Posted in Beauty on March 28, 2014

Acne is a common skin problem that is on the rise. It normally develops on the face, back, chest, shoulders and the neck. When the pores of our skin get blocked due to dirt pimples are formed. It is more common for oily skin to develop acne even though it can happen in other skin types.

So here are a few DIY remedies that you can use to help reduce and remove your acne scars by making your very own treatments:

    1. Oatmeal and cinnamon: heat one cup of water to around medium heat and add half a cup of oatmeal and a teaspoon of lemon juice. This will help in cleansing your skin. After this mixture cools down a bit, add a table spoon of cinnamon. The mixture is now ready to be used. After applying it on the areas of your skin that have acne, leave it for half an hour. Wash your face with warm water, after which you can apply moisturizer. This will help remove any flaws from your skin.


  1. Potato: this vegetable helps in removing any form of dirt and grease from your face, reducing the chances of acne as well as dark circles. Cut thin slices of potato and apply them over your pimples. Besides applying slices of potato, you can also use potato juice to help free your skin from acne and puffiness.

Tip: the same pack can be formed using orange juice or its peals instead of potatoes.

    1. ‘Flour’ it up: mix one teaspoon of rice flour, one teaspoon of gram’s flour and ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder. To make this pack smooth, add a teaspoon of milk which should be raw. Apply this pack to your skin for twenty minutes after which you can wash it off with warm water.


  1. Sweet way out: brown sugar helps removes impurities from your skin. Make this pack by mixing three teaspoons of brown sugar with one teaspoon of honey. Use this mixture on your face in a circular manner. Leave it for fifteen minutes, after which you can use cold water to wash it dry.

These remedies can be used at least twice a week. However, besides these tips, keep in mind basic factors to protect your skin from acne, such as: try not to keep touching your skin because your hands can be dirty, wash your face exactly twice a day, moisturize your skin and always use sunscreen when you step out; last but not the least, reduce the stress in your life to enjoy that beautiful glowing skin you see in others and not yourself because now you know the secret!

Posted in Beauty on November 26, 2013

All of you might have heard of new skincare creams in the market like BB cream, CC cream etc.  BB creamstands from blemish balm or blemish base. It is claimed to be an all-in-one facial product which serves as a replacement for serum, primer, moisturizer, sun-screen and foundation. CC cream stands for colour control or colour correcting cream. It is the refined form of blemish balm screen. CC cream is a refined beauty product which contains the benefits of BB cream and in addition to it, also reduces the redness of the skin.  CC cream has better skincare properties. Both these creams have foundation as one of the ingredients. Foundation is a cosmetic product which is applied on the face to create a uniform complexion by covering the scars and other flaws of the face. BB creams and CC creams are the new trends in the beauty market these days.

Some tips for ladies out there on how to choose between a BB cream and a CC cream. First of all decide what type of coverage you are actually looking for yourself. If a natural look is preferred then BB cream is the right choice. If the skin requires a lot more blemish and skin discoloration coverage, then CC cream will be a good option. The best way to decide which one is better is by trying both so that the one which gives better results for your skin type. BB creams moisturize, provide a base for make-up, cover-up minor skin imperfections, provides skin protection and some other skincare benefits. CC creams have similar benefits but the consistency is lighter as compared to BB cream and provides more coverage. While buying one of these creams test them on the back of your hand. These creams are an innovation in the cosmetic world and are quiet natural in design. Skin complexion is a big focus these days. These creams provide a natural and even texture to the skin. It is always good to try something which is new in the market as long as it suits your skin type. So use these creams and achieve skin perfection. The main benefits of these creams are that they simplify the daily skin routine and offer multiple benefits. One has to buy a single cream which is a combination of the essential skincare products used in make-up. These new formulas are an extended version on tinted moisturizers.

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