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HOW TO MAKE ROSE WATER AT HOME

Roses Roses everywhere…..

When February has showed up, wherever you look you see roses. So thought of writing about how you can make rose water at home. I know I am a bit late, but as the phrase says better late than never. Now in this post you get to know three of my favorite ways of making fresh rose water at home. My favorite because its so nice and the methods are really simple. (more…)

LAVENDER AND HONEY FACIAL TONER

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Years back, before getting into some serious skincare routine, toner was something which I thought was unnecessary for my skin. I didn’t want to use too many products on my skin back then. Later on when I realized toner is essential for skincare I started trying out so many of the store-bought toners, from almost every range from most brands. But to be frank I was not really happy about any of them. So after that I started using toners which I made at home. The best part about the toners I make are that I I can customize according to my skin needs and also I can use ingredients which I already have at home  . And they work really well! Seriously! So today I am going to tell you about one of my favorite homemade toners, lavender and honey facial toner.

Why use toners on face

Before getting into the lavender and honey facial toner, I thought it would be a good idea to start with why use toners on your face, I mean any toners. So lets start with this first. But if you already know why and you just want to know about the lavender and honey facial toner, you are welcome to scroll down and read just the part you want. So what toners basically do to your skin is:

  • It moisturizes.
  • It refreshes your skin.
  • Balances the pH level.
  • Leaves your skin softer and smoother.

The lavender and honey facial toner

So let get into our topic now. The lavender and honey facial toner is one of my favorite toners, like I said. You might have already guessed the two main ingredients by now, lets find out what other ingredients you need and how much.

You need:

  • 1/2 tbsp of honey.
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar.
  • 1/2 cup water.
  • 3-4 drops of lavender essential oil.

How to make the lavender and honey facial toner

If you are using raw honey (that’s best) you have to add about two tablespoons of warm water to dissolve the honey. To this stir in the ACV , water and finally the lavender essential oil. Transfer this to a bottle. And its done!

You can use any other essential oils and prepare the facial toners of your choice by the same method. For example, you can use tea tree oil to prepare your own tea tree facial toner, my other favorite. Or you can just make a very simple facial toner by using juice from one lemon and 1/2 cup water or the ACV facial toner by using 1 part ACV to three parts water.

How to use the lavender and honey facial toner

After you are done cleansing your face, take the toner on a cotton pad and apply it on your face and neck. Or if you are using the spritzing bottle, just spray the facial toner on your face and then follow with your normal skincare routine. This is not just for the lavender and honey facial toner, this method is for using any toners in general.

The benefits of using the lavender and honey facial toner

I have already mentioned the benefits of using toners but this particular facial toner helps in treating acne, and in boosting the renewal of skin apart from the other benefits of using toners like leaving your skin fresher, younger, softer smoother and moisturized.

 

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So what do you think about the lavender and honey facial toner? Or do you have any other favorite facial toners? Please comment below and let me know about it.

 

 

TURMERIC FACE MASK FOR CLEAR SKIN

The good old turmeric can do wonders to your skin…

 

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Turmeric has been used in various parts of the world for beauty treatments from centuries. Turmeric has its origin in the South-Asia and is now used in almost everywhere in the world. Turmeric is widely used in many cuisines like Indian.Turmeric has many health and beauty benefits. Including turmeric in your diet can help in weight-loss, preventing cancer, boosts immunity, controls cholesterol and diabetes( to mention a few).

When it comes to skincare, turmeric is your life-saver. It has  many beauty benefits. So it is a great idea to include turmeric in your food. You can also apply it externally  as face masks, scrubs or any other form which works for you. One thing which I like the most about turmeric is that you can use it not only for your face but also for your entire body. In India, women apply turmeric to the entire body as a pre-marital beauty treatment and also after pregnancy to treat all the pregnancy related skin issues. It is believed that many Bollywood actresses also do the turmeric beauty treatments.

Turmeric face mask

There are many ways you can use turmeric. But in this post I am talking about one of my favorite ways of using turmeric. This is not just my favorite, the mask is so effective. So lets get into details about the turmeric face mask.

You need:

1 tbsp turmeric powder.

2 tbsp chick pea flour.

