Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Beautiful Hands

There are some things you just cannot hide and your hands are splendid example. Like your face, voice and eyes, your hands also express the essential you. They are your ambassadors to the world. So it always seems a pity, if they are neglected, as they let down your whole appearance. To have a good-looking hands always apply a good, lubricating hand cream after washing.
Try this home made hand Exfoliator.

Apricot Oil & Sugar Hand Exfoliator

Sugar abrasion is a popular method for cleaning and stimulating the skin. The apricot oil serves as natural lubricant, moisturizer and skin rejuvenator.

Ingredients - ½ cup granulated sugar + 2 tablespoons apricot oil + ½ lemon juice.

Method - Mix the ingredients and immediately rub the mixture on hands. Rinse with warm water. Pat dry and apply moisturizer.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Skin Care for Winter

In winter the Skin is normally dry, in this season is either oil or moisture-dry. The skin care regime should emphasize the moisturizing and nourishing routine in order to protect and revitalize the skin.
Cleansing - Use a Rose cleansing cream morning and night. Do not wash your skin, even with a mild soap.
Milk, to which a dash of turmeric has been added makes a good home cleanser.
Toning - Equal quantities of Rose water and Witch-hazel make a good toner after cleansing as it also decongests the skin.
Cucumber juice is also an effective toner for the dry skin in winter.
Moisturizing & Conditioning - For the dryness it is important to layer your moisturizers and conditioners to trap in the moisture and oil.
First apply a few drops of face oil made up of 3 drops of Sandalwood oil, 1 tablespoon of Almond oil and 1 teaspoon of Castor oil. After 5 minutes, apply a moisturizer.
Twice a Week - A gentle facial scrub with Oatmeal and Almonds. Dampen your face with water and massage with the scrub cream gently. Rinse off with warm water.

To Make Your Own
A tablespoon of fresh cream, 1 crushed almond and a pinch of oats mixed together
Once a Week - Use a soothing facial mask.
Mix together 1 tablespoon of milk powder, 1/2 a banana, 1/2 teaspoon honey and enough yoghurt to make a paste.
Other fruits that could be used are melon and avocado. Add 1 drop of sandalwood to the pack.

Aromatic Cosmetic Care for Dry Hair

Here are some natural, time-tested recipes to replace chemical products.
The Protein Conditioner - Beat together 1 tablespoon of castor oil, 1 tablespoon of almond oil, 1 tablespoon of glycerine, 1 teaspoon of cider venegar and 1 teaspoon of protein, plus 4 drops of sandalwood. Apply it on the scalp and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse with clear water.
A Special Massage Oil/Toner - In equal quantities of castor oil and coconut oil, add 1 teaspoon of lavender essential oil. Heat a little and massage gently into the scalp at night. Rinse or shampoo in the morning. Follow this routine at least twice a week
To Make the Hair Shine - A few drops of ylang ylang spread on the palm of your hand and applied to freshly washed dry hair gives it an instant shine and keeps split ends away.