Monday, December 31, 2007

Homemade Cucumber Beauty Recipes for Hot Summer Months

Cucumber Beauty Recipe #1

1/2 kg. peeled cucumbers.
1/2 kg. white lard.
1/2 pint milk.
1/2 kg. melon pulp.

Chop the cucumbers into tiny squares, Put all the ingredients into a non-metallic bowl and then into a bowl of water heated over a low flame.

Heat for a period of ten to twelve hours without letting the mixture boil.

Strain through a cheese cloth. As the mixture cools, let it congeal.

Keep in a glass jar. Use for a cooling and refreshing feeling.

Cucumber Beauty Recipe #2

1/2 peeled and grated cucumber.
3 drops witch hazel.
1 teaspoon honey.
2 tablespoons milk.
1 drop peppermint oil.
1 teaspoon cold water.

Mix all the ingredients well and apply to the face. Other than softening and nourishing your skin, this cucumber mask cools and refreshes you.

Apply to face and keep on for 5-10 minutes. Wash off with plenty of cool Water. Moisturize.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Homemade Multi-Purpose Moisturizing Cream Recipes

4 tablespoons apricot kernel oil.
8 tablespoons lecithin.
2 tablespoons water (distilled or purified).
2-4 drops of your favorite perfume,

Blend the ingredients well in a glass bowl until it becomes a smooth paste.

Use on face, neck, arms, hands, legs and feet.

This moisturizing lotion is also an excellent make-up base.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Homemade Skin Nourishing Creams

Homemade Skin Nourishing Cream Recipe #1

20 ml litres of distilled water.
20 ml litres of rose water.
1/2 teaspoon of borax powder.
18 gms. bees wax.
12 gms. lanolin.
70 ml. Htres of almond oil.
4 capsules of Vitamin A.
4 Capsules of Vitamin E.
A few drops of benzoin tincture.

Heat the distilled water and add the borax powder and rose water to it.

In another container, heat the lanolin, white wax and bees wax together. For this, you will first have to heat the three ingredients in a glass bowl kept in a pan of hot water.

Now add both mixtures together and blend well while they cool. Add the benzoin tincture and burst the Vitamin capsules, with a pin, into the cream.

Blend well.

Store in a glass jar.

Homemade Skin Nourishing Cream Recipe #2

2 ounces glycerin'e.
2 ounces lanolin.
2 ounces rose water.
2 ounces cocoa butter.

Melt the ingredients in a glass bowl placed in a pan of hot wat~, Beat wel~ until cool. Store in a glass jar.

Remember, skin is an allover affair. Do not stop with nourishing just your face. Spread the good work to hands, throat and shoulders.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Homemade Night Cream Recipes

Homemade Night Cream Recipe #1
2 tablespoons lanolin.
2 tablespoons cocoa.
3 tablespoons almond oil
2 tablespoons rose water.

Put the first three ingredients in a glass bowl. Place the bowl in a pan of hot water and heat over a low flame, until the contents of the bowl melt into a smooth paste. For stirring use a wooden spoon. Do not use a metallic spoon as the ingredients will act on the metal and a chemical reaction will take place.

Remove the bowl from the' hot water and add rose water to it. Mix well

Allow the mixture to cool Store it in a non-metallic container.

Use daily just before going to bed.

Homemade Night Cream Recipe #2

This cream is also good for getting rid of lines on the face and throat.

1 tablespoon wheat germ oil
1 tablespoon apricot kernel oil
3 tablespoons boiled water.
8 tablespoons lecithin (the water-dispersible kind).
2 tablespoons avocado oil.
2 tablespoons sunflower seed oil
2 tablespoons walnut oil.
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder.
A few drops of your favorite perfume.

Blend all the ingredients well in a glass bowl. Make sure that you do riot use granular lecithin or your night cream will not be effective.

Store in a glass jar.

Massage gently on the face and neck. Leave on overnight.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

How to Getting Back Your Figure After the Baby is Born?

Usually, a woman puts on about twenty-four pounds of weight during pregnancy.

After the baby is born, about thirteen pounds are lost imme­diately. A few more pounds are lost during the following week. But it can take up to six months more for a mother to regain her normal figure and weight.

Most pregnant women tend to develop poor posture during their pregnancy. This is because they lean back to counteract the weight in front.

