5 ways to use milk in your skin care regime

Milk is one of the best known home remedy for various skin related problems.Milk helps to prevent premature aging, remove blemishes on the face, make the face look more radiant, lower allergic skin reaction, heals wounds, nourishes and softens the skin and removes dead skin cells. So in today’s post I am going to share some tricks to use milk in your skin care routine.
Tips to use milk in your DIY beauty treatments.

1.Milk as a Cleanser

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of milk
+
1 teaspoon of honey

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Procedure: Mix both the ingredients well and apply all over your face and neck evenly . Now gently massage your face in circular motion for 3 to 5 minutes. Rinse your face with warm water after 5 minutes. It makes your skin soft, prevent acne and hyperpigmentation.
Or
Cleanse your face with raw milk it will remove all the dirt from your face

2. Milk as a exfoliant
Ingredients: Milk+oatmeal

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Procedure:
Lactic acid in milk is works best to exfoliate dead and dry skin. Just mix 1/2 cup of oatmeal with milk in bowl to make paste. Rub this paste on your face or body,let it rest for 5 minutes and rinse it off .

3. Face Mask:
Ingredients:Milk + Almond

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Procedure: Soak 5-6 almonds in water or milk overnight. Next morning peel off and crush them to make fine paste with a teaspoon of milk. Apply this paste on your face or neck area, let it dry and then rinse it with lukewarm water.
This mask will help to get rid of blemishes, fine lines,dark circles, age spots and also helps to lighten the skin .

4. Milk as a toner:
Ingredients: Milk + Cucumber juice

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Procedure: Milk has natural lipids which moisturize your skin and cucumber juice helps to tightens your skin. Mix cucumber juice in milk and apply it to your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes then rinse and get glowing skin.

5.Milk as a moisturizer
Milk is a good moisturizer for dry skin .Just dip a cotton ball in raw milk and dab all over your face. Allow it to dry and then wash it off with cool water. Or
Massage your body with milk before shower.

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Milk bath is also a easiest way to get smooth and soft skin in winters. For this just add 1 or 2 cups of milk in your bath water.

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Top 7 home remedies for dehydration

Dehydration is a common problem during summers. Excessive lose of water and other body fluids can give rise to a dangerous situation called dehydration.
Some common causes of dehydration are diarrhea, vomiting, excessive sweating and increased urination.
Dehydration disrupt the normal metabolic functions of the body.

There are so many home remedies which can helps to overcome the dehydration.
1) Water

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The best way to prevent dehydration is to drink plenty of water. People who are suffered from dehydration should drink minimum of two liters of water every day.

2) Lime Juice

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Freshly prepared lime juice is also helpful to cure dehydration.

3)Sugar and salt water

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Sugar salt water contains electrolytes which helps to reduce dehydration.Boil 1 litre water and add some salt and sugar as per your taste ,drink this water when it’s cool.lntake of this water at regular intervals increases your fluid as well as mineral levels.

4)Fruits

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Fruits having high water content like watermelon, cucumbers are also helpful to overcome dehydration.
Bananas are also effective as this fruit is rich source of potassium which is a valuable natural cure for dehydration.

5)Coconut Water

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Coconut water is also quickly cure your dehydration as it has high electrolytes as well as high potassium and iron content.

6)Curd

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Curd helps to restore the levels of sodium and potassium and thereby cures dehydration.you can add ginger power and salt into it.

7)Buttermilk

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Buttermilk is an excellent home remedy for dehydration. Drink freshly prepared buttermilk to hydrate your body.Add a pinch of mint powder ,cumin powder and a pinch of salt for added taste. You should drink buttermilk several times a day to recover from dehydration.

Beside these remedies you should avoid coffee ,tea and spicy food.

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5 benefits of alovera gel for skin care

Nowadays aloe-vera gel is well known natural beauty product available in market. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals and fibers which makes it beneficial for our skin.

It can be easily extract from leaves of the aloe-vera plant and in ancient times people used aloevera gel as a medicine for healing various skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, cut, burns.

Here are some benefits of aloe-vera gel on your skin

  1. For Dry skin

Take some alovera gel and mix it with few drops of almond oil and apply on your face and with gentle massage. Repeat this daily before bed to get fast and visible results.

2 For acne and pimples

It’s anti-inflammatory properties helps to cures skin problem like eczema, acne, pimples and also fades blemishes.

3 Prevent skin aging

Due to Antioxidant properties it fights with free radical which causes wrinkles and fine lines on face. So regular application of aloe-vera gel helps to prevent early aging signs by restoring skins elasticity and keeping your skin hydrated.

4 For Sunburn

cooling properties of vera gel makes it a great ointment for soothing UV burns and chemical burns.

5 For oily skin

Aloe-vera gel also helps to tighten the skin pores and gives instant matt look to your skin in summers. So it can be used as tonar.

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10 ways to make your skin radiant and glowing naturally.

