Home Remedies for Dry & Itching Skin

Posted by admin | All About Face | Thursday 14 March 2013 5:36 pm

Dry Skin

There are a variety of reasons that skin can turn dry and itchy. Dry air, overexposure to the sun, chemicals in your bath water, allergic reactions, or just plain irritated skin are some of the causes. The worst part of this condition is that it is dry, flaky and itchy. The best solution is to keep the skin hydrated. Replenishing the moisture in the skin will help relieve dry, itchy skin

Whipped Cream Remedy
This is not where the whipped cream in the spray can gets pulled out of the refrigerator. This is the old fashioned, good-for-the-skin whipping cream. Cream contains proteins and lactic acids. This helps soften and nourish the skin. Beat 1 cup of heavy cream with an electric mixer until soft peeks form. This creates a bowl of soft and fluffy whipped cream that is not full of sugar. Slather the cream onto the skin and massage it in. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing off in a warm bath or shower.

Reduce the Pigmentation and Uneven Skin Tone

Posted by admin | All About Face | Tuesday 5 March 2013 7:43 pm

Photo: How to Reduce Pigmentation Few things will age your skin faster than an uneven skin tone. The term used for dark spots or blotches on the skin is hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmented areas on the face and body are caused by the skin's cells producing excessive melanin. Melanin is the substance that naturally determines how dark your complexion is overall and serves as a natural sunscreen to the degree that it is present. When skin has been damaged, the body sometimes responds during healing by signaling for greater amounts of melanin to be produced in the same location as a protective measure. Natural techniques can be used to reduce the pigmentation of such areas of the face and body.  Things You'll Need Orange peels Plain yogurt Sandalwood powder Lemon juice or tomato juice Cucumber juice Almonds Honey Potato Over-the-counter skin-lightening cream  Instructions 1 Dry orange peels in the sun until they are stiff; then either grate or grind them into a powder to which you add an equal amount of plain yogurt. Spread the mixture onto only the darkened areas of your skin, and then wash away with warm water after 15 minutes.  2 Take sandalwood powder (called chandan, and sold inexpensively in East Indian markets) and add just enough lemon juice or tomato juice to make a paste. Place this onto the overly pigmented areas of your skin and allow it to dry completely before washing it off. If your skin is dry or sensitive, omit the lemon juice or tomato juice and use finely grated cucumber (with the skin) instead.  3 Mix three to five raw, shelled almonds that have been soaking in warm water overnight with 1 or 2 tablespoons of honey. Crush them to form a paste, and apply to damp skin on the darkened areas. Rinse when dry.  4 Grate a raw potato into small pieces, or puree it in a food processor until partially liquefied. Apply the pulp daily to your skin to naturally lighten and nourish it.  5 Follow any of the above steps with a skin cream formula that contains Alpha-Arbutin and/or kojic acid for faster results. "Over-the-counter" creams containing 2 percent hydroquinone (which contains mercury), once commonly used, have been cited by the FDA as posing serious potential dangers to users.

How to Reduce Pigmentation
Few things will age your skin faster than an uneven skin tone. The term used for dark spots or blotches on the skin is hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmented areas on the face and body are caused by the skin’s cells producing excessive melanin. Melanin is the substance that naturally determines how dark your complexion is overall and serves as a natural sunscreen to the degree that it is present. When skin has been damaged, the body sometimes responds during healing by signaling for greater amounts of melanin to be produced in the same location as a protective measure. Natural techniques can be used to reduce the pigmentation of such areas of the face and body.

Things You’ll Need
Orange peels
Plain yogurt
Sandalwood powder
Lemon juice or tomato juice
Cucumber juice
Almonds
Honey
Potato
Over-the-counter skin-lightening cream

Instructions
1
Dry orange peels in the sun until they are stiff; then either grate or grind them into a powder to which you add an equal amount of plain yogurt. Spread the mixture onto only the darkened areas of your skin, and then wash away with warm water after 15 minutes.

2
Take sandalwood powder (called chandan, and sold inexpensively in East Indian markets) and add just enough lemon juice or tomato juice to make a paste. Place this onto the overly pigmented areas of your skin and allow it to dry completely before washing it off. If your skin is dry or sensitive, omit the lemon juice or tomato juice and use finely grated cucumber (with the skin) instead.

3
Mix three to five raw, shelled almonds that have been soaking in warm water overnight with 1 or 2 tablespoons of honey. Crush them to form a paste, and apply to damp skin on the darkened areas. Rinse when dry.

4
Grate a raw potato into small pieces, or puree it in a food processor until partially liquefied. Apply the pulp daily to your skin to naturally lighten and nourish it.

