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Super Easy Way To Shed Weight!

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Untitled-2Let’s face it, it’s hard being a girl sometimes! To me it’s one of the most beautiful things, but we aren’t built like guys meaning, we tend to gain weight more easily and sometimes take if off much slower, DAMN you hormones! After a busy tiring routine I wish I had the energy to workout, but right now, sleeping is about all I can think about!

So here I want to share the miraculous secret drink which has helped me to lose weight and I love the fact that it starts with boosting up the body energy, this is an easy way to reduce water weight and help you lose weight fast. Something you must do before a night out on the town!

Super Slimming Water Retentioin Drink!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Watermelon
  • 1/2 Cup Honey Dew
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey

Mix all ingredients together in a blender and serve! Enjoy for a super high vitamin and antioxidant drink!

 

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DIY Hair Oil Treatment

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DIY Hair Oil Treatment

Experiencing dry, dull or lifeless hair? Well, Hakuna Matata 🙂

Here’s a DIY Hair Oil treatment that has worked for me so I thought of sharing with you all..

– 2 ounces of cold pressed coconut oil

– 2 ounces of olive oil

– 2 ounces of almond oil

– 2 ounces of mustard oil

– 1 ounce of castor oil

– 1 tablespoon of Fenugreek seeds (adds shine, helps prevent dandruff and premature graying)

Boil all the above and let it cool. Store in a airtight container for upto 6 months.

When using, heat a small amount and apply it directly to the scalp and not hair. Massage well and leave it overnight. Wash the following morning with shampoo and conditioner.

I use this twice a week and seen amazing results so far!

Remember, for anything to work you have to be consistent!

Happy Hair days everyone!! 🙂

 

P.S. It does smell a bit like pickle, but for lustrous hair, we don’t really mind it! What about you? 😉

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7 Tricks From a Makeup Artist to Help You Look Younger | Bright Side

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7 Tricks From a Makeup Artist to Help You Look Younger | Bright Side

You can hardly find a woman who doesn’t want to stay young and attractive for as long as possible. But wrinkles and other changes don’t mean that beauty is a thing of the past.

We at Bright Side are pretty sure that women can look gorgeous at any age, and we asked a makeup artist to share tricks that will help emphasize your natural beauty and divert attention from the numbers in your passport.

 

Base

For mature women, it’s desirable to use a fine light-reflecting base. It fills wrinkles with fine shimmering particles and visually smoothes the skin’s texture.

Foundation

It’s best to use a medium (even closer to light) density foundation to avoid the effect of a mask. Our aim is to smooth the tone, give the skin a velvet texture and a well-groomed look, and hide minor imperfections.

Eyebrows

A beautiful and accurate eyebrow shape is a thing of extreme importance because it gives the face a well-cared for look. A pretty arch of the eyebrows and a properly selected color visually opens the eyes and makes the face look fresh. Try to avoid saturated black and gray colors — it’s preferable to use warm and cold-warm shades as they give you a younger look.

The eyelash line

Take a sharp pencil and draw a thin black line right in the top row of eyelashes. Don’t forget that it’s not an eyeliner — it’s a thin line in the eyelashes. It adds depth to the look, as well as expression and density to the eyelashes.

Shadows and sculpting

Apply shadows to the eyelids. On the inner corner of the eye we put a light shade and then a more intense one — for example, pale peach, lilac, pearl-pink, powdery, satin moon. Emphasize the outer corner with dark shadows: chocolate shades, deep rum, grayish-brown, or brown with a purple midtone are perfectly suitable. It’s better to apply dark shadows to the lower third of the eyelid in order not to make it look heavier and not to add age to your face. Don’t forget about face sculpting. We emphasize cheekbones and make them visually smaller.

Lip makeup

To make lip makeup last longer, use a professional lip pencil. It’s preferable to not only outline lips but also fill the entire surface with color. If you like gradients (ombré), cover the inner corners with a darker pencil. If you like matte lips, you can leave them as they are.

