Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Beauty Tips

1.       Easy & Quick Solution to Dandruff

Dissolve 2 aspirins in any dandruff shampoo and then wash your hair. Results are amazing dandruff.

2.           Make Your Own Herbal Hair Oil

(For dandruff & strong hair)
  • Take a bunch of mehendi leaves along with amla pieces (either fresh or dried ones which have been soaked overnight).
  • Grind these coarsely together.
  • Now take about 150 ml of coconut oil in a cooking vessel (kadai) and add the paste to it.
  • Simmer on low flame till all moisture evaporates.
  • Cool and strain use regularly.
  • Keeps dandruff away and also makes hair roots strong.

3.           For a Glowing Face

Make a paste of 2 table spoons of cream (malai), 1½ table spoons of Ata (wheat flour ) and few drops of lime juice. Daily apply this paste on your face for 5 minutes, then remove it and wash.
[Note : For oily skin use besan (gram flour) instead of Ata.]
Try to think positive, take proper sleep and drink lots of water certainly no one can look more charming.

4.           For Chicken Pox Marks

Kachha  doodh with chiraunji  (bheegi hui) mix it well and make a paste, apply it on chicken pox marks, they will disappear in few days.

5.           For Best Hair

Massage hair with warm coconut oil an hour before washing. Take some petals of hibiscus and grind it in the mixer. Apply this paste to your hair and then rinse it. For better result you can boil a few hibiscus flowers in coconut oil. Filter this oil and use it to control hair loss and thinning, you can also use Jaborandi oil which is again an extract of hibiscus flower.

6.           Tomato Wrap

Make a puree of 4 tomatoes. Soak some rice for 30 minutes and grind it coarsely. Add this to the pureed tomatoes. Apply this mixture all over the body and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Bathe with warm water; this is a good scrub recipe for oily skin.

7.           Hair Care

Problem: Excessive hair loss or getting early grey hairs.

Remedy: Soak some methi seeds in night and in the morning make the paste of the seeds and apply it to your scalp. After 1½ - 2 hrs rinse it with plane water. This will strengthen your hair and make them dark and shiny.

8.           Skin care

Problem: If your face is dry and rough.

Remedy: Take equal amount each of Melon, Pumpkin, Cucumber and Watermelon and make a paste of these. Then blend it with milk cream and apply it on your. After 1 hr rinse your face with plane water.

Problem: Sunburn.

Remedy: Mix 1 teaspoon of Besan with 2 teaspoon of curd and apply it on your face. Let it remain on the face for ½ hrs. Rinse with plane water. Helps in curing sunburns.

9.           Skin Tips

Improve your complexion

Mix equal amounts of Cucumber juice and Lime juice and apply them to your face before taking bath; wait for at least 10 mins.  Your complexion will improve.

10.       Household Tips for your skins– Using Tomatoes

Tomatoes are Anti-Oxidant hence including tomatoes in your daily diet will make your skin Wrinkle Free. And using the paste of one day old curd with a tomato and applying it to your skin soft. Also, if you skin is oily then applying the its pulp on your face for 15 min. then rinse your face with warm water. This will absorb extra oil from your skin and improve your complexion.

11.       Beauty Tips

a. After the Mehendi dries, remove it and apply some Vicks Rub on your hands, let it be there for 5-6 hours. The color of your Mehendi will darken.

b.      Remedy: Mix 1 teaspoon of Besan with 2 teaspoon of curd and apply it on your face. Let it remain on the face for ½ hrs. Rinse with plane water. Helps us during sunburns.

c.       After removing the skin of the Cucumber and making a paste of the cucumber with raw milk and applying it on your skin will improve your complexion.

