Cleansing Method


The right way to use a cleanser:

  • Gently is the right way. Do not stretch, drag or pull your skin. With the cleanser in your hand, let your fingers glide over your skin, or use light patting movements with the pads of your fingers.
  • Upwards and outwards movements have frequently been suggested as the right way to apply all kinds of creams to the face-this is thought to prevent and delay the eventual loss of muscle tone and the resultant sagging of the skin.
  • Leave the cleanser on for a minute or two so as to loosen the dirt and make-up.
  • Then gently remove it either with cotton wool or with tissue paper, again using upward and outward movements.
  • Wipe over the face again with a damp cotton wool ball, and if it does not come away clean, repeat the cleansing process.
  •  Finally rinse with water.

Home Remedies for Freckles

Freckles may be unsightly and a cause of cosmetic concern for many. Here are some natural remedies that will help you deal with freckles at home :

  • Apply sour cream on your face. Do not rinse this mask off completely; gently wipe off with a soft tissue and top it up with a moisturizer.
  • Lemon juice is a tried and tested remedy for treating freckles. Apply lemon juice with your fingers on the affected area; lemon juice bleaches the dark spots.
  • Regular use of fruit and vegetable masks such as those made with apricots, strawberries, cucumbers and red currant will help lighten freckles.
  • Wash your face with sour milk. Lactic acid promotes gentle peeling of skin minus the irritation or dryness.
  • Heat honey slightly and apply to face, tap face gently with your fingers. Wash honey off with warm water then rinse with cool water. Stir in a little quantity of wheat germ into the honey before applying.
  • Apply parsley juice mixed with equal amounts of lemon juice, orange juice, and red currant juice under your favorite cream will help you keep your freckles invisible.
  • Apply odorless castor oil or vitamin E at night before going to bed.
  • Dissolve some sugar in the juice of one lemon. Apply mixture to each freckle with a brush.
  • Grind yellow mustard in milk and apply to the face during the night. Wash your face the next morning.
  • Onions also can be used for removing freckles and age spots. Slice a red onion in half and rub on the spots twice daily. Continue until the spots fade.
  • Applying buttermilk on freckles is thought to help in lightening them.
  • Mix an equal quantity of turmeric and sesame seeds. Grind in water and apply to the face.
  • Take a watermelon, make a hole in its rind and introduce some grains of rice in it. Take out the rice after a week. Grind into a paste and apply on the face.
  • To lighten freckles, mash 1/4 cup of unripe currants and mix with 1 tbsp. of unpasteurized honey. Put on freckles and leave on for half an hour. Rinse off with warm water and dab on diluted fresh lemon juice.
  • Mix 1 tsp of yogurt, 1 tsp honey and 1tsp of red lentil paste. Keep on your face for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water. Make sure you use it once in every single day for a month. After one month you will be proud of yourself!

Secret of Beautiful Skin


Secret Of Beautiful Skin

What is the Secret OF fresh , Radiant Skin?

The answer is easy :” Water. Depriving yourself of your 8 glasses a day is almost as bad as baking in the sun at noon, sans your SPF. (And remember, if you’re active, you need even more than 8 glasses to keep your body hydrated).

After H20, your skin’s next best friend, especially in the summer, is a moisturizer to fight dryness in two ways . With humectants glycerin and other ingredients that attract and hold moisture from the air, or with occlusive lanolin and petroleum jelly which act as barriers to prevent water loss from the skin surface. (Warning: moisturizers don’t reach under the surface of the skin-despite whimsical claims-so while they can prevent moisture loss, they can only provide temporary relief.)

How do you choose from all the moisturizers on the market?

Don’t let price be your only guide. A number of expensive products didn’t fare any better in recent testing than inexpensive drugstore varieties. L’Oreal, Plenitude Active, Daily Moisture, Pond’s Nourishing Moisturizer, Vaseline Intensive Care, Advanced Healing with Skin Protection Complex and Curel Soothing Hands all rated highly. One final secret: you can help your skin retain moisture by applying moisturizing products right after you shower. Why? Because your skin is already plumped up by the magical powers of plain old water.

Moisturising Your Skin

How Do Moisturisers Work?

Moisturisers are cosmetic products which to some extent provide a practical answer to problems of water loss from the skin and Oil is also equally essential for skin.(It serves to hold water onto the skin surface), Moisturisers, therefore, combine both water and oil.This not only replaces some of the water lost from the skin, but more importantly prevents its loss to the surroundings.
There are several moisturising products available in the market.They all fall, basically,
into 2 main types:
oil-in-water emulsions and
water-in-oil emulsions.

The oil-in-water moisturisers sometimes also contain substances called humectants which attract water from the surroundings, but this may have its own disadvantage because humectants may sometimes absorb too much water from the skin itself thereby increasing its dryness.A commonly used humectant is glycerine.Newer ingredients have been added to
increase the efficacy of this group of moisturisers, but still their effect remains temporary.

The second category of moisturisers comprise newer water-in-oil emulsions.They are marketed generally as creams or lotions.Being oil-based products, these trap moisture in the skin by forming an occlusive film on the skin surface; this forms a barrier retarding water loss. Many of these products are also called anti-dehydrating creams.

How To Choose Your Moisturiser:

Choosing the moisturiser to suit your skin type is very very important.The proportion of oil varies according to the type of skin for which the product is formulated.So read the structions on the label of the products.Generally speaking, products meant for well-balanced normal skins are water-based, containing a little oil.Those designed for dry skins make up for the lack of oil on the skin, by adding to the akin.Humectants like glycerine and lactic acid, are also added to retain moisture.Moisturisers are, generally, not to be used on oily skins, because they can cause spots.But today safe synthetic chemicals are available-these oil-free moisturisers do not contain any mineral-oils, vegetable oils or animal fat, but contain either modified oils or other synthetic ingredients.Use them on patches of dryness caused by excessive use of anti-pimple remedies, yet don’t use them too liberally.Now, newer light non-greasy creams and
lotions are also available-these are as effective as the heavy, thick and greasy creams and are competitively priced.They are the best type to be worn under make-up, as they give a superb finish to the make-up.

Is It Worth Using A Moisturiser Regularly?

Yes, regular use of a suitable moisturiser does benefit your skin.By guarding against the excessive loss of water, these agents protect the skin against the drying influences of the environment- the effects of the sun, cold and heat.A moisturiser is particularly helpful for naturally dry skins, but whatever be your skin type, a moisturiser does compensate for the deficiencies in the natural oil-film and keeps your skin lubricated making it soft, smooth and looking more youthful.
Further, moisturisers give a smooth finish to make-up.Putting on a light moisturising cream will make make-up much easier to apply and reduce the risk of dragging the skin. Moisturisers effectively combat skin dryness and make the skin soft .

Cleansing Your Skin

Skin must be cleansed often or once in a while depending on its needs. It really does not matter when you clean it: most people choose for the first thing in the morning and the last thing at night, simply because these times are convenient. Continue reading →