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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Try These Homemade Lip Balm

Lips are more inclined to get dried-out than alternate parts of your body, as they are constantly presented to nature. In addition, they have just a thin layer to shield them from the climate’s impulses. That is the reason numerous ladies swing to lip medicine.

The short point with the lip emollients accessible available is that after at regular intervals they really dry out your lips, which thusly makes you to apply more, and that outcomes into an addicting propensity. Numerous such lip medicine make you feel great when you apply, however your lips become scarce much more in only one hour or two, and you feel desire to apply more. They additionally simply sit on top of your lips-skin and bolts out any dampness that it may get from the air.

Learn in this article to make your own particular altered common lip demulcent with normal fixings and most loved fragrances. These natively constructed lip analgesics work to seal in dampness and not simply become scarce, furthermore truly sink into your lips too. They will neither leave a smooth, nor make an obstruction. Utilize them for yourself or empty them into holders to give away as endowments to your companions.

Custom made Lip Balm Recipes

1. Your Own Natural Quick Lip Balm

(i) Take some petroleum jam in a microwave bowl. You can take as much amount as much you need. In the event that you take substantial amount of petroleum jam, you can put the rest of the lip medicine in a compartment for capacity.

(ii) Place the bowl in the microwave. Microwave the petroleum jam on high warmth for around 25 seconds, or until it is liquefied.

(ii) Mix in some shading. A basic approach to tint the petroleum jam is by cutting a little bit of lipstick, eye shadow, or become flushed of your decision and adding it to the dissolved jam. Utilize a fork to blend it painstakingly. On the off chance that you think that its difficult to blend, set it back in the microwave to warmth it for a few moments to make it simple to blend the shading altogether.

(iv) To include a flavor, you can take a stab at blending in a little measure of lemon juice, cranberry juice, squeezed orange or some other your most loved flavor. You can include as much as you favor, contingent on how much flavor you craving to have.

(v) After the blend have chilled off, store it in a compartment for utilize. Goodness, your own at home redid fast lip demulcent is prepared!!

2. Make Your Own Lemon Lime Lip Balm

(i) This Lip Balm is made from a mix of oils and solids that are merged to produce a blended mixture, which is spreadable but not liquefied. Whereas the oils act to make the balm soft and moisturizing, the beeswax thickens it, and the essential oils add in scent.

(ii) Take the following ingredients and combine them together to form a mixture in a bowl:

(a) 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.

(b) 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

(c) 1 tablespoon of chopped cosmetic grade beeswax

(d) 5 drops each of lemon essential oil and lime essential oil or alternatively you can choose any other essential oils of your choice.

(iii) Place the mixture in a double boiler, so that the lip balm mixture melts slowly over low heat.

(a) If you don’t have a double boiler, you can make your own with two different size pots. Take a large pot and a small pot that fits inside the large pot. Pour some water into larger pot, and then position the smaller pot inside it over the water. Put the lip balm mixture into small pot, taking care not to allow any water enter into the small pot.

(b) Consider keeping a pot reserved especially for making lip balm, as the beeswax is difficult to remove from cookware.

(iv) Melt the lip balm mixture over medium-high heat. Switch on the burner under the double boiler to heat the water and melt the ingredients. Stir the mixture as required to combine together everything to form a thoroughly unified lip balm.

(v) To add color, mix in a small piece of lipstick, blush or eye shadow of your choice, while it is still on heat. Blend it thoroughly with the help of a fork.

(e) Wow, your own lip balm is ready. Store it in a container and allow it to cool completely. Use it as and when required.

Natural Beauty Tip: Vary the quantity of the cosmetic grade beeswax depending upon how you like the texture. If you prefer a firmer lip balm, use more of wax. On the other hand if you want it to be softer, use more of oils.

3. Your Own Homemade Healing Lip Balm

(i) This homemade lip balm recipe requires cosmetic grade Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Honey, Vitamin E capsules and essential oil (optional).

(a) Cosmetic grade beeswax works as a moisturizer (emollient) and also protects your lips from the harsh environmental conditions. It also provides stiffness to the lip balm, so that it may be easily carried and used.