Natural Beauty Tips

 Sleeping on your back will prevent many wrinkles and breakouts on your face, and even wrinkles in your cleavage area.
 Wearing clothes that are tight make you look heavier. Even a slim girl can bulge over too-tight jeans.
 Put on a coat of clear nail polish before a colored polish to keep your nails from discoloring.
 Being angry really does take away from your beauty now and will result in more wrinkles later.
 Wearing less make-up makes you look younger.
 Vitamins and minerals are needed for health and beauty, but more is not always better. Too much Vitamin A or Selenium can cause hair loss. There is nothing beautiful about losing your hair.
 If you are unhappy with a hair conditioner, it will still make a great "shaving cream" for your legs in the shower.
 When shaving, don't stretch the skin or you could cause ingrown hairs by shaving hair off slightly under the skin.
 Drink plenty of water and get eight hours of sleep every day.
 Tighten bra straps as they stretch out, or buy a new bra when they can't tighten any further, to keep the bosom looking young and perky.
 Instead of shaving over and over, with the hairs coming in darker and thicker each time, try waxing. Waxing to remove hair will result in softer hairs each time and result in permanent hair loss after a few sessions. Aussie Nad's is an all-natural product which is easy to use.
 Sleeping on two or three pillows at a time, or on an Acid Reflux Sleep Wedge will help get rid of dark circles under your eyes.
 Exercise while dieting is a must or your skin will be too large (and saggy) for your smaller body. It is much, much tougher to tighten skin after your body shrinks than as you go.
 After washing your face, rinse in cold water (fair-skinned people should use cool instead of cold) to close the pores and tighten the facial muscles.
 If you are out of quick-dry spray for nails, dip your fingers into a bowl of ice-cold water. (Don't to touch the sides of the bowl.) Your nails will dry very quickly.
 Good posture can make you look much slimmer.
 Wearing a low heel will give you better posture than wearing flat shoes.
 Renew thick nail polish by adding a few drops of fingernail polish remover to the bottle.
 Make a nail polish bottle not get stuck closed, put a thin coat ofVaseline inside the lid.
 Clean hair brushes occasionally with dish soap and borax. In a dishpan of very warm water, add 1/2 cup of borax and a few drops of liquid dish soap. Swish the brushes to stir, rinse, and let air dry. Scrub any stubborn spots with a used toothbrush.

Beeswax and oil cream

Below is the recipe for a richer cream than just an aqueous base cream, but please note that it should be kept cool and for no longer than six weeks.
  • Melt 15 g of pure beeswax together with 130 ml sweet almond oil, in a bain-marie.
    • Do not melt the beeswax in a pot on direct heat from a plate on the stove (electric or gas) since it can burn easily and cause a fire hazard.
    • Another fixed oil can be used instead of the almond oil, although sweet almond oil does do wonders for the skin.
    • Some people are hesitant to use beeswax in skin products, since they think that it will "block the pores" but when used in a mixture like this, not only does it do wonders for softening the skin, but will not cause any problems.
    • If you are allergic to bee products, care should be taken when using it.
  • While the beeswax is melting, gently warm 50 ml rosewater, or any otherfloral water, using the same method as above.
  • Next start to mix the floral water to the beeswax and oil mixture, mixing it with a whisk or electric mixer. This should be done slowly and as soon as a quarter of the water has been added, remove the pot from the bain-marie, and complete the water addition.
When you have finished adding the water the mixture will start to set, and before it does mix in 8 drops of your chosen essential oil.

Other home made natural facial and beauty products: home made skincare creams

Home made creams and skincare products

A variety of creams can be made at home, ranging from cosmetics, face packs and skin care to soothing balms and salves to help you achieve a naturally healthy and younger looking face and skin.
home made face facial skin care creams essential oils
Many people expect any cream or lotion to show overnight effects, but you need to be patient and let your skin regenerate in order to see the difference - and the older you get the longer the cycle of regeneration is. On average you should see results between 28 and 37 days.
Essential oils have various therapeutic properties which add zing to any cream, and some of them have very specialized properties to help with skin conditions. If you have never used essential oils, and are prone to allergic reactions, please do a skin patch test with any new ingredient you use.

Some oils to consider for facial creams would include: Home made creams and skincare products

The list above includes oils that have great properties that can be of use to help fight wrinkles and the traces of ageing.
When selecting essential oils for facial or body creams and lotions, stay away from sun sensitizing essential oils, as they will cause a problem if you go into the sun.

