Tuesday, April 29, 2008

7. Apple

Remove the stones and skin of the fruit. Grate finely and add two teaspoonful of sour cream. Apply the paste gently on your face. Remove it, twenty minutes after, with the help of lukewarm water. Then wash your face with iced water, Your face would start to glean with freshness.

6. Papaya

Take two spoonful of minced papaya and apply on your face. When dry, rub it off by your hands smeared with lemon juice. It is a good remedy to clear pimple spots from your face.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

8. Carrot

Grate the two carrots and boil them. Apply the paste on your face and allow it to dry. Then rub it off by your hands. You can use it on your arms, legs, neck and shoulders. The treatment would impart the glow to your skin.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

7. Orange

Dry the orange-skin, pound and sieve it through a fine cloth. Add little fresh cream or milk to it and put the paste on your face. Allow it to dry. Then remove it by your hands. It is a very effective remedy to fight the pimple-acne-problem.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

6. Basil

Eating two leaves of basil with a spoonful of honey and two grains of back-pepper makes your skin shining with freshness. If you have lices in your hair then, grind the basil leaves and apply the paste on your hair. Then sleep for the night after covering your hair with a white cloth piece. Wash it off with lukewarm water in the morning find many dead lice sticking to the cloth.

5. Tea paste

Use the strained out boiled tea-leaves to wash your hair after adding a spoonful of limes juice. The remedy would cure the problem of hair-loss considerably.

4. Potatoes

Halve a raw potato and rub it gently around your eyes. hands and neck. Keep it also on your eyes. Rub its pieces on to your soles also. It removes the blemishes on the skin and dark circles around the eys.

3. Cabbage

Take a spoonful of cabbage juice, 1/4 teaspoonful of barly flour and 1/4 tsp of honey. Rub the paste gently on your face. Leave it there for 15 minutes and gently remove it by cotton wool. It is a time-tested remedy to cure wrinkles and dryness.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

2. Cucumber

It helps in closing the open pores and very good for oily skin. Even the sun-burns can be cured by rubbing the burns with cucumber pieces. Take a small cucumber and extract its juice (water) frim the pulp. Add one-fourth spoon of rose water and lime juice to it. Rib the solution gently on your face. For oily and charred skin this is a very effective remedy.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Natural Beauty Aids

We spend most of our time and money to make ourselves beautiful but sometimes no matter what type of cream or serum what we use that natural external luster your body requires cannot be obtained unless you get used natural beauty aids.
We share with you some fruits and vegetables that could help you obtain that natural beauty you are always looking for when it comes to adding shine and freshness to your skin.

1. Water Melon

There are two ways in which you could use it one isto take small pieces of it and rub them on you face gently and the other is to take its juice and rub on your face and leave it for about 15 minutes and wash it off. Your face would begin to glow with shine and freshness.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Eye problems and their natural remedies

Beautiful, sparkling eyes are the best asset one can have. They are an essential part of looking beautiful. They are also the most important medium of communication, by looking straight into one’s eyes, a lot can be said about one’s character, feelings and reactions.

The first essential for vibrant, sparkling eyes is that they should be clear and healthy. If the eyes ever get infected, or have any vision defects, an eye specialist should be consulted immediately for proper treatments. There are, however, some problems which are not so serious, but constitute unattractive highlights. These problems and their natural remedies are discussed here.

1. Dark Circles

The skin around the eyes us very sensitive. It is thin in texture and wrinkles easily. The dark circles below the eyes can be caused by ill-health, such as anemia or excessive menstruation during periods. In these cases, a doctor should be consulted. But sometimes they can be caused by simple factors like lack of sleep or a crash diet. Very often, the dark circles are a part of one’s complexion, if dark circles are due to any of the causes other than heredity. The following remedies will prove useful.

(i) Lie down on a board, raised at one end. Your head should be on the raised side. Now place cold cucumber slices over the closed eyelids. Relax for 10 to 15 minutes. Tea bags stored in the freezer can be used for the same purpose.

(ii) Eye wash : If dark circles are accompanied by tired, red eyes, an eye wash should be used. This eye wash can be prepared by adding a tablespoon of Epsom salt to a cup of hot water. It should be followed by a few eye drops. Rose water also makes an ideal eye wash. It gives freshness to dull eyes.

(iii) Gentle massage: A gentle massage can also help relieve tired and aching eyes. Using the tips of the middle fingers, exert gentle pressure starting from the bridge of the nose and tapping across the eyelids and back under the eyes half a dozen times. Then press quite hard on either side of the bridge of the nose close to the inner eye.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Diet for bright eyes

Diet is of utmost importance for the health and beauty of the eyes. Natural, uncooked foods are the best diet. These include fresh fruit such as oranges, apples, grapes, peaches, papaya and pomegranate; green vegetables like lettuce, cabbage, spinach, turnip tops; root vegetables like potatoes, turnips, carrot, onions and beetroots; nuts, dried fruits and dairy products.

