How to do Simple & Cheap at home face Clean up

Parlors are really not for me, especially for clean ups. The way they handle my skin, Using the already used water once again to clean the same face. This kinda stuff just cringes me. I think there is no point of calling it a clean up, if you are not using some really clean stuff on my face. And upon that I am not even sure whether their hands are clean or not. Trusting completely and allowing some one else to put their hands on my face is showing audaciousness. Instead I though why cant I do my own clean up a the comfort of my home. I was really shocked to know how much money I have just saved doing so.

I’ll show you how easily I do my clean up at your home without spending a bomb. And If I can do it, You can even too. 🙂

Regardless of what your skin type is, you can care freely try this at home face clean up. Because this is done with all natural ingredients that are available at your home. Isn’t that super cool.  And you’ll definitely love the feel of your skin after this clean up.

If you have ever did face clean up at any parlor, you could have noticed that these are the basic steps they follow.

  1. Cleanse

  2. Exfoliate

  3. Tone

  4. Steam and removing blackheads/whiteheads ( Don’t worry, I”l just show you the best alternative to remove them without puncturing your face with that needle kinda thing)

  5. Apply a face mask.

  6. Cleanse again and moisturize the face.

These are the basic steps they follow for a face clean up at any parlor.

So now, we are recreating these steps in our own way with all natural ingredients available with us.

All you need is..

  1. Fresh Milk
  2. Organic Honey
  3. Baking soda/sugar/coffee
  4. lemon/Olive oil/coconut oil
  5. Apple cider Vinegar
  6. Fullers earth (Or any clay of your choice)
  7. Rose water
  8. 1 Green tea bag
  9. Hot water
  10. Activated Charcoal & non toxic glue/ Unflavored Gelatin

Let’s get started…

At home face clean up

 

Here I’ll show you a step by step guide to follow for an at home face clean up. Keep all the ingredients ready to get started. Be sure to Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your face. This is really necessary to avoid transferring the bacteria or germs that from your hands to your face.

1. Cleansing 

Cleansing is the first and foremost thing in any beauty regime. It is really necessary to clean your face the right way with the right  ingredients. Make sure to remove all the makeup and clean your pores very well to get the most best parlor like clean up effect at your home. You can use coconut oil to remove your makeup first and then go for cleansing.

You are going to use two best ingredients to prepare your own cleanser for this clean up.

Organic Honey
Fresh Milk

At home face clean up

Honey lover? Try these simple Honey Face masks

How to prepare your own Cleanser with natural ingredients

  • Mix a tablespoon of Organic Honey (Raw honey is the best if you have) and a tablespoon of Fresh Milk.
  • Mix them well, till you get a thick cream kinda consistency.
  • Apply this mixture all over your face and massage gently in upward direction. Give a nice 2 minute massage to your face.
  • Now take a cotton pad and wipe your face with clean warm water.

 

2. Exfoliate  

Exfoliating is the second important step in cleansing routine for a beautiful clean and softer skin that is free of dead skin. I have included 3 different type of exfoliating scrubs that your can choose to use according to your skin problems or skin type.

1. Baking Soda &  Lemon Exfoliater to lighten the skin

  • Mix a tablespoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. You can add few drops of rosewater if the scrub is too dry to apply on your face.

 

2. Brown sugar & Olive oil Exfoilater for dry skin

  • Mix a tablespoon of Brown sugar and a full teaspoon of Extra virgin cold pressed Olive oil. Give a nice stir till the oil is mixed well with the sugar. Add few drops of rose water for a little fragrance.

 

3. Coffee & Coconut oil Exfoilater for mature/aging skin

  • Mix a tablespoon of ground coffee and a tablespoon of  pure coconut oil. Mix them well till it forms a fine paste. I have actually included 3 different coffee scrubs that you can use to remove stretch marks and cellulite. You can use any of those coffee scrubs to exfoliate your face as well. The caffeine in the coffee helps to tighten the skin and thus delays aging.

At home face clean up

Apply any scrub of your choice from these three and gently exfoliate the skin. Massage in upward direct. After two minutes, dab a new cotton pad & clean the face with fresh normal water. I repeat, use clean water and a new cotton pad. Not the one which you have already used in your first step. I see many parlors use the same water to clean the face after exploiting..it’s kinda gross.

 

3. Toner

A good toner will complete the cleansing process. It effectively removes all the dirt from the corners of your skin that your cleanser might have left. Using a good toner is as important as washing your face. Regardless of your skin type and season, use toner in your daily beauty regime for a healthy and beautiful skin.

At home face clean up

Apple Cider vinegar is a natural toner. Don’t ever apply apple cider vinegar without diluting it with water.