2 tbsp yogurt.

1 tbsp honey.

I normally grind my own turmeric powder from the dried out roots. In India, turmeric is widely available (both powder and roots, even the fresh ones). Some cultivate their own turmeric at home. If you can get your hands on the homely made ones, its superb. You have to dry it out in the sun to grind it to a fine powder. We also use the fresh ones in our skin care (not getting into details about it). If you can’t find it, no problem you can use the powder which can be easily found in any Indian grocery stores.

Remember: I have used 1 tbsp of turmeric powder, you can use a little bit more if you like, not more than that because turmeric can cause a burning sensation.

If you don’t have chick pea flour you can swap it for rice flour. 

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How to prepare turmeric face mask

Measure and take all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix it really well to form a smooth paste. The paste should not be too runny as well as too thick. It should be somewhere in between.

To apply:  After cleansing your face and neck, apply the mask using a brush or with your finger tips. Let it stay there for about 20 minutes or until the mask dries out and becomes stiff. After 20 minutes, moisten the mask once again using warm water and massage the face with the mask, to give your face a slight exfoliation. Then rinse off with cold water. You will see instant results. Now, do not forget to apply your daily moisturizer.

Remember: We know turmeric can give a yellow color to anything it comes in contact with. So do not wear light colors. Wear some old clothes which you don’t mind staining.

Normally after I wash off the mask there is no yellow residue or color on my face. Thanks to the chick pea flour we are adding. But if you are left out with slightly yellow face don’t panic. Cleanse your face using a mild cleanser and the yellow color is gone.

If you feel a slight burning sensation on your face, it is fine. But if the sensation is unbearable wash off the mask immediately using cold water followed by a cold milk rinse. Actually it is a very good idea to wipe off your face with cold milk for removing the yellow color too.

If you have dry skin you can use 1 tsp of olive or almond oil to the mask to make it moisturizing.

The best thing about the turmeric face mask is that it can also be applied underneath your eyes for treating dark circles. You can also use this on your entire body to treat stretch marks and pigmentation during pregnancy.

 

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Benefits of turmeric face mask on skin

  • The turmeric face mask is great for exfoliating, leaving behind soft and smooth skin.
  • This mask works as an anti-aging mask. The high amounts of anti-oxidants in turmeric slows down cell damage.
  • The mask is very effective in treating acne. It also helps in lightening acne marks and scars.
  • The turmeric face mask is great for treating inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and also dry skin.
  • The turmeric face mask helps in reducing pigmentation and evens out the skin.
  • It is also effective in treating dark circles.

So what do you think about the mask? Such an amazing mask, this is. Try the turmeric face mask for clear, beautiful skin and share your experience with me.

 

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You may also like:

Green tea-mint soothing face mask

Avocado seed massage.

Natural skin care routine.

 

 

 

 

AVOCADO SEED FOR FACE

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What do you do to your avocado? Toss it to your salads? Make sandwiches, dip or smoothies? You might also be using avocados on your skin as face masks or for moisturizing (I have mentioned a brilliant way to use it in your natural skin care routine here). You might definitely be using avocados because we know it has tons of benefits for skin, hair and with all the healthy fats it is a healthier option to spreads and dips. The fun part is it tastes so good.

Today’s post is not about various methods of using avocados,you can continue with however you have been using, no problem. My today’s post is about  using the seed that always goes un-noticed and abandoned. After I let you know one great method of using the avocado seed, you will surely wonder why haven’t you thought of it before and you will love me more for the very reason.

I am so excited to share this and I am sure after you know what to do, you will never throw away the under-rated avocado seed. So lets get to it straight.

You need

1 avocado

Yaay!! You just need one avocado for this. Actually one avocado seed.

Avocado for massage

We all love our salon visits. Why because we want our skin to be pampered. You know we have so many options to do it at home (I have mentioned various skin care DIY’s in my blog like thisthis and this) But the best part about a salon facial is the massage and we don’t really know how to do a proper facial massage. Now there are many tools available in the market to give a great  massage to your face. We also know one great method is using ice-cubes like in this post. But I have come up with a better massaging tool and by now you have already understood what I am talking about. If not, let me break the surprise, Avocado seed is a great massaging tool. Yes I mean it. Now you might be like what nonsense, this will never work etc. etc. but try it to believe it.