How to Prevent Acne and Pimples

How to Prevent Pimples

How to Prevent Pimples

5 no-fail strategies for pimple prevention reduce the probability ofpimple occurrence to almost zero. It must be used minimum once in a week. The ingredients used in the various packs refreshes and nourishes the skin well that pimpleshardly pop out on the face.

Pimples are the regular facial tribulation as soon as an individual steps the adolescence age of tender 13. It is kind of natural to get the pimples during these growing years. However, there is no age limit as when the probability of pimple occurrence shall come to an end. Therefore it is best to use 5 no-fail strategies for pimple prevention that would restrict it to crop up on the face.

Lemon and Groundnut Oil Paste Keeps Skin Spotless
The lemon juice and groundnut oil paste is the finest remedy for pimple prevention. To use it mix together 1 teaspoon each of lemon juice and groundnut oil. Apply it on the face well cleaned either with cleansing milk or face wash. Leave it for 15 minutes. Later wash it off with water. It must be used twice in a week to keep the skin free of pimples forever.

Cucumber Thwarts Pimple Occurrenc

Use the cucumber mask to shun away the probability of pimple face. Take half cucumber and cut into small pieces. Now put all the pieces in the mixer and grind into paste without using any water. To this paste add ½ teaspoon milk powder. Mix it well and apply on the face. Keep it for 20 minutes. Later clean the face with water. To get the desired result apply the cucumber pack once in a week.

paya Impedes the Pimple
This fruit is the boon for the skin. Apply it on the face every alternate day to keep the healthy skin, glowing skin and pimple free skin . Take a ripe papaya, scrape the pulp and smash it with fork to make paste. Put the paste on the face and hold it as it is for 20 minutes. Then after clean the face with lukewarm water.

Splash the Face with Water Having Lemon and Rose Water
Dirt is also one of the reasons due to which pimple crop up. Thus, it is essential to keep the face squeaky clean. To do so clean the face with water having few drops of fresh lemon and rose water. This shall not only keep the facial skin clean but also relieve all the stress making the face look fresh. It must be done 4-5 times in a day. If this regularity is maintained then never a pimple can find its place on the face.

Pomegranate Skin Powder Good for Pimple Prevention
It helps in maintaining the skin fresh and pimple free. Take one tablespoon pomegranate skin powder and mix it with one teaspoon each of lemon juice and rose water. Blend it well to make paste. Add water as required. Apply it on the face. After 15 minutes wash face with water. It should be used once in 7 days. To make the powder, remove all the pomegranate seeds and wash its skin in running water. Put the pomegranate peel in the sun for drying. Once it is fully dried up roast the peel and powder it. Store the powder in jar and use as needed.

Prevention is better than Cure” then why not use it for pimple prevention too. Make use of these 5 no-fail strategies to prevent the pimple occurrence and look beautiful always!

How to get rid of Freckles using natural remedies Buttermilk to get rid of young freckles

Buttermilk – Pat buttermilk on face and body having freckles. Allow the buttermilk to dry completely later wash it off with lukewarm water.

Red Radish remedy to eliminate sudden appearance of freckles

Red Radish – Grind the radish in the mixer or grate it, sieve the paste in the muslin cloth and take out the juice. Apply this juice on the face and neck. Let it remain on the skin for one hour. Afterwards wash with plain water.

Eliminate freckles using lemon juice
Lemon is excellent natural bleach. Apply it on the spots. Keep it for 15 minutes and then wash with water.

Strawberries to remove age spots that  covered in freckles
Wash 3-4 strawberries thoroughly under the running water. Put these in the mixer and make the paste using little water. Apply this juice on the face and body areas having the freckles. Let it dry completely. Once fully dried up, wash with water. Similarly, plain juice of cucumber and apricot is also very helpful in lightening the freckles.

Lightening the freckles
Red Onion – Cut the red onion into two. Rub it as it is twice a day on the freckles. It certainly would lighten the freckles as well as aging skin spots.

Al these are natural juices that would not leave any side effects unlike the chemically produced cosmetic products. Apart from these there are few packs that are quite effectual in making the freckles and age spot disappear from the skin. Only key to success through these remedies is continuous persistence.

