Tea on Skin

We, the tea lovers often find the reason to drink tea. I am such a person who loves to drink tea. So apart from the usual division of Morning tea and evening tea I have included some divisions such as pre bath tea(tea before taking bath),pre-lunch tea, thought-provoking tea(tea that helps to think clearly) and so on..:)). Jokes apart tea has some nutritional value if it is taken in a right form.

BLACK TEA

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INTRODUCTION

Black tea is also known as “red Tea”:, in Bengali “lal Cha” for its color. Black tea helps to reduce4 the stroke. Black tea is more oxidized. Very often we avoid black tea for its stronger flavor.

VITAMINS and MINERALS

Black tea is rich in so many vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin B2, C E, Magnesium, Zinc, and Potassium.

BLACK TEA ON SKIN

All these vitamins and minerals help to nourish the skin, prevent wrinkles and reduce premature aging. It helps to maintain the tightness of the pores. You can simply apply black tea on your face. It provides a radiant glow. If you can’t bear the taste of black tea you can apply it on your face to get the result. Black tea is a great natural toner and refresher. Take the black tea in a air tight container and put it in a freeze and use it as a toner.

GREEN TEA

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INTRODUCTION

“Belly fat chupane ka nehi ghatane ka samay hai”… due to the excessive depiction of advertisement we became more familiar with green tea. Though according to Google “There is no conclusive evidence that green tea aids in weight loss”.

VITAMINS and MINERALS

Green tea also contains so many vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin B, B2, B3, B6, C, Iron sodium, Manganese, Potassium and so on.

GREEN TEA ON SKIN

Green tea is rich with antioxidants that helps to fight with free-radicals and helps to protect our cells. Green tea helps to flush out toxins. It is also a good natural toner. If you want to make your skin healthy, green tea is the best option for you. It fights with the problems we girls are scared of…acne, pimple, signs of aging, sun damage etc. It helps to cure dark circles and puffy eyes.

So sip in the cup of a tea and make your skin healthy.

 

Prevent Pigmentation…

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Pigmentation is now a burning problem. There are  various reasons of pigmentation…over exposure to sun, pregnancy, undergoing some medical treatment or hormonal changes.

Some Words On Pigmentation

There are two types of pigmentation….Hyper-pigmentation (an increase in melanin) and Hypo-pigmentation (reduction in melanin production). There is a substance in our skin which is called melanin. The melanin provides protection on our skin. Due to the increase or decrease of melanin production, a change is created in skin color.

Some Home Remedies to follow to get rid of pigmentation

First if all Tulsi or Holy Basil is an ideal option to prevent any kind of skin problems. You can take 2-3 leaves of tulsi in the morning in empty stomach. It will help to cure pigmentation from the root.2-basil-625_626x350_61446529505

You can also make paste of tulsi leaves and apply on the pigmented spots.

Almond is another thing that is most helpful to fight against pigmentation. Make a paste of almond, mix it with curd and apply on your face. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and wash it with water.

Papaya is rich in Vitamin A. and Lemon is rich in vitamin C and acts as natural bleaching agent. The mixture of two can make your skin spot free. Make a paste of papaya, mix it with lemon juice. Apply on your face once in a week. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and wash with water.

Potatoes contain enzymes that help to cure pigmentation. You can make raw potato juice or can grate the potato and apply on your affected areas.Raw-potatoes-for-health

You can also make a toner at home. Take one cup of water, give 6-7 tulsi leaves, 6-7 mint leaves and80 neem leaves… Boil them properly. Leave it to become cool then sieve the water. Pour it in a container and store the toner in freeze. Apply the toner every time after washing your face.

Avoid direct sun exposure. Apply a good quality of sun screen.

A good facial massage is also helpful to cure pigmentation.

These are the simple ways you can follow. Above all be patient. It takes some time to cure.

 

Patanjali Orange Aloe Vera Face Wash…Review

Exif_JPEG_420In the skin care routine the first thing that is essential is to wash or clean your face properly. In summer days especially when I am in travel I need to wash my face every now and then. So I was looking for a herbal product with the thought that frequent use of face wash will not create any harm on my skin and I bought PatanjaOrange – Aloe Vera with Neem and Tulsi Face Wash.