Every person wants beautiful and radiant skin and we all spend lots of money to try each and every new beauty product which comes in market to get beautiful spotless glowing skin. But no matter what you apply on your skin from outside, your skin will never looks healthy and radiant until you nourish it from inside. So secret lies in what you eat daily

Here are some some tips which are suitable for all skin types and easily accessible to achieve smooth and radiant skin without any side effect .

1. Water

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Start your day with a glass of water is best way to keeping skin looking fresh and radiant. Because it helps wash away toxins, transport nutrients and oxygen to the skin cells, and plump up the skin making it appear more youthful and radiant

2. Vegetables

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Vegetables are rich in vitamins, fibres,antioxidants and nutrients. These helps to remove dullness of your skin and gives a natural radiance on your face.

3. Fruits

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Fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals that purify and rejuvenates the skin from inside and thereby imparts a glow. So eat a bowl of fruit salad daily .

4. Eggs

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The egg yolk is rich in vitamins that are essential for proper cell function.Eggs also contains biotin which is also known as beauty vitamin as it protect skin from acne ,rashes and dryness and makes your skin healthier and glowing.

5. Curd

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Curd contains high amount of calcium and proteins, which helps to remove toxins and makes your skin soft and glowing. Curd also removes wrinkles and anti aging lines.

6. Nuts

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Nuts are considered as best sources to get glowing skin. Nuts like almonds,walnuts,pistachio are loaded with many necessary minerals including iron, zinc and copper, which helps you in maintaining the collagen in your skin. They also contains high amounts of omega 3 fatty acids that help you to maintain the elasticity of skin. If you add nuts to your daily diet
your skin will look younger, fresher and rosy red.

7. Dark Chocolates

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Dark chocolate is an excellent source of cocoa, which is a natural skin hydrator. Cocoa helps to make your skin radiant and younger. Just eat two pieces of dark chocolate everyday and make your skin beautiful.

8. Green Tea

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Geen Tea is rich in anti-oxidants and minerals and has many benefits for the skin such as stop inflammation, slow DNA damage, and helps prevent skin from sunburn and darkening.Green tea also has many essential minerals like zinc, copper, magnesium, calcium and iron. Try to take green tea in the morning. It makes your skin complexion even better within few days.

9. Turmeric Milk

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Both turmeric and milk are rich in antioxidants. Drinking turmeric milk before going to bed will purify the blood and helps to glow skin. It also helps you to get better and peaceful sleep.

10. Fennel Seeds

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Fennel seeds containsing antioxidants and various vitamins, which help to give you a younger looking skin. Consume two teaspoon of fennel seeds daily after meals and improve overall texture of the skin as it treats acne and makes your skin look flawless and glowing.

So follow these tips on daily basis and make your skin beautiful,radiant and flawless.

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Ponds anti-pollution+purity face wash review

Ponds is well known skin care brand in India and they have wide range of skin care products for women & men. They includes variety of cremes, talcum powder & face wash etc.

So today I am going to review Ponds pure white face wash with activated charcoal which I am using currently. This face wash claims to have activated charcoal.

Activated charcoal is a form of carbon, which clean out bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles present on the surface of skin.

Ponds pure white face wash with activated charcoal.

Anti-pollution+Purity

Price:

INR 180 for 100g

INR 90 for 50g

Packaging : This face wash comes in a white and black coloured tube with a tightly secured white cap.

Ingredients :

Colour : light grey

Texture : Very creamy and thick in consistency.

Fragrance : Sorry guys but I find very difficult to explain the smells. So for this point all I can say it Smells good.

My experience : My skin is normal and this face wash works well for my skin type. Very little amount is enough to make leather with water, which deeply cleanse my skin & remove all the impurities.

Pros:

Travel friendly.

Easily available in market and online.

Very affordable.

Deeply cleanse all the pollutants from the face.

Works for pimples.

Very good for oily skin.

Good for summers.

Cons:

Skin gets a bit dry after using this so you need a moisturiser afterwards.

Not good for dry skin.

Not for winters.

Final verdict :

Because this face wash is capable of remove out all the dirt, sebum & dust accumulated in the skin through out the day. So it’s better to use this face wash in night or whenever you get home from college or work.

I would definitely recommend this face wash for oily to combination or normal.

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7 Home Remedies to get rid of pimples

Pimples are an inflammation of the skin in which the sebaceous glands (oil glands) get infected with bacteria, swell up, and fill with pus.
Excess sebum secretion by the oil glands is the primary cause of this problem. There are many natural methods which are effective in treating pimples within a very short time period

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1.Lemon
Fast way to get rid of pimples is the use of lemon juice, which is rich in vitamin C. Lemon juice helps pimples dry up faster. Use fresh lemon juice and not bottled juice, which has preservatives.

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Dip a clean cotton swab in fresh lemon juice and apply it to the pimples before going to bed. You can also mix one tablespoon of lemon juice with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and put it on the pimples overnight. In the morning, wash the skin well with lukewarm water. However, lemon is not suitable for sensitive skin.