How to prepare Natural Freckles Creams Pack
  • Freckle cream pack  1: Mix equal quantities of parsley juice, lemon juice and orange juice in the sour curd/cream. Whisk it well. Apply it on the freckles. Let it dry and later wash with plain water.
  • Freckle cream pack  2: Mash ¼ cup of unripe currant to make the paste. Mix one tablespoon of honey to this paste. Put it on the face and body having the brown colored spots. Let it dry for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with little warm water. Pat the face with clean towel. Then dab the lemon juice and allow it to dry. Finally, again wash with water.  
  • Freckle cream pack  3: Soak fenugreek seeds overnight in the water. Grind in the mixer to make the fine paste. Mix sour curd to this paste. Apply it on the freckles. Let it dry; later wash it off with warm water. If it is extra, it can be stored in the refrigerator. For the next time use, if it becomes too dry then add sour curd as required and apply.  

It is very crucial to regularly use these home remedies to fight against the freckles. It is impossible to make the spots invisible with one time application. In fact, in summers one has to be more prompt with these remedies as in this season due to harsh sun freckles are more noticeable. Make your skin brightened and free from these unattractive spots by using these simple natural home remedies. It is certainly little work but then for looking good naturally it is worth to put in some efforts!!

Remove facial freckles using natural home remedies

Remove freckles using natural home remedies

Remove freckles using natural home remedies

Freckles are the small spots light brown in color. People with fair complexion are more prone to have these undesirable spots because the melanin content in their skin is relatively less when compared with people having the dark skin tone. These spots are very sensitive to harmful ultra-violet rays emitted by the sun thus are more prominent on those areas that are exposed to sun.These do not cause any health tribulations but hinders the good looks of the individual. Therefore, people  want to get rid of freckles as soon as possible.

Fair skin people must be extra cautious of freckles. They must regularly apply the home made packs on face and body in order to keep their skin free from freckles. In case the spots are quite dark then these home remedies would make the freckles fade to quite a large extent. Just ensure that when the facial pack is let to dry, one should not make any kind of facial movements else it might result in skin wrinkles

Dry Skin Care and Home remedy for dry skin

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Find your Skin Type and types of skin problem for skin care. Also Organic skin care solutions for dry skin , oil skin and normal skin type.
I have oily skin & oily skin problem
Oily skin is shiny, Blackheads, pimples and acnes results from oily skin.Oily skin causes spots and blackheads problems.
Dry skin conditions and home Remedies
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Remove facial freckles using natural home remedies
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Best Homemade Face Masks Recipes
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Sun Burn Treatment
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Remedies for Prickly Heat
Prickly heat is caused due to excessive sweating. It results in redness along with rashes on the neck and back. The red itchy rashes seen on the skin in summers is certainly nothing else but prickly h
Summer Drinks for Soft and Shiny Skin
The key to beautiful vibrant skin in summers is drinking lots of liquid in some or the other form.However, all cola drinks and tin/bottle-packed juices must be strictly avoided.
Fall Skin Care Tips
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Homemade Body Packs
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Herbal Skin Nourishing Lotion
Herbal skin nourishing lotion is the mix of essential oils. The oils namely sesame oil, coconut oil, lemon oil and neem oil are mixed in certain proportion to make this lotion.
Clean and Clear Skin
Manjista herbal home remedy is helpful in attaining the clean and clear skin. Clean and clear skin can be attained by maintaining the balanced state of mind, right lifestyle and good skin care.

Dry skin conditions and home Remedies

Dry skin conditions

Dry skin conditions

Dry skin is caused due to lack of sufficient moisture and oil on skin.Dryness causes the skin to flake and feel tight and the skin also becomes rough and dull especially on cheeks and neck. Tiny expression lines are visible at the comers of the mouth.Dry skin is less likely to develop acne. Dry skin should be clean and smooth with regular massage motivated.