Packaging

The product comes in a plastic tube with a flip cap with the picture of orange, aloe Vera and tulsi on the front of the tube and the ingredients are written in the back of the tube.

Color and Smell

The color of the product is creamy white and the smell is too bold for my olfactory sense.

Ingredients

The main ingredients of the product are the extracts of orange peel, neem, tulsi and aloe vera.

How to Use

Apply on wet face, massage gently for one minute with water and then wash with sufficient water.

Requirements

Very small amount or quantity of product is required.Exif_JPEG_420

Price:- Rs. 45/-

Nt.Wt.:- 60g

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Usefulness of Orange Peel on Skin

Orange peel helps to reduce the dryness of skin. It cures acne, blackheads. It helps to brighten skin and make our skin smooth as it is rich in Vitamin C.

Usefulness of Neem on Skin

There are manifold utilities of neem. It is most helpful to reduce acne, scars and pimples. It has anti-bacterial properties. Neem helps to fight against skin infection.

Usefulness of Tulsi on Skin

An important herb in Ayurveda, Tulsi is actually a holy herb that reduces all the problems with its holy touch. Tulsi has antibacterial, antiseptic and antiviral properties. It cures any kind of skin problems. It provides a youthful glow on skin.

Usefulness of Aloe vera on Skin

Aloe Vera is called the “plant of Immortality”. So what to say about this. It moisturizes our skin, reduce tan, reduces wrinkles and so on and on and on,.

What the Product Claims

It claims that it cleanses gently, nourishes and revitalizes the skin tissues to make complexion fresh, smooth and beautiful.

My Experience

I have an horrible experience with this product. It does not fulfill the claims. It has made my skin dry, feeling cracked and literally I was afraid to smile after w2ashing my face as it seems that it will crack my skin. Not at all reduces blacklist. It is on my no product list.

As we all have a different types of skin so it may suit on your skin but not  suitable for my skin.

 

 

 

Secret of Skin


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Do you know the greatest secret of our skin???? The secret is that it also needs a break. Yes guys you have heard it right. Sometimes our skin seeks rest from make-up, deep moisturizer and any kinds of products. Yes applying products always on skin is not at all good. The skin begins to lose its natural glow.

So in this coming weekend if you are not going outside and your plan is to spend the weekend in home then you can give it a try.

Start your day by washing your face with plain water. No face wash no cleanser.wash-face-

If you use foundation on a regular basis, give it a break. Foundation clogs the pores of the skin. Due to excessive use of make up the skin suffers from breathing problem.

Whenever you get time wash your face with water and sometimes use wet face wipes.1618-Face-Wipes-Available

Due to the daily use of moisturizer and make up the skin stops to produce its own moisture.

The skin fails to breathe for the thick creme that covered the surface of skin. If the skin fails to get the oxygen that it requires then all kinds of aging problems will attack you.

When you are following this regime…drink lots of water.bigstock_Beautiful_girl_drinking_water__16971677-1024x683

Sleep is another important thing for healthy skin.

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So in this weekend just relax, sleep and make your skin beautiful. [If you feel the urge of applying something on face, you can apply water based sunscreen.]

Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Day Creme…Review

To impress my Mom is not an easy task for a product. If you have read my previous posts, you will know that she relies much on home based ingredients for skin care. I bought this product for my Mom also with the thought that we will both get the illuminated look. Though we are not glowing like lights :):), but it suits on our skin.

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

The outward packaging of this 15 gm product is not at all convincing…a simple cardboard box with the information but the tube is very sleek and classy with shiny silver twist cap. The product says that this skin lightening day creme with precious micro-crystals and skin lightening vitamins gives you a fair, illuminated look. Its sunscreen protects the skin from sun damage. The smell of this creme is so adorable.IMG_2225

HOW TO USE

Though it is a day creme, yet it is advised in the packaging to use it every morning and evening to get the best result.

