Sunday, April 4, 2010


Home Made Beauty Care Essentials

Are you bored with flipping through magazines and channels? How about whipping up beauty essentials that can pamper your skin, right at home? We give you the ingredients....


All you need is one cup of clean rose petals, two cups of milk and two tablespoons of glycerine. Fill a pan with water and place a glass bowl on top. Heat until the water begins to simmer in the pan and then pour the milk into the bowl. Add glycerine and rose petals. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool. Now, pour it in a blender and mix well. Store in refrigerator. And whenever you feel tired, wash your face with the mixture and rinse with warm water.


It takes time all right. But you will not regret it, for it makes your skin super soft. You'll need two eggs, four tablespoons whipped margarine, half-a-cup plain curd, one cup milk, one teaspoon vinegar, three tablespoons rosewater, two teaspoons glycerine, one cup apple juice, 1/3 cup eau-de-cologne, 1/3 cup groundnut oil and one teaspoon ground cinnamon. Warm the margarine and mix in the peanut oil. When it cools, add the eggs and beat with an eggbeater while adding all the other ingredients (one at a time).
Store in a refrigerator. Smooth this all over your body and let it set for 25 minutes, before taking a warm shower.

To exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin, try oatmeal bath. Mix 2/3 cup oatmeal, 2/3 cup powdered milk, and two teaspoons lavender oil in a blender. Put the mixture in a muslin fabric and tie off to make a bag, to drain the excess water. Apply this mixture on your body. Wait till it dries and wash it off with lukewarm water.


This concoction will help rejuvenate your tired muscles. Mix 1/3 cup aloe vera gel, one teaspoon corn starch and one tablespoon witch hazel. Heat the mixture in a microwave or thick-bottom tawa until it turns into honey-texture (keep stirring all along to avoid the mixture sticking to the vessel). Wait for it to cool and then add four drops of peppermint essential oil. Refrigerate it. After a long day of hectic shopping just massage this on your feet and legs, and relax.


Try this anti-wrinkle oil to banish those crow's feet and laugh lines. Mix aloe vera gel and extra virgin olive oil (increase the ratio of olive oil if your skin is drier) and apply on affected areas. While the aloe vera will control the skin from the damages caused by the sun and rejuvenate it, olive oil adds moisture and elasticity to it. If you have very oily skin, apply just the aloe vera gel.

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