prepared to deal with problems.

    Avoid touching your face, as this just spreads bacteria.

    Only use oil-free products on your face.

    Always use toner and moisturizer.

    Wash your hands often to rid them of oils.

    Vinegar works well, too.

    Try Off EZY Wart Remover with 17% salicylic acid medication to each pimple individually. Do not use it everywhere, as it will sting. Apply calamine lotion around the area.

    See a doctor about serious acne.

    Try not to wear makeup. It clogs pores and can lead to breakouts.

    Eat foods high in protein, iron, fiber, and zinc.

    Give the treatments time. An acne treatment is not going to work "just like that."

    Avoid the use of products with 10% or greater concentration of Benzoyl Peroxide. BP is known to cause dryness,itchyness, and burning sensation of the skin. Consult a medical professional if you experience any of these symptoms.

    Accutane is a wonder drug for severe acne. Can almost wipe out breakouts with a 3-6 month treatment and can last anywhere from 1 year to a lifetime!

    Wash your face and put baby powder on the area. It's the fastest way to dry those pimples out and get rid of them. Baby powder works like a charm.

    If you have pimples that you want to get rid of fast, put ice on them for 30-60 seconds every 30 minutes. And then apply rubbing alcohol.

    Warnings~~

    Toothpaste doesn't really work. It's supposed to but doesn't make a noticeable difference.

    Don't scratch or pick at your pimples. It will only make the situation worse. Only pop pimple if they are very white and fixing to explode; even then one should wash their hands and avoid having to apply too much pressure.

    Don't wash your face too often--it can dry out your skin and cause irritation.

    Jai Sai Ram~~~
    "लोका समस्ता सुखिनो भवन्तुः
    ॐ शन्तिः शन्तिः शन्तिः"

    " Loka Samasta Sukino Bhavantu
    Aum ShantiH ShantiH ShantiH"~~~

    May all the worlds be happy. May all the beings be happy.
    May none suffer from grief or sorrow. May peace be to all~~~

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  • Summer Skin Care: An Ayurvedic Way

    Being the mirror and the barometer of an individual's health, skin is the clue to one's Ayurvedic constitution. If the skin is not cared properly and neglected it suffers from premature aging and becomes dull and blemished. Summer is the season when skin is to be ignored no way. The simple but effective 'Ayurvedic home remedies help you to attain a clear, healthy and glowing complexion. Ayurveda mentions many simple natural ways to maintain a healthy and glowing skin.

    According to ayurveda healthy skin is the result of overall health condition of individuals. Medically skin is a sensory organ that responds to reflexes and is a protective system that shields the entire living body. Apart from perceiving sensations such as cold, warm, heavy, light, rough, smooth, etc. skin is also an excretory agent for sweat.
    Ayurveda philosophy is very simple "if you cannot eat it, do not put it on your skin. What is put on the skin should be filled with nourishment, naturally occurring vitamins and minerals safe enough to be taken internally."


    Here are some suggestions to keep your skin looking beautiful all summer long:


    homemade masks Drink lot of water through the day, not only to replenish moisture lost to the heat and sweat but also to help flush toxins out of the body and keep skin looking clear and lustrous. Herb or spice teas, made with skin-enhancing ingredients, offer added therapeutic benefit. Choose cooling herbs and spices such as mint, cardamom and fennel.

    Eat lot of fruits, vegetables and herbs, which supply the skin with essential nutrients and come with free-radical fighting antioxidant properties while they help keep your skin cool. Carrots, lettuce, summer squash such as zucchini, celery, asparagus and leafy greens are good vegetable choices. Sweet juicy fruits such as pears, grapes, watermelon and mangoes both nourish our skin faces a constant barrage of chemicals everyday from pollution to harsh chemically formulated products that strip the skin of its natural balance.

    Milk is a cooling beverage that also supplies nutrients to your skin and helps to keep it from drying out. Drink a cup of milk every day, and also combine milk with ingredients like almond meal and rose water to make a balancing skin cleanser.

    Get plenty of quality rest each night. Keep your bedroom cool, dark and comfortable and sleep on cotton or linen sheets. Get to bed early and awaken early for clear healthy skin and sparkling eyes.