Home remedy for dry skin

People will be benefited by dry skin home remedies if they use mild products, alcohol-free toners and creamy cleansers. Our face, throat and the area around the eyes and skin requiremoisturizer. Home remedy and dry skin care diet Maintaining balanced diet, lots of fresh fruits, and vegetables, 7-8 glasses ofwater, 8 hours of sleep are part of natural beauty tips exercise in fresh air so that the skin does not dry up further and it is a dry skin natural remedy 

Home remedy for dry skin

People will be benefited by dry skin home remedies if they use mild products, alcohol-free toners and creamy cleansers. Our face, throat and the area around the eyes and skin require moisturizer.
Home remedy and dry skin care diet
We need to maintain a good balanced diet, lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, 7-8 glasses of water, 8 hours of sleep and exercise in fresh air so that the skin does not dry up further and it is a dry skin natural remedy

I have oily skin & oily skin problem

Oily skin problem

Oily skin problem

Oily skin is common among adolescents, but can be in any age. Avoid products that leave skin carefor your skin taut and dehydrated.Oily skin is shiny. Blackheads,pimples and acnes results from dry skin, it attracts dirt and dust .
Even if oily skin causes spots and blackheads , it is advantageous for some people because it ages at a slower rate than other skin types and does not dry up faster.

The oil-producing glands (over active sebaceous glands) make certain parts of face, i.e. forehead, nose, chin look shiny, recommended by  natural beauty tips  

Moisturizer for Dry Skin

How to Make Herbal Moisturizer for Dry Skin

How to Make Herbal Moisturizer for Dry Skin

Dry Skin needs constant herbalbeauty care to prevent the itching and skin inflammation. To avoid such skin tribulations one can prepare herbalskin moisturizer at home that is apt fordry skin.

Herbal moisturizing="" beauty="" care="" dry="" skin="" aims="" for="">nourishing the skin so as to keep the skin dryness away. The regular application of this moisturizer shall ensure that the skin never gets cracked or chapped. It can be used for the entire year with little variations in the quantity used in accordance to the weather conditions. For instance in winters the need for moisturizer is more when compared in summers.

Home Cellulite Treatments

Cellulite occurs when the connective tissue pulls down on fat causing the fat to bulge under the skin. The less fat you have the less noticeable cellulite is. Diet and exercise play an important role in reducing the appearance of cellulite.
If you want to reduce cellulite you need to detox your body, especially your liver and colon. Lay off nicotine and caffeine, do not consume excess salt or fat and drink plenty of water. Eat foods rich in nutrients like soy, blueberries and nuts. Make sure you get the nutrients glucosamine, B vitamins and essential fatty acids. Onions are also a wonderful food to combat cellulite. Onions act as a natural diuretic releasing water buildup from skin cells.
Exercise to lose weight and tone your legs and buttocks. Do specific exercises to increase muscle mass in your thighs like walking, biking, stair climbing, yoga and pilates. The less fat and more muscle you have will make cellulite disappear. Muscle will stretch the skin and smooth out the dimpled bumpy appearance.
To increase circulation and break up the fat do daily massages to troubled areas. You can also use a body brush in the shower or bath with a body wash or exfoliating product to help increase circulation. Use aromatherapy oils in your bath to stimulate your system: Sage, cypress, and juniper oils aid with cellulite reduction.
Wearing pantyhose will also help combat and reduce cellulite, especially the body shaping ones that contour your thighs. Pantyhose compress fat and help aid circulation. There are cellulite reduction pantyhose on the market now specifically made to help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
You can make a body wrap at home with coffee grounds and seaweed to help reduce cellulite. Take warm coffee grounds and spread on troubled areas, wrap with moist seaweed (can be purchased at health food stores) then cover with plastic wrap. Keep the wrap on for about a half hour. Un wrap and rinse off in the shower. Massage your thighs as you rinse off.
There are also many commercial products that you can purchase to help combat cellulite. Some of the most popular are: L�Oreal Sublime Slim which consists of a day and a night gel to apply daily, Clarins Total Body Lift, Murad Firm and Tone Serum, Body Creator Aromatic Firming Cream, Algotherm Pulpe Activ Minceur, and Guinot Absolue Minceur home version products.

