Aug 3, 2011

Simple Beauty Remedies

Even though most of us say,and I mean only women and very few men,that

we dont do anything special for our looks,its just great the way it
is,we actually do many things to improve our complexion,have good skin
and what not.Some can afford expensive branded creams while some
cant.I cannot even amount the will power to go to a cosmetic shop and invest in a cream or lotion or oils which cost as much as 3 cans of cooking oil for a month.

I try homemade remedies from things available in our home.Taking a
few tablespoons now and then, wont empty the kitchen.Some work,Some Im
allergic to,some simply dont work.I abide by a few things i.e.
milk,turmeric,lemon,rose water,cucumber and a few others.Im allergic
to honey on my face,also am allergic to pineapple,cinnamon and a few
other things.

When you apply something on your skin or face and you feel a burning
sensation or a tingling feeling or not very cooling,immediately wash
your face off.That means you are defnitely allergic to that product or
ingredient.Remember,walking in the sun can be just as harmful.All my
life,I wore no sun screen,not even a hat,when outside.Walking in a
45+ degree celsius heat is no joke,but back then I didnt care.My skin
burns easily and like many sensitive skinned people,I tan easy or get
rashes easily and my marks or scars takes years to clear off
naturally.Its for the very reason,I have never done facial or facial
hair waxing or threading,black head removal and what not.Thats why I
follow these home remedies always,to keep my skin clean and clear coz
nothing can pamper skin like natural things ...milk,haldi and all.

One has to know their skin type.So if its oily,you can use lemon
freely,if its dry,you should use milk or rose water.Stuff like that
has to be kept in mind.I have used many of these tips myself and some
Im gonna try soon.Most of us dont do this cause our excuse is we dont
have the time and energy.Well,if you dont have the time,then you
shouldnt complain about your bad skin or what not.

Write this stuff down,stuff you think you want to try, on paper and stick it on your fridge or kitchen cabinet.It takes merely seconds to whisk these up
and almost all these ingredients are available in your kitchen.

When Im using milk in anything,I just take some in the palm of my hand
and slap it on my face.When my chore is done,I wash my face off.When
Im using eggs,the egg whites dripping from the shell,I rub it on my
face.Same with coconut oil,gram flour,rose water,black tea,etc.

After a long day outside,I clean my makeup off with coconut oil,clean
my face and moisturise.Once a week,I use fuller's earth(multani mitti)
with milk and rose water and apply the face pack.This I follow
religiously.SO its not all that difficult,you need to remember and do



Take 1 tbsp of gram flour and 2 tsp of raw milk and 2-3 drops of lime
juice. Mix well and apply. Wash after 15 minutes. Repeat for 4 weeks
and follow up with once a week.

Grind a cup of mint leaves to a fine paste. Apply and leave for 20
minutes. Wash. Continue for 15 days.


How to grow mint indoors?

Mint needs a sunny window. It may get a lanky as it stretches for the
light because it really prefers full sun. You can try using grow
lights as well. But try a sunny window.

Try curly and flat leaf parsley, which both tolerate less light and
may do better indoors.

As far as growing mint, we suggest using a large, deep pot in order to
allow it to grow wild. Mint will really sprawl!

You can purchase mint seeds at a garden store and start them yourself.
You can also look at organic grocers for small plants; transplant
these to a larger container and give them plenty of sun. They should
take off fairly quickly. We have always had good luck with mint; it
just loves to take over whatever container it's in!


Remedies for eyes:

To remove puffiness from the eyelids, massage a drop of very fresh
castor oil on to them.

To cool your eyes, make eye pads using thick slices of cucumber.

Another option is to use cotton pads soaked in cold milk. Lie down and
place them on your closed eyes and relax for a while.

Putting a drop of rose water into each eye just before you sleep can
also refresh you eyes.


Home remedies to remove Tan:

1. Mix cucumber paste with lemon juice and fuller's earth and apply it
for 15 minutes and then wash it off. It is an excellent anti-tan pack.