 

  • Take 1:5 Ratio of Apple cider vinegar( ACV ) and water in a bottle. Mix the well. Take the mixture onto a small cotton ball and swipe all over face. You can see dirt traces on the cotton ball if any, that was swiped out from your face. You can also use a piece of fresh apple if you don’t have ACV. It should work the same.

 

4. Steam

This is the fun part. I love it. Steaming your face before applying a face pack helps to open up the pores. It is also easy to remove blackheads and whiteheads. And to do this you don’t need any fancy equipment either. Follow the simple step.

  • Start boiling a cup of water in a sauce pan or cooking pot. After 5 or 7 min you can see the steam coming out. Now drop a green tea bag into it. Bring your face near the steam. Wait for 1-2 minutes and off the stove. Let the steam open up the pores. If you feel the steam is too hot. You can off the stove and can do the same.
  • Don’t waste the tea bag. You can dab it under your eyes to reduce puffiness and dark circles.

At home face clean up

And hey..!! Dont throw the water either.. It can be used a Hair rinse to get rid of dandruff.

5. Black heads peel off 

Blackhead removing tools are so painful, it may puncture your skin’s top layer and it leaves you dark spots that will last forever. I was still left with a dark spot on my nose because of those tools which were used in the parlor. Instead you can use some homemade peel off masks that gives you better effect than those tools. These peel off mask will also remove the facial hair effectively.

2 different peel off masks

Use can chose any one from these two peel off masks according to your availability and choice. Both gives has the same effect on removes the blackheads/whiteheads.

       1.Activated Charcoal peel off mask:

  • Mix a Tablespoon of Activated charcoal and a little non-toxic glue. Mix them well till a nice fine paste is formed. Apply to the areas where there are more blackheads. To your nose area, chin and forehead. Let it dry and peel the mask off gently. You need to be gentle while removing the mask as it may hurt the areas where there is more facial hair.

At home face clean up

      2. Gelatin and milk peel off mask:

  • Mix a tablespoon of unflavored gelatin powder and warm milk till a fine paste is formed. Mix continuous while adding the milk to avoid forming lumps. Apply on the blackheads areas on your face. Let it dry then peel off the mask slowly.

The best part is you can see all the black heads and nasty stuff is peeled off your face with these masks.

6. Apply Clay mask

  • Apply any clay mask of your choice. My favorite is bentonite clay and fullers earth. These two are good for oily skin. Mix them with rose water and few drops of lemon to form a nice paste. Apply all over your face and wash off with normal water after it is completely dried.. Do not use soap or cleanser.

At home face clean up

7. Moisturize

Last but not he least step is to moisture your face. You can use any moisturizer off your choice. I usually apply aloe vera gel. That is my all time favorite moisturizer.

  • Apply Aloe Vera gel all your face and next. Do not massage but just dab with your fingers all over the face so that moisturizer gets easily absorbed.

At home face clean up

 

That’s it..!! Isn’t that so simple and easy?

And hey, you also just saved your money.

And no worries to handle your face to someone else. You know to take care of your skin, so you’ll not be harsh on your skin unlike the beauticians in parlors.

Try this at home face clean up the next time and feel the difference how happy  your skin is.

Comment if you have any other concerns on this or you would like to learn more at home care remedies that are simple and easy. Tell me which other guides you would like to read on Smartgirls. I would like to answer all of your queries, in fact I would love to.

Share this at home face clean up guide with all your friends who often go to parlors and help them save their money too. 😀

 

4 Honey masks for glowing skin & that are tasty too

Hey all..!! I have come up with some of the easiest face masks that you can do at your home with honey. And the fun part is these are so tasty and healthy that you can eat them too. 😀 These are some of the best DIY honey masks for glowing skin that you can try at your home. Cheap yet effective ways.

Honey benefits for skin

Honey is naturally antibacterial and rich in antioxidants. It cleanses the pores effectively, fights with problem causing bacteria on skin and keeps it fresh, hydrated, nourished and glowing.It is ideal for all skin types. It slows down the aging process of your skin and is a great treatment for acne prone skin. For beset results, Use pure organic  raw honey.

People with sensitive skin are advised to do a patch test to see you aren’t sensitive to any ingredient used here.

 

Honey Masks for Glowing Skin

1. Honey, Lemon and Rose water face mask

Best for: All Skin types.

This is a simple yet the most effective face mask that you can do with honey. Our main ingredient honey, when mixed with lemon and rose water has some of the amazing benefits on the skin that you never knew.  It is helpful in fading away

-Age spots
-Dark spots
Hyper pigmentation

Lemon which is rich in vitamin C, acts as a natural bleaching agent  and lightens the skin naturally. Rose water keeps your skin fresh and hydrated.