(b) Coconut oil does not layer and swamp your skin like petroleum based products. Rather it moisturizes deep down and its fatty acids retain moisture to boost the skins lipid (fat) layer, which fortifies hydration.

(c) Honey acts as a natural humectant, which helps to draw and hold onto water molecules.

(d) Vitamin E is packed with antioxidants. It works to offset the effects of free radicals that harm healthy skin cells and leads to dryness.

(e) Essential oil (optional) can be added, if you like your lip balm be scented. Just a few drops of any essential oil of your choice can add fragrance to the lip balm.

(ii) Take following natural ingredients:

(a) 1 tablespoon of grated cosmetic grade beeswax or beeswax pastilles

(b) 1 tablespoon of organic virgin coconut oil

(c) A little of organic raw honey

(d) 2 capsules of Vitamin E or 5 drops of Vitamin E oil

(e) Few drops of essential oil

(iii) Place the beeswax in a double boiler and melt it slowly over medium heat. Add in the coconut oil and honey when about half of the beeswax is melted. Don’t let the water get into the mixture. After it’s all melted and blended together, mix in contents of 2 Vitamin E capsules and use a fork to stir and mix them thoroughly with the mixture. Pour the mixture carefully into a container and let it cool completely. Apply this all natural lip balm when your lips are chapped as needed, but not in excess. Remember, there can be too much of a good thing even!!

4. Homemade Natural Tinted Lip Balm Recipe

(i) You require following natural ingredients:

(a) 2 tablespoons of coconut oil

(b) 1 tablespoon of cosmetic grade beeswax pastilles

(c) 1 tablespoon of Shea or Cocoa butter

(ii) Place all the ingredients in a double boiler and melt them slowly over medium heat. Stir the mixture gently until it’s all melted and blended thoroughly. Don’t let the water get into the mixture.

(iii) Mix in some color. A simple way to tint the lip balm is by cutting a small piece of lipstick, eye shadow, or blush of your choice and adding it to the melted mixture. Use a fork to stir it carefully. If you find it hard to stir, put it back in the microwave to heat it for a few seconds to make it easy to mix the color thoroughly.

(iv) If you like, mix in a little of your favorite essential oil as well while mixing color in the step (iii) above. My favorites are lemon and vanilla for scent.  If you want to play a little adventurous, mix in a couple of drops of peppermint also to make it feel like similar to Burt’s Bees Lip Chap.

(v) After the color and scent are blended, store this natural lip balm in a container and allow it to cool.

Natural Beauty Tips

(i) If you like to have the quick balm firm, try some melted cosmetic grade beeswax instead of petroleum jelly.

(ii) You may experiment with the essential oils to try different scents and fragrance.  Remember some oils are stronger than others, so add a few drops at a time, until the scent is to your liking.

(iii) For adding color and fragrance to your lip balm (note, they are optional), mix them while your balm is still over the heat.

Caution : If you are opting to mix in color from a makeup product, make sure it’s safe for use on lips. Never try to add nail polish or any other product that contains chemicals that should not be consumed.

Oily Skin Makeup Tips

oily-skin-makeupIndividuals with oily skin experience numerous issues with regards to cosmetics. Cosmetics on oily skin blurs and melts away effectively. It oxidizes too early and causes numerous different issues, for example, stopping up of pores, and so forth. Because you have oily skin does not mean you need to miss cosmetics. It’s a matter of knowing certain tips, traps and devices that work for sleek composition.

We connected with master cosmetics specialists and a dermatologist to discover master arrangements and guidance for good cosmetics application on oily skin. Here are 10 best tips on oily skin cosmetics that help in keeping the sparkle as well as help in controlling oil.

Great Makeup For Oily Skin

# Continuously Prime Your Skin First

If you have sleek skin, apply cosmetics groundwork after you’ve cleaned your face yet before you put on establishment, powder, or other cosmetics. Utilizing a cosmetics groundwork not just aides in better use of cosmetics by functioning as a base, additionally fills in as a protecting layer amongst cosmetics and your skin, hindering the cosmetics from obstructing the pores. It likewise guarantees that your cosmetics stays put and keeps going longer.

No less than one ought to take action regions, for example, T-Zone (brow, nose and jaw).