    When you feel stressed, angry or frustrated, your skin will show it over time as furrows and small lines and breakouts. Practice calming yoga poses or meditation to stay serene and help your body and mind manage stress. Use essential oils, such as rose, sandalwood and lavender to keep mind and heart balanced.

    Keep your skin nourished with a herbal moisturizer. Look for ayurvedic formulations that contain skin-friendly herbs such as sandalwood, turmeric, brahmi, amla and aloe vera. At least once a week, treat yourself to a fruit or vegetable mask appropriate for your skin type. Cucumbers, avocados, apricots and papayas lend themselves well to homemade masks.

    Use some fruit or vegetable and blend with some yogurt, honey, oatmeal and lemon juice or rosewater and apply evenly to the face. Let stay for 15-20 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water. It will make the skin shining.

    Eyes and feet should be given extra care everyday. Splash lots of cool water on your eyes. Soak some cotton pads in cool water or rose water and place them over closed eyes for 10 minutes.
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    Home Made Facial Mask~~~

    Honey Mask~~~

    Ingredients:
    1 tbsp. honey
    1 egg white
    2 tsp. glycerin
    1/3 cup flour

    Whisk the honey, egg white and glycerin, and then add the flour. The result should be a thick paste. Apply to face and rinse after 15 minutes This mask effectively moisturizes and tightens the skin, making it smooth and soft.

    Egg Mask~~~

    Ingredients~~
    1 egg white


    Separate the egg white from the yolk. Put the egg white on your face and relax for about 15 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.

    This mask leaves your skin smooth, refreshed and tightens your skin.



    Ingredients~~
    Egg yolk


    Separate the yolk from the egg white. Mix the yolk and apply over clean skin. Let it set for about 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

    The egg yolk acts as an ant-oxidant and does wonders for your complexion as it pulls impurities out of your skin, leaving it soft and healthy.

    Yoghurt Moisturizing Mask~~~

    Ingredients~~
    Plain yoghurt


    Smooth yoghurt over your face and let it set for about 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

    This mask is super-simple and will add lots of moisture to your skin. Especially a treat to people having dry skin. Plus, it's great for those of us who hate spending time in the kitchen and want something that's quick to prepare and easy to make.

    Egg and Honey Facial~~~

    Ingredients:
    1 egg yolk
    1 tsp. honey
    1 tsp. vitamin E oil
    1 tsp. almond oil

    Mix all ingredients together, stirring until smooth. To use, apply to face and rinse with warm water after 15 minutes.

    This easy mask is suitable for all skin types. It clarifies and moisturizes the skin, leaving it cleansed and silken. Egg yolks contain anti-oxidants, which are very beneficial to our skin.

    Vegetable Mask~~~

    Ingredients:
    1/2 tomato, mashed (remove seeds and skin)
    2 tsp. curd
    1 tsp. mashed cucumber
    3-4 tsp. oatmeal powder
    3 crushed mint leaves.

    Mix ingredients together and apply on your face. Wait for ten minutes, and then wash off with warm water.

    This mask works well for oily skin, since it absorbs the surplus oils. Tomatoes are excellent anti-oxidants, and the curd prevents excessive drying.

    Fruity Facials~~~

    Ingredients~~
    Strawberry


    Crush strawberry and apply on face and leave it on for 2/3 minutes and then rinse with plenty of water.

    Strawberry is rich in vitamin c and is very refreshing for your skin. However some people are allergic to strawberry so before applyinh test it on your skin and if there is any irritation then do not apply.



    Ingredients~~
    Papaya


    Crush papaya and apply on face and leave it on for 5 minutes. Rinse off with plenty of water.

    Papayas contain an enzyme 'papain', which is useful in exfoliating the skin.



    Ingredients~~
    Watermelon


    Crush watermelon and apply on the face for 5 minutes and then rinse. Watermelon cleanses the skin.

