• Crush 2 washed tomatoes into a
• Add 4 tbsp lemon juice
• Mix well
• Apply on the tanned skin
• Leave it for 20 min
• Wash off with cold water
• Do this for 15 days
• Heat 4 tbsp of coconut oil
• Add 1 piece of camphor while
• Mix well
• Massage on scalp when lukewarm
• Leave it overnight
Home Remedies for Gray of Hair
1. Make Hair Tonic with Coconut Oil-Curry Leaves
Curry leaves not only grant great aroma and taste to your dishes but also brings back lost pigments to your hair. These leaves are nature’s gift having certain pigment that can retain your original hair color. So include curry leaves in your diet. Use them to temper your gravies, boil them in water and have as tea, grind them to mix with buttermilk or curd and have tasty treats. Here is one recipe to make an excellent hair tonic with curry leaves. Make it and store for daily use.
You will need:
• Coconut Oil- 100 ml
• Curry Leaves- a handful of them; you may also increase the amount.
• Mix curry leaves with coconut oil.
• Boil them together.
• If it’s winter, your coconut oil will be in solid state. So, first heat it to melt and then add curry leaves to boil them.
• When the leaves turn black, put off the flame.
• Strain the oil and store in an air tight container.
Apply this oil to your hair daily at night and massage your scalp (only scalp) with fingers gently. Massage for about 15-20 minutes. Leave it overnight and wash off your hair the next morning. Use this oil for at least 3 months to get results.
Interesting fact: British actress Anna Friel drinks tea made of curry leaves everyday to preserve the natural colour of her hair. She boils the leaves in water and drinks the hot beverage after she noticed two strands of gray hair post her illness recently.
2. Use Indian Gooseberry’s
Wonder for Hair
• Amla powder- 2 tsp (see the recipe below to know how to get powder out of gooseberry)
• Fenugreek powder (optional)- 1 tsp
• Coconut oil- 1 cup
• To make amla powder, take gooseberries pieces and dry them in shade. Once they dry completely, grind them to get their powder.
• Mix amla powder, coconut oil and fenugreek powder (if using) in a pan.
• Heat the pan on low flame.
• When you notice the oil turning brown, put off the flame.
• Allow to cool a little (watch it doesn’t get solid as coconut oil tends to settle in solid state when it’s cold temperature outside)
• Strain and store the oil in a container
Use this coconut oil with all the good things of amla in it to massage your scalp and hair daily at night. Wash off your hair in the morning.
Amla Remedy for Oily Hair
If you have oily hair, you may not like to apply oil to your hair. In such a case, you can use amla water to treat your hair. For making amla water,
• Take a cup of water.
• Mix 1 tsp amla powder in it.
• Boil the water till it reduces to half of its quantity.
• You should get at least 3 teaspoons of amla water.
• Mix 3 teaspoons of lemon juice with the amla water.
• Now add this amal-lemon juice mix to the required amount of water that is needed to wash your hair.
• Wash you hair with this water.
your skin tone and reduce
blemishes from your skin:
-Mix 1 tsp sandalwood & ½ tsp turmeric powder and 4 tsp rose water
-Apply this paste on your face & wash it off after 30 minutes
Enjoy clean and blemish free skin with regular application!
rid of dandruff with an easy
-Take coconut oil or olive oil in a small bowl and keep it in a larger bowel with a little warm water. Once the oil is luke warm add lemon juice to it in 1:5 ratio.
-Massage your hair & scalp with this mixture & shampoo after 1 hour
-Apply twice weekly for 6 months for best results!
Apply nourishing face pack for a
-Mash 1 peach and 1 tomato
together into a paste and add
1/2 tsp honey to it
-Apply it on your face evenly &
wash it off with lukewarm water
after 30 minutes
Apply it once a week for a
tighter and younger looking skin
Say goodbye to split ends with
this hair pack:
-Peel a ripe papaya, deseed it
and blend it in a mixer to make
a smooth paste
-Add 1 cup curd to this paste
and mix it well
-Apply thoroughly on your scalp
and hair and wash it off after
Apply once a week to get rid of
The Best Remedies
Scar Smoothing and Brightening
underestimate the power of fruit
and vegetable juice and its
ability to heal. This recipe is
fast and simple to make and is
best for scars that are fresh
but healed. You won’t want to
put this on any type of open
wound because that would sting
like crazy. Just sayin!
