Monday, December 22, 2008


Vigorous exercise of any kinds should not be taken for anhour-and-a-half after eating, nor immediately before meals. Weakpatients and those suffering from serious diseases like cancer, hearttrouble, tuberculosis and asthma should not undertake vigorousexercise except under the supervision of a completent physician.If exercising makes you tired, stop immediately. The purpose ofexercise should be to make you feel refreshed and relaxed and nottired.The most important rule of the fitness plan is to start with verylight exercise and to increase the effort in gradual and easy stages.The sense of well-being will begin almost immediately. One can startoff with a brisk walk for 15 to 20 minutes.
A comfortable and possiblyharmful to become exhausted or seriously short of breath. Perhaps, oneshould aim at activities which need about two-third of one's maximumability. One way to assess is to count your own pulse rate.Counting the pulse rate is quite easy. Feel the pulse on your leftwrist with the middle thre fingers of your right hand. Press justfirmly enough to feel the beat easily. Now count the number of beatsin 15 seconds, with the help of a watch with a second hand, andcalculate your rate by multiplying by four. At rest your heart beats70 to 80 times a minute. This rate increases during exercise. Reallyvigorous exercise can produce rates as high as 200 beats or more perminute. A reasonable aim is to exercise at about two-thirds of yourmaximum capacity. If follows that the heart rate should be about 130per minute during and just after exercise. Always avoid over-exertionand never allow your pulse to go above 190 minus your age per minute.--

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Methods Of Exercise

Several systems of exercise have been developed over the years, the most popular among them being the Swedish system and yoga asanas, the latter having been practised from ancient times. Whichever systems one chooses to adopt, the exercises should be performed systematically, regularly and under proper guidance.

To be really useful, exercise should be taken in such a manner as to bring into action all the muscles of the body in a natural way. Walking is one such exercise. It is the most efficiant exercise for improving overall firness. It uses more muscles in a continuous, uniform action than most other forms of exercise and it remains accessible to everyone throughout life. A regular walking programme can help one lose weight, give more energy and tone flabby muscles. It can help prevent heart disease, alleviate mental depression and ease some of the pain of arthritis as well as reverse some of the physical aspects of ageing. This form of exercise is, several kilometres in a brisk manner to constitute a fair amount of exercise. Other forms of good exercise are swimming, cycling, horseriding, tennis, etc.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


The body benefits from exercise in various ways. The different systems of the body get a boost and this results in their better functioning, increased strength, stamina and energy. It improves circulation of the blood, facilitates better transportation of oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body, right uo to the skin. This enables the skin to eliminate the waste in a more efficient way, thereby preserving it from egeing changes.

The improved circulation and optimum oxygenation helps to counteract may circulatory problems associated with age. Exercise improves the tone and elasticity of muscles and joints. This enables the body to look and feel young and gives the figure good proportions.

Regular exercise also enables the body to achieve poise, grace and a good posture which are essential factors for good looks and youthful appearance. It thus helps to delay ageing. Regular exercise programmes have shown remarkable improvement in health and appearance.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Exercise for beauty

Gone are the days when physical exercise was considered be for those who wished to lose weight. There is now growing awareness that phyical fitness and exercise play a vital role for the attainment and maintenance of good health, good looks and youthfulness. It also a wonderful way to have a good figure.

This is based on the realisation that negative influences adversely affect the health and beauty of a person and lead to degeneration of the human body. Factors like environmental pollution, exposure to cheminals and drugs, synthetic foods, sedentary life style and mental stress undermine health and good loods and increase the incidence of degenerative diseases, thereby hastening the aheing process.

Exercise is a key factor in the search for a youthful appearance. It relieves tension, anxiety and stress which greatly contribute to premature wrinkling. There is a close relationship between exercise and healthy skin.

Exercise enables a person to attain a state of wellbeing which protects the body from degeneration. It is a level of good health that helps to conteract the ageing changes in the body and also allowes both body and mind to function efficintly.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


One sure method of reducing weight is by practising what is known as 'Fretcherism'. It was discovered in 1898 by Horace Fletcher of the U.S.A. Fletcher, at 40, considered himself an old man. He was 25 kilos overweight, contracted flu every six months and constantly complained of indigestion and exhaustion. After deep study, he discovered the rules for 'Fletcherism which are as follows:

1. Chew your food to a pulp or milky liquid until it practically swallows itself.
2. Never eat until hungry.
3. Enjoy every bite or morsel, savouring the flavour until it is swallowed.
4. Do not eat when tired, angry, worried and at meal times refuse to think or talk about unpleasant subjects.

Horace Fletcher followed these rules for five months. As a results, he lost more than 27 kilos and felt better than he had for 20 years. A weight-reducing programme built on fletcherism works wonders and is worth a trial.
Along with dietetic treatment, the patient should adopt all other natural methods of reducing weight. Exercise is an important part of the weight reduction plan. It helps to use calories stored in body fat and relieves tension, besides toning up the muscles of the body. Walking is the best exercise to begin with and may be followed by running, swimming, rowing and other outdoor sports.
Certain yogic osanas are highly beneficial. Not only do they break up or re-distribute fatty deposits and help slimming, but they also strenghten the flabby areas. These osanas include shalabhasana, dhanurasana, chakrasana, vajrasana, yogamudra and trikonasana.

These osanas work on the glands, improve circulation, strenghten many weak areas and include deep breathing which helps to melt off excess fat gradually. The methods for practising these osanas have been given in Chapter 15, "Yoga For Youthful Looks.

Above all, the obese person should make every effort to avoid negative emotions such as anxiety, fear, hostility and insecurity and develop a positive outlook to wards life.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Natural Remedies

Many diets are prescribed for the overweight to enable them to reduce. Some of these diets are so severe and extreme that are likely to be more determental to health than being overweight. Crash diets which severely restrict food intake or exclude all but one or two items are injurious to health, irrespective of the seriousness of the problem of obesity. Not only is the health likely to suffer but the person adhering to such a diet likely to put on many of those lost kilos back again after resumption of normal eating habits.

Another risk with most diets is that in cutting down on the amount of food, they drastically reduce the intake of vital nutrients and this may lead to tiredness and irritability. The only sensible way to lose weight and to maintain that weight loss is to follow a carefully planned course of dietetic treatment, in conjunction with suitable exercise and other measures for promoting good health.The chief consideration in this teatment should be the balanced selection of foods which provide the maximum essential nutrients with the least number of calories.

begin with, the patient should undertake a juice fast for seven to ten days. Juices of lemon, grapefruit, orange, pineapple cabbage and carrots may be taken during this period. A longer juice fast upto 40 days can also be undertaken but only under expert guidance and supervision. Alternatively, short juice fasts should be repeated at regular intervals of two months or so till the desired reduction in weight is achieved.

After the juice fast, the patient should spend the next four of five days on an all-fruit diet, taking three meals of fresh juicy fruits such orange, grapefruit, pineapple and papaya. Thereafter, he may gradually start on a low calorie, well balanced diet of whole grains, vegetables and fruits, with emphasis on raw fruits, vegetables and fresh juices.

The foods which should be drastically curtailed or altogether avoided are high-fat foods such as butter, cheese, chocolate, cream, ice-cream, fatty meats, fried foods and gravies; foods high in carbohydrates like breab, candy, cakes, cookies, cereal products, legumes, potatoes, honey, sugar, syrup and rich puddings; beverages such as aerated drinks and alcohol.