    Jai Sai Ram~~~
    "लोका समस्ता सुखिनो भवन्तुः
    ॐ शन्तिः शन्तिः शन्तिः"

    " Loka Samasta Sukino Bhavantu
    Aum ShantiH ShantiH ShantiH"~~~

    May all the worlds be happy. May all the beings be happy.
    May none suffer from grief or sorrow. May peace be to all~~~

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    Re: Skin Care Tips~~~
    « Reply #10 on: May 24, 2008, 03:49:12 AM »
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  • Skin Care Tips and Advice
    Delicate, soft skin like that glows from within - now, who would not want that for themselves? It seems like women over the centuries have been trying to perfect their derma-logical composition. All of us at some point in our lives struggle with acne, white patches, dull-looking skin and umpteen other such problems. With a few tips and some effort on your part, we can get you started on a great regime for improving and maintaining your beautiful skin.

    When we were younger, issues related to skin was never a problem. Perhaps at that age such issues were never considered as issues. Or perhaps our skin was naturally perfect. You have to admit that ageing can cause havoc on your skin. The older you grow, the more lines you may see or more flaws you may perceive.

    Our skin is affected by factors that can be grouped as intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic factors are those aspects, which relate to our genetic make-up. Our genes to some extent determine the dynamics of ageing which has a direct effect on our skin. Extrinsic factors are those that affect us from the outside. Our habits, lifestyle and exposure to sun are primary factors that affect our skin.

    Rest your fears if you think your genes are the criminals to your unhealthy skin. It is proven that extrinsic factors have a more profound effect on our skin than intrinsic factors. It is really simple to understand. If you do not eat right and deprive yourself of nutrients, it is bound to reflect on your skin. White patches, dark circles, dull-looking skin are all related to nutrition deficiency in some way. Likewise an unhealthy lifestyle where you deprive yourself of sleep, stress yourself out, smoke or ignore a routine of exercise will also leave obvious signs on your skin.

    Nearly everything you do can somehow affect on your skin, whether positive or negative. However apart from eating right and living right, our skin does need to be given extra care. Creams, face scrubs, cosmetics etc. are all means to make yourself look good and feel good. Even if you have flawless skin, the use of such products is just one extra way to pamper yourself. But if you use products unsuitable for your skin condition, then far from pampering and rejuvenating your skin it can cause some damage.

    A cream, which proves to be a disaster for you, may not be for another person. This is simply because of your skin condition. You may have an oily skin or a dry one or perhaps a combination of both. To know for sure, try out a simple test recommended by us. You will know exactly what your skin type is and this will help you pick out the right products or treat your excessively dry or oily skin.

    Needless to say it is not just a simple cream that can help you rejuvenate your skin. Cleansing, toning, moisturizing and other such practices can help you take good care of your skin and make you feel like a pampered girl.
    Not every heart is capable of finding the secret of God's love.

    There are not pearls in every sea; there is not gold in every mine.


                                       ------Baba Farid

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    Re: Skin Care Tips~~~Has Your Skin Lost Its Glow??
    « Reply #11 on: May 26, 2008, 11:14:25 PM »
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  • Om Sai Ram~~~

    Has Your Skin Lost Its Glow?


    The party season brings with it a lot of fun. It also means a lot of late nights, rich unhealthy food, too much alcohol and, for the ladies, too much make-up.
     
    Unfortunately, these are a surefire recipe for skin problems.
     
    Many people walk into skin care clinics after Christmas and New Year celebrations, complaining of dull, patchy, tired looking skin, dark circles, flared up acne and loss of glow.
     
    Here's how to bring the roses back to your cheeks and start 2007 looking refreshed.
     
    Ban make-up~~~
     
    Avoid make-up for two weeks. Use only face wash and moisturiser. At the most, use a little loose powder on your face. Let your skin breathe for a few days.

    Scrub it up~~~

    Use a mild face scrub on alternate days. You can use any commercial apricot scrub or a homemade scrub of coarse gram flour or oatmeal, mixed with water, to form a paste. Gently rub for 10 minutes; then rinse to remove the layer of tired, dead cells.
     
    Condition all over~~~
     
    Apply warm olive oil and lime juice or glycerine and rose water on your face, neck, hands and feet, at bedtime everyday. If you have an acne problem however, avoid using this on your face.
     
    Magic potion~~~
     
    Drink 10 glasses of water daily, to detoxify and flush out harmful chemicals from your body.
     
