Natural Alternatives for Traditional Skin Medication

July 9, 2010 by  
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Medicinal herbs are a great natural alternative for traditional skin medication; they are also beneficial to your skin and offer a different kind of botanical and herb that is like any other. You should be aware that concentrated fragrances that contain ingredients such as linalool are not recommended since such plant chemicals have been known to cause allergic reactions.

If you add any fragrance, you may have an allergic reaction since any concentrated plant fragrances are likely to contain a high level of artificial preservatives.  The most effective and safest choice you can use for your skin is by choosing a fragrance free product.

Some examples of natural herbs that can improve your skin conditions:

Botanical extract is natural occurring and can also be used in order to maintain your skin as well as treat any existing skin problems.  You can also use botanicals and herbs in order to reduce the signs of aging.   Nettles, Arnica, Marigolds and Saint John’s Wort have been known to have anti aging, skin care and mental health benefits.

Even though these herbal and botanical skin care products may benefit your skin, you should be aware that there are some side effects that may come with using either one or all of these herbs for your skin:

1.Nettles: These are medicinal herbs that can be used to relieve itching of your skin, however some people have been known to complain about the stinging that can arise from using nettles. If you would like to relieve skin itching, you can use Babassu palm oil in order to eliminate inflammation, dryness and eczema without the side effects.

2.Marigold: This herb can be used in order to treat any acne, soothe irritation and inflammation. With marigold, you will not have that many side effects.  If you would like to treat your acne, you should try honey, since honey has been known to have antibacterial properties, which is an essential part of healing blemishes.

3.Arnica: This is a toxic plant, however its roots do have an effective antioxidant and fungicide property, which acts as an ant inflammatory agent. There is a side effect to Arnica since its roots can be harmful due to the fact that the roots contain Thymol and when Thymol is absorbed with your skin, it may lead to internal bleeding.

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Cosmetics – the practical way to BEAUTY!

June 17, 2010 by  
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When you want to paint something then you will do it on a palette which is the main foundation. It is also the first and most important step in process of good cosmetic application. First of all you should use a good moisturizer which also contains sunscreen should be applied. Now next thing is you should chose a perfect foundation depending upon the tone of your skin. Match should be good enough so that it looks nice your face. Another most important tip is contouring. It should be done now at this point. You should use very light that means almost white foundation with a tiny brush. You should try to paint any wrinkles which are visible. Even you should apply the same principle for the darker colors also. If your face is round or your chin is doubled then it is suggested that you should use darker foundation shade. You should use powder in the same area so that your face looks slim. If you want your foundation to last longer than it should be covered by light dusting of complimentary facial powder.

Once the foundation part is almost done then the next thing is to set the facial features. Even sometimes we forgot the eyebrows also. If you just simply touch your eyebrow with an eyebrow pencil then it will create a great framework so that your eyes will pop. If you want to lift the eyebrows and you want to create space above your eyes then just keep a light eye shadow and apply it to the entire eyelid all the way up to the eyebrows. You should use a sponge brush with a base color and then apply it from the eyelid into the crease of the eye. Now next is if you want a particularly dramatic look then you can try to make a triangle shape with the use of  a dark color to the outer corner of your eye. You should use these colors in such a way that it is blended upward and outward with just small strokes.

To finally complete the eye you can finally use an eye pencil in small, feathery strokes. Even if you are not finding it capable to draw a straight line, just simply use a dark shadow to the edge of the lid to create a line. Experts have suggested one of the beauty cosmetic tips is about the eye. They said that you should only draw a line only half of the area under the eye from the corner back toward the center so it will make your eyes look larger. Finally apply a coat of mascara because it is used for the perfect finishing touch.

Using beauty cosmetics on the lips and cheeks is also very nice thing. If you want that lip color should not get spread around your mouth then you should consider using a lip liner. If you use all of the above mentioned beauty tips it is surely going to produce a great result.