Ingredients

  1. Organic Honey
  2. Lemon
  3. Home made Rose water

 

Method

  • Take a tablespoon of Honey into a bowl. Add few drops of lemon juice and few drops of rose water into it. Mix them well. You can add the water contents (lemon & rose water) according to the texture you want the face mask to be for easy application purposes. Apply all over your face and cleanse with normal water after 20 minutes.

So in this way you can create one of the easiest and most effective Honey masks for glowing skin by yourself.

 

Honey masks for glowing skin

2. Turmeric and Honey face mask

Best for: For acne prone skin.

Turmeric is a wonder spice. It has numerous skin and health benefits. As it has antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties it fights with the acne causing bacteria and heals the skin. It is also useful to control the oil secretion by sebaceous glands making it idea ingredient for oily skin too.

 

Ingredients

  1. Organic Honey
  2. Organic Turmeric powder

 

Method

  • Take a table spoon of Honey in a bowl. Add half a teaspoon of organic Turmeric to it. Mix them well. You can also add few drops of rose water to this mixture for a better consistency of the face mask. Apply all over the face and wash off with normal water after 20 minutes

CAUTION: As turmeric may stain your skin yellow, it is advisable to use this mask in the night before going to bed. It is also better to keep a separate wash cloth for swiping your face after you use this mask, as the turmeric may also stain the cloth.

Honey masks for glowing skin

 

3. Cinnamon and Honey face mask

Best for: Acne prone skin, dark spots and acne scars.

Another important spice cinnamon has some of the best anti bacterial and antiviral properties. When mixed with other ingredients and applied on skin it heals many skin problems. It fades away stubborn dark spots and acne scaring. It is also used popularly as an overnight pimple vanishing remedy  too.

Ingredients

  1. Organic honey
  2. Organic Cinnamon powder

 

Method

  • Take a tablespoon of organic Honey into a bowl. Add half a teaspoon of organic cinnamon powder to it and mix them well. Add few drops of rose water if needed for a better texture of the mask. Apply all over the face and wash off after 10 minutes.

CAUTION: This mask may give a little burning sensation to you skin. It is advised to do a patch test to check if you are bearable to that.

Honey masks for glowing skin

 

 

4. Honey and milk face mask

Best for : Dry Skin

Milk is a natural moisturizer and so used in many beauty products, lotions and even shampoos. It hydrates the skin, keeps it nourished and moisturized the whole day making it an ideal ingredient for dry skin.

Ingredients

  1. Organic Honey
  2. Fresh Milk

 

Method

  • Mix equal amounts of organic honey and fresh milk in a bowl and mix them well. Apply all over your face and let it dry. Wash off with warm water after 20 minutes.

Honey masks for glowing skin

So these are the few face masks that you can do with honey. So simple, Effective and natural. An inexpensive way to lighten your skin and to heal your skin naturally.

Did you like these Honey  masks? Which is your favorite honey mask that you are using but is not there here, do let me and others know it so that is beneficial for all of us. SHARE NOW with your friends who are DIY home remedies junkies. 🙂 Show them some love.

And do not forget to choose only organic products while doing these honey masks, this way you can get maximum benefits out of it as they are 100% pure without any chemicals. Here are the organic products that I use for these honey masks.

While buying organic products, the most impotant to look for is certifications. Like here for example we have..

  1. USDA Organic
  2. India organic

Organic Honey

 

Organic honey

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Organic Turmeric Powder

 

Organic turmeric powder

Get it here

 

Organic Cinnamon Powder

 

organic cinnamon powder

Get it here

 

 

 

3 Tried and tested DIY Scrubs to fade away Stretch marks and Cellulite

Hello smarties..!! Today I’m gonna share 3 tried and tested DIY scrub recipes to fade away stretch marks and cellulite. Also know how to avoid them at the first place. 

 

Cellulite and stretch marks are a problem to every women nowadays. Approximately 75-80% of women develop these either at the time of pregnancy or in the puberty during rapid weight gain or loss. So let’s see some quick facts about how and why these stretchmarks and cellulite develop.

 

“Because prevention is always better than cure”

 

How and why Cellulite/Stretch Marks develop?

 

Women develop stretch marks mainly during puberty and later during pregnancy. Apart from these, it should also be noted that stretch marks have a higher chance of occurrence in people who are experiencing rapid weight gain or loss.

 

  • The main reason of developing such marks is when the skin gets stretched rapidly and continuously leading the collagen to damage. The skin tissues become weak and loosens up its elasticity which appears as stripes at that particular part of the body.

 

  • Similarly, cellulite is mainly caused due to the fat deposits which in turn push through the connective tissue under the layers of the skin. It is mainly observed in buttocks and thigh areas.