Method of massaging

For an effective facial massage your avocado seed must be refrigerated. For a luxurious feel apply some avocado pulp on your face and then using the seed massage your face, starting from your jaw line, massaging upwards to the corners of your lips to the nostrils and to your cheek bone then back. Follow this with the a chin massage (in circular motion) and finally your forehead, starting near the temples to the middle of your fore head and back again. Next massage around your eyes. Repeat the process for both halves of your face. Once your done massaging your face, massage your neck too.

Trust me this is such a blissful experience where your face feels relaxed. The massage also has so many benefits to your skin.

Benefits of massage

  • The first and foremost benefit of this or any massage in general is that, a facial massage increases blood and oxygen flow to the face revealing a beautiful glow to the skin.
  • Massaging on a regular basis gives a youthful skin reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
  • The avocado seed massage hydrates your skin and gives a radiant glow to it.

If you are not convinced by now and you doubt about trying the avocado seed massage, then all I can tell you is try it to know. You are not going to lose anything anyways. Avocados are great for your skin, you know. And you were however going to throw away that seed, so why not give this revolutionary idea a try. You will love the experience and how you skin feels. This sounds crazy but it works.

 

 

ANTI-AGING FACE MASK

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Have you ever wished for a magic potion to control ageing of your skin- to vanish those fine lines and wrinkles ? Have you been trying out various anti-aging creams but nothing worked ? Here is a very simple anti-aging face mask which is effective in treating all signs of aging like wrinkles,age spots, sagging skin, fine lines. This mask is not just an anti-aging one. This mask is more like the ultimate mask for all your skin concerns.

COCONUT-DATE FACE MASK

YOU NEED:

  • 2 tbsp COCONUT MILK
  • 2 DATES
  • 1-2 DROPS ROSE WATER

benefits of coconut-date face mask

  • This mask helps in treating and preventing signs of aging like wrinkles,sagging skin, undesirable lines and age spots.
  • Prevents dehydration and moisturizes skin.
  • helps in treating and preventing acne and acne scars.
  • Treats various skin ailments like eczema, dermatitis etc
  • This mask can not only be used as a face mask but  for the entire body (for moisturizing and treating signs of aging for hands feet etc) and also for treating stretch marks.

how to prepare coconut milk

Take about 2 tbsp of coconut and 2-3 tbsp of distilled water and blend it in a blender. Strain the milk. Do not use too much water because we want our coconut milk to be thick. You can use coconut milk powder also.

how to make the face mask

Soak dates in coconut milk for one hour, then using a blender blend it. Add rose water to the prepared mixture.Add rose water drop by drop because adding more rose water will make the mask runny. Now apply this on your face and neck and leave it for 30 minutes. Wash it off with luke warm water.

coconut milk- benefits for skin

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  • Due to its copper and vitamin C content coconut milk improves elasticity of skin thus prevents wrinkles,fine lines,sagging skin and age spots.
  • Coconut milk is great for moisturizing dry skin.
  • It helps in treating sunburns
  • Help treat dry and irritated skin
  • Soothes various skin ailments like eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.

dates- benefits for skin

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  • The nutrients in dates prevents wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Dates are loaded with vitamin C so helps in soothing and hydrating the skin. It also improves skin elasticity and retains moisture.
  • It is helpful in regenerating and rejuvenating ageing skin
  • Helps in clearing out stretch marks, acne scars and various other skin disorders since it is high in vitamin B.
  • Dates has anti-microbial properties.
  • Helps in healing cuts and scars

rose water skin benefits

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  • Rose water helps to revitalize aging skin and keeps fine lines and wrinkles at bay and hence decelerates aging.
  • Rose water helps in hydrating, revitalizing and moisturizing the skin.
  • Anti-oxidants in rose water helps to strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin cells thus preventing signs of aging.
  • It also helps in healing scars, cuts and wounds.
  • Helps to maintain skin PH level and controls excess oil.
  • It has astringent properties hence helps in cleaning pores and also tone the  skin.

This was my anti-aging face mask.Try this super easy mask for your various skin issues and let me know the results.

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