Cereals are also necessary but they should be consumed sparingly. Genuine whole meal bread is the best and most suitable. Jams, cakes, pastries, white sugar, white bread, tea and coffee, together with meat and fish, soon play havoc with the digestion and the body. Constipating or wind forming foods, alcohol and other intoxicating substances are also harmful and should be avoided.

Each of the essential nutrients needed by the body plays some part in the health and beauty of the eyes. The effect of vitamin A upon the eyes is, however, most pronounced. For normal and healthy eyes, liberal amount of vitamin A must be continuously supplied by the food. The valuable sources of this vitamin are cod liver oil, whole milk, curd, butter, egg yolk, pumpkin, carrots, green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, mango, papaya, orange and melon.

If vitamin A is in short supply, the eyes may become sensitive to bright lights and a person may suffer from visual fatigue and a consequent feeling of tiredness. If a deficiency of this vitamin becomes severe, visual fatigue and sensitivity to light grow progressively more pronounced.

To keep the eyes normal, beautiful and bright, an adult should have at least 10,000 units of vitamin A daily. Persons using their eyes for long hours or working either in extremely bright light require more of this vitamin that those who use their eyes for short hours. This vitamin is also essential to the health of certain tissues, known as mucous membranes, which line such body cavities as the tear ducts and tear glands. Healthy mucous membrane, or the normal flow of tears determines the highlights, the sparkle, the charming plays of shadows in the eyes.

Another vitamin necessary for visual health is riboflavin, or vitamin B2. valuable natural sources of this vitamin are green leafy vegetables, milk, cheese, egg, citrus fruit, banana, tomato, brewer’s yeast, almonds and sunflower seeds. Dull eyes and abnormal vision due to riboflavin deficiency can thus be found in almost any person who fails to eat these foods.

A healthy diet of milk, butter, fruits, green vegetables and protein should be taken for the proper care of the eyes. Raw carrots, contain vitamins which help maintain the eyes in a healthy and bright condition. They should therefore be taken liberally.

Tears are believed to be beneficial to the eyes are they wash the eyes clean of dust and other particles. Medically, it is known that the enzyme lysozyme present in the lachrymal secretions antibacterial and destroys pathogenic germs that enter the eyes. There are certain ways recommended to increase lachrymator like squeezing the rind of the orange or lime, crushing an onion close to the eyes and instilling a few drops of oil. Those who habituate their system to these particles form a young age will beneficial greatly. To start on these practices suddenly may not be easy.

Amongst the various natural substances, the use of castor oil is highly beneficial for the eyes. A few drops of this oil should be put daily in each eye. This causes increased lachrymator of the eyes for a while but leaves the eyes clean and cool. Regular massage of the scalp with castor oil decrease eye strain.

The herb nutmeg (jaiphal) exercise beneficial effect on the eyes. It is rich in fats and volatile oils. A paste of this herb made with milk may be applied all around the eyes and over the eyelids. It will have a cooling effect.

Triphla, an ayurvedic preparation consisting of three myrobalands, namely, emblic myrobalan (amla), chebulic myrobalan (harad) and belleric myrobalan (behera), is considered beneficial for long eyelashes and sparkling eyes. A teaspoon of this preparation should be soaked overnight in a cup of water. It should be pored through a clean muslin cloth and the eyes should be washed with it. The eyes should be also be dabbed with the cloth for a minute. If a burning sensation is felt in the eyes, the water should be cooled in the refrigenerator before use.

Cold tea can be used to brighten tired eyes. A cotton wool pad soaked in cold ea can be used as eye pads for this purpose.

Bathing the eyes in warm water to which a little salt has been added, can brighten them. It also helps to relieve puffiness. A cotton wool pad dipped in a salt water solution, containing one tablespoon of salt in half a liter of water, can also be used as an eye pack for the same purpose.

Another important factor for the beauty of the eye is sleep. Without adequate sleep, the eyes can look puffy, bloodshot and even become encircled by dark shadows. At least seven hours of sleep is the average daily pattern. Whenever one misses out on sleep, it should be made good as soon as possible. As and when time permits, one should take a few minutes off to close the eyes and relax.

The eyes should also be protected form long exposure to strong sunlight. The glare created by sunlight can harm the eyes. It will be advisable to wear sunglasses outdoors. It should, however, be insured that the quality of the glasses used is good.

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