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Tips for Healthy Growing Hair

June 17, 2010 by  
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Hairs can be damaged very easily. Sometimes excessive use of styling appliances and over processing of hair can weaken hair. If you have used a product with any type of bleach then there are chances that your hair can become damaged easily. Even if it is regularly exposed to wind, sun or water it can also cause damaged hair. Even making use of plastic brushes can also damage the hair. So, protection of our hair is totally in our hand. We are the person who has to decide how to keep our hair healthy. So, here are some of the tips and tricks which will surely help you to grow your hair healthy:

1. Never comb or brush hair when they are wet because it may cause breakage. Hairs are very weak when they are wet. It is better to comb your hairs with a wide-toothed comb even before wetting your locks. So that it can reduce the amount of tangles once you finish washing your hair.

2. If your hair has been damaged badly then it is suggested to use a good conditioner. Try to dry your hair with both the methods air dry and blow dry. This will help you to reduce future damage of your hair. While using hair dryer you should use a lower heat setting so you can avoid additional heat damage.

3. You should regularly take vitamins. These vitamins will help you with your diet to make it sure that your hairs are growing healthier.

4. Take enough amounts of protein. Your hairs are made of protein and that’s why you should take lots of protein bars and supplements. Protein is there which helps to provide the amino acids which are required to grow a longer hair.

5. Always wash your hairs more often with a good natural shampoo. If you perform these steps regularly then it will surely help you to expose your hair roots so that it can grow at fast rate.

6. One more good method which can also be used with these tips and tricks is to using an oil treatment which is called deep oil treatment. Some of the good brand available in the market today you should try them since they are all made up from natural herbs and they are not going to expose your hair to rough chemicals. Even if you want to stimulate your scalps then herbal oil can also help you and it will surely enhance your hair growth. Oil can also be used as a conditioner and you can apply them to all the ends of your hair.

7. You should treat your wet hair very gently. You should use a good conditioner. You should also take up a regular vitamin supplements so that it can help you to grow your hair healthier.

If you follow all the tips and tricks mentioned above very carefully then you will surely get healthier, stronger and thicker hair. It totally depends on an individual how they are using it.

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Steps to Great Makeup

June 17, 2010 by  
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Makeup is to enhance the feature of women. Here are some of the basic steps to a great makeup.

  1. Don’t wear too much

Generally makeups are not there to create negative impact towards you. If you wear too much it is possible that this thing will happen with you. Like if you are using an eyeliner then never go with a dark eyeliner because it make you look dull and it will also spoil your other makeup. With thick eyeliner you should avoid wearing too much mascara. It looks very bad. Third thing is make it clear that the foundation which you are using should have the same color as your skin color. It used to give a smooth look to your face. Even the same thing is also true for powder also.

  1. Lips

Always use lip liner in such a way that it can completely cover the whole your lips and also your lips can stay on for a longer period of time. Your lip color should match with your lip tone. Always try to wear cool colors. Decide amongst yourself that how do you want your lips to be? If you want it to look small then keep the liner inside of the lips and if you want your lips to look bigger then keep your liner outside of your lips.

  1. Appropriate Makeup

Always chose your makeup related to your occasion. Say if you are going to the beach you should not wear more makeup as if you are going for a party. Even keep your makeup very light when you are in daylight. And when you are going for outing in the evening then your makeup should be accordingly changed.

  1. Very Less Makeup

Some woman doesn’t like to wear makeup because there are many reasons behind it. They are even not sure how to use it. So they are in that impression that if it looks dirty on their face then. So such case if you are not sure where to start with then always start with light colors first. Once it is done then moves forward.

  1. Complete Look

Once you complete your makeup you should look natural. You should avoid colors which clash with other colors. Say if you have dark skin then dark color will be suitable for you. If your skin tone is light then light color will suite on you.

  1. Color of Hair

Try to keep a hair color with respect to your skin tone. Say your hair color is dark and you want to add color to your hair then keep it same or may from the same shade. If your skin tone is light then your hair color should also be light. Once you use a hair color then remember that you should use it regularly and never let your roots show.

  1. Final Thing

You should keep your makeup look fresh all the day by performing regular touch ups. Never allow your makeup to fade.

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How to get rid of circles under eyes?

June 17, 2010 by  
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There are so many options available to come out of dark circles under eye. But best prevention to this problem is getting correct amount of sleep, having a balanced diet and avoiding too much of stress. But under some circumstances these situations cannot be avoided. The first part of our body which shows the signs is the eye area. To get rid of these dark circle problem first thing which you can ask a health care provider. Sometimes other factors also plays vital role in that like age, allergies and anemia. So, especially the question is how to get rid of dark under eye circles in old age? So if you properly take care of mind, health and body then it will be the best way to get rid of it.

