Blackheads Home Remedy – Cinnamon Powder

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Blackheads are annoying and let’s admit it, it’s not a pretty sight to see. Oftentimes, we go to skin care clinics to help us get rid of this annoying little black things on our face. But not everyone loves the pricking! If you are like me who finds pricking very uncomfortable, try this homemade remedy to combat blackheads.

cinnamon_powder
Cinnamon can be used to remove blackheads and even prevents their future growth. Here’s how:

Recipe 1:

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • honey – enough to create a thick paste
  • Mix cinnamon powder and honey
  • Apply mixture to affected area
  • Leave it overnight and rinse the following day

Recipe 2:

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 pinch turmeric powder
  • Mix everything to form a paste
  • Apply mixture to affected area
  • Leave it overnight and rinse the following day

This works best when you do this in 10 consecutive days. Hope this helps! 🙂

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Green BeauTea Tips and Benefits

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It’s not a secret how beneficial is green tea for our health. I have started drinking green tea every after meal for a week now in my effort to live a healthier life and losing a little weight. But do you know that green tea is a great source to include in our beauty regimen? Here are some of the amazing beauty benefits of our favorite green tea.

green tea beauty tips

For a Healthier and Shinier Hair – yes I know! I didn’t think aside from sipping it, my hair is also craving for it. Green tea is also known to stimulate hair growth and softens hair. For 15 minutes, steep 3-4 bags green tea bags in boiling water (half a liter) and allow to cool overnight or few hours if you are doing it during the day time. Wash hair (not necessarily shampooed) and then pour the cooled water with green tea onto your hair and leave it on for 10 minutes. Make sure you shampoo and condition your hair afterwards to seal in the shine.

Healthy Skin and Sunburn Remedy – a healthier skin with the help of green tea can also be achieved by using it externally.

Mix 100 grams of green tea in ½ liter of water and let it sit for 30-40 minutes at room temperature. Strain the liquid and store it in refrigerator. This mixture can be used to refresh your tired face or a treatment to cuts, blemishes, minor rashes and sun burns. This also will help clear acne from skin and prevents it from coming back.
On the other hand, Oligomeric proanthocyanidins is known to be one of the most powerful natural antioxidants and Green Tea is found to have this. This helps in keeping the skin youthful by slowing down its ageing process. Use Green Tea as a gentle exfoliator by mixing 1 teaspoon of green tea leaves to 3 teaspoons of yogurt and slowly massage it on face then let it stay for 5 minutes before washing the face with lukewarm watter.

Natural Sunscreen – The free radicals of the UV rays settling between skin cells weakens the healthy protection system of our skin resulting to unwanted formation of wrinkles in the skin. A sunscreen is a must in going out especially during times where the sun is up. Commercial sunscreens is undeniably expensive and some doesn’t even live up to their promises of protection. The good news is we can make our own sunscreen protection at home using the Green Tea we have.

Boil 2 cups of water with ½ cup of green tea leaves for 5-10 minutes on medium heat. Separate leaves and let the solution cool down. As simple as that! To apply, take a small quantity of the solution in a clean cotton ball and then apply it on a clean face. The rest of the solution you can store it in an air tight container. Use regularly.

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Dark Underarms Remedies

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One of the biggest insecurities women have is having dark underarms that wearing sleeveless, tank top, bandeau and the likes is not always an option. While there are a lot of commercial underarm whiteners being sold in the market, many of them fall short to their “bright” promises despite the hefty price they cause their customers. Beauty clinics and spas on the other hand are offering quicker and modern ways to fix the problem but let’s face it, not all can afford them.

Speaking of affordability! Don’t fret! There’s an inexpensive way to a lighter underarms! The solution? Well, we have tons of beauty tips and tricks using those stuff you have in your kitchen or in your fridge. Here are some natural and practical beauty remedies to lighten dark underarms.

dark underarms remedy

Lemon
Lemon have this acidic properties that can lighten your skin as well as exfoliate dead skin cells on the affected area evenly. Cut half the lemon and scrub it to the underarm and let it dry before rinsing it with lukewarm water. Apply moisturizer as the acidic content in a lemon is quite high. You can also make a paste of lemon juice with a dash of turmeric and apply them on the affected area. Let it dry then rinse.

Apple
They are not just for those on diet. Apple contain high amount of AHAs beneficial to kill the germs and exfoliate the skin. Achieve similar effect of the chemical peel treatment with mashed apple and apply them to the affected skin. Over time, the affected skin will look lighter in few days.

Potato
This might be surprising, but YES! A potato can aid is making that underarm much lighter. Sline potato thinly and scrub it to underarms. Its mild acidic properties (yet non-irritating to your skin) is an effective natural bleaching agent.