    Skin cocktail~~~
     
    Make a healthy skin cocktail~~ throw in oranges, carrots, a piece of bottle gourd (doodhi or louki) and a bitter gourd (karela) into your juicer/ blender. Fill a large glass with the resulting extract. Don't make faces -- just gulp it down! Do this daily for at least two to three weeks.
     
    Shun that sweet~~~
     
    Stop eating sweets, cakes, candies and rich curries. Eat only steamed vegetables, brown rice, wholegrain bread/ chapattis, salad and plenty of fruits and soups. You'll see the results on your face in just a few days.
     
    Ban soap~~~
     
    Avoid soap on your face for some days. Use a moisturising bar like Dove, a medicated cleanser like Cetaphil Lotion or a natural cleanser like gram flour (besan) and honey.
     
    Morning mantra~~~
     
    Drink a glass of warm water with a teaspoon of honey and a dash of lime first thing every morning. Remember to do this on an empty stomach.
     
    Magic 'workout' wand~~~
     
    Do some form of aerobic exercise for at least 20-30 minutes every day to boost your skin's blood circulation.
     
    Steam away~~

    Steam your face twice a week for 10 minutes each time.
     
    Wonder packs~~
     
    Use this face pack two to three times a week: Mix half a teaspoon sandal powder (chandan) with a teaspoon of Fuller's Earth (multani mitti) and two teaspoons rosewater.
     
    For oily skin~~ use a teaspoon each of gram flour, turmeric paste and curd.
     
    For dry skin~~ use blanched and crushed almonds, mixed with honey and milk cream. Leave on for 15 minutes and scrub off with warm water.
     
    Good Sleep is must~~
     
    Get enough sleep~
    it's your skin's natural healer. Aim for at least eight hours a day.

    These simple steps should go a long way in helping dull, lifeless skin regain its glow. In fact, include these good skin habits in your New Year Resolution list and enjoy great looking skin all through the year!

    Jai Sai Ram~~~
    "लोका समस्ता सुखिनो भवन्तुः
    ॐ शन्तिः शन्तिः शन्तिः"

    " Loka Samasta Sukino Bhavantu
    Aum ShantiH ShantiH ShantiH"~~~

    May all the worlds be happy. May all the beings be happy.
    May none suffer from grief or sorrow. May peace be to all~~~

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    Re: Skin Care Tips~~~(Honey For Beautiful Skin)
    « Reply #12 on: May 27, 2008, 02:46:51 AM »
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  • Honey for Beautiful Skin

    Honey has always been an essential part of beauty regimens. Cleopatra used to bathe in milk and honey. Royalty in the olden days depended largely on honey to keep youthful and beautiful.

    And why not? Honey is packed with nourishing and beautifying properties. It is probably the very best beauty product you can use on your skin.

    Lets take a look at some sweet facts about honey.

    Honey can treat minor irritations and sunburn. It has anti-microbial properties.

    Honey has the ability to retain water. Therefore it is a good agent to use in moisturisers, creams, sunscreen lotions and other beauty products.

    If mixed with bath water when washing hair, it can bring a shine to your hair. One teaspoon of honey in one medium sized mug of water and poured on your hair after the last rinse, will work wonders in making your hair soft and silky.

    It works well with alpha hydroxy acids - it helps soothe the skin against an abrasive treatment.

    Mix equal parts of honey and milk. Apply the mixture all over your body. Wash off after twenty minutes. You can notice a new-found glow on yourself.

    Honey has antioxidant properties. It helps fight skin damage and ageing.

    Honey also helps to fight damage caused by the sun's UV radiation.
    Not every heart is capable of finding the secret of God's love.

    There are not pearls in every sea; there is not gold in every mine.


                                       ------Baba Farid

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    Re: Skin Care Tips~~~(Dealing with dry skin)
    « Reply #13 on: May 27, 2008, 03:04:19 AM »
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  • Dry skin can be very sensitive as it is low on sebum levels. Especially so when the weather is cold and the oil glands do not supply enough lubrication to the skin. As a result, in winter, the skin takes on a parched look and feel, as it is not able to absorb and retain moisture. After a wash the skin feels uncomfortably tight and seems to pull in all directions. On such skin types, it is advisable to apply some moisturiser immediately after a shower. One may also experience chapping and cracking up of the skin and this means that the skin is extremely dehydrated. The condition worsens when you go out in windy and extreme temperatures. The skin becomes flaky and dull and lines and spots become more visible around the eyes and mouth. Considering that the last remnants of winter are still prevalent in parts of India , it is good to know how to deal with the problem of dry skin in cold conditions as well as under normal circumstances.