Finishing touch

To create a glossy effect, apply lipstick over the pencil: cover the middle of the lips with a lighter shade and the inner corners with a darker one. That’s how we keep the lip volume and the ombré effect. If you want the effect of wet lips, you can use a drop of transparent lip gloss in the middle.

Here’s the result:

Note that the purpose of makeup is not to “rejuvenate“ or ”confuse” the admirers — its aim is to help women of all ages emphasize their advantages and feel more confident.

Photographer Roman Zakharchenko ,
makeup artist Angelina Korsakova ,
model Lubov Shatokhina for BrightSide.me

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7 Basics to stay warm and stylish this Winter

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winter fashion basics

Winter can be a fun time to experiment with deep colors, layer fashionable pieces and look ultra stylish.

For some people however, this time of year can be a bit daunting when it comes to looking fashionable. And no one wants to be a victim of a fashion faux pas either! So we’ve put together a few basics for you to stay warm yet stylish this winter 🙂

1. LAYER YOUR CLOTHES

Start with a thermal inner wear or tights under your jeans, pants or dress. This layer can be slightly loose as it will absorb any moisture or sweat keeping you warm and dry.

Don’t worry about how it looks, as this layer will be the innermost one. Just make sure it fits well and isn’t too bulky.

thermal inner wear

 
2. BUY A WELL FITTED SHIRT

This is the first layer people will see, so invest in a nice well fitted shirt or blouse to start layering. Just remember that the thinner or more well fitted your clothes are, the more potential for you to layer on top of it.

Wearing a t-shirt over a long-sleeve shirt or a skirt over pants can give some extra life to your warm-weather clothing

winter shirt

3. ADD A SLEEVELESS VEST OR SWEATER

The purpose of this layer is to help provide further insulation and trap heat. This will likely be a visible layer, so look for something that matches your shirts and wardrobe.
This is a piece you can choose to take off if the temperature goes up.

A printed woolen sweater can be a nice addition for a more professional environment.

winter sweater

4. INVEST IN A GOOD WINTER COAT

This is the one piece of clothing you’ll always want to have in colder weather, no matter how many layers you wear, so it’s worth making an investment.

There are many different types of winter coats out there, so you’ll have plenty of options to find something that suits you. Look for something thick, but also roomy enough that you’ll be able to layer underneath it

Look for different colors. If you are looking to stand out from the crowd, don’t stick with the traditional black or beige. Instead, find something bright and colorful that will work as a nice contrast against your inner layer.

Winter coat women

5. ACCESSORIZE YOUR OUTFIT 

You can accessorize your outfit by wearing a stylish woolen hat. We loose a good deal of heat out of your heads, so wearing a hat to keep you warm and away from the wind is always a good idea. Plus, it is also a sensitive part of the body, so you will really feel it when the temperature dips.

There are plenty of woolly ones out there to suit every preference and style.

winter caps

6. WEAR A SCARF

Don’t forget that your neck will be exposed too, so covering up with a printed scarf is a great way to add more dimension to your look.

There are plenty of prints and fabrics to suit every outfit. An interesting pattern can help you stand out and it doesnt need to match the rest of your outfit in the same way either. Experiment with contrasting colors and prints. Dont be afraid to experiment with how you tie your scarf too, there are plenty of ways to wear the same scarf multiple times.

winter scarf

7. GET THE RIGHT PAIR OF SHOES

Boots are great and ideal for those cold winter nights. Boots are also thicker, and will help trap heat around your feet and ankles.

Consider higher boots that come further up your legs. The extra coverage will give you the freedom to consider a shorter skirt, and provide a slightly different look than ankle boots.

winter boots women

 

And that’s about it, now you have your guide to winter fashion basics…
We hope these tips will help you keep it chic and stylish this winter!

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5 DIY Recipes for Glowing skin

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The festive season is here and all you gorgeous ladies are prepping up to look your best! We put together 5 simple and natural DIY homemade recipes that are guaranteed to give you that festive glow within a fraction of the price you would pay at an expensive beauty salon next door.

So get ready to shine like a million stars!