Tea and coffee should be eliminated completely. If this is not possible. they should be restricted to one or two cups a day. Heebal teas can be taken as they do not contain calories provided no sweetener is added. lemon juice also acts as a diuretic and can be taken for this purpose first thing in the morning with hot water. Having something to drink half-an-hour before a meal also helps to take the edge off your appetite. Skimmed milk should be used in place of whole milk as this is much lower in calorie. If some snack needs to be eaten between meals, raw fruits or vegetables are preferable to biscuits and cakes. All foods should be cooked carefully to retain maximum nutrient content, without increasing the calories. This means eating raw or steamed vegetables. Nutritious but high calorie foods, such as nuts, hard cheese, commercial fruits, yoghurt and avocado pears, should be avoided. Lots of salad should be included in the diet as they are low in calories and a good source of vitamins and minerals.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Natural Way To Slimming

Obesity and beauty do not go together. It is difficult to look beautiful with bulges in the wrong places. Excess weaight affects the face and figure. It also shakes one's self confidence. Pride in one's appearance plays an important part in being beautiful.

Obesity is also serious health hazard as the extra fat puts a strain on the heart, kidneys and liver, as well as on the large weight-bearing joints such as the hips, knees and ankles. This ultimately shortens the life span. It has been rightly said, 'the longer the belt, the shorter the life'. Overweight persons are suceptible to several diseases like coronary thrombosis, heart failure, high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, gout, liver and gallbladder disorders. Trimming your figure is, therefore, necessary for the sake of both goods looks and health.

The chief cause of obesity, most often, is overeating that is, the intake of calories beyond the body's energy requirment. Some persons are in the habit of eating much, while others may be in the habit of consuming high calorie foods. These persons gain weight continuously as they fail to adjust their appetite to reduced energy requirments. There has, in recent times, been an increasing awareness of the psychological aspects of abesity. Persons who are generally unhappy, lonely or unloved and those who are discontented with their families, or social or financial standing. usually take solace in over-eating.

Obesity is sometimes also the result of disturbances of the thyroid or pituitary gland. But grandular disorders account for only about two per cent of the total incidence of obesity. In such persons the metabolism rate is low and they keep gaining weight unless they take a low calorie diet.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Care for feet

One should not forget about looking after the feet because they are hidden. They need regular care not only to make them look good but also to avoid such crippling conditions like corns and callouses, which can lead to painful feet. Besides, the strain of tried and aching feet will adversely affect even the most beautiful face. It will also cause a loss of balance while walking and promote tension and irritability.

111-fitting shoes are the most likely cause of foot problems. Shoes should therefore be always chosen for comfort. They should support the arch of the foot well and should allow ample room for the toes. Shoes with high heels and pointed toes should never be worn as these prove harmful.

Like the hands, the feet should be kept in good shape with a few simple exercises. A useful exercise for the feet is to arch the ankles, bend the toes and flex the whole foot first thing in the morning. Walking is one of the best exercises for the feet. Feet that are sore and swollen after a long day, should be relaxed by placing them. In case of cold feet a massage with olive oil will help greatly. An ancient remedy for tried feet is to soak them alternately in hot and cold water, finishing with the cold water. Soaking the feet in warm water, to which Epson salts or special foot salts have been added, can be very soothing, but the feet should be rubbed over afterwards with eau-de-cologne to counteract any softening effect.

The toe nails should be given as much attention as the nails of the hands. An orange stick tipped with cotton wool should be used to clean around the nails. Particular attention should be paid to the sides of the nails where dirt tends to collect. Thereafter, a generous amount of moisturizing body lotion should be rubbed all over the feet.

To keep the feet smelling fresh, especially in hot weather, a deodorizing talcum powder should be applied each morning after washing. Socks, if used, should be washed daily.

The knees also to be looked after. The should be made weat and rubbed thoroughly with two tablespoons of powdered groundnut mixed with a tablespoon of salt. After a few minutes, they should be rinsed and a film of sesame oil mixed with a few drops of vinegar should be apllied. Regular massage in this manner will keep them in good condition.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Care For Finger Nails

Like the hair, nails are composed of keratin which is formeed mainly from protein and calcium. Therefore a diet rich in these two nutrients is an essential part of healthy nails. Nails that are in poor condition are indicative of poor general health.

Like the hands, the fingers nails are constanly subsjected to abuse. So any hand care programe should incorporate the nails. They will benefit from regular incorporate the nails. They will benefit from regular applications of a rich moisturizer such as a night cream.

An orange stick tipped with cotton wool should be used to clean beneath the nails. An orange stick should be used to gently shape the cuticles, to avoid breaking of the skin. The best time to shape the cuticles is after the hands have been in water, as it softnes the skin and makes the cuticles ready for shaping. Alternatively, the fingers can be soaked in a little vegetable oil, or in warm water and herbal shmpoo for a few minutes.

Drinking cider vinegar each day is believed to help strengthen the nails, as well as beaing good for general health. A tablespoon of the vinear should be taken in a glass of water three times a day before meals.

A useful remedy for keeping the hands young and beautiful is to dip them upto the wrist, in a bowl of milk. Then blot and apply three tablespoons of lanolin mixed with one tablespoon of sesame oil (til) on the hands and wrists. This should be done once a week.
Exercising the hands helps to make them flexible and improves circulation. The following exercises many be done, repeating them six to ten times.
1. Clench your fists tightly for a second. Then throw open the fingers as wide as possible.
2. Put your hands out in front of you, palm down. Press the fingers tightly against each other and then thrust them apart as wide as possile.
3. Allow the hands to be limp and relaxed. Then rotate them from the wrists in circles, first clockwise and then anti-clockwise.

If the hands are tired, soak them for a few minutes in warm water, to which about two or three tablespoons of salt have been added. This helps to soothe them. Another treatment which stimulates circulation is to soak the hands alternatively in hot and cold water. This also soothes the nerve ending.

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Each night the hands should be washed with a mild soap and scrubbed thoroughly with a face brush. Incase of hard skin, it should be whizzed over with a pumice stone. If the fingers are stained due to vegetable or nicotine, they should be rubbed with lime. This will help bleach the stain. They should then be rinsed well and dried thoroughly.

The hands should be treated once o twice a week to a massage with a really rich cream. This should be precedded by soaking them in warm oil, preferbly olive or almond, for five to 30 minutes.
This is a good treatment for dry hands and nails.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


The most important factor for proper care of hands is that they should properly dried with a towel after every contact with water. The longer the water remains on the skin the more dehydrating it is. It is essential to protect them in such a way that they do not come into direct contact with a constant barrage of chemicals. A pair of rubber gloves should be worm for all household chres like washing and cleaning. One may feel uncomfortable, but will get used to it if a pair of fine rubber gloves is chosen. Cotton gloves can be worm for jobs where the hands do not come in contact with water.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Caring for hands and feet

Beautiful hands an essential complement to a woman's beauty. With proper care, almost any pair of hands can look beautiful. The state of one's hands cannot be kept hidden from view, however much one may try to do so. As with most things, preventing trouble is considerably easier than curing it.

The hands hands and fingers are one of the busiest parts of the body. They are expoed to all kinds of weather conditions. They also constantly come in contact with water which contains such poerful chemical solutions as washing poeder, bleach and washing-up liquids. The hands are therefore one of the first parts of the body to show signs of neglect and ageing. The guidlines for keeping them in proper shape are discussed herein.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hair dye

A paste of henna leaves, boiled in coconut oil to get a darkish oil, can be used as a hair to blacken grey hair. The pate itself can be applied to the hair and washed away after a few hours. Washing the hair and concentrated tea extract twice a week it also considered useful in colouring grey hair to brown or black.