    Nutritional deficiencies can make things worse as can environmental factors. Skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and seborrhea can also affect the person.

    Medical reasons can also contribute to dry skin. Of these the most common are an underactive thyroid, skin complications because of diabetes and drug-induced dry skin – drugs like diuretics, antispasmodics and antihistamines are known to affect the skin. Genes can also be responsible for your dry skin.

    Care of dry skin

    Avoid using very hot or very cold water when cleansing dry skin

    Try not to use tap water as it may have deposits that can harm the skin. At least for the face use a splash of mineral water.

    Do not use a cloth or jute scrub on the face. The rough texture will harm the skin. Mist your face by spraying your face with mineral water. Never rub the facial skin. Simply pat it dry.
    Cleansing with soap removes more than just dirt – all the natural oils that protect the skin also get removed leaving the skin dull and listless. Use a moisturiser immediately to counteract this. It will increase the water content in the outer layers of the skin and give it a soft dewy look. One could use cleansing creams for the face instead of harsh soaps.
    Use of baby oil after a bath is also known to have beneficial effects.
    Massage with a nourishing cream at night paying attention to the eye area.
    Make a beauty mask in the following manner and apply on your skin at least once a week. Mix 1 egg, 1 tsp honey, ½ tsp olive oil and a few drops of rose water and apply it on your skin before you go for your bath.

    Fancy yourself a royal treatment? All you have to do is to lie (a la Cleopatra), totally relaxed in a tub of warm water to which 250 gms of milk powder has been added along with a few drops of rose water and a spritz of your favourite perfume. Come out in half an hour all refreshed and sweet smelling and see for yourself the magical results on your dry skin!

    Cracked, sore lips? Massage them at bedtime with malai to which a few drops of rose water and lime juice have been added. A bit of Vaseline rubbed on the lips after applying lipstick will keep them from drying.

    During cold winter, avoid going out in the wind without applying a strong moisturiser. The wind can cause extensive damage to your fragile facial skin

    Aloevera gel has a beneficial effect on dry chapped fingers. Apply generously at bedtime and wear gloves.
    Avoid going out in the harsh sun without a sunscreen protection as it will cause burning, dryness, wrinkles and rashes.
    Not every heart is capable of finding the secret of God's love.

    There are not pearls in every sea; there is not gold in every mine.


                                       ------Baba Farid

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    Re: Skin Care Tips~~~
    « Reply #14 on: May 30, 2008, 01:39:05 AM »
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  • FACE FRUITS!

    If you were envious of Sonam Kapoor’s perfectly clear and radiant skin in “Saawaria” we will give you some “fruit” for thought…..Yes, we all know fruits are good for you, but did you know fruits are good for your face? How about giving your face a treat and “glowing” crazy?

    Papaya
    Apply papaya pulp on the face, rubbing it gently. This helps polish your skin, leaving it smooth and soft. It cleanses your skin of impurities and prevents acne and pimples. This is a great way to polish your skin at home, making it glow.

    Apricots
    Overripe Apricots mashed and applied to let dry like a mask, helps draw out excess oil from your skin, making it less prone to acne and breakouts. If you have dry skin, avoid using this face mask.

    Oranges
    Take one teaspoon of orange juice and mix it with five drops of lemon juice. Mix it with enough multani mitti or Fulers earth to make a smooth paste. Add a pinch of sandalwood powder and a few drops of rose water. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes. Apply liberally on face and neck. Rinse after 20 minutes, and see your complexion glow!

    Bananas
    Banana is a natural moisturizer and softens your skin. Mash a banana, add a pinch of sandalwood powder and a few drops of honey. Add some fresh cream or malai and a pinch of haldi. Your face mask is ready! Apply generously on the face and neck, rinse with lukewarm water after 20 minutes.
    Not every heart is capable of finding the secret of God's love.

    There are not pearls in every sea; there is not gold in every mine.


                                       ------Baba Farid

     


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