Here’s What You’ll Need:
• The juice of 1 lemon or garden
• A cotton ball pad for easy
This is so easy! Just…
• juice one of these ingredients
(you can even mix equal parts
each for a super concoction!)
and use a cotton ball to soak it
• Next, dab the juice on scared
skin and let the juice soak in
• Let it dry, then go to bed
without rinsing until morning
The citric acid in the lemon and
tomato will lighten and brighten
redness, and slough off dead
skin cells. In time, your scars
will be much smoother and become
less noticeable… it’s really one
of the best remedies for scars!
Use this remedy every day for
normal skin types and only every
few days for those with
sensitive skin. Be sure to
protect yourself from the sun
the next day after treatment.
Healing Oil for
This one is great for new scars
that are still stitching
together though not open. All
you need are 2 ingredients:
• ¼ cup facial oil (argan,
jojoba,grapeseed, Almond oil)
• 5 drops of DMAE (aka
All you have to do is put these
in a nice little dropper bottle
and shake it well for use. I
usually use 2-3 drops depending
on the size of the scar.
is a natural amino acid that
repairs and nourishes the skin.
Using it in a facial oil will
help pull its nourishing
qualities deep within the skin
the help heal and diminish
Using this scar remedy daily
will show improvement almost
Scar Removal Salve
This remedy is
really great for fresh scars and
has a bit more staying power
than the Healing Oil.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
• 3 TB beeswax
• 2 TB shea butter
• 1 TB hemp seed oil
• 1 TB Vitamin E oil
• 5 drops lavender essential oil
(where to buy essential oils)
• Melt the beeswax and oils in a
over low heat until the beeswax
is melted completely
• Remove from the heat and add
the essential oil
• Stir to combine
• Pour into little salve tins
and allow to harden before using
You can use this lovely salve
anywhere from stretch marks to
scars. The Vitamin E oil
is super nourishing and
scar-healing properties deep
into the skin. The lavender
is known for its healing
abilities too, so it’s perfect
for this scar healing salve.
Use it twice per day for best
results during healing.
Basic Beauty Tips You May Not Know But Should
Eye Cream Is Great For Cuticles
Instead of spending money on cuticle cream, you can use extra-moisturizing and hydrating eye cream to cure dry cuticles.
Stop Your Hair Colour From
If you've just had your hair dyed, the last thing you want is for the colour to fade. One surefire way to prevent such a mishap from happening? Use a deep-conditioning treatment once a month. This will help lock in colour and has the added benefit of staving off dry and damaged locks.
Avoid Overly Rosy Cheeks
Giving yourself a natural glow avec blush is an in look for spring. But you'll want to avoid brushing on too much (lest you look like a clown). So always start your blush line two finger widths away from your nose and only apply it on the apples of your cheeks. This will ensure you create a natural glow without going overboard.
Give Curls Bounce
Never brush curls out with a brush. Instead, loosen them with your fingers. This will give curls added lift without flattening them down.
Add Oomph To Cheekbones
To make your cheekbones appear higher and to give them more structure, apply bronzer directly under the cheekbone. You can also add highlighter to the cheekbone itself (under a thin layer of blush).
Give Hair Lift
Before you start blow drying your hair, add a volumizing spray to your roots. This will give your locks some added lift.
Create Fuller Lips
If you're sick of having thin, pursed puckers, extend your lip line using a neutral-toned lip liner. Then apply lipstick over top. Be careful though -- don't extend your lip line too much.
Nix Flaky Mascara
One of the main reasons mascara will flake onto your face after you apply it is because it's old. Opt for a new container and always remember to keep your mascara tube tightly sealed.
Dry Out Pimples
Believe it or not, dabbing toothpaste onto a pimple is a quick and easy way to dry it out.