One of the best solutions is drinking enough water. Another thing is staying hydrated which can help you to get rid of dark circles. If proper treatments of allergies are done then it can also help you keep down those dark circles. Even age is also another factor which can be the cause of this problem. As the old age comes the area around the eyes begins to get darken because blood vessels underneath that area of skin starts becoming more visible. Even some of the conditions like thyroid disease, heart failure and kidney disease are also main player for causing fluid retention in our body. And we see the dark circles under our eyes. These are sometimes because our blood vessels becomes dilated and enlarged so dark circles becomes visible. Even if you have a habit of smoking then it is also one of the causes of dark circles. Even if control the intake of salt then also you can control the dark circles under your eyes. Try to have a diet which is very rich in iron. So, that you can have healthy body and no dark circles under your eyes. Those people who are having very less iron can become anemic. They can develop a dark circle under their eyes. So, very simple solution to the problem of dark circle problem under your eye is having a balanced diet.

Sometimes if someone also wants to try for some medicines or some products then they should always go for a natural skin care products which contains natural substances. So, while purchasing a product you should read the ingredient label first. You can see the list of ingredients. For example some of the substances are very harmful and they are very drying, irritating and having a synthetic chemical. These materials are used as preservatives in your eye cream. But there are some natural ingredients also there which helps you to remove dark under eye circle and these are also safe and secure.

So, now it is very clear with the tips and tricks mentioned above that how one can get rid of dark circles under eyes in most fast, safe and efficient way.

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What Is the Best Skin Care Product for You

June 17, 2010 by  
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Which is the best skin care product for our skin? There should be some specific brand with which you should be happy and you should stick with it permanently. If one of the products has worked for you then it is for sure that company is manufacturing other products also. It is not necessary that all skins are of same type. So, you need to have different things from your products for solving different types of problems. For example ingredients used in one brand’s cleanser are what you need to cure your dry skin problem. But it is not necessary that it is present in the moisturized cream also.

If you have to use different product for each of your activity for your skin care then you would be surely spending your whole morning just behind cleaning and moisturizing. For example you want something which reduces oiliness and cure your acne then you don’t want a cleanser which is good for each and every type of skin. You are not going to use different types of product on your face one at time. You need to have a single solution to all these problems and it can also serve more than one purpose. Say you are looking for cleanser then you should also look that it is also effective against acne. It is not necessary that everyone who has an oily skin doesn’t have acne and vice versa. So try to find a cleanser which can solve all of your purpose.

Moisturizer is another important thing for every skin type. You should find out the one which is for oily skin with acne and also the one which is for oily skin without acne. Just try to use a moisturizer which doesn’t create any other type of problem. It should also cover the skin care for your face. Some experts have suggested that you should not use body soaps for your body. Most common reason behind this is it is treated differently than your facial skins. Sometimes it is possible that your face may be dry but your chest and back are oily. So if you try to utilize the same skin care product for everything then it may create problem for you. Even we should treat our faces differently because they are also a part of our body. We use different types of makeup on them which can lead to a skin problem. This problem can arise if you don’t use a right type of cleanser as and when required.

So, if you are searching for the best skin care product for your skin then the first and most important thing which you should be aware with is you yourself should know about your skin type. It is the most important factor to be considered. Even you should try to search for those products which have most common ingredients which give you desired results for your skin.  It should not have unnecessary ingredients which cause adverse effect on your skin.

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Cosmetics: Be Beautiful Without Poisoning Yourself

June 17, 2010 by  
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Selecting chemical free cosmetics it the best choice for yourself and for the planet also. There is much different type of natural cosmetic products available in the market. Some of them are Mineral makeup, vegetable based cosmetics and other type of natural cosmetic products. Using this products not only avoid poisoning to yourself but also to the planet. Even these natural chemical free cosmetics are never tested on animals.

