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Discussion in 'Face & Skin Care' started by tulip, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. tulip

    tulip New IL'ite

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    Please read these posts too::::
    A - Z of Skin Care

    Hi Friends,
    IN one of the thread some friends suggested to drink carrot juice.Please let me know how you people prepare carrot juice. One more question. Instad of carrot juice can we eat row carrot daily. please inform me.

  2. meeta012

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    Here's my recipe....actually..recipes...
    There is no "quick-fix" to get skin to glow.But heres my mantra....
    1)Have a "no brooding-no worry will affect my inner peace" attitude and stick to it.Skin is the first place where any internal imbalance reflects.
    2) Smile often-look into a mirror and say "I like you..a lot" with a genuine smile.....you'll feel yourself relax instantly!! When you like yourself..respect yourself....it relects on your skin too.
    3) Wake up and reach for water.Juices help momentarily-whether carrot or otherwise.Do not drink less than 10 glasses of water a day-whatever your skin type.Set alarms if you have to...the more you drink water...the better since it detoxifies all the underlying impurities.
    4)Hmmm...it gets more complicated now:)).......your first drink of the day?make it hot water with half a lemon and half a tsp of honey(yes..we all know this:tongue but dont do it regularly)
    5)Eating a banana? if you have dry skin...then just mash an inch of a banana and apply on your face.....avoid areas around the eyes....and five(please dont leave it for more than 5) minutes later....wash it off...and apply a very light moistureiser.
    6) And heres the magical one: whenever you wash your face....first take a spoonful of yoghurt....spread it over your face...avoid the eyes....massage the face upwards and leave for just about 30 secs...and wash off....if the smell of dahi is not your cup of tea...keep a bottle of the essential oil of rose and mix just a drop to a handful of water and use as a last rinse.

    7)Psssst:cry: ...this needs persistence and patience....

    Adore your self
    Warm regards,
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  3. Kavs

    Kavs New IL'ite

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    Hi Tulip,

    What Meeta suggested is simply great. Nothing like it if we can really follow it duly.

    I am a crazy fan of juices and I can drink pretty much juice extracted from any combination of fruits and vegetables. One of my favorites is carrot juice and I must say I did benefit from it. I am a regular follower of it now. Needless to say I got compliments from friends - IN THE TV ADs STYLE :)

    Ok, here it goes!!

    Grate 2 carrots, Take it in a blender with 1/2 - 1 cup of water (depends on the consistency you desire), add 1 spoon honey, 2 spoons of lemon juice, 1 pinch of pepper, a small ginger piece and blend it!! That;s all.

    Importantly, you need to consume this within 15 minutes of it's prep. Else, the enzymes are lost.

    Good luck with the prep.

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  4. kanaka Raghavan

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    General Beauty Tips

    1.Just before you go to sleep apply coconut oil on your lips,it looks beautiful.
    2.Wash your face with lime juice and milk together,it gives a nice lift.
    3.Mix moong dal flour and lime juice and leave it on the face for 1/2 hour and then wash.It helps in brightening the face.
    4.Mix papaya with honey and malai.Apply on the face and wash after some time.It gives a bright look.
    5.Carrot,cucumber ,lime juice and milk mixed together gives a nice sheen to the face.
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  5. vidyasundar

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    natural aids for beautiful skin

    Several natural aids have been found useful in promoting healthy and beautiful skin.

    Lime Juice
    Lime juice is an important natural aid for healthy skin.

    1. Lime Juice Formula
    Squeeze lime into a bowl. Add a glass of boiled whole milk and a teaspoon of glycerin to it. Stir well and let it stay for half an hour. Apply this mixture on the face, hands and feet before going to bed at night. This treatment every night will help you to look young and beautiful. It will also help cure pimples.

    2. For very oily skin

    Squeeze lemon juice in a bowl of iced water. Splash this over the face, massage for five minutes and then wash off with water.

    3. T o improve a dull and greasy complexion

    Mix half teaspoon of lime juice with one teaspoon of cucumber juice and a few drops of rose water. Apply on the face and neck and leave on for 15 minutes. Remove with water.

    4. To improve a dry and rough skin
    Take an egg yolk and mix in a few drops of lime and olive oil. Spread on the face and leave it till the skin feels dry. Wash off with ordinary water and splash on cold water.

    5. To relieve tired eyes

    Take four tablespoons each of lime juice and iced water. Saturate cotton pads in this water and place over your closed eyelids for 10 minutes.

    6. To remove freckles

    Blanch and grind two almonds. Mix it with white of an egg to which half teaspoon of lime juice has been added. Spread on the face and leave it on till the skin feels dry. Then, wash off first with warm water and then with cold water.

    Peach Treatment
    The skin of the peach is useful in improving the complexion.
    Gently massage the inside of peach peelings on the face every night for a few minutes. Don't rub off the moisture afterwards. This will cleanse the skin thoroughly and free the pores. It also has an astringent action and tightens the muscle of the face slightly, thus preventing sagging tissues.

    Anti-wrinkle cream
    Mix a teaspoon of olive oil with an egg. Smoothen the face and neck with it. Let it remain till the skin gets dry.

    To Remove The Cream:
    Add a teaspoon of soda bicarbonate to hot water. Stir. Dip a piece of cotton-wool to this mixture and use it to remove the cream.

    Natural Beauty Mask

    1 tablespoon of gram flour
    1/4 teaspoon orange peel powder
    1 tablespoon beaten yogurt
    1 teaspoon olive oil
    Mix the ingredients well and apply the paste to your face and neck. Let it remain till the skin starts feeling a little dry and then rub your face with your hands till it glows.
    Wash your face first with warm water and then with cold water. This will remove all the embarrassing blemishes from the skin and make the skin soft and smooth.