Exercises for New Mothers to Getting Back their Figure

Here are some simple exercises to be done after your baby is born, which will help you regain your posture, normal weight, and figure.

Before starting exercises, a woman must seek the doctor's confirmation. If he gives you the green signal,-do these exercises gradually.

Exercise to be Done on the First Day:
Lie in bed on your back. Breathe in deeply, expanding tummy muscles. Then breathe out, drawing tummy muscles in lightly. Repeat with knees drawn up and feet flat on the bed. Stimulates blood circulation in the legs by moving feet, ankles and legs occasionally.

On the Second Day, Add this Exercise:
Lie in bed on your back. Cross your ankles and point your toes down-wards. Press thighs and backside together. Tighten tummy muscles and -other muscles in the lower torso area.
Then cross the ankles the other way and do the exercise twice.
This helps to tone up the. muscles stretched during child­birth.

On the Third Day Add this Exercise:
Lie in bed with legs stretched out. Don't bend your knees. Tighten up the right thigh and hip-joint to make your right leg shorter than the left.

Repeat with the other leg.

On the Fifth Day, Add these Exercises:

1. Kneel on your bed or on the floor on all fours. Keep your arms straight (don't bend your elbows) and slightly in front of your shoulders.

Raise back upwards and then lower it.
This exercise is good for strengthening muscles in the abdomen and the back.

2. Lie in bed and raise your head up while simultaneously drawing up one leg" bent at the knees.
Repeat first with the other leg, and then with both legs drawn up at the same time.
This exercise helps to flatten the stomach and helps it to regain its normal shape. It also helps to tone up the muscles at the front of the abdomen.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Beauty Care Tips for Pregnant Women

Make sure you get enough sleep (you need a little more sleep now than usual). Never allow yourself to feel exhausted.

Avoid any strenuous exercising, especially in the first three months. Do, however, get your daily quota of fresh air by going for a short walk.

Feet: Avoid wearing high heels - they'll only. give you back trouble. Wear comfortable, well-fitting shoes with a medium heel.

Legs: Get into the habit of propping your legs up on a stool or cushion when you sit. Sit rather than stand whenever you can. Stand when you must with your feet slightly apart, balancing your weight evenly on both your legs.

Skin: If during the first three months you suddenly develop spots on your face and chest, don't worry too much - this is just a temporary phase and it has to do with the usual hormonal changes that take place when you become pregnant.

Just don't ignore your skin. Follow your regular skincare program.
If, however, you find that your skin becomes drier than usual, make sure that you use a cleanser instead of soap for cleansing your skin.

Nourish your skin well, especially at bedtime.

Teeth: It is of the greatest importance to consult a dentist in the earlier -stages of pregnancy. For at this time the growing baby draws on your reserves of calcium to some extent, and this may cause some dental problems.

Hair: Usually hair grows thick, abundant and glossy during the nine months. If, however, you find that yours becomes lank and difficult, treat it to a good conditioner.

After your baby is born, you may be alarmed at the amount of hair you lose. But this is actually quite normal. What you're losing is, in fact, the hair you would have lost during the nine months in the usual course of events even if you hadn't been pregnant.

Morning Sickness: Morning sickness can sometimes be avoided by eating a small piece of dry toast or a digestive biscuit just as you wake up in the morning.

Remember always to eat a good breakfast.

After the first four months, nausea stops being a serious problem, Hair and skin conditions also improve.

Make-up: Keep your make-up to a minimum; you probably won't need much of it anyway.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Pregnancy and Beauty Care

There me some lucky women who just sail through the nine months of pregnancy feeling marvelous and literally glowing with all the traditional radiance associated with it. Their skin clears up, eyes glow, hair shines and becomes thicker and glossier than usual.

The not-so-fortunate ones have a hard time, especially in the first three months when hormonal changes in the body are at their greatest. They feel sick most of the time, their skin erupts into spots and their hair gets lank and difficult.

A lot depends on a woman's attitude towards pregnancy in general.

Develop a positive attitude, relax, look after yourself well, and you will automatically start feeling much better.

In normal cases, a woman should consult her doctor in about the eighth week of pregnancy. A straightforward and easy birth is more likely if the mother has regular medical check-ups throughout pregnancy, for a doctor can avert any complication if warning signs are detected in time.