Walnut shells also make a harmless hair dye, which progressively adds colour to the hair. Before the nuts are ripe, the green outer shells should be crushed in a mortar and covered with water. A pinch of salt should be added. This should be allowed to stay for three days. Then, three cups of boiling water should be added and simmered for five hours, making sure to replace the evaporated water. The dark liquid should be extracted by twising the shells in a cloth. The separated liquid should be replaced in a pot again and reduced to a quarter of its volume. A little alum and glycerine should be added to soften the hair. At first , it will produce a somewhat yellowish effect, but it will finally give the hair a good deep black colour.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Dietary consideration

Diet is of utmost importance in the prevention and treatment of premature greying of hair, and persons suffering from this disorder should take a diet rich in all essential nutrients. The vitamins considered useful in premature greying of hair are pantothenic acid, para aminobenzoic acid or paba and inositol. To obtain satisfactory results, all three of theses vitamins, belonging to the B group, shoul be supplied at one time, preferably in a form which gives all B vitamins, such as yeast and live. The three anti-grey hair vitamins can also be produced in the intestinal tract by bacteria. Thus drinking a sufficient quantity of yoghurt daily and having a tablespoon of yeast before each meal will be an excellent remedy for the prevention and treatment of premature greying of hair.

Devitalised foods like white flour, refined sugar, and all products made from them, soft drinks, pastries, jams and jellies should be avoided. These foods, besides causing premature grey hair, take away energy, bring about wrinkles, unattractive skin, and premature old age.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Natural Remedies.

Certain home remedies have been found useful in the prevention and treatment of premature hgreying of the hair. The foremost amoung these is the use of the Indian goosebery (amla) which is a valuable hair tonic for enriching hair growth and hair pigmentation. The fruit cut into pieces, should be dried, preferably in the shade. Thesek pieces should be boiled in coconut oil till the solid matter becomes like charred dust. This darkish oil is very useful in preventing greying.

The water in which dried amla pieces are soaked overnight is also nourishing for the hair. [This water shpould be used as the last rinse while washing the hair.
Should be used at last rinse while washing the hair. Massaging the scalp with a teaspoon of amla juice, mixed with a teaspoon of almond oil or a ofew drops in the lime juice. every night, has proved beneficial in the prevention and treatment premature greying of hair.

Amaranth (chaulai-ka-saag) is useful in hair disordered. Application of the fresh juice of the leaves of this vegetable helps the hair to retain its blackw colour and prevents. premature greyimng. It also helps the growth of hair and keeps it soft.
Liberal intake of curry leaves [is considered beneficial in preventing premature greying of hair. These leaves give vitality and strenght to hair roots. New hair roots that grow are healthier with normal pigmant. The leaves can be used in the form of a chutney or many be squeezed in buttermilk. When the leaves are boiled in coconut oil, the oil forms an excellent hair tonic to stimulate hair growth and bring back hair pigmentation.

Ribbed gourd (torai) boiled in coconut oil is another effective remedy for premature greying of hair. Pieces of this vegetable should be dried inm the shade. These dried pieces should be soaked in coconut oil and kept aside for three or four days. The oil should then be boiled till the mass is reduced to a blackened residue. This oil should be massaged into the scalp. It will help enrich the hair roots and restore pigment to the hair.,

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Premature Greying of Hair

The hair has a tendency to lose its natural colour with advancing age. It is therefore natural for the hair to turn grey with age. But premature greying is a morbid condition and it makes even the young look order.

Faulty diet and worries are the two primary causes of premature greying of hair. It is mainly due to the lack of some of the B vitamins, of iron, copper and iodine in the daily daily diet that leads to his hair disorder at a young age. Worries produce an extraordinary tension in the skin of the scalp which interferes with the supply of vital nutrition necessary for the health of hair. Similarly, anxieties, fear, jealousy and failures have adverse effects on the hair. They dry out the scalpular marrow, the vital sap at the root of the hair.

Other causes for premature greying of hair are the unclean condition of the scalp which weakens the roots of the hair as the pores are blocked by the collected dirt; washing the hair with hot water and drying it with electric dryers which emit a blast of hot air; use of hairdyes when the hair has just started greying; diseases like chronic cold, sinusitis, anaemia, chronic constipation; and the use of factory-made hair hair oils, which are generally cleaned with acids which have a tendency to remain in the oil. Heredity is yet another predisposing factor which gives rise to this ailment.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Natural Remedies

Several natural remedies have been found useful in the prevention and treatment of loss of hair. The most effective among thse remedies is a vigorous rubbing of the scalp with fingertips after washing the hair with cold water. The scalp should be rubbed vigorously till it starts to tingle with the heat. It will activate the sebaceous glands and nergise the circulation of blodd in the effected area, making the hair growth healthy.

The oil from the Indian gooseberry (amla), prepared by boiling dry pieces of amla in coconut oil, is considered a valuable hair tonis for enriching hair growth. A mixture of equal quantities of fresh amla huice, and lime juice used as a shampoo stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss.

Lettuce (salad-ka-patta) is useful in preventing hair loss through deficiencies. A mixture of lettuce and spinach juice is said to help the growth of hair if drunk to the extent of half-a-litre a day. The juice of alfalfa (lucerne) in combination with thee juices is rich in elements which are particularly useful for the growth of hair. While preparing alfalfa juice, fresh leaves of the plant should be used.

Daily application of orefined coconut oil, mixed with lime water and lime juice on the hair, prevents loss of hair and lenthens it. Application of the juice of green coriander leaves on the head is also considerd beneficial.

Mustard oil, boiled with henna (mehndi) leaves, is useful for the healthy growth of hair. About 250 grams of mustard poil should be boiled in a tin basin. A little quantity of henna leaves should be gradually put in this oil till about 60 gram of these leaves are thus burnt in the oil. The oil should then be filtered through a cloth and stored well in a bottle. Regular massage of the head with this oil will produce abundant hair.

Another effective remedy for loss of hair is the application of coconut milk all over the scalp and massaging it into the hair roots. It will nourish the hair and promote hair growth. Coconut milk is prepared by grinding coconut shavings and squeezing it well.

Washing the hair with a paste of cooked black gram (urad dal) and fenugreek (methi) leaves lengthnes the hair. A fine paste made from pigeon pea or red gram (arhar dal) can also be apllied regularly with beneficial results on bald patches. Regular use of castor oil as a hair oil helps the luxuriant growth of the hair.
Certain remedias have also been found useful in case o patch loss of hair. The seeds of lime and black papper seeds, ground to a fine past, is a valuable remedy. This pastre, applied on the patches, has a mildly irriant action. This increases blodd circulation to the affected areas an stimulates hair growth. The paste should be applied twice a day for a few weeks.

Another useful remedy for the patchy loss hair is the paste of liqorice (mulethi) made by grinding the pieces in milk with a pinch of saffron. This paste should be apllied over the bald patches before going to bed at night.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

2. Loss of Hair

Loss of hair at a very early age has become a common disorder thses days. It causes a great deal of concers to the affected persons, esp cially Indian women who regard thick long hair as a sign of beauty. The most important cause of loss of hair is inadequate nutrition. Even a partial lack of almost any nutrient may cause hair to all. Persons lacking vitamin B6 lose their hair and those deficient in folic acid become completely bald. But hair grows normally after the liberal intake of these vitamins.