 

 

If you still haven’t developed these yet, then you are probably lucky. But wait..!! You still have a chance to develop them at any point in your life. Especially, If you are in entering your puberty stage. So avoid these in the first place before they become embarrassing marks on your body that are so hard to get rid off later.

 

“Dry brushing can help you avoid stretchmarks and cellulite. Make a habit to dry brush your body with a non-synthetic bristle brush”

 

3 Natural Homemade body scrubs to remove stretch marks

 

The main ingredient we will be using here is coffee. So before we go into the process let me tell you some of the coffee benefits when used on skin. So that you’ll know why this acts as a main ingredient in removing cellulite and stretchmarks.

 

Why coffee??

 

  • The caffeine in the coffee exfoliates the dead and loose skin and thus stimulates the blood circulation and flow.
  • The antioxidants in the coffee helps to deal with free radical damage and develops new and healthy skin cells.
  • Regular exfoliation with coffee, skin becomes lighter and firmer.
  • Ground coffee helps to retain skin moisture and reduces water retention and thus dead skin cells in the stretch marks fades away and skin becomes smooth and soft.

 

How to fade away stretch marks and cellulite

SCRUB #1

 

Ingredients

 

  1. Coffee
  2. Aloe Vera gel
  3. Almond oil/ Badam oil

coffe scrubs for stretch marks and celluite

 

SCRUB #2

 

Ingredients

 

  1. Coffee
  2. Vitamin E
  3. Brown sugar
  4. Olive oil

coffe scrubs for stretch marks and celluite

 

SCRUB #3

 

Ingredients

 

  1. Coffee
  2. Coconut oil
  3. Salt
  4. Cinnamon powder (optional)

coffe scrubs for stretch marks and celluite

 

Procedure to use the scrubs

 

  • Take appropriate amounts of the ingredients in each scrub you want to use. There are no hard rules to follow for measurements. Use coffee as your main base ingredient and mix others in the quantity you wish for or to keep it simple you just need to make a scrub kind of consistency out of these ingredients and choose the quantity according to the area of the skin that you are going to apply.
  • After you cleanse your body thoroughly, Apply this scrub over the affected area and scrub in circular motions. You need to apply a little more pressure with your knuckles while scrubbing the area as it will let the coffee penetrate into the skin and heal.
  • After 2-3 min of scrubbing, wrap the area with a plastic wrap( or saran wrap ) and leave it for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off with normal water.
  • Moisture your skin with Shea butter lotions

 

Did your try any coffee scrubs before? If so which was your favorite? Let me know in the comments section below, so that others and I can try them too. And also tell  Which one of the above scrubs you are gonna try?

Your concerns and clarifications are always welcome, so that I can concentrate more on specific problems than you all are facing and help to resolve them. Let’s have a chit chat in the comments sections.

Also do not forget to share these easy DIYs with your family and friends and help them enhance their beauty more. SHARE NOW and show them some love.

Next time don’t just drink coffee… Just scrub it. 🙂

Top 5 ways to Whiten your teeth naturally at home within a WEEK

In today’s lifestyle, we include a lot of unhealthy drinks in large amounts on a daily basics. The continuous consumption of tea, coffee, coke and other artificial sweeteners weakens the enamel of your teeth and makes your teeth look yellow or pale. The store bought teeth whitening tooth pastes contains fluorides and makes more harm than good. It is always simple and safe to opt for home remedies that are so easy and inexpensive too.

Here are some of the best ways to whiten your teeth naturally and also know the new habits that you can include in your lifestyle for a healthy body and better oral health.

How to whiten teeth naturally

 

1. Coconut oil pulling

Coconut oil pulling stands at the top of the list when it comes to whiten your teeth in a natural and a safe way. It is an ancient old Indian Ayurvedic practice followed by many to improve their over all oral health.

 

How to do coconut oil pulling

  • Take around a tablespoon of 100% pure organic coconut oil and just put it in your mouth and start swishing between your teeth for about 15-20 min and then spit it in a trash can. Wash your mouth with warm salt water and brush your teeth as usual.

How to whiten teeth naturaly

 

I know some of you may feel that it’s a really long time( to swish for 15-20 min) to do so, but that is how it works. The oil pulls out all the bacteria in your mouth, clears away all the impurities and this promotes the overall health of your mouth. This also clears away the tea/coffee stains on your teeth and reveals your natural teeth color. Teeth becomes whiter and shiner. You can start seeing these results just within a week.

When to oil pull?  

It is said that oil pulling is best done early in the morning after you wake up, because it is when the bacteria population is so high in your mouth. Make a practice to do oil pulling first thing in the morning before you take anything, that may  be even a cup of tea/coffee.