Don't Believe Beauty Labels
Some beauty labels actually display false information, so don't believe everything you read. If a product promises instant results or all-day protection, it may be too good to be true.
The fastest way to clear your skin of any oily breakout, especially in the summer, is to use blotting papers. They'll clean up the excess oil on your epidermis and will prevent breakouts.
Use Oil On Your Skin.. Even If
It's Already Oily
This probably sounds crazy, but using an oil-based product to remove makeup or excess dirt from your skin can actually improve your epidermis' condition. Why? Over-cleaning stimulates the sebum glands, which causes skin to over-produce oil. Using oil-based products will have the opposite effect.
You Can Use Exfoliator Daily
Exfoliation is an important and easy way to buff away the dead skin cells that cover up your skin's natural glow. Use a light exfoliator, like the Daily Microfoliant from Dermalogica, to freshen your face daily.
If You Have Greasy Hair...
Avoid applying conditioner directly to your hair's roots -- just apply the heavy moisturizing cream to your locks' ends.
Clean Your Makeup Tools
Whether you use a razor, a Q-tip or a powder brush, make sure to clean your beauty tools. After even a couple uses, they become breeding grounds for bacteria, which can cause breakouts, eczema and many other skin conditions.
Remove Nail Polish Without
If you run out of nail polish remover, you can remove cracked or chipped nail polish by applying a clear top coat to the nail and removing it promptly with a cotton ball.
Change It Up
Our skin craves different things depending on the time of year. So change up your beauty routine based on the seasons. In the winter, add more moisturizing creams to your daily beauty list. In summer, ensure you're using lots of SPF.
Apply Bronzer Evenly
Before applying bronzer or self-tanning lotion, mix a drop or two of the solution with moisture cream. Blend using your finger or a Q-tip then apply to skin as you would regular moisturizer. This will ensure the cream blends in -- and covers skin -- evenly.
Hide Split Ends
To make split ends less noticeable, apply a heavy hair repair cream to lock in moisture before and after using a flat iron or a blow-dryer.
Lock It In
When using cream-based beauty products -- like lipstick or foundation -- apply a dry face powder on top to seal in your look. This also works for blush (apply a cream blush to cheeks, then top with a dry blush).
Find Your Shade
When choosing a foundation, test a product on the skin near your jawline. And be sure to do it in natural light. This will ensure the foundation tone you choose for your face isn't too different from the natural shade of your neck.
Stop Taking Supplements
It's true the healthier you are, the healthier your skin and hair will be. But popping supplements without discussing them with your doctor can do more harm than good. Why? Because mixing certain vitamins and minerals can have the opposite effect of what you're hoping. Talk to your doc before popping any pills.
Using Eyeshadow Primer
Primer is a great tool that will help you lock your makeup look in place. But adding too much of it on areas of your face where you won't actually apply colour will actually detract from the look you're going for (mostly because primers are brighter in tone than most makeup shades).
Apply Mascara To Fake Lashes
This will help fake lashes blend in a bit more seamlessly with your natural ones.
Clarify Your Hair
In order to remove product build-up from locks, use a clarifying shampoo once a week. This will also help prevent dandruff and other annoying hair/scalp conditions.
Cut Back On Pedicures
Save money on your beauty routine by taking care of your feet on a daily basis. Simply scrub your foot with a pumice stone each morning in the shower. Once you step out and dry off, apply a moisture cream to your feet. This will increase the amount of time you can go without a pedicure and will keep your toes healthy and fungus-free.
Replace Old Products Regularly
The effectiveness of products -- not to mention the amount of bacteria they breed -- wares after only a few months. Ditch old items and replace them with new ones.
Treat Ingrown Hairs
Apply a product containing azulene or witch hazel to help reduce the swelling and redness that's associated with ingrown hairs. From there, coax the ingrown hair from its location with a pair of tweezers (don't pull it out, though -- this will only make the ingrown hair regrow in in the same way later).
Immediately after stepping out of a shower, pool or lake/ocean, apply some sort of cream to skin. Water washes away the skin's natural oils and applying moisture cream will prevent skin chapping.