Makeup is known to every one since the Stone Age. Men and women have adopted these traditions to decorate themselves from ancient times. One of the most ancient types of makeup is mineral cosmetic. It is known that it was firstly used by Egyptians. Today almost all the companies who manufacture these products and other beauty products are very much careful in preparation of their products. Previously some specific type of materials found in mineral makeup which was creating irritation to the skin. But now today all the manufacturers of the natural makeup and mineral makeups gives complete assurance the almost all products are free from irritants and toxins. Toxin is one of the poisonous types of material found today. Almost one can find so many toxic substances in air, water and some sort of food also. But making use of cosmetic products which are prepared from natural, mineral and plant sources means it is going to affect very less to your body.  Most common type of minerals that are generally used in these types of cosmetic and beauty products is harmless.

Today almost market is totally flooded with different types of mineral and natural cosmetic products. And people are also very much curious to know more about such products that it can be used or not? If certain that mineral cosmetics are technically better than the other products available in the market today. Even it is also suggested by the experts and dermatologists. These makeups are manufactured from some natural mineral elements. These minerals are mixed up with assortment of inorganic pigments. These minerals products have to pass through so many different steps like milling and purification before them rich to the consumer. Generally the pigments used in this are there for color effects. With the help of this component it designs the inorganic and inert properties of mineral cosmetics. Even latest product range of mineral cosmetics is now also covered with vitamins to give extra benefit to the consumers.

Thinking that chemical free cosmetics are very expensive than other cosmetic products. But if you consider your health and about planet then making use of chemical free mineral cosmetics is called to be a great investment.  These chemical free mineral cosmetics are very good for the skin and it can also help us to look young. But there are some components present in this which may be very harmful for specific types of skin and even sometime it may cause skin allergies. So, while purchasing such products make sure about the ingredients used in that so it won’t create any problem for you.

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Nourish Your Face Using Nature’s Gifts

June 17, 2010 by  
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When discussing about skin and body nature has given us amazing gift. There are many researches going on that how to treat skin problems naturally because natural treatment is very harmless and it’s very effective. After thorough research and lots of hard work some natural treatments have been found to cure skin problems. Here are some of the basic tips which are totally natural and it keeps your skin healthy without any problem.

  1. Drinking ample amount of water daily. Taking vitamin regularly.
  2. Don’t use hot water on face. Instead use warm water. So, that your skin can retain its moisture better.
  3. Regularly eat MUFA means monounsaturated fatty acids. Some of the examples are olive oil, dark chocolate, cord liver oil, nuts and seeds.
  4. One of the best and proven stuff to make big difference in your skin is Retinol. This cream should be used in conjunction with sun screen and it is easily available at any drug store.
  5. One of the important is Vitamin C. This can give you a gorgeous skin. Always use Vitamin C cream and apply it on your face so the dead cell goes and you find a new skin. The result can be clearly visible only within few weeks of utilization of Vitamin C cream.
  6. Even using sesame oil once in a while is also a good solution to get natural treatment. Just take some sesame oil warm it and gently massage it on your face. Try to use organic sesame oil. If it is not available then you can try virgin olive oil or avocado oil.
  7. Perform yoga daily. It has got lots of benefits. Your body circulation will be benefited from it. Even your body will detox naturally. Even doing yoga is not only for your skin it also gives a great benefit to your complete body. It keeps any one very healthy for a long time.
  8. Doing steam facial with different types of herbs. Take a pot of boiled water and a towel kept over your head. Some most common ingredients for this treatment are Avocado mashed up with some yogurt, oatmeal or some mashed strawberries. Even another thing which makes a great facial is Egg. First you should apply yolk and the whites once yolk gets completely dried. Another great facial is honey with just a drop of rose oil. It is the best natural treatment. You would be able to feel the softness in your skin.
  9. Try to sleep well and try to get sound sleep. It is also the best treatment. Even apart from that another two natural treatments are fresh air and natural sun light but in limited form.

10.  Finally something new, some gorgeous facial elixirs and bask. Because essential oils are one of the best secrets for younger looking skin.

It is not possible to try all these methods because the world moving at fast pace today. So, it becomes very time consuming process and it becomes difficult also.

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Tips to Increase Dry Skin Elasticity

June 17, 2010 by  
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During the winter season you might have noticed that your soft and elastic skin becomes very rough to touch. Sometimes it is also flaking, cracking and bleeding also. Generally common   area where dry skin mostly appears is hands. Some more areas which are affected are face, legs and fore arms. Another name for the dry skin is xerosis.