CITRUS MASK

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You need

1 egg white
1 tsp freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tsp sour cream (not fat-free)

Method

1. BEAT the egg white in a glass bowl until it is fluffy.
2. MIX the sour cream with the grapefruit and lemon juice together.
3. ADD the mixture to the egg white then apply it to a clean face.
4. LEAVE it for 15 minutes, then rinse off and dry your face.

Why it works: Lemon and grapefruit are rich in citric acid, AHA, that is a natural exfoliator and also powerful antioxidants. They both promote a smoother, brighter looking skin. This mask is ideal for oily skin.

CINNAMON CLEANSER

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You need

½ tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp powder milk
1 Tbsp freshly brewed chamomile tea
¼ tsp organic honey

Method: MIX the ingredients in a glass bowl to make a soft paste. Gently massage the paste onto wet skin. Leave it on for 2 to 3 minutes, then rinse and dry your face.

Why it works: The combination of milk—lactic acid—that exfoliates; chamomile for soothing; and cinnamon, which stimulates the skin.

TOMATO EXFOLIATOR

You need

1 lg organic tomato
2 tsp brown sugar
½ tsp honey

Method: SMOOSH the tomato in a glass bowl, then mix in the brown sugar and honey. Gently massage the mixture on your face and leave on for 5 minutes. Rinse and dry your face.

Why it works: Lycopene in tomato is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals; brown sugar is a great exfoliator.

STRAWBERRY FACE PACK

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You need

5-6 ripe strawberries
1 Tbsp of olive oil
2 Tbsps of honey

Method: MASH ripe strawberries completely to get a smooth paste. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of honey. Apply to clean face and wash once it dries.

Why it works: Strawberries contain salicyclic acid that helps slough away dead skin cells and makes the skin soft and smooth. It also helps to lighten dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.

AVOCADO FACE MASK

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You need

1 ripe Avocado
1 tsp of yoghurt
Few drops of lemon juice

Method: Mix mashed ripe avocado with a teaspoon of yoghurt and few drops of lemon juice. Apply the mixture all over face and wash with cold water after twenty minutes. This face mask can be stored in air tight jar if made in quantity.

Why it works: Rich in potassium, avocado face mask nourishes the skin and helps maintain its glow and health.

Glowing skin was never this easy!!

Try out these simple homemade masks and sparkle like a diamond this festive season!

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The PERFECT DIET to prevent Hair Loss

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Who wants long, thick and lustrous hair? Well, if you’ve always craved for those shiny and perfect locks, then the first thing to keep in check is the diet you consume. ‘You are what you eat‘ is an age old saying that has its roots in ancient wisdom. So why not go back to eating the right diet to own those gorgeous and lustrous locks?

We’ve put together a list of the best seven foods that prevent hair loss to include in your meals. Take a look below!

Beans

Beans and bean sprouts have the power to help you grow longer and thicker hair. This is because it has silica in it, which is an important nutrient for hair growth. Silica helps absorb minerals and vitamins, which we consume everyday. And the hair follicles need silica to help absorb the same, or else the vitamins and minerals we consume wouldn’t be of much help.

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Seafood

Fish and seafood items are must-have’s on the list of perfect diet to prevent hair loss. This is because of the essential omegas in them and the content of sulphur too. In addition to that, seafood has zinc in it which can be useful for the hair to gain its strength. The follicles are taken care of by being nourished by the minerals in seafood too. Hormones are kept in check and the vitamins are absorbed as well.

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Dry Fruits And Nuts

Instead of having sugary stuff, satisfy your sweet cravings with dry fruits and nuts. This is because the mineral content in them is high. You have sulphur, iron and biotin in dry fruits and nuts along with vitamin E as well, which can help with scalp blood flow and circulation too. this in turn ensures that the hair follicles are cared for and that the hair strands grow stronger too.

