Posted in Beauty on March 1, 2014

Chubby women were acceptable in the good old days but now, even an iota of extra cellulite irks not just the woman herself but even her family loses no chance to mock at her cellulite (which is almost non-existent). Moreover, men and women today are more health and fitness conscious and will go till any length to get that perfect, fashion runway-like body shape. For people not in the know, instead of killing your body with slimming chemical formulae, there is a list of natural and organic ways by which you can get rid of your cellulite. Brace yourself to try out the below.

 

Have you ever heard of gelatin? Yes, it is the stuff that is used to make jelly, etc. According to a study, gelatin (consisting of amino acids and proline) promotes hair, skin and nail growth along with cutting down on cellulite, boosting immunity and regulating weight. Consume food items containing gelatin. If it does so much good for your body then it is worth giving a try. Another natural way of getting rid of cellulite is by enjoying a relaxing myofascial massage. Myofascia is a layer just below our skin and contains fat cells. Due to inactivity, injuries or lack of exercise, Myofascia gradually becomes thick, inflexible and coarse. A massage surely helps in smoothening it out and you can do it yourself with the help of a deep tissue foam roller.

 

If you are a coffee lover then you will love to do this. Make a paste of coffee grounds, sugar and coconut oil and massage on your skin for a few minutes. Do it 2-3 times a week and you will see your cellulite melting away as caffeine has skin-tightening affects and this paste will scrub your skin as well? Another most effective way of reducing cellulite and toning your muscles is using Kettle bells for workout. No gym, no instructor and no additional costs- just buy a kettle bell and stretch your hips, thighs, abs, etc. to get a toned body. Consume enough omega-3 fatty acids to bid farewell to unwanted cellulite. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day to flush out toxins and cellulite from your system. Eat fresh fruits and raw vegetables as part of your daily diet. Avoid junk food and stop being a couch potato. Just follow the above and you bet you will say bye to cellulite forever.

Posted in Beauty on October 24, 2013

What could scarier than the Halloween costume? Probably a rash caused by the makeup you put on to compliment your outfit for Halloween. Make up allergies are common with paint used for Halloween make up.  A study by the campaign for safe cosmetics has found that many face paints contains toxins or heavy metals even when labeled safe for non-toxics. There are many safe methods to put on a skin friendly makeup. Many different colors can be created with fruits and vegetables. They are safe and you for sure know that they are non-toxic. The only thing is you have to ensure is that you are not allergic to that food item. To prevent themselves from any allergies, women with skin problem can make their own face color.

When you make your own make up and face paint you don’t have to be worried about allergies, harmful dyes or chemicals. Using food ingredients to make colors is not a new occurrence. Traditionally people have used food ingredients to create colors and dyes from fruits and vegetables. They are cheap, safe and environment friendly.

Turmeric, mixed with little water produces a perfect yellow. Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and it’s actually good for skin.  This yellow color is easily washable, from skin and clothes.  Boil a beet root, for dark pink.  Use blueberries for purple color.  Puree them and then press through the strainer to get the juice. After painting with fruit and vegetable juice, apply some oil once they have dried up. Coco powder will make perfect brown and regular flour and corn starch will make white. You can mix cornstarch and coco powder for other skin tones. For red, blue and green food colors can be used. Red food color dissolved in a little water and then mixed with chocolate syrup to will make good blood. 

Although homemade colors are safe but they also should not be eaten or inhaled. They should not be stored for more than a day or two, as they have no preservatives. You must discard every leftover after use. For making mouth and eye makeup effects choose hypoallergenic lipsticks and mascara. Never share eye makeup and lipstick with others and discard commercial make up after 6 months.

There are very good products out in the market for problem skins. These new products are safe and can help improve your condition.  They are fragrance and dye free shades. These new products are organic; coconut oil based and skin friendly. If you have medically managed conditions like psoriasis, eczema, pigmentation avoid makeup altogether. Make a life style change this Halloween and say hello to eco friendly and organic products.

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