50 Natural Tips on Beauty & Grooming
Beauty and Grooming are a topic, I am passionate about.I counsel many brides to be and other girls and boys with any of their beauty problems. I had a grooming school before, but now I counsel through my facebook page, Elan….It is usually in the inbox that I get any queries and I respond there and later on the phone or skype, as per demand. I counsel by appointment too.
Sharing 50 tips on beauty, grooming and life with you below…….
1.Do not rub your eyes for any reason but instead just blink your eyelids. Blinking is a good massage and exercise to the eyes.
2.Before you go to bed, lavish on by Vaseline and after that pop on a pair of cotton gloves. Your hands will be amazingly soft by morning. …
3.When applying your moisturizer, neither rub it in nor pat it on. Gently massage it in, always in an upward direction.
4.Excess salt in any dish can be brought down by adding diced potatoes, tomatoes, or a teaspoon of sugar.For gravies put a ball of dough in it for some time and remove it before serving.
5.Sea salt removes dry, flaky, dead skin.Wet face (or anywhere on the body), apply a couple of tablespoons of sea salt, then GENTLY massage with wet fingers. Focus on the T-zone and cheeks, but avoid the eye area.After one or two minutes, rinse with cold water to tighten the pores. It is important to do this regularly, or face creams will not penetrate.You can do this maximum once per week.
6.For whiter nails- Soak your nails in water with lemon juice or lemon slices. The lemon acts as an astringent and will strip away stains. Once your hands are dry, you’ll only need to put on a couple of coats of a clear topcoat.
7.Stress, anxiety, and depression are common during the festive season. If nothing else, reassure yourself that these feelings are normal. Stress reduction strategies include; don’t expect miracles. If you and certain family members bicker all year long, you can be sure there’ll be tension at Christmas gatherings.
Stay away from touchy topics
Do some breathing exercises whenever u get time ….Be happy, stay positive 🙂
8.Homemade Beauty Tips for Fairness:
Most of the times we look dark because of the tan than we have got for ourselves by going out in the sun. A good way to get rid of it is by applying a mixture of gram flour, lemon juice and yogurt on the parts that remain exposed to the sun. Let it be on your skin for sometimes and then take a shower. You’ll look fresh and bright.
All the fairness creams are just a hogwash.They are composed of bleach which will only damage your skin.
A healthy skin is what one should strive for. Fair or dark, one always looks great when the skin is soft and glowing and that is one of the most important Beauty Tips for Fairness that one should follow.
9.Apply a thin coat of castor oil on the eyelashes and eyebrows every night. It strengthens eye-lashes and cools the eyes.It actually works!!
10.Remember the golden rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It’s never a good thing to put people down or make fun of them as everybody has feelings just like you that could be hurt easily.
11.Etiquette rules should not be memorized because it is completely miserable. It should be birthed out of a kind and gracious spirit and come naturally
12.Dark Circles Under Eyes…
To lighten dark circles under your eyes, wrap a grated raw potato in cheesecloth and apply to eyelids for 15-20 minutes.Wipe off the residue and apply an eye cream.
For Computer Tired Eyes…
Age old way of placing cucumber slices or cotton pads drenched in rose water or even cold teabags.
13.General Dining Etiquette….
For soup, dip the spoon into the soup, from the edge of the bowl to the center, moving away from you. Only fill it 3/4 full to avoid spilling. Sip, not slurp, from the edge of the spoon. Do not insert the whole bowl of the spoon into your mouth.
Those who thought its not done… 🙂 ….It is proper to tip a soup bowl slightly to get all of the soup.So drink till the last drop!!
14.Dramatic Makeup Ideas For New Year Party!
Makeup should be such that it makes you stand out in a crowd and there sure will be a hell lot of crowd in any new year party. With the blinking lights and semi-darkness, you will look washed out without makeup that can catch eyeballs. Eye makeup ideas are especially important because it can make all the difference to your look.Wear colored lenses to mesmerize….. Dress to kill and party hard 🙂
15.Do not pinch your pimples or zits as they are called now……Make a paste by mixing 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. Repeat for two weeks, pimples will disappear forever.