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Eggs

An egg a day to consume is good for your hair, because of the high levels of protein and keratin it has in it. The biotin too in an egg can encourage the growth of hair, and stops hair loss. Moreover, eggs help produce plenty of keratin and sulphur for the hair, which stops hair loss.

eggs

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Oats

Start your day with a bowl of porridge, because oat porridge can help maintain the luster, shine and strength of your hair, and also give your body the much needed energy for the day too. Oats also helps add more melanin and color to your hair as well. This in turn also brings in more minerals to the hair, for example magnesium and potassium, phosphorus too, which helps as super strengthening agents for the hair.

oats

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Lean Meat

For those who are non-vegetarians, lean meat can help prevent hair fall and hair loss, which is why it tops the list as one of the foods to eat for hair loss prevention. The iron content found in the meat is very high and can be easily absorbed into the hair follicles too. This also helps create haemoglobin in the blood which carries oxygen to the various tissues and organs in the body. Lean meat has sulphur in it which can be absorbed easily by the hair follicles and also improves blood flow too. Moreover, the presence of B3 in lean meat and vitamin A in it helps with strengthening the hair strands as well.

lean meat

Source: healthydietbase.com

Berries

Plenty of antioxidants and vitamins in it along with minerals too, berries in dark red to very dark forms are best to eat or have in a diet to stop hair fall naturally. You can have them solo or raw, cooked or as toppings for a dessert and the taste remains the same with plenty of care for the hair given.

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Try incorporating these seven yummy foods in your diet and let us know which one is your favorite!!

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Festive Makeup Tutorial – Get Ready with Us

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Wedding receptions, colorful festivals, birthdays parties and more celebrations!! It’s that time of the year again where all you beautiful ladies are stocking up on glamorous dresses and sparkling accessories to match on various occasions….But wait! Are you anxious about how you’re going to get the perfect party makeup that will get everyone drooling over your look? Well, we’re here to help and we’ve found a great tutorial for all you gorgeous ladies who want to look your best on every occasion! Whether it’s a party or a wedding reception, this simple, easy and glamorous makeup tutorial will have you ready to go!

 


Courtesy: Kaushal Beauty

 

 

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Simple Tips for STRESS FREE Living

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With the demands of modern day living, its easy to get swayed into the hype and busy schedules of our day. Hectic work hours, boss breathing down our necks, endless expectations of our family, pleasing friends can get all too overwhelming. And even though, we try to frantically meet all these expectations, we find that life is somehow tearing us apart into a million fragments each having a separate existence of their own. In what seems like a normal routine to us all, here are some things that you can actively do to live in the moment and experience a deeper and more fulfilling life!

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TAKE A FEW CONSCIOUS BREATHS

Taking a few seconds to breathe consciously can bring you back to the present moment. Your work will be more efficient and you will instantly have renewed energy to continue with the task at hand.

LOOK OUT OF THE WINDOW

Gaze at the trees and plants outside. Enjoy the exuberance they radiate, watch them dance in the winds for a few seconds. This will give you a fresh insight into the nature of things and instead of rushing to complete tasks, you will find yourself being more in tune with the beauty of nature and allow yourself to swiftly move into your day without carrying the stress attached to it.

TAKE SHORT WALKS

Walking is a wonderful stress buster. Complement it with a few conscious breaths and you will feel lighter and maybe even filled with a few brighter ideas on how to go about your day in a more effective manner

SIP ON SOME CALMING TEA

Drinking a cup or two of green tea or camomile tea can soothe not just your body but also calm your mind. You can even have a cup a few minutes before going to bed to release all the accumulated stress of your day and enjoy a good restful sleep. Green tea has several beauty benefits too. Click here to read https://zeenatstyle.com/beauty-benefits-green-tea-skin-hair/

LISTEN TO INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Music has a instant calming effect on our brains. Listening to some instrumental guitar or lounge music for a few minutes a  day can revive your mind and put your body in a state of relaxation and calm. You can even sit with your eyes closed for a few moments as you listen to some healing music and observe the flow of your breath as you inhale and exhale. This will make you more alert to the things and people around you and you will find yourself more present as you talk to your colleagues, friends and family. Click here to listen to some relaxing music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cnfj6QCGLyA

LIGHT SOME SCENTED CANDLES

Scents and fragrances have been used for centuries to change the mood and open the senses up to your surroundings thus making you more appreciative of the gifts you already have in your life. New and clear insights into your life may emerge from simply having a pleasant smell around your house, room or even work space. Choose your favorite scents from lavender, fresh flowers, fruity to even fresh bed linen fragrance.