During pregnancy, a woman's nutritional needs are at their highest. However, she should guard against overeating and putting on too much weight. It is better for a mother-to-be to eat protein foods such as meat and fish, instead of starchy carbohydrates.

Forget the old saying about "eating for two" - if you overeat, it is you, and not the baby, who will get fat. And you just do not need extra fat when you're carrying your baby.

To keep a check on who's putting on weight - your baby or you, keep a measurement of your upper thigh. Throughout your pregnancy, this measurement should remain more or less constant. At the same time, remember that this is certainly not the time to go on crash diets or diet fads. If you find that you're putting on too much weight consult your doctor - he will be able to give you the necessary advice.

It is essential to take extra iron and calcium during pregnancy. Step up your intake of foods such as eggs, fruits, green vegetables cheese, milk and curd.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Your Beauty Care and Importance of Water

Water constitutes about seventy per cent of the body's weight, and is essential for the well-being of each individual.

Each cell of the body contains and is surrounded by water. It is also an important part of the blood.

In normal circumstances, our water intake is regulated by the natural mechanism of thirst. You feel thirsty the moment your body has lost two per cent of the water that makes up your body weight.

To keep the body working well, drink at least eight glasses of fluid each day. Make sure that a great deal of it is plain water;

Pure unadulterated water is the best thing for you and, what is more, it quenches thirst one hundred per cent!

People who suffer from kidney complaints should immediately step up their intake of water. Other than being an important part of the body cells and blood, water supplies nutrition to the body cells.

Water carries nutrients dissolved in it to all the cells in the body, and carries waste products away from the cells to the excretory organs.

Unless the body is cleared of all the waste products, it is prone to sickness. Your skin will be the first to reveal an ineffective clearing system. It turns dull, lifeless and blotchy. Pimples and acne can also result.

The kidneys are the clearing house for the body's waste products.

Other than removing waste substances from the body, the kidneys help to regulate the mineral salts in the body and control the water balance.

To keep the kidneys working well, help them out by drinking enough water.

In a country like India, a great number of diseases - cholera, typhoid, jaundice etc., are often transmitted through water. For this reason, it is essential to boil water for drinking.

This precaution is a must during the monsoons when due to heavy rains, the water supply gets polluted.

In hotels and restaurants avoid drinking water. One can never be quite sure of its hygienic condition.

At such places drink soda water or any other soft-drink. Soda water is also a tremendous thirst-quencher.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Guide to Electrolysis Hair Removal

Electrolysis, one of the most popular methods of hair removal, is a procedure performed by licensed professionals called electrologists. Hair is removed permanently, as opposed to temporary methods of hair removal like shaving, waxing, and epilation. An electric current (with or without high heat) destroys each hair down to its roots. Most com­monly, a blend of heat and electric current is used.

Although results are excellent, electrolysis is a painful and time-consuming process. The electrologist first needs to find the root of each hair follicle with a magnifying glass before burning it. Often, only twenty-five to seventy-five hairs can be treated in one visit. Multiple visits to the elec­trologist's office are therefore necessary in order to com­plete hair removal in one area. Preferred areas of treatment are bikini lines, underarms, eyebrows, and chin and upper lip areas. In order to relieve some, but not all, of the pain from electrolysis, electrologists often have dermatologists prescribe topical anesthetic creams for their clients to apply just prior to treatment.

Sometimes dermatologists and electrologists work directly together. The dermatologist injects an anesthetic into the area treated. Then the electrologist painlessly removes hair from the numbed area. After a number of treatments, the vast majority of hairs removed with elec­trolysis are permanently eliminated. However, there is a small percentage of hairs that can regrow. Laser hair removal is now the chief competition for electrolysis because it can cover large areas more quickly.

How to Deal with Breast & Stomach Hair

Waxing: Not advisable.

Shaving: Not advisable.

Creaming: Not advisable.

Bleaching: Certainly worth a try.

Tweezing: Risky, but worth a try for a few stray hair.

Electrolysis: Quite safe. Always choose a time after hair has grown for six to seven weeks. Try electrolysis in winter, so that you can give the tiny scabs time to heal before you have to put on your swim-suit.
Vadeonibus | maxsuma | Vision Art