Tips For Selecting Best Face Primer For Oily Skin: Look out for a face preliminary, which is:

(i) without oil and hostile to sparkle;

(ii) not a silicon based as oily skin has a tendency to be exceptionally delicate and silicon based items cause unfavorably susceptible responses to such skin sort, such as prompting to skin inflammation and pimples;

(iii) has salicylic corrosive as it aides in controlling skin break out and pimples.

Prep Your Eyes

To cut back on eye makeup creasing, avoid priming your eye lids, which many women with dark circles or redness are tempted to do. In its place, use a primer specifically meant for eyelids. This will establish a perfect base for eye shadow and liner while soaking up oils during the day.

# Foundation

You need to take care while buying a foundation suitable for oily skin. Most foundations will fade or melt away easily and would need constant touch up.

Tips For Selecting Best Foundation For Oily Skin : The best foundation for oily skin is a powder based foundation as this keeps away shine and does not feel heavy on the skin. And for those who like a liquid foundation, we recommend a water based foundation or a mousse foundation that like the powder foundation works really well for oily skin. When buying a foundation, look for words like non comedogenic and mattifying.

Face Powder

Everyone with oily skin knows it’s key to keep powder with you at all times! It works to get rid of shine and sets the foundation to last longer. But don’t overdo it. Alternatively, you can just apply powder on areas that are shiny.

Tips For Selecting Best Powder For Oily Skin: Use a matte translucent formula as it can get rid of shine on any skin tone. Although both loose powder and pressed powder work fine on oily skin, one should always go for using loose powder as it does what a face powder is supposed to do without making your face oily. On the other hand, press powder are very handy to carry anywhere and do fast touch-ups.

Go For Matte Blushes

People who have oily skin are prone to shine all the time. So best for them is to use a matte blush instead of one with shimmer. Also since makeup tends to fade away very easily from oily skin, powder blush is likely to stay put longer on it than their cream counterparts. And if you like to use a cream blush then make sure to set it correctly.

Always Prefer Oil-free Makeups

As oily skin naturally releases more than required oil, use makeup products (particularly foundation and blush) that are oil-free and non-comedogenic, which means they will not clog skin pores. Also, go for facial cleansers and toners that contain glycolic acids, which help in getting rid of excess oil. You can also use those that are infused with salicylic acid, another good acid for oily skin.

Alternatively, you can consider using mineral makeups as they are made of inorganic minerals and are oil free, therefore ideal for oily skin.

# Go For Minimum Layers Of Makeup

Oily skin is not at all a good base to wear makeup, therefore if you apply multiple layers on your face, it is sure to melt of or cake up. A great trick to eliminate oiliness in the skin is to reduce the number of layers of product you wear on your face.

Natural Beauty Tip: You can easily minimize the layers by switching to a tinted moisturizer that contains SPF.

Makeup Remover

Always keep in mind that it’s easier to apply makeup on any skin type if it’s cleansed properly. So always ensure that you clean your skin with an oil free cleanser and toner before applying any makeup.

# Blotting Papers

Even if your makeup looks faultless and matte in the morning, but if your skin tends to be oily then you will spot shine by midday. The solution is to use blotting sheets.

Some types of blotting papers just lift the oil from your skin and others deposit a bit of powder to mop up the oil. The right technique of using blotting sheets without taking off all of your makeup is to press the sheet where the skin is oily and then roll it off your skin, instead of wiping oil from your skin.

# Go For Long Wear

Both water and oil can do same things to your makeup. They can cause it to smear, smudge, or slip. So we recommend using eye products that are waterproof, water-resistant, or long-wear.

Mayonnaise Hair Mask

A mayonnaise hair veil is economical as well as normal and safe as well. Mayonnaise contains oils, egg-yolk and other common fixings that support hair. It gives your hair the quality and integrity of eggs, improves hair thickness and makes hair roots more grounded. DIY mayonnaise hair covers are great, particularly if your hair is dry, fragile or crimped. Utilizing mayonnaise as a part of hand crafted hair covers will leave your hair delicate, plush and gleaming.

Mayonnaise Hair Mask Recipes

Utilizing Mayonnaise As a part of Homemade Hair Masks Will Leave Your Hair Soft, Silky And Shiny.