 DECORATE YOUR SPACE WITH YOUR FAVORITE MEMORIES

We all have those favorite holiday moments, family members or even pets that we’re very fond of and cannot imagine our lives without. Frame photos of your most cherished memories of people, places and things. Use this as an opportunity to even frame places that you have never been to but are on your wish list. This can serve as a vision board making you enthusiastic and excited about your day and where you look forward to making your dreams come true. You can even place little pots of fresh plants and flower vases to add life to your work space, home or room and keep you feeling fresh to carry on with your day and follow those dreams.

USE EPSOM SALTS IN YOUR BUBBLE BATH

Soaking your body in a tub filled with warm water and epsom salts can instantly rejuvenate and detoxify your body, eliminate negativity and calm your senses. Do this when you’re back home after a long hectic day at work or simply before you get into bed. You will be ready to enjoy a much deserved deep and restful sleep.

FEW DROPS OF LAVENDER OIL

Putting a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow can promote a sense of calm and help you go more fully into a state of relaxed and deep sleep.

REMEMBER THAT LIFE IS TRULY BEAUTIFUL

Keep one or few of the above tips in mind as you go about your day and find yourself responding to life with more energy, ease and joy! 

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Beauty Benefits of Green Tea for Skin and Hair

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Beauty Benefits of Green tea

Initially, green tea was popular in China and used medicinally for centuries to treat everything from headaches to depression. Nowadays, people from all over the world consume green tea for its numerous health benefits.

It contains a high amount of antioxidants as well as enzymes, amino acids and phytochemicals like polyphenols. It also has B vitamins, folate, manganese, potassium, magnesium and caffeine.

In addition to its health benefits, green tea has an impressive list of skin and hair care benefits. To enhance your beauty, you can use green tea in your beauty masks. Also, drink a few cups of this popular beverage daily.

Beauty Benefits of Green Tea

Here are the top 10 beauty benefits of green tea for skin and hair.

IMPROVES SKIN COMPLEXION

Green tea improves your skin complexion by flushing out toxins from the skin, heals blemishes, reduces scars and inflammation. It even improves skin’s elasticity.

  1. Cut open 2 used green tea bags and scoop out their contents.
  2. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of raw honey.
  3. Mix in a little lemon juice.
  4. Apply it on your face and allow it to sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  6. Use this face mask once or twice a week.

 REDUCES PUFFY EYES AND DARK CIRCLES

The antioxidants and tannins (an astringent) in green tea help treat puffy eyes as well as dark circles. They help shrink blood vessels underneath the delicate skin around the eyes. This in turn reduces swelling and puffiness.

In addition, the vitamin K in green tea helps lighten dark circles under the eyes.

  1. Put 2 used green tea bags in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. Place the cold tea bags on your closed eyelids.
  3. Sit back and relax for 15 minutes.
  4. Use this remedy twice daily until you are satisfied with the results.

FIGHTS SIGNS OF AGEING

Green Tea has anti-ageing and antioxidant benefits that can help delay signs of ageing such as sagging skin, sun damage, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles.

The polyphenols in green tea help neutralize harmful free radicals, which can cause significant damage to the skin and accelerate the aging process.

In addition, it helps fight prevent skin cancer.

  1. Mix 3 tablespoons of plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon of ground green tea leaves and a little turmeric powder. Apply it on your face and neck. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. Use this face mask once or twice a week.
  1. Mix 1 teaspoon of Matcha green tea and a few drops of water to make a paste. If you have dry skin, add 1 teaspoon of Matcha green tea and ½ teaspoon each of extra-virgin coconut oil and warm water. Apply it on your face, leave it on until it dries completely, then rinse it off with warm water. Do this a few times a week.

TREATS ACNE AND PIMPLES

The catechins in green tea are antibacterial agents that help fight acne-causing bacteria. Catechins even help regulate hormonal imbalances in the body, one of the key causes of acne.