5
Follow any of the above steps with a skin cream formula that contains Alpha-Arbutin and/or kojic acid for faster results. “Over-the-counter” creams containing 2 percent hydroquinone (which contains mercury), once commonly used, have been cited by the FDA as posing serious potential dangers to users.

Acne scars removal at Home!

Posted by admin | All About Face | Tuesday 5 March 2013 7:38 pm
Acne Scar Removal At Home For Different Skin Types
Photo: Acne Scar Removal At Home For Different Skin Types Acne is troublesome on its own, but what’s worse is the scars they leave once they disappear.  These scars go from red to brown before they heal completely on their own. Acne Scars occur due to cysts that form below the skin or when the collagen beneath the skin’s surface gets damaged due to inflammation. You can try and prevent acne from popping up but there is no magic potion to make them go in a day, but a few home remedies can surely help accelerate the process. These remedies can be used for all skin types.  Read on to find out more :   1. Lemon juice works best to remove acne scars faster. Add a few drops of it to honey and apply on the affected areas. This also helps to lighten skin tone as lemon acts as a natural bleach.     2. Vitamin E oil or capsules also help to heal scars. However, be sure to do a patch test to check for any allergic reactions.   3. Massage your skin regularly with curd to lighten scars and get softer skin. The lactic acid in curd is milder on skin than citric acid.   4. Orange peel is rich in retinol which helps in skin renewal. Mix dried orange peel powder with milk for dry skin or rosewater for oily skin.   5. Besan (gram flour) and rosewater pack helps to remove scars and brighten skin.   6. Tender coconut water is not only good to drink, but also heal acne scars if applied on the affected areas.   7. Mix tomato and cucumber juice together and apply it on your skin for 30 minutes. It helps to tighten skin, control oil secretion and repair damaged skin.
Acne is troublesome on its own, but what’s worse is the scars they leave once they disappear. These scars go from red to brown before they heal completely on their own. Acne Scars occur due to cysts that form below the skin or when the collagen beneath the skin’s surface gets damaged due to inflammation. You can try and prevent acne from popping up but there is no magic potion to make them go in a day, but a few home remedies can surely help accelerate the process. These remedies can be used for all skin types.

Read on to find out more :

1. Lemon juice works best to remove acne scars faster. Add a few drops of it to honey and apply on the affected areas. This also helps to lighten skin tone as lemon acts as a natural bleach.

2. Vitamin E oil or capsules also help to heal scars. However, be sure to do a patch test to check for any allergic reactions.

3. Massage your skin regularly with curd to lighten scars and get softer skin. The lactic acid in curd is milder on skin than citric acid.

4. Orange peel is rich in retinol which helps in skin renewal. Mix dried orange peel powder with milk for dry skin or rosewater for oily skin.

5. Besan (gram flour) and rosewater pack helps to remove scars and brighten skin.

6. Tender coconut water is not only good to drink, but also heal acne scars if applied on the affected areas.

7. Mix tomato and cucumber juice together and apply it on your skin for 30 minutes. It helps to tighten skin, control oil secretion and repair damaged skin.

6 Homemade Egg Face Packs And Masks For Healthy Skin

Posted by admin | All About Face | Tuesday 5 March 2013 7:33 pm

6 Homemade Egg Face Packs And Masks For Healthy Skin

I love homemade face packs! Our kitchen is full of wonderful products that can do wonders to enhance our beauty. Are you pondering upon how to keep skin healthy?

Most of us are aware that Eggs act as an excellent hair pampering product however, they can prove miraculous in Improving our skin tone, Texturing and Minimizing fine lines and wrinkles too. All you have to do is to make some homemade face packs with eggs and pamper your skin.

Here are 6 egg face masks that are completely homemade.Try them and see the results yourselves.

Egg Face Mask 1: Recipe with egg white

Take Egg white and apply it directly on the cleansed face with a cotton ball.
Let it dry for 10 – 15 minutes and rinse off with plain water.
This helps in improving blood circulation and tightens skin.

Egg Face Pack 2: Recipe with egg yolk for dry skin

Take Egg yolk and mix it with one teaspoon of honey.
Mix them well and apply on cleansed face.
Keep it on for 10- 15 minutes and wash off with plain water.
This is very beneficial in providing moisture to dry skin.

Egg Face Pack 3: Recipe with egg white for acne

Take some egg white and mix it well with some fuller’s earth (multani mitti).
Keep mixing until you get equal consistency.
Apply this on the face and let it dry for 15- 20 minutes.
Egg Face Pack 4: Recipe with milk, carrots and egg white

Take some egg white and a small carrot with some milk.
Grate the carrot finely and mix it well with the egg white and milk.
Apply it and let it sit for 15- 20 minutes.
This is a very beneficial anti aging mask for all skin types.