You can opt to make the juice out from potato and apply to the area and letting it dry before washing it off with a splash of lukewarm water. Do this everyday for faster result.

Cucumber
It’s natural bleaching agent lightens the underarms. Aside from putting a slice on your eyes to soothe eyebags, you can also rub it to the underarms to lighten it. Let is stay there for few minutes until it dries before washing it off.

Baking Soda
Perhaps you have heard Baking soda being part to a dozens of beauty tips from different blogs. This time, use baking soda to lighten your underarms. Make a baking soda natural homemade scrub by adding with a bit of water to make a thick paste. This scrub is great to get rid of the damaged and dead cells, unclogging the pores, and kill the germs living in the area and what you’ll get is a clean, odor-free, and lighten skin.

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Ginger Homemade Hair Mask

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I was just talking to my mom yesterday and she was quite worried with her hair fall that she dreaded combing her hair because of excessive hairfall everytime she do. She is currently using the Aromacology VCO Hair Treatment to which I made a separate post here. But of course, it would be great to try also other things so I made a small research looking for alternative inexpensive hairfall treatment.

Interestingly a ginger hairmask is effective for hair growth and aids in alleviating hair fall. With regular use, a thick hair with nice glow is achievable. So with no further ado, here’s how!

GINGER OIL (1)

What You Need:

  • Fresh Ginger
  • Olive Oil
  1. Peel ginger and blend it to make a paste (where you extract the juice from). Or use a juicer to extract its juice
  2. Mix 2 tablespoon of ginger extracted juice and 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  3. Mix well until mixture is smooth

Application
Apply to scalp and the rest of the hair
Massage scalp for 3-5 minutes
Cover with shower cap and leave it on for 25-30 minutes
Rinse with warm water (use a mild shampoo)

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Do this 2-3 times a week to fix that hair fall problem and nourish your hair at the same time. Also great if you’ve been combating the embarrassing dandruff.

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Oily Hair – Neutralizing Solutions

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So that oil factory you call your scalp just doesn’t know when to stop and it has become a frequent downer that it would even equal to hair loss problems. What could’ve been causing it? Well, it could be that you have too much hair. the finer your hair, the more hair you have per square inch of scalp. And at the base of each hair shaft are sebaceous glands, which produce sebum, the fatty “oil” in oily hair. the more hair, the more oil glands, and the more oil glands, the more oil! Those with fine hair have as many as 140,000 oil glands on their scalps, according to Philip Kingsley, a New York City and London hair care specialist.

oily hair

The texture of your hair does not make a difference. Oil wicks onto fine, straight hair very easily. But why hair doesn’t seem oily. It has a lot to do with perception. Intense heat and humidity can also accelerate oil production. So can hormonal changes. So anyway, what can you do about the oil factory in your scalp? Here are some advise from the experts.

Shampoo Frequntly
Experts agree that the most important thing that you can do to combat an excessively oily scalp is to shampoo ones a day, particularly if you live in a city environment. When summer heat and humidity stimulate your scalp’s oil glands, shampooing twice a day may be advisable. The sebaceous glands are producing oil continuously, what you’re essentially trying to do is keep up with the secretion and remove it.

Choose a clear shampoo
Clearl see-through shampoos tend to have less goo in them. they clean away oil better, without leaving residue behind.

Give yourself a scalp massage
This should be done during the shampoo, never between shampoos. Massaging the scalp between shampoos may squeeze a little bit of extra oil out.

Bubble Double
Excessively oily hair may need to be shampooed twice. The most common mistake people do is that they don’t leave the shampoo long enough. For people with especially oily hair or scalp, double shampoo and leave it on the scalp for 5 minutes each time. This won’t harm the hair or scalp.

Get out of condition
If you have oily hair that tends to flatten out a the day goes on, the last thing you want to do is coat it with more oil. Try going without a conditioner. If you must use a conditioner, look for product that contains the least amount of oil or one that is largely oil-free. Condition the ends instead of the roots.

Test for oil after shampooing
Each amount of shampoo can only take away so much oil. Don’t skimp on the shampoo. Test yourself, if your hair still feels oily after shampooing, that means you haven’t cleaned it well enough.

Apply astringent to the scalp
You can help slow down oil secretion by applying a homemade astringent directly to your scalp. Apply a mixture of equal parts witch hazel and mouthwash with cotton pads to the scalp only. The witch hazel acts as an astringent and the mouthwash has antiseptic properties. If your scalp is very oily, you can do this each time you shampoo.