16.Use a sunscreen
People like to enjoy the sun during winter but little do they know that exposure to the sun can hasten aging and the winter sun has stronger UV rays. Therefore, one must use a sunscreen 15 minutes before going out in order to allow the skin to absorb it. If you stay out in the sun for more than 30 minutes, reapply the sunscreen.
17.Chipped Nail Polish: There is no excuse at all for stepping out with chipped nail polish. If your remover has run out, make sure you buy a new bottle before applying that deep pink polish. As soon as your nail polish starts chipping, which may be after around 3-4 days, either apply another coat or remove the polish. If you don’t have the time to remove it, then by the same logic you shouldn’t have the time to apply it either!
18.Orange juice is great for an instant glow. All you need to do is dip your fingers in the juice and pat your cheeks, chin, neck, and forehead. Wash off after ten minutes.
19.Show interest in the topic and person you are talking to, give eye contact, and never interrupt. Think about it. You don’t like talking to someone who doesn’t listen or always interrupts you, do you? 🙂
20.Trim split ends each month. This is the most effective way to get rid of them and to make your hair stronger at the same time.
21.Always remember that simplicity itself is a beauty.Cleansing is the most important step in our skin care.
In fact, most of the problems that we have on our face is a result of clogged pores!
Thus, a proper makeup remover must be done at the end of the day.
Even if you do not put on makeup, it’s advisable to use a gentle makeup remover
at the end of the day to remove away the environmental pollutants & etc.
Next, you should follow by a good gentle facial cleanser that is suitable for your skin.
Do you know that if you do your cleaning well, you do not really need an exfoliator?
22.Once you’ve finished eating the banana don’t throw the peel away; put it to good use.Banana peel is also loaded with potassium and can be used to reduce wrinkles around the eyes. Rubbing a fresh banana peel, yellow side out, under and around the eyes can reduce worry lines and bags.
A banana peel can also reduce the itching and swelling from an insect bite. Again just rub the peel on the bite or for extended relief tape some peel to the bite.Psst….when u run out of time and shoe-polish buff ur shoes with a banana peel 🙂
23.Kitchen Tip: Throw out old food and make room for what you really use.The next time you go to put something into the freezer, grab at least two items that have been in there too long and then throw them out.You cannot leave food in a freezer indefinitely and expect it to taste good later, or even be safe for eating. By throwing out older items (or just things you know you’ll never get around to preparing or reheating), you’ll create extra space for what you will use. It takes just seconds to pick up something and throw it into the trash.
24.There is no need to deny yourself all ”treats” this time of year, but if you are mindful of what you are eating and practicing moderation, then you can be successful in your weight management goals – and know that you are sticking with your healthy habits.If you overindulge at one meal, don’t stress about it – just get back on track with your next meal.
Aloe gel: remedy for burns
Natural Moisturizer: Avocado, Honey
Smooth skin: Coconut Milk, Yogurt, Oatmeal
Skin Cleanser: Yogurt
Skin Pores: Honey, Nuts
Skin Nourishment: Milk
Skin scrub: Fenugreek seeds
Dry Skin: Olive oil
Soft Skin: Oranges, Lemons, Pineapple, Vinegar
Skin Bleach: Yogurt, Honey, Oranges, Lemons, Pineapple
Dark circles under eyes and wrinkles: Cucumber, Nuts
Astringent: Honey, Oranges, Lemons, Pineapple
Skin Conditioner: Egg white for normal and oily skin, Egg yolk for dry skin
Caution: Please first try on a small area of skin to see if it suits you.
26.Use of salt
Gargling – Stir 1/2 teaspoon salt in an 8-ounce glass of warm water for use as a gargle for sore throats.