Egg Facial 5: Recipe with Gram flour and lemon for oily skin

Take some gram flour and mix it well with egg white and add few drops of lemon in it.
Apply it for 20 minutes and rinse after that with plain water.
Egg Face Pack 6: Recipe for Fine lines and Wrinkles

Apply egg white and let it dry.
Rinse after 10 minutes followed by an under eye cream or gel.
Repeating this regularly can show great improvement.

Try these amazing homemade face packs with eggs and get that healthy and beautiful skin that you crave for!!

Dairy and Acne

Posted by admin | All About Face | Friday 1 March 2013 9:37 pm

Around 80% of American teenagers have acne, while in countries on traditional diets that do not include dairy products there are virtually zero cases of acne. However, as soon as a culture becomes westernized and starts including milk and cheese in the diet, acne appears. Japan is an example of this.

Of course there may be other factors at work, but there are two reasons why milk and other dairy products may contribute to acne.

First, many people do not digest milk products well and their bodies react by dumping many of the elements that they cannot digest through the lungs in the form of mucus and the skin in the form of acne vulgaris.

Second, even in people who can digest milk just fine, there may be a reaction to the hormones that are believed to be in milk. The main cause of teenage acne is said to be hormone imbalance, and milk these days probably contains a lot more hormones than it did 50 or 100 years ago. Here’s why.

Any female human or animal that is pregnant naturally has more of certain hormones in her body. In the wild, this doesn’t matter because milk is not used until after the baby/calf is born, when the excessive hormones are no longer there. But in present-day commercial milk production cows are kept pregnant almost constantly, to make them produce more milk. Because of this, the excessive female hormones are believed to get into the milk that we drink, probably contributing to acne and possibly other problems such as obesity, breast tissue forming on men, and even breast cancer in older women.

So if you have acne, consider staying off dairy products completely for 2 weeks. This takes some planning because dairy products can be hard to avoid. You will have to check the ingredients in every food or drink that goes in your mouth. Milk powder can appear in places you would never expect it.

If you are a teenager and your mother says that you need milk, explain that this is just a 2-week test, and why you are doing it. She was young once and she probably understands more than you think! Tell her that you can still have eggs, and you can take a calcium supplement, but for these 2 weeks you will have no milk, butter, yogurt, cheese or anything containing them.

During these 2 weeks be prepared for your acne to get a little worse before it begins to get better. You may be detoxing for the first 3-7 days. You may also develop a cough or cold symptoms.

After 2 weeks, has your skin improved? Very likely the answer will be yes.

Now you can informally test your dairy tolerance by drinking a glass of milk or eating a normal portion of cheese. If you are dairy intolerant you may have an immediate reaction such as blocked or runny nose, or a headache soon after. You may have diarrhea or a very loose BM the next day. Or you may have no immediate symptoms but if you go back to eating dairy regularly your skin may break out worse than ever. If as a result of this informal test you believe that you may be milk intolerant, have your results checked by taking a food sensitivity test with a nutritionist.

If you had a reaction, stay off dairy for another 5 days and then test yogurt. Some people can digest yogurt but not other milk products.

If there was no reaction, you are probably not sensitive to milk. You may still want to cut down your consumption to avoid the hormones that it is believed to contain, but don’t stress out about little bits of milk or cheese in foods that you eat.

Be sure to get enough calcium through other food sources or supplementation, and consult a doctor or dermatologist about treatment for severe acne vulgaris.

Hopi Ear Candling(Thermo Auricular Therapy)

Posted by admin | Uncategorized | Saturday 17 September 2011 1:53 pm



Just because next week we come with a super offer for Hopi Candle Treat, I though will be nice to come with some more information about what this treatment mean and what benefits will bring to you health.

Hopi ear candling (or coning) is an ancient natural therapy that has been handed down by many civilizations. It is believed that the Ancient Greeks used ear candles, initially for cleansing, purifying and healing on a spiritual basis, but much later on a purely physical basis. However, the practice reached the modern world via the Native American Hopi Indians of North Arizona and was traditionally used by shaman healers. The candles are still made on the basis of the old traditional formula originating from the Hopi Indians and they are used as a relaxing treatment to ease away the stresses of our Western culture and to address a number of problems relating to the ear, nose and throat area.