Make Your Own Mayonnaise At Home

However, you can utilize a locally acquired mayonnaise as a helpful choice – yet then that contains additives, which we would not prescribe to put on your hair. You can make your own particular mayonnaise utilizing every single regular fixing. Along these lines you will have control over what you are putting in your hair.

All you would requirement for this is some additional virgin olive oil, egg yolk and lemon juice.

You will require:

(i) Egg yolk: 1

(ii) Vinegar: 1 teaspoon

(iii) Lemon juice: 1 teaspoon

(iv) Extra virgin olive or canola oil: 1/2 glass

Method :

(i) Mix an egg yolk, 1-teaspoon vinegar, 1-teaspoon lemon juice and 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive or canola oil in a glass bowl.

(ii) Mix all the ingredients together using a hand blender in a slow motion. Keep mixing until the mixture turns into texture like that of mayonnaise.

(iii) Apply it thoroughly into hair, covering every strand of your hair. Cover your head with a shower cap. Allow the mask to stay for an hour, and then shampoo your hair as usual.

2. Nourishing Mayonnaise Mask With Milk And Honey: For super dry hair try this excellent rehydration treatment. No doubt mayonnaise alone is enough for hair conditioning, but adding milk and honey would make it even better. All these three ingredients are great natural conditioners that will make your hair incredibly soft and silky.

You will need:

(i) Mayonnaise: 1/2 cup

(ii) Honey: 1 tablespoon, organic

(iii) Milk: 1 tablespoon, raw

Method: Mix all the ingredients together in a glass bowl. Apply it thoroughly into your hair, covering every strand of your hair. Cover your head with a shower cap. Allow the mask to stay for an hour, and then shampoo your hair as usual.

3. Cleansing Mayonnaise, Vinegar And Lemon Juice Hair Mask: For dull looking hair, you need some additional ingredients to clean your hair thoroughly and restore its shine. Whereas vinegar and lemon juice work as natural cleansers, mayonnaise acts as a great hair conditioner and moisturizer.

You will need:

(i) Mayonnaise: 1/2 cup,

(ii) Vinegar: 1 tablespoon, distilled or apple cider – alternatively lemon juice: 1 tablespoon, freshly squeezed

Method: Mix together thoroughly 1/2 cup mayonnaise with 1 tablespoon of vinegar (distilled or apple cider). Or alternatively, you can use 1 tablespoon lemon juice in place of vinegar. Apply it thoroughly into your hair, covering every strand of your hair. Cover your head with a shower cap. Allow the mask to stay for an hour, and then shampoo your hair as usual.

4. Treat Hair Frizz – Mayonnaise And Egg White Mask: Mayonnaise already contains egg yolk that can hydrate your hair deeply. On the other hand egg white has ability to treat frizz and dryness in the hair. So, a combo of mayonnaise and egg white will work magic to reduce frizz in your hair.

You will need:

(i) Egg white: 1

(ii) Mayonnaise: 1/2 cup

Method: Separate egg white of one egg from yolk. Keep the yolk aside for a later use. Whisk the egg white with 1/2-cup mayonnaise in a bowl. Apply it thoroughly into your hair, covering every strand of your hair. Cover your head with a shower cap. Allow the mask to stay for an hour, and then shampoo your hair as usual.

Natural Beauty Tips

(i) Make sure to use full-fat mayonnaise

(ii) For exceedingly dry, dull and damaged hair, consider leaving mayonnaise overnight. Protect your pillow from stains with a plastic cover as the plastic covering your head might leak while you are sleeping.

(iii) Learn here how to use mayonnaise hair treatment.

(iv) If you don’t like the smell of mayonnaise hair mask, try adding 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract before applying it to your hair.

(v) Keep any unused mask in your fridge, and warm it to room temperature before using later.

(vi) Consider applying the leftover homemade mayonnaise on your face. It will leave make your facial skin look soft and glowing. Alternatively, the leftover can be used to treat your Crow’s Feet or wrinkles.

Great Natural Cleansers

What purging item should you utilize altogether relies on upon the skin sort you have. What is your skin sort? Is it dry, sleek, dead, inconsistent, blend skin for sure? Befuddled? Along these lines, if that is the situation with you, the most secure wager is to utilize regular chemicals. They are nature’s best present for skincare.

