Posted in Beauty on July 7, 2014

avoid-summer-dry-skinOne of the most common problems faced by individuals is that of itchy dry skin that tends to impact the entire body. The face reddens and flakes while cracking and scaly skin can be seen around the elbows and knees. Once the flaky skin sets in and all moisture is lost, it can prove to be very difficult for individuals to restore the moisture all over again. Therefore, proper steps should be taken for preventing and avoiding dry skin in the first place. Following the below mentioned five steps can be immensely beneficial for those who don’t want to deal with dry skin:

1-     Moisturize the right way

Thorough care is needed in the case of dry skin, which is highly sensitive and it can worsen in the winter months. The use of commercial lotions and creams should be avoided in order to manage dry skin because these products usually contain petroleum and other harsh minerals. The best option for people is to use those skin care products and creams that are composed of hypoallergenic ingredients. Shea butter, coconut butter and virgin coconut oil are some naturally nourishing ingredients that can be used by people as they moisturize the skin deeply, heal it and prevent ageing.

2-     Avoid tap water

Tap water should not be used for washing dry skin because it comprises of fluoride, chlorine and other unwanted chemicals. Cold mineral water could be used instead. Cosmetic milk containing natural ingredients or alcohol-free cleaning toner or lotion can also be used. They will not cause any irritation and also refresh dry skin gently. Makeup and other impurities can be removed and pores can be refined and purified, leaving the dry skin soft, clean and hydrated.

3-     Use oatmeal soapdry-skin-solution

Reduce the amount of time you take for showering or bathing if you have dry skin. Scrubbing should be avoided and only the mildest soap should be used. Oatmeal soap can be used because it doesn’t irritate the skin and exfoliates it in the gentlest way possible. A towel should not be used on the skin for rubbing it after showering, but should be patted dry instead. Butter or natural oil should be applied on the skin when it is still moisturized. Most attention should be paid to the lower legs because skin in that area tends to get dry the most.

4-     Good oils

Don’t scratch if your skin is dry and itchy. Coconut oil and shea butter should be applied daily. Uncomfortable skin conditions can be caused because of dry skin such as eczema and augmenting the diet with essential oils like omega 3 fatty acids, raw organic butter, coconut oil and cod liver oil.

5-     Use a humidifier

Consider making an investment in a humidifier, especially in the dry and cold winter months. It should be placed in the area of the house where you tend to spend majority of your time. Dry skin condition can be improved to a huge extent because of the additional moisture in the air.

Posted in Beauty on June 23, 2014

summer-hair-tipsEvery girl wants to lighten her hair in the summer season. A light shade looks amazing in the warmer months so a lot of people want to highlight their hair during the hot season. However, they want to steer clear of the harsh chemicals that are used in most lightening products, which are available in the market. Salons also use lighteners that have dangerous ingredients and they inflict a lot of damage on the hair. Therefore, it is better to use natural remedies for lightening the hair and protecting them from harm. Moreover, it is less expensive to undertake hair lightening at home.

Listed below are some natural ways you can lighten your hair to welcome the summer season:

  • Honey and Vinegar

A great lightening ingredient is honey and the hair will not dry out because olive oil is also used in this recipe. For making this recipe, you will need a cup of uncooked and raw honey that’s easily available at health food stores, 2 cups of distilled water, one tablespoon of ground cinnamon and one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. The ingredients have to be mixed together and applied to the hair when it’s damp. It can be distributed evenly with a brush or comb. Wash the hair in the morning and leave the mixture on overnight.

  • Chamomile Flowerslighten-hair-naturally

Chamomile flowers can also be used for making a rinse. These flowers are known to have a mild bleaching effect, due to which they are ideal for lightening the hair. For every 1/3 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of chamomile have to be steeped. The rinse should be strained and left to cool for a while. It should be applied to the hair for about 15 minutes. This should be repeated thrice or six time before the hair is washed.

  • Lemon Juice

Hair can also be lightened with olive oil, water and lemon juice. Lemon juice is highly effective in lightening the hair color, but it also dries it out. Therefore, olive oil is used for moisturizing the hair and keeping it shiny and soft and also because of its bleaching properties. Take a cup of water and mix it with 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and 2 tablespoon of olive oil. Apply this mixture on the hair and disperse it evenly with a comb. It should be washed after half an hour.

  • Rhubarb

People can also highlight their hair with rhubarb, but it works best when it is fresh. Take one cup of boiling water and mix it with ¼ cup of chopped rhubarb to it. Let this mixture cool for a little while. Now the rhubarb should be strained. The leftover liquid can be used as a rinse on the hair.

  • Sun

There is a reason why everyone is glowing and golden in the hot summer; the rays of the sun have a natural bleaching effect on hair. Daily exposure to the sun will naturally lighten your hair and eliminate the need of using products.

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