2. Toothpaste
The toothpaste that you use every morning to clean your teeth also can be used to treat pimples quickly. Use white toothpaste; avoid using gel toothpaste

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Apply some white toothpaste over the affected skin area before going to bed.In the morning, wash your face with water.

3. Steam
Steaming is very effective for your skin when you have pimples. Steam will open pores and allows the skin to breathe.This helps get rid of oils, dirt and bacteria trapped in the pores that can cause infection or inflammation.

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Fill a large container with hot water and allow the steam to come in contact with your face for a few minutes.Rinse your face with lukewarm water and, after drying, apply an oil-free moisturizer.

4. Garlic
Garlic is an antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and antioxidant agent that can help in the fast treatment of pimples. The sulfur in garlic also promotes quick healing of pimples.

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Cut a fresh garlic clove into two pieces.Rub the garlic on the pimples and leave it for five minutes before washing the skin with lukewarm water.Repeat the treatment several times a day.
Eating one raw garlic clove daily can also help purify your blood.

5. Honey
Honey has been known as a characteristic disinfectant it can help demolish the microbes in the oil organs and accelerate the healing process.

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Apply honey directly on pimples and pimple marks.Leave the honey overnight and wash the area with water in the morning to get rid of pimple marks.

6. Turmeric
Turmeric has antiseptic properties that will fight the bacteria that cause pimples and reduce the production of pimples on the skin.

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Take a tablespoon of turmeric powder and mix it with a few drops of water to make it a thick paste.
Apply this paste on the affected areas of your face and leave it there for a few minutes. Rinse it off with cold water. Repeat this process at least 5 days for fast results.

7. Mint
Mint has anti-microbial, antiseptic, and anti-bacterial properties and hence is great to treat skin diseases, in particular acne and inflammatory condition. Mint is rich in vitamin A and also has astringent properties. Since mint has salicylic acid content, it can heal acne.

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Crush 10-20 mint leaves to extract juice out of it and then apply it on affected area leave it overnight and wash it of next morning.
Mix mint juice with turmeric powder and then apply this paste on pimple and leave for 15 minutes then wash with lukewarm water.

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The benefits of castor oil for skin and hair care

castor oil is an antibacterial,anti-inflammatory , antioxidant vegetable oil and widely used in pharmaceutical &cosmetics industries.It is obtained by pressing the seeds of plant Ricinus communis. This plant is mainly cultivated in Brazil,China,India and Northern Europe .

castor oil is loaded with vitamin E, minerals and Ricnolic acid,which is an essential amino acid and great source of omega-6,omega-9 fatty acids.

here are some beauty benefits of castor oil for skin and hair;

Benefits for skin.

  • castor oil is very thick in consistency so it can be used as face serum or night cream.Take 2 drops of castor oil and gently massage your face .
  • Massage your face with 2-3 drops of castor oil daily before bed and get rid of dry and flaky skin.
  • Daily face massage with castor oil also helps to improve skin texture,maintains skins elasticity and prevents wrinkles .
  • Daily massage of tummy with castor oil during pregnancy will prevent Stretch marks.
  • It helps to get rid of dark circles. Massage under eye area with castor oil every night to see fast results.
  • The antibacterial & anti-inflammatory properties of caster oil makes it highly beneficial to fight against various skin infections like bacterial and fungal.
  • Castor oil makes your nails strong and also helps to grow your nails fast. Just massage your cuticles with Castor oil.
  • Gentle massage of lash lines and eye browse with a drop of Castor oil helps to grow your lashes and eyebrows.
  • If u apply Castor oil in cracked heels it reduces the pain there and heals the cracks fast.
  • It helps to get rid of dry and chapped lips during winters.

If anyone notice swelling. Rashes, itching and redness after using Castor oil on your skin it means you are allergic to it.

Benefits for hair.

Since castor oil is very thick in constancy so it better to mix it with almond oil, coconut oil or mustard oil or any other oil of your choice.

Here are some benefits for hair.

  • Fatty acids present in Castor oil makes your hair strong from roots and prevent hair fall and breakage.
  • Castor oil is a great moisturiser for dry and dull and curly hair. It makes your hair soft and shiny.
  • After shampoo apply few drops of Castor oil in your damp split ends. It will locks moisture in your split ends and give your hair healthy look throughout the day.
  • Promotes hair growth faster and

Prevents dandruff.

  • It helps to get rid of various scalp infections because of its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties.

Health benefits : besides various beauty benefits Castor oil is also helpful for some health issues. So let’s get started with health benefits :

  • In ancient times it was given to pregnant women to induce labour.
  • One teaspoon of Castor oil helps to ease the bowl movements during constipation because of its laxative nature. Don’t consume in pregnancy it may causes miscarriage.
  • Massage with Castor oil also helps to sooth the joint and muscle pain.
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