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Natural Home Remedies for Acne Breakouts

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Pimple breakout is very frustrating (I can totally relate!) and as much as I want to use over the counter products, I am very skeptic because most of them doesn’t work. I suffered from these breakouts for more than a month now and it is wearisome. I am a huge fan of practical home remedies in almost everything so I naturally resorted to it. Here are some helpful tips on how to get rid of those stubborn pimples and acne. Most of these can be found in your kitchen. The lemon juice and hot water worked for me. I hope these will also help you.

acne home treatment

Nutmeg and Raw Milk – Grind nutmeg and add a little raw milk to it. Apply the mixture and leave it for about 1 or 2 hours. This does not get rid of pimples, this also get rid of those scars.

Pomegranate fruit – roasted and powdered peels of pomegranate fruit take away pimples. Add some lime juice to this powder to make a paste like mixture.

Dried basil leaves – On a cup of water, add 2 to 3 teaspoon of dried basil leaves and boil the mixture for 15-20 minutes. Let the mixture cool and apply on affected areas. Do this on a regular basis to get rid of those pimples.

Ripe tomatoes or Cucumber – Use their pulp to treat pimples. Apply pulp of either ripe tomato or cucumber for an hour or so.

Garlic –may not be the most pleasant smelling remedy but this is effective. Rub garlic on the affected area several times a day. For quick result, you can also take garlic internally.

Apple and Honey – make a facial mask in a grated apple with honey to treat pimples and acne.

Lemon Juice and Groundnut oil – combine equal amount of lemon juice and groundnut oil and apply on face. Lemon juice and cinnamon powder is a great combination also.

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Turmeric Powder for Skin Fairness

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It’s no surprise why a lot of women wants to have a fair skin specially the Asians whose complexion is not naturally fair. Many even seek for medical assistance to have this skin fairness they always dreamed of. But how about those who does not have the extra budget? Will fairness only be a wishful thinking? Of course not! That is why we have all these home remedies and alternatives, less expensive and definitely safe.

This time, let’s give way to Turmeric Powder as one major and effective ingredient in putting away those dark blemishes and eventually lightens the complexion. Turmeric is perhaps the most preferred beauty aid, chosen especially to lighten the skin and rid of blemishes because it of its powerful antioxidant properties. These antioxidant agents not only protect the skin from environmental toxins, thus helping it retain the glow, but also reduce the skin’s melanin production. It is available in the spice section of your local grocery store. Here are beauty tips and some mixtures that will help you achieve the skin fairness you’ve been wanting all these years.

Turmeric Powder and Lime Juice
-For a fair skin, Mix a teaspoon of Turmeric powder and juice of half a lime to make a paste. That would finish into a thick paste. If you want it thinner, just add more lime. Apply it on your face and leave for up to 30 minutes. If you wish to use it on your body, make more mixture. Wash afterwards with warm water.

For Underarm Whitening
-Mix 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder, 1/4 teaspoon olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon of coconut milk.
*Clean the underarm with gentle soap and warm water. Pat it dry and apply the mixture. Leave it there for 15 minutes and wash it off.

Freshly squeezed Lemon Juice + Turmeric Powder is also a good alternate mixture as underarms whitening.

If the mixture leaves your face a bit yellowish, don’t worry as it’s just the stain of the turmeric. That is why we recommend applying the paste at night as the stain goes away the next morning in most cases. You will discover a more even skin tone after a 3-4 weeks of daily use.

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10 Natural Ways to Heal Acne Scars

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Below are 10 Natural ways to get rid of those unsightly, confidence killing acne scars. They may not be the most revolutionary ways of how to get rid of acne scars, but they are remedies which have proven effective time & time again.

1. The Honey Rub – A very good way to lessen your skin and clean your pores. Use warm-warm water to wash that person, then rapidly pat your skin dry. This can open the pores and permit the honey to go into there. Apply the honey liberally towards the areas impacted by acne scarring And all sorts of around these areas too.

Watch for about twenty minutes, then clean that person again with warm-warm water. Dry that person for again after which rub a piece of ice on your skin, therefore closing the pores. This method, like every other, will not completely eliminate acne scarring all by itself, however it will greatly help should you include it inside your routine.

2. Fresh Lemon Juice Facial – You need to a cotton pad, dab it with a few fresh lemon juice, then start rubbing your acne scarring completely. The acidity will soften your skin and lower the look of the scars. Allow it to remain on for around twenty minutes after which clean it away with tepid to warm water.

3. Baking Soda Remedy – A great and incredibly popular way of how you can eliminate acne scarring naturally, because it helps you to unclog your pores, it kills acne leading to bacteria, also it even helps you to exfoliate your skin. Simply mix water and baking soda and mix it completely right into a paste. Apply this mix for your acne scarring and allow it to take about two to three minutes, then rinse and clean the skin well. Make use of this technique two times daily.