How often to do?

You can include this as an habit in your oral care and go forward to do it daily as there is no harm in it. But if it’s really hard to follow for you, at least do it for 4 times a week to see visible results.

 

2. Activated Charcoal teeth whitener

Activated charcoal is quite different from the regular charcoal that you find elsewhere in your backyard stuff. Activated charcoal is a charcoal that is activated  with highly absorbing properties that acts as a magnet which in turn removes all the impurities on its surface.

How to whiten teeth with Activated Charcoal 

  • Take half a teaspoon of Activated Charcoal on to your palm or on a small plate. Dip your tooth-brush’s bristles into this powder and brush your teeth for about one minute. Now wash off with clean water and brush again with a herbal tooth paste to remove any stains of charcoal if any.

How to whiten teeth naturaly

Make sure you keep a separate tooth brush for this teeth whitening remedy as the charcoal may permanently blacken your tooth brush.

 

How does it work?

As the activated charcoal has the property to draw away the toxins and impurities on its surface, it acts as a magnet to remove all those stains on your teeth as well. As a result you will see a little instant whitening effect on your teeth with just a single use.

How often to do?

This teeth whitening can be done 3 times a week until you see visible results on your teeth. It’s better to do in the night before going to bed, because if at all there are any negligible charcoal stains on your teeth it can easily be washed away in the morning.

 

3. Baking soda and Lemon toothpaste. 

Baking soda has been used since ages as a tooth paste to brush teeth. It is known to remove the stains on the teeth and makes the teeth look brighter and whiter.

 

How to make Baking soda and lemon tooth paste for teeth whitening

  •  Take one tablespoon of baking soda in a bowl and add 1/2 a teaspoon of lemon into it. Mix well. Few drops of water can also be added to get paste kind of consistency for easy application and usage purpose. Brush with this paste and let it sit for one minute and wash your teeth with normal or salt water.

How to whiten teeth naturaly

 

This DIY tooth paste is so easy to make and can be used as a natural tooth paste for teeth whitening. After you brush with  this toothpaste, you can either use warm water to gargle or your normal mouth wash to clean your teeth if the baking soda taste bothers you.

How does it work?

The main ingredient baking soda is nothing but sodium bicarbonate contains a chemical compound that removes the surface stains and plaque on your teeth. It has abrasive properties and thus acts as a great cleanser for your teeth and gums. It also neutralizes the acid in our mouth and helps prevent infections and cavities too.

How often to use?

Although it is safe and natural method to use for teeth whitening, it is better to use this remedy twice or thrice a week. As lemon has high acidic property when used in undiluted form, it may cause the enamel to weaken if used continuously.  So use it limited number of times until you see the visible results and you may discontinue using thereafter.

4. Turmeric and coconut oil dental cream for whiter teeth

Turmeric is an Indian spice which has anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties. If you want one single remedy that can effectively whiten your teeth and improve overall oral health, free from cavities, then turmeric is your answer.

How to make Turmeric and coconut oil dental cream 

  • Take 2:1 ratio of Turmeric and coconut oil. As coconut oil may become solid at room temperature in winters, this ratio will help to make the mixture into thick cream like consistency. Apply it all over teeth and gums and massage in circular motions for about  2 minutes( A toothbrush can also be used to gently brush your teeth). Wash off with warm water and brush as usual with a herbal toothpaste.

How to whiten teeth naturaly

How does this work?

Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin which has antibiotic and antiseptic properties. In some parts of villages in India people still use neem twig and turmeric to cleanse their teeth and gums. This age old remedy has the power to remove the upper stains on the surface of your teeth in the most natural way possible.

How often to use?

This is again the safest way possible to remove the stains on your teeth and helps to improve the overall oral health. So this dental cream can be applied 3 or even 4 times a week until you see visible results. It is better to use in the night before going to bed.

 

5. Strawberries for a pearly white smile 

The acid content that is present in strawberries helps to whiten your teeth. This is one of the natural, safe, cheap adn tasty teeth whitening remedy that you can do it at your home with just one strawberry.

How to make strawberry tooth paste for teeth whitening  

  • Take one ripe strawberry and mash it to a pulpy consistency. You can also add a little baking soda to it for a more scrubbing effect on your teeth, but that is completely option and you can just go ahead and use only strawberries. Take a fresh tooth brush and dip it into the pulp and brush your teeth for one minute. Let it stay on your teeth for around 30 to 40 seconds and then wash off with some salt water to reduce the acidity of strawberries on you teeth.

How to whiten teeth naturaly

How does this work?

Strawberries contain a high amount of citric acid, same as the lemon. Thus inturn effectively removes the plaque accumulation on your teeth making it whiter and gives you a pearly white smile on you face.