In addition, anti-inflammatory property of green tea helps reduce the redness and inflammation brought about by acne.

  1. Mix ¼ cup each of freshly brewed green tea and water.
  2. Use a cotton ball to apply this solution on the affected area.
  3. Allow it to sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse it off with cool water.
  4. Do this twice daily until you have acne-free skin.

WORKS AS A SKIN TONER

Green tea works as a natural toner for your skin, it helps draw out impurities, reduces large pores and gives your skin a nice healthy glow.

It even helps keep your skin hydrated, which is essential for healthy skin.

  1. Brew 2 cups of green tea and allow it to cool.
  2. Add a few drops of any essential oil of your choice.
  3. Put the solution in a clean spray bottle.
  4. Spray the solution on your face or apply it with a cotton ball twice daily.

People with skin conditions, such as psoriasis and rosacea, can also use this solution.

STIMULATES HAIR GROWTH

Green tea contains a high amount of antioxidants that promote hair growth. The catechins in it have 5-alpha-reductase inhibiting properties that help block DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), one of the key causes of hair loss.

It can even promote the growth of new hair and prevent common problems like dry scalp and dandruff.

  1. After washing your hair, rinse it with cool, freshly brewed green tea. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse it out with cool water. Do this 2 or 3 times a week for a couple of months.
  2. Drink 2 to 3 cups of green tea daily to enjoy strong and beautiful hair

Green Tea is a beauty potion that everyone must definitely try!!

For a more comprehensive guide on the Health benefits of Green Tea, visit Health and Fitness Shops.

With such a plethora of benefits, we won’t be surprised if you fall in love with green tea!! Enjoy! 🙂

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5 Natural Beauty Essentials

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Discover these natural beauty essentials for healthy, glowing skin that are not only good for you but easy on the pocket too.

Usually, different products suit different skin types, ages, and concerns. But there are some simple products that have stood the test of time and work for just about everyone. Plus, they can be used in myriad ways. These truly amazing natural beauty essentials will not let you down.

SWEET ALMOND OIL

Made by pressing almond kernels, sweet almond oil is used widely as an ingredient in cosmetics, but can also be used topically on its own. Note that sweet almond oil is not the same as the almond oil used in cooking.

BENEFITS

Sweet almond oil is a light skin moisturizer that absorbs easily and promotes skin health. It’s also suitable for blemish-prone skin because it will not clog pores.

HOW TO USE IT

-Use as a light moisturizer

Massage into facial skin or body any time you’d like a light, nourishing boost of moisture.

-Give your nails some shine

Doing an at-home manicure or pedicure? Skip the polish, and instead give your nails some natural shine by working sweet almond oil into your nails and cuticles after filing and buffing.

-Make DIY hair oil

To restore desperately needed wintertime moisture to hair, work a few drops between your hands and gently smooth over your hair.

COCONUT OIL

Unlike sweet almond oil, coconut oil used for skin is the same oil that’s used for cooking. It’s made from the fruit of coconut trees—coconuts, of course.

BENEFITS

Coconut oil is a world-class moisturizing agent that helps nourish dry skin.

HOW TO USE IT

-Use as a body moisturizer

While some people find coconut oil too rich for the face, it is an ideal body moisturizer. Massage it into parched winter skin, such as legs after shaving or dry elbows.

-Give your feet some overnight love

Massage coconut oil into your feet before bed, and then cover with socks. Wake up to soft, smooth feet.

-Remove makeup

Use coconut oil as a natural, inexpensive makeup remover.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Apple Cider Vinegar is apple juice that has been fermented. Not only is it delicious and healthy in recipes, but this vinegar is also being recognized for its potential beauty benefits.

BENEFITS

Many people swear by using apple cider vinegar in their hair. It is said that its acidity helps balance hairs pH after shampooing and leaves each strand shiny and smooth. It also has anti-fungal properties.

HOW TO USE IT

-Use as a daily conditioner

Mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water and rinse into hair after shampooing.