Another important cause for the falling of hair is stress, such as worry, anxiety and sudden shock. Stress leads to severe tension in the skin of the scalp. This adversely affects the supply of essential nutrition required for the healthy growth of hair. General debility, caused by severe or long-standing illnesses like typhoid, syphilis, chronic cold, influnza and anaemia, also gives rise to this hair disorder. It makes the roots of the hair weak, resulting in the falling of hair. An unclean condition of the scalp cam also cause the loss of hair. It weakens the hair roots by blocking the pores with the collected dirt. Heredity is another predisposing factor which may cause hair to fall.


The healthy condition of the hair depends, to a very large extent, on the intake of sufficient amounts of essential nutrients in the daily diet. Hair is made of protein and adequate protein is necessary for luxuriant hair. Women require 60 grams, men 80 to 90 and adolescent boys and girls 80 to 100 grams of protein. Protein is supplied by milk, buttermilk, yoghurt, soyabean, eggs, cheese, meat and fish. A lack of vitamin A may cause the hair to be coarse and ugly. Adeficiency of some of the B vitamins, of iron, copper and iodine may cause hair disorders like falling of hair and premature greying of hair.
Women are generally deficient in iodine and vitamin B1, either of which slow down circulation to the scalp to such an extent that hair may fall out and new hair grows in vey slowly. Women who keep their diets adequate in iodine, the B vitamins and iron have better growth of hair.
Lack of inositol causes loss of hair. A person having trouble with his or her hair should eat foods rich in inositiol such yeast, liver and molasses.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Dietary Consideration

Diet plays as important role in the treatment of dandruff. To begin with, the patient should resort to an all-fruit diet for about five days. In this regimen, these should be tree meals a day, consisting of fresh, huicy fruits, such as apples, pears, graps, grapefruit, pine apple and peaches. Bananas and dried, stewed or tinned fruits should not be taken daily to cleans the bowels and all other measures adopted to eradicate constipation.

After all-fruit, the patient can gradually adopt a well-balanced diet. Emphasis should be on raw foods, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, sprouted seeds, raw nuts and whole grain cereals, particularly millet and brown rice. Further short periods on the all-fruits diet for three days or so may be necessary at a monthly interval, toll the skin's condition improves. Strict attention to diet is essential for recovery. Starchy, protein and fatty foods should be restricted. Meats, sugar, strong tea or coffee, condiments, pickles and refined and processed foods should be avoided, as also soft drinks, candies, ice-cream and all products made with sugar and white flour.

Exposure of the heat to the rays of the sun is also a useful measure in the treatment of dandruff. Simultaneously, an attempt should be made to keep the body in good health. This also healps clear dandruff.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Natural Remedies.

Numerous medicted shampoos are available in the market for the treatment of dandruff. Most of these, however, in the process of curing the disorder, cause irreparable damage to hair roots because of the synthetic ingredients contained in them. The treatment of dandruff has to be largely constitutional if a permanent cure is pdesired.

The foremost consideration in the teatment of this disorder is to keep the hair and scalp clean so as to minimise the accumulation of dead cells. The hair should be brushed daily to improve the circulation and remove any flackiness. The scalp should also be thoroughly massaged every day, using one's fingertips and working systematically over the head. the procedure for massaging the scalp has been explained in the previous chaptor.

Several home remedies have been found useful for treatment dandruff. The use of fenugreek (methi) seeds is one such remedy. Two tablespoons of these seeds should be soaked overnight in water . The softened seeds should ground into a fine paste in the morning and apllied all over the scalp. It should left on for half an hour, and hair should then be washed thoroughly with soap-nut (reetha) solution or shikakai.

The use of a teaspoon of fresh lime juice for the last rinse, while washing the hair, is equally beneficial. This not only leaves the hair glowing but also removes stickiness and prevents dandruff. Washing the hair twice a week with green gram (mung) powder mixed in curd is another useful prescription.

Dandruff can be removed by massaging one's hair for half an hour with curd which has been kept in the open for three days, or with a few drops of lime jice mixed with amla juice every night before going bed. An other measure which helps to counteract dandruff is to dilute cider vinegar with an equal quantity of water and dab this on to the hair with cotton wool in between shampooing. Cider vinegar added to the final rinse after shampooing also-helps to disperse dandruff.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Protection Against the Sun

The hair is constantly exposed to the environment as very few of us cover our hair. It can be damaged by over-exposure to the sun. The sun dries the hair, makes it dull, cause breakage and frays the ends. Sun damaged hair is weak and unhealthy. It is therefore esential to protect to protect the hair from the sun by covering it with a scarf or by using umbrella.

Hair Disorders And Their Natural Treatment

The hair, like the skin, is a barometer to the state of general health. Sickness, deficiencies and mental tension have an adverse effect on the health of the hair and lead to hair disorders. The more important of these disorders are dandruff, loss of hair and premature greying. These disorders and the natural remedies for their treatment are discussed this chapter.

1. Dandruff
Dandruff refers to the flaking of the scalp which falls like snow flacks and settles on one's brows, shoulders and cloths. Is is the greatest enemy of healthy hair. It assumes an unpleasant, irritating condition associated with bacteria in the case of excessive formation of scals with bacteria in the case of excessive formation of scales on the scalp. These scales are formed from the horney layer of the skin.
The scaliness increases whenever the hair is brushed or rubbed. It may also appear as lumps or crusts on the scalp. Often there is itching as well, and the scalp may become red from scratching.

The main causes of dandruff are impairment of general health, toxic condition of the system brought on mainly by wrong feeding, constipation and lowered vitality due to infectious diseases.
Other factors contributing to dandruff are emotionaltension, harsh shampoos, exposure to cold and general exhaustion.

Thursday, July 31, 2008


Permanent dyes are harmful to the hair , as they peretrate the hair cortex layer with the acid of hydrogen peroxide, destroy the kertain structure and create porosity. These dyes gradually eat away and destroy the delicate structure of the hair. This is true of semipermanent dyes also.

Herbs, which are comparatively safe an healthy, have been used for many centuries as colouring agents. The best-known of these is henna (mehndi). Indian women apply it not only to their hands and feet on auspicious occasions, but also use it for colouring hair. Being natural colouring agent, its use is not restricted to the young but also to the old well past their middle age.

Henna is completely organic and comes in a powder form with a smell faintly resembling that of hay.

Henna, if used carefully and sensibly, can do more than just colour the hair. Like semi-permanent colour, it coats the hair shaft, but normally does not penetrate it. Because of this coating action, henna gives the hair a little bulk and body and thus it is also useful as a conditioner. It has a drying effect on the scalp and hence it controls an oily condition of the hair. It gives extra shine to the hair when used the first time, provided an egg and lemon juice is added to it. But repeated application will cause a buil up that cots the hair and gives an appearance of dullness. For this reason, the application of henna should be restricted to about four times a year.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Home Remedies

Certain herbs and natural substances have been found useful in giving shine and lustre to the hair. One such method is to add a few teal leaves to a glass of water and to then heat it. The juice of a lime should be squeezed in the sieved mixture and the mixture should applied to the hair before shampooing.

The juice of celery leaves (ajwain ka patta) helps to grow long and lustrous hair. Two or three handfuls of celery leaves should be boiled in water. It should then be cooled and strained. The juice of lime should be added to it. This mixture should be used to rinse the hair after washing.