2. Mix chick pea powder in a little water and apply to the face. Leave
on for 15 minutes and wash it off with cold water. This improves
complexion or lightens your skin tone.

3. Mix tomato juice with a little curd and apply. Wash it off after 20

4. Use of natural scrub like oatmeal ( add warm water to oatmeal, mix
it well to form a paste) helps to remove dead skin cells and stimulate
blood circulation.

5. Mix a little fresh lemon juice, gram flour ( besan) and curd and
apply it on the skin for 15 minutes regularly to get rid of sun tan.

6. Mix 3 drops of fresh lemon juice to a little milk, apply it on the
skin, leave it for 10-15 minutes and wash it with warm water. Do it

7. I read this a couple of years ago in some magazine or maybe
online,that after a good day out in the sun,apply pure coconut oil on
your face or tanned parts and leave on for an hour and then wash off
with soap.It helps get rid of the tan.

Natural cleanser:

Milk is a natural cleanser. Cleanse your face with cotton soaked in
raw milk. Use cold skimmed milk to remove your make-up.


Body odor:

1. Mix juice of one lemon in a bucket of water and bathe in that

2. Add rose water to your bath water to keep you fresh.


Natural remedy for Chapped lips:

Apply butter (pure & unsalted) or almond oil or ghee and massage

Massage with chilled milk cream and wash it off after 1 hour. This
home remedy cures chapped lips.

Massage your lips with pure olive oil or coconut oil regularly to get
soft lips.

Massage your lips with a little glycerin mixed with a little rose
water for soft lips.

Drink plenty of water to keep your lips moisturized.

Application of petroleum jelly or lip balm helps cure chapped lips.

Apply honey and wash it off after 15 minutes to cure chapped lips.


Home Remedies to cure dark lips

Honey mixed with a little lemon juice helps to lighten dark lips.

Apply Vaseline or lip balm when going out.

Mix 1/2 tsp Pomegranate juice with 1/2 tsp beetroot juice and apply
regularly to cure dark lips.

I tried plain beetroot juice on the lips as well and after a week ,the
dark color had faded off considerably.


Beauty tips and care for the eyes

Have a good night sleep and give enough rest to your eyes.

Refresh your eyes by splashing cold water on it .

Apply pure castor oil for the eyebrows before going to bed for good

Soak cotton wool in chilled water to which a few drops of rose water
has been added and keep it on your eyes for 5 minutes. This will
refresh your eyes.

Rub your palms together and cover your eyes with palms to relax then .


Beauty tips for dark circles around the eyes

1.Soak cotton in cucumber or potato juice and keep it on the eyes for
5 minutes and relax.
or you can even apply the juice with cotton around the eyes. If done
regularly, this home remedy for dark circles is very effective.

2.Apply almond oil around the eyes before going to bed or in the
morning. Almond is a natural bleach.


Tips for hair care:

Home remedy for frizzy hair: Massage warm castor oil + almond oil into
your scalp gently. Wrap a hot towel (dip towel in hot water (bearable)
and squeeze the excess water) around your scalp so that the oil gets
absorbed into the hair. Do this once a week for healthy, silky,
lustrous hair. It also controls frizz.

Mayonnaise is an excellent conditioner for dry hair. Massage your
scalp with mayonnaise and leave it for half an hour. Then shampoo as
usual. Always rinse your hair well so that no traces of shampoo is
left behind.

Massage your scalp with olive oil using your finger tips. Remain for
half an hour and wash hair well. This natural remedy is an excellent
conditioning treatment. Do this once in a week for healthy hair. It
also controls frizz.

Vinegar is a great conditioner and can give shine to your hair. Mix 1
tbsp of vinegar to a mug of water and use it to your last rinse. It
also controls frizz in dry hair.

Squeeze juice of 1 lemon in a mug of water and use it for the final
rinse for oily hair.

General recommendations and tips to maintain the results are some of
the following:

- A high protein and an iron rich diet is recommended for hair loss.
An adequate intake of raw vegetables, fresh fruits, salads, green
leafy vegetables should be included in the diet on a regular basis.