-Use as an occasional “shine rinse”

Mix 1/4 cup (60 mL) vinegar with 16 cups (4 L) water. Every two weeks, apply to hair after washing, and then rinse with cool water. (This recipe has a shelf life of six months.)

-Try as a foot bath

Dilute 1 cup (250 mL) vinegar with 4 cups (1 L) water. Apple cider vinegar is thought to help neutralize bacteria on feet, deodorizing them, and it might also help combat fungal infections.

CLAY POWDER

Clay powders for the skin are extracted from all over the world—from volcanic ash in North America to ancient sea floors in Europe. There are many types, and each is said to be beneficial for a particular skin type or concern, such as green clay for oily skin or white clay for dry and sensitive skin.

BENEFITS

Clay proponents claim that the minerals and trace elements in clay benefit our complexions, while drawing out impurities. Although human studies are lacking, it has been suggested that clay, applied topically, might increase skin’s collagen synthesis—meaning that it could improve the health and appearance of skin.

HOW TO USE IT

-Make a face mask

Following the directions on the package, mix clay powder with a small amount of water to form a paste that can be applied as a facial mask.

-Make a wrap or poultice

Clay can also be used in a similar way to create body wraps or poultices on specific areas. Every product is slightly different, so follow the specific directions on the package.

-Deodorize feet

White clay powder can be used as a natural foot deodorant.

LAVENDER OIL

Lavender oil is extracted from the lavender flower. Like any essential oil, it is potent and not for everyone. Essential oils should always be diluted with water or a carrier oil—check the bottle’s specific instructions to determine exact dosages. Furthermore, pregnant or breastfeeding women, as well as children, should check with a health care practitioner before using essential oils.

BENEFITS

Many of us know lavender as the dried, fragrant purple flower used in sachets and potpourri. It’s time to give this hardworking flower more credit! Lavender essential oil has antiseptic properties that may help fight acne, and its scent is thought to promote relaxation.

HOW TO USE IT

-Have a bath

Make a calming bath by mixing a few drops with your favourite carrier oil and adding to warm bathwater. For a foot bath, reduce the amount of each.

-Make a moisturizer

Mix a few drops into sweet almond oil for a subtly scented moisturizer or massage oil.

-Try a DIY steam treatment

For a relaxing at-home facial, add 2 to 4 drops to 3 cups (750 mL) hot water and inhale (but be careful not to burn yourself).

-Create a soothing skin spray

Mix a few drops with water in a spray bottle and mist on your face. Feel free to add other essential oils as well.

Try these simple DIY essentials and keep your skin looking healthy and glowing!!!

 

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Morning DETOX with Honey and Lemon water

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Drinking warm water with lemon and honey on an empty stomach has been known to have several health benefits. Here’s what this magical detox mix does for your body and why you should drink it if you’re not already!

Benefits of drinking honey lemon water

Helps cleanse the liver:

Liver is the main organ which helps in purification of the body. This mix, helps keep the liver pure and toxin free. The liver is mainly responsible for producing protein and maintaining digestion process, so it is essential that the liver is kept pure and functioning well also.

Helps weight loss:

This mix helps cleanse the liver which in turn removes the toxins from the body. Since the body is now free of toxins, metabolism gets boosted and the body starts functioning much better.

Vitamins and minerals:

Consuming the concoction every morning kick starts your system by providing it with a boost of essential vitamins and minerals first thing in the morning. The drink is a heady mix of vitamin C, vitamin B, magnesium, calcium and phosphorous.

Aids in better digestion:

Honey dissolved in water also aids in indigestion by easing the food passages from the intestines to the colon. Also, honey has antibacterial properties that help prevent any infections you might have. On the other hand, lemon helps your liver produce more bile, which helps your digestive system breaks down more complex foods

Gives you clear skin and natural glow:

A mixture of lemon and honey has unique antibacterial, collagen boosting and restorative properties that are a boon for the skin because lemon has cleansing properties that help purify the blood and aids in the production of blood cells that are potent cleaning agents.

So serve your body a cocktail of nutrients and energy early morning by drinking this popular mixture!

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