I will suggest you to wash your face with Lakme  Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Face Wash and then apply this creme to get the best result.IMG_2226img_1663

Price: – Rs.115/-

Nt.Wt.:- 15 gm

Best Use: – 24 months from MFD

Usefulness of Micro-Crystals on Skin:- it helps to provide healthy looking glow on skin. It helps to reduce fine facial lines and scars on skin.IMG_2231

MY EXPERIENCE

The product is not at all greasy which is the most required thing in summer . It actually provides an instant glow, but you have to apply this at least for seven days to feel the difference. It blends easily and at first will give you a matte look. The best part is that a very small quantity of product is needed. After washing my face I can feel the softness of my skin. This packaging is very much travel friendly and budget friendly as well. Overall it is an ideal day creme.

DRAWBACKS

Strictly not for dry skin. SPF and ingredients are not mentioned.

 

Tomato Tips

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La Tomatina is a festival held in Valencian town in Spain where people throw tomatoes to each other.

Today i am going to share about the benefits of Tomato.

Tomato is rich in Vitamin c and other antioxidants. It contains fiber, potassium, lycopene, beta-carotene and so on. From your skin to eye, heart, hair,it is capable of taking care of your whole body.

  1. Tomato has a natural bleaching agent. It helps to lighten your skin.
  2. As tomato contains Vitamin C, it helps to make your skin glowing; you can apply tomato juice on your skin.
  3. For glowing skin and to remove tan..take one spoon of tomato pulp, 10 drops of lemon juice and cucumber juice and 4-5 drops of honey. Apply this on your face, leave it for 15 minutes and wash with water.
  4. It helps to prevent signs of aging.
  5. Lycopene present in tomato acts as a natural sunscreen.
  6. It helps to look your skin younger.

 

 

HAIR

  1. If you want to change your hair from dull to shiny. Just apply tomato juice on your hair and leave it for 30 minutes then shampoo your hair.
  2. Tomato juice helps to fight with dandruff.
  3. You can also apply tomato pulp with your hair oil.

 

 

Eat it or apply it on your skin. use this in whatever way you want to use it just take the benefits of tomato and make your skin as red as tomato.

 

Milk Magic


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The word “milk” used to create a panic in my childhood days. I did not like the taste, smell and everything of the milk and my mother tried every means to convince me. Still now I can’t drink milk. One of my cousin sisters told me that if you can’t drink milk, you can at least apply it on your skin to get that result.

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So here are some tips for those girls like me who can’t drink milk, who can drink can also try this.

  1. Milk is the best cleanser (not for the acne prone skin). Dip a cotton ball in raw milk and apply on your face, leave this for 10-15 minutes and wash your face with water. You will be able to feel the softness of your skin.cleansing
  2. Milk helps to improve your skin complexion. In order to get glowing and radiant skin mix 10-12 drops of lemon juice and 4-5 drops of honey in one spoon of raw milk. Apply all over your face, leave it for 10-15 minutes and wash it with water.
  3. Milk is also very helpful reduce dark circles. Apply milk in your dark circles area, relax for 15 minutes. Do this for 7 days and you can feel the indifference.
  4. Milk is a very good moisturizer.

HAIR

  1. Milk can naturally straighten your hair. Yes don’t be surprised. Though it will not give you salon like perfect straightening but you will be able to feel the difference. Mix 2 spoon of milk with one spoon of water or the quantity you required. Spray it all over your scalp and hair. Leave this for 30-45 minutes and shampoo the hair.Milk-Sprays1
  2. Milk is a natural conditioner for hair.
  3. Milk is very beneficial for dry and damaged hair.

So here are the options to utilize milk in your beauty care.

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Vaseline Healthy White Complete 10…Review


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“Dhoop se nikal ke,chhaon se phisal ke,hum mile jahaan pe lamha tham gaya”.. The song sounds so romantic but practically we scare to go out in “Dhoop”

With the advent of summer the first thing that knocks our mind is “tan”. We all suffer from this problem and try to find a solution through several products. If you start to take care of your exposed areas from now then it will be easier for you to keep your skin glowing and tan free in the mid summer also. By taking the help of this product you can do this. Today I am going to share with you Vaseline healthy white complete 10.Exif_JPEG_420

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

The product comes in an off white bottle with flip top. The product is healthy white complete 10 with lightening and anti-ageing lotion with AHA and vitamin B3. Top 10 skin benefits that the product claims are..