 

How often to use?

Again this depends on how this remedy is working on your teeth and also the amount of stains that your teeth has. Although it is better not to use for more than 2 to 3 times per week. You can discontinue using once you have acquired desired results or you can use once a week thereafter to maintain it further.

 

How to get rid of flaky dandruff with this simple Hair Rinse | Green tea & Lemon

 

Hey Smarties..!! I am back with an easy yet effective DIY again. I love writing DIYs posts, because they are easy to make at our home and are completely chemicals and preservatives free. *yay* *yay*
Today I came up with a simple hair rinse that you can do it by yourself at home.This hair rinse will help you get rid of that flaky dandruff and will give you relief from itchy scalp with just one time rinse.

So lets quickly get into the remedy first and then I’ll brief you guys about the benefits of this rinse and how many times you can use this for better and effective results.

Green tea and Lemon Hair Rinse Recipe

Get Ready with

  1. A boiling pot
  2. A jug of water-Quantity can be varied according to your length of your hair.
  3. Stove or cook-top

Ingredients

  1. 2 Green tea bags
  2. One lemon

 

Let get started…

Procedure

  • Pour a jug of water into the boiling pot
  • Put it on a cook-top or stove and let the water boil for few minutes.

How to get rid of flaky dandruff

  • After the water is boiled enough,off the stove( water need not be boiled until you see bubbles). Now add two green tea bags to it.
  • Brew it for 2-3 min.

How to get rid of flaky dandruff

How to get rid of flaky dandruff

  • Remove the tea bags and add 1 Full lemon juice to it. Mix well.

How to get rid of flaky dandruff

  • Let it cool. After you finish shampooing and conditioning your hair, dump this water onto your head and to the entire length of your hair.
  • Give a nice 5 minute massage to your head. You can even allow the mixture to sit on your hair for 5-10 minutes if you have time and then wash off with normal water (Not hot/warm water).

 

And Yeah..! You are out with gorgeous, clean and shiny hair. You can also pour this in a spray bottle and stray all over your hair and leave it for 30 minutes before taking bath. Shampoo and condition thereafter.

This can be repeated 2 times a week to cure these following scalp conditions.
1. Dandruff
2.Itchy scalp
3.Dry scalp

 

A Lazy girl Hack- An alternate way to do 😉

OK wait. If you are as lazy as me, or some times running out of time? You can still use this remedy is the easiest way possible. So here it is..

*Take your green tea bags and a lemon( cut it into two halves) into your bathroom*

While you are taking shower, just fill your mug with hot water and put those green tea bags into it. Let the tea brew. In the mean time shampoo and condition your hair. Now that your tea has brewed and cooled down, you can just squeeze the lemon into it and Mix well. Now You can use this as a hair rinse. Isn’t that simple? 😉

 

And wait..!! Don’t throw your GREEN tea bags that you have just used for making this rinse.  

3 BONUS TIPS 🙂

You can use them in the following three ways

  1. AS A TONER – Just rub these green tea bags all over your face after you have cleansed your face. This acts as a natural toner, as it removes all the left over dirt and impurities on your face that your cleanser has failed to do.
  2. AS A SCRUB– Collect the green tea from the bags and put it in a bowl. Add a teaspoon of honey to it. Mix well. After cleansing and toning, scrub you face gently with this mixture. Wait for 5 minutes and wash off with cold water. You’ll see an instant Brightening effect to your face.
  3. FOR DARK CIRCLES & PUFFY EYES– Close your eyes and put these bags over your eyes. Wait for 5 min and wash off with cold water. This will not only cool your tired eyes but also reduce the puffiness under the eyes and helps to reduce dark circles.

 

 

How this Hair rinse works?

Green Tea which is power packed with anti-oxidants help to exfoliate the scalp to get rid of stubborn flaky dandruff. A strong brewed green tea alone can also give you the same results in wiping out the dandruff within one wash. As green tea has antiseptic properties it also helps in treating the itchy scalp conditions and is a big savior for dry scalp people. It brings back the lost natural oils to your hair and makes it more shiny and healthy.

Lemon‘s acidity helps balance your pH of your scalp and keeps dandruff at bay. This simple ingredient helps you treat flaky dandruff in the most effective and inexpensive way. Always remember to use lemon in a diluted form, especially those who have sensitive scalp. Lemon helps to remove all the dirt and grim that was accumulated on your scalp due to pollution which is the main reason of itchy and unhealthy scalp.  It is a great remedy to follow for those who have oily scalp as lemon’s acidic property helps to balance the natural oil secretion of your scalp without actually drying it.