value via beauty Herbal Help for Acne

If you have acne you�ve probably tried all the over the counter products and maybe even the prescription products on the market. Perhaps they don�t work for you or they irritate your skin and dry it out. There are other options. Herbal treatments and nutritional supplements can also help with acne, either applied directly to the skin or taken orally.
Zinc supplements worked wonders for me. I take 50 milligrams a day, twice daily and it helps keep my skin clearer than any prescription I�ve ever tried. You can find Zinc at a grocery store or drug store in the aisle with vitamin and mineral supplements. At Wal-Mart it�s only $2.13 a bottle. You can also order from catalogs and online websites.
Herbs that work wonders at clearing up acne are: Echinacea taken orally and applied externally to the skin, Oregon grape root applied as a cream, tea tree oil applied to the skin, oregano and basil oil applied to the skin or taken orally.
Be careful using any new product because you may be sensitive to it and if you are using any prescriptions or other topical acne treatments you might have to watch out for reactions. Check with your dermatologist to make sure it is alright to use any herbal treatments with the medicine you are already using.

Why Do We Get Wrinkles?

Wrinkles. Some women see them as the bane of their existence, and they actually go through all means they could possibly afford just to get those wrinkles off their faces, the means ranging from expensive creams to Botox to plastic surgery and facelift. Our culture and society is so youth-oriented that wrinkles, especially on women, have become totally undesirable.
Why do we get wrinkles?
Wrinkles are mostly associated with aging. As we age, the cells of our skin become thinner and lose elasticity because of the decreased levels of collagen production in our body. The skin cells also divide more slowly, thus delaying repair and renewal of the skin. Also, as we age, the fat cells just under the outer layer of our skin, which makes the skin look supple, get smaller and lose their ability to fill out whatever gaps created by the damage that occurs in the inner layers of our skin. And so our skin sags, becomes dry and develops wrinkles as we age.
Wrinkles also develop because of skin damage, the skin damage coming mostly from exposure to sunlight. Spending too much time under the sun with minimal or no protection at all causes the skin to be vulnerable to ultraviolet radiation. Sunlight causes the outer layer of the skin, which is the epidermis, to become thinner, and encourages the overproduction of melanin, which eventually leads to skin cancer. Continued sunlight exposure also causes the collagen in our skin to break down more rapidly, faster than natural aging actually does. Loss of collagen results in loss of elasticity for the skin, therefore to skin wrinkling.
The development of free radicals in the skin also causes it to wrinkle. Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules in the body that lack an electron; oxygen molecules need two. Free radicals also contribute to the speedy breakdown of collagen in the skin. How do free radicals develop in the skin? This happens through continued exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun, air pollution and cigarette smoking.
We are probably not aware of this, but gravity also plays a role in why we get wrinkles. Gravity pulls at our skin, causing sags and jowls to form.
Getting wrinkles is a natural process. It is something we cannot avoid, and it is something that starts happening in our twenties and thirties. Facelift and other cosmetic surgery cost an arm and a leg, but there are cheaper ways and more effective ways of arresting the formation of wrinkles in the skin and keeping our skin looking younger for longer.
Ways to diminish wrinkles
First is to keep our skin well-protected from UV ray exposure. This means laying on product, such as creams and lotions, that have SPF protection all over the skin. Another is proper nutrition and hydration. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables and fish that are rich in vitamins and minerals that fight the development of free radicals in the body. Also, drink plenty of water and fruit juices to keep the body hydrated, and avoid too much black tea and coffee.
Get as much sleep as possible as well, as much as eight hours a day. Sufficient rest keeps the body from being stressed, since chronic stress accelerates the aging process. Lastly, give up smoking because smoking dehydrates the skin and burns away the nutrients of the body.