    To improve a dark and dull complexion

    1 teaspoon of gram flour
    pinch of turmeric powder
    few drops of lime juice
    1/2 teaspoon olive oil
    1/2 teaspoon milk
    Mix the ingredients together. Apply the mixture to your skin. Leave it on for half an hour. Wash off with water.

    Cleansing Lotion
    To one-fourth teaspoon of lime juice stir in one teaspoon each of milk and cucumber juice. Apply on the face and neck and wash off after 14 minutes. This lotion cleanses and purifies the pores of the skin.

    Cabbage Mask
    Grind a couple of cabbage leaves and extract juice. Dissolve one-fourth teaspoon of yeast in it and stir in one teaspoon of honey. Mix well and apply thickly over face and neck. Keep it for 15 minutes. Remove with cotton-wool soaked in water. This mask will counteract any tendency towards wrinkles and dryness and give your skin a flower-like bloom.

    Tangerine Juice Treatment
    The use of orange or tangerine juice has also been found valuable for a glowing complexion.
    Dip your fingers in fresh tangerine or orange juice. Apply it liberally over your face, chin, neck, and forehead. Make a paste from the powdered sun dried pips of unripe oranges. Use this paste on the pimples and acne at bed time.

    Orange Tonic
    Blanch and grind a couple of almonds to a paste and mix in two tablespoons of milk and one tablespoon each of carrot and orange juice. Apply thickly on face and neck and leave on for half an hour. Removes scars and blemishes from the face and makes it soft and smooth.

    Watermelon Juice
    The juice of water-melon is useful in the removal of blemishes on the skin.
    Prepare a lotion by grating and squeezing the juice of a small slice of water-melon. Apply this lotion over the face and neck for fifteen minutes. Wash with hot water. Follow this by a splash of cold water.

    Tomato, used externally, is good for getting a good complexion.
    Apply the pulp of a tomato liberally on the face. Leave this for an hour. Then wash off with warm water. Repeat this daily. You will have a good complexion. It will also remove ugly-looking pimples in a short time.

    Tomato Lotion
    To one tablespoon of tomato juice add a couple of drops of lime juice. Apply on face and remove after 15 minutes. It is very effective for shrinking enlarged pores.

    Tomato Tonic
    To two teaspoons of tomato juice add four tablespoons of buttermilk. Apply. Remove after half an hour. It is excellent for removing sunburns.

    Grate or blend a cucumber. Apply this over the face, eyes and neck for 15 to 20 minutes. It is a great tonic for the facial skin. Regular use of cucumber prevents pimples, blackheads, wrinkles, and dryness of the face.

    Whitening Lotion
    To one tablespoon of cucumber juice stir in a few drops of lime juice and a dash of turmeric powder. Apply on face and neck and wash off after half an hour. Makes an excellent whitener for all types of skins.

    Cucumber Lotion
    Mix one tablespoon each of cucumber juice and milk and a few drops of rose water. Apply on the face and neck. Remove after 15 minutes. Makes excellent whitener for delicate skins.

    Apple Tonic
    Mix one tablespoon of apple juice with one-fourth teaspoon of lime juice. Leave on for 20 minutes. Makes excellent tonic for combating oily skin.

    Amaranth Juice Treatment
    The juice of amaranth, applied over the face with a pinch of turmeric powder, bleaches the skin, prevents it from drying and wrinkling, cures pimples and makes one look fresh.
    Add to this mixture milk and lime juice. Massage the mixture delicately over the face and neck for half an hour. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Do this every night before going to bed. This is an effective skin tonic that increases and retains its beauty.

    Mint Juice
    Application of fresh mint juice over the face every night, cures pimples and prevents dryness of the skin. The juice can also be applied over eczema and contact dermatitis with beneficial results.

    Make a paste of almonds with mild cream and fresh rosebud paste. Apply it daily over the face. This softens and bleaches the skin and nourishes it with the choicest skin-food. Regular application of this mixture prevents the early appearance of wrinkles, blackheads, dryness of the skin, pimples. It also keeps the face refreshed.

    To improve rough and dry complexion:
    Take a teaspoon of almond oil and mix it with half a teaspoon each of milk cream and lime juice. Apply every night before going to bed both on the face and on the neck.

    Yogurt is a very important natural beauty aid.
    Apply yogurt on the face every morning. Wash it off after a few minutes with cold water. This will keep the complexion smooth, healthy and fresh. A mixture of yogurt and lemon juice is ideal for softening hands.
    A paste of lentil and yogurt, applied as a mask, cleanses the skin and gives it a glow. Let it dry. When dried, remove it with fingertips and wash off with water.
    Honey, olive oil and a mixture of turmeric and sandalwood paste are all very effective in rejuvenating dry , parched skin.

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  6. shravanthika

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    Re: natural aids for beautiful skin

    wow ...whole lotsa information:thumbsup ...I want to try out every remedy..LOL....

    Thanx Vidya..keep posting
  7. Shanvy

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    hi vidya,

    good and simple aids ....lot of us would be benefited................
  8. aishu22

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    Re: natural aids for beautiful skin

    WOW........so many ideas.. Thanks for sharing.........
  9. sm_dinoji

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    Can we apply almond oil on our face.

    Thanks and Regards
  10. mythukrishna

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    Re: natural aids for beautiful skin

    I want a fair complexion.Can anyone tell me what to use and i want to color my hair..is there any natural colorants.one of my neighbour used to make her own hair color with tea,beatroot,hibiscus leaves and flower...is ther anything like that?
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