Dry peels of lemons and oranges can also be used beneficially to give lustre and shine to the hair. These peels should be used with soap-nut (reetha) or shikakai, while shampooing the hair. This will maintain soft and silky hair also remove dandruff from the scalp.

Rinsing the hair with the juice of a lemon or vinegar also gives lustre to the hair. Add lemon-juice or vinegar to half a bucket of water. After washing the hair, rinse it with this water.

Castor oil, being unsaturated, can be used to rejuvenate the hair.It can be used externally by rubbing it into the scalp at bedtime, and the hair should be washed the next morning. Alternatively, the oil may be rubbed into the scalp and a large towel which has been dipped in hot water and wrung out, may be tied around the head for a white. This allows greater penetration of the oil deep into the surface of the scalp.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Drying and styling

It is important that the hair should be dried correctly in a natural way. It can be easily damaged when wet. First of all the head should be wrapped in a clean towel for a few minutes to remove excess moisture. Rubbing with the towel should be a avoided. When the hair is wet, a comb should be used as brushing will stretch and tear it.

The best to dry the hair naturally is finger drying. If you want to use a hair dryer, always have it on the coolest setting, since heat dries out the hair. Most damage is done by over drying, so avoid holding the dryer over one area fr too long, and stop drying your hair a few minutes before it feels completely dry. For the same reason, it is advisable not to use attachments like brushes or nozzles, as these concentrate the heat too much, or to hold the dryer any closer than six inches from the hair. Heated hair rollers or curing tongs also tend to damage the hair, so use these for special occasions only. Lemon juice combed through the hair after rising acts as a natural setting lotion.

In case of dry hair, a conditioner used after shampooing will put some life and lustre into the hair. An occational oil treatment also helps imprrove dry hair. A warmed vegetable oil should be applied. It should be massaged in well. and the head should b wrapped in a towel which has been wrung out in hot water. this should left on for at least a quarter of an hour before shampooing. Lemon juice in the left in the final rinse will help to remove any last traces of oil.

An egg yolk is a gentle cleanser which especially suits dry hair. One or two egg yolks should be mixed with little warm water. The water should not be be too hot. this mixture should be applied to the hair. Wrap a towel round the head and leave the mixture on for several minutes before rising thoroughly. There is no need to apply any other shampoo.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


A hair conditioner should be applied after the hair has been thoroughly cleansed. These products are especially helpful for long hair, where the overlapping scales which cover the outer layer of hair often get roughed up as it grows. A conditioner helps to smooth these scales down, and to give gleaming hair which is easiest to comb and massage. Hair that is coloured, permed or exposed to the sun also benefits from a conditioner, Usually, dry hair should be conditioned once a week, normal hair once a fortnight,, and greasy hair not more than once a month.

All conditioners are basically a combination of oils or waxes, detergnts and emulsifiers, with optional extra ingredients, often incorporating herbal extracts with gentle plant and vegetables oils and essences. After conditioning, rinse you hair again, adding cider vinegar or lemon juice.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Washing the hair

The correct way to wash the hair to use warm and not hot water, preferably from the shower. Once the hair is wet, a small quantity of shampoo should be applied, tipping it on the palm of the hand rubbing the hands together. Shampoo should never be applied directly to the hair as this makes it difficult to get an even distribution. Work the shampoo gently but firmly all over the scalp using a circulal motion. This method of ensure cleanliness of the hair. Continue to massage the shampoo in for several minutes, using the tips of the fingers rather than the nails.

A second application of shampoo is needed only if your hair is really dirty. After shampooing, give the hair a really good rinse, and go on rinsing it till the last trace of soap is removed.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Brushing the hair regularly is essential both to free it of dust, dead and tangles and to stimulate the scalp. A brush which has bristles with rounded tips is best, since it is less likely to scratch the scalp or tear and split the hair. A rubber cushioned brush is the easiest to clean, and is more fleible for gentle styling.
In case of short hair, it is advisable to use a brush with short, densely spaced bristles. For long hair, vent angle brush, which has lots of space between the bristles, is better for getting the tangles cut. Radial brushes, which have a completely circular base, are the best choice for styling curls while blow drying.

The choice of combs also depends on the type of hair. Wide-tooth combs are designed for very coarse or tightly curled hair. A fine toothed tail comb is used for lifting sections of hair, while blow drying, roller setting or for curling hair back into shape without upsetting the overall style. In case of an ordinary comb, a plastic one with rounded teeth is ideal. The larger end should be initially used to ease it through the hair, and the fine end to get a smooth, even fnish.

The most effective ay to brush the hair is to bend forward from the waist the head down towards the ground, and brush from the nape of the neck forwards towards the forehead. Short hair can be brushed right from the roots strockes should be used for the length of each hair, to avoid stretching it.

A scalp massage should be resorted just before or after brushing the hair, Like brushing this will stimulate the circulation, dislodge dirt and dandruff, and encourage hair growth. For a massage, fingers should be spread fan wise and slipped thhrough the hair. With the thumbs pressed behind the ears, press down on the scalp with the fingertips. Now rotate the fingers so that they move the scalp over the bony structure of the head. You will feel your skin move and the scalp tingle. Move up an inch at a time until you have covered the whole head. It is a very simple procedure and takes only a few minutes toperform. The scalp should be massaged daily if time permits, or at once a week.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hair Care

The care for the hair depends on its type. There are, however, certain basic guidelines which apply to all types.

It is a mistake to wash the hair too frequantly. This is likely to do more harm than good. Shampoos may make hair clean, but at the same time they remove the natural oils and protective acid coating. A study at Cornell University found that shampooring created a loss of calcium, phosphorus, iron, and nitrogen from the hair. This came as a result of continued washing either with soap or commercial shampoos. It is therefore essential to use the type of shampoo that will do the least damage to use the type of shampoo that will do the least damage to the hair: The following tips regarding shampoo will be useful:

1. Use shampoo only when absolutely necessary.
2. Avoid using hard water, or water containing chemicals including chlorine. Rain water is ideal.
3. Use a rince after shampooing to undo the damage of the shampoo-vinegar or lemon juice may be used.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The natural way to glossy hair.

Lovely, shining hair is one of the greatest assets of a woman's beauty. It is considered a vital lement of sex appeal. The most important factor for healthy condition of the hair is to ensure that the bosy is supplied with all the essential nutrients. The advice contained in chapter 2on "Diet for natural beauty" applies equally to hair.

There are, however, certain nutrients which are of particular importance to health of the hair. the vitamins of B group, especially pantothenic acid, influence hair growth, oil production and colour. An adequate supply of these vitamins is thus essential. Vitamins A and C also play an important role in the production of healthy hair, and vitamin E encourages hair growth by carrying oxygen to the hair roots. To ensure an adequate intake of the essential fatty acids, it is advisable to include two teaspoons of sunflower or safflower oil in the daily diet. Since the hair is made from keratin, the diet should include adequate quantities of protein in the form of daily products, pulses and nuts. Of the minerals, zinc, copper, iron and iodine are essential to healthy hair. Copper is adequately available in food. Good sources of iron are liver, kidneys, whole grains, and molasses. The only foods that contain appreciable quantities of iodine are sea foods.