Pamper Your Skin at the Spa

Smooth, clear and flawless skin is an indication of good health, not just of beauty. Whatever lifestyle choices we make, or whatever forms of abuse we make our bodies go through, such as drinking, bingeing and smoking, getting stressed out lots of times, or lack of exercise and sleep, show easily enough on our skin. It is easy to tell if a person is not of good health: she always looks wan and sallow, her skin dry and flaking, and most likely sporting dark circles under the eyes. A person who is at the peak of health has smooth and soft skin that is alit with a rosy glow.
Many women go to day spas to pamper their skin and make them look nice and healthy. Spas have special treatments that can rejuvenate the skin, take the toxins out of the body, and make the skin look younger and looking fresh.
If you go to a spa to get your skin pampered, what treatments should you go for and what should you expect? Listed below are basic treatments you can find in a spa:
    Facials. A facial is a way of deep cleansing the skin, removing the dirt, the impurities and the blackheads from the face. After a facial the skin of your face should feel clean, soft and hydrated.
    Facial mask. The idea of the facial mask is to make your skin feel tighter, smoother and hydrated. It is also supposed to exfoliate your skin and remove the dirt and dead skin cells from it, as well as to treat acne. Facial masks are done by putting some substance evenly on your skin and letting it dry on the skin before washing it off. Facial masks are typically made of algae, seaweed and mud, but it can also be made of other materials.
    Body scrub. A body scrub exfoliates and removes the dead skin cells from the body using different types of oils and salts. This hydrates and makes the skin of the body soft and smooth.
    Body mask. Body masks are also used for exfoliating and for removing dead skin cells from the body. It works exactly the same way as the facial mask.
    Body wrap. In a body wrap treatment, certain creams, liquids or a special mud is applied to the body. The body is then wrapped tightly and allowed to stay so for a period of time. A body wrap treatment is supposed to detoxicate the body, or maybe help the body shed off a few pounds.
Day spas also offer different kinds of massages to relax the body, to relieve it from stress and detoxicate it. Having healthy, glowing skin, after all, is an inside job. If you are feeling pain or stressed out, it is best to relieve these aches and pains through massage so the skin would look healthy and beautiful.
Visit a day spa and pamper your skin every once in a while. It will do your skin and your health a world of good.

Natural Skin Care

Did you know that your diet contributes greatly to the clarity and condition of your skin? It�s true. Pay attention next time you eat an entire candy bar by yourself, or take notice of your skin�s tone and texture if you opt for a better diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, salads, healthier foods, and lots of water. Natural skin care at its best...
Nutritional consultant and author Elaine Wilkes, N.C., M.A. offers a delicious tip to getting radiant, glowing skin. In her book
Food Choices Made Easy! Finally A Summary of What All The Health Experts Say!
, Wilkes provides helpful tips compiled from hundreds of health advisors on how to get skin that looks and feels healthy and young. Tips she delves into include advice on weight loss, great foods to eat and those to avoid, and money saving tips, to name a few.
So what is the secret to smooth, healthy, youthful skin?
Wilkes points to a fabulous beverage recipe as the answer.
�Believe me, I have tried everything,� Elaine Wilkes says. �But, doing this tip, I have had strangers come up to me and ask me why my skin looked so healthy. Say goodbye to weary skin with juicing.�
Elaine Wilkes is also a Certified Practitioner of Metabolic Typing, which means she matches people�s nutrition to their metabolism, taking into account their genetics, personality, blood type, etc. She recommends creating a juicy cocktail for a vivacious skin tone and healthier complexion, and to help anyone achieve glowing skin.
�Combine fresh green vegetable juices such as cucumber, celery, kale, parsley, spinach, and a little bit of apple for a delicious taste, into a juicer,� she instructs.
Wilkes also suggests also adding lemon and ginger for a yummy zing.
�Soon, you will notice a glow to your new, plumped-up, radiant skin,� she details. �For more added benefits, drink half your weight in ounces of water each day. Beautiful skin is about what is going on inside your body. Nourish your inside with these tasty, healthy juices and your skin cannot help but look terrific. Oh, and you'll feel great, too.�
For healthy skin that looks and feels great, make a conscious effort to improve your diet. Also take the time to practice a regular cleansing routine, and engage in a realistic exercise program. These commitments to yourself will give your body and skin the boost they�ve needed to get on and stay on the right track.