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Friday, August 28, 2009

Natural Home Tips For Glowing Skin

For a healthy, radiant and glowing skin you just need to open your kitchen cabinet and with a couple of minutes your can make some very effective natural beauty products. Many of the items in your kitchen can provide natural skin care that even those expensive, chemical filled beauty cosmetics and products do not provide that cost a big portion of your pocket money.

- Take a teaspoon of urad dal (a type of cereal) and 5-6 almonds in a cup and soak it for a night. Then make it a paste through the grinding and apply it on the face for an hour. This mask can enhance the complexion of the skin and nourishes the facial skin.
- Egg yolk mixed with honey makes a good face mask. Put it on your skin, leave it on for 20 minutes, and rinse off. It is excellent for sensitive skins.
- Mash avocados, smooth it onto your face, and rinse off after 20 minutes. It is a great treatment for dry skin.
- Mix honey, lemon and vegetable oil for a great home made moisturizer for your dry skin. Apply this concoction for 10 minutes.
- A paste of red sandalwood with honey can be applied on the skin to erase the scars on the skin.
- Pure castor oil can be applied on the skin to prevent the wrinkles and to soften the skin.
- Raw potato rubbing can remove the marks and pigments on the skin.
- Use of mint juice in a regular basis can remove the stains on the skin.
- Vitamin C can prevent the oxidation of tissue. Put a vitamin C rich tablet in a half tablespoon of water. After getting it cool mix with a small amount of eye cream, and apply it under the eye and also around the mouth.
- A powerful face mask can be made with Cucumber, Papaya, Sandalwood, and Pineapple to increase the glazing of your skin and also to prevent the skin disorders.
- A mixture of tomato juice and one teaspoon of lemon juice can be applied to the face to make the skin soft and glowing.
- Mix corn (polenta) flour with egg white and apply on your face. When your face is dried completely in about 1/2 an hour, put your fingers in warm water and massage your face. Repeat daily for 10-15 days.
- Grind 50 grams (around half a cup) of cabbage and extract the juice. Apply this on your face. After it dries, wash with cool water and wipe dry. This helps tighten your skin and prevents wrinkles.
- Whenever eating an apple, do not discard the skin. Use it as a skin cleanser. Just rub the inner side of the peel in an upward direction and let your face dry. Then, wash with cool water and pat dry. This helps tighten your skin.
- Apply coconut water and thick pineapple juice mixture for 15 minutes and pat dry.

Some tips for dry skin:
- Do not use an astringent or a toner containing alcohol.
- Avoid the sun, harsh winds and hot baths i.e do not wash your face with hot water.
- Do not use medicated soap; use creamy and soft beauty soaps.
For your blackheads around the nose:
- Take 1 tsp of beauty grains or oatmeal and mix with rosewater. Rub the mixture gently on the skin with special attention paid to your nose and problem areas. This will help to dislodge hardened sebum. Leave to dry for a few minutes and then wash with cold water.

- Fibre: This indigestible carbohydrate is concentrated in the peel and rinds of fruits and vegetables and in the outer layers of grains and pulses. Fibre rich promote radiant glossy skin and clear eyes.
- Water: Drink 7-8 glasses of water daily.
- Vitamin A : t encourages bright, healthy eyes, contributes to hair growth and discourages dandruff, keeps your skin healthy and prevents acne and also makes nails strong. A deficiency of Vitamin A causes rough scaly skin, brittle nails and inflamed eye lid. Vitamin A is found in pineapple, mango, strawberries, carrots, spinach, tomatoes, green leafy, milk, cream, cheese, butter, yoghurt, chicken and fish.
- Vitamin B : Deficiency of this vitamin can cause acne, excessive weight, dandruff, falling hair, and malfunctioning of the digestive system. Vitamin B is found in meat, liver, fish, poultry, lentils, cabbage, peas, beans, potatoes, coconut, milk, tomato, orange, bran, oatmeal, rye, almonds, nuts, peanuts.
- Vitamin C : Deficiency of this vitamin can cause skin eruptions.If taken in sufficient amounts, this Vitamin cures health problems, helps reduce weight, and encourages healthy bones, gums and body tissue. Vitamin C is present in tomato, potato, carrot, turnip, cabbage, lemon, orange, grapes, banana, mango, amla.
- Vitamin D : Adequate supply of Vitamin D prevents premature ageing. The deficiency of this vitamin can cause rickets, acne and brittle bones. Vitamin D is present in Cod liver oil, milk, cheese, yoghurt, eggs.
- Vitamin E : Besides helping cure hair problems, Vitamin E aids fertility and prevents premature ageing. Vitamin E is present in eggs, vegetable oils, peanut and wheatgerm oil, margarine.

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