- Use a natural shampoo to clean the hair. Amla (embilica
officinalis), Shikakai (Acacia concinna) are very good for washing the

- Oiling and massaging of scalp is very beneficial for stopping the
hair loss. Use coconut oil at least three times in a week. Certain
medicated oils like Neelibhringadi oil, Kunthala kanthi oil,
Kanjunnyadi oil are very useful. Put oil on the scalp, and massage
gently in the roots of the hair.

- The person should maintain a regular bowel movement everyday. In
case of constipation, a mild natural laxative can be taken. Triphala
is very useful.

- Regular physical exercise is very beneficial as it helps in
balancing the aggravated doshas.

- Rub your scalp after washing the hair. It increases the blood
circulation, and activates the sebaceous glands.

- A mixture of lettuce and spinach juice is good to drink to induce
hair growth. The juice of carrot, and lettuce juice is also good to

- Applying juice of green coriander leaves on the head is also good.

- Washing the hair with a paste of cooked green gram and fenugreek
(methi) two to three times a week, is also good.

- A paste of licorice made by grinding it in milk can be applied in
the bald patches.

- The seeds of fenugreek is soaked in coconut oil and kept under
direct sunrays for seven days and applied to the scalp, which prevents
hair loss.


Natural Tips to Clear Scars

Apply olive oil regularly on the face and massage lightly. The scars
will fade off in course of time.

Application of buttermilk daily helps to lighten scars.

Tomato pulp can be applied everyday on the face and washed off after
half an hour to get rid of scars from pimples.

Raw potato juice applied daily cures skin blemishes. Raw Potato juice
can also be mixed with fuller's earth (multani mitti ) and applied to
get rid of scars and blemishes naturally.Grind potatoes and squeeze
the juice out.


Remedy for wrinkles:

For wrinkles or fine lines around the eyes, apply egg white, leave it
till it dries and wash it off with cold water. Do this regularly or on
alternate days. This natural remedy for wrinkles around the eyes is
very effective.

Massage the skin with olive oil or pure coconut oil regularly to
prevent wrinkles. Do not use soap that day, instead use gram pulse

Massaging pure sesame seed oil mixed with equal quantities of almond
oil also prevents wrinkles .

Apply egg white to the wrinkled skin and wash it off after it dries
with warm water. For fine lines under the eye, this home remedy is
very effective. Within a few days you will find the lines reducing.

Dry skin are more prone to wrinkles, so keep your skin moisturized and

Protect your skin from excessive exposure to the sun as it causes
wrinkles. Avoid going out from 12 a.m. to 3 p.m. Protect yourself by
wearing sunglasses and wide brimmed hat if you have to go.

Mash banana until creamy. Apply this mask and wash it off after 15
minutes to prevent wrinkles.


A make up, skin or hair trick this actress learnt from an expert:

For instantly glowing skin, just splash rose water. My make up dada
told me that make up is incomplete without kajal. It highlights and
defines our eyes and suits every face. I use a Mac kajal pencil, which
is waterproof and doesn't smudge. He also advised me to apply Mac
Studio Fix+ spray after make up for a glow and to make it last longer.

I make sure I sleep well at night before a red carpet event because
puffy eyes screw up the make up. Avoid sun for a day so that the face
doesn't look tanned in the evening. Before applying make up, I rub an
ice cube on my face so that my skin is fresh and glowing and my make
up stands out.


  1. what timing! from yesterday my eyes were hurting like crazy. reason: 6 hours on the net (which is so not me at all) leading to no afternoon nap & only 6 hours night sleep. my eyes were red. today tried sleeping in d afternoon but cudnt. den read ths post n imme tried the cotton in milk on eyes tip. haa for 10 min d eyes felt soothed. thanks

    will copy this post too n one by one try the rest.

  2. very informative post with some useful tips....:)

  3. Suzy...tussi great ho. sincere thanks for painstakingly putting so many tips here. helpful.


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