Normally healthy skins have got fatty substances which keeps moisture in. Whenever xerosis occurs it is because something which strips away fatty oils and keeps your skin unprotected. Still the problem persists then it may be because of direct control. If such problems is because of genetic condition or because of another type of disease then only doctor can treat it effectively. Xerosis is just a minor problem and it can be solved very easily. You need to make some small changes in your life style. But sometimes if it is untreated then it can cause dermatitis. It is a disease which can lead to swelling and infection. If such type of problem occurs you can try some of the following thing:

Never use harsh soaps. It is the main reason which causes xerosis. You can use a soap which is chemical free and it contains specific fragrances so that it can help you to keep moisture in your skin. Never use a deodorant soaps.

Another thing which you should use is Luke warm water. But it may be a tough task for those people because during the winter season generally people prefer to take hot showers and wash their hands with hot water. But remember that hot water can increase dryness.

Third thing you can try is using a good moisturizer. After every washing you should apply a good moisturizer. Even it should be after washing hands also.

One more thing is we can use humidifier. Generally the air which comes from heaters strips all moisture from our skin during the winter season. But making use of humidifier is the best solution to your problem.

Even taking some of the important vitamins is also very good solution for this. Some of the vitamins which can be taken to properly cure your skin problem during the winter season are: Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin F. There are many different tablets available in the market which can have these vitamins into it.  But it is not suggested every time to have such tablets. More better option to have vitamins is try to consume ample amount of vegetables and fruits because many vegetables and fruits contains almost many of this vitamins into it.

Apart from all this tips which are mentioned above. One last but very important tip is to increase the intake of zinc in our body. To increase the intake of zinc in our body some of the most common food which should be consumed is wheat gram, mushrooms, soy and grapes etc. Why to increase the zinc intake?  Answer to this question is very simple because it helps to maintain the balance of collagen and elasticity in our skin.

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Choosing the Best Anti Aging Skin Care Product for Your Skin Type

June 17, 2010 by  
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To select the best anti-aging creams you need to consider your type of skin. Almost every people have different types of skin there not a single solution to it. Almost all anti-aging creams are designed for particular type of skins only. Reason behind this is almost all anti-aging creams are designed keeping in particular skin type. All anti-aging creams works differently for each type of skin. So, the biggest point is which one will be the best anti-aging cream for particular skin type? To find out the answer to this question requires lot of time and research. First of all let us see four different types of skins. So that people can select the type for them.

First category is Dry skin type. Generally best anti-aging cream for dry skin is oil-based. It should contain material like hyaluronic acid. Normally we get a great benefit to our dry skin from a moisturizer based anti-aging cream. Even you should also try to add fatty acid in to your diet. Almost all the anti-aging creams available today contains required amount of hyaluronic acid. So, make sure while purchasing such cream that it includes that or not.

Second type of skin is oily skin. That means your face is producing more oil. So, for such type of skin the anti-aging cream which can be used should be water based or oil-free creams. Best treatment for this can be done is by use of glycolic acid. Your cream should be water based. It should have oil-regulating properties like tea tree oil and other ingredients. This can be applied at any time.

Third category of skin is normal skin. It is called as well balanced skin type. Anti-aging cream which is used for this is most gentle one. Even there is no requirement to use it in extreme quantity. One should search most simple and basic type of anti-aging moisturizing cream which also includes sun screen.

Fourth type of skin is sensitive skin. Those people who is having sensitive skin for them there are many different type of anti-aging creams available. These products are generally fragrance free. In this type of anti-aging cream sun screen lotion is not covered so keep one thing in mind that you should wear sun hat to protect from sun stroke. You should find out the alternate versions for sensitive skin which is included with aloe Vera to make your skin tone smoother. Only thing is you should find out different variations for smoothing ingredients in your anti-aging cream.

So, only one thing is that the best anti-aging is the one which is suited for individual skin type. You should also get the desired results. Even there are some specific rules which are applied to all skin types. Some basic guidelines which are to be followed are you should drink plenty of water. Take sufficient amount of sleep. Try to maintain regular and healthy diet. Last point to get the best result from it is having a patience.

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