4. Tomato Nose And Mouth Mask – Another simple home acne cure that will help to eliminate acne scarring. You need to a tomato, slice it in 2, after which start rubbing your scars and among the halves. It has a couple prong effect, which would be to lighten the scars and increase skin elasticity. Clean it away after twenty minutes.

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Beauty Tips For Acne – Homemade Masks

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Acne is a common dilemma and hits women and men of all ages. Hormonal changes in the body are the main cause of bad acne. Teenagers and women experiencing menopause can confirm this fact. Hormones trigger your skin oil glands to generate an excessive amount of sebum, natural oil used to lubricate your skin. The sebum builds up in the pores along with the dead skin cells and blocks your sweat glands. Bacteria then enter into the picture and acne is formed.


 Acne is not a result of not washing the face, in fact excessive washing can irritate and spread acne. Regularly be gentle and use lukewarm water and pat your face dry. This will help to prevent the spread of the bacteria that produces acne. In this article you will learn some practical beauty tips for acne, recipes for natural, homemade acne treatments.

Homemade Acne Mask Treatments

Before you make a visit to the drug store or your doctor give homemade acne mask treatments a try. Many of the ingredients you will need are actually in your pantry. Home made remedies are safe, natural and take a short time to prepare.

Rosewater and Cucumber Mask
Mix rosewater and cucumber paste together and apply to your clean face. Let sit for 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water.

Garlic Mask
Peel and mash 8 cloves of garlic and apply to your face. Be sure to avoid the eye area and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and then tone your face with some vinegar on a cotton ball. Garlic has antibacterial properties and vinegar balances your skin’s pH.

Groundnut Oil and Lime Mask
Mix 1 teaspoon of groundnut oil and 1 teaspoon of lime juice. Apply to your clean skin and let sit for a few minutes. Rinse with warm water. You can use this mask everyday to treat and prevent blackheads.

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Beauty Tips – Homemade Beauty Recipes

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Some natural home made recipes to add your list of beauty tips that are easy to find in your kitchen for a more beautiful you!



Lemon-Cucumber Whitening Extract

Fairness beauty tips. This recipe is good in whitening dark underarms and neck.

You will need:
Lemons
Cucumber
Turmeric

Procedure:
Extract lemon juice using juicer, and extract the same with cucumber. Mix lemon and cucumber juice together with a pinch of turmeric.
Apply to neck or underarms daily and leave this for 20 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
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Carrot Juice Exfoliating Toner

This recipe for uneven skin tones due to blemishes and pigmentation.
You will need:
Carrots

Procedure:
Make a carrot juice by extracting the juice using a juicer. Apply on face?s blemishes and pigmentation. Use this daily to achieve clear and well-toned skin.
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Orange Peels Natural Bleach

Another beauty tips for fairness to achieve a fairer skin and natural skin bleaching.
You will need:
Orange peels
Milk

Procedure:
Dry the orange peels under the heat of the sun. Leave it until it is dry enough to be powdered into pieces. Mix the powder and the milk thoroughly and apply this paste in the skin for 25 minutes. Wash off with water and do this regularly or alternate days.
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All Natural Exfoliating Cream

To help even-tone skin and remove dead skin cells and renewing them into a natural glow.
You will need:
1 tablespoon of barley powder
1 lime juice
1 tablespoon honey

Procedure:
Mix 1 table spoon of barley with 1 teaspoon of lime. Mix thoroughly and add 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix it well until it appears creamy. Apply the mixture on the face and neck and leave it for about 20 minutes. Rinse face and neck with lukewarm water. Repeat this process daily and achieve a good result.
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Banana Facial Cream
This recipe is for supple skin as well as maintaining the skin’s natural glow. Banana is also wonderful as an anti-wrinkle treatment.

You will need:
Ripe Banana

Procedure:
Mash 1/4 banana until very creamy. Spread all over your face and leave for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water followed by a dash of cold water. Then gently pat dry.
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Natural Facial Hair Remover

This recipe will remove facial hair.

You will need:
Egg white
Sugar
Corn Flour

Procedure:
Blend the egg white with sugar and corn flour. Blend it well until it becomes a sticky paste. Apply the mixture to your face. When it dries gently peel it off. Repeat this three to four times a week.
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Dry Skin-Controlling Paste
To naturally-moisturize dry skin.

You will need:
Egg yolk
Olive oil
Lemon juice

Procedure:
Make a creamy paste with egg yolk, olive oil and lemon juice by mixing all these ingredients together. Mix well and apply it on neck and face. Leave the mixture for 10 minutes and wash with water. Repeat this remedy as often as needed.

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