We should make a beeline for your kitchen to discover what common fixings you have and see which one you can use as a chemical to expel cosmetics, earth and grime from your skin. Energized, read on!

Beat Natural Cleansers To Make Your Skin Gorgeous

# Plain Yogurt/Curd : It makes your skin feel crisp and very much conditioned. You can likewise utilize it as a characteristic make-up remover to keep your skin from harm toward the day’s end. Take out 2-3 tablespoons of plain yogurt from refrigerator and let it sit outside till it achieves room temperature. Smooth the yogurt in a thick covering everywhere all over. Presently sit on a slanted seat and unwind with a decent magazine or simply rests and hear some out unwinding music. Sit tight for around 15 minutes and after that wash your face completely with tepid water. Pat your face tenderly to dry. Voila, don’t you will feel another delicate quality and see a sound new sparkle.

Characteristic Beauty Tip: Instead of flushing, you can utilize 2-employ tissues for evacuating all the yogurt and cosmetics. Try not to utilize thin 1-employ tissues as they simply fold in your grasp.

# Tomato : Take a ready tomato and cut it in two parts. Rub the two parts over your facial skin to open up the pores and wash down the skin. It will diminish and fix your skin after some time.

Then again, take one little to medium size ready tomato, wash and puree it with a blender until totally pounded. Exchange the tomato puree into a bowl and blend well 1-2 teaspoons of preparing pop. Flush your face with warm water, put a portion of the chemical on a washcloth and delicately rub your face, neck and mid-section in round movements. Wash with cool water following a couple of minutes. Voila! Invigorated skin!

# Papaya : Rub a slice of ripe papaya on your face, neck and chest; leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash off. Use it as a cleanser every day and your skin will turn supple and fairer over time.

You can also make a papaya natural scrub with mashed ripe papaya (papaya has powerful cleansing enzymes), sugar or sea salt (as per your choice), extra virgin olive oil and organic honey. Rub this mixture on your face. This natural scrub will clear the deep-seated dirt and all impurities from your skin to provide a natural glow.

# Strawberries : Strawberries are a great natural astringent, so they will help get your face clean and dissolve oil – so good for combination to oily skin. They also act as natural bleach; so can help with uneven skin tone and dark spots. Another good thing is that they contain natural enzymes, which are extremely good for the skin.

Simply mash 3-4 ripe strawberries and message into the skin, leaving it on for about 5 minutes and then wash it off. It will make your skin supple and look brighter. Moreover, it will infuse your skin with a topical dose of Vitamin C .

Lemon And Orange Cleanser : If you have dry skin and is looking for a natural cleanser to clean make-up or dirt and grime from your pores, here is one of the best natural skin cleansers:

Recipe: Take 10 teaspoon of pure sweet almond oil, 10 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil and freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon. Mix the three ingredients well and store this mixture in a bottle. Keep the bottle in a cool, dark place. Also make some powder from dry orange peel and store it in a separate bottle.

Before using, shake the mixture bottle well and take a teaspoon of the mixture and add in small quantity of powder made from dry orange peel and rub gently into your skin, including the area around the eyes. Doing so will remove all the dirt, grime and make-up, in addition this will gently exfoliate your skin as well.

# Black Gram Flour (Besan) : This staple food is used in India since ancient time to cleanse all types of skin. You can use it alone or mix it with plain yogurt or curd to make a paste and rub into your skin. It’s great natural cleanser for oily and combination skins. To cleanse dry skin, mix it with whole or high fat raw milk and rub on dry skin for getting rid of make up, dirt and grime.

#  Fuller’s Earth (Multani Mitti) : This is another one of the most used natural ingredient for treating acne-prone skin since ages in India. This is a kind of natural clay that is great for cleansing oily skin. Ayurveda also uses this amazing natural clay in many of its skin care remedies because of its many fold skin benefits. Just take 2 teaspoon of this clay and add a pinch of powdered camphor to it and mix well with water. Rub into your wet skin gently and wash off.

Choose any of the above natural ingredients depending upon availability and your likings. These natural cleansers work magic on your skin without any side effects and pinching your pockets.