 

So next time if your using this hair rinse and somebody question you about how this work or why are you using this ? Just give them this free Gnaan (Knowledge) 😀

And don’t forget to comment below if you have already tried any hair rinse and tell me which one is your favorite. So that I can give it a try the next time.

 

3 Amazing Proven Natural ways to grow eyelashes super long & thick

Eyes… Beautiful eyes are a symbol of beauty to everyone. And bigger eyelashes gives you that fairly look, perfect for any occasion, Inst it? Although there are a variety of eyelash growth serums available in the market, they are fully loaded with chemicals that are so dangerous if it gets into your eyes. These are not only harmful but also  weakens your eyelash roots if used continuous that falls out so easily.

Choosing some natural ways to grow your eyelashes helps them to stay strong and healthier from the roots, thus promoting the growth easily.

Here are the 3 most popular highly rated ways for faster and thicker eyelash growth that you can start seeing the results overnight.

 

Natural ways to grow your eyelashes fuller and thicker

TIP: These remedies work best when applied and left overnight. That way you are really giving time to soak your eyelashes in these natural treatments for better results.

 

Vaseline for overnight eyelash growth

Using Vaseline for eyelash growth is now new. This has been tried and tested by many and also had seen visible results by overnight including me. Yeah..! I’m not kidding. I don’t know if it works for all but you can give it a try to check whether it shows overnight results to you or takes time. It depends from person to person, for some it may take a week to see the difference. or even a month.

All you need to do is…

You can either use your fore-fingers to apply Vaseline on to your eyelashes or its even better if you have that old mascara brush/applicator( But clean properly before use).

How To: Apply Vaseline to eyelashes for faster growth

How to grow eyelashes super long and thick naturally

  • Take a very small amount of Vaseline on to your fingers.
  • Now take a clean old mascara brush and swipe over your fingers so that the Vaseline transfers on to the brush nicely.You can skip this and go to the next step, if you don’t have an old mascara brush.
  • Now apply the Vaseline  all over you eyelashes just the way you apply mascara.
  • Now using a finger, gently massage you eyelids near the roots of your eyelashes for 10-20 seconds.
  • Wash off early in the morning after you wake up.

And that’s it, You just need only one product and that is Vaseline.

 

Castor oil & Olive oil for thicker eyelashes

Castor oil is used since ages for hair growth. It stimulates and nourishes the scalp for faster and thicker hair growth. So it can also be used as a eyelash/eyebrow serum. Use 100% pure organic castor seed oil, to ensure that it doesn’t hurt your eyes and to gain more effective results out of it.  As Castor oil possesses the maximum viscosity, we can dilute it with olive oil or Almond oil too to ease out the pplication on your eyelashes.

How to grow eyelashes super long and thick naturally

Olive oil is one of the most nourishing and conditioning oil to hair, skin and to your entire body. Using Extra virgin 100% pure olive oil as itself an eyelash serum is extremely beneficial to the hair strands as it strengths them from the roots. When used with Castor oil, it gives added benefits like faster eyelash growth and thickens them from the roosts.

How to: Make eyelash growth serum using Castor oil and Olive oil

How to grow eyelashes super long and thick naturally

  • Take 2 drops of Pure Castor seed oil and 4-5 drops of olive oil on a tiny plate or in a bowl.
  • Mix them well. Apply this to the  eyelashes by using either a cotton ball or an mascara brush. 
  • Gently give a 10 seconds massage to the roots of the eyelashes using only the tips of your fingers.
  • Leave it overnight and wash off early in the morning.

Apply this twice a week to see visible results.

 

 

 Aloe Vera for moisturizing and extending the self life of eyelashes

Aloe Vera gel is an all purpose gel. Due to its numerous benefits and uses, it is beneficial when taken both internally and externally.

Aloe Vera gel is used in various beauty/ cosmetic products to reap the maximum benefits out of it. It gives skin its natural color curing the sunburn or tan. It gives gorgeous shine to your mane. It has an excellent anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties that helps aids digestion problem when taken internally( Consult your personal doctor for prescription and additional suggestions before you consume)

So let’s so our last remedy for eyelash growth.

How to: make and apply Aloe Vera gel for faster eyelash growth.

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  • Take a fresh Aloe Vera leaf and cut away the thorny sides and now slice it in the middle of the leaf from top. This reveals the gel of the leaf on the both the sides.
  • You can either extract this gel and store it in refrigerator for later use, Or you can simply take a mascara brush and work through the gel to get the required amount.  
  • Now apply to your eyelashes and leave it overnight. Wash off in the morning.  

Aloe Vera helps to moisturize the dry and brittle eyelashes that are weaken due to the usage of chemically loaded mascaras. As a result,Aloe Vera keeps your eyelashes moisturized thus extending the self life too.