The process of Hopi ear candling involves a specially designed hollow candle that is being inserted just inside the ear canal and lit, vaporizing its ingredients and causing convectional air flow towards the first chamber of the ear. The vapors give the eardrum and the auditory canal a gentle massage and help to regulate ear pressure. A mild suction is also formed enabling wax and other impurities to be drawn out of the ear. The treatment is very relaxing and gentle and includes a facial massage to enhance its benefits.

Hopi ear candling can be used to help with:

  • Tinnitus, compacted ear wax and glue ear
  • Sore throats and hay fever
  • Headaches and migraine
  • Rhinitis and sinusitis
  • Catarrh and asthma
  • Stimulation of blood and energy flow
  • Regulation of pressure in ears and head
  • Relaxation in conditions of anxiety and stress

Stimulation of lymphatic system and metabolism


There are a few of contraindications:

    • Ventilation tubes, auricular drains or grommets
    • Recent ear surgery
    • Auricular cysts
    • Acute mastoiditis
    • Otosclerosis or Otospongiosis
    • Ear tumour

    Hope you’ll all enjoy it!

    Wish you a nice weekend!


Homemade Aspirin Mask Helps Heal Acne, Pimples, Rashes

Posted by admin | All About Face | Thursday 23 June 2011 3:11 pm

First of all I’d like to thank you for all comments and mails you sent regarding my other posts. I’m not a bloger, I just want to share from my experience and maybe to help where I’m allowed to.

Now, because is summer time and the skin gets irritated and some pimples could show up because of the sun, heat and sweating, I’ll come with a mask that you can prepare at home and is 100%  safe and not invasive with your skin.

Keep in mind that I haven’t had my own pimple to try this on, so I don’t have personal experience with aspirin as a pimple-healer. But here’s how it’s purported to work.

Ingredients:

  • 1-3 aspirin
  • Coffee cup or glass cup
  • Shallow dish
  • Warm honey (runny honey), moisturizer made for the face or natural oil such as almond, olive or coconut.

Preparation:

  • Depending on the amount of coverage needed, use 1-3 aspirin.
  • Crush the aspirin into small pieces by rolling a coffee cup or glass cup over them. Place aspirin in a shallow dish.
  • Stir in a few drops of water to help the aspirin dissolve into a paste.
  • Add warm honey, moisturizer or a bit of oil (almond, olive or coconut works). Stir well.
  • Apply as a mask or spot treat the pimple or itchy area. Allow to dry. Wash off after 10 minutes.

It always work.

And please, once again : Do Not Squeeze Your Pimples! You’re damaging your skin.

Precautions to Apply Cosmetics!

Posted by admin | All About Face | Friday 14 January 2011 8:42 pm

 

Many people in the quest of beauty forget to follow some precautions regarding the use of cosmetics. People ignoring these precautions have to bear heavy losses even at the cost of their skin damages for temporary beauty. Use of cosmetic doesn’t harm the skin if applied carefully. Here is a set of some important precautions that I use to share with my clients at my salon. These precautions can surely save you from harmful effects of cosmetics. Read the following precautions:

1). First of all you have to make it sure that the cosmetics you are using is of good brand. Avoid using local cosmetics.

2). Never ever apply cosmetics on your face if you are suffering from some allergy. There will be more chances for the allergy to grow.

3). If you feel that some cosmetic is irritating your skin, don’t use that cosmetic again.

4). Don’t use eye cosmetics on infected eyes and on children’s eyes.

5). Keep the cosmetics away from heat, fire and moisture and close the cosmetics tightly after use.

6). Don’t share make-up products with people suffering from some allergic problems. It will be much better that if you use all cosmetics of your own.

7). Read the instructions given with the cosmetics regarding proper use.

8). Never use hair sprays and perfumes near fire.

Oatmeal mask

Posted by admin | All About Face | Saturday 16 October 2010 6:54 pm

 An oatmeal mask  is a great remedy for skin beaten by a cold wind. To make it, mix together in equal proportions raw oatmeal flakes, egg yolk, and honey. Keep the mask on your face for about 20 minutes, wash with lukewarm water, and path dry. After the application, your skin should feel very soft, refreshed, and healed.

Feel free to aply the mask all over where your skin is dry or needs nourishing.

The third mask. Cultured Milk Mask- for tired skin

Posted by admin | All About Face | Saturday 16 October 2010 6:33 pm

A cultured milk mask is a simple and effective cure for tired skin

It might sound to easy. Well…it really is!

                                                                                                    

Just apply a bit of natural yogurt, buttermilk, sour cream, or kefir on your face avoiding areas around the eyes. Relax for 10-15 minutes and rinse your face with cool water.

This mask softens, rejuvenates, and restores a natural pH balance of your skin, thus, protecting it from negative influences of winter air.

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