Cleaning teeth – Mix one part salt to two parts baking soda after pulverizing the salt in a blender or rolling it on a kitchen board with a tumbler before mixing. It whitens teeth, helps remove plaque and it is healthy for the gums.
Washing mouth – Mix equal parts of salt and baking soda as a mouth-wash that sweetens the breath.
Bathing eyes – Mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a pint of water and use the solution to bathe tired eyes.
Reducing eye puffiness – Mix one teaspoon of salt in a pint of hot water and apply pads soaked in the solution on the puffy areas.
Relieving tired feet – Soak aching feet in warm water to which a handful of salt has been added. Rinse in cool water.
27.HONEY:If taken daily with lime n warm water it purifies blood and clears the skin of blemishes and keeps it glowing from beneath. It’s a natural moisturizer.
28.When you first c a pimple on the face u tend to freak out.Instead, try this tip…it works overnight
Use Toothpaste on a Zit- Use just a pea-size amount. Let sit for 15 minutes to absorb the oil so that the pimple won’t get more clogged, then wash off.
29.Remember the shining stars of yesteryears that ruled the Bollywood world for several decades?Hemamalini,Padmini ,Rekha ,Sridevi ,Vaijayanthi -They are all from the coffee lovers of Tamilnadu and now their beauty secrets are attributed to the coffee they drank.
Throw away the facelift lotions and creams. Just take a nice cup of coffee:p
And if you have access to the latest Nescafe, then choose it as it comes with the beauty-enhancing ingredient collagen.
Collagen is a kind of protein and is also known “Nutri cosmetics”. Collagen is the elastic material that helps give skin its shape.Collagen is used as a “filler” to remove fine lines.
30.Tips for Soft Silky Hair Every woman wants a look of smooth and silky hair. I have come up with some tips that will surely help you to have soft and silky hair.
– Yogurt mask:- It gives you soft, shiny, manageable hair. To make yogurt mask, whip an egg till until it foams. Then add 1/4th cup of organic yogurt and mayonnaise. Mix all the ingredients and apply on wet hair. Now put a shower cap or wrap a plastic wrap around your head. Leave the mask for 30 minutes and the wash with mild shampoo.
Banana mask :- It makes hair shiny by providing nutrients and proteins to each strand of hair. To prepare the mask mix egg, banana and half avocado in a bowl. Now add buttermilk, honey, and olive oil and mix all the ingredients. Apply the mixture on your hair and leave for about half an hour. Using a mild shampoo wash with cool water.
Mayonnaise mask :- To increase shine and reverse damage directly apply a liberal coating of mayonnaise to your hair. Leave for an hour and wash using mild conditioner. It helps to nourish and moisturize hair follicles.
Don’t Blow Dry:-
If you want to have soft and silky hair then use less heat on them. Whether it’s for hair styling (heated irons or rollers) or for drying your hair avoid any type of heat on your hair. Limit their use only till the special occasions if you want silky hair. All these make your hair dry and brittle thus making them prone to split ends.
Avoid using multiple products :-A common mistake made by people in desire of having soft and shiny hair is using multiple products. Avoid using a lot of products. No matter how tempting is the new product that guarantees the long hair, it is always better to stay away from the chemical products. Instead, use a smoothing serum that can effectively take care of flyaways and nasty split ends.
Use a restoring conditioner on a weekly basis:- Restoring conditioners are a weekly nutrient dose for soft and silky hair. Deep moisturize your dry hair and use restoring conditioners, especially if there are split ends.
Oil Massage :- Take half cup of warm olive oil and gently massage it on scalp and hair. Leave for 20 to 30 minutes and then wash to get soft and silky hair.
31.Milk: Cleopatra was well known for bathing in milk and honey. Milk is a luscious skin treat when it is added to bath water. Milk exfoliates, softens and nourishes the skin.
32.Be positive! I believe with all my heart that it is our attitude that is the driving force of healthy living. According to Abe Lincoln, “Most people are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” So make up your mind to be happy and healthy today!