You can also try with pure ale vera gels without any added colorants like these ones.. Buy from here- Click on the below image

 

So, at least once in a while  ditch those chemical mascaras and try for some natural mascaras as these.

These show better results when applied and left overnight. This way you are allowing  these natural serums to work on your eyelashes for a significant amount of time.

TIP: The last, Aloe Vera gel remedy for eyelash growth- This can also be applied as a natural mascara in the daytime as well. 

Lets have some more of these useful stuff that may help you to grow your eyelashes. So Who’s gonna initiate first? 😉  *Comment Below* *Comment below* 🙂 🙂

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How to make pure and original rose water with Indian roses

Recently when i was Applying my Sandalwood face pack, I realized that I ran out of my Rose water. And sadly I cannot find the Rose water brand that i use anywhere here. FYI,  I use this Organic Rose water ” BON Organic & Natural Rose Gulkand” 🙂 I have to order it online, and it obviously takes time. So I Decided why Cant I make one. And here it is, The purest form of rose water with all the goodness of Indian roses.

Before we start, let me enlighten you with a little knowledge that I have. While choosing the roses, make sure they are organic and not brought from your local  florist. These should be natural Indian Roses and not British roses that gives only color and not the benefits out of it. 

So lets start with the Procedure. This is as simple to make that you just need to know how to boil the water. LOL . 😀

 

The pictures are taken under natural sunlight and no effect or Photoshop is done except adding text. It is for showing you the natural color of the rose water.

 

How to make rose water with Indian roses

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

You’ll need

  1. Fresh Organic Indian Roses
  2. Hot water
  3. strainer
  4. A spray bottle to store the end product

How to make rose water

Procedure

  • Collect the rose petals of fresh roses and wash them properly in running water to remove any dirt. Place them in a bowl
  • Bowl a cup of mineral water/ distilled water if you have
  • Take the hot water and pour it into the bowl in which you have put rose petals previously
  • stir them properly. Wait until the hot water cools down.
  • Extract the rose water using a strainer and store the rose water in a spray bottle.

Here is a little GIF 🙂 🙂

Extra tip: You can also add a capsule of Vitamin E to the rose water, if you want to store it for more than a month.

The color of the rose water as shown here will be light pink and not red as most observed. If you do it with British roses it gives you that loud color. But it is not as beneficial as this .

How to make rose water

So this is how simple to make your own rose water at your home.

What to do with the left over rose petals?

Ohh Do not throw them dear. You can use them to make a simple lip scrub. Just add brown sugar and 5 drops of sweet almond oil.
Gently scrub your lips to remove all that dead skin.And ta-da, plumper lips with a natural color.

How to make rose water

Comment below if you have any clarifications or suggestion to make.

30 seconds to DIY Makeup remover with just 2 patanjali products

I am just a huge fan of patanjali products. Anything patanjali, I ‘ll instantly grab it. Whether it is necessary at the moment or not, I’ll just pick them up. :p Especially beauty products, these are so effective and affordable that everyone will fall in love with them. I have experimented  a new DIY makeup remover with just only 2 patanjali products. Can you believe that?> only two. And yeah you need just 30 seconds to do it. It’s that simple.

Any guesses of What can be these 2 Patanjali products be??  These are the most popular and well know products of patanjali that almost every one knows and are using them too.

And its time to reveal…….. 😉

Patanjali Coconut oil

DIY patanjali makeup remover

Coconut oil gives some of the amazing benefits to hair and skin. It has various beauty uses some of which are

-It is a natural moisturizer. Avoids flaky and dry skin in winters.

-Its antibacterial properties prevents the skin from bacterial infections and acne.

-It delays the signs of aging likes wrinkles on skin.

Patanjali Aloe vera gel

DIY patanjali makeup remover

Some of the Aloe Vera uses for skin

-It can lighten acne scars and dark spots

-Aloe Vera can reduce sun burn and blemishes.

 

How to: DIY Makeup remover with just 2 Patanjali products

Preparation time: 30 seconds or less ( if you have all the ingredients ready with you)

You Need:

A small bowl for mixing the ingredients
Patanjali coconut oil
Patanjali Aloe Vera gel
Small box for storage

How To:

Step 1: Take 3 spoon full of Patanjali Aloe Vera gel and put it into a clean bowl

Step 2: Take 2 Spoon full of Patanjali Coconut oil put it into the same bowl in which you have already put the Aloe Vera gel.

Step 3: Mix them well. That’s it, your are done.  Your own Makeup remover with all natural ingredients.

DIY patanjali Makeup remover

DIY patanjali Makeup remover

I use this daily to remove my makeup and infact you can use this as a night serum too, if you are suffering with dryness and flaky skin.