The hair, like the skin, is affected not only by diet and health, but also by tension. In a person whi is tense, the muscles at the base of the neck are constricted, and this impedes the flow of blood to the scalp, resulting in weak hair growth.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Know your hair

The hair is one of the most important factors which contribute to beauty and personal appearance. For its proper care, it is essential to have a basic knowledge of its structure. The hair is made up pf keratin, a protein based substance. This substance also forms finger and toe nails. Each hair consists of three layers. the central core, known as medulla, is made up of spongy tissues which may contain some colour pigment. The middle layer, known as the cortex, consists of long thin cells which give the hair its elasticity and colour. The outer layer, known as cuticle, consists of hundreds of tiny, overlapping scales.

Hair is formed in minute pockets in the skin, called follicles. An upgrowth at the base of the follicles, called the papilla, actually produces hair, while a special group of cells turns amino acids into keratin. The rate of production of these protein "building blocks" determines hair growth. The average growth rate is about 1.2cm ]per month, growing fastest on women between the ages 15 and 30 years. The sebaceous gland which secrets the oil that gives healthy hair its natural shine is located half way along hair follicle.

The follicles, which contain the hair roots, are fed by blood carrying nutrients. Good circulation is thus of utmost importance to healthy hair. It is th supply of nutrients which determine[s the health of hair as it emerges from thescalp and continues to grow. Once hair leaves the follicle, it is in fact technicially "dead", but it grows because of continued tissue formation within the follicle.
The disturbance in the production of sebum by these glands can result in over dry or greasy hair. Thus, if the glands become blocked or are underactive, the hair will be greasy.

The natural colur of hair and its hape straight or curly are determined by hereditary factors. In case of curly hair, the actual shape of the hair follicle forces the emerging hair to develop waves. The number of individual hairs ranges between 90,000 to 140,000, depending on the natural hair colour. Blondes the most hair since their hair is thinner than of brunettes. Redheads have the least number of hairs, although theirs will often look more abundant since it is generally the sickest. The number of hair roots or the texture of the hair, canot be changed except the natural changes which occur with age.

The life-span of a hair varies from several months to several years, depending on the scalp and hair conditions. The average life of a hair is five years. After that, the follicle from which the hair is growing begins to shrink and the hair remains static untill is drops out or is brushed out and is replaced a few months later by a new hair. Although a large numbr of hairs may come out in a single day, it will not does not from in the follicle due to inadequate blood supply, or glandular or hormonal imbalance.

There are four types of hair-normal, greasy, dry and greasy-dry. Normal hair is shiny yet not greasy, and fairly easy manage. Greasy hair looks good for a day or two after shampooing but then quickly bcomes lank. Dry hair is difficult to control after shampooing, looks dull and nds that are dry and split. Greasy-dry hair is usually fairly along and the hair nearest the scalp is greasy while the ends are dry.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Preventing Decay Through Fruits

Tooth-decay can be prevented by regular consumption of apples, as they process a mouth cleaning property. Dr. T.T. Hanks in his book Dental survey says, "Apples have a mouth cleaning property that no other fruit possesses. and taken after meals, they have the same effect as tooth brush in cleaning the teeth, with the added advantage that the acid content aside from its nutritive value, is of assistance in promoting the flow of saliva in the mouth, which is also beneficial to the teeth". The acid of the apple also exerts an antiseptic influence upon the germs present in the mouth and teeth when it is thoroughly chewed. Applies are thus regarded as natural preservers of teeth and should be taken regularly.

Grapes are very useful in prevnting [tooth-decay, too. The organic acids of grapes are strongly antiseptic. According to Johanna Brandt, "Every tooth may be loose in its cocket and pus may be pouring from the gums, but after a few weeks on the exclusive grape diet, it will in time be found that the teeth are firmly set in the jaws and that every trace of pyorrhea poisoning has disappeared."
Lemon and lime also promote healthy teeth and gums, due to their high vitamin C content. They strengthen the gums and teeth and are very effective in preventing and curing acute inflammation of the gum margins.

Raw spinach juice is another valuable food remedy for the prevention and treatment of pyorrhea, because of its beneficial effects on the teeth and gums. This effect is greatly enhanced if the juice is taken in combination with carrot juice. A permanent aid for pyorrhea has been found in the use of natural raw foods and in drinking an ample quantity of carrot and spinach juice.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Exercising Teeth and gums

The teeth and gums, like other parts of the body, require exercise for maintaing them in halthy condition. This can be achieved by eating hard and fibrous foods. Wheat is especially valuable in the prevention and treatment of pyorrhea. It takes time to chew wheat chappatis, which are generally taken with other foods. This compels one to chew hard, ot only providing the much-needed exercise for the teeth and gums but also helps the igestion process.

Chewing unripe guava is an excellent tonic for teeth and gums. It stops the bleeding from gums due to its styptic effect and richness in vitamin C. Chewing the leaves of the guava tree also helps prevent bleeding from the gums. A decoration of root bark can also be used as a mouthwash for swollen gums.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Vitamins and minerals

Every nutrient which builds health appears to play some role in the prevention of tooth decay. Much tooth decay can be prevented if all persons, whether children or adults, obtained at least 1,000 units of vitamin D daily. Calcium is essential to maintain dental health. Adequate calcium can be obtained if sufficient milk is given daily to children and yoghurt is genrously used by adults. A lack of calcium makes teeth susceptible to decay. The gums recede and the teeth often become loose and crooked, with ugly spaces showing between them.

The vitamins of the B group play an important role in preventing tooth dcay. People who do not take adequate niacin have unclean mouths, heavily coated tongues, often foul breath and rapidly decaying teeth. Vitamin C helps to prevent decay by forming a strong foundation in the dentine, which contains the minerals. In short, all vitamins and minerals help to keep the teeth beautiful. A person susceptible to tooth decay should adopt a well-balanced iet containing all the essential nutrients.

Even though person's teeth may by free from decay, unhealthy gums can lead to an unattrctive appearance. Abnormalities of the gum tissue result from deficiencies and combinations of deficiencies. When vitamin C is under supplied, the gum bleed easily, recede, become infected, and pyorrhea may quickly set in. A person suffering from these abnormalities hould include 300 or more milligrams of vitamins C daily in the diet. A glass of fresh citrus juice in the morning is of great value in keeping the gums pink and healthy. Lack of vitamins A can also lead to infections of the gums, causing them to look pale and unattractive. In such cases, more iron should be added to the child.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Proper diet

Diet plays a vital role in dental health. The condition of the teeth, after they are formed, depends upon the foods one eats from day to day. Dental decay, the destruction of the bone around the teeth, and infections of the gums, can be prevented with an appropriate diet. In fact, with the proper diet, the teeth and jaw-bones can be made harder and healthier as the years go by.

Probably the greatest curse and cause of tooth decay is the consumption of candy, soft drinks, pastries, refined carbohydrates and sugars, in all forms. Bacteria in the mouth break sugar down into acids, which combine with the calcium in the enamel, causing decay or erosion. It is therefore important to restrict one's sugar intake, and to ensure that the diet includes plenty of raw vegetables and wholemeal bread.

Whole foods are ideal. they are good for the teeth as the fibreless refined foods allow particles to accumulate on the teeth in a stricky mass, where they can do great harm. The gums need friction to keep them firm and whole foods also help remove plaque, They are therefore called 'detergent foods' by some dentists.
Whole foods, however, benefit the teeth only if they are free from sugar. Surgeon-Captain Cleave, the author od Saccharine Disease says, 'It is perfectly true that refined carbohydrates are a prime cause of dental decay. but it dos not necessarily follow that unrefined carbohydrates cannot be a cause. if they take a form of stale, coase, wholemeal bread and hard fruits and vegetables, no periodontal disease will follow their consumption'.