  1. Visible Skin Lightening 2. Even tone Restoration
  2. UVA and UVB protection 4. Dark Mark Reduction
  3. Radiance Boost 6. Skin feels Firm and Tight
  4. Visibly Reduces Fine Lines 8. Helps Skin Renewal
  5. Intense Moisturization 10. Deep Nourishment

AHA (Alpha Hydroxyl Acid):- It helps to decrease the fine lines, helps to get rid of dead skin, helps to keep the skin complexion bright and so on.

VITAMIN B3:- it helps to reduce hyper pigmentation, redness and blotchy spots. It is also useful in increasing the elasticity of skin. It helps to prevcen6t skin aging.Exif_JPEG_420

HOW TO USE

The packaging says to use it twice a day for the best result. Apply the moisturizer after cleaning the place properly.

MY EXPERIENCE

Most importantly the product is non-sticky which is much needed in summer. It absorbs quickly on my skin as the consistency of the product is light. It stays on my skin 3-4 hours with its sweet aroma. It makes the skin soft and glowing. It approximately fulfills all the claims that it made bit I can’t say anything about Dark Mark Reduction and Firm and Tightness. It is budget as well as travel friendly.

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DRAWBACKS

Not for the dry skin people and can’t be treated as sunscreen as SPF is not mentioned.

Be Relaxed after Holi

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Today’s post is about how to take care of your skin after Holi.

Don’t take stress to remove the colors from your skin then and there.

Use the cold water I mean normal temperature water.

  1. At first wash your face with simple water. Don’t rub or scrub your skin too much.
  2. Now apply face wash and gently massage it on your skin.
  3. After washing your skin wipe it properly and then apply coconut oil or baby oil. Massage the oil gently leaves it for 5-10 minutes. Now take a cotton ball and remove the oil with this.
  4. Make a paste with gram flour, curd and lemon juice. Apply on your skin and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Then wash your face. You can all make a paste of gram flour and milk creme.
  5. Now apply a good quantity of moisturizer on your skin.
  6. Don’t go for a facial for one week.
  7. FOR BODY… apply shower gel or herbal soap. After wash you can apply coconut oil or body oil.
  8. FOR HAIR… wash your hair with water. Then apply herbal or mild shampoo on the scalp and massage it and leave it for 2-3 minutes and wash it. Then apply a good conditioner.
  9. FOR LIPS… take one tea spoon of milk add 10-12 drops of lemon juice and 4-5 drops of honey. Apply this on your lips. Leave it for 10 minutes. You will get soft rosy lips.

If still some color remain don’t worry it will be removed after your every shower. It will indicate that you have enjoyed the Holi to your heart’s content. If you will follow my previous suggestions “Be Aware before Holi” then the colors will not take much time to remove.

If you want to share some of your suggestions, Please do.

What’s your planning for Holi Guys…

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Be aware before Holi

Though we love to play Holi but so many thoughts used to haunt us at the advent of Holi…especially about our skin and hair. Today I thought to provide you some tips to protect your hair and skin. First of all I want to tell you guys please don’t miss the festival. Take the necessary precautions if you think you have sensitive skin, but don’t miss it. All our festivals have some logical reasons.

Lets start to share my tips…

If you are going outside to play Holi carry in your bags a good quality of Face Wipe, Rosewater, Lip balm, cotton and drinking water. Make sure that these things are available in your bags.

Use herbal colors. As people became conscious of the harmful effects of synthetic color, there are so many herbal colors available in the market.5958419H-11-Herbal-Holi-Colours-Pink--Red-Green--Yellow

Apply a good quantity of oil on your scalp and hair. You can apply your hair oil or the coconut oil will be the best option.coconut-oil-in-bottle

Sun glass is the good option to protect your eyes.

Apply thick sunscreen or coconut oil on your face and the body parts that are exposed.

Wear full sleeves dress but if you have friends who are naughty enough then it is of no use. So better to apply oil properly.

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Take care of your lips properly. For this apply Lip balm or lipstick that contains SPF.

To keep your nails in a good condition apply olive oil or vitamin E oil or any moisturizer under your nails.

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If you feel some itching on your skin then wash the place with sufficient water and take rose water in a cotton and apply it on the place. You will feel comfortable.

The colors helps to fight the diseases that occurs in Spring like chicken pox, viral fever.

In my next post I will share with you how to take care of your skin after Holi. Till then be prepared for Holi guys…