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

Friday, May 9, 2008

The best medication for Stretch Marks

Having celebrated mothers dat stretch marks are reminder of one of the many sacrifices all mothers make!

Skin stretch marks is certainly not fun, especially for women. It prohibits you from wearing revealing cloths and even your favorite swimsuit.
Stretch marks occur in the elastic, resilient middle layer of the skin that allows it to retain its shape. Stretch marks occur when the dermis is constantly stretched. Over time the skin becomes less elastic and the connective fibers break, leaving the markings behind.

Today, there are many methods used to remove stretch marks. Here are the most effective and the most popular:

1. Microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is a non invasive procedure to remove the unwanted marks off your body. The procedure constitutes of sanding the skin to reveal a new smooth layer.

2. Chemical peels. With a chemical peeling procedure, a specialized formula is derived out of fruit and milk acids which is applied onto the skin. The solution will cause the skin to erupt the peel off. Once it does, new skin comes out which is definitely smoother when compared to the old skin.

3. Laser stretch mark removal. With this procedure, a laser beam is directed to the skin all around the stretch mark. Then it focuses on the stretch marks it self by slowly stimulating collagen to rebuild damaged skin tissue. The procedure is done repeatedly until the stretch marks are reduced.

4. Rose Hip Oil - Rose hip oil has a high concentration of vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant and an essential ingredient for skin regeneration. It can be derived from a variety of plants and nuts like almonds, kiwi fruits, and mangos. Vitamin E is available in a variety of different forms, such as alpha, beta, and gamma tocopherol. The variety with the highest effeciency for topical use on the skin surface is alpha tocopherol. It has shown a great variety of skin benefits in clinical studies, such as reduction in scarring and the reduction of stretch marks. Vitamin E penetrates deeply into the skin to stimulate the growth of new cells, replacing the scar tissue found under stretch marks.

5. Vitamin A - Retinol (a derivative of Vitamin A) This magic ingredient acts on the renewal of the upper layers of the epidermis and on collagen production to help reduce the size of stretch marks.

6. Diet. Do you know that diet can actually help heal stretch marks? Try to drink plenty of water. Water the skin smooth and soft. With a skin like this, stretch marks are not likely to develop. Cut out coffee instead. It contains cubstances that can induce the appearance of stretch marks on the skin. Also consume food rich in vitamin A&C, zinc, and protein. Nuts and fish Nutritional deficienc can also produce stretch marks.

7. Exercise, for a firmer skin and a healthier body, exercise is the key. Stretch marks can be reduced if a good workout routin is performed regularly. With a fine, solid frame, stretch marks are not likely to develop.

8. Stretch mark prevention cream - stretch marks can be prevented by using products containing rich nourishing ingredients such as Shea Butter. These creams are especially helpful during pregnancy and must be used from the 3rd month onwards.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

To Reduce your blood ptressure, Eat Beet-Root

Drinking Beetroot juice or eating other vegetables-especially green vegetables ill enable you to main tain a healthy heart.

If you drink a glass of beetroot juice everyday, it will help you to control your high blood pressure. The research team had found out that, if you drink a 500 ml of beetroot juice, a few hours later, your blood pressure would reduce considerably. This is due to the reation between the nitrates found in beetroot and the bacteria in your mouth. The chemical reactions caused due to this would help broaden/expand the blood vessels there by facilitating to flow without hinrance.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Steps at a facial

Face the world with confidence
Steps at a facial

Step 1
First of all check the skin type because you have to treat according to the type of skin.

Step 2
Use a milk cleanser to take off makeup and make sure you do all the steps below to your face, neck and shoulders.

Step 3
Next use the foaming cleanser to remove remaining dirt, which would not have come out with the milk cleanser. It is a soapy deep cleanser where you have to take it off well before you go to the next step.

Step 4
A thin layer of exfoliator is used only on damaged or sun burnt skin. Leave the exfoliator for about five minuts.

Step 5
Steam for about ten or fifteen minuts and thereafter the white and black heads are taken out.(steaming makes the process of taking the white and black heads out easy.)

Step 6
The toner is used to close the pores after exfoliating the black and white heads.

Step 7
Remove unwanted hair with a tweezer or by threading. Apply toner again on places where you have taken off the hair.

Step 8
Massage the face, neck and shoulders. ( This step is omitted at clean-up)

Step 9
Now you can use a face pack. Keep it for about 20 minuts. Check if it has got dried well before you peel off the face pack.

Step 10
Apply toner again to remove the face pack thoroughly. Use a moisturizer and sunblock at the end of the facial.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Daily foot care

We often forget one of the most important parts of our body, the feet. If we think about them we will realize the incredible strain they go through day in and out. Just like the rest of our bodies we must not forget to look after them and allow them too to breathe and relax.

If you are a person that perspire a lot and face with foot odour remember that it is caused by heart and proper care with appropriate footwear could help to a large extent or use of an antii perspirant spray or deodorizing talc would considerably help help you.

As parents we must teach our young ones the importance of keeping their feet healthy all the time, but what must you do to keep them healthy?
Here are a few tips that you may use, try them and feel the difference.

* A daily foot bath is soothing relaxing and washes away your aches, pains and odour problems.
* Wriggle and stretch your toes in the water and add some bath salts for a wonderfully soothing effect.
* Dry your feet really well afterward, epecially between the toes.
* Use an antiperspirant foot spray or deodorizing talc if necessary.
* Lavish a little extra attention on your feet by smoothing on a rich foot lotion.

Dandruff Treatment

Eggs could help you rid of dandruff

50g whole wheat flour
1 cup water
2 egg whites

Mix part of whole wheat with two parts of water in a saucepan. Simmer over low heat until mixture thickens. Cool mixture and mix with two egg whites. Wet hair and apply mixture. Wrap your hair in a towel and leave for five minutes and rinse off mixture and dry your hair.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Make your own conditioner

Yoghurt and egg
Make your own conditioner and give it sheen

Six tbsp natural yoghurt

One egg

Whisk egg and yoghurt together in a bowl until well blended. Massage wevenly into the scalp and hair for about four minutes. Wrap the hair in a warm towel and leave for 10-15 minutes before rising the hair thoroughly.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

How to make egg shampoo

Egg shampoo
Rejuvenate your hair with your home made shampoo

1 egg

2 cup water

Beat up one or two egg with one cup water and thoroughly massage this into you hair. Leave on for about 5-10 minutes and rinse off thoroughly. Remember do not use hot water.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Recipes for your hair

Eggs are considered as a nutrition is tasty, versatile and convenient. We know that eggs too have its pros and cons just like other proteins. Researchers over the years have found that eggs gives your hair and skin rejuvenation and nutrishment, therefor we would like to share a few recipes that you could use to make eggs work for your hair, at you convenience in your own home.

8. Eggs

* Take one egg. two spoonfuls of thick cream, and half a spoonful of rum or brandy. Beat the yelow of the egg with the cream. Then add rum or brandy and stir it to a fine paste. Apply this paste on your face for half an hour and then wash it with cold water. It helps in making your complexion fair.

* Take two eggs, and mix a pinch of boric power with the white of the eggs an rub it vigorously on your skin and hair. Then wash it with lukewarm water. Your hair shall become clean and lustrous.

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