In preventing tooth decay, what one eats is no doubt important, but equally important is when on eats. Frequent small snacks are very harmful to teeth, as theoy produce an acid medium in which the bacteria thrive. The number of times one eats sugar is one of the most important factors in determining the rate of decay. For this reason, it is better to eat sweets at the end of the meal rather than between meals.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The natural way to sparkling teeth 'Plaque'

Proper cleaning is the most important step towards healthy and sparkling teeth. Ideally, teeth should be cleaned after every meal, but one thorough cleaning each day will be far better than any number of hurried brushings. A quick brushing is a waste of time. The teeth may appear clean, but they will still be coated with a layer of plaque, a sticky, transparent substance, It is invisible, but it can be felt as a fuzzy coating on the teeth. The accumulation of plaque can lead to gum inflamation and bleeding, which are early warning signs of gum diosease.

Proper cleaning

There are many theories on how best to clean the teeth. The consensus of dental opinion, however, seems to back using a circular motion with the brush, so as to ensure that all dental surfaces are cleaned. One should not be afraid to touch the gums with the brush, as this gentle stimulation improves the blood circulation in the gums.

Toothpaste is not in fact essential for the removel of plaque. although most people prefer to use it. It does help to keep [the mouth fresh. The fluoride, which is now being added to an increasing number of pastes, also helps to strengten the outer enamel and thus render it less susceptible to decay. It, however, has no effect on gum disease, which affects a very large number of people and is the main reason for adults losing their teeth.

Bad breath is not only unpleasant and embarassing for the sufferer, but also for those [with whom he or she comes into contact. With the efficient functioning of one's digestive juices, one is unlikely to suffer from bad breath. the breaht can bej freshened naturally be chewing fresh parsley or watercress, or by using rose water as a mouthwash. Commerial antiseptic mouthwashes should not be used as these are often too strong and can remove the protective fatty acids on the teeth and gum surfaces, leaving the enamel defenceless.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The natural way to sparkling teeth

The mouth is one of the materpieces of natura. With it, we express our thoughts and feelings an show affection. The process of digestion begins in the mouth and it thus sustains life.

The mouth is a delicate combination of skin, bone, muscles and teeth. The teeth are an amazing balance of form and function, aesthetic beauty and engineering. One can look one's best with a good smile, which is enhanced by good teeth.

Good teeth are thus important of one's health and appearance. Like the skeletal development, the appearance of the teeth and mouth is largely determined during the years of growth, depending on the amount of during the years of growth, depending on the amount of calcium, phosphorous and vitamin D in the diet.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Eye problems and their natural remedies - Lines and Wrinkles

These are inevitable, to some extent, with age. Some women, however, get tiny laughter lines quite early in life. These lines are caused by excessive dryness of the skin and loss of tone by tiny muscles around the eyes. A good moisturizer lavishly applied after cleansing and toning will take care of parched skin. Light-weight oil like sunflower oil or corn oil is an ideal lubricant for eyes and areas around the eyes.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Eye problems and their natural remedies - Puffiness

This is another common problem. It can be caused by ill-health, in which case an ophthalmologist should be consulted. If the puffiness occurs early in the morning, it may be due to water retention in the tissue. This happens we lie prone at night. For quick relief, a large glass of hot water should be drunk on arising in the morning. This will stimulate the kidneys which tend to draw the fluid away from tissue. It can be made a daily routine if it works.

Another effective remedy for puffiness under the eyes or lids is potato. A raw potato should be grated and a teaspoon each should be put in two square pieces of gauze to make an eye pad. The eye should be covered with these pads and left for 20 minutes. It should be followed with splashes of cold water. Another remedy for puffiness under the eyes is a fresh fig cut in to halves and placed directly under the eyes. This should be applied lying down for 15 minutes. In summer, a grated fresh cucumber can replace the fig. applying hot and then ice cold tea bags alternatively to the eyes for 10 minutes also help.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Arnimont evening primrose oil-vitamin E capsules

No matter who you are, you need to look beautiful!
Have you ever wondered why a cream or lotion you've been using for a long time is not giving you a satisfactory result?

Being a female I'm aware of how much all of us spend on maintaining our skin. However, the results we get from the many creams and lotions we use, we find are unsatisfactory. We may have been using a cream that is of good quality for years and years but still can't help but feel that our skin could look better! We do not realize that the main reason why we find most cosmetics we use unsatisfactory is because to get maximum benefit and results from the creams and lotions we use, we need to have proper nutrition! Nutrition is very essential for healthy proper skin.

Without proper skin care: we age before our time, experiance dry, itchy, rough skin and wrinkles appear. Poor nutrition due to inability of having a balanced diet or an additional supplement is the main reason why we can't seem to obtain proper results with the external skin care products we use.

As we very well know, with the busy lives we lead day o day, we hardly get wgat is clled a "balanced diet"! I don't know if you're aware of it, but the two imporatnt nutrients that are essential for radiant skin are evening primrose oil and vitamin E. Evening primrose oil contains eseential fatty acids for the production of prostaglandins, which has a direct impact on maintaining healthy, vibrant skin.

Natural Vitamin E acts as an anti-oxidant & removes free radicals which cause rough & dry skin. Therefore, supplementing our diet with evening primrose oil and vitamin E would be ssential and the only solution for radiant young looking skin! I am sure by now you would have heard about Arnimont... A natural prouct containing evening primrose oil-vitamin E- the 2 most vitally required nutrients for healthy, young looking skin. It is a natural food supplement containing the required daily allowance of vital nutrition for healthy skin as recommended by the food and drug authority in USA. Arnimont is very effective in the prevention of dry, itchy, rough skin, combats wrinkles, improves skin moisture balance and helps to get maximum benefits from external applications of skin care!

I am aware that the big question you would be having now is one the safety and quality of the product! Arnimont evening primrose oil-vitamin E capsules are very safe as they are made 100% natural and thus would cause no side effects.It is imported from a reputed company called Arnimont pharma in germany and has the free sales certification from the german charmber of commerce.


Saturday, May 24, 2008

Trendy, neat and stylish "hair" for office

Hair is one of the most important assets to a female there fore, correct care and maintenence should be carried out in order to have a beautiful head of hair.

Step1. Comb teh hair well and part t at a side
Step2. Take the hair behind the ears
Step3. Tie a Ponytail with a wool band
Step4. Now insert a hair net on top of the ponytail
Step5. Put all the hair into the hair net
Step6. Now fold teh hair with the hair net
Step7. Fold into a bun shape
Step8. Use hair clips and fasten well
Step9. Back view of the completed style
Step10. Side view of the completed style

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Golden rules of make up part3

Eye liner
To make small deep at eyes to look bigger and brighter use a white eye liner on the lower, inner lash line. This also brightens to tired eyes. Avoid using black/dark liners on the inner lash line instead use it only on the upper lid.Play around with grey or brown eye pencils instead of back to create a softer more natural look.

Lip Stick
For a natural look apply lipstick and smudge. Fow a more defined look line your lips and fill in colour Never use black or dark brown contrasting lip liners. Use a lighter pearly colour lip tick or eye shadow on the inner centre of the lower lip to create a sexy pout.

Golden rules of make up part2

Correcting face shapes

Round faces-suck in your cheek bones and apply a deep terracotta coloured blusher in the hollows to create a slimmer face. Use this also on the sides of the temple and jaw line.

Square faces- Soften the edges of the face with a terracotta blusher (jaw line and sides forehead) to create a more oval shape.