33.Your eyebrows add strength and meaning to your face. Finely groomed eyebrows add to your beauty. You must pluck eyebrows in the evening so that any redness will go overnight. In shaping, your eyebrows make use of your facial features.
34.To have healthy shiny hair, treat your scalp with a mixture of almond oil and olive oil, leave for 10-15 minutes and wash your hair. This also reduces hair loss. You can also wrap a hot towel over your head for the oil to seep in easily and also to open all your pores.Keeps dandruff away too.
35.Homemaking Tip – Remember, homemaking isn’t about just keeping the house spotless and making great meals for your family to eat. The whole point of homemaking is to love your family by caring for them. That means spending time talking with them and doing activities with them. Sometimes you have to be willing to let the kitchen get a little dirty while spend time with your kids!
Natural tips for healthy hair
36 . For Dandruff
– Massage the Scalp with pure coconut oil. This will also help the growth of hair.
– Apply coconut oil which has been boiled with small onions for about 20 minutes. Wash it off with a mixture of green gram powder and water drained from cooked (boiled) rice.
– Apply a mixture of almond oil and gooseberry juice with finger tips on the scalp.
– Apply the warm mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, and coconut oil. Do a steam -towel- wrap for 15 minutes and wash the hair with a mild shampoo.
– Apply a paste of fenugreek and mustard to the scalp.
– Mix Shikakai powder with the water drained from the cooked rice and wash the hair with it.
– Crush the leaves of five petal hibiscus flower and take the juice. Wash the hair with this juice.
– Heat oil with a little camphor. Apply the oil in the scalp and massage for 10 minutes. After 30 minutes wash the hair with an herbal shampoo. Do the steam -towel- wrap for 15 minutes
37.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.
38.Green Tea is the Japanese secret to target calories as well as wrinkles. It speeds calorie-burning and keeps lines way from their faces!!!
Add a sprig of mint, or a dash of honey to enhance the taste(Pssssst…I add a little sugar :p)
No harm in trying…is there?? :))
39.Sometimes, people get carried away with the colors of their clothes and try to match the color of makeup with it. Mind you, this may not look beautiful, so, it is better to opt for colors that actually suit your complexion. Using mild colors can lend a rare beauty to your face…….
40.Feng Shui: Plants gives life to the space, it adds aesthetic appeal to the house. Choose plants that don’t have thorns. Use round-leafed plants, add chimes to your doors and decorate with crystals to bring you positive chi.
Clutter is a big no-no in terms of interior design. Do not put any objects that would block your front door / positive Chi from entering your house.
Add water elements inside your house. Water fountains or aquarium is good for beautifying your house. It will also attract good chi.
41.Are Your Eyebrows The Right Shape For You??
Hold a pencil or chopstick vertically against the side of your nose—that’s the point where your eyebrow should begin. Then, looking straight ahead, hold the pencil/chopstick in line with the outside of your iris—directly above is where your arch should be.
42.Homemade Tomato Skin Care Beauty Recipes: Tomatoes are one of the best ingredients for your skin (taken internally and used externally). Here is a very informative and helpful article to help you to find ways to use this powerful natural ingredient in your homemade beauty recipes.
Tomato Skin Care Recipes: Tomatoes are of great help for your skin. If you happen to go in the sun and in that span of time you get tanned, there is an easy solution. Prepare cucumber and tomato juice mixture to be applied on the affected areas of your skin. Keep it for 10 minutes; later wash it off with clean water. You will notice the difference.
Anyone can have skin rashes and the main reason for these rashes is silicon deficiency. This problem is overcome by having good amounts of sprouts, tomatoes and other vegetables and fruits.
Make a mixture of honey and tomato juice and apply on your face and neck. Wash it off after 15 minutes and within minutes you would see a glowing face in front of the mirror.
Another recipe for glowing skin is the mixture of 2 tsp tomato juice and 4 tsp curd. Apply it well on your skin and wash it in 15 minutes to see the difference.