Eye Shadow
Dab lots of powder under the eys before applying your shadow to avoid ending up with a black under eyes due to excess eye shadow spills. Gently dust off the powder along with the spills after you have finished . Tit your head back and look down your nose and identify the crease on your lids and fill it ou with a deep colour (you can't go wrong with brown) Apply a light pearly colour under the brow bone to create lift and glamour.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Golden rules of make up part 1

None of us are born perfect and some times even the skin care has its limitations. So thank god for make up! Make up is an amazing tool that if used in the correct fashion can help us to enhance our natural features and cover up any flaws. Let's look at some of the tricks of the trade.


The most important step is choosing the right colour that is as close to your natural skin tone as possible. As Sri Lankans many of us have a yellow based skin tone so stay away from pinky bases. When choosing colour apply a dab on the bridge of your nose and check the colour under natural light. Many ladies make the mistake of choosing foundations that are too pale for their complaxions and end up looking artificial and grey.

When applying foundations start from the centre of the face and work out words. For a perfect finish don't neglect the ears and neck.

When batting with under eye dark circles you may use your foundation instead of a concealer by patting is a thicker layer under eyes with the tips of your fingers.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tricks to achieve a perfect mouth and tempting lips.

Condition your mouth

First, you must condition your mouth by using a simple exfoliation cream recommended to use on your mouth. At home you could ground almond mixed with a bit of honey and rub on the lips, taking special care of the corners of the mouth. Do not leave it for too long, but after washing off you could apply a nourishing waseline cream or lip balm.


The lipsticks and pencils we find in today's market provides you not merely the colour but nourishment and sometimes protection from the sun too. There are also some others that are long-stay lipsticks which you could keep on for quite sometime. Use a brush to apply teh lipsticks as it lasts longer.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Choosing your perfume

Most of us spend hours on selecting the best perfume/scent that would bring out the best in us. We thought of sharing a few tipa that would help you next time you go "hunting for your scent/perfume."

* It is that evening in the best time to go hunting for your chice perfume as this is the time your sense of smell is sharper.

* You must choose a scent or perfume that complements your body odour, as you know each person has a very different odour or body oils within.

* It is best that you go slone to buy the perfume of your chice as when you shop with friends you may just end uo buying a perfume that the friend may want instead of you.

* Remember skin oils change from person to person, so it you like the smell of a perfume worn by your friwnd, do not get carried away thinking that the same smell will suit you, instead find out which smell suits you better.

* You must remember to try on either three or four perfumes at a time (nothing more) as anything more will just make your nose numb thereby putting you is a position where you will not be able to mae your choice.

* In most stores you get blotters to test the perfumes, therefore test the different scents on thee blotters, before you test on your skin.

* From the three or four perfumes that you sprayed on the blotters, you can select two of your choice.

* Now, you can test these two on your skin, most recommended place to apply is the wrist, but remember to keep on for a few minutes before you make your final decision.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Hair tips for the working girl

1. Make sure hair is shampooed and conditioned at all times.

2. Make sure your hair is tidy & neat.

3. Use gel or other hair products if necessary to keep your hair in place.

4. For short pieces-use gel.

5. Use hair accessories such as, slides, clips, bows to match-colours adviced black/brown/beige & not bright clours.

6. Short hair-have it trimmed every 3 weeks and keep it shaped up.

7. Long hair-do not keep ends uneven -have it trimmed regularly.

8. If hair is long-it is advisable to plait it or put into a bun, use hair nets if necessary.

9. Shoulder length hair should be styled a hair stylist and maintain the style by blow-drying it and use a hair slide if necessary.

10. Have regular olive oil hair treatment to maintain a good head of hair and masage at bath once a week.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Your Hair deserves the best & nothing less!

Are you worried about your hair and how much of it you keep loosing day by day? As a female I know I can answer that question on your hehalf as "yes" Each time you brush you hair and then take a look at the brush or floor, you can't help but worry and think to yourself 'how in the world am I going to put and end to this? Let me tell you that you are not he only one! It's a problem we all female face, with falling hair, split ends, dandruff ets., and most aften seem to find a proper solution to put an end it!

You may be wondering how and why you have this problem with hair. The main reason is due to the insufficient nutrition we get in our diet. I don't know if you are aware of it but the Vitamin H (Biotin) is a necessary nutrient to promote strong and healthy hair. Therefore supplementing out diet with an extra Biotin food sipplementation would be the only way wecould overcome our problems faced with hair.

Your hair deserves the best and nothing less! However, with an endless range of products on offer for promoting hair growth, it's not always easy knowing which one to choose. I am sure though when choosing, you would definitely want the best for your hair, and so you would want a product that is very safe, of high quality and one that has been used by many, and given much result! Keeping all these and your best interests inmind, let me introduce you to an amazing solution that would offer you the very best and put an end to your worries and cares about the problems you face with your hair!

I am certain you have heard about BIOTIN 250, which is recommended by many health experts for hair related problems, BIOTIN 250 is a member of the B group of vitamins and is a water-soluble natural food supplement containing the required daily allowance of the vitamin Biotin as recommended by the food and drug authority. Biotin, slow growth of hair and it keeps your hair healthy and strong, It supplies the improtant nutrition to the hair roots, and this will improve hair's texture and appearance while promoting hair growth.

I understand the one of your major concerns when choosing the best would be the safely and quality of the product! Biotin 250 is made 100% by natural sources and is water soluble, thus causing you no harm by any excessive amounts takes, as it would be excreted through the urine and will not be stored in your body. It is therefore very safe and had no side effects! Biotin 250 is a registered trademark, imported from Arnimont pharma germany and is registered under the German food legislation. It is the only product, which is registered under the food and drug authority and has been in the market for over 15 years with proven results! The effectiveness of Biotin 250 I think can be best shown by some personal testomonies of people just like us, who have some used it and seen results!

"Biotin 250 is a great product that gave me a lot of confidence regarding hair. I started talking this since I started loosing hair and the result was amazing. Thanks to this product the volume of my hair increased and I hope to cintinue with it in years to come"

Saturday, May 10, 2008


Pimplecure ia a safe and fast acting herbal cream to clear Acne, Pimples and Blackheads. Pimplecure contains basil oil ocimum basilcum leaves a time honoured herb which has been used for generation as an effective home remedy for Acne and pimples. It has now been proved by clinical trails in Medical Institutions that Ocimum Basilcum is more effective than many modern medicines which are being used in the treatment of pimples. PHARM products brings to you the effectiveness of this herb in a specially formulated standardised form as a non-greasy herbal cream.

Being a herbal cream Pimplecure is free from side effects. Pimple is a common problem during adolescence and is caused by excessive secretion of oil by the the glands under the skin. The excess oil secreted clogs the pores, thereby causing pimples, blackheads and skin blemishes. Pimplecure clears scars and blemishes and restores the skin to normalcy.

How to use
* Wash the face with a mild soap and luke-warm water and wipe with a clean soft towel in a gentle manner.

* Apply Pimplecure immediately over the face when it is slightly moist. Avoid contact with eyes.

* Use extra quantity on the highly effected area.

* Apply twise daily, in the morning and before going to bed

* Continue the treatment till the Acne/Pimples are cleared
Special Instructions

* Avoid taking excess of chocolated, Candies. Ice creams, Sweets, Nuts and Cola drinks* Reduse intake of friend fatty foods

* Avoid constipation

* Do not prick, squeeze or scratch the pimples

* Habitual resting of the chin on the hand should be avoided

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