This recipe is for all those people who have oily skins, open pores, and blackheads. Tomato has an acidic trait which also contains potassium and vitamin C which helps in cleansing the face. Rub a sliced piece of tomato on your skin and leave it for fifteen minutes. This would help the pores. Later wash it off with water.
For a good complexion spread the pulp of tomato on your face daily. Keep it for 1 hour and then wash it off with warm water. If done regularly the results will be seen.
The tomato lotion helps in shrinking the enlarged pores and this can be made by using tomato juice mixed with 2 or 3 drops of lime juice. Apply this solution on your face and then wash it off for 15 minutes.
A great recipe to remove sunburn can be made by adding 2 tsp tomato juice in 4 tbsp of buttermilk. Apply it all over your skin. Wash it off after keeping it for 1/2 hour.
You can easily make a homemade cleanser by using tomato and milk. Use tomato juice by straining the pulp and mix it with equal parts of milk. Store this in a bottle which can be refrigerated to be used every day. Apply this on your face and neck by using your fingertips. Keep it for 10 minutes and later wash it with cold water.
43.A hug is a universal medicine, it is how we handshake from the heart.
Virgina Satir, who was often referred to as the mother of family therapy, determined that “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.
44.Female body shape types
There are five main types of female body shape: Apple shape (or round), Pear shape (or triangle/ bottom heavy), Strawberry shape (or inverted triangle/ top heavy), Hourglass shape (or curvy) and Rectangle shape (also known as straight, ruler, or boyish) women. The styles of clothing that look great on an hourglass figure won’t necessarily flatter a pear-shaped woman or an apple shaped woman so it’s important you find the one that suits you best
45.Only you can tell if shoes fit. If they aren’t comfortable, don’t buy them!
Because feet spread with age, have your feet measured every time you buy shoes.
Go shoe shopping late in the afternoon. Feet swell to their largest then.
Size depends on shoe make and style, too. Don’t insist you always wear one size if the next feels better.
The toe box should be roomy enough so you can wiggle all your toes.
Your forefoot should NOT be wider than your shoe.
The heel should fit snugly and the instep should not gape open.
If you can’t find shoes that fit, ask your doctor for advice
46.To get rid of dark circles and want to care for your eyes just massage a few drops of coconut oil around the eyes or grate a potato and place it on ur eyes.To reduce puffiness take a steel spoon and cool it in the freezer for a couple of minutes and place it on the eye to reduce the swelling.
47.Salt Rubs are what give Parisian women that glow. One cup of sea salt is mixed with half a cup of peppermint tea and formed into a paste. It’s used either as a shower gel or scrubbed before getting into the shower!!!
48.Home remedy to minimize the growth of facial hair….
Mix sugar with lemon and water. Apply it in the direction of hair growth and wash it off after it dries. Follow this twice in a week and apply a paste of turmeric powder and milk in a circular motion to depress the facial hair.
49.Most of us spend time, effort and money on beauty products, makeup, clothes and other beauty accessories. But we neglect to take care of the most important parts of the human body – the mouth. Oral maintenance is where most people fail; it may be because of ignorance, bad habits, or plain laziness. The mouth is the next thing after eyes people watch especially when you smile and begin to talk. The mouth is important as it is the entry for food, drinks, and even air into your inner organs.
Gargle, brush, scrape, avoid smoking, too much caffeine, too much sugar use mouth fresheners.
For extra beautiful mouth and lips, add a smile and speak words of kindness and love!!!
50.Cucumber is the natural astringent. It also helps tighten the skin and slows down the aging process. Hence, cucumber is a must have in your beauty regime. Grate cucumber and extract the juice. Apply the juice on your face with cotton ball. Let it dry on your face for 20 mins. Time-to-time, re-apply the juice. Rinse your face with cold water when the juice dries completely. You can also preserve the juice in the refrigerator and use every day for brilliantly glowing skin.
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